Happy Halloween, all!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Happy Halloween, all!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It's a parent's worst nightmare when something bad happens to their child, and they'll go to any lengths to make things right again.
Fortunately, I was in Marlin's place when he took Nemo to school, but I never had to undertake a major rescue.
I made my "Bloom" card as a tribute to my girls who have made my parenthood relatively easy, and my grandparenthood wonderful.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The requirement this week at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is to be inspired by the movie "Elizabeth the Golden Years", and have a crown on the project. I hadn't seen this movie, but I was glad to have the need. I love this period of history, and this film is gorgeous...the clothes, the jewels, the wigs not to mention the setting and actors.!
There is no way I could choose a single element for inspiration. But, I did need to make 2 birthday cards. My nephew Andy, and a friend from my card playing group are having birthdays. I decided to use the same stamp set and color scheme for both, but they are very different.
I used "Card Games" stamps from SU (note that the King and Queen are wearing crowns) and SU color markers Summer Sun and Real Red to color them on Whisper White cardstock. I used "Pink Flamingo" DSP by SU; the red flower on Mo's card to represent the beautiful brocades that were Elizabeth's dresses, and the golden rays on Andy's card to show strength. I also tried to highlight the crowns by putting diamond dust on them.
I finished Andy's card with a piece of retired SU ribbon and verse from "Party Hearty" stamp set by SU. I used Real Red and Summer Sun cardstock.
Ifinished Mo's card with organza ribbon and a rhinestone brad and flowers from the Pretties kit, one colored with Summer Sun. I used some sticky rhinestones from my stash in the Queen's neckline to represent her jewels. It was all set on Brushed silver cardstock.
I really enjoyed making these and I hope you liked looking.
Thanks for coming by.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Just to give you a little background, I have been following CSCC since #24 and have really admired Brooke and Sankari for maintaining this blog and keeping so many people guessing. All of the entries to their challenges have been great. CSCC # 50 is "Pretty Woman" with paper piecing as the challenge.
I'm sure that it had been about 10 years since I had seen it. So we rented it and and watched it again. My memory of the film was the change in Vivian's self esteem and her realization that she could have a different life. I had forgotten that Edward had also made a huge change in his life...the desire and ability to have a close, personal relationship.
I took my inspiration from the major changes in Vivian's and Edward's lives. Their meeting was a fluke...he was looking for Beverly Hills and she was looking for a "date". During the time they spent together, they helped each other look into themselves and make the changes necessary to have a happier life. The centerpiece of my card is two paper pieced butterflies. The butterfly is a true symbol of change.
To make this card, I used all Stamp' Up products:
Stamps; Floral and Fauna (ret.) and Warm Words
Paper; Whisper White, and Certainly Celery which I embossed with Texturz Plates SU Backgrounds 1 DSP; Tea Party and Pink Flamingo (paper piecing)
Ink; Basic Black and Certainly CeleryMisc.; Styled Silver Hardware, and W. White taffeta ribbon colored with Almost Amethyst marker
Love to you all, Grammie Jackie
Monday, September 14, 2009
Today I'm posting a card for:
I watched this movie for the first time over the weekend. I've previously seen the first part of the trilogy so I understood what was happening.
This is a perfect good vs. evil story. It not only has the conflict, it also has many relationships; between Hobbits, Dwarves, Goblins, Ents, Elves, Men, etc.
I finally chose to focus on the love between Elf and Man; Arwen and Aragorn.
I chose a stamp from Waltzing Mouse stamps set "Irish Blessings". The Celtic ( I think, or maybe Gaelic) language might be like the elfish language, and the meaning, "Darling of my heart" is clear whatever the language. To fulfill the requirement of embossing, I heat embossed the phrase with clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds glitter over Basic Black ink. The paper is Stampin Up; Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Brushed Silver and Cottage Wall DSP. I also used Stampin Up Organza Ribbon and Silver Elastic Cord.
Love to you
Sunday, September 13, 2009
After viewing livestock, checking some vendors and lunch of the famous onion burgers, we got to the Grange exhibits. I love these. Since I was a girl I've been fascinated by the patterns and pictures these people can make out of their farm products.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The first card is for my rock 'n' roll niece and I made her card using the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge(CSCC) 48. The movie we're to base our card on is "School of Rock" and we need to use some cork.
I put my cork into my Big Shot using Daisies #2 die. The otherStampin Up products I used are Whisper White cardstock, Night & Day Designer Series paper, and Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery markersto add a little color to the DSP. The cute stickers are from K & Company.
The second card, for a teenage nephew, is based on Pals Paper Arts #7. It's a sketch challenge. I started with Very Vanilla card stock and added Autumn Meadows DSP folded over to show both sides. I stamped the scalloped circle from the Circle Circus stamp set 3 times; once each in More Mustard, Really Rust, and Chocolate Chip inks. I punched them apart using 3/4", 1 1/4" and scalloped circle punches, and then reassembled them so they each had a piece of each color. I finished with "Happy Birthday" from Party Hearty stamp set in Choc. Chip ink. All supplies for this card are Stampin' Up.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
In Puyallup we have Happy Doughnuts, a doughnut shop that makes the best around. When we have overnight visitors, it's an excuse to run down and get some doughnuts to have with our breakfast. When we put the grandkids down at night we try the "if you go to sleep real good, we'll have Happy Doughnuts for breakfast" bribe (we'd go anyway).
Kids start out liking just cake doughnuts with icing and sprinkles,and then as they get older their taste expands to cover all doughnuts. My taste hit that point a long time ago and now my first choice is maple iced old fashioneds (just in case you might stop by one morning).
A few weeks ago Erin and Jonas spent some nights with me. When we got there it wasn't too busy so I asked if I could take some picture of my grandkids in front of the doughnut cases. These pictures are what I got.
I love how Jonas couldn't take his eyes off the box....anticipation.
They were in too much of a hurry to get back to breakfast to smile.
Don't the doughnuts in the case look good? Mmmm doughnuts!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thanks to Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge for choosing it for this week's challenge inspiration...I got to see it again! I've been following CSCC for months, but I finally got my computer know-how up to challenge level.
I chose Forrest's suitcase, and his mother's advice, "You have to to do the best with what God gave you" as my inspiration. Forrest took his suitcase, filled with his favorite things, on most of his ventures.
If Forrest was a real person, I'd love him too.
To make my note card I used Stampin Up materials and stamps:
Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise (inspired by all his blue shirts) and Very Vanilla C.S.; Linen background (ret.) and Smarty Pants stamp set; large oval and large and small tag punches; and retired Choc. Chip ribbon.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I don't think he's my "soulmate", although maybe I don't really understand the term. We met and started dating in1970 and married 2 years later, although I had to do some fast talking.
Every year it seems that I love him more, and so this relationship is still growing and changing, just like us. I guess that it's true that you get mellower with age and you can put up with a lot more.
I'm sorry that this post is so sappy, but when I'm talking about love and Norm, it just happens. Next post will be more fun.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I've been "blurfing" for quite a while, and have found some wonderful places. I feel that I should be adding something to the online world, so with the help of my daughter, I''m starting my own blog.
I'm hoping to have a "feel good" blog by writing about things that I love...family, friends, hobbies, Washington State, and so on.
Please bear with me while I learn, and after I learn let me know if I brag about my grandkids too much (they are wonderful).