Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A fluffy little gift from the kitty card

Another card made with paper scraps using the layout I learned by Boxer Scrapbooks. I used a stamp by Inkadinkado. My accents are a white outline pen, a border punch by EK Success and a peel off on the outside borders.

Until my next post,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

We were lucky...Hurricane Irene the musical version

There were some deaths from this storm but hubby and I were among the lucky ones. We had some flickering now and then but didn't lose power or trees. Our back year is pretty soggy and will be for another couple of days. We were able to get the front yard cleaned up and hubby took two loads of debris to the local transfer station where they'll make mulch of it. We get our mulch there and may possibly be buying back our own lawn waste in a few months.

Here's my four song titles to describe Hurricane Irene. No need to look the lyrics since most of them don't really apply to a hurricane but the titles do.

1) The waiting is the hardest part (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
2) Tomorrow (from the musical Annie)
3) Goodnight, Irene (Huddie Ledbetter/John Lomax)
4) I can see clearly now (Johnny Nash)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dance for yourself card

Here's a card I made using Echo Park paper. I used an EK Success border punch on the blue border under the orange paper. The stamp is designed by Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous.

Until my next post,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thanks card

To regular followers my absence from blogging may have been noticed. I was posting at least twice a week last year and sometimes every other day. The black hole of genealogy caught me and sometimes I creep out and make a post here.

I have been crafting but it's for stuff in the future like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I've got the first two holidays covered and made a big dent in the third. The family birthdays and anniversaries are slow this time of year so my cards have slacked off.

This card I sent to a relative of my husbands. When I was visiting his family last month I got with my mother-in-law and scanned a ton of family memorabilia she had for both sides of my husbands family. I noticed an envelope that had some great memories that were told by ancestors long gone and saw the return address. I asked her if she knew this man and was he still alive (he's close to 90 so you never know). She said yes so I copied that info down and called him the other day.

After establishing our relationship on the family tree I asked him if he could provide any more information. He's going to send me some info and I'm going to do the same as I've assembled a lot of information for the family tree.

This card is a thanks to he and his wife for taking time out to talk to a perfect stranger. It's a thanks for what he told me and also what he's going to send. I can't wait for it to arrive. The card itself is from a kit by WeR Memory Keepers, they make great kits as I've commented on in the past.

Until my next post,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Have your art and eat it too!

Judith G. Klausner is a food artist. I'm not talking about ice sculptures. Her art work is unconventional to say the least. Her work 2D work includes faux fabric art and designer wallpaper while her 3D sculptures use a variety of materials. She can create with incredible detail beautiful cameos on the inside of Oreo cookies. Check her out, it's worth a look.

Until my next post,