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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Savanna graduates Aveida

Congratulations to my baby girl, Savanna for graduating from the Aveida Institute in Minneapolis, Mn. She still has 5 or 6 weeks to go to fulfill her hours needed to take her state boards to get licensed but the school portion is over. She was one of four chosen to speak at the ceremony, two from the morning class and two from the afternoon. It was a nice ceremony and we are so proud of her! Now for her to just get a job at a top-end salon up there!

August stamp club gathering

Deb was our hostess for August and these are the cards we made. Had fun using lots of new stuff. We used the new markers on the owl card that was our make and take.

some cards

Here is Reese's card and envelope along with Jay and Angela's birthday cards on the 8th. And some I made for some very close friends of mine.

Reese turns One!

We celebrated my youngest grandson, Reese's first birthday today. He was one on July 28th. It was a nice day and a good turnout. My batteries died right after I started taking pictures so don't have many. Hope to get more from Kayla later.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

re-vamped dresser-Tim Style

Here is my new dresser to store a lot of my Close To My Heart products in. I started with a $10 dresser I got at a garage sale last year and put in garage and left it there with big plans in my head. LOL Haven't we all done that! Anyway it was that shiny sticker finish with wood-grain pattern on it but nice and solid piece. I used a good primer on it and then painted it black satin for a washable surface. It took several coats to cover without streaking but got it done. i used the Mod-
Podge made for fabric and brushed it on one drawer at a time and then laid the fabric on and tucked around the corners carefully. Once dry, I put the hardware back on with was shiny gold. Didn't like that at all, so off it came again and I sprayed them black. Much better! Love how it turned out!

June's gathering

Wow! Am I ever behind! Just now posting June's cards.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CTMH- May gathering

We had our monthly stamping gathering for our local club last week at Sandra's home. These are the cards I made up for them and they all go
t to make the You Inspire Me card. I used a lot of Juniper and blush cardstock and inks for them. I used two of the Artbooking overlays as well as the Ariana paper for the background on one and then many scraps for the other as well as some of our gorgeous glitter cardstock! Love that stuff! The girls all really liked them and had a good time as we always do getting together and creating! Also featured the may Stamp of the Month.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CCC3- number 3

Well, I never did get my project finished for the second challenge, but here is what I made for the Faux Tea Roses, found on page 65 of Tim's book, volume 3. This one is sponsored by our friends at Inspiration Emporium. You can find all the goodies you need to make anything from Tim's books! They have a great shop.i had a good time making this and used Wendy's embossing paste colored with Fired Brick Distress re-inker for my bricks through her stencil. Wow, what fun that is! And what results! I die cut some greenery from a couple of my favorite leaf dies I have had forever and used some chocolate leaf ribbon I bought a couple years ago and have been hoarding. I am determined to start using some of my stash or giving some away or both! You can join in on this challenge and all of them here on Lnda's blog.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities III

Once again the wonderful and talented Linda Ledbetter has challenged us to work our way through the king of art himself, Tim Holtz's third book. The first challenge is found on page 43, Paint Marbling. Sorry, I can't tell you how to do the technique, you have to buy your own copy of the book to play along. If you order it from Tim's blog, he will sign it for you! Sweeeeeet! This challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. You can buy all the latest and greatest art supplies there. Go have a look. To join in the challenge, go to Linda's blog here. i have been feeding and watching my feathered friends return from the horrible long Wisconsin winter we endured this year. I kept my tag very simple so as not to cover up the technique too much and had to use the bird and nest on it. I used a fw of Wendy's Archival colors also along with my distress.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Day

We had so much fun creating these little door-hangers at the gathering, that I got busy and made a bunch of them for the grandkids to go and hang on doors and run. They had a blast! Three houses caught us in the act, but we got away with the rest of them. LOL

April's gathering

I am so behind all the time! Here are the cards I made up for Jacki's gathering in April. For the make and take, we made a May basket to hang on a door with a seed packet in it. I got the idea from a fellow CTMH blogger. (Susan, I think, but can't remember for sure) Used the SOTM Bubble Talk and lots of scraps to make the card. i love the feather stamp set so this one was a lot of fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mini album share

Just wanted to share the mini albums I made up for each of us four sisters using the pictures from last year's Annual Barney Sisters Trip. I waited until a week before we were going this year to start them, of course! Why do I pressure myself so!!! They were a fun project to make. On each of them I used pictures of all of us but more focus on whichever girl they were for. After I finished the covers wouldn't stay closed so I had to make a couple changes and add the little frame to the front to cover the adhesive tore my paper and added the sun die-cut to the inside to cover it. i used papers from the Surf's Up collection. Check out who we met in the hot tub the first night! World famous fighters Luke Newman and Bola! They felt pretty safe haging oput with us American grandmas who didn't recognize them. LOL