Monday, September 22, 2008

Revised - It's a great day at Carolyn King's Blog

They are Speechless at Carloyn King's Blog!

With good on.

Don't we all just love blog candy.....I know I do. I think it is the chance that makes it fun. Something that makes blog candy even more enjoyable is when it is offered in support of a great cause.

That is what is going on at Carolyn King's Blog. There is a blog candy offering that boggles the is GINORMOUS...really! All offered in support of the Alzheimer's Association.

It is also very heart warming to see so many generous kind hearted people and companies stepping forward to support this great cause.

Follow this link for all of the details....Blog Candy for a great cause!

I am sending this card to support this effort. The sentiment reads...Be The Change you want to see in the world. Pretty fitting don't you think? The paper is SUs Ginger Blossom,

the butterfly comes from the 2004 Flower Garden SU set, the sentiment came from Michael's.

The tri-fold card instruction came from Splitcoaststampers. It is called Joy Fold Card and was posted by Beate Johns.



Friday, September 19, 2008

Halloween Cards

I love Halloween cards....not sure why except they are cute. I usually don't make Halloween cards and I have never sent a Halloween card to anyone.

I like how these turned out...the first card is made with Gina K's Haunted House stamp set. All papers, brads, etc. came from Archivers. No SU on this one.

The second card was stamped with SU's Halloween wheel. The background on both images were created using Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist. The punched out bats were created with Martha Stewart's Halloween bat punch (I also use this on Batman items. I used a lot of Diamond Stickles on both cards.

Later Tater!


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Being a grandmother is a true blessing...unbelievable!

Grandchildren - They are so my friends know our family grew very quickly with Michael's children, Elias, Ezera, and Emersyn. Then Mark got married and we were blessed with Joshua and Victoria. We already had our sweet Garrett and Jessica, so we have been incredibly blessed.

Elias and Emersyn share a birthday, their mother and I sat together and made their invitations. Since the children share a birthday, there is one party with two separate themes. This is what we came up with...

Emersyn's birthday theme is "Strawberry Shortcake" and Elias chose "Power Rangers".

Now for their birthday cards....
I'll start with Elias.
Again I used Penny Black stickers, however, I also used Penny Black "Zoophabets" to create Elias's name. The stickers and stamps rock. The paper is a shimmery orange cardstock from Archiver's. The layered paper is from a Creative Memories set called "Rockin Rainbow", and I must say it really is rocking. The colors are vibrant, the non-designed paper has two colors on each side, one being very bold the other is a softer shade of the same color. I really like that.
The paper is pretty old, I'm sure of it..too bad it is really nice.
Meet Elias....just look at the smile on this child's face, isn't it wonderful to see kids enjoying their time? He is a treasure, we adore him.

Emersyn....this is her card, I was up until the wee hours of the morning working on this.
This image didn't turn out as I had hoped, but
Em's card is supposed to be a flower garden.
I used diamond stickles on the wings.

Now, I saved some of the best for last....look at my sunshine. She was laughing with such joy today. You will never know what a blessing that is to this grandma's heart.

Happy birthday sweet Emersyn, we love you!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

One last vacation post - this one is for card lovers!

While at Pike's Place Market, Alice and Pastor slipped away and bought me a prize...and you know I do love prizes! Of course it was easy for them to give me the slip because my head was going back and forth like the fuzzy dog ornament in the back of my father's old pink Desota. (He really did have one, it really was pink, and he kept it parked under the Mimosa tree, which just so happens to have pink blooms.)

Just look at these beautiful cards! Aren't they awesome? I just love them and they will be a constant reminder of the great time we had in Washington with our lovely friends.

These cards are very unique, they were stamped by local Seattle artist, John Sollid. All of the designs are block printed with linoleum, wood, or metal in Seattle. The colors are vibrant and crisp, no smudges...very nice.
I would love to see the stamps used to make these cards.
What a treat!

Saturday - going home

Sometimes I just forget to share the coolest stuff! Flying into Portland we were fortunate to be seated on the side of the plane that provided a magnificant view of the mountains. We couldn't take photos because we had checked our cameras.

Believe me, we were not so silly coming back and once again we were blessed with an incredible view.

Pretty incredible...don't you think?