This was the first mom's day card to sell at the market many Saturdays ago - Prima flower, K&Co paper, yellow tag distressed with Walnut Stain Distress ink, Zva pearls, A Muse sentiment.
Ten-year-old Abbie took the above photo on Sunday with her iPod touch.
Our family picked 21 pounds of strawberries at a local farm this past Sunday - they are incredibly sweet and plentiful this year. Made some jam and used a vinegar preservation method on the remainder. Used ten parts water to one part white vinegar, soaked for 4-5 minutes, then allowed to air dry on clean dishtowels. The berries are in great condition kept in the refrigerator thus far, but a mere quart remains today - kids have been taking them for snacks and in their school lunches. Hoping to pick more this weekend - hope you are having a fruitful week!
Inspired by Esther Porter's card I used Bombshell Pro font (purchased from Emily Lime on etsy) and created today's card.
The shiny, white, faux alligator skin paper is from an old (decade or more) Magic Scraps (remember them?) kit. Yes I lined the PTI kraft envelope with it as well.
Memory Box dies: Tall Dress Form, Chic Bag. Background text is a vintage dictionary sheet adhered to white cardstock using Multi Medium, allow to dry then add a layer of Distress Crackle Paint. The subtle texture on the dress form body is a combination of the Memory Box Intricate Heart stamp and Antique Linen Distress ink.
Navy pearls are Zva 2mm; dress form decorated with 3mm chocolate. Quilled rose was formed using Bazzill Candy Hearts (cut into a rounded square, pulled cardstock layers apart, cut piece into spiral; use quilling tool to wind spiral from outer edge inward). Scarf is a swatch of YLI silk ribbon.
I removed the basket of wool felt to peruse...and Mr. Ryan thought I just made him his own niche...wishing you a lovely day!
My ten-year-old, Abbie, had been at a neighbor's house and tried wasabi peas, and liked them. Abbie is a foodie at heart...anyway the neighbor delivered Abbie her own container of wasabi peas the next day. All I could think of was 'yes! good excuse to use the new pea die!' ha.
Memory Box Mango card base (cut with Spellbinders large scallop square); Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter Grass and Juicy Pear. Finished size: three inches square. Thanks for stop-pea-ing by!
Soon-to-be sixteen-year-old dear daughter created this for one of her art classes. Regular manila file folder, a self-healing mat and super-sharp X-acto blades. Lined with Bazzill Card Shoppe Whirlypop. Thanks for stopping by!
Door knocker art for winter here and fall here. Door color is Martha Stewart Zinc. Wreath is from Ridgewood Designs online a few years ago.
The colors above remind me of this:
I'm taking my first kickboxing class today - I've wanted to try this for a while now.
Instead of Thursday's usual 2-mile run (just under a 9 min mile - yeah yeah I need to fartlek to get faster...working on it...) followed by a 3-point-something-mile speed walk (4.2mph - 20 min at 6 incline, 20 min at 3 incline - it's right at 60 min on the treadmill total) followed by an hour of weights in the technogym I'll do a 1.5-mile run then speed walk until the class...and see how it goes.
Got the handwraps and have practiced wrapping a few times, and some most excellent gloves - no they are not pink (I am not a pink-type of girl) they are awesome black and red...gotta protect those hands so I can make more cards...ha...
Fabriano large notecards were used as card bases. 'thanks' is a Memory Box die, cut from a spare Fabriano notecard. Flowers and leaves are old 7gypsies papers - scallop circle dies (folded to form flower petals) are from Spellbinders.
Close-up of the die and flowers. Brads are from Making Memories.
Above is December and January's front door knocker art - September's is here and October's is here. Layout was inspired by one of Shari Carroll's cards here. Tinkering Ink papers from 2008, Martha snowflake punch, EK Success heart punch; white silk ribbon.
I didn't create door knocker art for the month of November - pretty much lost that month due to Superstorm Sandy. There's always next year to fill in the gaps! Very surprised the art has not faded given the western exposure. We'll see how the cardstock colors fare when the summer months roll around. Happy Hump Day!
I don't really knit, but my youngest (she's ten years-old) loves to, and likes to crochet as well. I love to hear her talk about crochet hook sizes and patterns and yarns - I have no clue what she's talking about most of the time, but it sounds oh-so-technical, and it seems like she's twice her age. My friend Liza taught my daughter how to knit in an after-school program last year.
I found a thick, chenille yarn with fur-like pom poms attached at intervals, and Abbie knit (crochet?) an infinity scarf for me - it's super-warm! Many thanks to Liza for teaching her how.
Today's project is a simple card - Memory Box Boysenberry card base, envelope, wood stamp sentiment. Memory Box dies: Grand Gothic Window in kraft cardstock and Grand Gothic Stained Glass in black cardstock used. Background is Ranger's Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.
The extra piece of alcohol-inked glossy cardstock was adhered to the card interior. I'll use this as a special holiday card this year. Text-style paper is retired 7gypsies. Happy Monday - off to the gym!
During the power outage from Superstorm Sandy, our cat, Ryan, sat as close as possible to the metal screen of our fireplace. Every evening at sunset he would wait on the hearth for my dear husband to build the fire that kept us warm until bedtime.
All Memory Box dies (sitting, cat, flower box, small arched window, small flowerbox, grove branch). Background was airbrushed with a Copic marker;retired 7gypsies patterned paper; card base is Memory Box Endive. Happy Monday!