Sunday, December 06, 2009

Design Challenge

Saturday was a sunny, but very cold day so I chose to stay in and do my very first SUDSOL design challenge. This week the challenge was to make an easel card - I had never seen one, but the sample they gave us looked like fun and the directions were pretty straight forward so thinking ahead to January club, I decided to jump in and give it a try.

Of course, for January, I won't be using Delightful Decorations stamp set, but the easel will definately be in use. It's as easy as pie and looks great, so here's the one I made today. I can't wait to make more.
This card when folded closed fits inside a A2 envelope - now that makes it unique, decorative and easy to mail.
Supplies: Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bella Bleu DSP; Ink - VersaMark and Platinum Shimmer Paint; Pretties Kit for half pearls; Silver Embossing Powder; Ornament Punch; Delightful Decorations stamp set; Stampin' dimensionals and Snail adhesive.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Snow in Houston

It's officially a record - the earliest we have ever had snow in the Houston, Texas area! Accumulation around my house didn't amount to much, except on bushes and trees, but the big fluffy flakes were a joy to watch. Here are just a few pictures and now you know why I had time yesterday to take part in a Chat & Challenge and get back to posting!

Pencil cactus leaning on BBQ pit covered with snow and Papaya with fruit nearly ready to pick - had to go ahead to keep it from freezing - all of the leaves were droopy today and most of plant lost to cold temps!

Rosemary plant covered with snow - really pretty, but today it's back to normal - no damage seen!

Amazingly, the bouganvilla on the right covered with snow looks perfect today! Just never know - needless to say my tomatoes and peppers are gone! I just didn't even try to cover things - most are just too big and after all they belong to God not me - I knew some would survive and some wouldn't, but the garden will be new and fresh in the spring. A miracle of a day!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Time Flies - roaring back with Sparkly and Bright

It's been over a month since I've posted! It's been a busy time - we've been looking for a new house, I led a Beth Moore Bible Study, cooked dinner at our church for 45-50 people twice in November and planned and executed the church Thanksgiving Day Dinner with 40 in attendance and my daughter and grand-daughter were here for the Thanksgiving holidays. Now for the real reason I haven't posted - I just haven't sat down and done it! So here I am preparing to post - and watch out I've made a lot of cards so posts will be coming strong for a while!

I also hadn't done even one Chat & Challenge with one of my online groups in a long time, so today I just said I'm going to do it and I did! This is the card I made using the fun stamp set Sparkly and Bright. Look at this card as a sketch and see if you can come up with a card using the same basic design.

Supplies: Paper - Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White and Merry Moments DSP; Punches - Word Window, Square Punches 1-3/8",
1-1/4" and 1"; Stamp Set - Sparkly and Bright.

Hope you enjoyed this card and if you've been putting off some fun activity because you're just too busy, please take the time - I can't believe how much I enjoyed spending time with my ink and stamps and so tonight I can really say ....Inky Hugs,

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