My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hello and Happy Summer! BTT

what? summer? uhm….where did May and June go? Well, for the most part they moved to Colorado with my daughter. Yep, my widdle birdie really left the nest and I missed her so badly after 2 weeks I had to drive out there just to see for myself where she was.
More (including photos) of that later!

Who's the Fairest Pear of all?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Artwork..surprised aintcha?

I made this little goodie for my new Sup's step-mother for Mother's Day…she's a very elderly, traditional Asian woman who likes things simple but appreciates hand-made goodness.
The papers used are retired from Close To My Heart, but you can still purchase the box  and the stamp set on my website along with other fabulous treasures.
A fun technique for the dress form and antique sewing machine: I embossed with black powder after inking with VersaMark onto overlays then cut out carefully and adhered with our Liquid Glass.

Here's another project for another Team's Sup that I make quite a few things for;

Using the My Creations Mini Banner (love this for quick gifts so I try to keep a couple of sets on hand)
Again the papers are retired, but you can utilize any of our beautiful papers.
Our exclusive AP Cricut Cartridge cuts the paper perfectly to fit over the banner pieces and the package gives you some mini-mini Chipboard banners to get you started!

Another gift for a co-worker who retired after 21 YEARS as a phone agent. Can you imagine? We added some photos of her over the last few years.
(people didn't take pictures and keep them before I came on board…can you believe that either?)
Using our newest QuickPic Album, it was perfect for the few pages we needed. I did add one FlipFlap in the new 6 x 6 size for some nice notes people emailed in.
I love using Liquid Glass to highlight our cut out letters using the AP Cartridge and threw in some Bling because she was such a Blingy type gal...

I have created a lot of art lately honest! I just forget to share here more than Facebook!
More coming…promise.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Catch Up!

I've been a very, very bad Blogger!
Here's just a recap of the goin's on in case you aren't a FB follower, grab a beverage and sit back and relax!
In January, darling daughter turned 25. TWENTY FIVE?
I laid down on her unused bed, sucked my thumb and slept for a week.
My fabulous Team the Keys to the Heart had a Birthday Card Workshop and we had a great group of ladies!

We had our Stampin' Memories Scrapbook Getaway in February. I hadn't been in so long I had to GPS the Bradley House! Good times!
 By gosh I even got a layout done using our new SuperHero paper pack from CTMH
Since our local firefighters and EMTs ARE my heroes I used the pictures from our fund raiser dinner for them...

Then of course the Battle of the Old vs Young at my Alumni Basketball Challenge!
It was hairy (and sweaty) but our Old Guys prevailed…and another $40k raised!
 We are NOT the Bulldogs…we ARE the Apaches! And lookin' good!

Our new tradition instead of a Holiday Party (aka CHRISTMAS luncheon) at work, is we now have Summer Parties. It must be a PC thing. This year the theme was related to the Olympics and each team designed a Flag. I was volun-told and opted to NOT use photoshop or CGI of any kind. It didn't win the contest. 
Harumph! Can you guess which is mine?
The biggest news of course is my daughter moved to Col…Colo…ColoradO! Yes, I am, well needless to say NOT enjoying the empty nest!

She sold off all non-essentials and all of her furniture, vacuum packed all of her clothes,  added 2 pieces of furniture, broom and toilet paper shoved it all in her Accent. We had a don't-take-any-help-or-rides heart to heart over breakfast, created accounts on the app Latitude so I could keep an eye on her travels, and off she went!
Then I laid down in the middle of her junk stuff she couldn't take, sucked my other 4 fingers and slept for another week.

Watch soon for the next adventure after I woke up with 5 wrinkly, waterlogged fingers!