I'm off to cavort (don't you just love that word) with some gal pals on an island and then off to see Mickey. Not sure what I can alter either place besides reality! lol. I promise lots of goodies though coming soon. After all, it is time to make Christmas surprises, right?
And many thanks to my honey who is holding down the fort here while I gain inspiration from the love of friends!
Monday, October 19, 2009
We have had a fairly stressful year so far with major health issues for many of our family and close friends. It is time to put a positive spin on things and, to do this, I created a Grateful Box (within a box) with name tags for the five members of our immediate family. I am hoping that we can each take our tag and write down one thing for which we are thankful, place them in the box and pull them out at Thanksgiving next year, perhaps even adding more, making this a family tradition.
The November kit from KnKclub.com had the perfect papers and embellishments to help me create my Gratitude Box.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
My muse has been visiting in full drive lately. In the past three days, I have done six layouts, this card and another, a Gratitude Box for our family for Thanksgiving and have started an altered project.
I used the Glimmer Mist limited edition color, Indian Corn, on one of the Tattered Angel cards.(both the Glimmer Mist and the Cards may be purchased from KnKclub.com)' I wanted parts of the card to look like old peeling leather so waited until the Mist was almost dry and used my thumb in a circular motion to lightly lift some to the surface and then I Misted again, blotting with a textured paper towel. I used a Brilliance gold and lightly dusted the embossed print and images and inked the corners and sides. I stamped the bird cage (B Line Designs, LLC) in gold and heat set. To give the escaping birds a bit of pizaaz, I stamped them on a transparency and cut it out, gluing them in place. The final step was to attach the amazingly beautiful Jewel Glitters Spray by Prima into place. This is a special card for a special person...will it be you? Watch your snail mail.
"They" say the muse only comes to visit when the soul is at peace...thinking it is true! Hope you have a great week to come.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Using the little 6x6 wooden Christmas trees from Genuinely Jane Studios and the Christmas Mint line of papers and embellishments by SEI from the ACOT store, I created this tiny tree that could be sent as a Christmas card (the two sections slide apart) or used as a place card holder at a dinner party or even serve as a small gift. I'll post the other two projects from my reveal over the next couple of days. Thanks for looking'