Monday, February 24, 2014

Starting a new adventure with...

I woke up Valentine's morning to a lovely invitation to join the Basically Bare team.  I am thrilled to be working with all the talented ladies on this team and to be using the amazing products from this company.  What a great way to start my Valentine's!  Thanks Basically Bare.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Playing in Paradise

Last week, my friend, Marcia had Jo and I over for a day of beading.  I have a loooong history of creating the world's worse necklaces (according to Jill and Janet and the lady who stood behind me in the taxi line at the Bellagio in Vegas).  Thanks to Marcia, I have come along ways.  Last year I made a necklace I loved with patient tutelage and this year, made this.

I met two of my funny, delightful and talented friends (and yes, I am blessed with an abundance of funny, delightful and talented friends) Janet and Lisa at Whim So Doodles in St. Pete for some retail therapy and then lunch.  I picked up a couple of papers (snort) and a few of the new American Craft thickers.  Oh, and for Pam Bennett, I also found some navy letter stickers by Pebbles. 

And I am heading back south to Whim's one day this week to pick up the G45 papers for my design work for the store.  So much paper goodness and so little time...happy creating everyone.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Play day...

On Face book today, Red Lead, asked for people to give the one word that inspired them.  This year, my word is BLISS.  My husband's health is better, my grandson is getting the physical and speech therapy he needs for his aprexia, his brother is a charmer and their sister is a delight.  Chris's classes are going well and Kristen is working through the new curriculum and I have a hug full of good friends...what more could a gal ask for.  To me, this is bliss.  I took the Red Lead post as a challenge and here is the result.  I sure had fun.

As soon as this sets up (layers and layers of Golden Pumice Gel covered by layers and layers of Splash of Color's Viva Metallic Paint), I'll turn the "L" around and push the pronged frames into the canvas board.  I'm hoping to frame it and hang it over my work desk to remind me that I am truly "BLISSED" as well as blessed.