Monday, May 26, 2008

Gardenia card (cased)

Here is a remake of the card we made Friday night at my Stampin Up workshop. We had a lot of fun once we got the folding of the circles down to make the Gardenia. There were 18 of us there and we stamped, ate and talked from 7 to 10.

You have the opportunity to join the fun in June. Susan has a Girl's Day out planned for Saturday June 21st at the Senior Center in Gaffney. Email me for more info if you are interested.

The boys and I attended the Memorial Day service held in Gaffney today. Barron and Adam handed out flags and programs prior to the event to help out the Ladies Auxilliary. We all enjoyed the speakers and special music provided by the Blacksburg Band. Silly me left my camera but I am sure you can catch some photos in The Gaffney Ledger. WYFF 4 was there filming so watch the news tonight! It really is a touching service and it's a shame that more folks don't attend. It's held every year at the same time and same place. There is usually a flyover by some F16's and a 21 gun salute by the Marines. Barron and Adam rushed to pick up some spent casings at the end and were tickled when a marine (named Rayfield) clicked one out of his rifle for Barron. Adam had already picked one up from the ground! I realized today that we need to explain more to our children about Memorial Day. They just know that they did not have to go to school! Do you and yours know the sacrifices made so that we might celebrate today?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Altered coasters

We made a couple of these at our Girl's Day Out in May. We had such a fun day (and night too) The next one is June 21st. You can come too!
I came home and made this one with a beach theme. The shells and sea glass are from Big Lots and cost $2 for a pretty nice size mesh bag.
The designer paper is a two-sided paper called Seaside Breeze by Reminisce. This will be cute with a couple of photos of my sweet grandchildren who went to Myrtle Beach with us for Mother's Day this year. I am a very lucky mom and grandma!
I am a MAD MAD poster today (this is my 3rd and final post today)

3rd entry in the Gina K Designs sketch challenge

It's Stampin Up Porcelain Prints designer paper and In Color cardstock. I used Turtle Crossing stamps for this one too. I had to use my computer to print the sentiment. The flowers were a white bunch that I purchased for 1.99 and I color them with my SU markers or my BIC Mark It Up markers. The rhinestones are pale green. I am pretty pleased with the looks of this card.
I gotta get it in my gallery and link it to the challenge thread which is here
before 7 pm central time. Thanks again for reading my blog.

Gina K Designs had an online blog release party!

And I attended Tuesday night! There were 3 sketch challenges and 3 contest questions. Here is the link
to the forum so you can play along if you like. The prize for each sketch challenge is a set of Gina K Designs stamps with a value of $18.95. Here are 2 of my entries and I am working on the third. The deadline is 7 pm central time tonight!
I picked up the cutest set of clear stamps Wednesday at Scrapbook Creations. It is Turtle Crossing by Tricia Santry Studio. It has turtles, flowers, tags. dots, circles and butterfly stamps as well as several sentiments. A total of 15 stamps for $7.99 and I used a 40% off coupon to make it an even better deal. (The Live it Up stamp used below is from a dollar set from Michaels not from the Turtle Crossing set)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My new neice is here! All 7 lbs 11 ozs, birthdate May 12th (same as my famous grandson, Jack)

Sylvie Claire Cook and her daddy, Chris Cook holding hands.

I will post photos of her precious face when I get them. I just had to post this one cause I love it so much.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day card

I've been papercrafting! I made 4 cards yesterday. This is the Mother's Day card that I made.
It is Bazzil cardstock in 2 shades of pink and just basic white. Sorry, I don't know the shade names. They have like a million shades so you can always find a shade to match whatever paper you have. The designer paper is by Basic Grey and the only name I could find on it was Attractive with the Sugared trademark. The stamp was from a huge set of stamps from Village Arts Press that I picked up either at AC Moore, Hobby Lobby or Michael's a few years ago. I used Stampin Up's Regal Rose ink pad. A little white ribbon and a dark pink brad.
Happy Mother's Day to all of my friends who are moms, stepmoms, those who are not moms but want to be someday. Happy Mother's Day especially to those whom God called to be women who can not bear children but are wonderful listeners and surrogate moms to other mom's children--you are priceless!