Thursday, December 17, 2009
My friend Kim is always kidding me about my "Nancy Projects." I always seem to get myself in trouble by deciding to do something really detailed. This time I was working on a scrapbook page for my grandson's softball team, The Bucks. The store didn't have any camouflage paper, so I bought some cardstock in appropriate colors and was going to make my own. Then I remembered a technique I had seen Nathalie Metivier from Megenta stamps do where she cut the paper in small wedges and created a mosaic look. Here's my final effort (not a page yet, but at least the frame is done!)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
If you can't read the journaling, here it is:
Even though my health isn’t what I would like it to be and sometimes it’s really a struggle, I think about all the other people out there with problems much worse than mine…
Even though I get short of breath doing every day things like getting ready for work, I think about those who don’t’ have a job to go to…
Even though I get winded cooking a meal, I think about those who have to go without…
Even though children sometimes stare at my airhose, they’re just curious and it gives me an opportunityto teach them about how people are different, and sometimes their parents too…
Even though there are a lot of things I can no longer do physically, there are so many things I still can do, and those are the things that make me happiest and feed my soul…
Even though there are days when I need help, I’m grateful for my husband, who helps me in so many ways, and my friends at work who always think of my needs…
Gratitude and Happiness…
It’s all about perspective…
Happy Fall, y'all!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Double Pocket Fold Card - June 14 (Sunday)
Scrapbooking with Photo Mosaics - July 11 (Saturday)
Stencil Class - July 26 (Sunday)
Sorry these keep changing but I guess it's a good thing that there is a lot of activity and competition for classroom space!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
For those of you planning to take my Scrapbooking with Photo Mosaics class in June, this is the page we will be doing together to learn the technique. Then I will lead you through creating your own page with your photos. By the way, the date on the class will be changing - we are looking at June 14, June 20 or June 27.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This card is fun - when you pull the ribbon on the left side, a surprise panel opens up on the right side where you can put a second message, or attach a gift card.
This is a card that is made from one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" double-sided cardstock. You can customize it all kinds of ways.
This is not the page we will do, but it gives you an idea of the technique:
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I love playing with Outlines stamps. This is a
set I bought last summer at the Expo and finally had time to play with! I had gotten some really wild colors of cardstock (the lime green and watermelon red) in a set that I didn't know when I would use and the little touches of it worked well on this card!
if you're not familiar with it, the inner core of the paper is
colored, so when you tear it or sand it, the color shows.
This one is a black cardstock with a light blue inner core.
I used a Magenta stamp - 1/2 I colored with Perfect Pearls, and half I colored with metallic watercolors. The technique I used was one we played with in a Magenta class using white embossing powder on white cardstock and pastel watercolors - I thought it would be fun to try it on black cardstock with black embossing powder - worked great!