We’ve had another busy week and I haven’t had a chance to spend much time in my craft room. My hubby is the coach of my great-nephew’s All-Star baseball team and they have played every night. I’ve also been working on some church projects- what can I say? – I LOVE being retired!!! And, as you might have noticed, I have changed the look on my blog and would love to know what you think of it. I am still fine tuning and would love your suggestions.
I’ve decided that SU!’s Parisian Breeze DSP is my all time favorite and it is being retired, so I have stocked up for the future and used a little slice of it on today’s challenge card. It’s a two-fer, sort of. Today’s Limited Supply Challenge was to use stamps with a different language in our design to give our cards an International Flair. Also, I thought Tuesday’s Color Challenge sounded interesting – Breezy Ruby Whispers- so I thought I would combine the challenges. My sweet DIL Jennifer is from Shanghai and I was glad to get to use a sentiment from an old SU! set called Kanji, along with the pretty retired set Brocade Basics. I heat embossed the brocade image with a new to me embossing powder from American Craft’s Zing collection which is very close to the Ruby Red color. I was so lucky to win an American Craft’s package in a Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s drawing that included a set of embossing powders and two marvelous stamp sets. It is just too cool to support such a worthy cause and get free stuff too!
It’s a quiet and rainy Monday here in Jackson and I am spending the day in my craft room, or in the “bunker” as my hubby and son call it. My space is a small two room area off the dining room with shelves and a L-shaped craft table. It has a window and pretty good lighting. We haven’t found out the original purpose of the previous owners, but it is absolutely perfect for my papercrafts.
I had a marvelous day last Friday. Two great friends from church, Marie and Pamela, came over to learn how to make cards. I came up with a few projects and we spent the day laughing, sharing and creating. What a blessing to have such good friends! They are certainly a gift from God.
So, back to Monday and the Clean and Simple SCS sketch challenge that you can see here.I pulled out one of my first Stampin’ Up sets and used the dryer sheet technique that my great friend and demo Lisa taught me last year and made this simple anniversary card for my nephew and his wife-Nathan and Amber. It was so pretty and so easy I made four of them in just under an hour. How’s that for simple?
I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! Our little 7-8 year old All Star baseball team play every night this week. My sweet little great-nephew Anthony is on the team and my hubby is a coach- so I will be traveling to the ball park to help cheer them on.
Stamps: SU! Petal Prints, Small Script, Warm Words, American Crafts Large Sentiments
Paper: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke
What a wonderful challenge on the Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s website this week sponsored by Clear and Simple Stamps. I just purchased a 5X5 mini album yesterday and can’t wait to add some memories to give to my mother-in-law (age 89) who is suffering from this horrible condition. In the meantime, here is a single page with a little frame easel (how clever!) and an envelope made of coordinating paper. I will be sending this to her this week and on the back I have listed our names.
This is my family- hubby, two sons and DIL. MIL only recognizes her son (my hubby) every now and then-and me occasionally, but isn’t sure of who we really are. Very sad, but we are grateful that she is physically healthy. She is with us right now and we enjoy every minute with her.
I love this verse because we can be thankful in every situation- thankful for the love and care of our Savior and thankful for our friends and family. This is a 4X6 card to fit in my Scripture box. The sketch is for a challenge for Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s – a May project spearheaded by Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd that raised over $6K in the campaign – donations by stamper’s and scrapper’s all over the web world. There were challenges and giveaways all month long for members. I am so proud to have stumbled upon this wonderful event. Here’s my Taylored Expressions sponsored sketch challenge card: