Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Loving my Kitchen!

I absolutely love my Christmas present from my children this year! I was hoping for gift cards, and they bought the chandelier themselves! This is fromPottery Barn and I could just picture it right where it was lovingly installed by my husband. I just stand there in the dark with the light cascading off of the crystals! It reminds me of a Christmas tree! If you get a light of any kind from Pottery Barn, I highly recommend that you buy the light bulbs from them also....Amazing... What do you think? Thank you Ryan, Shay and Devin!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Looking forward to spring!


Today, I am snowed in and looking at some pictures of my spring flower garden... Oh my....I can't wait for the blooms to be back. This was the biggest blizzard since the 1800s! Amazing that in the Texas Panhandle, the weather can be 70 one day and a blizzard arrives the next! Can't wait for those beuatiful flowers to start peeking through!

Last Spring...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentines for Boo

I made my little Boo a Valentine treat and decorated the bag with stamps and tried some of the calligraphy that I have been practicing. It isn't the best; however, I think it turned out ok...practice, practice. I bought the Pilot Pen (Parallel) to learn calligraphy techniques and it works really well.  Learning calligraphy and stamping techniques has been a much needed therapy. I can't work for long due to my illness; however, it really is refreshing and takes my mind off worry. Being a grandmother has been such a joy and it is so fun to make my little man fun little things for the holidays.

This is the finished product...

This is the calligraphy that I have been practicing...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Watercolor Card

I love watercolor! I am excited about the new stamps from Papertrey Ink that incorporate the look of watercolor without all of the mess of watercolor. My card for today's contest is made with Papertrey white cardstock and True black cardstock. I used a water brush to brush in the color to the background and in the stamps. I hope you like it!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Color Inspiration Challenge

Today's Papertrey Ink challenge was to use one of six color combinations to create a card. I tried my hardest to match the colors. I used Copic Sketchers to color in my Fancy Folk Art stamp. The colors closely resembled Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise and New Leaf. I got as close as I could to the Hawaiin Shores for my card base; however, the color is not as blue as I would have liked. I love the card though!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sketch Contest

Today's Papertrey Ink challenge was to pick from a choice of sketches and design a card. I chose Sketch 4. I used True Black Card stock and used The Sweet Life stamp set. I know you may be thinking that I use the same stamps a lot; however, it is required that at least one Papertrey Ink supply is used and I only have two stamp sets and 2 paper packs. Hopefully I will win and buy some more of the beautiful stamps and supplies!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's a Wrap Challenge

Today, the Papertrey Ink challenge is to make a gift tag or wrap that was inspired by Pinterest. I have a folder on Pinterest titled Gift Wrap & Accessories and there is a pin from Better Homes and Gardens on decorating wine bottles. I used True Black paper from Papertrey and used a simple I Love You sentiment with a few buttons. I now have a Valentines Day gift ready for my love!

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Card for Papertrey Contest

For today's challenge, we were to use a stamp from "Year of  Flowers." Since I am a new customer, I did not have any of those stamps; however, you could also enter with a note explaining what your favorite flower is and why. My favorite flower stamp is the Marigold. I have many childhood memoried of marigolds in my grandfather's flower garden.

I made a card at any rate with a flower that I love...roses. I love the colors. I used Truly Black cardstock with "The Sweet Life" stamp set. I added a vellum embellishment. I am going to enter this card in the Design Team Favorites Inspiration for Papertrey Ink.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Second Card

This card was made using a patterned piece of paper as the base and a piece of white cardstock stamped with roses from "The Sweet Life Stamp Set" in colors that coordinated with the downloadable sentiment "Happy Birthday to You" designed by Dawn McVey.

Cute Card

This card was made for a contest from Papertrey Ink in celebration of their 6 year anniversay! There are contests through the 15th of February. This card was made using Ocean Tide paper as the card base. I used Copic markers to color in the girl with flowers stamp that I used. The cut-out was designed by an artist from Papertrey Ink, Lexi Daly.