Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wow Cow layout

This was a fun layout...I didn't go into it with any preconceived notions, just stuff that I wanted to use with my picture. And this is what I ended up with - what a fun layout!! I started with the black, white, red inspiration from this weeks Stamp Something challenge. Then, I found this PP that looked like cherries, well, sort "cherry" as I get... I knew I had to include stamping, so I stamped my chipboard after painting it, imitated some journal blocks I had with masking it, stamping it, and then cutting it out in an oval shape, and then added a tab on my picture with stamping. Now pulling all that together WAS FUN!! Plus scrapping the picture was fun, and using all my tools was fun. And the handmade bird button was something that I bought that day with my friend Tena, so I had to include it. And the handmade doily gave it a "homey" feel - I really enjoyed that layout!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My friend...

I wonder how you are doing. I wonder if you've cried a lot. I wonder if you are identifying with the people you are meeting. I wonder if you've hit bottom yet. I wonder how your family is doing. I wonder if, since we've worked so closely together these past 4 years, if I've contributed to anything. I wonder if some days I should be right there with you. My friend, I miss you, a lot.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Stamp Something Fall????

Are you kidding me? When I saw this week's stamp challenge on the Stamp Something blog, I cringed. Are you kidding me...Fall?? I am just getting into summer! School just started (OK - 3 weeks ago, but it feels like yesterday). I am not ready for Fall - once Fall hits, I know I am going to be cold for the next 6 months. Good thing it is in God's hands, and not mine, or otherwise we would be in summer mode for 9 months out of the year.

Monday, September 1, 2008

School Days card

I went through all of my stamps, and this was IT as far as something that reminded me of school days. This is for the latest stamp challenge over at the Stamp Something Blog - stamping something for Back-To-School. But I have always liked this stamp because if I try real hard, I can make it look like a bunch of kids are holding hands. Also, I like this card because there is just something I like about the colors of yellow & grey is so unexpected, I think. Again, I have plans for this card to go to someone who is not expecting it, and that has been sick lately, so say a quick prayer for this recipient!!