Hope you enjoyed these journals! I really appreciated Jenn allowing me to post them during my trip. It helped me to keep the blog posts coming!
Have a great weekend!
Talk to you soon!
This card is made with the Garden Whimsy set, Bayou Blue, Groovy Guava and Soft Sky. Hope you love it at much as I do! On the butterly we used the rock and roll technique, cut out the wings and popped them up with dimensionals.
What is Rock and Roll? Well, it is easy! Ink the stamp with a a lighter color and then roll the edges of the stamp in a darker color. By doing this the center of the image will be the first color and the outsides will be a second color. It is easy and gives a fun look.
I leave tomorrow for SU convention and am really excited. I have been making cards to swap and gifts for my roomies. I know I am gonna learn so much and come back fired up to teach anyone who will listen what I have learned. I also get some free stamps and I'll get to see the new Catalog! I am going to do my best to post once or twice from the convention!
I'd like to take some time on Fridays to talk about my husband. It seems that everywhere we look men are so easily "bashed". TV show portray stupid, clutzy, insensitve men. Women I know always have a complaint about their man or a way to "keep him in line".
I don't like this. ------- When/if I have a son I wouldn't want a woman treating him this way.
I LOVE MY HUSBAND. He is caring and loving. He works hard to provide for our family. He tries so hard to be understanding and he is a great listener. He tells me I'm beautiful when I feel ugly. He puts up with me when I whine or get depressed. He loves our daughter so much; he makes her laugh and smile and loves to spend time with her. I just can't imagine my life without him.
I was inspired yesterday by a blog I read; The Great Adventure. She was feeling discouraged by the 'husband bashing' she hears and by the what seems to be the negative outlook on marriage that the world has taken. Anwway, I loved her idea to brag on her man on Fridays. Yay for men! (Especially my Man!)
This was a very fun project and the ladies that came made VERY cute boxes. Here are three more examples. I'm saving one example for tomorrow because it is twist on the recipe box!I loved the idea of a Holiday Recipe Box. I made the paper ric rac using the wavy blade on my paper cutter. I really like how it turned out! BUT, one of the new punches coming out is going to make really cute ric rac too. :)
Jenn's box was bright and I loved her double "r". We had access to a friends Cricut and had fun playing with it.
It really was a fun project and would make a great gift. Email me if you have any questions about the box. I'd be thrilled to answer them!
Finally, this is the card I made for her. I love this stamp set and never want to get rid of it even though it is retired. Actually, my gramma has asked for some cards made with it so I need to get on the ball. It is the "birthday banter" set. I used designer paper and some bads and whipped this baby out the night before the party. I was proud of myself because even though I am a stamper I am terrible about getting stamped cards made on time for an event. Usually I pull something out of the stash but I wanted to make something special for Jenn. I actually made her two cards. This one the funny one, since she was having a milestone birthday. I'll post the serious one later.
On a Personal Note: I went to pick of Zoe yesterday. She was so happy. She threw her arms around me and screamed. It was great. It is such a nice thing when your kids are happy to see you!
We had a great day in St. Louis. We went to the zoo there. It is beautiful. It is a free zoo but you can pay for some of the events. We saw a Sea Lion show that was amazing and we rode the zoo train a couple times from place to place. Zoe loves the carousel and so we did that too. Out of all the animals she really wanted to ride the Donkey! **snort** and so of course she did.
I saw an elephant swimming. I have seen lots of elephants but never one swimming and playing. It was really cool. We saw a lot of great animals. I of course forgot my camara. **pout**.
Gramma was really sad to let Zoe go but did okay. They were together for 3 weeks so of course they were extra bonded. Zoe has been calling me "gamma" all day! I'm glad to have her home but was immediately reminded how much work she is. She is a busy little beaver.
Talk to you soon,