Thursday, July 12, 2012

Family Time

Evening everyone.  Here it is 10:30 again tonight and I'm sitting down to post.  What a great day it has been.  Up early for a cleaning job, dentist appointment, home in time for lunch.  Then off to the beach with the kids.  We have been having great weather.  My favorite is after dinner on the front porch with my tea and a good book, with the evening sun shining on me.  What a glorious life. 

And for the second night in a row I've managed to make a card.  Relaxing playing with the inks.  Tonights card was started by inking on a stamping block, spritzing with water and stamping it on watercolor paper.  I then used the same colors and stamped the grasses.  The dragonfly was stamped in black ink.  A few pearls were added.  I really enjoy these one layer cards.

happy crafting

dee  ;o)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Inky Hands

Evening everyone.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  We have managed to make it to the beach a couple times so far.  I'm off tomorrow and the beach is on my to-do list after a few errands in the morning. 

While checking out some blogs this week, I came across the Monday video at Penny Black.  Here is my take on their technique.  Although I don't have the Tim Holtz markers it turned out just fine.  I just painted from the distress ink pad to fill in the flowers.  Out of all the techniques I think playing with the ink pad is my fav.  Getting all inky.

happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, July 2, 2012

With Deepest Sympathy

I want to start by wishing all my Canadian blog friends a happy Canada Day.  And to all my American friends a happy July 4th. 

Last night we went out to town to watch the fireworks.  What an amazing time we had as a family.  Sitting on the hard ground joking laughing.  Sam took tons of pictures, even got a few amazing shots. When we got home DH took Sam down to the computer and made her an account on Star Wars.  Right now the two of them are down there playing together and have been for several hours.  Now I've lost them both to Star Wars. 

While my dear family was playing computer games I was making cards.  I needed three flat cards to send in the mail.  I have been admiring the one layer cads that Heather Telford at bits & pieces makes.  So I had to try my hand at one (actually three in different colors).  They were made special for family.  A cousin that I had met a couple times when I was young, passed away suddenly last week.  So the cards will be in the mail tomorrow.  And my thoughts will be the entire family in their time of grief.

happy crafting

dee ;o)