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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Catitude Pheasant

Happy Weekend, and thanks for stopping by.
My back pain, from my surgery two weeks ago, is easing up a bit and I was able to make a couple of cards this weekend.
The first one is for my good friend Betty who is going through chemo, I've made it out to her cats from my cat. I think she will get a nice chuckle out of it.

I love how rich the addition of the gold pen makes the card.

My second card uses the Pheasant from one of the new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! called Autumn Days. I've added quite a few elements to this card starting with the paper lace. I made the lace using my new Silhouette from Quikutz. Isn't it beautiful! I added half back pearls to it for even more dimension. The green leaf fronds are made using a Martha punch. The pheasant and yellow card stock were cut out using the same nestie that I used for the cat in the above post.

Close up of the lace and pearls. It's so pretty!!

I used my gold pen again, then added a cluster of primas, half pearls and more fronds.

That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Caught in the Act

Poor kid. LOL Here's my son 23 years ago...holy smokes does time fly! yup, 23 years ago. He has now graduated from college and has started off on his career in finance. I am so proud of him. Love {kisses} and hugs Colby.
This layout originates from the challenge June Color Play contest on DigiShopTalk We are challenged to use some very fabulous colors along with one of their many prompts. As soon as I saw the prompt for National Potty Training Awareness Month I knew exactly which photo I was going to scrap.

I decided to title the page, 'Caught in the Act' and then put the photo into the layout as if it's 'caught' behind the wire. An added benefit to the wire was that it covered up his boy parts. The page is all digital except for the twine on the tag. Can you believe it!?
The was a free kit called ~ Bee My Honey from Andrea Dickinson.
Thanks for popping in,

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Daily Scrapper Issue 10

Here's the hybrid-digi project I did for The Daily Scrapper's Birthday issue using Cinzia Loosemore’s Celebrate digital kit.

You can find the complete instructions here

I'm still not feeling great...only been 10 days, so I have quite a few more recoup days ahead of me.

thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Taking a break

I thought I should let all my faithful readers know what's been going on with me and my crafting.
It's been on hold for a bit since my back has been giving me such a huge problem for the past ten years. Can you bloody believe it! 10 years bloody painful years. Well not too bloody. I finally had an appointment with a Neurosurgeon here in Lakeland who looked over my well travelled MRIs and pointed out ~clear as a day ~ L4 L5 herniated disk into the spine. Well hello! And another huge surprise came out of this mighty fine looking doctors mouth. 'I can fix you.!' Say what!!! well sign this girl up right now!!!!
Now I am a week later and not the happiest crafter bee. I can sit for 10 minutes at a time, but it takes to much work trying to sit straight up with a metal plate and rods in your spine. Never mind trying to get comfortable. I know...gross huh.

I will leave you with this tonight...I was published and will share tomorrow. yippiee