Thursday, August 20, 2009

A long time coming....

So it's been 2 weeks since I crafted at all.....I just didn't have the time, or the inspiration. Then I got an order from SU! that had the stamp sets 'Peace Within' and 'Twick or Tweet' (new Mini Catalog) in it, and I've been stamping ever since! I just love the new Cottage Wall DSP too, and it looks so good with the new In Color Rich Razzleberry. This is one of 6 cards that I made in the last few days, and it will be one of the cards in my upcoming Stamp Camp. This was a very easy card (except for the watercoloring, and even that is easy, but it just takes time) and I just love the colors! Here's the recipe info: Stamp Sets: Oval All and Peace Within; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Oppulence, Whisper white; Ink: StazOn Black, and refills in Bermuda Bay, Creamy Caramel, Rich Razzleberry, Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal, Orchid Oppulence, Certainly Celery; Accessories: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry Double sided Grosgrain, Scallop Oval and Large Scallop punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nesties Petite Oval, Blender Pens, Aqua Painter.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Good news, and bad news......

Although this is not the summer that I had invisioned, it's definitely had its high and low points. We just recently had a very low point....My Grandmother, Clara Michels, passed away at the end of July. She was a wonderful woman, and I have so many great memories of her! Some of my favorites are when we visited she would RAKE her shag carpet to keep it looking fluffy; she always had a FULL cookie jar and she made THE BEST oatmeal raisin and gingerbread cookies; she taught me how to fish; and she also taught me how to fold fitted sheets. One of my favorite things about her was that she was always doing something, cooking, crafting, sewing, and while she was doing it she would always TALK to me. I remember her making beautiful Hardanger embroidery and thinking how could she possibly keep up a conversation while carefully snipping individual tiny threads out of the cloth. She was amazing! I think that watching her was where my love of crafting truly began. Thanks Grandma!

As a result of the craziness of this summer, I have barely crafted at all. So much for my vow to post daily!! I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and hopefully I will have something to post for you soon. I miss spending time with my stamps and I definitely could use a break from everything else that is going on, so I will try and get back to my craft room soon. In the meantime, check out my SU! website for some fun project ideas from the wonderful artists at SU!