Sunday, April 24, 2011

Scrappy Easter Cards!

Just a quick post to say "Happy Easter"!

Yesterday and this morning (in between fighting allergies) I enjoyed some serious studio time!  My first creation will remain unseen for awhile, but from the scraps and some scraps in my scrap box I made these Easter cards!

I tried a new style of card - a "tri-shutter card".  I followed the directions at SplitCoastStampers.  It was surprising easy and looks awesome in person!  I don't have any Easter saying stamps, so "Plan A" was to print on velum, then emboss.  "Plan B" and "Plan C" also involved the printer and different velum.  The printer was not cooperating. "Plan D" involved printing the saying, placing velum on top and copy using an embossing pen.  It worked.

The side fold card uses an image from Tim's "seasonal paper stash".  (So did the Tri-Shutter card).  This is a true scrappy card - everything came from my scrap heap including the card base!  It's a little smaller than standard - it is 5.25 x 4.00".  If you were able to see behind the image, you'd see the rose paper has a partial circle cut out of the top!  I love using scraps and creating something new!  The picture is not the greatest, it looks much better in person.  "Happy Easter" is stamped inside.
Side fold

This one is also all from the scrap heap and the sticker files.  Again the picture is not the best.
All stickers

Inside the All stickers card
 My last card is another image from Tim's seasonal paper stash.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Remember me?

Where have I been you wonder?  Well, wonder no more!

I survived the wedding!  Survived all 9 people, 2 animals and a gazillion plants living in our house for at least 2 weeks (normally there are only 3 people, 2 animals and a few plants) plus all the visitors (a couple of times with 20 plus at a time) coming and going!  I survived going back to work for a few days, then decided to get sick for about a week.  Yesterday (Tuesday, 4/19) the first day, I made it through and felt like myself!!!  It's a great feeling!

The wedding was wonderful!

Kristine, Randy and entire wedding party

Randy, Kristine, Izzy and Brandon

Randy, Kristine, Betty (Dave's Mom), me, Dave, Brandon & Izzy

The reception was fabulous
Kristine & Randy arriving at the reception

Teresita & Charlene's creativity!
Then it was time for the first dance -

 What is wrong with the groom?
 The bride seems so composed.

Seems there was a little confusion when the DJ started the music for the first dance. . . it was supposed to be "You Got a Friend in Me" but some how a Gregorian Chant started playing.  Can't imagine how that happened (they did choose April 1 as their wedding date! lol)  

After getting the bride and groom off on their honeymoon early Saturday afternoon,  

        Charlene and Chris, the most fantastic friends ever, kidnapped me for a couple of days!  First we headed over to the Harley Davidson store to get Chris's husband a tee-shirt.  The only problem was the Harley store was having some kind of event including a live band and there were LOTS of people so we didn't stop. (That just means you have to come back out Chris! lol) Then we explored Old Sacramento, had dinner at my FAVORITE restaurant - Frank Fats on L Street, went back to Charlene's place had a drink and that I think that was the night they had to wake me up to go to bed! lol.  

On Sunday morning, we went out for breakfast then headed to the coast and ended up in Bodega Bay!  Had a fabulous dinner at The Tides (anyone remember Alfred Hitchcocks' "The Birds"?   It was filmed in Bodega Bay.) We had a fabulous time and I enjoyed the "girl time" with just us girls!

I am going to end this post now because if I don't it will be another day or two until I get it posted and its already been too long.  

I have some exciting news to share in my next post!  Look forward to hearing from you!