Saturday, July 30, 2011

Okay, Remember the Last Video on the Easel Card?

Well, I told you I was going to try one and I thought I better show you how it turned out.  The stamp is a familiar Lili of the Valley stamp that I've used before.  I wish I could get a "bunch" more, but for now this is what I have, thank you for bearing with me.

Here it is with the verse showing, the face of the card will actually set just above the placket with the heart.



 Close up of the image.



 


Side profile with kitchen in the background :)

I hope you like the way it turned out!  If you try one, let me know and I'll come visit too!

Blessings,
Colleen




Friday, July 29, 2011

Easel Card Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone!!  Woot!  Woot! 

I'd like to share this Easel Card tutorial with you.  I found it while browsing on You Tube and thought it was a really well done video.

I'm definitely going to give it a try.  I've been wanting to put together an Easel Card for some time now.  I'll let you know how it comes out!




Blessings to you!!  Have a wonderful weekend!
Colleen

Monday, July 25, 2011

Have You Ever Heard of 3D Stamping?

Good evening everyone!  This is a really short tutorial by Split Coast Stampers.  They share a technique for 3D Stamping which looks like a lot of fun and the finished product is beautiful!

I hope you'll give it a try and share your projects with me!  I'd love to see what you did!




Thanks for stopping by...Blessings and warmth!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Christmas in July Party ~ July 18th thru the 24th

Christmas in July Party Sneak Peeks and GRAND PRIZE ENTRY!!!
 
It's time now for LOTV and WOC's Christmas in July Party with tons of adorable sneak peeks from Lili of the Valley scheduled to be released on Monday, July 25th!!  They have joined together with Wild Orchid Crafts to show you some super cute ideas for Christmas using Lili of the Valley sneak peeks!
 
I know it's hard to believe, but if your a "craft-er" of any kind, you know that July marks the beginning of your Christmas "creative" season.  What better way to start the fun than to be inspired by some of the most world renowned artists and designers!
 
Stop over to the LOTV~WOC Christmas in July event!!
 
Blessings and warmth!
Colleen
 
 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Flourishes Boutique

I'm always looking for beautiful blogs to share with you.  This one comes complete with tutorials, a gallery, and a shop!  The tutorials are full of different techniques that add depth and contour to your projects.

Welcome to Flourishes
Flourishes has new challenges each Tuesday.  Their shop is a haven for stampers, kit lovers, scrappers, and cardmakers alike!

I hope you'll visit Flourishes and enjoy their wares!  Blessings Dear Ones!

Thank you to my Followers, both New and Existing!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mom Made It Safely!

Well, Mom got home safely and in Business Class!!  They booted her forward and she road in style.  Mom has this way about her that is so gentle and kind.  She often gets hugs from strangers and kindness is showered upon her.  It's so funny to watch how people treat her; mind you she doesn't want special treatment and I think that may be why she gets it.

Here's one of the first scrapbook pages I ever did.  It's of my Mom after one of her visits with me.  She stayed over for my birthday; hence the lei!  This was a couple of years ago.


I spoke to her and she was so thrilled that everything went well.  She misses us and we miss her.  When she comes to visit, she just fits right in like shes always been here.  That makes me feel so good!  That's exactly how I want her to feel and be.  At her home away from home.

Have a wonderful day everyone! 

Blessings and love,
Colleen


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We Take Mom to the Airport Today

Today marks the day I take Mom to the airport to head for home.  Last night I cried and tonight I'll cry again.  I've been blessed to have the most wonderful Mom.  God has given her to us for 82 years and she has found the courage and the strength to fly across the country to visit me in Georgia. 

For those of you who don't know Mom lives in Washington State.  My siblings and family live there as well.  I have a wonderful family.  We went through much in life that created a never~ending bond.  For that I am thankful.


I love you Mom!  Thank you for loving me when I was not lovely * For holding me when I needed a hug * For sooooo many, too many wonderful memories to mention!  I'll miss you!  I miss you already.

Love you always!

Colleen

Saturday, July 9, 2011

ULTIMATE CRAFTER'S COMPANION DELUXE ADD ON BUNDLE

Hi everyone!  Good morning!!  I haven't had my first cup of coffee yet, but I thought I would post anyway!  Look out!!!

I just received this purchase yesterday so I haven't had a chance to try it out.  I'm excited at the possibilities. 

Here's the thing I didn't understand, but do now.  The item below is a companion to the Ultimate Crafter's Companion.  Now, it can be used stand alone, but after I received it I can see that it would be better with it's "buddy".

At any rate, I'll be using it to create the boxelopes for my cards.

Here's a shot at what I received:


I'm anxious to view the video and try it out.  I think that there might be a problem to hold the cardstock in place while scoring, but we'll see.

When I've created the first one I'll share it with you and you can decide whether it was worth the trouble.

Blessings and many thanks for stopping by!  Please Follow and I'll do the same!

Colleen

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bev Rochester Tutorial on Attaching Charms to Your Projects

Ever wonder how to attach those adorable charms to your projects.  Bev Rochester has a wonderful tutorial showing you just the right technique.

Bev Rochester Charm Tutorial
Take a moment and hop over to her tutorial blog and check it out.  Just click on the picture or the headline link. 

Have a blessed day and remember to Follow or Leave a comment.  I'll do the same!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Stamping Watercolor Backgrounds Tutorial!

I have always loved the look of watercolor paintings and artwork; so when I found this tutorial I decided to watch, and share it with you!

The tutorial is posted on YouTube or you can watch it below:


The project turned out beautiful!!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Blessings!

Colleen

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