Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beautiful AZ sunset

If you ever wonder why I moved to AZ and still love it here, here is one answer. Look at this beautiful sunset. I captured these pictures as I was walking out from work a few weeks ago. One word...beautiful. Now if only I had time to photoshop out the high wires and pole.


Help....he's catching me

I love this picture of me and am just now posting it. My frirend and sorority sister Carol Olson came to town for work. She is one of the few friends I could drag to the Desert Botanical Gardens in September in AZ. The weather was cool that day (thank goodness it cooled down to 105 from what it was the week before). We walked the gardens and during that time, the large bug exhibit was there. These things were so neat and creative - and I do not like bugs. They are all hand-carved out of wood. Carol had the funny idea to act like we were running from the praying mantis. She crunched down to get the full effect. The lady at the gardens, came out and told us we were the first ones to have that much fun with our pictures. We were almost crying due to laughter. The pictures were so funny. I'm sure you all know by now, I will make you wear sunscreen if I can. Carol didn't think it would be was. She put some on her face, but still turned pink. I know...what a surprise from when I used to wear baby oil as sunscreen. : ) When I see this picture, I just laugh. It's so goofy of me and I look silly, but I can't help it. I instantly get a smile on my face.

Here's me...

Here is Carol:

Carol's comment was..."Who runs like that?" I about fell over laughing.

And here is the two of us together.

Happy Birthday Kim

I made this for my friend Kim's birthday. I told her a few days before it would be late. I finished it the day after her birthday and carried it in my computer bag for a week. I will mail it tomorrow. I was in vendor presentations all week last week so it seemed like I was always rushing to get to the other building. I used the February SFYTT (Sketch for you to try) on Jen del Muro's blog. I flipped the sketch, and covered the card front with black which is something I do not normally do. I needed the black border so the white would stand out more. And as you probably know, I love black and white polkadot paper...I use it when I can. :)

Here is the link: Sketch For You To Try - Feb 2012

Supplies: Bazzill (white, purple, black), Recollections (purple patterned papers and b&w polka dot), Cricut, Elegant Edges cardridge, white ribbon, SU Riveting, $ clear stamp (JoAnn's - purple), $1 Studio G cupcake stamp, white ribbon, bakers twine, button, SU circle punches, SU eggplant envy craft ink.

Happy Birthday Laurel

I made this for my neighbor and friend Laurel for her birthday. I had the paper all scored for the rosette so knew that I wanted to use it for this card. Laurel loves purple, but I made her a Shannon card (in pinks) so she would know it is from me. I really love the bright colors. I used the January SFYTT (sketch for you to try) on Jen del Muro's blog. I missed the deadline to post it to her blog though. I love bright colors and mixing patterned papers.

Here is the link: Sketch For You To Try - Jan 2012

Supplies: Bazzill, SU mambo melon (did I ever say I love that color), SU daffodill, DCWV, Recollections, bling, Martha Stewart scoring board, flower punch, circle punches, cuttlebug, dot folder, spellbinders circle die, button, homemade bakers twine, $1 clear stamp, paper piecing.


This is the scrapbook page/wall hanging I made for my mom's belated birthday. She got it about a month late but she got it. lol. The picture is not that great quality. I had a hard time getting the right angle at night. I made this for Mom to put in her beauty shop since she redid the colors to yellow and brown.

Supplies: MME patterned papers, Bazzill, SU chocolate chip, SU flower punch, Bazzill brads, chipboard, chipboard swirls for tracing. 12x12 scrapbook frame from Michaels.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Get Well - Maricella and Thank You to Barb

I told you last week that I loved this sketch. I have used it again, this time, for a get well card. I made this for the Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity, Maricella Martinez after she was injured in a car accident. I had all the leaders and folks who know her sign it.I used the same papers as before, just added brown acrylic paint for the dots. The colors were not as bright in this picture as I was taking the picture at night. They are the same as in the Thank You cards. Barb, Kim's mom, collects martini glasses and has a group of ladies that get together to have a martini a few times a month. Barb loved this card and put it in her curio cabinet with all her martini glasses. : )

Supplies: Bazzil (white and orange), SU Kraft, SU pixie pink, The Paper Studio (orange and green polka dot), AG papers (pink orange and brown), DCWV (pinks), SU Chocolate chip ink, DCWV green flower, SU punch bunch, SU garden greetings, bling, brown acrylic paint, stylus.

Supplies: Bazzil (white and orange), SU Kraft, DCWV, MME Bohemian, other, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Old Olive, Studio G, SU, Ribbon, toothpick.