Monday, February 28, 2011

Sports.......that means baseball around here!

I picked up this stamp set at an Angel Company home party.  I have a grandson and a granddaughter that have played ball and another grandson that will start his first year of T-Ball this year.  This set really caught my eye because it had both girls and boys.  I colored the image with Copic markers with help from my grandson, Nolan, on what colors everything should be.  I made the baseball by sewing the stitching on (not a very good baseball stitcher) and then gluing the cardstock circle onto chipboard.  I then added Diamond Glaze on top and let it dry overnight.

I found this ribbon at JoAnn's the other day and it was just perfect for this card.  I don't know any little boy or girl that after playing sports isn't a little dirty so I just had to add a little distressing ink to the image and also on the ribbon.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

What.....snow in Longview?

 We got a little bit of snow last night but it had all melted by noon.  Then, around 2:30, more snow rolled in and kept coming down for around three hours.  Kia is not a snow dog!  He said it was way too cold outside for his little feet.
A little snow doean't keep the birds away.  It may have piled up on the bottom  but they kept the top foot rests cleared off.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Metal and Wire and All My Love

I love adding the unexpected to a card and metal, wire and beads are things I always have on hand.  I have a lot to celebrate this week and this card was made for my husband.  He is my forever Valentine on the 14th.  Our anniversary is Feb. 15th and we are celebrating 13 years together.  To top it off, his birthday on Feb 17th.  Yes, he planned the wedding date so it was easy for him to remember.  Still, he can never remember how many years we have been married.  He finally framed the marriage license and hung it in our bedroom so he can quickly check it out.

I have always loved red and black together for a guys Valentine.  I used regular foil to frame the black card stock.  I had the grungeboard hearts in my stash and and ran them both through my Cuttlebug and then used red distress ink on them.  I then dipped the edges into black embossing powder to give them an edge that stands out a bit.  I wrapped the hearts with wire adding beads and twisted the wire. 

The bead letters make the sentiment for the card and the lower ones are framed in a metal frame held onto the card with heart brads.  I got the little silver metal hearts with a bundh of eyelets and brads at a garage sale last summer.  Even though it is a guys card I added lace to highlight the hearts so they stand out a little more.

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I love you, Jerry!  You are the best and my Forever Valentine.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Caribbean Cruise

Just returned last Sunday from a really great Caribbean Cruise.  It was 81 degrees every morning and only rose up to around 85 so the weather was perfect.  I totally froze on Monday all day.  I think I finally have gotten used to the 40/50 degrees here now.

St. Thomas was great and got a new David Yurman bracelet.  I really love his designs.

We went on a tour of the island of Antigua.

My mothers first cruise!!!  I think she really liked it.  She had a lot of fun with our waiter DeDe.  He was so funny.
This week has been tough.  My husband walks around the house looking for the buffet line and the Chocolate Melting Cake.  I don't know how I'm going to go from 12,000 calories to the normal 1,200 that I should be eating.  We are already looking into where we want to go next.  This was our second cruise to the E. Caribbean and I would go back again anytime.