Monday, February 21, 2011

Dance in the Rain


I had some time this weekend to sit at my table and make a couple of cards.  I was so happy to find this Tim Holtz set at Stamps and Memories a while back.  I love this saying and just seemed so appropriate for me right now.  I took this picture with my phone, at night, with bad lighting, really gotta work on that.  This paper is some very old Basic Grey.  I colored the seam binding and the white cardstock I made the rolled flower out of with Distress Ink.  The little flowers were so much fun to make, I may have fired up the flower addiction again.  The layout is this months SFYTT design.

Have a wonderful week!
Aloha,
Brenda

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dandelion Designs

When I am in a creative funk, I go to my favorite designer's blogs and CASE their creations.  This was inspired by the SFYTT on Jen del Muro's blog.  It was quick to do using the American Crafts paper I got last year.  The cute doggie is one of Dandelion designs new cling cushion rubber stamp sets, LOVE HIM!  Divine twine ties on a button from my stash.  I colored the pup with Copics, cut him out and popped him up on pop dots.  The small hearts on "lots of love" is one of Judith's stamps.  I made this to send to my son with a little Valentine's Day surprise.

I actually cooked today!  I made shrimp gumbo which turned out good, just not quite spicy enough.  I also made chocolate covered strawberries with some giant, wonderfully sweet berries I got at Sam's yesterday.  They tasted much better that they looked, gotta figure out what I did wrong.  Couldn't get the chocolate thin enough to dip them.  Hope you made great memories this weekend!

Aloha,
Brenda

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day


I did a little something for Valentine's Day last weekend.  I got the idea from here.  Really quick and easy to do with the Martha Steward Scoreboard.  The design paper is from American Crafts, not sure whose cardstock this is.  The little tag is from Stampin' Up,  I just stamped and heat embossed it and tied it to the grograin ribbon bow.  Decided to stay away from candy this year, going the healthier route.  Hope the pink pens put a little spark into my coworker's life!

Still running low on the creative juices.  I think I am going to case a few more projects to try and get them jump started.  Almost Friday!  Wishing you a restful weekend.
Aloha,
Brenda