Saturday, October 25, 2008
The sky, roof and flowers are all Cuttlebug dies and folders. It was a great day!
Have you ever heard the saying "Good things come in threes?" Well, sometimes not so good things come in threes. My stamp club friend Alice does a wonderful job of overseeing our retreat plans each year. She is the organizational queen of the universe. Our retreat is next weekend and being the organized person she is, she called one last time to make sure all things were in order at our retreat center. The center had us down for the wrong date! Whammy number three! How could this happen??!! We frantically began searching the internet for other options and tried to just relax.
Life improved on Tuesday. I drove all back roads until I got my purse back considering I didn't have my drivers' license. Hubby took my car in and had a new battery installed. But the miracle of miracle was that Alice found another location that has the very layout our group needs and they had availablity next weekend. Yep, a suite with a kitchen and a lounging-around area, enough rooms for us each to have a bed and a workroom with a huge window. We went and had a look on Wednesday and this new location might be more perfect than our old location. How's that for things turning around?
The rest of the week was pretty much uneventful but busy. I'm so excited because today is serious packing day for retreat. This shot is of my favorite paintbrush. It reminds me of the well-loved teddy bear that has one eye missing and is thread bare. OK, I'm off to begin the chore of packing and hopefully I can clean my space a bit as I go. Have a great weekend!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I'm having a lot of fun making cards using Cuttlebug folders this weekend. This is my favorite for today. Each end of the card is embossed using a CB Folder and then I masked up to the edge of the design for a clean line before rubbing color on. For color, I applied Encore's Sweet Dreams ink and applied it with my fingers. The sentiment is by Wordsworth and it was also stamped with the Encore pad.
This week has been fall break for Clarissa and even though we've been busy, our mornings have been slower. It was so nice to have a slower pace along with the cooler weather. I do love this time of year!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I played around a bit more with copper sheet and decided to try using the antiquing product on matboard instead. These boxes are the same box. The shot on the top is the matboard antiqued and left as it was. The second shot is after spraying the matboard with a matte sealer. I wanted contrast between the smooth, shiny wood and the faux metal but I didn't really like the first look. After spraying the matboard, the finish is toned down and I think I like that the best. Opinions?
The matboard was put through the Wizard using a CB folder. I'm totally hooked on those CB folders.