Monday, June 28, 2010

The Garden


I decided to paint a picture for my son and daughter in law as a house warming present/birthday present for her.  They just bought a home in Colorado and will be moving in July 1.  They had just spent three years living in Germany in a gorgeous house with a beautiful yard. I decided to give them a little something to remember that home by, so I painted a picture of the beautiful flower gardent they had in the back yard. This is my take on it:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

This is the card I made for dh for Father's day...I used paper from a paper and diecuts from a Me and My Big Ideas pack.  I stamped the Fathers Day sentiment and the flowers/stems on the left. I used Christmas Stickles and Black Diamond Stickles to give the blooms some sparkle.  On the inside of the card I placed a strip of rick rack about two inched down from the fold, to match the ribbon on front.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Gift from Rebecca

My sweet sweet friend (and Big sister in my secret sister swap) altered a steno pad and made it into a journal for me...I love all the different ribbons on it and the initial is just devine!!!  Isn't it beautiful!  I'm gonna write letters and do some little sketches/paintings for my grandsons Gregory and Rafe in it for them to read/see when they are much older,  and when my grand daughter gets here, I'm going to make a new one similar to it and write letters to her in it too! Thanks Rebecca ! I love it!

Here it is!:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Haley Jae

So my visit to Houston was almost perfect! I spent a lot of time with my daughters Haley and Alison. We had a great time!  They were great sports about me wielding the camera the whole time and we even managed to complete a photo shoot where I got TONS of great pictures of them and us and them with their boyfriends.  This layout features one of my favorite pics of Haley from the shoot.  I told her to give me a 'pose' and this is what I got! I LOVE it!

The papers and flowers and flourish came from my June Swirlydoos kit Antebellum.  I love the papers especially...the feel is elegant/vintage.  Love it!!!  I completed this layout at a crop I went to Saturday at Paula's place (she has the most PERFECT scrap studio and was a really terrific hostess!)...

After the photo shoot of my girls, I gave the camera to someone else and had him take a few pics of me and Haley and Alison.  The last 12 months have been pretty hard on us all, so being able to spend time together and just be HAPPY was wonderful.  This layout is the three of us on Sunday, June 6th.

The flower was a gift from Paula (thank you!). She tutored us for a bit at the crop on the flowers so I totally intend to make bunches of them! Thanks Paula!
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Home is Where the Love Is

So, tomorrow I pack up my bags and head to Houston! I'm so excited to see everyone! I have a group of wonderful friends that live in my old neighborhood. So, there will be LOTS of girl time and laughs, tears and late night talks. Patty, Sandra, Nancy, Shelly, and Marchel....I love 'em to pieces and can't WAIT to hang out with them in 'my' neighborhood again! My daughter Alison is in Victoria, TX  (it's a long story how she ended up there instead of here!) and graduates High School Friday, so my older daughter Haley and I will be going to graduation. I'm sure there will be lots of tears that night because 1. she's my youngest and last child and is already graduating High School! and 2.  It's been a VERY long road getting her to this point and I'm sooo very happy and proud of her that she pulled it off!

My older daughter, Haley, who turned 25 years old on Friday lives in Houston, is a full time college student at Sam Houston University and is a manager at Pappadeaux.  She has recently moved in with the love of her life (and future ring yet, but it's just a matter of time), Justin and they are beyond excited about making a home together. SO, I came home last night and banged out this layout for them to hang in their new home...I framed it in a 12 X 12 shadow-type frame...

This page was fun to create...I fell in love with the papers (they are from Anna Griffin and Bazzil Basics), I inked the edges of all of them with Tim Holtz distress ink (some in Faded Jeans and some in Broken China).  The flourish is Prima, Say it in Crystals, the yellow flowers (which I also inked with Faded Jeans) were a gift from my sister Dana and the Graphic 45 images to the bottom right are from my secret sister over at also got me the Broken China distress ink, which I LOVE.  I cut the two big papers marquee shapes out by hand and the smaller blue one with my Cricut Storybook cartridge.  The tiny roses I got from Michaels and I just LOVE them!

I hope her and Justin like it! I know she has some cute yellow curtians that my mom made, so perhaps they'll match their new home's decor!

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