Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Back to the craft room.

Summer seems to be beginning to wind down some. Mornings are just a bit crisper and it is taking a while longer for the heat to appear each day. The garden is producing it's fruits, I get to harvest a bit of produce nearly every day. Just sent a bag of cucumbers to my daughter so she can make another batch of pickles. I've already pickled enough for my little family for the entire winter. Just love to preserve the harvest in this manner. Glad I learned to can.
It's been a challenge finding moments to work on paper crafts this month but I have slipped in some sessions here and there. The cards I'm displaying today are my attempts to come up with some masculine feeling cards. I started with a Darice embossing folder with "Gears" as a background on a bronze shimmer paper. The embellishments were from Anna Griffin; leftovers from a kit I purchased a few years ago. Both were quick and easy and came together nicely. I will probably send them out as birthday cards - no inside sentiments yet.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Day

Most of the United States was able to experience at least a partial eclipse. My daughter and son-in-law took their daughter to Oregon to be able to be in the totality path. All agreed it was an awesome thing to behold.  Here is their commentary -


"An unforgettable experience. I understand now why people travel the world chasing eclipses to get it again for a few minutes. We met people from all over the planet in a tiny little town in central Oregon.

Sadly unprepared for the photography this is what we could do. With the naked eye the visual was about 15 times the width of the black circle - a glorious crown that stretched across an unbe...lievable area of the sky. It grew cold instantly as night fell and the stars came out. For two minutes the sky was governed by this... the corona of the sun. And then as suddenly it was over.

The next one in North America is in 7 years. In Mazatlan! Next time we will be more prepared."


Here is their photo.





Saturday, August 19, 2017

Making Halloween cards...

So here are the Halloween cards I've worked on so far.  I know it's early but with so many grandkids I have to start early. I was able to use mostly all my "tools" on these cards. My Cricut Explore, my Grand Calibur and dies, my Misti, lots of stamps, inks, markers and even some water coloring. Love all the design papers that are out this time of year.

 Watercolors, markers

 Features smooch inks


Cricut Cut & Print

  Dazzles & Cricut

Thursday, July 6, 2017