Thursday, August 21, 2014

newsprint as gift wrap

Being faced with the need for some gift wrap paper and unable to find anything that worked for me in my stash, no time to run out for some, left me with the only option of  figuring out an alternative.  Newsprint is definitely a staple of my studio, not only do I use it as spray sheets but it also comes in handy so often for other needs.  It was the perfect size, so I gathered, Dylusion Inks, Tim Holtz distress Inks, stamp pads and stamps, some brushes and stencils and set to play.  This will not only work as my gift wrap but will also work as a card background at some point.  I love newsprint but even more I love playing with the toys.  Have a wonderful day and move joyously into your weekend. Hugs

the gift is ready to go.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Moose

A fun birthday card for a friend, we walk most every morning, we take in the morning light and changes in the local flora and fauna, we also discuss the state of our universe as seen on news feeds.  One thing that we laugh at are the "Breaking News" banners constantly displayed, it just seems so unnecessary, so the ridiculous was on my mind as I began putting the card together.  A singing moose in a castle court yard seemed to fit the bill.  Background is from a frame I purchased recently, cropped and filtered in photoshop, then printed out.  Moose element created using photoshop and Silhouette Cameo, banner also created using Cameo.  Hope your day is filled with the fun and ridiculous, hugs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Tribute

This morning on my walk, I could not ignore the joy in the sky above me, then I thought that just maybe it was the joy of angels spilling over from Heaven as they welcomed and embraced Robin Williams.  That they felt the sadness of his passing from this earth and wanted us to know that they had received him and that there is peace and laughter in Heaven this morning.  He was one of my all time favorites, I caught an improv one night as he pieced together Shakespearean quotes in a magical, hysterical skit of pure genius, he stayed on my radar from then on and I was always excited to see his next project.  God Bless you and yours Robin.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Embrace Now

Monday morning is beginning, no sunrise yet but temps are perfect right now to get the house cooled down so windows and doors open to let it in.  August is giving us a break this week with temps in the low 90s, after two weeks of triple digits in July it is a blessing.  
Now that it appears I have a working system, FINALLY in place, I am incorporating some of the wonderful features from my fairly new printer, the old one would not print on an A2 card blank, this computer did not have a word processing software so I down loaded a free one and to my amazement it worked, lol.  Also on one of my early morning walks the sunlight was beautiful and there are portions of our older neighborhood where the road topping is cracked to the point of looking like a cobblestone, the light was perfect and I took a picture, whala my background for this card.  The leaves from another walk, here is a little tip, if you find a leaf you love but it is crinkled and dried but other wise perfect for what you want, take the leaf and place it in a bowl of water for about 6 or 8 hours, remove, dry off with a paper towel, pat gently and scan it in, then using your editing software turn it into an element.
Hope everyone has a peaceful, safe week, hugs

Friday, August 8, 2014


Some leaves I found on a walk and turned into elements, dodging triple digits has had me a little slow and this computer situation cinched the whole thing.  No promises, but I just may now have a solution in place with a newly shared 3 year old lap top, we will see.  Hope everyone has a great weekend, hugs