Thursday, March 26, 2009

So excited!!! Lysie comes home from Florida today....there are big storms on the east coast so she is delayed in Tampa..........seems like she's been gone forever! This is probably going to delay my posting of the latest pages I've created....sorry!!!
Then tomorrow it's off to work followed by a trip to Framingham MA for a Trade Show!! I am so excited to take a class by Ten Second Studios!!! They specialize in metal.....I have to wait till Sunday for that class........ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I will also be taking some other amazing classes....working with the new Alcohol Inks...that should be way cool!!! and Hero Arts....gotta love their stamps!!! Will talk to ya'll on Monday!!! Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Bad........

I just went to my check out the blogs I visit from my blog list and realized I haven't been real faithful this month! OOPS... there's been a lot going on, to say the least!
I've tried to keep my personal health struggles out of this blog...but I at a point now that I need to share. I found out last week that I will be having surgery one month from today. As many of you know I struggle with chronic daily headaches/migraines. After the surgery I will get relief from my HAs and be able to go on with my life and the things I love to do the most!!! So enough of that..... Lysie girl let Friday with the softball team for Florida....I think she's getting home sick!! I know she's overwhelmed with the lack of assistance by the teachers to have their work to them in a timely fashion.
I returned from a wonderful weekend at the Beacon with Scrappin Soul Sisters. I created some kick butt pages..........but I can't show you cause Lysie has my camera in I can't take pictures of to use some AMAZING PRIMA product that I ordered from I bought the March Kit........well worth it!!!
So till my camera returns.....................

Monday, March 9, 2009

Temporary Set Back!!

Yesterday was a delight!! Sunny and warm....snow melting like crazy.....really beautiful....a tease of Spring. Then this morning....SNOW and snowing like crazy...a temporary set'll be gone in a heart beat as soon as we get alittle warmth going!! WHOO HOO...ready to move onto my gardens!!! Get those catalogs out to choose my new plants for new gardening season.

Just thought I would share with you some of the first flowers of the season that are in my garden. The beautiful pink flowers...Painted Daisies were a house warming gift from my mother in law. The tulips are just plain beautiful!!! They speak for themselves. I collect Delphiniums...and Flocks...I want to have one of every color in my gardens. Every spring the gardens get bigger and bigger...I have to divide up the plants and start another goal mostly garden...little husbands not too impressed but grass is so....needy! The gardens just grow and are totally BEAUTIFUL!! Pretty much maintenance free!!!

Come on Down.....SPRING!!!

So...I came across some old pictures of me and decided to scrap them. I used my fav....Wassil paper....I know it's Christmas paper but it worked so wonderfully with the B&W photos and you would never know it's Christmas paper! I had tons of fun creating the collage... fussy cutting... metal flowers ...grungeboard.... ribbon... metal... vintage lace and fleurs!!!

The pictures are of my first Birthday....when life was cares...just cake!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Copic Certified Designer

Well it's official....I am a Copic Certified Designer. Debbie and I travelled to Topsfield, MA to an amazing LSS....Absolutely Everything...and they are what their name says!!! So much to look at and so little time!!

Now I must confess, coloring in images is not my favorite thing...but my horizons has been broadened and I now that I have a greater understanding of the Copic Markers...I am becoming a fan!!!

I now know the inks and papers to use, how to blend and shadow...and that I need more Sketch Markers to use them properly! Our order of the next 36 colors should be in soon so I will be able to expand my color selection.

So, I did play this morning with the limited markers I have and created this little ditty. I used BG13, BG18 and the coolest Glitter Pen...a Lemon Spica! Amazing pen!!

I will be having a class at Generations of Memories in the near future. I am looking forward to showing you how to use your Copic Markers to the fullest!! See you there!

Thank you Sally Lynn Macdonald for the great job and for pushing me out of my box!!