Thursday, December 31, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The note pad can be replaced and fits in the bejeweled quilled coils. You could make any quilled designs to decorate around the calendar to give as a gift or adorn your own desk! That's all for know back later with another "wearable" quilled project.
Comments always welcome!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time to say good-by for now, I have several more posts of finished projects coming this week!
Comments welcome as always!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It was hard to get a good picture of this box because of it's color. The box was painted with a base of silver with a touch of metallic blue, then sponged with pearl white and seemed to wash our or blend in with whatever background I used. Also the glitter which is used to highlight the base image, layered flower and bow doesn't show well. It really is sparkly IRL! *
Ok back to the details. I printed the image sheet out twice, once on white card stock and then another time on vellum. The image is already colored a pretty blue and the flowers are white so all you have to do is cut and layer and embellish is you like. Well I must use glitter! So, I used my gelly roll pens in silver and a matching metallic blue to accent the designs on the base layer. Then I outlined the inside scallop with a glue pen and glittered it. The dots are glittered with clear chunky glitter and the swirls are accented with small silver "pearls". *
I cut out the three flower images, one with the leaves and the other two without, from the vellum images. These flowers were accented with iridescent glitter and the top layer has a crystal center. Then they were layered with pop dots and the petals were offset from the ones below. The base layer image has a light blue scalloped nestie also. *
The box base and lid are lined with the designer paper set that Tracey also offers to compliment these flower images. Then I added a tulle bow with glitter accents. On the center of the bow there is another smaller layered Icey Flower that I printed out again on vellum.*
I really love how the vellum gives the flowers that airy and icy look, and of course the dimensional effect of the layering. These digi images are a breeze to work with and are very versatile! Hop on over to Fred She Said and see all of Tracey's new designs!*
Tomorrow I have a Quilled Keepsake Invitation to show you! Thanks for all your sweet encouraging comments!*
Comments always welcome! If you have any questions email me at the link on the sidebar!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
But for now, I have a card that was made for a Flourishes challenge and that I was going to post here when I returned home the day of that fated "outpatient" procedure! So, here it is and it is quite timely as I truly do GIVE THANKS to the Lord for bringing me through this time and for His continued Presence during my recovery! I also thank and so very much appreciate all the encouraging notes and emails that you are so sweet to send!
I stamped and embossed the Flourishes pomegranate image and sentiment in bronze and watercolored it with my Tombow markers. The edges of the DP and the pomegranate image were inked with Tim Holtz's distress inks. I layered the images and panels with a border punch. Topaz crystals were added to the border and the brads for sparkle and a taffeta shimmery bow added to finish off.
Well the medication is kicking in and time for me to rest a bit before I can get back to creating. If you have created any projects that have been inspired by any you have seen here, leave a comment with a link so that I and all who visit can enjoy them!
Comments and links to your projects always welcome!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I hope the worst is over and every day it is a little better and with a bit of physical therapy I will be back at full speed soon. Every time I get up my walker is with me and I feel like "Edna" off of the movie Vacation! lol! Tomorrow I will try to sit at my craft table and create to take my mind off what is left to heal, I have some DT projects that need to be completed and wasn't expecting to take more than a week off!
Thanks to all my family and friends that have been taking care of me with visits, prayers, and food! My sister cooked up a lot of great meals, brought the most beautiful heirloom eggplants, fresh milk and other goodies to tempt me to get my appetite back, not only do I but Mason really appreciates it also! I have been up a lot today trying to get my strength back but am exhausted so I will say thank you and bye for now!
Monday, September 14, 2009
She went in for a very routine endoscopy on Wednesday morning (9/9/09). Her stomach was punctured and the gases from the procedure leaked into her body. It caused a collapse of both her lungs and gases being trapped in her subcutaneous tissues (a condition called subcutaneous emphysema). Needless to say, she was in terrible pain.
The days following were crucial to make sure she didn't develop sepsis, and that her gut could rest (with the presence of an NG tube) so the puncture could heal without additional surgery, and the air in her tissues would resolve so she can regain lung function. They inserted 2 chest tubes to relieve the pressure on her lungs.
After repeat CT scans and x-rays, it seems as though the puncture was healing on it's own and she was getting better by the day. Yesterday they clamped off her NG tube and took out one chest tube. They should be taking the other tube soon and letting her eat real food. It looks like she'll be there for another day or two. But she's progressing and doing better.
Please continue to pray for her in her recovery and that she should be home soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Now I am to nominate seven other to pass on the awards to, in no particular order:
1. Lisa Phillipi - Adornments by Lisa
2. Paula Bauer - Gem State Quilling/Give it a Twirl (Blog)
3. Jerri K. Jimenez - A Touch of Grace
4. Tracey "Fred" Miller - Fred She Said Designs
5. Joann Creamer - The Creamer Chronicles
6. Ann Martin - All Things Paper
7. Heidi Bishop - Paper Filigree with a Pedigree
These are women and their blogs who have inspired and encouraged me not only in my paper art but life. I could list more but we would be here a lot longer and I will save them for another time!! Check these out if you haven't already, they are great!
Now I must confess! I received another nomination a while back, saved the award pic in my file and was with all good intentions going to post and pass it on. But hectic life, nagging illnesses and my sporadic "memory loss" ( in computer terms, ram overload), and days of not getting it done has now left me with not being able to find the email for who nominated me : ( !! I beg forgiveness and really do appreciate the award and am posting it and passing it along with these! I am still looking and know I have saved it away, but if you are the special person who nominated me please have mercy on me and let me know so I can recognize you!!!! Below is the cute award, Circle of Friends!
Also, according to the rules of the award I must list seven things that you might find interesting:
1. My relationship with Yeshua, my Husband and my family is the most important thing in my life.
2. I am going to be a grandmother again in March!
3. I am of Bohemian ancestry (now Czech Republic), great grandparents immigrated in 1889.
4. I am a Trekkie, and drive my kids crazy watching my DVD's of the shows.
5. My paper crafting room is always a mess!
6. You can call me Ellie Mae because I love dogs and would have as many as I could if my husband would let me!
7. I love to garden but have a black thumb!!!
That is all for now, blogger is acting up. aarrrggh!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
This thank you card has a little gift book mark attached to the front. I stamped and embossed in gold the image and then watercolored it with Tombow markers. I edged it in gold and then mounted it on a Nestie scalloped rectangle which I pierced along the edges. A tassel was added to finish off the bookmark. The bookmark is held on by a small blue binder clip for easy removal. I have had this cute plaid designer paper and though that it fit the color scheme and design. A short post for today, be back later with more on our trips!
Comments are always welcome and I appreciate and read them all!