Sending a hug your way

I bought the sweet stamp used for this card at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention two weeks ago.  I bought it because it reminded me of my daughter when she was younger. The image just gives me a warm fuzzy.  The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company.  I colored with colored pencils and used a blending pen.


Sending you a hug


Hooo’s graduating?

OK, another owl post.  This one is a graduation card that I made for two lovely ladies who graduated high school this summer (and started their first week at college this week).  I embossed the background with an Argyle folio from Darice, and the owl is a Stampin’ Up punch.  I tried to match their high school colors.

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Hooo goes there?

I know that owls are all trendy again, but whenever I see owl decor I think back to the hundred or so decorative owls that used to sit on my grandmother’s mantle.  Today’s designs are cuter but it seems that they have been popular for a long time.  Earlier this summer my kids begged me to take them to Glazed Bisque-It, a local ceramic studio (which was also trendy in the 70s along with the owls).  I usually don’t paint a piece myself, but I have really been wanting a cookie jar.  What do you know, but they had this awesome owl cookie jar.  So I HAD to paint it.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE him.

owl cookie jar

owl cookie jar

Women, Wine, and Art

Our local vineyard, Fincastle Winery, has been offering art and wine events over the summer.  I signed up with a couple of ladies from our book club, and we went today.  It was a GORGEOUS day, and we painted outside under a tent.  The instructor, Lindee Katdare of Lindee Tree, gave us step-by-step instructions, and we each created our first “masterpiece”. I don’t think that I’ve painted a picture since elementary school, so it was a bit daunting.  But I am happy with the outcome.  Add to that the good wine and good friends, and I call it a huge success.




Glitter Pen Love

I made this card at a Make-n-Take at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking Convention this past weekend in Charlotte.  I can’t tell you the name of the stamp, but it was stamped several times in the background in a light green and once more in a distressed ink.    A couple of layers and some gold bling.  But my favorite discovery was the Glitter Pen that we used to highlight the light green branches.  Fun!  Had to go seek one out at the show with the help of one of my crafty friends.



Sweet as Honey

I love bees!  Don’t know why.  I am a sucker for every bee-related craft item I find.  I made this card earlier this summer.  It is embossed with the Cuttlebug “Honeycomb” folio.  The black hexes were cut using the Creative Memories border maker hex cartridge.  The bee is from a Stampin Up stamp from a few years ago . . . . the set was called “Bunch O Bugs”.  The “Sweet as Honey” stamp is from Close to my Heart “Honeycomb Flair”.  The cardstock and ribbon are miscellaneous items in my stash.

Sweet as Honey