Monday, August 12, 2013

Difficult day - non stamping post

Yesterday was a difficult day for me.  As those who know me well are aware, my "baby" girl and her baby boy and hubby are moving away.  Jay got a great promotion and the family is moving to Chicago.  This breaks my heart but I have to admit it is a good thing for them.  The rest of us, however, will all miss them terribly.

They had a going-away shindig yesterday at one of their favorite places, The Platte Bar and Grill.  SO many turned out to wish them well and reminisce.  I enjoyed, SO MUCH, seeing all their friends come to see them off.  Many of their friends feel like my kids too...they have been around for so many years!

I just want to share this wonderful photo of my kids, taken by one of their friends yesterday.

Travis, his lovely wife Courtney. Megan and her wonderful husband, Jay. Lucas and his darling girlfriend, Jessica!
This group of people are the most important people in my and Lee's life!  Just missing the Grands!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August class

Tami and I had smaller classes this month than usual, but we still had SO much fun.  The group of ladies that come are so special.  Love them all.

Tami's cards this month were incredible.  This first one was inspired by an on-stage presentation by Pam Morgan at the convention last month.  So simple....yet so stunning!

Gold embossing on DSP.

Tami used her favorite new stamp set (and one of mine too) called Gorgeous Grunge!  Love this set.

Tami's next card was very vintage.  Inspired, I believe, by a card by Jackie Pedro.
Tami used some of her birthday gifts from friends on this card.  Stamps, embossing folder and clock die are not SU.

The flowers were made with the pansy punch and the Boho Blossom punch.

My first card is a fun-fold card.  Paper used was the Modern Medley (My absolute favorite) and basic black.  Stamp set was Petite Pairs.  The Happy Birthday Die was not SU.

View from the top.

The second card is also a fun fold.  Stamps sets used were Teeny Tiny Wishes, Papaya Collage, and our retired In My Thoughts.  The designer paper is Winter Frost, from the Holiday Catalog.  Some of the designs are appropriate for non-winter/Christmas cards as this card shows.  The rose is shaped and popped up, then painted with the retired Shimmer Smooch.


Close up of the Rose (Pool Party paper and leaf colored with Pistachio Pudding marker)

Detail of closure.  Retired slit punch with button and baker's twine bow.
Hope you enjoy!

Bye bye for now,