Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birthday and Friendship cards!

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and today was my granddaughter's birthday! What a joy both of them have been (most of the time)!

Here are the cards I made for them.
This card is for Becky. She has found some of the most incredible cards and stamps on the web and this Sarah Kay is one of them - Fanny's Cuddle.

This was colored with Copic Sketch markers. I used Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and white cardstock. The pink flower is a Prima and the brown is from the Pretties Kit and colored with Chocolate Chip marker. The brown satin ribbon is probably from AC Moore.

This one is for Megan, my granddaughter. She loves purple! This is another Sarah Kay stamp - My Sweet Lili.

The image was colored with Copic Sketch markers and cut with a scalloped oval Nestibilities die. I glued a tiny purple gem on her ear and a tiny flower on her teddy bear's bow. The ribbon is from AC Moore. The cardstock is from DCWV Nana's Kids mat stack and is mounted on SU Lovely Lilac.

My SBS22 sister Norma spoils me with the most beautiful cards.

This one is breathtaking! It is all glittered up. The picture does not do justice to the beautiful work Norma did on this card.

Thank you so much, Norma.

This last card for tonight is the Round Robin
card that was sent me after it was finished.
The bees' wings are colored with a gold glitter pen, which does not show in the picture. My friend Kim did a great job finishing it.
That's all, folks!!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

How Many of Me Are There?

Amy has this neat little thing on her blog, so I just had to try it.

There are 647,329 Kathleen's in the US, the 75th most popular female name. There are 2,565 people with the last name Gerace. There are only 5 Kathleen Gerace's in the US. Lucky for all the rest of the people!

There are 11 people with my DH's name.

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Until then,

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Secret Sister Gift!

A couple of days ago I got some Happy Mail!! A very thick card from my secret sister.

The center panel swings out to reveal a message on the back as well as the Thanks and butterflies on the front. That is very clever! Thank you, secret sister for thinking of me!

Also in the card were the cute Bellas with a stack of gifts and 5 long pieces of sheer ribbon which were between 2 heavy coasters. Now I also have 2 coasters to embellish. Nothing in this package will go to waste!

The ribbon on the far right that barely shows is gray.

Since giving up the bridal/formal alterations, I have been some better about getting things done in a timely manner. I have done more blog hopping to see all of my SBS22 sisters' blogs and got a couple posts done. More WishRAK packets have gone out. Housework is still a major hangup :O( I have managed to get the laundry washed, dried, folded AND put away in the same day - major fete! Progress is being slowly made.

I have a Lipstick plant that I have had since 1984. Each year I would only see 6 to 8 flower sets and was really disappointed because I really tried to care properly for it. This year the plant has been loaded with flowers twice - once in the spring and now. I can't believe it! Here are some pictures of it as it appears today.

This is the gorgeous plant in full bloom (sounds like a great name for a stamp set)!!

Here's a close up of the fully opened flowers.

These are the flowers just beginning to "open up". The flower at the top shows the "lipstick" just coming up.

There are several stems that 2 sets of flowers and one even has 3!

The colors in these pictures are very true to the plant.

Time to go color images, put some cards together and stamp, stamp, stamp! :O)

Until next time,