Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/29

Hi there! I'm late this week. Had a WONDERFUL workshop in Venus, TX today!!!!!

Here's my card for this week. You can see the sketch here at the UDI Blog.

Set: Herb Expressions

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream, Autumn Traditions DSP

Ink: Always Artichoke

Accessories: Blender Pen, Sponges, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/22

It's time for another sketch challenge over at UDI! Our fearless Challenge Leader, Carol, has thrown in a couple of extras with our challenges. For today, we not only have the sketch but we are to incorporate the Shaving Cream technique into our design. What fun!!!!!

So here it is! The lighting drove me crazy (both of the buttons are really the same color!) but it's 11:30 pm so I had no natural light. What's a girl to do?

Stamp set: Flowers in Silhouette (on the Dormant list)

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Ruby Red reinkers, Black Staz-on

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White

Accessories: Corduroy buttons, clear buttons, 1" circle punch, mini glue dots

Today, we are having a reception for my Mom. She turned 80 on Wednesday! We are so lucky to still have her in our lives and even though she has a lot of health issues, you'd never know it to look at her! Most of our family is right here in Fort Worth, but my sister's middle son lives in Milwaukee, WI and Mother has not seen him in about three years. My sister is flying him in as a special surprise!!! I know it will make her day.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/15

It's that time of week!!!! I love doing these challenges! For today's challenge I followed this sketch. The center panel is a technique called Bargello. It's a needlepoint stitch converted to paper. Looks complicated but it's really easy!

Set: Happy Thoughts

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pink Flamingo DSP (I know, I'm using a lot of this but it's just so versatile!!!!)

Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun

Accessories: Filigree Brads, Metal Edge Tags

Have a great week! We are celebrating Mother's 80th Birthday on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/8

While most of my friends are away at convention I am having fun living vicariously through their blogs where they are posting all their pictures. Actually, I'm seeing more of all the Sample Boards than I usually do LOL! I can tell all you customers out there, GREAT THINGS ARE ON THE WAY!!!!!

'Nuff said, here's today's challenge. You can see the sketch here

Today was Technique Class at my house and this is one of the new techniques we learned. It's called Gesso Off and you can learn this technique and more by subscribing to the Technique Junkies newsletter over at This newsletter is worth it's weight in gold. Go check it out and tell Pat I sent you!


SET: Embrace Life

Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay textured and regular, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade

Accessories: White Grommets, Brad from Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, Gesso

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Good News about Mother

We just got really good news, no surgery or stent for Mother. She does have some blockage but it is in a part of her heart that does not effect the mechanics so they can treat the blockage with medication. Woo hoo!!!! She should get to come home tomorrow once they get her going on her medications.