Thursday, August 21, 2008


Its finally here, surgery day for Sophia. Early tomorrow morning Sophia will have her heart surgery that is so needed. I am asking for all of your prayers for Sophia, her family and the doctors. This will be a very stressful time for all of them. I am in awe of all the people who are praying for Sophia and who have also put her on prayer chains. I thank each and every one of you, God is sustaining her and her family as they go through all of these trials. I just know that after this surgery as Sophia recuperates she will finally be able to grow and become that strong little girl that she is trying so hard to be. In the five months that Sophia has been with us she has only been home 3 weeks out of that time, everyone is looking forward to the time when she can finally be home to stay and it is going to take this heart surgery to get her to that point. As Kim (Sophia's Mom) has been saying through all of this...."Enjoy being". love Bev

Monday, August 18, 2008

Class - "Altered Stickers"

OH no, what ever shall we do, the Inkadinkado birds are not included in this weeks class. I am switching to stickers this week, aren't they cool. Sometimes the stickers available are just not quite right, but you do like the design, so fix them. We are going to use our ultra thick embossing powder to make the stickers just right for our card designs. I did though have to include the nestabilities dies in our class, I'm sure you are not sick of them after only one week. Be sure to join us for lots of stamping fun on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Here are the "Dragonfly Inchies" for the TICS this month. The line up is as follows: 1st; Cindy's , 2nd; Mine, 3rd; Susan's, 4th; Robin's. I thought they turned out cute. I was lucky enough to have some brads hanging around that were just waiting for this challenge and they fit on an Inchie just perfect. I also used some rub-on stitches and added a little stamping to my background. I applied copper leafing pen to the edges and attached it all to a piece of black card stock. Have you tried your hand at these little pieces of art yet?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Class - "Nestablilites"

Well as promised here are the cards using the Spellbinders "Nestabilites". Did I ever have a good time playing with these and I love the results. Wouldn't you know the Inkadinkado birds have shown up again in this class, bet you are hoping I find a new favorite soon. I have a box of scrapbook paper scraps that you can choose from to use for your background on your card and then you can choose whatever color of card stock you want to cut out your oval nestablilites with. I also have this wonderful brown ribbon from Bazzill that fits these cards perfectly. As a reminder class is open to anyone and it is on Monday evening at 6:30p.m. and Thursday morning at 10:30a.m. If you are not a regular and would like to attend just give me a call or email to sign up.
My sister lives in Virginia and she says it is very dry where she lives, I sure would love to send her some of this rain we are getting. I feel like a salamander, it is so wet and squishy.
Went to pick blueberries today with my son and his family, we had a good time. I did tell them though if I see a snake I am done. After we were all finished and was paying for the berries the man that owns the blueberry patch said he is surprised we didn't see any. They have had a couple pretty big ones hanging out on the bridge you have to cross to get to the bushes. I guess it was my lucky day, they were no where to be found. I hate snakes.......did you get that???? I hate snakes. They just really freak me out, just ask my brothers. Oh my gosh I remember when we were building the Sunflower House a really really big fat one was laying on the cement slab in front of where the shop was going to be. I came around the side of the building and almost stepped on it. I screamed so loud, my brother came out and said what is the matter with you. I just pointed and said "Kill that thing" Talk about flipping out, I was gone.
Have a great week! Hopefully no snakes in your future!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Artist Trading Card - "Sewn Pocket"

I received in the mail today a wonderful fun package. I had ordered a set of Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Dies and a brown journaling pen. So of course I had to play with them and I had to do my trading cards so I justified the time spent in my studio playing today. They are marvelous and so much versatility with them, now I am regretting ordering one set. I didn't have the Wizard Die Cutting Machine but the package said they work with any machine and I have the Zip-e-Mate and they are very compatible, with a little practice. I can see so many possibilities for using these in all my projects, next week we will use them in class and you can experiment with them. I used one of the dies to cut my oval and then I used the same die to emboss it. I used the same die to make my pocket, I cut it out, embossed it and then cut it in half. I then used one of the smaller ones to make my insert for my pocket. I rubbed chalk around the outside edges of the lighter ones and used ink for the darker one. I also did a little stamping on them and added a neat embellishment. Of course since our technique was a stitched pocket, I stitched the pocket on with embroidery thread. Well I will add more to my wish list, and try more of Spellbinders dies now I know they truly work in my Zip-e-Mate. Enjoy!!


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