Friday, May 30, 2008
Great news......at long last.......Sophia may come home on tuesday or wednesday. The surgery she had last week has done her a lot of good and if all goes well she will finally get to come home. This is the best news her family has had in a long time, can you imagine how excited they are to finally have their daughter be able to come home. It makes me want to cry because I am so happy for all of them. Thank God for this wonderful news.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
texture it created and how it almost appeared magical to watch the powder melt in to an embossed image. We will carry this one step further by using different colors of embossing powder and then inks to add several colors to our image. The little charm embellishments are by Lil Davis Designs and they add just the finishing touch to our card. Join us for this class on Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. May 29th, 2008.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Karli and Oliver babysat Max while I was gone. Must have gone well they were all still happy when I came back. Poor Holly didn't have such a great time, Karli has diarrhea and had a messy butt that Holly had to hose before she could come back in the house. I would say that that was a little above and beyond the call of duty. What a trouper that Holly is, Karli and I both appreciate her a lot. I am told by the vet that all this grass eating the dogs are doing right now if because this spring grass is nice and sweet, bad thing though is the end result can be diarrhea. On the other hand I did just open a new bag of dog food so it could be that too. So she is now eating canned vet food and rice until her system is back to normal then I will slowly reintroduce the dog food and if she has problems again I will know it is the dog food and not the grass. Oliver had a case of the same thing a couple of days ago, he is better and I am just starting to reintroduce the dog food to him. Hope it all goes well. Now aren't you glad you stopped in to read my blog and hear all this wonderful news about dogs and diarrhea. Hey you never know what will be discussed here!!! Have a great evening......
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I hope all of you that are "Mothers" have had a wonderful Mother's Day even though the weather wasn't real warm it wasn't a wash out either and we can be thankful for that. I had some time alone to spend with my rubber stamps and that was wonderful for me.
Sophia is doing better after her last bad episode this last week and I am very thankful for that. Rob and Kim sent me some pictures while they were down visiting Sophia today via: cell phone. That's so cool to be able to get the pictures like that. What a wonderful time for Kim to have all three girls together for Mother's Day.
Oliver and Max are getting along great. Oliver is getting a little taste of how if feels to be played so ruff with. He is so ruff with Karli and I keep thinking Karli ought to do a little reprimanding, but she is just so gentle. Now Oliver should do a little reprimanding with Max and he is just as gentle with him. They sure do know who is the puppy and are very good with them. Here is a picture to show you a sample of just how well they are getting along.
Have a great evening, love Me
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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Friday, May 2, 2008
Your next challenge for our "Inchie Journey" is to create an album. There are many ways to create an album, you can start with an album already put together and alter it. Or maybe begin with a pre-made journal and alter that. What ever you decide to do will be just fine. I decided to create an album from scratch. Here are the directions for creating one like mine.
First you will need to gather some supplies, here is my list: book board for the covers, card stock for the pages, decorative paper for the front cover, embellishments, zutter, adhesive (I used Perfect Paper Adhesive from US Art Quest), stamps, ink pads, ruler, double sided tape, paper cutter and vinyl to cover the book board with.
The next step is to decide what size you would like your album to be. I decided on 6" x 8" so I cut my book board to this size and I needed one for the front and one for the back cover. From my black vinyl I cut two pieces 10" x 8"and from the ivory vinyl I cut two pieces 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". I wanted to have 24 pages in mine, so I cut 12 pieces of black card stock to 5 3/4" x 7 3/4". I also wanted headers on each of my pages and I cut them out of ivory card stock to 1 3/4" x 7 1/2" and I needed 24 of these. I wanted squares to mount my "Inchies" on so they would stand out, so from the ivory paper I cut eight 1 3/4" squares for each page (192 squares total).
Lets start with the covers: Lay your black vinyl down on your work surface right side down. Take a piece of the book board and cover one side of it with Perfect Paper Adhesive (PPA), then lay it on the vinyl as shown here. Spread PPA along the outside edges of the vinyl. Fold in all four corners, then fold in the sides. You will need to add more adhesive to the folded in corners.Do this for your front and back covers. Then cover this side of both of the covers with PPA and lay on the ivory vinyl.
You will now have two pieces that look like this. Put those aside for now and we will work on the pages.
When assembling the pages you will want to make sure to put the headers on the edge of the page that will have the binding on it. If you put your "Inchie" mounting squares there they will get caught up in the binding and you won't have enough room for the "Inchie". So I did all my headers first page by page lining them up like I was turning the pages of my album.