Friday, May 21, 2010

We Are Home


Except for the frog all the other stamps are from Hero Arts. The frog stamp is Inkadinkado.  I colored the grass and flowers with markers.  Ink pad colors are New England Ivy and Sunflower.  The center of the flower is orange stickles.  Background paper is from Fiskars.  The writing says I Love My Family.  

After 12 days and slightly over 3,300 miles we are home.  Since arriving home at 3:10 all the clothes are put away or in the process of washing and drying .   The mail has been gone through and I even had time to make a card. 

We had a good time in Colorado.  Graduation was nice and Leola’s baby shower was fun.  I even won a door prize (a metal flower in a pot). 

Tomorrow I will be gone all day.  Making cards with some friends and in the late afternoon going to a Mother Daughter Tea at a neighboring church. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

On The Banks of Plum Creek

We stopped in Walnut Grove, MN this afternoon. The only thing left from Laura's time is the depression in the side of a hill where the dugout was. And that is basically what the sign says. And since I am a distant cousin of Laura's it is very fascinating. There is a museum in Walnut Grove with all kinds of Ingalls artifacts. We will be home on Friday.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Road Trip Day #3

We are in Colby Kansas, which is in the northeast corner of the state. Tomorrow we will get to our destination.

This picture of the arch over I-80 in Kearney Nebraska was taken out the window with my digital camera. I wanted to check out the chip. I can't believe how sharp the pic is.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trial and Error


I have wanted to do something with this stamp for awhile.  I colored it with chalk pencils.  Then it smeared.  The hints that came with the chalks say to take a piece of tissue paper and rub quite firmly with the back of a spoon.  I did, but I didn’t get all the excess chalk and it looked dirty.  My next step was to take gold Pearl X and go over the image.  That helped some but I still wasn’t satisfied, so I took a 2 way glue pen from Stampin’ Up and highlighted a few areas and then put  on Stampin’ Up Diamond Dust.  I walked away and decided to come back to it later.  I finished it up this evening.  Cardstock is white, Pansy Purple, Sunflower and Sweet Leaf.  Except for the white all is textured.  Dew Drops are in each corner.

It was a beautiful sunny day today but with a very cold wind.  I’m glad I have no plans to go anywhere tomorrow as the weather is going to be downright nasty with rain and that “S” word in the forecast.  Anyway I have plenty to keep me busy trying to get ready to leave on Sunday.  I still have to make a graduation card with a cosmetology theme and a baby card.  JoAnn’s didn’t have any embellishments for cosmetology so guess I will go on line and see what  I can find.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

I wanted to make Leola a Mother’s Day card but didn’t have any pregnant lady stamps so got this image all colored from Microsoft Clipart on line.  100_2623The sentiment is also computer generated.  CS is Colonial White and Smokey Plum.  Background paper is K & Company Girl Plaid.

It was a pretty good day here.  Partly sunny.  Jim and I got our walk in and somehow Jim came home with a tick. 

Thanks, Kathi for the nice comment on my last card.  Making those kinds of cards isn’t really my strong suit but I like making them.  I have some other stamps in that set that are pretty neat with a garden theme.