Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Yesterday was my birthday...and I'm not aging gracefully...
I received a lot of nice things, but favorites were the flowers from my 7 year old granddaughter and 8 year old grandson (they picked out all by themselves), the beautiful pearl bracelet from my oldest daughter, and my JoAnn's gift card from my youngest daughter! My husband - well, he always gets me very nice things!
Aging is something I totally disdain, but family and friends make it bearable!:)
Posted by Patsy B. at 11:18 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
Scrapbooking is so much fun - especially when I am scrapbooking one of my grandkids! This is Paytan, the newest grandchild, our miracle baby! She is my son-in-law's first (and only) child, so I wanted to do this page for him. (My daughter has a 13 year old daughter and 15 year old son from her first marriage.) Chad is a wonderful son-in-law, a great father to the older kids, and a good husband to my daughter. A mom just couldn't ask for any thing more :)
I could not photograph this page very well - has a lot of shiny stuff on it and the lighting isn't very good. But you can see her "crazy" hair. She has the craziest hair I've ever seen on a new baby. She's 3 months old in the photos (4 months at this posting).
Posted by Patsy B. at 10:19 PM
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The inspiration for this card is my wonderful friend Ru - she's such a Darling! I cut the scallop shape from Mini Monograms, the butterflies from Indie Art, and the sentiment from - well, I forget that one...
I cut the scallop out of cardstock and one out of some beautiful, sparkly, heavy weight vellum that I have had for a while. (Click on the photo to see a larger one with more detail.) The gems and flowers are from my stash. I edged the base scallop in a couple of different tints of purple ink, and dotted the "i" in friends and life with Tiara Stickles. Photo 1 is a shot of the entire card. Photo 2 is a close shot of the top. Photo 3 is a close up shot of the bottom. If you would like the cut file, just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Posted by Patsy B. at 6:52 PM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I used the SERENADE cartridge to create this birdcage votive holder (battery-operated candle, of course).
Using DesignStudio, I placed four birdcages side by side, each at 2.75" wide, and welded them together. After cutting on my Cricut E, I formed the cage by folding at each corner spot, and used a small piece of tape at the top and bottom to hold cage together. Bending the tops of the bird cage, I attached them together with a brad, forming an enclosed cage. I adhered 1/2" lace around top, and 1/4" ribbon around bottom. (I used double-sided adhesive to attach the lace and ribbon.) I added a small craft rose in the top middle (all four sides), and a flourish cut from the Cricut on the bottom of all four sides. I also glued a blue gem in the middle of the bottom on all four sides. The cardstock is blue metallic, but I can't remember the vendor. The color of the cardstock is more accurately represented in the photo with the candle turned on.
Posted by Patsy B. at 11:03 PM