Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I'm Not Being a Slacker, Honest!

Today is 2/20. I haven't blogged in ten days! YIKES! It isn't that I haven't been busy. I have been! For a while there, I wasn't sure if I was coming or going! Now, I have three major projects done! Phew!

The month started off with my feeling behind before I got started. I did my first card making class. I'll post the cards in a couple of days. It went well. I really worked hard preparing all of the supplies to minimize their work and maximize the time in class. Each gal left with a nice selection of cards.

It's raining here tonight. Earlier, we had thunder and an outflow that was really strong. The wind and rain was really strong. I thought hail was hitting the roof. Our house is extremely quiet. I could hear whatever was falling! It's so nice to have rain in the desert.

Here are some LOs I thought I'd share. These were done in January. I had to wait to post until February. I hope you like them. I got the papers through a site, Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking , which is in Delta, Utah. If you are into Cuttlebugs and Cricuts, this site has a very nice collection of related supplies. I am really into embossing at the current time. Go Provo Craft!

The first one is a shot of Pine Valley Mountain. We can see this from our home, although not from as close as the photo. The snowflakes are rusted metal. I love those! It was perfect with the paper I chose to use. I used chalk to color the bird and did some machine stitching. It's hard to see, but there are crystal snowflakes on the circle as well as the smaller rusted flakes.

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Pine Valley Mountain


The next LO features my DDIL. She and DS visited Sequoia National Park. This is a tunnel carved into the base of a tree. Sequoias are so tall. DDIL is 6' tall, and she's just about as high as the opening! I really, really like the diversity of Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding PP. Although it came out for Christmas, the colors are perfect for other situations as well.

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Sequoia


The next LO is of my DDIL & DS. They are such cuties. They were flying from Portland to Las Vegas when this shot was taken. I really appreciate their sharing their photos with me. I absolutely Love this PP! For some reason, I was into brown this month, I guess. The flowers are elevated and have lots of dimension. Across the top is pale blue loopy ribbon. I love cutting flowers out. I find it very calming. I also used gold Glimmer Mist on the brown Bazzill cardstock. You can see it sparkling a bit. It sure added a nice dimension to the LO.

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L & N


Finally, my last little project was this two inch square laminated pocket calendar. I won't take up space with photos of each month. I did embellish each page as well as machine stitched them. Think SMALL! I heat embossed the aluminum numerals using copper to match the PPs . I also used matching ribbons to hide the metal loop. It's so tiny and handy w/out taking up space.

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2008 Two Inch Pocket Calendar


I'll have some more things going up later this week. I'm a bit under the weather and resting is a priority. I think I wore myself down.

Have a good one!
XO

2 comments:

Karen Reichel said...

These are awesome Chris!

Lauren said...

Wow you've been busy Chris! Love the LOs and that mini book is fabulous:)