Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I used CTMH Sweet Pea papers, Blush and Sweet Leaf inks, and blush sheer ribbon for this card. The pearls from H*****L***** on the baby's "beebo" and right side really do match the pink paper (goofy lighting). The inspiration for the card design is from a "thanks" card made by Teresa Kline.
Monday, July 27, 2009
... takes her little bunny to meet the birdies in the hands of the St Francis garden sculpture ...
... covers the bunny family with grass and small leaves in her plastic container bunny "nest" ...
What fun we have with little nature girl! I hope she keeps her fists closed tightly tonight so those roly poly bugs don't get loose in her bed.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Shadows that caught my eye this week--DH's legs as he measured concrete ...
The asparagas fern -- so airy and delicate ...
A corn plant by a lamp in our greatroom as I walked through to get a middle of the night drink of water ... is this OCD or what? to grab a camera when one is half asleep or walking in my sleep? ...
The stairway light's shadow on the hallway wall on that same "water walk" ...
Friday, July 24, 2009
This was my first attempt at making a note card holder using two pieces of card stock. I had seen the template on Tresa Black's blog and thought I'd give it a whirl. It was fun, so then I tried another one ...
Let's Get Together accent papers on colonial white cardstock that is stamped with Delight in Everything stamps (Garden Green, Cranberry, Sunny Yellow), pewter brads and waxy flax for the closure ...
If my eyes weren't so tired, I'd attempt a third one!
Goodnight! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite! (Did your mom tell you that as a child? I shudder at the thought of bed bugs!)
Sweet dreams... happy weekend!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I've been playing with the Bella papers and Stickease and a few embellishments, making sample cards for an upcoming Bella Workshop on the Go. My goal is to show friends how fun, easy, and economical it is to make your own greeting cards from very few materials. Participants will be making scrapbook layouts too.
These card ideas have been adapted from the Wishes book by Close To My Heart's CEO, Jeanette Lynton. Don't have one yet? Click on the link and it'll take you to the Summer Idea Book; then scroll to page 12 and zoom on the page to see the description and order number in the bottom left corner.
It's a great "recipe book" with cutting directions and TONS of creative ideas for making your own cards of all sizes--and it includes the newest circle card directions. It also comes with a CD full of templates.
Need help finding or ordering items from CTMH? Just email me at janehaaspaperart [at] gmail [dot] com.
What a treat it is to be greeted by these gorgeous flowers as we walk through our yard's gardens! We had more rain last night and this morning, so it was a good time to get the camera clicking again. In a few photos, I caught some awesome bokeh!
Here are lilies, coneflowers, Rose of Sharon, Rudebeckia, Coreopsis, impatiens, Mandavilla, and hosta blooms. Behind the yellow Mandavilla you can see the green tomatoes we're protecting from the voracious squirrels and deer that think they own the place.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I used Close To My Heart's "Discovery" paper packet and Stickease that I received in my June 30th "deal a day box"--a really pretty combo of ivory, greens, and pinks--for Emily to journal and keep photos of this pregnancy.
The photos show the pages before I inserted them into their clear protective page covers. (I omitted pp. 2-3 in the slideshow intentionally because I had adhered photos of Emily showing her tiny tummy & she wasn't feeling so great at the time. Page 2 stamps read: Feeling ... great...good...bad...awful. Page 3 stamp header reads: Mommy to be ...)
I especially love the designs of so many butterflies in "Discovery"--they are a symbol of new life.
Ink colors: Hollyhock and Garden Green
Friday, July 10, 2009
Here's the front cover... lots of random stamping ... more photos to come of the inside pages.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I used Close To My Heart's Boom Di Ada papers and embellishments to highlight Dad and Mom's hobbies. Mom is planting herbs in a hanging basket, while Dad is finding friends to talk with on his 2-meter radio. While we sat on their patio, a hummingbird came to have his dinner. Their big backyard is so peaceful and conducive to meditation! And I so enjoy being with my dear parents in real life visits and in phone visits.
I thank God for my parents' hobbies that give them joy. I journaled about them on the named-pullout paper sections that hide under their photos.
Thanks to my faithbooking friend, Hope, for helping me to focus on Scripture verses for these pages!
"This is the day the LORD has made ..." are the first words my parents say when they wake up in the morning. And in whatever they do, they always speak words of wisdom as they glorify God and keep Him in their days and nights. These verses truly help describe my parents and their hobbies.
Double click on the photos to enlarge them.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I carried a basket of daisies, blue cornflowers, and pink coneflowers at our wedding 39 years ago. It was a very old-fashioned grandma's garden combination. And now I am that gramma. I've grown into her.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Here's our nephew John, a Navy Seaman in training, a darn good reason Americans can be thankful and proud of their military service people! He's following his dad's path in a Navy career.
John brought Navy tees for his grandparents during a recent visit with them. Dad's advice always is, "Keep your chin up and follow the rules." And John does! He makes us very proud.
On this Independence Day of remembering and celebrating our freedoms, we thank all those who have in the past and those who work in the present to constantly preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.
When I get a photo, I'll make an accompanying layout page of our nephew Paul, serving in the Air Force in Italy.
Thank you all for your honor, courage, commitment to duty, and for enlisting to serve and to help keep our country strong.
Thanks to Dad for his Army service during World War II!
Friday, July 3, 2009
I had posted a really cool video clip of Tresa Black's tutorial about using Flip Flaps (with permission of course), and accidentally deleted it when my eyes weren't totally awake...
Update! I reposted the video by Tresa Black! Enjoy!
I'm sorry that the comments were lost though. :(
Until I get back to all the details, I'll point you to the Memory Protectors Flip Flaps--a really useful product--in the Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book, page 104.
You can get to that page by clicking here!
Order directly from my CTMH site (click on Shop Online in the left column) if you'd like some of these great 4 x 6 protectors that flip and flap and provide a lot more room to show photos on a page!
Page samples to come...