Saturday, April 28, 2007

Our Very First Rose

When we were visiting our friends in Tennessee a couple of weeks ago, I went to a Rose Education Day put on by the local rose society. Now I'm not a gardener, and I know very little about growing any type of flower other than my African Violets (which do very well for me, thank you). And roses aren't even my favorite flower. But our friends grow many beautiful roses, and they are members of this rose society, and the event occurred while we were visiting, so I went along with my friend (while the guys were out turkey hunting, of course). So who do you think won one of the rose bushes that were being given away as door prizes? I did! My dh planted the bush for me a few days after we returned home, and we now have our very first rose blooming. Hard to believe, but here it is:

It is actually much redder than it shows in the picture - it was very sunny, so it looks a bit washed out. And DH says it looked even prettier yesterday, but I wasn't home much yesterday to enjoy it, so this was the best I could do.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

New Blog Header

I hadn't changed my blog header in quite awhile, so I just did it. I used It's a Spring Thing and Scratch n Stamp Alpha by Eve Recinella.

New Postcard

I mailed this postcard off yesterday for a "Just Us Two" swap. I love making postcards!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

At the Beach

I finished another layout today - this is another one of my friend's son and grandson.

Credits: Spring Heyday by Eve Recinella, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Brackets from Collingwood by Eve Recinella, available at Eve Recinella Designs
Distress brushwork by Nancie Rowe Janitz, available at ScrapArtist
Plaid paper and cardboard from Enjoy Life by Eve Recinella, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Background paper from Daydream by Eve Recinella and Jomi Van Bekkum, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs and The Digi Chick
Scraplift of First Day of Kindergarten by LauraKaye.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Volunteer of the Year

This is a layout of the daughter of one of my best friends - she was named volunteer of the year!

Credits: It's a Spring Thing by Eve Recinella, available here
Template by Teresa Ferguson from a layout by Amy Pearson (here)
Folded corner by Karah Fredericks

Monday, April 16, 2007


This layout was published in the Aug/Sept 2007 issue of Ready Set Create.
My best friend's daughter just bought a horse.

Credits: Orange Groove by Eve Recinella, available at Sweet Shoppe Designs
Folded Corner Template by Karah Fredricks
Cardboard Edge Overlay by Linda Gil Billdal
Staple from Regality by Eve Recinella
Paint Brush by Christine Smith
Arrow shape from Daydream kit by Eve Recinella and Jomi Van Bekkum - paper from Orange Groove
Curled photo frame by Nancy Comelab
Suede Strip from Rugged by Eve Recinella, available at SSD

Monday, April 02, 2007

G is for . . . Geisha

I am in a couple of swaps on the ArtsNTheMail Yahoo Group. The first one is Something Beginning with G. You are supposed to make a card showing something beginning with G. I thought and thought about various words beginning with G, and finally decided on Geisha. Here is my first card - I will have to make more, depending on how many sign up for the swap. But once I have my design figured out, the rest is easy. I will probably change up the fabrics, but the Geishas are from a rubber stamp by Stampin' Up.

Fish PostCard

I made a new postcard yesterday (finished it up today). This is for a one on one swap with Melinda - she posted on artsnthemail that she had some postcards to trade, and I said I wanted the yellow one, so she's saving it for me. Hope she likes what I've done! BTW, the eye is a Swarovski crystal (doesn't show up well in the scan).