Friday, May 28, 2010

New Beaded Bookmarks on etsy

Here's some new additions... Love the way they look and, since Stacie showed me how to make those clean finished ends..., I think I am in bead heaven!

Thinking more colors... hmmmm...

Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend! I'm excited to be spending some time with family...

See you next week!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Our own little BAMBI...!

If I haven't mentioned before... we live among MANY MANY deer! Driving up the street at dusk can sometimes prove challenging - having to wait for deer crossings and the occasional stampede...
I complain, too, about ticks and freshly planted garden plants being ravished in one night...
But they really are beautiful to watch in a distance and I'm happy to be among nature.

This morning we were checking out our regular garden visitors (cardinals, robins, finches, squirrels, chipmunks, a pair of old doves and a bunny...) and noticed something under one of my bushes.
a new baby fawn, just born over night from the looks of it, hiding out waiting for mama to return.
So small... the size of a small cat, and so cute! (that's a bleeding heart plant next to it). I had to take a few pics!
I really hope the mom returns soon. Baby looks tired. We had a whole night of rain and storms. and looks like the sky is darkening again.

Anyway, we are so excited and wanted to share!
Hope you have a great day too!

Mama came back for her baby and took it into the woods. Glad I looked outside when I did!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Royal Announcement!

I got a set of Alice in Wonderland stamps not too long ago but had never found the time to use them. I had a few minutes to spare so I used one of my woodgrain stamped vellum pieces (originally stamped for a father's day card) and layered my white rabbit.
I just love classic story books and this story is one of my favorites... btw if you haven't gotten to see the Tim Burton version ... I recommend seeing it. I watched it in the theatre with my daughter and we both were so fascinated by the artistic angle. The colors, the costumes and the makeup! All worthy of a second look!
Anyway, without further ado...
May I announce-

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Father's Day card

I'm loving Tim Holtz stamps for Father's Day cards. It's really a challenge for me to make masculine cards... and I find that many Holtz images are perfect! Coupled with Stampin' Up card stock and vintage brads, I think it's about ready for that special dad!Spending the rest of the tidying up in here. I can't seem to find my mind in all this clutter.
Hope you are well!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cityscape ATCS!

I joined a swap on recently... theme: CITYSCAPES.

I wanted to do a Frederick one... but after several attempts I had to put that idea away and move to Philly and San Fran. (My home city and my future ~hope~ city!)ok... now I will REALLY start on Father's Day cards tomorrow... I HOPE... Why does the day go so fast?

Hope you are having a great week.
See you!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

friend to friend

Sometimes there is no better sanctuary than a friend...
Thank you to all of mine!

This card is full of details. From awesome designer card stock layers to sewing and distressing. Sponging and vintage style stamps as well as colors.
I Love Crafty Secrets sets, Basic Grey papers, Ranger Inks, SU accessories and Tim Holtz designs!

Have a great nite!
Gotto get those Father's Day cards up! Wish I could turn back time~ or just add some! Simple!
See you Later.