Saturday, June 30, 2007

Star Album

I created this little star album as a remembrance of this years holiday festivities and instructed family members already that I need photo's from the celebration events they attend. I also hinted that my daughter in laws dress the grand kids to compliment the papers I'm using.....ok
so I'm a little over board in that department.Products: MF Open Up Album; May Arts: Ribbon; Karin Foster: Princess brads; Prima: mini me flowers; Creative Imagination: epoxy stickers; bling: Heidi Swapp; Impression Obsession: clear stamp

Galena & Jo Daviess County

We experienced the vintage charm and contemporary spirit of Galena and the Jo Daviess County this past week on our adventure of touring places of interest : It had rolling hills, historic sites and unique shops. We browsed in antique stores, art galleries, boutiques and specialty stores and yes I did find a scrapbook store in which I purchased some ribbons and stamps to add to my collection.
I also fell in love on this trip with a distinctive line of furniture , acessories and art objects that we viewed in one of the stores designed by Sticks....a wish list item!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Red, White and Blue

July 4th is a double celebration in my family for not only is it a day we celebrate our nation's birthday but it's also my younger brother's birthday. The color scheme is always red, white and blue to portray the celebration of these events.

The following birthday card products were used: stamps from just johanna and Just For Fun; brads from Making Memories; paper from Doodlebug and Bazzill.

Flower card products that were used: Doodlebug Rub on stitches; Paper from Creative Imagination and Bazzill; brads from Karen Foster; Ghost from Heidi Swapp; tag from Doodlebug; ribbon unknown. (Inspiration for this card came from Kathy, with my own spin on her design.)

Liberty card products that were used: stamp from Paper Impression; paper from Creative Imagination and Bazzill; tag from Doodlebug.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Complimentary Copy

A complimentary copy of RubberStampMadness Magazine (July/August 2007 Issue) arrived today at my doorstep which featured a card from a call on the theme "wings" that I had submitted. The article by Karen Sweeny-Justice includes several different cards from rubber stamp artist and how they achieved their final results, as I answered when interviewed.
The card I named Journey, I used a technique that I put color directly onto the stamp and then stamp the image onto paper, the results are always surprising for so much depends on the amount of ink placed on the rubber and the pressure one uses in stamping the image for example.
Well its always exciting to see your work published, so thanks for letting me TOOT!

It's Not The Destination....

It will be the journey that our new motor home will take
us on in the up coming years. Yes, we took the plunge and opened a new door of adventure and purchased a brand new Winnebago 2008 Motor Home this past month.
Our first trip was to Branson, Mo and I already started scrap booking our first camping experience which we all enjoyed tremendously with little difficulty. We stayed at a camp ground
called Shenanigan's R.V. Park which was minutes from all the
shows, outlet shopping, museums and (yes I found them) scrapbook stores.
Some of the attractions we took in where the Shoji Tabuchi Show, Baldknobber Jamboree Show, The Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede, the Titanic Museum and The Wax Museum.
So Many Roads So Little time.......