Tuesday, January 22, 2013

We don't get much snow here so when we do it is a big deal.  I loved this snow because I didn't have to get out in it, it was predicted to last only a few hours and the temp was to be above freezing with sun the next day.  How perfect is that?  It had rained for days so as soon as the rain stopped and the snow started I ran out to fill the bird feeders and was rewarded with these beauties!

 I am not sure if Louie and Belle were more interested in the snow or the birds but they stayed at the windows or door during the whole show.  And a few hours later, just as scheduled, the snow stopped and a beautiful sunset appeared.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Welcome 2013

Our Set in Stone Sisters business was very successful this December.  Our vintage Knoxville coasters were more popular than I ever imagined!!  Our last day at the crafts fair was Dec 22 and I took two weeks off and concentrated on my first love-cardmaking.
 I bought a Silhouette Portrait for my self for Christmas.  This peacock feather is what sold me on the machine to start with.  The stamp is from Impression Obsession.
 This card was done for an alcohol ink watercolor background swap.  I used multi media paper so the colors absorbed rather than blended but I rather like how it turned out.  The stamp is one I got to use for coasters but I will be using it for cards too.  It is from Stampers Anonymous.
I am not sure which company this little vintage dig came from but  I printed her off quite some time ago.  I used a shimmery text weight paper and colored her with copics.  The background was done using Judikins Mica Gloss, which I bought several years ago when I visited CA.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The change of seasons

 This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago when the leaves were changing.  We had some really pretty colors this year, but now most of the leaves are gone and it is very, very cold.
 This will be the last zinnias of the season because it is supposed to be 34 degrees in the morning.  I have really enjoyed my beautiful flowers this year-especially the daisies.  They should come back even better next year though.
And lastly.  This is a coaster I made with a postcard.  The image is the hospital I worked at for 30 years and was taken in 1951.  The view is taken through an arch of the Henley St Bridge, which has been closed for over a year and is being totally redone.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fight Like a Girl

These are two new designs we have added to our inventory.    I especially like the ribbon because it is more versatile in that I can paint it any color.  Perfect this month in pink for breast cancer awareness.  Fight Like a Girl is a great sentiment because 1 out of  8 are doing just that!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My second love next to making cards.

My daughters and I have started a small business of decorative concrete items for home and garden.  We also sell coasters and terrariums.  We have started doing craft festivals and are having a great time.  Since both girls work full time and I am retired, at least for the summer, I am doing most of the pouring and staining  of the pieces.  I am very proud of what we do and wanted to share so you all could see what I have been doing.  I will always love making cards-in fact I was able to make 8 today- but making these pieces gets me up and out early!  Nothing has ever done that before.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Distress Inks

This is a card I made with two of the new spring color distress inks.  The background was made with the gel printing pad and the image is a stamp from LaBlanche.  This is a card I learned how to make at Stamping on the Plateau in Crossville.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I can't believe it has been so long since my last post!  

Several years ago I found a great stamp store about 100 miles from me.  It is a really pleasant drive over so it doesn't seem that far.  She had Fred Mullett there in April and I was able to take a couple of his classes.  He is such a delightful person and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Here are a couple of examples of cards I made using his techniques.    I love all the different texture and masking techniques he uses.