Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Crocheted embellishments...

A huge shout out to my friend Kaye!!!

Girl! You rock my world! In the mail last week I received a little bundle of happiness... in the form of a ziploc bag in the mail. Inside this cute little bag was some fun embellishments... the bright jewels of joy below were hand-made by Kaye's mom. These crocheted flowers measure about 3/4" to 1"... perfect little size!




So I grabbed a pink one and found some card stock and made a card with my niece Hillary in mind. Her birthday was coming up... and I needed to get a card in the mail.

Hilly - Auntie Lori loves you! We haven't kept in touch as much I'd want... but you have to know that the love I have for you is very deep! You and your mom mean so much to me! Your mom is a very wise woman... who taught me a lot about life and love. You are so blessed to have her to call Mom...







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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Playing with vellum AND Scripture card #8 (summer Faith project)

I had a color inspiration... used in these cards. And while I was at it I wanted to play with vellum. So, take a gander...





I took the same idea and just switched it up a little ... with the message.



And then I moved into my next scripture / faith project... and wanted you to get a close up shot of the layer behing the vellum. It's hard to see it in the first picture... but there is a row of daisies on the amethyst colored paper behind the vellum. And I also used the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder on the amethyst paper as well. Nice, soft effect, huh? I need to do this more often...





Have fun being creative...


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

12" x 12" scrap-card



Now - this idea just about made me fall off my chair. My friend Joanie showed me a card she made recently. So, what did I do?! I came home and replicated a copy of it!

The base of the card is made from 1 sheet of card stock, measured at 12" x 12". It's then scored at 3 3/4" from each edge of the card stock. And again at 4" from each edge. So, there are 2 score lines right next to each other... 2 horizontally and 2 vertical. You want the two different measurements so that you can fit embellishments and layers inside of it... see for yourself...









Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fun card for my hubby...

So, time w/ my Hubby is much cherished... mostly because his days off are in the middle of the week (when I'm typically working). And his schedule during the week is such that we doesn't have set "hours"... he comes home once he's solved all of the day's problems.

To solve MY problem... I took yesterday off (YES! right in the middle of the week! GASP!) with the sole purpose of hanging out with my husband. We decided to go check out a cooking store. Yes, this is how the Tisdale's have fun... we shop for pots/pans, utensils, measuring spoons, etc! You got it... even a utensil holder!

So, to start off the day I gave him this card... what a fun day with my husband of nearly 6 years! We went out for our favorite breakfast burritos... then shopped our tails off! Seriously! We were in one cooking store for 4 hours, and then moved along to two more stores to continue the insanity! Then we came home and tried out a new recipe...





And the new recipe? Creamy rice casserole ... Zarela's specialty! Part of that recipe involved roasted poblano peppers... so I grabbed the camera... and wow, it IS melt-in-your-mouth yummy!



Sunday, August 9, 2009

Scripture card #7 ... summer Faith project



And for this week's unveiling of the spiritual inspiration for the week...

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