Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I started with a basic apothecary styled jar. I used a couple of precut wooden apple shapes and painted them up with acrylic paints. I added the skyline and simple lettering and attached one to each side. I had to try several different ways of attaching the apples to the glass surface. In the end, the best adhesive turned out to be self-adhesive Velcro squares.
Here are a couple more angles:
Sunday, August 12, 2012
It's been a crazy summer, so we have put off getting a new fur baby until things settled down. With the new school year breathing down my neck, I found it was getting harder and harder to look at, read, or hear about other people's adorable dogs without having one of our own. A dear friend of mine heard about a dog that completely fit the bill. So here we are; introducing Roxie the Rockstar!!
Saturday, August 11, 2012
To make the background paper, I started with a quarter sheet of white card stock, a roll of cheap toilet paper, and an assortment of acrylic paints. I squirted a small amount of several colors of paint on a palette (recycled foam tray). I dipped a wad of TP into the lightest color of paint and dabbed it all over the card stock. By using the cheap TP, small pieces of the paper sticks to the card stock with the paint creating a fabulous texture that looks like hand-made paper. Repeat with a new wad of TP and each color of paint until you are happy with the results. Every piece of paper led to another color combination possibility and I just couldn't stop making the stuff. In fact, I'm thinking I may have to get out the supplies and make some more!
On a personal note, Kyli is spending the weekend (at least) at the hospital. She finished a round of chemo the other day and hasn't been feeling well. Yesterday she started have some gastro issues and vomiting, so they took her in. They are treating her with IV meds for speed and effectiveness which is why she was admitted. We will be heading up to see her later today, but hoping she will be home tomorrow or Monday.
Thanks for stopping in today. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!!
Friday, August 10, 2012
I made the notebooks refillable and even supplied each recipient with a small supply of refill pads!
The pads are the biggest hangup to making more of the books. I have bought all I have found, which are very few. Must be a hot item for the new school year as I usually see them everywhere. Have some of stampin' peeps on the look out, too.
Time to get some more planning done before the whole house wakes up and then some fun time later today as it's the last Friday of the summer!! Hope it's a good one for all of you and thanks for stopping in!!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I made this card for my granddaughter, Kyli as she continues her battle with leukemia. She is winning, but it's going to be a long road. I used a Magnolia image that reminds me so much of her before she started chemo. She doesn't have nearly that much hair anymore. I colored it with Copic markers.
Monday, August 6, 2012
On a personal note, just when I thought things were settling down, it all went a little crazy again. The hubby and I spent another two weeks in Ohio working at my dad's place and things are finally starting to take shape there. We got rid of a lot more of the outside clutter and started working on some of the outbuildings. Planning on another trip next summer.
Things with Kyli have been going well. She is responding extremely well to her treatments. She is at the clinic right now for an all day appointment for a chemo treatment and spinal tap. It won't be long though before she begins a segment of her treatment plan that will have them running to the hospital about 4 times a week most weeks. This will make it difficult for my DIL to work enough hours to make ends meet. Trusting that God will provide.....