Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rosette Tree

Just playing around getting ready for the 12 tags to start tomorrow. Made this cute little tree out of red and green rosettes.

Found some pretty blue strips in the scrap bin and made a couple of ornament blanks too. They are so pretty with that extra little bit of glitter on the edges.

Can hardly wait for the tags to start!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Themed Swap Cards

These are cards for our October and November themed swaps over at PAO. October's is Shoot for the Moon, Land on the stars. I used Club Scrap's Celestial stamp for the sun/moon with sunflower perfect pearls, Club Scrap and some handmade papers. The trees are a Rubber Stampede stamp with white ink and crystal embossing powder. The November theme is Under the Sea with a Distress stain background and ClearStamps scene, Club Scrap papers and harlequin fiber from my stash.

Almost time for the 12 Tags of Christmas. I'm ready! Are you?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Wintry Lottery Piece

Our November Lottery over at PAO is to create something with metal, so I created a little winter scene in a repurposed tuna can. I added one of those battery operated candles through a hole drilled through the back. I used some VERY old holiday paper that had these cute snow covered trees on it, some sparkly snowflakes in the background, cotton ball snow, a snowman button and some pretty green trim.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We've been to WAR!!!!!!

So where the h-e- double toothpicks have I been? I noticed that it's been about 6 weeks since I posted on my blog. Well, alot happened in October. My dad had surgery to repair several abdominal aortic aneurysms so I was up in Washington helping out for a couple of weeks during that (surgery was successful and he's recovering slowly but surely). Then we had the long 2-day drive back to Arizona for the winter and had to prepare for the fall SCA event Southern Crusades, which we returned from just 2 days ago. To the left is our encampment with St. Felix, the chapter from UA that Will is the Seneschal for. You'll notice the 2 guard dogs in front of our tent. They had a good time too.
Here we have Will, center, fighting in one of the scenarios on Saturday. The fighting was really fun to watch and I believe Will's team was triumphant at the tournament. There was even a torchlight tournament on Friday night where Will came in 3rd and earned a very nice copper tankard as a prize.  
Had a beautiful clear night with a full moon and Venus rising together the first night we were there. The weather also held and we had no rain until take down on Sunday. Gorgeous fighting weather. 
I also took a couple of classes, one was how to make a viking hat (need to finish with some fur trim) and Egyptian Chain, which is in the picture above. We had a wonderful time and can hardly wait until the spring and Estrella!!!