Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An Afternoon by the Lagoon

I don't know how they do it, but every time my birthday rolls around Club Scrap puts out an awesome kit that I just have to have, stamps and all. This year it is the Lagoon kit featuring mermaids and I'm just loving the cards you can make with it.

First up are the regular Distress Ink backgrounds using Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers. Detail black embossing powder on the stamped images.

This one is the same kind of background with the seahorse and grasses embossed with Dusky Blue and Weathered Copper respectively and then colored in with gelatos to help them stand out a little. I also cut apart the quote so I could space the lines apart.

Again, the Distress ink background and the turtle is from Castaway, another favorite sea themed kit. These are embossed with Marcasite EP.

These next 2 backgrounds are Distress Oxide Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Violet) on black paper. The quote is from Cape Cod.

Same kind of background on this one and just the tail of the mermaid with silver embossing powder.

The background on this one is made with the same Distress Oxides, but on glossy black paper. Found that these inks don't dry well on glossy, but did manage to get it dry after a lengthy time with the heat gun.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring might have Sprung!

After 94 inches of rain since October 1, we are finally seeing signs of spring. Our first rhododendron has a blossom. It's about a month late, but is loaded with buds. I am sooooooooooooo ready for the rain to stop and the flowers to bloom!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thornewood Castle: A Wedding Story page 2

Just one today. These are pictures from Heather's friends posted on fb a day or two after the wedding.

Club Scrap Celebrate and Crewel and Unusual kits used for the layout. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thornewood Castle: A Wedding Story

It's been quite a year preparing for my son's wedding. The day finally arrived and couldn't have been more delightful or perfect. We all gathered on January 2, at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington on a cold, but clear afternoon. Only a few pictures available right now, but this is the first of many posts as they come in from family, friends and the beautiful photos that were professionally taken.

First up, I was responsible for the bride's bouquet, lanterns, corsages, boutonnieres and some table decorations. I started in August and finished up on New Year's Eve. The flowers are all silk, but I added fresh cedar sprigs right before the wedding for a fresh element and a wonderful scent. This layout is a quick drop from Club Scrap's Serenity kit.

Here they are dancing. The castle was still decorated for the holidays and was an absolutely beautiful setting for the wedding. This is an Aurora Borealis quick drop from CS. 

This was a picture taken by one of Heather's family friends of the jingle bell favor that the guests received and rang in lieu of rice. Heather and I put them together the week end before the wedding. I took a photo of their kiss and morphed it into the bell and the layout is a quick drop from CS Pure and Simple, an oldie, but still one of my favorite kits. 

Hope to have more soon. Lots of pics coming in.