Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hello again from sunny (NOT) Montana.  We have about half an inch of snow on the ground again, another spring storm.  Our senior class planned to take their senior trip (in my day called a "sneak day") last Thursday.  They headed north into Canada to spend the day at the mall in Edmonton, about an 8 hour trip (each way).  The storm was so bad that they only made it a couple of hours before they had to turn around because of the icy roads.  Talk about a bunch of unhappy kids!  Hope the school board will let them try again.

Meanwhile, I've been having lots of fun making cards.  Here are a few...

The first card, colored with pencils, is made with the ballerinas from A Day For Daisies.  I think I'll use them a lot.  The actual card is made with 2-sided paper and the front is cut in a scallop so that the ballerinas overlap the inside paper.  It has a simple sentiment inside.

The second card, also colored with pencils, is less than the best... I really wish I had made it less square.  There is way too much blank space on the left side.  All in all I'd have to say that I need to try this again, because I am not satisfied with it this way.

This last card is a one layer digital I made for my hubby's birthday.  I arranged 3 digital papers, a digital sentiment (just with it had been a .png, not a .jpeg) and the Bugaboo cowboy the way I wanted them.  After printing, I colored the cowboy with markers, added twine for his lariat and three tiny copper brads.  For his 65th birthday I think it made a good statement!

Hope this finds you enjoying better weather and enjoying life.  Happy SPRING to everyone and thanks for looking.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 Hello, hope you are enjoying lovely weather, not too hot, not too rainy.  Looks like most of the country is one or the other!  I am very late in posting this card, and I'm not very happy with the color, or lack of it in the picture.  This card was made for the CDAC freebies challenge #13, but I may be too late in getting it posted, sorry to say.
Both the girl and the flower were among the freebies provided for the challenge.  I think they look very "spring-y" together, and in person the pinks and greens are very pretty.  The three papers are Bazzill Basics Brights (5x7n pack), Deja Views "Little Ones," and a Martha Stewart mat pad.  They all make me think of Spring!

I have been away for a week, attending a special education conference in Seattle, which means that I spent most of another week getting ready to go, lesson plans and so forth at work.  I hope to be back to normal starting tomorrow, since things seem to be pretty much okay again.

Thanks for looking!