August 6, 2009

A catch up post

Here are a few things to share; a glimpse into my life these days.

Kitchen re-model is coming along. Now I understand why some people just choose to move to a newer, better home. But it will be worth it in the end. I call it my red-neck sink.

This makes me smile. Swaps made for a day long stamping event. These are a Tim Holtz technique. It does not show but each card has a shimmery look. The background color is a spritzed on 'paint' made with Perfect Pearls and Distress ink. Gorgeous in person! It is something to see a stack of cards like that....big smile!

Its never too early to start Christmas cards. This one is done by embossing the image in black on black paper then 'painting' it in with a bleach pen. Once the black paper is bleached light the 2nd layer of paint is shimmery perfect pearls. It is a stunning look on black. Works with any design.

That's all. I just needed to be reminded of some past art to make me smile today. My craft room is now a kitchen holding pen. Someday it'll be back to normal and life will be better. What do you have to make you smile today?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carolyn... I see this was posted 2 1/2 years ago, but I just stumbled upon you today.What a pleasant surprise, and you have a great Blog!! I love this ice skates above. Do you recall who the stamp is made by? Also, the dream cards above... georgous! Is that a solid stamp or did you "collage" stamp? If one stamp, I would love to know the maker of that, too! Both cards are stunning. Barb ps: I hope your kitchen turned out to be all that you dreamed of:)