It’s my turn to host the JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge and I have a fusion theme for you! I live in Louisiana and Mardi Gras is in full swing! Music, Mardi Gras colors and good food…laissez les bon temps roulez! I went to Lafayette to visit family last weekend and had to stop for… Continue reading Mardi Gras Fusion!
“The magi, as you know, were wise men–wonderfully wise men–who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi The Magi from the East. What a strange story, but one that has been accepted by Christianity for centuries. Three strangers from a… Continue reading On the 12th Day of Christmas, My True Love Gave to Me…
Golf is not my bag. I can curse loudly (and proficiently) and throw a golf club (kinda far I might add!), but I don’t enjoy playing golf. The sad part is that I’m not a bad golfer. I played a half-assed game at Bringhurst with my kids on Mother’s Day a few years ago. I… Continue reading Talk Birdie to Me
This phrase makes me laugh! Don’t cha think this would make the perfect girls’ night out invite?! I created today’s card using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I stamped the JFF Rubber Stamps BCH-Flamingos image in Club Scrap sandstone ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I trimmed the images for placement and adhered with foam… Continue reading Let’s Flamingle!
What do you do when life hands you lemons? You make lavender lemonade! I had lavender on the brain after getting my new Club Scrap® Lavender Fields kit. Purple is one of my favorite colors…I even painted my bedroom lavender when I was in high school! I love perusing Pinterest for artwork ideas and I… Continue reading Lavender Lemonade
I was first introduced to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps when I saw some of Roni Johnson’s artwork on her blog a few years ago. I was hooked when I scrolled through the JFF website and saw the stamptangle images! The stamptangle line is inspired by the zentangle technique and the images are so beautiful and intricate. The images are gorgeous in black and white, but… Continue reading “Electric” Garden
No, it’s not a new dance move! My crafty friend Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper shared a pretty spring card featuring the oxide lift technique. She got the idea from this Simon Says Stamp video by Gina K and after watching it I had to try it too. It just so happens that the new monthly… Continue reading Doing the Oxide Lift!
Whatta krewe…I love this picture! We moved to New Orleans in 1974 when my dad started dental school at LSUSD. Four years later we were seasoned revelers and rarely missed a Mardi Gras. We had some good times in N’awlins! Day parades were an all day affair. Dad would make sandwiches assembly line style and slide the… Continue reading Sin. Repent. Repeat.
I am a shoe buying addict. I’m selective about the style, but I’ll buy all the colors that are available if the style complements my feet. SHHHH! I have bunions and when I find just the right shoes, I snatch them up! I’ve learned to choose comfort over style. The turning point for me was… Continue reading Just the Right Shoes
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ― Kate Chopin, The Awakening. What a beautiful quote from a book that I absolutely could not stand to read! I choose to apply this quote to my own memories of… Continue reading The Voice of the Sea