Friday, March 25, 2011


Although my St Patricks Day card says "Luck of The Irish", I apparently didnt have any. It took my this long to get Blogger to upload any photos to this blog. My friend was not having this problem, so it must have been something here.
But, anyhow, hope you had a great day last Thursday, and enjoyed some Corned Beef and Cabbage. We did and it was wonderful.
Enjoy looking at the cards.

Many thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

Hello all~ I havent forgotten you, I am just having awful trouble trying to post anything for the last week. I have layouts, our class this week and some cute St. Patricks cards.
I see that I can now post, but only with words and no photos!! I guess that I am headed in the right direction??
I will keep trying until this is worked out.
Enjoy the day!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Moms Visit

My parents came to visit over the Christmas and New Years hoilday. When they come for a visit, my Mom loves to go and get a coffee and go to Waterfront Park. This is at the end of my little downtown area and is quite a favorite spot for both locals and visitors. We can usually go there is just a sweatshirt this time of year, but it was so cold here, we are in the photo in winter coats.
Behind us is the Cape Fear River and a fishing pier. Its a great spot for pictures, and this day was no exception.
I wanted to have my paper colors match the photo colors, and think I did a pretty good job. The papers are all from the DCWV "The Linen Stack". They are all cardstock weight and many have glitter on them. Since our family has many beach/river/water photos, this is one stack that wont just sit around my art studio. The layout was thought up as I was laying down the papers. The photo is a 5 by 7 size, the beautiful seam binding is Bashful Blue from Stampin Up. The doily edge was made with one of the larger Martha Stewart punches. Although I love those punches for their designs, they are somewhat hard to use on anything other than thin paper weight. I love how this pale beige print takes on the look of sand dollars, which picks up the watery theme. And yes, I know we are standing in front of the river, but right to the right of this photo is where it feeds into the ocean~ its the best of both worlds.
The canvas sentiment sticker is from a company called All My Memories.
I have them for years, but I really like them. The company makes them in several different themes.
The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas with a crystal glued to the middle.
I am very happy the way this layout came out. These are truly some of my fav colors.
And what could be better than a great day spent with your Mom??

Many thanks for stopping by...
Next time I will show you whats poking in on the right~