Monday, September 14, 2009

Angel with Accordian Fold

Good Morning,

This is the last card I had uploaded to my blog to be posted while I was away.

Update on my house hunting...hmmmm....seen a lot, realtor is very big on one area only. Apparently having power lines in your yard here is a big deal. I'm told there has been a study done linking health issues to power lines over your house so re-sale on a house with power lines is slow.
I've looked at subdivision where the whole subdivision seems to be on the direct path of all flights at the George Bush International Airport. lol What a shame as I liked some of those houses.

Maybe I need not to be so cheap and I could probably find exactly what I'm looking for. Did a second look at one house yesterday and decided it wasn't as nice as the first time we looked. (Had something to do with seeing a lot of houses I really didn't like first so it had looked pretty good when I saw it.) lol

Thinking about looking at some new builds but have also asked for a second look on another house. Wish me luck!

This card was going to start out being a Christmas Card. The stamp is from a Christmas set but I colored the dress a light purple and then decided on the pattern paper that matched and it just got off track from there. I do like the accordian fold and it's a little different with the ribbon on the right hand side. I used that great gold Xyron pen to edge the sides of everything to create the look of more layers. It really helps to give a finished look.

Can't forget some Dazzling Diamonds on the wings and those Nestabilities to cut out the angel and the layers.

I didn't do a very good pic of showing the accordian fold on the card but there is actually two folds.

Time to go wait for the Realtor. Plan is to be home Sunday night whether we have chosen something or not. If not we will look again when I actually move down.

Have a good week-end.


Vintage Photos

Good Morning (from Houston)

Yes, we made it. What a relief. Quick post white I'm waiting for the realtor to go look at houses.

This is a different card for me. Kim gave me some vintage (women) stamps for my birthday. I've had this stamped and colored for quite a way but hadn't finished it.
I quite like it and would like to try some more. Dew drops were added down the side of the card and the image was cut out using Nestabilties.

Gotta run. Have a great day.


Side Fold Step Card

Good Morning,
(Actually it is the middle of the night as I'm writing this. Can't sleep...have to face customs in the morning)

Yesterday I posted a fall I moved right into winter. This is a side fold step card. Pretty easy to make, just have to do the folds the right way.
I made mine with double sided pattern paper. It would have been a good idea to use cardstock for the base as it would have had more stiffness. Not sure what happened on the color on this first card however, the color on the second image is correct.
If you look closely you can see on the trees I've added some dazzling diamond glitter as well as I punched out some little snowflakes, added the glitter and glued them onto the paper.

I've actually got a couple more cards uploaded so if I have some time in the evening I'll update you on my trip to Houston and share some crafty things.
Wonder if I'll have any time to look at craft stores????

Should try and get some sleep.


Fall Is In The Air

Good Morning,

I finally found the card I've been wanting to post for a few days. I had moved my craft room and couldn't seem to remember where I had stashed it.

The background is done using glossy cardstock and alcohol inks. It's been so long since I did it I can't remember which colors I used. After you are done inking your glossy cardstock, choose a cuttlebug folder and emboss. Once that is completed use a sanding block and lightly sand the raised up area thereby removing the ink. The bird was stamped and embossed with black powder.

If this a try and see what results you get.

Need to keep the post short. Just a quick update on the personal side...still haven't made it out of the country for house hunting...hopefully tomorrow. Working on clearing customs and being granted the visa. Keep your fingers crossed.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Froggy In A Pocket

Good Morning All,

I know I've been missing in action for several days now. Life has become very hectic and will continue so for a couple more months. It's time to update you on our plans. lol My DH has been offered a new job posting which will mean a move for us. We've been in Nova Scotia for 10 years and have truly enjoyed every moment of it. We've made great friends and have enjoyed the area to the fullest. The end of September we should be on our way to Texas. With every move there are pros and cons but we have always looked at every move as an opportunity to experience new things and meet new people.

My crafting time and or attention span has been significantly compromised these days and will continue that way for awhile. I will try to post occasionally and let you know when I might be back on track. I hope you will continue to check in periodically to my blog and once I'm settled I'll run some special "Blog Candy Giveaway" for your patience. Blogs and Internet are great ways to keep in touch with people.

This little card is for my nephew who's birthday has come and gone. Must get it in the mail today. Again the stamp set is from SU (retired). All the white is either white embossing powder or white stitching. Went through my stash of stuff and found some wire to add some dimension to the tag. I like the little eyelets on the pocket. The brown paper was Cuttlebugged and I added googly eyes!

My DD was home for 9 days so we were out on adventures everyday. I now know it is Mahone Bay that has the three churches that make a great picture and not Chester. I spent half an hour driving around trying to find the right road so I could see across the water in Chester and see the buildings. All I managed to find was the Chester Gold Club! Usually DH does the driving and I just sightsee. You just don't pay attention if you're not doing the driving.

Also "Happy Birthday" to my DS today. Turning 28. No, the card isn't in the mail. Still in production.

If you're still reading this novel, thanks for visiting and by November I should be posting on a more regular basis.