Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop

Although we are still in September, I'm anxious to get to Halloween! This holiday isn't just for the kiddies to get a free candy grab...LOL. It has a long history and is misunderstood by most people. Google "halloween" and "samhain" and read some of the articles - you will be amazed at how this ancient religious festival has been twisted over the years!

Now on to my creation. I used several techniques in creating my card - masking, sponging, embossing.

I used the stamp sets Spellbound and Spooky Night. A $Store fabric ghost completes the card.

This is my first blog hop and I'm so excited to be a part of it. Thanks to Tresa Black for arranging this and making it sooooo easy. Come and be a part of the hop.

Monday, September 27, 2010

For Our Angel

I have not turned my back on you, so there is no need to cry.
I'm watching you from heaven, just beyond the morning sky.

I've seen you almost fall apart, when you could barely stand.
I asked the Lord to comfort you, and watched him take your hand.

He told me you are in more pain, than I could ever be.
He wiped his eyes and swallowed hard, then gave your hand to me.

Although you may not feel my touch, or see me by your side.
I've whispered that I love you, while I wiped each tear you cried.

So please try not to ache for me, we'll meet again one day,
beyond the dark and stormy sky, a Rainbow lights the way.

Naomi Eva Moreno
September 12, 2008 - September 27, 2008

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tribute to Naomi in Olivia

This layout really shows why I scrapbook.My first grand daughter only graced my life for 15 days but has left me with so much love, so many memories, and a renewed sense of what it means to live a courageous life.

Yesterday would have been her 2nd birthday and I kept busy by working out in my yard, tidying things for the coming winter. Working out in nature eased my hurt soul and yet my mind kept wandering to her and what I could do to honor this sweet little girl who entered my life so briefly yet made such a huge impact in it. Her ability to beat the odds stacked against her each and every hour of her life - day after day - taught me that I can certainly overcome any hurdle in my path.

Our new paper pack Olivia seems to do Naomi justice at this time of year. It's swirled patterns with vines and leaves reminds me that life is an endless circle. Plants slow down and fade away to sleep under the snow until it is time for them to return once again in new forms. Although Naomi can never return in her physical form, her precious soul reappears daily to say "Hello Grammy, I'm never far away when you remember me."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Creating Again!

Well I have finally managed to move most of my stuff to the new scrap room...YEAH!!!!!
So as soon as I found desk space I had to play. The boards have been showing clear cards with embossing on them so I gave it a whirl.

I used a circle clear card, the new Olivia paper, The Present stamp set, and a pumpkin Cuttlebug folder. I'm not sure I'm happy with the result but it was fun to play! After I embossed the card, I also embossed the same pattern on the B&T paper then cut out the pumpkin and LG'd it to the inside of the card. I added brown Staz-on ink then wiped it off to lightly "smoke" the cover.

You can see the difference the Staz-on made on the cover compared to the back of the card. I used the corner grassy stamp and the vine to create a "garden" for my pumpkin. I'm thinking I will cut out another pumpkin in reverse to hide the green color on the inside. What do you think?

I covered the back side with some more Olivia B&T to hide my glue from the inside.
And there is my very first clear card! When working with these remember that they have a protective coating on all sides so remember to remove that BEFORE adhering your elements. I left the coating on while embossing the card to prevent any errant scratches.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Live!!

The 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book is HERE!!! Oh my gosh, what an amazing book it is! The 4 new paper packs are absolutely stunning as are all the new embellishments to go with them. Here is a look at the new paper packs.





Also, 8 new colors have been introduced. They are fabulous!

Check out all the latest and greatest right HERE