Friday, July 4, 2014

Where, oh Where ????


Wow, two months with no posts! I have missed you all! Between spring cleaning, shooting sporting clays tournaments and a lack of mojo, I haven't been creating much! Thankfully due to a visit from my dear friend Cec, "CW Card Creations" , I may have a bit of my creativity back. We spent a wonderful week, shopping for craft items, sightseeing, cooking together and just plain chilling and I loved every minute of our time together. She was nice enough to come visit with me while Rick was on a bear hunt in Newfoundland, Canada. We joked that we did an even exchange- one American for one Canadian. As a side note, Rick saw 5 inches of snow on June 20th, our weather was much better. Just before Cec left I started coloring this beautiful image Gerbera Daisies from Power Poppy with Bic markers. Love how well these blend together. My card base is the standard 5.5 x 4.25 with a score line on the 5.5 side at 2.75. Love how this turned out.

The "Sunshine" papers from MME look so great with the daisies. I used various stamps from Teresa Collins Fabrications "Canvas" set---Loving that
big damask image.
The Bic markers also worked great for coloring the gems and satin ribbon for a perfect match to my flowers. Remember, Bic's are alcohol markers!

Cec brought me a beautiful ribbon bookmark as a gift which she made herself (using it and loving it, thanks friend) and as an extra gift, she showed me how she makes her charms for the book mark as
well as for her projects. We found great glass beads so that I could try making 
them myself. No charms as of yet, but I did use some of the beads to create my stick pin for my card.

Glad to be back --- Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Entering my card at 
Sugar Creek Hollow - Floral Challenge #89 
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge "Make your Mark" must use some type of markers