Monday, July 23, 2012
Dawn Mcvey's beautiful butterflies. They tutorial was brilliant and they were so easy and quick to make. At this stage my brain was definitely slowing down having crafted all day and I did n't bother to thread the buttons. When I get to using them as toppers I will. Again a great selection of tutorials to choose from on Nichole Heady's blog. Great thing is they are available to kick start the mojo at any time.
Melissa Phillips. I am always inspired and motivated by Melissa's blog. Her work is so delicate and beautiful. Whenever I am stuck for some inspiration I pop over to her beautiful blog and off I go. Did you get to see her video on the meet and greet and goodbye. She came across as really nice. I used the new paper pad set released for Stamp-a-faire. Very light weight paper for making the paper beads but the designs are to die for !
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Wanting to present the bracelet nicely in a photo I rummaged in my patterned paper bundle and pulled this piece quite randomly. Is n't it perfect for this challenge.
See the words in the centre - A friend is a present.
Back again with another post for Stamp-a-faire Mini book challenge.
It was really hard to pick just one for today. I wanted to do them all. Finally I picked the one by Betsy Veldman using the Card Base-ics die. I am always astonished by the beauty of Betsy's work.
On our little runs up and down the road to Brittas we bought these lovely strawberries and new potatoes fresh from the farm. Hey the little run around was worth it just for them. We have just had a lovely BBQ dinner so I have plenty of strength now to keep going. Will I last it till the middle of the night to complete all the challenges. Pop back and see !
Do you like the ribbon. I saw it in a market a couple of weeks ago in Italy. Just had to get it.
Last nights s'mores. I am going to make a couple more tonight if I get a chance to take a break. They were gorgeous.
After a nice cup of tea we tested the broadband strength and it looked promising. However trying to view videos was a challenge to say the least. I was able to tune into and post on the meet and greet thread on the forum and then to link to my blog. However it was very difficult to see the videos. I got to see Nichole's opening and the beginning of Melissa Philips but then it stopped and it looked like it would take forever to download. I was happy to stay and just use the blog posts but hubby pressed me to come back home and enjoy all the festivities in full. With a lot of laughter we packed the car again this morning and drove back home. Why or why can't I ever take the easy road......
Anyway now that I'm settled again I'm having the time of my life at Stamp-a-faire. The tutorials and videos are out of this world. The effort and hard work put into the event by everyone at Papertrey Ink really shows. Thank you all so much.
This is my card from the Make-n-take
Thank you Nichole for a wonderful tutorial. You made everything so straight forward and simple. I really enjoyed taking part in this. I just love this stamp set.
and this is my entry for the Ribbon Techniques ChallengeCan you see the little camp badge ?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tone Finnanger Such beautiful fabric designs ! Do you like her necklace ? Hush don't tell anyone. I had no patience I had to have a little go of the new die. More about that on Saturday !
Stamp-a-faire . Last year I travelled to Cincinnati to attend the event. It was a very special time in my life and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. I had a brilliant time. This year it is a special online event available for everyone. Pop over to Nichole Heady's blog to join in the amazing events. I cant wait. I am so looking forward to it. As my sons are away on scout camp in Scotland, my hubby and I are heading to Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow to our holiday home and keeping our fingers crossed that I get a good internet connection. If not I'm coming straight back home !
Life in Brittas Bay is very easy and laid back. A perfect place to be.