Friday, August 11, 2006

Wow! It's been about a month since I posted!

How does time slip away so quickly? I knew I had been busy but not that I had been too busy to blog for a whole month. My work is demanding - have been travelling a lot, but have found a few moments to make one or two cards. We had a graduation ceremony for our students and I made 25 photo holders in one evening - they were pretty simple but I thought they looked effective. I just used angel wire on cardstock and some ribbon and paper flowers with brads for the women. For the men, I substituted a swirl clip for the flower. Each holder turned out slightly differently, and the students can put their grad photos under the corner ribbons and then frame them.

Another thing I did was make an Aussie card for a friend in Canada who has been ill. I got to play with water colours again - the more I use water colours the better I like them. Another stamping friend I have in another State was selling some stamping magazines which I bought, and one of them had some great water colouring tips, so I plan to do more water colouring projects in the near future.

Then it was my DD's 20th birthday and I made her a card in some of her favourite colours. I found some oval punched cardstock and a friend had sent me the cute little cupcake embellishment, and I found out that my DD loved the bg paper I decided to use, which was a great coup. She and I do have quite different taste in many things so I have to pay close attention to clues like that! She liked the card. I found this lovely saying to put inside too -

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye,
but only a few will catch your heart…
pursue those.”


She liked the saying probably more than she liked the actual card!
Now I think I will stop and see how this post is going to look on the blog...

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Susan,
I know what you mean about being busy! Life has been crazy busy here in Maryland and Wednesday I leave for Nashville, Tennasee to visit my quilt hanging in the show there. Summer is not the slow relaxing time I remeber it to be from my youth.
I love your cards especially the Aussied one. How did you do the watercolor background. It's beautiful. I also like your photo holders. What a wonderful idea for those special photos.