Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
And here she is "in jail" after her "brother" turned her in!
Here is Emily "bringing her gift to the alter" and Jesus telling her to leave her gift (a shoe) at the altar and go make peace with her "brother!"
And of course, the highlight of the show, Emily singing "Oh, Bless the Lord My Soul." What a blessing it has been to watch her blossom and grow during this experience. She is so at home on the stage, I am in awe. She has made wonderful lasting godly friendships, she has learned to listen to instructors trying to help her grow in her art, and she has had the privilege of seeing God honor the desires of her heart as she has allowed Christ to work in and through her. Tonight is the last show, and we have about 25 people coming to see her from our family and church. I'm sure there will be some tears shed as the show closes and all these kids go their separate ways.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Finally got my hands on my new rubber... Pun Fun! Thanks Jami for breaking that box open for me! Here is the deput card from the set... it was SOOO hard to decide which stamp to use first. This paper is from Making Memories. I love to buy coordinating papers from the same designer at the same time. This card is also for Color Challenge 149: Stampin Up Rose Red, Sage Shadow, and Apricot Appeal. The lamb is stamped on confetti white and then sponged with Sage Shadow around the edge to softn the paper. A few snips of ribbon, the ticket corner punch, scallop scissors and paper piercer complete this super simple cards. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
The first one is a great color combination using Eggplant, Wild Wasabi and Saffron (all Stampin Up) and is also a new sketch challenge. The stamp sets used are Sweet Treats for the main image, Itty Bitty Backgrounds for the eggplant layer, Swirl Style wheel for the saffron layer, and Warmest Regards for the sentiment. The cake is colored with markers. Embelishments include the word window punch tab, a green rhinestone brad, gold glitter on the candles, Glaze pen on the cake, and Crystal Effects on the cake stand
Here's a fun card to brighten someone's day, using Color combination 147 (Taken with Teal, Celery, and Real Red). The stamp set is called "Very Punny" the frogs are colored with a celery marker, and then the sentiment is stamped separately in teal, and punched out with Taken with Teal ink. The red scalloped layer is made with the slit punch, and the little holes are made with the smallest hole punch. There is also faux stitching and red brads around the edges, and red gingham and silver cord are the final touches. This will be for my daughter's smashing success in Godspell, which opens tonight for her cast. My friend Mike and I will be there in the 2nd row smiling from ear to ear, and probably shedding a few tears of pride and joy!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Break a Leg, Em! (Why in the world do we say that????) I can't wait to post some photo's, but that will be a while, because we're not allowed to take pictures during the shows, we'll have to wait until the professional photographer gives us the pictures he takes. Every cast member has to take a big BOX to keep all their stuff in during the shows... make up, hair stuff, costume changes, snacks, water, etc. It's called their SHOW BOX. Emily had one a long time ago, but since this is her first show back in California, she needed a new box. Most of the kids write the names of the shows they've been in somewhere on the box, and it becomes sort of a souvenier. I wanted to make Em some kind of special name plate to put on the top of her box, so this is what developed. It's my first time to make a "name plate" using my new alphabet, Letterpress. She really liked it, even though I could tell she still wants to add to it some of her own personality.
It uses Saffron, Vintage Violet, and Celery Paper, and Making Memories "Cheeky/ Abby Words" scrapbook paper as the base, and then adds a bunch of vellum sentiments, brads, swirl clips, etc. The whole thing is about 12 x 9, and is slipped inside a 12 x 12 scrapbook album page protector, then trimmed to size, to tape on the top of the rubbermaid box so it doesn't get wet or ruined. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, even though I was trying to keep it as flat as possible, so I wasn't able to add any RIBBON.... Please keep Emily in your prayers the next few days if you remember, as well as the rest of the cast.... this is an amazing and powerful musical, and I'm sure Satan would desire to attack these precious teenagers, discourage them, cause illness to them, etc. to prevent the GOSPELL from being heard by hundreds these next 2 weeks. Thank you so much.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
My neice Grace, Susie's 3 1/2 year old, on Christmas day. The next picture is Susie's husband Rick, who had just returned from Kuwait 2 days before Christmas, and their son Andrew. Andrew is 16, the same age as Stephen, and he and Stephen are pretty much inseparable. Their dog Bubba is an important part of their family too.
I love this cute picturefrom Thanksgiving Day of my sister Dyan holding Gracie and Ellie. Ellie is Dennis and Carolyn's 5 year old, and she loves taking "care" of Josh her little brother, and Grace, when the 3 of them are together. It's cool how the neices and nephews came in spurts, so each group of them have others their own age to hang out with and grow up with. Dyan is the oldest of my siblings, and she loves spoiling all her nieces and nephews.