Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I just bought this cool paper when I went to Crafts Direct in St Cloud(Luv it!) I always find great stuff when I go there. It is made by My Mind's Eye. The rest of the paper is scrap/misc. The stamp is from the $ section at Michael's -I am so glad I bought this one because I am finding lots of uses for it! The stamp actually has the pumpkin in the middle but I just punched out the different size circles and then layer them. I stamp the pumpkin on another circle and layer that in the middle.
The photo looks a little more yellow-y than it really is, the bottom photo is better. TFL!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
My grandma is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and needs a lot of extra help with daily things. I made this card for my mother who is one of her caregivers. My mother and her siblings were told to enjoy the good times "in that moment" because their mom might not remember it later that day or the next, but it's still very real.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
My first weekend sketch challenge by Beate(http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/)! It was a fun one, but I ended up turning the layout to fit my guitar image. I just bought these Inkadinkado Rock Star stamps and I am having a lot of fun with them. This is a 6x6 square card. I used the Threading Waters punch by Fiskars and taped it close to the edge so you couldn't see the holes, which I thought gave it a "flowing" look.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The whole idea it to make a card and thank one(or more) of the caregivers who take care of Alzheimer's patients. It is such a great idea! Here is a quote from the Alzheimer's Association:
"There are an estimated 5 million Americans currently affected, with another person developing Alzheimer's every 71 seconds ... By mid-century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds unless we do something.Alzheimer's disease is an escalating epidemic due to our aging population. In fact, 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime".
My grandma was just diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's, luckily she can still live in an assisted living apartment on her own(with people checking on regularly) but I can still see the impact it has on all of those around her.
I need to go & make a card! I think I will send it to my mom because I can see all of the stress my mother feels making sure that my Grandma is ok.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I totally copied the layout from someone awesome on Splitcoast Stampers. I can't remember who she was(sorry-I will list it if I can find it). The middle shape is typically die-cut from the Big Shot, but I don't have one so I cut out the pattern myself after tracing it from another card.
I love the groovy background paper, not sure who made it though.
When I think of friends I think of Coffee!