Saturday, January 29, 2011

Taylors Birthday Card

I have the sweetest granddaughter, Taylor, that will be celebrating her 6th birthday soon so I thought I would put together a birthday card for the occasion.  I just love this Great Impressions stamp with the basket of hearts.  Taylor certainly has my heart!  Enjoy the card.  Love, Elle
Notice my new Martha Stewart lattice punch?  Love it!  (I'm so full of love today, aren't I? lol)

Quote to ponder

Creativity takes courage
Henri Matisse

Friday, January 28, 2011

Update on my dad

God has other plans.  Dad is still with us.  For some reason unbenounst to us he has survived this far.  Funny how I have reverted back to a little girl as I go thru this process.  I find myself calling him daddy.  I want to crawl into his lap where I belong!  I was always a daddy's girl.  I want to be that once again.  It is hard to watch a parent die.  It is even harder to watch my mom handle her partner of almost 57 years slipping away.  Prayers are needed for my family.  That my dad die with dignity and respect.  That my mom doesn't crumble with the overwhelming loss.  That me and those who love Thomas Max Williamson see the joy in his life beyond our pain.  It is hard to loose my dad.............................Elle

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Marley Has Arrived!

Marley has arrived!  I adore this stamp from the Magnolia collection of stamps.  I have been on the lookout for Marley every since I found her in the Christmas Issue of Magnolicious.  Isn't she perfect for this sweet Valentine card?  I used my new Nestability beaded ovals to showcase her.  I am loving my sweet mini doilies for my cards right now and added sparkles with my Glitter pens and some sparlky silver pipe cleaners.  Isn't this so sweet?  Love, Elle

Monday, January 24, 2011

It has been a long time!

It has been such a long time since I posted some pictures that I am going to share two different projects that I have worked on for Christmas and after the holiday.  The first one (nine) were Christmas presents that I painted this year.  I hadn't painted for two years so this was quite and ackomplishment!  Enjoy!
Here is a closer view of just one of them:

After Christmas (actually just the other day) when I was home from seeing my dad (he is hospitalized about 5 hours away from me) I got out some paper, stamps, die cuts, ribbon, punches, and a doily and decided to see what I could come up with.  The wording is from a stampset by Papertrey Inc.  I punched out two sized of hearts and lined them with brown glitter pen.  My goal was to see if I could combine different patterns into a cohesive project.  When I was finished I thought it was missing something to pull everything together so I played with the idea of buttons but found these cute stickpins that worked perfectly.  See what you think.  Love, Elle

Here is a closeup: