Friday, February 24, 2017

Love Notes

Good morning!  I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesive's Blog today with a collection of love notes.
When my kids were little I used to put them in their lunches as a reminder of how much I love them.  Now I have a son in college and a daughter living at Misericordia.  Which means I have to mail them...and when I mail one to my son, he immediately opens it looking for money! LOL!
Cortney just likes my pictures and coloring. :)
I have even been known to slip one in my husband's lunch too.
That's just how I roll.
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The stamp set is from Jane's Doodles and each image was stamped in black ink and colored with Copics.  I used a circle Tattered Angels die to cut the image.  I used a bit of black twine to thread it through.  I added a sweet little felt heart to the center of my bow from this cute Etsy shop. 
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The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white for each of the sentiments.  
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The background was given a a water color wash in shades of blue using my Zig markers. Once everything was dry, I used Crafty Foam Tape for each of the layers to make it dimensional.
The Dual Tip Glue Pen was used to adhere the sequins.
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The cards are small...just 3 x 3 in size.  But big enough to remind those around you how much you care about them!
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Cortney is coming home for the weekend.  It is hard to believe that she just celebrated her one year anniversary at Misericordia. It is truly bitter sweet. So she has a few doctors to see and we have her meeting on Monday.  (Similar to an IEP meeting)
I am so happy to spend a bit of time with her!
We have our fun fair at school tonight and she is super excited to go with me and see all of her favorite teachers!
Have a great weekend my friends!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Puppy Love!

Good morning! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
The weather here in Chicago was glorious! Brian and I went on a 9 mile bike ride through forest preserves.  It felt so wonderful to soak up the sunshine!
I even had a bit of time to craft in the evenings.  I borrowed this cute Whipper Snapper stamp from my Mother in Law.  I colored it with Copic markers. 
I created some "fur" for my pup using quick short brush strokes.  I used Spellbinder's dies to create the round card.  Added Wink of Stella to my hearts and tied a bit of green gingham ribbon to the top!  
I am off today and it is still near 70 degrees.  I am going to take advantage of the warmth and get outside a bit!
Enjoy your day!