Thursday, March 15, 2012

Put A Little Spring in Your Cards

Good afternoon everyone and what a beautiful day it is.  Taking a minute out of this busy day to share a couple cards I made recently and a Birdhouse that I made from a template that I got from a blogger on Pinterest.  Pinterest is great place for new ideas for crafting and DIY projects and recipes.  I love it and  been hanging around on it way to much.  LOL    For my cards I used the Glitz "Dance in the Sunshine" Collection and the "Blissful" Collection by Authentique.  For the Birdhouse I used Pink Paislee "Love Blooms".  For the roof of the bird house I used corrugated cardboard and inside is a bird seed treat; which would make a great gift for a bird lover.

Don't the names of the papers just say, "SPRING"?!  Also, I hate to admit it, but I'm very picky about my paper.  Tee Hee.  Really, it has to be quality or else it just won't do, and these papers are just that.  You know what I'm talking about.  Hope you like and thanks for taking the time to peek in.  Enjoy the rest of this glorious day!  Oh, I forgot to mention, the daisies on the flower pot cards are from "I Am Roses". 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

To Run A Hundred Miles.

Brenda Carawan "Graveyard 100 Champion"

John and Thomas "Graveyard 100 Finishers"

To run a hundred miles is an amazing feat to say the least.  I could never do it.  This past weekend was the Graveyard 100 over in the Outer Banks, NC.  Beautiful place, but the temperature got down into the low 30's during the night of the run.  Many didn't finish because their bodies just couldn't handle the cold.  Thomas ran and his finishing time was 25:20 and I was the person following him along the way giving him whatever he needed (water, food, electrolytes, and even pain relievers).  This was my first time crewing and I have to say it was exhausting, but not nearly as exhausting as what the runners went through.  A friend of ours, Brenda, ran it in 16 something.  Wow!  She set the precedent for this run and for runs to come.  She is an amazing woman, but then again all of the runners are amazing.  John also another local here from Virginia Beach came in just behind Thomas.  Congrats to all of you, it is well deserved and then some!!   

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pretty Spring Easter Gift Baskets

I'm trying to get a jump start on the Easter Holiday, so today I made these pretty Easter Baskets for my Grand Daughters.  Again I used my Silhouette Cameo along with Authentique Paper Line "Uncommon".  Authentique has some nice quality paper.  I Love it and I also need to use it up!  These measure approx 6.5Tx5Wx2.5D, I increased the size from the original.  As in the picture they will hold several small items. 

Thanks for stopping and hope you visit again soon.