Monday, April 26, 2010

Video tutorial 2 from Hetty's house

Today I have a new video tutorial for you made at Hetty's house when I was in The Netherlands for the stamp convention in Zeist. Here you see the front and the back of the card that is made in the tutorial.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Octagon Card

Posted by Picasa

Octagon Fun




I stamped and colored and cut out a whole bunch of octagons from my Cloisonne Octagon set and started experimenting with layering them and arranging them in interesting ways. If you like to play with geometric shapes like I do, I think you'll have fun playing with them. Just cut some out and start arranging them like tiles. I made a paper bracelet by overlapping them and taping them together on the reverse side. You can make some simple and pretty cards too. Have fun!
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 15, 2010

In Holland

Our friend Hetty and her husband Raymond were our hosts in their home while we were in Holland. Hetty took us to the center of her town, Aalsmeer, to see the old windmill. There are not many left and this one dating from the 16th century is a preserved monument.
Posted by Picasa

The Netherlands 2010

Here are some scenes from the ArtSpecially stamp show in Zeist last weekend. We had so much fun! Can't wait for next year.
Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 12, 2010

Visiting Hetty and video!!

Here is a video tutorial we made at Hetty's house: TURN UP YOUR VOLUME!!
This is what you need:
Cardstock 10x 5 inch, white paper 3x3 inch, middle size octagon stamp, versamark, silver embossing powder, heatgun and a piece of ribbon.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Earthquake

We had a memorable Easter brunch yeasterday at my son Colin and his wife Kerry's house. The weather was beautiful so Kerry set the table ouside in the patio. We had an Easter basket hunt and a delicious meal. At 3:40 we all stopped talking and started to feel the ground move, earthquake! We are used to them in San Diego but this one was different. The movement came in waves and it lasted about 30 seconds, much longer than usual. No damage except to some nerves! It was and Easter to remember.
Posted by Picasa



Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet card winners!

Hi everybody,

Here are the winners of the March card challenge. The idea was to express the word "sweet" any way you wish. Thanks to all who entered. I loved seeing all your creativity! From top to bottom, the winners are Carla van der Mei, Thea Hoekstra and Dorly Weitzen.

Carla - Netherlands
Sweet indeed! Carla cleverly made a chocolate bar from a piece of MSRS Paisley Party cardstock. It looks like she started to open it to take a bite. Maybe she put it down for us to savor while she went to answer the phone. Well done Carla!

Thea- Netherlands
Now we know that shopping is Thea's sweetest activity! Just look at those high-end shopping bags full of stamps, inks, papers etc. etc. Let's not overlook her designer dress, very chic! Well done Thea!

Dorly Weitzen - Israel
Happy Birthday to Dorly on April 1! Take a look at the birthday cake she made for herself and seven of her nearest and dearest. It looks delicious with the intricate icing and the dollops of chocolate. May I have a piece? Well done Dorly!
Posted by Picasa