Saturday, November 29, 2014

I'm back????!!??

Just for grins, I wondered if I even remembered my password and id name...which I surprisingly did! Is this a sign? A signal that I should start up posting designs again? Hmmmmm....

I won't go that far as I've been totally consumed by my kids, their sports, their lives, etc....and seeing it go by too fast. I decided not to be behind the camera for "that day" when I finally get caught up on scrapping it all...but actually enjoying and living each moment, scrapbooking it in my mind...

I will, one day, document what I remember, and I do keep things to keep me on target....but that's for future generations to enjoy, I'm in the moment....

I guess, life, taught me that...

That being said...that project I started 1-1/2 years ago, is getting finished right now...and I really do want to do some cards for Christmas!!! So, now that I remember my password/id name...I'll come back...you never know, I might really enjoy getting back at creating.....

Toodles!

Check back soon!

Trudi

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Very Ancient Old Supplies

I will probably miss the event with this card...but that's okay...next year there will be another person(s) who can receive one of my new creations....

It's not close to being finished and unless I rally myself tonight, which I am not going to...it will probably not be finished by Saturday since I have obligations for the next couple of nights...

That being said...

I pulled out some very old supplies!

First....

A little tip that was told to me YEARS ago...was to hit up a frame shop and ask to buy old frame scraps (chipboard). For a couple of dollars, I scored on a boatload of CHIPBOARD...perfect to use with my...DRUM ROLL...SIZZIX DIES! Yes, we are talking about my red sizzix....although, I have to admit, I did run the chipboard through my Big Shot, mainly because it was closest to me....

I used....what was color coded in the past...A YELLOW, medium-sized, die. I realize sizzix is still very big at large, but I don't see the color code system as much...or maybe it does still exist, although I have to say...this was probably one of the very first dies I ever purchased, about 11 years ago!

It also is one of my most used.....(sadly, some I have NEVER used....)

Next ancient supply: ACRYLIC PAINT....who knows WHY I felt I needed to load up on acrylics...but, for some odd reason, I did....about 7 years ago..maybe? Hard to say...I've been out of action for a couple, and I don't recall any projects I worked on before that...this had to be 6-7 years ago....anyhow...I have some fun old gold paint....and a little sponge paintbrush.....

FYI...my card...it probably isn't going to be bling bling and out of this world (that was a little hint, the world part)...it's more simple and sweet...I don't know where I'm going with it quite yet, so it will be a surprise for me too!~

Check back in a couple of days...and it may be uploaded by then!

Trudi

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Child's Year

Before I go and buy any more cricut cartridges with silhouettes on them...I thought I better finally get around to using the one(s) that I already have. (I have a couple of others...the 60's one and a really fun one ... I can't recall the name of it...) I have had ideas with "A Child's Year" for quite some time, I even have oodles of specifically purchased designer paper for one of the images...

I JUST HAVE NEVER FOUND THE TIME TO USE IT!

I'm more of a bling bling kind of person, so to be a little less bling ... that was hard. I never imagined that I would use THIS particular cut. In fact, it was the shell stamp set that I wanted to use...I sort of decided to scour over a couple of my cartridge handbooks...when I stumbled upon this cut....and then I pulled some very old Stampin' Up! sets of mine...like the first ones I think I ever bought and somehow put all the pieces together.



Yes, there are things I would do differently next time. I'd stamp the "girls" a little darker than what I did. I did NOT want to distract from the beautiful saying:

Memory is a child
walking along a seashore.
You never can tell what
small pebble it will pick
up and store away among
its treasured things.

-Pierce Harris


I suspect I will be playing with the cartridge a bit more now that I have used it once and liked the simplicity of a solid image. Although it is a tad bit different than my regular style...I felt good about the outcome. It may only be me who feels good about it, but from the saying to the sweet stamped images of the children, somehow some memories of my own unlocked...that are special and dear to me.


I am glad to find my way back into my craft room...just wish I hadn't waited so long!

Til next time!

Trudi

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Finished! Window or Door Card?







Well, I finally finished. It's called losing my inspiration and then finally finding it! I started these about 6 months ago, the BBTB2 team had a window card challenge...and I *thought* I could manage that in a week! Ha! I think that was last SEPTEMBER OR AUGUST! So, lookie here, it's all done...and my sister says...."THAT'S NOT A WINDOW!!! IT'S A DOOR!" Then...my sweet daughter reaffirmed that (gosh, she is so like her auntie, it's scary!)

In my mind, it's a WINDOW....and in my mind the lanterns were going to be hung on the front...more tedious labor for me...I just couldn't make that happen! After 6 months of deliberation, I let that idea go...and ran with whatever popped into my head first! I have to admit, the fan, never was an idea...but I thought it was a little fun thing in the end.

Next creation....is going to be EASY! If that is even possible for me. I tend to take my sweet time!

I think I'll grab some beachy type thing and run with it...I am so looking forward to this summer! My daughter started playing beach volleyball last summer, and I don't know who is more smitten by it...me or her! :)

Toodles!

Trudi

Saturday, April 6, 2013

My Work In Progress

This is almost finished, but this is not the finished product. I will post that when I'm completely done. There is more bling added to it! I'm sitting at a volleyball tournament right now and thought I'd fiddle with my blogger app! I do have a picture of the final result but it isn't a good pic! In a couple of days I will post the real deal!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just Because



So I'm now inspired to try to keep the blog alive....and stumbled upon this card that I made PRE-COPIC days! I fell in love with this stamp line, Stamping Bella, years ago!



http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php?cPath=85

I see Blogger has gone through some changes since my last blogging a few months ago...I'm struggling uploading my new look, (it took forever this morning and I didn't have forever...) so, bear with me....Once I figure out how to upload a link, I'll be a happy girl.

In the meantime, my simple Just Because card will have to do! (If I recall, this was really fun to make, maybe simple is better!?)

Trudi

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Been WAAAAAAAAAY LONG!



I have a sneaky hunch I uploaded this card years ago. I was feeling guilty not posting anything here for awhile! While searching through my gallery of pictures I spotted this card....I am trying to maintain my business facebook page by daily or at least every other day uploading a picture of something chocolate. I am finding facebook is a wonderful way to stay in front of my customers. I've gotten business off of it, and have become re-aquainted with retailers that I may have lost touch with over the course of 27 years of business! Wow...hard to believe it was almost 27 years ago when we started our specialty food business. We have weathered much!

Here's a link, if interested in taking a glimpse of what I "do" in my daily life! If you "like" us, you may be in for some fun pictures since I never quite know what I'm going to put on it from day to day!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adams-Place-Country-Gourmet-Inc/203972589712383


It is: Adams Place Country Gourmet, Inc.



As far as crafting.....hmmmmmmm....I've spent a LOT of time watching my kidlets in their sports. My daughter is now taller than I am (back in the day, I was almost 5'11"), and she is only 13 years old! She's in volleyball heaven as her goal is over 6'! (I have shrunk, so I'm guessing she is probably 5'10ish) And my son is doing GREAT...thriving in basketball and now baseball season is starting! It's been almost 2 years since his tumor scare, so far it has not grown back, we go back to Children's in the next few weeks.

I promise to try to get this blog alive again. I let my SU demo status drop....placed my required order on the last day of pending and slipped through the cracks. I have proof that it came in on time and that it was at the $ it needed to be....but, got dropped. This was right in the middle of my Christmas rush, didn't have time to make the calls...so, decided to let it go....

We will see...maybe I'll look into it again...in the meantime, I'm loving being a MOM taking in every moment of my children while they are still children...yep, it does go by fast.....

I have some fun cards 3/4 of the way finished. I am HOME for the next 2 weekends...no volleyball travel, thank goodness! I want to finish these and clear the table...if and when I do...I'll post a picture! It's a fun one...just once again...LABOR OF LOVE!

Trudi