Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Back to normal…sort of!

So why does it seem like you are just wiped out after a vacation? I still feel like I need more sleep. I think it has to do more with my hormones than vacation, but you never know right? Of course, the fact that the girls have been waking up every night doesn’t help. The definitely go through cycles…sometimes they sleep like logs all night, then they will go through a few weeks of waking up due to nightmares, wetting the bed, earaches, leg aches you name it. All I know is, praise Jesus for coffee.

I don’t have much to share story wise, so I just thought I would share some of my latest cards. I have been trying to figure out what cards to make for the SU convention in August. I have to plan well because we are going to be in Oklahoma for a month. So I have to bring everything with me that I need. So far, I am involved in 3 swaps. One, I have to make 2 sets of 18 cardfronts. So here is one of the cards I think I am going to make for it, I love the bright colors (Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry) , although I will have to find a sentiment that is not retired to stay within the rules.

convention swaps 001

Here is another one I made while playing around…I have to say I am loving this circle circus set and these three colors together are so perfect for fall…dusty durango, crushed curry and soft suede!

convention swaps 003

These both use the emboss resist technique, although I did not use glossy paper, just regular old whisper white. I stamped the images in versamark and embossed with clear powder. Then I rubbed different new incolors on the circles and then after that was all done, took the darker color (dusty durango) and sponged over it all, blending everything. Creates a cool tie die look.

Yesterday I finished up some birthday invitations for a friend. I have one more set for her and then have to make the girls upcoming tea party invitations for their birthday in August. Lots to do before I leave. I will share as I get them done and photographed! Hope you are all well!!

Ciao for now! Deidre


Nikki Bond said...

Love how your usingthe new in colors...both cards are fabulous! {SMILES}

Amy said...

Weird. I was catching up on your older posts since I was busy with the house last week and I just saw this one. I just made a card last night for one of the card swaps, and the layout looks almost identical to the first picture you posted with the three circles. LOL!Great minds think alike I guess. You'll see the one I did probably tomorrow-going to post it when I get some time.