Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm just not vintage

I really tried to do a vintage card for the splitcoast challenge - but it just isn't in my blood I guess. I used a slip from the American Spoon store in Petoskey that gave my card a nice oldy look ... but I am not too comfortable with the style and the results probably show that!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wild thing ... wild day!

I am cutting up my syllabus into black and white giraffes before I put on my pin stripe business suit and head to Saginaw Valley. The challenge over at mothermark was to use black and white to tone down a wild, out-of-control teenager -- some start for my psyche as I get ready to face my classes today, huh!
I printed the giraffes with versamark on the assignment section of my syllabus which I am telling you because you really can't tell what the giraffes were printed on.
But it did make a cute card. Then ... I got out the gel pen. Joan Bardee has been doing an "extreme makeover " thing on her blog and I thought I would post the before and after photo of this card. Not sure if I made it better or worse, but I had fun and that is why I make cards in the first place.

Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm back!

We are back from Petoskey. Mike took FIRST place for his age group in the half ironman race - he swam 1.2 miles in chilly Lake Michigan, biked 65 miles along the coast up and down some fierce hills, and ran 13.1 miles along the beach, 70 miles total and he took just under 7 hours to do it.
I shopped Petoskey downtown and found lots of new stamping goodies. It's good to be home ...and just in time - classes start tomorrow.