I stopped at Krogers tonight to pick up a few things and I just had to take a picture of the pumpkins. They were in huge cardboard bins outside the store. I don't know how much they were, but last year, pumpkin was in short supply!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today is Boss's Day. Cindy and I bought Mr. Goss a gift card for lunch at Subway. A few weeks ago, he asked me if I had any other color of ink, besides purple, in this Bic stick pen. He liked the way the pen wrote so smoothly, but didn't like the purple ink. I found blue and black ink at Staples and bought 2 dozen of each. He promptly put half of each box in his pencil cup and took the others to Rogers for his office there!
Monday, October 8, 2012
I was off today and Jim took today off, too! We went to Peoria Heights, where they held the annual Chalk Walk. Several artists from the area were invited to "Chalk the Walk" around Tower Park. This one was featured on the news last night. The artist made this from photo she had taken of her dad and children! Very cool work with sidewalk chalk!
Today is World Card Making Day! I spent the day at Scrapadoodle making cards with Shari Carroll. She has worked for Hero Arts for 23 years, making cards, stamps and products. I have followed her blog for a while and love watching her videos. She taught us different ways to use our dies to make Christmas cards. I have 11 completed cards to add to my stash!
My favorite technique...shadow stamping! Love the letters!
The tree on the card on the top left, is made out of a flower die! The card on the lower right is a digital image that Shari designed. I think we will be seeing more of these in the future.
The edge of the green strip on the right bottom in cut from an oval die. She also showed us how to cut on the fold and made a tag out of the snowman. It is stamped on watercolor paper and then colored. Love to do that!
I have been working on signs for school for the past couple of weeks. Cindy and I painted the tiger sign for Rogers a couple of years ago. We used vinyl for the letters and they were peeling off. Mr. Goss asked me to paint the letters on this time. I can not tell you how much I dislike hand painting letters, but I had the outline of the vinyl in place, so it wasn't as bad I thought it was going to be!
Our card group met at Tremont tonight to learn a new technique. Cindy and I wanted to learn to work with the embossing paste several years ago, when Becky owned the Stamping Station. The class was always full, so we never got to take it. Tonight, Becky taught our group how to use the embossing paste. We did several different techniques with the same stencil. They are drying on the "hot" plate!
These are the finished cards from our class. It was such a great technique and thanks to our friend Becky, I was very successful! Four more Christmas cards done and ready to send out this year!