Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creating again!

It's been a loooong time! Doesn't life get interesting sometimes? I decided to take on a HUGE project while my husband was away for a month. He doesn't do so well with mess and chaos (lol), so I decided to paint our condo. Ooooohhh MY! My mind tells me I'm still in my thirties, but my body screams otherwise. (lol) After nearly a hundred hours painting, I had a nasty fall off the top of a stepladder. This put me out of commission for a while. THEN my daughter and her wonderful family moved back home to Nova Scotia after she finished grad school, so I spent some delightful time catching up with my little grand-boys at our summer place.

Ooookay then, so now we're all caught up! (lol) I have beautiful new, fresh, inspirational colours in my life (white with lime green!), and lots of time to play again. THANKS for your e-mails wondering where I am. All's good, and here are some new things from my happy room.

I have two for today's Created by Hand challenge. The theme is "sheltering trees" and/or "green." For this one, I used this Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver white embossing paste, and added a little clear glitter for sparkle. I love this stencil! It's just so "serene" don't you think? (to see lots more Dreamweaver goodness, visit the Dream it Up blog often!)

For this one, I used this Dreamweaver stencil with Dreamweaver Black Matte Embossing paste and this Quietfire rubber stamp, then added a couple of my hoarded stash of Architexture embellishments.

I just finished this card yesterday for a friend who's having some life challenges right now. Her favourite colours are pink and green. I used this Thinking of You stencil with black matte embossing paste, and hand stitched and beaded the ferns pattern. The Stamp Something challenge is to do something flowery. The Craft Challenge is to do anything BUT a square card. The Creatilicious Challenge is to do something 3-d (hope my beaded pattern qualifies!). The Lots to Do challenge is to use shapes. The Practical Scrappers challenge is to use seven different things (I used paper, ribbon, beads, thread, clue, a fabric brad, and black embossing paste).

Now, these cards aren't for any challenges, but they're on display in the Dreamweaver booth at CHA in Chicago this week. The peacock is a brand new stencil, and i just LOVE it! I did it with double sided tape and glitters, and paired it with the Dreamweaver thank you stencil with black matte embossing paste.

This one's done with some wonderful embossed paper from Paper House, the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, and a Happy Birthday stencil with white embossing paste, and a nice big fat bow.

It's WONDERFUL to be creating again! I'll be back later this week with some new things from Crafty Secrets and Impression Obsession. Life is GOOD! Thanks so much for stopping by today.


Robyn said...

both beautiful and peaceful. thanks for creating sharing and being peace in the world.

crafty creations said...

Hi Deborah - I've missed you - good to see you back

and what beautiful cards you have created - love the use of the stencils

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Stampinut said...

Deborah, So glad to have you back!!! I'm never disappointed in your creations!!! Thank you!


Stampinut said...

Deborah, So glad to have you back and to know all is well! You have been missed!!!

Thank you!


Yogi said...

all 3 are beautiful. Yes very serene. Love the beading... that must have taken a while.
Good to have you back and creating again.

Zoechaos said...

Oh gosh what a fabulous collection of work and it sounds like things are coming under control again. Thank you for sharing these with us at LTD this week.

Do you know Tuesday Taggers? There is a Christmas theme running there this week i used the same stencil as your top one for my card there! xx Zoe

Moni said...

Allesamt sensationell schöne Karten !!!

Liebe Grüsse

Dawn T said...

Welcome back... all of these are just amazing. I have never seen stencils used like this... I have a number of stencils but never thought to do this sort of thing... thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Merry said...

OMG!!! Your cards are as stunning as ever. I so love the beaded fern design on that card. Such lovely work. Great to see you back and sounds like you have had a busy and fun time.

Donna said...

I'm jealous that your home is all repainted! LOL As always, your creations are amazing!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Creative Card!!!

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week for our "Something Flowery" Challenge.

Hugs Jo xxxx

Jaqi said...

Incredible cards , well done they are beautiful

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I love your cards Deborah! The beading is so pretty with the perfect little button in the middle. All of them are works of art. So glad you're back and sorry to hear about your fall. Ouch!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Forgot to add ...
How cool for your cards to be displayed at CHA!! Congrats! They are great samples and I'm sure they were photographed (if that's allowed).

Cheryl said...

WOW they are all so beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!