Monthly Archives: May 2011

Raspberry Cloisonné

Today was "technique day."  I tried a lot of different techniques – and most didn't come out the way I had hoped.  This one, though, I really like.  It's "Cloisonné," and we'll be using that technique Wednesday at our technique … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Dear, Sweet Wesley!

Nineteen years ago today my Wesley arrived!  It was a very quick delivery; he almost made his appearance in the car on the way to the hospital.  Mike was quite nervous, but we made it with 45 minutes to spare! … Continue reading

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Embossing Times Three

Today we're celebrating my Wesley's 19th birthday.  His birthday is actually on Wednesday (I feel kind of like the government here, celebrating on Monday!) – but he has to work on Wednesday, so the official celebration is today.  Before I … Continue reading

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Sparkly Hello!

This is going to be a quickie post.  Mike & I are in the mountains, and we don't have corporate internet access.  Mike has an air card through our cell service, and we're sharing that, but that means we can't … Continue reading

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Another Sail

  Last night's team meeting was really fun.   Liz had some extra supplies from her workshops earlier this month, so she did our make & take – and we got to make two!  Fun!  The first used Hello Flowers, which … Continue reading

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Watch Out, June Cleaver!

On today's list: Make coffee for morning (check) Breakfast/clean up kitchen (check) Catch up on business news (check) Catch up on friends/family on Facebook (check) Plan team meeting (check) Haircut (check – and I found out I get my hair … Continue reading

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Custom Made Texture Plates

I saw a great idea a few months ago on Dawn Olchefske's blog, and then read about it again in a popular stamping magazine last night.  You use punches or die cuts to make your own texture plate.  Here are … Continue reading

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Paisley Florets a la Jan Tink

In previous posts, I've talked about my son Jon's girlfriend Rachel.  She's a true artist, and just a beautiful young woman, inside and out.  Over the past month, I discovered that she's got more strength and depth than most people … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

First thing today, I want to thank Mary Fife, my friend in Massachusetts, for the most awesome chicken recipe.  She sent me a link to a great recipe site – http://www.recipelion.com/ .  We were going to grill chicken, but it … Continue reading

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Happy Pre-Mother’s Day!

This is a crazy day.  Jon is gone for the weekend and Wesley is at work, so Mike & I have the house all to ourselves.  That never happens.  So here's the conversation: Mike:  I think I'm going to get … Continue reading

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