Thank you post cards

I haven't had much time lately for crafting, but thought I would share a few thank you card style, for my upcoming journey. I thought it might be fun to be able to leave a few thank you notes while I travel. I had already made several full sized cards, but find that I'm running out of room and decided to make them a little more packable. All of the stamps are from Club Scrap.
 The first card is just stamped and lightly colorized with colored pencils. Then I give them a little spritz with some smooch.
 On the 2nd card, I used gesso on all of the paper and stamped with a rainbow pad while the gesso was just a little damp. I found a sketch on Splitcoast Stampers for this card.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week gives you a little bit of time for being crafty.

Only 7 more days...

A week from today will start my journey. I've never traveled overseas, but it's been on my bucket list.
Myself, and two girlfriends are spending 15 days in the Greek Islands. We'll be spending 7 nights on Naxos, 4 nights on Hydra, and the last few days in Athens. We're planning to do a little island hopping while we're there.

For me, it's a trip of a lifetime.
This is where I'll be staying the first week. Right on the Aegean Sea.

Hair Day

At 2.5 years old, my lovely grand daughter finally required a hair cut. I thought this moment deserved a place in her scrap book.
I can remember when her mother was a babe, asking the doctor if she was going to require a wig. Daughter like mother. Her mom ended up with a head full of hair.
The paper was so delish, it really didn't require much embellishing. What do you think?

Distress Stickles Challenge

I've missed a few challenges at Studio gets in the way. The challenge this week is to use Distress Stickles from Ranger. I thought I'd try a creative background, rather than using it on any one item. Brushed Corduroy Distress Stickles was used on the background on both the image and on the mat. It may be difficult to see, I had a very hard time getting a decent photo with all of the metallic glare. (Anyone have a suggestion for this?)
The mat piece was made using metallic inks. When it was dry, I rubbed the stickles all over the paper for texture. The image from Club Scrap was stamped and gold embossed on a distress ink background. When it was dry, again, I just rubbed distress stickles on it.
Thanks Linda for your consistency in offering these challenges.
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The Wedding

Another layout for Olivia's scrapbook using papers from Club Scrap.
Olivia was having so much fun getting ready with the 'big girls'. Someone caught a photo of her sneaking into grandma's makeup. She was having quite a magical day because she got to dress up like a princess.
As always you can click on the photo to make it larger.
Have a wonderful day!

The Flower Girl

My oldest daughter was married in March, it was a beautiful wedding at a very old estate in Florida. My grand daughter was the flower girl of course and made a very grand entrance, until she could see all of the guests watching her.  Hence, the 2nd small photo where she is looking quite indecisive about the whole affair. It was quite a magical day that will remain in our hearts forever.
The layout was made using a kit from Swirlydoos. It was a perfect match to the wedding colors. I added a Tim Holtz embellishment and a little distress rock candy stickles to the large roses.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week.

Missing in Action

I've been missing in action as life has just swept me away. I'm a Realtor by day (and many evenings) and work has been crazy busy, for which I am thankful. I've had family in my home for almost 3 weeks visiting, need I say more? Hopefully soon, I'll be back to a more normal schedule, I miss my crafting time.

Until then, I hope you'll enjoy this photo of my 2.5 year old grand daughter at the fairy ball a couple of weeks ago. She's living in a fairy land kind of world, isn't it wonderful?

I am changing the look of my blog, but haven't finished that yet either. Do you have any feedback for me?