Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I am at home today. I took yesterday and today off from work. I just needed a break from the hectic pace. I will check in later, I can't leave it alone but for now I am having fun. Right now I am home alone and it is wonderful.. (maybe not a nice thing to say but it is so relaxing!) I have been working on a project that I started back in January or so. This is a Stampington & Co. 2010 calendar that I got so late in the year and I loved the pictures so much that I am changing it to a 2011 calendar and then embellishing the new pages. Finished June today.
I added butterfly stamps to this month. I stared by smearing gesso to the page and then brown ink to age it. For dimension, I added layers of scrap cardstock and ribbon. I love making the little roses on the bottom (not sure the photo shows it well). Then stamped butterflies and a dragonfly or two.
This is May, I just finished it over the weekend. This month I wanted to use a flower theme but something different. So I thought of abstract ones. I used my punches and edgy scissors. I love using scraps by looking at the shape and see what it leads my mind to.
So May is my tribute to Pablo Picasso!! Haha.. My favorite flower is the tulip-like one on the bottom. I had cut the blue and the other paper for another layer and they landed on top of each other and it look like a flower to me. Putting these together is so much fun and relaxing that time just flies by and it is times like this that I wish I did not need sleep!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Mr. Bunny is with me in my room today. My two girls are past the Easter Bunny age but I guess I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this guy. My talented sister made him and I have loved him every since. I hope some day to have grandbabies and then Mr. Bunny will have little ones again. The Easter season for me comes with wonderful traditions and my emotions are like the spring season full of warm feeling of renewal and hopefulness. With hope comes thankfulness and my Top 5
1. A wonderful Easter Triduum, Alleluia
2. Seeing old friends at Easter mass and realizing our children have grown into wonderful young adults
3. Finding little things to surprise the girls with
4. Sun peeking through the clouds
5. I know I am trying to be good but MALT BALLS AND CHOCOLATE!
Wishing everyone a wonder Easter and Happy Spring!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
It has been awhile but I was able to have some creative fun this week. This week's theme at Inspiration Avenue is Angels. I really wanted to participate as I feel that I have been blessed by my guardian angel and really had some ideas of what she would look like. I started with a angel stamp. Then I began embellishing her. I covered the image with all kinds of paper scraps, shells, and beads. Her arm sleeve is music paper as I LOVE music, I love to sing (not very good) so my guardian angel knows when I am loosing my way she wraps her arms around me and reminds me that through music I find great joy. Then her wings are made with broken shells as she knows that the ocean gives me much peace. She has a brown brad in her hair as one of my favorite embellishments and ribbon in her hands to help keep me wrapped in my faith. Her gown is hand-made papers with a beaded edge. When I finished her, I added the boarder design. The final touch was adding the Madonna charm that I received as a gift from Lisa from Priti Studio when I was drawn as the Month winner at IA. I have wanted to add it to one of my pieces and this was the one for me.
Posted by Amanda Evans at 2:31 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2011
1. A wonderful sister who supports me and is there to listen to my dreams (no matter how far fetched)!
2. Patience, even though I am a little short of it sometimes
3. Simple little things made from scraps (Small birthday card and matching envelope)
5. Refreshed direction and hope for the future
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Making some good choices..
First I have joined WW (again) and in the first meeting, my new leader really sent home something that I am choosing to live by. "It is the choices that we have made to get to where we are today; therefore, we can choose every day to go where we want next." I take that to mean that I have a fresh start everyday!
Secondly, since I decided to make some new choices when it comes to my physical self, I want to choose again to work on my creative self. A lesson I have to keep learning. But I am very excited to keep trying and I know it will become a habit one day!
To more creative, less inches around my middle and lots of fun along the way! I am glad to be back in blog land. Blessing to all for a wonderful weekend.
Posted by Amanda Evans at 9:06 PM