Sunday, March 26, 2017

Back Home and on to the Birthdays

I am back in Maryland after visiting my Dad in California. I was happy to spend time with my Dad...we shopped, ate, saw movies and played with the cats.  There are three now, my Dad took in a little stray girl kitten who had been hanging out in the back yard.  She is wild, but has warmed to my Dad. She even let me get a couple of pets in.

As hubs was hunkering down waiting for the ice storm, I had my toes in the sand at Newport Beach. 

My Dad and I attended the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament in Indian Wells while I visited.  It is a spectacular tennis venue with two stadiums and several side courts. That temp shot was at night, during the day it was 90+ degrees; so glad it wasn't me on those courts.

And no trip to California is complete without a stop at In-n-Out Burgers, its a classic.

Now that I am home and unpacked; I took a look at my April birthday list...7 cards need making and I haven't started the Easter cards either.  Time to get busy.

First up, for my BIL.  I love this embossing folder from Anna is perfect to give an little extra punch and drama to a masculine card.  No bling, but some vellum under the sentiment strip, and a few white Nuvo drops for added texture. I was inspired by Michele's last posting.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

More from the road

During my 2 weeks plus visit to my Dad's home in California, I had hoped to get a little crafting done. I brought a Hero Arts Sentiment set, Inktense Pencils, a set of Alcohol Markers (Colorit-set of 50 with a cool case) and several pre-stamped panels and stamped die cuts from Betty and LaVon.

While here I purchased some Spectrum Noir Watercolor Markers (I am underwhelmed with first use...but that might be the paper will give another shot with my usual paper back home). I have a set of colored pencils that I leave here. 

My Dad and I had a shopping day in Orange County and we stopped by Stamp Fever where he picked up my tab...I was good- I picked up two stamps  -- the Daffodils by Stampendous and a cute set of cats by Gerda Steiner.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scrambling on the road

A quick post from my IPad. I was lucky enough to participate in Greta's Hero Arts Scramble last weekend.  Luckily among the pre-stamped panels I brought with me to California, I had the Hero Arts Delicate Blossom, which was part of a happy mail pkg from La Von.   Thanks so much for stopping by!