Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bitter Sweet

     My post today is both happy and sad.   These are shadow boxes I made for our neighbors for the last decade who have watched out for us and our house and plowed our driveway every winter.  They have been great neighbors and friends.  The horses are their family horses and I've taken pics over the years and thought they might like them to display.  I used papers from the new Dakota papers and Victory.  I think they work really well together.  I think shadow boxes are my favorite things to make because they don't take long and they make a big impact.  I love being able to be dimensional too without having to worry about everything fitting in a scrapbook and being squished.
     The sad part of my post is that this is a goodbye of sorts to our neighbors and to my friends and customers.  Some of you know and some may not that my husband and I are moving out west.  We have family out there and love the weather.  Yes, we know it's hot and even though it's a dry heat 115 degrees is HOT!  But, as my husband says, you don't have to shovel sunshine!
    Thank you to everyone for everything and we hope to have lots of visitors after we move.  I will be back to visit (Pat says not so much)...lol.  At the end of this month, we're heading out.  For those of you who would like to continue to shop with me, I will still be with Close To My Heart and try to build my business out there and you can shop from my website or contact me and I can order for you.  My contact info will be the same.  If you prefer to do business locally and/or want to have a workshop or gathering, please let me know and I have a couple really great and talented ladies I can refer you to.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Victory Card Workshop

I'm putting together a card workshop with the Victory papers.  I used a combo of the Victory WOTG and the new Make It From Your Heart book.  Because the Victory WOTG won't be available, I decided it would be best to use some of the patterns from the new book.  I couldn't help but use the stamp set that came with the WOTG because i just love that set.  But it makes a good point... get them while you can!  Since the Victory papers are still available I know it will still work and the patterns from Make It From Your Heart make it a must have! And check out the bicycle card; these stamps are from the National Stamping Month special , a double stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase!  I also used Artiste and a couple of the stamp sets that go along with the new Cricut cartridge.