I'll be floored! Ha! Okay it's late, and that is as good as I could do. Today was a lazy kinda day, I slept in a little, and was actually still in my nightie (note to self: buy a new nightie) when Betty (hey Betty!!!) came by. I did venture out and get groceries (note to self: you are your own boss Di, don't shop on Sunday) it was busy. I got my swaps all sorted and packaged up and I will head to the PO in the morning and get everything, including the brand new catalogs mailed. I wanted to get them out on Friday, but I was stuck at home with no vehicle since Jeff's truck was in the shop.
They say the monsoons should be starting this week, we really need the rain, so hopefully we will get some, it seems like all the people in town get the rain, us country folk with all the dirt just get our dirt blown all over the place. Jeff needs to replace the vent cover on the top of the camper trailer so I am hoping the rain holds off a day or two till he gets that done. (note to Jeff: hint! hint!) Gotta love me! Well he does…right?
Well just a quick card to show you all tonight, this is the second technique everyone will be learning at my TLC class in July. I love this technique and it can be done in any color really, I am just going for the standard wood grain, but imagine it in blues and stuff…yum.
Stamp Set: Totally Tool
Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Vanilla Craft, Close to Cocoa Craft
Misc: Sponge, sansodor, stumps, watercolor pencils, art pen
I popped the saw up a couple times on glue dots. Cool eh? My Poppa ( I love you Poppa, and miss you) was a carpenter and an electrician, and oh my gosh he could play music by ear, I would come home with my violin and practice and he would listen to me and figure it out on his own violin. When Poppa died, he left me his violin, I treasure it, and want to take lessons again one day. I don't know if I would remember how to even read music, and I know the violin needs tuning, but I can't part with it long enough to leave it anywhere for someone to do it…weird I know….anyway, when we grew up, my Mum, and my sister Jax and I lived with my Poppa and Granny (hey Mum, tell Granny I got some light green TicTacs for her), and Poppa always said it was better to learn to do things on your own, we weren't rich so that is how it was. Poppa taught Jeff how to do electric stuff when we lived in our old house, so I like this set, cause I know Poppa would love these cards, and I love the greetings that go with them.
Well I am gonna clean up my studio so I can start fresh in the morning…to make a mess again!
Have a great Monday, and thanks so much for stopping in, I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it!
ahh..sounds like a wonderful man. I never got to meet my grandfathers..and only one Grandmother (nana) until I was about 7 years old…so treasure them while you have them!
I remember how soft her skin was…funny the things we remember isn't it?
Jacqui Lines says
Poppa was a classic that's for sure. I miss him like crazy. We certainly were blessed to have him in our lives that's for sure.
I don't remember him ever playing any music -I remember him listening to alot, but not playing any. I wish I had of.
Okay..getting teary thinking about him. Love the card, love you,
Tracy Altemose says
Awww Di you always "Touch my Heart" when you speak of your Poppa! You did love him so!! What a special relationship! Very Sweet!
I just love this technique, one of my Favorites you've ever shown me.
Note to Di… stir the slush today, so it doesn't freeze so hard!!
Cheryl Wencel says
Di, it is so great that you have the ability to have such wonderful memories of your lost loved ones. I never had the chance as mine lived in Nova Scotia and Mom & Dad moved to Ontario just before I was born. Met them once before I got to go back for funerals.
Anyway, for those of us poor folk in Ontario, you have to share the technique. I absolutely love your card and want to know how to make the woodgrain.
Love Cheryl (London)