Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 25, 2010

I must have been held captive by foreign beings since I have been missing for so long.  Arkansas was on the agenda and then buckets of rain and several days of snow.

Several weekends ago I went to a workshop near Monroe, Louisiana which was taught by Michelle Zindorf.  Talk about a dynamic and organized teacher.  Unbelievable workshop.  I learned so much and will try and insert the cards I made.  Remember that this was my first use of a brayer and it was an incredible experience.  WOW

 Acquaduct with flowers

This one was my least favorite card.  I am not sure why, but it just didn’t appeal to me.  When I saw the example card what I saw was three tombstones.  I made sure to space mine out a bit so it would look more like the aqueduct that it is.  The flowers were heat embossed.

Asian sunset

I call this one Asian Sunset over Water.  We learned how to do a reflection with this card without using a reflection stamp.  The hinges are a punched piece that was bent in double and attached with brads.

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This one is Deer in the Snow.  So original!!!  I missed getting into the upper left-hand corner with this one which threw off my sunrays.

Red Bird2

I added the small red bird after our class.  I needed just this little speck of color.

Spit of land 

This card reminded me of Toledo Bend near where I live.  It is a spit of land out of into the lake.

Tire swing

The orange doesn’t show up like I would wish in this scan.  Love the playful tire swing on the tree.

These are no place near what Michelle does, but for my first try at her techniques, I am proud of my work.

Just found out that we will have another great-granddaughter in late July.  No name has been picked yet, but just so long it is healthy, that is all that matters.  They didn’t take to the name I suggested, Seawillow.  That was the name of a friend’s grandmother and I like unusual names.  Reminds me of when I gave my daughter some names before the births of her children and she told me if I wanted names like that I needed to have some more children.  LOL  Oh, the wit of that girl.

We haven’t done much lately but try to stay warm and dry.  I had my fill of snow when we lived in Denver.  It can go back on up North as far as I am concerned.

It is hard to believe, but our first great-granddaughter, Zoey Elizabeth, will be one year old in less than a month.  Where does time go?  Terrell Thomas just turned 18 last month and Emily Anna will be 20 the last day of this month.  They surely getting old since I know it isn’t me that is ageing.

This year I will try to do better about posting.  It took a long time for me to find the program to write in that allows me to put the pictures into the post.

Spring, hurry and get here!!!


  1. Great cards, Jane. Must have been a fantastic workshop. Also congrats on the news of the impending new great-grandchild. I still can't believe you a a great-grandma! Hugs to Bill & best wishes to your parents.

  2. Jane, you can post pics through this blog. it is so easy. as you are tying your text there should be an icon for pics. click and then do a pulldown. i usually put my pics on my desktop and then attach them to the blog.

  3. Hey Jane!!!!
    Geez girl, those cards are pretty! You are so funny, they don't look like headstones at all! Certainly a beautiful aquaduct to me!!!!
    My favorite would have to be sunset with the reflection!!! Love it!

    Congrats on your new coming family member!!! I'm wishing the family lots of good health during the pregnancy.

    You are so lucky you didn't drive down here for that stupid sale. It was BEYOND horrible. I don't even want to talk about it.

    I think I'll just stick to my local Saturday yard sales from now on. (not that I need anything anyway!) haha

    Hope your back is feeling better and take care of yourself!!!!

    Have a good week~