Thursday, March 10, 2011

Get Ready, Set ....

And GO, tomorrow morning!  I am so excited!  Snow, skiing, country side, lakes!  Can you tell I am excited?  We are off to Banff, Canada tomorrow morning early for Spring Break!

So I wanted to post one last time today (maybe one more later), and then also try to schedule some posts for the next few days show casing some beautiful cards I have received from some amazing people in the Hero Arts Flickr group!

First up, I want to give a shout out to my dear friend Lisa, without whom, living here, so far away from other friends and family, life would have been a bit tougher.  But she has made my life here more enjoyable, and continues to do so.  And actually, if you have the time, I would love for you to go and visit her on her blog, it's new, and some crafty friends would come in handy, you can find her at My Creative Endeavors.  And here is an awesome card she made me for Christmas! That is the most adorable Father Christmas ever!

And guess what, today she got the "Cream in My Coffee" award over at PDC for the colour splash challenge!  Isn't that fantastic!

This next card is from Martha and you can find her over on Flickr, this is her photostream as she does not have a blog (yet!!!).  Martha made me this most wonderfully encouraging accordian fold pocket card for when I ran the Houston Marathon, for this, I will be eternally grateful! The details of the inside of the card can be found on her photostream.

I too have a card for you today, it uses some of the layering technique for the current contest over at Hero Arts.

Paper: Cardstock (unknown), Neenah Solar White, Watercolour paper
Ink: Shabby Shutters, Tea Dye, Forest Moss and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: Nestability Die, Gems (Hero Arts)

I just love that tiny little dragonfly which I found in one of my Hero Arts stamp set, it's the most gorgeous thing!  I coloured the clear gems with a copic marker to try and get as close to the green shade as I could.

Ok, I guess I need to try and pack (I absolutely detest packing and unpacking, it frustrates me no end!). And now I need to pack goggles, and helmets and Michellin men snow suits, and snow boots and somewhere in between all that, some clothes! (ok, I'll stop moaning and get on with it, slowly, with perhaps a few crafty breaks in between!).

Take care and see you soon! I will be trying to sneak in some iPad time to at least comment on the beautiful creations from everyone over on Flickr, just at night time, you know, that last half hour before the eyes just have to close!


CinnamonSally said...

Hi Brenda you lucky thing a weeks break ski ing sounds fabulous, hope you have a fabulous time.

Lin said...

Banff!! I can only imagine what it's like in winter/spring! Have a fun time! I agree with you about packing.....maybe someday there'll be a little packing robot; we'll just tell it what we need and it will take it from there!

You've received some lovely cards, and I adore yours today, too!

walchowDesign said...

You are so lucky to receive these beautiful cards from your friends. Beautiful layering card and the dragonfly is indeed gorgeous. What a coincident that I was also using the dragonfly yesterday and the worst thing happened-I can't find my dragonfly together with my acrylic block anymore!!!

Wishing you a wonderful ski holiday and have lots of fun!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Brenda, I so hope you have a fantastic time! How fun to have a little retreat with the family, in the snowy mountains of Canada - sounds so romantic!
I will be thinking of you.
Your card is beautiful today! I also love the cards your friends sent you! Aren't we blessed?!!

Tiffany said...

Lovely cards from your crafty friends and I love your layered technique, such soothing and soft colors! Wishing you a wonderful Spring break, WOW!! Enjoy your time in Canada!

Barb said...

Love the cards you've received and yours is beautiful! Have a fabulous vacation, Brenda! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, your card is beautiful and the cards which you have received are beautiful, too. Hope that you have a wonderful vacation and a safe trip to your vacation and a safe trip home. Take care and God bless.

Michelle said...

Have a great time skiing! Be careful and enjoy the snow! Too funny though....the snow in NY has finally melted and your off to find some!! :):)

Emily Leiphart said...

Great RAKs, Brenda! I especially love that running file - so fabulous and perfect for you. I love your layered card, too!

Have a safe trip to Alberta and enjoy the fun!! I have not been to Banff but it's on my list of places to see in this lifetime!

Rosemary said...

oh man... i so want to go to banff! i know you will have a brilliant time, brenda! your card today is just gorgeous!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Brenda! Your so going to love Banff! IT's one of my hubby's favorite vacation spots! My cousin is getting married at the Banff springs hotel in december so I may be going again too! I hope you enjoy yourself in my country! Love the cards you've received! And love the one you made today, love the layering! Have a safe trip!

Dawn said...

beautiful cards from your friends and lovely one you made today.... and lucky you to get to go skiing.... I can't wait for winter as we intend to go this year ( first time in 4 years!!!!) Enjoy!!!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the friendly plug, my friend :) You are awesome! Miss u already and u have only been gone for a day! And BTW, I love your card you made- really nice color scheme :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Brenda! I love the colors and the stamps you used on this lovely card. The dragonfly and gems are the perfect finishing touches.

WOW, I was really surprised to see that card again. How sweet of you, I really enjoyed making that for you.

Have fun in Banff! It's a BEAUTIFUL place, and you'll definitely have to go by Lake Louise while you are there. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip when you return to the 80s in Texas.