Look Well To This Day

“Look well to this day, for it is life, the very life of life.

In it lies all the realities and verities of existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, splendor of beauty.

For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision.

But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day, for it and it alone is life!

Such is the salutation of the dawn.”

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thank You for Your Inspiration

I was visiting Serendipity Vinatge Studio for the first time from Stamping Craft Gossip earlier today. Serendipity Vintage Studio, YOU have inspired me to reach 
MY 100 blog postings this year...Thank you!

 This past week was Valentine's Day otherwise known as Friendship Day at the 
Pre-School I work at.  After the children had handed out all their Valentine's one 
friend Kendall said, " I didn't pass my Valentine's out...Cooper did it 2 times."  
OMG, I felt so bad :o( 

Oh no, I had to think of  really quick to make Kendall feel better.     I asked 
Kendall to come up to me (as the other children where putting their goodies away) and 
asked her if it would be OK if I made her some special Valentine's for her to pass out 
to her friends.  She loved the idea. I told her I would make them that night and they 
would be ready for her in the morning.  Up late Valentine's Day night, but 
this is what I came out with...

The "Friend to Friend" is from anold SU stamp set and the Dog came from "Ruff Dog" 
another old SU stamp set.  I used my Atyou Spica Pens   to highlight the girl's 
hats a bit and the dog's party hat and confetti.  I left the rest of the images for Kendall's
 classmates to color in on their own.

On the inside I used a computer generated Happy Valentine's Day and added a open 
heart (SU "Smitten" old stamp set)  for Kendall to write her name in.

Very simple, but Kendall was a very happy girl with her Valentine's Day cards and so was I!!!

Until next time, Debbie/Deebi

Starting my New Year's Resolution...

I just found this and a number of other almost posted pieces and thought I woulod share. I know I could save until nest year, here I go!

My resolution for 2011, is to be much more active in posting to this blog...

A couple of nights ago I though I better get busy.  I had not been able to exchange some holiday gifts up until now.  And of course I had to make some cards to go with the gifts...and I sat up quite late to get this accomplished.  Not having the best light to photograph, I used my iPhone with flash for the pictures.  Please excuse the thumb nail in the pictures! (he-he-he)

Santa was created with a great whimsical Santa stamp by Inkadinkado.  He and the Merry Christmas was stamped with VersaMark Watermark, embossed with Ranger Embossing Tinsel, colored with Copics and a little extra Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint and Fire Brick for Santa's holly on his hat. The Merry Christmas was from the Tim Holtz's  Retro Holliday Collection.My DP is Recollections Basic Red Dots. All was stamped on and mounted on Neenah Classic Crest -Solar White

My snowman is also from Tim Holtz's Holiday Collection. Stamped on some navy blue shimmer paper (sorry I don't have the DP info).  He was stamped with Brilliance Midnight White and embossed with Judi Kins Clear embossing Powder.  I added some Navy Spica to the unstamped areas for some extra sparkle, additional bling was added with some silver bling in assorted sizes and I hand wrote the greeting with a white ink pen.

Finally there was a very pretty sunset tonight.  I captured the sunset through our window with 
the screen in...kinda nice texture look to the photo...right?

Too bad the telephone poles were in the way :o(

Well I have come to the end of my 1st blog for 2011, I certainly hope I will be more 
faithful and post many, many times more...

Until next time...