Thursday, October 31, 2013

SOTM November Blog Hop

WOW- oh wow - where did this year go?  My mom always said that time flies when I was a young child....NOW I know what she really meant! is November 1st and time for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Over 50 ladies are participating in this month's blog hop, so I can understand how you may get lost...but not to worry.  If you do you can just click on this link and it will take you back to the list.

If you are hopping with us then you have arrived from Wanda's blog
Aren't you amazed how she interpreted the Sparkle and Shine paper pack AND this stamp set as candles on holiday card?  Well I am!

I have to admit that this stamp set is really a challenge for me.  As some of you 
may know, I do not make a lot of cards.  So I challenge myself each month to make a layout with the stamp set -this month is a hard one!  Here is the artwork from corp....

.....and a close-up of the stamp set

I looked at the variety of lights and it reminded me of the lights of a summer party hanging in the breeze...  I am curious to check out all of the samples in this hop and see how everyone else interpreted this design.  These pictures are the last time that we were able to celebrate our dear friends' birthdays!  Our best friend, Tim has dementia and his brother has Parkinson's disease.  Such a happy occasion brings on such sad memories... the way we were...

This layout is pattern #18 from the Make It from Your Heart Volume 2.  The page that I used from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge is page #87.  I cut the border pieces and the "Party Time" at 11".

S1311 Illuminate
X7171 Sarita paper pack
Lagoon, Goldrush, Gypsy, and Cotton candy cardstock and inks
3174 Blending pen ( for the colors inside the lights)
Z1753 Sparkles

 Now it is on to Teresa's blog  to see what her 'inkypaws' are making...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Mini -Book Magic

It was another wild and crazy night for this talented group!  These ladies created another terrific mini-book project using the CTMH Artbooking cartridge!  Not only did we create an awesome mini-book but we created some awesome photos to paste to the pages of the book!

Check out this crew.... the attire for the evening was a costume OR a Halloween T-shirt!

Naturally the ladies went a little crazy with their themed costumes...

I am so excited to print out these pics and add them to my mini book...  Here is the crew busy working away at creating their Halloween Mini books!

Lots of food, fun and frivolity....always a good time when Close to My Heart is involved....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall is in the air!

This week started the barrage of fall projects that we try to accomplish in the Brill household... This week's project was painting the dining room and foyer...oh do my old bones ache...

On a lighter note, here is the layout from my "Artbooking with Addie" workshop for October.  With a little help from a friend- thanks Paige- , I added to the WOTG Huntington layout and spruced it up!

Here is a collage of the layout so you can see the dimension on the page...

The "Duck Dynasty" crop was the next day and fall was certainly in abundance there!  Thanks to my friend, Ginny for this beautiful Fall wreath using the C1504 Fall Harvest stamp set.

The make-n-take cards were quick and easy and reminded everyone that Fall is coming here in Florida....

Card #1 using the C1559 Always Grateful stamp set.

Card #2

Here is a picture of my fall table at the crop...

The weather for Thursday is "Partly sunny" and a high of 78 degrees....Fall is in the Air!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sneak preview of this wild and crazy bunch!

Soooo.. the theme today was "Duck Dynasty"!! for the Scraporium crop...  Since I have NEVER watched this show,  I was at a loss....but I managed to pull this off with my "Uptown" Outfit!   Check out Ginny and myself as we are ready to "go to town"!!

Up close and personal.... ready for some "good times"!!

Chantele, Barbara and Denise really know how to put on a good show!!

More of the artwork from this past weekend etc. coming soon....

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Tomaino SOTM Swap

The "patch" was rockin' again this month with the S1310 Scandinavian Wishes stamp set!! Their challenge was to use the Frosted paper pack along with Ruby and any other 'straw' colored paper to recreate the colors of a true' Scandinavian' authentic design. 

The cards they submitted were awesome!!     So 'drum roll' please....

Nancy was the first one to arrive at my place...  I love her rendition of this stamp set - don't you?

Then of course there was  Adeline - hey - that's me!!  My inspiration came from Gina B here...  I just tweaked her design slightly to fit my mood...

Along came Rebecca Edwards - her design is amazing!!

Then Norma decided to create a 3 x 8 horizontal card - fantastic!!

I dressed up her card slightly with my Scandinavian ornaments...

And  Gloria decided to bump it up a notch by creating this fabulous card!!

The Tomaino Patch is the 'bestest' in Florida - don't you think???


Adeline B