Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

I hope everyone has a beautiful and peaceful Holiday however you celebrate it. We will have Christmas at my Daughter's beautifully decorated home with Tourtierre for breakfast, packages under the tree and the traditional Christmas dinner.

Today is baking day and I will get my Mom and go to my Daughter's house so we can make our traditional Tourtierre (French-Canadian Breakfast meat pie) and other family favorites. We made the cookies and Nuts & Bolts (family version of Chex mix, but with peanut butter) a few days ago. I didn't think I would get everything done this year, but with my Daughter's help I am finishing up with what is the most important for having Christmas with my family.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My latest challenge in Life

My daughter and I have literally put our life on hold for the last two weeks to get my Mom moved into a very nice and spacious Assisted Living facility. It was not our choice to do this at Christmas time, but you do what you have to do for those you love. Our biggest problem has been in getting her to accept the fact that it is a necessary move because of her age and condition. She is 87 and has Alzheimer's. With God's help we will all have a nice Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bleached Colorwash Sprays

I had a lot of fun with this technique so I thought you might like to know how I did it.

Lighthouse at night
By Sue Lorang (Sue4stampin)

Stamp by Lasting Impressions with Panache
Lighthouse on cliff 171-001M
Black Embossing ink & Powder
Adirondack Color Wash in Denim & Eggplant (Doesn’t work with Memories Mists)
Water Brush
Yellow Marker
White Black & Purple Cardstock
Vinegar & water mixture (1/2 & 1/2)
Paint brush

Spray the white cardstock with Eggplant Color Wash, let dry, then spray again with the Denim and let it dry completely. Stamp and emboss the lighthouse image. Put bleach in a water brush and bleach the clouds and lighthouse. Set aside to let the bleach work. Repeat Bleaching the lighthouse till it is mostly white. Paint with vinegar water to neutralize the bleach. Color in the yellow light. Layer this on black and then a dark purple.

Monday, December 10, 2007

I'm new at this, but I have so much to share.

I decided to join everyone and start a blog. Now all I have to do is figure out what I'm doing and how to make this all work. I do have a daughter and a few friends to go to for help, but I haven't told them yet that I'm doing this.