Sunday, February 21, 2010

Life IS like a box of chocolates!

***Pictures of cards 'n other crafty stuff way below. Scroll down lots to get there. :) ***

More on our Savannah trip... We've taken to calling something "A Savannah" when we change our plans at the ultimate last minute. :) (Methinks we have been watching too much Leverage and Human Target). We drove back in 2 days and it took us about 17 hours. We were totally exhausted and a little sad that we were so tired. We used to be able to drive from Clemson, SC to Albany, NY without ever having to stop at a hotel. Ah, the idiocy of youth. :)
This is the church the feather comes floating down from in Forrest Gump. The sky was just too beautiful and the steeple looks so stunning! The bench he sat on and the feather scene were filmed in Savannah.
We did make it to Lady and Sons! Of course we had fried green tomatoes, pulled pork, crab cakes, cheese and herb rolls, cornbread pancakes, and then a very long walk because we were so full. :)
One of the "sons" was there and there was a huge line of folks getting their "picture made" with him. I skipped the line and climbed the stairs to get this shot. It seemed only fair that the huge fans get the picture with this fella. Oooh! I got some gossip from our waiter that Paula Deen is supposed to start her own talk show soon. She's filming it in NYC. I'm sure uber fans already know this, but thought I'd pass it along anyhoo. ;)
I'm sure to post more pic's in the future, but for now- CRAFTY STUFF!

Belli Challenge, The Corrosive Challenge, and Taylored Expressions are all hosting challenges involving things with wings. Taylored Expressions is taking their challenge a step further and making their's a pay-it-forward as well. They gave a sketch and asked folks to make cards with a dragonfly. Their hope is to collect dragonfly themed cards to donate to a neonatal unit. The doctors and nurses give these cards to parents who have suffered the loss of a newborn. You can read more about it on their site. I hope you will consider taking a moment to send some love to others in need.
To make this card I used Memory Box card for the base, Bo Bunny Ella paper for the background layer, a Magenta dragonfly stamp, Dew Drops flame, some scraps of pink punched paper, and no name ribbon I got ages ago from a $1 bin.
I colored the dragonfly with copics and added a golden shine with interference paints. Not sure if you can get the whole effect in this photo, but they are pretty IRL. I made some other "stuff" with this same color scheme that I hope to post tomorrow. We'll see how exhausted I am after the first day back to school since vacation began on the 12th!


  1. Beautiful cards! Thank you for donating to the card drive! Know that your handiwork will be a blessing to someone in need!

  2. these are wonderful! Makes a great set and a perfect gift! Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge this week!

  3. These are beautiful!!!!! What great spring creations!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

  4. I love your springy notecards!! Perfect image. Great coloring and design!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

  5. Aren't these dragonflies fun! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

  6. oh those dragonflies are so pretty! thanks for joining in the Belli challenge

  7. Very pretty cards, love the colors!!! Thanks for playing along with HFOS.


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