Saturday, April 25, 2015

April - rainy days and birthdays

It's currently pouring, thunder booming and lightning brightening.  And I've just learned that my dad's other brother passed away this morning at the age of 87.  He had Parkinsons (as did my dad and their father), Lewy-Body and a few other things.  It was just 6 weeks ago that his older brother passed away.

Our landscape project is well under way but where there was bare dirt there is now super mud and ruts.  Heavy sigh.  But at least the area that has been hardscaped at this point looks fabulous.  Haven't spent any time in my art room as I like to be watching all the action and taking plenty of photos.  Then the contractor accidentally cut the cable to the satellite dish late yesterday afternoon so I had an evening free - perfect for working on my version of Tim's April tag.

I followed his directions but obviously used different stamps, colors, dies and embellishments to make it my own.

CMS212 Bird Crazy

Celebration Words: Block and Script; Holly Branch die as a stencil

distress markers: Black Soot, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Pumice Stone

Jet Black Archival Ink; Mushroom Alcohol Ink

watercolor paper, #8 kraft tag, black card stock scrap, silk ribbon

Hero Arts 'musical note' stamp

metal Happy Birthday charm

Our high school's prom is tonight.  Prior to the students meeting for dinner there is promenade at the school.  They'll walk the red carpet and have their names announced in an area decorated specifically with the prom theme.  The community gets to see them all decked out in their finest.  It's my youngest niece's senior year so I will be there to see her and all her friends looking gorgeous in their long gowns and tuxes.  I just hope the rain lets up so they can have fun without being soaked!


  1. Love your take on tim's tag, Susan! Hope it's a dry evening for all the prom kiddos! I bet your niece will look beautiful! hugs Bobbi

  2. Cut and fabulous take on Tim's April tag.