Thursday, March 21, 2013

Color of the Year - Emerald

Green is one of my personal favorite colors!
Color of trees, leaves, grass, flowers - nature.
Color of lettuce, broccoli, green beans and asparagus.
And of course Christmas Green!

Pantone the color experts!

Table setting from Tencha's Tea Party!
Love the Art Deco Teapot!
Emerald in the floral bouquet and the glassware!

 Spring Fashion Color Palate for 2013 from Pantone!

For all the papercrafters and floral designers that
create and craft early  - Fall Fashion Color Palate from Pantone!

The colors for 2013 are beautiful!

Are you seeing the colors in retail stores and on-line?
Start watching - it is very interesting how the colors are used!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Be Happy!

I had the privilege of being a guest at a very special tea.
For Tencha who celebrated her 90th Birthday!
Yes, 90 years of life!

Her secret to long life - three things we can all do!

Banner that Lori and I crafted for the Tea!
Tencha shares with everyone that she meets Be Happy!

Ladies at the tea!
Guys before heading to a brew pub!
  Tencha shares with everyone that she meets Be Positive!
Which you can not be when you are with Tencha!

Judy and her Aunt Tencha
Tencha shares with everyone that she meets Be Faithful!

Judy was one of the ladies that spoke about what Tencha represents to them.
Nobody could of said it better.

She sees God everywhere. For most of us, seeing God
 in “Big Things” of life is easy.
 The challenge is (and rewarding us daily) is seeing God
 in everyday mundane activities, “Small Stuff”.
  Aunt Tencha has a HUGE God Consciousness in each of her days.
 Where she is, so is HE.

I thought about a possible “Small Stuff” list for her:
*greets the morning, thanking God
*displays what she believes by how she behaves
*goes through her day looking for opportunities too good to miss
*she’s teachable
*she keeps a sharpened, keen wit AND a discriminating tongue
*she refuses to be lazy
*she radiates her mantra – “I am so Happy!”

Be Happy! Be Positive! Be Faithful!

- Elaine

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Bradley

Celebrating Birthdays with family is one of the
 greatest gifts you can give to yourself!

This is how I felt celebrating Bradley's BIrthday with him.

Bradley, Ed and myself on our property.
Does this image look familiar?
Answer - yes!
I have used this stamp from


This color combination was bright, exciting and happy.

Just like Bradley!

Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, White - Flourishes Classic, Colored - Bazzill
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Stamps: Cake - Great Impressions Stamps, Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media, Sentiment - A Muse
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers - R11, R12, R14, V12, V15, V17, BG11, BG13, BG15, Y28, C00, C2, C5
Heat Embossing: Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Heat Gun, VersaMark Ink
Tools: Fiskars Paper Trimmer, Tomboy Adhesive, Therm O Web Foam Squares, To Marker Spica -  Peach