but my version is modified since I could not acquire all the components locally in time.
The gears, butterfly, ticket, and cards are all from Sizzix dies–the Steampunk stamp is from Tim Holtz. The “DAD” lettering was made with the Silhouette Cameo. I made a paper template for the little manilla cardstock envelope (2 1/4″ x 2″) and cut and scored it.
Hope all of you enjoyed a great day!
There are many things to love about this European fine line pen from JetPens besides the gorgeous color, but one of them is that I don’t have to worry about it drying out quickly. I don’t know about you, but I am always leaving the caps off of my pens or not replacing them tightly enough. The formulation in the water-based ink lets you leave it the cap off for an extended period of time, though, and it retains its full color–love that!
The color is very vibrant–it is a darker shade on plain paper and lighter on cold press watercolor paper. The 0.4 fine tip is one of my favorites for writing as well as adding fine detail to a drawing, and it worked very well for that. There’s a range of 25 beautiful colors to choose from as well.
Go on over and take a look–I think you’ll like these and more at JetPens!
I like to use a white pen outline on the cards that I make as well as occasionally write on dark paper; but I really didn’t believe that anyone made a white pen that didn’t stick or skip after one or two uses. I’ve seen the Jet Pens recommended on other sites, so I decided to finally give them a try.
So far, the pens are a WOW–they have a smooth writing flow with no skips or fading on the page.
I’ll let you know how they work for me on a variety of media in the next few weeks–
My first book printed at Paper Kiwi arrived on Saturday! I am impressed by the quality of the printing and the book finishing. I was using the
8 1/2″ x 11″ format for the first time for this project and was very pleased with this size for the book.
It is going to be a gift to my nephew and includes photographs of wedding couples and scans of wedding invitations of his ancestors along with maps and images of relevant locations in their lives.
We’re experiencing a lovely, early spring which has pushed our blooming flowers into production 3-4 weeks ahead of their usual schedule. The flowers from this bush are a favorite since they are so fragrant, and enjoying them before Mother’s Day is a real treat!
She was a wonderful story teller, and we will miss her humor, her folksiness, and her wisdom.
Her service will be tomorrow, and she will be buried in Oakland Cemetery, Moberly.
Today would be mom’s 88th birthday! In this 1942 photo, she is living in Detroit and probably planning her June 1943 wedding. She is wearing the working girl’s fashion of the day–a tailored suit and blouse, which she most likely sewed herself.
Like so many moms, she made a bigger deal out of our birthdays than her own. I think we all remember her 70th birthday, though, when we surprised her by all showing up in Florida. It was a memorable–mostly all girls (sorry, Michael!)–weekend complete with family slides and lots of laughter. I’m glad that we have that special time to remember.