Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
These blocks are for gifts to some people who are near and dear to our family's hearts. I took a twist of a version I found at www.expressionvinyl.com and instead of doing words on one side, I put it on all four sides. These block are cut at 4, 6, and 8 inches each. Painted three different colors with a vinyl added to each one. If you don't have vinyl you could always decoupage paper on for a slightly different look. I have found that the vinyl at the above site is inexpensive and their service to be excellent.
Inches make champions is a quote I found online by Vince Lombardi. It is one I use to push myself forward when I think something is too hard.
"Vince Lombardi, the football coach who brought the Green Bay Packers from fifteen losing seasons to successive world championships, thought success was a matter of inches. A bit more concentration, one extra push in practice, a consistent second effort for a tiny additional gain. He didn't ask his players to be something other than they were - he asked them to improve their best an inch at a time. He knew inches add up, in life as in sports."
"Lombardi knew a lot about winning. If football is a game of inches, so is career success. In the competitive world, you seldom win by a landslide.
"In life as in football, it is often the little things that count: going to meetings when we feel like staying home, or speaking our minds, no matter how insignificant our opinion may seem. When we feel like simply hiding - inches make the difference."
Quote taken and rearranged from here and here."Buzz Sullivan, a high school diving coach, said, "A champion is someone who goes so far they can't go another inch—and then they go that inch." Winning in business or in personal life is all about inches: going small distances successfully, then going farther still."
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The scalloped edge is from New Arrive card. I used design studio to have it fit an A2 envelope. I used my new cuttlebug to do the dots on the scallop edge and the flower. I then used chalk on the flower. The picture does not look as great as the card.
Posted by Denise G at 12:26 PM
Here are two cards made with Stretch your imaginations. I used design studio to adjust them to fit an A2 envelope perfectly. I love this card and will have to make more. They can be used for so may things.
Monday, November 23, 2009
I used Design studio and winter woodlands to put this card together. The pieces were a bit tricky, but I am pleased with how it turned out. I used the glitter/ packing tape in the background to get the nice contrast.