Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Friday...

Don't you just love the weekend?
Even though I don't work anymore I still get
excited about the weekend.   It just has a different
feel than a weekday.

The two photo's above are the same, As you can tell.
The second one I played with in Photoshop using this weeks
lesson from Beyond Layers.  It was fun to play with but
to tell the truth I like the original much better.   I will
have to try this same technique on a different photo.

I also got some time this week to play in my craft-room. 

I have a lot going on this month with 2 Mothers day card, 
my sisters Birthday card, a baby shower card.  Lets just say I 
have been having fun creating this week. 

These are some close up shots of some book marks I have
made for my Mom and Sister..
Her lips got smeared when I applied the decoupage.

I know you were thinking she is just really bad at putting on
lip stick.  Hee Hee..

I bought them both books for a gift and I just love
to add these little homemade book marks to go along with the books.

By the time I am done these book marks are really-really flat.
And there are some many layers of decoupage that they almost feel
like leather.  The third one in is a real photo of my Mom and her sister
when they were young. I know she is going to love it.

So speaking of books. I was just wonderful if any
of you have read the book "Fifty Shades of Grey"
I was going to get if for my sister but they were sold out.
I heard it was pretty steamy!

Well I do hope you enjoy your weekend.
And thanks so much for stopping in and visiting.
I really do appreciate all your encouraging words.

Hugs, Linda


Bruce Robinson said...

Thank you for the bookmark you made for me...I love it!

TexWisGirl said...

she just got kissed - hard. :)

craftattack said...

Love your bookmarks, I am sure your Mom and sister will love their gifts! Valerie

It's me said...

Hi Linda...happy weekend from

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, fantastic ATCs, great details.

Netty said...

Loving your tag/bookmarks Linda they are fabulous and am sure the family will love them. Enjoy the weekend my friend, hugs Annette x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a fab macro looks like you captured this one lying down:) I like both but the more vibrant pink appeals to me more but the shot itself is wonderful...then,,,I spy your bookmarks,,,wow, are they cooool or what. Super fresh and I love the quotes on them...I know they will love receiving them. Have a good weekend........and dreaming of fall foliage:)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Seeing your creations inspire me to want to try! But in the end I know I don't have the patience for it.

Becca said...

I don't know Linda, both shots are great. The second one just has a softer feel to it.
Love the bookmarks! I was thinking that the gal with the smudged lipstick meant that she had been smooching someone! Love it!
I'll be chatting with you sometime I'm sure, but Happy Mother's Day if I forget to tell you later. (I don't know why I's not like I have anything going on or anything. :-)

lisa. said...

I do indeed love the weekend, and it looks like we may have some good weather this weekend for the first time in quite awhile. Your bookmarks are beautiful, and what a great idea.

I wish you a most wonderful Mother's Day my Friend.

Lynnda said...

WOW... I really Love all your bookmarks..and I am sure your Mom and sister will love their gifts! Lovely Photo shots too... If I don't see you... I would like to wish you a Happy Mothers Days... hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your photos are BEAUTIFUL!! And love love love the bookmarks!! Such a great idea!!! I hope to find some tomorrow to make some too!

Suzanne C said...

As usual a treat to see your beautiful photos! Love the bookmarks! They are so wonderful!

Tracy said...

They're wonderful! Looks like it was tag week for both of us. LOL These special little treasures will mean a lot. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great way to personalize the gifts for your loved ones. Great Bookmarks Linda.
Enjoy your weekend. I know you will
hugs Lynn

Ida said...

Such a pretty flower photo. I like both of them but I do agree the SOOC one is just a bit more special.
Great art work all around, isn't it fun to be able to play and create.

Anesha said...

Beautiful photo, love your first shot with out the layers. Great bookmarks, super.:)

Kamana said...

beautiful bookmarks. you are a very creative lady.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have had a productive week! I also like your original photo, it has more life/vibrancy to it.

Linda B said...

Your photos are just beautiful.... and I love the bookmarks... love your style!
Thank you for the comment about the journal... I would like to ask you a few questions about the CT class when you have time,,,

Shahrul Niza said...

Lovely bookmarks, Linda. Are they tags also?. Beautiful. You just inspired me to read books again so then, I could make bookmarks :)). TFS.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous bookmarks! And I just love the lipstick 'accident' lol ;). Enjoy the weekend! xx

julieprice3 said...

I love the tags, they will be awesome bookmarks, just wonderful
Hugs Julie P

~Tammy~ said...

These are just gorgeous!!!!

Catherine said...

Very pretty book marks Linda. Nope, I haven't read that book. I'll have to look for it.

Wishing you a happy Mother's Day!
xo Catherine

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love the images, and i have to agree with you that I too love the 1st one.
Those bookmark are just awesome!
happy mother's day to you my friend! and tell me about that book if you done reading!

Ros said...

Happy Mother's Day Linda ... I love your photos ... The first one is my fav too! ... and gorgeous gifts you created for your family ... have a beautiful day

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful photos, Linda, and really beautiful bookmarks, too! I think books are one of the most wonderful gift to give and receive, and I adore that you made a handmade bookmark to go along with each. How special that you made one with your mom's childhood photo. They are all so special and so, so pretty!
Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

what a wonderful idea, making handmade bookmarks to go along with a gift of a book...(might just have to pinch that idea ;) )Gorgeous work, the bookmark is a wonderful gift all by itself!!
Did you get your hands on that book?...its seems to be a big seller here in the UK also...heard it's a little naughty!! ;)
Jan x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous art, Linda, every bit of it! You do such a fabulous job! Have a wonderful day!

Davi said...

Linda Both shots are very pretty but I like the first best also :) Your tags are Fabulous for sure!! The smeared lipstick makes me smile because there was this older lady I knew and her lipstick always looked like that! I think maybe she couldnt see to well but she was a sweet soul. I bet your mom and sis will love their tags especially the one with your mom and her sis...a real treasure to make her smile every time she reads :) Hope you have a Fab Mother's Day my friend!