Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pirates!!! Oh My!

I did have fun creating a couple cards this past week. The first one is using my new favorite stamp set from The Angel Company. "Payful Pirates" and my favorite paper from TAC, "Uptown Girl." The sketch was courtesy of those totally creative "maps" from Page Maps. Here is a closer look at the pirate skull. I found some cute "bling" to use on the crown and stickles for the eye patch.
Yesterday in our "hometown" newspaper The Billings Gazette (click on link for article), there was an article about the Moss Mansion. They are displaying wedding dresses in the historic mansion. My mom and grandma took my grandma's wedding dress, my mother's, mine, and my sisters to be displayed. Pretty cool. Even cooler, they are on display in the parlor room of the mansion and a couple of local newspapers have done interviews with my mom about the three generations of wedding gowns and the hankie of my great grandmother's that we all carried. Here is a picture of mine, a dress that I originally made when I was in college studying fashion design ~ made the Victorian bustle inspired skirt and corset for a costume design project. The fabric was free from my mom, she sewed those tapestry vests for a company in Montana and when they shut down the operations, she was allowed to keep all of the fabric she had on hand - so the fabric was leftovers from brocade vests! It cost me maybe $100 for notions and such. DH and I got married so fast, that I was lucky to have the dress and that it fit me. The manequin has the hankie in her hand as well. The Moss Mansion was always one of my favorite places to visit growing up. Even when I lived in Billings, I loved attending the events that the Moss Mansion held.
While we were home for Christmas, my step-daughter Jasmine tried the dress on. She thought that it was pretty cool. He daddy was none to happy to even have the thought of his little girl getting married cross his mind... LOL What a cutie-pie though! LOVE the purple thermal shirt underneath it.... only appropriate for a 13 year old! :)

Well, I am off to work on some more swaps... OH!!!! I have to chime in with all of the Papertrey Ink excitement! New releases ~ this week!!! I see a cupcake stamp!!!! Oh, I am crazy over cupcake stamps these days. Must be the craze that I have caught up with... but they sure are cute!!!! Speaking of cupcakes... come back later this week for my latest cupcake card!!! It is a cutie! :)

Inky hugz!!!!

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