Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back from Texas....





I had so much fun in Texas! The people there are so friendly, and I loved the city. Definitely different from East Coast life! Here are a few pics from my trip. I got my hair done while I was there. I went back to being blonde! I had a lot of fun at the hockey games and the Hershey Bears won both games I attended. It was worth the 3030 miles round trip! I went to San Antonio and saw the Alamo and also went to Waco and visited the Branch Davidian/Waco massacre site. That was very moving, and extremely sad. I didn't realize so many young people died during that stand off. The hockey picture is when my team won Game 5 in Overtime!! They came over and celebrated next to the glass almost right in front of me. How thoughtful of them, I got some good pictures!

On a crafting note, I've been taking lessons on Pergamano. I love this technique! I took a few lessons on Pergamano several years ago, then got sidetracked on other things, and decided I wanted to try it again. I found a teacher nearby and have really enjoyed learning about Pergamano again. Pergamano is dry embossing on Parchment paper. I mostly like the look of white on white Pergamano, so most of the cards and projects I make using the Pergamano technique won't have much color. I think it looks so elegant and is just beautiful. I made this card as a wedding card for my brother & his fiance. This technique is time consuming, it took me over 3 hours to make this card. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I think it's my best pergamano project that I've made! I'll post some of my original creations from years ago later, but they are not as good as this one. Hope you have a great week!

8 comments:

Suzanne :O ) said...

sounds like you had a good trip- glad your team won, and your hair looks great! :) that is a beautiful card- it's so elegant, that technique is perfect for wedding cards! can't wait to see your other cards :)

Deb said...

It looks lik eyou had a wonderful time. And your crad is just beautiful! Deb P

Annette said...

Glad your team won! I love your t-shirt, that is so cute, made me laugh! Beautiful card, what a great technique! Your brother and his fiance are going to love it!

Katie said...

Woohoo! San Antonio is my long lost home! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip, Heidi! Oh, Pergamano is a beautiful tecnnique...one you will do amazing things with! I always love seeing your dry embossing projects! Oh, and glad your team won! Katie

jen said...

How fun Is San Antonio We used to go every summer when we lived in Fort Worth but we are back in California now :) That card is breath taking just gorgeous! Have a great day I can't wait to explore your great blog!

luvs and glitter
~jen

Janice W. said...

Hi Heidi,
I love your picture! You look great!! Beautiful card too!

Kathy said...

The card is so elegant and it's nice to hear about a new technique. Go capitals :)

Susan said...

I love Pergamano and your card is just beautiful. Glad you had a great time in Texas. My daughter lives in Texas and she loves it there. I got the biggest kick out of the t-shirt your wearing in the pic...LOL!