Birthday Gifts

Posted by Kathy Torrence on May 28, 2008 in Crafts, Soldered Art

While we were in Cape May, I came across some pretty glass ornaments in a gift shop.  They were made with beveled glass with soldered edges and each had a little collage inside – and they were selling for $45 and up!  I was inspired to be creative…

I realized that it had been a long time since I played with my soldering iron and when I heard that two of my co-workers had birthdays this week, I realized that I had the perfect excuse to get started!

I made up these little “Birthday Cards Under Glass” for them:


I took some vintage birthday postcards and scanned them and printed them onto white cardstock with my fancy new scanner and color laser printer that I received for my birthday.  I added some glitter and put them behind a piece of beveled glass. 

I tried something new with these – instead of sandwiching each collage between two pieces of glass, I taped the front piece of glass directly to a piece of patterned paper on the back (inspired by the pieces I saw in Cape May).  This makes them much lighter – especially for larger pieces like these.

I added some jump rings and some lady-in-the-moon charms and beads, tied a pretty ribbon…and now I have some pretty little gifts!

Happy birthday Sybil and Shanee!


Camping in Cape May

Posted by Kathy Torrence on May 28, 2008 in Family Stuff, Our Goldendoodle Puppies, Today's Photo

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend camping at Holly Shores campground in Cape May. The weather was absolutely glorious!

We spent some time on the beach at Sunset Beach and took the dogs with us…


Although they weren’t crazy about the water…


There was a dog park at the campground which was great – the dogs got lots of exercise!

The kids had a nice time too – Emily got to ride a pony…


And we went on a hayride…Matt wasn’t crazy about that…


Poor Matt – at the end of the weekend, he wound up with poison ivy on his cheek! The whole side of his face was swollen – but he’s doing better now…


No more camping for another three weeks – we have lots going on at home in June…


Congratulations, Andrew!

Posted by Kathy Torrence on May 28, 2008 in Family Stuff

Andrew was confirmed early this month in a beautiful service – you’re growing up so fast, Andrew!


Here he is with his father and me – we love you!


And notice how gray Morgan’s hair is! 😉

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