Monday, May 24, 2010

Thanks A Bunch!

What a beautiful day we're having! It's 85 and hot. I came in from outside working on opening up the pool. Wish I could jump in, but it's not ready yet. Adding more water to it and need to scrub the cover. I will miss my pool cover friends. I would go out between 6-7 most evenings and feed bread to my married couple--the mallard ducks. I also will miss seeing a hawk bathe himself and the frog or toad..could never tell which, I will miss his croaking at night. I know the mallards will be back next year because we 've had them for several years now. The others I will have to wait to see. Below is the hawk and I will see if I can find the duck pics from last year. (I think it's on my old computer). Enjoy!


Finally, I got to play with my goodies and made this card. I wanted to make a fast card and challenged myself not to use ribbon or a border punch. I always use both on my cards and thought let's make this simple today. This is what I came up with, but I did use pearls.... I would say 95% of the cards I make I use pearls or rhinestones. Gotta have them!

Close Up

Card Size 5 1/4 square
Stamp-Anita's Sugarloaf Rubber Stamp(2002 from ebay)
Paper- DP_Recollection Basics -Brown Houndstooth, PTI Dark Chocolate.
Stampin Up- Whisper White
Ink-Color Box- Chestnut Roan
Accessories- Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Stickles- Yellow, Crystal & eucalptus, Kaisercraft Pearls, MS Butterfly Punch and Copics Markers-RV02, RV04, Y15, YG06, G21.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Cutest Little Favor Boxes!

Last week was our Mother-Daughter Luncheon at church and I made these up. My SIL, Sandy made Petit Fours to put in them. I had bought this Martha Stewart favor box set, awhile back when they were in the clearance aisle at Michaels. They were originally $19.99 for a box of 24 and I paid $3.99 for each one! I purchased the 2 boxes that they had. What a deal! Each of the 48 boxes were stamped 8 different hand did get tired!!! I used a mixture of many different stamp sets. The Ink is PTI's Rasberry Fizz and of course it looked too plain and I did put a pearl on both ends in the middle of the flourish. I really loved how they turned out and they went so well with Sandy's pink and yellow color scheme. The boxes were sat at each plate setting.

All stamped up and....

Ready to fold.

Aren't the liners cute!

All ready for the sweet treat to be added!

Ready to go.

Close up.

Look closely, can you see the pearl?

This is the box set.

I went back to Michaels this week and didn't find any more of this box set, but found a square "Tiffany's Blue" color box set and can't wait to use them!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Makings of a Queen

I know, I know, it's been awhile since I posted a card! This card was made right before I went to Florida for a few days last week. I didn't get to post it before I left...wasn't even sure if I wanted to!!! Did you ever feel like you just didn't hit a home run with your card? I don't love it...but I don't want to mess with it anymore! So, here's the card, it's been sitting here long enough. I bought the 2 stamps last year when I went to the CHA show in Orlando. I really like the stamps.

Stamps-Queens Ink stamps
Paper-PTI black and white, DCWV DP
Accessories-Cuttlebug, KaiserCraft Rhinestones,Silver Glitter, Reasonable Ribbon,
Tag Maker-rectangle

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Love Parades...Want to be in one?

This week is Google Friend Connect Round Up!!

Smart and Trendy Moms

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Come join in!!! I did!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

WoooHooo! I Won--Twice

I'm on a lucky streak!!! Last week I signed up to be a follower on Elizabeth Crocker's blog. Her generous gift was to let the person who would be her 50th follower pick a print from her gallery of photos. Well, Beth let us know that 2 of us signed up at the same time and she is letting us both be winners! Beth has a huge gallery in Flickr of her work. She takes a variety of different subjects-- which made my choice very hard. I had a half a dozen I was looking at, but when it was all said and done I choose "Beautiful Blue Boken," it's a flower that grows in the state of Texas, which is where Beth is from. Visit her gallery and her blog Here.

Then yesterday when I got home from church, I checked and saw that I won a very cute stamp from Debbie Doncaster all the way from South Yorkshire, United Kingdom! How cool is that! Debbie cards are done beautifully with her use of Copic Markers. Also on her blog, she has outstanding pictures of her garden. Visit her blog Here.
This is the stamp:

I can't wait to receive them! It's been a lot of fun meeting people from all over the world. Thanks again to both girls for being so kind!!!