Saturday, July 31, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I love the new colors of cardstock that Stampin'Up! has come out with....I heard alot of moans and groans about all the retired colors, but you just "gotta" love these new ones.....this one is daffodil delight...heck just the name alone draws my atttention!  The designer paper I used is the new Gala Greenhouse...the entire pack of paper is beautiful, I cut around some of the flowers on one of the designs....the butterfly is the SU butterfly punch...I stamped with daffodil ink on white cardstock, then punched it out, the stamp set for the butterfly is a level one hostess set called Punch Potpourri...the ribbon used is also Daffodil Delight...I finished the inside of the card as well...the sentiment I stamped with the new SU Early Espresso...funny but I always used Choclate Chip, then they came out with Soft Suede, so I was always grabbing for that,  now I find myself using the Espresso all the time....see ya later!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweet Sixteen Sparkle Tag~Crepe Paper At The Forum

This tag serves as  double purpose~my last crepe paper post at the "Forum" month we will have a new theme.....check us out.......I am using this tag for my sweet 16 grandaughters birthday...she is the one in pink...such a beauty.  I gathered 8 layers of ruffles using some Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon, the bottom layer has polka dots on it.  The background of the tag is a ribbed vellum which doesn't show up much in the pic.....I had fun using the crepe paper, and will find more uses for it later.

The forum link is at the left if you would like to visit...look into the creative teams Mix Media for more pretty and different uses of creative crepe paper projects.....bye!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Back From Vacation~Yes Michigan

We are back from vacation...I will have something NEW to do with "paper crafting" posted tomorrow...I promise...I have to, its my turn to post on the mix media creative team forum.....and I haven't even started...yikes!!

Here are a couple of pics I took while we gone...the dog got me up early to go outside, and boy am I glad or I would of missed this fantastic sunrise over Lake Huron......all I can say is its GORGEOUS!!!  Makes you glad to be kidding...look close and the bottom part is the water reflecting the colors of the sunrise.....I can hardly believe I got such a great can click on it for a big~full view..see ya tomorrow with my "crepe paper' project!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hot & Cold A Bit of a Drastic Difference!!!!

I am a little bit unavailable today, so this is a "prepost".....thought I would share a bit of the winter we had, for all of us (me in particular) that have been complaining about all the heat.  This should do one of two things...either cool you off...or make you happy you have the heat instead of this mess...brrr.

The flowers are the "hot" part...could not have this beauty without it...these "pretties" are poppies from my gardens this year........hope you enjoy the photos!!!!!  Remember for a better view, you can always click on a photo to make it bigger!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink Heaven Trumpet Lilies~Plant for Hope

I purchased these lily bulbs this Spring at Walmart for $ has to be the best $5 I have spent on bulbs in a long time...these are stunning...they smell so strong...about 5 times more powerful then an Easter Lily...I was afraid the deer would smell them and eat them all up!!  For every package you bought of the Pink Heaven ,30 cents was donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.....a plant for Hope!!  It's hard to describe the size, but each lily was 6" long and about as wide.....I will be looking for more of these....just had to share the beauty of these!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cricut Cake Give Away

Take a peak on my sidebar.....I have a link to a Cricut Cake give away!!!  Also look thru my blog list...lots of wonderful creativeness there...and don't forget to visit  the "More Paper Then Shoes Forum" and see whats new......all just a click away!!

More of My Sunday Scraps

A busy week so far, had a friend over on Tuesday...we made 14 baby shower invites...they turned out so cute....and guess what...I didn't take any pictures!!  Yesterday I had a luncheon for my sister's birthday...the menu was all new items I never made, but a bit scarey too, as you never know if you will like them or not....lemon chicken salad...yum......fresh baked herb rolls....not only yummy, but easy.....a zuchinni and fresh tomato tart...mmmmm.....little tropical crescent cookies and a black bottom strawberry cheese pie with whipped cream...double yum!! I might post the recipes pics of them either....darn!!

Good thing I had these cards ready to post..hopefully can back into more "creating" soon......all 3 of these cards were made with bits of "scrap" I had stuck in that neverending drawer I mentioned in a previous post!...all simple...but I like how they turned out...well have to run...another busy day for me...ugh!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Scrap Cards~3 & 4

Two more of my Sunday's "scrap day" cards.....these two feature 2 pieces of Stampin' Up!'s Designer paper...small scraps that I knew would be perfect just as they were for a "later use'......the paper with the roses...well, that is my all time favorite...its a pack of paper that I had ordered 2 of, and not much left but this small piece!!  

The "flamingo" card is a bright "fun" card!!!  The cardstock used is again the new SU Poppy Parade...this color just makes me so happy!!  The flower is one I inked with the Poppy Parade ink......thats it ...more tomorrow!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

One & Two of "Scrap" Cards

I made 7 cards last night...oh yes, you heard me right...SEVEN...I have a drawer right under my table, its rather deep, and its full to the top of bits and pieces of paper that I set aside for the "perfect" card later.....the drawer also has stamped images, die cuts, just about anything I did and never finished or just wasn't "happy" with at the time!
I pulled out enough"pieces" to make at least a dozen for the next few days, that will pretty much be what I will be showing.
First card is using SU's big Medllion stamp, it was already stamped in Baja Breeze and cut out, the butterfly is cut using the SU Sizzix Beautiful Butterfly Bigz was just laying in that drawer ready to "take flight"!! The background of the card is simply embossed with one of my new SU favorites "vintage wallpaper" embossing folder.....I love how you can quickly "pump" a card up a notch with an embossing folder.

The second card is using bits and pieces of Designer Paper scraps...I just cut them into various rectangles and triangles, notice the stitching??.....compliments of my sewing machine.
Quick and easy cards, but yet so beau-ti-ful!!!!  I will be back tomorrow with two more of my "scrap cards"...see you then!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Scalloped Punch Cards & Peace!!

While cruising thru my NEW Stampin' Up catalog I noticed some neat flowers with scalloped edges......I figured they must of been made with the scallop edge punch.... grabbed some paper and gave it a whirl!  The first flower I did, I did from memory of the picture and I thought they had scored inbetween each scallop and then down the center of each scallop, before I did the second flower, I looked at the photo again, and noticed they only scored inbetween...NOT in the centers...and it was much less work, and much less folding doing it that way, and I actually like the smaller flower better with the less folds!

First flower I used some paper.... 12 x 12.... that I have had for quite awhile, cut a strip, scored and folded...a fast card, that looks so pretty!!

Second card I used some retired SU Designer paper, cut the strip more narrow then the first flower, I also used the paper and cut a strip of a banner ...I have been seeing these various little banners on other blogs and really like them!  For the card itself, I used my new SU In Color Poppy I LOVE this new color!!

Last card was for a granddaughters birthday...she is in love with anything with a peace sign, I purchased this paper and stickers about 3 months ago...her birthday was yesterday, and I put the card together yesterday...see how I am...always putting pressure on myself!!

Thats it for today I think...unless I do some challenges...I appreciate the nice comments!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

HOOT HOOT~Owl Punch Card

Wow...its been over 8 days since I posted last...and me, whom usually posts daily...its summer, its busy, what can I say.....we were on vacation, got home to dry and weedy gardens, dusty have been busy with all that boring and not so fun stuff!
Yesterday while I was weeding the UPS man showed up with my Stampin' Up! order.......what papers, new punches, new stamps...well some anyhow, not alot (have to watch my budget)...but enough to make me "happy"!!!
In the box was the new "owl" punch.....what a lot of fun this is going to will see this guy show up here and there over the next few weeks!  And look at him......all you see on him is on one punch!!!  Fun....also the cardstock I used is a new color "Daffodil Delight" the brightness of it....the background paper you see I used for my "photo shoot" is the new "Gala Greenhouse" pretty!  The ribbon is some I picked up at a garage sale for 10 cents.....25 yards of it will show up for Halloween, I am sure!!!

I will be back with more tomorrow......have some neat stuff I have just started working on.....two birthdays...two so very different cards..also have some neat flowers from my garden to show you!!  See you later or tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Heat = Summer Flowers = You Have To Smile

Geez oh' Pete its it hot out!!!  My poor flower gardens are suffering......thought I would make them "Smile"...what else can they do.....hopefully rain tomorrow!
I used the Stampin' Up! Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and a 1 1/4" circle punch for these flowers...I embossed both the flowers and the centers on cord-in-nations paper and sanded the of my clearance finds somewhere........see you tomorrow, maybe!!  Stay cool!!!.

Monday, July 5, 2010

My Exciting News!!!

Can you all tell I am so excited....well you know how everyone's big dream is to be on a design team....well thats not the news...LOL.....but I am on a Creative Team for Mixed Media at the More Paper Than Shoes Forum (link is on the left side).......and not only that, I am the team captain!!!!  Yeah...I get to come up with the monthly challenges and/or themes for the exciting....see told ya I was jumping up and down.  The Forum is a new site...just building...we already have our plans for October  and that is going to be BIG...but can't tell you much about that yet either....stroll on over to the forum and to the blog too for some blog candy.....and some fun is my first go easy, this is all a first for me, I am not usually a leader, but a be nice...LOL.
I made these awesome crepe paper flower tags...I LOVE how they turned will be fun and interesting to see what the other team members will come up with.....thanks for listening to me rant......

Exciting News "For Me" & a "Sneak Peek"

I have some "exciting" news to share with you hopefully later is a sneak peek~~~~~~

Thursday, July 1, 2010

There's A New Kid On The Block~Or Should I Say Blog!!

There is a new Challenge Blog called "More Paper Than Shoes".......the first challenge is for the month of July  to make a tag...add some vintage....add a stamp that is popped up.....easy peasy!!  Because its July~because its almost July 4th~because I LOVE making tags~and because I LOVE my Freedom~I chose to make a 4th of July tag.
I cut two different size stars with my Cricut....covered the bottom one with vintage music, stamped with TH Distress Ink on the second star and added the vintage Bethany Lowe tinsel trim (purchased on Ebay)...its a smaller tag......but I love it just the same!   Go visit this neat new blog and give the challenge a try.......there also is a new forum in the works.....I'll post the link for that will LOVE fun!!!

New Month~New Goals~New Card

Happy July One!!!!   I  am happy to see June behind me, it wasn't the best, so on to a new month...a new month of goals for is to do at least one scrapbook page a week and finish one a week that I have partly done...that can't be too difficult...we'll see!
Do you have alot of unfinished projects, something you started and it wasn't "going anywhere" so you set it aside to finish later??  I have a drawer full of such this morning as I was working on another project (and set it aside as it wasn't going decided to open the drawer and pull something out and "finish" it!!  I pulled out this card from last has a bunch of layers....I left all sentiments off,so it can be used for any done.....a drawer full to complete!!

On another note.....I have another blog...I have neglected it for quite sometime...but "brought it back to life" yesterday...if you would like to  visit its Nellie Doodle Cottage   a totally different blog from this one...I was using it to sell some of my creations~vintage finds and's back up and running.....hope to have a few of my linen dolls I make on it this month...see you tomorrow...I hope!!