Saturday, July 24, 2010

Some Simple Layering

Happy Saturday!

The weather is beautiful here today, so I'm heading outside soon. Just wanted to quickly share a card.



I used Distress Inks and a few Hero Arts stamps for layering. The Silhouette Ivy is stamped with Bundled Sage and the Elegant Flower is stamped with Broken China. I stamped the La Lettre here and there, using the Stampology Onyx ink pad. The paper behind the main panel is from the BasicGrey Kioshi paper pad. The sentiment is, again, from the Thinking of You set.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sunflower

Hi all!

Another quick post today. Way too busy lately! I'm looking forward to having the day off tomorrow, that's for sure! For my card today, I decided to use Joy's technique again.



I used Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Inks for the background stamping of the Three Sunflowers stamp. I stamped the flowers again and cut out only one of the flowers for the main image. I used an oval Nestie to frame it and the La Letter is stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink, behind the flower. The sentiment is from this lovely set.

Have a happy Friday! Thanks so much for your visit!
Remember to find some joy today and give someone a hug! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink and Orange

I've just got a quick post today. When I received the invitation to be a Hero Arts Hostess, I made two cards for our debut on the blog. Most of you know that I decided to use the card with the cute Decorative Lamps set. The other card I made was this one.



I used the Real Flowers Clear set, stamping the largest image in the set with a mix of Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Using the same inks, I stamped the Cling Dots on the white background. I've had the pink and orange, dotty ribbon for a long time and thought it was perfect. Adding three Hero Arts pearls and a message from my favorite set, finished off the card.

I'm working on a very special post that I don't want you to miss, so keep an eye out for that. Should have it finished up by the beginning of next week.

Thanks for stopping by today! The weekend is just around the corner. . . . Yippee!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Few Flowers, Some Veggies and a Card

Happy "Hump" Day!

Today I thought I'd share just a couple of things growing in my yard. This first photo is part of my flower garden. I'm not thrilled with it this year, but I do love the colors and these large Marigolds.


I have never like marigolds, but this year I found these jumbo ones in this soft, buttery yellow and really like the way they look.


This next one is my pretty, light peach Lily. It looks more yellow in the picture, but trust me, it has such a soft peach color with a bright yellow center.


Here's a closer view. Isn't it pretty?


Now for my veggies. The tomatoes are coming along nicely.


We've picked a few of these already. Yum!! LOVE green pepper!


And I need to get back out there to grab these off the vine and cook 'em up! Nothin' better than fresh green beans from the garden!



Okay, so there's one more thing to share with you today. It's a card I made a while back and just haven't posted it yet. I love the plums and purples together. The sentiment tag is hand drawn and I found the pretty white button at a fabric store in town. I thought the card looked pretty, propped up in a pot full of purple flowers. Boy, that sentence was full of p's, wasn't it?


Have a wonderful Wednesday! Remember to share your smile!

Monday, July 19, 2010

My Favorite Breakfast!

For the whole month of July, I have not made a card for the Hero Arts challenge. I'm struggling with it this time because I don't own any of their travel stamps and I only have one set that includes food. I thought it was high time I go out this cute set anyway, because I've only used it once. I forgot just how fun it is to play with the donuts and coffee cup! I ended up with lots and lots of different "flavored" donuts on my desk....to be used on another card someday, I hope. I decided that this one looked the yummiest! (Is that even a word?)



I used Swiss Dots embossing folder on the kraft card base and sanded a bit. I chose two different sizes of Nesties using my Cuttlebug. The coffee cup and donut are embossed, colored in using Distress Inks and attached with dimensional adhesive. I started out with pink pearls but then found this fun ribbon in my stash, so I changed them to the aqua colored ones.

Thanks for stopping by again. I think this is the first time I've ever done two posts in one day on my blog. Click here to see a card that was inspired by the amazing Sue McRae in my earlier post. You can imagine that absolutely nothing else has gotten done around the house today. Better run and at least throw a loud of laundry in before heading to work. See ya!

Inspiration

Hi all!

Hope you're having a good Monday so far. I don't have to work until this evening, so I'm enjoying my day, trying to get some cards made. On Saturday, I was looking through the cards that I have in my "favorites" file over on Flickr. One of my favorite, all-time stampers is Sue McRae. She's known as Stampin' Sue in the Flickr group and she makes some of the most amazing cards! If you haven't looked through her photostream, you should! Believe me, you don't want to miss it!

So One of my favorite cards from Sue is this one here. I love the way she embossed the Flower Box from Hero Arts! The whole card is just so pretty! So I decided to give it a try. I pretty much cased Sue's card. Just used darker, bolder colors and a different sentiment. It's hard to see in the photo but it says, "You make my heart happy." It's from this set here and I use it often.



I'm glad you stopped by! Have a nice Monday!
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