Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simple, Tall Card for CAS-ual Fridays

Happy Saturday!

I just had to join in on another CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This one is to make a tall card and keep it simple.

The card measures 4 X 9. I love the look of tall cards! I colored the butterflies with Copics and was inspired by Brenda's card! So pretty! This butterfly is from the Antique Engravings clear set, from Hero Arts. The sentiment is also Hero Arts and has been cut apart so I could place it where I wanted on the card.

I had a tough time not using a background stamp, or adding any embellishments but I'm doing as told and embracing my white space!

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate each comment so much! They definitely put a smile on my face! See?--------> :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This Card Missed the Deadline For CAS-ual Fridays :(

I have really enjoyed using rub-ons again! Here's what would have been my second entry for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. I didn't get it posted soon enough. . .darn it! :(

The flowers are one big rub-on. So fun! I decided to add a bit of watercoloring to the image. It's not easy getting those tiny stems to rub onto the card base perfectly, and I goofed in a couple of spots. That's where I placed the words from the sentiment. Good fix, don't ya think?

It's another 90 degree day here and I'm loving the heat! Summer is going way too fast for me though! Hope you're enjoying your week!

Gotta run. . . .going to work soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

I finally got around to finding some rub-ons to join the CAS-ual Fridays challenge. It was really fun using them again!

CAS-ual Fraidays Challenge by bdengler4 (Barb)

These flower rub-ons are from Creative Imaginations and I've had them for so long but never used them. The "stitching" is a sticker from Vanessa and the sentiment is an SRM sticker from Virginia. Thanks ladies!

I loved playing with the rub-ons, so much so, that I'm working on another card that I'll post later or tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Playin' With a New Stamp

Hi everyone!

Just a real quick post today. I have to head to work soon. I've been playing with a new Penny Black Stamp that was a gift from sweet Tiffany! Thank you, again, for your kindness, Tiff!

This one was white embossed onto the textured card stock.

For this card, I stamped the image using Smooch paints. Love the shimmer!

Here's a close-up of the button. It wasn't quite the right shade of blue, so I added some stripes to it, using the darker blue smooch. Fun!

Thanks for your visit! Make someone smile today! :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

These Things Bring Me Joy!

It's a beautiful, sunny day here and I just had to spend my morning outside in the yard and gardens! I love days like this! No work, bright sunshine, light breeze and the things that make me happy! Now if I can just get my house cleaned too, I'll enjoy the evening even more!

I wanted to share some things that I love right now in my yard. It's been a rough Spring and Summer so far for most of the plants, flowers and veggies, with a ton of rain in the beginning, then steaming hot weather following that. But there are a few things that still look pretty good.

Here's my Verbena. I have two hanging baskets against the house, on the deck, just outside the kitchen window. Love seeing them every morning when I make my coffee!

These are some of the better looking pots I have on my front step.

Also near my front door is a hanging basket of Double Impatients along with the cute birdhouse that my now 20 year old son made, back in elementary school.

I love the way these double beauties look like mini roses!

Here is a close-up of the nest inside the birdhouse. Sorry it's so blurry! I stood for a long time, waiting for the babies to poke their heads out, but no luck. This nest gets used all season long. Just when we think the family has moved on, we hear tiny chirps again. At least 4 or 5 different times, from early Spring to late Summer. I love seeing all the different material they use to make it so comfy! :)

Do you remember what my empty veggie garden looked like, back a couple of months ago? Well, here it is now.

We've picked some delicious green peppers and yummy pea pods so far and I've been waiting for these! Nothin' better than fresh green beans, right out of the garden! Can't wait to eat them with dinner tonight!
Still waiting for the big tomatoes to turn red and the cucumbers are just starting to pop out. My hubby makes a scrumptious cucumber salad and a wonderful tomato salad as well! Can't wait!

I'll leave you today with one of my faves! These Day Lilies bloom a bit later than the bright yellow ones. They are the prettiest peachy color!

Okay, I'd better get started on cleaning the house, even though I'd rather stay outside! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope the start to your week is a happy one! :)