Friday, April 26, 2013

Backyard beauty!

Pink Rose
What is eating the leaves?
Sweeping up all the fallen petals! Beautiful potpourri!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Not stamping - Bunco!

April was my turn to host Bunco and I think I may have gone a little overboard, but I had so much fun preparing for everyone to come to my home.

I started out with the theme, "Springtime in Paris". I think that was because the first gift I chose was this big ol' clock. Who doesn't love a big ol' clock? Especially if it has the Eiffel tower on it!
Then the craziness began. I found some fabric with French/Paris images on it and of course some polka dots to accent it. I do love polka dots too.  
A lovely necklace.
A box with Paris images on it.
Another cute Paris box with goodies inside.
A burlap table runner with candles wrapped with more of the burlap.
Okay, those are the big prizes. Then for the last six, I made envelopes out of more of the burlap (lined of course) and included a set of cards (shown below) which I made with matching envelopes. 

Okay, and now for the overboard part, as if that wasn't enough. I saw cute little candy jars on pinterest, so I created some and then went on the hunt to find pink candy to fit in with my theme. Found it! I had Strawberry Cheesecake Jelly Bellies, Cinnamon Taffy and Mints. I created labels for the jars (old pickles jars and things like that which are adhered to candle holders, the lids drilled and I added Paris knobs). So cute! I made candied popcorn too, with Raspberry M&M's added since they were pink.  

That wasn't enough, was it? So I made tulle puffs to hang around.

I printed a menu giving French names to the food I prepared even though it was less than French. ha ha ha Don't you love the little thingy holding it? I do. It was a Bunco gift from last month's hostess, Carolina. I served French Dip Sandwiches, Potato chips with French Onion Dip, Crudités (veggie tray) and eclair cake. Oh yum! I think everyone loved the food.

Yes, there is more. I told you I got carried away.
I printed some clip art and framed it with pictures of my family in the entry.
And last but not least, I made myself a vest with another cute Paris print fabric. Yes, I think I got carried away and went way over the top, but I had such fun doing it. Don't you wish you were in my Bunco group? 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cheerful Daisies

We all need some cheer these days, don't we? Such horrible tragedies in the world. My prayers are being said for all those that have suffered such loss that they will be healed physically and emotionally and strengthened to bear the burdens that have been put upon them.
I love this sentiment and it is so pertinent right now. It says, "May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead." The daisy image was inked with markers before being stamped onto the white. It is matted with a deeper green and popped up on the card front. The sentiment is stamped with Peeled Paint ink onto Certainly Celery cardstock and cut into the banner shape and matted with yellow to match the daisies. The celery card front is embossed with TPS Quatrefoil folder and added to the darker green card front. The finishing touch - the yellow gingham ribbon. Don't daisies just demand gingham ribbon? 
Stamps: Sketch daisies 727-06, Days Ahead 742-03

I didn't do a traditional rainbow for my card, but did use all the colors of one. The blue card front is embossed with Sizzix Texture Fades Bookcover Set and mounted onto the white card front. The daisy background stamp is inked with Distress markers before stamping onto the white and then cutting/embossing with Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles. The sentiment was inked with the same color markers and cut/embossed with another of the rectangles from the set and popped up. I added the yellow gingham ribbon for a little more cheer. I hope it brightens your day and the recipient too.

Have a beautiful day!

Stamps: Rubbernecker Daisy Bouquet background stamp 714, Get Well - Sunshine to your day 652-08

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dual Rose

Oooo, what pretty colors! It is kind of a romantic combo, don't you think? I chose to use them on this wonderful dual rose stamp from Rubbernecker. I inked the stamp with markers before stamping onto the white. I added the Mambo Melon layer which is punched with Arch Lattice punch and that is backed with the Elegant Eggplant before adhering to the River Rock card front. The sentiment (from Sketch Poppies Set) is stamped onto white card stock with Elegant Eggplant ink then cut/embossed with Spellbinders Floral Tags. I added just a touch of ribbon and there you have it.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Summer Window

I want a window like this in my home. Luckily I had a window die in my room of goodies for today's challenge on SCS. I cut the window from the white card front and then airbrushed it yellow. Inside the card is bashful blue card stock with the flowers stamped onto it. I added some glitz with an AtYou pen and then punched a few butterflies to add as well. The clouds were embossed with the D'vine Swirl folder and added above the flowers. The sentiment is stamped onto white card stock using Worn Lipstick distress ink and then that is cut/embossed using Spellbinders Ironworks Motif. 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Poppy Field Set 712, Flowers in Field 727-10
Accessories: ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs Window A, Clouds & Raindrops by Sweet n Sassy, D'vine Swirl embossing folder, Spellbinders Ironwork Motifs

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Did you think I had disappeared from the face of the earth? Well, no, I did not. I don't have a good excuse, but I'm back to creating now, so keep on visiting.

This card was created today for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge using Black, Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze. This is a new image by Rubbernecker. Isn't it fine? The sentiment is included in the set which is called Poppy Field. 

And this one. Isn't it a great summery card? I love that red bicycle. Do the stripes maybe make you think of the Good Humor man?

I hope you like these two cards and will come visit often to see what else I've been up to. See you soon!