"I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth." Genesis 9:13

Thursday, June 30, 2011

V - Latch ...

Good Morning Stampers!
I have not had much MoJo lately ....
so - this morning I have the final card that we did at our Klub last week.... again, this is a copy of one I saw somewhere on a stamping blog ---

We embossed 2 colors on the sentiment stamp...Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango .... I love these colors together! The stamp is a retiring stamp :(

Here are pictures of the way the CS was cut to make the V-Latch ... the outside piece was cut from the upper corner to a point approx 2 inches in from the edge;

The inner piece was cut from the lower corner to the same point.... making a V-Latch .... As we made this card there were many comments as to whether people would know how to open it... :)

Here is a pic of the card.... "latched" together!
Hope you enjoyed your peek here today!

Tomorrow is CANADA DAY! Take time to remember the freedoms we have in this beautiful country we live in!
Blessings on you all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Saying Goodbye & Saying Hello!

Good Morning Stampers....
I've been up for hours.... the fibro pain in my arms and legs awoke me early and there was nothing to it but to get up! This week has been a difficult one for this - guess you could call this "the thorn in my side".

Today I wanted to give you a couple more peeks at 2 retiring sets - and then a peek at some new colors!
This first set is called "A Flower For All Seasons" - it has been around quite a while and I am sad to see it go. It has 4 images ... one for each season - here are 2 cards I made a while ago using this set.

This next set is named "Happy Together" - it is a fun little whimiscal set! Here a 2 cards I made with this set ....

This next card is one we made at our Kreations Klub Night ... using a fold that has been around for a while but seems to have been resurrected in the past few weeks. I remember making 3 of these folded cards and adhering them together to make a mini scrapbook... haven't done that for a while! This card is made by folding an 8X8 inch piece of CS in half; turn and fold in half again; then make a diagonal fold. We used 3 of the new In Colors: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder; and a piece of DSP from "Cheerful Treat". The ribbon is tied when the card is closed... I didn't tie the bow for the picture :(

                                                             Untied -

                                                      Fully open -

Thanks for stopping by today -
Blessings and Hugs!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Retiring "birds" ...

HEY! I hope the sun is shining where you are!

Just a quick post this morning.... still not ready for tonight's Klub ... so what else is new?
Those who know me - know how much I love my birds!!! :) Especially Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal! Who this year have brought their relatives to the Thousand Hills Farm Cafe! :) I now have feeders outside my craft window and at the other side of the house off the deck - there are times when I can hear the Cardinals singing and calling at both sites - such a blessing to me!!!

I thought I would share with you a couple of "retiring birds" ... A Cardinal Christmas and Friends 24-7 ... they are still available for purchase until June 30th; after that - gone!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great one!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Christmas Card... WHAT???

You are probably thinking I've totally lost it! A Christmas Card! In June!!!!
Well - I had to give it a shot ... when I saw this DSP paper from the new catty this particular sheet reminded me of snowflakes - although I didn't use snowflakes on my card .... :)

I used Concord Crush as the base CS - this is one of the "old" In Colors which will be staying for another year. Stampin' Up has added 5 "new" In Colors to make a total of 10... you are going to love them! The DSP paper is from "Cheerful Treat" which is a Hostess item in the new Catalogue. The sentiment is from the set "Word Play" - a set with 12 various sentiment stamps.

The flower is a new technique I learned from Dawn at "DOstamping with Dawn" - http://dostamping.typepad.com/  This technique uses satin ribbon; once it is curled onto a sticky piece of CS it is then heated with heat tool and voila! I love it! Place a pearl in the center and you have a pretty - unique - flower. No two will ever be the same!

Here is a close up of the flower and the DSP....
This is a card we will be making in our Klub get-together tomorrow night...
I hope you have a wonderful sunny day!
Blessings and HUGS!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wisteria Sneak Peek!

Good Morning!
The sun is shining!
And here is a "Sunny" card for you today! The card base is Wisteria Wonder - a new In Color ... the pieces are matted with Elegant Eggplant from the Regal Collection. The DSP is from "Cheerful Treat"; and the stamps are from "Posy Punch" - both the DSP and the stamps are Hostess benefits from the 2011-1012 Idea Book & Catalogue. Hey! It's time now to be thinking about a workshop for July .... call me and we'll set a date!

For the leaves I used the Bird Builder punch .... (the 3 tiny leaves are the bird wings). I used the Fancy Flower punch on the stamped flowers; a 1" punch for "Hello"; and the Large Oval punch for the "mat" behind "hello".

Thanks for peeking in this morning!
I hope you have a wonderful day - and weekend. Remember to hug the ones you love!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Sympathy -

Good ---- well! I guess it is Afternoon now!
Where did the morning go?

Yesterday - in the midst of making the cards I needed to make - I had to run to town to do some errands; and my Stampin' Up! preview order arrived... So for these 2 sympathy cards I used a new In Color ... "Pool Party" - when I first saw it I wasn't impressed b/c I like deep, vibrant colors - and this one is so soft... however, when paired with colors like Elegant Eggplant and Black it is great! I love the other new In Colors!!! And - I will be using this one again, for sure.

Take a peek - here are the cards I made - The stamped image is from Fabulous Florets (summer mini) - I heat embossed it with Wild Wasabi...
                                                       #1 -
                                                       #2 -
                                                       Inside -
What do you think? Do the Wild Wasabi, Eggplant etc ... work with Pool Party? I can't wait to see what other people do with this color...

Thanks for stopping by today - over the next few days I will have some sneak peeks of  "stuff" from the new catty!
Enjoy your day - stay wise; stay safe; be crafty! :)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Three Little Words...

Good Morning Stampers!
One of the blogs I check frequently is located at http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/
They had a challenge the other day to use these 3 colors together:
Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, and River Rock.
So I hauled out the cardstock and there it sat for the next 3 days. Finally, this morning, I put my mind to it and made a sympathy card using these 3 colors....
going to try them next with Daffodil Delight instead of the Melon - what do yah think?
I'll show you the end result! :)

I have 4 sympathy cards to make today ... I feel such sorrow for the families involved ...
For this card I used the sentiment from "Three Little Words" - which, by the way, is in the new catty... Mine arrived yesterday!!!! Been thru it about 4 times already and lovin' it! The inside sentiment is from "Thoughts and Prayers" which is still in the new catty as well.

Thanks for stopping by today...
Remember to hug your loved ones and tell them how special they are to you!

2nd part of this post!
Well! I did it!
I used Elegant Eggplant, Daffy Delight and River Rock - love this combo!
Here is another sympathy card -

Once again -
Thanks for peekin' in!
Hugs to you all!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Something Old And Something New......

What a day out there today!!!! We sure have been blessed with good stuff this week, aye?
Hubby is at the Market this morning - when he gets home and gets things settled on the farm we will head for the Valley to see family camping there this weekend.

In the meantime I made this great card... it was very "tiddly" to do ... I had seen one like this on a blog a long time ago; could not find any cutting dimensions for the angle so - I made my own template and went from there. As I was making this I decided I would give it to a special friend. She came for lunch yesterday and then we walked on the beach - what a delight it was to spend some quality time with her. She is a faithful prayer warrior and she holds me accountable! A true blessing to me!

Here is the front panel of the card.... used Garden Gala DSP (retiring soon) - the Butterfly and "Hello" are from sets found in the Summer Mini -

This is the next panel - Poppy Parade ribbon - and a place to write a note. The sentiment on the bottom is from "Simply Said" - also retiring....

This is the third panel - the sentiments are from "Delight in Life" - also retiring.... this is one set I will hang onto for sure!
 Here is a photo of the card open.....
And here it is closed....

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Blessings and HUGS!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Last Chance 4 U...

Good Morning Stampers!
Yesterday was an awesome day weather-wise.... someone had dropped off a BIG bunch of rhubarb for us ... so I cut it all up and made a couple dozen Rhubarb-Applesauce muffins; bagged up the rest for the freezer. Today I will make a Crisp for hubby. Of course, had laundry to do and the regular "stuff"; an acupuncture appointment - and - in the midst of all this I traded cars! Here's a pic of my little "green" bomb! It is a Manual transmission - haven't had one of these for 4 years and I'm lovin' it!
I'm going to see a guy today to look at decals for it .... gotta have some purple on it, don't yah know!
And then, last evening - we headed for town with the pooch and went for a walk!
Needless to say - I slept well last night!

It's so wonderful to see the sun shinin' again this morning! Gotta love that!
Here is a card I made using DSP and a stamp that will soon be gone - unavailable after June 31. I used Soft Suede as the neutral CS.

                                                       Inside ...
Off now to change the bed and get ready for the day! Have a great one! May it be filled with lots of laughter and sunshine!


Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunset Floret!

Good Morning!
It is good to be back!
Have you checked out the Stampin' Up! website? Lots of stamps and accessories are retiring as of the end of June.... so this is "last chance" time! Give me a call if you see anything you want ordered before then!

Here is a card I did a while back ... a copy of one of Michelle Zindorf's - I love her brayering techniques! One of my dreams is to attend her classes some day!
I didn't have much success with my brayer so I sponged this card....
I used a gold pen to make a frame around the stamped image(hope you can make it out); and the punched doily is gold CS but it doesn't show up well in this picture.

Here's hoping the ole mojo returns real quick and that I get a few challenges done this week!
Have a great day - may it be filled with sunshine and flowers!