"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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

After the Rain!

WOW! Did it ever rain here yesterday and last night! and did the wind blow!!!! Quite a storm... our power flickered a couple times last night  but stayed on. I hear that others weren't so fortunate!
And - boy! - do my muscles ache... as they have for days now....

I experimented with a new to me technique last week - the Herringbone Technique - and had some fun with it - so I created a card which we made at our Kreations Klub this past Saturday.

Hopefully you can see the V-pattern in this one...

This is just a sample I had made ... the pattern is stripes rather than the V...
Since doing this I saw a card on someone's blog using the Mocha Morning DSP.... oh it was sooooo pretty - think I will give that one a try in the next few days.

I hope you all stay safe and warm and dry today! Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings and HUGS!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Young Vermillion

It's a beautiful day out there today!!!!
Hope you are having a productive one!!!!
Here is a card I made the other afternoon - the Young Vermillion stamp is retiring as of the end of May - isn't he just the cutest little bird? The base CS is also  retired from a year or so ago; I made my own Navy ribbon by dying a piece of white organza with the navy ink!  I took a marker and extended the brach off the end of the white CS ... This seemed to "anchor" him -otherwise he looked like he was floating in mid-air!

Thanks for stopping by today! I have Klub here tomorrow ... we always have such fun! I will have some pics for you after that!

Monday, April 16, 2012

This Is A Winner!

Hi Everyone!
I have just been given some "freedom" .... well! I was supposed to have a luncheon meeting and it's been moved to next week so I can continue on with the painting in my dining room - after I share this with you!

A couple weeks ago I left a comment on a blog that I visit quite frequently - As The Ink Dries - http://www.sharonburkert.com - and I was the winner of the March tutorials from Craft Project Central!
Really great ideas - I will share my projects over time on this blog.

Here is one I had to make right away ... of course, I put my own spin on it - but the basic idea came from the info I won! I used the Triple Treat Flower stamp - Yesterday Stampin' Up! revealed the Retirement List and this stamp is on it! :( I don't use it a lot but I do like it - so it probably will stay in my cupboard and NOT go in the sale box! If you want one of your own you must order it before June 1st - this is the date for the new 2012-2013 Catalogue.  I do have a bunch of sets though that I will be selling in order to make room for more! :)))
BUT - Back to the card ... very simple - I used the Summer Smooches DSP; brads in the flowers; the leaves are the bird wing from the Bird Builder punch (in DSP); and the butterfly is from the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Here is the card - open!
Thanks for stopping by today! I must get going so I can get my room finished ... see you later this week!
Keep smiling and Keep stampin`!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Lattice Pop-Up

Good afternoon! I trust no one out there is superstitious! It being the 13th and all! LOL!
I have another lattice card to share with you ... using the lattice inside the card to create a "pop-up" -
Here is the outside ... using the Summer Smooches DSP and the daffy delight ribbon - not too sure that I like this 3some!

Here are 3 views of the inside for you -

Gotta run to town to do some errands! Groceries, paint, meds.... and all!
See you next week!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Razzleberry lattice

Good Morning....
I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend!

I have another Lattice card to show you today...
This is a pretty simple card... Again I used the bird builder punch for the little bird - and I cut the `points` off the lattice to give the `circular look` to it!

The flower was made using the 5 petal flower punch... The other day a friend and I cut out a bunch of lattices - saving all the pieces - sooooo - once I punched out the flower I took some of the DSP oval pieces and placed them on the CS with a brad and - Voila! a pretty flower! Then I took one of the diamond shaped pieces for the leaf! Pretty cool, aye....
Have a wonderful Easter Monday holiday! Keep Smiling! and Keep Stampin`!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lattice, Summer Smoochies and more!

Hey there!
Hope you had a great day .... mine was a busy one!

Just a quick post to share with you a card I made the other day... used the lattice die and backed it with some of the new DSP that is available in April and then not again until the new catalogue goes LIVE at the first of June! Loving the summer "feel" of this card!

Here - on the inside - is the "negative" aspect of a piece after the lattice has been cut out an removed - I backed it with some Whisper White to use as the inside of the card...
Have a "Happy Easter" everyone! I so love this time of year! And am so thankful for the mercy shown to me by such an amazing God!

Blessings and HUGS!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Solstice Adorning Accents

Hi everyone!
Hope your day is going well thus far! I awoke with a head cold - well, actually went to bed with it ! :) Sure don't need this right now - or any time! :(
I used the Adorning Accents Edgelit and Embossing Folder on this card... Guess I won't be playing much with them today but maybe tomorrow!

I apologize for the photos... the base CS is Old Olive but it doesn't look it in this photo! :(
Here is the Edgelit and Folder used on this piece of DSP...
 This is the card -

And here is the inside - as I look at this now I wish I had used the Edgelit and Folder on the inside piece of CS.... next time!
Thanks for stopping by! One good thing about computers is that you can't catch THIS virus from me!!! LOL!
Have a great day! See you soon!