Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop


You probably arrived here from We Grow By Our Dreams, your next stop is Paper Therapy Ponderings.

The card I envisioned doing since I signed up for the blog hop, it turns out I don't own the set. How did that happen? I went with a ship thinking of those that we are an ocean apart from. The sentiment reads "You're never more than a thought away."

Stamps: The Open Sea, Whimsical Words

CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, VV

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Choc. Chip, Crumb Cake

Misc.: Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

I hope you have a great weekend with whatever you have planned. I was excited to hear the next town over from us is having a parade. We will be giving thanks and honor those that gave their lives and health to keep our nation safe. On behalf of my family, I want to thank all veterans this Memorial Day.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fabulous Florets

I've been so bad about posting for a long time now. I take pictures upload them to the computer and never get around to posting. By the time I do, I don't remember what I used and I skip posting. It has been crazy busy and will be for the next couple of months. I wouldn't have it any other way.

I love the way this card turned out. It is beautimous, if I do say so myself.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Afterthoughts

CS: WW, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Misc.: Elegant Lines EF, Daffodil Delight taffeta, scallop punch

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

VC Rocks Blog Hop - Color My World

The first stop of the hop is the VC Rocks blog that has a complete list of all the participants.

You just came from Lori's blog Paper Castles.

Your next stop is Kris's blog Maddiebug Designs.

The theme for the blog hop is "Color My World". I have to admit, when I signed up for this, I wanted to brayer a sunset and use the Extreme Surfboard stamp. It didn't quite work out that way. Our son is having his Eagle Court of Honor next month and I have ~75 invitations to make. I wanted to make several samples for him to pick from and this is what he likes best.

I made a criss cross card, roughed up the edges a little on the diagonal cuts and the chocolate chip oval border of the eagle. I used 12x12 textured crumb cake for the band around the card.

Stamps: In Wilderness

CS: VV, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Watercolor

Ink: StazOn Jet Black

Misc.: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Enjoy hopping!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nothing Original

Stamping has been so limited lately. Crazy things have been happening (not to me personally) that have eaten a lot of my time lately with communications to a lot of people working through details. Our son has been working hard wrapping up some merit badges and working on his Eagle project. He has his Eagle Board of Review in a couple of weeks. I'm so excited for him.

I'm thinking it was last fall that I saw this card in a Stampin' Success magazine. I thought it was such a creative way to use the words from these two sets. I got around to making several of these cards a few months ago.

These next two cards I CASEd but I don't know from where. Please, if you know whose ideas these were, let me know. I want to give credit to them.
My husband put on a camporee for our district in March and he needed some thank you cards. I knew the set I wanted to use but nothing was coming to me for it. I changed the sentiment and the paper to use up some old DP but took everything from DJLuvs2stamp.

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