Saturday, June 29, 2013

Six Word Saturday 6/29/13



Record heat across US this week!


With the hot weather coming up this week around the country please remember to keep watch on your pets. The pavement is very hot on the pads of their feet and can easily burn and blister! Dog's only sweat through their feet so
try and keep them as cool as possible.
 
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/heat.htm

http://suite101.com/article/dog-paw-pad-injuries-in-summer-heat-a132765

http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/dog-health/top-summer-tips


http://www.dwmtech.com/CATS/coolcats.htm

One more wake up 'til vacation!

Vegas!  I will be taking lots of pictures with my iPhone and posting them on instagram.  You can follow me here, if you would like to see some of the places we visit!  I am hoping we make it to the Grand Canyon but with the temps going above the 115/46 mark I'm not sure we will make it out there. 

Happy Independence Day, USA!

Wishing you all a wonderful and safe week ahead!


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PTI June Blog Hop Card 3



The challenge is to add a touch of gold to a paper crafted project. 




I think this chevron plate is going to be getting a workout!  I love it!  I used the gold shimmer paper for the first time and it is lovely. 

 
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!
 

PTI June Blog Hop Card 2



The challenge is to add a touch of gold to a paper crafted project. 



This is a case from another card I found on pinterest.   It was quick and easy to make.  I used perfect pearls on the leaf and I just love the subtle look. 
 
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!
 

June PTI Blog



The challenge is to add a touch of gold to a paper crafted project. 






This is a case from this card I found on pinterest.   I pinned this a long time ago but came across it while looking for inspiration.  It was quick to make and I got to use my new Spring Moss ink and paper!  I love it! (The card and the color!)
 
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!
 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

With Sympathy MIM #121


PTI: CS Vellum, Linen Vellum; Ink Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse. Die: Impression Obsession


This is my second card for this challenge.  I am really liking the technique!  I decided to go with all vellum this time as the soft blue of the flower seemed to not need anything in the background. 

Thanks for stopping by!
 

Six Word Saturday 6/22/13


I need to clean and organize...

Several rooms but I really don't want too...  I would rather craft or read a book or play with the cat or...pretty much anything else!  :)

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thanks MIM #121

This weeks Make it Monday challenged us to work with Vellum!  I love vellum and don't use it as much I would like to because it is usually hidden under all my pretty paper but I really do like it!



As I was looking through my stamps for a flower set I came across this one.  Hydrangea's are my favorite flower.  So I thought I would give it a try.  

I've seen a few cards recently that have ink dot paper and wanted to give it a try...  Not what I was hoping for.  I got a mix of large spots and little dots...  I will have to keep trying until I get it just how I want it.  

This was a cool technique as the ink dried a lot faster than I thought it would.  I have stamped on vellum in the past and it usually takes a good 24 hours before you can touch it this didn't take nearly that long.  :)  

I will be looking for another stamp set tomorrow to try this technique  again!

 Thanks for stopping by!
 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp Challenge


 
So thanks to Leigh Penner (enabler) and her lovely inspiration, I purchased some Crate Paper products to play with.  :)

I am really liking the colors in The Pier line.  To me it reminds me of summers in the 70's.  That was a fun relaxing time for me. 

I don't use chipboard much but these shapes are so fun I don't think I will have any trouble using all of them!

I am entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, the challenge is Transport.

DP & Chipboard Crate Paper; CS, Ink, buttons and twine PTI.

Six Word Saturday 6/15/13

Finally taking a vacation!  Vegas bound!


In two weeks for a week in the hot dessert sun!  It's been way to long since my last non-working vacation, over four years.  I am going to enjoy every second of this one!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thanks Challenge Card








There were several challenges I found today that call for using banner flags.

I entered this card in these:
CAS-ual Fridays #104
MIM#119
Freshly Made Sketches #89


Thanks for stopping by!

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Welcome MIM#119








The MIM this week asks us to use flagged borders.   It was very hard for me to not have all the flags straight... I do like how this turned out though!  Dawn had a great tip for the little scallops using the heart die and I love it!  Check out her video here.
*Entered this card in the CAS-ual Fridays #104 too!


Thanks for stopping by!

 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Holidays FFC09

Okay I know it is only June first but I have been meaning to join this challenge since it started earlier this year.  I just couldn't bring myself to get my Christmas stamps back out.  (I think I have more Christmas stamps than any other, even flowers!) 
This challenge uses the classic Christmas colors of Red, Green and Gold which was all I needed to breakout those stamps!


I bought this Santa stamp (Stampendous) at an after Christmas sale last year so this is my first time using it.  I love it!  The Happy Holidays is from PTI Stylish Sentiments Holiday.  I used white fun flock on the hat.  I paper pieced the red hat from plain red cardstock and colored the rest with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out the other challenge entries here.