Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

July 24th is my birthday so I thought I would share a birthday card. This is inspired by a card I saw as I walked past the card section at Target. I loved all the different patterns on the candles. The pattern paper is from an SEI stack pack that I picked up at a recent scrapbook show in Des Moines. I love it! The candle flame is from Round and Round from is supposed to be a leaf. What do you think? The flame is stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder. I really had a hard time trying to match my CS with the colors in the pack. Is it too much Choc Chip???

My birthday was low key, we had to take a tree down that was struck by lightening a year ago so I spent most of my birthday picking up sticks. Then in the evening my sweet hubby took me out to eat at a fancy fish place in Des Moines, it was wonderful! Hope you had a great weekend too.

Supplies: SEI pattern paper, SU sentiment and Papertrey leaf-Round & Round, SU olive and choc chip CS, EK edge punch.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trying out my new stuff!

My hubby was out of town for a few days so the planting had to stop (Ya!), so I took some time to stamp with my new SU goodies. I love this new stamp set-Growing Green and the new antique brads are stunning and a great price. The sentiment is from Afterthoughts which is a new level 1 hostess set from SU. I cut off the saying below 'Thanks,' I know gasp! Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: All SU unless noted. Growing Green & Afterthoughts stamps, Ink-White and Choc. Chip, CS-Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, White, Lots of Tags Sizzlit dies, Antique Brads.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Taking a break!

Before.....This is what we have been up to and why I haven't posted lately. We are making our front yard beautiful. So this is what it looked like before the landscaping started. We hired a crew to tear everything out and rebuild and they finished last week. Then our job started! We are doing all the planting, mulching, and of course daily watering. We have planted over 100 perennials! WOW! Can I tell you that I am sore all over!
I will post more photos once we are done but there are more plants to the left, right and all around. Cross my fingers that all the plants survive (hence all the watering). Anyhooo, now to my break........

I just love this new stamp. I embossed the flowers (& sentiment) in black and colored them in with ink pads and a blender pen. The background is embossed with a plate from Papertrey, which is one of my new favorite things.
Supplies: Stamps-Hero Art and PTI, Impression Plate - PTI, Ink and Ribbon SU, Sizzix Die Su, CS-Marina Mist and Regal Rose SU.