Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New In Colors

Here are two cards I just did with the new In Colors. 
This one is similar to one I saw on Linda Bauwin's blog. It was done in a retired color and thought I would try it in the new color of Flirty Flamingo. I also added the matching ribbon. 

The next one is very similar. It was done with the Sweet Sugarplum color. 

I have one in the Dapper Denim color also but since I got the latest update the pictures are just not hopping in here like they used to so will have to devote some time to that but not tonight. 
Both of these cards will be available for you to make at the Stamp Along on the 13th.
Which of these two is your favorite? 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time to smell the flowers.

How often do you take time to smell the flowers?
The flowers this spring have been fabulous! I guess they like the cooler weather. 
Our daffodils were awesome this year and we shared them with several people. 
I especially miss my Mom at daffodil time. She always enjoyed the bouquets we took to her. 
They are gone for this year but here are some of the others that are still here.


Forget Me Nots inside the Raspberry wire. 


This is a new one that I acquired from a friend last year. 

The mini Bleeding Heart.

The regular Bleeding Heart.



And a tulip from years gone by.

This beautiful Apple tree and Lilac bush are in the next yard but we enjoy their beauty. 

I have also been working with flowers in the stamping department. 
I just did this class at Schroeder's last week. 

There are two more cards that are included. 
I will be doing it again on June 15th. 
If you are interested in this class, let me know. I have room for a few more on that date. 
Seven cards, free with a $40 order from the new catalog or $25 without an order. 
Schroeder's 12:30 Wednesday June 15th

I have a few of the new products from the new catalog and have been playing with them. 
I will show you some of them next time I post. 
If you are placing an order between now and the Stamp Along on the 13th, please use the hostess code:
Thank you!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spring has Sprung


My flowers are blooming.

Our new curtains are hung. 
I have had the fabric for, at least, two years and finally made them. 
Remember that eleven day trip that I didn't take? 
This is what I have been doing instead. 
Our kitchen windows are different sizes so it takes a little extra "thinking" when crafting a "pair" of curtains. I am very pleased with the result though. 

Here is a close up of the pattern and my rosary plant. 

Of course, you can't, or shouldn't, hang new curtains without washing the windows! 
So the windows are washed, too! 

The ducks are back and enjoying the pond. 

The critters are out and every once in awhile they have an accident. 
Saturday, one of the little guys fell in the pond. He was lucky that Jon saw him just in time.
Jon alerted me to "bring a scoop" so I went out to see why the scoop was needed and got the little guy out of the water...he was paddling like crazy...and he just lay there like a stiff brick. 
Off I ran to get supplies and got him to emergency care. 
This is when he has already warmed up enough to move. 
Poor little guy was so cold and stiff that he didn't move at all for about ten minutes. After awhile on the heating pad he came out from under the towel. 

After an hour, he was feeling much better and started to clean his whiskers and his fur. 
Back to the pond area and off with the cover. 
He was ready! He hopped out and took off in a hurry. 

Off to the neighbor's yard.

But he didn't go into the cover of his home. 
He stayed out there long enough to say thank you. 

He was also out there sunning himself on Sunday. 

Flowers are blooming on the cards also.
This one is made using the set from the last Paper Pumpkin. 
There are some really nice stamp sets with the Paper Pumpkin! 
Can you see the difference on the two cards? 
Leave a comment, mentioning the difference and you may win a prize.
I have lots of "prizes" here as I am going through many of my "supplies." 

Another blooming flower!

Hope to see you at the Stamp Along on Monday! 
I will have some "show and tell" from the Sayner Convention in northern Wisconsin for you. 
This is not a Stampin' Up! event but a very nice little convention that I have been going to for several years. I will be missing my travel partner and helper this year. I am doing a presentation in the Round Robins this year. 

Please use the hostess code 
if you are ordering on line.
Thank You! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Whole Month!???

I can't believe that it has been a whole month since I have written and shared some cards with you!
Here are a few that will be available at the Stamp Along on Monday at the Library.
The botanical builders is not on the retired list but if you want this wonderful set, it would be wise to get it as a bundle now. There is so much you can do with this set!

The specialty DSP on page 31 of the Occasions 2016 catalog will be gone with the next catalog.
On this card, I have used the marker to change the look of the DSP.

This window card used the DSP that was a free choice during SAB.
The scene in the window is also on the retired list. It is on p 21 of the Occasions catalog.

The World of Dreams set that I used on this Quick and Easy card is also retiring. I am very sad to have this one leave. It is one of my favorites.

I have been busy doing other things beside stamping this past month.
I was supposed to go on a rather long trip (eleven days) but my travel partner had a set back with her cancer returning so we couldn't go.
Imagine how far behind I would be if I had gone!
I am going to be gone this weekend so must have the Stamp Along prepared before I leave on Friday morning!
There are a few more cards ready for you beside these four. I will show you more tomorrow.

If you wish to order on line,  please use the hostess code
that is good until the night of the Stamp Along on May 9th.
Thank you!