Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
We came upon this very stately blue heron, balancing on one long leg! He wasn't bothered by us at all as we rowed by him!
Paper: vintage cream, dark chocolate, bitty box basics: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Earth Love - Recycle/turn over a new leaf
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: foam dimensionals, swiss dot satin dark chocolate ribbon: PTI, yellow ribbon: Michaels, Noah's ark charm: Hanna Stamps, vintage buttons: PTI, oval nestabilities, computer generated verse. key tag punch, oval punch: SU, paper piercer
Friday, August 28, 2009
She showed us a fun wall paper web site, Creative Wall Covering to inspire us. I found these pretty flower wall appliques and immediately thought they looked like some Nestability flower dies that I had. And here is the card I created.
Stamps: Scattered Showers: PTI
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'm so glad you came by today!!
Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Vintage cream: PTI, Basic black, close to cocoa: SU, DP Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Computer generated verse, foam dimensionals,glue dots, twine: PTI, vintage buttons: PTI, felt buttons: Taylored Expressions, Labels Two & Classic inverted scalloped squares Nestabilities, chipboard stickers: Basic Grey, modern label punch: SU
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The cute gingerbread stamps are from the Oven Fresh set by Waltzingmouse Stamps . I used a piece of magic mesh behind the panels, the mesh cuttlebug folder on the panel and red tiny twinkles from Taylored Expressions inside some of the circle punches (can you see them?!).
One Christmas card down - 39 to go!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Stamps: Oven Fresh: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: more mustard, chocolate chip: SU, VIntage Cream: PTI
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate: PTI
Accessories: glue pen, little jewels: Taylored Expressions, circle punches, EK success circles edge punch, magic mesh, foam dimensionals, mesh cuttlebug folder
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have cleverly hidden several clues on this seemingly innocent 'come hither' card. Can you find them?!?!?
You can find out what the heck I'm talking about here on Mothermark's blog. and it's also posted over in the forums on Split Coast here Come along and help us find the CLUE's!!!
This is also my card for this weeks DoubleDog Dare Challenge - Joan Ervin was our hostess and her challenge was to celebrate Glamour Girls! You can see the members of the Doubledog Challenges on my side bar - click on the logo and it will take you to the gallery with all the DDC cards - come play along!
thanks for coming by today!!
Stamps: Starving Artists Doodlefactory, Lady Silhouette- Erte unknown company
Paper: white, In Bloom: PTI, Basic Black Baja Breeze, DP: SU
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: sticky half pearls, foam dimensionals, ocean tide satin ribbon:PTI, gold spica pen, zutter corner rounder, tag trio spellbinders, paper piercer, ornare template
Monday, August 24, 2009
So I thought I'd introduce you to the characters of the day.
This is the star - the reason we were all getting together - Mini - a rescue dog who came all the way from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts to find a family! She is a beagle/Jack Russell terrier mix and she is just the cutest thing. My sister had a little cheerleader outfit on her when she first arrived (Yikes! the poor thing !) but she didn't seem to mind it! She was one cute happy little camper with her new family and took well to the extended family too!
And here is her older brother Gus - another rescue dog that came to Mass from somewhere in the southern US. Another beagle/Jack Russell Terrier mix who is about twice the size of Mini but looks very much like her!
The other canine characters at the party were my grandchildren - my son Josh and his fiance April's bassett hounds. Here is little boy Roscoe checking out our kayaks.
And here is Daisy with April keeping cool in the shade of the canopy.
The dogs LOVED the dog cookies that I made and the humans loved their little boxes that had sugar cookies in them. You can find all kinds of dog biscuit recipes here. Check out my post below for more details and pics about the treats I made for everyone if you missed it!
And now I'll introduce the human attendees at the cookout.
At our table are (Left to Right) niece Chrstie with DH Nate, DH Greg with niece Katie, and lifelong friend Cilla who is moving to FL in November where her sister, already lives (boo hoo).
Here is Cilla again with my sister Marcia - holding Mini.
And here are the red hot dogs I was telling you about! - we grilled these along with some marinated chicken, had macaroni salad and delicious carrot cake for dessert - Yum!!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
They already have Gus (another rescue dog) and my son has two bassett hounds - so they will all be at the party along with my two nieces and their spouses and a close girlfriend who is moving to FL in a few months. We have two cats in our house - they will be hiding upstairs while we are all celebrating! (they are a little anti social when company comes!)
I wanted to make some kind of treat for all the pooches so I googled 'dog cookie recipes' and I found a whole slew of them! I finally settled on a Milk Bone Biscuit since it was pretty basic and looked healthy. I had picked up this fun dog bone cookie cutter somewhere in my travels many years ago - just because I knew I would want it someday LOL!!!
So here I am cutting the dough -
I made sugar cookies using the same dog bone cookie cutter for the human's boxes.
The dog boxes have a cut out dog label (My Favorite Things Friends Fur Life set) that I stamped with the names of the receivers. The dog tag stamp in the circle that says I Love my Dog is by Inkadinkadoo. The little bone stamp along the top of the box is by Uptown Designs.
For the cat owner boxes I stamped a fish (Brown & Co Stationers) for the tag. The fish skeleton stamping along the top of the box is by Stampendous. The ribbon on both is double stitched Enchanted Evening by Papertrey Ink. I had some cute little chipboard cat shaped sentiments by Daisy Hill that I put on each box.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I came upon this fun magnetic bird in the office section and immediately thought of the pretty Vintage Birds by The Greeting Farm that I have. (The set must be retired now as I couldn't find them on their web site)And here is my inspired card - I colored the bird with my copics and cut it out. I cut one slit in the wing to put in the first paperclip - then just clipped the rest around the edge. I added the cute Library clips from Stampin Up on the tail feathers.
Stamps: Vintage Birds: The Greeting Farm
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Blue Bayou: SU, White, Bitty Dots Basics: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: foam dimensionals, scalloped circle punch, circle punch, jewels: Taylored Expressions, glue pen, Magic Mesh, paper clips, Library clips: SU, Copics: Y21, B41, B21, B45, YR04
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal: SU, Vintage Cream: PTI
Ink: So Saffron
Accessories: Sponge, foam dimensionals, circle punch, glue dots, fish charm: Custer's Last Stand, Black micron pen, copics
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Paper: more mustard, creamy caramel: SU, DP Mr Campy: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Dark Chocolate: PTI
Accessories: Mr. Campy Rub Ons: Cosmo Cricket, piercer, distresser: Heidi Swapp, Star punch, ponge, glue dots
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I stamped the mushrooms with bleach instead of ink (moisten a paper towel on a plastic dish with bleach to use as an inkpad - be sure to wash off your stamp immediately after stamping) I stitched around the distressed edges and added a ribbon. This fun sentiment is from Rosie's Road Show - a new stamp company to me - they are very similar to the Amuse style of stamp.
Paper: Ripe Avocado: PTI, Blue Bayou: SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Avodado: PTI
Accessories: Bleach, Janome Sewing Machine, Distresser: Heidi Swapp
I stamped the scrolly foliage and sentiment (both by Papertree Ink) directly on the card. Clean and Simple!
Paper: White: PTI
Ink: Wild Wasabi: SU, Memento Tuxedo Black
I used the script cuttlebug folder on the brown panel and the canvas background stamp by Stampin Up on the base card to mimic the canvas material of the wallet. I used a heart instead of a ladybug.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! We're off today to take my son's fiance, April, out to dinner for her birthday!
Stamps: Irish Blessings, Celtic Heritage, Half Baked: Waltzingmouse Stamps, Canvas BG: SU
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip: SU
Ink: Handsome Hunter, So Saffron: SU, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy: PTI
Accessories: dark chocolate twill: PTI, circle punch, distresser: Heidi Swapp, Cuttlebug Script folder, sponge, foam dimensionals
Saturday, August 15, 2009
For August I submitted 3 projects. This card using the new set "On My Couch". I was inspired by a picture in the latest Country Living Magazine that showed a white couch with colored pillows on it. Don't you just love these sweet little stamped pillows! I added a sticky pearl to the center of each one. I used a gray copic to shade the white sofa and to make a 'stitched' border around the 'rug'. I used Bitty Box Basics for the background and the pillows - and the rug was cut from Men Of Life Collection with an oval Nestability.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Don't you just love the sentiment? It's from the Irish Blessings set by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Thanks for dropping by today!
Stamps: Trendy trees: SU, Sentiment: Irish Blessings - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Choc Chip: SU, Rustic Cream, Ocean Tides: PTI, DP Dream St. Papers/Sam -Hoot Hoot, Sam-Seasons of Change
Ink: Adirondack Sunset Orange, Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides: PTI
Accessories: glue dots, sponge, dew drops, foam dimensionals, tag trio Spellbinders
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Paper: Bazzill, White, Bitty Box Basics, White: PTI, basic black: SU, DP: Basic Grey: Porcelin/Hampton
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Sorbet: PTI
Accessories: sponge, dotted satin ribbon: PTI, chib board sticker numbers: Basic Grey, Pinking Circle, circle: Nestabilities, sugar coated brad: Doodlebug Design, Spellbinders Tag 5, foam dimensionals, copics
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
1) The Color challenge on Split Coast this week was to pick a color of card stock then use bleach to stamp your chosen image - and use the resulting bleached color as your second color for your card,
2) the Tuesday Doubledog Dare Challenge from jdmommy was to have an out-of-the-box element on your card - in this case the flower is cut outside the 'circle'.
3) AND I finally got to do one of Mothermark's Tuesday Teapot challenges!!! Yippee!!!
My main color card stock is Stampin Up Vintage Violet and when I stamped this cute Stampendous image with bleach - I ended up with this lovely cream color. So my second color is PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream . I embossed the violet panel with the Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug folder. I thought it looked a little bit like a honeycomb.
These Bees are happy because they are on their way with the other swarms of bees to visit Uncle Beeford in Booneville, Mississippi - wouldn't you be happy too!?!?! You can check out what that's all about on Cindy's glob (as she calls it!).
Stamps: Stampendous: Bee Happy Topper
Paper: Vintage Violet: Su, Vintage Cream: PTI
Accessories: Diamonds in the rough Cuttlebug folder, Bleach, paint brush, foam dimensionals, scalloped circle nestability, wedding flowers: Michaels, glue dots, vintage cream satin Ribbon: PTI, punch
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Here's a close up of these wonderful Celtic Design birds. I wanted to color them in - but this IS a CAS card after all - so I left them plain this time! I just love this Hibiscus color - it's the first time I've used it.
Thanks so much for coming by today!!
Paper: White: PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hibiscus PTI
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon: PTI, Rhinestone Stickers, Scor Pal