Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Moving Update...


Just a note to let you know I/we haven’t fallen off the turnip truck somewhere and disappeared. 
And now for the house/moving update:
Lots of purging and cleaning and trying very hard to make a wet damp spring in Oregon and our yard look nice.  Sometimes the two don’t go hand in hand, but we are pleased with the outcome.
Got all of our pre-work done for getting a realtor
Got a realtor
A sign was put in the front yard saying “coming soon”
Two days later…well before it hit the market…it sold
A quick trip to look for a new place to live
Found place on day two
Have to be out of our house June 4th, 5:00PM
Nervous breakdowns…ha, ha…no time for that!
I needed a break, so Monday I played in the craft room and did get a birthday card made.  It was a refreshing respite for sure.
So that’s it from here for awhile.  Hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying your spring.  Have enjoyed your blogs and cards along the way too.  It’s nice to know creativity still flows out there.
Still enjoying my glass of wine, just not in the craft room and hope again soon in a new craft area, I can relax a little and once again be "Happy as a clam in white wine butter sauce"!



Birthday Wishes


This card highlights the pretty lemon cluster image from Flourishes called Life Love Lemons (not sure this is still available) and was illustrated by Marcella Hawley and one of my favorite birthday sentiments from Theresa Momber’s stamp set at GinaK Designs, StampTV, called Elegant Florals.  I stamped the image using Memento’s Gray Flannel ink and colored it with Copic markers.  The background paper was made using a background stamp from JustRite stamps called Dotted Fronds, which as it happens is just one of many stamps that I won from a blog hop in January from the very talented Sharon Harnist.  I used a stamp pad from VersaMagic chalk inks called Key Lime to ink up that pretty background stamp.  Cut the focal image out using two sizes of oval dies from Die-namics called Pierced Oval Stax, love the pierced look.  I inked all around the oval on the image piece using the same ink that I used for the background stamp.  Used dimensionals to pop the images and a little ribbon from my stash to complete.  I had a pearl in the center of the flower, but as luck would or wouldn't have it is not in the picture.  Found it a little later attached to my finger, it was so tiny I didn't notice!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thinking of you and smiling


I needed to add a thank you card to my card stash and the Flourishes stamp set Birds and Vines, illustrated by Marcella Hawley came to mind, it’s such a pretty set.  I stamped part of the largest vine on paper from my stash using Memento Potters Clay  and then with a Copic marker of the same color, colored in just a few of the leaves.  The “white” flower tops were made using a white Sukura pen.  I used this pretty sentiment from GinaK, called Elegant Florals and illustrated by Theresa Momber, I really love the sentiments in this set.  Added a Martha punched border and some pearls to finish.  Think I’d like to try this again but use a more pastel color palette.

Wishing you all a fun Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead.

Cheers, my friends!!!


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

With Deepest Sympathy


Sometimes seems that the older we get the need for a sympathy card comes around a little more often.  I have this beautiful set of stamps from Flourishes called Ferns and Fiddles, illustrated by the wonderfully talented Marcella Hawley who just today brought her new stamp company Power Poppy on line and boy does she have some gorgeous new stamp sets.  Anyway Ferns and Fiddles have such an elegant feel and I think works well for the occasion, but would also work well for a thinking of you or a birthday card too.  That beautifully designed sentiment comes from GKDesigns and was illustrated by the fabulously talented Theresa Momber and you can find it in her Elegant Florals stamp set.

 Hope you enjoy the card and also hope you are making it through April Fool’s Day unscathed.