Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thinking Spring

My daughter and son-in-law (Hibillies in Training) are experiencing their first winter in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and, as luck would have it, it's been one for the record books. They've been snowed in for well over a week, and it looks like they'll be snowbound for at least a week more. Quite a change for my SoCal born baby girl!

With that in mind, and with my upcoming Easter/Spring card class this Saturday, I've had cheerful Spring-themed cards on the brain. This is one that I think fits the bill. The branch of blossoms in Indescribeable Gift makes me think of fruit trees all abloom, with the promise of delectable harvests later.

The blossoms were colored with Blendabilities markers. Gosh, I love coloring! And apparently, coloring is becoming all the rage now in Europe. They've discovered what I've known for years .... that coloring is a great stress reliever!

STAMPS: Indescribeable Gift, Lotus Blossom (greeting - free SAB item)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Irresistibly Yours DSP (free SAB item), Brights DSP Stack
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo Blendabilities, Crumb Cake Blendabilities, Wild Wasabi Blendabilities
ACCESSORIES: Whisper White 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, February 23, 2015

To A Classic

Yesterday afternoon was our Five Card Stud class. No, we didn't play cards, but we did make cards! The theme was masculine cards, hence the "stud", and we made five of them, so........

I showed a sneak peek of one of the others a month ago. My inspiration for this card came from one I saw on Pinterest, but I did change it up a bit. I thought the Argyle embossing really suited the classic car.

That Guy Greetings stamp set is awesome! Having a classic car is perfect for my needs, since I'm at the age where most of the men I know are old timers "classics".
Smiley from Millan.Net

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Greatest Is Love

The office manager at my dentist's office has me make cards for her. She LOVES hand-crafted cards, but has no interest in making them herself (no matter how much I try to convince her she should try it, haha). Today she wanted me to bring an assortment of Valentines and birthday cards to choose from, and a few sympathy cards as well. Between her and the other girls in the office, the entire batch was taken! Plus I came away with an order for thank you cards and a groom's card for a bride-to-be to give her husband. I love my job!

This was one of her favorites out of the selection. She said she's going to give it to one of her Bible Study ladies. That made my heart happy!

STAMP: Non-SU (Inkadinkado)
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, Stacked With Love DSP Stack
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities (for rhinestones)
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Hearts Framelits, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Friday, February 6, 2015

Adventure Awaits!

Did you notice the Large Kraft Journal on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog? It's kind of easy to miss due to the fabulous chalkboard paper and ink pads, and the big stamp set on the opposite page. Trust me, you don't want to miss this! At 5" x 8-1/2" it's a great size for jotting notes, or making sketches, and there are 32 double sided grid pages, very lightly lined in gray. (Note the description says 8-1/4", but it measured 8-1/2".)

I needed a "landing place" for all the things I think of that need to be handled before we retire and move. These thoughts occur randomly, and I just know if I don't write them down I will forget them. And it's important stuff, like updating the contact info for our dog's microchip. But not obvious stuff, like notify the cable and power company, though that will be included, as well.

Since these things frequently come to me as I'm trying to fall asleep (naturally), I'm going to keep this on the nightstand along with this pen, so I don't have to turn on the light.

So many things to think of, I don't want to forget something!

STAMP: Adventure Awaits
CARDSYOCK: Wild Wasabi, Adventure Bound DSP Stack, Best Year Ever DSP (and how appropriate is that name?!)
INK: VersaMark
ACCESSORIES: Large Kraft Journal, Big Shot, Adorning Accents folder (retired), Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Project Life Corner Punch, Sticky Strip, 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon (retired)