April 14, 2011


Good Morning all!!! I am so happy - the sun is shining and no clouds in sight, lol! I am soooo very tired of all the rain....bring on the Spring! We still have the heater on....crazy! Today is MRI day - I am so glad because maybe now we can move forward with a plan to get my poor knee fixed......and get rid of the cane so my son can stop calling me granny, lol!  So, lots on the agenda today! I want to share a card with you that I made for a friend of mine whose father just took a very nasty fall off of a ladder  - he insists on picking the oranges off the tree although he is getting up there in age and really shouldn't! Sooo, I wanted to let her know I was thinking about her with a card!  I chose to use the Blessed Mother stamp set because I just love the flowers in this set - see, you don't have to just use it for Mother's day, lol! It is in the Occasions Mini and the images are just gorgeous! The background on this card is embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder and then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice (click on the image and make it larger so you can check it out).  It just sparkles and is soooooo pretty IRL! I kept is simple, and used a small strip of the Springtime Vintage patterned paper, focusing on the blues and greens this time - I just love this paper, can you tell?*wink*  I know, you probably are tired of seeing it, but I can't seem to stop using it, lol!  The sentiment is from the Hostess Level I set Silhouette Sentiments - love this set! If you want this set, all you have to do is host a workshop of $150 and it is YOURS! The images are gorgeous and it has great sentiments as well! To top this card off,  I added some Old Olive seam binding ribbon, which I love because is it so easy to use - it is so pliable you really can do a lot with it! I hope this card makes my friend smile - she is such a neat lady, I have really enjoyed getting to know her! Another fabulous benefit of being a demonstrator - I have met some really wonderful people!!! I am sure as paper crafters yourself, you know EXACTLY what I mean, right??  So, off to do some stamping before I go to the doctor! Thanks for all the sweet emails and comments, I love that you all think about me!  I will let you know what they have to say and whether surgery is in the cards for me......sheesh, I am ready for my knee to be normal again, lol!! Take care and have a wonderful day! I will be back tomorrow - until then, happy stampin'!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Not Quite Navy, Old Olive stampin write markers and classic ink pads
Stamps - Blessed Mother, Silhouette Sentiments
Tools - Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 2 3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch, Small Oval punches, 1 3/8 inch Large Circle punch, Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories - Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Old Olive Seam binding ribbon, Basic Pearls


April 13, 2011


Hi all! I know I have not been posting very regularly but as you know I am struggling with an injury to my knee and so I have not wanted to do too much but sit with it propped up, lol! I have however been doing some thank-you cards for special people who have been sending me sweet cards and checking in on me :-) It warms my heart to know I have such great friends!  And, my family has been wonderful too - Tony and the kids have really stepped it up to make sure that I am not up and walking around on my leg too much.  I am anxiously awaiting Thursday to get here so I can get the MRI and find out the extent of the damage. At least then I can figure out a plan to get life back to normal....whatever normal is LOL!  Sooo, the card!  I love how these colors go to together, they make me happy! They are Rose Red and Old Olive....just yummy!  That sweet patterned paper is from the Springtime Vintage series....I know I use it alot, I just LOVE it!! I have to say I definitely got my use out of it - and, if you like it, you better get it before the end of the month because it is in the Occasions Mini, which ends on April 30th.  That cute new frame that you see is one of our stamps in the set that you can get on special this month - check this link out for more information! All four stamps can be punched out using the Extra Large Designer Label punch, which just happens to be my favorite punch (well, today anyway, lol!) Just a $20 purchase allows you the opportunity to get the stamp set and some gorgeous paper that otherwise won't be available until the new catalog comes out! It's a great sneak peek if you want it  - and trust me, you do *wink*  The embossed piece of Whisper White was cut out using the Top Note Die and then run through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder - soooo pretty! Some gorgeous Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, a designer button, and done! I really hope this card makes my friend smile because she deserves it!! So, if you want anything you see her, get on over to my online store and order it quickly OR contact me and I can put the order in for you....but, don't wait to long because the Occasions Mini is going, going, gone at the end of the month :-)  So, I am now off to ice my knee and catch up some more on my reading - it has been kind of nice to have an excuse to sit in the recliner with a good book, lol!! I have several cards to share with you so I am going to be back tomorrow with another one for ya!! Until then, happy stampin'!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Rose Red card stock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rose Red, Old Olive classic inks
Stamps - Four Frames, Silhouette Sentiments
Tools - Big Shot, Top Note Die, Finial Press embossing folder
Accessories - Designer button, linen thread, Rose Red seam binding ribbon