Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day USA

All my neighbours know that I fly the American Flag on the special days for the USA. So here we are Memorial Day 2010 once again Lest We Not Forget all the men and women who gave their lives for us and our freedoms, both the US and Canadian Soldiers..
As a young girl I went to many a parade on this day, My Dad was a 60+ year veteran of the Second WW.. seeing all the flags at the cemetery was always a heart racer... and still is to this day..

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fathers Day Card

Here we are the end of May and June is Fathers Day this is very simple uses DSP Island Oasis (117173). I did use a retired alphabet on this card.. Need to use retired sets once in a while... thanks for stopping by

Friday, May 28, 2010

Punched Pansies

I love these pansies thanks to J. Marshall for the template I made these two cards. They were so easy reminded me of Aunt Doris she always grows pansies said they were Uncle Jim's I am sure I will give her one of these cards.
This was my first attempt at making these I am sure I will do more.
Thanks so much to the ladies who share with us..

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

With Sympathy

I got a card like this for a swap that said Happy Birthday I made one for a sympathy card I needed. It uses the Bella Toile stamp (111598) and the set Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) the pink is done with a sponge. Colors Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip. Punches Scallop Edge(112091), Large Oval (107305) and the Scallop Oval (114889) added a little ribbon and done..

Monday, May 24, 2010

Elements of Style

Here is a card we did at stamp club not long ago. Really like this set. I used Water color paper (105019) stamped the Elements of Style w (118611) c(120045) flower with Stazon Black ink (101406). I then used my Aqua Painter(103954) and the retiring color Dusty Durango ink and paper. The other color used was Soft Suede ink and paper, the bird was stamped onto Crumb cake paper.. Used Garden green for the leaves. It was sprayed with the new Smooch Spritz Log Cabin (119921). I liked the finished card.. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Birthday Present for granddaughter

Tomorrow is Gracie's birthday I am in Saskatoon to help her celebrate her fifth birthday. Grandpa made this for her and one for her sister as well. I know she has a pink glove to hang on the hook, she got it last year.. I have used the Serf Essentials(113464) and the Stampin'Up! Alphabet Simple Letters(115960) bigz dies for her name.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Blissful Bride

Here is another card done with BlissfulBride w(118527) c(120036) from the summer mini. I embossed with black the dress and saying and then used Blissful Blue on the ribbon . Very simple looks nicer in person.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blissful Bride

Love the new embossing folder Square Lattice (119976) it make the paper look so soft. I used Pretty in Pink, the new set Blissful Bride wood(118527) c(120036) from the summer mini added a little dazzling diamonds and satin ribbon. Thanks for stopping please leave a message if you like..

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

After many days of cold and rain it has finally turned nice and Nature is out in all it's glory. I spent a lot of time yesterday just watching the bees in the beautiful blossoms doing what bees do..there must of been about twenty five bees just flying around from blossom to blossom. I was thinking apples in the fall...Way to often we don't take the time to enjoy..

Sunday, May 16, 2010

More Sweet Pea Cards

Here are a couple more Sweet Pea Flower cards.These two use the Scallop Circle Die (113468) and the new Square Lattice embossing folder (119976) from the summer mini, added a bit of ribbon and that's it...
To make the flowers I used the Butterfly Punch (116629) and the 5 Petal Flower punch (109041) wet the paper and made the flower shape.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet Pea Flowers

My mothers favorite flower was the Sweet Pea. I remember cutting them very carefully from the vine with a special pair of scissors there would be several large bouquets and I would often take them too the neighbours to enjoy the wonderful colors and fragrance. Thanks to Judy Marshall for the instructions I made these.
The first one uses the Top Note die (113463) Confetti White and Kraft/ Crumb Cake paper. The other card uses the Frame Oval Scallop Die (114521) Whisper White and Pretty in Pink paper with the stamp All A Flutter (118284). I used up lot of scraps for the flowers and leaves took a bit of time but fun to make thanks Judy..
The second card was a birthday card for a stamp club member.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bouquet Bunch

This card uses the set Bouquet Bunch w(118529) c(120039) very simple card just stamp, sponge add a bit of ribbon and done.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Summer Mini (Bouquet Bunch)

Here is a very simple card make with the set Bouquet Bunch w(118529) c(120039) in the summer mini. I just cut the cute little Bunches of flowers placed them on 1 1/4 punched out paper punch (104403)and then placed them on 1 3/8 circles from the 1 3/8 punch (104401) added a bit of ribbon on the garden green paper. Used markers to color the leaves...

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers

Hello Happy Mothers Day to all today. I don't have a mother to phone or to go see today but will be thinking of her. I remember as a little girl making her breakfast and taking it to her in bed. Many years later she told me that she really didn't like eating in bed as it made so many crumbs and was difficult but as moms do she pretended it was the best breakfast she had ever eaten...and it all tasted so Delicious... Love you and miss you MOM

Saturday, May 8, 2010


This card is copied from the Summer Mini made with the single stamp called Motorcycle (117657) a great set to make a card for all your friends who have bikes or for those who would love to have a bike.....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

All A Flutter

This stamp is from the Summer Mini All A Flutter (118284) it is a single stamp and very versatile who doesn't love butterflies... I used my markers to make the colorful butterfly the others are all black...Feel free to leave a message if you would like to....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tropical Party and Square Lattice folder

The summer mini has this cute set Tropical Party w(118515) c(120081) and this DSP Island Oasis (117173).. The embossing folder Square Lattice ( 119976) is also new in the mini.

Used markers and Tempting Turquoise paper and that's it..nice and bright...I think this may be a general swap at convention quick and easy to make

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Rag Purse

I finally made one of these. I made one with my very old sewing machine that I got in the sixties..and didn't like how it was sewing so got another machine from a dear friend and this one came out much better. I have even used it..These are fun I am hoping to get one done for convention swaps. Yes have to start thinking about swaps again...This is actually more of a rust than red that shows here..It is made with the Stampin Up Scallop Square clear die (115950)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Summer Mini starts today

Hello all just a reminder the summer mini starts today.. Just click on the picture to the right to see the mini if you have not received one in the mail.. Also remember the color changes coming up stock up if any of your favorite colors are going to be retired. Paper,ink, ribbon, re-inkers or pads...get them while they are still in stock.. You can see the list of those colors that will retire if you scroll down and look to the right of the screen.