Saturday, June 30, 2012

Independence Day

Today I'm sharing my Independence Day card. My Happy 4th of July!!! It's a little early, but I wanted to share it with a few fun parties today.
This card is full of texture, don't you love that? Everything is Stampin' Up. This is exactly how Susan had it demonstrated. She teases that I always have to change her cards. Well, several of the cards you will be seeing over the next weeks are tweaked a bit here and there. I have a ton of cards ready to share from the last two months of our stamp camps. I love that we got the crimper out for the Night of Navy card stock. The heart and star punches are always fun too.  Below is a close up of the heart so that you can see the dry embossed Polk-a-dots.
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Sharing Here:
Beverly's Pink Saturday
Fabulous Friday Link Party @ Doodles & Stitches
Friday Fun Party
Weekend Wander 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

More of Our Back Yard

I think this is called a Snowball Bush, but I'm not sure. It is HUGE! It has spread out quite a bit over the years. Beautiful, yes. In my way when I go out to hang clothes on the line? Yes. It is overgrowing my stone path, I guess I should have taken a photo of that too. Anyway, I just wanted to show a few shots of our yard. As I said in the day-lily post, I was only able to get a few areas because of the time of day.

The leaves are gorgeous green and the flowers are a beautiful white. Easy to care for....we don't have to do a thing except trim it!!! They are not fragrant, which is a bummer.

Sharing my gardening at the following:

Tuesday Garden Party
Look What I Made

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day Lilly's

These are the Day-Lilly's behind our garage. It wasn't a great day for photos, as you can see in the close up below, a bit of wilting was going on. It is a bit warm and sunny on the south side of the old carriage house. Our garage is actually the original carriage house for our Victorian era farmhouse.  More about the interesting history of our home in another post. The Day-Lilly's are rather wild behind the corner and around one side. When we first moved in I cut a few and brought them into the house, but they died by the next morning. Oh! That must be why they are called day-lilly's!!! Who knew? Well, we didn't really have many flowers on the farm while I was growing up. Sheesh! Tee hee, silly girl.
Thanks for stopping by, hope I put a little smile on your face and sun in your eyes. **Smiles**
linking up:
~~Seasonal Sundays 
~~Pink Saturday I like to keep it pink when I enter here, but it's been a while since I had a pink picture. 
~~Doodles & Stitches Link Party
~~Friday Fun Party  
~~Weekend Wander
~~Inspire Me Fridays  
~~Make the Scene Monday

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cheerful Flowers

Just wanted to post this little cutie. It is all punches! I thought that "You're Fantastic!", was the perfect little greeting for such a cheerful card. I love the bright colors and vase of flowers for a get well card,  I could just add that sentiment to the inside. Thanks Susan! {{it's a stamp camp creation}}

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Another of my scrapped ATC projects. I had this colored SEEDS image and added some scrap dp. The bottom needed something, so I added a few garden bugs. The image is from Deedee's Digis, but her shop is closed now. Thanks for visiting!
EmergencyCrafters: Butterflies, Birds, or anything with Wings
Stampin' for the Weekend 
Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Card & A Reminder

Nothing super exciting today, just a card. I love these Stampin' Up stamps, so natural. I think I left this card just the way my friend, Susan designed it. Love the design, but I do know my grass is darker. I didn't stamp off, but I think it looks good like this anyway.
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Friday Fun Party 
Home & Garden Thursday
I Gotta Create! Wildly Original Round Up
Moving Along With the Times
ATC's and Cards With Attitude
Stampin' with the Dragon

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Simple Little ATC

Here is a super simple "Nell" ATC, using Old Olive and Not Quite Navy card stock. She is colored with water color pencils and Goo Gone, fussy cut and mounted to the dry embossed NQN. She was an extra, leftover print and the card stock was scrap. Using up the leftovers,  that is what is fun about making, trading, and collecting ATC's. SAVE the Trees, the planet, money, and less for the landfills.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Front Door Decoration/My NEW Blog Address Link Below!

My NEW Blog Address
Here's a front door decoration I made last week. Each circle is made using Stampin' Up designer paper. It's an old pattern, but perfectly summertime bright.

Close up of edge
The star and circle centers are made using SU punches, and the circles punched around the largest circle are made using the Crop-a-dile because it was such a thick amount to punch through.

I was going to post a tutorial but I did so many trial and error pieces that I gave up on that! *smile* Below are links to where I researched:

Kerry Lynn Yeary, Pink Persimmon Tutorials, Better Homes and Gardens, Tater Tots and Jello guesting at The New Home Ec, How About Orange

You could even have your kiddos help out with this one, it's a "fan" fold! Tweens and teens would probably have fun with it & could do it on their own.

Full Effect

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Places to Party:
~~Make the Scene Monday
~~Check out Priscilla's post at Thrifty Crafty Girl  for: The Summer Fun Party!  It's hosted by 16 blogs including Sarah at Alderberry Hill.
~~Your Cozy Home Party

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday's Trees

Just a short post to show a Stampin' Up Stamp Camp card. Don't you love the simple trees? That Susan is so darn clever!!! Didn't put a greeting on it, what do you think would be the perfect occasion to give this card? Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love!!!
Let me know what you think I should use for the greeting :)

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cherish the Birdie

I made this simple little ATC a few weeks ago. I've been trying to use some of the things that are in my 'use later' box. You know that box or folder that has the things that were never finished, or didn't quite fit on your project, or you just plain didn't like at the time. The dotted dp with the stamped bird and word was in that box. It was about the size of an ATC so I popped a flower on it and mounted it on blue card stock. Thanks for stopping by! Your visits and comments mean the world to me. **smiles**,


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