Monday, July 30, 2012

Three Thirteen and Relaxing Card

I did not like the name of my blog. I created a new blog. Turns out I lost a lot of pictures. These pictures still show up on the You might also like: thumbnails. You click on one. You see a black box. I delete them. Thumbnails are still present. You click one. The message is "Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist". Sorry about that. I know it's a bother. I still don't like the name of my blog. Then it came to me in a dream last night...3 and 13. My two favorite, luckiest numbers.  This is now the name of my blog: Three Thirteen. My address is still,, same as it always was, except now I feel better seeing Three Thirteen. Thanks for listening. Here is a soothing card for you:
It's all Stampin' Up, one we made last week at stamp camp. I love the flowers and the sentiment.
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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thrifty Find?

Well, they were free for me, and anything free is usually a good thing. Right?
These bowls are marked, "oven ware U.S.A.". I don't know anything about them, except I like them. We inherited them from my husband's grandmother. These are the three in the set.
Here are the large and mid sized bowls, you may remember from my herb post. By the way they will be coming indoors this fall/winter.
I'm holding the small one here in my hand and it is tilted a little funny. They appear to be hand painted, but have a very smooth top coat of some kind. You can see a chip in the smallest bowl above. The painted flowers are in perfect shape and no chips on the top edges or anything.
Here is the bottom, not stamped but hand engraved. Does anyone know anything off hand? I would love to know if anyone has these. I know I could do some research, but thanks if you can help.
One last shot of the dirty bottom of the smallest bowl!!!

sharing here:
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Overflowing with Creativity
Meet Me Monday 
Make the Scene Monday
My entry into Make the Scene Monday #33  is sponsored by Appliances Online & Bosch Washing Machines.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to you, Beverly...

Happy Birthday to you! Stop by Beverly's birthday event at, How Sweet the Sound, and wish her well. Yellow is her favorite color so it's Pink and Yellow Saturday today!!! I decided to make a birthday card for today's post, hope you enjoy it Beverly.....

Happy Birthday Daffodil Fairy
I colored her with watercolor pencils, added a few gems and did some dry embossing.

Pink Saturday
Weekend Craft Soiree
Open House at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Isn't this a beautiful button or badge or whichever you call it?!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Day and Featured at Inspire Me Fridays

Thank you Maria, at Joyful Stamper, for featuring me this week at the Inspire Me Fridays link party. Check out Maria's lovely blog, she makes the best cards and paper craft items! Her link party attracts everything from cards, crafts, recipes, to re-purposed items. This is the ATC she featured, thanks again!
This ATC is called 'Happy Day'. Doesn't she look happy to have her man home from the war? Such a gentle kiss  from him and adoring look from her. Only 3 more ATC's left in my 'Couples series', I know you are probably getting tired of seeing them. *smile* Thanks so much for visiting!

Inspire Me Fridays
Thrifty Things Friday
A new party for me 

Friday Fun Party
Creative Thursday Link Party
Home and Garden Thursday 
Wildly Original Round Up at I gotta Create
Look What I Made

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I'm almost done with my ATC Couples Series. This is "Grey Snow". The ribbon around the bottom is actually  a soft pink organza. It makes for a nice little 'pop', but I couldn't get a good shot for anything that day. I've been working for an upcoming tutorial. Look for it on the first Monday of August. Thanks for stopping by! I love to know what you think.

I Heart Mondays!
Make the Scene Monday
One Project at a Time~Arts & Crafts 
Weekend Craft Soiree 
New for Me....You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hello Butterfly

Hi there! It's time for Pink Saturday! The base of my card, the dangling thingies, (stamped at top right), and the background circles are pink. The velum and sparkle butterfly is just a touch pink.  Thanks for stopping by **Smiles**

Pink Saturday
Overflowing With Creativity 

I just visited Faye at The Blessed Hearth and she is having a little give-a-way. If you are any kind of country girl, wanna-be, or what ever, her blog is a lovely place to visit. Always beautiful landscape, handmade, or rooms to see, inspiring words, or yummy food. And you know you want to win something here....Good Luck!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lavender and Roses

 Couples Series #11. The base of this ATC is lavender, but looks grey. I guess that's normal, seeing as lavender is grey, heehee. Thanks for stopping by! I love to read your comments.

linking up:
Inspire Me Fridays~Check out the amazing features from last week, (posted here too).
Doodles & Stitches~Great features posted with party.
Friday Fun Party~Features are posted here as well.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I think this color combination came together nicely for this friend card. I love the three different fibers tied together in the corner, My friend actually put mine together while she made hers. That's one of the fun aspects of stamp camp, we all work together. It's a good thing, because we talk so much it would be easy to make mistakes! I've been trying to revamp my blog look, and am in the process of moving my party badges and links to a separate page. If you can't find what your looking for check out my updated tabs above. Thanks for your patience.  Joining these fabulous link parties:
Wildly Original Round-Up!
Creative Thursday Link Party 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Couples Series #10

I've titled this one "Blushing Bride".  Weddings weren't always the huge event with the big white dress, my grandmother was married in a short dark blue dress. The couple here remind me of my grandparents wedding pictures. A simple ATC for a simple wedding! ~Thanks for stopping by~
Look What I Made! Link Party
Home and Garden Thursday

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Couples ATC Series #9-Sunny Kiss

I finished my couples series! There are 16 ATC's in all. Here are the links to the first 8 if you would like to take a look: #1-Prelude To A Kiss, #2-The Kiss, #3-Welcome Home, #4-Irish Kiss, #5 and #6-Untitled, #7 and #8-Untitled. This is #9-Sunny Kiss. Thanks for stopping by, I love to hear from you all.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Non-Stampin' Up Card

I know, hard to believe isn't it? Actually the card stock, ink and the image stamp are SU. They're the best for cs and ink. Really, the whole idea is the fact that I actually make things outside of going to stamp camp once a month. This is a card that I came up with for my friend to use to invite the parents of the children who are receiving Bibles from church. I wanted it to be simple but different from last years version. This was a normal year, so I only had to make 15 or so. This statement stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Thanks for the visit and comments!
 Visiting the party at:
Eye Heart Mondays
Make The Scene Monday

7 Random Things...

I received this award from idla, at (I) (L)ove (D)oing (A)ll Things Crafty!, pretty clever, huh? Thank you idla! I don't do these often, so here is what I decided to do.... It is difficult for me to choose, therefore I'll offer it up for any of you, my crafty comrades. You are all fabulous, seriously, so take it and answer the questions on your blog.  Here are the rules, should you choose to participate:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated me - done!

2.  Include a link to their site in the post - done!
3.  Include the above award image in this post - done!
4.  Give 7 random facts about myself - done!
5.  Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award 
6.  When nominating include a link to their site 
7.  Let other bloggers know they have been nominated  
 7 Random Facts:
1. I have been a Mary Kay Consultant for 13 years
2. I'm an Alpha Sigma Alpha
3. I raised the Grand Champion Market Hog my first year of competition, for 4-H
4. I used to race BMX 
5. I wore the same dress for Jr and Sr Prom
6. I hate to shop for clothes for myself
7. I'm an early riser

Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's PiNk Saturday!

A white and pink card for Pink Saturday at Beverly's!!! Surprise, it's an all Stampin' Up, Stamp Camp card. I do have one card coming up that is NOT a Stamp Camp Card. Can you believe that? I didn't think you would, just wait and see.....
Pink Saturday
Seasonal Sundays
Nifty Thrifty Sunday 
Over Flowing with Creativity 

Friday, July 13, 2012

How About Milk Chocolate?

This set from Stampin' up is so nice, it mixes coffee and tea images/sentiments. I always like the tea stamp sets, but I don't drink tea often. I don't know why that should bother me one way or another, but it does. I guess because I'm weird like that. Just ask my daughter. So we used the crimper on this, and punches, which is always fun. I think this might be nice with some milk chocolate, hence the title. Who doesn't need chocolate, (that feel good chemical reaction), to 'perk up'? I thought this would be a good card for a man, or a woman, thanks Susan. Until next time, CHEERS!!

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Weekend Wander 
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Fabulous Friday Link Party

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


A basil plant in the heat of the summer, and it's quite a hardy plant. Two cuttings have been taken already. I am a fan of good old Terra-cotta pots, this one is a bit fancy, as you can see, with a rolled top edge and carvings. This is part of my tiny herb "garden" and the third potted herb I've shown you. I have always wanted a basil plant for various reasons.
1. It's pretty
2. For it's culinary uses (though I'm not a cook)
3. For it's herbal medicine uses (as essential oil, tinctures, dried leaves)
.... first described in a Chinese herbal around 1060 C.E, and has been used for stomach spasms and kidney ailments....
....the essential oil is antibacterial, and drops of basil oil may relieve ear infections. European scientists are investigating the use of basil oil as treatment for antibiotic resistant infections.... 
.... dried basil leaf can be added directly to food or drunk as a tea (1/2 teaspoon of dried herb steeped for 10 minutes in 1 cup of boiling water in a closed container) to relieve flatulence and fullness....
Taken from Rose Mountain Herbs .com

I haven't yet ordered from RMH but I like the herb profiles and their blog. I will be ordering supplies by the end of the week. I'll let you know how it all goes.
Thanks for the visit!
i LoVe To HeAr FrOm YoU

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Birthday Card for a Guy

Good evening everyone! Here is one of the cards I've had waiting on my desktop. There is quite a backlog right now, which is a good thing. All Stampin' Up products on this card. Thanks for visiting, I'm entering this into a few challenges and joining a few link parties.
i LOVE to HEAR from YOU all

Creative Mondays (for men)
Cards For Men (birthday)
Eye Heart Monday's (anything goes-linky Party)
Make the Scene Monday (anything goes-linky party)
For my Independence Day Medallions, click to view it! Thanks Cinthya!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Yellow Flower

Here you go, a big yellow flower with a trail of pink, blue and green flowers. This is again a Stampin' Up, Stamp Camp card. I put the white embossed layer on backwards, but It looks good to me! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Over the 4th

These are some photos of the party we decided to have at the last minute. Friends were going to come over to watch the parade that goes right in front of our home. We decided to have them come for a cookout too, so I got a red table cloth out and the only other patriotic things I had. Everyone offered to bring goodies, which they did.  Joann even brought the jello shots, because I had never made them before and she is a pro. Yes, yes, she is a pro, they were fantastic!!! That's why there are no pics of the table loaded with food or of any actual people. What can I say?
The Table

The Cracker Jacks I picked up because of the colors

I had red and blue cups left over from the Homecoming party   

The basket on the table for the chips has a RW&B napkin tied on the handle and the other basket has the plates wrapped in a RW&B napkin.

Thanks for checking out my little photo display of the 4th.

I party here:
Inspire Me Fridays 
Weekend Wander 
Fabulous Friday Link Party
Pink Saturday-A Patriotic Pink Saturday 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lavender & Rosemary

This is my first attempt at growing Lavender. I think I need to re-pot into a larger vessel, the plant just started growing so fast. There are a few purple petals where she has started to bloom, but I need to do a little reading on when to harvest and how to cut and dry.
This is my rosemary.  I want to start propagating her now that I know that I can. While blog hopping or browsing Pinterest, I came upon a post from  Juniper Moon Farm about how to propagate Rosemary, (I believe they want to grow a hedge eventually). I found out that you can do the same with Lavender, check out their fabulous blog or go through my Pinterest board, Herbal Apothecary. Visiting both of us would definately be worth your time.
Here is a closer shot of the Lavender and below a closer shot of the rosemary.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think and welcome any advice,

Linking up here:
Tuesday Garden Party 
Wildly Original Round Up
Home and Garden Thursday
Friday Fun Party

Monday, July 2, 2012

Independence Day Medallion

update: This project was featured at Eye Heart Thanks Cinthya!!!!

I've made another medallion deco for my front door. They can be time consuming to create, but so much fun. I advise everyone to just go for it! This one took approximately 1 hour or so, it's hard to tell, I made it yesterday taking several breaks. 
Glass of Front Door

Close Up

The Half Circle

Close Up

Close up

Another Close Up
Another Full Length 

Link and photo of the original pin 

Thanks for the visit and comment, I sure appreciate you! Hugs~LORI

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 One Project at a Time~Arts & Crafts
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Look What I Made

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Here's another Stampin' Up card. The pinwheel uses the 5 new In Colors for 2012-2014. The green is actually muted, not bright as it appears here. All of the colors are muted this time. The only thing that I did differently was adding a bigger brad to the center, (I really messed up the hole punches).
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Stampin' Sisters in Christ Use Something New~New In Color Card Stock


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