Wednesday, May 4, 2016

By the Tide Card

This card was inspired by the ephemera, and trims that I received
from Ceil the other day. 

I used By the Tide and did a collage background. Colors: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Pool Party.

The lace went on the bottom half of the card. Love how it turned out. The 
colors remind me of the beach. The water and sand. So clean! 
So thankful that my foot was feeling better yesterday as I spent the afternoon baking. 
Made two batches of cookies for John to take to the nurses at the Cleveland Clinic. 
He wanted to bring them something to say thanks for helping train him. 
Then I made bubble up pizza for dinner. 
Its made in a 13x9x2 pan, but everyone was so hungry and wanted to dig in
that I didn't have time to take a photo of it in the pan before it was cut and gone,
so I took a photo of it on my plate. 
Really easy to make. Weight Watcher friendly and so good!!!!!! 
If you google Bubble Up Pizza you will find many good recipes for it. I use
lean ground meat, turkey pepperoni, and low fat mozzarella cheese. Doesn't really have a full crust.

Its made with one can of Pillsbury biscuits (the kind in the 4 pack) The 10 biscuits from one 

can are cut into 4ths then added to the browned ground meat and tomato sauce before pouring into

the pan. You can add any toppings that you like. I used slice olives. Me and John

like to make Hawanian pizza by using Canadian bacon, and pineapple tidbits. 

Sending a shout out to Debbie. She is a friend of my friend Kat. Debbie

took a fall yesterday an hurt her foot, and had to go to the emergency room. 

Feel better Debbie! 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Blackberry Bliss Butterfly Card

Since I hadn't cleaned my desk off since I made the toppers for the ink

pens over the weekend. I thought I put those scraps of cardstock to 

good use and make a card. 

The strips were cut in 1/2 pieces that I then ran though a script embossing folder. 

Base card is vanilla. It was stamped with Smokey Slate using the dictionary background stamp. 

Butterfly is a from a hostess stamp set. I used a black stick pin for the head of 

the butterfly. 

Inside was stamped with a vine and flowers. I left off the greeting. 

One can be added later. 

Big thanks to my friend Ceil for sending me a selection of trims, and ephemera. 
What fun, and just made my day. Looking forward to turning these items into some
wonderful cards. 
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Pink Tea Roses, and a Bunny

Sorry no mailable Monday today. I overdid some

housework, and walking and now I'm paying for it. 

My foot hurt so much yesterday that the last thing I wanted to do was

walk down the steps to the crafting studio. So instead....

I'm sharing little pink tea roses. 

Hubby got them for me on our anniversary. He's never given me 

pink roses before. I thought it was very sweet. They are so pretty. 

A few days ago I saw this happy muncher in our backyard. He's a pretty big boy. 

Wish I could have caught a pic of him jumping. His body is really long. 

Good thing hubby has a fence all the way around the garden, but I'm sure if

the bunny's want in they will dig a hole and find a way. 

Hoping to be back tomorrow with some stamping to share. 

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Botanical Blooms for May Day

Happy May Day! 

What better way than to post these flower topped ink pens on the blog today.

I found these flower pattern ink pens at Marc's. Thought

they would look good in a cello bag with a flower topper. 

Planning to use them as package trims, or maybe stocking stuffers. 

I used Botanical Blooms thinlits. Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, 

Mossy Meadow, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Hello Honey, and black. 
 I received this cute anniversary card from my friend Connie yesterday. 

Right on time Connie! The cow faces are made using the tab rounder punch. 

Skip liked the card to Connie. He said the bull needed to have horns. I pointed 

out to him that the bull did have horns. He thought it looked more like a bow. I think

they are just darling! Thanks!

We went to the Richfield Taverne last night for dinner. It was so good! 

They gave us our dessert for free because it was our anniversary. That place is the best. 

The food is great, and the service is wonderful. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Anniversary to Hubby and Me

Happy 34th Anniversary to Skip and me. 

Wanted to share cards we received from friends. 

This one is from Kat. So pretty. Kat, Skip picked the card up looked at

me and said yes we are "kindred spirits". Love crumb cake and red together. Oh 

by the way hubby's favorite color is red. 

Another pretty card from my friend Lisa. I also love red and gray together. 

Skip really liked this one to. 
Lisa happy anniversary to you and Geoff too. How wonderful that we share the same wedding day. 
 Thanks again girls for the cards! 

So Happy Anniversary to my hubby. We are going to the Richfield Taverne for dinner. 

This is the same place that Sarah and Jason had their wedding reception.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Butterfly Basic Frame Art

Love how this 5x7 frame art turned out. 

I'm hosting an ABC swap (anything but a card), and

decided that I would also join the swap. Last

weekend me and Sarah were out hitting the thrift stores and

I found these black frames for .90 cents each. So I bought the 5 that they had. 

The designer paper is Typeset (SU retired). Stamp set Butterfly Basics. I also used butterfly


Here is a close up view of the butterfly I put on the outside of the glass. 

First I cut it with the framelit. Then inked up Lacy background with Island Indigo and 


Next step was to ink the butterfly with VersaMark then dip in clear embossing powder, and

heat emboss. 

Added some pearls and the antenna was made using black hemp. I like

how I could curl the hemp round my finger. 

I made a total of 5. The swap is 5+1, but since I'm the hostess I didn't have to make one

for myself, but now I think I want one! 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shaker Mason ATC

Look what I made! 

I signed up for an ATC (artist trading card) swap, and just finished

making them yesterday. 

Got to use my new mason jar punch. It was a perfect fit on the 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 cardstock. 

Stamp sets used: Swallowtail, Timeless Textures, and Wetlands. 

So happy that I bought the Fuse Tool. It is so wonderful for making shaker cards. 

Here is a view of the front and back of the card. 

Colors used: Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, and white. 

Shaker is filled with one sequin butterfly, and clear, and gold beads.

Hope the other swappers in the group love how these turned out as much as I do. 

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