Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's Time To Celebrate

Today I'm showing you the third card
from my Country Farm Stand Kit Marathon. To the Webster's Pages Spring Market collection I added one of June Lanum's gorgeous tags.

A Recollections Boutique Fleur rose, a Recollections 
mini rose and a cherry blossom from I Am Roses. These two smaller flowers I painted with a wash of  Folk Art acrylic paint in Metallic Champagne thinned down with a bit of water.

June's beautiful flower and handmade pin. I tucked 
in a couple skeleton leaves and MS punched oak leaves that I sprayed with Meadow Green Glimmer Mist.

A Sassafras brad from La Dolce Vita and a
Maya Road Kraft Journaling Tag from Fall In Love. Soooo happy to have these kits!!!

Have a wonderful Thursday... looks like a great day ahead!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Farmers Market... New Harvest Park

What's more luscious than a pail
full of blueberries or blackberries? Why Webster's Pages Spring Market collection.

This is the second of the cards made from
the April Country Farm Stand Kit from Pixie Dust Paperie. Beautiful, rich colors on this Fresh Market and Market Menu DP.

Added a few roses and two buttons tied with jute.

I'm lovin' playing with these colorful papers.
Have yourself a great evening!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today's Special

I broke out my Country Farm Stand Kit
and made four cards from the treasures I found in it. Here is the first...

Webster's Pages Spring Market collection papers...

teamed up with items from my stash... 
a K & Company dimensional sticker and I AM Roses flowers.
More to come...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Garden Beauties

The Penmaker and I aren't feeling
real chipper today. All we've done is sleep, sit and drink tea. This presents a fine opportunity to show you some of our daylilies that are opening.

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud,

and as the garden causeth the things

that are sown in it to spring forth;

so the Lord GOD will cause

righteousness and praise

to spring forth

before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11

I received this beautiful card from Kristy,
who I am so happy to call my blogging buddy. All who know her will agree that she is a sweet, talented, kind hearted, thoughtful, and hard working lady.

Thank you, Kirsty. I treasure this card and 
will put it in a place of honor so I can show it off and say I have a Kirsty Vittetoe original!
Have a wonderful day, friends!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

There's Sunshine In My Soul Today...

More glorious and bright...
Than glows in any earthly sky, For Jesus is my light.
Do you know this song? When I looked at my card this morning, this song came to my mind.
Don't you just love bright sunny yellow?

I used one of the handmade tags that sweet 
June sent to me in her giveaway awhile back. Isn't she talented?

The spoon is from an antique shop in Virginia.

The rolled flowers are also from June, and the 
bling was a bargain from our Michaels run-away on Thursday.

Have a glorious sunny Sunday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pixie Dust Paperie June Challenge

The June challenge at Pixie Dust Paperie
is to make a project... layout, card, wall hanging, altered item, etc... based on this inspirational photo...

Here is the card I am entering...

It isn't at all what I had planned...
but due to technical difficulties (Glossy Accents splattering all over the black cardstock) this is how it ended up.

I have learned in life you have to roll with the punches!

Hope you'll join us for this challenge.
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

City Crafter Challenge #62 - You're #1

with Cheryl Nelson as hostess, is to use the number one or the word "first" on any project of your choice.
Here is mine...

I created one of Tim Holtz's little mini books
using one 12 x 12 sheet of Pink Paislee Soiree - Words DP from the Summer of Love June Pixie Kit.

The rosette is made from a strip of Pebbles Ever 
After - Royal Garden DP with a touch of Worn Lipstick Distress Ink on the edges . I also used this paper for the tab cut from Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.

I glitzed up the I AM Roses and Recollection
roses with Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray and the leaves with Meadow Green Glimmer Mist. 

The Thickers #1 was painted with Mod Podge
then sprinkled with Twinklets Diamond Dust. Put a bit on the tips of the I Am Roses flower also. A butterfly charm from Lindy's Stamp Gang,  Maya Road heart pins, Tin Holtz bauble and a key charm from my stash.

Tim Holtz tissue tape tinted with Worn Lipstick 
Distress Ink finishes all the edges of the book. I'll wait to embellish the inside when I know to whom it will go.
Create something of your own and join us at CCCB.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

R And R

Today was one of those days that I
will look back on and say it was special. When I got up this morning, I felt that I just had to run away from home. So the Penmaker and I left all our work behind, and drove to West Virginia. Guess what we did...

We went here...

and here...

and bought this...

and this!
I feel much better now, thank you!
Enjoy your evening. I think I'll do some playing in my craft room.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Shade Garden

I'm working on a graphics project for a friend
right now and haven't had time to create anything... paperwise.

So I ran to the shade garden and
snapped a few photos. Thought you might enjoy looking at our day lilies that are all about to bloom.

I haven't gotten many annuals planted
this year... the wheel barrel is still empty. It's normally overflowing with pink impatiens. 

This is my favorite piece.

Our dog Cassidy strikes a pose while trying to
scare up a snake or two.

Hope you all have a great week. Will be back
as quick as I can... maybe I can finish up tonight!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wow... The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

I'd like to say thank you to my blog friend, 
Lisa at A Mermaid's Crafts for giving me The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I'm honored that you thought  me deserving, and I so appreciate this, Lisa! I hope you will all visit Mermaid Lisa. She is an amazingly talented crafter!

The rules for this award are:
1. Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2. To accept this award, you need to answer seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award on to at least eight other awesome blog buddies.

So here are my seven random facts about myself:
1. I love to wash dishes.
2. I love to take long walks and to hike with my husband.
3. I have a knee replacement.
4. I home schooled our four children.
5. I have a great interest in our American Civil War.
6. I love Gatlinburg, TN
7. I have Raynaud's Disease.

Now to pass this award along:
2. June at Lina Beas
6. Lori at Choux - Choux
7. Ros at Mikey's Mom

Please hop over and visit these talented
ladies as well! I love to visit them as often as I can... they always inspire me. 
Thanks again, Lisa!
Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Pink Paislee And I Am Roses

Again I'm working with the Pink Paislee Butterfly
Garden 6 x 6 Collection of gorgeous papers. I combined them with Kraft Outlet's Kraft cardstock and a light blue cardstock from my stash.

The edges are inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I used Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Large Classic Circles dies and sprayed the smaller kraft one with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist. 

The lace is from Surplus City, Inc. The butterfly 
charm was purchased from Lindy's Stamp Gang (you really need to check them out). 

All the beautiful flowers and skelton leaves are
from I Am Roses. After using these from my first order, I can tell you I will be placing another soon. The quality of the flowers I bought is excellent.

Now on to the good stuff...
Two Bullet Pens from the Penmaker... (L) Camouflage in acrylic and (R) Cottonwood Burl.

Left to right... Buckeye Burl, then two handmade 
acrylics... Norse Pride and Tiger Swirl. Wish you could actually see these in person. I just can't capture the beauty with my camera.
Well, that's all for today... Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Royal Garden

This will be quick as I am trying to get my shade
garden in order. I used the beautiful Royal Garden paper, some tiny crocheted flowers, Recollections bling and an Etsy purchased butterfly to make this card. It has been another unusual day here weather wise. We had a storm this afternoon that knocked more branches down in the shade garden. Can hardly keep them picked up this year. As soon as I have it cleaned up... another storm hits. I think the Lord is telling me I need more bending exercise.
Hope you have a Happy Day!
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