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Monday, April 4, 2016

Heartfelt Sympathy

Hello!  There's no easy way to talk about the deaths of loved ones, and there have been several in the lives of a few friends recently.  As I blogged about before, the colors of white, coral and light green have been favorites of mine lately - a guess kind of like a famous painter once painted only pictures with blue, during his "blue period".  I'm in my white, coral and green period!

I found the colors to be very soothing, and the flowers instantly caught my eye on a recent Pinterest post.  They were so easy to make!  Punch out circles of different sizes; I did three of the large, two of the medium, and one small.  With a few scoring lines, some ink on the edges of the circles, both sides, and some folds, you can make a whole garden of flowers!  They remind me a little of morning glory - that's it!  I'm going to start my "blue period" with these flowers in blue!  I punched out some green leaves, and used them on the bases of each petal, and glued them down.  Overall, this was a very easy card to make, but looks like it took some time.  Make extra flowers to have on hand!

I used a little 1/8" wide green ribbon for stems, two die cuts for the white background and tag, and the stamps are from Stampin' Up.

This card was cut using a grand label die and I mounted the whole thing on a
piece of coral matting cut with the same but 1/8" larger, if you can visualize that.  I started punching circles of three different sizes, and just kept going!  I took the picture
then realized the card needed something, but forgot to take another picture
of it before it was put in the mail.  Oops!  Another very easy card to make! 
I'd love to see you try one, and send me a photo of yours!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Thinking of You

Hi, there!  Once again, I'm working with the colors celery green, coral and white, but have now expanded the same cardstock pad with black and yellow added.  There is a little layering of different cardstock patterns and colors, and since the patterned cardstock is double-sided, the corners added interest when folded.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up in black, as well as the floral image, heat embossed in white, then colored with markers.  Love that seam binding in mustard!

All my best to you and yours!  Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

Well, Happy Spring to everyone!  In my last post, I mentioned how celery green, coral, white and cream go so well together.  Here is another example of that, but with a slight variation of green.  I love the die cut, and found it even prettier with the ribbon woven through it!  This gave the card so much more dimension and appeal!  The cardstock, ribbon and stamp are all from Stampin' Up.

The weather is gorgeous right now, here in Nashville, TN.  Give it a minute, and it might change, but at this moment, it's great!  Wild violets have bloomed all over my backyard, my tulips have bloomed after the grape hyacinth's, and the crocus are long gone.  The Starflowers are about 5" tall, and I see the beginnings of the Four O'clocks peaking out from the dirt.  There's a new bird nest in my birdhouse on the tree, but no eggs yet.  Enjoy your beautiful Spring!

Hello, Again!

Hello, my friends.  I haven't blogged in a while due to being sick with a sinus infection that just wouldn't go away, then a surgery, and am recuperating from that and sick again with a virus, all in my chest and throat.  It's been one of those winters where almost all of our family has been sick with something off and on - my husband contracted Influenza B, which turned into pneumonia, the little ones with colds, ear infections, pink eye and viruses, to sprained ankles, procedures, new diagnosis's and medications.  The little ones (grandchildren) have shared several of these after bringing them home from school.  Now, it's allergy time!  Yay!

Some of my favorite colors this Spring have been a celery green, coral, white and ivory.  A friend gave me a stack of cardstock with those colors in it, and it has been a blast matching and creating with them.  This is a very simple card with layering of different patterned and plain colored cardstocks.  The image is one from Stampin' Up, which I colored with markers, then stamped.  I like the patterns and water-color effects it created.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope it's as beautiful where you live as it is here, in Spring!

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Mount Juliet, TN, United States
I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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