Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Christmas in July Glittered Snowflakes

Hi...another card for this week's Flourishes challenge going on till tomorrow!! This was a Christmas in July challenge. You know how long I have wanted to do a hanging "ornament" look on a card? Due to the strange angle of my camera and it being night time here, this is not the best photo. I will try to take another one outside tomorrow if the weather permits. I love Flourishes sentiments, and this one is from the "Christmas Postcard" stamp set. I set it off with a strip of rose quartz glitter and edgers die. This was time intensive, but if the glitter stays put, it will make a really pretty surprise in someones mail! Thanks so much for taking a peek!

Black and White-Tres Chic! FLLCBC1

There are quite a few challenges going on the Flourishes Blog this month!! This card's submission is using only black and white as your card design. This unique die is a Flourishes exclusive Key Hole die, combined with a new to me Doily Embossing folder by Sizzix. A few tiny rhinestones and simple black matting and you have a pretty quick card. I kept wanting to add ribbon, but it just did not look right! Now I need to be invited to an elegant affair so I can mail this first class!!
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Flourishes Birthday Celebration!!

One of my very favorite stamp companies is turning 6 this month...and they added a fun birthday card challenge to their blog this week!! The card was a pretty simple card, to be done in 10 minutes. I had everything picked out in advance...but it took a bit longer for the glue to dry with those beautiful Prima roses! The card went together very quickly, though!! Love these stamps and their design team is amazing
...a big Congrats to Flourishes!!
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Just Keep on Pedaling

Hi there, stamping friends! I just wanted to share a card I made over the weekend using the Papertrey Ink stamp set, "Pedal Pusher." Isn't it cute? I love that all the pieces are separate, so you can have any color of bicycle, basket, and wheels...and then add your own basket topper. This was Pinterest inspired, but not a CASE. I tried out my new PTI edgers dies, and decided to use them as a topper as I wasn't sure how else to add it. Nothing like a red polka dot sky, is there? This is for my stamping friend, Charlene, I had the fun of meeting once quite a few years ago who is going through some difficult trials in her life. The beauty of stamping is while you are creating, you can also be saying specific prayers for the recipient you have in mind. Thanks for popping in, and wishing you blessings on your day!
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer at the Yampa River Botanic Gardens

Just sharing a few photographs I took on our recent weekend at Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had just returned from a 3 day weekend in New York City with both daughters, future Mother-in-law of our daughter, and future sister-in-law for a wedding dress shopping weekend. I was tired.
I will be honest, I am not a big city gal by any stretch...and I had very little sleep. So to turn around and leave again after just unpacking my bags...I needed some peace and quiet and nature to soothe my traveling nerves.

The neat thing about these gardens is the earth is divided into subplots; and a community organization or group of people adopt a plot and plant it and care for it. So there is a lot of variety and I am sure pride in these gardens.

I wish I could remember what these spherical shaped flowers were...they were light and airy and the prettiest color!

Did I mention she found the dress?! It was actually the first dress she tried on...then just to be sure she tried on about 3 more...but went back to the first. I can not show pictures just yet of our dress shopping; as the wedding is still a year away! One thing I learned about New York City...it is missing trees! So I found some as soon as I got home, and almost hugged one. We did see a lot in Central Park...but the city is severely lacking. Why did that not surprise me? 
Thanks so much for your visit...hope you have time to bask in the beauty of nature soon!

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