Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Timeless Tuesday ...Bingo

Hi all it's time for another TT ( that's Timeless Tuesday in case you didn't know) and it's a bingo challenge. You can pick from the card and do your card accordingly. I chose the line that has piercing, ribbon, and pearls. Believe it or not this card is a purple hue even though it seemed to photo more in the blue tones. Used Spring Bouquet set and went to town coloring with pink and purple tones with my colored pencils. Did some paper piercing and added just a stripe of ribbon and a little pearl for the two pierced corners. Used a Spellbinders die for my shippidy shape and that's it.
Hope you are all well and happy. I have company from my home state of Michigan so I have been a little busy . Still had time for GS's first football game of the new year and it was so awesome...they won in the last 23 seconds of the game. We all went wild and the team rooters or should I say brute-ers from the other team were really ticked off but we of course were all happy and of course that's all that really matters. Talk later when I have some time on my hands. Remember to sign up for the blog candy on the post below as I'll be picking a winner soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Flourishes!!

Happy Birthday to Flourishes, which is now a big 4 years old! So as a part of the birthday celebration for this super stamp company, there is going to be plenty of prizes and fun! Today kicks off the fun with a customer appreciation day and I am so honored to say I was one of the designers asked to help celebrate. Much happiness and hugs to Jan Marie and her wonderful husband Mike, "the shipping guy" for operating such a great company. We are asked to use our favorite set but how can you do that when they ALL are my favorite! How can you get in on the action? Just pick up your favorite set and create. Want to see what you could win?
A mix of these sets above! There are more than a half dozen prize packages being given away this week so, be sure to get all the details and just  click HERE.
I chose the  new Wild  For Watermelon set for my card. Used some bright and cheerful colors to set my watermelon in the spot-light. Just colored with my water colored pencils and used my Spellinders Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Oval to set the image off.  I made a little tag for my phrase which is from the Tag Lines set...Flourishes of course. I had a wonderful buckle-style button, so I could thread my lime satin ribbon through and... I guess I'm done here! Not really though, because in honor of this celebration and my own upcoming 4-year blogoversary, I am offering up some BLOG CANDY! What do you win? Two stamp sets of your choice from none other than Flourishes! Just sign up by leaving a comment here on this post and you are in the running. You have until September 1st at 5 PM CST. GOOD LUCK!

Your next stop in the hop is Debbie Marcinkiewicz!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...pink,one button & ribbon & or lace

Well today at Flourishes we are going to follow the lead of cutie Heather J. and do as follows.Use the color pink,1 button, ribbon & or lace. To me pink can sometimes be hard to use because you have to choose just the right shade to blend it all together.Sooo...I hope I'm in the pink with my choice.I found that this Zinnia set is becoming one of my favorites when making cards as it can be colored almost anyway and be correct. As you can see if you are looking, I did the bowl full of zinnias and used some sweeet bg that was in my bin (think it's probably K&Co. ) but don't quote me on that. Not much to this card as once I put the ribbon on and added my button I thought to myself...what else can I do?? I decided nothing because sometimes more is not the route to go. Simple easy and hopefully pleasing. Are you all off to a good week?? I am as I went back to my routine at the gym with my hunk of a trainer Rory and I felt so good about getting back into the swing of the aches and pains a work out can bring. You know as they say...No pain no gain. Happy week fellow stampers.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Timeless Tuesday Thursday...be fruity

Well being fruity is my forte so this Flourishes challenge was easy. So many wonderful fruits to choose from so I looked in the stash and said...this is peachy keen and chose the peach from the fruity cherry and peach set. Very easy card with just some coloring with the old stand-by water colored pencils. Did a Spellbinder's die to place my peaches on and only added a few embellies and done.
Went to Denver last week with DD and family to visit my son Justin and his new wife Callie. What a wonderful trip! Had tons of fun and it's great to see two very happy young people get married and become a happy unit. As for me...well I did meet a nice cowboy at the VFW hall and we'll see how that goes. Sadly his name is not Buck or Shorty or any of those normal cowboy names. But the good news is he does wear the infamous cowboy hat and boots.
I have to wonder if there's hair under that hat but only time will tell. So I'll give a big whooohay and hope for the best. Won't tell you his name until I get to really know him. So this cowgirl is signing off for now and saying happy trails to you all.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Timeless Tuesday...Favorite flower

Hey it's time for Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes and today's challenge is to use your favorite flower image...are you guys crazy??? All of Flourishes flowers are my favorite so I'm choosing the newest one I stole while at DD's place and stamped it off several times. It's from BEE MY HONEY set again and it's such a great set I can't help it if I used it before cause I plan to use it again and again. This is going out to a dear friend to say hello by mail for a change. I get so caught up in telephoning I forget how nice it is to get mail so I'm actually using the cards I make lately and putting them off in the postal service.Easy card with just stamping a bit of coloring and added some bg in the checkered strips and a few bees and the button for my embellishments. Hope your week is off to a good start. It's been so hot here lately that
I've been super tired and lazy...but I did clean junk out of my garage and got it to the dump thanks to my SIL. Washed half of the garage floor and then had to quit as the heat ( over 96 ) was getting to me. Take it easy fellow bloggers as that's what I'm going to do. Taking a little trip to Denver to see my son again and looking forward to that. Talk soon.