Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...do Country

Well today at Flourishes

we are to do a card that's kind of country. I'm a little bit country ( Montana) and a little bit rock and roll ( Michigan)
so this is right up my alley or country lane. Wait while I take that piece of straw out of my lip so I can see where I'm going with this. There that's better and away I go. I chose the Peaches & Cherries set and thought it was reminiscence of my Gramma's yard back in Canada. Did you ever sneek into a fruit tree when you were a kid and hoped and prayed you wouldn't get caught? Of course you did and so did I. Picking and eating peaches that are not ripe is not a great thing to do though. It makes for a pretty rotten tummy ache so you've been warned. This image was colored with my water colored pencils and I decided to try a little patch work with my papers. Added a doilie for Gramma and a bit of baker's twine to finish it off. Don't look now but I did this card arse backwards...it was supposed to be all plastered on in an up and down fashion but I goofed and put it on sideways with the opening on the wrong side. Don't know what I put in my coffee but maybe I'm woozey.
Anyway I hope you all have a good week and take time to have some fun. See you next time.

Friday, February 24, 2012


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JAN MARIE today and many days to come! I was in Denver last summer and was able to meet this wonderful lady in PERSON! That was a real treat because you talk to people on a blog but to meet in person is really special. And by the way...Mike the shipping guy (her husband) is a one super fellow too. So my wish for today to Jan Marie is to have a day of happiness, laughter, relaxation, and so much fun you can't see straight!

My card uses Flourishes Cherry Blossoms, Humming Along for the sweet little hummingbird (my very favorite of all birds) and the sweet phrase is from Spring is Sprung.

 To create this little number, I just stamped and then colored using my favorite watercolor pencils. The die shape is a Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two. A little snippet of ribbon and done! Here's a close up of the sentiment....

I was told that Flourishes is having a special sale today for Jan's big day. Today and Tomorrow all Copic Markers will be on sale at 15% off. What a bargain! Just use the code COPIC15 when you check out. I was honored to join some of the best in the design world bunch today, so you'll have to stop over and see what these fine ladies created for Jan's Birthday Blog Hop!
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Betty Wright

Kathy Jones
Yvonne Hagane
Pat Adam -- that's me!

So I hope you all are singing the birthday song and cheering Miss Jan along with a toast for her special day. Be sure to stop by her blog HERE and send her some birthday wishes too! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...Corner Bookmark

Well today's Timless Tuesday is an oldie but goodie...the corner bookmark. Haven't done one of these in years but do happen to love them. There are a couple of ways you can do these and one of them is super simple by cutting the corner off an envelope and using that to decorate. You can also use a template and make your own corner ...think about it and do as you please. I did two and one each way but the one I'm showing is the envelope one cause it came out pretty dang cute if I do say so myself. Used some cute designer paper to cover the corner, used Miss Martha's punch to give a fancy edge , and 2 circle dies from Spellbinder's to add my tagline word...Smile, and to finish it off I added a little K & Co. stick on flower.

How cute and easy is that? Well it's very easy but also pretty crafty. If you're trying to read my book...it's the Hunger Games which is pretty awesome and so engaging I spent practically the whole day reading yesterday.

Found my new coat at the new JCP's for just $20. Wow what a bargain. The whole store is on sale today and every day from now on. I guess it will be my new home away from home. Woke up to a sprinle of snow but just a dusting and I can live with that. Take care fellow stampers and have a great week. Can you believe I did TT on Tuesday for a change?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Timeless Tuesday ...use red for someone special

Well sorry about the blur but my wonderful camera has a mind of it's own on the settings and until I can take some time to figure out what's going on I have to settle for a crappy picture. Anyway..it's a bit late but please forgive me. I used Flourishes wonderful Poppy set which was hidden away in all my collection of their stamps. This is a beautiful set and I have to get it inked up once again. I have just a white base for my card and then the red embossed mat, a white mat with some Scor Pal raised border, then a Spellbinder's die cut of red, and the white Spellbinder's oval. Love to use all the dies to make everything come together. Put some glitzy red stones on the corner and a Bow Easy chiffon red bow.
Easy peasy card and now I can mail it off to my BFF or one of them anyway...I have more then one as I do love people.
Happy weekend fellow stampers. I am going out in search of a new winter jacket I hope to find at a sale price along with some new shoes...every gal needs new shoes. Happy trails to you all.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Timeless Tuesday ...Thursday. It's for the Birds

Well Holy Smokes I cut off the top of this card in the picture but I think you get it anyway. Better late then never for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday event. This week the sweet Maki is asking us to put a bird into our card/project. I found this Crafty Secret cotton scrap and said hey why not and so I did and furthermore it's oh so true...Winter is for the birds and it can't end to soon as far as I'm concerned. Easy card by just doing a bit of paper and matting and used a heart shape punch to back a wee button embellie.
Hope all is well with all of you as it is with me. Finally feel decent today and I'm sure I'm on the mend. Weather is nice...sunny and in the 40's but tonight it's supposed to drop in the 20's. Baby that's cold weather but no complaints as we are dry with NO SNOW. Happy rest of the week fellow bloggers.