Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung!

That's right - 2 posts in 1 day! It's a spring two-fer! I took some pictures in the backyard yesterday. We have a lemon and a lime tree, also several other trees whose name I can't think of. But they get really pretty flowers on them. Sorry - but I'm clearly NOT a gardener. I could't resist putting them on a scrapbook page.

PAPER: American Crafts pp, SU Summer Sun
INK: SU Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: PTI Buttons, American Crafts Thickers, SU Rub-ons, Making Memories flower punch

Thanks for looking! Your comments are much appreciated!

You'll Know It's Spring Cuz the Spring Opossum's Here?

Well what can I say? I'd heard they were around the neighborhood. Last year a friend/neighborhood found a few babies in her yard. I've seen plenty of racoon (racoons? what's the plural?). Now I don't normally have this particular window blind open. Afterall - do I really need a view of the side of my neighbors house? Well I happened to be sitting here on the couch checking my e-mail and saw something out the corner of my eye. There were 2 of these critters crawling along the top of the wooden fence. I waited a few minutes and then saw this guy walking back from whence he came. Yes he's a boy, cuz.... well... nevermind. ;)

Both were the same size - slightly bigger than my 3 month old maltipoo, Teddy. The only slightly redeeming thing I can say for them is (Fun Fact Alert!!!) Opossum do not carry rabies. Not that I want to try to pet them.

Happy First Day of Spring!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I've been busy! (Keep your sunglasses handy)

Aloha Howdy!

I have more cards to share with you today. The first 2 are for the Technique Lovers challenger at SCS. This week we were to make a ribbon frame. I loved this look so much I made 2 cards. I don't know about you, but it's nice to do something other than a bow.

Lavender Petal Prints
Stamp: Petal Prints
Paper: white, American Crafts pp
Ink: PTI Lavender Moon
Accessories: PTI Lavender Moon ribbon

Aqua Essence of Love
Stamp: Essence of Love
Paper: white, PTI Aqua Mist
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist
Ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist

This next card is one I've thought about making for a loooooong time. I'm not sure what's taken me so long to get it done - maybe the fear of failing? Silly I know! I'm absolutely thrilled with the way it turned out. I know the possibilities are endless with this Daisy - afterall they come in all different colors! My pet peeve though, is when florists take a perfectly beautiful white daisy and die it. WWWWHHHHHHHYYYY?!?!? (I'm not so happy when they do that to other flowers either but it doesn't irk me as much.)

Yellow Shady Daisy
Stamp: CHF Shady Daisy Backgrounder
Paper: ShortCuts clear, Yoyo Yellow
Ink: white stazon

This next card is one I just felt like making. Today was sunny and 80 and after our cold, rainy spring break last week, well the card seemed necessary!

Orange You Sweet
Stamp: Tart & Tangy
Paper: tangerine tango, Summer Picnic dsp, white
Ink: tangerine tango

This last card is one I made for a friend whose Dad recently passed away. It also works for last weeks Color Challenge at SCS.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Flowers to share

Aloha Howdy!

I have 2 cards to share with you today. The first one uses an adorable stamp set I won in some blog candy from Laurie Wilson's blog, Clearly Delightful. It is also for their CDS Weekend Color Challenge (CDSWCC10) at PCP.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: April Flower Daisy
Cardstock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, White, Black
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Markers, Copic BG 10
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, hodgepodge hardware

This 2nd card uses some of the goodies I picked up at Michaels the other day.

Stamps: SU Time Well Spent
Paper: American Crafts pp, real red, white
Ink: Colorbox Primary chalk inks

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Easiest Birthday Card EVER!!!

Hi all! Sarah's got a birthday party to go to this weekend. I think this is the easiest card I've ever made! The paper is from Sassafras - such cute characters! I just adhered it to my white cardstock, trimmed around the papers scalloped edge then added the Circle Sticker and 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY" rub-on (both are) by Martha Stewart.

I'm thinking about sponging some red around the edges of the card. What do you think?

Have a great weekend!