Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Garden Peek

Sorry I've been away so long. Family things have just been crazy lately. Here's my little Sampson peeking out the studio window looking for squirrels or chipmunks. My hydrangeas are just knocking themselves out this year. Have you ever seen a lace cap hydrangea. They have tiny tiny little flowers in the center of the head surrounded my large flowers and this year the total bush is a lovely blue/lavender. Soooo beautiful. While Sampson looks out, you can have a peek at that! Hopefully, I'll get to something creative later in the week.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Tribute

With Father's Day coming up I thought I'd like to pay tribute to the Dads in our armed forces, serving both here and abroad. I purchased this file and fiddled with it on the Cricut all week. There was no file for the Air Force (sorry you guys in the air). So here, left to right we have Army, Navy and Marines. The Navy card was the first one I did and I thought it was a little short for an A2 envelope so I enlarged the other two but they all fit perfectly in that size. All paper, no buttons or any other embellishment. Even the little Marine insignia. Semper Fi! Anyway, I hope you are enjoying your summer. Stinking hot here, but supposedly storms and a cooler front coming through. Enjoy!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Scrapping and Sewing

Did you have a nice weekend? The weather here was gorgeous both days, sunny breezy and relatively cool. But this week is supposed to be HOT. Yuck! I worked outside all yesterday afternoon getting a lot of shrubs trimmed. What a job!

Anyway, about this scrapbook page. This paper is gorgeous. The dressform is all glittered and the color of dark rusty tin. I'd been wanting to do a sewing related page for a long time. I used handmade and purchased flowoers, Recollections bling with the lace and the button frame is one I purchased just because I loved it, way back when I first started paper work. The little vintage sewing card inside the frame shows a Mother giving her young daughter her First Lesson. The tape measure was given to me with a lot of other sewing detritus from the estate of a neighbor who died at 96. This was such a fun page to do. Hope you like it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Garden Trellis Punch and PTI Garden Variety

I have Becca Feeken to thanks for the technique on this card. Using the MS Garden Trellis Deep Punch I made the background for the seed packet. It's very EASY. Thank you Becca! The butterfly is a large MS punch and the rose is my version of the Tim Holtz rose which is floating around everywhere on the internet. Foliage is a Spellbinders die. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stamp Garden is Blooming!

Still playing with PTI's new Garden Variety and Year of Flowers stamp sets. These images are so much fun and with the coordinating dies, so easy too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stamp Garden Heaven

I think I am in love with the new PTI set Garden Variety. I love their stamps but this one is finding a special place in my heart. It's so versatile. This card was made with SU Mellow Moss cardstock and DP and the seed packet and sentiment medallion are made with SU Sahara Sand. I colored the flower image which is from PTI Year of Flowers in the mini size (how fun is that?) with Copic markers. The ink I used was TH Distress Forest Moss. I also purchased the dies to go with this set including the seed packet die and the frame and the Garden Variety set which has the garden gloves in it. I don't know if the picture conveys that but this is very soft and dreamy looking. I love this set and know it will get lots of use. Enjoy your day!