Monday, May 26, 2014

You're a Dear!

I love these colors!! They just pop right off the page and say--look at me!
The Friday Mashup asked us to create something with trees and/or embossed.  I decided to go with this adorable silhouette image from the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge.  It turned out CUTE, if I do say so myself.
check out this brad....
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Oh Deer Me!!

I used the Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge to create this sweet birthday card.  These photos really don't do it justice, too bad--because you would be ASTOUNDED by my talent!

The colors for this card are inspired by the Colour Me Challenge Blog

In this shot you can see the brown, pink, blue. I added some green distress ink to the trees and glossy accents to the deer and squirrel silhouette to make them more visible. 
I just LOVE how this brad from my stash goes so well with the colors!  At first the Happy Birthday was stamped and heat embossed on the brown paper of this card--but it didn't turn out well at all. (read: disaster)
So, I added the vellum with the hand stamped sentiment to cover that up.  I think it works pretty well for something that caused me quite a bit of anguish at first.

Whoo's wishing you a Happy Birthday

Happy Memorial Day bloggy friends.  While you're BBQing today please take a minute to remember Memorial Day is to honor our soldiers who were killed in action.  Check out a link at the end of this blog for a soldiers memorial that is very dear to my heart.

This card is a little owl-y card made for a friend who loves owls.  I dressed him up for the occasion with a party hat and bow tie.

.  Cause everyone needs a bow tie, right?  

Here I am way back in 1983 with my very own bow tie--
I wore a lot of them back then. I thought it was hip.

This cool challenge blog: Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers has this challenge open for 4 more days.  Go check it out and add your entry.  
Although this card turned out super cute, it started out as a cheap pack of $1 cards from Michaels.  After I bought them and opened the pack up I thought, "what the heck am I going to do with this?"
But. I flipped it over and added some sequins and it turned out pretty cute!

I'm entering this cute card into the color challenge at Color Throwdown Challenge Blog
you can see a tiny bit of the blue in right corner.

And finally, this cute transformed cheap card is entered into the challenge at Shopping Our Stash  
where they are celebrating their birthday with a birthday challenge.  

Here's an interesting(to me) website that talks about some of our soldiers. NSDQ

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life & Weekly Roundup

I have this hate/hate relationship with Mondays.
You know what I'm talking about.
It's REALLY the Sunday afternoon blues-the moment on Sunday afternoon when you realize that tomorrow at this time you'll be at work. Sux Eggs.....

But I've found a new way to celebrate my new week with

Where I can share some of my interesting blog finds from this  week and you can too!  Click on the button above to see what's what!

At the Pickleope blog I laughed my thrifted socks off at her yard sale antics. Be warned this is a NC-17 rated blog and its so fun being naughty!

Karen at Dreaming and Creating  made a cute Halloween frame, reminding me that this year is speeding by!! She used dominos(not the pizza) and alcohol ink, which I love, not because I can make a margarita(cause I can't-durn it) But, because I can mix the colors, layer them and make so many different variations.

And, finally, another favorite blog is Frieda Oxenham, she and I must be sisters from another mother because we have very similar tastes.  This week she shares photos from Dawyck--don't know what that is?  Me either!  That's why I included the link-silly.  

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Imagine to bloom and Grow

Imagine a world of purple flowers and pink skies
I'm in!!

This delightful card has an inside sentiment that says, Keep Growing Every Day(forgot to take that photo)

This picture is lousy! I'm thinking about buying this camera-does anyone else have one?  Shoot me some comments about the types of cameras you use. I'd like some feedback.

It has an added wifi connection and I'm not ready to buy one of those BIG cameras--although I sure would like one!  This one is more in my budget...kinda.
I'll enter this card in the color challenge at Color Me Scrappy Blog
There is still plenty of time to complete a paper craft and she has a wonderful prize this month: It's a Tim Holtz distressed marker spritzer!  Only the hottest new tool on the market!!

These colors are just divine, aren't they!  And, look at the photo inspiration-so pretty.  
I have the two shades of pinky purple, the light green is in the flower steams and the purply/brown is the background for the word "Imagine"

I happened to find in my stash this beautiful purple flower patterned paper that fits the color scheme.  
Plus, it fits wonderfully into the challenge at Words 2 Scrap By, this month the theme is "Bloom Where you are Planted." 
I added glossy accents to the flower blooms to add some dimension.  As a side note, the card itself was from a pack of cards from the dollar bin at Michaels.  They were PURPLE and I couldn't resist!  But, then I opened the pack and realized how flimsy and cheap they were.  Now, I've added two more layers of paper to the background purple. 
That's how I roll. 

I forgot to mention in a post a few days ago I did the say thing with a set of $1 christmas cards. I'm sure you guys are so smart you've already figured this out.  It too me a little longer than your average bear.

Pop on over to both blog challenges to add your own projects.
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Wino Wednesday Biatches

I can't wait to try this Summer time Sangria.  I love the fruity taste of Sangria, it's crisp and fresh and delightful! Linking up to Wino Wednesday

Summer Fruit Sangria

  • 6 cups assorted fruits (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • Ice
  • directions:
  • In a large bowl or pitcher, combine fruit, ginger, basil or mint, and orange liqueur. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is bruised and fruit releases juices. Add wine and lemon juice and stir to combine. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 1 day). To serve, fill eight glasses with ice and top with sangria.
(courtesy Martha Stewart)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Anchoring my life

Ugh, it's Monday morning and I really should be working, but instead I'm uploading images to my blog. 
ssshhhh, don't tell my boss. 
It's sounds like I'm really busy because of all the typing I'm doing...
I better get to it. 
This Mother's Day I spent with my family and my mom, cutest mom in the world!
Inspired by this photo, from Cupcake Inspiration Blog Challenge
Nautical Cupcake Wrappers
And, also, the them from this blog: Stamping Celebration, "we are celebrating the sea" challenge
I thought it was very appropriate since our last name is SEAY(pronounced Sea)

Close up of the cruise ship. Stamped with red ink and clear heat embossed, then distressed edges. Entered into this challenge WOW! Embossing Powder Blog So glad I was able to use this stamp set. I've had it forever and didn't have a clue where I was going to use it. 

I've been wanting to use this set of stamps for quite a while.
Inside of the card, isn't that bible verse perfect?!  I love the little anchor 3d sticker I found at Michaels.

so here's a picture of my mom surrounded by her chicks.   Note the sister on the far right...she wasn't cooperating.
someone put a spare tire under my did that get there!?
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