Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday card for 10 yr. old

Good morning friends, today I am sharing the card I made for one of my grand daughters. She will be ten years old this week. Coloring with the blender pens was a breeze. On the inside I adhered white cardstock with the hopscotch image and a personal image from me. This stamp set will come in handy for scrabooking. I love sets that do double duty. Here comes the shopping list.

Stamp set: Recess
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Watercolor paper, Pear Pizzazz, Pattern paper (retired)
Ink: Stampin' Up Chalks,
Accessories: Pearls, Crochet Trim Victoria

Thank you for visiting and I will see you again next week. Be blessed

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Birthday card for 5yr. old

Good morning friends, I finished this card last night after bible study. I kept giggling while making this card as it is for my soon to be five year old grand daughter. You have to know her to know why I'm smiling. She loves bugs and can spot them from a mile away. This stamp set is retired but it's a keeper for me. The inside of the card is on the right. All it needs now is my personal message to her. Are you ready for the shopping list? Here it is.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White, pattern paper retired
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pear Parfait, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Crochet Trim Victoria, Scallop Oval die, Big Shot

Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comments. Have a blessed day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bold Blossom Gatefold

Happy Monday morning my friends. How was your week end? I had a very nice one. Shopping for produce on Saturday was productive and fun. I saw a former student of mine. She was in my first grade class. She is now an adult! Sunday, after church I saw another former student at a yogurt shop. Not only is he an adult but has already served in the armed services! Do I feel old. You think? Being in my air conditioned home has been such a blessing. You can't imagine how many times I have thanked God for all my blessings.

Today's card share is a gatefold card. I used The Bold Blossom stamp set which can be found in the summer mini. My template was for a 4x4 card. I wanted a card for an A2 envelope. So I had to make adjustments on my own. Sometimes I need challenges and in the end I can really admire my work because of my efforts. The shopping list follows.

Stamp Set: Bold Blossom
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi,
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, paper snips, pearls

Thank you for visiting, Have a blessed day.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hello Book Mark

Good morning friends. How are you doing today? I'm still trying to recover from yesterdays huge surprise. If you have been with me this week, you already know my plumber was here earlier this month. Yesterday I had another specialized visitor. He repairs and maintains a very important "appliance" I use daily during the summer. Yes the A/C guy (air conditioning)! $700. later I have a working air conditioner. Thank you Jesus for my savings account.

Now that I have vented, I want to share a book mark my ladies made. We featured the 2010-2012 In colors. The card base is in Peach Parfait and the DSP is Concord Crush. The stamp set is Hello Blossom. The inks are: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Poppy Parade. We used the Big Shot and The Two Tags die. White grograin ribbon tied it up.

Have a blessed day today and I will see you again next week. I need to get busy making more cards this week end. Happy Stamping.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New backdrop

I decided to use the ribbon boxes for a card display for this card. I had been having a difficult time getting a good photo and guess what? Voila, I stumbled upon this new backdrop for card displays. This card should look familiar to you Stampin' Up demos. It was featured in April by Stampin' Up. I changed the card stock colors to make the card my own. The ribbon too. I hope you enjoyed my posts today. Have a blessed day.

More ribbons

Here, in front of the retired ribbon box is how I store ribbon scraps. The plastic box on the right holds them in such a way that they are clearly visible to me. The jar on the left is an idea I use for hostess gifts. I find cute jars (dollar store) and fill them with about 15 yards of scrap ribbon. I also add a rub on onto the jar.

Retired Ribbons

Good morning friends, Here is a quick look at how I store my retired ribbons. Some of these go way back to the 90's. Do you think I have a problem

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Storage for Big Shot Dies

Hello friends, today I am sharing some storage ideas I use. For my small supply of Big Shot dies, I only need this plastic container which is the size of a shoe box. Notice the light blue envelope? It keeps my sizzlets and embosslits. This storage idea works for me as I can move the entire box from place to place as needed.

Storage for Markers and Cards

I enjoy seeing my markers neatly stacked in their own containers. They are labeled making it easier for me to put them back where they belong. Cards I have made or received as swaps are stored in see thru plastic boxes. I like that they are stackable too. Cards I sell or give away are stored in my Forget Me Not Keeper (not pictured)

Paper Scraps Binder

This black binder holds my card stock scraps in protective page sleeves. The scraps are sorted by primary colors. Larger scraps are kept in the their original package. Pattern papers are mixed in one sleeve. It's too difficult to sort other wise. Thank you for visiting today. Have a blessed Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Band and Dancers

Good morning friends, Ongoing with what I have been doing this summer. On Thursday nights here in Palmdale we have an evening outdoor concert that includes food vendors and vendors of various merchandise. Any one of my friends usually accompanies me for dinner and music at the Square. It starts at 5:30 PM and goes until 9 PM. There is a different band each week and thus covers a large array of music genres. As you see in the photo, dancing is encouraged too. They are line dancing or you might call it the Electric Slide. I love that activities for the children are emphasized and they change them up each week. Barnes and Nobles never lets the children down as they are over the top with their interactive presentations. On Saturday nights, Palmdale provides an other outdoor concert with big name artists coming to town. The venue is held in our awesome amphitheater. Just like at The Square, the amphitheater fills up with residents from around here and many out of towners too. I love sharing my summer with you and I hope you are enjoying it too. That's it for today. Have a fabulous Tuesday and be blessed.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hello again, This morning I was composing for this photo when it suddenly disappeared. In the past, I have been able to retrieve the photos but not this time. So I uploaded it again and am starting over. Just wanted to share this one shot I took of one of the most fabulous fireworks shows I've ever seen. The Hollywood Bowl always has fabulous firework shows and their concerts are of course outstanding. Outdoor concerts with friends, what more could I as for!!!
Thank you for visiting today. I'm off to the dentist. Stay tuned for more shares. God bless.

The inside

These are the note cards that fit nicely into the front pockets. As I remember it, the folding part was a challenge. I hope you have enjoyed today's posts. It feels good to be back with you. Thank you for visiting. God bless you.

My Red,White and Blue

This a card I made about six years ago. So it's my contribution for this years Fourth of July holiday. I found it one of the times I was organizing. My plan was to someday duplicate it. Never happened.

The Hollywood Sign

Way in the back of this photo, you can see the famous Hollywood sign. I believe it has been nominated (or is) as a historic structure.

The four of us.

Here we are happily waiting for the show to begin. It was still daylight. We got there early enough to have our picnic on the property along with everyone else.

At the Hollywood Bowl

My friends and I went to the Hollywood Bowl for a concert and fireworks. We loved the tribute to each of the armed forces and of course the guest artist which was Daryl Hall and John Oates. Remember them? 80's music.

Dennis to the rescue

I so appreciate Dennis. Notice now he is using his other arm to get to the problem area. All fixed! Thank you Dennis.

Guess who

Guess who I had to call? The day before my friend, Rose was to arrive my front yard was flooded. The gardener came over. He couldn't find what was leaking. He said "Call the plumber". So I did. Dennis knew what to do. He drained out all the water and then was able to see where the water was coming from. It was the main pipe to the sprinkler system. He had his arm down in the ground past his elbow.

I'm Back

Hello friends. Happy Monday morning to you. I hope you are all still with me. I have been on 'staycation' for almost a month. I've missed blogging. I haven't stamped either and I 'm so ready to get back into the groove of stamping. My friend from Sacramento came to stay with me for a week. We did lunch out almost daily and dinner out just as often. We were already out of the house so.... you know it ......We Shopped and we shopped and we shopped. Rose left just before the fourth of July to avoid the heavy traffic. We had a blast together. My next visitors were my son and his family. I loved the fabulous time we had together. My grand daughter (4 and 6 yrs old) were so happy to be spending time with gramma. And I with them. I had lots of time to spend with my former co-workers too. We have been best buds for twenty years or so. They still work, so I cherish the time they are home on break because they spend it with me. I'll show you some pics of my 'staycation'.