Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  We are about washed out here in PA….rain, rain, rain…..almost every day and yesterday, just about ALL day!  I am not complaining, there are parts of the country that have it much worse than we do….but anyway, it’s sunny and dry at the ColourQ today:
Isn’t this a sweet Jim Shore patriotic angel?  It reminded me of one of my oldest SU sets, Country Angel.  Instead of making a card, I thought I’d make a little décor item, since I have LOTS of patriotic décor, and she would fit right in:
I began by stamping my angel in Stazon on some lightweight watercolor paper, then simply used an Aquapainter and inks to color her in using the challenge colors.  I cut her out and mounted her on a Crumb Cake oval that had been stamped with a vintage checkerboard image and some white stars.  I added some popped-up stars from the same set and three banners.  Finally, I used an old SU block and stamped a Waltzingmouse sentiment on it (it bled a little, but that adds to the rustic look, right?), and then had DH drill a hole so I could add my little skewered angel.  This is also for the Ribbon Carousel Challenge 83, which is "showing your heritage" with ribbon, of course!   I added some ribbons to her skewer as well as her banner.   I bent her wings up a bit, too:
I think she is pretty sweet!  What do you think?  Remember, if you have any questions, just shoot me an email….my address is at the top right sidebar!  I hope that this will tempt you to make a project with these colors---it doesn’t even have to be patriotic!  If you check out the designers’ samples at the ColourQ blog, you’ll see how some of them are not patriotic at all!  COOL! 
I don’t have any Cassidy pictures today, but I do have blueberry-pickin’ pictures!  It cleared up enough on Sunday afternoon to pick about 35 pounds:
The total haul so far:
Into the freezer they’ll go….and on to our cereal all year long!  Yum!


Lorraine said...

Yum - blueberries! I absolutely love your patriotic angel. What a sweet addition to your patriotic theme.

Kara said...

love this fun home decor piece!! Blueberries are my fave!!

Linda said...

My mouth is watering over both the card and the blueberries. Love it them both!

Chris said...

that's a lot blueberries. we used to pick them in the poconos and raspberries, the former owner had planted them. fun! and yum.
love your angel. what a fantastic decoration.
and it's been raining daily and heavily here in Florida too - but we've needed it for a long time. maybe we'll finally be out of drought level.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card and fantastic blueberries. I almost want too jump in the car and come visit!

Vicki Parson said...

WOWZER!! That is a very old stamp! I think my mom gave that one to me! LOL! You've really inspired me with it here! Gorgeous job with the coloring! blueberries!

Patricia said...

Which harvest. Yummy!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Loved that angel back then and love it now! Adorable! I will be over for pie :)

Lisa said...

OOOOOOOH this is just fabulous LeAnne, love it to bits! And will you please tell me what time we'll be having breakfast!!??!! Look at those blueberries...YUM!

Soozie4Him said...

Your patriotic angel is PRECIOUS! Ohmygoodness! I might need to hunt for that set on eBay!!

And the blueberries! They are one of my absolute favorites food in the whole world! I used to have a recipe for some YUMMY Blueberry Bread - it was a quick bread that had sour cream in it. I wonder where that recipe is... I hope you're making a PIE with all those berries!!! :-)

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96 AT aol DOT com

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Your project is so darn cute!! I just love it! I can't even believe how much blueberries you picked!! WOW 35 pounds! That is a lot of blueberry smoothies, shakes and pancakes! YUM!

Jen said...

I love your rustic angel! She looks great in these colors.

And 35 pounds of blueberries!!! I'll be over as soon as I can for blueberry pie, blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes and whatever else you want to whip up with those! Wowzer!

Colleen Begley said...

First, YUM! I love blueberries. I'm thinking these are way better than what I get at the store. Second, the angel project is SUPER CUTE. I love all of the details you incorporated.

Bev Gomez said...

Yum Yum Yum is all I can say, I am trying to find time to go pick those. I am so busy with trying to find time to get up and move my belongings from my house in MN. UGH! Oh and beautiful card too. LOL!
Hugs, Bev

Cheryl Mooney said...

Love your patriotic angel.
Wishing you and your family a red, white and blueberry day.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Your patriotic angel is absolutely stunning, LeAnne! I love the shading and the distressing. Now, that is a big bluebery haul, my friend! 35 pounds! Wow!

Colleen Dietrich said...

35 lbs of blueberries, holy cow! And YUM!
LeAnne, I hope you won/win for your country angel. It is a masterpiece!

Bonnie said...

I love this Patriotic angel! What a delightful decoration! Wow, wow, wow on the blueberries! What a wonderful harvest!