Happy Monday, peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! I am feeling a wee bit better, good thing, because I have my stamp clubs today! I always enjoy seeing my friends! In fact, one of them has a birthday coming up and I thought these colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments were beautiful together:
So, I made a card for her AND a card for my stash! I used a card base of Pool Party, ran it through the Tufted EF and added elements from Touches of Texture:
One thing that I love about SU's Blend markers is that you can used any color of ink in which to stamp your image, and when you color it in with the alcohol marker, it won't bleed! I stamped these in flowers and dragonfly in Smoky Slate, then colored them with Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Blends:
I added some silver thread, a banner sentiment from Perennial Birthday, and some frames cut with the Layering Squares Framelits, then added a few little Irisdescent sequins to add some sparkle! I think this color combo is a keeper!
SO, as a final phase of our house remodeling project, we will be getting a new patio in a couple of weeks. Our little maple tree in the backyard was dying and we knew it had to come down, and John wanted to get it down before the patio work started. So Saturday was D-Day; it was a sad day for me, as it provided shade for Cassidy's swing and our back yard, not to mention a perfect perch for all my birds. But it just had to go:
He and my nephew cut down the outer branches first, loaded them in the tractor bucket and hauled them to the woods. Little by little, they whittled them off:
Finally, they fastened a chain to the tractor and as John made the last cut, Bradley pulled it into the open portion of the yard:
After LOTS more cutting, this is all that's left!! John will work on this big chunk little by little. = My yard certainly looks vacant....and now all I see when I look out my kitchen window is another dead tree (which will be coming down in the fall), the shed and our ugly burn barrel!!! But we will plant some new trees and hopefully they'll grow quickly! Meanwhile, the birds have just retreated to the woods...I can still hear them chirping away!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Touches of Texture, Perennial Birthday|
|Card stock & Papers||Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White|
|Ink||Smoky Slate, Craft White|
|Accessories||Iridescent Sequins, Silver Thread, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, SU Blends, Heat Tool|