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Friday, May 30, 2014

HEXAGONE DIE


Once again I chose to make a card using the Hexagon die.  The card base is actually white card stock but I cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  piece of Watercolor Wonder dp to cover it.  I like the way the colors show through.  I punched some Petite Petals and then sponged them with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo.  Each was added with a glue dot and then a tiny pearl added to the center. 

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

STAMPIN' UP! PANSY PUNCH

 
Using the SU Pansy Punch I cut two random flowers from the top piece of white card stock.  I then used Crisp Cantelope ink using one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge.  Before adding this piece to the Crisp Cantelope mat, I place a strip of Watercolor Wonder paper behind the openings for the flowers.   The small flowers were made with the Petite Petals stamp set and stamped with Daffodil Delight, then cut with the coordinating punch.  Butterflies were punched with the two sizes from SU.
 
Now for the rest of the story of my absence.............

 
May 19:  We took Amtrak back to Lancaster PA to pick up our car again and drove to Hershey PA.   A fun place to visit and where you can really indulge in CHOCOLATE!!!  Street lights are shaped like Hershey Kisses.  
 
 
May 20:  We arrived in Gettysburg PA and took a bus tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield from the Civil War.  This is a "Witness Tree".......a tree that is believed to have been there during the Civil War.  There are several of them around.

 
One of the MANY memorials around the battlefield.


 
President Lincoln seemed to be everywhere.  He is now one of my newest friends.  My husband with President Lincoln.  The gentleman on the left is actually part of the statue but his clothes looked SO real.
 
 
This is David Wills House.............the place where President Lincoln stayed the night before making the Gettysburg Address.  We took the tour inside.
 
When we travel I take a lot of pictures so yesterday and today you have seen only a very few of what I took but I don't want to bore you with more.  The Eastern States have a lot of history to tell but A LOT MORE TRAFFIC.  And because the best route for us was to take the Toll Way for much of our travel, we spent over $50.00 in tolls.  I really enjoyed this trip but was also glad to get home again with no more toll way!!!  :)
 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

YES, I'M STILL HERE

 
Some of you probably thought I had disappeared.  Well, in a way I did for almost two weeks.  More about that later.  Now it's time to show one of the recent cards I have made.
 
The Yahoo Group to which I belong has an "Artist's Choice" card swap each month for those who want to participate.  This is a card I made for my partner, Sheri.  I used the SU  Watercolor Wonder paper under the white hexagon die cut piece.  (I purchased my die before SU came out with one similar).  The little flowers are from the SU Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch.  Sentiment is from Inkakinkadoo.
 
Now.....where have I been?  No, I wasn't ill.  I was on a wonderful trip East with my husband, my high school best friend and her husband.  My husband and I left home on Monday, May 12 and drove to Lancaster, PA to meet our friends.
 
 
This was taken outside our motel near Lancaster.  While in the area we toured Amish Country.
 
 
May 15:  We boarded Amtrak in Lancaster and went to NYC.  The first night we saw Mama Mia!  EXCELLENT!!!
 
 
May 16:  We took the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  The weather was not so nice that day, but I was so glad that I got to see the Statue up close and personal. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
May 17:  We took a 911 Walking Tour.  The guide gave us a lot of information that we had not known before.  The pictures are of the new tower, the 911 Memorial and St. Paul's Church.  You may remember that St. Paul's church is very close to where the Twin Towers collapsed.  This church is amazing.....it had also previously survived two large New York City fires. 
 
 
May 17 ended with attending Phantom of the Opera.  I loved it....my husband not so much but he was a trooper knowing I wanted to see it.
 
 
 
May 18:  We stopped by St. Patrick's Cathedral but I couldn't get good pictures because of all the scaffolding inside and out.  Our next stop was Yankee Stadium where we enjoyed seeing the new Yankee Stadium and watching a game.  The picture is of Derek Jeter up to bat.  On our way back we made a short stop at Central Park but didn't have time to go very far.
 
 
We ended our trip to NYC by going to the Ambassador Theater and seeing the show "Chicago".
 
A few more pictures tomorrow of the rest of our trip.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

STAMPIN' UP! FIELD FLOWERS


I've been having a lot of fun making cards yesterday and today.........so much fun I almost forgot to share one today.
 
The Stampin' Up! Field Flowers is a set that I really have not used enough.  I stamped the stem with Wild Wasabi and the 2-step flowers were stamped with Perfect Plum.  The 1st step is inked and then stamped off on scrap paper first before stamping it onto the white layer.  The 2nd step is inked and stamped right over the first one.
 
To finish off the design, I used one of my favorite little butterflies and a vertical sympathy stamp.  (I'm sorry there is nothing on the wood mount saying what company makes this one.)
 
Thank you for stopping by.............hope you will come back again soon and if you miss a day, scroll back and see what you might have missed.

Monday, May 5, 2014

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY

 
I'm in love with this Watercolor Wonder paper as you can see from my posts in the last few days.  For this one I simply stamped the Blessed Easter tulips (without the sentiment which is part of the design) onto the dp.  I rounded the corners on the left hand edge of the dp and the Pear Pizzaz mat.  The front of the card base was embossed with the new SU Decorative Dots folder.
 
The birthday sentiment was stamped and then cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die and mounted onto a mat of Pear Pizzaz.
 
The Blessed Easter stamp is such a great design for Easter cards but by leaving off the sentiment perfect for all kinds of Spring  cards. 
 
Just let me know if you are interested in the stamp or paper OR anything SU.  Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, May 2, 2014

MORNING MEADOW AND PANSY PUNCH


Today's card is much like the one I posted yesterday but this one is vertical.  You may recall I took part in a stamp sale recently.  On my way there I spent some of the earnings I was hoping to get from the sale.  There is a new Joann's store on my way to the sale and I had to check it out.  There were some new Cuttlebug embossing folders that I hadn't seen before.  The border on the card above is from one of those sets.  There is a full sized folder that embosses the entire front of a card with the floral design.  (Fortunately I did very well at the sale!!!)
 
The flower is from the Morning Meadow stamp set and cut with the Pansy punch.  To get the different shades on the two flowers, I inked the stamp an then stamped it off two times to get a lighter shade.  The Island Indigo ink pad is very moist.  Instead of adding ribbon to this one, I placed the flowers over the area where the dp was added to the card base. 
 
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

HAPPY MAY DAY!


The card base is white card stock.  I cut a second piece of white card stock 5 1/2" x 2 1/4" and ran it through the new Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Originally I wasn't going to buy it but then saw some cards using it and decided I like the look of it as a nice alternative to the Swiss Dots that I use so often.
 
Next I cut a piece of the flowered Watercolor Wonder paper (5 1/2" x 2 1/4") and added it to the bottom half of the card.  (I love this piece of the dp)  To cover the area where the two strips met, I added a piece of white ribbon.  The flowers were stamped with one of the designs from the Morning Meadow stamp set and then cut out with the Pansy punch.  The colors used on this were Island Indigo and Pear Pizzaz. 
 
If you like the items that I use from Stampin' Up! and would like me to order them for you, just me know.  And don't hesitate to ask questions.
 
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