Archive | August, 2017

Another Weekend Card!

20 Aug

As I shared yesterday, there are some really fun online challenges going on this week, and with a stack of new goodies, I have been inspired to play!
For today’s card, I was inspired by this week’s Color Throwdown challenge:

I just received one of my new birthday goodies:

And of course, I thought this would be perfect to use with this challenge!
Here is my card:
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Supplies: Dies, Stamps: Studio Calico; Cloud Punch: Fiskars
I used a stitched border for my sand, the sentiment comes from the Happy, Happy stamp set, and I turned my coconut die into little balloons.  I know blue isn’t part of the color challenge, but I couldn’t image my tropical card without a blue sky backdrop.
I love how this turned out, and it was really great to use up some card stock scraps from my drawer!
In addition to the challenge mentioned above, I am also entering this card into:
The Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment challenge:

The Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge:

Weekend Card!

19 Aug

Hello!
I don’t usually post cards on the weekend, but there are some fun and inspiring challenges going on, and I have lots of new goodies to play with, so I am going to share one card today, and another tomorrow!
For this card, I decided to tackle this week’s Addicted to Stamps and More photo inspiration challenge:

I love the colors in this photo, the ombre look, and the shapes look like leaves to me.
I don’t have a purple marker, so I just used shades of blue and teal to create my ombre look.  I also used a floral image that contained leaves.
Here is my card:
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Supplies: Floral Stamp: Simon Says Stamp; Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh, Markers: Spectrum Noir
I simply stamped my floral image, colored it with my markers, and cut a portion of it out for the card.  To help everything match, I used my marker to create a matching teal border under the banner and on the card base.  The banner is popped up using several strips of leftover card stock (as I am out of foam tape.)
I don’t think this picture really does the card justice-it is really pretty in person, and I love how it turned out!
In addition to the challenge mentioned above, I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment challenge:

Kids Craft Friday

18 Aug

I thought I would share a project from each kiddo today!
This is the card The Girlio made for my birthday-isn’t it great?  🙂IMG_4043.JPG
Here is a perler creation by The Boy-he made it for The Little Guy’s birthday, and did most of it himself!
Mario Christmas Tree Mushroom:
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And, of course, The Little Guy is STILL making Biggie Bead perler projects!
A Car:
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A Pear:
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Pinterest Thursday-Pumpkin Bars

17 Aug

I have been wanting to try some new Pinterest recipes lately, so last Friday I picked several different ones, and then purchased a bunch of ingredients to make them.
Over the weekend, The Girlio and The Hubby decided to try a recipe, and with me calling out the ingredients and instructions, they whipped up these pumpkin bars in no time:
For as long as I can remember, this recipe has been a family favorite during the fall months. In fact, we like them so much that these delicately flavored sweet-but-not-too-rich bars have been a welcome addition to our Thanksgiving (and Christmas) dessert table on more than one occasion!
(picture belongs to pin, and is not mine)
pin found here
Verdict:  I thought these were just OK.  The cream cheese frosting was great, but I felt like the bars were missing something, or maybe just not enough pumpkin flavor?  I may be just too picky, as everyone else really liked them.
Anyway, always fun to try something new-and even better that I wasn’t the one to make them or clean up!
There are several more to try, so we will see if we can hit on one that is just too delicious to resist!  🙂

Wednesday Words

16 Aug

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pin found here

Book Review-The Two Of Us

15 Aug


Summary: The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin is a modern story that takes place in Colorado.   Mia Robinson is a single gal with two broken engagements-making her very leery of the opposite sex.  But, when her eighteen year old sister informs her that not only is she pregnant, but about to get married in Las Vegas, she is forced to recognize a family wedding is in the works-whether Mia likes it or not.
Jake Tanner has more than just physical scars after a bomb kills his partner and leaves him partially deaf.  He feels dead inside, and blames himself for his partner’s death.  He retreats to the family farm, but when he finds his partner’s son is getting married, he can only wish that a relationship is something that might be in the cards for him.
Can a wedding bring two hurting people together, or will the past forever get in the way?
My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book.  It is well-written, doesn’t ignore that life has problems, but has a cute romance in the end.  I especially liked that the book took place close to where I live, so it felt more real.  🙂  I recommend it especially if like romance, and are looking for a quick, fun, and easy read.
I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for my unbiased review-thank you!

Card Monday-Crafty Stash 2 Part 5

14 Aug

Today I am sharing three more bookmarks from my crafty stash series using these Studio Calico journaling cards:
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Here are the bookmarks:
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Supplies: Journaling Cards, border sticker: Studio Calico; Sentiment Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Other: Twine
A pretty simple project, but it is amazing how many bookmarks I have been using lately (in various books we are reading, as well as school workbooks.)  These are definitely needed!
That’s it for today, but next week I will have some tags and a card to share in parts six and seven!