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Monday, June 02, 2008

Howdy everyone! I hope that today is a great day for you all! I woke to birds chirping, then had to turn on the A/C ~ I think it's going to be a hot one today!

Hubby had to work part of the day Sunday but when he came home we started on the last flower bed in the yard. We bought our home almost 2 years ago and have done little things here and there. The woman we purchased from really did not do much to the yard so we kind of started from scratch. Which in a way is nice, then we can do what we want to do.

I bought some flowers on line that are some of my favorites. They are called four o'clocks. They can over run your yard if you don't keep an eye on them. But they are the prettiest little flowers with the most wonderful fragrance. So we made a flower bed for them. Let me tell you I am pooped from that. I'm not as young as I used to be!

I did get my first rose on the rose bush I talked about before, Mr Lincoln. The plant that I bought for my Dad years ago. Well, it sprouted it's first rose. I wish that you could all smell it, it is so pretty! And the little flowers around it are called Moss Rose. Another flower from my childhood. I love how they grown and spread. They will look pretty over the edge of the barrel once they've grown.

Ok ~ on to business now....

This weekend I tried to get a few things done ~ but with the weather so pretty I wanted to be outside. I think that I've been bitten by the spring fever bug, even though the temp feels more like summer!

I'm in a few swaps as I mentioned before, but this one's theme is "What's in your kitchen". When I thought of this I thought of a SU! set that I've had for years I purchased on EBay that I never knew the name of. It's got all these stamps with kitchen items - and of course when I bought that I had to get a kitchen cabinet to go with it. I can honestly say I really don't think that I have ever used it, but it came in handy for this swap. The cabinet is from Peddlers Pack Stampworks and I bought it a few many years ago.

I stamped part of the image on to a folded piece of white cs. I added the images on the "shelf" and colored them and the cabinet. I then used my craft blade to cut the door of the cabinet so it would "open". I stamped a saying inside, then glued the sides together so only the door opens. I layered that on to a piece of Chocolate Chip cs and I was complete.

Now I know that this card does not match the ATC but I love this stamp. It's from Darcie's, and I bought it long ago at a stamp show.

The base card is Real Red. I stamped a heart image with versamark all over the card. You ask "why hearts?" well I wanted it to match the hearts that are on the recipe. Then on the black (it's hard to see and I'm sorry for the blurry picture!!) I stamped and embossed a jar full of spoons and spatulas from that SU! set above on to Basic Black and used my white gel pen to add some dots to it.

I punched to holes in it and added 2 white eyelets to tie the red polka dot ribbon around.

The main panel I stamped the Darcie's image and colored it in with pencils. I sponged some Real Red ink around that panel and layered it on to a piece of Real Red cs. I added it to the card with pop dots. The photo corner I made with scraps of the red and black cs and added a soup ladle before I tied the ribbon scrap around it and then adhered it to the card.

I've also been working on little goodies that I give out when I have a party. My stampers 6 party is coming up and I had to think of something. So the first thought that popped into my head was 4th of July. Ok, I know it's June ~ but it will be here sooner than you think. Besides, I wanted to use only TAC images and this set still needed to be inked up.
I just took my scallop punch and my 1 3/8" circle punch and made the punches. I colored in the image and it's hard to see but I used stickles for the stars. I used a glue dot to connect the back and front punches and I was done. Very simple.
Well, I must be off for today. I hope that this mish-mash of info left you with something inspiring. Have a wonderful day!


kssdesigns said...

Love those patriotic clips Joani! Great idea!

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