Sunday, May 20, 2018

Varied Vases Sneak Peek

This probably isn't a sneak peek at all as I know a lot of other Demo's have shown this already.  I'm just a bit behind, but I've had so much fun playing with the Share What You Love Early Release.

Here is a nice and simple card that is really easy to make.

Sahara Sand - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Coastal Cabana - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps: Varied Vases
Ink: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron

Begin by stamping the shelf and sentiment.  Stamp the vase outline on a scrap of Whisper White with Sahara Sand.  Stamp the inside of the vase with Sahara Sand, stamped off once.  Then punch the vase out with Varied Vases Punch.  It will be a bundle, so be sure to bundle and save!

Before stamping the flowers, punch out the vase using a post it note - be sure to get some of the sticky part of the post it in the shape of the vase.  Place it on the shelf, but down just a smidge instead of just ON the shelf.

Stamp your flowers, remove the post it and adhere the vase from the Whisper White with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I colored in the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella.

Thank you for  looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sliding Door Layering

Several versions of this card are out there, so I can't really say who this would be CASEing because they're all the same end result.

Here is mine.

Stamps:  Detailed With Love (available June 1st)
Ink:  Melon Mambo

Call Me Clover (In Color - 2018-2020) - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4" (available June 1st)

  • Center rectangle die from Sliding Door Framelits onto the Garden Impressions DSP and cut with the Big Shot.  Use the magnetic plate to keep it in place.

Call Me Clover - 3 5/8" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White scrap for sentiment
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4" (inside)

Punch the sentiment with the Tailored Tag and pop up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Decorate with Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (Early Release Bundle - available now)

Inside use a piece of scrap from the Garden Impressions DSP to spruce up the Whisper White.

Thank you for looking in today.  

~ Donna

Friday, May 18, 2018

Puddles, Plumbers and Panic...

Home ownership can really be pain in the backside.

Wednesday night the drain from the washing machine backed up, all over the laundry room.  Thankfully it stayed in that room, but what a disaster.  When the plumber arrived, looked it all over and called his supervisor, they decided the pipes were too small, old and possibly fragile to try to send their probe or camera in without it getting stuck.  We have a laundry sink right next to the washer, so we hooked the drain hose to the sink and we were all set! Yay.... NOT.

Ran the load through that was in process when the drain backed up and it was still okay.  Then I started another load with a couple of sheets and pillow cases.  We were watching t.v. and heard something that didn't sound right.  I was afraid to look, I mean really afraid to look.

There, on the floor... water.  

We have NO idea where the water is coming from.  It has to be the hose from the washer, maybe being moved around so much, I just don't know.  We'll look at it more later.  

That being said, I didn't get anything made to share with you, hopefully I'll be able to get something to share for Saturday.

Happy Friday??  

~ Donna

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pet Sympathies are so hard to make.  Even harder when for a family member.  My sister-in-law had to put her Beagle, Freckles down on Tuesday.  She was a sweet girl and will be dearly missed.

Whisper White Thick cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Petal Passion DSP - 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Whisper White scrap for sentiment - cut with Layering Ovals
Basic Black for Scallop from Layering Ovals

Stamps:  Heartfelt Sympathy and Sorry for Everything
Ink:   Memento Black

Don't forget some love for the envelope too!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Kenny's Birthday

Monday was Ken's birthday, but since he's retired and only comes in occasionally as a contract worker, he wasn't in on Monday.  BUT, he is coming in today, so we're ready.  Besides, whenever someone has a Monday Birthday, someone always forgets to bring their assigned food!  We're hoping Deyan remembers the bagels!  We will know very soon.

Night of Navy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Very Vanilla - 3 1/4" x 2 5/8"
Night of Navy - 3 1/2" x 2 7/8"

Stamps:  Stylized Birthday and We Must Celebrate
Ink:  Night of Navy

You'll notice I added a bit to the stamp inside.  Now Deyan has to bring the bagels, the card says we're celebrating with them!

Here's a little sample why we need our re-inkers.  The first image I stamped (at the bottom) was a little lacking on ink.  So I added some ink to my Night of Navy ink pad and it's so much better.  I wish the picture was better.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Mother's Day

My Mother's Day started with an unexpected delivery to my front door!  These beautiful Tulips and a little (perfect size) box of Chocolates from my two boys.  Aren't they just gorgeous?  I do love tulips.  

Then in the evening we all met up at Billy and Danielle's house for dinner.  Billy is a fabulous cook.  We had grilled steak, grilled asparagus spears (OH YUM!!!) and baked sweet potato.  

Here are my boys.  I can't believe the years have gone so fast.  Robert (red shirt) is 32 and Billy is 36.  To me they should still be little kids running around the house.  Don't blink!  They grow before you know it.  I love you two!

Here I am with Billy and Danielle.  I'm so happy to have a daughter who is so sweet.  She is the perfect girl for Billy.  So glad they found each other!

I can't let Mother's Day pass without sharing my two lovely Mom's with you.  My Mom who waited for a little girl to adopt is on the left (with the glasses) and my Birth Mother who placed me for adoption because she knew it was the right thing to do.  I'm so grateful for both.  Mom, I love you and Miss You so much.  I trust you are both watching over me from Heaven.  Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for looking in today!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your families.

~ Donna

Sunday, May 13, 2018

It's a Beautiful Day

Happy Mother's Day!  It is a beautiful day as I will be spending some time with my boys, Billy and Robert, this evening.  I love my time with them and my first Mother's Day with a new Daughter, my sweet Daughter-in-law, Danielle!  I just wish My Mom could be here with us.  She would be so happy!

This new Share What You Love Designer Series Paper (DSP) is just so pretty!  Look how it shines!

Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Mint Macaron - 5 1/4" x 4" - embossed with Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
Share What You Love DSP - 5" x 2 1/4"
Basic Black - 2 1/2" x 2"
Whisper White - 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"

You need to get your hands on these Early Release Bundles!  Check them out below to see which one you want the most!  Remember to use the May Hostess Code to receive a free gift from me with any order over $50.00 (before shipping and tax).  This month's gift is a surprise from the New Catalog!

Don't forget to dress up the envelope!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

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