Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another Retirement

I'm beginning to feel like I'm being deserted at the office.  We have another person retiring this week and this card is for her.


Recipe: 
Perfect Plum - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Tangerine Tango - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps:
Tranquil Tulips
Milestone Moments

Ink:  Perfect Plum and Lemon Lime Twist
Thinlits: Happy Birthday 

I stamped the large part of the tulips with Perfect Plum (stamped off once, then stamped on Whisper White), then stamped the smaller part of the tulip with full inked Perfect Plum.

The leaves and stems are Lemon Lime Twist.

I used "congrats" from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits.



After I finished it, I decided to try one of the cute In Color Bitty Bows with it.  What do you think, bow or no bow?  The bow I used was Fresh Fig... close enough.  



Thank you for looking in today.  The weekend is almost here!  Yayyy!

~ Donna

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tranquil Tulips Birthday

Can you believe it?  No Piggy today.  Hard to believe I know, but I've been wanting to play with these beautiful tulips.  Tulips are one of my favorite flowers.  So colorful!



If you love these tulips too, they can be yours when you host a party or have sales totalling $150 or more, you can purchase this set for $10.00.  Quite a bargain, don't you think?  If you think you'd like to purchase some stamps on your own over a period of  30 days, I can give you a hostess code and you can place an order for a full 30 days and then select your hostess products at the end.  Want some friends to help you earn your rewards, just give them your hostess code and you'll reach that goal even quicker!

Recipe: 

Rose Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Lemon Lime Twist - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps:
Tranquil Tulips
Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Ink:  Rose Red and Lemon Lime Twist
Thinlits: Happy Birthday 

I stamped the large part of the tulips with Rose Red (stamped off once, then stamped on Whisper White), then stamped the smaller part of the tulip with full inked Rose Red.

The leaves and stems are Lemon Lime Twist.

The "Happy" was cut off from "Birthday"... yes, I cut them apart!    So now I can use it separately and do the same to the Happy Birthday Thinlit and cut those words apart as well.


Inside I stamped another sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Rose Red.  I think I'll be making more of these.  So pretty and look at all the colors we have to use for variety!


Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Happy Hump Day!

~ Donna

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One in a Melon

Except for the brutal heat we are experiencing this week in Phoenix, I love Summertime Watermelon!  This month's Paper Pumpkin has the sweetest watermelon bags with stamps to make a slice of watermelon and cute tags.


Check out the adorable paper, complete with little watermelon seeds!!  I just love it!


There were also some cute cards with other summer fruit - but I only had time to make some watermelon!  


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Thank  you for looking in today.  We're expecting another HOT HOT HOT day in Phoenix, actually in the whole state, so send the ice!  We're going to need more!  :)

~ Donna


Monday, June 19, 2017

Coffee with Friends

Brace yourself for more Caffeinated Piggys.  This is a CASE from the Papered Chef.  Isn't that a clever name?  Like Pampered Chef, but with Paper!  There are several changes to my card, but the basic idea came from ... well, it just occured to me I don't know her name, only the name of her blog.

I just love it.  So stinkin' cute!

Recipe:
Early Espresso - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4" (coffee beans)
Pear Pizzazz - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Coffee Break DSP - 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" (blue zig zag)
Powder Pink - for the Piggys
Coffee Break DSP - fussy cut coffee pot and coffee cups
Whisper White for Sentiment - stamped with Early Espresso and Garden Green


Remember to prevent wasting this great Coffee Break DSP cut out the middle (that will be hidden behind another layer) so you can use it elsewhere.  


Notice the piggy with the cup, I made a little cut where the mouth is so he / she could hold the coffee cup for easier pouring for the angel pig.


Inside I stamped some coffee beans to give a little border along the bottom. 


It's going to be a HOT HOT week in Phoenix, and really, in all of Arizona.  I'm not looking forward to this week.  We hit 120 in Phoenix in 1990 and believe me I remember that day well!  I worked for the State at the time and didn't have covered parking. At the County, where I work now, thankfully we at least have a parking garage.  Still not looking forward to it!


Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Monday!

~ Donna

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Coffee and a Happy Piggy

I see a lot of Coffee and Piggy's in the future.  There are some really creative ideas that will work so well with both of these sets. 

Recipe:
Pear Pizzazz - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Soft Sky - 5 1/4" x 4"

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - punched with Banner Triple Punch
   also cut out little cups and coffee maker.
3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon - Crumb Cake


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

~ Donna

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Special Pretty Kitty

Today I want to share a card that I made for our Veterinarian and Staff... mostly staff actually since we saw them three times a week for the last month and a half.  Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to Suzi as she had stopped eating and drinking.  It was time.

I chose this Pretty Kitty in the pot, because frankly I love coloring that pot with my Chameleon Pens... and Suzi always like hiding in boxes, bags, bowls, etc., so this was perfect.

Recipe:
Very Vanilla - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Crumb Cake - 5 1/4" x 4"
Coffee Break DSP - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2" (I think...) it's sealed up in an envelope to go to the Dr. tomorrow so I can't measure it now.
Crumb Cake 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon 


Inside stamp - One Big Meaning


Thank you for looking in today and especially thank you for all of you that lifted us up in prayer as we were able to spend an additional month and a half with Suzi.  We we very happy she didn't really indicate that she didn't feel good until this week on Wednesday.  

Blessings 
~ Donna

Friday, June 16, 2017

Delightful Daisy Thank You

This card idea comes from Rochelle Blok who is a gal in one of the Demonstrator Planning groups I'm in.  I changed up a few things, but the concept of the single daisy was just too good to pass up.  

It is so simple but just shouts out "look at me!", don't you think?


Recipe:
Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Soft Suede - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"

Stamps - Delightful Daisy
Ink - Smoky Slate (daisy)
Soft Suede (sentiment)
Old Olive (stem)

Linen Thread

So easy and so powerful.

Thank you for looking in today!  It's finally Friday!

~ Donna

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