I can't believe I have not written on this blog all month!! May has just been crazy for me with Mother's Day, graduations, traveling, company, stamp club and just regular life happenings! Our friends from Texas came to visit for a week in early May. Margaret and I were able to do some stamping and also had time to fit in a few shopping excursions while the guys went to South Carolina with a group for target shooting for a few days. They returned on a Thursday and on Friday we attended my nephew's graduation party. Wouldn't you know it - it was nice and warm all week but on Friday it was downright cold and the party was outside! We all had our jackets and sweaters on plus they had a fire going in the back yard so that made it fun for everyone. Margaret and Graham were able to have their first smore!! On Saturday, Sonny dropped me and our friends off at the Charlotte airport. They were catching a plane back to Dallas and I was on my way to New Orleans to meet Ashley. She had a conference there the week before and took a few days of leave for some "girl time." We had a great time exploring parts of the city we had never been before. Plus we took a cooking class at New Orleans School of Cooking that was wonderful! We learned to make gumbo, shrimp and grits, pralines and bananas foster with crepes! It was a short trip - we both headed back home on Tuesday. The day after I returned home, Sonny went back to Myrtle Beach with a group of guys for 5 days of golfing. While he was gone, I drove to Haw River State Park with my downline for the NC Quarterly. We ran into some terrible weather driving down there Friday - heavy rain and hail - and on our return trip Saturday - it was road construction that had us at a dead stop for about 45 minutes! I could hardly get out of bed on Sunday because my back was killing me. I'm sure it was from being tensed up from the drive and sitting all day on Saturday. In the midst of all this, I am worried about my mom and a health issue of mine. Mom is having difficulty getting her breath and the dr. thinks it is congestive heart failure. She is going to see a cardiologist hopefully tomorrow or Friday. I had some blood work done last week and my liver count was elevated. So I was a little worried. Yesterday I saw my doctor and had more blood work done and everything is back to normal now so I didn't really need to worry!
These are the cards I made for Mothers Day.
This one was made for my mom. This set is retiring and I have not used it enough!!!
For this card, I used the a mask to sponge Pool Party on the white cardstock. I also used Gorgeous Grunge (a favorite that is also retiring - boo hoo) to lightly stamp the background. The flower stamp set is a new one in the 2017-18 catalog, Daisy Delight. I think you will be seeing a lot of this set!
For this card, I paired the old with the new. The old is Swirly Scribbles and Thoughtful Banners with it's matching punch (both are carrying over to the new catalog). The new is the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the new in-color ink colors - Powder Pink and my favorite, Lemon Lime Twist. I sponged the half doily.
This card uses the Daisy Delight stamp set and I sprinkled a few sequins around. The ribbon is retired.
Another card using new products! The sentiment is from Lovely Friends and the flowers are again from Oh So Eclectic. The DSP is a great one called Color Theory. I can't wait for you to be able to order this pack of paper. It features six designs in four colors - Berry Burst (new In Color & the one I used above), Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dapper Denim. The designs include pages that look like a paint chip, some pages of color gradients, and some with a crackle appearance (which I used.) They come in a 6"x6" pad - 4 each of the 12 double sided designs. The card above also uses another new in color, Tranquil Tide.