These are the other cards we made this month at Stamp Club.
This first one was super simple! (I actually CASEd the idea from Stamp with Brian who CASEd it from someone else!) I used a piece of DSP from the Serene Serenity pack. This paper is filled with gorgeous inspirational pieces on one side and the other side has abstract patterns that are great for backgrounds. I paired the DSP with Delightful Dijon and it matched perfectly. The card itself is Tip Top Taupe - a color I have not used very much. The sentiment uses Thoughtful Banners (a must have!) punched out with the Duet Banner Punch (both borrowed from my sister but on my "must have" list.)
This next card served double duty this month. It was my swap card for Allison's monthly meeting as well as a card for my club ladies to make. It showcases all the new In Colors. I made a template with the Starburst Thinlit and sponged the color onto the white card. The flowers are from Crazy About You and Flower Patch and punched out with the corresponding punch (Flower Medallion) and die (Flower Fair thinlits.) The sentiment is Hello You Thinlits. And for the finishing touch, I added a bit of silver metallic thread under the flower.
Hope your weekend was a good one. We drove over to Reed Gold Mine on Saturday. I didn't strike it rich though! In fact, I didn't even pan for gold! Reed Gold Mine was the first place gold was discovered in the U.S. They were putting on an American Revolution reenactment that I though Sonny would enjoy. It was ok but something to do on a Saturday! Sunday we spent most of the day on the lake "chilling." Ashley is house hunting in Hawaii. She has discovered that her money will not go too far there in the housing market. She spent most of Friday with a realtor looking at homes and was pretty disillusioned that evening. She only saw one condo that she would even consider. They are all pretty old, small and very expensive - like 2 bedrooms for $600,000+. Sunday she went out on her own visiting a few open houses and found one condo that she really liked - again pretty small for the money, but that's the price she'll have to pay for living in Hawaii I think. At least it made her feel better - that there are a few nice places for sale there. The problem is the nice ones go almost as soon as they hit the market so you are going to have to be in the right place at the right time. The one she found yesterday will have 2 weekends for open house before they will even start to take offers. I so wish I could be there to house hunt with her. I love to do that plus I have been with her every place she moved to look for houses.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Monday, March 5, 2012
Crazy weekend! Guess everyone knows about all the tornadoes that were reported over the weekend. Well, we had one touch down in Charlotte. We didn't get anything at our house except a little rain but it was a different story in northeast Charlotte. We got an early morning wake up call Saturday morning to see if we would be available later in the day to work at the Red Cross shelter that had been set up for the displaced residents. The
hurricane (oops - tornado) hit about 3 a.m. and did major damage to one neighborhood in Charlotte before moving on to Cabarrus County. Charlotte bus service moved through the neighborhood collecting people to take them to the shelter. I think they had about 40-50 people in the shelter. By the time Sonny and I got there at 3:00 in the afternoon, there was only one family there and they left around 5:30. So there was a lot of sitting around and doing nothing for a long time! We were supposed to stay until 11 pm but at 9:00, Sonny and I had had enough and left! I felt sorry for the volunteers who were coming in for the 11-7 shift and was glad it was not me!
Sunday Sonny and I went to the movies to see Act of Valor. It was really good and the actors were actual Navy SEALS. It was inspired by true events and was a powerful story about anti-terroism. I can say without a doubt that I am glad my son or my husband did not want to be a SEAL after seeing this film!
I did have a little bit of time though over the weekend to make a few cards. I made another starburst card ... I really love these cards! I think we may do one at Stamp Club this month. This one uses an old paper stach that I had in Pumpkin Pie. I also used the Triple Treat single stamp that is available for FREE during Saleabration. (You can also get it in the regular SU catalog.) What I love about this stamp is that you can use punches to make it dimensional. I stamped the flower in Not Quite Navy first and using the Fancy Flower Punch, punched it out. Next I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie and punched out the next layer with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. The inside circle could be punched with the 1/2" Circle Punch but i decided to use the Boho Blossom Punch and a Designer Brad for the center.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Each week I receive a newsletter from Splitcoast Stampers with new techniques and ideas in card making. It is free so if you are not signed up for it, you should!! So one of today's "hot topics" was how to make a Starburst background. It is great for using up scraps of DSP. I just love how this card turned out using the Twitterpated DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
I even made a "lolly" medallion out of the DSP. So what are you waiting for? Gather up some of your scraps and make one yourself. Here is the tutorial for the card - http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/06/tutorial-starburst.html
I attended the Newcomers Southern Living luncheon today. We had so much food that I didn't have to eat any dinner!! There were about 25 ladies there and each brought a dish from the Southern Living magazine. We had 4 appetizers, 4 salads (all of them were a variation of spinach salad), 4 main dishes (all of them chicken!), 3-4 vegetables, 2 breads and 2 cakes, 1 pie, 1 cobbler, and pecan bars! Wow! I sampled a little of everything (except the carrots and asparagus) and it was all delicious. But I am still stuffed!! I have a friend who had a knee replacement last week and just came home from the hospital today. So, I made her a plate - well, actually 3 plates! That should tide her over for a couple of days!
I have been walking with a bit of spring in my step. Some good things have been happening in my family and things are starting to look up for strained relationships. I am hopeful!