This layout and the idea came from a card my friend and upline, Linda Heller did a couple of weeks ago. But I’m a child of the sixties…I said sixties not hippies so I thought I would add a little 1960’s to the card. I wish it were a VW Van but you can’t have everything. The car does tells the story and the rainbow…well think of it as a headband.
Saw the instructions to make this little pouch on Sam Donald’s Pootles Blog. Thanks, Sam. Lucky me, when I went to cut a template so I wouldn’t forget, a scrap of this paper was right there beside my trimmer. I put the little pouch together and then I noticed the whale on the remaining paper. Viola! Here’s my take on Sam’s treat pouch.
If you need a quick and good base and background on which to photograph your projects with your iPhone i.e. smartphone or iPad, I came up with this solution. Use two pieces of card stock or patterned paper. Lay one sheet against the screen of your laptop and one across the keyboard. You can then balance your camera, phone or iPad on the table. I used this method to photograph the birthday card shown in this post. I found the layout for the card on the internet. Thank you very much for the use of your sketch.
You can choose the color(s) that best shows off your project. The photos show the same card photographed on different colors and patterns. The card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP) is not damaged and is ready for another project. You can also angle your laptop screen to the best angle for your photo.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry – Ink: Strawberry Slush – DSP: Kaleidoscope Item# 132995 – Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday Item# 130426, Petite Pairs Item# 122497, Circle Framelits Item# 130911
All the products used in this post except for the laptop are from Stampin’ Up! Please contact me
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My sisters and I lived some of our childhood years in Florida where we spent many days at the beach and when we moved to Charleston, SC there were even more days at the beach. As children do, we would run after these little sandpipers and of course, they would scamper away from us. In and out of the water both the little birds and my sisters and I would run. Small things do bring back happy memories.
I wish I could remember the name of the artist that did this original layout. The way I used the drafting tape to color the background was by trial and error. I like the way the color are muddled together rather than in a straight line.
Here is what you will need to create these small still lifes. Click HERE
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Below is the larger butterfly punch called the Elegant butterfly. It’s not included in the bundle but it fits the larger butterflies so I’m mentioning it.
Here’s my Sudsol Convention Swap for this year. Hope you like it.
Stamp Set: Banner Greetings Hostess Set
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana, Silver Glimmer,
Real Red, Crushed Curry and Whisper White
Ink Pad: Real Red
Emblishments: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Punches: 1 3/4 scallop, 1 3/8 circle, 1 1/4 scallop, boho blossom, 3/4 circle and star punch
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Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper
What a difference color makes both in card stock and lighting. Normally I would not photograph in such different lighting situations but I tore up the white card to make the “hot” card and couldn’t duplicate the lighting or the backgrounds. I did made a few changes on the second card…rounded the corners and added the pearl to the focal point. I like both…which is your favorite?
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I love banners! So when I saw this layout on another card, I knew I was going to have to use it. So with changes, I hope I have made a card that lives up to the sketch.
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party & Strawberry Slush
Designer Series Paper: Quatrafancy
Ink: Strawberry Slush Ink Pad & Strawberry Slush
Framelits & Embossing Folder: Apothecary Accents & Modern Mosaic
Punches: Modern Label
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewel
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the cat of course, as everyone who has ever lived with a cat knows. This is TOFU (This One’s For You), she’s a pedigreed British Shorthair. The British Shorthair is a very old breed that originated in Great Britain. One of their claims to fame is their coat…it is the densest (more hairs pure square inch) of all the pedigreed cat breeds and their structure…they should be large guys and softly round from every angle. In this picture, Tofu has tilted her ears back so they don’t look as rounded on the tips as they really are. Tofu is a great example of a female Brit. I know this because I bred and exhibited Brits for 15 years before I retired about 5 years ago.
I love the breed as did Lewis Carroll when he fashioned the Cheshire Cat in Alice In Wonderland after the breed. Brits are also somewhat notorious for their role in Stephen King’s horror movie Pet Sematary. The cat in Pet Semetary is named Winston Churchill but his nickname is Church. Here’s a link to the trailer for Pet Sematary, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMja9C6Htts The cats (there were several) that played Church in the movie were trained by Scott and Thora Hart. Thora and I worked together breeding British Shorthairs for most of the 15 years that I bred Brits. I thank her for all she did for me and my breeding program.
When It’s A Tree
I was looking at the ticket punch and wondering what you could do with that tiny little ticket. I started punching tickets out of scrapes of silver glimmer paper…the tickets looked like little bricks. From there I tried to build a wall using the traditional brick pattern…it was OK…but this tree is better. I used Whisper White for the card and the first layer, then a little border of Gumball Green around the Cherry Cobbler…built the tree and topped it with a star. The Merry Christmas is from the Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set.
Very graphic and simple!
The morning begins…
checking in patients. Obviously, he needs to straighten his tie.
Here he is consulting with the vet on a difficult case.
Theotis is a favorite at the vet’s office. They have taken care of him for all of his 12 1/2 years. We did not know these pictures existed until they showed up at the top of his checkout papers.
I hope you enjoyed this departure from my normal post. Theo is an AKC registered Standard Poodle who came to live with us when he was 8 weeks old. When I say he is a handful, that is an understatement. Poodles are so intelligent and so active it can be scary…this 12 1/2 year old is still going strong.
Serene Silhouettes, Summer Silhouettes and Greetings of the Season Stamp Sets
The roots of the bush are the flower stem from Summer Silhouettes turned upside down and the bush with the beautiful red birds is from Serene Silhouettes. The greeting is from Stampin’ Up new Holiday Catalog…four greetings written in lovely fonts. The greeting, birds and frame are all Cherry Cobbler red. Stampin’ Up does a great job of color coordination. If you are working on a project i.e. Christmas cards and run out of ribbon there is always more available.
The Greetings of the Season Stamp Set is available from my Online Store just click here and you can order your set just in time for Christmas Card Making.
This card is as close as we get to beautiful fall leaves here in Central Florida. I used French Foliage SS and markers to color the stamps. I know the Rich Razzleberry ribbon is retired but I couldn’t resist using it…so perfect for this card. I folded the tails of the ribbon over the horizontal ribbon so I would not have a big bump and the button would sit flat on the card. The insert for this card is decorated with a single leaf. The stamp is available on the USPS website. Happy Birthday Linda!
The First Camellia
Every year I take a picture of the first camellia that blooms in my garden. Usually that happens around Thanksgiving…not this year! This beauty showed up very early this year. This variety is known as a late bloomer so it really was a surprise to go out one morning and find this bloom with the morning dew still clinging to its face.
This hawk flew right over my head and landed in the tree. He sat and watched me for at least ten minutes. Of course, I was watching him too. I just happen to be photographing the wonderful things that are happening in the garden as we get closer to fall.
Here in Central Florida, we wait for fall like I’m sure people in colder climates wait for spring and summer. We plant tomatoes, swiss chard, mustard greens, and flowers at this time of year. Plants that have languished in the garden during the heat of the summer have perked up, are blooming again and setting fruit. Here’s a picture of our eggplants that haven’t bloomed since June.
Little baby eggplant all over the place.
Lantana bursting into bloom.
We sow Swiss Chard like leaf lettuce and will use the leaves in salads.
Wish I knew if these were edible…you just don’t take a chances on mushrooms if you don’t know the variety. I sending the photo to our newspaper’s Gardening Editor to see what he thinks. So not to end with a question…
you are looking at an avocado tree espaliered on the brick wall…keeping company with collards (small plants on the left) eggplant, okra and basil and of course the vinca blooming at the bottom. Yes, I know… too close together but we are very successful planting this way. I want the garden to produce and be beautiful at the same time.
I hope you enjoyed this little trip through the garden.
This is my version of Eggs Benedict. Lightly toast a English Muffin, layer with 1 or 2 slices of warmed ham* top each with a softly poached egg and homemade salsa. Note while not exactly diet food, this recipe eliminates the Hollandaise Sauce. Enjoy!
1 large ripe tomato preferably home grown or heirloom, chopped
1 Kirby cucumber or a portion of a European cucumber, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 or 2 scallions, finely sliced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of sugar
Salt and Pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste
Mix all ingredients, add some kosher salt, black pepper, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes. Before you serve, check the salsa for salt and pepper. It’s really a taste as you go recipe.
*I vacuum pack and freeze individual portions of baked ham. Don’t forget to save the bone for soup.
Makes 2 servings
Don’t you love the neat label shapes on this card. I am good with scissors…well not exactly. The labels were cut with Stampin’ Ups new Edgelets and Framelits Dies. We now have a number of these sets which coordinate with our new Stamp Sets. The flower stamp on this card is from our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. If you are interested in seeing more of these products or joining my Stampin’ Up family contact me HERE. There is a link on the site to our new 2012-13 Catalog as well as to my Online Store.