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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Let's celebrate the day...

you gave up on finding anyone better than me.
Happy Anniversary Steve!

Quick post today...my sweet mom-in-law and niece are here for a weeks visit from Texas and we're having a blast gossiping and snacking and relaxing and just enjoying each others company.  I had to make a quickie anniversary card for my sweetie though and when I saw this sentiment somewhere on line, I knew I had to use it.  Paper is BasicGrey Two Scoops, vintage bathing beauty image from the internet, EK scallop punch, SB label die, some black ribbon and rhinestones from my stash with a bit of Timmy Holtz tattered rose distress ink finished it off.  I popped the scalloped edging for a bit of a beachy umbrella-y effect. 

 Hope everyone is well and happily anticipating the weekend!  xoxoxxo Kathy

Make it Monday - Anything goes
Divas by Design - Tickled Pink (lots of pink)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - Wedding Anniversary or Wedding Shower
Lexi's Creations - Black and White and one other color
Lollypop Crafts - Just for Him
Basic Grey - Challenge #68 Anything Goes (must use Basic Grey)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bunnies and Motherhood

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
 I confess an abiding adoration of all things Beatrix.  She wove whimsical stories with rich, witty, understated prose and beautifully rendered illustrations reflecting her great love of the English countryside and nature.   Beatrix was never blessed with children of her own but her books have delighted generations of little boys and girls.

Meet Benjamin and Flopsy, two of her most recognized and well-dressed bunny characters. These two obviously have a very attentive mother who makes certain they are properly dressed and admonished prior to an outing.
My daughters had sweet bunnies as pets growing up.   Bunnies there...bunnies here...inspiration enough for me to snag a lovely Beatrix Potter illustration from the internet to adorn this card made for my grandchildren to give their Mom for Mother's Day.   Happy Mother's Day!

Bazzill CS; MME Indie Chic Safron, Kaisercraft Pearls, SB circles and lacey circles dies, MS Fence edge punch, Colorbox chalk ink, Studio G Clear Stamps. silk ribbon from stash.

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Challenge 1 Mother's Day
Craft your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Any type of animal, bird or bug
Raise the Bar - Mother's Day
Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Friday
4 Crafty Chicks - Sentiment stamping only
Crafts and Me - Challenge #83 Punches & Diecuts
Crafty Creations Challenges - #169 Frame it!
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #97 Motherly Love

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New MME's "Indie Chic Citron" Mother's Day

Excellent timing in that I received my order of scrumptious My Mind's Eye new "Indie Chic" line of 6x6 pads on the very last day that I could finish up a Mother's Day greeting for my dear Mom-in-law and get it mailed off to Texas in time.  I used the "Citron" pad and one of A Day for Daisy's sweet bird digistamps, which I colored, embossed, pieced and popped.  I like how it turned out, probably mostly because I LOVE this paper line and that sweet bird.   Wish I were more skilled at photograpy to pick up dimension.   Maybe when my sweet very talented friend Wendy (Mrs. B) and her hubby come for a visit next month she can teach me some tricksies to use the expensive camera Steve bought me.  Anyway, off to the mailbox with fingers crossed it arrives on time.

Bazzill CS, MME dp, MS doily punch;  Dies: SB Labels 2, Circles, Lacey Circles, Fancy tags, CB corner, Copics and Prismacolor pencils; Foam dots, Recollections pearls, Colorbox creamy brown ink; can’t remember where I got the sentiment stamp, ribbon from stash (used the bow easy for my bow).
Hope you each are having a terrific week...it's hump day for all you workaday folks so cheer up, the weekend is in sight (oh how well I remember)!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Mondays - Challenge #7 Anything Goes
Crafts and me - Challenge #83 Punches & Diecuts
Crafty Creations - Frame it
More than Favors Wacky Wednesday - Mother's Day
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #79 Mom
Anything Goes Challenge - Things with Wings
Celebrate the Occasion - Mother's Day
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Happy Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #97 Motherly Love
The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge--anything goes plus sentiment on front

Make it Monday - always anything goes