Sunday, May 31, 2009



   As I was cleaning up my area yesterday I picked up these three colors and thought "Hey they don't look too bad together".  I think that the striped paper might be Basic Grey.  The purple and orange are both textured.  The flower is CTMH Taffy stamped with Pansy Purple.  The flower stamp is Stampin' UP and I stamped twice and cut it out.  I popped it up with a pop dot to make it stand out. 

I got a good report about my hip.  Don't need hip replacement.  It is my hamstring causing all the problem, so I have a couple more stretching exercises to do.  The weather has been frightfully cold and rainy but this week the sun is supposed to shine.  I don't have any flowers planted.  Have lots of perennials and they are all coming up good in spite of the cool weather.  There are a couple of plants coming up in the front yard that I won't let Jim mow (and he is good about that) until I see what they are.  And if I like them I'll put them in my flower beds. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

God Bless AmericaLast weekend I saw lots of patriotic cards when I was blog surfing.  This one would work for either Memorial Day or the 4th of July.  The paper is from CTMH Patriotic and is retired.  The stamps are Hero Arts.  I stamped them in Outdoor Denim and ran the paper over the stamp pad.  The sentiment is from JoAnn's.  A couple of years ago I bought a file folder filled with paper super cheap.  The yarn is Sassy Strands from CTMH.

Today was another rainy day.  I did manage to get out and get a walk in.  I cleaned up my area.  Tomorrow am going over to a friends and we are going to make graduation cards.  I only have one to do and except for the stamping it is done.  So I am going to work on circle cards. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Copy Cat Card

This card is on page 52 of the CTMH Summer Idea Bookpunch flower.  They used stickers but I used punches and stamps.  The colors are the same; buttercup, dutch blue, hollyhock and sweet leaf.   Sentiment is from With Love.  I stamped the daisy from With Love in CTMH's Daisy White.  Punches are McGill and Fiskars.  Rickrack is from JoAnn;s.  As soon as I saw this card in the book I wanted to make it as it is such a bright cheery card. 

Yesterday I did better on the laundry than I did making cards because I got caught up in a book and couldn't put it down.  We had lots of wind and rain and in the evening it started to snow.  At three in the morning the ground was all covered with snow.  The weatherman said tonight that we are 20 degrees below normal.  Today the sun was out but it was still cold (40) and windy.  The leaves are coming out on the trees.  Tonight is the finale for Survivor and I'd like to see Taj or JT win. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

At Last!

thinking of you

This card is my take on a card from the new Summer Idea book. page 82.  The round carousel cardstock is from Stampin' Up.  The other papers are from the Boom Di Ada Paper Pack Level 2.  It doesn't show up very good but around the outside is stamped "With Love" from Say It In Style.  The "Thinking of You" is from For Every Occasion.   Brads are CTMH Bitty Brads.  Green flower is Flora Doodles from Petaloo.  White flower is Prima.  Ribbon is CTMH Vineyard Berry. Ink color is pepperwood.  I used my Cricut to cut the shapes.

It seems like forever since I posted.  I have been having a lot of trouble with pain in my right hip so May 27 I have an appointment with my favorite orthopedic surgeon.  It bothers me enough that I can't go for a longer walk than 1/2 mile and doing yard work is tricky. 

Tuesday I hosted a CTMH gathering.  It was lots of fun.  Sheri (our consultant )always has fun cards for  us to do.  I was in shock when she told me that the sales were over $700!  I am anxious for all the stuff to come.  

Today we had over an inch of rain today.  Which is good because everything was so dry. 

Gotta go it is Survivor time.