I've been away from my blog for a few days and it seems like forever! I have been CLEANING! We are expecting out of town company in a few days and it was a good excuse to get the Spring cleaning done. Now we have to wait for the company and Spring!!
I watercolored the Penny Black stamp "Jubilant" using Distress inks and re-inkers. I then cut out the flower and placed it on the background that was created using Creative Die Interlocking also by Penny Black. I love the Penny Black floral images; they are so easy to color and look so good when done!! The Interlocking die is one that I will use often. Everything looks good when placed on it.
I will be entering this card in Virginia Lu's new challenge where the theme is watercoloring. I've put my toys away for now and will be back on Monday, after the company leaves. It will be a short visit, but they are dear friends and any time spent with them is precious.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope Spring isn't just a rumor this year. It has been a long winter for everyone.
By the way, this Saturday March 8th I will be Running with Scissors on the Penny Black blog! Would love to see you there.
Deborah Nolan has been coordinating a card exchange on her blog The Society of Stampaholics for several years. She keeps statistics on which states and countries have been represented by the people who sign up for the card exchange. Deborah calls it her Card Chain Challenge. After all the cards have been sent and received, she posts them all on her blog and then a new sign up period begins.
I have received cards from all over the world; and have sent them, too. It is another way to share this hobby and make new crafty friends. This card went to Lisa in Massachusetts and I know she's received it. In turn, I received a card from my blogging friend Lin who lives in Ohio.
This is a Penny Black image called Flowers for Mimi. I colored Mimi using the color theme posted on Deborah's blog.
We are alternating between sunny days in the 60's and cloudy days in the 30's lately. It's that time of year when Mother Nature can't make up her mind!
I'm so glad you stopped by today. I love having company.
These beautiful people are my grandchildren who live in Atlanta. They are holding the Valentines, birthday card, and "just because" card that I recently sent. Lauren's 13th birthday was last week; Andrew is a year and a half younger.
They are honor roll students and very involved in sports. Andrew plays football, baseball and tennis. Lauren is very involved with CheerSport. That's where the kids tumble and fly around the stage and make huge pyramids with their teammates! It is truly scary to watch!! Lauren's team has had a very successful season. Andrew takes to each sport as if he was born knowing how.
This is a photo of Lauren and Andrew about five years ago when they came for a visit to Alabama all the way from Michigan. They are holding the cards they made during their visit. I have also taken card making supplies to Atlanta when we visit and we have fun memories of making cards together.
It has been a joy to share in their activities! We have been to soccer, football, baseball, volleyball and CheerSport events. Maybe some basketball in there, too.
Lauren and Andrew's Mom and Dad have kept us connected with photos and videos. And for every gift or card we receive a thank you note or phone call!
So here's to you, Lauren and Andrew!! So proud of you and so happy for all the good things in your life!!
Now that I have your attention with these beautiful grandchildren, please stop by thePenny Black blog today for another edition of
Today is a special day for my granddaughter, Lauren. She is now thirteen! It has been a delight to watch this young lady change from a precocious toddler (who always believed she was a teenager) to a lovely young woman. She is accomplished in her schoolwork and her cheersport work. Happy Birthday, Lauren!
I've used the cupcakes from the Penny Black Sweet Thing stamp, featuring Mimi.
And inside .. lo and behold! Mimi holding another yummy cupcake. The card is created from a Karen Burniston Pop it Up die. The hearts and butterflies are Penny Black Creative Dies.
I am loving making Pop It Up cards and the grandkids are having fun receiving them. It's a win-win!
I love it that this hobby (addiction) of ours can result in sending a smile to someone we love!!
Sunny day today. Yesterday the dog and I spent some lovely time outdoors. It had been awhile since we were able to play in the park and I don't know who enjoyed it more!!
I needed a change of pace from all the Valentine cards I've made and so chose this Sunflower pair from Penny Black. I had it in my head to have the flowers on a white background with a black and white gingham bow. And then I spotted the burlap ribbon on my desk and everything changed!
The note card has been sprayed with Glimmer Mist in a khaki color. I've added the sentiment and diecut banner also from Penny Black.
Now that you stopped by I hope you will go from here to the Penny Black blog where the next edition of Runs With Scissors by yours truly is now posted!!
40-312 Sunny Pair
30-226 Kind Words
51-027 Triple Banner