Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- July 27, 2016

Welcome to blog hop Wednesday.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  She is back, and I am sure she has a very pretty creation.  This inspiration piece looks very colorful.  I love all the pretty colors.  

And here are the Stampin'Up! colors:

This is the card I created from the colors.  It was actually much easier than it looks because I used the stamp sets Petite Petals and Flower Shop and their coordinating punches.  I love when we have coordinating punches or dies to make life a whole lot easier.  Then I just colored with my markers and....finished.

I like this one.  I have stamped "happy birthday" but I think it would also make a nice "thinking of you" or "happy day" or something similar.  I did not take a photo of the inside, but it has 2 of the small stamps stamped but not cut out.

Thanks for stopping by.  Now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite, unless you started there.  In that case I would be the finish.

Come back soon.\

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- July 20, 2016

This past week has gone by so fast.  It seems I just did a card for my blog and a week has passed.  I don't know how I would manage to do something every day.  I really admire those of you who post every day.

Do you know who else I admire?  Well, the past few days my hubby and I went to the Pennsylvania Dutch country near Lancaster, PA.  That is where a very large settlement of Amish and also Mennonites live.  They work sooooo hard and I admire what they accomplish.  The farm fields are the most beautiful in that area.  It looks like someone has painted beautiful pictures on the countryside.  Certainly not a single weed is allowed to grow there.  We spent a few days there and had a great time.

But you are here for our blog hop, right?  Our inspiration piece is below.  The colors are Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.  I love the new in colors and am happy we were to use several this week.

Here is the card I made using our colors.  I did a little background with Timeless Textures.  The main stamp set is Touches of Texture.  Cute little bee, huh?  I really like Touches of Texture, both the backgrounds and the flowers, bee and dragonfly.  I zeroed in on the flowers and actually like how it all turned out.

You probably arrived here by coming from Joni's blogsite and now you should continue to Robbie's blogsite.  You will have a treat with the gals, as usual.  We have a few more this week than last.  Enjoy the hop!

See you soon,

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Blog Hop Wednesday -- July 6, 2016

Greetings friends.  Welcome to blog hop Wednesday.  We are back today with another colorful inspiration piece.  You most likely arrived from Joni's blogsite.  She did an excellent job with her interpretation.  When you leave here head over to Robbie's blogsite, where you will find another excellent creation.

Our colors are also listed below.

Here is what I created.  I am totally unhappy with it and plan to fine tune my idea to make something I like.  I don't care at all for the vanilla background behind the flowers.  Next time I will either stamp directly onto the card panel or I will use flowers I can punch.  However, I procrastinated way too long and did not get to my card until after 9:00 Tuesday.  Sorry.  Maybe you can give me some helpful hints how to use the Jar stamps and dies but not have the background so obvious.

I will work on this some more.  Now continue on the hop where you will find much more pleasant creations.  Next week I will start a little earlier.

Have a good week,