Thursday, March 20, 2008

I will be back soon!

I haven't been around the blogging world for a week +. I have been sick and now I am trying to get the house ready for company and for the Easter brunch we are having at our house this Sunday. I have a high maintenance yard- lots of garden space with lotsa weeds! Not so fun to hide Easter Eggs in weeds... I hope to have a chance to play when my best friend is in town- we may be talking so much that there isn't time... but I will be back soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Cast all of your cares on to the cross...

"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you." I Peter 5:7

I do love that verse... it evokes such peace in my heart. This new set from Papertrey ink, Everyday Blessings is such a beautiful set. It has many uplifting verses and sayings and a couple of elegant crosses and flourishes. With the crosses it is perfect for Easter but is great when you want to send a religious or inspirational/encouraging card to someone special.

The card base is PTI's new Spring Moss with their new Everyday Blessings Background Paper matted in white cardstock. The top paper is also from their background paper collection. The beautiful Satin Ribbon is in the Spring Moss ribbon collection. The bold background part of the cross is stamped in Spring Moss Palette ink and the decorative part and the verse is stamped in Burnt Umber Palette ink. There is also a small rhinestone in the center of the cross.

All supplies (except for the rhinestone) are products from Papertrey Ink.

I will post some work soon!

I have been so busy the last week with trying to work in my garden before it gets any more out of control! I have so many things blooming right now- especially WEEDS! I am learning as I go so it is taking me awhile. Plus, I am ripping out all of the sickly plants and healthy weeds out of a section in order to turn it into a veggie garden- I am so excited for home grown 'matoes, lettuce, basil, cucumbers, zuc's and more! Any of you have some veggies or fruit that have grown well for you? Please let me know- I have a ton of space and really want to utilize the space and save money on groceries this summer...

I will post some pictures of what is blooming now in awhile.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today on Beate's Blog she had her Tuesday inspiration challenge. It was a Vera Bradley purse that was chocolate brown with bright colored flowers- very fun. I didn't have much time (Evan no longer thinks he needs long naps) so I wasn't going to be able to color much or cut out much. So I decided to use (not hoard- big step for me) my Felt Flowers from SU!'s Flower Fusion. I really like the texture and dimension those little flowers give to a project. With all of the different sizes, shapes and colors I was able to make them all look different. My Purely Pomegranate card base is cut to fit the Small Open-End Envelopes which made it 6 1/2" x 3 1/4". I then cut and distressed (using the cutter kit) a piece of Old Olive Cardstock to 6" x 2 3/4". On top of that is piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock cut slightly smaller than the olive paper. The card base and the chocolate chip cardstock have the swirl from Baroque Motifs stamped in VersaMark on them. The verse is Numbers 6:24-25 from the Everyday Blessings set from Papertrey Ink stamped in black. The ribbon is from the Sherbert Ribbon Originals and the brads and ribbon slide are from the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware.

I also used a felt flower and a PTI sentiment stamp on the envelope.

Have a great day today- hopefully your weather today is as beautiful
as ours.