Monday, July 17, 2017

Orchid Elegance

Dear Friends and Readers,

My, oh, my, this has been a very busy month so far and our kitchen is now reaching the point of getting put back together again. We made a lot of progress quickly and now the cabinets are getting lined up to be installed and then we have counter tops. We can see the end of the tunnel and I must say I am excited about it all.

Despite all that, I have been getting some time in my craft room as I need it. Funny that it seems to help, maybe perhaps because I am creating a lot of vision in my mind. Look at the card I made today.


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The beautiful Climbing Orchid is the one I chose today again. It is such a beautiful set and the matching framelits sure makes it all even better. I use the framelits from the Oh So Succulent for the greens hanging out of the vase, and for the background I used the Layered Leaves DTIEF and that gave a nice touch. I love the looks of it and I decided not to add a sentiment so it would not be a distraction for the bouquet itself. Beautiful and elegant.

Thank you for visiting today. I look forward to sharing more with you. Be well

Miriam

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hi Honey.

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Dear Friends & Readers,

We are making good progress with our kitchen project and on Tuesday I was able to get our sunroom in order and organized a bit to serve as our kitchen, well, a cooking and eating area. This is our school room, so we are sharing the space with books, violins, and now a hot plate. Life is beautiful I am excite for our project and soon all will be completed.


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I am finding some time to escape the project and do a bit of crafting. Today I worked on a card using Dostamper Stars 239 as the inspiration. I am positive that once you have tried the new Hexagon DTIEF you will be amazed on how well it works and how beautiful the texture is. I love it and used it today for my card. The foliage is from Jar of Love stamp set, the little flowers from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, and the bee from the lovely Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and matching framelit. Now, for the hives, I used a piece of Hello Honey cardstock and after I run it through the Big Shot, I cut using the texture as a guide. Super easy and cute. I made a smaller version to use as a gift note enclosure. Love those too!

Thank you for your visit today. Please come again. Be well

Miriam




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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Climbing.

Dear Friend and Readers,

Wow, we made some progress with our kitchen project, but there is still a lot to get done. I have nothing left of my old kitchen. All cabinets, appliances, and flooring are removed. A bit more electric work, plumbing, and dry wall and we will be all ready to install the new cabinets and appliances. I am excited!

Despite all the work around the kitchen, I have found time to craft a bit and I am happy I did. Nothing like some card making to recharge my energies.


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I am loving the new Climbing Orchid bundle. For one thing, I have always loved orchid and use to have a collection of them when we lived in Florida. Now I have a few of them that sit happily in our school room. I wanted to create an Ikebana type of floral today and for that I use the Christmas Pine for the leaves and the Frozen Threats for the vase or bowl. I covered the bowl with a piece of velum cut from the Layering Ovals framelit. The center of the orchid was coated over with Wink of Stella just for a subtle touch. Hard to see on the picture, but it gave a nice effect. This card really did not need anything else.

Thank you for visiting today. Take care.

Miriam


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Eclectic Bling!

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My dear readers and friends,

I know I have been slow with new posts, but our remodeling project is taking just about all of my free time, so no time to have fun with my new supplies. However, I caught a break as the carpenter and electrician took over parts of the project that is beyond what we can do, and I enjoyed my time creating some cards with the new products. Oh, do I live the new catalog so much? Yes, I do.


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For today's card, the inspiration from DoStamper Stars 238 asks for Embellishment. Well, with this card using the new Eclectic Layers Thinlits, I could only think of the Metallic Enamel Shapes to enhance the beauty of the thinlits cut out. The flowers are part of the same set and they sure look marvelous together. I added Rhinestone to the small flowers and also Silver Thread to enhance a bit more of the card. While no stamp sets were used in this card, it sure turned out stunning looking.

Thank you for your patience, friendship, support, and visit. More coming soon. Be well

Miriam



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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fantastic Offers in July!

We're kickin' off July with a big bang!  Several offers Stampin' Up!.  See all of the details below.

Christmas in July 
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer, I am here!

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Wonderful Summer Solstice and we are ready for lots of fun under the sun. We have been very busy with some serious projects in our home and it has taken all my free time, but it is all worth in the end. For now, let's talk something not stressful, like making beautiful cards.


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For Dostamper Stars 236, the colors challenge took me by surprise, but I quickly saw the beautiful colors coming together. The background in Calypso Coral was given texture with the new Garden Trellis TIEF. Love that new texture. But before doing that I stamped the card stock using the same flower as the image in the front - from You've Got This stamp set - in Calypso Coral, just for the fun of it. The image and sentiment are all from the same set. I did fussy cut the flower, which was colored using the Watercolor Pencils. I think the light color made it so gentle and inviting.

Hope you enjoyed.Please do come again. Be well

Miriam



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