Cards from this last week

If you didn't hear the news yet Misse had the first girl born into her family (last Thursday) (which is fun so she (her dd) has two older brothers and all boy cousins... ) so the temptation to make a PINK card was just how it happened. this is 5X7 in real life.
Another Sunshine Stamps digital print card, this was printed on solar white neenah and colored with prisma pencils. that cardstock/paper is from creative imaginations its printed bazzill. (it has some hybrid name but basically that's what it is CI is making prints on cardstock) the sentiments from CatsLifePress and this is 5X7 in real life. funny thing to me was that i found an Bazzill cardstock in my stash that was nearly the same shade as the french grays done on the plane.
I'm playing in the Johnny Appleseed exchange for Wrak next month and I've decided to do some little apple cards as gifts for my gal. this is one of them. its 4 1/2" X 6" in real life. Can't who gave her to me but, she is a sugar nellie "Sweet & Sassy" and i received her more then once so all of them are together in the drawer. the pp is from SU the lace is vintage the pink plastic flowers are heidi swapp, the half pearls are from I already forgot (the place that makes them in a dozen colors lol) :)
another notecard for my appleseed box. the cuttlebuged border has liquid pearls on it, the Justwrite image/sentiment is an Wrak one from CatCrazy (Thanks Janice!) mine are still on back order.... Printed papers from Basic Grey.
another Just Write sentiment... :) this ones 5X7 in real life.
Something fun i found on the bay recently the windmills from WildLife Enterprises. the sentiments from A Muse. the southwest corners were cut in all the corners then when i was digging through my brad stash the only ones that looked good with this MME pp, were too big for the holes so when i made the holes bigger for the brads it mostly covered up the notches... but not completely so it looks a little bit Odd to me i guess.

snapshots from the yard



I'd love to be one of those people who has the patience to post one card at a time and program the blog to do it for me daily. ( I've tried that before and i can do but, its just too big of a hassle and time consuming so, I'm half way thinking i should rename my blog all or none) *snicker* your gonna get a lot to look at or nothing....recently there has been a rash of PSX botanicals for sale on the bay and a number of them are now residing in my room... Hibiscus, this the pale green texture paper is from Provocraft, the mini brads are bazzill french vanilla, i don't remember that cream bumpy paper and the cardbase is an double sided Neenah.
This one that sanded background came to me via the PIF threads but will have to look it up to remember who. not sure on the color anymore either. the long time friend was colored a long time ago, just die cut it with an nestibilities label 4 die and inked the edges with creamy brown fluid chalk ink. the ribbons also from the now dead pif ribbon swap thread if i remember right the color was called Mellon but i no longer remember who sent it to me, that printed paper is Karen Foster's almond cookie. this one 6 inches Square in real life.
Hydrangea's the purple ish cs is almost amethyst and the mat is an piece of bazzill. (stamped on neenah solar white)
Now this stamp i recently "won" but, this is an image Jan sent me a long time ago, its cardbase is Papertrey Ink's spring moss.
This is for Trinity because she asked... these are blending stumps. tightly wound pieces of paper that you dip into a blending solution and rub on an image colored with pencils, some people use odor less mineral spirits some use baby oil. ( i don't use either. Ive tried the odor less mineral spirits but, its one of those things the fumes give me an instant headache plus i would have to use them upstairs and so coloring standing bent over a counter height table with your nose in the fumes is a deal breaker) personally i tend to reach for an Prisma colorless blender marker to melt pigments with when i feel so inclined to do so, I've also used the pencils with no pigments to burnish things... that's a little messier as you have to brush off your wax crumbs as you are doing it so when you color curled up on the sofa with an ott light overhead its easiest to do the less risk of a mess type things... :) so anyways, yep, i do have more cards done and will wonders never cease i have them even photographed and not posted yet.... they were not feeling the same as these so they will have to wait till later.


Apple of my Eye...

We've got Apples! (tis almost a miracle lol) this little red delicious has not produced a single one yet and this year the tree is loaded... (not ready yet) just something fun, we were told fruit trees were not harvest able until they reached 4+ years old so when we bough this place we put in all the trees as 3 year old trees ( which of course costs more ) but, we have been getting peaches and pears for years... last year we would have gotten the first batch of apples we think if an freak late frost had not killed all the buds... so this is nice, i like to dry them in slices and just put baggies full in my pockets for snack food so, the idea of not having to buy apples to do that with is really appealing..
My G-pa used to say that to me when I was a little girl, still have no idea what it means but, found this Stampa Rosa sentiment recently and thought ah ha...
This is an Stampin'Up! Apple (can't remember the set name off hand there were two sets though, and i have all my fruit stamps in one box so...) anyways its stamped with versafine vintage sepia ink on Neenah classic cream and colored with prisma pencils, the edges of the panel are inked in colorbox creamy brown fluid chalk ink and its up on pop dots. the ribbons unknown, the printed papers are from My Minds Eye and the cardbase is Bazzill. its A-6 in real life.
stole some time to color yesterday evening so hopefully will have more cards to share soon, have tons of yard shots but... also tons of yard work to do now that's its trying to cool off enough to be out in the yard again. :)


scene it around the yard...

Chinese Peas
Mountain Blueberries
Raspberry Blooms
Head Farmer
Black-eyed Susans


random cards

To Me when i see this stamp it feels like an old 1950's tablecloth and that is how the colors were inspired... I won this on the bay recently for $4.99 ( holy COW you read that right!) (the seller did not mark it as PSX)This ones about 5 1/2" square in real life, the blue is PTI aqua mist with some creamy brown colorbox fluid chalk ink on the edges. the stamps from PSX... I've stamped it with versafine vintage sepia on neenah classic cream and colored with copic markers. Green textured cs is from Bazzill.
Done very simply (quickly) with scraps on the table from the formal baby card below... the train is stamped with vintage sepia on neenah classic cream and colored with copic markers, sentiments from Stampers Anonymous and the brads are unknown ( suspect Joann's fabrics mm knock-offs but could very well be MM too ( I have them all in the same jar)
this ones 5Inches Square in real life. Now this one was in a lot auction of with PSX stamps but, this is from some (never heard of before company) called ImaginAir Designs.
I had a fabulous mail day today... :) and more are on the way...

Baby Cards

was trying for an elegant baby congrats card... thinking the black may be too serious on a new baby card eh? (not sure) the lace is vintage, the pp is from DCWV, this is 5X7 in real life.
Liked the way the labels looked layered on the top note die above and just pulled out some other (precut from scraps die cuts out of the box) was trying for a slightly more colorful yet still vintage look... the baby is from PSX and this ones 5X7 in real life also.

Just because scene

Just got the PSX covered bridge in the mail this last week, and the other stamps are from StampScapes, meadow large, lilly grass & oak tree medium. just a simple one i put together yesterday afternoon, papers from the scrap bin, textured cs's are bazzill, ribbons (unknown) the scene is die cut with an circle nestie and colored with SU chalks (pastels) the sentiments from Savvy and punched with the MS tag punch. this is 6 Inches Square in real life.
cropped pop-dot view...