Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mother's Day

Wow, I have been remiss in updating the blog for the last couple of weeks! I just love this time of year where we can be outside sprucing up the yard after a long and cold winter but I am so exhausted at the end of the day that I just don't have the energy to crop photos and write up a blog post. How sad is that?!?

Here is a card I made up at the last minute for my mom back at the beginning of the month for Mother's Day. All of the paper and stamps are from PaperTrey Ink. I colored the tulips with colored pencils and the bling is something I picked up in the dollar bin at Michael's.

Well I'm off to finish planting the Gerber Daisy's, tomato plants, pepper plants and herbs we bought yesterday. Then I need to visit mom again. I'm so looking forward to a nice long holiday weekend!

Thanks for stopping by ...


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Is It Summer Already?

Happy HOT Sunday Evening! It is unusually warm here in the NorthEast. Today it reached 90 degrees!! This is unheard of. I know it won't last very long but it is pretty uncomfortable at the moment.

While I was melting in the heat tonight I put together a fairly quick birthday card for my nephew/god son. He will be 19 years old tomorrow. I really can't believe how fast time goes by.

You will probably notice that I recently made a similar card for a new friend. I really like the layout and the concept and since I was pressed for time I decided to just go with what I liked. The dots around the outside of the circles and the Happy Birthday sentiment are from JustRite Stamps. LOVE them! The card base is Lemon Tart by PaperTrey Ink, the blue and green circles are left over scraps I had in my scrap bucket and the blue and green stripes on the white accent piece are Copic markers which I was shocked to see matched the circle colors.

Thank you for stopping by tonight. We bought some new Dahlia's and shrubs at the nursery today. Once they are planted I will get some pictures and show you all how wonderful our home is starting to look! LOL

Have a wonderful week.