Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cue The Confetti

Good morning everyone! Hope your day is off to a great start. Yesterday was a spring-like day in Cincinnati @ 69 degrees. I took full advantage of the weather and started to mulch. The sunshine was awesome and it really lifted my spirits.

 I also  enjoyed a lovely dinner with colleagues.  A big thank you to Barb and Lori Beth for spending time with me. Thanks again Barb for picking up the tab. My turn next time.  

Yesterday was also my 5th granddaughter’s 10th birthday.


Today I am sharing the card I made for her. I love the Panda with outstretched arms and thought it would be great to imitate throwing confetti in the air. 

When Bella opens this card confetti will spew out. She will get the card tonight since she was staying with her Dad’s when the card arrived yesterday. I can’t wait to see her reaction.


The card base (Whisper White)  is 4 ¼ x 11 scored at 5 ½ ; the Bermuda Bay mat is 4 x 5 ¼; the top mat (Whisper White) is 3 7/8 x 5 3/8
The confetti pieces are glued individually and created from various dies in my stash. The confetti flinger (on the inside of the card) is from Essentials by Ellen.

The Party Pandas stamp set is not available to purchase .  It was a Sale-A-Bration item.  However any animal or person with outstretched arms would be a great substitute for the panda.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed my post.  

Do something creative today.  


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Create Card Gift Packs

Happy Tuesday everyone! This past weekend's Gourmet Club was another success.  Our club is four couples who come together about once a month to share a meal and enjoy each other's company.  One couple hosts ( it was my turn) and plans the main entree.  Others take care of appetizer, dessert, cocktail and soup or salad.  For the main entree, I chose to brine and butterfly  (never did this before) whole chicken fryers and roast at 500 degrees.  I was worried about the baking instructions but the chicken turned out very moist with crispy skin. This recipe is definitely worthy of a repeat performance.

We have a tradition of a small gift being placed at the table for the ladies (sometimes the men get one but not often).  I remembered I needed to take care of this late Friday evening.  I needed to come up with something quickly. 

The supplies you see in the picture (left) were scattered on my workstation. As I started to clean up Friday night, I got an idea for the small gift I needed.

I created a gift pack of cards that needed to be put together for each of the ladies.  I used Picture Perfect Party  and True Gentleman Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock, ink, dimensionals, embellishments and a variety of stamps.  I used the card desgin from my Glitter Queens Blog Hop post which made the gift packs quick and easy to assemble.

Debbie, Marie and Terre had 4 cards each to ink  and assemble with a picture of the card on thier phones to guide them.  They picked their sentiments and stamped the circles right before they left Saturday night.  It was great material for a blog post.  Unfortunately,  I forgot to take a picture.  I will tag them when I post on Facebook and encourage sharing of their finished cards.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of the week. I hope your weather is better than Cincinnati's.  Old man winter still lingers!

Do something creative today!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alternatives for March Paper Pumpkin

Happy Thursday to all!  How is your week going? I am getting ready to host Gourmet Club this weekend and still have not decided on the main course.  I need to figure this out soon! If you have a great recipe to share leave me a comment.

Today I am sharing two cards that I made with my friend Debbie.  We each have a kit and meet every fourth Friday to make cards from the current month's kit as I shared in late March .  Here is the intial post ICYMI.

The first card we made this month was very similar to a card design in the kit.  We always like to give the designs our personal touch.  Adding layers, embossing, turning the design around are just a few of the changes we like to contemplate.

We contemplated alot as we enjoyed our day together while  laughs and "opps" handicapped our progress. We had such a great time. We are making so many priceless memories to add to our storyline. What a great way to use Paper Pumpkin!

The second card incorporates a few items from our stash to enhance the beauty of the rose design paper.  Capturing the shine in the gold paper was challenging but its the best I could do without drowning out too much of the Fresh Fig color.

Here is the inside of the card.  We liked the card without a sentiment which gives us more flexiblity using the card.

Each card is 5½ x 4¼.
Center panels are 4¼ x 3
Center panels are popped with dimensionals.
BTW March's kit was loaded with dimensionals. 

For a sneak peak at April and May Paper Pumpkin click HERE.  Thanks for stopping in today.  Join me on Saturday for "Saturday Spotlight".

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Paper Pumpkin, Sneak Peak & Reminder

Today is the last day to save 50% off your first two months.  

Today is the last day to subscribe and get April's  kit . If you look closely at the image you can see a sneak peak of May too.

Reminder to subscribers:

Today is also the last day you can increase your subscription if you'd like to have more than one of these to use as a gift.