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Monday, February 28, 2011

Blog Awards

I received two blog awards from my friend Donna- thanks Donna! If you like to cook or just love good food, visit her blog, but not before breakfast, lol! You will get really hungry looking at all the yummy recipes she makes! I really need to go and visit her soon so I can eat some of that great food she is cooking :-).


Where is Spring?

We had snow again a few days ago- 3 inches! I'm so glad that it was gone in just a couple of days! I am more than ready for Spring to get here, although there are some tell tale signs appearing. The peonies are already sending up their shoots as well as the daffodils. Looking at a lot of white snow and brown grass made me really long for some Spring colors, as you will see in the next three posts :-) ....

I am not going to be chatty today :D. We made a trip to Chicago over the weekend because our daughter had a Meet and I got one entire hour of sleep the whole weekend. I learned that it isn't good to photograph Meets on one hour of sleep. I don't know how many good ones I got out of 1,434 photos, but I will be surprised if 200 of them are good ones :o(. After a brief look this morning I am really happy that I use a digital camera and not a film camera! Can you imagine the cost of losing that many photos after you took 1,434 of them? Anyway, I am absolutely exhausted! Hope you all have a GREAT day today! I may sleep part of it!


I will add the supplies tomorrow. I hope you don't mind :)
Paper: Pretty in Pink-100459, Whisper White-100730, Baja Breeze-111352, Marina Mist-119682, Old Olive-100702, So Saffron-105118, Designer Series Paper- 124156
Punches: Heart to Heart-119881
Dies: Daisies #2=114520, Beautiful Wings-118138, Sweet Buttons embosslit-121813
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Framed Tulips-121809

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I seriously need to work on building up my stash of cards. It is sooooo depleted! I like cards that are fast and easy to make and can be done in different colors easily for building up the stash. This one is done in Real Red and Whisper White with a touch of So Saffron. I'm planning to replicate this one in several colors and with different sentiments so I can fill up several areas in my stash box  rather quickly :-).
Don't you just love the Framed Tulips embossing around the edges of the card? I think this folder is soooo pretty!

I haven't stamped the inside yet because I'm not sure if I will want to hand write a message or not later. I did add a little butterfly to the corner though :-). I'm planning on doing this one next in Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight. I've always loved blue and yellow together- those two colors together just make me feel happy inside :-). Have a wonderful day and a GREAT weekend!


Paper: Real Red-102482, Whisper White-100730, So Saffron-105118
Classic Stampin' Ink: Real Red-103133
Stamps: Elements of Style-120045, Well Scripted-118601
Dies: Beautiful Wings-118138
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Framed Tulips-121809

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tri-Shutter Card

This type of card is called a Tri-Shutter Card. Interesting name, huh? It's a pretty cool card since it stands up all by itself for display and is always a nice surprise for whoever gets one. It's not your everyday, ordinary type of card :-). For my card, I used Marina Mist, So Saffron, and Cherry Cobbler, with just a splash of Very Vanilla. This color combo really makes all three colors pop, so I was really happy with my color choices.

Did you notice those cool little buttons in the centers of the flowers? I love them. They were made with the new Sweet Buttons embosslit in the Occasions Mini. A little bit of ink always adds more dimension to any die cut- especially die cuts that are embossed as they are cut. My buttons were done in So Saffron and Marina Mist, but only the So Saffron buttons were inked with More Mustard. Inking the Marina Mist buttons would have interrupted the flow of the card and would have left no place for the eye to rest. If you look closely though, the So Saffron flowers are inked a little around the edges with More Mustard, so it still draws the eye, but isn't busy.

Instead of using Designer Series Paper for my background, I chose to use texture for more interest. I chose the Square Lattice embossing folder. It reminds me of baskets and/or a woven background :-). Wishing you all a very happy day today! Thanks so much for visiting me!


Paper: So Saffron-105118, Marina Mist-119682, Cherry Cobbler-119685, Very Vanilla-101650, Old Olive-100702
Classic Stampin' Ink: More Mustard-103162, Cherry Cobbler-119669, So Saffron-105213, Marina Mist-119668
Stamps: Bliss-123217, Bold Blossom-122232
Punches: Butterfly-119848, 1.75" Scallop Circle-119854, Boho Blossoms-119858
Dies: Sweet Button-121813, Daisies #2-114520, Beautiful Wings-118138, Little Leaves-114511
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice-119976

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

This is Why...

 Ok, I did get back into my scrap room and I did get some things made, BUT I have not had time to take photos and this is why....
This little cutie is Lila and she is the newest member of our family. She is our youngest daughter's Chihuahua puppy. We picked her out on Saturday, but we couldn't bring her home because she wasn't eating enough puppy food. We were going to visit her on Tuesday, but the breeder said she could go home. Of course, it didn't take my daughter five minutes to get ready and we were heading out the door to pick her up, lol! We had most everything we needed for the puppy already, but because we weren't expecting her to come home so soon, we had to go shopping after we picked her up. The only things we had to get was puppy food, a crate, and a pink puppy purse. Yes, we have been reduced to purchasing a pink puppy purse :-D. 

Today was our long practice day at the rink. Lila went to the rink with us yesterday and met everyone and today she was right at home; to the point that she napped and not a sound at the rink bothered her enough to wake her. Tomorrow is our day off (yeah, for days off!), so I will get back to my scrap room and get some photos and post em'. Have a wonderful evening!

PS-  As I have been typing this post, my daughter has been teaching Lila to 'fetch'. Too funny! Her favorite toy so far is a little pink tennis ball. She LOVES the thing! My daughter tosses it and Lila goes to get it and brings it back. She does slip past my daughter every once in a while to chew on her ball, but mostly she has been having fun bringing it back to her.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I just wanted to hop on here real quick to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's Day! I also want to say thank you to all of you for coming to visit my little corner of the web and for all the wonderful comments that you leave. It's such a blessing to have blog buddies! I made a little card for all of you :). It's not a 'traditional' type of Valentine, but I love these colors (Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist) together! And I hope you like the card I made for you!
My daughter has gone back to her own home under the watchful care of her boyfriend. We are close enough that we can get to her in a matter of minutes if need be and we check in on her often during the day. I am happy to report that she has not needed to use her pain medication for the last couple of days. She said that she doesn't have pain anymore, but that the cast is bothersome and uncomfortable. The thing weighs a ton! She is looking forward to getting rid of the temporary cast to move on to the permanent cast. That cast will be lot lighter for her! She is getting around a lot better and doing things on her own. She is using her crutches by herself to get to the bathroom and to get to other rooms, but is still resting her leg as much as she can. Of course, no weight on it until she sees the surgeon in a couple of weeks. She actually got out and about with her boyfriend yesterday and on outings they will take the wheelchair with them. It would be too tiring for her to walk any distances with crutches and hold her leg up the whole time with that HEAVY cast on it! 

I'm getting caught up on housework and other things that I have to get done and then looking forward to stamping this week- whoo hoo!! I have a Stampin' Up! box arriving at my door this week too! 

Wishing you all the most wonderful of Valentine's Days!

My Digital Studio

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I've been missing in action from my scrapping room, but with good reason. One of my older daughters fell on Monday morning from a slip on ice and broke her ankle and leg. The three major bones that hold your foot to your leg- she broke all three of them. On Tuesday she had surgery to put in plates and screws to repair the bones. Needless to say, we have spent a great deal of time in the hospital for the last two days. She is not going to be able to put any weight on her newly repaired bones for a while so they have time to heal. She has a minimum of eight weeks of recovery time ahead of her. She is staying here with us and will go back home as soon as she feels up to it. I am so thankful that she lives only 15 minutes away and that I was able to get to her and take her to the hospital in a short amount of time. I will be taking care of my daughter and making sure that my skater girl gets to practice, so I may or may not get time to post much. I know I am very tired after two days of the hospital and not getting much sleep between the 33 hours she actually broke her bones to the time they were repaired. What is it about waiting in hospitals that makes one so weary? All you do is basically sit around and wait. I am up now at 2:19 a.m. to make sure she gets her pain medication in a few minutes when she is supposed to take it. After the pain that I saw my baby in for those 33 hours I do not want to let her get behind in pain medication. I am very thankful that she is feeling much better after her surgery. There is nothing that tears at a mother's heart more than not being able to fix something that hurts our children. Your prayers for her complete and speedy recovery will be greatly appreciated!! I hope you will stick with me while I am taking care of my daughter and my grandson and check back. I'm sure I will need to take a creative break :D. Wishing you all a wonderfully blessed day!