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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Branches Birthday Blossoms!

Happy HAWWMP day, y’all!

I don’t know about y’all, but it’s so ridiculously hot and humid here….I think I’ve been sweating glowing-like-a-nuclear-reactor all day.  

The vet called early this morning (Tuesday) asking if he could come early.  Of course, I said yes, right?  I mean…I’m gonna say no?? 😉  

So, at 1030, I went and opened the gate and then moved some vehicles around at the barn so he could back in.  Then I got a soda and sat on the porch waiting for him.  11 – 12 he’d said.

In case you’re not aware, the individual voted most-likely-to-never-show-up-on-time is really not the cable guy.  It’s the horse vet.

Usually not his fault – calls take more time than he thought (us horse owners like to yak at the vet when we finally get him cornered – asking all those little questions that have been swirling in our heads), emergencies crop up.  We get it.  Us horse owners, that is.  We know that waiting is just part of it.  We even have an acronym.  WOV.  Waiting On Vet.

Not really – I just made that up.  But we should have an acronym for it!

He finally pulled in at 1pm.  And then it all went very well from there.  As predicted – the promise of peppermints brought everyone to the barn.

But OH. MY.  GOODNESS.  It was so hot – even with all the stall fans and the big aisle fan on.  I was dripping “glow” all over!  Yuk.

In between all that, I was on a long telecom for work – one of those meetings where they think you can hear anything they’re saying. But you really really can’t.

What I’m trying to say is – I’ve been a little distracted today, and that really crimped my creative juices.  Or it was the heat and the glowing.  IDK.

But when I finally got it going, I ended up combining a few stamp sets – Thoughtful Branches and Birthday Blossoms – with a few Thinlit sets – Beautiful Branches and Hearth & Home – and a couple of embossing folders – Petal Burst and Woodland.  See whatcha think – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms & Floral Boutique Make a Fun Fold Card

Well – it’s happened again.  Monday!  I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready and refreshed for the week to come.  If not – take heart, there’s only 4 days left.  This one doesn’t count.  It’s already started – you’re up – hopefully you’ve had your coffee – you may even already be at work.  So…it’s practically over!

Before I get to my card – which is one we made yesterday at Amy’s quarterly meeting – I thought you guys might like to see our latest new addition to the menagerie.  You might remember that we were adopted by a goose.  His name is Duck Duck.  Goose.  Yesterday, when we were taking him his evening crack (-ed corn) and the trimmed ends of a mess of green beans, I took his picture.  A few, actually.  He’s gotten pretty bold – he motors right up to the bank of the pond while we’re still there.  Here he is.

Duck Duck Collage    DUCK DUCK GOOSE

He’s quite handsome, yes?  And a little mouthy.  He’s got some definite ideas about dinner time and he’s not at all adverse to sharing them.  That second picture – looks pretty imperious, doesn’t he?

So.  The card.  This one was shared by Sue Prather.  She’s awfully talented – and this card shows it!  It’s a fun fold card, using the new Floral Boutique DSP and a pretty sentiment from the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  Take a look-see:

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To make this card, we started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, that’s scored and folded at 2 1/4″ and 6 1/2″ on the long side.  We used a retired punch for the circle, but I’m going to tell you how to do it with the oh-so-cool new Layering Circles Framelits.  Using a 2 5/8″ straight-sided circle Framelit, cut a hole in the card base, lining up the center of the framelit with the 2 1/4″ score line – and cheating it towards the side, as you can see in the picture.  While you’ve got that Framelit out, cut another circle of Pink Pirouette card stock. Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes and Birthday Blooms!

21 May 16 Update!  I just found out that this card was selected as the Chic of the Week over at Just Us Girls!!  Want to thank Judy Woodland for selecting my card and send a shout out to all the wonderful cards that were submitted! 🙂

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Good morning!  As I write this, it’s Saturday evening here in the Veggie Patch.  Yep – I’m the vegetable and my 350 square foot hotel room is my little patch of heaven!  I’ve spent the day in my jammies, watched a lot of tv, made exactly one card (bad Mary, bad!), done a little napping, and….I had chicken dinner from The Olde Pink House! 🙂

No – they don’t deliver.  But, it turns out that I am richly blessed with friends.  The young engineer who I’ve been carpooling with these past few weeks came by and brought me lunch.  When I said yesterday that I figured I’d spend the day vegging in my room and pass on lunch – he said “that’s great – you deserve a day of vegging.”  So…that’s really sweet (unless it means I’m looking really haggard…. 🙂 ) of him.  I didn’t expect him to bring lunch for me.  What a lovely surprise that was – and surely reminds me that surrounding ourselves with people we care about – and who care about us – is one of the most important things in our lives.  And makes every day richer, huh?

Yep – all that from one chicken dinner.  I told you – it’s epic! 🙂

So – the one card I stirred myself to do today is one of the two I’ve got commissions to make.  The lady who asked me to make her a birthday card for her mother told me “she’s girly and likes frilly things…and her roses!”  Which made the stamp choice a complete no-brainer for me. Birthday Blooms boasts a spectacular rose image, so I combined it with some Birthday Bouquet DSP (probably the thing I’ll miss the most from the Occasions Catalog) and added a couple of sentiments from Watercolor Wishes.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Honeycomb Easter Lamb Four Panel Fun Fold

Good Friday morning to you!  This week has flown by!  I had a great time in Huntsville this week.  Well, the work part was….tedious….but the rest of it was awesome!  I had lunch twice with my friend Matt – one of the very wonderful young men who I’ve told you about this past year.  He’s living in Huntsville – his brother Chris is up at UGA at Vet School!  I’m so darned proud of them both – couldn’t be more so if I’d birthed them myself.  They’re growing into just outstanding human people!! 🙂  Matt and I had a really good time.  Definitely something to look forward to for future visits there.

For today, I have a card to share that’s a reprise of a four panel fun fold that I did a week or so ago.  It’s going to be a quick explanation of the “fold” part – I’ve got the specifics over on my Tutorials Page! 🙂  This one uses the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (Sale-A-Bration), Easter Lamb and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets.  And my fave flowers – the Blossom Bunch Punch flowers!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Cups & Kettle Birthday Blooms – and Blog Candy Winner!

Happy Hawp Day!  I’m especially glad that it’s Wednesday cuz that means I’m a day closer to heading home!  Yeah!!

We have a Blog Candy winner – check it out below….

Today’s card is a bit of a departure from the norm for me.  Not too far off the beaten path, but…it’s a little frillier than I might normally make.  I used the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies and some of the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  And more of the gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  And Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  What looks like a lot of dotted lace!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms and Bouquet For You

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Mornin’, y’all – hope you remembered to spring forward!  If not – go spring ’em.  I’ll wait.

Better now?  No?  Yea – hard to be better when you just instantaneously lost an entire hour of your Sunday! 🙁

I did not get as many cards done today as I’d planned.  There was breakfast and laundry.  And lunch.  And the duck incident.  Then a few hours of card making.  Then dinner.  Then the horses….

Oh – the duck incident!  So, I’m making a card and I stand up to go to the Big Shot.  Out the window, I see there’s just a heck of a commotion in the pond.  I hurry into the kitchen to get my glasses so I have a half a shot of seeing what the heck is going on – and I see there’s two mallards just a fussin’ away.  I mean – they were going at it!

I ran out to the golf cart and raced around the house – and start hollerin’ at them – threw a rock…nothing.  Okay, the rock didn’t go very far, but still.  Normally, if you even look in their direction they’re gone.  But not today.  So, I raced back around the house and found Wayne and we went all the way out to the pond.  That’s when we see that there’s also a hen.  Apparently, the two males were interested in….well.  You know.

That poor hen – she kept going under the water to get away from them – that’s why we didn’t see her right off the bat.  And she stayed there for a long time.  Do ducks swim under water?!?  She was finally able to get to the bank, where the two boys rather sheepishly joined her.  They all spent quite a bit of time fluffing and preening and quacking at each other.  And pretending that that hadn’t just happened.  And then they all left.

I have but one word.

Men.

Whether they walk on feet with toes or webs…. 😉

But my reaction to the two duck dudes doing what duck dudes have done since God made ducks….well, that’s why I don’t keep chickens.  Or sheep.  Or anything that can’t take pretty good care of itself.  I get a little whack when that fighting and trying-to-kill-each-other crap goes on.  Wayne might have been laughing at me just a little – to his credit he hid it well!

So.  Anywho!  The third card I made is the one I’m sharing with you today.  It’s a super simple single stamp set card!  And it features the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the oh-so-gorgeous Birthday Bouquet DSP.  You’re going to see that a couple more times this week – I just got another pack in and I’ve kind of gone crazy with it!  This DSP and stamp set – well, I hope it goes forward to the Annual Catalog.  This and the Grateful Bunch Bundle! 🙂  Anyway, take a look-see:

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