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Monday, May 30, 2016

TX BlueBonnets nothing but blue skies Decor

Happy Memorial Day!

After the storm we had yesterday here in Central TX the sentiment of this creation is what I'm feeling & hoping for:
nothing but blue skies

We celebrated the holiday yesterday w/ bbq of St Louis Ribs. Hubby grilled the ribs. I made a pasta salad using from our garden: tomatoes (we have 3 types growing: Cherry, Grape & Roma Juliet), red onion (we also have TX sweet onions growing) and Basil (we have several herbs growing).

I like BlueBonnets which are the TX State Flower. They bloom in Spring and do not last long. Couple yrs ago hubby & I bought some BlueBonnet plants and planted them in our backyard under a Mini Magnolia Tree. Each yr they come back reseeding on their own as well as I burst the seeds from the pods when they go dormant (brown) and plant more each yr. I still have some that are blooming in a spot that I did not plant and either birds or wind dispersed the seeds there near a wood pile we have near the garage.

Used Tim Holtz Wildflowers die for first time. Paper pieced the Wildflower using core'dinations blue & green cardstock.
Used many TH Distress Inks on the wildflowers (see list below). Used US embossing folder for first time. Used Wink of Stella pens: clear on the Wildflowers & gold on the embossed state of TX. Heat embossed the sentiment. Added ribbons.

I'm going to use this as a decoration.

Woodpile near our fence where the BlueBonnets that are still blooming in my yard are:



























We bought this type of grill because it can be used with charcoal or gas. We like the taste of using charcoal along with cedar chips.





































Daisy had to get in on the 
red/white/blue festivities:


























Supplies List 

embossing: Recollections blue emb powder   Sizzix US emb folder
ink:  VersaMark
paper:  scrapbook - Sky   cardstock - gold, white   Darice Lt Blue Plaid
pen: Wink of Stella - clear, gold
ribbon: Spool 'O Ribbon - blues/white 
Spellbinder: die - Nest Inverted Circle
stamps:  Hero Arts LP286 - sentiment
Tim Holtz:  cardstock - core'dinations - blue, green   die - Wildflowers
   Distress Ink - broken china, chipped sapphire, mowed lawn, salty ocean,
      shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade
tool: MISTI 

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2016 Ch  UE  5/1
5/31  DLART May Linky   nostack 1Eperday  5/1 

6/3  Glitter and Sparkle Ch 190 Flower Power  3E(#1)  5/29
6/3  Sweet Stampin Embossing    2E(#2)  5/28



6/4  Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style  UE  5/5


6/5  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Create a Scene    UE  5/23
   created a scene by photographing the decor near some actual BlueBonnets
6/5  Simon Says Stamp Mon Monochrome     5E(#15/30  Monochrome - blues
6/5  Stamped Blessings Anything Goes    2E(#2)  5/29

6/6  Cuttlebug Mania Ch Embossing    3E(#35/24

6/25  Simon Says Stamp Work It Wed May 2016 Ch Sunshine  3E(#35/25




Sunday, May 29, 2016

Father's Day Lighthouse hello from Sunshine Card

The Lighthouse used on the front of this card was in my scrap pile from a first draft of a card I made back in 2013 so instead of tossing it I repurposed it for this card.

Used inks to color along with Crayola pencil colors for touch up on the Lighthouse & scene.

Used a sketch which you can see below.

Used Simon Says Stamp Hello Sunshine Frame.

Stamped "From:" to make the front indicate:
hello
    From:
Sunshine

Embossed Sun Rays & put inside card.

Stamped Cardz TV stamp that fit the Lighthouse theme wonderfully.

























Inside:
















Supplies List 

Crayola: pencil colors for touch up
Enamel accents: black
inks:  Memento  - Cottage Ivy, Dandelion,Tuxedo Black   VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: vellum  cardstock - black, gold, white, yellow, Darice Yellow Small Dots
Simon Says Stamp: die - Hello Sunshine Frame
stamps:  Cardz TV Father's Day - sentiment inside,
   MFP Lighthouses, My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas - "From:"
stickles: Yellow
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - mowed lawn, salty ocean, squeezed lemonade, tumbled glass
   embossing - Rays emb folder
tool: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

5/29  Die Cuttin Divas Ch267 Polka Dots  3E(#3)  5/24
 

5/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper May 2016 Ch  UE  5/1
5/31  DLART May Linky   nostack 1Eperday  5/1 

6/1  CRAFT Ch365 Father's Day/Male  5E(#35/26

6/2  CardzTV Card Des Ch#7 Card Sketch & Grad or Dad Ch  3E(#1)  5/27
 
SKETCH ELEVEN
















6/3  Dragonfly Journeys Ch59 Polka Party  UE  5/29
6/3  HIMCR #252 Any Holiday  3E(#25/28 
6/3  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Sat Linky Party  1E(#1)  5/28

6/4  Anything But Cute Ch13 Celebrate Your Style  UE  5/5

6/5  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Create a Scene    UE  5/23
6/5  Stamped Blessings Anything Goes    2E(#1)  5/29




6/8  Cut It Up Ch97 Sketch Any Sketch  1E(#)  5/27 
   Sketch - Mary Cardz TV

SKETCH ELEVEN
















6/8  DLART Thankful Thurs Ch181 Boys or Men alt TY  3E(#35/26






6/11  Pile It On Ch109 Tic Tac Toe  UE  5/29
Tic Tac Toe - 2 ways (how about that)  
2nd column - Emboss (TH Sun Rays on inside), Image (Lighthouse), 
      Die Cut (SSS die Hello Sunshine Frame front & Spellbinder Sentiment Tags inside)
   diagonal from bottom left to top right - Stripes (on Lighthouse), Image (Lighthouse)
      Dots (cardstock yellow/white)
















6/25  Simon Says Stamp Work It Wed May 2016 Ch Sunshine  3E(#25/25