Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer birthday/Carrots

I really meant to go for a summer feel to the card and by the time I was done I think it looks like it would be good for Autumn.  This is one of those cards that what was on my mind to do did not turn out at all how I had planned.  It had a mind of it's own, LOL!

I tried using this set once before it has two step stamping and I used different inks with it and they didn't work as well, not sure if I was too happy with my color choices here but it did seem to get better coverage using the chalk inks.


 I will have to say I like the enamel accents they give me the nice rounded dots :)

Stamps of Life -- Thanks 4 one year(flowers), mini 4 circles (sentiment) stamp sets
BasicGrey -- Picadilly paper
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basicsA, Decorative Labels 28 and back to basics tags dies
Martha Stewart -- butterfly punch
Stickles -- Diamond (flower centers)
Enamel Accents -- white
Brad
Ribbon

We went over to Missouri to a few parks the past two days, oh my the first day it was in the mid 90's and we went hiking again on some trails and by the time we got back to the car you would have thought I had just gotten out of the shower, I so hate that feeling, but it was pretty and we had fun.
The next day we had a bit of soft sprinkles on our walk to these springs, but once again it was so humid that we got back soaked again between the sprinkles and the himidity.  I haven't had a chance to look at the pictures yet but I will share if any of them turned out :)

I mentioned a while back that we bought this new system to plants some carrots to have on the deck and I thought I would share how they are coming along.  We planted them right from seeds directly into the pot, it came with a black plastic sheet and big rubber band that goes over it so when you water it the moisture stays inside and you just water from that black tube that is in the lower right corner in the picture, well hubby didn't like that at all so he took it off and we water the tube and when it rains it gets it from the top also, it seems to be working well even though we don't have the black plastic on top.


Please excuse the deck, yes it needs to be painted again, I didn't get to it before it has been so HOT! I like this planter because it is on rollers so you can put it anywhere on the deck you like.

Here is a visitor we had the other day, he is getting a tad to close to the carrots for my comfort, I have a feeling we may come out and this may be empty.


Thanks so much for stopping by today :)  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Connie

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Garden Bench

There are not to many times that I finish a card and I am totally happy with my results, but this is one that when I was done I was happy with it.



Since this is a smaller detailed stamp, I took another close up of the image, that I colored with markers.


PSX -- Birdhouse Bench stamp, Colored w/markers
Memory Box-- stitched circle layers die
Spellbinders -- Peony, A2 curved borders one dies
Basic Grey -- Picadilly paper
Hero Arts -- It's your day stamp sentiment
Poppystamps -- Leafy sprig die

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Connie

Monday, June 19, 2017

Brother Birthday

When we went home I took this card with me so I wouldn't have to mail it and gave it to my Sister in law to give to my brother who just turned 65.

The background comes in the paper pack, I stamped and die cut the leaves across the top to hide the flowers, both tree groupings, the bird and the deers, which I cut in half so that the buck is on the opposite shore from the Mom and baby.

I colored everything with my Spectrum markers.



I took a few close up pictures too since this was a 6x6 inch card and I couldn't get the whole card and get good close up pics.



I used foam adheasive to apply the deer and some of the leaves at the top to give a bit of dimension.

Heartfelt Creations -- Woodsy wonderland kit, colored w/markers

Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop by, I really apprecaite it, I know how busy summer time can be :)

Connie

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Flower Bouquet

I needed this card made just before we went on our trip so I grabbed for my Hunkydory collection with images already to go, the sentiment is from the same pack. The images have a silver border around them that was hard to photograph without the shine.


I diecut the bottom of the card after I had added the paper to the front. I only diecut the front I left the back plain.

Hunkydory -- Flutterbye wishes (image and sentiment)
Spellbinders -- A2 scalloped borders two
Recollections -- Iridescent rhinestones

It is another scorcher here today, we went to the flea market this morning, some of it is outdoors and the rest is inside the building, I got quite overheated, hubby said I didn't look to good when we got inside.  I hope this changes at some time, I just can't seem to take heat well anymore.  Didn't find anything either, well nothing I was willing to pay the prices they were asking anyway.

Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Connie

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spring Mill part 2

I am starting off today's post with a few flowers in the garden I took.  It was kind of hard to find some that were in nice shape, most of them were tattered and worn looking.

I liked this one just because the bug added some interest to it :)



The next one I just loved the colors in it.



This next picture is looking at a house through a trellis they had outside another garden, a bit more rustic garden than the one with the stone arches in my last post.


Now the following pictures are from the second day we were there.
First off the inn, I took this standing on the parking ramp they had there.


I think I took some pictures of the inside but they must be on my cell phone, it is very rustic inside.

On the trail leading to the Pioneer village was this cool tree.


Every hour at the top of the hour they run the mill to show how they grind the corn on the inside, but I stayed outside to catch the water going over the wheel.  I stood on the other side of the creek to get this picture. If you look close you can see the water going over the top.


Then I ran over the bridge and right under it to get this next picture but it was already slowing down by the time I managed it.


I just loved this shot of the way they hung candles in their windows.


I just loved this door handle too, isn't it cool how the leaves have actually turned green on it.


This last building I will share today wasn't opened the day we went but I just loved how it was all tucked in the woods.


Hope you enjoyed this little trip we took, I would say this was a nice park to get away, and if you like trails there were plenty to go on, not all as rugged as the one with the stairs I showed.  The inn has it's own restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so there is really no need to leave the park, although there is the town of Mitchell that is real close by if you want to go and eat somewhere else.

I was shocked to hear that a man from our town had went to Washington and shot those Congressmen, we had never heard of him but we live in a big town of 42,000 so that is understandable but still a shock when it is so close to home. My prayers go out to the families and I just pray that we can get over our division of politics and realize that we must all work together not divide us more.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Connie