Washi Tape Flowers

Hello Everyone!

Hope all of you are doing well.  I usually do my posting on Saturday or Sunday, but this weekend was a little busy.  I did, however, get the chance to do a little stamping.  Saturday I helped my daughter host the launch of her new business, freebird philosophy.  You can view what she has to sell by clicking on the link to the right or by visiting the page that is tabbed at the top of this page.  She has some really awesome stuff!  She visited India this past November and returned this past May with an arm load of clothing and jewelry that is absolutely stunning!  And the good part about it is it is all fair trade.  🙂

Yesterday my husband and I spent the day with our 22 month old granddaughter, Madisyn.  We took her swimming at the YMCA nearby.  She had a blast, and I couldn’t get her out of the water.  When we got home it was nap time, and I must report that we both slept well for a couple of hours!  LOL!  I was exhausted.  It takes a lot of effort to hold on to a little one while you are in 3 feet of water.

The card I am posting today holds some washi tape flowers that I made.  They are simple and quick.  That’s what I like about them the most.  Here’s how I made them.  I cut out a 3/4″ circle with my circle punch and covered it with sticky strip.  Then I took a length, about 12″, of washi tape  and twisted it from end to end.  I then, starting at the middle of the punched out circle, wound the washi tape around itself to form the flower, sticking it to the circle as I went.  I know…that was as clear as mud.  If you want photos of how I made them, email me and I would be very happy to send them to you.

Wahi Tape Flower Thankful

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Epic Day This and That DSP  130814

Gumball Green Card Stock  126840

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Gumball Green Classic Ink 126861

Banner Greetings (Hostess Set)

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape  129314

Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399

Large Pearl Basic Jewels  125577

Bird Builder Punch 117191

Well, that’s all for today.  I will be at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City this week, so you probably won’t hear from me until next Monday again.  I am looking forward to the time away with some of my closest friends.  I intend on coming back with a lot of new ideas that I will share.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Catching Up and a Convention Roomie Gift

I finally feel like I am catching up with things around here since we returned from our road trip two weeks ago.  I am telling you, I am better organized when I am at work full-time.  I just haven’t  gotten into the swing of things this summer break.  During the school year my free time is so limited that I know that if something needs done there is no putting it off, because if I do then it will never get done.  My time is tightly planned and packed with all of the things I want to accomplish.  But in the summer I fall into the trap of saying to myself, “Oh well.  If you don’t get to it today, you will have time tomorrow.”  I can’t believe what a procrastinater I turn into.

This past month has also been a little wild in that we were gone for two weeks on vacation and the week after we returned I had surgery on my parathyroids.  It was a 3 hour procedure and I was home the same day, but it took a good 4 to 5 days to really feel like doing much.  So here I am.  I’ve stamped this week mostly in preparation for next week’s Stampin’ Up! Convention.  I can’t wait to get to Salt Lake City and be with all of my stamping friends.

Here is a photo of my roommate gift.  It is a notepad cover.  Hope you like it.

Convention Roomie Gift

Here’s what I used on this card.

Label Love 130619/wood or 130622/clear

Mosaic Madness  130246/wood or 130249 clear

Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper  130814

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Calypso Coral Card Stock  122925

Pool Party Card Stock  122924

Very Vanilla Card Stock   101650

Tea Lace Paper Doilies   129399

Early Espresso Baker’s Twine  123124

Crumb Cake Seam Binding  122332

Early Espresso Classic Ink  126974

Soft Suede Classic Ink  126978

Artisan Label Punch  130920

Very Vintage Designer Buttons  129327

If you would like specific dimensions and instruction on how I made the cover for the notepad, please email me at the address listed to the right under contact information, and I will be happy to help you.  I can also send you more photos of the inside of the cover.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Back from a Long Road Trip

Oh, MG!  It has been over a month.  Where did the time go?

This past month has been crazy, to say the least.  My husband and I made a long distance road trip to Wisconsin and Ohio during the month of June.  We went to visit family.  It is a 20 hour drive from Colorado to Wisconsin.  A friend of mine joked that should not strangle my husband on the long drive east.  At the time, I couldn’t figure out what she might be talking about.  It had been years since we made that trip to Ohio via car before.  I had forgotten what it is really like driving hour after hour, mile after mile in close quarters  And we were a lot younger the last time we did it.  We left town on the 8th of June and we were gone for two weeks.  Our first stop was Jackson, WI for a few days.  We arrived there on June 9th.   That’s right outside of Milwaukee.  My nephew and his family live there.  I had been saying for some time that I wanted to visit him and it just so happened that this worked out.  We me my older sister there.  She lives in Ohio.  It was a nice to visit my nephew and his beautiful wife and children.  After about 4 days, my husband and I headed to Ohio (another 8 – 10 hours in the car together)  to see the rest of my family while my sister finished out the week with her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters.  A few days later she returned home to Ohio and we spent another week together.

My nephew’s daughter ( guess that would make her my great-niece?) celebrated a birthday while we visited. She will be in 4th grade next year.  She is a sweetie, and this is the card I made for her birthday.  Keep in mind that I CASED this card.  Sometimes I need to do that in order to get the creative juices flowing.  The paper is different, but the general idea was cased.  My original intention was to post this from Wisconsin, but…that didn’t happen!

Alexis Birthday 2013

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Strawberry Slush Card Stock  131295

Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper  130141

Basic Pearls  119247

Red Glimmer Paper (for the cherry)  121790

Create a Cupcake  128520/wood or 121982 clear

Needless to say, we celebrated Father’s Day while we were away, and I meant to post the Father’s Day card I made while we were gone as well.  But that didn’t happen.  🙂  I did remember to give it to my husband, but in the process forgot to make an anniversary card for him.  We celebrated our anniversary while we were on the road on June 9th.  He remembered as I saw him trying to sneak the anniversary card he had for me into our hotel room.  🙂

Father's Day 2013

Here’s what I used on this card

Early Espresso Card Stock  119686

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Real Red Card Stock  102482

Night of Navy Card Stock  100867

Early Espresso Classic Ink  126974

Night of Navy Classic Ink  126970

Teeny Tiny Wishes  128748/wood or 127802/clear

The Open Sea   128454/wood or 123032/clear

Stripes Embossing Folder  123128

7/16″ natural Trim  129287

Word Window Punch  119857

2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  118874

Well, that’s most of what I was supposed to post last month.  I really don’t think there was anything else as I didn’t get to do much stamping in June.  Only a month behind!  That’s not bad.  But I promise to catch up this weekend.  Oh, and I didn’t strangle my husband, although there were a few times when it came close!  LOL!  I am sure the feeling was mutual.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!