Petal Passion


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I am loving this beautiful Petal Palette  stamp set!  Actually, I am loving the entire Petal Passion Suite!  And this card proves there are more uses for the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack than just memory keeping.  The cards, $1.00 less than the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper can be used for card making as well as memory keeping.  That doesn’t mean I like them more than the DSP, it just means they are versatile and can be used for both, just like the designer series paper.  If I could only purchase one, I would purchase the card pack.

I also love the versatility of simple black and white.  That means I can customize the paper or the cards to go with whatever colors I might have on hand like I did with this card.

I started by selecting the polka-dotted card base from the Sale-A-Bration Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes that I got FREE after placing a $50.00 order.  You can get them too if you place a qualifying order in my online store.  I then chose this card from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.

I trimmed the card down to measure 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ and colored it with my Stampin Blends.  I also stamped a few flowers on it in Calypso Coral using the flower stamp from Petal Palette Stamp Set.  I stamped off before stamping on the card because I didn’t want it to be real dark.

Then I attached the card to the Pool Party card base.  I stamped the bird and branch on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with one of the circles from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  I used dimensionals to hold everything down on the base.

And here is my finished product!

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

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Hey Chick!

It is a cold and cloudy day today here in Colorado.  A good day to stamp!  So I thought I’d share a little of what I’ve been working on with you.

This card is made with a Sale-A-Bration set,  and as far as I am concerned, it is a must have!  Hey Chick is such a cute set.  Being an avid chicken collector (I collect vintage and antique roosters), I was sure to get this set first.

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I like this chicken because it sort of looks like my hair when I get out of bed in the morning.  It is usually standing straight up on the left side, and this guys hair reminded me of…me!   LOL!  The only difference is my hair isn’t blue and my body isn’t yellow and I don’t have tail feathers.  My husband would tell you otherwise because says I am always getting my tail feathers in a ruffle.  🙂

Here is a graphic of the other stamps in the set.

hey-chick-stamp-setIt is yours free with any $50.00 purchase from my online store. Or you can get one of the following other items.

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When I made this card, I used a 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Soft Suede card stock for the base.  The designer series paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The striped piece measures 2 1/2″ x 5 ” and the dotted piece is 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.  The top piece of Soft Suede card stock measures 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and the Whisper White piece upon which I stamped measure 2″ x 3″.  I added a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ to the inside so that I could write a note of thanks in there for a special lady.

I hope  you enjoyed your visit here today.  It was short and I hope sweet!  Until next time

Happy Stamping!

Josie2

 

 

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Love & Affection

It has been awhile since I posted last because June has been a busy month.  The first two weeks were spent on vacation while my sister and brother-in-law visited from Ohio.  We spent the better part of the two weeks traveling with them.  We drove to both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, and finally Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.  While in Southern Colorado we also visited Four Corners Monument.  It is part of the Navajo Nation’s Parks and Recreation and the only place in the United States where four states, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado meet at one point.

Unfortunately vacation went by way too quickly and before I knew it, they were back on an airplane headed home.  It was tons of fun and I am looking forward to the next time we are together.  I’ve been trying to think of when I can get back there and an excuse for going, but decided I don’t need an excuse other than I want to visit my family.  Maybe I will make a trip this fall before bad weather sets in.  My mom is scheduled to visit in July and I am really looking forward to that.

I’ve got another video for you today along with a tutorial you can download and print, . I seem to remember promising my up line at On Stage that I would do a video each month so I am getting this in just in time. 🙂  In case you haven’t noticed, I love to make 3-D things.  Today’s card is a small one that fits inside a box.  I used the Love & Affection stamp set along with ALL of the new In Colors which I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  This card is one we made at this month’s club.  We didn’t do the box.

 

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Love & Affection Card

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

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More on Common Courtesy

Another incident that makes me think common courtesy no longer exists is because of the experience I had during the Colorado Caucuses on March 1.

As required by caucus rules, my precinct members and I (approx. 50 of us) elected a caucus chairperson and secretary. Again, according to caucus rules, up to three people could speak on behalf of each candidate for the party after the initial vote. Individuals speak in an attempt to sway the other voters to vote for “their” candidate.

This is what happened.

We took the first vote after which a woman spoke on behalf of the candidate she was supporting. Next, a young man spoke his piece in favor of the opposite candidate. When he was finished, I raised my hand and asked the chairperson for permission to speak on behalf of the first candidate. After I took, my seat and second person spoke again for the second candidate. No one else seemed as if they had anything to say, so I again raised my hand and asked for permission to speak, and I did. Finally, a third individual spoke on behalf of the second candidate. Again, encouraged by the individuals who were in favor of the same person as I, I once again asked for the floor and again granted permission to speak. I ended with the rhetorical question, “I was just wondering how many of us are willing to vote for the party candidate, even if it isn’t the one we are presently supporting?”

At that moment, a young woman probably in her early thirties said rather rudely, “That isn’t any of your business!”

I looked at her and at the same moment as another member of the caucus, we both said to her, “You don’t have to answer.” In addition, I followed up with, “And you don’t have to be so rude.”

The young woman responded quite harshly, “Nobody wants to hear you talk all night. I have other things I need to do tonight as well.”

My response was, “This is the Democratic process at work. Apparently, you don’t know what a caucus is all about do you. If you are so busy, why did you even bother coming out tonight? I can’t help that I have a brain in my head that works.”

I probably shouldn’t have been so harsh with my words in return, but at that point, I’d had enough.

I later apologized to the group saying I hadn’t planned on being so long winded. As I did this, the mother of the young woman verbally attacked me again, by saying I was egging her daughter on. I ignored her.

At the end of the evening, an older man approached me and said I made a good point when I asked if we were willing to support each other’s candidates.

This is what I really think we need to do…

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Enough about that.  I have been pretty absent from my blog lately, and that is because I’ve been busy crocheting.  I didn’t stamp at all last week, because I had a sweater I wanted to get finished.  Well it is done so today was spent in my stamp room.  I came up with a few creations that I want to share with you.  I used the Birthday Blooms stamp set again.  I believe it is one of my favorites!

Here is the first thing I stamped today.

Watermelon Wonder Birthday BloomsI stamped the image for this set on a piece of 4″ x 4″ whisper white card stock.  I then measured 2″ from the bottom edge on either side of the flower.  Using the Stampin’ Trimmer I cut a straight line from the left and right edge at the 2″ mark just to the edge of the image.  I then used paper snips to fussy cut the top portion of the rose. I colored over the center of the rose with the gold colored Wink of Stella.  The remainder of the flower was colored over with silver Wink of Stella  The sentiment on this card comes from the Water Color Wings  set.

The second thing I stamped today was this set of 3″ x 2″ cards that can be used as gift tags and cellophane wrapped box for the tags.

Birthday Blooms 3x3 cards

Birthday Blooms 3 x 3 boxTo make the box, cut a piece of card stock to measure 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.  Score it on all four sides at 1/2″ and 1″.

I made the cellophane sleeve by cutting an overhead transparency to 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″.  With the long edge of the clear sheet at the top of my scoring tool, I scored the transparency at 1/2″, 3 7/8″, 4 3/8″ and 7 3/4″.  I used two sided tape to assemble the box and to adhere the ends of the clear sleeve.  You can download a picture tutorial for the box here.  I’ve shared these instructions before.  BE AWARE…follow the measurements for the sleeve I’ve posted here vs. the ones in the downloadable link.  If you do, it will be less of a struggle to get the box into the sleeve.  I also used retired Pool Party Baker’s Twine to wrap around the box.

I hope you enjoyed your stop here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2