Color Blog Hop August 17, 2016

Oh my these blogs are really hitting on sentimental birthdays – the 17th was my grandmothers – Gammy to me.  She taught me so much, sewing, needlepoint, cooking and the art of giving of time and love.  She used to let me visit for a special week each summer and planned things just for me.  I hope I can be that kind of grandmother.  School begins officially for me tomorrow, although I did 4 days last week (extra) and then all summer too.  Tomorrow promises to be full of meetings – yeah – I’ve seen the schedule – whoop, whoop . . . NOT!  Our colors this week are shades of purple.  Thanks for peeking in on me – you should have come via Joni’s blog and up next is Sandy. IMG_0779

Color Blog Hop August 10, 2016

August 10th will always be a special day because it was my Dad’s birthday🙂  You should have arrived here from Joni’s blog and Sandy follows me.  Make sure to check in on both of these special ladies and their renditions of monochrome red.  Here is mine.  I tried to get that ombre look – I think I got close!  This stamp set makes it easy.  I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.  I will be back at work as you are doing the hop.  I’d rather be at Sandy’s craft day!  It was a short summer and I have not finished what is on my list!  BUT 3/4 of my bedroom got hardwood installed today!  Yeah . . . next Monday the rest will be done . . .  now I want you to imagine emptying your entire bedroom, closets and all.  It will be worth it!  Thanks for stopping in.IMG_0778

Color Blog Hop August 3, 2016

Whew!  It’s really hard to accept that it’s August . . . I finish up ‘summer camp/school’ Thursday and start back next Wednesday – no wonder I feel like I’m in a whirl wind.  Amidst all that I’m trying to clear out my master bedroom for installation of hard wood floors next week . . . and I’m ripping up all the carpet, padding and carpet strips – yikes!  Better get on that!  We are taking a spin with a new idea – this week is monochrome yellows!  You should have hopped here from Joni’s and following me is Sandy – be sure to pop in there and say ‘howdy!’  My card this week uses So Saffron, Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry with two ancient stamp sets – Thoughts  Prayers & Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Thanks for checking out my entry.  IMG_0771

Color Blog Hop July 27, 2016

Howdy Hoppers  . . .  I know, I’ve been MIA for some time.  Suffice it to say I have too many pokers in the fire.  You should have arrived today from Joni’s site and up next is my great crafting friend Sandy – be sure to leave these ladies a nice comment.  Sandy enticed me to get back into the stampin’ scene – I used her stamp set Blooms & Wishes on this card.  Thanks for checking in with me today😉  I hope the others posted the inspiration piece and the colors – I can’t locate them in my email!IMG_0770

Color Blog Hop May 25, 2016

Hi Hoppers – you should have come by way of Joni’s blog and next is Sandy – you can go either way and enjoy great entries!  I’m sad to be needing another sympathy card, but a handmade one is always more special.  Our colors don’t really lend themselves to it, but I hope this is appreciated none-the-less.44872590bFloraHues3_150IMG_0769

Color Blog Hop May 18, 2016

98176151b (1)ColorCollage1_150 Happy Wednesday Hoppers!  You should have arrived from Joni’s blog and Sandy is back so be sure to continue over to her blog and check out her work with these colors.  I had a busy day with a full day of school and then a workshop with 9 ladies doing six cards I provided.  I’m looking forward to taking a break from workshops and just stamping what I like for the summer🙂IMG_0768

Color Blog Hop May 11, 2016

Hello hoppers!  Yes, I’m still on a wedding theme – the shower is this weekend, so I needed a shower card as well as last weeks wedding card.  You should have arrived via Joni’s blog and I am last again.  I think Sandy should be back next week – yeah! I’m off today for election day where I work in WV – and I have enjoyed taking my time to make this card and do my blog (NOT at the last minute, late at night as the last few weeks).  It has been raining now for 14 days straight [we did have a glimmer of sunshine for the weekend – but some showers too].  Crafting is a welcome relief when the weather is so glum. I finally broke down and purchased the Cottage Greetings card kit, and now wish I had ordered more than one!  I love the beautiful silver lining for the extra large card and very substantial envelope as well as the silver dotted mint macaron card front.  I cut this one in half – then used the retired stamp set Your Perfect Day for the front on glimmer paper.  The flowers are stamped with Soft  Sky, but with the Mint Macaron – they seem to look more like it – I even colored with a marker to try to make them more true blue, but they seem to want to turn to green beside the green.  Little seed pearls add a special glow.  On the inside &  envelope I pulled out a much older retired set, Blissful Bride, and heat embossed with white and silver.  Three layers of lace (all retiring in about 2 weeks) and the flower embellishment with silver thread add the finishing touch.  I’m happy with this card and feel it is very ‘high end’ and elegant for a very special bride.  The photos don’t do it justice, but if you click on them, the larger image shows the details better.  Thanks for stoppin’ in!  Til next week😉  IMG_0766