Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Love Is Kindness

Every week or two, I treat myself to fresh flowers when I am shopping at Trader Joe's.  (I love that store!)  A bunch of flowers really perk up the kitchen and help chase away the winter blues.  Here is what I have in the kitchen right now. 

Lovely, aren't they?  I thought the pink roses were so pretty, and they were tight little buds when I bought the bouquet.  It has been a delight watching them open up this week.

This is another of my swap cards from Leadership.  Could it be that I have a soft spot for pink flowers?

Supply list:
  • Paper ~ Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Typeset DSP
  • Ink ~ Memento Black
  • Blendabilities ~ Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi
  • Accessories ~ Pink Pirouette seam binding
  • Stamp ~ Love Is Kindness 
Right now in New Jersey we are having light snow showers, and the low tonight is supposed to be -2.  Yikes!  I don't remember when we have had such a cold February.  Usually January is the coldest month, and by mid-February we are having warmer weather.  Not this year!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Think Spring!

This has been one long, cold winter for those of us living in the Northeast, hasn't it?  The card I'm sharing today will certainly give you a little breath of spring.  I made this card for swapping at Stampin' Up!'s Leadership event last month in Orlando.  (It was so hard to come back to the cold and snow after six days of sunshine and warmer temperatures!)

 Here are the details ~
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, I Love Lace Background
  • Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Hello Honey
  • Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Fast Fuse adhesive
I stamped the inside of the card with the medium butterfly from the stamp set and that's when I noticed that the lace pattern on the butterfly matches the lace on the background stamp.  Pretty cool, Huh?

(Sorry for the quality of the photo; I was having some lighting issues.)

I hope you enjoy what's left of this weekend!  And for some of you, you get to enjoy a day off on Monday as well!