Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Posted by Clara at Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
It was a beautiful day here in New England today...and it's finally spring! I always look forward to the spring.....it's like a new awakening after the long, very bitter cold winter we had this year. With spring comes Easter. We will be getting ready for our annual Easter egg hunt that my granddaughters really look forward to each year, then all get together and have a wonderful Easter family dinner.
This is the Easter card I will be mailing out to my sister this year. She lives in Oregon and won't be able to join us.
The bright yellow polka dot note card is by Amuse. All other papers were taken from my
miscellaneous scrap bin. Also used are MFT's Fishtail Flags Stax, Mini Tabs, and Upsy Daisy Die-namics. I added a bit of bling and fine white glitter to the bunny.
Whatever your plans happen to be, I wish you all a wonderful, joyous Easter!
Posted by Clara at Saturday, April 12, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
My father always loved the older classic cars and I believe I got my appreciation of older cars from him. I'm sure that's why I liked this set called Classic Convertibles from Stampin UP!
It's now a retired set, but still a classic!
The weathered background look was created using light yellow paper, a Scor-Pal, and both a light and darker shade of brown ink. It's a nice weathered look and is very easy! The instructions can be found over on Gina K's Stamp TV!
All paper and inks used in making this card were all from SU. Also used were MFT's Star Stax, and some small bronze brads for the corners.
Posted by Clara at Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
Wishing you all a very safe, healthy, Happy New Year!
Posted by Clara at Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
and until we meet again,
Posted by Clara at Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I needed another Easter card for a challenge in an online stamp group I belong to called Card Camp. I dug through what I had for Easter stamps and knew right away this was the one I wanted to work with. Isn't this the most adorable little bunny??? The image is called One Good Egg and is made by Penny Black. Partnered up with a sentiment from Hook's Lines & Inkers, I knew it was going to be a perfect combination.
Brocade Blue and So Saffron by Stampin' UP! were my paper choices, along with a couple of different patterned papers I had by them as well. Copic colors used were B000, B02, B12, B14, RV02, R20, R22, E50, E31, E55, Y15, C1, C3, and YG17. I tried all kinds of embellishments to finish off my card but nothing was calling out to me..... then I found a package of felt flowers and leaves (retired SU) in my stash and I knew it would give me the look that I was searching for. I just love it when things come together. :)
Posted by Clara at Saturday, March 09, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Quite some time ago, I used to participate in a digital stamp of the month challenge and really enjoyed it! Now that life has slowed down a bit for me, It's time to join that monthly challenge again and get my creative juices flowing. Your completed card needs to be posted by the 20th of each month, there is plenty of time left this month to play along. If you are interested, just click here and get all the particulars to play along! www.designed2delight.com and check out the store for lots of cute digital stamps at http://fromtheheartstamps.com I decided to pick the Easter basket digi to create my card as Easter is early this year, but this delightful basket image comes in a series of three....a spring basket, Easter basket, and one full of cute little shamrocks.
I started off using Wild Wasabi card stock by Stampin' UP along with patterned papers from the Brenda Walton collection from K&Co. The two punches, the scallop trim border and the word window punch are also SU products. The large ovals that I used are from Nestabilities. Copics used to color it up were BV02, BV31, R20, R22, G40, G24, G21, Y15, Y11, along with E55,E53, E51, YR24, YR21, YR20 and YR00 to color the multi colored basket. I used a Spica clear pen to give a light glitter shine to the eggs although you really can't see it in the picture. To finish it up, I simply stamped the words Happy Easter using the Teeny Tiny Wishes set from SU.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Posted by Clara at Sunday, March 03, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Several years ago I had an inexpensive juicer, one that didn't extract the juice very well, leaving me with a small glass of juice, and a whole lot of really wet pulp! It wasn't long afterwards that I gave up on it and got rid of the juicer. BLAH....
About a week ago, my UPS man delivered a big, heavy, package. I had no idea what was in the box because I hadn't ordered anything. To my BIG surprise, inside was this juicer, an awesome gift from my son and daughter-in-law. Come to find out, they had bought one exactly like this for themselves and loved it. They thought I would like it as well, and they were right! It is the Breville Ikon Juice Fountain BJE510XL. Every morning I've been making freshly made juice with it. No more wet pulp....this baby extracts the juice right out of the fruits and veggies, leaving the pulp like sawdust! It's amazing.... There are so many healthy benefits from juicing! Thank you Vin and Kat for this awesome gift!
Posted by Clara at Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Wow, die cutting machines have come a long way. I had the original heavy, red Sizzix machine then moved on to the Cuttlebug. As much as I like my little bug, the Big Shot has earned it's name! It's a great machine and does a great job embossing as well as cutting. Santa brought it for me, along with a few new embossing folders to try out, and I plan on doing just that!
Posted by Clara at Saturday, January 05, 2013
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Posted by Clara at Saturday, October 20, 2012