Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Welcome to another Gina K CSS blog hop - our challenge this time was a color challenge for non-traditional red and green with a neutral like white,tan, or black.
If you are following along the hop themn you came to me from the fabulous Vicki - http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/2013/05/stamp-tv-css-hop-color-challenge.html I am sure she had some great eye candy for you!!!
Also remember that this time we are giving a sweet grab bag of Gina K products to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave some comments along the way and we will draw one random commenter to win on check back then.
For my card - I guess I really didn't stray too far from 'tradtional' colors but the red is really a dark marroon color (it shows up a bit brighter in the photo) and the green is an olive green.
I stamped the ornamnent stamps from 'Heirloom Ornaments' (now retired - I just realized when I went looking to make sure I had the name right arrggg) onto tan cardstock and cut them out with the matching Spellbinders dies. I then layered them on top of some black patterned DP, a back die cut, a black ribbon and a marroon with gold scrolly things ribbon and then onto some marroon and white Christmas paper - all on a base cardstock of olive green.
Next up on the hop is Miesje - http://miesdf.blogspot.com/2013/05/css-color-blog-hop-5-21-2013.html and I am sure she has something beautiful to show you!!!
Well I had better get a move on and get ready for work - another busy night in store. Last night was busy too so will be glad for 3 days off after tonight!!!!
Monday, May 20, 2013
First some pictures of todays card and then some photos from my morning walk with my foxy puppy.
The card is for the current Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes which was a color challenge to use blue and green.
I colored up this pointsetta stamp - from Flourishes - with prismacolor pencils and colored the pointsetta blue and the berries a teal blue and the pines a blue green, then the leaves in green and olive greens.
I found some Christmas DP with a light blue background - with brown reindeer - and added a brown ribbon used brown cardstock for my base.
I used a dark blue ribbon to match the center of the pointsetta and added some light blue rhinestones too.
Check out the challenge here - www.flourishes.org/blog
Well summer has definatly arrived here in NW Florida - up until the last couple days it had been fairly cool in the mornings and not much humidity but no more. By 730 when I got out to one of our favorite walking spots it was already 80 and very humid.
Miss Kyna LOVES our walks in the woods - she is always running full tilt after squirrels, rabbits and the occasional deer and today was no exception, except she needed a rest break and some water about 20 minutes into our walk (almost halfway) which she never does ...but then again the 'rest' break was all of about 1 minute. When we got down to the water she was very happy to get in and it only took her a minute before she decided that the water felt good enough that she was soon swimming(after she chased away some birds :).
On the way back we ran into the little snake in the last picture - or rather I came upon it and Kyna was out in the woods. Yes it is a rattlesnake - not sure if it is a pygmy or a baby - it was only about 6 inches long and less than a quarter inch wide at its widest - didn't have much of a rattle, but I wasnt going to get any closer than I was - which was about 3 feet away - amazing how much I can zoom in with my phone camera.
I have seen these a couple times over the years down here - but never out in the woods - have seen 3 or 4 in town near wooded areas - 2 of which were already dead from getting run over on the street. Guess I will have to keep my eyes peeled on high power from now on...
All for today - time for a nap as I have to work tonight.
AAHHH - Coool Water
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Boy it has gotten warm the last couple days - I guess that means summer has finally come to NW Florida. The hubby, puppy and I went for our morning walk and then I finished off a bit of yard work.
We actually had all of us at lunch - as DS just got off work and DD doesn't work till later today. Then we all went and saw the new Star Trek movie. Great movie on its own but it was also fun to pick out all the little nods to other sci fi classics in amongst all the action!!!
Then I had a bit of time in the craft room this evening :) happy, happy me - a great sci fi flick with the family and some crafting time :)
I did this card for the current challenge over at Impression Obsession which is 'In the Air'
Check out the challenge here - www.mitrafriant.typepad.com
I used several stamps - all from IO. The first stamp I used was the cover-a-card scratches #CC044 that I stamped in gray onto some DP. The I stamped the 2 airplane stamps - Airplane collage #F13013 and Airplane corner# F13014 in black. Then I stamped the phrase - Predict the fucture #D1383 in red onto a scrap of the same DP. I cut the phrase layer and the gray layer both with Spellbinders dies and edged the phrase layer in red - and the main DP layer too. I edged the gray layer for under the phrase with a silver mettalic pen.
I kept the accents simple as this made a really good guy card - all I used were some silver colored pearl drops that I did with a tulip fabric pen.
All for today - Take Care!!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Just a quick proud Mamma post before I head to bed - one of my co-workers was kind enough to stay a bit late at work last night for me so I could attend at the awards ceremony for the Air Force Associations scholarships.
Paula my daughter recieved one of the scholarships - it will probably go towards getting her a new laptop to take to college with her as her old one is, well old and doesn't always work right for her....
The first Picture is of Paula and her friend Eathan who wore his college ROTC uniform - looking smart!!! Paula's friend Angie was also there - she and a few other ROTC members from her HS were helping escort guests.
Very proud of my girl!!!
Off to sleep now - Have a great weekend :)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Just a quick stop here this am - when I was out taking pictures of a card yesterday, I noticed my neighbors flowers in their front yard. I think these are siberian iris but I don't know - but they are sure pretty. I love the pretty purple color and the stripes and the darker centers.
I may have to find me some of these for my yard!!!
Off to sleep with me so I can work again tonight.
Happy Mother's Day!!!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
A rainy saturday here in NW Florida - we got back from a nice long walk the DH, puppy and I and soon after it started raining. As I got all my cleaning chores done earlier in the week and the rain cancelled my yard chores, I headed to the craft room. Believe it or not I am almost through with the massive Christmas ornament project that I started before Christmas.....
I also finished off this card for the current Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes which was to use something black, black accents. Check it out here - www.flourishes.org/blog/ - play along and you could win all 4 of the stamp sets in this last weeks new release - like I did with the release challenge this time around!!!! :) Happy, Happy,Happy ME!!!!
I stamped the dress form (Flourishes of course) onto some pale yellow DP - the back side was used to cut the flower rosettes and the corner accents - it has a differnt pattern and a darker yellow.
I colored the dress form with prismacolor pencils and fussy cut it out . The black frame, corner accents and the 'cut-and-fold' shapes are all Spellbinders dies.
I also used a black ribbon and some black pearl drops made with a tulip fabric paint pen(I accidently smeared the one corner a bit - wanted to get a picture while the rain let up and I also needed to get my pre-night-shift nap in so I was in a hurry :( hopefully its not too noticable.....
All for today - off to work....
Have a great weeknd!!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Well its been a busy day here - starting with a long walk with my puppy and her doggy friend and his owner Nathalie. We took the long way around to a little beach park near us and let the 'kids' play in the water for awhile. My little Kyna is finally trying out her swimming skills - she went out deep enough to swim 3 or 4 times today. Her buddy loves to swim, especially when there is a ball involved, he dives right in and she follows. We managed to 'almost ' wear my little girl out - another 20 minutes throwing her toy racoon for her in the yard did the trick, once she went to sleep she was out for several hours :)
I am showing you a card made with a stamp from Sweet Pea stamps - www.sweetpeastamps.com
I haven't had as much time for coloring lately as I would like, but when I color, one of my favorite companies is Sweet Pea Stamps - I love all the fairies and mermaids. Our town has a pirate festival the first weekend in June so I pulled out my sweet pirate mermaid and colored her in 'spring colors' for the current challenge over at 'One Sweet Challenge - www.onesweetchallenge.blogspot.com
She is colored with prismacolor pencils and cut out with a Spellbinders die. The black layer is actually a label from 'Paper Temptress' - its such a poretty die cut that I save all the labels whenever I order paper from Paper Temptress so I can reuses them :)
All for tonight - Have a great weekend!!!