Friday, May 25, 2018

Hanging Out the Wash

Eyelet Outlet has some new products! How fun!!! There are an assortment of new BRADS which can be seen HERE.

And.... drum roll please....

Eyelet Outlet now has clear stamps! Check them out HERE.

Sooooo... if you haven't check out the Eyelet Outlet online store recently, you definitely need to do so.

I used some of the new brads on my card today, a card that was inspired by the gorgeous weather we've been having lately. My mother would say it is perfect weather for hanging out the laundry.

Eyelet Outlet Products Used:

Skinny Washi Tape

Here's the inside of my card:

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Supplies Used

Eyelet Outlet: Dress Brads, Jeans and Tee Shirt Brads, Pastel Rabbit Brads, and Skinny Washi Tape

Papers: Recollections White and SU bashful Blue and Early Espresso CS, AMuse Studio Clouds DP, and other papers from my scrap file

Dies: AMuse Studio Clouds and MFT Grassy Edges

Embossing Folder: Darice Clouds

Embellishment: SU Linen Thread

Please note: the sentiment on my card was computer generated

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sweet Friendship

Friends are such a joy. They make us smile, cry with us when things go wrong, and encourage us when we are disheartened. We can giggle together over secret jokes and seem to understand each other even when others don't.

Like Proverbs 27:9 says, A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.

I love this stamp from The Project Bin. It is part of the #bff stamp set.

The font on this stamp is just gorgeous, as are the little bits of greenery.

The Proverbs 27:9 stamp doesn't have the little rose on it,
as you can see from the stamps below:

I added the tiny rose from The Project Bin's hand made stamp set:

I also used a stamp from the hand made set on the back of my card:

Here's the inside of my card:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: The Project Bin #bff and hand made stamped with Memento Tuxedo  Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections White and SU Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi CS and DP from my scrap file

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dropping You a Line

I'm not a fisherman. In fact, the last time I went fishing was in the 6th grade. It's funny how up until that moment, I loved going fishing.... well, I loved hanging out with my Dad. But.... (there's always a but in these kinds of stories) that was the summer my Dad told me it was time for me to skewer (my word, not his) my own worm onto the hook and take any fish I caught off of the hook. My fishing days were over at that point. Ewwwwwww!

That is NO fish tale.

I do love a cute stamp though, and this Whipper Snapper stamp is an adorable one.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Hooked Worm and Dropping You a Line stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections White and SU Dapper Denim and Early Espresso CS and DP from the Colorbok Nature Lover Paper Pad

Embellishments: Heart-Shaped Brads from unknown vendors

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Personal Challenge 2018 - Week 21

This is the 21st week of my personal 50-week States of the Union Challenge. Each week I research one of the 50 United States (in the order they attained statehood). I share tidbits of information about the state here on my blog and I create a card that is inspired by something about that state.

This week's state (the 21st one to attain statehood) is...

Date of Statehood: December 3, 1818

And guess what??? Illinois just happens to be where I live!

Illinois is the sixth most populous state in the country.

Only two buildings survived the great Chicago fire, the Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station.

In 2011, people in Central and Southern Illinois got so sick and tired of being overshadowed by Chicago -- which, they’d like to remind you, is not the capital of Illinois. They decided they weren’t going to take it anymore. The solution? Downstate politicians actually proposed making Cook County a separate state. Needless to say, that idea fell flat pretty quickly, given that roughly three-quarters of all Illinois residents live in the Chicagoland area.

For nearly 100 years, the fine folks at the Illinois State Fair have showcased a life-sized Butter Cow has been one of the most popular attractions at the Illinois State Fair.

Ronald Reagan’s famous childhood home is in Dixon, IL, but his birthplace is Tampico.

Before Abraham Lincoln was elected president he served in the Illinois legislature and practiced law in Springfield. Abraham Lincoln is buried just outside Springfield at Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site.

The first McDonald’s in history opened in Des Plaines in 1955. Now visitors can see the McDonald’s Store Museum within the original store. 

The ice cream sundae originated in Evanston. Ice cream sodas were prohibited on Sundays, so drug store operators started serving ice cream with syrup instead of soda on Sundays. Objections were made to christen the dish, so it became officially established as a “sundae” shortly after. 

Twinkies were invented on April 6, 1930 in River Forest, Illinois

Illinois is home to the world’s largest bottle of catsup.

There are more personalized car license plates in Illinois than anywhere in the country. 

The Chicago Post Office at 433 West Van Buren is the only postal facility in the world you can drive a car through.

The world’s largest public library is in Chicago. The Chicago Public Library features a collection of over two million books.

Metropolis the home of Superman really exists in Southern Illinois. They host an annual Superman Celebration. 

Elzie Crisler Segar, the creator of Popeye the Sailorman cartoon, was born in Chester, Illinois.

The Chicago River flows backwards. It’s one of the only rivers in the world with that trait. Each year it’s dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Morton, Illinois is known as the "pumpkin capital of the world." The state is the leading pumpkin producer and processor in the U.S.

The Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago is the nation’s oldest public zoo.

The world’s tallest man was born in Alton, IL. Robert Pershing Wadlow was 8’11”, weight 491 lbs and wore a size 37 shoe.

Here are some strange laws on the books in Illinois...

It is illegal for boys (but only boys) to throw snowballs at trees in Mount Pulaski, Illinois.

In Joliet, you can get charged with a misdemeanor for mispronouncing the town’s name as “Jolly-ette.” 

Downstate in Collinsville, you can be slapped with a $100 fine if your pants fall more than 3in below your hips.

Both Cicero and Evanston have laws prohibiting whistling at certain times.

Chicago citizens can be hit with a $120 ticket for having an improperly displayed and outdated city sticker on their car.

Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.

In Normal, IL it is against the law to make faces at dogs.

In Decatur, it's against the law to drive a car without a steering wheel.

In Galesburg, no person can keep a smelly dog.

In Joliet, you must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.

In Kenilworth, a rooster must step back 300 feet from any residence if he wishes to crow.

I've decided to go with this bit of Illinois information for my card's inspiration... Nearly 80% of the Illinois' land area is farm land.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Flourishes Country Roads stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Papers: SU Early Espresso and Staples Ivory CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: SU Ribbon and Brads from an unknown vendor

Monday, May 21, 2018

Cupcakes Chick

Carol is the May hostess of the Creative Card Chicks. She sent us a fun envelope of birthday goodies, including the oh-so-adorable Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake on Top that you see on my card. In fact, everything on my card was in the kit except for some CS for layering and the card base (Recollections Brown and SU Sahara Sand).

Carol's Kit Included:

Image (Stamping Bella Edna with a Cupcake on Top (and Sentiment, too)

Joann's DP

Embellishments from her stash


I colored the image with my Copic Markers, Gel Pens, and I added a touch of Stickles Glitter Glue to the wings.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Apple Pie Goodness

I love this mouse! Pansy, the organizer of the Christmas CraZy group on SCS sent a couple of the images to all of us a month or two ago. I made a card with one of them, and today I decided to make another card.

Did I mention I love this mouse?

High Hopes Apple Mouse Pie

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Supplies Used

Stamped Image (provided by Pansy): High Hopes Apple Mouse Pie (I colored it with my Copic Markers)

Sentiment: Merry Christmas from an unknown vendor and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Paper: Recollections Green, 110# Red, and White CS and DP from  my scrap file

Embellishment: Offray Ribbon

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Miss Blossom Is No Longer a Mystery

The Mystery Image swappers have been busy making cards with the images that our host chose. Now that the swap is due we can share pictures. Fun stuff!

Carole chose a Whipper Snapper stamp for our swap this round. It's Miss Blossom... and she is oh-so-cute!


Here's my card:

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Supplies Used

Image (provided by Carol): Whipper Snapper Miss Blossom (I colored it with Copic Markers)

Papers: Recollections White and SU Chocolate Chip and Crushed Curry CS and DP from the DCWV Girlhood Stack

Embellishments: Prima Flower, Stickles Glitter Glue, and SU Ribbon