Posted on March 10, 2014 by kd blog
This card was inspired by the cover of the March 2014 (current) issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
I stamped the flowers with VersaMark, embossed with clear embossing powder, then die cut them.
Here is the magazine cover:
Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse ArtStamps Kitchen, Neenah Natural White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Only Orange (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.
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Posted on March 8, 2014 by kd blog
I finished painting the master bedroom closet yesterday, and I got the Closet Maid shelving back in last night. I plan to refill it today.
It has already been a busy morning here! I dropped Offspring3 off at a different high school to take the SAT. Filed corrections on the FAFSA forms for Offspring1 and Offspring2 (FAFSA is due by February 15, but I don’t normally get my taxes done that quickly, so I file corrections when I finish my taxes.)
I am hoping to find time for a card or two later today (have not made a card since Tuesday!)…my inspiration is the collection of paint chips Offspring3 collected while I was selecting paint at Lowe’s, and the cover of the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens.
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Posted on March 7, 2014 by kd blog
The title of this week’s Splitcoaststampers color challenge is “Ripples of Old Indigo.” Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Island Indigo, with dessert option of pearls.
I chose to make a tulip sympathy card (always trying to keep the sympathy section of my card basket filled!).
Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, inks – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, pearls – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail powder, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.
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Posted on March 6, 2014 by kd blog
I am in the midst of emptying/cleaning/painting the master bedroom walk-in closet while hubby is on business travel.
I made this Macaroni Shrimp Salad two weekends ago. It is not my lunch today.
Offspring3 was watching YouTube clips of Jimmy Fallon as I went upstairs to take this photo…this one with Jonah Hill:
OK…back to #lunch above…
Husband requested a batch of Macaroni Shrimp Salad. He brought home some beautiful shrimp from our local Green Valley. I was not really feelin’ it, but I made it. Even without a gallbladder, the mayonnaise in this bothers me, so I was not planning on consuming much after the tasting to see if there was enough Old Bay Seasoning. But guess what?? The Old Bay was exactly what I needed to get me out of the mid-winter food blahs!
In my recipe binder, this is labeled as “Aunt June’s Macaroni Shrimp Salad”, but Aunt June claims that Aunt Linda found the recipe on a box of macaroni way back in the dark ages (1960′s). It will always be Aunt June’s recipe to me! (right, cousin Pati??)
Here is the recipe that I found came the closest to what we make. It is not exact, but I am not giving away this family recipe! (sorry!) I will say, our version contains no onion, dill or chives. And I used a lot more Old Bay.
Welcome Home Blog’s Macaroni Shrimp Salad
Thanks for stopping by!
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Posted on March 5, 2014 by kd blog
Watercoloring is BIG right now in card crafting blog/challenge land! I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink.
I embossed the daisy in white embossing powder on watercolor paper. And, because I watched a video on Lawnscaping Challenge blog about watercoloring with Gelatos (a product I don’t have), I pulled out my old (and rarely used!) Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Crayons , and colored the daisies roughly, scribbled a bit of green around them for the background. I used an aqua brush to paint the crayon around. Surprise! I am happy with the way it turned out.
Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson Watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Mellow Moss (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Up! watercolor crayons (retired??) – Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, YoYo Yellow, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear & white, organdy ribbon (retired) – Stampin’ Up!
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Posted on March 4, 2014 by kd blog
Here are two really quick thank you note cards. The “thanks” word die was a gift in my most recent order from Taylored Expressions.
(I think I found a way to use some of my random scraps!)
Supplies: paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brushed Silver, Tempting Turquoise, black & copper scrap – source unknown, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft.
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Posted on March 2, 2014 by kd blog
I dashed out Friday afternoon (after coat#2 on bedroom walls) to my local Staples & Michael’s. I found this cute washi tape in Staples, and had to use it on a card right away. I have a very limited washi stash (pretty stuff, not enough ways for me to use it), and I bought this one (on sale, with coupon) because it was gender neutral…most of my stash leans to the feminine side.
My weekend tasks (tax preparation, painting a bedroom) got accomplished. In the process of switching offspring belongs from the closets right now.
Here is one corner of the room (taken Sunday afternoon):
I have to be on the lookout for fabric for a new bed skirt and some basic valances (over the mini-blinds). But no rush…I can do my other painting projects first.
And, we are in the middle of YET ANOTHER weather event. Sigh. Good thing I bought the new shovels last month, right?!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, washi tape ) Scotch, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Spellbinders (rectangle), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!
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