S: CTMH: Hello Life P: Cameo Coral, Bazzill: turquoise, White Soft Sky, Best Day Ever DSP, Gold Glimmer paper I: Watermelon Wonder A: 2 inch circle punch, chevron punch, dew drops -clear, sequins

S: CTMH: Hello Life
P: Cameo Coral, Bazzill: turquoise, White Soft Sky, Best Day Ever DSP, Gold Glimmer paper
I: Watermelon Wonder
A: 2 inch circle punch, chevron punch, dew drops -clear, sequins

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Mine started with a trip up to my birthplace for a family funeral and a couple of days visiting with my siblings and cousins. It’s sad that we seem to only see each other at funerals and weddings these days, but I was happy to spend some time with them all and catch up a bit. I swallowed my pain pills and endured the first long car trip since last summer with the understanding that it was going to require frequent stops along the way. My hubby was very sweet about stopping whenever he saw tears in my eyes and thankfully, I napped a bit too which sped things along a bit. It was all worth it though to offer our condolences and support to my cousin David and his family. Sometimes we just have to set our own problems aside and lend our love and support and I was happy to do that.

Yesterday, My bestie Twyla made the trek (another lengthy car ride) up to St Cloud with me to gather up the last of the supplies that I need for the Stamp A Smile charity card event next weekend. We had a gloomy, rainy day but made the most of it with our shopping extravaganza and lunch. I was ready for bed once we got home though!

Today, in an attempt to push a little tropical punch and warm breezes your way, I have a citrusy pink hello card to share!

My card base is a half sheet of Cameo Coral. Substitute Calypso Coral if you have it since the former is retired. I just have oodles of it so I am using it up . The central panel is a piece of Soft Sky layered with a slightly smaller piece of Best Day Ever DSP. I mounted that to the card then stamped the little dots and stars with Watermelon Wonder in opposing corners on the card. The Hello greeting is stamped in second generation Watermelon Wonder on a 2 inch circle of white. The rest is embellishment. A strip of gold glimmer paper adds a bit of bling along with a few sequins in coordinating colors and three chevrons of Soft Sky point the way to a cheery day!

I hope you have a great week. I’m going to be cutting paper, plotting out card samples and assembling kits a good part of the week in preparation for the big event on Sunday. We have 21 fantastic women signed up to attend and I am so excited to be a part of such a great group of gals.  I know they will do a great job of stamping and assembling this year’s cards and of course we have some fun prizes to award. Everyone who comes will get a prize! Whoohoo!!!

See you back here soon I hope!

 

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Hello everyone!

I hope you all had as wonderful a weekend as I did. We had 2 beautiful spring days complete with sunshine and warm temps that I was ( blessedly) able to enjoy. Saturday I was a bit lazy but yesterday I punched out several cards , prepped for my card class on Tuesday and met up with my sister, her husband and our kids for my hubby’s birthday. We had dinner at a somewhat eclectic Tiki -type bar and lounge that we enjoy from time to time for the atmosphere (they have a huge deck overlooking the Mississippi river) though not necessarily for the service. Sitting outside to eat is a big deal in this neck of the woods so we were happy to be able to enjoy that opportunity for the first time this year.

S: DD Cottage Rose, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Cheers to You, Endless Birthday Wishes P: Pretty in Pink, Whte I: Memento Baby Pink, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise A: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Hello you thinlets dies, ribbon. 2 way glue, ribbon

S: DD Cottage Rose, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Cheers to You, Endless Birthday Wishes
P: Pretty in Pink, Whte
I: Memento Baby Pink, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise
A: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Hello you thinlets dies, ribbon. 2 way glue, ribbon

So, on to today’s post. I have for you today two versions of essentially the same card. The square on the left is the one that I assembled with my daughter in law the weekend before last and I liked it so much I thought it had great potential for my card class, so the one on the right is what we’ll be doing this Tuesday. Pretty don’t you think?  The roses are from a retired SU! set called Cottage Rose. I’ve not been able to part with it, and after playing around with it a bit again, I remember why. It’s GORGEOUS! The ladies in my class will be able to make it either a Mother’s Day or a birthday card simply by swapping out the Cheers to You portion of the sentiment. Just think how pretty this would be in different colors! I’m thinking of stamping up a whole assortment of them to package up and use as gifts.

Hope your week comes up rosy!

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Hello all!

20160410_155437I had a fantastic day yesterday with two very dear friends of mine. We took part in a wine tasting/floral arranging class and came home with a beautiful floral arrangement (mine is pictured here) and two bottles of Raspberry Bomb dessert wine. Sounds delish right? Put that together with a gorgeous sunny day and two fabulous friends and you can’t go wrong.

In an effort to keep that sunny feeling going, I have a card to share that I think fills the bill.

This was actually part of a kit that I had left over. It’s been long enough that I couldn’t recall what my grand plan was for the card so I just went in a new direction.

S: Six Sided Sampler, CTMH: Endless Birthday Wishes P: White, Summer Sun, Basic Black I: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Smoky Slate A: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, gems, sponge dauber, Hexagon Hive thinlet die, foam dimensionals

S: Six Sided Sampler, CTMH: Endless Birthday Wishes
P: White, Summer Sun, Basic Black
I: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
A: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, gems, sponge dauber, Hexagon Hive thinlet die, foam dimensionals

My card base is a half sheet of white cut lengthwise and folded sandwich-board style. I sponged the edges with Crushed Curry and then layered the die cut hive over the top on a few foam dimensionals.

The hexagons are stamped on white in Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Smoky Slate, adhered in place and trimmed with little black flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The sentiment was stamped on white as well, hand trimmed and tucked under the edge of the Crushed Curry hexagon.

Finally, I added a little yellow gem to the center of each of the flowers for a bit of bling.  Gotta have a little bling right?

That’s it. Cheerful, fun and best of all, easy.

One last thing before I go…

I still have a few spots open for my Stamp A Smile charity card event on May 1st. If you haven’t registered yet, I encourage you to do so. We have a limited number of spots and I would hate to have you miss out!

Click HERE to hop on over to my registration page or just click on the event icon in the right sidebar and I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

 

Have a bee-YOU-tiful week and I’ll hope to see you here again next week.

 

 

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Okay, so I realize that is NOT how the saying goes, but Easter’s already passed and it really is starting to finally feel like Spring around these parts. Not that I can complain about our Winter at all – we really got off easy this year. With that said, I’m still looking forward to getting outside a bit more and enjoying the yard we worked so hard on last summer.

Today however, I have (finally, finally) a fresh card to share with you. I did get several done at the February retreat that I went to so those will be coming up in the weeks ahead. I’m toying with starting a new page on this website for card sketches and accompanying samples to go with them, but am wrestling with what to call it. I’m in Marketing so you would think I could come up with something catchy, but it’s eluding me at the moment.  : ( HEY! I have an idea… maybe I need a little naming contest. Hmmmm..let me ponder that a bit and get back to you. There could be a prize involved…(wink!)

Anywhoo…back to today’s card.

Supplies: S: Birthday Blossoms P: Peach CS, White I: Memento Rich Cocoa A: 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Copics: YG93, G99, YR02, R22

Supplies:
S: Birthday Blossoms
P: Peach CS, White
I: Memento Rich Cocoa
A: 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Copics: YG93, G99, YR02, R22

My bestie Twyla succumbed to the latest offerings from Stampin’ Up! and bought the Birthday Blossoms set and since she’s gracious enough to leave all her stamps at my house ( lucky me! ) I decided to play with it yesterday when I had another friend over for a play date. THAT was oodles of fun too and I finished off some cards from leftover kits that I had on hand.

My card base is a pretty peachy coral color that I found at a local paper source and the stamped panel is white. I stamped the flowers in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with my Copics. A little glitter gives this otherwise flat card a bit of dazzle.

Have a FANTABULOUS week and stop back soon!

 

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2016 SendASmileCardDayFlyerHello all!

Today’s post is an invitation to help put a smile on the face of someone who is battling cancer. Last year, I switched my annual charity card event to benefit an organization called Card Care Connection and we had a lot of fun assembling cards for this wonderful charity. I’m repeating that effort again this year and am inviting you all to participate and/or help them out.

The event this year will take place on: Sunday, May 1st from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Now, if you aren’t in the area, getting together with us for an afternoon of stamping maybe isn’t possible, but there are other ways you can help.

  1. Make a donation to help them with postage, envelopes etc
  2. Make some cards on your own to donate and help me hit my 300 card goal!

To  help you with the first option, I’ve included a spot on the registration page where you can do that. OR, you can contact the organization directly at www.cardcareconnection.com and learn how you can help.

The second option is just as easy. If you are a card maker and want to send a few cards I am more than happy to collect them and send them along with our event package.  The benefit here is that you’ll be helping me to hit my goal of 300 cards this year. If you’d like to help in this way, here’s what you need to do:

Package your cards in a sturdy, weatherproof package (a zip-loc bag inside a sturdy box or padded mailer with a bit of cardboard  to stiffen it up both work well) and include a 3×5 index card with your full name and email address (So I can give you proper credit for your donation) and then email me at 5inkyfingers@gmail.com for my mailing address. I’ll include the cards with the box we send following the event.  I promise I will not inundate you with emails. I just need a way to contact you in case your cards don’t arrive in good shape.  How sad would that be?!?

I hope you’ve consider helping out this year and if you’re ready to register now, FANTASTIC! You can CLICK HERE, or click on the image above, or Click on the thumbnail image on the upper right side of this page to hop on over to my registration portal. (Eventbrite)

Thank you in advance for your support! Let’s make 2016 a year to remember for participation and smiles!

Hugs!

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