Monday, March 26, 2018

The Weekend, Lemons and Some Challenges

Happy Monday everyone!! Just a warning-this post is pretty photo heavy!!

I had a busy weekend. We went out for my husbands FIFTIETH birthday on Saturday night. He loves french food so we went to a local place and the dinner was delicious. Today is is real birthday and we made a cake for him to celebrate.

Yesterday I spent the day in Worcester, MA with a friend. We went to the Crompton Collective to shop and then ate. It was so fun to spend the time with a friend and I was a bit of a spendthrift!!

I love when I go places and there are murals on the outside of the building!! This is located on Canal Street so the mural was perfect!! On the right they had all these succulents in these antique metal drawers. It was really cool!!

I bought Charlotte two of these tiny succulents. They were only $5 each. The photo on the right I took just because I LOVED the old feel of the building this collective was in. The hall looked cool.

LOVED this cool flag made out of license plates!!

I actually bought the green shelf on the left for my bathroom. I think it might be too big BUT I can use it in two other places if need be. The quote was on a huge canvas on the left and I took a photo because I just loved it!!

I LOVED the sign they had posted in one of the stores we went into!! The last photo was the entertainment we had during lunch. They were local HS students and that girl can SING!!

Enough about my weekend!! I also made a couple cards on Saturday for a few challenges. I am still obsessed with fruit so please bear with me!!

The first card I created was for AAA Cards: CAS Game #111-Use Only One Third and Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #284-Clean and Simple.


I made another lemon die cut card but using lemon as the base and a bit of green patterned paper on the bottom.

I apologize for the photo. It is a bit dark. I didn't have time to edit everything as well as I usually do.

The dies are from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Sugar Peas Design's "Pucker Up" stamp set.

For my next challenge, my primary inspiration was the Card Concept's Challenge #89, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Floral Frenzy, the Flower Challenge #18-Anything Goes and Time Out Challenge-Birthday Theme.


I started off by stenciling MFT Daffodil yellow ink on white card stock using a PTI lace stencil.

I then cut the bottom at an angle and adhered the stenciled panel to an A2, top folding Hawaiian Blue card base. I stamped a sentiment from MFT's "All Smiles" set onto a white card stock strip with Pool ink and adhered it to the card.

I then layered die cuts that I had cut out of white and aqua scraps onto the bottom right corner of the card.

I used some Tonic Nuvo drops in white for the flower centers and daffodil colored sequins around the flowers.

Well, that is all for me today. I hope you have a great start to your week. I thank you for stopping by!!

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Card #1
Paper-Lemon Chiffon” Card stock, Recollections "Coastal Village" 6" by 6" paper, My Minds Eye (green polka dot), Bazzill "Classic Green," and PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy
Stamps-Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up"
Ink-MFT “Dill PickleRanger “Mowed Lawn” Distress Ink, Ranger “Squeezed Lemonade” Distress Ink, Ranger “Mustard Seed” Distress Ink
Dies-Spellbinders Market Fresh "Make Mine Lemon Lime," CAS-ual Fridays "Fun-Fetti Fri Dies"

Card #2
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink “Hawaiian Shores,”
Stamps-MFT "All Smiles"
Ink-MFT "Daffodil Ink," Hero Arts Tide Pool
Dies-Memory Box "Fine Cut Leaves," WPlus9 "Bountiful Blooms"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Daffodil Sequins, PTI Lace Stencil, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,” Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool