Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Bird Card

I cut this bird out months ago and it has been lying on my craft table, so I decided today was the day I needed to use it.
The card is a 6x6 card. A white layer that was embossed using Craftwell's Quatrefoil  Embossing Folder was added under the purple cardstock.
Both of the purple papers are from Memory Box.  After lightly misting the papers, I crumbled them and let them dry.  Then the 2 top layers were stitched  on the sewing machine.  I  had a white feather and some pink self adhesive lace, but no purple.  So, both were inked with Shaded Lilac Distressed Ink.  The nest of eggs were painted with Seedless Preserves Distressed paint.  A piece of cheese cloth was sewn and gathered then placed under the purple papers.

I wanted to add a tag, but nothing felt right.  My friend Judy stopped by after taking a Heartfelt Creation class and showed me a card they made where the tag was inserted underneath and pulled out to read.   I really liked the idea, so that is what I did.  I think I might add a ribbon to the tag.
The card has so much dimension, but it doesn't show up on the pictures.
I also darkened a purple pearl and added to the birds eye.
You can purchase the die and embossing folder from Terri at Joan's Gardens.
CottageCutz Elites Die 4.3"X3.9"             
Bella Springtime Bird

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lily takes a 3rd and a 5th place today!

Lily  ended up with 2 -3rd place ribbons, 2 -5th place ribbons and 1- 6th place ribbon.
We are so proud of her.

Lily with her 3rd place ribbon at the fair.  Plus another 5th place later in the day.
Wow, this Great-Grandmas is very proud of her.
This is a fairly new horse this year as her other one died.  What a sad day it was for her, but God blessed her with another beautiful horse.  A fun day for sure!

Joan Fricker's photo.
Victor is her horse's name.  Isn't he beautiful.  Lily rides Western.
Waiting for the judges to announce the winners. 
 Following the commands of the judge in the arena.  Love this picture.
Thanks for bearing with me this week and watching my "girl".  Hopefully,
next week I can get back to a normal routine.  Of course, there is outside work that
needs to be done, probably more canning and the daily routines.  But, I sure hope to squeeze
in some card making.
What are you all up to this 2nd week of August.  Where or where is summer going?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fair Week and pictures

Lily got 6th place at the 4H Fair this week in Showmanship.
She is our Great Granddaughter and we are so proud of her.
Her group is honoring our military this week with their signs etc.
Lily is the daughter of Kara and Lori's Granddaughter.
Tomorrow she rides her horse and is so hoping to place.
Now these cute studs are our great Grandsons.
Kelsey and Todd's boys.  Branch, the baby is not in the picture
On the left is Benaiah, Beckon and Bleydn.
I have been asked what I  have been doing since I have not made any cards in the last week.
 40 quarts of beans and 18 of corn is what I have been doing, plus chasing after a puppy.
Joan Fricker's photo.
Whiskers favorite way to sleep in the car.  Hi nose stuck between the seats sitting up.
Joan Fricker's photo.
Joan Fricker's photo.
Photo: Morning nap!!
Nap time this morning.
He does sleep a lot, but after his naps we call him the "wild thing".
Such a puppy!!!