Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ornate Hanging Sign

Back from a wonderful vacation in Florida and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. As usual I had a fantastic and relaxing time in the sun and pool. I think I saw more manatee and dolphins this trip than I have all the other trips put together. It is just so awesome to see them swim by as you are laying around the pool. Nothing beats a trip like that. My friend Carol and her husband Jean Paul always make me feel so welcome and he makes the best margaritas- Thank you!

I did a fair amount of shopping while I was there (Ok, I did a lot of shopping). Went to my favorite stamp store The Owl and The Pussy Cat and picked up several things that I don't find around here in town. I found this new Sizzix die called Ornate Hanging Sign at Jo-Anns. They had 40% off all the Sizzix and I took advantage of it since we can't use coupons on any of the dies anymore. This card is a 5x7 so the die is very large. I cut the hanging sign out of an old color from SU called Vintage Violet. Then I layered a white Spellbinders Label Twenty on top of that. The Happy Birthday is actually from a die. The company is Elizabeth Craft Designs and I am in love with these word dies. I was able to find Thank You and Congratulations also. The two pieces that look like arms under the Birthday are actually pieces that were left over when I cut out the sign. I thought it added an extra touch. The designer paper is from Karen Neuburger called Chesapeake Vintage Bleu.

I got back late Monday night and haven't really done much of anything this week- hence why you haven't seen anything new on my blog until today. I had a lot to catch up on at work so I put in a few late nights. Today I enjoyed playing in my studio which was much needed. I had to make eight cards for birthdays, graduations, a thank you and a sympathy. It gave me the perfect chance to use some of my new items. I can't wait to make some things out of the new stamps I got at The Owl and The Pussy Cat. If only I could remember the samples she made with them. The rest of the weekend will be spent out in the gardens. The humming birds have already been here at the feeder and I know they have been looking for some of the real stuff but I haven't planted any flowers yet. Good thing since we've had frost a few times in the last two weeks. Sorry guys I just keep supplying the sugar water for a bit longer.
~have fun and enjoy!

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