Saturday, June 2, 2007

Giddy when I stamp!





Last night I was able to sit back and just relax and stamp. Oh that feels so good. I feel like I am catching up finally. I needed to make my mom a birthday card. We celebrated while she was here and sure enough her card will be late. Go figure. If you ever get a card from me on time, something is truly WRONG! :)


I am trying to use a lot of my retired sets so I won't feel so guilty when they come off my shelf. I told you yesterday that my French Script had smoke coming off of it and it still does. :) I used kraft paper and stamped the flower from Natural Beauty. I then masked it and stamped french script over it. I colored the flower with Watercolor Crayons using my aqua painter and then stamped and cut out another flower to pop one up off the card. I stamped happy birthday from the Level 3 hostess set (can't remember the name right now) and punched this out using my oval stamp on Rose Red. I then punched out another one in Choc. Chip and made a shadow effect underneath. I matted the flower image on Regal Rose paper and I love how this made the whole image just pop. Woweee. I then matted that on the new Designer paper (which I love) and some choc. chip. All that was placed on a piece of Kraft paper. Oh, I really like this card. Quite yummy!!



We had such a productive day today. Russ is in the garage sale mood so we spent hours in the garage today getting it organized. I can't believe we can actually fit a car in it. WOW! I had to chuckle about this because today I thought Russ was going to wet himself when we watched hail coming down on both the cars. I have never seen him scramble so fast like he did today. I have NEVER seen hail like this before. Everyone around here keeps talking about it and boy is it amazing. Check this picture out. I am sure most of you have seen bigger hail, but I have not. I kept screaming about how big they were and Russ just kept laughing. Our yard looked like it had snowed. I was more excited about this than the kids. In fact, I felt like a kid.


Lastly, I was hanging plants prior to my parents coming because I wanted the house to look foo fooie. I hung a beautiful fern on my front porch and two days later a birdie made a nest. I have watched her for a few weeks now building her nest and while my family was here she laid two eggs. Well today we peeked in her nest and she has FIVE! I love to watch her take care of them. She is a sweet mama and she really protects her eggs.


Isn't this the sweetest thing? I will update you on my little birds when they hatch. I hope they all make it. I would be devasted if something happened to them.
Well, it is late and that means it is time to stamp for me. :) I love late night stamping. The best work from me is at night!
Have a fabulous Sunday. I have another card already brewing for tomorrow. :)

5 comments:

lilstamperalex said...

What a beautiful card - she will LOVE it! I love french script and wish it wasn't retiring :-( Nice hail....it's like 100 degrees here today! Have a great weekend! *HUGS* Alex

Flossie's Follies said...

what a great card, we had some heavy rain here (Tropical Strom Barry) - I am so NOT READY for Hurrican season. What fun to watch the eggs hatch and the birds grow

Heather Summers said...

I'm so glad you're back...missed you:) Not only are you 'back' but you are in FULL SWING!!! This card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Your mom is sure to love it.

It rained here from Friday night all thru Saturday (Tropical Storm Barry). That was sooo needed... helped the lawn... and the wildfires. That's some serious looking hail you got - wow!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card.

Melody