Showing posts with label RAKs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RAKs. Show all posts

Sunday, September 7, 2008

An Antigues Fair and Some Lovely Birthday Cards

We just spent a week down at the Brimfield Antiques Fair in Brimfield, MA. What a great event this is if you are interested in antiques at all! This is the lovely Bed and Breakfast we stayed in - the Elias Carter HouseIt is right across the street from the fields where the fair is held so we could walk over each day! There are hundreds of vendors in tents along a 1 mile stretch of road.

And this is the wonderful twig planter I asked my DH Kent to buy for me for my birthday that fell on the last day that we were at the fair! I'll be putting 2 large chrysanthimums in this and placing it on my front lawn.And I have to share with you these beautiful birthday cards I received from my wonderful stamping friends on Split Coast.

This one with the lovely corner punches was made by Anne - (jdmommy)
And this beauty was created by Susan (One4Joy) This cute card was made by Vicki (luv2stamp2)
This lovely fold card was sent to me by Lynnor (icensheba)
And Anne (itsapassion) created this beauty
This lovely embossed butterfly card was sent to me by Kay (golly)
I can't tell you how wonderful it was to receive all these good wishes - to know people were thinking of me on my special day! Thank you so much ladies!
Thanks so much for coming by today!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Love Your Blog ! and Two Lovely RAK's

I received this fun award from Sue over at Sue's Stamping Stuff. I recently started checking out her blog - she does really fun cards and often shows off her sweet grandbaby, Cole.

Receiving and giving these awards are a fun way to find out about other peoples blogs so I'm happy to pass this along to some blogging friends and I hope you check them out!

Here are the rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

Now - hop on over to visit these people and let them know I sent you! You never know what fun ideas you might come upon!

2. Pat at Pat Creates
3. Pam at Quiet Sanity
5. Beverly at beestamper
6. Heather at Creations to Remember
7. Diane at Planted in Joy

I also wanted to share 2 wonderful RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) I received! I am so blessed with the wonderful friends I have met through stamping.... people from all over the country and even the world! I love you guys!!!

Kelly (Schirmcat on SCS) sent me this lovely flower button card - she is hosting a Friday night VSN challenge on Split Coast so be sure to check it out tomorrow at 6 pm!

And Donna (Serenity in Stamping listed above!) sent me this fun card made with Starving Artist Stamps - where she is on the DT! You Rock Donna!!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today! The weekend is almost here!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Charming Sea and RAK's

This is my card for today's Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast Stampers. We were shown this picture below as our inspiration. We can be inspired to recreate the piece itself - or just be inspired by the colors or shapes or where ever it takes us!
I am usually pretty literal in designing the cards I make for the inspiration challenge- don't know what that says about me!!?? but if I have similar stamps, colors, papers - I go with what I see.

I was inspired by the colors - blue and silver - and the bracelet seacost theme. I silver embossed my images and colored the seashell and starfish (from Crab & Co: Stampin Up) with different shades of blue Prismacolor markers. I used some of my brand new PapertreyInk stamps from the It's a Celebration set. I tied on silver charms with silver cording - added glass baubles and cut the Soft Sky card stock with my curvy paper cutter from Creative Memories.
I just loved this inspiration piece - it reminds me of Sanibel Island, FL where Kent and I have gone for several winters and I love to go walk along the beach and pick up shells - there are thousands there all the time! - and it makes me yearn for summer. Actually it would just be nice to have Spring at this point wouldn't it!!! LOL!!!

Stamps: Crab & Co: SU, It's a Celebration: Papertrey, Sentiment: Natures Images
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Ink: versamark clear embossing ink
Accessories: silver Embossing Powder, hot gun, prismacolor markers, curvy paper cutter: creative Memories, charms, silver cording, glass baubles
Techniques: embossing

I have been fortunate to receive several RAK cards and gifts (Random Acts of Kindness) in the mail this week from some of my Split Coast Stampers/Blogging friends and thought I'd share them with you here. It is so much fun to find happy mail in my mail box and to know that people all around the country that share my love of stamping are thinking of me! I am truly blessed by you all!

This card is from Cindy (Mothermark) and look how well it matches my Kitchen wallpaper! I had commented on her card saying just that and she sent it along to me! Cindy lives in CO

This beautiful Easter card and Nail pin are from Carolyn (Snowmanqueen) who lives in OK

This lovely card is from my fellow blogger Linsey (Scrapperlinsey) and she wrote a lovely note of encouragement inside regarding the upcoming workshops I'm going to be teaching. Linsey hails from WA.

This fun gift package arrived from Tina in OH (Gardendiva) and included a fun hand made crimped envelope with 4 cuttled panels inside and some silver charms to use on cards. I just love the eggs stamped on the envelope!

And this lovely easter card with the fun carrot DP and little cellophane and beed carrot was sent by Anne (jdmommy). She lives in MA - not too far from me!
I appreciate your stopping by and looking at my project tonight! Have a blessed Easter Day and I'll look for you again - right back here!