My Stamping Corner

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Welcome, Neighbor!

Last week, I went to lunch with several of my neighbors - on a week day. Doesn't sound like a big deal, does it?  But it was for me! I retired recently and never was able to do this kind of thing before so this was a big occassion for me!  We had a great time - good company, good food and good conversation.  One of the things we talked about was that a new neighbor that had moved in. I told them how much it meant to me (13 years ago!) that one of the neighbors had a 'welcome to the neighborhood' party for us where we had a chance to meet everyone. We talked about how people used to take a fresh baked cake or pie to a new neighbor to welcome the old days....and that conversation led to the idea of putting together a welcome basket for these new neighbors! One of the ladies volunteered to bake a pie too....yummmm. We're still putting it together, but so far we have a basket lined with a new kitchen dishtowel, a copy of our association directory, a boat keyring (we live on a lake), a boxed sweet pepper grow-kit, a box of sidewalk chalk for the kids, a cute little potted plant (coleus) and this card.........

I used Mo's Digital stamp "Home Tweet Home" and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol.  I used my new big scallop nestie and I even crocheted the little flower myself!!  For the inside, I printed the "welcome to the neighborhood" on my computer then stamped a little flower stamp in the corner:
I thought it turned out pretty good....hope the new neighbors like it too!

Here's the finished basket.....

Have a great day! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Candy for a great cause!!

Paula has inspired me once again! This time to help out a great cause.  Paula has a friend who belongs to Soldiers' Angels. One of their missions is to send cards to soldiers or family members. They like to send handmade cards whenever they can and the need is great. Mary is offering some terrific "Candy for a Cause". We only have until May 15th, so hurry on over there and check out Mary's blog - let's help her in her quest for 'embellishment free' cards and a chance to win some goodies!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the blogging mothers out there!  It's a beautiful, sunny day in my neck of the woods and I'm looking forward to my kids coming over later on to spend the afternoon with us and have dinner.  Maybe we'll play some games (board games, that is, my fav!) too!

I made the card below for my daughter.  It was colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol.  I'm not totally thrilled with the flowers - I mean the way I colored too much of a rush.  But all in all, I think it turned out kinda cute.
The paper is from Basic Grey, cardstock from Stampin' Up.  A little Stickles had to be added here and there (always gotta have the sparkle!).

Have a great day!  

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Blossoms of Inspiration....

No new cards to post today - the weather has just been too beautiful! Yesterday was the last day of April....I can hardly believe that May is already here! All of the trees are blooming and looking so beautiful. I'm not certain what the temperature was yesterday, but it was more like a summer day than Spring. We still have a lot of sprucing up to do to our yard, but I couldn't resist taking a couple of pictures of these gorgeous flowers......

and my Dogwood tree is finally blooming!  I'm excited to see these coral beauties popping out!  Our last Dogwood tree was white and I just loved those blooms, but alas I couldn't find a white one so moved on to coral!  Still very pretty!

The past few days, our grandchildren have been with us.  They're 5, 8 and 10 years old. Two boys and a girl - the girl is the youngest. It's always so nice to spend time with them! They really bring so much joy to us and into our home. We're so lucky that they live near us and that we can be part of their lives. That said, we are totally worn out after spending a day and a half with three little ones!  By the time they leave, my husband and I are headed for the couch to spend some time just 'vegging out'! We wouldn't trade it for anything though - we love every minute we have with them!  

Hope you have a glorious first day of May!