Friday, March 24, 2017

Hello Friend!

Happy Friday!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is a "Hello Friend" project. 

This is the card I made:






I thought this image of Bella and her little turtle friend was perfect.  I also used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set to create the banner with the words "Hello Friend" and then punched it out using the Duel Banner Punch.  The background paper is from the Festive Birthday DSP - such happy colors :)  I used my SU! markers to color in the stamped image and then embellished with some matching Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes and Ribbon. 

Reach out to a friend today and tell them you are thinking about them!  I was lucky enough to spend some time with two great friends today - one, a total surprise (shout out to Michelle!!!!)

Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 20, 2017

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I have several friends that I'm thinking of today.  I adore them, support them, and I made this card especially for them!







Love and Hugs!  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laugh Out Loud!

Today is National Let's Laugh Day.  I love this one!  There is nothing better than letting loose and laughing.  Feels great, doesn't it?

I have some really cute stamps that make me laugh.  So, I decided to make this card.  It combines a couple of my favorite things ;)








Hope you find yourself laughing today!  Have a good one and thanks for looking.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating the day by sharing projects that include green (Debbie's favorite color!)  Check out what the other ladies created here!

Here is the card I made:




I love this Emerald Envy color.  It's beautiful, isn't it?  I also thought I'd make some four leaf clovers made with hearts.  The sentiment just stuck out to me and I thought it was perfect for this card, so I stamped it, die cut it, and adhered it!

Here's a cute little poem I found on this site.  Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Leprechaun Kisses

Just a bit of Ireland
That I’m sending you today
To bring you luck and happiness
On this fine St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a wee and tiny present
Full of good luck and good wishes
Seems the little folk of Ireland
Have sent you some
Leprechaun Kisses

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Butterflies- Learn something new today!

Today is National Learn About Butterflies Day!  I love this.  I had no idea and I work in a museum that has a butterfly pavilion ;)  I'll have to check to make sure we are doing something fun today.

I decided to celebrate by making this card:



I also decided to share some facts about butterflies, so we can all learn something!  I found these facts on this site (The Butterfly Site).



·  Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
·  Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
·  Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
·  The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
·  Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
·  Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
·  Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
·  Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
·  There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
·  The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
·  Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
·  The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
·  The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
·  The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
·  Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
·  Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!
 



  • Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
  • Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
  • Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
  • The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
    Butterfly facts -everything strange, unusual or bizarre about butterflies is revealed here!
  • Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
  • Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
  • Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
  • Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
  • There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
  • The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
  • Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
  • The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
  • The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
  • The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
  • Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
  • Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not.
  • - See more at: http://www.thebutterflysite.com/facts.shtml#sthash.1CjIQRgJ.dpuf

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    National Earmuff Day - In March?

    Strange as it sounds, today is National Earmuff Day!  I think this day should be in a colder month, but okay!

    I decided to celebrate the day by stamping this card.  I love these little birds.  Aren't they cute?  I decided to give the earmuffs on the one bird a little dimension, so used some Bo Bunny pearlescent paint.  I love this stuff!  I also used it on the lower branch bird's hat.  I added some pearls to the snowflake background paper as well.




    Thanks for looking and hoping you aren't in a cold area where you are having to wear earmuffs today!

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Plant A Flower Day!

    Today is Plant A Flower Day.  I'm sure ready to get out in the yard and plant some flowers, aren't you?  First, I really need to clean up the flower beds and mulch, but I'll get there once I know Spring has really sprung!

    I was looking at some old stamp sets and came across this one that I had to use.  I love this set.  It does create such lovely flower images :)  I like the butterfly and words too.  I found a corner punch I hardly use, so thought I'd add that touch.  Yeah, looking at this card, I'm ready to plant some flowers!  Join me :)







    Thanks for looking and have a beautiful day!

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Hauʻoli lā hānau - Happy Birthday, Lani!

    Today is my friend's birthday.  Since she's Hawaiian, I decided to make her a Hawaiian
    birthday card.  The one I made her I have sent, but it is similar to these.  I love this little
    Hawaiin girl.  Isn't she cute?  When I was in Maui, I bought some Hawaiin origami paper.
    That's what I used for the background paper.  I pulled colors from the paper to color in
    my stamped image.  I had some Hawaiian hibiscus flower embellishments, so added those
    too.  So, here's to Lani - hope you have a truly beautiful birthday!!! 
     Hau'oli la hanau!
     



     
     














     
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    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Sale-A-Bration - Celebrate with us!

    We are still celebrating SU's Sale-A-Bration.  So, today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring projects we've made using our SAB products.

    Here is the card I made:


    I love this hot air balloon paper (Carried Away Designer Series Paper).  I have another stamp set that has hot air balloons, so I decided to just get the paper.  But, I realized I could make my own hot air balloon!   I mainly used my circle dies (Laying Circles Framelits), but also used my Decorative Label Punch for the basket.  I love the metallic ribbon, so that is the other SAB product I used on this card.  I popped up my hot air balloon with some dimensionals and added some rhinestones.  Up, up and away!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Background Stamps

    Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating background stamps.

    I don't have any current background stamps, so I thought I'd make up my own!


    I love this new stamp set (Basket Bunch) and matching dies (Basket Builder Framelit Dies) from the SU! Occasions catalog.  I decided to make a background of Easter eggs.  I chose three of the eggs and inked them up and just started stamping.  Then, I die cut the eggs and bunny that I stamped.  It was very easy and I think the background looks cute.  With is mild winter we are having, I think I'm ready for Spring!

    Head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what background stamps the other ladies used!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day!

    What a crazy day, huh?  There are other things being celebrated today, but I thought I'd pick these two:  National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day

    For National Horse Protection Day, I made this card:
    I used a retired SU! set for this card.  I also used a distressing tool to make the edges of the cardstock appear rough and rugged.  I think the horse in this image is beautiful, with such a beautiful look in its eye.  They sure are regal and beautiful animals and we do need to protect them!
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    For National Pig Day, I made this card.  I had some cute pig paper and thought my pig stamp would look adorable on it.  I think he does!  The set it came from was for images you use buttons with.  Love it!  The button nose just makes this pig.  I had another pig stamp with this sentiment; too perfect!
     

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!