Summer is coming to an end :(, I love the Heat! I know, I hear the groans, about the heat, humidity, hazy weather, but I LOVE IT!!! and I love these cooler nights and the warmth of the sun on these days, but dread the cold that comes with winter.
The last 2 months have flown by. July was Stampin' Up!'s Convention which was phenomenal!!! Lots of FREE stamp sets, and accessories, swapping, sharing and learning, meeting new friends, and seeing friends from Conventions past. I came home, unpacked and got ready for my annual family picnic. Mom and Ed and my brother and his fiance came up from Florida to see everyone and we had a great time. YUM! Steamed Crabs!, Family, Good Food. What could be better?
There were my birthday and my daughter, Robyn's birthday and we decided to go to Ocean City for a two day mini vacation for our Birthdays. Came home and packed up for our annual trip to Knoxville, Iowa for the Knoxville Nationals Sprint Car Racing. While out in Iowa, I met up with fellow demonstrator - it's a network folks!!! everywhere I go, I look up demonstrators in the area to meet and share. I met up with Becky Watkins and we shared some of our projects from classes, conventions, group meetings, etc. My husband and I left Knoxville and headed to NC, to the Cherokee Casino area and met up with his sister and parents, it was a fun time (not a rich time, but fun anyway!) Now back home a few days. Got ready for my Stamp Club that met last night and again tomorrow to make their cards. This round of my stamp club is ending this month, but the new one starts up in September and I do have a space available....Contact me for more information, but do it soon!
This first card uses one of the new sets in the Holiday Catalog, it is also a part of a bundle. If you purchase both the stamp set and the framelits that coordinate with that set, you save 15%!!!, there are several different sets to choose from.
I inked the mug in Always Artichoke ink and put some peppermint embossing powder on top and heat set it.
AND my club members have at least one Christmas card made now!!! WOO HOO!
The next card was made with the Moving Forward stamp set, the Ronald McDonald House stamp set this year.....Stampin' Up! donates $3 from the sale of this set sold to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Only one way a they have partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities, they make a generous donation once a year, they donate the $3 from the sale of each of these sets sold and they have demonstrators across the country go to local houses and volunteer time at the house doing whatever is needed. I volunteer here at the Baltimore RMcDH every month stamping the the guests who are there and love it!!!
The card is Lucky Limeade (anyone shocked I chose that color???) I layered a piece of Lucky Limeade DSP and added a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon. The melon mambo layer is embossed with the Chevron embossing folder and put on top of the card using dimensionals. The bike from the stamp set is inked in melon mambo ink and I used daffodil delight and lucky limeade markers to color on the stamp for the flowers in the basket. I stamped Happy birthday in Pacific Point. To add some bling, I added rhinestones on each wheel.