Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A break, finally.

Dear friends and readers,

Oh my, it has been a long time since I posted anything here for you. The remodeling is in the final stages, with detail work now to be completed. The kitchen is fully operational, so I am happy with that. Little time has been spend in my craft room, but I manage some here and there.


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This week I was able to get in the craft room and work a bit. I got my new supplies and was looking forward to using them. The cad below is what I crated for the DoStamper Stars 245.


The new set Seasonal Lantern is stunning and I could not wait any longer to put it to use. I like the colors of the challenge and decided to go with a Holiday Theme. A super easy card that was made even more beautiful by the embossing of both the Menorah and the sentiment. I did fussy cut the Menorah and added a dimensional to put in a bit of 3d. Love the result and hope it will inspire you today.

Thank you for your visit. Be well

Miriam



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Am I out yet?

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It has been an eternity since I posted anything. My life is consumed by the renovation of our kitchen, but, I must say, we are very happy as it is turning out. We have the kitchen fully functional now, but there are lots of details to finish up. Our dining room is getting a fresh coat of paint and then we need to tidy things up. My mother has also decided to come visit us at the end of the month, so I have a big incentive to finish it all up.

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I have snicked around to get some "me" time in my craft room and it felt so wonderful to have that time to create. Today I prepared a card for Dostamper Stars 243 and I used the Coffee Break DSP for the background and for the image I use the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelit. The card has a neutral feel to it, so it can easily be used for a male friend too. I was about to add some rhinestone and flowers, but liked the more organic nature of the card, so I left it alone.

Life will soon resume to normal. I will have my mother visiting, we will start school, the renovation will be completely done, and I will be spending more time with you too. Until then, know that I have appreciated your support, friendship, and understanding. Be well

Miriam




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Monday, July 17, 2017

Orchid Elegance

Dear Friends and Readers,

My, oh, my, this has been a very busy month so far and our kitchen is now reaching the point of getting put back together again. We made a lot of progress quickly and now the cabinets are getting lined up to be installed and then we have counter tops. We can see the end of the tunnel and I must say I am excited about it all.

Despite all that, I have been getting some time in my craft room as I need it. Funny that it seems to help, maybe perhaps because I am creating a lot of vision in my mind. Look at the card I made today.


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The beautiful Climbing Orchid is the one I chose today again. It is such a beautiful set and the matching framelits sure makes it all even better. I use the framelits from the Oh So Succulent for the greens hanging out of the vase, and for the background I used the Layered Leaves DTIEF and that gave a nice touch. I love the looks of it and I decided not to add a sentiment so it would not be a distraction for the bouquet itself. Beautiful and elegant.

Thank you for visiting today. I look forward to sharing more with you. Be well

Miriam

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hi Honey.

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Dear Friends & Readers,

We are making good progress with our kitchen project and on Tuesday I was able to get our sunroom in order and organized a bit to serve as our kitchen, well, a cooking and eating area. This is our school room, so we are sharing the space with books, violins, and now a hot plate. Life is beautiful I am excite for our project and soon all will be completed.


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I am finding some time to escape the project and do a bit of crafting. Today I worked on a card using Dostamper Stars 239 as the inspiration. I am positive that once you have tried the new Hexagon DTIEF you will be amazed on how well it works and how beautiful the texture is. I love it and used it today for my card. The foliage is from Jar of Love stamp set, the little flowers from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, and the bee from the lovely Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and matching framelit. Now, for the hives, I used a piece of Hello Honey cardstock and after I run it through the Big Shot, I cut using the texture as a guide. Super easy and cute. I made a smaller version to use as a gift note enclosure. Love those too!

Thank you for your visit today. Please come again. Be well

Miriam




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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Climbing.

Dear Friend and Readers,

Wow, we made some progress with our kitchen project, but there is still a lot to get done. I have nothing left of my old kitchen. All cabinets, appliances, and flooring are removed. A bit more electric work, plumbing, and dry wall and we will be all ready to install the new cabinets and appliances. I am excited!

Despite all the work around the kitchen, I have found time to craft a bit and I am happy I did. Nothing like some card making to recharge my energies.


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I am loving the new Climbing Orchid bundle. For one thing, I have always loved orchid and use to have a collection of them when we lived in Florida. Now I have a few of them that sit happily in our school room. I wanted to create an Ikebana type of floral today and for that I use the Christmas Pine for the leaves and the Frozen Threats for the vase or bowl. I covered the bowl with a piece of velum cut from the Layering Ovals framelit. The center of the orchid was coated over with Wink of Stella just for a subtle touch. Hard to see on the picture, but it gave a nice effect. This card really did not need anything else.

Thank you for visiting today. Take care.

Miriam


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