Happy June! This month the featured stamp of the month is S1206 Life is Tweet. If you have come here from Nicole Griggs' blog, you are on the right path! This is my Interim blog and I am skipping you to my REAL blog (a couple of weeks ago Google deleted ...


Life Is Tweet June SOTM Blog Hop and more...

Life Is Tweet June SOTM Blog Hop

Happy June!  This month the featured stamp of the month is S1206 Life is Tweet.

If you have come here from Nicole Griggs' blog, you are on the right path!  This is my Interim blog and I am skipping you to my REAL blog (a couple of weeks ago Google deleted my REAL blog but it has been restored).  So Click on the icon below to go to the start of the Blog Hop:


Color Throwdown Challenge

I found this great little blog that has a color challenge.  The blog is called The Color Throwdown and since I enjoy anything that helps spark my creative juice (which flow rarely and slowly), I decided to take the challenge this week.  The colors intrigued me.  Here is the challenge--nice colors:

I tried to stay true to the color scheem which looked to me to be lots of white, then mostly the orange color, a bit of yellow and a pop of magenta and green.  While it's not my very favorite card, it's growing on me from last night when I made it.  I used Raspberry, a color that Close To My Heart retired about 7 years ago (right after I became a consultant) but it's still one of favorite colors fits the bid for the color challenge!

And here is a little better look at the dimensional elements:

Papers:  White Daisy, Raspberry(retired) Cardstocks
Stamps: D1470 Dreams Come True; C1494 Card Word Puzzle; D1436 The Present
Ink:  Sunset, Sunflower, Juniper, Raspberry(retired) Exclusive Inks
Embellishments: z1338 Sunset Mini Medley; z1336 Pearl Adhesive Gems; z1701Neutral Assortment Baker's Twine
I do love these colors!  They just look so cheery and I think this makes the perfect get well card. 

Live Simply, Stamp Generously!


Dotty For You - Another Birthday!

As I said earlier this month, May is the month of Birthdays. One of my friends and stamping buddies just had a birthday.  I just love how neat the Dotty For You papers coordinate!  This came together so quickly and easily!

I just love how this all coordinates so beautifully!  Here is a snapshot of the inside of the card. This is the sketch I used for this card:
I never get to see enough of the innards of people's cards so I'm still working at the perfect innards.  There should be an innards contest.  Would that be interesting.  OK, I digress....

Papers: Dotty For You papers; Colonial White, Grey Wool Cardstocks
Stamps: C1494 Card Word Puzzle;
Ink: Lagoon, Sweet Leaf, Grey Wool Exclusive Inks
Embellishments: Lagoon Mini-Medley Accent Collection; z1709 Just Blooms Paper Shapes

Wishing my friend Shelley a Happy Birthday!  Happy Stamping....


My Greatest Nightmare

I can’t believe I deleted my blog “Life is Like a Bowl of Stamps” which I’ve been blogging on for over three years! When I got my DROID phone at work, it apparently required a gmail account in order to work. Well, when that account was created, it hijacked my blogger blogs, my YouTube subscriptions and anything else Google could extend its reaches. Something I did not even see coming.

So, any email that I used to get regarding my blog and comments, my YouTube subscriptions, etc. was no long going to my personal email. It was going to an account that was used for work so that I could use a smart phone. Well this morning when I got up, I was going to put an end to that. I was going to delete the account so all my old accounts would return to their pre-DROID status and return to my personal email associations.

Needless to say, that did not happen. Instead, Google just deleted the blog, my subscription associations and everything that was associated to the Google account instead of reverting back to the original account that all of these accounts were started with. I still can’t believe it. I’ve made a request to have them restored; however, I have a good feeling that probably won’t happen because of the details you have to remember like when you first opened your gmail account, your blogger account, your YouTube account, etc. Who keeps those records?

So, instead, I decided I would take a Mulligan and start over. It gives me an opportunity to redefine what I disliked and keep what I like. I have some definite ideas on that.

Well, I hope your day has been set aside for God, family and friends and you make the most of this wonderful day set aside just for you!


May Is the Month for Birthdays!

It has been a long time since I've done a Mojo Monday so when I had to make my dear Son In Law (SIL) a birthday card I decided to start with this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Here is this week's sketch:

And, because the card is for my dear SIL, I decided to use the Victory papers. I just love that kit and I still can't help creating cards with it!

I tried to capture some of the dimension of this card. It is one that I would call a bulky card and would never attempt to send through the mail unless it was in a padded envelope.

Papers: Victory WOTG papers; Chocolate, Honey, and Colonial White cardstock
Stamps: D1410 4 My Friend; Noteworthy Background (retired) Stamp Sets
Ink: Chocolate, Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink
Embellishments: z1706 Durables Studs (Square & Round); z1701 Neutral Assortment Baker's Twine

Hope your days are full of friends and family!

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