Well, another month is coming to a close. Thank you for always coming and visiting my blog over the months. I so appreciate it!
Life has been quiet. The end of summer can be felt in the air. There are flocks of geese heading south. I've seen three flocks just this week! I'm waiting for my little hummingbirds to leave "home" and head south. This brings me to a "Soapbox Moment." LOL
I was thinking about how often I hear the word "AMAZING" being used. I watched a TV show the other day. A woman was describing an ice cream flavor as "AMAZING!" To me, something that is amazing is our ability to reproduce! What an AMAZING miracle that is! The fact that my little hummingbirds fly over a thousand miles, as tiny as they are, to their southern roosting grounds only to return, the following Spring, to the SAME place they left in the Fall! THAT IS AMAZING; ice cream - not so much, LOL The hummingbirds manage to remember the way to and from, remember the location, and manage to survive! I'd love it if you left a comment telling me something YOU feel is truly AMAZING! I'd love to read what you believe is amazing.
Oh, let's pick a winner from those of you who left a comment on my post, "Tilda Sends Sew Much Love." The lucky gal is ---
Please e-mail me using the link on the right so I can send a goodie out to you!
I have a really fun card to share with you today. The challenge at HOOKED ON CRAFT is...
How fun is that? The sentiment is up to you! All we ask is that you make it a masculine card! Oh, of course, there will be one lucky person who will win something I would love to win! How about a
Here are the details: This challenge will run from August 27 through September 29. You are being challenged to create something for a male. Think about Father's Day (in Australia), a birthday, Congratulations. It's up to you. HOOKED ON CRAFT has the most gorgeous flowers! They have beautiful colors and are very well made. Karen does ship world wide! Take a peek and give her flowers a try if you haven't done so yet. You will NOT be disappointed!
Here is my creation to help your creative juices start flowing. The flowers found on the front and inside are from HOOKED ON CRAFT
For the front of my card, I used the following HOOKED ON CRAFT products. Just click the link to go right to the store's listing.
FERN LEAF - I thought it looked like a nice shrub.
Brown Calla Lilies
Medium Peach Carnation Bud
Small Peach Carnation Bud
Green Tiger Lily
I loved creating the scene so that Edwin wasn't just standing there with nothing behind him. I finally had a use for the Magnolia airplane stamp! I added Diamond Glaze to the windows so that they look like glass and KindyGlitz to the waterfall and clouds. The clock and tree dies are Tim Holtz. Just before falling asleep, I got the idea to have the plane pulling the birthday banner, LOL. Talk about a time when my brain is creative - right before I zonk out! LOL The stamps are available at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS. If Diana doesn't have them, just contact her and I'm sure she will order them for you. MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS has the best prices on Magnolia stamps! There are great discounts as well in addition to store credits accumulated with purchases. Customer Service is the very best! Please look into shopping at MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS! I do!
Waterfall Background - 2009 Pet and Animal Collection
Hiking Edwin - 2012 Turning Leaves Collection
Airplane - 2010 Bon Voyage Collection
Now for the inside. Here it is:
I wanted to keep the very rustic theme of the card. I love the background paper that I found in my stash. LOL **I just can't throw anything away!** The moose and the tree are rusted metal. Years ago, I bought a ton of these rusted metal embellishments. Again, before dozing off, I remembered I had them somewhere in my scrap room. The operative word is "somewhere." I had NO idea where I had put them! LOL I carried over the burlap strip from the front and repeated it on the inside. I also added some Autumn colored feathers. I love, love, love feathers on cards. Here is the list of flowers I used from HOOKED ON CRAFT. Just click the link to go right to the store's listings.
Aqua Tiger Lilies
Brown Fern Leaf
Large Brown Leaves
Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you will come back again! I love your visits and reading your sweet, supportive comments. Thank you for taking the time. Remember, leave a comment sharing something that you think is AMAZING! I'll have our son pick a number, and one lucky gal will win a little somethin', somethin' from me, OK?
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges: