Hi Friends! HAPPY FRIDAY! I had meant to get this post on my blog HOURS ago, but it’s been a crazy, busy day! And boy, is it ever HOT! It’s 38′ (that’s about 100′ Fahrenheit) and it NEVER gets THAT hot here! Yesterday was the same and tomorrow it’s predicted to be just as hot as today. Holey Moley. Hard to believe we had FROST last week. Mother Nature is going through a weird phase, that’s for darn sure. So I was out watering my garden and flower beds by 7am and then I started to cut the lawn by 8.
We have a couple of acres so I knew I needed to get the grass cut early. I actually LOVE cutting the grass – with the ride-on mower, of course. I find it super relaxing. My guy said he’d do it tonight, but I insisted I wanted to do it! LOL By the time I got the lawn finished it was just before 10am and temps were already at 35′. I scooted inside, made some breaky (WW banana pancakes with Greek yoghurt and strawberries – so good!), had a cold shower and got to work with my Stampin’ Up! business. I had a whack of cards I wanted to get out in the mail, so they were a priority – customer thank you cards, welcome cards to new team members and birthday cards to some of my “Serene Stampers”. In between making those cards, I had some business-related phone calls, got a load of laundry washed and on the line, scooted to the post office and then into town for some errands and already it’s 5pm. That has been my day in a nutshell. Now my gazebo and a tall glass of cold iced tea are callin’ me – after I take my dogs to the river for a quick swim…
Before I toddle off, I thought I’d share with you the card I made for my dad for Father’s Day:
I used the “Mountain Air” set with a bit of masking with my inks and sponge daubers; simple, but I loved how it turned out. The masking technique is just so magical, don’t you think?
I have really been using my Paper Pumpkin stamp sets a LOT, which is what the sentiments on my Dad’s card are from.
Mountain Air Photopolymer Stamp Set
Shaded Spruce 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin’ Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
Beautiful Moments Cling Stamp Set
3/16″ (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
Our next Paper Pumpkin Kit for July looks pretty awesome!!!
ABOUT THE JULY KIT
Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.
- Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
- Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy
ABOUT THE SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON
Summer Nights Add-On
Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes.
- Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
- Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.
Note: During demonstrator product testing, we learned that the Summer Nights Add-On could make at least 20 additional cards when combined with the leftover pieces from the Summer Nights kit.
Purchase the Summer Nights Add-On through myself or online at serenestamper.stampinup.net starting 1 July, while supplies last!
Item 154973 | $10.00 USD | $13.00 CAD
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Beth Norman-Roberts says
very nice sponge work and masking. Beautiful card!!
Wow, you are a work horse. You certainly accomplished a lot. Is Antigonish where the university is?