Welcome to a new week! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Our temperatures have been on the sultry side – hot, humid, and oppressive. Today, though, was quite lovely, although a little cloudy, and it looks like the temperatures will be a bit more comfortable next week. That’s probably due to all the rain in the forecast.
I was talking with a friend the other day, and we both decided that it’s probably just as cost effective to buy canned or frozen food rather than to grow it and preserve it ourselves. And while we both planted our gardens “for fun,” that fun usually wears off around July when the oppressive humidity and heat kicks in. Somehow I always forget about that in April.
Here’s a fun card I’m considering for Christmas this year. It’s so simple and fun! I used the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Christmas Season Bundle from the Painted Christmas Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog. This suite includes two bundles – Christmas Season (Christmas Season Stamp Set and Seasonal Labels Dies) and Christmas To Remember (Christmas to Remember Stamp Set and Christmas Pinecone Dies). When you buy the stamp sets and dies in a bundle, you save 10%.
The Painted Christmas Suite also includes the gorgeous Painted Christmas DSP, Cherry Cobbler & Gold Metallic Ribbon, and Gold Holly Leaves. This ribbon, paper, and the embellishments are sure to make any card festive! You can also order the entire suite with one number to make shopping easier. Here’s the card I made.
To create this card, I stamped the pine needles from the Christmas Season Stamp Set three times on Basic White Cardstock using Evening Evergreen Classic Ink. The pinecones are two-step stamps. I stamped the smaller pine cone three times in Crumb Cake Classic Ink, then the “detail” stamp over the Crumb Cake using Soft Suede Ink stamped off one time each time I stamped. Using the coordinating Seasonal Labels Dies, I die-cut all the pinecones and needles and set them aside.
The Painted Christmas DSP was cut using the Basic Borders Dies. Before I glued the DSP to the Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink. All that was left was to adhere the DSP and the die-cuts. The card base is Old Olive.
Thank you to everyone who commiserated with me about my fashion subscription fiasco. I honestly believe the “stylists” are young (very, very young) girls who look at the clothes and say, “I love this so much! Who wouldn’t love black and white checked spandex pants?” Give them three or four more decades. They’ll know who wouldn’t love them then!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a fabulous day!
I grow tomatoes every year and every year I get into a fight with the chipmunks over who get them. Guess who loses?? Beautiful card!
Thanks, Susan! We’ve had some weird moths that took out my zucchini and cucumbers. Fortunately we don’t have chipmonks, and the other critters can’t get into the boxes!
I agree about growing and then processing. Suddenly the abundance becomes a challenge. Or you watch the squirrels hang upside down from your peaches. Your card is so pretty. I like the way you’ve “reversed” the border die.
Thanks, Jackie! I think I would have to “remove” the squirrels if I had peaches and they go into them. Squirrels are cute, but everything would need to stay away from my peaches. 🙂
I remember my husband once hinting that I should do some canning, because he remembered his Mom doing it. I suggested the HE keep the memory alive by doing it himself! LOL Such a pretty card – I love pinecones 🙂
Thanks, Deborah! And what a great answer to your husband! My mom still cans, but I think she’s ready to just buy already canned veggies in bulk!