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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Hey All!

Let me first start by apologizing for not getting to most of your blogs this week.  I don't know where the time went!  Well, I do know where it went, but that is neither here or there.  I hope this post finds you well and happy.  I'm in a much better mood thanks to the weather!  We have had sunshine for 3 days in a row!!!!  It has done so much for my spirits.  We are going to be in the mid 60s by this weekend and I can hardly wait.  What is going to be fun is to see what Spring flowers pop up here at the new house.  We moved in mid June, so we missed Spring here.  I have already spotted tulips coming through.

I did manage to get a card set done today.  Have a look:

 Here is the box I made for the set.  It is my "go to" from Gina K Designs.  Here are the four cards that you will find inside. . .

I really love these images.  I got them at Joann Fabrics for $1 each.  They are clear stamps by Studio 112 from their summer mini assortment.  I stamped each image with Walnut Stain Distress ink on cream colored card stock.  I decided to keep them uncolored but did add copper Stickles on the shells and glitter on the two birds (which of course you can't see in the photos).  The background paper reminded me of swirling ocean water and the color is exactly what I wanted for this color scheme.  I roughed up the edges around each image, matted each, then double wrapped twine around them.  Here is the set together. . .

I can't believe these stamps were only a buck.  They rival anything that other stamp companies have out, and they stamped beautifully.

Pic of the Week

Thanks again for stopping by even though I was neglectful of you this week!  I'll be around to each of your blogs starting tomorrow.  I miss seeing the beautiful, creative work you all do.  Again, forgive me for not seeing you sooner!

Hope you are all OK and experiencing great weather for a change.  Take good care!



"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."


mark said...

that's ok - I didn't get to your blog today either.

Krissy said...

What a beautiful note card set! Now I need to go to JoAnn's tomorrow and find these stamps! LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!! I need to get my act together and find my mojo and start figuring out what to make for end of the year teachers' gifts. This set is inspiring!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

No rush to check out my blog - nothing new there. *sigh* But I did recently get a box chock-full of new Stampendous stamps that will be appearing at Michael's soon. Hopefully my mojo will make an appearance and I will have some blog candy to celebrate the new Michaels stamps on or around May 1st. Stay tuned!

Be well. Enjoy Spring!

Myrna said...

Lovely, lovely card set. Just proves simple can be gorgeous.
Your flower is so pretty. Is it in your yard?
Your boys are so patient, letting you doll them up like that. lol

Jackie said...

Those cards are beautiful! You're lucky to have a decent Joannn's near you - ours is pitiful unless you want fabric. I love that swirly background, it does remind me of the ocean.

Becky said...

wow Kurt, these are beautiful..And only a dollar.

Glad you are feeling better. My heat is still kicking on and I keep it on 60..

Your boy's look so adorable! I love seeing them when I come by.

ursula Uphof said...

So happy for you that it is warming up and sunny. Yesterday was a grey, rain day here VERY autumny, but not complaining too much as the garden really needs all the rain, as we head into our dry winter months with no rain till October. I will be spending 5 weeks in The Netherlands from end April, so hope the warm spring weather will be there then.
Just love your card set and will go and check out that box, great for gifts. The background paper and those stamps are gorgeous.
You take care Curt, hugs, Ursula

Ellen said...

Fabulous box set! Love the background stamp you paired your seaside stamps with! You have to love a deal, especially when your finished cards look like a million bucks! Enjoy the sunshine and send some heat my way please!
Take care,

Andrea6760 said...

Hi Curt, I love the card set. The colors are perfect and the beachy theme has me thinking of summer. The twine adds the perfect touch to each card.
Love the spring flowers on 'The boys'..they look adorable!! No need to visit my blog, I am a slacker and havent posted anything in ages.

Thank so much for sharing the card really is fabulous!

tilly said...

a beautiful card set, and the stamps are so versatile...... I love seeing the flowers pop up in spring,lets hope the weather warms up for all of us,still minus at nights here in Manchester!
Keep well

Beth Norman said...

Wow, only $1, eh? They turned out amazing. So professional looking. The ivory paper with the blue swirl dp is really intriguing. Love what you did. Take care.

Alli said...

Curt I LOVE that card set!
I am a pushover for anything oceany!
Terrific paper choice too!
Don't apologize for not 'seeing' us.... I haven't posted anything new on my blog for weeks!
So busy with other life stuff!
It always brings a smile to my face & heart to see what you have been up to, thanks so much for sharing!!!
Happy Spring!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Not fair that you are keeping the sunshine and +60 temperatures where you are. Very nice little set of cards that you have created Curt.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

All the people that follow me and my blog know I am a die hard fan of water, beach, sand and surf. In the description on myself on my blog speaks of this...haha Anyhoooo, I feel instantly in love with your CAS shore scenes, and the icing on top was the steal that you found at JoAnn's. I guess I need to get over there and check out the bins. I sure know how time can get away from you and bloomy weather can put a damper on you psyche. In closing, I get a great joy out of seeing your furry kids in their headdress each week. PS except for today the weather has been awesome and my iris are blooming.

Glittered Paws said...

so very pretty - love the CAS and whoever is going to get these note cards are LUCKY. Love spring and your pictures are so pretty - sunshine seems to bring the best out in all of us. Have a super week.

Patti J said...

Beautiful flower - bet your yard will really be pretty in a couple of weeks! Can't wait to see more pics. What a great card set, this will be an appreciated gift, for sure. Thanks for sharing :) Happy to hear you are doing well, the sun is shining here too - what a difference that makes! Hugs...

Sonja said...

Hey I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better... I know what sunshine does for me...
I have green growth too, not sure it if is tulips or a lily??? but it is green and up 6 inches, I will take that : )

these cards are so cool. wow a dollar each... I love the beach look you were able to obtain and share... great stuff

Hope you and the boys enjoy tese warmer days... I think Daisy and I need to for a walk today...all the way next door to see one of my daughters lol


Erin Morley said...

I'm a winter fan, but this week we've been getting doses of a four letter word and I'm kinda getting tired of it. Yay for sunshine! These cards may be some of my favourite yet! Great job!

Gail said...

Hahaha, I almost spit my coffee out when I clicked on your post & seen the boys and their bonnets!!!
Gorgeous card set!
Glad your weather's great, Vanessa said it's blizzarding 1 hour from here, and we're supposed to get the dreaded "S" word (snow) today & tomorrow!

Mary said...

WOW, what a great find on the stamps! They made a very nice set of note cards too! I like how you added the twine to the corners, just the right touch. So glad that spring is finally making a show here in the midwest too!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Love your cards,Awesome stamps!

lisa808 said...

Love the images (and the price!). The paper is perfect.

Linda said...

Sorry I haven't been by FIL (96) passed away. MIL (93) moved in. She is so sweet and I love taking care of her. It just cuts into my play time.
We still have snow and I am just waiting for those sweet little flowers.
I LOVE your cards. The images are wonderful. It is a great gift set.

Diane said...

Wow...these are great....I might have to run to Joanns today and look for them...I love $1 stamps...well, heck, I love bargains...but this would make a wonderful summer set for a gift for my Mom...thanks for the tip...I haven't been around much either, I guess this time of year, we are all busy....enjoy that weather!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Curt!!! Well, your set of cards and the matching box are just beautiful -- your usual great creative work of art!!!

I'm so glad the weather is having a good effect on you; I know I'm feeling better with better weather. I think too many of us can relate to how you've felt!

Give the boys a big hug from me and I'll be seeing you, my friend!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely set Curt-I thought of Cely when I saw them and laughed when I saw she eyed them too! I am inArizona right now on a mini vacation and it is 90-95 here so I am very cheerful!!! Back to the real world tomorrow night and probably 55 degrees and rain! wahhhhhh...

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt,
Wonderful cards!! I love your card sets - these are perhaps my favorites ever! The colors are wonderful and that swirl paper - WOW! I can't believe the stamps were in the $1 bin - they look fabulous! Nice work!!

Jingle said...

These are just gorgeous!

Paper is BLISS said...

Just beautiful, I love the simplistic but elegant look and so nice to have a box set full of them. I wouldn't know which one to use first!