Sunday, July 20, 2008
According to the International Dairy Foods Association, in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities."
I'll admit, it's hard to say no to ice cream. ;) My faves...our local Ollie's Strawberry Arctic Blast, DQ Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard and from the grocer's freezer, Fanny Mae Mint Meltaway. Yum!
I'm headed up to Galena territory this week with Chris and the kids. We're looking forward to some serious downtime and the opportunity to reconnect. Our big guys have been very busy so it seems like they haven't been around much. It will be wonderful to enjoy five whole days together! :)
I'll catch up with you when we return. Until then, may you enjoy lots of sweet moments! Smiles~ Patti
Stamps: Hero Arts Sweet Moments
Paper: Basic Grey Two Scoops, SU! Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Versamagic Cloud White
Other: May Arts Ribbon, Bling, X-mas Red Stickles, Copics
Monday, July 14, 2008
Laura's take on the Monarch and Swallowtail are so realistic. They are truly beautiful! I've used the Monarch here with Daisy D Gypsy Harvest Paper. The paper is gorgeous! It looks similar to a scarf that my uncle brought back for me from his trip to Turkey a couple of years ago. Coupled with the black embossing powder it helps make the Monarch come alive.
Thanks for visiting today! Take care~ Patti
Stamps: Creative Play Monarch & Swallowtail Butterflies, Thank You
Paper: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White, Daisy D Gypsy Harvest
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! So Saffron & More Mustard
Other: Black embossing powder, Scallop scissors, Ticket punch, black velvet ribbon, amber bling
I found myself anxious to stamp today, but needed a bit of inspiration to get going. I recently recieved this lovely tulip card from my friend Priscilla. Isn't it gorgeous!? The red, white and black combination is so striking, it inspired me to use the same color combination with my new Inkadinkado stamp.My card is pretty simple but it was the beginnings of a fun afternoon of stamping. I'll stop back later on with another design. Until then, enjoy your day! ~Patti
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you've nominated.
I'm sharing this award with the following ladies. The first four, Paula, Amy, Priscilla and Juli are dear friends of mine. I enjoy visiting their blogs not only because they are incredibly creative, but also because it's just one more fun way that we can connect and share life.
Like Christi, Angel and I have become friends through blogging. Angel's so sweet, does lovely design work and I really enjoy the stories she shares about her family. It's through Angel that I found Nancy and Amy's blogs. Be sure to make some time to visit them as their blogs are simply delightful.
Thanks for the continued stamping and spiritual inspiration that you so freely share! Blessings & Hugs~ Patti
Sunday, July 6, 2008
My sister, Kenee and I were recently sharing some giggles about feeling glamourous at 40. She called to tell me that Molly Ringwald had also turned 40 this year. Which made me feel a lot better. ;)
I've really been missing Kenee, so this glamour girl is headed for Alabama. Hope she can stand the heat!
Thanks for stopping by today! ~Patti
Stamps- Melanie from Rubber Romance, saying from Art Impressions
Paper- SU! Whisper White & Basic Black, Misc DP
Ink- SU! Basic Black, SU! Markers
Other- Bling, Stickles
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This card is totally inspired by the musical production, Wicked. My mom bought me tickets for my birthday! My daughter Sarah, my mom and I are going to see it in August and Sarah is so excited that she can hardly stand the wait.
My mom loves green, so I'm hoping she enjoys the card. I used my Creative Play Swirl Garden set, this time featuring the large butterfly. This set has quickly become a favorite of mine!
Going to the theatre is such a treat and I'm just thrilled that I can share it with two of my favorite people! Thanks mom, we're looking forward to spending the day with you!
Stamps: Creative Play Swirl Garden & Thank You
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Gable Green, Misc DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Lime Stickles, Ribbon, Bling, Marvy Giga Scallop punch
Amy is such a sweet friend. She can find the silver lining in just about anything. I enjoy being around her positive spirti! She's also a teriffic mom to three beautiful girls and an amazing stamper and scrapbooker.
If you haven't been to Amy's blog yet, be sure to visit it here.
Thanks again for the beautiful card Amy! :)
We missed Buckingham Fountain due to the Taste of Chicago and decided to wait on the Sears Skydeck because it was such an overcast day. All in all it was a great day, but I have to admit "there's no place like home", especially when you realize your not a "city girl". ;)
Thanks for stopping by to share in my trip! Smiles~ Patti