Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hi All, 
I have added a follow with FEEDLY button to my sidebar, incase you are waiting to the last minute to decide on your blog feed reader.  I have been using both Feedly and Bloglovin for the last few months.  I use Feedly most, because it works well on both my PC and my IPAD. So goodbye Google reader, hello Feedly.  On to my post.Its a bit wordy...hard to tell a short story.

Hubs and I have interesting road trips, in the sense that rarely do things go as planned. Last fall we went to Lancaster County in PA for a few days, hubs drove and I navigated. 

I love my techy toys and had just upgraded my Iphone. Well the maps were not exactly relliable after that upgrade...something hubs and I found out first hand on unfamiliar roads. When we got home and heard the news that there was a problem with Apple's maps app...we laughed, that explained a lot.  So glad we also keep a road atlas in the vehicle.

So we actually got up by 10 (which for us is the middle of the night...yes we live in EDT, but our reality is Night Owls in the PDT). We are on our way and have made our first stop at a farmers market for some fresh produce, and hubs asks what the name of the craft store I wanted to see in Great Mills, and its address.  Well, I did no research it was too darned early in the morning for me to think...So I told him I have no clue what its called or the address, it is supposed to be in THE MILL.  Hubs being the good sport he is...said ok...

We drive to Great Mills, and of course there is NO MILL in sight, its a tiny tiny town.  So we look about a bit, and hubs decided we will just turn around and go find some lunch. As he is driving to find a suitable turning spot, I vaguely see through the trees a big wooden building and can make out just barely ILL...Excitedly I tell hubs we have to go investigate.  Around the next bend is an old mill, in Cecil Mills. It has a road, a small 2 store strip on one side and the mill across the road on the other side. We check out the store first, lots of art, antiques, and do dads.  We found an art piece we both loved for the house, but decided to check out the mill before committing to a purchase. We enter together, and hubs turns left, me to the right...about 10 steps later I am in the PAPER CRAFTING section. YAHOOOO, Success...  I picked up some stamps, some glue, some paper, and a few embellishments. Prices were great, too bad most of my craft budget was already spent for the month.

So, now that you have patiently slogged through my story, here are two cards I made using one of the stamps I picked up. It is Cling Carnation CRP186. 

 I made this for my monthly card exchange with a card making friend in California. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, added the bow from Jolee's and some MS Pearls. I matted with papers from Jennifer Ellory, and Bazzill Dotted Swiss, all mounted on a kraft card base.

This card was made for Deborah's Card Chain Challenge for the Month of June. I went with the colors, a first time for me. The colors were Lavender Rose, Malibu Blue, and Frosted Mint.  The carnations were colored again with Spectrum Noir markers, centers highlighted with a bit of cotton candy stickles, then fussy cut for mounting, pearls by MS, oval dies by Spellbinders, banner and sentiment by Simon Says Stamp, background lattice stamp by Hero Arts. Papers by Recollections. This card is being sent to Alaska.

Thanks so much for taking a look. Have a wonderful day.

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Kathy said...

Beautiful card. You might want to check out this blog post. :)

Kristi said...

Love them both! That carnation stamp is so pretty! I'm glad you found the craft store you were looking for.Sounds like you scored!