Later I plan to make some rhubarb salsa. That should be good with some chicken tamales and homemade tortilla chips.
This morning was spent in the craft room preparing some cards for the New Catalog Open House next Saturday (Oh my! I better get busy) Had to use some of my new toys to show off ideas I have seen from other demonstrators. So many good ideas showing versatility with the products and tools. Come see them in person! Lots of freebies too - and some snacks.
These cards were made using the new Wildflower Meadow background stamp and coordinating embossing folder. I was not going to preorder this set but am so glad I did! I found lots of cute ideas from other demonstrators and just stamped away then made my cards. I still have a lot more to play with but wanted to post a few. The card on the left is stamped with the new IN Color, Pistachio Pudding. The card base and small scallop circle are another new IN Color, Strawberry Slush. The Natural trim and Natural Designers Buttons were introduced in the mini-catalog but are in the new big catalog too. (That's good - I haven't had a chance to play with mine yet).
The card on the right was done by coloring the stamp with Marina Mist, Old Olive and Calypso Coral. The Old Olive 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon adds some accent.
The card on the right was done in Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz. The designer series paper is the new Gingham Garden (love it!) and I laid half of one of the paper doilies on top before adding the floral circle. So quick and easy!
This is the inside of the card above. I never get this sentiment straight so stamp it on another piece of card stock and punch it out. The flowers are from some waste from another card (you can see it below) . I punched out the flowers using the smallest oval punch and added it to the large oval.
The middle card has a flower stamped in Daffodil Delight and some Daffodil Delight 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon added.
The card on the right was embossed with the embossing folder. Aftercoloring and stamping once, I spritzed some water on the stamp and stamped a second image. From the second image I cut out a single flower and added it to the embossed background.
The card on the right was done using older stamp pads of Sahara Sand, Marina Mist and Night of Navy. Still not as gradiant as I wanted but it is okay.
Now, back to the craft room to use some more of my new goodies. Haven't used the Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar IN Colors yet and the new colors Soft Sky (returning from past IN Colors) and Smoky Slate.
Hope everyone here in the USA is enjoying their Memorial Weekend. Take time to remember all those who have served to protect and defend us. Their families too. I am also mindful of family members who are no longer here with us and all those who lived in the past, creating the heritage we enjoy.