Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vacation

So sorry I haven't posted in a while, but I have been thoughly enjoying a vacation in Michigan with my children and grandchildren. We have had a fantastic 2 1/2 weeks so far and kind of dread leaving on Sunday. We will really miss the family when we go home.We have been attending church with our son and daughters and grandchildren. It has been so rewarding.

We have visited several places that we used to go to alot. Houghton Lake, Alma, St. Louis, Greenville and Frankenmuth and several apple orchards.
We spent the day yesterday in Frankenmuth with our daughter Laurie. Ate a magnificent chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn and spent several hours at Bronners the Christmas store. Oh my goodness. What beautiful ornaments and other decorations for fall and Christmas. I am bringing some home with me. There is no other Christmas store in America that compares to Bronners.

We are planning a Thanksgiving and Christmas (combined) dinner on Saturday with all the family here. It will be so much fun and enjoyment for us. We miss spending the holidays with them. Bitter sweet moments.

We will be back in San Diego on Sunday around noon. It will be so good to see my friends and card class members again. I have missed them all this month and will be happy to get back to our normal schedule.

See you all soon,
Love and Hugs,
June

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act"  Psalm 37:5

Friday, September 21, 2012

From My Heart

 
Here is another great card that we did in July. I love Cherry Cobbler everything. It makes me hungry but I still think it's the greatest red we have next to Real Red. The new stamp pad in Real Red is awesome. No smearing and it drys quickly unlike the old pad I had.
 
 

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: From My Heart

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, the Small Heart punch and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Summer Soltice

 
Good morning. It is a beautiful morning in Southern California. A few patchey clouds but nothing serious. Maybe it will be a cooler day because of them.
 
I am so glad to be starting on the July card class cards. Seems like I made them eons ago but really it hasn't been that long. I may catch up one of these days.
 
 

Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Summer Soltice and Wacky Wishes

Card stock: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit,Very Vanilla and Comfort Cafe DSP

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot with the Adorning Accents Edgelits, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 3/8" Soft Suede tafetta ribbon, and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Perfectly Penned

Last card of the June card class. I love this Gumball Green. It just goes so well with everything. It is one of our new in colors for this year and will carry through 2013. Cool!!!!

 
 
 

Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Perfectly Penned

Card stock: Gumball Green, Early Espresso and Whisper White

Ink: Gumball Green

Accessories: Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing folder, Gumbo Green 3/8" stitched ribbon, Neutral brads, Fancy Flower and Boho Blossoms punches, Basic Pearls and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Layered Labels

Finally I am almost at the last card for June. Just one more left to put on. I just don't believe I got so far behind. I guess I will have to put them on before class from now on to keep up to date.
I really appreciate all my card class members and their faithfulness every month. It makes it such a joy to prepare for.

 
 
This is the inside of the card. Because I cut the image out of the card front, stamped it on white and put it behind the card front I felt I needed to stamp something inside. It worked out great.
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp set: Perfectly Penned and Layered Labels
 
Card stock: Melon Mambo and Whisper White
 
Ink: Melon Mambo
 
Accessories: Big Shot with the Apothecary Art Accents Framelits, and glue dots
 
Thanks for stoppin' in,
Hugs,
June
 
'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms


This is another card we did in June. I am really liking this set. You can do so much with it.
 
I am now getting ready for a scapbook class on October 6th. If you live in the San Diego area and would like to join us email me and I will give you the details.
 
I hope fall weather gets here soon. I am so tired of the air being on every day but I am really thankful for it these 90 degree plus days.
 
 
 
Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts and Betsy's Blossoms

Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White and Summer Smooches DSP

Ink: Tangerine Tango and Old Olive

Accessories: Scallop Border Punch and Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Summer Afternoon

I am back finally. We had a great class on Saturday and another on Tuesday and I am so glad to be posting again. I need to get all these cards on here, I have people waiting to see them. The one below was inspired by Laurie Gibson. I have really gotten to like water coloring and try to do a card each month with either the crayons or pencils but this one I did with markers. 
 
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp set: Summer Afternoon
 
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, First Edition DSP, Summer Starfruit and Comfort Cafe DSP
 
Ink: Basic Black
 
Accessories: Basic Black and Summer Starfruit markers and dimensionals
 
Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Hugs,
June
 
'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Loving Thoughts

I am a quilter so I guess that is why I love this card. It reminds me of a quilt that I once made. It is amazing what can be done with Stampin' Ups punches and they make card making so easy.
 
I am still in therapy and doing better is some ways but the pain in my shoulder and arm is still very much there. Guess it will be back to the doctor and see what's next after next week. I really wish they could determine the cause of all this pain. Please pray that something will be found out soon. I just want to feel good again.
 
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp set: Loving Thoughts
 
Card stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Summer Smooches DSP
 
Ink: Soft Suede
 
Accessories: Postage Stamp punch, Daffodil Delight seam binding and dimensionals
 
Thanks fo stoppin' in and I'll see you soon,
Hugs,
June
 
'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Kindness Matters

Good morning. It is another cloudy day in Southern California but still no rain for us. It would be so nice to get some to clean the air and all.
 
My monthly card class is this Saturday so if you live in the San Diego area we would love to have you join us. Just email me and I will give you all the info. I also do kits for those who can't attend in person.
 
Stampin' Up's special $60 kit for signing up is still available until Sunday. You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and you can pick anything from the catalog up to $125. The kit is free when you do this. I received mine and it is fantastic.
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp set: Kindness Matters
 
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP, and Old Olive
 
Ink: Riding Hood Red
 
Accessories: Big Shot with the Labels Collection Framelit, Bird Punch, Riding Hood Red 3/8 Taffeta ribbon, glue dots and dimensionals
 
Thanks for stoppin in,
Hugs,
June
 
'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mixed Bunch

This is the second card we did in June. I just love this stamp set and the paper. I also really like the fact there is a punch for the flower. I am getting real partial to punches that match our stamps. It makes my work so much easier and looks so much better than if I cut it free hand.
 
Rich Razzleberry is also a favorite color of mine. You will see lots of it this year no doubt.
 
September card class is coming up this Saturday and if you live in the area we would really like to have you join us. Just email me and I will give you all the info. We have so much fun and you take home 8 cards to use as inspiration and to send to someone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch and From my Heart

Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Smooches DSP, and Whisper White

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Blossom, 3/4" circle, Modern Label and Word Window punches; Whisper White organza ribbon and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon;
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Open Sea

You must think I forgot I had a blog. It's just that life is in the way again. I have been doing physical therapy twice a week and my husband is still layed up with his broken foot so life is interesting to say the least.
 
I really want to get caught up on the card class cards we have done over the past few months so I may be doing more than one post per day for a while.
 
 
 
 
Card Recipe:
 
Stamp sets: Open Sea and From My Heart
 
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Comfort Cafe DSP, Soft Suede and Whisper White
 
Ink: Pacific Point, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand
 
Accessories: Baja Breeze Marker, Soft Suede 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and dimensionals
 
Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Hugs,
June
 
'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Perfectly Penned

Finally I am at the last card for May card class. There are just not enough hours in my day!




Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Perfectly Penned and Elementary Elegance

Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Pale Plum (retired)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Big Shot with Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Elegant Eggplant Scalloped Polka Dot Ribbon and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Love and Sympathy

This has been another busy month but hopefully I can get this group of cards on by tomorrow and then start on the next month card class.

I am getting ready for a women's day called Just For Women that is coming up on September 22nd. If you are interested in attending email me at june.switzer@yahoo.com or sjune1938@gmail.com and I will give you the details. There will be a brunch, vendor booths, a speaker and more. Should be a really fun day Just For Women.

This is another card from our May card class. Wow! I am really behind.




Card Recipe:

Stamp Set:Love and Sympathy

Card stock: Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White

Ink: Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette markers, Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and dimensionals


Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon

Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Field Flowers

Good Morning. What a busy July I had and now I have been enjoying a week of rest. I think I am now ready for August.
Saturday will be my monthly card class, if you live in the San Diego area we would love to have you join us. Just email me and I will give you all the info.
Stampin' Up has a great recruiting promotion for the month of August. You not only get to choose your own items for your kit $125 of product for $99 but you also will receive a free $60value shadow box kit for free. What a great opportunity!! This company is so amazing and I am so blessed to be part of it.



This is another card we did in May. I think I have two more to post yet. I have really gotten behind in my posting.

Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Field Flowers and Elementary Elegance

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Big Shot with the Finial Press Embossing Folder, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Circle punches, Daffodil Delight seam binding and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon,
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas in July










These are the cards we did last Saturday and again on Tuesday for our Christmas in July class.
If you live in the area and would like to do these email me and I will give you the info on how to do that. You could book a private class with just a few friends if you like or come to one at my home.

If you are outside the area and would like to receive the kit you can also email me and I can send it to you.
Cost is $30 plus $5 for shipping per each kit. You get 20 cards and envelopes (5 each of the 4 different designs).
We had so much fun listening to Christmas music, eating the cookies my husband baked for us and of course some traditional chocolate. A great time was had by all.

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Apothecary Art

Wow! How time flys!! I have not met my goal for posting everyday as planned but at least I am posting.

My hubbie's foot is getting better and I have been  so busy with card classes. I have another coming up this Saturday. It is my Christmas in July class where we will be making 20 Christmas cards and envelopes for $25. If you live in the San Diego area and would like to join us email me and I will give you the details.


Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Apothecary Art

Card stock: Crumb Cake 4 1/4 x 11; Attic Boutique DSP 1 1/2 x 4 and 3 1/2 x 3 3/4; Pink Pirouette 3 3/4 x 4 and a scrap for the framelit; Whisper White scrap for image cut with framelit

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories; Big Shot with Label Collections Framelits; White Organza Ribbon and Crumb Cake Seam Binding; glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in,
Have a great day,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fabulous Florets

The last few days have been busy with a husband under the weather, but thank God he is better today and life can get back to normal (whatever that is).

Tomorrow is my second Big Shot class this week and I am looking forward to haveing a lot fun and fellowship with the ladies. We are getting such good tools to play with on the Big Shot and we will be making some really cute cards and a special little note holder.




Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Loving Thoughts and Fabulous Florets

Card stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Pool Party dsp

Ink: Calypso Coral and Pool Party

Accessories: Big Shot with the Stripe Embossing Folder and Label Collection Framelit; Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon; Pool Party and Calypso Coral markers and dimensionals

Hope you enjoy duplicating this card. We sure had fun making it in class.
See you soon,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Perfectly Penned

I haven't been feeling very well this week. Back problems and my left arm is still not doing well. However, I am praying for healing and hope it comes soon. I have decided 4 years of pain is enough.

So today I am in my stamping studio and hoping to get some things done. I have a full schedule for July so there is no time for pain and relaxing. If you live in the San Diego area and would like to join us for one of my classes you can check for times and dates on my website at www.stampinwithjune.stampinup.net. If you don't live in the area and would like to make my cards email me and I will send you details on how you can get them.



Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned

Card stock: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Attic Boutique DSP

Ink: Sahara Sand

Accessories: Big Shot with the Beautiful Butterfly die and the Finial Press Embossing Folder, 7 1/2" of Baja Breeze seam binding, hole punch, 5/16 Neutral brad and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' and I'll see you soon.
Happy Stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sincere Salutations

Good Morning! It is another beautiful day here in Southern California. Sunny and mid 70's.

My husband is harvesting from his garden this morning, tomatoes, cucumbers and zuccinin again. We are keeping ourselves and the neighbors in vegie's at least.

I will be spending a couple of hours this morning at my friend Bonnie's helping her to get her Stampin' Up products organized and her room ready for stampin'. She is so excited.


Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations ( now retired)

Card stock: Basic Black 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Just Add Cake DSP 4 x 5 1/4 and strips for cut outs; Whisper White 3 x 5 and scrap for punch; Poppy Parade for punch

Ink: Old Olive

Accessories: Big Shot with Adorning Accents Edgelit; Postage Stamp punch; Decorative Label punch; ex-large oval punch; 14" of Not Quite Navy 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and dimensionals

Everyone loved making this card hope you will too.
Thanks for stoppin',
Have a great day,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Triple Treat Flower



Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. It's been a busy month with card classes and getting new recruits and everyday life.

My husband is recovering nicely from his broken foot and should be back to wearing his own shoe before too long. His garden is doing very well. We have been enjoying zuccinni, green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes. He has such a green thumb for growing things. Whether it is vegetables or flowers they all seem to thrive under his care and he so loves doing it.




This is one of the cards we did in our May card class. I love these colors together.

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Triple Treat Flower (now retired)

Card stock: Garden Green 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Certainly Celery 4 x 5 1/4; Not Quite Navy 2 x 5 1/4; Marina Mist 2 15/16 square; Rose Red 2 3/4 square; Whisper White 2 1/2 square and scraps for 3 flowers;

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Big Shot with the Hounds Tooth Embossing Folder, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch(now retired), 1/2 Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Silver brad, 6 1/2" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and dimensionals

Hope you enjoy making one of these.
Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.

Enjoy your Sunday,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, June 4, 2012

Triple Treat Flower

We were at the doctors again this morning. My husband's broken foot is healing but it can take up to 12 weeks before it heals completely. So I guess our trip to Michigan is off for now. We may go in the fall if it doesn't get cold there early. He is doing good but is not suppose to walk much.

I hated to see this stamp retire as I had just gotten into doing some special things with it but all good things must come to an end sometime. Hope you are inspired by this card and will do some experimenting on your own.




Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Triple Treat Flower and Loving Thoughts

Cardstock: Poppy Parade 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3 x 3; Basic Black 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 x 4 plus a scrap for the circle; Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5 and a scrap for the flower;

Ink; Poppy Parade

Accessories: Label Collection Framelit with the Big Shot; 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch; 1 3/4" circle punch, 5-Petal Flower punch, Poppy Parade Poly ribbon and Dimensionals


'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Apothecary Art

Here I am again, finally. Boy, how time flys. I really intended to post everyday this year and I have fallen so short of my goal. Guess I can just try to do it from now on. There are so many things going on, I am helping get a woman's event ready and having card classes, and yesterday was my big retiring product sale. Just a real busy season but I love it!!

This is my last entry for April. Hope you liked all the cards and will be inspired to make your own.




Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Apothecary Art

Card stock: Marina Mist 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3 1/4 x 4; Marina Mist DSP 4 x 5 1/4; Whisper White 3 x 3 3/4

Ink: Marina Mist

Accessories: Marina Mist Scallop Dotted Ribbon and Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you tomorrow.
Stampin' Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, May 21, 2012

Take It To Heart

I am glad to be able to post again today. Things are going pretty well now except for my husband who has a broken bone in his foot. Thank God, no cast, just a walking boot and time to heal. He won't be running any foot races for a while.

This Saturday is meeting day for our Technique Club. We will be making a Stationery Box that I designed a while back. If you would like to join us just email me and let me know so I can cut supplies. We meet at 1 pm and the cost is a $25 or more order. We will be having lots of fun.



Card Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Take it to Heart and Loving Thoughts

Card stock: Blushing Bride 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, 2 3/4 x 3 for heart and 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 for banner; Blushing Bride DSP 2 x 5 1/4; Perfect Plum 1 3/4 x 5 1/4;

Ink: Perfect Plum

Accessories: Eyelet Border punch, Big Shot w/Heart Framelit, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon
Stampin' Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mixed Bunch

Good morning. I have been under the weather for a while and it's good to be back and feeling better. I didn't realize it had been so long since I last posted.

My friend and Stampin' Up downline member, Bonnie, has been very ill and I would request that you all please keep her in your prayers. She is very depressed as well and needs God so badly. I know she is praying too and hopefully God will bring her through all this soon. It has been a three week battle so far. She finally got out of the hospital but is now at a rehab facility. Just pray she gets to come home soon.





This is another card we did in our April card class. Just three more to show you and then the May class ones.

Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts

Card stock: Soft Suede 4 1/2 x 11 and scrap for scallop oval; Crumb Cake 4 x 5 1/4; Mocha Morning DSP (2) 2 x 3 3/4 and 1 x 3 3/4; Very Vanilla 3 x 3 for flower, scrap for oval; Early Espresso 3 x 3 for flower

Ink: Crumb Cake

Accessories: Scallop Oval, regular Oval and Blossom Punches; Early Espresso Scallop Dotted Ribbon and Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Stampin' Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Daisey #2

Good morning. We had a very nice rain over night that will really make the garden grow. Today is still cloudy and cool so I will be stamping and having fun.

This is another card we made in class this month. I am sad to say that the Daisy #2 die is being retired in May. It is such a cool looking flower as you can see.

There are so many stamp sets and accessories retiring and you really need to check out the list. If there is anything you want to purchase you need to do it as soon as possible as everything will be selling fast. Stamp sets can be purchased through the 31st of May but accessories are only available as long as the supply last.

 I am really looking forward to the new catalog and all the new products that are coming out. Our stamp pads are not retiring however they will be revamping them and making them better than ever. Also the markers are not retiring there are just some that won't be sold individual any more. Just a lot of info to take in and digest. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.





Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Elegant Eggplant DSP, Pale Plum(retired), Whisper White

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Scallop Border Trim Punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Daisey #2 Die with the Big Shot and glue dots

Thanks for stoppin in,
Stampin' hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5



Monday, April 23, 2012

Sweetheart

It rained again in the night and everything smells fresh and clean. Going to be a cloudy day and that's just right for stamping. I am getting ready for our club meeting on Saturday and looking forward to lots of fun and fellowship.

I was stunned at the size of the retired list of stamp sets and am sending it out to all my customers so they can plan accordingly. I am loosing over half of my collection but am really hoping they will be replaced with some great new sets. The accessories list comes out on Wednesday, hopefully I won't have a heart attack over that.




Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Sweetheart

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Whisper White and Peach Parfait DSP

Ink: Peach Parfait

Accessories: Big Shot with the Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Peach Parfait Poly ribbon, Full Heart punch and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Stampin' hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, April 20, 2012

P.S. I Love You

From my heart to yours, what a great saying!! This is going out to all my friends and family with problems today. You are in my heart and I am thinking about you and praying for you today. It seems that there has just been so much sickness lately with everyone I know. It's like an epidemic.

We are getting ready for a trip to Michigan in July to see all our old friends and spend time with our kids and other family there. I can hardly wait. There is to be a family reunion for my family and my husbands as well, so we will get to see people we have not seen in a long time. Looking forward to much fun and relaxation at the lake where our son camps. The next 2 months will go by slowly I am sure.




Card Recipe:

Stamp set: P.S. I Love You

Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Blushing Bride DSP

Ink: Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Fancy Flower punch, 1" Circle punch, Blushing Bride poly ribbon, Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Stampin' Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nature's Silhouette

Today is another sad day and I would ask that you continue to pray for my friends, Teri, Ruth, and Marlene. Cancer is such a terrible disease and I wish they could come up with a cure for all kinds of it. I have lost 3 sibblings and so many other relatives and friends that have had cancer or other forms of it and I am so saddened by these events. Sometimes I feel like howling like the wolf below.(or screaming)

Here is my first card from the April class. I am sad to see that this set is retiring but hopefully they will replace it with something just as good. It is hard to find good stamps for male cards.




Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Natures Silhouette and God's Blessings

Card stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP

Ink: Soft Suede

Accessories: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Crumb Cake seam binding, and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in,
Stamping hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Doily Sizzlit

Finally I am at the last card for March's card class and now I  can start on April's.

Went shopping this morning at Sprout's and got some really nice produce for a great price and also some good looking steaks to grill. I think Spring is finally here, the birds are singing and it will be about 80 degrees today. Nice day for grilling.

Only 12 days left to order from the Occasions Mini, if you haven't bought everything you love from there, better do it now. Time is short. We won't have another new mini until August when the Holiday Mini goes live. Also our large catalog will be done on May 31st. Not much time to get what you want from there either. A lot of items are retiring.




Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Elementary Elegance and Fresh Vintage

Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder

Accessories: Big Shot with Doily Sizzlit die, ticket corner punch, small pearls and glue dots.

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Stamping Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Boy, life sure is not fair sometimes. Please continue to pray for Leona. Cullen lost his battle with cancer today. They were both great neighbors and I am not sure whether she will be staying on here or not. Just not a good day today.

Hope you like this card it is one of my fav's. Great for young people getting married now, it's so un-traditional. No one seems to like traditional anymore.

 


Card recipe:

Love and Laughter stamp set

Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon

Accessories: Big shot w/ Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and Scallop Circle #2 die; Boho Blossoms and 2 1/2" circle punches; mat pack and paper punch, Whisper White GG ribbon; glue and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happiest Birthday Wishes


Wow! It has been awhile since I posted. Life seems to get so busy now days. I have been busy with friends having fun and also not so much fun with some. There are so many sick people today and my friends are dealing with some real problems. That means I have been praying a lot and having some difficult feelings that kinda of hinder creativity. If you are a praying person and think of it, please pray for Marlene, Ruth, Teri, Kathy, and Cullen and Leona. All are going through rough times with cancer or other extreme health problems right now, in themselves or loved ones. I am sure they would appreciate your prayers.

 

 
Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Happiest Birthday Wishes

Card Stock: Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Poppy Parade 2 1/4 x 4 1/4, scrap for flower; Everyday Enchantment DSP 1 3/4 x 4 1/4; Whisper White 1 x 3 1/2 and scraps for flowers

Ink: Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade

Accessories: Big Shot with Polka Dot Embossing Folder; Spice Cake button; White Bakers Twine; Blossom Punch; glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Happy stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Open Sea

What a wonderful spring day! It has been in the 70's and up to 80 here all week and the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. A good time to be alive!

This is another March card and a very nice birthday card for any man. I just really love this clipper ship, it looks like the Star of India which is a museum in San Diego along the embark-a-dero. Makes one want to sail awayyyyyyy!







Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: The Open Sea and God's Blessings

Card Stock; Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze

Accessories: Big Shot with the Scallop Circle #2 Die, Stripe Embossing and Square Lattice Embossing Folders; 2 1/2" Circle punch, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, glue dots and dimensionals.

Thanks for  stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Happy stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thank You Kindly


Good Morning! Here is another March card for you to enjoy! I had not done the color on color like this before, but I really love it. It looks so rich.



Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Thank You Kindly

Cardstock: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, and Flirtatious Dsp

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: The Big Shot with the Lattice Die; Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches; Silver Brads and Dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Happy Stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome


I really like this little guy with his lantern. He may be mythical but it makes me happy to see him.
This is another of the cards we made in our March class. So much fun!





Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Gnome Sweet Gnome

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo DSP, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, and Daffodil Delight markers with the Aqua Painter; Small Heart, Designer Label, Modern Label and Boho Blossoms punches; Big Shot with Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Bights and Gold brads, glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin in and I'll see you soon.
Happy stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5

Friday, March 30, 2012

Bordering on Romance


It's a beautiful day here in Southern California, 70's and sunny. It's supposed to get cooler for the weekend and possible rain. I will enjoy the sun while I can anyway.

Here is another card from last month's card class. I really do like the colors here, Pool Party and Island Indigo. Cool and refreshing colors.






Card Recipe:

Stamp sets: Bordering on Romance and God's Blessings

Card stock: Pool Party 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Island Indigo 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 3 3/4 square for heart; Whisper White 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 and 2 3/4 x 3 for heart;

Ink: Island Indigo and Pool Party

Accessories: Big Shot with Heart Framelits and Heart Accents embossing folder; Pinking Hearts Border Punch; Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon; glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Happy stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blossom Punch

It seems like there are just not enough hours in my day anymore. I planned to post this on Monday and don't know what happened but here it is Thursday already. Time sure flies anymore.

This is the first card from our March card class. I so do love this punch. It's called the Blossom Punch and it's found in the Occasions Mini catalog on pg 17, #125603 for $16.95 and the stamp set is the Mixed Bunch that goes with it. It's also on that page and is # 125537 for $21.95. I certainly hope this is held over to the new catalog because it is so much fun and such a beautiful set to work with.





Card Recipe:

Stamp set: Elementary Elegance

Card Stock: Pacific Point 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3 1/4" square and a scrap for the flower; Whisper White 4 x 51/4; Beyond the Garden DSP 3x3

Ink: Pacific Point

Accessories: Blossom Punch, Eyelet Border Punch; Boho Blossoms punch; Wild Wasabi 1 1/4" striped ribbon; Organza White Ribbon; Large Pearl, glue dots and dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon.
Happy stamping,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5



Monday, March 26, 2012

I'm Back

Wow!!! What a week. My daughter arrived on the 15th and we have been on the go ever since. She left yesterday and I really miss her already. She was such a breath of fresh air. You know, life can really get in a rut if you let it and I didn't know all I was missing until she arrived.

The wedding at Disney was amazing. We never had so much fun at one. My granddaughter was a gorgeous bride and so amusing. She wore green tennis shoes with her beautiful dress and so did the rest of the bridal party. That was for saint Patrick. Her mother's family is Irish and so we had corn beef and cabbage for the dinner. It was the best I have ever had. They even made a special Mc-awesome dessert for her and it was so good.
My husband even danced with me, the first time in 30 years. My daughter took a video of it so I have proof! So much fun!!

We did Disneyland the day before and we had not been there since the 80's. It is different but yet still the same. The parade was awesome and the Pirates of the Caribbean was a little different than before but still an awesome experience. We had such a great time.

This week we shopped and had lunch with several different friends, went to Sea World on Wednesday and had a terrific time. We had never been there but I'm sure we will go back. The whales are amazing and so graceful. Tuesday night was wine tasting at the Hotel Del Coronado and it was so much fun. We met some awesome people from Chicago and Carlsbad. Fabulous night to remember!

Now it is back to work time, vacation is over. Darn. Our club meets this Saturday so I must get designing.
Hope you all have a great week and enjoy stamping.

Thanks for stoppin in and I'll see you tomorrow with another card.
Happy stampin',
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scallop Envelope Die

I know it has been awhile since I posted anything and I haven't taken pictures of March's card class yet so here is one of the projects we did in the February Club.

It is amazing what you can do with the Big Shot and dies.This is the cutest Easter basket box made from the Scallop Envelope Die. We had so much fun making this and everyone just loved it. We also did a butterfly card to go with it.

Our technique for the month was the Polished Stone technique. We used the stamp set Lovely As A Tree and it came out so beautiful. I will try to get a picture of it on here tomorrow as I won't be posting for a week or so as my daughter comes to San Diego on Thursday and will be here for a week. I think I will be really busy.





Hope you enjoyed this project and will make one for your self or a friend.

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you around the 26th.

Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act'  Psalm 37:5

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Good Sunday morning!! Beautiful day in Southern California, blue skies, temperature around 65 at 10:00 am. We had a wonderful 75 degrees yesterday. What a contrast to the snow and tornadoes in the East. I am praying for all of those people in distress.

Yesterday we did our Calendar Class. It was a blast. Got to see a hostess from 2 years ago. She has been having so many medical problems she hasn't been able to attend any card classes. However, yesterday she came and brought her 97 year old Mom with her. What a blessing!! We all had a good time.

This is the last card from February's card class. Simple but very nice! Everyone thought it was wonderful. I'm getting ready for March's class this week as it is on Saturday. If you live in the San Diego area and would like to join us, just email me and I will give you the information. We would love to have you.





Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Perfectly Penned

Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, and Whisper White

Ink: Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch and Glue dots

Thanks for stoppin' in and I'll see you soon with a new month of cards.

Hugs,
June

'Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him and He will act' Psalm 37:5