Thursday, August 15, 2019

Band Together Color Combos Challenge Birthday

For this card I started with the colors, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Crumb Cake. I had to add some So Saffron and Old Olive Vellum too. The Classic Label punch made a great dovetailed ends sentiment by just re-cutting the edges.  Blends were a bright, eye-catching pop of color against the white and Seaside Spray too.  More details about the exact products can be seen in the Product List below.


I thought I'd challenge everyone to a Color Challenge. You're most welcome to provide a link in the comments if you make a card and upload it!  I'd love to see it!


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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Day without Stamping? Our trip to Pawhuska, OK, Pioneer Woman, and Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

It is 2-1/2 hours from our home in Edmond to Pawhuska, so my husband, two daughters and myself left early and began our day with breakfast at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile in downtown Pawhuska.  We enjoyed pancakes, cinnamon rolls, bacon and eggs, scones and waffles.  (Not every person ate each thing of course!)  Then, we went shopping and exploring in the store.  Emma chose a spatula and a floral print flour sifter and Sara chose a Prairie Schooner and horse salt and pepper set.

Of course we also went upstairs to see the ladies pounding out the biscuits and scones and the pretty pastries on display.

 Next, we traveled out to the lodge (about 10 miles out of town) to see where Ree Drummond/The Pioneer Woman tapes her show for Food Network.  Emma enjoyed seeing the back room where props are stored (about 8 different mixers) and the pantry with library ladder for those top shelves. There had been a thunderstorm, so there was no electricity at the lodge. We'd heard rumors they might have to close it due to lack of electricity, so we changed our plans to go there next.

Obligatory poses by Sara and Emma with Pioneer Woman props at the lodge. We were pretty sure we have this plastic bowl at home!



Emma with the mixer since she loves to bake (especially for the 3+ month Swine Week charity fundraising daily bake sales at her high school).

Then, we came back into town to walk across the swinging bridge that was once used by some Pawhuska residents as the only way across Bird Creek into the downtown area.  All four of us went across the bridge just fine, but some of us didn't care for our pictures on it. :D

Next we traveled back out to the country to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to see the bison and un-plowed prairie land.  First we saw two large ones cross the road in front of us.  We'd been so warned that we wanted to stay out of their way.



The "Loose Bison" signs did make us giggle.


Next, I tried to take some pretty pictures of the herd without fences or wires:


It was much better than just viewing the Bison at the zoo, and the girls were able to pop up out of the sunroof to look out for a great view as we traveled a bit. We continued to the information center where one could touch bison fur and see artifacts found on the Preserve as well as native species and grasses.

Finally, we went back into town and again ate at the Mercantile for Lemonades (Blueberry and Strawberry) and Chicken Fried Steaks.  It was a fun day!  I wish we'd had time to stop by the Pioneer Woman statue (original Pioneer Woman) in Ponca City to show the girls, but as it was we had to wash the dust and mud off the car before we could put it in the garage, so we just didn't have time.

I'll have a card for you all to see tomorrow of course.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Pressed Petals Heirloom Frames Oval Get Well Card

I loved the colors in the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper, so I used them for this card.  Blueberry Bushel makes a vibrant and beautiful cardbase, and a clump of pretty Mossy Meadow leaves and sprigs tied with Scalloped Very vanilla lace ribbon is a sweet accent. The scalloped and stitched labe from the Stitched Labels dies was perfectly sized with the "hope you're feeling better" sentiment.


I used dimensionals under the oval to lift the embossed frame and used an oval from the layering ovals to cut out just the center/inside of the Heirloom Frame rather than both the inside and outside.

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