Monday, July 2, 2018

A Card and the Heat Wave

The heat wave continues! It felt like 111F over the weekend and over 100F this afternoon. We opted to go to Lake Erie one day and along St. Clair River the next and as long as we were in the shade by the water, it was lovely…..and then we came back to the city – yikes! What a difference. Here’s a funny comic that has been floating around Facebook this week.

 Love it. Today and until this heat wave breaks, I’m thinking we are just staying in the A/C!

 Yesterday was Canada Day! Unfortunately, this year my daughters were both busy so it was just Joe and I to celebrate it which we did with a BBQ at the river. When I got home I quickly did a digital scrapbook page with the few photos I took and then I’ll put it on a 12x12 paper later with embellishments, of course, for a complete scrapbook layout. Here’s the digital layout.....the BBQ lunch was veggie chick'n scaloppini, baked potatoes and roasted carrots...all on our small portable BBQ.

Darn, I forgot to remove my glasses again. I have the ones that turn into sunglasses automatically and always forget to remove them. Oh well.

Today I’m also posting a card that I made that was more finicky that I usually do but in the end I liked it.

I had a piece of cardstock laying on my desk that had multiple colours sponged on it….Distress Ink I think. I’m not sure what I was planning on doing with it but obviously the original idea didn’t happen. So I decided I had to use it or toss it and decided they would make pretty flowers so I brought out a very old Die-namites die….no I didn’t spell it wrong, it is Die-namites. I won some of their dies from a blog contest they had. So I first die cut the flowers out of that dark green and then again from the coloured cardstock.

I removed the green petals and glued the green outline on   the yellow cardstock. Then I had to pick out each flower petal from the coloured cardstock and glue it into the correct place….every little piece….and the middle of the leaves. I’m more of quick and easy card maker….except for colouring stamped images which I do while I watch TV… this took a little more time than I expected but in the end I liked it. I decided it needed something else so I glued on the sequins; bow and pearl. The sentiment started out silver but I wanted it red so I went over it with a dark red alcohol marker. Once everything was dry it was glued to a card base.

That’s all for a hot and humid Monday, July 2, 2018.



PS: To save a card to your Pinterest account, simply hover over the image until the ‘Pin It” symbol appears and then click…it sometimes take a few seconds. This will take you to your own Pinterest account to save the card.

1 comment:

  1. Well you get out and about in this summer heat way more than i do... lol We've had to let our aircond.. run overnight a few nights.. i hate doing that.. But at midnight it was still 85 degrees and humid.. uughh.. I imagine we are a little cooler here out in the country by the lake than the people in town.. Even so its miserable..

    I think your fussy little card turned out beautiful. The flowers are really lovely.. You and me both will be glad when the heat wave is over... Hugs! deb


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