" I am a dreamer. I am , indeed, a practical dreamer. My dreams are not airy nothings. I want to convert my dreams into realities, as far as possible. "

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Day Card

   I had a great day today with my family. We went to Dover, New Hampshire to visit my favorite craft store: Stamped Designs run by Jennette. It has everything you need for crafting. She had just gotten in the new items from her trip to this year's CHA convention. It was hard to decide what to purchase, but  somehow I muddled through. I had to have  the new Just Rite stamps and Spellbinders Labels Twenty since I saw a project my sister did with these materials. Can't wait to try them out.

   I finished this card today after viewing a blog that showed how to make this flower. My sister, Chris, had showed me how to make them a while ago,but I had forgotten all about these beauties. This blog refreshed my memory with very accurate directions. http://whimsicalworldoflaurabird.blogspot.com/2011/03/paper-flower-tutorial.html
The color looks a little off. It has a reddish /pink hue.
   Loved making this one. I plan on making more with different colors. I used Spellbinders spiky circle to give the flower a bigger effect. The white stars came from Martha Stewart's star border punch. Since I hadn't used it yet, thought this would be a perfect time. I used Cuttlebug"s basket embossing folder to high- light the flower medallion.
    "Happiness Always" is from Stampin Up's Whimsical Words and the other sentiment is from Studio G.
  I could use this card for a birthday, or just a keeping in touch card.Love that it has "multi-use".
What do you think?
  After we had a great lunch at Warren's in Kittery, we headed to Scarborough to check out Cliff's, which is an indoor flea market. It is really a fabulous place to find all kinds of interesting things. The prices are great. I was thinking of buying this bowl, which goes with some other bowls I own, but couldn't decide. It was $18.00, but had a couple of nicks inside and a nick on the bottom. I took this picture to help me decide.
   I can't wait to go back to Dover and to Cliff's. It was a long day, but really well worth the trip. Don't you just love the weekends?


  1. Nice card! I do remember this flower! Yours is so pretty! Very cheery card! Love it! It was a fun day!

  2. Beautiful Card. Iam very Glad to read about your great weekend. And yes I do love those days too. TFS :)

  3. A very nice card Connie! Wishing you a Happy Day, with the best of everything also ;-)

    hugs, Elly

  4. Beautiful card Connie! Glad you enjoyed your day and visit at the craft store. I wish we had a flea market near me.

  5. Yes, it was a fun weekend! and Yes I love weekends in general! Love your card too!