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1. PAPER PUMPKIN is half price for a few more days. You have until Sept 9th to order Paper Pumpkin and only pay $9.95 for your September and October kits.

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Sunday, February 26

CHRYSALIS DAY 6

Here is an update of the Monarch butterfly chrysalis, day 6.  The wing shape is starting to show as well as the veins of the wings.  This is so exciting and fun to watch all this happen each day.

The second caterpillar went somewhere to form its chrysalis, but we can't find it.  I am so sad we can't see where it is so that we can watch that one too.

Remember, the web says that on day 10 the butterfly emerges.  I will keep you informed!!

Have you done any crafting, creating, etc. this week?  Tell me what you accomplished, ok?

Here's to INKY FINGERS Y'ALL.

Wednesday, February 22

I found the Chrysalis of my monarch butterfly!!

Hi y'all,

I have  been searching since Sunday evening for the missing monarch caterpillar to see where he/she went to get into the chrysalis.  My hubby thought perhaps a bird got it, but I read that they avoid monarchs because of the black/white and yellow stripes of the caterpillar tells them it is poison to them or at least NOT tasty!!

So today I was out planting some impatients in my hanging pots and I spotted it attached to one of my pot holders.  It is situated so that the sun will hit it, but it protected by the overhang porch at my front door.  Very smart indeed!!

Isn't it beautiful?  It is a translucent bright green and it has some little dots or spots on it that are kind of like drops of liquid gold.  The website says it is actually see-thru and as the butterfly develops, we will start seeing the colors orange, black, etc. of the butterfly.  I will continue to take photos and share with you.  The web says it will emerge in 10 days total.  So I have my calendar marked.  Stay tuned!!

This is very fascinating I think.  Hope you do too!!


Tuesday, February 21

NEW RELEASE COMING MARCH 1ST

HI Y'ALL!!
I am excited to tell you about the new special Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (Item #125586) that fits on the Simply Scored tool.  

I have a video to share with you so you can see some of the things it can do.

Let me know if you want to order YOUR Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and I will have it ordered the first day it is available. It is only $11.95.  Have you been putting off getting YOUR Simply Scored Tool?  Why not treat yourself and order one now along with the diagonal plate.  Simply Scored (item 122334) is only $29.95.  





 
 

Saturday, February 18

IS IT ALREADY SPRING??

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE A PHOTO I TOOK OF THESE FAT CHUBBY MONARCH BUTTERFLY CATERPILLARS.

I AM NOT VERY FAMILIAR WITH THESE BUTTERFLY WEEDS. WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF THE MILKWEED FAMILY.  BUT ISN'T IT INTERESTING THAT THEY ARE THE SAME PLANT BUT HAVE DIFFERENT COLOR FLOWERS?

THIS IS OUR FIRST YEAR FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLYS LAYING THEIR EGGS AT OUR HOME.  WE HAVE PASSION VINES AND THE GULF FRITILLARY BUTTERFLY USES THEM FOR THEIR HOST PLANT AND WE HAVE LOTS OF BUTTERFLIES HATCHING ON THOSE.

SINCE I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE MONARCH, I LOOKED IT UP ON THE INTERNET AND LEARNED THE CATERPILLAR SHEDS 6 TIMES BEFORE IT GOES INTO IT'S CHRYSALLIS.  ONE CATERPILLAR SEEMS A LOT BIGGER THAN THE OTHER ONE SO I AM WONDERING IF IT IS ABOUT READY TO SPIN THE CHRYSALLIS.  I DON'T REMEMBER HOW TO SPELL THAT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

I WILL POST MORE IF I SEE THEM ONCE THEY ARE IN THE PUPAE STAGE.

WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND YOUR HOMESTEAD??

Wednesday, February 15

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Thursday, February 9

SWEET SHOPPE CARDS - OCCASIONS MINI

Good morning!  How are all the stampers out there?  I am fine - it feels like spring in my part of Texas.  The birds are all chirping, the wildflowers are starting to bloom and it is a cool crisp morning.  LOVE IT!

This week I had stamp club and we had a ball.  We ALL decided that we LOVE the SWEET SHOPPE SUITE in the Occasions Mini.  We used the designer stickers on page 32, the specialty designer series paper on page 33, and the fun Jelly Bean Brads on page 35.  Oh and also the new In Color baker's twine on page 35 as well.  Isn't it GREAT how all the items coordinate so perfectly by subject AND colors?

Here's the first card:

 This card has a base of Island Indigo.  The Sweet Shop speciality designer paper is so fun - this one we chose has lollipops and candies on it.  I layered Calypso Coral underneath it and love how those colors now pop on the dsp.  The image on the left are the stickers layered with lucky limeage and the image on the right is from the Birthday Bakery stamp set layered also with lucky limeage.  There you see the bakers twine underneath one of the Jelly Bean Brads.  Because it was such a simple card, I decided to put a little tab sticking out from underneath the large panel and made it out of pool party with a shadow of lucky limeade.  There you have it.  Simple and a good way to start the night out slowly to get into the "mood".

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Now we are getting our heart rate up with this adorable cupcake card.,  We used the cupcake builder punch on top of the extra large scallop punch in calypso coral with just a hint of the pool party shadow popping up on the top right.  The cupcake has dazling diamonds on the frosting and a heat embossed cherry in Cherry Cobbler (what else!).  Both the base of the card and the baker's twine is Pool Party.  The layers are Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.  Another bit of the Sweet Shop SDSP, this time the cupcake side of the paper, and we scalloped off the additional cupcakes to leave only one row.  We used a small circle punch to make these scallops.  I thought it went well with the scallops underneath the cupcake.  Inside is another Jelly Bean Brad, this time the cupcake one to match this paper.


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The final lap is this ADORABLE AWNING CARD (thanks for the idea, Diana Gibbs!)  Wisteria Wonder and white is all that was needed to make this special card.  The awning was punched with the word window punch and the bottom panel was both punched at the top with one of our border punches and then put through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  LOVE IT.  The pastries are from the Birthday Bakery stamp set and then colored with chalk to keep that pastel feeling.  Then of course a little bit of BLING with dazzling Diamonds here and there on the cakes.  Again, inside is another Jelly Bean Brad, this time the Wisteria Wonder heart one.  ISN'T THIS CARD ADORABLE!!

Hope you enjoyed  our cards from Card Club this week.  Get going on some fun cards of your own today and get some INKY FINGERS Y'ALL!!

Saturday, February 4

ANOTHER VALENTINE - THIS ONE FOR FRIDAY MASHUP #44

I LOVE this card.  The colors, the shape, the shine on the hearts...everything about it.

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Red and Rose or pink - they are so pretty together for Valentine's Day, aren't they? I especially like the green as the accent color.  I chose the polka dot ribbon to go with the polka dot DSP.

What do you think of this card?  It is last year's stamp set but I just love this set and can't part with it.

Thanks for looking.  See other cards for Friday Mashup @44 HERE.

Here's to inky fingers y'all

Wednesday, February 1

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