Sunday, July 17, 2011

Playing catch-up!!

Where is the time going this summer?  The kids have me running like crazy to the pool, I have been on the treadmill every morning or at Zumba, you know sometimes I need a laugh, and I can burn 1,000 calories having fun.  There have been PLENTY of trips to the Farmers Market, we are going today for more peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, and I am sure some other things will jump into my bag as well.  I love cooking/baking with fresh from the ground food.  I have sauteed' zucchini on the menu today from the Farmers Market with tomatoes and basil from my herbs and that will be with home fries and hamburgers, I hope we are celebrating a World Cup Championship ......... GO USA!!!

 I am posting a ton of photos in this post because I am trying to catch-up with some of my favorite projects that I wanted to post but have not had the time.
And a photo of my FAVORITE fruit bowl.

Let's get this party started!!

My sister's friend is moving away so we were discussing what she should get for her.  She loves to bake so we came up with bread pans, the gold ones, from William Sonoma.  THEY ARE FABBY!!!!
So then I said and if you do some recipes to put with them
and then I offered to assist the best sister in the world.

YES I need a new blade on my paper trimmer :)

Magnet clothes pin for hold recipe on fridge

I still had some fun stuff on my desk so I decided to put a little notebook together 
and a matching pen.

I love my piggy fruit bowl!!!  It came from Napa Style.

 I made this card for Curt for Father's Day.
The kids wrote on the inside for him....
well Emma did and I helped Anton and Ava.
He is a Brooks Brothers/ sailboat kinda guy so I am not sure why I did grunge 
but I think it turned out cool.

This is the seed packet from PTI and I made it into a gift card holder for one of my favorite girls in the world, her name is Gussie....... I love her 4 sisters just as much and I miss them.
Gussie graduated this year so I am sending her a little Starbucks love.  
I computer generated the sentiment and then stamped the label over it and then die cut
worked perfectly!!
Like me, she loves green so there you go.

And here is my last card for today. 
 Did you have to take a nap during this post :)
My friend Laurie made this card a few weeks ago and I have not been able to get it out of my head.
Yesterday I was able to sit down and play some with my Copics, I really need to get more colors.
The little peek of the boarder you see if from my Starbuck's Chi Tea Latte this morning,
oh how I love Chi Tea Latte's.

Here is a closer look at the beads.  
I tied twine around the fold of the card and then attached 
the beads and spacers.  
This image makes me think of belly dancing......
 I love to belly dance.  

Have a great day.


carol (krillsister) said...

Love your keep in touch card. The butterfly is darling. But oh, your recipe cards are the bomb! So beautiful. I hope you made up some extra recipe free ones for her to add to the ones you made. Love this idea,

Mad for Paper said...

Love everything, especially your gift card. the tea cup is gorgeous.

Lucky Girl Paper Arts said...

Wonderful cards...Your Keep in Touch card is super beautiful...I couldn't tell your paper trimmer needed a new blade...I thought it was distressed on would look great wither way! :)

Terri said...

Great job on all of them! I especially like the recipe cards. Hope you have fun at the farmers market. Wish we had a good one here.

Anika said...

Fun and gorgeous stuff, Sue Ann! It certainly is amazing how quickly the summer days can fly by!

Karen C. said...

What a great variety of cards and projects. You've certainly been busy!! The Mehndi card is gorgeous - That's something that I have wanted to try - thanks for the inspiration.
Love the little piggy bowl - too cute!!

Danielle said...

Everything is amazing! I especially love the recipe cards, so cute. Makes me want to redo all mine! I LOVE LOVE LOVE chai tea lattes. mmm....if only Starbucks were open right now.

Jen said...

What a fantastic post! Full of such amazing things. It was so nice, I read it twice. ;-) Love the narrative about the farmer's market and that gorgeous piggy bowl. Your cards are crazy cool! The library card and the Medallion one are my faves. Ooh and that cute as clothes peg...darling! Again, fantastic post laiden with such fun stuff. Thanks for that. :-)

Lindsay said...

Love this post Sue Ann! It made me smile and agree! Love fresh veggies and cooking and your cards...YUM! Lovely creations girl! LOVELY!

christy compton hall said...

Girl, I am SO stoked on you getting out there on daily workouts and eating delicious, seasonal food! See... look how crafty it's making you! :) TFS all these amazing cards and goodies - love that magnetic clip! Piggy bowl... love! Now MUST see you belly dance someday. Lucky Curt!

Kara said...

Such great projects!! Love your recipe cards and magnet clip to hold it on smart! I also adore your piggy bowl!

Anonymous said...

What BEAUTIFUL projects! I've yet to do anything with the set that has the pen and the bird and the butterflies (having a brain fart moment LOL can't remember the name) and you have inspired me!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Beautiful cards, Sue Ann! What a wonderful gift you will be giving your sister (to give to her friend!). I love how everything coordinates beautifully. The "G" card is flabby, especially since I'm sitting here drinking my morning coffee! I need to explore getting new fonts on my pc because that font is adorable. How great to have it at your disposal!

Laurie said...

I am so sorry that it took me so long to get here and so sorry I missed out on all this crafty goodness until now! I love the text scallops on that first card! So pretty! And all of those recipe cards? I want those!! Love love the little matching notebook and pen! CUTE! (Love the piggy bowl too!) THat grunge card is awesome! Those circles have to be a favorite background of mine for sure! And then the tea card? Stunning! I love the monogram! And the Mehndi? LOVE!!!! Those soft colors are just perfect for her! (Her as in Mehndi....I like to pronounce it Mindy...cuz I have no idea how to say it really!) the little button and twine are the perfect finishing touches! Great job on all of these girly!! (Can you say Novel?) Bye!

Amy said...

Where has the summer gone, is right!!! Finally done with baseball and it ended fantastic....the boys getting runnerup in the World Series!

Now where have you been hiding all this creative goodness?? Sue Ann, you MUST post your creations more often! These are absolutely fantastic! You put so much thought into each of them and it totally shows!!

I have to say that piggy bowl is just adorable and my son would absolutely flip over it! I have no idea why he's "into" pigs right now!

Jill said...

Sue Ann, this is all so wonderful! Wow, that gift set is just so shabby and delicious looking! You have one lucky sister to have you to create all of this for her! And I have to agree, Chai Tea Lattes are great. But Chai Tea Latte FRAPPACINOS are da bomb! ;-D

Curt in Carmel said...

Know what I love about you most??? You have so many diverse loves and interests. It makes you such an interesting, awesome person. You are also so thoughtful in what you create. Loved all of your projects, but the last card was the "best saved for last". Such beautiful detail. Wonderful Starbucks card holder too. And that pig bowl. . .FABULOUS! Best, Curt

Jen Carter said...

Oh wow girl!! These cards are all spectacular!! Wonderful and beautiful work!! You should post more often! I love seeing your creations!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful projects, all of them!! I'm especially impressed with the first one - so many great layers that work so well together. And the mendhi medallion card - stunning!!

Huguenot Girl said...

Sue Ann - all great projects, but I particularly like the Father's Day card! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! Nicole x

Cathy Weber said...

Loved going through all of your latest cards Sue Ann. Wondering about that teacup. It is gorgeous. Is that one of My Time Made Easy cups? So cute in the super large size cut from green tea leaves paper.