I'm sorry I haven't shared in a few days. I was planning to, but got a little side-tracked by my upcoming surgery. It was a minor one, but yesterday morning I had tissue grafting dental surgery for my two teeth with receded gums.
I was pretty anxious in the days leading up to it. But I GUESS it all went well. ;) Thank goodness my dad stayed home with my boys and my mom was with me. I was quite out of it with the meds they gave me. I guess I told the medical staff some funny stories when I would occasionally wake up during the surgery. (Wish I knew what I told them!) My mom drove us home, made sure I could walk into the house, and took care of me and my boys the rest of the day while I took several naps.
I'm still very swollen in the jaw area, but I'm feeling pretty good today. So I'm ready to hop on my computer. :)
I have a few cards and a Memories & More page to share with you that I made a few days back with the contents of the Positively Picturesque July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit and the new 2017-19 In Color Designer Paper, Fresh Florals.
This is a great pack of paper for this kit, because the kit itself coordinates with 3 of the 5 colors: Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist. The other two colors in this set of papers (Fresh Fig and Berry Burst) can still work with this kit, too (as you can see in the above heart cards).
I accented each of these cards with some silver metallic thread and a coordinating Bitty Bow.
Here are the things you might need/want in addition to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to make any of the above cards. Keep in mind that I used an extra refill kit to make all three cards (each kit only contains two die-cut heart pieces).
Here is another project where I combined the Positively Picturesque July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit and Fresh Florals. These items below are 6" x 4" and 3" x 4" pieces for a Memories & More page layout.
For the upper left photo window piece I took a 2"x 4" piece of Tranquil Tide designer paper and added it onto the bottom portion of a window card layer from the kit to extend it and make it 6" tall. Grid Paper helped with this task. I then cut a strip of from the kit's Powder Pink sticker sheet that was 1/8" x 4" and added it above the designer paper. Attaching three rhinestones was the last step to making this super easy page element.
For the upper right piece I cut one of the full blue note cards from the kit down. I first trimmed it perpendicular to the score line at 4" and then I trimmed it parallel to the score line at 6". I positioned it so that the score line was on the lower half, added one of the circle pieces (with a strip of pink washi tape), and then stuck on a strip from the kit's Powder Pink sticker sheet that was 3/8" thick (torn on one end).
I embossed the love wooden element with Silver emboss powder (twice to get is a smoother silver), stamped the "YOU", added the wooden element, and then attached a large rhinestone.
For the lower middle piece I took a 3"x 4" piece of Powder Pink designer paper and added a layer of cardstock with Dimensionals that I stamped and taped first. This piece of white cardstock is actually from a section of the flip side of the blue card from the kit that I had cut down for the upper right piece.
Here are the things you might need/want in addition to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to make the above page layout.
It's almost time for lunch. Yay...another smoothie? :/
Actually I like smoothies a lot. It's only day 2 but I am starting to miss chewing. This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. I had it yesterday and for breakfast this AM.
- 1 scoop Garden of Life chocolate organic plant protein powder
- 1/4 cup Fajé yogurt
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 7-8 ice cubes
- 5 drops Stevia
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
I might try a scrambled eggs with avacado right now instead, though.
I have a few more July 2017 Paper Pumpkin ideas this week. Hopefully I can share them soon.
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