Monday, July 23, 2012
Hope you all had a restful weekend, got rain if needed, and temperatures dropped where it is so hot. We have thunderstorms just about every day..sometimes a good rain and other times, just a few sprinkles. Bad news! The parents of my DIL had their house burn from lightning last week. It was a severe lightning storm and they arrived home, opened the garage door and smoke was pouring out. It's a total loss. I can't imagine how terrible it would be to lose so many possessions and many memories. As we all know, some things just can't be covered by insurance. They had just been through tornado weather and had terrible damage from a hailstorm in April. But, they're being very strong and I think they will make it through the rebuilding just fine.
Today's Friends of Speedy TV challenge #30 is to make a joy fold card. I believe this is the first one I've made. I decided to do a square fold and I found it to be a lot of fun. When you raise the pine cone square, there is a place for writing a note. I stamped the cones, cut them out, and placed them in the lower corner of the writing area. The sentiment tab holds the card closed.
I'm using stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co. The sets are Greetings of the Season Mini Stamp Set and Christmas Wreath Mini Stamp Set for the sentiment.
Anne Harmon from Home of SpeedyTV has instructions for making this card in the tutorial section or you can find it here on SCS.
Hope you will come along and join us this week at Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV) for the challenge. This is the stamp set being given away this week.
I'm entering these challenges: Speedy Fox and Friends challenge #117-Christmas in July Cards
Addicted to Stamps challenge #35-Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts-#84-Christmas in July
Paper Play Challenges-#29-Christmas in July
Stamps-MFP-Greetings of the Season Mini and Christmas Wreath Mini
Paper-Designer paper is Fancy Pants Designs/Yule Tide Greeting/Christmas Magic-dbl sided
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories-Martha Stewart Frosty Village edge punch, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Spellbinders Poseabilities/Flower Creations