Wednesday, July 10, 2013

From Helene at Magenta, some wonderfully simple cards to make using the beautiful Magenta stamps . . . I love them all. However, I have to admit the 3rd one down is my absolute favorite because I also see the leaves stamped with the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata ink.

Quick and easy cards

Quick and easy cards with Magenta new stamps...
Magenta rubberstamps:  0643.P,  18.026.D
Magenta decorative papers:  ME 230,  ME 147
Ink:  Memento Gray Flannel, Tangelo
Colored pencil

Magenta rubberstamps:  42.181.L,  07.807.J
Magenta decorative papers:  ME 230, ME 215
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch
Tsukineko black Versafine

Magenta rubberstamps:  07.784. J,  0661.H
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch
Text stamped with black Versafine and embossed
with clear embossing powder

Magenta rubberstamps:  0643.P,  07.802.F
Magenta decorative paper:  ME 230
Ink:  Tsukineko black Versafine
Colored pencil
Stardust stickles in the center of the flowers

New Christmas collection from Webster's Pages will be introduced at CHA later this month . . .

More sneak peeks from Graphic 45's 12 Days of Christmas . . .

From the Spellbinders' blog . . . please make sure to click on the link at the end to see the entire posting and instructions for this card!

Fancy Lattice card tutorial 
by Michelle Woerner 
"Hi everyone!  This week we have a free theme on the blog, meaning we can blog any kind of project with any dies we want to use, so I chose to use the Fancy Lattice Expandable Patterns die template.
I made a card similar to this one before and received numerous questions about how to best die cut cardstock using this die. The following is a complete tutorial on the best way I know to get the crispest die cuts.

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Supplies:

  • GC-001 Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
  • S4-126 Classic Squares LG Nestabilities®
  • S5-077 Labels Twenty-Five
  • S5-086 Bitty Blossoms ...
Click here for full post..."

This is our last night in Ravenna. This morning, we went to the 'open market' that is only open on Wednesday's and Saturday's. Even in the heat, the older ladies are riding their bicycles to and from the market, and anywhere else their activities take them. I never see young people on the bikes . . . only the older women and some older men.

The bicycles are all well worn and one can only wonder how many miles have been pedaled. They are ridden in the town center and in the outskirts of town.

the fresh produce was amazing
and plentiful; there is a 'red' canteloupe that we've
been enjoying . . . it is THE sweetest canteloupe I've ever enjoyed!

there was a bounty of fresh herb
and vegetable plants

and out of nowhere in a small floral stand, this most amazing
bouquet of peonies; this photo does not do them justice!

Ciao for now . . . my siesta is calling after a wonderful lunch of pasta made with a little garlic, pureed tomatoes, sage, parsley, rosemary, parmagiana cheese and a little bit of light cream. Mama Mia!

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