card making :: bloomin’ love

I have to admit that sometimes I don’t like all of the stamps that are included in a stamp set. If I’m lucky there’ll be a couple of components that stand out to me enough to make it worth buying the entire set, and in this case it was the little flowers and banner that caught…

signs of spring

Or, at least of semi-warm weather (and no rain or sleet or snow). We had a nice warm day last Saturday (dare I say it reached 70? maybe just high 60’s? warm enough that we didn’t need a jacket) so we took a stroll along the Charles River after miraculously finding a parking spot on…

purple alliums

There’s something about allium flowers that grabs my attention each time I see them. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in awe of how perfectly round they seem to be, or if it’s the bright purple color of the petals. I made a special trip out to Windsor Button in downtown Boston a couple…

signs of sunny spring days

Ahhh, I do love spring time in New England, although it has been rather hot and humid lately. With the first day of summer around the corner (June 21st!), I’ve been appreciating these signs of sunny spring days … snails out and about after a rainstorm a bunch of beautiful hydrangeas in a cool mason…

more signs of spring

My kalanchoe plant at work rebloomed! I didn’t kill it after all (my thumb is not very green). My husband will be proud of me. Flowers on a tree next to our building at work. I see these everywhere we drive these days, and I think the excessive rain really made them bloom this season.

farmers market, 09.15.09

Back to back posts about the farmers market?! Oh my! I figured that the number of days of beautiful sunny weather where it’s not hot and humid are probably dwindling down now that we’re getting close to the end of summer, so I took the 12:00 pm shuttle from our off-site location to the Harvard…

damask + flowers

I got this nice big damask stamp from Impress Rubber Stamps the other day and couldn’t help but put together a bright, hot pink-ish sort of diva-like card right away. I love how crisp the image came out, especially after using some clear embossing powder on it to make it feel slick. Aside from the…