Saturday, May 25, 2013



 I chose this color palette and the LIFE set for my card!  I used cream and craft card stock, pinefeather, new leaf and limeade ice ink, Spellbinders scalloped oval die and a Memory Box banner die.  I cut the front of my card out to create the oval frame for my stamped artwork on the craft card stock.
I totally love this challenge and will post another card!  It's a rainy weekend in New England!  What better way to spend it than stamping with all the gorgeous PTI ink colors and stamp sets!

Thank you for dropping by to leave a comment!  I hope I pop by your blog too!
I wish you happy stamping and blog hopping!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Make It Monday #106: Two-Toned Stamped Flowers

Welcome to my Strings of Happy blog!
When I have time, this is my Happy Place!

MIM #106 with Papertrey Ink!

I worked with Summer Sunrise (anything to get that snow to melt!), Orange Zest and New Leaf to create my entry for Make It Monday!  I made a pillow box out of New Leaf card stock and embossed the vine from My Mother, My Friend stamp set.  The flowers were die cut and stamped with Summer Sun and Orange Zest.  The ribbon is dotted Summer Sun.

Thank you for having a peek and if you leave a comment, thank you kindly.  I cherish your words, thoughts and inspiration!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

PTI Blog Hop February

Here is my entry for the MONOGRAMS PTI February Blog Hop!

Thank you, Maile Belles and Melissa j!  I love these two sets and shuffled them together for my lovely monogram card!

Happy hopping!

More cards....

More FUN PTI supplies make FUN cards on Strings of Happy!

NEMO & Q; Weekends 1 & 3 of snow in New England!

Best Dog in the World! Playing with NEMO!

Snow drifts on the roof are pretty cool....

An here is storm Q in the backyard!

Quite the do on the bird feeder, huh?!  Now you see why Southern Caribbean is sooo tantalizing!

Keeping by the wood stove all toasty warm warm!


February in New England


Yet another snow-stormy weekend in NH!  My son leaves on a Southern Caribbean cruise at 10 pm this evening out of sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico...yes I'm a little time!

I took the "best dog in the world" out for her promenade in the lovely white sunshine, and then I came in and stamped my heart out!  So here is what I have been up to!

All PTI goodies except the Sahara Sand card stock.  I have to say I LOVE Funky Florals!  The is a love affair that is going to last for awhile!  I had to wait for my Notched Flower dies, but I have 'em now, so keep returning to my blog and see where Funky Florals and I go!  Maybe even to the Caribbean!  Who knows!

Thank you for stopping by!  As always it's a pleasure to see you!
Hugs, Gwen

Monday, February 11, 2013

Make It Monday


Here is the final card! I posted the first card then jazz it up some!


Saturday, February 9, 2013

PTI's Make It Monday

Make It Monday

Well, I guess I'm going to do my posts backwards!  I have always wanted to post my Christmas cards and memories, but it looks like that may come after Valentine's Day!  I mean well my dear Readers, but life so often gets in the way, which isn't an all bad thing!  Carpe diem, you know...!

Here is my die cut card!  Thank you, Betsy!  I really had fun designing this!


Friday, February 8, 2013


This is what I did! Baked Luscious Lemon cupcakes with Lavish Lemon Frosting! Yumm!
Andrew gave 'em a 10 out of 10! I'll be baking for him again!
Time to head to sweet dreams and see what snow depths we have upon us in the am!
'Night! Sleep tight!

PS this is a test post. I have never posted with the Blogger iPad app, so cross your fingers that it going to work-slick like! 😄