Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Archive for May, 2014

Wow what a weekend!

To start off we have had much needed rain. Not the gutter wash kind ,but a good slow rain that will make the new garden just take off. I’ll get pictures later to show the growing progress.
Then, our number 2 Granddaughter had her number one birthday party. She won’t be one until June 6 but we do these things when Daddy is home of course. We also found out she has news…she is going to be a big sister,in December. My goodness this little family is growing by leaps and bounds. Girl number 3 is well on her way.
Next, but really a few hours earlier, we had a new heifer calf born. We will name her AM in honer of GD Number 2’s birthday.
Now to get back to work and get more pictures of the next card challenge and a couple of other birthday cards ready to post.
Until then remember.. This is the Lords day…Rejoice!

Amazing You CAS(E) # 77


Well I don’t know what happened but here we go again.CAS(E) has a really fun sketch challenge this time. But since I don’t have a selection of circle dies or punches I’m going with flowers. Here are the products used.
Paper: base is Pear Pizzazz cs.
flowers are Whisper White cs
Stamp: Express Yourself
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Die: Secret Garden and small punch
Candy dots and pearls

Come by again and remember… This is the day the Lord has made…Rejoice

Get Well Paper Players # 197


Paper Players have an interesting sketch this time. Pretty simple so I kept pretty simple too.

Paper: Wisteria Wonder cs.( one of my favorite colors)
Afternoon Picnic DSP and Very Vanilla cs.
Stamp: Perfectly Penned
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Candy dot for accent

There seem to be a lot of folks around here not feeling to well so this will go out pretty soon.
Remember…This is the day that the Lord has made..Rejoice

Do come by again to see what is happening at Lateblooming Designs by beverly

It’s done, well almost.

The garden that is. We have been trying to get the garden planted for ever… either too wet so too much else going on, but now the tomatoes, cream peas, okra, kale, purple ” green ” beans are finally in the ground. Still need to get some cuks planted and we only planted two yellow squash plants. Some times they just produce way more than I can cook up or put up. There are four bell pepper plants but no banana peppers. The freezer is full of banana peppers.
The carrots from the fall garden are still producing and we replanted the beets. Are they good or what? Now the health news is full of information on the greatness of beets.
Gabriel loves to pull carrots. Now if only he will learn to eat them. They are so sweet and tender and so good for us.
When every thing gets really going I will snap a picture so ya’ll can see the progress. Now this only counts if they really get going. the last two years have been real duds. With food prices going up every week and going to get even higher things really NEED to get going.

Memorial Weekend is a time to be thankful for all of those who have fought for the freedom we have very little of today. Please remember them while BBQ and water sports are the fair of the weekend. Also think about joining OWH ( Operation Write Home) and send a card to” Any Hero” or get in touch with me and come make cards for those who are still fighting for our freedoms. It’s a feel good kinda thing.

Until later… this is the Lords day…Rejoice!

Muse #68

Muse # 68

Muse # 68

Now this card front has been a fun one to make. It is my interpretation Of MOJO Monday’s # 68. Here is what I did.

Paper: whisper White cs: Calypso Coral cs and dsp: Pear Pizzazz cs and filter paper.

Ink: Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz

Stamps and matching punch: Banner Blast

Die: Floral Frames # 1 & #2

Extras: Brights collection button with white Bakers twine.

There are also embossed “lines” across the top and on the corners from Simply Scored border Plate that don’t show up very well in the photo. The two “photo corners” were added to cover up a boo-boo ink smear.

I think it is Jessica Taylor who stated there is no such thing as a mistake only an opportunity for embellishment. That was my thinking on the photo corners.

MOJO #346

MOJO #346

MOJO #346

Here is my take on the MOJO Monday #346 challenge. Products used are;
Paper: Modern Medley dsp and Very Vanilla cs.
Ink: Stazon Jet black
Paper piercing: Essentials
Crystal effects: there are three dots on the black strip on the left that can’t been seen on camera.

Floral Thank you



This floral card is following Paper Players #196. They ask for “Floral”. No other demands. Here is what I used:

Paper: Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz cs
Stamp: So Very Grateful
Inks: Pear Pizzazz,So Saffron,Calypso Coral,Perfect Plum
The ink was applied with a water brush for a water color effect. The tag ,which doesn’t show up well, says “You’re so very giving”. Who do you know who deserves a” You are so very giving” card? Is it you?


Any one reading this blog has probably figured out I am having trouble learning the ropes. I’ll get there but some things are out of my control. Like not being able to get the pictures from the camera to the blog without a serious headache.

Oh… the weather has been sooo nice. Cool at night which means no air con. needed and very comfortable during the day. We went to the Square Affair this morning. Crafts and “old” cars with a truck or two  are always fun to visit. Not sure I want to join the circus of craft fairs. Didn’t seem to be many people buying and it is expensive to sit these things up. Some of the vendors came from a long way and I do hope someone bought more than I was able to.

Do have plants ready to put in the garden next week. It is going to be another beautiful weather week I think. Of course “they” could change it over night. Happens often. Rose Bud store carries Bonnie plants and they look good ,we will see what happens. The last two years of gardens have been duds. We really need for the garden to do really well this year.

Ok..I’m out of her for tonight.  Sleep well and remember tomorrow is the Lords day ( just like every day) Rejoice!

CAS(E) this sketch#76

CTS #76

CTS #76

Well, I still don’t know how to paste the sketch to this site. Learning curve is tight. lol.

FMS # 136

FMS #`136

FMS #`136

This is for Freshly Made Sketches # 136. Not sure how to link back to them but they are at