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Monday, February 6, 2017

Just Dropping You A Line

I learned recently that a coworker of mine has cancer & will have to undergo chemotherapy.  I made this card for her just to let her know I was thinking of her and hopefully bringing a little smile to her face.  Both the image & sentiment are from a set from Serendipity Stamps Inc called Three Dresses.  I bought it a while ago....I think from a yard sale or something, and had never used it before.  I think the sentiment is so clever with the image!  I colored the three dresses with some watercolors I bought at Michael's recently, and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  The blue mat & patterned paper behind that both came from a DCWV set called Citrus Stack.  I think she'll like it and I really enjoyed making it for her!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Mom!

I have not posted anything recently because of course ..Christmas happened...but more importantly..I vowed to never make another card until I completely reorganized my craft room & purged a lot of product at the same time!  Although I probably vowed to do the same thing the last 2 years, I really meant it this time and did not make or send out any cards since that last post.  I am happy to say I made a lot of progress, but still have a lot of work to do.  However I could not disregard my mother's 86th birthday.  She will turn 86 on this Monday January 16th, and I have made her birthday cards for about the last seven years at least, so I couldn't disappoint her!!  Purple/Lavender is her most favorite color of all times....it has not changed over many, many years!  I know first hand & have a constant reminder.  My husband & I bought her & my dad's house about 16 years ago.  Our master bath tub is lavender as well as the sinks, and there are strategic bath tiles of lavender in both the shower & on the tile floor.  Her next favorite color is rose, and that is the color of tile & fixtures in our second bathroom!!  When they sold us their house, they moved into a condo and my Mom proceeded to paint the bathrooms & walls there in lavender & rose...who'd of thunk!!  We have not been able to remodel the house since we bought it due to economic woes & I think when my mom visits from time to time...that's just fine with her!!  Anyway...enough storytelling..here is the card I created for her....oh...I forgot to say...butterflies are another one of her passions!!  I have never used these  butterfly stamp & die cuts before, and sadly, I cannot even tell you where I got them from.  I'm sure I probably purchased them with my Mom in mind!!  I colored them with my Promarkers & then added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella  marker, and added a few Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets! Well...sorry I ranted on too much, but thanks for listening & I hope you like my card & I thank you for stopping by!!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Kenny!

My grandson Kenny's birthday is today November 25th.  We are going to celebrate it next weekend and I made this card for him.  He is definitely a ball of energy & gets into all kinds of trouble because of it...he just can't help himself!!! He's extremely inquisitive and will talk your arm off and one great aunt commented recently that he will be a great salesman!! I didn't have a stamp of the cartoon Tasmanian Devil (is there one out there I don't know about?)  so I thought this would suffice!  The monster stamp & sentiments are all from the Your Next Stamp Silly Monsters Two & the eyes are from Doodlebug Design Eerie Eyes Sprinkles.  I colored the image with Promarkers (bright green &plum) then glued the Eerie Eyes on, then placed them on a white card stock layer die cut with rectangle stitched dies.  The purple paper layer from my stash is also die cut out with the next size up rectangular stitched die, then mounted on some celery green card stock I had.  I think he'll love it...thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Joy To The World

Here is another Christmas card I completed & I have to say I think it is one of my most favorite cards I've made to date.  I totally cased a card I saw on the Gina K Design Stamp Blog & although my embossing folder, stamp & ribbon were different, it is almost identical to hers.  I can't thank her enough for the inspiration & exact measurements of each layer!!  I plan to make some more cards with the exact same layout using different stamps & colors.  The blue embossed layer was made using a Darice snowflake folder.  The tree stamp is from an Inkadinkado set called Trees.  I heat embossed it with white embossing powder & inked over it with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  The Joy to the World sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs & the ribbon is from my stash.  I really loved how it turned out!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

From Our Family to Yours

In my quest to make a multitude of Christmas cards for the SendASmile4Kids foundation & the Caring Hearts Card Drive I turned to Pinterest to get ideas.  I found a card made by the InkyFingeredCarol blog and cased it.  I used a Spellbinder's border die to cut the white card panel apart, and then embossed the top part with a Darice snowflake folder.  The sentiment I stamped on the bottom cut is from Hero Arts CL722.  After placing the top & bottom pieces on some green card stock, I took two separate stamps from the Clearly Besotted "Most Wonderful"stamp set & curved them on an acrylic block as best I could to follow the arc of the border die cut, then stamped them with Versamark & embossed them with Simon Says Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The last step was to take some Recollection green embellishment crystals & glue them into the center of some of the snowflakes.  I really like how this card turned out!! I made three of them in this green color, and three more using red card stock & crystal embellishments.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!