Jan 16, 2018

Congrats, Simple but Special

Today's card is simple, yet very special to me.  It was made to congratulate my daughter, my baby, on getting engaged.  Her guy, no - now it's her fiance, is a really, really great guy.  And I think they're perfect together, they really complement each other.   I'm so happy for both of them.

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Jan 14, 2018

Thirteen from One

Finally, I got all my Christmas thank you cards made, written out and in the mail.  I made thirteen cards using one sheet of 12 x 12 patterned paper.  Here are a few of them.

I used double stitched rectangle and square dies to cut out the different little bits of the patterned paper that had animals sitting in the birch trees (there were 13 of them), added a dark grey mat, layered on a large red stitched rectangle and added a thanks diecut to each.  To some of them I added Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the trees or little dots of snow with a pico embellisher.  Making them didn't take all that much time.  But, writing them out, that was a different story.  I'm just not that good with words. I was so thankful for each wonderful gift, but just have such a hard time putting it down into words.  I do hope everyone was able to look past my stumbles and know how appreciative I am.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day.

Jan 12, 2018

Celebrate, Two Cards

First, Happy Birthday to my friend Jan.

Today I have two cards, made with the My Favorite Things Celebrate Speech Bubble Die.  The first card uses an alcohol ink background on Yupo paper made recently at a card making friends get together.  We had all watched a video that Jennifer McGuire had done and it looked like so much fun, which it was.  But I do have to admit it was a little messy.  I think I had the ink everywhere.

It's really hard to see the beautiful shine that background has.  You can see it a little in this photo.

Since I had the leftover pieces from cutting the die from two colors cardstock  I made a second card.  I used a small piece of another alcohol ink background for the balloon.

I do love that die.  It's large and covers nearly the whole card front but allows just enough room for whatever background you use to really show.  I know some people find patterned paper hard to use.  I think this die makes that so easy.

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Jan 2, 2018

Happy New Year, 2018

Happy New Year!  I have a card to share today made by my friend Jan.  It's really so pretty.

It has such beautiful metallic embossing - all the silver and the blue - which you can see a little better in this photo.

This past year was filled with hurricanes, sinkholes, and some serious health issues, so I am hoping for a healthy and uneventful 2018.

Thanks so much for visiting today.