Mar 16, 2019

Greyhounds, Take Two

Today I have two more greyhound dog cards made using Hero Arts Diamond in the Ruff stamp set.

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Mar 12, 2019

Greyhounds, Take one

Recently I've been making greyhound dog cards for in my Etsy shop.  Today I have four to share, all using the new Hero Arts Diamond in the Ruff stamp set.

These silhouette type stamps seemed to me to be calling for clean and graphic backgrounds.  So I kept them simple by keeping the background all one color, inlaying back in pieces that the dies cut, and adding a sentiment white heat embossed on a strip of cardstock and just a few white sequins.  I love using these white sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) as they are mat, not shiny so they add a more subtle detail.

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Mar 10, 2019

Cards for Men

Why are cards for men SO hard to make?  For me they are.  I just have the hardest time being creative when I need to make cards for men.  And it seems I'm always in need of this type of card.  Here's one birthday card I came up with recently.  I'm not totally happy with it (something about the "happy" just doesn't seem right), but it has been sent on it's way.


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Mar 4, 2019

Today I have several more "brown dog" thank you cards that I made for my niece.

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Mar 3, 2019

Tim Holtz Crazy Dog

I recently made a few cards for my niece.  In the past I've sent her cards featuring brown dogs that looked "similar" to her dog.  Here's one.

She needed some thank you cards and asked if I could incorporate brown dogs in them.  Here are two that I made for her.

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Feb 16, 2019

Pinkfresh Noteworthy Frames

I have two cards to share, both use the Pinkfresh Noteworthy Frames Die.  This die is perfect for tucking little things behind (like these flowers made with a Paper Smooches die) as it cuts the top and bottom but not the sides.

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Feb 14, 2019

Happy Heart Day

Happy Valentines Day!

Here are a few of the many valentines I made this year.  Each is a very different style.  The first is floral and elegant with vellum and silver heat embossing.

The next is cute and whimsical.

And the last might be my favorite - it's just "fun".

Have a great day!

Jan 5, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019

Wow!  I cannot believe that it is already a new year.  I'm not really sure what has happened to the past few months.  Well, OK, maybe that's not exactly true.  I do know where they've gone (in part).  I've been dealing with some very frustrating medical issues for several months, and have had a difficult time trying to get the things done that I want to.  One of those is posting cards on my blog.  I did get some card making done before the holidays, so maybe I can get some of those cards posted soon.

After Christmas I did need thank you cards for some of the amazing gifts I received.  I needed them to be super simple and quick to make.  One of my gifts was beautiful handmade paper from The Paper Source.  I really wanted the focus to be on this paper with its shimmery copper detail.  So I really just added a layered thanks diecut (Simon Says Stamp CZ Designs) using copper colored paint chips and some copper thread.  I do apologize for this very poor picture- you can't see how beautiful the paper really is.


 Thanks so very much for visiting, and Happy New Year!