None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human
birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek
to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January.
Hey everyone ...
As I noted earlier, we don't celebrate Valentines in my home but I do make them for the Mom's and a couple of elderly Aunts. So here I have the Valentine card I made for my Mother
I had her card all planned out but found myself moving in another direction. But that's okay .. I like how this one turned out.
After I die cut the main background I used the die as a stencil and sponged color onto the flowers and leaves. I cut the heart out of a brown cardstock because it made me think of a grapevine wreath. Once my flower was dry I glued to the heart.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the
delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of
his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles
away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!
~Charles Dickens, The
Yep ... Starting on the Christmas cards already! I cut it pretty close last year much to the delight of my husband who laughingly tortured me with threats of buying store bought cards and mailing them out! Time to up my game LOL!
So here is my first card of 2016 ...
Card stock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps
Multiple EF's and I did not write them down :O(
Brilliance Ink from Tsukineko
Ink from Stampin Up!
Smooch from Clearsnap
Pearl from Stampin Up!
I'd like to enter this card into the following Challenge(s)
The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge GCC011816 - Wet or dry embossing
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't
--- Author Unknown ---
Good afternoon! I am sharing one of the thank you cards I recently made to keep on hand for my Design Team at Through the Craft Room Door. They do so much during their 6 month term that it's seems negligent of me not say Thank You so I started mailing them out to DT that had completed their terms and moved on to other adventures. When I saw this Sentiment Stamp from Unity Stamps - I - had - to - have - it! It was perfect! This card layout is based on one I found on Pinterest ... good o pinterest ... When I find the pin I will add it.
Card stock from The Paper Studio, Close to My Heart & Stampin Up!
Sentiment from Unity Stamps
Ink from Close to My Heart
Design Paper from BoBunny :Lil Prince Stripe"
Karen Foster Designs Scrapeprs Floss
Button from my stash
Thanks for stopping by!
This has been entered into the following Challenge(s)
The rose of the old year withers away as the new bud begins
to bloom. ~Terri Guillemets, "Withered," 2004
Well hello everyone ... Yup! It's me! Surprised?
I am ... LOL
I had some good intentions to keep this blog moving along pretty good but as the fates would have it, work has been ... um interesting ... trying to get back into the rhythm of everyone's idea of important and getting sick - still sick actually. Never fun.
Anyway ... I have been tinkering a bit in my craft room off and on and managed to get a couple cards done and of course, the battery on my camera was dead. Murphy's Law.
So here I am .... finally ... with a Birthday card I made for my Mom.
I just love this image from SandiSamples. One of my favorites that I have used several times.
This one I did in shades of yellow and gold. Not sure what made me do the background like I did, but I decided to play and then after it was all colored I scattered drops of alcohol onto the cardstock.
I used a die to trace around the image, then I cut it out by hand (gasp) ... only because the die is not designed with the placed right at the opening.
Cardstock from The Paper Studio and Stampin Up!
"Damask" embossing folder from Darice
Corner punch from Fiskars
"Labels 25" & "Romantic Rectangle" dies from Spellbinders