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Sunday, December 30, 2012

I love you-End of the year group two!

The above cards were all part of the design of a sheet of very shimmery paper.

That's it folks! All of the love cards out of the folder.

I love You end of the year

It is time to get these on this blog so I can empty the card folder out a bit. So many I love you cards, lots of them valentines. Here goes.

The last pieces of this pad of Basic Grey used on the above cards.

Enough. I still have a couple left.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I miss you

Same basic design, different papers. I wanted to showcase this contemporary paper.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Personal Christmas cards

The bird images are a digi from Doodle Pantry. The carolers are a digi from Dearie Dolls. I embellished the cards with Glossy Accents, a Glaze pen, and because they were not going in the OWH box I also used Stickles and  Copic Spica Glitter pens.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

ODBD challenge for December



The challenge is for a card with flowers. I made some cards using chipboard flowers. I tried to get a very contemporary look. Some I added gems to, others I used crystal lacquer. Some of the papers used I have had for years. Yes indeed, one has citrus fruit. I thought the flower was perfect as a center for that lime. On the last card it looks like I forgot to do some color correcting. Too Late! The paper is really much more colorful.

Friday, November 30, 2012

I love you times five

My folder of cards to be blogged is getting big. Time to do more than one. I was using up scraps or what someone referred to as the orphans of a big sheet.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let it snow

This week at Operation Write Home the mid week throwdown is for a winter card.

Darice embossing folder
Recollections white glossy cardstock
Bazzill cardstock
Stampendous dot stickers in silver and black
Copic markers
    E23, BG0000, BG000, BG13

Sunday, November 18, 2012

ODBD November challenge

On OWH the Our Daily Bread Design challenge was to use a technique or tool you hadn't used for some time. I got out a stipple brush and used a Brick Red Distress Ink on the focal point. The heart is a Tim Holtz stamp and the sentiment is from one of the Hero Arts & OWH stamp sets. The papers are some leftovers from my stash. I finished the card with We are Memory Keepers bakers twine. I popped up the focal point with Scotch foam tape.

I am working on masculine love cards. I made 3 with these papers. More to come with different papers, same design

Friday, November 16, 2012

Owl Always Love you

I seem to have a mental block with the valentines so I did a love card. I have so much colored cardstock I decided I would start using it for the base instead of white. We will see how that works. I trimmed down one of the Michael's card bases that are pretty light weight and added to the inside to firm up the card.

I will give a shot to doing the card deets. Not accustomed to doing that at all.

Scotch ATG
Bazzill cardstock-Hillary
dotted paper-Cosmo Cricket
plaid paper-Sassafras
owl and sentiment-Darcie's
Memento Tuxedo Black
Sakura clear glaze pen
Copic markers
  crown & wings-E33
  eyes-Y19 plus a yellow green Sharpie
  bottom tiers in order-Y61, G21, BG11, oops I forgot to write down the last color

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thank You

The challenge this week at OWH is a Thank You card. This and the following cards will go out in my next box. I am going to go ahead and post some more. I was trying to use up some Basic Grey papers all in the same couple of lines. Some of the cards also used an OWH sketch challenge.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Using up small pieces of patterned paper. I hate to see them get passed up all the time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Key to my heart

I stamped the background with Brilliance Galaxy Gold using a Stampendous stamp. The red heart is a flocked paper. Feels and looks very luxurious. I used a Nestability to cut it. The inset on the key was yellow so I recolored it with a Copic marker. I have enough of the red to make 5 cards.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Reverse Iris Fold #2 & #3

I resized the pattern on this one a little and it looks much nicer. More like the original pattern intended I think. I used Origami papers and they folded so nice. This time I barely pricked the paper with the needle. Before cutting I reinforced at an angle each corner with a little piece of scotch tape.

I am really liking #3. Made some changes after the first #3 ended in the waste basket.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sketch challenge #144

Nothing fancy here. Just a little stamping. The dotted heart is on Tim Holtz grunge paper. Love that stuff. So easy to cut with scissors. Both of these cards are pretty darn feminine. This was a nice sketch to work with.