Thursday, February 11, 2016

One Valentine's Day Card


Today I finished the last of the three Valentine's Day cards I needed for my grandchildren. Two more were done, but I put them in the mail before taking a picture. Senior moment! Teehee

Here's the one I am submitting to CASology for their Week 184 cue card, Valentine.

Here I used a cardstock in an old purple color paper from SU, (my DGD's favorite color) and embossed it with a Darice folder called Hearts. Don't you just love this embossing folder? Using the Heart of Hearts die from Memory Box, I first die cut the heart in light pink Bazzill glitter paper that I purchased from a local craft store. After punching out all the little hearts, I fussy cut around the edges to make a heart. Hard to photograph...hope you can see it on the left side. I love seeing all the wonderful Valentine cards all over blogland! It makes me smile to see so many. Hope you all can celebrate.

On a personal note, I send thanks to so many of you who contacted me and expressed their sympathy. I really appreciate it. Creating has helped.

Come visit me again and comments are greatly appreciated!

Monday, January 25, 2016

December and January Cards

Hello Fellow Bloggers and Stampers!

Sorry I have been missing in action. Sadly, my brother passed away recently. Not much mojo going on for me. I am posting a couple cards made in December and earlier in January. 


I made this first CAS card for the Society of Stampaholics December 2015 Card Chain Challenge. My card used the color scheme and holiday theme suggested. I used paper piecing for the scarf and the stamp is from Memory Box.  I think Fredward Bear is so cute. The star is a punch from Martha Stewart Crafts.  I don't know who made the sentiment, so if anyone recognizes it, please let me know. A really clean and simple card, don't you know.

My second card is for the January CCC and was received by Nathalie in Canada. I used three shades of gray, the colors suggested, as well as a winter theme. The card has a lot of sparkle in real life, some of what shows in the photo. I think I am getting better at photography with my little old digital camera. lol  The cardstock is all Stampin' Up! as are the snowflakes and the sentiment too. I heat embossed with Zing silver embossing powder and tied a simple bow with string from my stash on the side. I am quite happy with this card. It was also posted on Splitcoaststampers where I am Rebali.

Too late for Christmas cards? Here's a few I made in December. All of mine were made last minute! Next year (this year) I need to join one of the challenges.

 Oops, I cannot figure out how to line these up nicely. Sorry. The 3 cards were sent to friends. Dove of  Peace by SU used real red paper, heat embossing in gold this time and red bling for some texture. The green card has a Papertrey Ink text block and enamel dots and gumball green paper from SU. The luxurious bell card using a NBUS die is also from PTI It came with the little clanger and the joy-filled bell. I cut it from stash gold foil paper and added a touch of ribbon for fun. I guess you can see I like pretty and plain cards!

That's it for now. Blogging today is therapeutic for me. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Just stopping in to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my blog readers. Let's all hope and pray for peace and joy to be in all lives here in the U.S. and all over the world.

See you in 2016!



Thursday, December 24, 2015

No Card Today...

Hello All My Blogger Friends! I don't have a card to post today, but will share a couple of holiday cards I made soon. Busy, busy - like all of you!

We probably won't have a white Christmas in this part of Minnesota, which is highly unusual. That's OK. The driving will be safer. So here's my wish:

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for visiting and all the wonderful comments!



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Golden Joy

Hello!  Today I am entering the Muse: Christmas Visions 31 challenge where I was inspired by Chriss Blagrave. Her card is so very elegant and I had some foiled cardstock out for making my Christmas cards. Can you see the shine? Now I have five done. Whew! Twenty-some more to go. Wish me luck!

As  I wanted an elegant card, I used gold paper fromThe Cardstock Stack - Foiled by DCWV beneath the glittered tree and little sentiment. The stitched frame is from Lil' Inker Designs. The tree was done a couple of days ago, but I hadn't decided yet how to use it. It is a Memory Box die called Frosted Christmas Tree that I cut out from a Scor-Tape adhesive sheet and glittered up with Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up! The tree die does have wonderful snow dimension but the glitter covered it up. Still pretty, though, I think. The joy die is from the SU Snowflake Card Thinlits set and is retiring soon, I believe. I stamped Merry Christmas from another old SU set in Encore! Gold Metallic ink. It matches the gold cardstock perfectly. This card makes me really joyful! I wonder who I should send it to?

Thank you for visiting me. I hope you are not as behind in making your cards as I am. :)

Edit:  I just realized that in the picture it looks like the glitter is blue and that I used blue cardstock for the base. IRL it is white, really! Just fixed it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Through the Snow

Hello from Minnesota! It's snowing and was most of yesterday and last night. That makes me happy. I'm one person who loves the snow and I do not mind the cold. The air can be so clean and fresh and I love it when the sun shines from blue skies when the ground is covered in fluffy snow. Here's my first snowy card for the year.

Recently, I have been playing with a new to me watercolor palette called Jewelz from USArtQuest. The colors are pigmented mica watercolor paint. What fun to use the ten duo and interference colors. On today's card, I just painted with the Pearl White trying for shiny snow beneath the silhouetted sleigh and horse. Can you see the shine? I used Smooch Pearlized Top Coat  to make the stars in the winter sky. I have been learning to use Distress Inks, and was trying for a late afternoon looking sky with a touch of pink for the sunset.  I like the simple black focal point on the fussy card base for contrast and texture.

I am entering my card to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #273 over at The Paper Players. It fits the diagonal snowflake, shine and die cut option, I think. All in all, a fairly clean and simple card!
Here's some more details:
Paper: Papertrey Ink white, Bazzill Texture Ebony
Ink: Ranger Distress inks in Broken China and Spun Sugar
Background: Stampin' Up! Snow Burst embossing folder (retired)
Die: Papertrey Ink In the Meadow
Inside Sentiment: Papertrey Ink, Dashing through the snow...
Extras: SU Stampin' Dimensionals and Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love visitors and comments and try to return the favor as often as I can.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Creating at Merry Monday and The Paper Players


Man, the month of November is getting away from me! Bet that happens to all of you too. Smile.

Today I couldn't resist submitting this card to the new challenge from Merry Monday. My reindeer is a NBUS die to me that I got from my LSS and it is from Impression Obsession.  I.O. Rubber Stamps is a new company for me, but I sure like this die.

I wanted a simple card, kind of a masculine card that is easily mailed. It is also quite CAS with just textured paper, bling, and of course, the fancy antlers. Can you see the wonderful texture of this really old paper that I've had for years? I found some on E-Bay when I look recently.

Here's the details:

Card base: Real Red, S.U.
Die: I.O. Die336-V
Paper: Craft from my stash & Sizzix Little Sizzles Texture
Sentiment: Inside, Merry Christmas, S.U.
Ink: Real Red, S.U.
Bling: Stash again

Thanks for stopping by.
Edited to add that I am submitting this card to  The Paper Players PP271and this card was chosen as a CAS Favorite for the Week ending December 6, 2015.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just a couple of Fall cards!

Hello! Here's two I finished recently. The first is my Society of Sampaholics October 2015 CCC card (Betty has received it) and the second is for my BFF in California, Beth, who has a birthday today. Who knew mail from MN to CA can get there in only 3 days!

Lots of pasting for those little leaves, I tell you. But then I remembered a trick from somebody or other...lay down a layer of double sided tape or tape runner, placing the main image die negative on top. Then the pieces go in easily and stick. Works great.

Which one do you like better? The photo of the one with the white background is much better, I do know that! 

Here are some details. The stamped sentiment and die are both from Papertrey Ink, sets called Mighty Oak, and are CASEd mostly from designer Heather Nichols. I used many colors to make all the leaves, though didn't stamp them with the various patterns available. Made use of some scraps that are mainly Stampin' Up! colored card stock. I tried to make the blue background look like the sky, so had to make some ground too. The dark brown tree and some leaves are recycled from some junk mail as I liked the texture. 

That's all for today. Happy Fall to you all. I hope the leaves are pretty wherever you live! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Card for World Card Making Day and PP #265

Today is World Card Making Day 2015. Happy Day to you crafty card makers! I hope you all had a chance to make a card today.

Being that it is October now, here's my first Halloween card. It will probably go to one of my grandchildren. Well, maybe not. In all honesty, the kids are probably all too old to go trick or treating, but they'll still get a card from me! What age do you think kids should stop dressing up in costumes and going out for candy? Also, do you make cute cards or scary ones? I vote for cute, myself.

Isn't this little guy cute? It is from Recollections. I've had it for years. The smiling goblin was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white opaque embossing powder from Zing. For emphasis, I placed him on a black circle die-cut probably from Spellbinders. The background is just sponged with some Black Soot  Distress Ink onto piece of white card stock. The little plastic treat bag is from my stash of Halloween doo-dads for some added fun and texture. The whole focal point is on a layer of Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie orange and placed on a card base of purple from Bazill. I am quite happy with my card. It was fun to make and made me smile.

I have made a lot of cards lately, so I hope you will stop back and visit to see some! Thanks for coming by.

Edited to add a link to The Paper Players PP 265 and their logo! Hope you like!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Purple and Blue Hello

Here's the card that I recently made for the Society of Stampaholics  September 2015 challenge. If you are not familiar with it, check it out and come join us! This monthly challenge is called CCC for Card Chain Challenge and this card was made specifically for Lisa at The Purple Place. She also loves purple.  :-) The card is pretty clean and simple with plenty of white space. Can you see the dry embossed background? It is much prettier in real life. The only stamping is the flower. I used the in-laid technique for the hello die with some blue bits and added enamel dots for balance. The card may meet the suggested friendship guideline, but the dots were supposed to be for the up-coming October challenge. Oops.

I used PTI white for the card base. The Bashful Blue, Purple Plum and Basic Black card stock, an embossing folder called Fancy Fan, and the Candy Dots are all from Stampin' Up!  The hello die is from Mama Elephant. The SU flower is from a set called Mixed Bunch and is cut out with the matching punch.

I am so into dies and punches and embossing folders that I rarely seem to use stamps anymore. Need to remedy that. Anyone else not using stamps much?

Thanks much for stopping by. Be back soon with fall or Halloween cards.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello again!

Today I am posting my second card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5.

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
The NBUS today is the embossing powder just called Blue that I used for my sentimentI've had it for probably years, and never used it. I picked it out since it matched the blue in the striped paper so well. In real life, anyway. Sorry the shine doesn't show up very well in my photo. I am picky about matching shades and hues of blue, in particular, a teaching from my dad and my grandfather who both were painters. My grandfather painted in watercolors, which is probably why I am so scared of doing it. ;-) I do get my love of color from them, I'd imagine.

This pink card is a CASE of Dawn Olchefske's Double Fold Gate card. Did you see her tutorial on Splitcoaststampers last week? My card was really fun to make, but choosing what double sided paper to use was hard. I am not sure the name of the DSP, but I like the main pink, the retired Pretty in Pink, and the green is Old Olive. I couldn't figure out the name of the blue used in the stripes. So many "blues", so little time! LOL  All the paper supplies and the embossing powder used today are from Stampin' Up! The circle dies are from Spellbinders, which I have not used in ages.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Many thanks too, for those who comment. Love them!

Friday, September 11, 2015

I Love Roses

Hello!  As the picture of Double Delight  roses by my blog title suggest, I love roses. Sure miss growing them like I did when living in California. Anyway, here is my card for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5 .  

Two NBUS goodies show up here, the wonderful embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers called Bouquet, and the rose and leaves dies from Essentials by Ellen called Bold Blossoms. I think they are both wonderful. What do you think? The lovely card base is called Pale Plum, a retired color from Stampin' Up! as is the touch of color, called Garden Green. My mat is called Ash, a gray paper from Bazzill.

Not being sure if the focal point for this card is the background or the single rose, I completely left off a sentiment. Besides, the card is for a card drive sponsored by Jaydee and is intended for a hospitalized cancer patient. The nurses, as I understand it, write inside and give the donated cards to patients. You can find more information on the drive by following the link to Jaydee's blog.

That's all from here, a beautiful fall day in Minnesota. I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Plain and Simple for CCC

Hello Friends and Visitors!

Here is my CCC card for August. I went for one-layer card this time, a difficult thing for me. Love making layers! This was fun to make, though, as I to like to color. The challenge colors were melon, stone and mustard with a friendship sentiment. I tried to hit everything! My stamp, a NBUS to me, is called "Flowers with Vase". It is a 1998 one from Hero Arts I used Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake and Lucky Limeade markers from Stampin' Up! to stamp the image and also to color the leaves and flowers. The sentiment, which is kind of hard to read, is saying "Hey Friend" and is from Stampendous. I think this looks a bit like water coloring, but it isn't. Good water color paints, pens or brushes are next on my wish list. :-)

Thanks for stopping by. I love visitors! See you again, I hope.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Christmas Heart Challenge

Hi again! Twice in one month! Aren't you impressed? tee hee

I recently bought the Memory Box Heart of Hearts die and could not resist the Christmas Heart challenge over at Merry Monday. I keep thinking I should start my holiday cards earlier this year. This is the first!

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This card was so fun to make as I fell in love with the festive heart die after receiving a card using it from Darnell back in February.

To make my card I first cut a piece of water color paper (not sure from where) and sponged Distress Ink in Festive Berries and Peeled Paint onto the taped down die. I wanted to get each and every little heart colored. You can see the transition between colors, but it is OK, I think. I have had these inks for ages, but haven't done much with blending. The sentiment uses the same green is done with a "no name" Merry Christmas stamp I got at a LSS that has closed. I just used a piece of tape to mask off the merry. Can you see the word "at" is hand drawn? I do not have a stamp. I used an old Marvy LePlumeII marker in Jungle Green to do it. The oval is from EK Success with a little sponging around the edges and the card base is Red Pepper Linen from The Paper Company . Just for fun I used the old whale style Ticket Corner punch from Stampin' Up! on the top of the card base. Whew! One card done!

I hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for coming by to visit.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Card Chain Challenge

 Hi!  I hope everyone is having a nice summer! It's lovely today here in MN.

I saw a card by the famous and fabulous Darnell that she submitted to the Society of Stampaholics  CCC challenge a while back, and decided to give it a try. I like the idea of the one-on-one card exchange. Shown is the card I made for the July challenge, and it has been received by Patti J.  I see the June date on the card is wrong - that's my error in adjusting my camera date settings after removing the little chip to load my cards into the computer. Does anyone else have to go this cumbersome route to try and get a picture to post on their blog? If only I could find the cord that came with camera, this would be all easier. Sorry about the whining.

Anyway, here's the details on the card. I followed the challenge colors and ocean suggested theme when making this card. I remember so happily doing some ocean sailing back in the day.  :-)   The background ocean-y DSP and Dusty Durango orange layering piece are from Stampin' Up! and are both retired. The seaweed and little seahorse are from the SU set called By the Tide.  I used PTI white cardstock for the base. It was really a fun card to make except for fussy cutting the seahorse! I stamped a little piece of seaweed inside with a piece of the dsp and left rest clean for the final recipient to use whatever sentiment desired.

Thanks for stopping by. I love having you visit!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Maddie

Hello Friends! Here I am again!

My youngest grand daughter, Madeleine is turning 12 tomorrow! Where has all the time gone...I do not know. :-) Guess what her middle name's Jeanne. I know, I know, proud Grammy bragging rights opted for here. She is getting the card and a gift certificate at her dinner out tomorrow night.  I hope she likes it.

Anyway, I am entering this in Addicted to CAS Challenge #65 : Butterflies. I hope it is clean and simple enough. It is full of silver sparkle, though, with the  PaperTreyInk "Life is Beautiful" butterfly die and the Elizabeth Craft Designs happy birthday die cut from a silver holographic paper from my stash. If anyone knows who makes this paper, I'd sure like some more! The textured purple card stock (Maddie's favorite color) is an older Bazzill one layered on foiled silver from DCWV and a PTI white card base. Inside is the full happy birthday and a big silver "12th". I hope you can see the sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Bunny Baskets

Happy Easter to you all who celebrate. Like many others in blogland, I followed the directions from Stampin' Up! demo Linda Parker that I found on YouTube. I made these treat baskets for my 3 grandkids. The one in brown, a bit more masculine one, is for my only grandson. They all loved the baskets that I filled with jellybeans. Thanks, Linda. The paper and punches are all from SU!

I hope you had a nice day today and that spring is coming to your neighborhood. It is supposed to rain here tonight, so possibly the grass will start to get green. I see tiny buds on some of the bushes; I am so happy!  Thanks for coming to visit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A Noble Flower

You gotta know I'd do a NBUS card! Right?

My entry is a card made for a friend using my new stamp from Penny Black called Noble. Such a pretty flower, but I do not know what kind it is. Anyone have an idea? I used Stampin' Up! Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock along with their red ink and some retired Certainly Celery green. Using my Magic Bow Maker from Lee Conrey, I made a triple bow from Offrey organdy ribbon. What a wonderfully easy way to make a bow! No sentiment, but I stamped a couple of leaves inside to carry on the flower theme.

Congratulations, Darnell, on having such a huge number of followers! You show a lot of love for card making and we all send love for you back! Your sense of humor makes my day.

I've some more cards recently (got some mojo back after my move) and will try to post again soon. Thanks for stopping by, friends.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A January Birthday

It's been so long since I have posted I had a terrible time finding my picture in my computer, and now am trying to link it to Darnell's challenge! Computer ineptness, but I hope I am forgiven.  I made this card for my BFF Jayne's birthday which was last Sunday. She loved the card and loves the embossed edges. My NBUS is the Stampin' Up! embossing folder called Filigree Frame. Isn't it pretty? The flower I made from the Flower Patch set and die combo using SU's Blackberry Bliss and Wisteria Wonder card stock. A shiny gold brad centers the flower and tries to match the purple and gold embossing powder I used to stamp the sentiment. I wish my photo was better! The stamp is an old SU one from 2001. Still love it. 

I posted on SCS that my word for 2015 is DO. I promise to try, folks, to do some more blogging. Also need to stock up on birthday cards for all the family ones coming up.

Take care, dear readers. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NBUS Challenge #2


Well, I'm back. I have been creating lately, it's therapy for me when I get sad. Thanks so much to everyone who contacted me and expressed condolences and understanding.

On to some fun...Darnell at djkardkreations has a second NBUS challenge. Just couldn't let that go on without me!

Here's a couple of cards I have made recently. Please ignore the date on the side. Really, they were made in the last 2 weeks and photographed on 9/15/2014. I just messed up changing the date in my camera when I put in new batteries! You can also see I still need lots of practice taking pictures. The card on the left looks like it is falling off the table. tee hee

Here's the details:

The designer paper is new to me from Doodlebug Design and the little white house I made to go on top is new too. I used a few of the dies from a set by Taylored Expressions called "Build a House". Really a simple card made with a SU! Pumpkin Pie boarder placed on white cardbase. Inside I stamped congratulations and it was done. The card was made for a friend who recently bought a new house. It was so much fun making this card, I made a second one. I had bought the corrugated paper die cuts at a local craft store ages ago and welcomed a chance to use them. All the shapes are by Jillibean Soup and the package was on clearance!  The pale yellow cardstock is is from my stash. So I am following the directions from Ms Darnell  #4 "None of the above" ~ NBUS stuff, but not the same stamps 'cuz I didn't use any stamps except inside. Anyone else using mostly dies lately and not stamping? I find I am addicted to dies and cutting plates too.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

R.I. P. My Jetta

Sorry to let you all know that I had to let my precious dog Jetta go last Friday. This picture was taken just about the time I got him. Jetta was adopted just over two years ago from the Shih Tzu of MN rescue group. He was part Shih Tzu and probably part poodle. Pretty cute, right?
He was a great dog - we discovered between 8 and 12 years old when I got him. He developed kidney disease. Jetta did well most of the last year, and I am so grateful. Very lovable to all of my family, neighbors, and especially to my dear grandkids.

Those who know me know how devastated I am. My mojo is gone again, but I am thinking it will be therapeutic to craft, so I will make a card or two tonight or tomorrow, perhaps.

Thanks for viewing my blog. I appreciate all my on-line friends as well as the support of friends and family here.

Updated as I realize I used the first picture on here when I adopted him! I am adding another one taken recently.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #6

Hello again! Two posts in one day. A record for me, don't ya know!

I am back to post a card for a challenge. I have entered very few challenges, but had made a shaped card recently and taken a picture, so wanted to share. Check it out here: Virginia's View Challenge #6  I made this card following the Envelope Punch Board Jar Card video by Dawn Olchefske.  If you haven't visited her site, I hope you do. She has lots of great tutorials and videos.

The card is very CASED except as explained below. :-) Almost all the supplies are Stampin' Up! except (I confess) the Envelope Punch Board, the sentiment, and the embossing folder. The board is by We R Memory Keepers and the folder is from Sizzix. The sentiment stamp is a Hampton Art Stamp. I used Pool Party card stock, ink, and the twine and the new Blended Bloom big flower stamp. The leaves are punched in Pear Pizzazz with the Builder Bird punch and the tiny flowers are from the new Itty Bitty Accents punch set. The oval is also SU! The tiny pearls from my stash complete the card. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you can see that I use supplies from many companies, and love them all! I really had fun making this card. My mojo is really back! Yay!

I hope everyone has had a nice summer day; it is beautiful here in the Twin Cities area.

Thanks for looking!

Card Re-do and Card #2

Hello again. Well, the more I looked at my first try at Lesson 1, the more I did not like my card. So I tore it apart and tried again. Anyone else ever do that? Teehee! Here's the second try. Really, the only change is that I used a Kiwi Kiss (retired SU!) card base and re-positioned the elements. Whew! It took a while. I do like it better. What do you think?

Card #2 is another technique taught by Jennifer McGuire in Lesson 1. Here I used a reverse background stamp from Michael Strong called Cloisonne Mosaic Frame. It's a NBUS, thanks to Darnell's term, as is the Hello from Mama Elephant. After covering the stamp with VersaMark, stamping it on stash black card stock, and using white embossing powder from Stampin'Up!, I heat embossed the design. With a brush I next applied Pearl Ex Turquoise powder all over the image and heat set that. Per Jennifer's idea, I again used VersaMark, this time with clear embossing powder from Ranger, covered the whole image, and heat set again. To finally make the card, I cut out a rectangle with an classic Spellbinders die and overlaid the window with the hello die cut. The Bashful Blue paper (also retired) die cut is clear embossed twice for more dimension. The white card base is Stamper's Select from PaperTrey Ink. The whole card is quite shiny- can you tell? To me, this card is much better than the last one. With my OCD, this card took hours. But that is OK - I'm a student learning new things! LOL

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'm Taking a Class!

Hello!  I am taking the new class called "Stretch Your Stamps2" and have spent the last several days doing lesson 1.  This card took a long time to make (i.e. hours), but saving it on the computer so I could blog about it and show it to my classmates took longer. Here's my card that I call  Background Love. I like it, but still need some lessons in photography.

I used one of the first stamps I ever bought, called Harlequin Background  from Hero Arts and then tried making a rainbow with Distress Inks after heat embossing with white embossing powder. My heart and you dies are from My Favorite Things but I hand cut the quotation mark. Rounded corners mimic the roundness of the die cuts, don't you think? Next time I think I need to make a smaller card to show off the focal points better, or maybe get a bigger die. I feel like I did accomplish something unusual for me, though, as I mostly do lots of layers and rectangles. What do you think? I'll be back soon with a birthday card that I made for a friend's birthday.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Megan is 13

Hi There. Just stopping in with a card I made this last Spring. This one was for my dear granddaughter, Megan who is now a teenager! So proud of how she is growing up so fast, happy, and loving. No more pale pink as her favorite color, but brights and black. She still love glitter, though.

This card uses the Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet DSP which was a Sale-a-bration paper, and I mounted it on a Pool Party card base. The letters and birthday die are from PaperTrey Inc. The numeral 13 is an oldie-but-goodie from Autumn Leaves Manhattan clear stamps. Can you see how it is covered with what looks like many colored glitter? Easy - used DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer Effects on the Pool Party die cut and it turned out to match the dsp perfectly. What fun and a surprise! The clear looking gloss didn't show its colors until dry. I checked their website, but couldn't find if they still sell this same stuff. Mine is very old (4-5 years) and hardly used. I popped up the 13 to help it stand out even further. Makes a pretty card, don't you think?  Megan loved it.Whew!

Thanks for the comments on my NBUS card. So pleased and happy to have visitors and new followers! See you again, soon.