Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thinking of You . . .

Happy Thursday Friends!
Can you believe it's the end of February?
Spring is right around the corner ... YAHOO!!  I'm ready!

Today I have a card to share that was created using bits & bobs that were laying on my work station.  Since I did a fairly good cleanup over the past weekend, I didn't want to start letting things 'pile up' again right away!  It's bound to happen sooner or later LOL  but I'd like to try and keep it fairly clean for a week at least!  
So, here ya go . . .

I have a few sentiment panels stamped and ready to go ... just need die cut or snip the end to make a banner.  But this time I did something a little different.  I had this frame and flower that I was going to use on a DT card but then decided against the color scheme for that project and sat these two pieces aside.  

I simply attached the sentiment strip at an angle behind the frame (which leaves the corners totally open/empty) then popped the whole thing up with dimensional tape.

 I had actually cut the flower blossom from the stem, so here I've 'put it back together' by tucking the stem piece under the frame and adhering the blossom portion to the top of the frame being sure to add a couple little pieces of dimensional tape to those petals that would be in the 'empty' space.

A few little Nuvo White Crystal Drops here & there and this card is ready for a happy note written inside and off to the mailbox it will go!

The frame die set I have used is Paper Rose 'Sititched Rectangle Frames' which was originally purchased from Dies R Us but is unfortunately out of stock at the present time.  My flower dies are OLD and are Memory Box 'Dogwood Blossom' (98475) and 'Dogwood Blossom Outline' (98481). 

What are you working on today?  
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Tomorrow morning (bright & early)  I'm headed over to Pennsylvania to share breakfast with several of my 1st cousins (as well as 2nd & 3rd).  We gather the 1st Friday at each month and usually end up with 25-30 of us.   I try to make the trip as often as possible (weather permitting) since many of my 1st cousins are in their 70s/80s and Lord knows how much longer I will have them in my life.  

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Sisterhood of Crafters - In the RED

Hello dear friends!

A new month means it's time for a new challenge over
on the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!

 Our hostess today is Terri and the theme she has chosen is:

In the RED
(use the color RED in your card/project)

After some deep thought, here's what I decided upon . . .

With my Spring show right around the corner, I was in need of some
wedding cards so thought this would be the
perfect opportunity!

Dies I have used are:
Die Versions 'Mr. & Mrs.'
Die Namics ' Wedding Portrait'
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Heartfall

I've die cut the Wedding Portrait twice ... once from white card stock
and once from black  then replaced the popped out white portions
into the black die cut.

Since I had an extra focus panel by die cutting from both
black and white, I decided to create a 2nd wedding card ... what do you think?

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
My 'sistahs' have created some fabulous creations to help inspire you ...
be sure to pop over and check them out!

 See you there!

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Mojo Monday Fun!

Hello Dear Friends!
I don't know about you, but I do enjoy a good sketch to get my
creative juices flowing and I find I truly enjoy the sketches over on the

Here's their current sketch:

Here's what I have to share with you today . . .

How excited was I to recently win the giveaway over on the No Time to Stamp Blog.
Sharon has some AWESOME stamp sets and you really owe it
to yourself to check out her Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  
I won her latest release shown here and they are AMAZING!


SO ... now I have my sketch and I know what stamps I want to
use ... just needed to figure out my background!
I wanted something subtle so I decided to create a background using Tim Holtz oxide distress inks and I'm very happy with the outcome.

The cross I have used today is a very old Spellbinder 'Crosses 3' die (S2-148) and the background frame is one of my newer dies from Penny Black called 'Elegant Stitching' rectangle frames (51-440).

I've used a bit of dimensional tape behind the cross (which was diecut from DCWV foil paper) to add dimension.

Along with my sympathy stamp, I have added a few little butterflies from another OLD stamp set which is from the JustRite company called 'Botanical Butterflies'.

Here's a peek at the inside of my card using another sentiment stamp from my Stamp Simply stamp set  and the little flower stamp is from that same JustRite set . . .

As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!