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Sunday, April 26, 2015

With Sympathy

Hello, friends!  It's with heavy heart that I post this sympathy card made for a good friend whose son was killed.  One thing I do when I'm creating is think and pray for the person I'm making a card for.  Stay strong, Jane!

This card was very easy to make.  I stamped the Stampin' Up image onto white watercolor paper, then used Stampin' Up ink pads and a blender pen to color it in.  It was framed nicely by a die cut from patterned pink cardstock.  I used dimensionals to pop it up a little, but kept it simple and to the point without any bling or fluff.

Thanks for popping in!  Stay safe, and don't forget to tell those you care for that you love them!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hello Again!

It's been a while since I last posted.  I didn't realize how long it's been, but I'm happy to be back!
I have been so busy watching my two grandsons while they were living with us for nearly a year.  I have to say they were a handful, but a fun handful!  I miss them!  They've moved to a new place not far from here, so we can visit often.  It was a nice arrangement while they were here, because my daughter was able to work from "home", upstairs, so she could run down if she needed to.
I also had to have another surgery - yes, number 20!  This time I wasn't put out, but had a balloon sinuplasty done in the doctor's suite.  It wasn't pleasant having all the little bones in my nose broken with balloons, but I can breathe!  I went home right afterward.  It's been a breeze recovering from this.  Hopefully, my full sense of taste and smell will come back soon!  If any of you have had this procedure done, I'd be interested in hearing your story and how it's been for you.  Please leave a comment!
Anyway, I have three new cards to share with you, and it feels so good to get back into the craft room!  I was perusing through my Stampin' Up catalog for incentive, and found a tri-fold card that was different in that the top was cut on an angle, which created an interesting look when folded.  

The cardstock used on this first card came from a 6.5" x 4.5" matstack
called Garden Party from DCWV.  Some of the pages have glitter on them,
like the butterfly printed front panel.  Both of the sentiments are stamps from
Stampin' Up, and the flower and leaf stamps are from Heartfelt Creations.

This card is the same size as the first, which was an 8.5" x 11" piece of white cardstock folded into three equal sides.  The patterned paper used on each panel are from the Mariposa matstack from DCWV.  I love butterflies,
and this is one of my most very favorite collections of cardstock to work with! 
The front sentiment stamp quoted from Georgia O'Keefe is a
favorite also, from Verve, called Nicest Thoughts. 

The inside sentiment is from a stamp set called Spring has Sprung by 
Gina K. Designs, stamps by Rupa Shevde,  The two larger butterflies on the center
panel are from a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set.  The two cards above fit
into standard legal-sized envelopes. 


This card is shorter than the two previous cards.  I cut it to 5.5" x 11".  The
patterned cardstock used on each of the three panels is from the same
one as listed above, the Mariposa matstack.  I cut one of the printed butterflies
out from a scrap of the blue, and adhered it to the front above the
sentiment from Stampin' Up.

I hope you've enjoyed visiting, and I would love for you to leave a comment on what you think about these new cards! 

I also hope that you are well, and enjoying the cool weather, the sights and sounds of Springtime!  Take care, friends!


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Mount Juliet, TN, United States
I am a child of God, wife, mother of three, and gramma of six. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, beading, photography, sewing, camping, fishing, hiking and life! I am a retired dog groomer. Denver, Colorado, is where I was born and raised. I miss the snow and drier weather.

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