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Friday, May 22, 2015

Cross with a Flower

Hi guys. I have another favourite card to show off today. :) Like last time, I used the Darice cross embossing folder -- did I mention before what a big fan I am of the folder??? I love it!

Today's card is a lot simpler, but the embossing folder is so striking all on it's own, that you really don't have to do much else to make the cards stand out! Simplicity...and yes striking! Love CAS cards that come together so quickly!


And it's always a plus when I get to use scraps or punches/dies from my stash.


thanks for dropping by my blog. :) Have a great day! :)



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cross with Words

Hi guys. Today  I have a "favourite of the year" card to show off. I created this card for my brother and I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!!! A friend of mine had offered the embossing folder to me before, but I thought the embossing was too big for my cards,so I never tried it. Then I decided I wanted a big cross on my brother's card (it's for his baptism)...and decided to give the embossing folder a try....



the folder itself  is 5.75"x4.25" which is the exact size of my cards...and I really didn't want to make my cards any larger...but I cut out the cross...and it became just-JUST small enough to fit onto my card! WHEW!!!

and now I'm such a big fan. I'm getting one of those for myself -- I love it!

So anyways, enough with the ramblings -- here's the card.


I used dimensional foam behind the cross to lift it a bit...as well as behind the dove image (which is a Stampin Up stamp btw).



So that's my card for the day. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. :)


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

For My Mom with Hearts

Hi guys. I have another card to share. I finally got time to make my card for my mom for Mother's day. It was a little out of my comfort zone cause it's not as CAS as my usual cards, but I'm loving it more everytime I look at it. Hopefully my mom will like it as well. :)


A friend of mine sent me this word art she made a few years ago. I loved the sentiment, but didn't like the wordart the way she had created it. So I created my own sentiment using the quote she had sent me.


I wanted to incorporate hearts into the card, so I punched a border with the Fiskars Heart border punch. I added bling to accent the hearts. I love love love it!!! :)

I created the flower myself -- using four different punches. And of course I added a butterfly...just cause butterflies are always sweet. :)



Here's the full card. Love all the sparkle! <3 p="">

Thanks for coming by. :)


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It's about the Sentiment

Hi guys. So I have a few minutes to show off a card I made this week. It's a Sympathy/Thinking of You type of card -- never a fun card to make, but one we require all too often. So I always like to have them in stock....

Today's card features one of my favourite stamps for this type of card. I'm actually not sure exactly what the stamp set it called (I borrowed it from a friend and stamped a few extra sentiments for when I want them in the future)...but it's a beautiful sentiment.

I also used a border embossing folder that I haven't used in much too long. I always love adding textures to my cards...just a bit more detail. :)

So here's the card:


Thanks for stopping by...and your comments are always appreciated. :)

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Friday, April 3, 2015

One Sheet Wonder

Hi guys. I saw the Simon Says "Happy Birthday" challenge...and since I have a birthday card in my "One Sheet Wonder" card set that I made, I decided to do a quick post. :)

I had a lovely sheet of paper with some foil (that shines) that I finally decided to cut up and use for some cards. It's been in my stash forever, and I just haven't been able to bring myself to use it! So I took the plunge...and made the first cut... :p

Here's the set of cards I created (very CAS).


I managed to capture the shine on the paper!!! :)

Here's the individual cards:

"Thank You":



"Birthday":



"Wedding/Occasion":


"Thinking of You":




 challenges for these cards:




Sunday, March 15, 2015

Die Cuts and Bling

Hi guys. I'm back to showcase a card. :) I found a card on Pinterest...and fell in love with it. :p So today I'm showcasing my take on it.

It's a white on white card, which is something that I don't do a whole lot of...just cause I love colors so much!

I used a die set by Spellbinders called "Floral Ovals". As you can see, I added some dimensional foam behind both die cuts...so they dies "pop" more...as it's all white cardstock.


I stamped a cross image from my Glory of Easter" stamp set in aqua...and then the sentiment by "Stamping Up" set  in black. Then I added aqua bling around the oval.

Finally I layered it all onto a "Swiss Dots" embossed background. 



I love how it turned out. White on white...with just a splash of color. :)


Thanks for coming by my blog today. :) Hope you're enjoying the springtime...I sure am! :)


I want to enter this card in the following challenges:



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scraps of Paper

Hi guys. I have another card to showcase using the Stampin Up "Thoughts and Prayers" set. Have I mentioned that I LOVE this stamp set?!!! LOL

I'm trying to use up some scraps of designer paper from my stash...so I tried to incorporate some designer paper into my card. It turned out well, I think.



I stamped the cross image on some white cardstock and fussy-cut around it. Then put it on some dimensionals. I also stamped the sentiment on some vellum paper and put it over the cross. I love the look of vellum on cards! And this is a great way to clean up vellum scraps as well. :)

I used a  double edge border punch from Martha Stewart called " Doily Border" and added some bling to the center of the flowers. Sweet and Simple card. :)



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