Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Variations on a Theme

The first card is for a long overdue thankyou, so I folded a piece of cs to fit a regular legal sized envelope. The bird was painted with Twinkling H2O's and mounted on the branches with dimensionals. The flowers were punched out of some glitter paper scraps. After attaching with glue dots and dimensionals, I curled the petals and added some black diamond Stickles in the centers. Last, I added some clear gel pen to give the beak some shine.

The second card was CASEd from a card I saw on this fabulous blog HERE (April 23rd post.) I hand delivered it to a friend in need yesterday (as soon as the Stickles in the flower centers dried.) Unfortunately, it didn't photograph well, so please double click on photos for a better view.

Only 9 more days until my daughter and family arrive from Prague!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Laura and family will be here in just a few weeks (from Prague) for almost a month's stay, and I can hardly wait! It's been six months since we've seen them, and I'm looking forward to their visit. Since there's tons to do (cleaning, shopping, meal planning, etc.) blogging will be on hold for awhile.

Please use the email link on the top right so that you'll know when I do post a card or two. Even though I won't be blogging as much, I'll still be stamping!

I hope you're enjoying your summer, too. I just love the longer days and outdoor activities after the cold, gray days of winter. Even our cats are happier!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three of a Kind

Making a card with a saying as the focal point is a bit more challenging than others, for me anyway. The white card shown here was also my submission for the Less Is More challenge. However, I think I like it better here as a square card.

The blue card is a standard size, and I kept it very simple. I thought clouds made the ideal background for this sentiment. Blue and white seemed like a peaceful color combo also.

Finally, the yellow square card is cheerful and colorful, with lots of embellishments. First I inked the flower in yellow, then used orange along the edges of the stamp. After punching out the scalloped circle, I sponged the edges yellow. Next, I cut a square of dsp (thank you, Linda--I love it!) and attached it to the card. I mounted the verse with SU dimensionals, then added the lady bug and various colors and sizes of gems in the flower centers.

As for the saying, it reminds me that God is always near to us even when we don't feel near to Him--especially during difficult times. Though we tend to wander, He never leaves us!