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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Good morning! Another rainy gloomy day here! My husband and I are going on a two week vaction to Texas in a week...and it will be so nice cause the weather there is like SUMMER! We really have not had good summer weather here this year. Ok...enough complaining about the weather! Today's card is a lot of Stampin Up. I actually made the background paper with a set of Stampin Up stamps...I like how it turned out. The butterfly is also from that SU stamp set (I believe)...once I colored it and glittered it up, I cut it out and attached it to the card with pop dots. I used my Spellbinders Shapabilities to create the tag and the sentiment was SU as well. The card base was SU card stock...I really like their card stock. I think the ribbon used on the sentiment tag was just some that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby for another project. Take care and have a good day! Thanks tons for stopping!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hello! Happy day...another rainy day here in the Illinois Valley! I heard the thunder rolling this morning about 3 AM. Today's card is another simple card...embossed of course! I just love the look and feel of an embossed card...hmmm....does that sound like an addiction! :) Anyway, I went to Scrapadoodle with my daughter in law a few weeks ago and found this Sizzix folder called Thanks. Oh wow, what an emboss you get with this folder, and YES...they can be used in the Cuttlebug. I made no special sandwich to use the folder...isn't it gorgeous? The circle was a 2 inch punch that I embossed with another smaller folder that came in the same set. I took the circle punch and punched out a piece of the top and bottom of the original circle to give it some character and then inked it with SU Old Olive ink. The paper on the back of the circle is from SU as well as the ribbon. Stampin UP makes some wonderful paper. Well, off to work I go. I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoyed your stop at my garden of designs.



Monday, August 24, 2009

With Love

One more card for today...This one is maybe too simple but it was so easy. I used the Cuttlebug With Love embossing folder and 2 of the folders from the set to create the card front. Cut some corners out of the silver foil paper. The little embellies in the flower centers were from Hobby Lobby. Thanks tons for looking...hope your day was a good one.

Winter Wonderland

Hello All! Hope your weekend was a great one! Today's card is a Christmas card. It's not too early to start thinking about those cards...I made a promise to myself last year that I would not be scrambling at the last minute to do Christmas guess I better get on the stick. I have been getting a lot of good ideas from the following web site: Take a walk through their site if you already haven't. Quite a talented group of girls with some wonderful ideas. The base for the card above was Bazzill paper. The stamped image was a SU up stamp heat embossed with silver embossing powder. On the fold of the card, I glued a strip of paper embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and embellished with some siilver embellies from Hobby Lobby. The Winter Wonderland stamp came from a set of stamps purchased at Joanne Fabrics. Hope you enjoyed today's card and come back to see me regularly!