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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Season's Greetings!

Good morning! Well today's card took me way out of my comfort zone. I have been contemplating jumping into digital stamps, but because I felt my coloring/shading left a lot to be desired, I had not taken the plunge. Also, I wanted to try Copics for my coloring but wow are those puppies costly! So here's the scoop....I went to Squigglefly and purchased a 99 cent digi stamp to try...then went to Hobby Lobby and purchased only 4 copics. Now there was no rhyme or reason to my choice of colors only that I had a wreath to told me to get a couple shades of green and a couple shades of red. The card above is my second attempt at coloring the wreath. My new dear friend Stef was kind enough to take a look at my attempt to color with the copics and she so kindly encouraged me to keep working at it. If you haven't been to Stef's blog, I encourage you to do so...she cracks me up...and she has some wonderful designs! Well, once the stamp was colored, I decided to add a little glitter. I used my new GellyRoll Stardust glitter pens to add the sparkle. Then, I so gently cut it out and matted it on a card base. The Season's Greeting sentiment is from a SU stamp set. I will continue to try my hand at these copics...lots to learn! Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed your stay. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Thinking of You

Hello! Sorry for the brief absence. We had a lot going on this weekend. Got to spend time with my grandchildren and celebrated my oldest son's birthday. Also, with the help of our neighbor, we got one side of our new fence put in. Our backyard is enclosed with this old rusty wire fence and we are just now getting to redo that fence. We are installing white vinyl picket and it is so darn nice. We will try to finish it next spring...but at least we got it started.

Today's card is a simple one...and was created with the same cuttlebug folder that I had used on my son's birthday card posted last week. The card base was SU paper. I have taken the advice of SusieB (Sue Nelson) from and purchased the Beckett Expression 80 lb paper in the colors of Radiance or Iceberg for my cuttlebug embossing. I was able to purchase the paper from The results are stunning. Be sure to visit SusieB if you want to be inspired...she is awesome. The sentiment on my card was from a collection of stamps from Stampendous. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday! And thanks tons for stopping by to visit me!