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Friday, September 25, 2009


Thank goodness for Friday's! Although this has been a short week for me since I did not return to work until Tuesday, it has been hectic, long and exhausting. I am really looking forward to the weekend. On to today's card...this card kind of "just happened". The card base I cut on my cricut from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. I then embossed the front of the card with the Cuttlebug Textiles folder that was inked with Stampabilities gold ink. The embellie that the Congrats is embossed on was a piece of some scrap that was left over from something else I had cut...inked again...with a brayer and gold ink. The gold ribbon was some I had purchased at HL during a sale. I hope to start doing a little more with my cricut has been neglected lately. :) Well enough for now, hope you enjoyed your visit and please come back to see me soon. Thanks to all of you who comment on my work! Have a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Blessings

Welcome to the first day of Fall! I really wanted to create a fall type card today...not sure I really accomplished my mission but this is what I created. The paper is from K&Company Tim Coffey Fall Paper Pack. This is an awesome pack of paper. The bottom edge of the card was scalloped with one of my Fiskars punches. I altered the orignal paper a little by adding a brown acorn stamp and although you really cannot see it, I also stamped some gold leaves on the paper. The Gold ink used is from Stampabilites and the brown ink is Stampin Up Chocloate Chip. The Blessed embossed sentiment was created by embossing a metal plate made by Pressed Petals. The package came with 3 metal tags..Love, Cherish, and Blessed. I put the Blessed tag through the Cuttlebug and then used a brayer to roll the gold ink over the embossing. I didn't want the "look" to be perfect as the background of the paper is actually crackled so I was pleased with the way it turned out. Thanks so much for visiting me today!



Monday, September 21, 2009


Hello again! Well we are back home again after our two week vacation. It is nice to go but always nice to come home again too. And we were wonderfully surprised by our son and daughter in law...they brought dinner to us last night! And of course we got to see two of our beautiful grandchildren...what a nice homecoming! I plan to try my hand at some cards using some of my pics from vacation in the near future but for today, I have a card that I created for a "celebration". The inspiration for this card was from Friendship & Sunshine card in Paper Creations Summer 2009 Magazine. The card base was created from Stampin' Up paper...the white paper again is my favorite embossing paper...Beckett. The brushed silver paper is from American Crafts Christmas Foil pack that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. The embossing at the bottom of the card is the Cuttlebug Two Frills embossing folder. To add a little "bling" to the card I used Stickles. The lace edge was created using the Martha Stewart Lace Edge punch.
Thanks for visiting me today and staying with me while I took a small vacation. I plan to post much more frequently now I am back home! Have a great day today.