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by on June 26, 2013

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Good morning sweet friends, a card today but also something I need to talk to you about!  Thank you so much for being understanding over my test post yesterday.  The reason that I sent it was to test to see if people who subscribe through a reader were still getting my posts.

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Let me explain – there are changes afoot in blogland and most of you won’t be affected, but some of you will.  There are two kinds of subscribers here at Amazing Paper Grace – I outline them below:

Amazing Paper Grace Email Subscriber – Every time I write a post you get a notification that pops up within the hour, in your email.

Nothing changes for you – you are all good.  As a matter of fact, please don’t change a thing – I’m getting ready to offer random giveaways through this venue because it’s easy to randomly pick a name from this list.

Amazing Paper Grace Reader Subscriber – When I write a new post it appears in your reader program, the next time you open your reader program.  

If you are using Google Reader as your method to subscribe, Google Reader is being retired on July 1st and the list of all the blogs you subscribe to will go away with it.  If this is you, I encourage you to go to (or and download their reader program.  I’m very familiar with Feedly and when you sign in with your gmail account that you used for Google Reader, it will automatically ask if it can save your blog list.  Yay!!

No matter what reader you use, please make sure that your subscription to my blog is and not  I love my readers and don’t want anyone to go missing, lol!!

Yes, you can do both but in todays uncertain climate with Google Reader going away, email subscription is a stable bet!

Okay, enough of that, today I’m sharing a card that I made earlier this week to share on my sweet friend Janet’s blog, I didn’t think she would mind me sharing it here.  I’ve been a customer of Janet’s since last year but didn’t know her until you all asked about the paper that I used on my Filigree Box and Card ensemble.  Since then, I’ve kind of fallen head over heels into her collections  at ByDigitalPaper on Etsy.  Her paper lives right here on my computer where I can get to it in a heartbeat to find the right page for my project!!   Using her Bellissima panel (which I enlarged), I backed it up with Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops.  Using the same layer of Bellissma, I fussy cut  the roses around the perimeter then used my Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG to cut the rest of the border while inside I used the tall oval from Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  Ha, this might be the second time I’ve ever said ‘fussy cut’ on this blog because it’s something I rarely do but I wanted the dimension of the roses.  I backed my oval layer up with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.

Stamps:  Lizzie Ann Designs – Him in Our Heart
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White Smooth 80 lb,, By Digital Paper – Bellissima
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders 5 x 7 Detailed Scallops,Spellbinders Classic Ovals LGSpellbinders Radiant RectanglesSpellbinders Floral Ovals,
 May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Michael’s Dollar Bin Cream Mini Doilies, Darice Pearls, Mulberry Roses Becca’s Bow Maker

Goodness, that’s a long post . . . it’s ramping up to be a busy week.  I’ll be back tomorrow!


Find more like this: *5 x 7 Detailed Scallops, *Classic Ovals LG, *Floral Ovals, *Radiant Rectangles, -Religious Cards, :Pink, Digital Paper, |Elegant, |Many Layers, |Vintage

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Beautiful People

by on June 24, 2013

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”     Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

Today I needed to send a test post to check my blog settings and I thought it a perfect opportunity to share one of my favorite quotes.  I hope you enjoy that tidbit.  I don’t have a card to share just yet but I hope the quote made you smile and and hope you have an enchanting day ahead.  I appreciate you so much!!  You are all beautiful people!

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Rest and Recuperate

by on June 22, 2013

Greetings blog friends!  I’m back with another tone on tone card and I’m sorry to do this, but I have an additional disclaimer to share about a technique that I tried yesterday. I sent my cut die still in the die back through the Grand Calibur to emboss and I don’t recommend you doing it.  It leaves a faint line on the embossing folder and can mar the surface potentially showing on your paper on future embosses.  It was just me experimenting and many have asked me how I preserved the edge, but now you’ve been cautioned and know it can mar your folder.  Edited to add:  my sweet friend Sue Wilson emailed me  Whew . . .  now with that behind me on to my card for today – a square, embossed card.

My Get Well card was created using Spellbinders Grand Squares and embellished with sentiments from JustRite Papercrafts – Chicken Soup Labels Four.  I embossed with Spellbinders Dainty Dots and created my card base using the technique I’ve shown you for Spellbinders Hinged Card Bases.  If you’re interested in the same technique for Creating Plain Card Bases, I originally did this technique back in February 2011 and you can see my older video —>HERE.  On top of this card base I added Spellbinders Adorning Squares, topped it with Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents, added Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and on the inside used Get Well Labels Twenty , embellishing with Spellbinders  Venetian Accents.

So to recap the layers from the bottom up
, die cut layer of Grand Squares 5″ x 5″, foam tape, die cut layer ofAdorning Squares, foam tape, die cut layer of Blossom Tags, foam tape die cut layer of Venetian Motifs.  

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsChicken Soup Labels Four (Outside)Get Well Labels Twenty (Inside)
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Natural White 80lb,
Ink:  Amuse – Heather
Accessories:Spellbinders Grand Squares, Spellbinders Dainty DotsSpellbinders Adorning Squares, Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents,  Spellbinders Venetian MotifsGet Well Labels TwentySpellbinders  Venetian AccentsRibbon flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Want2Scrap Pearls, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Becca’s Bow Maker

Hugs friends, I’m tickled to be a part of your online journey.  Everyday is finding me so inspired and I hope you are too!

Find more like this: *Adorning Squares, *Blossom Tags and Accents, *Grand Squares, *Venetian Accents, *Venetian Motifs, -Get Well, :Cream, JustRite Stampers, ^Dainty Dots, |Elegant, |Embossed Cards, |Many Layers

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