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Today’s Dream

by on May 21, 2013

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -
She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.  Kobi Yamada   Doesn’t that just make you take in a breath of fresh air and know that all is good in the world? Always on the look out for inspiration, it can be found everywhere.  I’m a lover of scripture and a lover of inspirational quotes – they are something that can make the day turn on a dime and put a skip in your step.   This upbeat quote comes straight from one of my Pinterest boards – gotta love that, I’m always discovering something totally awesome there that makes me smile.  Speaking of smiling,  I wanted to pop in today and let you know that this week I’m going to have some blog candy – you’ll be tickled when you see what it is.  In the meantime another very feminine card, because you know I’m just in that kind of mood.

Spellbinders Ornate Squares, A2 Scallop Borders - Wordsworth -

I set up the layers using Spellbinders® Matting Basics B and topped it off with a border cut from Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One.   The pretty filigree square is made using Spellbinders® Ornate Squares and it perfectly frames the sentiment I chose from Life Affirming, a set from Wordsworth.  It says Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
So to recap the layers I used, I started with a card base 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″, foam tape (optional), green matting layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-5/8″ x 4-5/8″,  white layer 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, foam tape (optional), pink matting layer 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, design paper layer cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics B measuring 6-1/8″ x 4-1/8″, A2 Scallop Border One.  Attache ribbons and sentiment on appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Life Affirming
Craft Paper: Amuse – Pistaschio, ByDigital - Romantic Paper Roses, Georgia Pacific – White, EK Success Pink Viburnum
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders® Matting Basics B Spellbinders® A2 Scallop Border One, Spellbinders® Ornate SquaresMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections 
Pearls, doily, ribbon flower,  Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Earlier today I received an email from one of our friends here, a reader from Oklahoma asking for prayers for her state.  Jana you got it!!  The voice of one joins many – we’ll all keep you and your neighbors covered :-)

Find more like this: *5 x 7 Matting Basics B, *A2 Scalloped Borders One, *Ornate Squares, -Encouragement, -For A Friend, :Green, :White, Double Bow, Wordsworth, |Many Layers

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Tiny Miracles

by on May 19, 2013

I’ll be straight with you, I’m going through a little episode of Crafters A.D.D. – my daughter who was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, wholeheartedly agrees with me.   I  have several projects started but haven’t brought any of them to a close – I keep jumping from one to another – sorry.  Just a little distracted, but it will work it’s way out soon!!    In the meantime, instead of being stuck, I moved on  to do something a little bit more manageable – it’s simple but definitely my speed for right now.  Last month I received some adorable classic, petite dies in the mail, squeal!!  It all came together on my desk and I think it was more therapeutic for me to stamp it than it will be to show it or give it away.  I like it when things work that way :-)


I’m using a Victorian Oval Die from Flourishes along with a sentiment from their Flower and Frames stamp set.

To recap my card from the bottom up stack these layers – card base 5-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, design paper 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, foam tape (optional), peach matting layer 3-3/4″ x 5″, brown matting layer 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″, design paper 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″, foam tape (optional), die cut layer.  Attach ribbons and stamp sentiment at appropriate layer.

Rubber Stamps: Flourishes - Friends and Frames
Craft Paper: EK Success Putty, Peach, ByDigital - Ice Sheet
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Die,  Seam Binding, Maya Roads Trinket Pin, Recollections 
Pearls, Lace,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

My weekend has been full of cheerful people placed in my path, just when I needed it. Thank you for tiny miracles :-)

Find more like this: Flourishes, |Elegant, |Vintage

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The Sweetness of Friendship

by on May 15, 2013

Sweet friends, popping in to say hello.  Just a note, the tu-tu went in the mail and I’m working diligently on a tutorial for you.  Today I’m back to roses and want to share a spectacular sentiment about the sweetness of friendship.  This was sent to me by a dear friend last year and I came across it while shifting some supplies in my room.  No time like the present, I decided I would put it off no longer and  sat down to fiddle away with a card.  The Sweetness of Friendship sentiment is from Flourishes and the rose paper is from ByDigital - the oval is Flower Labels, and the background is Elegant Paper.    (Keep in mind I tend to shrink and enlarge papers to suit my need.)  I cut my plain oval using Spellbinders® Grand Ovals  and stacked it on top of a cream panel cut with Spellbinders® Opulent Ovals.   For the next layer I chose  Spellbinders® Timeless Rectangles.
So to recap, here are the particulars from the bottom up – cardbase 5″ tall x 7.25″ wide, foam tape (optional),  matting layer 4-1/2″ x 6-7/8″, design paper layer 4- 3/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape (optional), Timeless Rectangles, foam tape (optional), matting layer 3-1/8″ x 4-3/4″, design paper layer 3″ x 4-5/8″, foam tape (optional), Opulent Ovals, foam tape (optional), Grand Ovals #1.  To make this on your own, you only need to cut and stack!

Whew, that seems like a lot of foam tape, right?  I love the depth and dimension it brings to a card but for sure it can be overdone.  I use a very thin 1/16″ foam tape but this card looks just fine without the tape.   More and more I get emails to identify the items I’ve used.  The stars and moon aligned and I had everything right where I needed it – I hope you’ll give it a try :-)

Rubber Stamps: Flourishes - Sweetness of Friendship
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, ByDigital - Flower Labels,  Elegant Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders® Grand OvalsSpellbinders® Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders® Timeless Rectangles
May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Lace,  Becca’s Bow Maker,  Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Shout out if you like my mini recap, I’m trying diligently to adjust my blog posts to answer questions before they are asked.  How’s that for being a mind reader?  If you’re reading my mind now, you know how very thankful I am, to you :-)

Find more like this: *Grand Ovals, *Opulent Ovals, *Timeless Rectangles, -For A Friend, :Cream, :Pink, Digital Paper, Flourishes, Stamping, |Elegant, |Vintage

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