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Hi! I am a "middle aged" wife of over 40 years, mother to 2, mother-in-law to 2, and grandmother to 4. I love hanging out with these people!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Few More Christmas Cards for OWH

I went to a Stampin Up workshop on Sunday and made 5 cards - Christmas cards seem to bring out glitter paper - so I had to opt out of the glitter - of course - and isolated a snowflake card with glitter paper.  I put that card in a ziploc so I didn't contaminate my cards - AND I checked everything over and over at different angles.  The snowflake card remains safely isolated with it's glitter paper! These were fun cards to make and I enjoyed the company!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Christmas Cards from a 6 x 6 pad

I decided to try the 6 x 6 technique posted on Operation Write Home.  for the 1st  14 cards I used OWH sketches - and still had A LOT of the 6 x 6 paper left!  AND scraps!  So I started making my own "creations".  My final count is 30 cards!  My 30th card is one of scrap strips!  I had to clean up my craft room - the disorder really bothered me!  So I had to conquer my fear of unmatched patterns next to each other!  I should mention 2 things - 1) I noticed a giant smear on one card that I will go back and fix - but there are 3 in the picture; and 2) and I may have mixed up sketch 56 and sketch 115!  In conclusion - - -  using sketches makes the card making experience more enjoyable for me and I can't stand a huge mess in my crafting space - which is why I often make 1 card at a time.

Bonus Sketch

sketch 35

sketch 36

sketch 51

sketch 56

sketch 115 (I think!)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Can't Get Enough Love Cards

Here is my card for Operation Write Home's MidWeek Throwdown - this week!  I was really stuck on the black-cream and white - papers!

Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge

The challenge is to use circles - so back into my stash I went and found this card- - -

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A series of cards I made

I seem to be drawn to this pad of paper I got last year - It has crushed velvet like paper and beautiful stripped and dotted paper.  I couldn't cut the paper - at first - but once I did - I couldn't stop making cards with it.  I have made 20 cards -using 5 or 6 sheets of paper-12x12.  So I still have lots more!  the pad also has stickers - which I used!  Many don't look like stickers - which is what I loved!  This time I decided I wanted stripes and dots for the top and bottom section - and a different pattern to go over where these connect.  Then I added "stuff".  I really enjoyed the results.  I also located the instructions for my Crop a Dile - and used it on two cards to set brads!!!! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Simple but Sincere

Here is my card for October 3rd Midweek Throwdown - I had a vision - it did not, however, work! This card idea was my 2nd vision!  I don't know that it worked but I do like it.  This is the 1st time I have scanned a card to get a picture - the black spots don't exist in reality! (hehe) And the colors are white and calypso coral!  So much for my vision!