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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!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Just Some Beautiful Paper

I bought a 6 X 6 pad of BoBunny valentine paper last Saturday.  I also bought a few 12 X 12 sheets of it - I couldn't help myself!  It is just beautiful!  Yesterday I made a quick valentine card with a couple of sheets of the small paper. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Birthday PFC

I made this birthday card for a contact of Sandy Allnock that is celebrating a birthday in Afghanistan.  I perhaps went a bit to feminine!   I loved all the papers together - and may have had yet another case of paper driving the theme - rather than the theme!

The supplies I used:
  • Neenah Solar White -120 lb for card base
  • 7 Gypsies - Matarro - striped paper
  • Stampin Up Top Note die - made from Bo Bunny Back to Basics paper
  • Simple Stories - Happy Day -Blue paper with flags and the sentiment
  • On the Surface Twine
  • Bo Bunny Weekend Market brad
This is getting easier!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Operation Write Home MidWeek Throwdown

Hi - I am working on making my cards more interesting - I get carried away and forget my original plan!  Or lack of one - too ofter!  I am also going to start listing the products used - that is hard!!  I like how this card turned out - I am leaning towards muted colors right now - I have phases!

Supplies used:
Card base - Neenah Solar White 120 lb
The Chevron and Dots are from the same paper I even used the paper where the name is!- Basic Grey Serenade 
 There is a barely seen piece of - Basic Grey Urban Couture Tweed
The small circle - EK Success Rebecca Sower Designs Twigs & Twine
Bo Bunny Weekend Market Brads
On the Surface Twine
Him Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Memento Rich Cocoa - Sentiment
Sentiment is a dollar stamp set (Michaels)
Stampin Up Kraft paper
I promise I am working on getting better at listing supplies!

Monday, November 12, 2012

OWH Sketch 146

I wanted to make a "boy" card - so I looked through my stash and found a kit from Crate Paper called "Zoom".  It had wonderful papers - patterned and solid - and a diagonal stripe that just spoke to me.  The kit has some very nice labels and tags - but they didn't work for me this time around.  I really liked the muted tones and that some portions of the paper had some distressing.  I added two brads from a Recollection collection of screw tipped brads - and a bit of twine from "On the Surface."  For a sentiment I used a square/scalloped Happy Birthday stamp from Stampin Up- stamped with Riding Hood Red  ink.  I used the Stampin Up 1 1/2 inch square scallop punch -which gave the sentiment a nice white border.  I stamped the paper with the same stamp and color and used dimensionals on the sentiment. 

And now for my Happy Birthday card:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch 145

Great sketch! Fun to make - simple and can be dressed up with pretty paper!

Here are my cards -

Rae - Anything look familiar?

ODBD Nov Challenge

Grr!  I typed an eloquent description - then pressed the wrong button!  Silly hands!  The challenge is to create a card using a tool that hasn't been used for awhile.  How about NEVER!  I discovered this tool - a Circle Scissor - when cleaning out my cabinet last year - read the directions - rare for me! and discovered it was very cool.  But I never used it!  I also used a newish border punch by Fiskars - which makes wonderful leftovers!

Midweek Throwdown for Oct 31

The challenge was to make Valentine's cards.  I was tired of Christmas cards - so I decided to change over to the next OWH challenge - due by Dec 31 - Valentine's cards!  I have tons of stuff I want to use - so this should be fun!  Here are four cards -