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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!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Perhaps I Don't Sleep - Because I Am Up Making Cards!

If you are thinking, "Oh no, another Ambien card?"  Yup, two!  Fortunately, I had taken paper out to work with earlier in the day, but got frustrated making another card so I didn't use it.  Also, luckily Stampin Up paper coordinates so well!  I had found a sketch on Pinterest that looked really fun - so I made two of that sketch with Stampin Up (I think it's called) Simply Sorbet paper.  Here are pictures of the cards.  I didn't like the sentiment on the card with the red circle, so that required some re-work this morning.  Overall, I am really pleased with them.

One of my concerns is that I really like the cards I have been making at night!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mojo Monday 338 - Mojo338

This is the very 1st time I have participated in Mojo Monday. I have been lurking for a couple of months, and today seemed like a join in kind of day.

I send most of my cards to Operation Write Home, and I know this one will be great to include in my upcoming box.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Online Card Class - Clean & Simple Card Day 10

I must have tried to get a card with an un-embossed space at least 10 times.  Then I read the instructions - mostly looked at the pictures, and realized I needed 2 shims!  Doh!  Amazingly it worked the 1st time!  So, I have numerous sheets of partially embossed white paper - I will use them.

I am sad that this class is over.  It is my favorite Online Card Class - ever.  I really like the day in the middle.  I feel like I was more inspired to create a card.  The methods covered were AWESOME!    I know I am going to use these methods over and over.  I am going to go to Kelly Paper this week and get 110 lb Neenah Solar White - I loved using that paper for single layer cards - I have 2 reams of 80 lb - on super smooth.

Operation Write Home Sketch 217

I guess I must have more motivation... I made 4 cards for this sketch.  They aren't all exactly the same - but pretty close.  I usually don't make multiples, but I am trying it.  I made the cards with the intent of making them flat and not embellishing.  I realized I have to add something!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Online Card Class - Clean & Simple 3

I am so far behind!  I believe this card is for day 9.  I made 2 actually - but sent one off to a friends hubby for his birthday.  Where the Happy Birthday is stamped is not embossed.  I used a Tim Holtz oval diffuser to get the blank area. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Another Fun Clean & Simple Card

Hi again.  I think this card is for day 7/8.  I have to say I loved making this card.  I cut out a word from my card base and then used my Copics on vellum.  I really enjoyed this.  The colors weren't just right - so I added more - and moved the vellum around.  What fun!

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Few Operation Write Home Cards

My motivation has been found --- and activated!  I am so happy!  My only problem is that I have been working on cards after I have taken a sleeping pill..... Consequently, I have mess in the morning I do not remember making.  And cards started that I don't remember....  YIKES!  Going to have work on that!

Scrappy Background for MidWeek Throwdown

Sketch 216

Another version of Sketch 216

And yet another version of sketch 216

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Inlaid Grafitti Cards

Here are 2 cards I made for the Clean & Simple 3 class.  I was practicing the inlaid word method, and found I need to buy lots more words, because this is such a cool method!  I also used the graffiti technique.  It is really fun as well.

I found my desk a mess this morning - and this card!  I had already taken Ambien and had no recollection of making this!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Online Card Class - Clean & Simple 3 - Day 3/4

I am enjoying making one-layer cards.  White space still scares the heck out of me!  Also, stopping scares me.  I feel like I should add more and more and more!  Since I am a bit behind - here is the card I created ---- I will probably make more today--- because it was really fun!

Online Card Class - Clean & Simple 3 - Days 1/2

I am absolutely loving the online card class Clean & Simple 3.  White space scares me!  The ideas presented in class so far are quite excellent, easy to follow, and exciting to make.  I may have to go back and take Clean & Simple 1! 

Here is a card from day 1/2 - I used the scrappy inlaid die example.  I know I will use the inlaid die method over and over again, and most likely the scrappy example also!