Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stamps 451, 452, 453 SU

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Well that little burst of energy I got back on April 9th sure didn’t last long.  Two days later my temp spiked up to 104.3 and stayed elevated close to 102 for ten days.  If anything sounds funny on my blog from here on out, it’s because I burned some brain cells, I’m sure!
I do think I am on the mend now though temp has gone the other way and hovers around 96.4  That leaves me feeling a bit weak, a bit tired, and not a whole lot of motivation.  I did manage to water color this relaxing scene.  I was so pleased with how this turned out.  I got  some new curved border dies from Spellbinders and I love them.  I embossed the panel after cutting it with the curved pierced scallop.  A nice little water color background done on plain 110 pound cream card stock and we have a card.  I used my Viva pearl pen and then some half pearls on the ribbon. 
First time I’ve used my script die from Simon Says.  I cut it in black and cream and layered them.  Love that die in Kristina Werner’s beautiful handwriting.  I am entering this in Simon's Challenge DUE DATE.  Spring is long over due here in Wisconsin.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Love CASEing

Laura Bassen made this gorgeous card and I knew I wanted to CASE it the moment I saw it.  I never thought to use that pearlescent paste in such a way. 

I enjoyed every step of the process to make this card and I am so pleased with how it turned out.  Princess J.  note the vellum!!

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Love this set

This set from Great Impressions gets a real work out for sympathy cards.  the inside sentiment says “What a beautiful difference one single life made.”  It’s perfect for Edith’s family

I am entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge Spring Flowers or Showers.  Dandelions are always the first spring flowers we see. I don’t care what anyone says, I love them.  I tried taking the picture with the card standing upright and it didn’t turn out right.  I didn’t have the energy to re-do it once I saw it on my computer.  My apologies.   Embossed with Hero Arts Violet embossing powder on vellum and added Whimsy Vellum corners.  Thanks for stopping by.  I’ve missed you all.  

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Trying again

Well, it seems that other burst of energy was short-lived.  But any-hoo bit by bit, I think I am coming along.  Today was the last day of the anti-b so let’s hope it kicked butt.  I had a bit of time this afternoon and the house was very quiet.  It seemed a good time to finish those sympathy cards that are need to get done and in the mail. 

This one is an embossed front that a friend of mine gave me.  I thought it would look good with some pastel water colors.  Edith always had to have a bow and ribbon just didn’t look good on here and I opted for some blue twine that I scavenged off a package somewhere along the line.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

It’s been sooo long #450

My apologies for falling down on the blog end.  It has been a long winter.  I truly was SICK all winter.  No details, I am just so glad to be feeling better.  Still on an antibiotic but I think it is doing the trick this time. 

I felt well enough to create today.  While moving into my new crafting space I found some die cuts I wanted to use up.  It made for a quick baby card.  While I was in California, my good friend, Edith died.  I wasn’t able to attend her funeral.  She was my stamping buddy, my adopted mom, and my very  good friend.  She died peacefully at age 97.  She still lived alone and still drove her car.  I will be making sympathy cards for her family.  Here is the first with Tim Holtz stamp number 450 from my collection.

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