Friday, July 3, 2015

#495 Judith

I love my Judith stamps but for some reason I find it difficult to use them as cute as they are.  I have made a promise to myself to start using them and see what I can create.  This seemed the perfect image to go with the MFT Sketch Challenge #235 and also I deliberately used the dotted back ground to add to my entries to Simons Dotty Challenge.

I have made this as a thank you card to dear friend Heidi for gifting me with all those stamps and supplies.   I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and dies from MFT and Simon.  Also used an embossing folder on the dotted paper.

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Gifts galore

Isn’t it special  when someone just goes out of their way for you.   My friend Heidi went rummaging last week and  came upon these stamps.  She left the rummage without purchasing them and then after a bit she told her husband;  What was I thinking, I bet Janeen would love some of those stamps.  She had him go back to the rummage and she picked out all these things for me and brought them to me the other day. 

We had a beautiful lunch together and I was so excited to received this gift. And now, if anyone needs or wants a brayer please reply below and I will send one to you because I now have four brayers.  First one to respond to me via e-mail at  with your address will be the lucky recipient. 

heidi giftIt was so fun to receive these that I had to quick make a card with my favorite one, which is this large sentiment stamp that I know I will get tons of use from.

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Once again there are dots in the centers of the flowers and I will enter this into Simons Going Dotty Challenge.  The embossing is a new to me Spellbinders folder that is reversible.  I love the deep impressions these folders give.  I used just a touch of sponging on the flowers and colored the dots in the  middles with a Spica pen for a tiny bit of shine.

Flourishes #494–water colored

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Lots of fussy cutting to this flower even thought it looks simple.  It’s a new Flourishes stamp I purchased and I was wanting to get ink on it.  I used distress markers and blended them on my kraft mat to get the color that I wanted and after gluing it onto it’s background of Simon Says dies, I went in with a SU marker and added more shadows.  because there are dots in the embossed background and a few on the flower petals and the brad is a DOT also, right?  I am entering this into Simon’s Wednesday Challenge Going Dotty.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stamp #493 NBUS

This card was a long time in the making.  I started it on June 17th and life has been a whirlwind since then.  Whew, you never know what kind of things life is going to throw at you.  Anyway, it was good to sit down and finish this and it was therapeutic to think of others.  There truly is a lot of Joy in the world but there is a saying that we wouldn’t know Joy if we didn’t know sorrow.  At this time a dear friend has lost her eldest daughter age 53 to brain cancer.  She did have seven good months after her diagnosis and she slipped quietly away with no pain but my heart aches for her and her family and all those left behind.  Such a beautiful life.  We will miss you, Lynnae and because your life brought others so much Joy we truly feel sorrow. 

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entering this into Simon’s Dotty challenge b/c of the dots down the side.  The water can die is a Memory Box die, the heart is from Whimsy, the stitched circle opening is Simon Says, the flower border is marker colored onto a Flourishes Easter stamp.