Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lovely As A Tree

  I really must pull this Lovely As A Tree seet out more, it makes wonderful cards! This is another CASEd card that has been tweaked to make it my own. The layout is the same but the original has 2 brads on the layer with the stamped tree and used the chocolated chip gingham ribbon (retired), and a circle punched sentiment (retired). I chose to us the EnFrancais background stamp with So Saffron Ink to add some interest to the first layer. I also wanted to add more texture so I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder the the all narrow strip and mounted that on a Chocolate Chip layer.
The tree image was stamped in Chocolate Chip  ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and the edges were hit with a little Crumb Cake for that aded feel. I think this would be a good manly card, but would probably use the Square Lattice Embossing Folder in place of the Vintage Wallpaper in that particular case. All in all, this is a simple and easy card to do, simple and elegant, one of my fovorite things. Thanks for stopping by for a look.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ahhhhh...Baja Breeze

I  do so like this color. This is another CASEd card that was tweaked a bit here and there. I decided to Scallop Punch both edges of my paper strip layers, used White Taffeta Ribbon rather than the Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta, and stamp my image in that soothing Baja Breeze. The original was stamped in Early Espresso with the flower image was stamped in Pear Pizzaz , trimmed close and matted on another piece of EE CS.Looks like it the flower image and the rectangle image were adhered using dimensionals as it seems to have a lot of depth in the picture. I really liked the original, but wanted to change a few thing to make it mine. Well, they do say that imitation is a form of flattery, right?

Seems that I have about 8 ladies signed up for my class Tuesday night. I have already started to cut paper and organize the card packets. We'll be doing 3 cards and one 6x6 scrapbook page that I will show how to make it a progressive page. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for a successful evening.

Thanks for popping in to see my latest endeavors.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Here Birdie, Birdie, Birdie

I better be careful and not read my title out loud or our Border Collie Daisy will think it's time to go out and chase the birds in the backyard. She is such a silly girl and loves to chase birds and squirrels. All my husband has to do is say "Daisy, where are those birds?" and she justs starts "talking" with the funniest barks. I have to tell you a little abut my Daisy girl as she was pretty much a rescue. A guy I used to work with had purchased her for his little boy, but upon a vet visit it was determined she was deaf. The training of a deaf dog was a little more involved that what he wanted for his son so Daisy was returned to her breeder. A couple of days or so later my friend told me that the breeders were going to put her down if they could not find someone to take her. Needless to say I was horrified and was not going to let that happen! Well, we ended up getting a FREE Border Collie puppy, hurray! When we took Daisy for her first vet visit it was determined again that she was deaf. One day my hubby and I were in the back of the house and Daisy was in the front, but we just started calling her name and clapping and what do you comes a clumsy, cute as a button puppy trotting through the house ready to play!!!  I don't know if she had some "developmental delays" regarding her hearing, but I will tell you one thing, our sweet Daisy Mae can hear a pin drop now!

Okay, back to paper crafting; sorry for the side trip. I used More Mustard Ink on the Sanded Background stamp on MM CS. Other papers used were Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, and Very Vanilla. The images were stamped off in Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip--this is terrible, I think it was CC, I can't remember, but I do know that I stamped off on scrap to give it a lighter image. I really like my pheasant, I wanted a colorful bird! I used my Stampin' Write Markers in Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, and More Mustard. Where the MM and NQN blended on the tail feathers there is a hint of green in a couple of places. I finally pulled out the Hemp Twine for a touch of texture.

I thought this would make a nice manly card for birthday or get well or just to say hi. I intentionally have been leaving most of the sentiments off the cards so people can see the verstility in each one. Have a great day and thanks for popping in!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Love Green

 I love so many shades of green and not sure if I have ever met a shade I didn't like. My mom is a green person too except when it comes to her birthstone. She was born in August so her stone is a Peridot. She thinks it just to pale. I, on the other hand love it! Glad that I do too since my youngest was born in August, in fact he was born on my mom's birthday. We actually planned it that way since we were having a C-section and her birthday fell right in the time frame that the doctor wanted to deliver. How convenient and cool is that?!

Okay, back to cardmaking....When I first saw this Studio Sletches stamp set I thought watercolor and then I stumbled across a design like the one above. Of course I forgot to jot down the name of the original artist so if it's you please give a shout out for the credit. I did make a few changes. Rather than using DSP (because I thought I didn't have the same pattern as the original, but it ended up that I really did have some) I once again made my own using elements from the Charming and Itty Bitty Bits stamp sets stamped on Old Olive CS with OO Ink. I also used another piece of lace while the original used Grosgrain Ribbon. The background is En Francais stamped in Crumb Cake while the main image was colored  with the Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Cajun Craze. As you can tell I got in a paper tearing mood, but I think it lends a rustic air to the overall feeling of the card. Of course all those torn edges got hit with some Crumb Cake ink for a touch of distressing.

Thanks for stopping in for a look!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Creativity Continues

The Bella Toile Stamp is so elegant and versatile and I hope it stays around for a very long time. This card was stamped in Elegant Eggplant Ink on Whisper White CS. I really liked the way the Best Wishes stamp from the Oval All set compliment the simple elegance of this card. The sentiment was punched with the Large Oval Punch and then mounted on a piece of EE CS punched with the Extra Large Scallop Oval punch. Add a strip of cardstock edged with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, mount this all on a 4.25"x5.5" piece of Elegant Eggplant and call it a day.  

As always, thanks for stopping by to visit!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Vintage

There is nothing like a little distressing with ink and paper tearing topped off with a little lace and antique brads...ahhhh....

I am probably one of the worst consumers of DSP or any patterned paper...I hate to see it go so I tend to hoard it. I wonder if this qualifies as an obsession? Oh well, I have only purchased Greenhouse Gala and Newsprint DSP so I made an attempt to make my own patterned paper. I used elements from the Artistic Etchings set for the background and back to Puns FromThe Past for the main image. The base paper is Soft Suede stamped in Soft Suede Ink. The image is stamped in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla CS matted on Early Espresso and matted again on Crumb Cake. All edges were distressed with scissors and Crumb Cake Ink for a subtle aging effect. This time I used the Chantilly Lace with one of the Antique Brads. I ran a piece of Linen Thread from the sewing machine needle to the Tiny Tag Punch sentiments and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the tags.

Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 fo my creative blitz!

Monday, October 11, 2010

So Nice To Play Again

It was so nice to just sit back and be creative for a while. I am scheduled to do a papercrafting class at my mother-in-law's home next Wednesday and as I have been extremely slack in participating in any swaps my selection of samples are poor to say the least. I have spent the last couple of evenings creating some cards for my MIL to choose from and the rest will go into my samples stash. I am going to add a card a day until I get through my little creative blast here and hope that Blogspot doesn't blow may not recognize my site with regular posting, ha! ha!.

This is one of the cards my "mom" chose for her class. She and I both love the vintage look as well as a black and white or black and cream color scheme. I have had the Puns From The Past set forever, but this is the first time it has seen any ink. The base is Very Vanilla cardstock edged with Crumb Cake ink layered with a Finial Press embossed basic Black. I really love the the Newsprint DSP, but did not want to completely cover the beautiful embossing so I just cut a small piece, distressed the edges with Crumb Cake ink to resemble aged newspaper. The Basic Gray layer was distressed with a pair of scissors as I do not yet have the new Distressing Kit followed by more Basic Black and then the stamped Grateful For You image on more distressed with CC ink on Very Vanilla CS. I have been wanting to use the new lace trims on everything so it is a good thing I left the Basic Gray layer longer to acommodate the Victoria Lace trim and hung a small tag using the Tag Punch and Linen Thread for the greeting.

It was really fun putting this card together and I hope you enjoy viewing today's creation and stop back for the next several days for new posts. Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

FREE Greenhouse Gala Tote!!

Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from September 1-October 18 (or until supplies last) and receive this Greenhouse Gala tote for free (a $39.95 value) with the purchase of your starter kit. These totes were a Memento Mall item at Convention this year...I really need to order one before they all get gone!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easel Card-Post It Note Holder

It has been a while since my last post...there has not been much creating over the summer. While checking my Yahoo groups I came across a couple of posts by Robbie Rubala and CherylAnn Robinson. I thought it was a really cute idea for an easel card.

My oldest started 2nd grade this year and his teacher is a sweetheart and a crafter ♥! Today is our first PEP conference so I thought I would take her a little project

This was also a great way to use some of my ginormous stash of retired paper. Ms. Shepard love hot pink, green, and purple so I grabbed some Pink Passion and Certainly Celery. This is the first time I have used my Friends Never Fade stamp set and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and I love both of them! I am scheduled to do a class in October and I think I will do this as my 3D project, simple, cute, and useful. Wish I had been able to find some of the mini pens I have seen on other really would have completed the deal. Anyone know where to get the mini pens?

I had this cute little poem tucked away and thought it suited the start of a new school year. Sure hope Ms. Shepard likes her little gift!
Thanks for stopping by to look and feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Color Combo Machine...My Create Ink Color Lab

Whoo Hoo!!!! Thank you Julie Edmonds for getting a brand new Stampin' Up! color combo machine up and running. I know there will be a lot of SU! demos jumping up and down tonight doing the happy dance. Go check out: Thanks again Julie!!!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm Late....

I am late in posting these cards! In fact, I forgot I had done them....where does my mind go? I put these together in May for a wonderful lady named Vicki who was my 4 year old's preschool teacher assistant. The Crushed Curry/Bermuda Bay card is a direct CASE (sorry, can't remember from's the mind thing again) with the Awash With Flowers stamp set. For the Elements of Style card, I believe I pulled ideas from several different samples to come up with this result. I will miss these shades of purple with the new Color Renovation, but from what I understand the Concord Grape is a to die for shade. Can't wait to get my order! Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the dads and granddads out there!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

NEW HOBBY...Uh-oh!

Ever since I can remember I have wanted to try to make a quilt. Over the last five years I have had the privilege to be friends with a wonderful lady who happens to be a fabulous quilter so I have gleaned a few lessons here and there. This is one of 20 quilts that were made for our preschool teachers for Teacher Appreciation week. I took my baby steps helping my friend Cindy make these quilts by tracing hands, cutting hands,cutting squares, ironing the Wonder Under hands to other blocks, sewing strips together, and helping with the binding. At this point I was more than willing to let Cindy do the zig-zag stitching around the appliqued hands as it scared me to pieces to try. Needless to say, the quilts were a tremendous hit with the teachers and many tears of joy and amazement were shared. All this just fed my desire to make a quilt all on my own.

I have gotten my photos out of order as this is my third quilt ever and only the second to be done from start to finish by me...not to mention the largest quilt project completed by my two little hands. This quilt represents the hands of our church's youth group and Sunday School children. Our pastor and his family will be moving on to another church and we thought this was a great way for them to take a little piece of St. James UMC with them.It's hard to see in this picture, but on the border my friend Cindy quilted the prayer that Pastor Hunter ended each meeting with the youth: "May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen". Other than Cindy quilting the prayer on the border, this is 100% handcrafted by Dawn.

My second ever quilt project but first done completely by me. I made two identical quilts for my 4 year old's preschool teachers Mrs. Keely and Mrs. Vicki. These are the hands of the Dinofours class hence the dinosaur fabric! This was a very straight forward project and I am so proud to say it was done ALL by me...whoo hoo! I tried something a little different by making the binding out of all the fabrics used in the body of the quilt rather than the solid black on the preschool staff or Pastor's quilts. I have always been my own worst critic and rarely like 100% of anything I make, however this is an exception. I LOVE what I did for Keely, Vicki and the Preston family and hope to make many quilts in the future. My dear friend Cindy, you may have created a quilting monster and for that I thank you!! I thank you all for stopping by for a look and please leave a comment if you are inclined.

Friday, May 28, 2010

End of First Grade Teacher Gift

Well, my 7 year old is now officially on his way to 2nd grade. I am such a procrastinator...or maybe I just always fill my schedule up with too many things, either way I sat down last night to make some cards for Jack's teacher. It felt really good to play with paper again! Lately I have been really involved in making some quilts and my paper projects just pushed aside. Later I'll post pictures of the quilts.

I don't know why, but the black seems washed out in these pictures, but not so IRL.

Layers on all of these cards were minimal if I used any at all. Of course, once I had put them all together I wish I had at least used some embossing folders or plates on the background.

So glad I got the Favorite Thoughts stamp set and I am really trying to do better about mixing stamps designs from different set.

Sad to say, this is the first time I have ever used Circle Circus, but it won't be the last. What a cool way to make your own background paper.

Yes, I meant to make it crooked...ha! ha!

Cannot wait to play with this set more!

The versatile Pocket Silhouettes.

CASED this really cute scratch paper holder from Karen Egeland, thanks so much for sharing! Of course I had to add a matching pen.

I was so happy to see this stamp set in the mini catty. I will certainly get good use from this First Day set! I did tell Ms. Karam if she decided to switch grades we'd have to adjust the number I popped up, but she just laughed and said she was staying with first grade. Thanks for stopping by. Everyone please have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend and let us not forget the reason that we celebrate it in the first place. Thanks to all the men and women who have served, are serving and will serve to protect the freedoms we are so blessed to have!

Friday, April 23, 2010

NSR...Not Stamping Related...

I just had to add these closeup pictures of the beautiful quilts we made for our preschool teachers. This one happens to be for my son's teacher and his class is the Dinofours. There were a total of 20 crazy quilts made and then 3 panel quilts featuring the Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. As I have said before, my hat is off to my quilting queen friend Cindy. She did such fabulous work and very quickly I might add. I helped where I could, ironing on the Wonder Under, tracing hands, cutting out of hands, ironing of hands onto squares & binding, trimming, however the only sewing I did was limited to sewing the squares into to strips.
Each quilt was quilted with a pattern that was somehow related to each class. As in this picture, the Dinofour class quilts were done in a dinosaur pattern. I think Cindy did a fantastic job matching patterns to classes. Other examples were the Cat in the Hat for the Dr. Seuss class (3 year olds), fish for the Fishy Fours class, ladybugs for the Ladybug class (2 year olds)...well, you get the idea.
Just another example of my friend's amazing talent! Well, I have actually taken the plunge and have started working on a quilt similar to these, but I can't say too much in case the recipients happen to be blog readers :-) I just hope I paid good attention to everything Cindy did. I am quite anxious to finish as these will be my first ever quilts all on my own. Wish me luck and thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, April 9th was our annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for our preschool teachers. As mentioned in my previous post, the theme was an Afternoon High Tea. Our fellowship hall is quite large so we made the setting a bit more intimate by setting up near our wall of doors and windows and using portable room dividers to "wall" in the opposite side. The teachers entered through the trellis to choose their seats.
The table settings were casually elegant. Two tables had matching tea cups & saucers while the other two had mixed settings...some borrowed, some thrift store finds.
We sat our party favor boxes on this table which was covered by a beautiful springtime quilt made by the mother of my parent co-coordinator, Cindy. It was such a cute set up. The ladies dined on cucumber sandwiches, smoked salmon on pumpernickel, chicken salad croissants, apricot scones, cream cheese scones, cheese straws and lots of fresh fruit. Believe me no one left hungry. For dessert, one of our room moms and party organizers made English Trifle and some really wonderful Lemon Tea Cookies....yummy!
After lunch we presented the teachers with their appreciation gifts. My school parent co-coordinator Cindy offered to make quilts for 20, yes I said TWENTY, teachers and staff members. I helped where I could, you know like the easy sewing and cutting parts :-) I cannot praise Cindy enough for the time, dedication, and love she put into this project. We started working on these quilts back in September and if memory serves me correctly Cindy completed the last binding the early or middle of March. Well, you could have heard a pin drop on the carpeted floor when the ladies opened their gifts...they had to wait to open them all at the same time.
Here they are!!! I have had the pleasure of knowing most of these ladies for the last five years when my oldest started at this preschool when he was 3. I have always made it a point to let my children's teachers know how much I appreciate all they do, as I am sure a lot of parents do, but the looks on their faces as they gazed at these beautiful pieces of art really made them realize that we truly mean those words of appreciation. This was a work of love for some fabulous ladies that lovingly teach our children.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Love Our Teachers

It's that time of year... to let our preschool teachers and staff know how much they are truly appreciated. Every year we do a luncheon for our teachers and staff and this year's theme is an Afternoon High Tea and their gifts are fabulous, but I can't say or show what it is just in case any of them happen to read my blog. The luncheon is next Friday the 9th and then I will let the cat out of the bag. I try to do a handmade Save The Date card each year, usually stamped, but this time I had to depend on line art clip art for my focal image. I laser printed on watercolor paper and what a PAIN!!!!! Due to the texture of the paper the toner does not adhere properly (guess how I found that little tidbit out??) so I had to spray with a workable fixative so I could watercolor my images. Live and learn so the saying goes.

I used my Stampin' Up! Color Coach and Watercolor Crayons to fill in with the Dynamic Duos combinations. I think the only Duo I did not use was the Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.

I printed the Save the Date phrase onto Confetti paper and still had to spray with fixative...hope the heat setting device on my printer is not going up. The phrased were popped up on Dimensionsals and then I punched some Dynamic Duo photo corners to fill in all that white space.

I mailed out 23 of these cards on Thursday...I know, can we say procrastination? Hope the teachers and staff enjoy receiving these as much as I enjoyed putting them together. I am really looking forward to spoiling them at the end of the week!
Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by!
By the way, sorry for the horrible lighting. I was in such a hurry to get these in the mail that I did not have time to pull out my mini photo studio and take better shots. That will teach me for not getting on the ball earlier.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My First Workshop

I finally took the plunge to try to move from hobby demo to business demo. Here are some samples I worked up for my very first workshop ever!

A 6x6 scrapbook page. Love those tulips made with the wing from the 2 Step Bird Punch!

I really wanted to try the flower vase thing I have seen so many demos doing lately. Such a nice use of the Ornament Punch, what a lot of folks would consider a one season punch.

This is a case and I apologize I can not remember from who, sorry. I added the those Embosslits....and added Hello Baby from the Teeny Tiny Wished stamp set punched with the Word Window and (eeks forgot the name) punch. Such a versatile card by changing the greeting.

Thank you Dawn Griffith for showing this card! She is oen fabulous demo. The ladies at my workshop LOVED this card and were totally amazed how quick and easy it was. Once again, elegant and versatile. I did use the Embosslits butterflies and I believe Dawn Griffith used the Butterfly Punch. This was my demo card at the workshop.

This was the sample that I took to the workshop and wowed myself with how quick and easy it was to put together!
My first workshop was small with just the hostess and one guest, but my goodness did we have a good time! Nothing goes better than stamping with good friends...thank you Heather and Caron!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

And the winner is....

Last month I was desperately seeking some decision making help. I sent out a plea to my many Yahoo stamping groups for advice and I am just now posting the winner. PRIMA FLOWERS!!

I was commissioned to make some party favors for a father/daughter dance at a local church. When I first started working on these Pillow Box party favors I had originally used an all lavender flower with my Stampin' Up! punches, then I remembered that I had some Prima flowers amongst my embarrassingly large inventory of crafting goodies. I showed my ladies that organized the dance and to my chagrin they let me make the decision as to the Primas or keep it monochromatic.....if they only new how hard it was (and still is) to make such decisions! I put out a plea with my fellow crafters/stampers and it was a fairly close race, but the Primas won out. When I originally posted my samples, the Prima flowers were much brighter, enough so, that is what was making my decision so difficult. After a tad more rummaging I found some subtle pastel Primas and they hit the spot as they perfectly matched the silk flower centerpieces on the tables. I attached a bookmark stamped with the Very Vintage wheel and placed it behind the Pillow Box with a belly band holding it together. I always like to make a little keepsake that the girls can have to remember their special night with their fathers.

If any of my Yahoo group friends visit this blog posting, thank you so much for your input, you are so appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by to have a look and feel free to leave a comment.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Seems I Am On A Roll....

Three days in a row of posting, sure hope the computer doesn't blow up. These are a couple of cards I made in December. This one is actually a birthday invitation for a winter themed birthday party. I'm not too sure how it shows up, but the card base was misted with the SU! Shimmer Paint mixed with alcohol to make my own "shimmer mist" So glad SU! carried these paints in the Holiday Mini and hopefully they will continue to do so. I'm sure others have tried, but I have not yet seen any posts about it, I wonder if it would work to add a drop of reinker to change the color...just think of the possibilities!
The card base was also embossed with a snowflake embossing plate that I had in my stash of craft supplies. Again, I am not sure if the photo really picks up on this. I do know one thing...I really need to order the SU! Snowflake punch because the Sizzix Sizzlets Snowflake dies are a real pain to pop out of the card stock. I think I will try shim or 2 the next time to see if it will help.

This is the thank you card I made to coordinate with the invitation. I must say I really like this and wished I had used the faux window technique to make the invitation as well. The striped awning flips up and the card panel with the faux window folds down to reveal the Simple Birthday Thanks stamped image. This was so much fun to make!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Don't Pass Out!

Whoo hoo! Posting 2 days in a row...hope no one fell off their chairs by the shock! Last night I got a wild hair and decided I wanted to make a portfolio to hold the set of variety cards I made for my friend. I tend to do a lot of CASEing, but this one is all mine. The only problem I have with not casing is that it takes me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to come up with a design and then bring it to life. I delivered the completed portfolio with cards to my friend this morning at church and she really liked them, hurrah! I also received an order for another set from a dear lady that saw what I gave Betty and decided she had to have some too, yippee! Now if I could only keep the orders coming perhaps I can make that move from hobby demo to business demo like I have wanted to do for a while.

The base of the portfolio is Whisper White matted with a texture plate embossed piece of Soft Suede. The Kraft card stock layer is stamped with Always Artichoke and the retired Cranberry Crisp. The next layer is more Cranberry Crisp punched with the new Scallop Border punch. The top layer is Confetti White with Vintage Vogue vine image stamped off in Always Artichoke and finished with the greeting in Cranberry Crisp ink. I have said it before and I'll say it again.... I LOVE this Vintage Vogue stamp set!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Little Variety

Well, I have been absent for a while...again! I did not make a New Year's resolution to be a better blogger, since I never keep my resolutions anyway, but let's hope for more consistency in 2010.

A friend from church asked if I could put together a simple variety of cards for her to give to a special friend. These are definitely simple and some simply elegant. I hope she likes what I have created.

This card was done with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder with the petals slightly tinted with the Crushed Curry. I felt the polka dots on the Crushed Curry ribbon would have been too whimsical for the elegance of the embossing so I just flipped it over and I do like that the few dots on the knot show .


Ah, Rich Razzleberry, how I love this color! This was sort of CASEd from a card I saw on SCS. The ribbon and pearls came into play when I needed to cover an ink smudge...or two :-) I am also really loving the Vintage Vogue set!

I wanted to use the Very Vintage wheel between my embossed lines, but I did not leave enough room to accommodate the width of the wheel. Not wanted to waste a piece of card stock I decided to use my very lonely Baroque Border wheel with some Mellow Moss ink, a touch of MM ribbon and a Vintage Label and voila, a card was born!

Another partial CASE from SCS with that gorgeous Vintage Vogue stamp set. I used Dusty Durango and Blush Blossom papers and inks along with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The new punches, Scallop Trim Corner and Border are so pretty, but do take a bit of getting used to. I think they add an elegant touch to any card.

Okay, this card truly is mine unless I saw it somewhere and have subliminally created it without realizing it. I really, really like the embossing folders and am so glad SU! has started to carry them. I was using some from that "other" manufacturer...if you know what I mean, ha! ha! Here goes that Very Vintage wheel again in Brocade Blue. I never thought I would really use or like, that much, the butterfly thing that seems to be the craze now, but I do so like how they look here.

Last, but not least, an old stand by. I have been doing this one for about a year and I know it is a case, but not sure from where. So if this is your original creation, I thank you. Nothing says elegant like simple black and white.

I have a few more creations that I have done, but have been too lazy to upload. If I can get my self in gear, hopefully I will post again...soon :-) I have enjoyed sharing these with you and hope you have enjoyed looking. Take care my friends until next time!