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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Birthday lil sis!

So my little sister turned 23! She is sooo old! lol. Her favorite color is red, so that is the base of the card I made. 






Materials Used:
  • Tim Holtz- French Market, clear stamps
  • Versamark ink
  • A la mode- clear embossing powder
  • DCWV- Stack 8 paper
  • Yellow scrap paper
  • Paper Smooches "Stitched" die
  • Paper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler" clear stamp
  • StazOn- Jet Black ink
  • Twine
  • Basics rhinestones

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just Because Card (Part 7)


In the spirit of Jennifer Mcguire's "Sharing Handmade Kindness", I have made a card for my dear friend Shelley! She was my roommate at the University of Miami and she was the one that introduced me to my dear husband! Here is the card:


 Vellum paper to cover 3 of the circles
 I know a little crooked! 

 First time using the wink of stella, it is AMAZING! 
 So much shine! 
Final Card


Materials Used:
  • Recollections- card and envelope 4in X 5.5in 
  • Recollection white cardstock- cut a little smaller than the actual card
  • Paper Smooches- Hello Words die
  • Heidi Swapp- Wood grain stamp
  • Memento dye ink- London fog
  • Fiskars 1in and 1/2in circle punch
  • Recollections- Bright and Basic paper pad (12x12)
  • Grafix- Deluxe Vellum (24# iridescent)
  • Black cardstock
  • Zig- Wink of Stella

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Dear Loss

A childhood friend lost his battle with cancer today. I will always remember his wonderful contagious smile and his heart of gold! He leaves behind a devoted and wonderful mother, wife and beautiful baby girl. I pray that God gives his family strength as they deal with this devastating loss. 

I will be sending this card to his mom.







Materials Used: 
  • Cricur expression machine
  • Paper Lace 2 -cricut cartridge
  • Recollections blue paper
  • Watercolor paper- I had some scrap, no idea what kind
  • Distress Ink- bundled sage, squeezed lemonada & broken china
  • StazOn- jet black ink
  • Fiskars- All year greetings stamp
  • Fiskard 1in circle punch
  • White sheer ribbon
  • Recollections faux pears
  • Recollections square card (5.5in)



Monday, November 2, 2015

Just Because Card (Part 6)


I guess this would be a repeat, since I am sending this card to my sister! It is always nice to receive something in the mail that is not a bill! This card really came together by trying to clean up my desk of scrap paper. I just cut a bunch of squares and stuck them all together to make this card, 10 mins top! Also, I am participating in a challenge called Share Handmade Kindness. The challenge is from the very wonderful and talented Jennifer Mcguire ( I speak of her as if she's my BFF! My husband knows who I am talking about when I say Jennifer!! But she is the first person I started following when I started my crafting venture and she always inspires me to continue to be crafty!) SO, I think I got a head start on the challenge, since I started sending my "Just Because" cards back in March! Now I just have more motivation to continue! I will link to her challenge below. Here is the card:


 I cut 4 "hello" to be able to create some dimension to the word
 After all 4 layers are glued together




Added glossy accents to give the "hello" some shine.


Materials Used:
  • Scrap paper in beige, white, green polka dots and craft color
  • Paper Smooches Hello die
  • DCWV- Latte (box of cards) A2 format
  • Glossy Accents
  • DCWV- Gauze paper stack 6X6 sheet 
  • Craft foam (to give dimension) 
Share Handmade Kindness Challenge (please go to  her blog and check it out) : http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2015/11/sharehandmadekindesschallenge.html
If you want to follow on social media: #sharehandmadekindness