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Love is in the Air

>> Saturday, January 21, 2017

Good morning!

I have some Valentines for you's coming up!!
I used a panel that I had previously made with Dylusions Ink sprays on foil, sprayed with water then dunked.  I can see that a few sprinkles of salt were added before it dried.
I cut the panel to 4 X 5 1/4" then border punched the bottom, added a thin black ribbon and bow and glued it to a black card.
Next I stamped the Loved You Yesterday Greeting 906G using my Misti (so that I could restamp until very black).  On a separate piece of scrap that I cut off my panel, I stamped the Filigree Hearts 559E and then cut them out and glued them to my card.
Since my background panel was already done and dry, this was a very quick and easy card to make.

My second card was also made with pre-made backgrounds...I have a huge stash of backgrounds that I made.
I used two different ones this time but the colors coordinate well.
I stamped Amazing LOVE puzzle 1130L with my Misti on the first panel and then used my stamp aligner to stamp the Small Hanging Hearts 905A below the puzzle.  I used a pen to extend just the middle set.
On the next panel I stamped the Amazing Valentine's Day Greeting 002D and colored in the Amazing.
I made a frame to pop up from My Favorite Things Stitched Frames.
For the easel to work, you need something to keep it open so in this case my popped up frame works for that.
It closes down flat to a 4 1/4 X 5 1/5" size.  Easy to mail.
I hope you got some ideas today.
Time to get makin your Valentines!

Thanks for visiting!


Snowy Days

>> Friday, January 20, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Ever have one of those weeks where every order, every phone call, every single thing had a problem? This has been that week. Every order I placed that arrived was either the wrong thing, the wrong color or it just went missing all together. Every phone call didn't get any of the problems resolved, faxes didn't get here, mail didn't arrive, checks sent didn't get pulling time. Oh and winter didn't arrive, either. Kind of feels like I'm in the twilight zone. (Que music) do do do do, do do do do....

In homage to the winter that never was, I made a frosty winter card. That'll show 'em! While it may look a little simple, believe me, there's a lot going on here. First I brayered a really large acrylic block  using a blues rainbow pad, spritzed the block w/ water, then smushed it around w/ a water brush & stamped it onto the card stock. After it dried a little, I spritzed it w/ a spray I made w/ thinned white acrylic paint. Then the trees & snowflakes were white embossed on top. I wanted it to look really frosty! I added a white die cut frame & half of the Snowy Days greeting on an oval.
Here's a look at the inside.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
stamps: DRS Designs : Snowy Days, Majestic Pines, Snow Bg
paper: white
ink: Versafine majestic blue (greeting), Kaliedacolor blue breeze, Colorbox frost white pigment
accessories: white embossing powder, Misti, thinned white acrylic paint in sprayer, brayer, In & Out rectangle & oval dies


Love you still...

>> Thursday, January 19, 2017


I hope winter isn't hitting you too hard wherever you are!  I'm not sure if it's actually colder this year here in Connecticut or if I'm just getting too old to deal with it :)  It is GREAT having an 11 year old son who shovels for me though!

I have a basic Valentine for you today ~

I stamped our new Loved you Yesterday and Hanging Hearts using pink ink and die cut it into an oval. I stamped a separate piece of white card stock with our Scattered Hearts stamp using a light pink ink and layered it all onto my folded dark pink card, adding a pink ribbon in between.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Frosty Birds

>> Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Feeling frosty today even if the weather here in Central Alabama is still on the warm side.  Some of the new images are great for frosty cards.  I used the new Snowy Days Frosty Nights Greeting and added some Snowtex and glitter to get a frosty look. 

Added some fun little Skippy the Penguins at the bottom of my new Stitched Dies. 

Fun and super easy card to make.



Blue January

>> Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Looking at today's cards, it seems like I have the winter!  Actually, the weather hasn't been too crazy when it comes to snow around here, but I sure could do with a bit more sunshine :)  I think that, even above the warmth is what I miss most during the winter.  Anyway, I'm full on celebrating the cold with my cards today.

I began with a grey base card and embossed it using the Snow background stamp.  I wanted to make sure they could be seen so I cut my background paper 1/2" smaller, so the edges would peek out more.  I stamped the top half of the paper using the Raised Mittens stamp and colored them in different blue hues, and added a piece of snowflake embossed card stock underneath. I covered up the seam with a piece of white lace and added a die cut snowflake for embellishment.

I also embossed the Winter Wording Square before die cutting and matting it for my card.  I tried to get the camera to pick up on the shine of the embossing in a close up, but I don't think I was too successful...

I'm also showing off this card today.  It goes with the winter theme and it was quick to whip up.  Again, I have a snowy embossed background and the Baby It's Cold Outside Greeting that I die cut and added a bit of light blue sponging too.  I flanked it with two of the Stretch the Round Button Snowmen, because they fit the requirement of being cute and easy to color!  

I also added a few mini snowflakes that were festooned with glitter glue to finish it off.  Ha ha!  I almost like the word festooned as much as making this card :)

Thanks for peeking in today and keep smiling....February is just around the corner!


Warm Hearts

>> Monday, January 16, 2017

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a good weekend. If you live in the states, then you may very well be enjoying a long weekend, since today is Martin Luther King Day. My husband has today off and will most likely spend his day in the basement working on his HO trains. He started this hobby last February and has been working steadily on it every since. He has a train station, logging center, a lake, mountains, even a cell phone tower! He even comes into my craft area to look for things he can use. He took one of my blue Copic markers to try and draw the lines for a handicap parking spot at his train station. It didn't show up on the dark pavement, but I had a blue sharpie that worked. It's really quite fun to see how creative he is being. Plus now if I say I'm going to Michael's or Hobby Lobby he says he wants to go along! 

For today's card I started by stamping the snowman and masking him off while I stamped in the snow lines and the snowflakes in the sky area. After heat embossing the snowflakes, I added a mask for the snow lines and sponged on TH Tumbled Glass ink, then the snowman was colored in with Copics. The greeting was cut in half and stamped onto pink CS and die cut with a SB nestie banner die. Once this panel was attached to the card base, I added the die cut hearts to look like he's juggling them. A snowflake and pink half pearl complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.



Loved you always

>> Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hi all what a beautiful weekend we are having here in north Georgia last Sunday it was 11 degrees a week later it's 70 degrees and beautiful.

After die cutting the white card stock I stamped the Loved You Yesterday, with Memento Love Letter Red. I think this is a beautiful greeting. With black ink I stamped the Small Hanging Hearts colored them with Copic I added a white highlight then covered them with my Sparkle Pen. I die cut the scalloped edge then used my sparkle pen and foam tape to attach. A white bow finished my card.

Hope you have a lovely weekend,


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