Saturday, March 27, 2010


Hi Everyone,

I'm going to get right to it! It's a very good thing that rubber stamps have a very long shelf life! The rubber stamps that I used to help create these cards are probably about 4, almost 5 years old. I've had them that long and have NEVER USED THEM!!! Is that bad or what? I actually ordered them off QVC during one of their craft specials. I just had to have them, "oh the possibilities" I said, "oh they are just gorgeous" I said, "they will make some REALLY nice cards" I said. Here we are almost 5 years later and I'm just now pulling them out. The cards are all very similar, but each one has a different picture behind the vellum which is why I decided to load them all. The one that says "enjoy" has a black faceted rhinestone instead of the smokey quartz. I'm not real happy with the way some of them stamped out but... I'll live with it for now. They are now out of my system and off my "cards to do list"! Hope you like what you see, let me know what you think. Thanks again for stopping by and stay tuned.

Materials used for all: black dye ink, white cardstock, regular vellum, black binding,
black 1/8 " ribbon, smokey quartz rhinestones, photos from a mini calendar,
large word clear mount rubber stamps, clear mount flourish design rubber stamp

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hi everyone,

I've somehow been on a roll over the last few weeks! I told myself that I'd only be able to post once a month and lately...that's not been the case. Hopefully this roll I'm on will keep on and eventually snowball into some celebrated success! (smile) Now, the inspiration card you are about to see was done by me at a convention about three years ago (tells you how far behind my craft projects are). My friend Cindy and I normally get together every friday evening to work on cards and a couple weeks ago, I was emptying off the card line in my craft room and she saw this card and asked me to keep it out on my table so she could make it. During that week I was constantly seeing this card in my face like a thorn in my side and came to the conclusion, it wasn't going to go away until I gave in and made some!

Keep in mind the cards I put up on my line are there first for inspiration and then for possible future projects, so this card was well within it's rights to haunt me that way. LOL!
What you are about to see is my version of this card and, by the way, it was a Paper Crafts class I took at the convention to make the original card. Please tell me what you think. I'm not real happy with the flower but, that's what I had to work with. The one's I used in the class were punched, embossed and sanded. Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting and stay tuned!

This is the inspiration card!


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