I’ve been MIA for too long!

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I know I’ve been MIA for quite a while.  I’m sorry :-)  I have to admit I’ve been in a bit of a slump.  My oldest daughter started 1st grade and my triplets started preschool.  I know many of you moms out there are celebrating the start of school, but I’m not.  I miss my kiddos so much.  I’ve been feeling down and haven’t had a desire to even stamp.  However, it is time to snap out of it!!!!!  I have a fun, cute card to show you today.  Soon I’ll post pictures of my triplets’ birthday cards.  They turned FIVE this past weekend.  I had a stamping marathon trying to get them done.  Should I say PROCRASTINATION?!?

Ribbon Flowers Just for You (Large)

You can see how I made the ribbon flowers by visiting HERE.  The centers are buttons I hot glued in the flower.  The circles behind the flowers were made using my circle nestabilities.  For the scalloped edge, the cs was punched using Fiskars Threading Water border punch.

This sketch is TESC77:


Thanks for stopping by!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Darling Dots
CS: WW, Real Red, Baja Breeze, DP
Accessories: Ribbon, Thread, Embroidery Floss, Nestabilities, Oval Punch, Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch, Dimensionals

Recycling My Way! TECC76

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Hi :-)

I’ve had this idea in my head for awhile now, so for this card I decided to try it out…recycling that pair of blue jeans:

Denim flower TECC76 (Large)

I started by running fusible webbing through my Cuttlebug with SU!’s clear flower die.  Then I ironed the cut flower to the back side of a piece of denim (I cut some denim bibs into squares).  Next I cut out the denim flower, by hand, about 1/4 inch larger than the ironed-on flower.  Once the flower was cut, I used my Janome sewing machine to zig-zag around the petals.  I wanted the edges to be frayed, so I ran it through the laundry with my load of jeans.  Once it was dried, I ironed it flat, cut off the wild threads and there it was…amazing :-)   For the center, I punched out a Riding Hood Red circle and placed it under the large brad I made with my new i-top tool (which is awesome…check it out!).  To add final touches, I distressed the edges of the card to kinda match the frayed flower petals (hard to see in this picture).

The sketch is TECC76


Have a great weekend.  Thanks for looking!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Stamps:  Hugs and Wishes
CS: WW, Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane DP
Accessories:  Clear Flower Die, CB, I-top, Ribbon, Circle Punch, Hole Punch

Tea Time

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Hi :-)

I have been working with some super cute stamps I received from Stamps Happen, Inc.  Check out their site at www.janlynn.com.  I have three cards to show you today that I created with the stamp Pot & Cup, each with a different sketch.

This first card I made I am struggling with.  It’s really not my style with the black.  Black is really hard for me to work with.  I try to work “out of my box” with color from time to time, but it didn’t really work on this one.  Here’s what I mean…

Sip & Relax SC225 (Large)

I really like my tea bag idea for the image and sentiment, but hmmm.  This sketch is from Splitcoast SC225:

I love this stamp, so I had to continue playing with it.  I really like this card.  It is definitely me:

Tea Time TECC59 (Large)

This sketch was from Taylored Expressions TECC59:

Again, I really liked my tea bag idea, so the third time is the charm, right??

Sip & Relax WSC79 (Large)

So this card is the winner.  I love, love the colors.  Can you ever go wrong with pink and brown?  This sketch was the Weekend Sketch Challenge WSC79.

I’m playing with more new stamps from www.janlynn.com that I’ll show you soon, as well as some Mother’s Day projects I’ve been working on.  Have a great day!

Thanks for looking :-)

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps: Pot & Cup (Stamps Happen, Inc)
Ink: Basic Black, SU! Markers & Ink Pads
CS: WW, Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Watercolor Paper, Basic Grey DP

Accessories: Nestabilities Circle, Cuttlebug Divine Swirl EF, Mat Pack, SU! Scallop Border Punch, Circle Punches, McGill Charms Punch, Embroidery Floss, Stapeler, Ribbon, Taylor Tots, Dimensionals

How time flies!

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Hi :-)

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas!  We had a good time.  My hubby is still recovering from his tonsil and sinus surgery though.  He is definitely over the hump now!  To his credit, he has been a good patient. :-)

Do you know any engineers?  I have a few in my family, so when I stumbled upon this “blueprint” vellum I knew I had to get it.  I made this card for my FIL’s birthday (an engineer) :-)

TECC43 Joe's 65 B-day (Large)

I cut the vellum a tiny bit smaller than a piece of Naturals White CS and glued them together.  This is layered over Brocade Blue then Night of Navy, and placed on dimensionals.  I used eyelets and wire along the left edge to add some interest.  The sentiment is faux metal.  I applied about 3 layers of Silver EP to CS and stamped the sentiment in it while it was still warm.  I rubbed the hardened sentiment with Black StazOn so it looked aged rather than shiny.  The center is a large eyelet with a screw head brad in the center.

Thanks for looking :-)

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps:Think Happy Thoughts
CS: Naturals White, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Karen Foster Desgin DP, Over the Moon Press Vellum
Ink: Black StazOn, VersaMark
Ribbon, Wire, Brad, Eyelets, Circle Punches, Cropadile, Dimensionals