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Like a Fine Wine....

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Hi Blog Friends!

As promised, here are two more cards in the wine card series.  The images were colored with Copics.  I used kraft card stock for the base and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.  I lightly brushed the raised embossed design with a distress pad.  The die cut is by Spellbinders, embossed it, then added Stickles glitter glue to the edges.  Tiny green rhinestones were added to the bottom of the card.  The images are by Fiskar's clear stamps.








Here's the same image, but on this card I added a green ribbon around the kraft card stock.


Here's a close-up of the Stickles glitter glue on the edge of the embossed die cut.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back with another card soon.  Until next time....




Aged to Perfection

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Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

For the next couple of days, I'll be posting my "wine series" cards.  I have several friends who like wine and are much more knowledgeable than I am, but I enjoy a nice glass of wine once in while too.  This is a stamp set from Fiskar's, that has several different stamps in the set relating to wine.  It also has some nice coordinating sayings.  I embossed the background with kraft card stock, then lightly brushed a Vintage Photo distress pad over the little dots.  A black organza ribbon is tied around the kraft paper.  I used a Spellbinder die for the white scallop edged circle, and used another distress pad on the inner part of the circle.  The wine colored circle behind the scalloped circle is a Spellbinder circle die.  Stickles dot the holes in the cheese wedge, and the edge around the scallops on the white circle piece.  Colored with Copics.










That's all for today.  I hope your Christmas was peaceful, and filled with much happiness.  O…

Marry Christmas Blog Friends!

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Merry Christmas Blog Friends!

I hope you all are ready for Christmas.  I'm not yet, but am getting there, slowly but surely.  It'll be a pretty simple Christmas this year.  Not a whole lot happening, but that's okay too.  Today's post is a card I made at the B&J Art Rubber Stamps booth, at the last stamp convention.  Here's an old adobe hacienda covered in snow.  Judy (B&J owner)  uses ink pads by Inkcredibles.  We also used Liquid Applique by Marvy to add the snow, heated it a bit and sprinkled it with very fine glitter to make the snow and wreath sparkle.  Green Liquid Applique was used to make the wreath, then dotted it with red applique.   I love the way the card looks up close and personal.  Really sparkly!  There are many houses in Santa Fe, that look like this during the holiday season.  It's so much fun to drive around and look at the lights and decorations.  Our downtown Plaza area is beautiful this time of year.  I'll try to find a pic and …

Joy to the World

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Hello Blog Friends!

Well, the predicted snow has not arrived in Santa Fe.  Maybe it's going around us like it has so many times in the past.  Today I'm sharing a card I made at a November "make & take" at the Hen House Paperie in Albuqueruqe, NM.  The store owner, Charlene taught this quick and easy card.  It was really fast, and ever so easy to put together.  We used two different blue Memento ink pads, a blue organza ribbon and card stock in white and navy blue.    As you can see, the background was stamped first with the lightest blue, then over stamped with the darker blue.  Same with the sentiment piece.  A faint light blue snowflake, then the words stamped on top of that in darker blue.  If I remember correctly, the stamps are Impression Obsession.  Pretty stamps.










That it for today.  I'm sad to report that I did not get around to making Christmas cards this year.  Too much going on with mother being in hospital, nursing home and now in assisted living. Th…

December '13 Tim Holtz ATC - Old Jalopy & Christmas Tree

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Hello Blog Friends!

As I mentioned in my previous post, the ATC for December is "Tim Holtz."  I think it was something like Anything and Everything Tim Holtz.  Well, I almost made it, but had to add a mountain range since I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  It just looked too plain without the snowy mountains.  I will list supplies at the end of the post.  The truck is the Tim Old Jalopy.  The trees were part of a Tim border die, and the snowflakes are Tim's.  




This is the ATC I'm trading.  

This is one I did with splattered snow, and I like it also.  I only made one with the snow. 


Thought you'd like to see my prototype.  I was playing around with ideas and this was the one that lead me to the end result.  Isn't it fun to see what people come up with in the beginning?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time....
Tim Holtz Old Jalopy (mini) Movers & Shapers die Tim Holtz Snow Flurries on the edge die Tim Holtz Tree Line on the edge die Mountain Range by Sta…

Artist Inspired ATC

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Hi Blog Friends!

Last month, our stamp group decided that the ATC theme for November would be an "Artist Inspired" ATC ...actually, I think have the title wrong, but it was something like that.  We were to pick an artist who we admire and make our ATC.  I chose Georgia O'Keeffe, in case you haven't guessed.

I really don't have a favorite artist, but thought this would reflect some O'Keeffe inspiration.  I do love the simple lines and colors that O'Keeffe painted.  They're right up my alley.  Let me tell you...the antlers were a little tricky to cut out.  Had to have them tho.  :o)  And since I love orange poppies, it was a fun color to do.

Both the antlers and the orange poppy are cut out.  Kraft paper is the base background, distressed the edges and then added darker distressing with Vintage Photo by Ranger.  Colored with Copics.  The center of the flower is Liquid Pearls.  I'll list all supplies at the end of this post.  December's ATC theme is…

The Pink Balloon

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Hi Everyone!

Today I'm sharing the Pink Balloon House Mouse.  The previous post was the same stamp, different colors.  This card is a little more feminine with pinks and yellows.  I used flowers and a tiny brad for the embellishment.  Scrapbook paper for the background base, and coordinating solids back the image.

I hope it's warmer where you're at today.  Just looked at the temperature in Santa Fe, and it's 14 degrees....brrrrrr.  More snow was predicted, but none yet.  I'm glad because that means the streets won't be icy and snow packed.  Ya hooooo!   :o)








Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Until next time.....happy stamping!



House Mouse Pop

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Hi Blog Friends,

Quick post today.  Today's card is a little House Mouse.....getting ready to pop the balloon while his poor little friend is taking a nap,what a stinker!  lol   I love House Mouse stamps.  They're so much fun to color and the people I send them to like them a lot.  Now I know that some people think they're too "cutsey", but I take into consideration who will receive the card.  I send these little cuties to those who I know like them.  And also, kiddos really like these cards.  :o)  I think that's what I love so much about card making....all kinds of images for all kinds of folks.

I used Copics for coloring.  Baker's twine and a blue button for embellishing, and teeny tiny brads in the four corners.  Scrapbook paper is the background.






Thanks for stopping by today!  Until next time....

Wishing I was here.........

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Hi Blog Friends!

I was looking through blog pics this morning and came across this card and thought "gee, I wish I was there instead of looking at 6" of fresh fallen snow this morning.  Actually, the snow is beautiful.  What I'm not too nuts about is the temperature.  It was 17 degrees when I got up, and now it's up to a balmy 22 degrees.  I'm not a cold weather girl.  Oh well, we need snow for our water supply next summer, so I'll be quiet about the cold now.

Today's card is stamped with Stampscapes stamps.  Love these stamps.  If you're not familiar with Stampscapes stamps, you build a scene with the stamps.  I think I used five different stamps here.  The background was brayered with a Kaleidacolor Riviera ink pad.  Mark (Stamp A Mania rubber stamp company owner) and I have an ongoing joke about brayering.  Mark likes to tease me and calls it the "dreaded brayering technique."  I have a love/hate relationship with brayering.  If you've …

In My Thoughts & Prayers

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Hello Blog Friends!

I hope you all survived the Thanksgiving holiday.  We had a nice quiet one, eating early with mom at the nursing home, then running over to our son's for dinner with his family and his in-laws.  Today's card is one I made at convention.  I'm sorry, I don't know who makes the stamps or even what the technique was we used that day.  Looks like stippling colors on to the card stock from an ink pad, and possibly using torn papers to form the mountains in the background.  I love the way the trees look in front of what appears to be a partially sunny sky.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to add the border at the bottom of the card and used three coordinating pieces of card stock for the card base.






The trim appears a light cream in this pic, but it really is yellow like top pic.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time....

Happy Thanksgiving to you all

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Happy Thanksgiving Blog Friends!

I am thankful today for all my Blog Friends!  Thank you all for following my blog.  May your day be blessed with all things good. DH (dear hubby) took a pic this morning of our Thanksgiving card for this year.  I didn't think I'd get it posted, but here it is.  The little owl is by Stampabilities, and I placed him right on the fence....cute little guy.  The embossing folder is by Sizzix, called Fall Set.  I love that Sizzix embossing folders makes a nice deep impression.  I embossed the owl with Stamp A Mania (www.stampamania.com) embossing power Desert Sunset.  It's a beautiful color and perfect for this card.  I wish you could see how the owl sparkles, but it's not showing up in the photo.  







"Happy Thanksgiving" is in the inside of the card. Sentiment is by Stamp A Mania.  I just love the swirly font they use for so many of their words.  This one is part of the set called "Mary's Calligraphy Set FP-014" and stamp…

Yellow Sunflowers

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Happy Thanksgiving Bloggers!

I goofed and said I'd post a Thanksgiving card today.  I just went into my photo file, and low and behold, I failed to have hubby take a picture of the card.  I'm sorry.  I will post it later.  Today's post is a sunny sunflower image.  Colored with Copics and Stickles in the center of each flower.  Pretty simple because the flowers take up the majority of the card.  This stamp is so big, it reaches from the top of the card to the bottom.  Tiny green brads added to each corner, and background layered with coordinating card stock.  Easy peasy.






Thanks for dropping by today.  I wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!  


A Double Thanksgiving Blessing

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Hello Blog Friends!
You all know how sometimes we forget things?  Well, my dear friend Liane, forgot she'd mailed me a Thanksgiving postcard, so then mailed a card as well.  Hence.....a  "Double Thanksgiving Blessing" from Liane.  Thank you for the beautiful card!  Love the colors, composition and tag.  I don't know who makes the stamp, nor how she did the background, but it's it gorgeous?  Love it!






Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back with one more Thanksgiving card before turkey day.  Until next time, happy stamping!  

The Little Pilgrim

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Hi Blog Friends!

Today I'm sharing a sweet little post card I received from my friend, Liane Ceglar.  Isn't the clip art adorable?  I love the pose....hands on hips.  It looks like Thanksgiving scrapbook paper on the background, and the edges I think were stippled with a brown ink.  A cute pumpkin brad was added below the rooster.
Thank you, Liane!






Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll be back soon.  Until next time....
"I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse"





Southwest Storyteller

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Hello Blog Friends!

According to the weather on TV this morning, Santa Fe is in for a big snow storm that's supposed to last thru the weekend.  We shall see.  We definitely need the snow pack for the water shed, but I don't venture out much when the weather is bad and roads are icy and snow packed.  Maybe I'll get to stay home and get some things done at home that I've neglected lately.  That would be a good thing.

Today's card is an image by Stamp A Mania (SAM).  This little Native American Storyteller is one of my very favorite stamps.  Isn't she great?  I colored her with Copics.  The feather behind the Storyteller is also by SAM as well as the Southwestern border.  I will list the stamps with numbers at the bottom of this post.  SAM also produces their fabulous "Chunks of Turquoise" that are packaged in a jar.  There are many sizes and shapes, and I found a perfect stone for her necklace.  I've used these little gems on a number of cards and boo…

A True Friend......

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Hello Blog Friends,

Just got home for a sandwich break from the nursing home.  I hate to admit it, but I've hardly cooked a meal since mom entered the nursing home.  I don't think we've ever been through anything this difficult.  We take it one day at a time.  Doing the best we can.  

I wanted to mention to you all....if you have the opportunity to see the movie "Nebraska" with Bruce Dern, go see it.  It's really good. One of my part-time jobs is screening movies for five movie studios here in Santa Fe.  The recession took it's toll on the number of screenings, so I was pleasantly surprised when Paramount Studios called and asked me to screen Nebraska.  The audience gave Nebraska an "excellent" rating.  I understand distribution is limited, so if you're lucky enough for it to come to a theater near you, try to see it.  You won't be disappointed.  

I'm digging deep into my old cards to find something to post.  Made this a while back, and…

Last Shoe in Blues and Greens with a Touch of Purples

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Hi Bloggers!
Here's the last shoe in blues, greens and a touch of purple.  I used a green grosgrain ribbon on this card.   Changed up the colors on the shoe a bit.  A quickie posting today.  Off to the nursing home to see how mom's doing today.  
Wishing you all a very good weekend!  We're supposed to get rain/snow tomorrow and Saturday.  I guess winter is here.   



Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  Until next time.....
"I'm so busy I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse"   :0)

Turquoise & Teal Fabulous Shoe

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Hi Blog Friends,

Sorry, I missed my own deadline on getting this posted yesterday.  Got busy.  Here's the turquoise/teal -- with a touch of purple and lavender here and there.   And of course, green on leaves.  :0)     Click on pic for to enlarge.

Hope you all are having a good week!




Fabulous Shoes - Purple

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Hi Blog Friends,

I'll be posting three different colors of the Fabulous Shoes the next couple of days.  I thought about doing all three together, but since we've been at the nursing home 2-3 times a day, I've been running really short on stamping time.  Have patience with me....I'll try and make some more cards soon.

Here's today's purple/lavender card.  The stamp is by Stampin Up.  Scrapbook paper is black background piece.  Organza ribbon is used on the trim, and a little rhinestone on the "i" on Friends.  Stickles is used around the die cute.  Oh, and both Spectrum Noir's and Copics used on the coloring of the shoe.  I added a few scattered purple rhinestones to the high heel for some bling.  :o)





Remember...to see a bigger picture of the card, click on it and it'll enlarge.  That's the purple card for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time.....

Chalkboard Happy Birthday

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Hello Blog Friends!

I hope you're having a good weekend.  Our weather has been gorgeous, so we are really enjoying the mild weather before we get the cold snap predicted for next weekend.  Today's card is a chalkboard Happy Birthday greeting embossed with Glacier White Embossing Powder by Stamp A Mania.  The background was run thru a dotted design embossing folder.  I  made this card a while back and can't remember if the flower and leaves is a die or if it was a stamp, and cut in layers. And I'm now wondering if I made this card in a class because I don't think I have that flower.  When I found the pics of this card today, I sure wish I could find the flower because I really like it.  If anyone out there in blogland knows who makes the flower, I'd really like to know.  :o)   I used green and white twine wrapped around card behind the flower.  A little red pearl embellishment is glued in the center of the flower.  I like the red, black and kraft colors together.









Happy Halloween...a bit late

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Hello Blog Friends!

A tad late, but you all know how life gets in the way sometimes, and this time.....I'm getting to my blog a day late.  Remember I said blog lag time from actually typing it all in and uploading pics is about 12 hrs turn around time?  I stand corrected...it's about 24 hours!  I have no idea why it takes so long, but that's the way it is.  I should explain a little more...."followers" receive the "new posting" the next day.  Now, if you log on to the blog, you're able to see the latest without waiting for the new posting email to arrive.  I hope this makes sense.  :o)   

Anyway, on to the card.  I'd mentioned that my friend Liane, had sent me the adorable die cuts from a Tim Holtz border/strip die.  I used the die cuts to make my ATC swaps for October, and wanted to make a Halloween card with one.  The stamp in the back ground...circles of dots is by Judkins.  I stamped the dots in orange and purple using Distress Inks.  The spid…

Trick or Treat

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Hello Blog Friends,

Today I'm sharing a Halloween card I received from my friend, Liane.  The little trick or treaters is a strip die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.  The bats are on the card are brads.  I haven't seen bat brads before, and will have to look for some.  Isn't the kids shadow die cut cute?  I just love it.  The die has some additional images on it as well (saw it online).  Liane was sweet enough to send me some of the kiddo die cuts, so I'm using them on an ATC swap this month.  I'm so glad I got them done before mom went in to the hospital.  

The orange moon has Stickles around the outer circle.  Then Liane used her Dymo tape gun to spell out "Trick or Treat" on black tape.  So perfect for this card!  Thanks again, Liane!




That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time...

Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over.......

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Hi Blog Friends,

This might be a duplicate post, and if it is, I apologize.  I posted yesterday (it takes about 12+ hours for posts to show up and notices via email to reach bloggers).  I never received an email notice that this blog posted, so I am posting again today.

I've been absent because mom is in the hospital.  Keeping this short.  I colored the butterflies with Copics, and used scrapbook paper on the background.  It's really pretty paper with  silver glitter on the lines of the pattern.  You can see it a bit better in the second photo.  Gotta get to the hospital.  I'm sorry, posts may be slow in coming for a while.






Love  his pic of the orange butterfly!
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...

Just When the Caterpillar Thought the World Was Over......

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Hi Blog Friends,

I've been absent because mom is in the hospital.  I'm keeping this short as we're leaving for hospital in a few minutes.  Just wanted you all to know why I haven't been posting.  My posts may be few for the next while.  Sorry.  

Today's card is a beautiful sentiment.  I colored the butterflies with Copics, and used scrapbook paper with silver glittered lines on the diamond pattern.  Wish you could see the sparkle, and maybe it shows up best in the bottom photo if you look closely.   

Gotta run.  I'll be back when I can.






Love this picture of the orange butterfly.......

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...