Sunday, March 26, 2017

In Memory Of Helen Neus

 My mother-in-law passed away last Wednesday. She was ninety-nine years old. She was a wonderful woman who lived for her family. She was so sharp and witty until her last couple years. She is in a better place now and dancing again with my father-in-law.

These are the boards that my husband and I put together to honor her. We also did another board with pictures of his mom with us and our kids and grandkids, but I have chosen not to share that one.

Thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers.
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday, Amelia!

Finally, a card:) Life has very much gotten in the way of stamping time. Sick grandkids, travel, extra help with grandkids, etc. My mother-in-law is failing and won't be with us much longer.

But, I had to get this card done. It's for our only granddaughter, who will turn seven on March 29. She is just the sweetest thing:) This card measures four by seven inches. The flower, leaves and stem stamp are from an old Stampin' Up! set. I colored with Copics. I stamped the flower again on scrap cardstock, cut out the center circle and mounted on Pop Dots. I added a min-brad to the center. I also added Star Dust Stickles to the flower center and the dots on the flower. The sentiment is from a Stampabilities set. I stamped with Versafine black and used sparkly embossing powder on it. Rather a simple card (that took me a while to make!) but I hope she will like it.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Iris Birthday

I almost wasn't willing to post this card, but it's all I've got. I've just have had NO time in my stamping room, for one reason or another - or many. I actually  just went down there to sit for a minute or two yesterday and found this card ready to be photographed. So, I thought I would go with it.

The iris image is by Penny Black. I stamped it on kraft (one last scrap that I had found) with Versamark and embossed with clear powder. I colored it with Copics. The yellow (slightly speckled) cardstock was also in my scrap pile. I decided I really should use some of my edge punches and also my Scor-Pal, so I did:) The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, again embossed with clear embossing powder. It is matted and mounted on Pop Dots.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Simple Christmas

When I was sorting through some scraps, I came across this piece of kraft, and also the green card base. I stamped the bird on the branch and also the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with an Emerald Pearl Lustre embossing powder. I sponged some Antique Linen Distress ink around the edges and added it to the card base.

Two more Christmas cards done. I think that makes seven so far:)

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Kraft Christmas

Finally - a new card! :) I was sitting in my stamping room a couple days ago, looking at my shimmery paper. It was intermingled with some other colored scraps. In amongst the scraps were a few pieces of kraft, so I thought I would use them - or at least one of them. I had taken this Christmas stamp set out a couple weeks ago to make sure to use it, since I've had it for a few years and I don't think it has seen ink yet. It's by Stampendous. I thought perhaps it would work well on kraft. I stamped the image and the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I matted with a brown cardstock and then with a wider border of white, then added the layers to a kraft cardbase.

I even did another Christmas card which I will share with you tomorrow.

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