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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Framed 12"x12" Wedding Memory Pages

Framed Wedding Pages: 

12"x12" framed memory pages for the newlyweds to display their favorite 5"x 7" wedding photographs.

Background Papers:  Tip Top Taupe (Retired) and Carta Bella Paper Company "Paris Girl" French Dots (opposite side).

Hand made flowers:

Flowers for this layout:

Baby's Tears:  Tim Holtz Holiday Greens in Always Artichoke and 1/4" circle punch in Whisper White
Peonies: Sizzix Ruffled Flower Die in Whisper White,  Large Leaves: Sizzix Everyday Essentials Bigz Die in Sage Shadow (Retired)
Yellow Flowers:  Tree Builder Punch (Retired) in So Saffron with Nuvo crystal Drops Gloss White in centers.
Green Vines in Mossy Meadow
Purple Flowers:  Trio Punch (Retired) in Elegant Eggplant with Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops in centers

Also used a Stylis and Quilling tool to curl flowers and an old mouse pad flipped upside down. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Anniversary Card


Papers:  Stampin' Up Thick Whisper White card stock base, Smoky Slate and Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, scraps of Flirty Flamingo; Gray striped paper is from 6x6 paper pad Swoon by Little Yellow Bicycle.

Stamps and dies from these sets:  Painted Petals, Fall Fest and Beautiful Bouquet

Accessories:  Itty Bitty Flower Punch and pearlized flower stamens colored with Stampin' Blends, sequins, Smoky Slate Ink, dimensionals.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Happy Easter with Stampin' Up May Good Things Grow March 2018 Paper Pumpkin


Made with elements from the March 2018 Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit:  May Good Things Grow a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock and an Easter Greeting tag from my stash.

Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin March 2018 May Good Things Grow Alternative: Hold On To Hope

I know that almost every family in America, and maybe every family in the world has been touched by cancer, and sometimes they feel that there is no hope.

I made this card for my sister and her grandson both suffering from this horrible disease.  My sister was diagnosed with Leukemia two days before her 62nd birthday last year the progression has been rapid and she is now undergoing chemotherapy, blood transfusions and iron infusion therapy and occasional surgeries to stop internal bleeding.  This last Monday, her grandson and caregiver at just 27 years old, was diagnosed with stomach cancer and will be undergoing major surgery very soon.  He had been treated for acid reflux for years and was being evaluated for surgical repair of a hiatal hernia when they discovered the cancer cells in his stomach tissue.  To add to their stress, he has suffered from IgG Deficiency from birth and extreme caution must be taken to guard against lung damage and infection.

I will never give up hope that we can someday stop the ravages of cancer and the toll that it takes on countless lives.

Please "Hold on to Hope".

Card features:

Stampin' Up March Paper Pumpkin kit May Good Things Grow, Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and dies, Tip Top Taupe ink and card stock (R), Rich Razzleberry 1/2" ribbon, Rose Red card stock, Silver Foil, Wink of Stella.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mixed Media Heart In Hand Painting

Mixed Media Art 
Acrylic Painting on Canvas board

Mixed Media Acrylic Pour Painting

Los Osos Back Bay

Ever changing scenic area with the movement of the tide.

Chicken Paintings

For quite a long time now, our quaint little Village has been home to many chickens and roosters who wander around the downtown area.  Here I have painted just a few chickens with acrylics on canvas.

 Black Rooster

 White Chicken

Brown Chicken

Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter Greetings Shadow Box Card

Card is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” and fits into a regular A2 card envelope

For this sample I used:
Basket Bunch Stamp Set and Basket Builder Dies 
Bubble Over Dies (Label), 
Colorful Seasons Stamp Set, Seasonal Layers Dies, 
Small Banner Punch

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Springtime Foils Birthday Invitation

Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Silver Shimmer, Silver Foil, White
DSP:  Springtime Foils
Stamps: Amazing You
Dies: Celebrate You
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate
Embellishments:  Basic Jewels, Silver thread
Misc:  Fun Foam
Tag was computer generated

Springtime Foils dsp background is colored by using a sponge and Melon Mambo ink then rubbed with a clean cloth to remove the excess ink from the foil.

Celebrate was die cut after adhering to fun foam then attached to the white card stock.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Up Up and Away Double Slider Masculine Birthday Card

Card Stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Stampin' Up Stamps:  Up Up and Away, Balloon Adventures, Hello
Die Set:  Lift Me Up

Volia' Dinner Card Invitation

Stampin' Up Volia' Italian Dinner Invitation

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks:  Momento, Stampin' Blends
Other:  Nesting Oval Dies