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Are y’all having a great spring week? Except for a couple of nasty thunderstorms, the weather here has been terrific! Mostly sunny, a little windy, temps in the 60’s. Just about perfect! With everything in full spring bloom, I thought this dotty daisy looked a little like some of my pink azaleas.

This is actually a fairly simple card. No fancy tools or punches or even any coloring. Don’t you just love this new Dot Background stamp? It really dresses up plain pink card stock. I also used for the new daisy image. It’s layered on top of a plain huge bloom and a button ribbon slide is on top w/ a narrow ribbon tied through it. I stamped a couple extra of these and split them in half down the right side.

The new Thinking of You was perfect for this layout and anytime you need a sentiment to go vertical. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Polka Dot Background, Vertical Thinking of You, Medium Daisy Bloom, Bloomin’ Huge Flower, Button Ribbon Slide
paper: black, pink
ink: VersaFine onyx
accessories: narrow black ribbon, black marker (for the edges)

Best of 2011

Happy Friday!
Is it spring yet where you live? Seems like overnight, everything started blooming here. So  the idea of making a basket shaped card with flowers all over it just stuck in my head and that’s the direction this took.

As I was deciding how to go about making the basket, I took a folded A2 (4.25 x 5.5) card and saw that the butterfly wreath would make the perfect handle. I stamped a little more than half of the wreath on the top part of the card and used two oval dies to cut it out by inserting the card only part way into the die cut machine. All of the flowers and butterflies were colored w/ markers and cut out.


For the front, I cut strips of card stock, embossed w/ a plaid folder and sponged on the different colors of chalk inks. After weaving the strips, I attached it to the card front and added narrow border w/ mitered corners as a frame.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: Spring Wording Square, Butterfly Oval, Three Butterflies, Single Flower Blossom
paper: white
ink: VersaFine onyx, chalk inks in wisteria, ice jade, French blue, pixie dust
accessories: Sizzix plaid embossing folder, oval dies, markers

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For my card, I’m using the beautiful new Mother’s Day set. To make it even more fabulous, there is a matching poppy die for the gorgeous poppy image! Sweet! After copper embossing, coloring and die cutting, I layered a second die cut poppy on top of the base image for a little dimension. I used the exclusive ODBD Elegant Ovals die (made by Spellbinders) for the double frame around the poppy. I made a lattice behind it using a trellis border punch and raised the entire rose pink panel from the white layer to enhance the lattice window effect. I doodled around the edge w/ a white gel pen and added a lg daisy punch border across the bottom.

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The proverb has rounded corners to mimic a long word window punch. I added a dp layer before attaching to a 4.5 x 6.25 (A6) white card. A large yellow gem was attached to the center of the poppy.

Next, hop on over to Debi Southard’s blog to see what amazing project she has to share!

Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: ODBD – Mother’s Day
Paper: Neenah white, pink rose, dp (SEI SunnyDay collection)
Ink: Encore UM bronze metallic pigment, VersaFine Onyx
Accessories: ODBD poppy die, ODBD Elegant Ovals die set, Tombow markers, water brush, Ranger copper embossing powder, lg yellow gem,  Martha Stewart trellis edge punch, EK Success lg daisy border punch, sm. corner rounder, white gel pen

I am also adding this to these challenges:
Paper Romance #44 (add bling – well, that’s a big honkin’ jewel, isn’t it?)
Tuesday Throwdown (floral)
SCS Ways to Use It (Flower Frenzy WT316)