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These are a few of my favorite things (not in order of importance): Creating beautiful things from paper or fabric; Loving puppy dogs (and cats, and other furry critters); Being part of the Eagan Hills Alliance Church family; Enjoying my grandchildren; Relaxing with my husband - especially someplace with dramatic nature (like the North Shore of Lake Superior); Being appreciated by folks where I work.

Jan 6, 2013

A Day For Daisies blog hop

One blog hop leads to another . . . and another . . . and another . . .  I stumbled across "A Day for Daisies" (ADFD) blog and a short hop with a challenge.  The challenge is to use an image by ADFD and "something shiny" on your card.  There is a digital image freebie in case you don't already have any ADFD images. The deadline is noon PST on Thursday, January 17, 2013.

Dec 30, 2012

Thank You for OWH

The holidays really side-lined me, so it has been awhile since I've posted anything.  This is a set of Thank You cards I made from some stuff on hand.  The image/sentiment was stamped and punched quite a while ago, the "ribbons" are stretchy cord used to tie gifts I received, and the brads are some I've had for years.  Kind of neat how the copper/silver/gold all came together.

Nov 25, 2012

Thinking of You & Miss You for OWH

Card-making temporarily took a back seat to Thanksgiving preparations (and recuperation!).   Finally got back to working on cards for Operation Write Home, and finished two sets (8 each) today.   
The images are by Stampin' Up!, and were colored with Stampin' Up! markers.  
The backgrounds were embossed, and Teddy Bear one distressed, with Ranger Distress Inks.  Wild Honey on the "Miss You" and Tea Dye on "Thinking of you".  I'm trying to make use of the stockpile of random papers I have. The copper matting is left over from making my son's wedding invitations three years ago.  

Nov 17, 2012

Spotlight Designer

I just found out my card was selected by 365 days (Day 248) as the spotlight designer.  Excitement!  The catch is, there were only two cards entered for that day!!   LOL!!  Gail's was lovely, but she was selected as the spotlight designer for Day 240, so I was the only other option.  LOL!  Anyway, it's always cool to see your own creation "spotlighted" somewhere else.  Have a good day.

Nov 16, 2012

Patriotic Valentine

Sandy Allnock, of Operation Write Home, posted a "Veterans' Day Giveaway" this week.  In honor of Veterans Day, she is giving a couple of yards of a great patriotic striped ribbon to each of three winners. All you have to do is post a patriotic (red, white & blue) valentine card before next Sunday.   

Operation Write Home needs us to make and ship Valentines now, so they can get shipped overseas by the end of this year.  That way the Heroes will get them in time to send Valentines home to loved ones by mid-February.
The borders on this card were made with a "bubbles" corner rounder done along the edge.  The sentiment was created digitally, and punched with a 1" scallop punch.  The little red hearts are the punch-out "left overs" from a pop-up center-fold row of hearts.  The large red heart was made with the Stampin' Up! "movers and shapers" heart, and the creamy flourish heart was punched with the Stampin' Up! heart punch.  I had to add a bit of ribbon, since this card is for a "Sandy" challenge.