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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.

Oct 3, 2012

Flowers & a Flourish

Tonight's card combines three challenges.  The sketch is #140 from Operation Write Home. The StampTV Free-for-all-Friday challenge is to use flowers.  And the challenge at Joan's Gardens is to use a piece of designer paper for the background, include a dimensional flower, a flourish, and a sentiment.

The paper is from my stash - something I bought at Jo-ann's Fabric & Crafts a few years ago.  The narrow striped paper is from a 6x6 pack by Stampin' Up!, and the flourish is from a Stampin' Up! jumbo wheel.  The flourish is embossed in a sparkly green powder I've had (and used a lot) for at least a decade.  The dimensional flower was hand-made from a satin ribbon and a heat gun. The sentiment I've also had for years, and don't know who made it.  The card just didn't look finished yet, so I tried the 'hand-drawn lines' like Darlene DeVries does, but I'm not very good at it.  I fixed a goof by covering the outer section of the lined area with a blue Permapaque marker by Sakura.


  1. Very nice Diane - you are welcome for me joining your blog - I am a NEW blogger since August - it is a journey for sure - so much to learn but I am enjoying it - trying to keep up with challenges as well - that is even more of a CHALLENGE - but I love paper crafting! I am thinking of having a blog candy contest in the near future - after I learn how to do a button and get that gadget that selects winners - like I wrote - so much to learn! Have a great week!

  2. Diana this is such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  3. Diana - I am giving away blog candy - it ends at noon today! Hope you can come by.


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