Sunday, June 30, 2013


Hello there! Happy Sunny Sunday to you! Here's a happy card sure to put a smile on your face:) I need to think happy thoughts today. As you may know, I entered the Artisan Contest this year, and many of the finalists were notified on Friday. I didn't get a call:( But actually, it's really okay. I already have a pretty full plate, and can barely keep up with what I'm doing now. And I got some really exciting news earlier in the week. Melanie from Paper Crafters Sampler asked if I'd like to be on the design team for this online publication. I was more than a little nervous to commit in case I was selected for the Artisan Design Team, which means coming up with 4 projects each month, 200 wedding invitations and who knows how many favors to make,  and of course the daily drama of living with a 1 1/2 year old. So I think the good Lord was probably saving me from a nervous breakdown! You can see the Paper Crafter's Sampler website here: I'll let you know more once I figure out what I'm doing. Okay, on to today's card...I used the fun set Bright Blossoms and a great new set called A Dozen Thoughts. I started with a Basic Grey base and used the Simply Scored and Borders Plate for the detail on the edge. I stamped the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

I added a strip of DSP from I Am Me and flagged teh bottom. Next, I used the Big Shot and Squares Collection Framelits to cut out a large Whisper White square and 4 small squares in So Saffron, Real Red, Calypso Coral and Pool Party. I created a sweet little ric-rac, or rick-rack, I'm never sure which is right, border with the Tasteful Trim Die. I stamped the images in the same inks as the paper, with the addition of Old Olive for the leaves, and the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything in the right place.I added a piece of Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and tied it in a bow and then used the 1" Circle Punch to punch them out and popped them up on their squares with Dimensionals. I couldn't resist adding the Candy Dots in Brights and Subtles, and the trio of tiny Subtles Buttons.

This was a fun card to make and I hope it brings a little sunshine into your day! Make sure to stay put and check out the cards for this month's 'Kits/Cards To Go'. There are 11 to choose from this month. Please email me your choices at and if you're wanting the Kits or Cards. Remember, you get to pick any 4 and the prices are listed on my blog homepage on the upper right hand side. Please have your selections to me by Friday, July 5th. The # for each card is listed ABOVE it:

Okay, those are  your 11 choices. Remember, pick any 4 and let me know if you want the Kit or Cards. And let me know by Friday, July 5th. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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