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Saturday, July 30, 2011


My dear daughter was involved in an auto accident last week and miraculously walked away with a few scratches and bruises.  Her car?  Yikes...totalled.  The entire family is convinced there were some mighty powerful angels on her side that day.  Anyway, I did up a quickie get well card using a vintage paper doll image, some ribbon, a MS punch and some BG scraps.  The expression on the doll was perfect!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dino-mite Birthday Card!

Our little grandson Rowan turns 3 on Monday + he really really really loves dinosaurs.  Found this perfect image on a free internet coloring page site, and printed and pieced him up.  His collar, head and rear leg are puffed out and popped for dimension.  An SRM sticker, some ricrac, a paper doily, my trusty dymo label maker, doohickey leaf die cuts and some seriously old scraps of paper and done.  This card will be for Great Grandma to give him.  I'm still working on mine.  Have a terrific day!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Welcoming Baby Eli

So we have a new little nephew named Eli Albert and am sending this card with a package of new baby duds.  I wanted to try playing around with dimension coupled with paper piecing stamped images.  This cute teddy bear digi was printed out twice on some Echo Park pp.  I cut him an extra head, forearm and leg and slowly and carefully embossed their backs to give those pieces a puffy look.  You are actually stretching the paper, so you have to take care.  I attached them over the entire stamped image with layered foam tape to give him a "stuffed" look.   He's very cute but it's difficult for the camera to really show his dimensionality.   Anyway, a paper doily, some baker's twine, some old Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, and more October Afternoon Ducks in a Row patterned paper and good to go.  If you click on him for larger view, you can see the puffiness a bit better.  Have a great day!

"Teddy" digital stamp courtesy of Faith of  Designed2Delight and was a freebie last year.  I LOVE him!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ribbon Rose card

I'm loving this ribbon rose technique!  Here's my Mom's birthday card this year. 
And how about that beautiful Magnolia doohickey die scroll which came in the mail just in time to add a perfect crowning touch.