Sunday, October 18, 2009

365 Cards - Day 231 Imagine This: The Sky

Day 231 challenge at 365 Cards calls for a card using the sky for inspiration. I needed a sympathy card for a friend who lost her father suddenly, so decided to use this challenge for my inspiration. The card LO came from Lynn Hadley, my SU Demonstrator. I cased one of her LOs because it was perfect for what I had in mind. I stamped the flowers and sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. Then I sponged on 3 or 4 different colours of blue ink.

Card Details: CS - K&Company, Bazill, Recollections and SU Glossy CS; Stamps - Artemio, Heidi Grace Greetings; Ink - Versamark, Colorbox, MS; Ranger White EB Powder; Ribbon - Dollar store.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Take a Bow"

Create a ***NEW*** card using ribbon in a wonderful way! This is the challenge at Caardvarks where the sponsor this week is May Arts. I used 4 different kinds of ribbon on this card. Each flower was done using ribbon in a different way. Of course I had to add ribbon with a slide as well!

Card Details: CS - White (Recollections), Yellow & Green (Bazill), Stripes (unknown); Ribbon - Whites (Ruban), Pinks (unknown); Pearls - Recollections; Buttons - unknown; CB die cut & swiss dots EB folder; MS leaf punch; Ink - Pamass.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I have just a moment between turkey bastings to make a quick post, so I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian supporters! We have my Dad and step-mother, as well as my DH's parents coming for supper tonight. My DH has gotten very energetic and made a squash soup and pumpkin chessecake to go with my turkey dinner. I made fresh dinner rolls yesterday as well. Am I making you hungry yet? I'm getting hungry just thinking of it! The turkey smells soooo yummy!

I feel very blessed, and have so much to be thankful for. I hope you do too! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Dorie Ellen

Happy 90th Birthday

Grammie Hanson is 90! My friend asked me to make this card for her grandmother who is celebrating her 90th birthday today. She has a very weak heart and lately has had lots of health issues as a result. She's been in the hospital for a bit, and last week wasn't expected to live more than a couple of days, let alone make it to her 90th! Turns out she is a fighter and much stronger than expected because she has had a couple of good days, and today the family celebrates not only Thanksgiving, but her birthday. Now that is something to be thankful for!
God sure is good.

The stamp and background were coloured by sponging on ink. I stamped oak leaves to create my own pp. The sentiment was computer generated. TFL

Card Details: CS - Recollections, SU Glossy; Inks - Colorbox; Stamps - SU (Lovely As A Tree); Ribbon - Ruban; Eyelets - Dollar store; Sentiment - Computer generated.

Friday, October 9, 2009

25th Wedding Anniversary

3 days after my husband's parents celebrated their 50th anniversary, his sister and her husband celebrated their 25th! I made this card for them. This was a new type of fold for me that I wanted to try. I attached the smaller, folded card to a larger base to make it a bigger card to give. I used lots of embossing and vellum on this card. I really like the look of vellum, don't you?

Card Details: Vellum - White Floral by Colorbok, plain - unknown; CS - Bazill shiny gray, gray metalic & pearl white - unknown; Metal frame & bling - dollar store; Punches - MS (leaf), Marvy Uchida (flower); Stamps - Craft (numbers), All Night Media (Happy Anniversary); Ink - Versamark; Silver EB Powder - Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

50th Wedding Anniversary Card

My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday! Woot, woot!! We had an awesome celebration with 85 relatives and friends. I really think 50 years together is something definitely worth celebrating since we live in a society in which so many marriages end in divorce. They have a strong faith in God which got them through the rough patches and helped them reach this milestone. There's nothing better than leaning on the solid rock of Christ!

Anywhoo, this is the card that I made them. I did alot of gold embossing for this one! The base is shiny gold and the pp has raised shiny gold dots too. I also layered two different gold ribbons, one sheer and the other glittery. I stamped the envelope to match.

Card Details: Stamps - All Night Media (Happy Anniversary), Craft - (#50), Artemio - (roses & leaves); Spellbinders Nesties - Label 1; Bazill - shiny gold CS, Pearl CS - unknown; The Paper Company - white with gold dots; Metal frame and ribbon - dollar store.