So Sorry…

We make and send cards for many occasions – to celebrate, to say thank you, to wish someone good luck and sometimes to say we are sorry.   Making a card to say I am sorry for your loss adds so much depth to the message for me.  With each stamp and embellishment I think of the loss that person is going through thus pouring more of my heartfelt sorrow for their loss in the…

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Celebrating my brother’s 50th Birthday

Last night I attended a 50th Birthday celebration for my brother.  It was a small intimate event at a local Italian restaurant in a Chicago suburb. The guest list was comprised of close friends, true A list friends to share this milestone birthday. It was a wonderful evening of story telling and many laughs. I wanted to create a card that would be funny and needle him a little.  A card I had previously seen…

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A Simple Thanks with Apothecary Accents

Today I have a real CAS (Clean and Simple) card.   Using a classic and clean DSP I trimmed it 1/8" smaller than my standard A2 card size.  Then I stamped the image from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock.  Using one of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents set I cut the label.  To add a pop of color I cut two more labels from…

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Pals Paper Art Color Challenge #170

This week the Pals Paper Art Challenge is a Color Challenge #170.  This was a tough challenge. While I love each of these colors individually, I struggled putting them together.  Here are the colors: The Midnight Muse and Crushed curry are striking together especially against Whisper White or Very Vanillla.  But adding Early Espresso did muddy things up (pun intended).  So here is what I did… As I the card unfolded I was not certain I…

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