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Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hello and good morning!

There are changes afoot in this little blog of mine.  I've decided to add a few tabs, or other pages, bit by bit so that I may keep the main page more focused on cards and paper crafts and move my other adventures and crafts to other pages (tabs).  Eventually I will add a tab for tutorials, perhaps a tab for interesting lessons I've learned along the way in card making, and so on.  So please bear with me and know that I am trying to improve this blog so as to make it more "reader friendly."  If all you're interested in is cards, then this main page will be for you.  If you'd like to see what other mischief I've gotten myself into, or if you'd like to see some of my other crafting efforts (mosaics and decoupage are but to name a couple), then please explore the other tabs.  For now, there are just two - "About Me" (which I haven't completed) and "Other Than Cards" which is everything....other than cards.  In fact, I posted my first entry tonight about our holiday carriage ride.  (Wait, it's 1:30 a.m. - so it was LAST night that I posted it.)

I DO have a card for you today.  It's a vivid one, so put on your sunglasses.

Told you.  I was in the mood for a colorful card, plus I had seen a card that incorporated orange and hot pink to wonderful effect, so of course I had to do one for myself.  I chose turquoise and purple as the contrasting colors, and this is the result.  (This is from the archives, hence only one picture.)  The squares are from square punches, one plain and one postage stamp, and the sentiment was heat embossed onto a die cut (SU Framelits Labels).  I traced around the same die used for the sentiment to make the purple "shadow" layer.  By doing that (tracing around the die), you get the same shape just 1/8" larger, rather than going up a whole size.  It doubles the number of die cuts you can get from one set of dies, you know?

I die cut some flowers and layered them in various ways, then glittered them as well.Two of the flowers are various layers from the Dienamics Prima Donna Petals die, and the third flower, the one tucked a little under the ribbon on the right is a "Sweetheart Daisy" from this wonderful tutorial.    I added a satin ribbon double bow and a few rhinestones, and that finished off my card.

Thank you for joining me both here and on my other page(s).

Happy crafting!


Stamp: Fiskars Make-A-Wish Quotes
Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: black ep, rhinestones, ribbon, glitter, scallop punch, tiny flower punch (name unknown), SU Framelits Labels, Dienamics Prima Donna Petals die.


Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow, those are some colours Shea. I love the cheeky sentiment. I just wanted to come over a take a quick look and say thank you for welcoming me into the Tuesday Alchemy group. It's close to 5 am where I am right now so I can't stay long. I promise to come back and take a closer look over the next couple weeks.

Lisa D.

Mum of 4 said...

Beautiful card, Shea! Bright and cheery for sure!!!

Waaah!!! I can't read about your hay ride adventure. When I click on the Other than cards tab this is what comes up.....
Your current account ( does not have access to view this page.
Click here to logout and change accounts.

Hmmmm! What do I do???