Tuesday, January 19, 2021


The Flower Challenge wants embossing on the entries for this month.  I made a fairly simple CAS Valentine this afternoon while listening to the Nebraska women's basketball game vs. Minnesota.  In a normal season, I'd be there in person watching them.  


After embossing the flower background, I swiped it with white pigment ink.  Put the heart die cut back in the embossing folder to match it up with the background.  Added the sentiment and some sequins to finish it off.

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Monday, January 18, 2021


Quick post this morning with two Valentine cards with acetate fronts.  


Both cards were created using some backgrounds from my stash.  The first one was on watercolor paper smooshed with  pink inks.  The second used an alcohol ink background in reds and a bit of gold.  Glued each of the die cuts on a piece of heavy acetate (4.5 x 6).  Scored the acetate so there was a .5 piece to fold over and glued to back of card.  There is an additional heart on the inside of the card on which to write a short note that won't be seen from the front. 

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Friday, January 15, 2021


The Twofer Challenge for this month certainly had my name on it - two cards using the same stamp but with a different design for each and for two different occasions plus using FLOWERS!

I first stamped flowers and leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set and copic colored.  Had to fussy cut as I don't have the dies to match.  Arranged the flowers and leaves on a black card base, added the little sentiment and some clear drops and done with that one!  For my second card, I first die cut a lattice background and adhered to the slimline card base.  Fussy cut some more flowers and leaves, made the floral arrangement and added the sentiment and a few enamel dots.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021


It's time to start creating some Valentines and The Tic Tac Toe Challenge has just the starting point for you this week with this fun board designed by LeAnne.

For my card, I chose the diagonal from left to right - heart, dry embossing and kraft.


I dry embossed the background and also the red heart with the Altenew beautiful begenia folder.  Brushed some white pigment ink over the raised areas of the embossing.  Embossed the die cut heart by putting it in the ef at the place where I wanted it on the card.  Used a bit of red ink to give it some definition and matched it up with the background.  Put it all together with the little sentiment and done.

The winner of our challenge has a chance to be a future guest designer so be sure to enter. 

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Monday, January 11, 2021


 My card was started last week for the Color Hues Challenge (red & gray) and was all finished except for the "putting together".  Decided to do a different post first before this one and on Sunday morning saw the Twofer Challenge DT's card and there was one with almost the same design and flowers.  Good minds run on the same track ???? Couldn't decide whether to use my card lest people would think I copied the idea - but then figured I'd just go ahead with it.


I did some stamping on the gray wrap and die cut multiple snowdrops and little hearts.  Snipped off some of the snowdrop blooms and added the red hearts to the stems.  Gave all the flowers some shading with a gray copic marker and added some sparkle to the heart "blooms".  After all was arranged, I adhered it to an embossed heart background.  Tied a little twine bow and tucked on the sentiment tag.

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