Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I know, I know, me too..."Again?" But I got tagged twice this week from Heather and Melissa, so ok folks, if you wanna know more about me...hee hee..........................altho, I know very little about myself that Melissa doesn't know...

Rules: Always the same... come up with 6 (from one and 7 from the other) facts about you. Pick your adjective: random, weird, unusual, surprising, un-spectacular- things people don't know about you and share it with the world! Then pick the same number of people to TAG. Leave a comment telling them you tagged them and hope they play along! LOL!

1. I am not currently reading the Twilight series (or anything else) because I am not a good mom or wife or housekeeper when I'm reading. I have to just READ til I'm done. Now you all know why I've read exactly 5 books since my boy was born........! Plus, this blog thing is taking up a lot of time I could/should spend reading....LOL! (One day I will read again...I have a lot of books on my list!)

2. The above statement is still a weird fact because as a child I read at least one book per evening. My favorite series was BoxCar Children, but I loved Ann M Martin books and Judy Blume too. I also really liked the American Girls Collection with the stories about the dolls!

3. This is what we had for dinner last night. "Quite tasty." Quick to make and good, but not something for every day.

4. I am happily whittling down our Christmas shopping list. I can hardly wait- Christmas is my FAVORITE!

5. I'm hoping to do fall pictures with my kids again this year. But with the weekend packed, I need to have them both look fabulous at 3:30 in the afternoon...haha!

6. I was wondering...Is it "better" for me to munch on Jelly Belly's or peanut butter M'n'M's all afternoon?

7. I cannot think of another single thing to tell you. But I am going to go thru my posts and find all the TAG's and label them as such and you can now click on my side bar, read every time I've been tagged and and learn way more than you wanted to know! LOL! (its ok, its kinda fun til #7 where you run out of things to say!)

I Tag......... Theresa, Mandee, Yvette, RaeAnne, Eve, and Susan! Yes, that's right girls...!

Pink Snow!

Look- no Upsy Daisy! hee hee! I have to get going on my own Christmas cards because I'm going to be busy working on some of yours as the season continues! So here's a nice, cold holiday card.

Lauren did a pink snowman a few weeks ago and I just loved it! Pink definitely looks as cold as blue! LOL! I have been anxious to make my own pink snowman and Julee's sketch worked beautifully! Some details are a little hard to see but I'm happy with it.

Supplies: Stamps: Holiday Tag Team, Warmest Regards ~ Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie ~ Paper: pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Prints DP ~ Accessories: Silver Cord, Silver Brads, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stamping Sponges, Blender Pens

Also, Jeanette has some awesome blog candy going right now. She has such adorable stamp art- you will definitely be inspired! So many beautiful creations!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pink & Brown

Well, if anyone else was wondering, I was not chosen for the guest design team spot, but those who were are amazing artists! Never fear, I am not giving up! LOL! I did another card last night with one of Katharina's sketches here... and of course used my newest stamp!

I had some Pretty in Pink card stock on my desk so I picked that and brown. ("Brown" because I used Chocolate Chip ink and ribbon, but Close to Cocoa card stock and button...)

Supplies: Stamps: Upsy Daisy ~ Ink: Chocolate Chip ~ Paper: Close to Cocoa & Pretty in Pink card stocks, Berry Bliss DP ~ Accessories: Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons, 1 3/8 inch circle punch

I decided to make another thank you card. The LDS women's meeting was Saturday and it was wonderful. One thing that stood out to me was they emphasized serving others more, and doing little things to brighten people's day. One easy thing for me is that I am going to send more thank you and thinking of you cards, for sure! Here's a nice start!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pumpkin Daisies!

Here is my card from Beate's weekend sketch! Fun, huh? I'm excited! Any time I've done panels like this it never turns out. It always looks funny to me. But this one I am happy with! Plus it was quick to make! Supplies: Stamps: Upsy Daisy ~ Ink: Pumpkin Pie ~ Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White card stocks ~ Accessories: Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Friday, September 26, 2008

Need Cards...?

The holidays are coming!

Do you want beautiful, handmade Christmas cards to mail this year?

Here are four easy ways to get them…

1 ~ Come to my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack card class and make 25 cards for only $15! Five each of five cards. (contact me for dates and locations)

(showing two of the five cards we'll make in class)

2 ~ Like the cards to make at the class but you can’t attend? For $20 I will make the 25 cards for you! (Extra $4.95 to ship them to you)

3 ~ Place an order for a holiday stamp set and the supplies you like and make them in your own spare time! (There are over 12 holiday stamp sets for $20 or less – before tax & shipping!) *Stampin’ Up! is offering a 20% discount on card kits (pages 176-177) for one week only- one kit is holiday themed! Special price available from Oct 4th- Oct 11th.

4 ~ Place a custom order! Check my blog for the cards I offer (slideshow to come!), or ask to see stamp sets I own. Choose your colors and pay only $1.25/per card! Example: Want 23 with the pine tree and 27 with a snowman? Ok! 50 cards = $62.50

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Rubber!

Few things are quite so exciting! LOL!

I finally got to order Upsy Daisy. I am a ridiculous sucker for daisy anything. So of course with it 15% off I HAD to get it!! so here it is- in some of its glory! LOL!

This card follows Julee's Monday Mojo sketch #54. (except for the side of the Saffron square...I don't yet have the awesome scallop punch, so I tore this edge...just pretend its scalloped! haha! I have a ton of color ideas in mind for this stamp but I started with red. Not too bad, actually! Cant' wait to play more!

Supplies: Stamps: Upsy Daisy Ink: Real Red Paper: Real Red, So Saffron & Whisper White card stock, Saffron Prints DP Accessories: Soft Subtles brads, Red Grosgrain ribbon

This second card is inspired by Beate's BIC #24. I liked the clean, clear look, and the first glass has green leaves! So here we go! I'm not in love with these colors together, but I still like the card.

Supplies: Stamps: Embrace Life Ink: Basic Black Paper: Gable Green, Baja Breeze & Basic Black card stocks Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Stamping Sponges, Word Window Punch, White Grosgrain ribbon

What inspired you today?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Scrapping Thanks!

It feels like its been forever since I've done any scrapbooking! But I found this sweet ribbon the other day at Target and wanted to scrap with it! (this is how you can hoard AND use- put it in scrapbooks that you intend to keep forever!) Fortunately (?) I am horribly behind on scrapbooks and have these Thanksgiving pictures from when my son was 1. How sad is that...? Ugh. Also while shopping, I saw a sticker package for new mothers. One sticker said "before I was a mom..." At the moment I thought "...I could shop in quiet!" and now I'm thinking, I kept up on my scrapbooks. However, I didn't have too many interesting things TO scrapbook, (and only one book to make!) so it didn't matter THAT much, did it? Thank heavens for my kids who keep me too busy to scrap their lives. hee hee! Anyway, here is my spread: (pretend they are side by side.....) Pretty basic layout, used a million times in my books. It was a fun Thanksgiving tho because my family all came down to our house! Burt loves to cook so we've done our own Thanksgiving twice. He always brings food to family Thanksgivings anyway and has done the turkey a few times. So! Thank heavens for my husband who loves to cook and is really, really good at it!!! Supplies: Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Taffy ABC ~ Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive ~ Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla card stocks ~ Accessories: Target Ribbon
Finally, I wanted to share this thought about "before I was a mom". It popped in my head as soon as I read the sticker mentioned above, and I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking for the email that contained it. Enjoy...!
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep. Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom. Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy. Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom. And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle being held by "your baby"...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Cause for Thanks

If you haven't seen this on other blogs yet, its finally my turn. Carolyn King (Cammie) is a big name in the stamping world. She designs stamps for Gina K and her most recent release is this adorable set, Whimsical Autumn. It's special because she is donating 100% of her proceeds of the sales of this set to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of her grandmother.

Sunday was World Alzheimer's so Cammie talked to some friends (LOL) and has put together the biggest blog candy giveaway EVER. Really. It includes more than $1000 worth of stamping supplies and other goodies. Part of entering this blog candy requires you to make a card and send it to a care-taker of someone with Alzheimer's.

That inspired me to send cards to many care-takes I know. My paternal grandmother suffered from Parkinson's and dementia. My maternal grandfather had a severely debilitating stroke nearly 17 years ago and has had many, many problems related to that. (he was just admitted to a care facility this past week.) I know first hand how much a card would truly brighten the day of a care-taker, especially if that person is family. So here are four quick thank-you notes I put together just for this. If you can, send along a card of your own- they work so hard and selflessly and if its a person with Alzheimer's, they definitely don't feel appreciated, unless we tell them.


Stamps: Fresh Cuts ~

Ink: Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Basic Gray ~

Paper: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa card stocks ~

Accessories: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware ~

Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday Sketches!

If you checked my SCS gallery since Saturday morning you already saw this one. But I had to post it here too because I just love how it turned out! This follows Lauren's Saturday Sketch. Initially I thought I wouldn't do it because of the circle. I don't have any EASY circle cutting system, just that thing by Making Memories and I can't ever figure out how big the circle is going to be. Its just luck of the draw. But the rest of the card looked fairly simple so I thought I'd try it again...

Then, I wanted the focal point to be really great so I could keep the rest of the card basic. I still have this Lovely As A Tree set I'm borrowing from my mom and I thought I could do something fun for autumn with it. So here's today's version of emboss-resist. its on Vanilla card stock, rather than glossy, so I knew it would end up at least a little different. First I stamped the trees in Chocolate Chip ink. Then, (without a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, or any other way of lining it up perfectly, LOL!) I stamped it again with Versamark ink and clear embossed it. Even without a way of lining it up, it turned out ok because it looks like the first frost of the season! Woohoo! Then I sponged over it with More Mustard, Really Rust and Old Olive inks. Very autumnal.

Oh, I also edged the circle in Chocolate Chip ink to make it more defined. I wasn't even going to try to make a larger circle...!

Supplies: Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Fresh Cuts ~ Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive ~ Paper: Really Rust, Old Olive, Very Vanilla card stocks ~ Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Making Memories cutter

The next Saturday Sketch comes from Jen, and I added in the OCC Saturday challenge, which was to use chipboard. I never have much luck with chipboard! I bought it all excited to use it and my ideas just don't' work out that well. Usually it seems out of place. But here's this attempt! lol! Also, I made the focal point round instead of square, and then the button accent is square instead of round...wonder if that still counts? hee hee!

Here you can see the chipboard layer...

Supplies: Stamps: Bugs & Kisses ~ Ink: Rose Red ~ Paper: Rose Red & Whisper White card stocks ~ Accessories: Fresh Favorite Buttons, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals (retired), On Board Accents & Elements chipboard (retired), Silver Cord (retired!), Stamping Sponges


Some of you didn't think yesterday's injury stories were bad enough. So here's another one! *wink*

Last night I thought I'd make some lemon bars because they are yummy and we needed something yummy. So, you bake the crust for 8 mins at 350* and then pour in the lemon filling and put it back in the oven to bake longer. Well, being the "super-genius" that I am (Wile E Coyote, for anyone who didn't watch Saturday Morning Cartoons...) I pulled the pan out using hot pads, set it on the stove, poured in the filling and then picked the pan back up WITHOUT HOT PADS. So yes, I slightly burned all fingertips and my thumbs! OWWW!

Is that good enough for ya?! haha!

Now, you may wonder how I am typing today if that is the case... (I do pre-type many of my posts and I don't think I'll be stamping today...) First of all, I let go pretty quickly. LOL! But also, my mother gave us this great stuff they use a lot at her work:

So in case you wondered, YES it works and YES its worth buying! my thumbs and pointer fingers are still tender, but I'm good! So if you have super-genius's in your house, you better get some! It works for sunburns too.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Sketches!

Happy Weekend! Despite allergies that were once again out of control, I got some stamping done last night. First I have Beate's Weekend Sketch #58...

I wanted to use patterned paper. I have nothing that is current, so I figure that's a good time to use my retired stamps too. Soon you'll understand why I need to get crackin' on my own Christmas cards! :) So there you have it! (its hard to see the snowman in the top corner, but IRL it looks nice.)

Supplies: Stamps: Holiday Tag Team ~ Ink: Whisper White Craft, Brocade Blue ~ Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, All The Trimmings Simply Scrappin' Kit DP ~ Accessories: Mat Pack, Silver Brads

Now for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge... Again with the very old patterned paper, and old stamps! LOL! But I did find a cupcake!

Supplies: Stamps: Little Layers Plus ~ Ink: Chocolate Chip ~ Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Loves Me DP ~ Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pen, Mat Pack, Pen, White grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Best Card!

Here's the story behind this card. I was browsing Bev's fabulous blog (she has great blog candy right now!) and she had a link for a guest design team "call" on Katharina's blog. The only thing you had to do was make a card using one of her sketches. Being the "sketch-junkie" that I've recently become (LOL!) I browsed her sketches and love them!!! Sooo I made this card!

Katharina owns Whiff of Joy Stamps which are really sweet images Bev shows a lot of (because she is on the design team!). And YES, I am going to enter it! This is crazy...! I must really like how this card turned out because I would never picture myself doing that! ACK! haha....

Supplies: Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Heartfelt Thanks ~ Ink: Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke ~ Paper: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa and Very Vanilla card stocks ~ Accessories: Mat Pack, Silver Brads, Stamping Sponges, 1 3/8 inch circle Punch, 1/2 inch circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flowers & Stripes

For this card, I used Lauren's Sketch and mixed in Beate's Inspiration Piece! I too loved the stripy couch, but I also liked the flowers sitting in the shelves. My stripes come from some more old DP- Spring Showers. The flower stamp is retired too- it comes from Lively Little Ones. Anyway, it was a pretty simple card and I like how it turned out.


Stamps: Lively Little Ones, Sock Monkey ~ Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip ~ Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White Card stocks, Spring Showers DP ~ Accessories: Silver Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch

I wanted to share my happy - In the last week we've managed to buy 5 Christmas presents! And its only September! Walmart has cheap movie racks that are really worth checking out! The other day Burt and I noticed one such 'steal' that I went back for. It's gonna be a family gift, but I already know us girls will get the most fun from it. hee hee! Its a Rodgers & Hammerstein's collection with State Fair, Oklahoma and Carousel, for only $13 WOW! There's no features or anything (we love watching the bonus features!) but I'm sure not complaining! It worked out great because we are currently borrowing two of them from my parents. I'd never seen any of State Fair until last week, and I'd only seen my school's 9th grade production of Oklahoma. But thanks to four years of voice lessons where my main source of pieces came from a Broadway music book, I knew plenty of the songs! And Carousel is one of those favorites of mine that I never watch because it makes me cry. LOL! So I am super excited! Sienna will be too, yesterday she wanted to watch "Pok-ee-no-no-na" which turned out to mean "Oklahoma". That one really made me laugh...

Five gifts bought and I am already giddy-excited for Christmas to come! hee hee!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stinky Pink!

This card is mostly based on a sketch from Splitcoaststampers last week. Sooo its also posted in my gallery there.

I left off the circle part...didn't know what to do there. Actually, if I had a big flower from the Pretties Kit that would have worked well, especially tinted pink! O well.... this is what I have. hee hee!

Supplies: Stamps: Pun Fun ~ Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink ~ Paper: Whisper White & Basic Black card stocks, Pretty in Pink Prints DP ~ Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Monday, September 15, 2008

Busy, Busy!

The card. Well, and me. I've been busy with life, but on the stamping side I'm busy coming up with specifics for my Christmas card class! Can't wait!

In the meantime, here is my busy card! I used the sketch from Amy on OCC. I started by looking for some DP and here's proof what a paper hoarder I am- is this like 3 or 4 years old?! Yep, it is! But I thought it was not too overpowering. I may have been wrong! hee hee! I wanted a third color to POP so I picked Cameo Coral. Used my favorite technique for this fun butterfly, and sponged some Barely Banana ink over the Vanilla pieces to make it work better with the DP.

I'm hoping to play with some more sketches today, but we'll see how that goes. Now its your turn to go make something fun! Supplies: Stamps: Priceless, Fresh Cuts Ink: Cameo Coral, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana Paper: Sage Shadow & Very Vanilla card stocks, In Full Bloom SS Kit Accessories: Mat Pack, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads, Stamping Sponges

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Another Day

Wanna know what that is a picture of? Books. That needed repaired. There are 22 and one that couldn't be fixed...can't find what used to be its cover. That's right, I just fixed twenty-two books that my children have ripped and torn. Definitely something to go on my resume- Professional Torn-Book Repairman. Some times its just exuberant turning of the page. Sometimes its both of them holding the same book and fighting about who gets to turn the page. Sometimes its a tasty book (instead of ya know, a good book...) Other times books are really just stepping stones as you cross the "water". Why do kids always pretend the carpet is water?? Anyway. That was tonight's task.

My kids actually really love books. Especially our boy- the most destructive. He has always loved books. When he was tiny I would lay on my back holding the book above us and read to him. When our girl was tiny, this was a typical scene....

Isn't that adorable? And those were the days I repaired a stack of books about once a month. I mean really, what is this all about?! Guess I looked bored...... LOL!

In other news, one of S's very favorite movies is Pride & Prejudice. (the Kiera Knightley one) She's always said "Miss Ah-liv-a-lip" instead of Miss Elizabeth, (which cracks me up!) but the other night, she was telling me about "Eee-liz-a-beff". (with concentration and emphasis on each sound) awww! My baby's growin' up!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


As soon as I saw Beate's sketch for this weekend, I knew I wanted to have the card base be the patterned piece. I pulled out this set because its new and I hoped to use it. And I came up with a funny! ...which is just a tiny bit annoying because that was the OCC Challenge for last week. haha! O well....here's the card:

One thing I did a little differently today was dyed the ribbon two colors- one side is with Chocolate Chip and the other is Mellow Moss. You can't really tell, but it was fun to try that!


Stamps: Under The Stars, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss

Paper: Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla card stocks

Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, Stamping Sponges (to dye the ribbon)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

(photo courtesy: http://wallpapers.free-review.net/21__Usa_-_Flag.htm)

I wanted to say something, but I still don't know what. That was the most surreal day of my life.

Thank you to the many heroic people we heard so much about in the weeks that followed. My heart goes out to all of those who lost loved ones.

I AM Proud to be an American.


Yes, we all need to sometimes. Or lots of times. Especially us mom's. This one anyway! *wink*

Eve had this great color challenge on her blog and I really wanted to play along. The colors to me seemed campy and its raining here and I love being in the mountains when it rains. (like, in a car or a rodent-free cabin, not like walking thru the mtns...!) So! I went for a soft, relaxing feel. I could totally relax in a *quiet* cabin, watching the rain and sipping hot cocoa!!! Let's go..!

The SU! colors I thought were closest to those she showed are Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip. The only thing I added was a touch of pink to the hearts on the mug. I did a lot of sponging to make it softer.

Supplies: Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, Pun Fun Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss Paper: Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Inspiration #22

Yesterday Beate had the prettiest inspiration photo! It looked so calm and cool, like refreshing water. I think Baja Breeze is an excellent color of water so I had to use that, and I liked the white flowers and leafiness. I justified the chocolate chip with the wooden box! And here's what I made: Supplies: Stamps: Fresh Cuts Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Versamark Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White Accessories: Mat Pack, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Little Lamb, Birthday & Thanksgiving!

In spite of working on other projects and having too much going on yesterday, I managed to get some stamping done last night!!! Hooray! LOL! Recently our friend's daughter was baptised and we had to miss it. I thought we could still send her a card so this is what I made, using Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch #52. I thought this lamb image was perfect for the occasion and took my card colors from the way I colored it. Somewhere I saw the lamb done in So Saffron, so that's what I did here. This is also a 4 1/4 square card.

Supplies: Stamps: Pun Fun, Warmest Regards Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze Paper: Baja Breeze, Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stocks, So Saffron Prints DP Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blender Pens, Subtles Brads, Stamping Sponges, Pink Gingham Ribbon

I used Lauren's Saturday Sketch for the design behind my grandmother's birthday card. I totally cheated on that square focal point....I used my big square punch for the Pumpkin 'frame', and then used it to make reference points on the stamped paper, and then used my exacto knife to cut out the Vanilla piece with the flowers! (You get creative when you don't own all the fun tools- no second-larger square punch! LOL!)

Supplies: Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Sincere Salutations Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla card stocks Accessories: Big Square Punch, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon

My final card uses a cool technique I'd never tried! The sketch is from Jen's Saturday Sketch and the reason I thought of this particular technique (Joseph's Coat) is because Andrea just did a tutorial on her blog HERE. I had to take the modifications a step further because I also do not own the brayer. My mom does...! Anyway, so here's a fancy Thanksgiving card!

Supplies: Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Holidays & Wishes, Canvas Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Ruby Red Paper: More Mustard, Ruby Red, Glossy card stocks Accessories: Round Tab Punch (sides trimmed off!), Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Kit, Stamping Sponges, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

And just because inquiring minds want to know.... THIS is a heat tool.

You plug it in, heat it up for a few seconds and point at your embossing powder til it melts. Super cool technique!

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