Sunday, January 22, 2017

Balloon Adventures Cases the Catalog

Today's card comes directly from page 4 of the 2017 Occasions Catalog, except it is made by me, instead of Stampin' Up!  This was such a quick and easy card and looks beautiful.

Here is my recipe for the card.

Balloon Adventures Bundle (Balloon Adventures Stamps and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits)
Emerald Envy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4" 
Whisper White - 4 5/8" x 2 1/2"
Crushed Curry Ink and Cardstock for the balloon and string
Emerald Envy Ink for the confetti and sentiments
Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Don't forget to decorate the inside!

For the 2nd card, I added a second balloon cut from the Pop-Up Thinlits and popped it up with thin cut pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals.

and added some extra confetti streamers inside to make it more festive!

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

A Little Phyllis

I loved the card I made for Stella Strong, that I just had to make more for this month's thank you notes for customers.  Just too cute!


Dapper Denim - 6" x 3", scored and folded at 3"
Daffodil Delight 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Whisper White - die cut with Stitched Shapes Ovals
Watercolor Pencils - Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray

Thank you for looking in today!

Oh, and this is titled a "little Phyllis" because I've decided to name this chick Phyllis (for Phyllis Diller!).

~ Donna

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sealed With a Kiss

I really hadn't planned on making any more Valentine's, but then realized I needed an Anniversary Card... for my hubby.  So, that's not a Valentine, but it does use the Sealed With Love stamp set full of Valentine's and Hearts.

This comes from a sketch by Angie Juda.  I love that she includes the measurements!  Thank you Angie!


Real Red - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Real Red - 4" x 3 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 3 3/4" x 3"
Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"

I used Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack

Anniversary Version:

I love that the DSP is 6" x 6" and there is a little strip left over  - perfect for decorating inside!

 Valentine Version:

Thank goodness it's Friday!  We're expecting a lot of rain here this weekend.  I hope it's true, we could really use it.  It was supposed to rain on Thursday, but it only sprinkled.  I  usually don't believe in the weatherman / woman until I see the rain for myself.

I love rainy days!

Thank you for looking in today!

~ Donna

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stella Strong

As you can tell by my watermark on the card, I'm back on my desktop computer!  Yayy!  I don't know what I did, but unplug, re-plug, turn on, turn off, it eventually works!  Thank goodness!

Today's card was made for a special little girl named Stella.  I am part of a Prayer Warriors group called Project H.O.P.E. with Ronda Wade and Sandi Dailey.  They shared information about this adorable little 3 year old who is fighting a battle with brain cancer.  On December 28, 2016, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Midline Glioma.  There is no cure, but she has begun Radiation, so there is hope.  She has a Facebook Page (Stella Strong) to read more about her and share your thoughts and prayers with this family.  She has a little brother and her Mommy is pregnant and due to deliver this week.  Quite a busy life for this young family.

Her favorite color is yellow - which is why she's going to get this little Daffodil Hey Chick!

Contact me if you'd like her address to help shower her with cards.

Here is the recipe for today's card.

Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Dapper Denim - 5 1/4" x 4"
Daffodil Delight 5" x 3 3/4"
  embossed with Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder

I stamped the chick with Memento Black and then used our new Watercolor Pencils to color it in a bit and then used my Blender Pens to give the water coloring look.

The top layer for the chick was cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits which are AVAILABLE AGAIN!  and the Layering Ovals Framelits.

Inside, the cute little cracked egg - I just love this stamp set!  Have you received yours yet?

This chick just cracks me up.  Reminds me of Phyllis Diller.  You young folks will have to google her... LOL

Thank you for checking in today.  Remember to say a prayer for Stella and her family.

Happy Thursday!
~ Donna

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