I’m So Sorry

imsosoryI am working on a tin of cards especially for men.  There will be about 15 cards in the tin.  I needed some more “I’m Sorry” cards – all the cards in the tin are random. Well, because men always seem to get in trouble.  And, they probably need more “I’m Sorry” cards more than women do… LOL.

This beauty uses the Tranquil Tulips Hostess Stamp Set, the Layered Leaves embossing folder, doilies, Lots of Labels Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Duet Banner Punch and Pearl Basic Jewels.

The color combo is Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  I think it’s very feminine and could possibly get a guy out of the dog house, depending on the offense.

Inspired by a friend!

craftingforeverThis morning, I had a chat with a Stamping friend over Facebook messenger.  She said something that inspired me to make a card.  I quote, “I should be cleaning instead of crafting! But crafting is more fun!”  Courtney, you don’t know what you did!  I immediately thought of this stamp set. Crafting Forever was used to make this fun card.  Any and all of my crafting friends needs a card like this!  LOL

So, the color combo is Whisper White, Basic Gray and Sweet Sugarplum (I am going to be really sad when this color retires).  I know it’s hard to see but I stamped off the Basic Gray and the Sweet Sugarplum on the scissors and baker’s twine (well that’s what I think it is) images.  The “Made with Love” stamp was full on ink.  The background is, of course, the embossing paste with our Pattern Party Decorative mask.  I used Stitched Shapes framelits for the sentiment; 5/8″ burlap ribbon (just one strand pulled from the ribbon) for the curly cue behind the Sentiment.  I used the last of the Pearl Basic Jewels on my sheet (there was two tiny ones – I used those on the period and exclamation point) and 5 in a string just on the banner.  You will notice a doily (well a 1/2 of one) as well.  This card is much prettier in person……

Thank you for the inspiration, Courtney!!

Inspiration

So, yesterday, I was inspired by My Paper Pumpkin’s card layout.  I wanted to do this card immediately but real life got in the way.  For some reason, I am on a cooking frenzy.  I made homemade banana bread, homemade fried chicken and I cooked Escarole and froze it (I make a yummy soup with it but had it this week.  I am afraid I won’t be able to find the escarole when I want the soup again).  Then, I started looking for something else to make.  I guess with Fall in the air, I am feeling the need to make “comfort foods.”

Anyway, this card was super simple to make.  I used Gingham Garden washi tape, Gingham Garden DSP, the Chevron Border Punch and Vintage Faceted Buttons!  Super Fun!

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Gifts Galore

Well, my good friend, Lorinda is moving.  This makes me very very sad. However, I couldn’t let this event go past without giving her a gift.  This was a fun one to create.  It’s a Tea Lace Paper Doily with a punch of DSP, some ribbon, a sentiment and a few embellishments.  One of which is a safety pin.  It’s how I got the doily to stick to the bag!  What’s inside the bag?  Lorinda’s favorite:  Stale (yes, stale) Peppermint Patties!  What can I say?  It’s her favorite!

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