The Power of Two… At Last!

Love Friendship Wedding The inspiration for my card came from Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge #354.  I made the card for a very special couple who dated for quite a while before getting married. The picture does the gold paper no justice… it’s absolutely stunning in person. The gold embossing takes it up a notch too.  All the gold makes it look so expensive… LOL. mojo354 I think the card pretty much represented the sketch fairly well.

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Love You More


Last week my hobby saved my sanity… LOL.  I seriously can’t remember the last time one week felt like an eternity.  Thank goodness the week ended with the day everyone wishes love upon each other.

I made this special card for my son who has saved every card I have ever given him.  When I first laid my eyes on this stamp set I knew I had to have it for just this one stamp.

When my son says to me, “I love you mom”, I always respond with, “I love you more.”  I will keep this stamp set forever because these words are used in my household all the time.

It is the best argument in the world to have with your loved ones.  So the next time someone tells you they love you…  respond with, “I love you more!”  But what’s better than that?  Show them by making them a card with those words.


I used white emobssing powerder to make the image stand out on  Old Olive cardstock.  The added embellishments are no longer available… I’m so sorry, but that’s why you should receive a copy of the new catalogs on a yearly basis and the mini catalogs each time they come out.  Get yours today right here!

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Love in Tempting Turquoise


The greatest gift is love… and this Valentine's day I'm going to give it freely.  Just like Christmas cards I'm sending them to those on my list… naughty or nice… LOL. 


I 'love" the Expressions Thinlits Dies, no pun intended…LOL.  The set contain the words, Merry and Thankful.  The tiny heart inside the 'o' was cut out from the Owl Punch from a piece of scrap paper (I throw nothing away).

In order for the 'love' cut from tempting turquoise cardstock to stand out… I cut out the middle of the Tea Lace Paper Doily with fifth circle from the Circles Collection Framelits Dies.

I also added a tiny bit of sparkle from a piece of Silver Glimmer paper* to add just a bit of sparkle.  I later colored it red and it looked better, I'll post the colored one on my FB page in the next day or so.


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Pals May 2012 Blog Hop: Retirement Party

It’s a Retirement Party!  It’s the Pals Blog Hop!  It’s the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop!  Today the Stampin’ Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects showcasing our favorite retiring products!  You’ve probably hopped over from the beautifully talented, Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie’s Crafty Corner, I’m Craft Ninja stop number 11 on the Pals Hop and I’m glad you hopped in!  I’ll help you “hop along” from blog to blog where you’ll find great ideas for retiring Stampin’ Up! products from the Stampin’ Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you’ll be back on track

I fell in love with Stampin’ Up! because of the quality of the products… but the friends that came with are the icing on the cake.  My sweet Pals are my inspiration and together we say good-bye to or favorite products.  I have way too many favorites, so I will show the best fitting stamp for this month’s blog hop.  The banner says it all, “true love stories never end.”  They simply retire… LoL.  Then we fall in love all over again with the new products.

Now hop along for more mad craft skills with inspiring ideas from Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX, stop number 12 on the Pals Retirement Party Blog Hop!  Thanks for “hopping” by!

  1. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  3. Kim Luithle at Kim’s Stampin
  4. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin’ Blog
  5. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  6. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Laurie Mercer at My Stampin’ Blog
  8. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie’s Crafty Corner
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  13. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki’s Creative Corner
  14. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  15. Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasyCards
  16. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin’ Space
  18. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Sweetly Said
Paper:  Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper; Real Red, Crumb Cake
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Make it Pop:  Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
Punches:  Butterfly