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Thank You, Thank You

>> Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thank You cards are so important.  They may people feel even more special than if you just verbally tell them.  When the Thank You is handmade, I believe it is even more special.

I love the new Deco Thank You image. it has a beautiful font and some cool graphic lines.

On my first card, I watercolored through a stencil.  On the left over paper, I die cut some birds using an IO die.  I added the birds to the sections that had similar colors.  I then stamped my Thank You using my MISTI so I could make sure it stamped cleanly as water color can be difficult to stamp on if it has a lot of powder in it.

On my second card, I stamped the new Flower Wheelbarrow image and the Leafy Tree Branch image.  I drew in some grass and stamped the Deco Thank-you using my MISTI.  I then colored everything in with a Micron Pen and sponged through a stencil.

Hope your week is going well!




Get Well Cards

>> Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I began stamping this in an effort to make a masculine get well card. I thought the Cattail Milk Pail 
would be perfect; not too flowery, but still natural, nice and soothing, you get the idea.  I decided to stamp the background using the Long Tall Cattails Image, and so far so good.  However, I then made a Polka Dotted border piece, and embellished it with a scalloped border and gauzy ribbon.  No bow I thought, just tie a knot, but it ended up looking more girl like than I intended.  Oh well, I finished it with the One Line Get Well Greeting. 

My second get well card was always going to be all about flowers!  I wanted to stamp using the new Flower Wheelbarrow again, and colored the flowers using pastels.  I stamped a panel using the Flower Scroll and colored those to match the flowers in the main image, adding a punched border.

To keep the theme going, I used the same stamp on the background, stamping green on light green cardstock, for a subtle effect.  My sentiment comes from the last line in the Cured, Yet Greeting.

I hope you're feeling fine and dandy this Tuesday... Have a great day!


A New Beginning

>> Monday, May 21, 2018

Hi Everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. I need a couple of graduation cards, so I thought I'd use the new beginning (602E) greeting on this one.

The New Beginning greeting (602E) and Female Graduate were both stamped with black ink onto white CS. The grad was colored in some with Copics. Both were die cut and layered onto yellow CS. The grad cap was created using an Impression Obsession grad die set. The white panel was embossed with a Darice grad EF and layered onto black CS. A black gingham ribbon was added before attaching everything to the white card base.

Inside I stamped the Congratulations on your Graduation greeting with black ink.

Hope you had a great weekend!



Wheelbarrow Fun!

>> Saturday, May 19, 2018


It has been a crazy week here in Connecticut and once again it's all due to the weather!  We had a severe storm hit our area on Tuesday evening that knocked down hundreds of trees and left many of us without electricity.  Driving has become a real challenge with many roads either closed or partially blocked by trees.  And we were the lucky ones since there were actual tornado's not too far away!  But through it all, stamping goes on :)

My card today uses our new Flower Wheelbarrow - without the flowers.  I started by stamping both the Flower Wheelbarrow and Wags the dog on separate pieces of card stock, coloring and fussy cutting both.  My background was sponged with blue on top and green on the bottom and then I used our Easy Grass Background and some additional green ink.  Once I had that all put together, I stamped our Sit, Stay Greeting, the first 2 sections on separate pieces of card stock that I fussy cut into clouds and the last section directly on my card. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Grad Adventure

>> Friday, May 18, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I don't know about your area, but down here, the graduations start about now & continue until about the 1st week of June. It always seems so early, but I guess it's because they start school here about the 2nd week of August. At this rate, there won't even be a summer vacation anymore. My little piggy grad looks really happy to be through with all that. 
After I stamped, colored & fussy cut the grad pig, I stamped the Graduation Bg leaving a blank space toward the top for the greeting. I had the black frame lying around so on it went along w/ a few sequins. 

Here's a look at the inside and below it are the Copics I used.
 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, black 
ink:  Memento tuxedo black, (angel pink also used on the inside)
accessories: Copics markers, Misti, Lil' Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, square dies, sequins


Get Well Soon

>> Thursday, May 17, 2018

Good morning!

I thought I'd do a couple of Get Well cards today
Seems like people get colds this time of year with the weather changing 
back and forth, or for some other odd reason, who knows!
Anyway, I've been wanting to use these corner dies for a while
and these cards seemed the perfect time.

DRS stamps for this card: One Line Get Well 1097E and 

I stamped the wheelbarrow on the white card and on another piece
of card stock as well.  Colored and cut out cutting off any small details
as it is also on the card base.  I popped up my fussy cut wheelbarrow over
the stamped image on the card.

DRS stamps for this card: Bird Feeder 534H and One Line Get Well 1097E

I did this card the very same way as the first, popping up my colored image on top of the stamped image on the card.
I used a die set from Memory Box for the corners on
both these cards.

Hope you like these two cards, I had fun making them!
Thanks for visiting today!


Adventures Await!

>> Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Adventure.  Something we all probably crave.  When I was younger I did some pretty adventurous things like hiking, camping, and being on a hot air balloon team entering races across the Southwest.  I also had a job that was 100% travel in my 20s.  Today, I am happy with a trip to Hobby Lobby or Michaels. 

Today, I have several cards to show you using the new Let the Adventure Begin Greeting.

This card also uses the Dogwood Branch image.  I did the background using ink smooshing (swipe ink on aluminum foil, splash on water, and dip in your paper), and the tree rings and foliage are Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies.

This card uses the Silhouette Palm Tree Line image.  The background is a water color wash and I tore the bottom to look a bit like a beach.

This card uses the Cowboy Silhouette image.  I did a water color wsh for the background and then folded the paper several times and distressed the folds with white craft ink and distress ink in Tea Stain.  A brad and some raffia finished it off.  

Hope your week is full of your kind of adventure!



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