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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A True Friendship Card

Front:  A real collection of dies used here in layers to illustrate a detailed look
Pattern Paper: KaiserCraft Peachy Keen
Flower Stamp JustRite 31/4" round colored with Copics

Inside Card:   Lined with coordinating Peachy Keen paper
Carnivale Border die from Cheery Lynn and
Spellbinders Lacy Squares

Hello Friends

This week is warm and sunny but the mornings are now beginning to be a bit cooler and it reminds me that fall is just around the corner.  I have been a busy bee the last couple of weeks as I've been canning, pickling and making jams and jellies.  I used to do this every summer when the kids were growing up but the last 5 to 6 years, when my health began to deteriorate I didn't do alot of it..I didn't have the stamina. Since I've been on the road to better health and a whole lot lighter, I have more energy and I just find I want to do so much more of the things I used to enjoy...  So, I've been crafting in between batches of jam, jelly and pickles.  This card reminds me of late summer blossoms and sunny days that are stretching into the harvest time.  The time when the trees begin to change their dresses from cool greens to bright oranges, yellows and reds in celebration and gratitude for all the bounty and beauty we have in our natural world.

I designed this card with multiple dies from various manufacturers.  I enjoy mixing products and technique tools to get various effects like I did with this card using Cheery Lynn with Marianne Designs and then adding a Spellbinders die or two to the mix.  The first layer on top of the pattern paper is part of the Marianne Creatable's Scallop Circles.  I used the largest of the three circles that make up this intricate die. On top of that diecut I placed a doily from Cheery Lynn called the Kiwi Doily and on top of the Kiwi doily I added a JustRite image from the 31/4" round My Garden set colored with Copic Markers in orange, yellow and turquoise.  The swirls and the flower on the card are cut from the dies that are part of the Marianne Creatable's Frame, Flourish and Flowers.   The sentiment tag was cut using a tag from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three and I added corner diecuts from the Floral Doily Accents set onto the ends of the tag.  On the tag I stamped "True Friends" from JustRite's Friendship, Nested Sentiments and Verse.  Inside the card I used the Cheery Lynn Carnivale Border die and a Spellbinder's Lacey Squares diecut to be used as the mat for the verse that will be placed there.
I'm feeling the strong pull now to create some seasonal projects very soon.  I love creating for OC Scrapbookers!  Click on the link at the top of my blog here as I urge you to go take a look at what they have to offer over at the webstore.  Stay tuned for the newsletter coming very soon to announce the fall crop lineup and some other very fun stuff lined up for the fall.  Back again very soon!!!


  1. Just Beautiful! Love all your doilies,very pretty
    Hugs julie P

  2. It's gorgeous as usual. I love the way you mix things up. I myself love to mix my papers. If they look good together, then I use them together. I don't care what Manufacturer they come from. lol Love your work. TFS!