A Rose Card for Mom

My mom had a birthday and since she absolutely loves roses, I thought the giant rose from the Rose Wonder  stamp set was perfect for her card. But what truly added the finishes touches was the So Detailed flower wrap! So easy, so simple to put together, it’s amazingly beautiful! Oh, and yes, she loved it!

The Details:

  • Afraid of Glitter?  Many crafters are afraid of glitter and I’m not afraid of it, but my OCD does kick in when I use it.  I sometimes feel like it’s the plague (lol).  The Red Glimmer paper will not leave glitter all over the place like lose glitter, but it will leave little glittery spots around the card (as seen in above photo).  But nothing to cause your heard to do a 360.
  • Retired Items.  We all keep retired items in our stock and the two items I used were the stamp set (Spanish Teeny Tiny wishes) and the glitter ribbon. What items do you keep that are retired?

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Anything But a Card!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature items that are considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Frame

My project consists of a special frame for a family member who went through a rough patch recently.  I put it in a frame and not a card because the sentiment is something I want her to see everyday.  Where did I get the frame?  It’s from an old Paper Pumpkin monthly kit that was used for Mother’s Day.  I love it because I have recycled it many times.  314-1

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
  10. Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  14. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  15. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  16. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Walking in the Rain

Friendship

Here it is my friends!  The plug to the hole in my heart is the Retro Rubber (Card) Challenge. I’m not on the design team, but will start using my vast Stampin’ Up! collection of years gone past.  Cards made with my ‘antique’ collection usually don’t make the blog because they aren’t available for purchase from Stampin’ Up! and I’m not selling them. But now I’ll be able to show them off on the blog and I’m so excited and I only hate that you can’t see the goofy smile on my face.

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everything-nice-2005-suStamp set used for the Retro Rubber Challenge (RRCB50) is the retired set And Everything Nice – 2005.  It is absolutely nothing but cuteness.  If you have an older stamp set you’d like to show off I’d also love to see your card on the challenge.

Friendship The Details:

  • Water-color Madness.  For over a month now I have been water-coloring like a mad woman and the best tool I’ve found that works great for me are the Aqua Painters.  They come in two brush sizes and I tend to use the smaller one.  I love that the brush allows me to be able to start off with a darker shade of the color and I brush in short strokes to push the color down where I want it to blend.  You just have to practice practice practice.
  • Please Leave a Comment.  Your comments give me the encouragement to continue the blog and share my love of handmade cards.  I’d love for you to forward this post to a friend and say, “If I had made this card, I would’ve sent it to you.” LOL…then I want you to come back and let me know what they said.
  • Share Some Sunshine.  Did you think of a specific friend when you first saw the retro image and read the cute sentiment?  Please share it.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post and click on the envelope image to share the card with someone whom you think can use a little bit of sunshine today.  

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    2. Stampin’ Up! will literally GIVE YOU an additional $26 in product…WHATEVER you want for only $99.
    3. …and most important! FREE shipping.

There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop!  Why not give Stampin’ Up! and my Circle of Pals a test drive and start building your $99 Starter Kit here.

Until the next card…stamp on!

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