Thursday, December 28, 2023

Torn Edge

Another year almost gone and this is our last post this year for Group of Seven. Our technique this month is torn edge. I hope you will visit the blog and see all the great cards the group made this month.

I added a torn panel to the bottom of the tree paper and enhanced it with glitter drops in aquatic frost Nuvo Drops. The second card is a piece of cardstock torn in half and used at the top and bottom of the panel. I used a stencil by Lavinia called Feather Leaf in green ink between the two torn papers. Using a Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die Tattered Florals I cut the flower three times, stacked them and inked a bit with brown ink around the centers. The center is filled with The Robin's Nest embellishments. Both cards have Penny Black sentiments. 

Life without music would b flat.

Be kind to one another.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas

I want to wish everyone a wonderful day today and hope you have a day filled with love and laughter. Let us remember all the blessings in our lives and be thankful.

When I was young I was poor. After years of hard work and perseverance, I am no longer young.

Be kind to one another.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Getting caught up

I am working hard to get caught up with posting and commenting along with catching up with everything else I let go. Clean underwear is a big thing so laundry comes first! Priorities, you know. My cards did turn out to be simple but I'm okay with that since I am thinking of the friends I send them to and that's what counts.

This is pattern paper is from Basic Grey, a die cut frame from Penny Black and a rub-on from 49 and Market. I will say this has helped me use a lot of the pattern paper I have that I've had for a long time (as you can tell from using Basic Grey). There are so many ways to make beautiful backgrounds now that I quit using pattern paper and it's time to bring it back.

I am a person who wants to do a lot of things in a body that doesn't.

Be kind to one another.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Christmas cards

Hello to my sweet friends,

I have hit a bump in the road with my breathing. I now have to wear my oxygen 24/7. Before, I only had to wear it if I went out. I woke up one day several weeks ago and suddenly needed it all the time. That threw me for a loop since I thought it would be a very gradual thing and I would realize I was getting worse. It completely paralyzed  me and for two and a half weeks I did nothing. That was when I was planning to start my Christmas cards, late as always! So now they may be real late and they are very simple. Pattern paper and a die cut or stamped greeting. I am so sorry. I have come to terms with it and now moving on with life. I just wanted to tell you where I've been.

Here is a card made with pattern paper and a die cut tree.

I have my first date lined up for January. I mean it's a court date, but still it's a date and I am dressing up for it.

Be kind to one another.