Friday, June 1, 2012


HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world. I hope your week has been fantastic and that you look forward to a glorious weekend. Isn’t it funny? I have been retired since 2003, but I still LOVE Friday! Honestly, when I was working, Thursday was my favorite day because I could look forward to Friday.  I know, sounds silly, but it fits right in with Christmas Eve being more fun than Christmas Day (at least for me LOL).

OK, so what about this card? Well actually I have two of them to show you.  You see I started with an idea and well, it didn’t turn out like I had planned (we’ll call it “cards gone wild”) so I decided to give it another try. And yes, I am posting both of them so you can see what I mean.

First up, my favorite of the two:

I seem to be in a CAS sort of mood lately and really like the way this turned out.  Over at Make My Monday, the challenge is to use pink, green, and white. I definitely nailed that one! And at Operation Write Home* the Midweek Throw Down is to make a thank you card. Easy – peasy!

I do love this ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I love how it worked on this card. The Memory Box medallion has Liquid Pearls on each of the swirl ends. That gorgeous pink paper is from Stamp School and the flower is Prima.

Now for the card that got out of hand:

I think this can still be used, but is maybe more appropriate for a teenage girl?  I used the same supplies as the card above but only used the THANK part of the stamp. I paper pieced the letters and outlined them with that hot pink. The U is from a Sizzix alphabet set and is covered in Flower Soft.  Pink rhinestone flourishes from Recollections and a square Spellbinder behind the flower are also on this card, but not the first one.

So you have to tell me what you think, PLEASE! I am still learning so much from all of you while on this quest to reduce the thickness of my cards for OWH. 

Speaking of OWH, please, if you are not familiar with them, go check them out after you leave comments.


Operation Write Home Midweek Throw Down: We’re challenging you to make cards using a Thank You theme for our heroes to send home to their family and friends!

Make My Monday .Week 51:

  IC338 ~ Charming Charlie and to see my inspiration photo, click here

I also made this card for:

Mynnette’s Spread the L-O-V-E challenge:


*Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

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SIZE: 5.5 x 4.25”    

  • STAMPS: One of the original stamps I bought, and I don’t remember where I got it Sad smile
  • PAPER: Recollections, Stamp School
  • TOOLS: Big Shot,Memory Box, Spellbinders Lacey Squares, Sizzix Alphabet Sizzlits
  • INK: VersaColor
  • ACCESSORIES: Really Reasonable Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Prima flowers, Flower Soft, Recollections rhinestone flourishes
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