to change my mind . . . correct?

I have decided to stay with my Splitcoaststampers blog!  Even though I love the layout of the Typepad blog and wish I had some of the features here, I will tweak this one!  I’ve noticed that since the majority of my work is here and I can’t export it over . . . that too much is lost!

I’m sorry for any confusion I have caused any of you and just ask that you bear with me . . . you know,

I am BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Dancing Nuns!

I made this card (Ode to Ouiser Boudreaux) last October for my mother to give to one of her friends for her birthday.  Well, my mother has a friend in Florida who has a birthday this coming week, and she asked me to make one more.   She’s quite sure that her friend will thoroughly enjoy it!

Quite frankly, this is one card that I myself enjoy making . . . it makes me want to put in “Steel Magnolias” and watch it once again!  Someday I will find the perfect images to work with all the one-liners in the movie .. . .  I’m working on it!


The nuns were colored with Copic Markers and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Circles.  Instead of using pearls on this card, I decided to keep it more simple and used White Opal Liquid Pearls.  I doubled one of the new Spellbinders™ Borders (Fair Isle) for my border at the bottom on the card.  The computer generated sentiment is tied to a vintage button from my stash.

Here’s the inside


I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Remember  . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of each day!

I know it’s a little late in the day for coffee, but I’m still enjoying the second pot of the day trying to fight a headache and lack of sleep.  So either grab a cup of coffee or whatever you drink (baileys?) and join me  . . . Smiley from

The other day I showed you another example of using Spellbinders™ Labels Eleven and a floral image from  I mentioned then that the image would probably become a card and I finished it this morning.

When I was searching for a name to call this technique nothing came to mind right away, so I settled on 3D Images.  Since I made the first post with this technique, I’ve heard from some of you and also read, that this is also called a pyramid card . . . well hell that certainly makes sense . . .  Smiley from  I will blame my lack of imagination on drugs.  If you watch the video tutorial closely, you might find glazed over eyes!  Yes, I’m sure you will.

Well anyway, here’s my finished project.

I also thought it would be fun to post a close-up of all the layers.  I’ve seen some of you making the pyramid without foam tape between the layers and I like the look of them too.  I just can’t resist using the foam tape to add more dimension.

The outside edge of all the Spellbinders™ Labels Eleven and the embossed areas of the Classic Lace Border are sponged with Antique Linen.  The paper (Graphic 45) was sewn to a cardstock layer, then those edges plus the stitching were sponged in the same in.   A big silk bow ties it all together . . . gotta love this silk ribbon Smiley from

Thanks everyone for sending me links to your pyramid/3D cards which you upload them.  I love seeing what you’ve done . . . keep the links coming.


Thanks for stopping by today  . . . . remember – life is short, enjoy the adventures the day brings you!

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend and if you are home and not at CHA, that you’ve been blog browsing like I have.  I can’t seem to get enough photos of all the new product and my buds having fun . . . . as I sit in my recliner . . . saddened that I’m not there . . . For those of you posting, PLEASE keep it up!

Since I can’t show you any new product from CHA, I can share something I received from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store  last week.  I not only got The Stamp Simply Lilac Avenue Kit, but I also got the new JustRite Seeds of Kindness and My Garden Sets!

Here’s my first card made with The Stamp Simply Lilac Avenue Kit!  The ribbon that comes with this kit is absolutely luscious and the paper . . . flocked, glittered, shiny  . . . just gorgeous!


After embossing the petunia in gold embossing powder, I water colored the image with Ranger Distress Reinkers.  Oh, and the image is stamped on white illustration board and then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Labels One.  KaiserCraft Pearls were used to line the top of the Spellbinders™ Lattice Border.

That’s all I have right now, but I will be back later.

Remember, life’s short . . . . enjoy today’s adventures!

Good Thursday morning!  I’m here with my morning Smiley from putzing around on the computer, doing little of nothing.  Oh how I love when the house is quiet  . . . no phone ringing, no dogs barking or whining  . . . you gotta Smiley from it.  Thanks again for all your well wishes and emails over the last few days. I have to tell you that I’m doing fabulous darlins, just fabulous!  The scar is healing nicely and there are little bitty hairs growing back. The only thing truly bothering me is the pain associated with the nerve endings coming back to life  . . . wicked little shooting pains every whip stitch.  I just pop a handful of Tylenol and keep on going (and sometimes I sleep them off . . . Smiley from

Even though I hated doing it, I did have to cancel my trip to CHA.  I’m so disappointed that I won’t be seeing all the new product but most importantly, I’ll miss seeing all my stamping buds!  I was a little worried about how I would do with the change in cabin pressure and my ears and head . . . so I’ll be rocking away wishin’ and hopin’ I was there.  For all you going – enjoy the adventure and safe journeys.  Take your camera and plenty of pictures because I want to see what I’m missing AND if anyone feels pity for me and is going by the Core-dinations Booth can you grab me a swatch book for the Core Essentials?  I’ll send you my snail mail!!!!  I’ve purchased all the paper in individual sheets, but have no way of organizing it and color matching . . . I could really use the help!

Enough of my pleading and begging . . . is it working?

It feels so good to be back in the studio creating.  I’ve got so much new stuff coming in and by the looks of the CHA previews, I’m going to be having lots of dollars flying out too!  Did you see that eclectic Paperie is taking preorders for the new Ranger Distress Inks and Tim’s and Wendy’s stamps?  I need to go place my order today . . . I can’t wait to get my hands on those new inks!

Here’s a little card I whipped up last night.  Aaaah ink on my fingers!


This is a different look for a Just For Fun Stamps collage image.  The image actually has the script behind it, but I needed to try something different.  I water soaked a piece of watercolor paper, colored the flower image with Tombow Markers and stamped on the wet paper.  I quickly dried the image with my heat gun to keep the ink from bleeding out more than I wanted.  Using the Long Script image from JFF, I over-stamped the image.  The image was then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Curved Mega Rectangles and the edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I thought it would be fun to make a frame with the new Spellbinders™ Labels Eleven and add it to the image.  That luscious ribbon that I’ve been using (and someone asked me about yesterday), is 1.25” Silk May Arts Ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I used celery on this card.

I hope you have a fabulous day and remember . .  . Life is short, make your day one great adventure!

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