Happy Tuesday!  Since I missed last week, I figured we were due for another Tangle today.  I haven’t been in the mood to tangle recently, and am pulling from some that I did back in the beginning of the month.

Here’s one I don’t think I showed you when I was hooked on the circles.

August 6

These final two are the last one I finished up.



That’s all I have today.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way today.

AS AN ASIDE:  The last two days I’ve typed that last sentence, it has meant more to me that I can possibly say.  This afternoon I’m heading to visitation (funeral tomorrow) for an old high school friend of mine.  He was admitted into ICU just about 4 weeks ago for kidney failure, and he earned his angel wings this past Saturday.  He was 54 years old and one of the best men and best friends I’ve ever known.    Every once in a while you develop a friendship in your life that stands the test of time and distance.  If you are lucky enough, you might have a handful of friends like that.  The ones that you may not have talked to for a year or more, but if they call you and need you, you’re there . . . and if you need them and call, they’re there.   He has been one of my best friends for 41 years.  When I looked at the number of friends on his Facebook page, there are 332.  There are 332 people out there that Steve really loved and knew and loved him in return.  There are 332 people out there that thought of him as one of their best friends.  When I looked at my page, I have 796 friends and I’ll wager to guess that I only know a third of them.  He truly was a very rich and blessed person.  The only thing I can say is  . . . life is too short, please make the most of your days whether it be getting fit and healthy, spending quality time with family and friends, wherever the adventures of your day take you . . .


Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a great weekend and stayed out of trouble.  I know I did!  On Saturday I drove with Mom and Aunt Linda, down to the country for my Great-Aunt’s 80th Birthday party.  On Sunday Mallory and I hopped in the car, drove up to get Katie, and then we wandered around Art in Speed Park for a couple of hours.  Good times!

I have a fairly simple card to show you today.  Now before you even begin to say this can’t be simple . . . truly it was!

The image, from Wplus9 Design Studio, was embossed with clear embossing powder and then water colored with Distress Ink Refills . . . Faux Bleach/Batik Technique.  The ink refills are still my favorite medium to watercolor with . . .


The image was then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty-Five.  For the kraft layer behind the image, and because I didn’t want an extra amount of paper edging, I traced the same die template onto the kraft cardstock and trimmed it out with scissors.  The edges were sponged with Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx.

The layered panel behind the image was die cut/embossed with the new Card Marker A2 Matting Basics die templates.  The corners were die cut/embossed with the corner die template from Lace Doily Accents.

See I told you, it really is a pretty simple card!  The image took me longer to watercolor than it did to make the card.

That’s all I’ve got for you today.  Hopefully I’ll have a tangle for you tomorrow . . . we’ll have to see how the rest of my day unfolds.  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and remember  . . . life is short, make the most of the adventures that come your way today!


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Good Saturday morning!  Today is my day to share over on the eP Blog.  My project is a Chunky ATC.

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To read more about the creative process and the project, please visit the eP Blog.

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Thanks for stopping by here, but I would really appreciate if you would hop on over to the eP Blog.  They need some lovin’ over there!


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Wow I can’t believe this week is flying by and it’s already Thursday!  This morning was the first time I’ve been able to hit the studio over the last few days  . . . but I need to spend some good quality time down there the rest of today and tomorrow.  Saturday is my day to post on the eP Blog and I haven’t even started my project yet. Smiley from millan.net

While watching the Olympics I water colored some images that I stamped off on some scrap paper and could bring upstairs to work on.  I used one of those for a card today . . . Lockhart Stamp Company Petunias on the Gate, that I picked up at one of my trips to Papertrix.


This is one of those cards that I had an extremely difficult time find just the right ribbon.  The first I had was blue scrunched up seam binding . . . too much for the lattice dies.  I then went with an orange that matched the flowers in the image . . . not right after the photographs.  So I finally ended up adding a white satin.  I’m still not sure I’m satisfied . . . but this one worked the best.

That’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures of your day!


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Good morning!  I know this is Tuesday, and I should be posting a tangle, but I got a little Smiley from millan.net yesterday with something I should have been working on the last few days.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed my new sidebar, but it was announced last week on the Quietfire Creations Blog and in their newsletter that there was a new design team . . . and I’m one of the new designers.  I was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with Suzanne, owner of Quietfire Designs,  at Winter CHA last January, and when she emailed asking if I would be on the design team . . . of course I had to say yes!  I’ve been using her sentiments for some of my framed pieces, etc., for quite some time now.  I really do love the calligraphy designs and how well they work with altered pieces.

One of the new releases she sent was made specifically to coordinate with Spellbinders™ Labels One – Happy Family Days.


I decided to incorporate the new M-Bossabilities Framed Labels One and Bitty Blossoms.


Neenah Classic Crest Solar White was used for the embossed panel.  The sentiment was stamped in Schoolhouse Mix’d Media Inx, then embossed with clear embossing powder.


The flower was die cut/embossed from red cardstock with Bitty Blossoms.  After the flower was assembled, the edges were sponged with Jasmine Mix’d Media Inx.


The leaves were die cut/embossed from white cardstock, stenciled with Mossy Mix’d Media Inx and then misted with water to let the green ink run.

I suppose that’s all I have for now.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Oh my gosh, do you realize that I think I just posted a clean and simple card . . . well clean at least and simple for me!


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