Sunday, April 15, 2012

She's A Wonderful Friend

Six days until my daughter gets married.
Six days.
I was kind of panicky on Friday so my friend Theda came over to help on Friday afternoon and Saturday and we got  A LOT done.
She's a wonderful kind of friend.
Alyssa and I spent her last Saturday night as an Isom in the craft room, so I made this card for my friend using the Clean and Simple FTL Sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!
Marie with a :) 

Friday, April 6, 2012

CAS / C.R.A.F.T. / H2H Easter card

I'm so thankful that Good Friday, wasn't the "end of the story."  Death had no sting, the grave no victory over  my Jesus!  The power of the victorious Christian life lies not just in the death of Christ but in the RESURRECTION POWER.   Happy Easter to all my blogging friends!

I've been using these flowers a lot lately...because I punched out so many at the same time. Simply sand, curl the edges and layer for a 3-d embellishment without a lot of time or fuss.

This card uses the CAS weekly sketch #185  and is entered in the C.R.A.F.T challenge #149 and the Heart 2 Heart challenge whose themes are Easter or spring. (The flower is die cut from the gorgeous new Lucy paper pack; the button is from the old CTMH My Accents - heavenly blue - set.  The leaves are also CTMH)

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Embossing Folder Fun

I've never been a big fan of embossing folders. Got more than a dozen of them but I rarely use them. I saw this technique recently though, and dug them out:

 Rub one color along each side of  your embossing folder. Add white cardstock and run through a die cut machine. (I used the Big Shot.) 

 Each side of the cardstock will have a different color and texture. 
 Cut your paper and  combine the two different sides.  Add some embellishments and a sentiment for a quick and easy card. (I used punches for the butterfly and heart.) 

Thanks for stopping by,
Marie with a :)