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that happen in my life, the joys, the smiles, the blessings. I hope you
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Cathy (Mercieschild)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Swap

This is a card I made for a Spring Swap and I found the background in a bargin bin and it sparkles, I don't know if you can tell and just over layed it on tope of blue cardstock.  The flowers are one from something I found and thanks to my Copic pens I was able to dye them to the same shade as the background paper.  The  flowers are all made with Stickles. Oh how I love anything that glitters LOL>  The image (digi) is from Beccy'splace.blogspot.com . I couldn't pass it up and I know it is one I will use alot.   Oh the leaves, I have to tell you.  My daughter had a small die for her Sidekick and I was playing with it and just used some card stock sitting there and punched out the leaves. Threw them aside and then when I was making the card, it needed something else and being we are still traveling I didn't have anything much with me.  Then bingo, I remembered those leaves in the corner. LOL and they matched the background and the flowers.  I don't know what I will ever do when I get a stamping room again.  Learning to improvise has been challenging but I have some of the most magnificent girls on my stamping list and they take such good care of me. Thank you girls.  Hugs, Cathy 

My "Sally" card

I have a very dear friend who has been on my Original House Mouse List for almost 13 years, wow hard to believe that list has survived 13 years, anyway, she is very sick and she knew how much I loved this image and we used to talk about it. Someone sent me the image and so I had to use it on her card.   I found the punched out layer in a bargin bin and used yellow background paper.  Then the flowers are from a wedding and after the wedding they were going to throw them away.  Well........ a stamper can't let that happen can they.  Nope, so into my pocket they went. I don't know if you can tell but they are "glitzy"  and "sparkly"  that alone was enough for me LOL .  I hope she likes the card.  She is an amazing woman.  Hugs, Cathy

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sweetie)

We had a Keep It Simple Sweetie swap on our Original House Mouse Lover's Group and it was so hard for me to just leave well enough alone LOL .  I think jewels and glitz make a card but this is what I came up with fast as I only had 15 minutes to make a card before we got in the car to start traveling again LOL.  I love this image and one of my members sent this to me.  I used to have the stamp but alas, someone else has it now.  Maybe it is one of my favorites because I used to be on a tennis team and loved it. Oh Well,  I still think there should be a colored rinestone on each bow and a bit of glitter on the tennis ball and a few more embellishments but I had to go by the rules, since I am the one that made the rules LOL  Hugs, Cathy 

My Grandsons B'Day Card

Am I the only one that finds it hard to pick out the right image for a "man" card.   I saw this as a free download on Printable Downloads and decided to use it.  I was on the road when I made this so had very few supplies with me and accidently found a small packet of bubbles , the punch I used for the corners was one that I punched out before we left Arizona last August and they were floating in the bottom of my suitcase.  For me "man" cards are the hardest to make.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Hugs, Cathy K

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Anniversary Card For Our Friends

I made this card for some Pastor Friends in Arizona.  I thought I would never forget the name of  the digi artist that drew these poppies but I did :( .  I love poppies and coloring them was fun.  The background behind the lattice layer is very sparkly but it doesn't show on here.  I will tell you a secret ;)  I can't tie a bow for anything and then I saw a YouTube video about making bows with a fork and I love it. That I can do. LOL .   Thought I would share this with you since I haven't posted anything in a while.  We have been on the road.  Thank you for looking, Hugs, Cathy