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True Beauty

Flutter by, Butterfly,
Floating flower in the sky.
Kiss me with your Petal wings---
Whisper secrets----
Tell of spring.
Yes, yes, where is spring? I love butterflies...here I used TAC's new "True Beauty" butterfly stamp set. Hope you enjoy this!


Mabelle's "Garden Joy"

Happy first day of SPRING! I love it even though I saw a few snow flakes floating around this morning!! Since it's officially spring time, it's time to start stamping spring stuff, right? In our new TAC Serendipity magalogue you can view all the new and exciting items that TAC has available for us. You will be SO delighted when you see Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz's new stamps sets...go take a peek, I'll wait for you! The five stamp sets starting with Garden Joy are her designs. There now don't you agree with me that her stamp sets are beautiful? I just LOVE her work! Here is a great one for spring..... "Garden Joy":
Notice that the sun is actually a "flower" from this set...okay, okay maybe it's a stretch but that's the first thing that came to MY mind when I saw the flower. So since this is a whimsey kind of card...why not use it as the sun in the corner, right? I combined the sentiment 'He Makes My Heart Sing' from the Faithbooking stamp set. It fit so perfectly with this stamp set.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little preview of MRO stamps. Thanks for visiting...I enjoyed your company. Have wonderful weekend!


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Using up scraps!

Here's a gift tag I made using, you guessed it, some of my favorite scraps. I used our retired Whimsey Blossoms paper collection...I miss that paper...and really that's not the actual paper but the front cover of the paper pad...I couldn't throw that away...those flowers are so pretty.! I also used scraps of some brightly-colored ribbon. For the actual tag, I took a piece of white paper and I adhered some of the Whimsey paper to the left side of the tag. On the right side of the white paper I just swiped some Chartreuse Palette inkpad, in a left to right motion, till the white surface was covered with the green ink. Then I stamped the flower image over the green to give it a watermark effect. If you look closely (click on picture) you can see the flowers. I used a dollar stamp I found at ? store to make an embellishment for the gift tag. I stamped the scalloped note paper image. I then stamped & colored flowers from the "Simply Divine" stamp set along the right edge of the image...notice that I stamped the flowers "off" the edge to give it a 3-d look once it was adhered to the tag. I stamped another flower and with this one I put Crystal Lacquer dimensional glue on top of it.... when it was dry I cut it out and with a foam Pop Dot added it to the top of one of the flowers to add further dimension. See picture below. It's nice and shiny! To complete the tag I handdoodled the edges of the tag with a black pen and adhered the handmade embellishment to the center of tag with a foam Pop Dot. There you have my "scrappy" gift tag made from my favorite scraps of paper and ribbon! Any questions, post them here. Thanks for visiting.

I was listed on....

Etsy's Treasury! I was so surprised and so delighted to receive an email saying that my "Paper Blessings" Etsy Shoppe was chosen to be listed in Etsy's Treasury! The Treasury is a listing of twelve (12) shoppes that are featured for two weeks and are picked by other Etsy members...so you can see why it is a great honor for me! Thanks go to Totally Crosses Etsy Shoppe for including me in this treasury! Click here to view it. This particular Treasury is entitled "Praise Him" and it has some unique and inspirational handmade items that certainly give God the Glory...okay!...I love that! If you have time go take a quick look. Thank you for lookin' and for sharing in my good news!

You may purchase my cards and artwork

at my "Paper Blessings" ETSY Shoppe.


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