Happy Mother’s Day!

My Mom and Grandmothers are both in heaven now and I miss them dearly, but I am so thankful for their legacy of love and faith.  (and craftiness too, they were all very crafty!!)  Here are my Mother’s Day cards for this year:

and lastly pictures of my Mom and I!

“Be Good!”  Debbie

Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

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.IMG_8298  Hi everyone!  Today I am featuring a card for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  This is a fun Blog Hop, lots of wonderful sponsors and entries.  I am dedicating my card to Operation Write Home, which is winding down on it’s mission of providing cards for our Troops.   I think of our patriotic holidays during the summer months and wanted to do a missing you card for a Soldier to send home.  The stamp is a fun one that I got from Good Will, it is marked as being made by Hot Potatoes in Nashville.  I stamped It with Memento Paris Dusk ink.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  I used my Sizzix  swirled stars embossing embossing folder for the background.  The banners are cut from Taylored Expressions banner stacklets one  die and embossed with a star embossing folder by the Paper Studio.

If you are ever in Perrysburg, Ohio  we have a new spot for coffee and delicious food, called Parker Coffee Company & Eatery  It’s right downtown and has a great atmosphere and good food, and really great coffee too!.    Have a great summer!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Card

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Hi everyone!  This year is the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer cartoon.  In honor of his 50 years, I made this card.  The stamp is from Hampton Arts.  I stamped it in Versa Fine Toffee, then once it dried, colored it with Copic E33 to get the body color I wanted.  His antlers are E29 and I used black for his hoofs.  His mouth is R39, and I used C00 for the white on his body.  I used red, white, and black gel pens for the eyes and nose.  Just a little dot of white gel pen highlights the nose and eye.  The background papers are foil from Recollections.  I used narrow ovals by Sizzix to cut out Rudolph and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  The banner is from Taylored Expressions.  Rudolph, you have gone down in history!! “Be Good!”  Debbie

Poinsettia from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

IMG_6746Oh my goodness, Halloween is this Friday, and that means Christmas will be coming soon!  I have been working on some Christmas cards, and will be featuring them here from now till the big day!  This card is one of my favs.  I used Sweet’n Sassy Stamps Poinsettia clear stamp.  The great thing about this stamp is that you can stamp and color it, or you can stamp it on a colored paper and use it that way.  I chose the latter for this card.  I stamped the flower three times on red paper, and once on my green.  Then I used the Poinsettia die to cut them all out.  For the green leaves, I left the die cut as it was, but for the flower, I fussy cut some of the design off.  So the very first layer next to the green leaves, I cut off the leaves only, then a little more for the next, and still a little more for the top.  I rolled the edges a little, assembled the flower with the leaves alternating a bit,  and used small adhesive squares between the leaves of the flower in places to give it some dimension. I added a few rhinestones for the center of the flower.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the Merry Christmas on kraft paper, and used ribbon from Recollections as the trim.  One of my Grandmothers loved poinsettias, (always have a touch of red she said)  so this card is in honor of her!    I am entering this card in the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Special DT Christmas Blog Hop!  Check out the Blog Hop for great DT cards, using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!   Stay tuned for more Christmas inspiration!  “Be Good!”  Debbie

Chalkboard Many Wishes by Penny Black

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Hi everyone!  We have a Grandson getting married today, so I wanted to do a special card for him and his new Bride.  Their invitation was in chalkboard style, so I wanted to make a card that reflected the same.  I love the sentiment on this Penny Black stamp called Chalkboard Many Wishes.  It is really easy to use because the stamp is designed to stamp the chalkboard, not the writing.  My sister was so sweet to help me, and we tried several inks to make it look the best.  Memento tuxedo black stamped the best image on the ivory paper I used.  I lined it with ivory paper and then placed it on black paper dry embossed with  a floral paisley pattern embossing folder by Sizzix called Tropical Paisley.  The ribbon is from May Arts and I colored it ivory with my Copic maker.  The little blue flower trim was purchased at a fabric store and colored with Copics.  The heart trinket pin is from Maya Road.  Here is the invitation along side the finished card:

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Chris and Molly, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!  Happy Wedding Day!  XOXOXO  “Be Good!”  Debbie