A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

January 20, 2018

Unconventional Valentine and Pillowy Pussy Willow Hello

Hello, Stamplings!

Welcome to the weekend already!! Most of us just slid on in, but I did notice a few of you had your heels dug in and sparks were flying out the back. It's a shame it didn't work and now you've ruined those shoes!

Did you know that St. Marher coined the phrase, "time nor tide wait for no man" in 1225? Think about that! 1225! And still we fight against it! (I sort of love that undying optimism!)

I've got another twofer for you today. Not a Twofer Card Challenge twofer, just two cards. I had planned to have a threefer for you, but a certain little varmint went to sleep on top of his wheel, fell off into his water bowl, which splashed water all over the card I was working on. That could be a good thing, but the water bowl itself tipped on its side and crashed into an open bottle of black ink refill. Not a good thing.

My onefer today is an unconventional Valentine!
Can Valentines be blue and green? Well, why not?  The pretty stained-glassish panel was made with Brushos and cling wrap. I love this technique! If you want to try it, you can find several videos on Loll's CAS Mix Up Challenge site. The cool NBUS heart die is one of three "Highlight Frames" from Simon Says Stamp. The sediment is from "Oh Happy Day" by Avery Elle.

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This card is inspiration for you for the current Inspired By All the Little Things challenge where I am hostess and my friend Linda is joining me again as Guest Designer. Thank you, Lin! Here is the photo inspiration:
Isn't that a delicious photo?! I hope I haven't made you go off the new year diet wagon! I was inspired by the quatrefoil 3D frosting, the colors, and the wee bird. The 3D embossing folder I used is from We R Memory Keepers. Of course I had to do some winking:

Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy!  LITS!*

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse! I'm having my second cataract surgery this coming Tuesday. Thank you for your patience with me as I neglect your blogs because I'm not able to spend as much time on the computer. Mwah!

*Life is too short!

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