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December 6, 2018

Batchin' It With Christmas Cards

Hello Stamplings!

Gosh, how quiet Blogland is as we all hunker down to work on our cards! How are you doing with yours?

Over here it's been a week of interruptus and I need that right now like I need a bee in my bloomers.

First of all, on Sunday I cleaned up my desk feeling all smug because all my cards were sent out and I even had four left over. Then I discovered two sheets of labels that had slipped under other papers on my desk. 😱

Monday morning I walked into the Playhouse and was greeted by the sight of itty-bitty creepy ants all over the floor as they filed in out of the cold and rain. They were dispatched, but the Playhouse was filled with fumes so I did what I could in the Bighouse, which wasn't a whole lot. 😒

Tuesday was doctor appointments and then the faucet in the hall bathroom started dripping. That meant a lot of interruptions over several hours because the poor Mister ran into one problem after another with what "should have been a five-minute job! Bleep, bleep!" 😠

Yesterday, I slipped on the floor and wrenched most of my torso and all my extremities. Wait. What? Is that everything? Well, that's what it feels like. 😧

Some weeks are like that. That's why God invented potatoes. And people smart enough to turn potatoes into wodka. And, no, I hadn't been in the wodka before I fell.

Through it all, Hammy and I were not to be deferred and we managed to make more cards in between apostrophes:
Yes, more uber QACAS! This NBUS stamp from The Ton is so gorgeous simply heat-embossed. The sediment is from Stamping All Day.

This design was so easy, I made a bunch of them using different card and different e/p:
    
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Then we cleaned off the table again and started this QACAS design:
This NBUS image and sediment are from the "Botanical Blocks IV" set from Papertrey Inc. I made a big batch of these in several colors, but I didn't get a chance to photograph them together because they were sent off as fast as they cooled off!

Then I took a break and went visiting and I saw this pretty card made by my friend Cat. Great minds! I realized that it would be even QACASier if I did it Cat's way, so I did:
Thank you for the inspiration, Cat! These cards were heat-embossed in platinum. It's simple, but very shiny and lovely in person. Sorry for the over-exposure. For some reason this card looked yellow and it's pure white so I brightened it. I took these photos inside on a cloudy day and it's the best I could do what with being gimpy and all.

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82 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, By heck you had a busy few days.

The Wodka must have got your mojo going, as the cards are fab:)

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Tina Z. said...

Uf, busy days ... I am totally amazed how you managed to do so many stunning cards in such sort time, it never happens to me.. I love The Ton stamps!
And you have sent all the cards yet, wow :).
You remembered me I haven't drunk a Red Bull Wodka for years, it tastes delicious :) )
Crafty hugs xx

Cat Craig said...

Darnell,
Oh I am so sorry you had a slip. I hope you are feeling better and not sore or bruised. What a card-a-palooza you've got going there. Fabulous cards. I love what you did with the embossing on your The Ton stamp. It is gorgeous. Thanks too for the shout out. It was a day of great minds. Hugs and feel better soon if you aren't already. Hugs.

Kathyk said...

Glorious makes, fab idea to batch make QCAS cards matey, so sorry to hear of the wrenched torso and hope you are improving daily

Take care - Happy Holiday card making sessions!

Kathyk

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell, what a week!! No wonder you took to the Wodka... I hope Hammy was well clear when you slipped.... and I hope he has been helping you with all that embossing powder.
Wonderful cards, batch made or not. So elegant, and I must say I do love using heat embossing - it can make a statement without too much fuss
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

What a few days you've had Darnell, hope all is well now.
Love the TON stamp, so detailed and perfect for a quick make that looks as if it took hours of masking! :)

ionabunny said...

Busy busy you are Darnell. Go careful with those unruly floors. Some ice disguised itself as a small puddle this morning, but I got off lightly with just a small boo boo on my knee. Hope the wodka helped you feel better. Lovely cards. That frame stamp is beautiful. Embossing is a magical joy and delight. Was reading someones blog the other day and they said they had never heat embossed! For me it's like breathing!! But then again, I suppose lots of people have jumped out of planes, but I have never felt the need, so each to their own. Well done you on getting your cards almost done. I still need to make a few more LOL. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Carole said...

Well Darnell...what a fabulous post but I have to say the Joy of Christmas does not seem apparent right now at your house..hope the run of things going wrong is all righted now and you are recovering from your fall...you need Vodka for the pain by the way!. On to your cards...fabulous, I love both designs. I do think simple and stunning says it all and I love these all in different colours.The second card is oh so classy...just like you! x I'm off now to the craft room....in panic mode as usual! Take care xx

Gerrina said...

Sounds like a week to make clear to you that you're lucky the other weeks :)
Love your first serie of cards! How easy it can be to give another feeling on a card by changing colours... Hugs, Gerrina (back to X-mascardmaking...)

Jeanne said...

Darnell, I am SO sorry to hear of your rough week and one that culminated in your getting hurt. Argh! I hope you feel better soon. That is so not fun during the busiest time of the year. You created a bevy of beautiful cards, though! They images are so detailed and they look gorgeous heat embossed. Thank you so much for sharing.

Marilyn said...

Sorry to hear about your fall, hope you feel better soon. Your cards are gorgeous!!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤️

Bunny said...

Ants and falls and all kinds of disasters. Yikes! I hope your body isn't suffering. Sometimes the next few days are the worst.

I love the embossing you did on all of these cards. They are so pretty. The copper colored one really caught my eye. My first thought when I saw the first black and white embossed card was wouldn't that be fun to color it in with my Zigs? So, now we'll have to send everyone embossed cards that they have to color and send them back to you next year. [Bunny]`````````

Bonnie said...

I hope your torso and extremities are not so sore today, Dolly! Ouch! So glad it didn't stop you from creating fantastic Christmas cards. The frame of poinsettias is gorgeous in every color and I love the simplicity of the framed holly both ways. Hmmm, I think I may need to add that holly to my wish list. Be careful my friend.

Graham Brand said...

WOW! You have been a busy little bee! I love all your cards, quite simple but stunning with
the embossing. The "Batchin" cards are awesome, almost the same but not quite!!!
Sharon

Pat said...

Wow Darnell, considering you have had a bit of a difficult week these beautiful cards have been fairly leaping out of those creative fingers. I love all the batch makes and that pretty stamp from The Ton works equally well on all the different colour cards and with a variety of embossed finishes, and the holly panel looks great too, again another great design for a batch make. Sorry to hear you slipped and ended up aching from head to toe and hope that soon subsides. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Oh Darnell what can I say, hope you've recovered from your fall you've certainly had a WEEK! Despite you ups and down you've managed to produce some beautiful cards. I've just posted the last of mine so the Christmas 'stuff' can be put away..
Cheers Enjoy yolur Wodka...

Anne

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - you've certainly been very busy!

Thank you too for my lovely card and all the 'Peace and Joy'!

Kath x

Susan Lang said...

Sorry about the fall, but you are tough and will recover soon. Ok, I am stupid and I give up. What does QACAS stand for? CAS is clean and simple, but cannot figure out the QA.

Nan G said...

Holy moly! You and Hammy have sure been busy...creating in the midst of havoc. Love the cards. I didn’t have many to mail this year and got them all done sometime ago. So they went out in this past monday’s mail. I’ve been busy taking skillshare classes during my 2 month free trial and posting on Instagram. IG is just so much easier for me to use one handed. Since I now have to take pics with my phone and then post fairly quickly. Hope you can sit back and relax with a wodka now. Take care! Hugs from the FL Girls and me. ;)

designbydonna said...

I am not from the south but I believe "Bless your hear" might be appropriate here. It is amazing you got anything done. Love both design cards. All that border design is just scrumptous.

sandie said...

Oh my goodness what a week! Well done for getting through it and still crafting. Loved the Ton sentiment and my fav is in gold and black-stunning! And wonderful CAS card for Ink-so fresh and CAS-just as I like them! Thanks for joining us x

sandie said...

oops forgot to say thanks for joining Time Out too!

Jeanne H said...

So sorry to hear about your week. May the next one be much better!! BTW, love your cards and just had to order that botanical block stamp. Thanks, friend. :-) Hugs to you.

Susan said...

What an amazing batch of cards - incredible productivity on your part! Lovely colours of cardstock and embossing powders!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy cow, these may be QACAS, but they're absolutely gorgeous. All those different colors of card stock and embossing powders -- wow! What a week you've been having. One apostrophe after another! I hope all your wrenched parts feel better soon!

nancy littrell said...

You are the Queen of multiples, my friend:-) Yesterday I finished either mailing or getting my cards ready to hand deliver and discovered I still had 5 more on my list, so...today, I am going to make some multiples. I hope mine turn out as simply beautiful as all your CAS beauties, Dolly. TFS and Happy Holidays...Hugs..Nancy

Christi Conley said...

OK, when I saw this in my email I thought it said "Bitchin' it with Christmas cards" - not that you are in any way, but my goodness, after all that stuff!! I hope your body feels better and that you & Hammy can breathe again! Love, love, love , LOVE your cards - but that shouldn't surprise you. Gentle hugs my friend <3

Loll said...

Gorgeous image from THE TON for making batch cards Dolly! The image looks amazing in all the different colours of card and colours of embossing powder. I bet you were devastated when you found the two sheets of labels ... uggghhh! Hopefully you are all finished with your mailing now and you can be smug because many of us are still finishing up.

The second card is also a beautiful QACAS card. Again, this pretty holly image would look amazing in so many different colours. Awdesome design by Cat to add a tiny, but large impact of red berries. Love it! Lolly xx

Lynette said...

OH my goodness - what a week!! I sure hope you are all better very soon. What a shock to realize you have lots more cards to make. But, your cards are all so very beautiful!! I love them all. Good luck!

Jean said...

Hope you are feeling better. Stay safe.

Loving the cards! So elegant!

Brenda said...

Oh Auntie, I hate to hear you have fallen!!! Glad you didn't break anything. I too, fell on Sunday. Scraped and bruised up from my ear to the foot on the left side. Glad I didn't break anything either. Love the cards, they are just beautiful. I am making more Christmas cards as well, especially since Kahlua join the family. lol Got up from my seat to go cut something and the little stinker stole my roll of postage stamps and my glittered stars! Stamps are not cheap and I lost a few, but got most of them back. Lost heat on evening in to the next day but my furnace guy got me back up and running thankfully. So I understand all your interruptions!!! I guess we will get everything done for Christmas...as long as we can stay up right on our two feet! lol Love and hugs, Brenda

JoAnn said...

Wow, you have had a very hectic and busy week. Sure hope you are doing o.k. after your fall. All of your cards are gorgeous. Love them all. Thanks for sharing and take care.

Lisa Elton said...

Sounds like you and the mister have been through the wringer this week, yikes! On the upside all of your cards are extra fabulous! Shame on that Hammy for hiding those labels from you ;)

Sarah said...

Wow...terrific cards Darnell, fabulous embossing. Hope you aren't feeling too bruised and battered after your tumble xx

Redanne said...

Oh goodness Darnell, this is definitely the week that was! I do hope you are not suffering too much after your fall..... :(

If all those things happened to me I would not have been able to make even one card, never mind all of those you did - they are all beautiful! I loved seeing them all lined up too. Gentle Hugs, Annie xxx

Helen F. said...

WOW, what a beautiful set of Christmas cards, Darnell! I want to be just like your crafty self when I grow up ;-) Making several cards from one stamp/design in different colors=genius! I like your CAS cards with Botanical Block, also.
PS: Hope you are healing from your fall and also hope this week is going to go smoother for you!

Kathleen said...

My words, what a week, hope your extremities are feeling better and your torso too.
The first set of card are totally stunning, beautiful images and gorgeous embossing and your QACAS are also fabulous, more simple but equally effective.
Your card arrived today, thank you so much it is lovely.
Had your card out on where I put things to post as our post office is also where Chris gets his morning paper, forgot to take it for 3 days but should still arrive in time,

Kath x

Brenda in IN said...

You know, you did the week backwards. If you HAD to fall you could have fallen on the ants and left the faucet run long enough to wash them away and you would have been done all in one fell swoop. (so to speak). I hope you are okay and the soreness is gone. Your cards are beautiful. I love that stamp from the TON and it made gorgeous cards in all different colors. I like simple and they sure fit the bill. The second design is lovely and quick too. Great job. Hugs and healing.

oldpunca said...

You've had a very interesting week my friend. :-) I hope you have not hurt yourself and your Mister has finished a five-minute job until now. :-) I have to tell a similar story about my week. I have almost demolished a big shopping center by stepping too soon out of the door. Someone put a glass wall on my way... :-)
I have not finished yet all my christmas cards. But those who have a long way to do are already on the way. :-)
You've done a great job with heat embossing, Darnell. Wonderfull cards in different colours and really amazing christmas motiv. The last two cards are my favourites. Simply wonderfull!
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Sonja

Lori Warren said...

What a great batch of Christmas cards! Thank you for joining in on the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Blog Challenge!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful array of last minute Christmas cards, and they're all wonderful too! So sorry for the slip and wretch mishap - I sure hope you're feeling better soon. My whole body has been hurting for the past few days and I didn't slip, but I think I'm groaning every time I have to move :) I think it's time to hit that wodka or maybe do one a little better. Fireball shots anyone? LOL

conil said...

Well, look at you knocking out tons of fabulous cards while attending to household difficulties. Geez, you've really had a week, haven't you. I hope you aren't to damaged by you fall and that it's getting better between the ants and drips and whatever else life is throwing at you. It doesn't appear that it held back your creativity, at all.

Lisa Babitz said...

Sorry to hear you had such a rough week. I hope you are feeling better.

Your embossed cards (both styles!) are great! It's awesome when you can come up with designs that can be duplicated fairly quickly and easily and that still look amazing!!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Darnell what a week, I'd need some wodka after that :)
Beautiful CAS Cards and such pretty foliage. I hope your twinges get better soon.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, the Ton's stamp cards are lovely and especially the white embossed on dark card stock. I saw your second batch with PTI's BBs and almost dropped my computer in the rush to copy some for my stash! Hope you don't mind ;-)

Shona Chambers said...

OMG Darnell, just saw your card in the TO gallery and had to comment straight away!! That stamp is gorgeous and it looks so amazing on its own, especially love the white and red combo. Love finding a stamp like this, will have to get my hands on it for next Christmas!! Hope your Christmas prep is going well so far and you know we all love seeing you at TIME OUT!! Mwah xxx

Cheryl W. said...

So sorry you've had such a rough week, but your cards are all wonderful! Hope you recover quickly from your fall. I know when I go crashing down, the first thing I think is, "Geez, I hope no one saw that!!!" And that's only because I know what a big, dumb dufus I look like when I tumble. I haven't actually fallen for quite a while now (fingers crossed and knock on wood), and I'm hoping to maintain that winning stretch for the rest of the season.

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear about all your blips this week and hope you are feeling a little better after yous slip?....Go on, go and have a Wodka it won't hurt as much next time.....Not wishing that on you Darnell, tell you what, just go and have a Wodka xx
Wow to all your cards Darnell and what a treat for us. Glorious selection of colours using that ever so pretty Ton stamp. Beautiful CAS cards on the next two. Great stamp there too x

Marcia HIll said...

It sounds like you had one heck of a week Darnell! Sure hope things have calmed down and that you're healing up from the fall! Considering how your week went though, I am absolutely amazed at the BEAUTIFUL cards you and Hammy produced! I thought I was doing pretty good getting my 100 plus cards out this week, but you must have sent out 100's! Kudos to you my friend!! Take a breather and enjoy this weekend...seriously!! Hugs! :0)

jimlynn said...

Beautiful cards Darnell!
Geeze - it's sounds like you had a heck of a week. Hope things are better now. Thankfully you didn't break any part of your body. With age comes brittle bones and all that you know. JUST what you wanted to hear I'm sure!
Lynn

jeanchaneyaz said...

Such lovely creations! I find the embossed one especially stunning!

scrAPpamondo said...

Such a terrific week you have had!! Hope that now all it's ok and the vodka was enough to forget all things :D
You (and Hammy) have been so busy, too!! Great compilation of cards!! Love the embossing on different colours of cardstock! I'm not ready for Christmas.... too much to do at work. I'm dreaming a retirement, but I have to wait almost 10 years!!! Argh!!

Izzy Scrap said...

Hope you feel better now. Here we say that there are weeks (days) with and weeks (days) without. Love all your wonderful QCAS cards with this gorgeous embossing. I have to keep this in mind for next year. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

Happy Dance said...

Good grief girl...Don't you know it's the vodka first, then the falling??!! So sorry you fell and hurt your chest area. And for those ants, and that the Mister had to fix the bleeping faucet. Can he come here? I have one that's just starting...and hey!! You could come too!!!! Now. To those cards...Can I just say how amazing that group of poinsettias are? Wow!! Bonus that they're QACAS, too. They are so pretty!! There will be some lucky mailboxes this Christmas. And don't make me pick between those two holly cards, either. I look up and like the green one; I look down and like the white one...You've got a great eye, my sweetie pie. Hope you're feeling better by today, and sorry I didn't get here until now. Sending really gentle hugs. xoxo Bev

Kathyk said...

Many congrats on your honorable mention Darnell

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Maria said...

Sounds like a crazy week for ya, Darnell! I hope you get to feeling better and that things are improving around the house for you, too! Your cards are just gorgeous!! You take good care, hugs!!

Sharron said...

Drats, so sorry you've had a week of problems and this is definitely not a good time to take a fall. Hope you are feeling and moving around better. I'm amazed at all your cards--all are beauties! Be sure to be careful and take it easy! Hugs!!

Patti said...

Honey, honey, honey!! that's a whole lotta stuff to deal with!! ouch and rats and... %;ljkl2u@ doesn't look like your mojo suffered at all though. Your cards are really beautiful!! and you really cranked them out! they kinda look like ants on the wall all lines up so smart heeheehee

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are all so beautiful, Darnell! You did an awesome job with your batch cards! It's neat to see them all lined up in a row!

So sorry about all of your troubles - those ants really creep me out! I hope your back will be better soon! My heavens, you've had a rough week!

Hoping things get much better for you! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Marina said...

Sorry to hear of your woes. I also have had a helluva week - I really must try your potato-drink remedy. What fabulous, versatile designs you have made. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Jill Vickers said...

Sorry to hear you have had such a rough week - hopefully a few vodka drinks over the weekend will speed up the recovery :) All your cards are so pretty - I love finding a stamp that that looks so wonderful in different shades of EP and cardstock - wonderful idea for mass production (to get those last few cards done!) Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us at Time Out! Jill

Joyce said...

Wowsers, Darnell. What a gorgeous collection of cards you made. All so beautiful and elegant. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out during your crafting sessions.

Donna said...

Sorry you had a week filled of mishaps, hope this coming week will be better. you sure did mange to make a lot of gorgeous card!

Linda said...

Sounds like you've had a right old week ..... hope the next one is better for you hun. Hope you're OK after your slip too.
Gorgeous cards .... you have been busy. Love that gorgeous stamp from The Ton, they have so many beautiful designs but sadly they are so hard to get over here.
Speaking of gorgeous cards, yours arrived over the weekend .... thank you so much ...... mwah xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous cards Darnell, you did well to be so industrious after all of those misadventures! Hope you are well, Cathy x

JD/ Jill said...

I thought I had commented on your cards...but since I could find a previous comment...I guess I didn't! Your cards are wonderful...I would love to be even half as creative as you... Hopefully, you are having a better week...

I wanted to tell you that I sent you an email...Hopefully it comes your way...

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Ugh - what a crazy week for you, Darnell - hope your bod is feeling better! And hope your ant neighbors had a nice trip to ant heaven... Beautiful sets of cards - just love all the different colors of embossing!!

Brenda said...

Hi Darnell! I do hope you are feeling better and the week smoothed out. I must say your beautiful cards do not reflect things being out of whack. I love the heat embossing and you picked such gorgeous stamps to emboss and in such wonderful colors!

Aileen said...

Hi sweetie, so sorry to hear you hurt yourself, you really do need to watch out for where Hammy is skampering (mmm I think this is misspelt or a word I made up. Anyway jokes aside do be careful my friend as we get older we get more fragile. The dripping tap -----ahhhI can image as its much the same here where the curses get longer and the ranting well best not repeated.

I love yes LOVE all those cards. how beautiful and quick and eye catching. Loving both the fully embossed and the small embossed area. Now I hope that two pages you missed are all done now. Love to you both xx Aileen

Greta said...

Oh no--I hope you're not feeling that fall more now! We gotta be careful! The stamp from The Ton is a stunner! I actually got one similar this year from HA & need to use it more & post what I've made. Still working on getting cards in the mail. Yours are beautiful & I love that one came to me! Wishing you a wonderful holiday, my friend!

Neets B said...

Oh no, sounds like you've been through it! But despite that it looks like you had a really good production line going, what gorgeous cards. That border stamp is fabulous! And your holly frame is perfect for our OLC challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Darnell ... I do hope you're beginning to feel easier by now ... and are much recovered from your twisted torso and extremities. Sounds as though you felt horrid all over ... though the wodka must've lubricated things at least a little. What a delicious collection of QACAS cards ... the first ones all shimmery and shiny in their festive metallics and Christmassy colours ... the second crisp and striking in their outline loveliness! So happy to have you playing along with us at Time Out! LYAMYHMA ... TCOY! Big gentle hugs and bisous, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

Now if you had been on the vodka it may not have hurt so much! Heck! I hope you are feeling better... Gorgeous gorgeous cards and I love that stamps by the Ton... Have to check that out. Thanks so much for my lovely Christmas card too! Have a safe day!

OH Babs said...

A lovely batch of cards Darnell. I love heat embossing.

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh my, what a week! Hope the coming one will be much better! What a shock to find more address labels and being out of cards! Good for you and Hammy to just turn around and crank out more beauties! I am keeping my fingers crossed that this week will be downright boring, hehe!

Ruth said...

Oh what a week you've had! I really hope you are on the mend. I did my back in last week moving the evil sofa of doom, which we are now selling very cheaply on eBay as it's done my back in twice. I can highly recommend Pilates for being amazing at helping all maner of injuries!

What an amazing array of cards and a great job done. I have a sizeable amount still to make so they will be going on the last post this year. I have sent yours off before the deadline so I actually think I might make it! Thank you so much for yours. It makes me smile on the mantelpiece. xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Batchin it is a funny term, but it is so fitting! Each and every one of these is stunning!

Jen W. said...

Ack! What a week! I'm pretty sue I'd have given up on it and spent the rest of it safely on the sofa with a pooch and a long book!

How's everything feeling after the wrenching of extremities? Not fun!

I am with you on the ants. Usually they're a nightmare here in the summer but for some reason this year they've switched it up and have been impossible to corral the last couple of months. I hate having to spray them due to the fumes but sometime you gotta show them whose boss! We also had to close off the (ANCIENT) heater vent in our bathroom wall as suddenly cockroaches and giant centipedes have started using it as an entrance to the house. (We've had this house since 1980 and it has never happened before). Thankfully Ella's letterbox is stationed below it so they fall in there and can't get out due to the slippery plastic sides. Oy vey.

You're batches of cards are as yummy as batches of cookies and look gorgeous lined up in the sun.

I hope this week is full of sunshine, rainbows and perhaps a lottery win - you deserve it after last week!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, as always, Darnell. Thank you for mine. Yours is on the way, I promise! I hope you're feeling better and that this week is easier and far less painful! xoxo

Sue Reynolds said...

Wow, for all those catastrophes, you certainly got a lot done. That is a beautiful stamp and all the variations you did with them...one as gorgeous as the next. Thanks for sharing these with us at Double Trouble and Three Amigos.

Laurie said...

so simple, so elegant, so beautiful! thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge and happy holidays!

Bobby said...

What an impact simple heat embossing can do with the right image. The frame stamp is gorgeous and I have the botanical one but never thought to emboss and just color the berries. In my memory box for next year to be sure. Sorry you had a few days of misadventures. It's been a week so I hope you're back to normal.