Tag Archives: love

Love You So Rainbow

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This is the second card that I’ve made using my custom created Love You So Silhouette sentiment. This is tied into this week’s Shopping Our Stash challenge – Embossing times 2.

Xerox Flecs Cover, Silhouette Custom design, American Arts Pigment Ink in Rouge, Apricot, Sunflower, Pine, Powder and Grape. Hampton Arts Clear Embossing Powder.

*Make sure you clean off any repositional adhesive from the design before adding the embossing powder & applying heat. Ask me how I know. *sigh*

Love You So

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I’m totally enamored with my Silhouette Cameo at the moment. I decided to create my own love sentiment to use to make cards and larger pieces of art. This is my first use of it –

The Our Daily Bread Designs October Challenge at Operation Write Home is Sentiments. I think this qualifies as a card where the sentiment is the true focal point.

Xerox Flecs Cover, Silhouette Custom design, Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass.

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger I’m Craving Navy Take 2

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The Tuesday Trigger this week at Moxie Fab World is I’m Craving Navy.

To make my card, I created my own Silhouette Cameo layout. This is the second version of this card; the font I used yesterday was too fussy and did not cut cleanly.

TPC Dark Blue Color Connect Texture, Xerox Flecs Cover, Pick Your Plum Baker’s Twine, Silhouette Sketch Pen.

I love this design and font but think I might prefer yesterday’s layout with the top cut a bit smaller to allow for framing.

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger I’m Craving Navy

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The Tuesday Trigger this week at Moxie Fab World is I’m Craving Navy.

To make my card, I created my own Silhouette Cameo layout.

TPC Dark Blue Color Connect Texture, Xerox Flecs Cover, Pick Your Plum Baker’s Twine, Silhouette Sketch Pen.

I love this design but need to redo it using a less fussy font. This is a great card for Operation Write Home.

OWH Sketch Challenge 182

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The newest Sketch Challenge is up at Operation Write Home#182.

Xerox Flecs Cover. TPC Black Linen, Black Corduroy and Gun Metal. Pick Your Plum Washi and Bakers Twine. Sentiment is TPC Studio Vintage Keys. Memento Tuxedo Black. Key Charm.

Finally, I get to combine jewelry making and card making. I love the idea that the recipient of this card has a charm they can wear on a bracelet or necklace.

OWH Masculine Card Midweek Throwdown

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The Midweek throwdown this week at Operation Write Home is Masculine.

I decided to cut some new designs from my Silhouette – the “love you more” frame makes for a very CAS card and can be made for any gender simply based on colors used. I went for a Kraft background and a Chocolate sentiment.

Graphics 45 Kraft Reflections Collection Straight to the Point (the back of the paper), Core’dinations brown paper pack. Silhoutte sentiment.

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

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Moxie Fab World has a lovely new Tuesday Trigger up –

Here’s my interpretation – I used an X stamp to create a background, cut a heart window out of a cardfront and distressed the inner edges with blue ink.

Wausau Fleck Cardstock, X stamp is from American Crafts Ginger alphabet set in American Crafts Rouge Pigment ink with Hampton Art Clear Embossing Powder. Inner edges have Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Sentiment is TPC Studio Hugs and Kisses Set in Craft Smart Teal ink. Jolees flower embellishments. Fiskars Corner Punch.

Mike Nesmith on Love

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Mike posted this on his Facebook page yesterday, 12/8/12.


It may be that a brutish or loutish advance will ignite the passions in some, but I have found that the truest love has a gentleness, a tenderness, and a kindness that for me is the most attractive element of character.

I suppose we treat each other harshly with our permissions sometimes — rough play, rough sex, rough language — but even with permission, something goes wanting, and the small quiet voice is often silenced when it needs to be heard.

This is specifically why I don’t enjoy pranks, ridicule, or mockery in humor. The practical joke is not a joke to me; never has been. I can’t understand why we would knowingly make a fool of each other. It’s hard enough when we really are foolish, but to be held up as a fool is torture. I know. I have been on the receiving end of many jokes. They do not make me angry — they make me sad.

We are fragile creatures, all. We have very little time together in the scheme of things. Should we not at the very least choose the graceful and courteous in our exchanges? By this I mean more than “just getting along”. I mean the outreach of good will and trust, and the encouragement of appreciation and approval.

We are entering our gift giving season for the next few weeks — revisiting old friends and distant relations — and exchanging tokens of affection. I find there is much to learn here — how to receive and give and how to avoid the sharp word and censure — even if it is said in jest.

I am deeply, deeply saddened by the Hospital prank and its horrible outcome — it has rocked me back on my heels.

It has made me retake my own vows to be even more gentle, sensitive and careful with another’s frail and unsuspecting heart.

My wish for this season is to learn more about what it really means to love.

OWH Sketch 146

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Operation Write Home has a new sketch challenge up – #146.

Here’s my take.

I started building my card and realized I didn’t like the top element’s placement. I’d stamped the love on the noted size but it looked wrong to me. I cut out the sentiment and tried it that way. Didn’t work either so I tried it in its current placement. Voila. It’s simple but the sentiment pops.

Wausau Fleck cardstock base. Printed paper is no ID stock from thrift store stash. Sentiment is Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer.