Deepest Sympathies

Today's card is a sympathy card. It's always a hard card to make, but most especially when it it for a friend whose child has passed. No matter what age they are when a child passes it is hardest to imagine. Recently a high school classmate's daughter passed away. She was only 19. A  brilliant, beautiful girl, taken too soon. My heart and prayers go out to my classmate and his family.

Below is my card.
  Outside front
                Inside partially opened.

                                          Inside completely open.

All of the stamps used on this card are from Close to my Heart #D1199 Come unto Me

My card takes a full 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of black cardstock cut in half at 5.50, and one piece cut at 5.50 x 3 inches. Score & fold one half piece of carsstock at 4.25 inches and set it aside. Then score and fold the other half at 2 inches, 5 inches and 7 inches. Mountain/Valley fold this piece of cs. Score and fold the 5.50 x 3 inch piece in half at 1.50 inches.



Hello There!

Well it's 2018 and today I post my first card creation in this new year.
Below is a card I made for my Uncle Dud. You see, I am from south Louisiana originally and my dad's cousin Gladys whom everyone called T-Boone. I called her my Aunt T-Bone Steak! She loved that. Aunt T-Bone Steak and Uncle Dud (Dudley) Meaux lived in a small town in Louisiana - Abbeville. I used to love going to their house for visits. I can still conjure up in my mind the aromas coming from Aunt Gladys' kitchen. I miss her. She passed a couple years ago. Now Uncle Dud is a widower. But let me tell you something, he's going to be 90+ at the end of January and his mind is sharp as a tack. He touts the miracle remedies of dietary supplements like CoQ-10 and Selenium. Hey! Who and I to judge? He's in his 90s and still going strong!!! God love him.

Voila! Uncle Dud's birthday card.

For Uncle Dud's card I used the NEW Barn Door Bundle from Stampin' Up! This bundle is item …


The card I created below is entered in the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown -- Nov Colour.

Sentiment - from Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses
Stamps - Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh
Dies - Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh
Coloring - Ranger Distress Oxides, Stampin' Up! Write N Markers, Aqua Painter.

Below is the colour badge for this challenge.

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Today I am featuring the card I created for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #266 Santa Clause.

For my card I used the Vintage Santa stamp from Stampabilities. The sentiment is a die from Peachy Cheap. To add some color to my stamped image I used Distress Oxide inks on a cotton swab. The stamped background is En Francais from Stampin' Up!

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Ok, so I was on Pinterest today and I came across these pillow boxes that were sooo stinkin' cute, I had to turn them into greeting cards. I couldn't go to the blog but the lady's name is Therese Hoffman. Her pillow boxes were adorable!!!
So below is my set of cards and then pictures of each individual card. Left to right : Elf, Frosty, Rudolph, and Santa.





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Betty J Schaub

CWS Shoes

Creative With Stamps Challenge - Shoes
Below is my entry.

My sweet friend Monika sent me the link to play along with this challenge. Thanks Monika! I only have this boot stamp. I'm not a "shoe" person per say. But I do like Stamping and coloring thus rubber boot stamp (Falling Fall #PPAUG1602) from Marcella Harley at Power Poppy.  The image was stamped with basic black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This helps keep the different colors separate. It was painted with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides inks and an aqua pen. Pink glitter paper is Stampin' Up! Hello die is from Spellbinders KOTM. The glitter paper, the gold back frame and the image were all cut using Marianne's Designs Frame.
I won an Honorable Mention for this card!!!!  Thanks to the DT at Creative With Stamps.
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Freshly Made Sketches 310 Stampin' Up! Products used :
Christmas Around the World DSP
Chirstmas Lampost Thinlits
Brightly Lit Christmas

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Betty J Schaub