Thursday, April 7, 2011


Hi Everybody!

This is going to be my quick Thursday night post so I'm not even going to tell you about the trash going on in my life right now (lucky you, huh!).  Like all trash though, I just toss it out and then have a good laugh.  You have no idea how hard it is for me not to tell you all about my adventures the last three days.  Something exciting happens to me every day.  (Note: Your definition of excitement might be different than mine however.)  For example, trying to run through my patio door when it is closed is exciting for me -- and this usually happens a couple times a month.  Man, that is hard on the nose and sometimes the stars I see in my eyes are the colors of Baha Breeze, Rose Red, and Almost Navy (my favs!).  The doctor has told me I will probably be on my blood pressure pills for the rest of my life unless I cut down on my excitement.  I told her that would only happen if I grew 6 inches (according to her chart, I am not tall enough for my weight).

Okay, moving right along, today I did a card using up an image that I had watercolored, with SU's Watercolor Wonder Crayons, about 3-4 weeks ago.  I didn't like it and was going to throw away (I smudged a little of the black  StazOn ink when stamping).  I came across it when I was cleaning my desk and thought maybe it didn't look as bad as I thought.  So I came up with a whole new layout using a fold that I have done many times but never with it opening in this direction.  I ended up really liking it, mostly because it was different and gave me the opportunity to try a completely different layout.  So here it is:

It doesn't look like it in this picture, but I believe this is called either a Z-Fold or Joy Fold card.

This is how it looks when sitting on table.

Side view showing the folds.

Picture of the inside of card.

Close up of the flower made out of nylon panties (LOL -- just for you Tamie), and cut with the new Fun Fold Bigz L Big Shot Die.  (The leaves are from the Bird Punch with a little free-hand lines drawn using Always Artichoke Marker).
I know it is a little boring looking at an image I had stamped previously, but I really loved how this card turned out and wanted to share (it is going to a very special person).  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Until next time,
"For he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness . . .." -- Joel 2:13


  1. Beautiful card......if you need someone to send it to here I am.....LOL

  2. That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is a beautiful card and I like the trifold design. My husband and I have also seen stars - mine of course are in lavender lace and Concord Crush - so I am making seasonal swags to hang on the door! Now if I just remember to put it in a place that is next to the spot we walk through! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

    PS: I found you because you are one of the featured artists on Late Night Blog Finds of the Day. Congratulations! :)

  4. Where's the smudge? I don't see it!!

  5. I've looked and looked and I can't see the smudge. It's beautiful. Anyone would love to get this card. Are you going to the meeting Tues? I'll be there. Carrie called me and said that she'll pick me up. Now I just need to finish my swaps.

  6. Sandi, this card is WOW! I don't know how you do it but your cards always have that terrific vintage look. Love the way it folds also. TFS

  7. Love the card! Hope your life is less exciting soon.