Friday, February 27, 2015


Whew, it has been a long time since I have posted!!  I was going through some serious withdrawal because I haven't had a working computer since coming back from Leadership -- that is one long time!!!  And then it was gone for 2 days at the tech shop to get a complete check-up and overhaul.  I never realized how addicted I was with using my computer -- not good!!  So now I am going to wean myself a little every day so my life doesn't seem to be consumed by an electronic gadget (we will see how that works, as I sit here typing away on my electronic gadget -- LOL).  But how else am I going to show you some new projects? Today I am featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog, Painted Petals.

Besides the Painted Petals Stamp Set, I also used the Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim to make the flower with a Something Borrowed Embellishment in the center, a Tea Lace Paper Doily sponged in Sahara Sand Ink, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, I Love Lace Background Stamp on the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack design, and a Cajun Craze Candy Dot

I used the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder the Sahara Sand Card Stock cut with the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.

I needed a lot of sympathy and get well cards, so these are some of the designs I came up with (couldn't make my mind up on how to add embellishments).  The Swallowtail Stamp Set is heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder and then colored with Blendabilities.  To get a better/close-up look do a right-click on picture and select "open in new window" or "new tab" and then enlarge by clicking on the picture again.
I have a lot of pictures to show you from Creative Retreat, so stay tuned for my next update!!

Until next time,

"Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows."  -- Isaiah 53:4


  1. Sandi, love all of these. The butterfly done all those different ways is most appreciated. Never take the time to try this like you do. great job and look forward to more photos of your weekend retreat.