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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Joyful Wishes

Hello and happy late Sunday afternoon,

I hope your weekend was relaxing and fun. I just finished a 5K that starts about 1/2 mile from my house at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA. It's called the Surfing Madonna Fun Run and it's a Save the Ocean benefit run. I don't actually run, but walk it and by the time I walk from home and back, it ends up to be an 8 mile afternoon. I've been trying to get back into walking every day and this past week I did pretty good, clocking more than 14,000 steps each day.

On to the real reason we're here, to post a card that I made yesterday for this week's Freshly Made Sketch. Cecile has a fun sketch this week where the card is divided in half and has a vertical greeting element. Here's what I came up with.

I pulled out one of my favorite Avery Elle holiday sets, called Retro Ornaments, to make a Christmas card. The images are stamped using Memento tuxedo black and colored with copies.The sentiment banner is from Lawn Fawn and the patterned paper is very old SU DSP holiday paper with a retro look, which I thought matched the ornaments quite well. After getting everything glued down, I added some tiny clear rhinestones to the starbursts on the DSP and used a very liberal amount of Nuvo glitter pen on the white areas on the ornaments.

I used one of the set greetings and some tiny starburst images on the inside.

I actually had several ideas for Cecile's sketch and I may make them later for some of my holiday cards that I send out this year.

My evening plans include vegging and watching the Sunday evening baseball playoff game.

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Retro Ornaments by Avery Elle and Winter Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn
Paper: SU Real Red and X-Press It Blending card stock, SU retired DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Call Me Clover & Shaded Spruce
Other: Nuvo glitter pen, clear rhinestones


  1. I love these ornaments and I love how you've colored them! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Oh how pretty! The sparkle on the ornaments is really wonderful. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  3. Congratulations! Love this card and how it sparkles... Bernadette


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