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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Scroll Frame-Tall

One of my best friends in NC lost her husband last Saturday.  I know she is devastated.  I wanted to send her some comfort so I decided to send a poem my doctor sent me after my husband died.  I decided to create a frame for it so she could have it on display.

I made this frame from an svg file from My Scrap Chick.  It is called Scroll Frame-Tall.  I added some Anna Griffin flowers and some pearls for bling.  

This is the poem I sent  her.  It's comforting to know they are in the "next room" waiting for us.

Death Is Nothing At All

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Canon Henry Scott-Holland

Thank you for visiting with us today.  I hope this poem brings my friend some comfort.  I love you, Deena.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Monday, November 9, 2015

Blessings Card - My Scrap Chick

If you ever use SVGs My Scrap Chick is having a wonderful sale right now.  The deal is if you order 10 items, you get them for .50 cent each, no matter what the original cost.  I ordered 11 items for $5.50.  Some of them were multi-item svg's.  This card came from a product called Blessings Trio which consisted of the card, a basket and a box.

I tried uploading the svg into Cricut Design Space but it didn't upload correctly.   So I decided to try importing into Silhouette Studio.  It imported flawlessly so I used  my Cameo to cut out all the pieces.  The Cameo did not cut as well as my Cricut Explore but at least I didn't  have the hassle of resizing everything.  I'm hoping this will be corrected for CDS soon.

I cut the card and all the embellishments exactly as designed, embossed the background piece with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and assembled the card.  I think it will make a darling Thanksgiving card.

Thank you for your visit today.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Foiled Birthday Card

I guess you all have heard of one of the latest things in crafting and that is foiling.  When Anna Griffin introduced her Minc machine on HSN, of course I had to order it.  Truthfully, I haven't used it much.  Actually I haven't been very active creatively for a while.  It seems my open heart surgery took a lot out of me.  Well this week, I made up my mind I was going to make something with it.  The results were this card.

I cut 3 balloon shapes from toner paper (it has to be toner, it can't be from and ink jet printer), chose 3 different color foil sheets and ran them through the Minc machine.  

I embossed the card base with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder, adhered my balloons, added some twine and a sentiment I cut from Cricut Design Space.  

Thank you for visiting with us today.  We enjoy reading your comments.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vintage Butterflies Card #2

I love these butterflies from the Vintage Butterflies in CDS.  So simple to print them out and cut them with the Cricut Explore.  Add a little Stickles and you're all set to use them on a card like this one.

The butterfly border is one I won from Enfys Cashmore at Going Buggy a while back.  I really like this card.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you will come again.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Vintage Butterflies #1

There are some beautiful print then cut files in Cricut Design Space.  There are Vintage Butterflies, Vintage Birds, Vintage Florals and Vintage Phrases.  I used one of the Vintage Butterflies for this card.

I printed and cut it twice.  Place it on a doily and added some liquid pearls and stickles.  I like the way it turned out.

Thank you again for visiting.  We would love to hear from you.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Floral Embellishments/Cuttlebug Card

This card features another of Anna Griffin's Floral Embellishments.  I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder to emboss the card base.  The pink background was cut with one of Anna Griffin's Dies.  These dies add so much to a card.  I added a bow to the flowers.

Thank you for visiting with us today.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Monday, November 2, 2015

AG Floral Embellishment

Anna Griffin has release several packets of Floral Embellishments and I think I own most of them.  The flowers are put together with foam adhesives to give dimension.  This card features one of them.

I used one of AG's border Cuttlebug Folders to decorate the edge of the card, then applied Wink of Stella for shine.

Thank you so very much for visiting us today.  God Bless You!!!! Peggy
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