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March 24, 2009

Fresh, Oval Thank You

Well, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be posting a lot less frequently for at least the next 6 months.  When I get a chance to stamp, the best you'll probably see is a new post about every other day.  This is because we are getting ready to say goodbye to my DH for 4+ months when he gets to go "over there" for the Air Force on a deployment.  As most of you know I have three kids under age 6, so my hands are full.  Kindergarten here is only 1/2 day, so that's the only point in time - for 2.5 hours in the morning - where my hands are a little less full, but my littlest one, my baby boy, is the one who keeps me on my toes the most and obviously he's still here even when my eldest is away at school.  It's VERY hard to stamp when he just wants to help mommy do it.  When he's a little older it will be fine, but now, it's a little difficult to stamp with him ;)  So...we're enjoying as much family time as possible before Daddy leaves and then when he is gone I don't see it getting much easier to stamp.  So...yet ANOTHER plug to subscribe to my blog.  I've got a link in my sidebar, or you can always use Google Reader.

Now, on to what you're HERE for!!!  Today's card is one I made as soon as I got my 2-day-shipped SU! pre-order that had this fun little Oval All stamp set in it.  It's for a blogging friend and I'm posting it even though I haven't sent it yet to get myself up off my behind to MAIL IT along with the little goody I also made.  I'll post that one later after she gets it. To make the brad-in-a-button, I simply took one of the middle-sized Circle Rhinestone brads and pushed each prong through one of the holes in the center of the button.  Using my wire cutters that are on the pliers from the Crafter's Tool Kit, I clipped the ends of the prongs shorter and folded them each in towards the middle so that the would keep the brad "put" and not stick out past the flower in the center of the button (or the edge of the button itself).  Easy peasy!!!

The other little thing I'm sending her is nothing monumental, but I wanted to send more than a card to say thanks to her.  So...hope you like the card, and have a great day!!!


All products are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Oval All, Fresh Cuts
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White CS, Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise classic ink 
Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Fine Stampin' Cosmo Glitter, clear adhesive rhinestones (Michael's), Latte SU! Designer Buttons, Scallop Oval punch, Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive glue, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Large Oval punch, Turquoise Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Sponges, ScorPal


  1. Yes, you certainly have your hands full! My prayers will be with you and your family ... and a HUGE thank you to your husband for serving!!!!!!
    Your card is fabulous! I love how you layered the rhinestone brads and buttons! LOVE that look!

  2. Such a pretty card!!
    Have a wonderful time with your hubby and family before he leaves - thank him SO much for his service and please tell him to stay safe.
    I'll miss your posts, but, yes, you have your hands full and I completely understand! Take care, and I will still follow faithfully!

  3. Super DUPER cute card, Marie. I'll keep you and your hubby in my prayers while he's gone. I have a good friend who's here in Boise. She's a rock star demonstrator (in Hawaii right now) and her husband was deployed with the guard while she was pregnant with her first child (and until she was nearly a year old!) If you need someone to vent to, she'd understand more than anyone. Her name is Carrie and there's a link to her on my blog. Let me know if you can't find it. I'm afraid to post it here because I don't want her to get spammed. {{{Hugs}}}}

  4. Best wishes for your husband's safe and speedy return. I'll be thinking of you all.

  5. This card is beautiful! Enjoy your family and hugs & prayers to you all.
    My baby is almost 17 but I do remember those days of little ones and trying to find the time to craft (usually after they went to bed). But enjoy this time because like the country song says, "You're gonna miss this. . ."

  6. Thinking of you!! Enjoy your time together as a family!
    This card is so bright and summery looking, the perfect thing on a dreary day like today. I love the rhinestone brads with the buttons, too - great combo!

  7. This is very pretty Marie! Loving the bling, and especially the little stamped vine thingy from Fresh Cuts in the corner- awesome look!! Good luck to you and your family!

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  9. Wow! This is just too gorgeous! I love the color and the shading you did on the right side. The rhinestones really add to it! I'm going to have to CASE this one! :) TFS!

  10. [...] flower “embossed” buttons in the Designer Buttons assortments.  I first did it on THIS card I made for Lydia.  I hadn’t seen anyone else do it yet, and I made that card back in [...]


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Marie :)