Saturday, March 22, 2014

Catch-Up Post

Note: Jonah is turning 5 on April 12. If you would like to send him a birthday card, address it to Jonah, c/o Susan Raihala, 7430 Waterway Dr., Waynesville, OH 45068. I will deliver cards in batches once a week as they come in. He likes animals and bright colors.

As I scanned my January and February picture files this morning, I realized there are a number of cards that never made it to the blog, so this post will include the best of those poor, neglected rectangles of card stock from January.

Papertrey Beautiful Blooms II, Hero Arts Year Round
Sentiments. An experiment in placement.

Lily Bee's Memorandum set has a row of
typewriter key-like numbers, so I experimented
with making a border of it. Sentiment from
Papertrey's Birthday Bash Sentiments.

Inside of It's Just a Number card.
Hero Arts Dauber Bunch clear set using circle stamps
since I have no daubers. Look for ways to improvise!

Avery Elle's Fun with Letters set is very geometric, so
I wanted to play with an organic shape in the background.
The bling is hard to see in the photo, but it made a big
difference in real life. Leafy stem is from Hero Arts.

More fun with Avery Elle's Fun with Letters. The
patriotic colors were intended for OWH. I like this
totally flat card but think it needs bling.

That's better! The card has a side fold, so I couldn't
get the lighting right to show the orange bling on
the hot pink flowers, but it's really bright and pretty.
The polka dot circles and flower come from Paper Tray,
the first set released by Papertrey Ink.

Hero Arts Vintage Alphabet combined with decorative
tape, not washi. Scotch brand now sells deco
tape that's the texture/feel of its regular clear tape.
I don't like the feel of it, and it's harder to work with
than washi, but these colors and patterns are awesome!!!
And there you have it. We're caught up for January! Not too bad for the second half of March.


  1. Wow, "Stella", you got your groove back for sure! This is an amazing display of creativity here - great colours and mixture of style (although all CAS) - You're still the Queen of One Layer!

  2. All great cards!
    I know that bling is your BFF and I think you do use Stickles sometimes (?). Have you tried the clear Wink of Stella pen yet? It is said to be very addictive. ;-)

  3. FAB selection of beautifully CAS cards.

    Wishing Jonah a HAPPY BIRTHDAY too


  4. Awesome cards - each and every one! I got my WOS pens at Paper and Ink Arts. I only bought 2 to try them out - clear and black. They were $4.99 each with $2.96 shipping. I love them!

  5. Lovely selection of very cool designs :)

  6. Ooooh, Avery Elle's Fun with Letters is fun, indeed!


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