Sunday, September 13, 2009


I just LOVE the look of Asian cards. Maybe it's the simplicity of using very few colors when people make Asian cards that I like so much. All images used are from retired Stampin' UP sets that I can't imagine ever parting with. :)

Stamps - Asian Art, Asian Poetry background
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Black
Ink - Basic Black

Also used was a Martha Stewart punch for the right edge of the card. I saw this punch and simply had to have it! Nesties were used for the circles, a gold colored Asian coin used in the center circle, and fine detail black embossing powder was used to give the images some texture.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


It's been a long time coming! There were many days with thoughts it would never happen. But on Thursday, September 3rd, Lucy was officially adopted into our family. She has been with us since she was 3 months old and she is now 3 1/2 years old and looking forward to starting preschool next week. My heart always knew she was my granddaughter, but now the courts do too! :)

This is the card I made for the happy occasion. The stamp is called "Adoption Calligraphy" made by Paper Inspirations. It was a gift from my friend, Nancy.

Ink: Basic Black
Paper: SU Pretty in pink, Certainly celery, Regal rose, Whisper white.
DP: Making Memories - Simply Fabulous Collection - Brooke

The fabulous flower brad is by K&Company, and the green organdy ribbon is retired from Stampin' UP!

A big thank you to all of my friends for their encouragement and well wishes along this long 3 year journey... WE MADE IT!