Tuesday, January 31, 2017


The first acronyms I learned helped me read the notes to play the piano:  FACE were the spaces when reading music and EGBDF (every good boy does fine) were the lines.  Now everything is an acronym and my memory as I grow older isn't as good as as it was when I learned to play the piano in 1st grade.  Last evening, I even took a Pen-touch white pen to my keyboard because half of the letters were worn off and I was constantly getting the i and o keys mixed up.  Life is getting more puzzling with all these acronyms.  I receive comments from challenges DT members with initials like OLLCB or TTCRD or SAS4K and it takes a moment for me to recognize what those letters mean.  

So, for some of you who may be wondering,  today I have a card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I've used a border stamp from the Close to My Heart February Stamp of the Month.

front of top fold card

 As soon as I saw the sketch at Atlantic Hearts, I knew I wanted to try curving the border stamp to make a wreath.  After stamping I added a touch of color, using a water brush and the ink from the lids of my stamp pads.  I like it.

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HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + rubber stamp
Die Cutting Divas Challenge #302 - Anything Goes (the stitched circles are La La Land Dies)




  1. Hi Debi,

    Love the wreath and the colors you chose to paint. Such a sweet card!

  2. What a cool way to make a wreath...very creative and love that border stamp and coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  3. Clever and delightful way to use that stamp! I really like your take on the sketch. Thank you so much for joining us at AHSC this week. -Dena (DT)

  4. Love all the flowers in a circle. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  5. Great card. Thanks for playing along with Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

  6. Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  7. Love love how you used that stamp! Beautiful and so different! thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  8. Cute creation!
    Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD.

  9. Beautiful card!! Such a lovely interpretation of the sketch. I love how you've coordinated the stamps on both the outside and the inside of the card! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope you can join in again soon. Hugs Victoria (DT) x


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