Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Surprise !!

I wanted to use up some of the Grab Bag papers that I bought in Sacramento in April, so pulled out what looked like 2 designed to work together. I have no idea the companies any of this came from. The flower was in a box of goodies from my friend Lillian. I aged the tag and DP using Rangers Adriondack dye ink.

Styles change so much! Almost 20 years ago when I first started stamping, if a paper was not crisp and clean on the edges it was trashed! haha NOW, we scratch it, smear ink on it, rough up the edges, wrinkle it, and in some cases staple it all on! I am not into staples yet, but sure smear and rip and age the poor cards! Until I became a fan of T!m Holtz, I did not know that I needed a sanding block and sand paper, so I could further torture the poor cards!  Then if that does not suit me, I have been known to hand draw squiggle borders!

Thanks for dropping in. I always enjoy hearing from you, and computer and phone lines willing, will be doing some blog hopping again soon!
Hugs, Pat
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  1. This is cute - looks like a birthday present itself! You've matched the oranges perfectly and this is really a sweet card, Pat. Now, don't be TOO hard on your papers . . . they're your friend, Paper Goddess !! Hahahahaha.

  2. What a nice clean and simple card, nice papers and flowers.

  3. you know i love any thing you make Pat...are you ok and what about Chrismas is the kids coming????? see you soon ...send me a e-mail..hon Love ya.....MaryR