SU En Francais

SU Secret Garden with En Francais Sympathy

Sadly, it seems I have needed to make more of these cards lately…but as I make one I think how the simple gesture of a card at a time of loss can mean more to someone than the sender may ever know. As I prepared for my week, I thought I would post this card for the Dynamic Duos Black Tie Challenge # 79 of Black and Smoky Slate hoping it might inspire someone to make a card that is sometimes a challenge to come up with at the moment you need it.

On a lighter note…as I posted it on the Design Team site- I thought, “Wow, everyone went with a Christmas Theme this week.” Ahem, note to self: read the fine print- DESSERT OPTION of Christmas. However, let this be a sample of OPTION- I guess I opted out…lol. Will you choose the dessert option of Christmas when you play this week? I can’t wait to see what you come up with this challenge…Go on over and check us out at the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blogspot.

Dynamic Duos Redo 2013-003

SU Secret Garden Sympathy DD 79

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU En Francais, My Sentiments Exactly for Sympathy
INK: SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black
PAPER:SU Smoky Slate, SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Random black rhinestones
TOOLS: SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Secret Garden Framelits

Dynamic Duos Design Team:

Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

dd dt badge

MUSE Card Club Guest Designer -SU Backyard Basics

I am so excited to be  the MUSE Card Club  #37 Guest Designer this week. I just love playing along with the participants each week- so many talented cardmakers out there. I send out thanks to all of you who have inspired me week after week! I have been wanting to ink up my SU Backyard Basics set and use the coordinating framelits  so I decided to use it for a card my neighbor needed this week. I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by it- will it be the colors, the design, the flower, or the kind of card?

SU Backyard Basics Sympathy
SU Backyard Basics Sympathy closeup

SU Backyard Basics Sympathy side view
SU Backyard Basics Sympathy inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU En Francais, SU Backyard Basics, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Crumb Cake, SU Almost Amethyst (retired) and SU Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
PAPER: SU Wisteria Wonder, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Framed Tulips EF, SU Backyard Basics Framelits


muse guest

SU Secret Garden with En Francais

I used Sandy’s sketch from the Paper Players # 164 and the colors and wet embossing (for the flower) from Dynamic Duos # 71  to make this card. I decided on a Birthday card since that seems to be the one most people are asking me to make for them these days…

SU Secret Garden with En Francais

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Secret Garden, SU En Francais
INK: SU Versamark with Black Embossing Powder, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Crumb Cake, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Black Taffeta ribbon (retired)
TOOLS: SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Bird Builder Punch, SU Adorning Accents Edgelit and EFolder