Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thankful it's December!

October was spent with us having H1N1. It really threw us for a loop. We just had gotten over that and it was the first week in November when my Mom had a mini-stroke. The first blessing about that was we were over H1N1. The second blessing of the mini-stroke was that while my Mom was in ER she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. Had she not had the mini-stroke she would not have been diagnosed as quickly. She is home and on oral meds right now. November was pretty hectic though. My November Club/Class needed to be canceled and these were the cards that were planned. I made them for my club members.

This card was made with Branch Out which will be retiring January 4th. This set is so easy and versatile. I just love it! The other set used is Autumn Splendor. I stamped on the Wood Sheets. Those are sooooo cool!!! You can even punch them out!

This is a hinged card. The set is Berry Christmas and the background embossing uses the Petals-a-Plenty Folder.

The technique used here is Cracked Glass. I stamped the snowflake, punched it out and then sponged the edges. I then inked the whole piece in Versamark and embossed with Glassy Glaze Enamel. Versamark the image again, emboss again. Then put it in the freezer for a bit. Take it out and crack it. I sponged it with Soft Suede ink to emphasize the cracks. LOVE it. The set is a hostess set in the Holiday mini called Patterned Pines.

Patti wanted to get together for horsdoevres at her house in December. So my club did that last week and swapped cards. This was my swap.
This is the set Branch Out again. I stamped the tree and then sponged with Night of Navy and Bordering Blue. The snowflakes are stamped in white craft ink and embossed in white. The tree limbs are outlined with the white gel pen.
All cards are SUO. If you would like more information on any of these cards or products to purchase you can contact me at 4debra@sbcglobal.net.


Erin said...

I really like the 3rd and 4th cards. Cute!

Shelley said...

HUGE ((((HUGS))))
Your cards are all beautiful!

Emma F said...

Wowser Debra, you've outdone yourself again ... those club cards are fabulous! I love the autumn Branch Out card ... and that swap card is just stunning, truly it is! You're a marvel. I can't believe SU are retiring that set ... we should start a campaign to save it! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Love them all Debra, they are beautiful

Kelicat said...

Debra--this is just so pretty and peaceful!

Nancy (Phantom) said...

Debra, these cards are simply wonderful! I've never thought about Branch Out but I sure am now... I LOVE your winter one especially but they are all wonderful. That snowflake with cracked glass is perfect-o!!

Kim said...

Debra, I love this card. It reminds me of the cold nights, when the snow is nice and smooth, and the moon is shining high above.

Beautiful job!