Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Details! Details! Details!

How many times do you look at a card and find all the details? The use of color, texture, ribbons, jewels, pearls, wording, prints and patterns. The design of a card has endless possibilities. The two cards below have 10 different details and techniques to complete a card. Can you find them?

Here they are!
1.   Color -  light, dark, bright, pastel, muted and seasonal colors.
2.   Markers -  The blending of colors.
3 .  Paper - The texture of the solid cardstock, prints and patterns.
4.   Inks - The types and colors of the inks. 
5.   Adding Texture - Torn paper edges and distress edges. 
6.   Embossing - Heat embossing using clear embossing powders.
7.   Sentiments - The use of wording.
8.   Jewels - Adding that little bit of sparkle.
9.   Ribbon - Adding texture and trim.
10. Finishing Touches - A hint of clear glitter on dots.
Also, punches and stamps!!!!

How many did you find? There are so many more ways to add detail to your cards,share your favorite!

Monday, September 26, 2011

In Honor

In Honor
Clifford G. Lisle

March 26,1927 - August 31,  2011

Cliff was a strong, energetic man. Always working on a project in the house, creating trikes and bikes, driving Taeko (Ed's Mother) where she needed to go, welcomed guests into his home. What I will always treasure is what he shared with me , his son Ed. Cliff opened his heart to me and shared stories of Ed as a child, which you can only hear from a parent.
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard, buy always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear 

I had the privilege of creating the bouquets for the 
Celebration of Life luncheon to honor Cliff.
Green was Cliff's favorite color which I choose, accented with white.
Cliff wrote me a note several years ago which he shared 
"we sure enjoy the colorful flowers".

For all the generations of Angels that are watching and caring for all of us!
Cliff is now one of those Angels!