Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Thankful for this new day~

Thankful for a fresh start~

Thankful for being able to post that I'm thankful~

 I took another try at The Play Date Cafe PDCC #155.

This time, I broke out my Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.

I drew "stitches" across the sentiment die with an embossing pen and sprinkled that magical powder and heated.

I then inked up the cardbase with my damaged Versamark pad 

(read the sidebar about that oopsies...#5 on my list of YOU KNOW WHEN).

I can't bring myself to throw that old Versamark pad away...it was one of my first cardmaker investments!

I am also entering this in the 

 I used my square punch to create notched borders on my focal panel.

 I created with dry AND wet embossing for 

supplies: Papertrey Ink Count My Blessings die, square punch, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Zig embossing pen, K&Company SW Nature pad,Georgia Pacific white cardbase, Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel,Piggy Tales DP,My Mind's Eye Six By Six Everyday Flair,Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper


  1. Very beautiful card!!I loved your both dry and wet embossing.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  2. Another beauty Marlena! I love the dimension and of course embossing. Great design! Thank you for playing with us at DYSU this week!

  3. What an ingenious way to use a square punch, Marlena! I like that! I also like your 'thankful' post. I am feeling thankful today, as well, for my family escaped the Hurricane without any problems. It saddens me though to see what many, many others have gone through. It's just so devastating.

  4. Great card for all the challenges! We're so thankful you joined us at the play date cafe!

  5. Marlene, I love the start of your card, THANKFUL and that ivory embossing enamel adds some extra sparkle. You are always so clever!!

  6. This is a fabulous card Marlena, I think we all have to take time to be thankful, what a fab reminder.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  7. Such a wonderful thank you card! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. Very pretty Marlena. Love the colors and the die-cut word.


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