Tuesday, November 27, 2012


As I was designing this card, I thought of my friend,

and how he might be a bit intimidated to cross a road again (if he hasn't already).

It takes courage to move ahead...

I used Jean's lovely sketch at

I used Authentique papers for the

That's two cards created and posted today....I was able to get crafty when all I really wanted to do during that time was take a nap.

It's one of those cozy...sleep in days.

and cold. oh. so. cold.


stamps: Waltzingmouse Back in the Saddle,Sheriff,(snowflakes)Teeny Trees and Half Pint Heroes Additions
ink: Memento Ink Rich Cocoa,Versamark,Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
paper:Authentique Genuine and Fresh,Georgia Pacific White cardbase
dies: Spellbinders classic circles and postage stamp,My Favorite Things Sentiment strips
other: zig brown pen,Recollections Glacier and clear embossing powder,Darice twine,Scor-Tape,staples,Sizzix Textured Impressions Seasons Greetings,Crop-A-Dile Corner chomper


  1. I love that you used rectangles for the banners in the sketch...that is one of the greatest sentiments, very inspiring and so nice on a card.

  2. What a wonderful encouragement card Marlena, I love the mix of my favourite WMS stamps, and the the fab colour combo.

  3. Perfect card to encourage a friend - strong words! Your card is beautiful. I love the embellishing and the masculine colors!

  4. Super card - I love that sentiment too!

  5. Love your card for this sketch, Marlena...and the perfect encouraging sentiment!
    Sending you warm wishes from FL (although we are having some dips in temperatures this last week~waking up to the low 50's)

  6. Fantastic Marlena, the rectangular banner are brilliant.

  7. Hi Marlena! Love how you used a sheriff's badge as a background for your Courage sentiment - what a perfect pairing! Great take on the sketch too, I recognize it but it's not obvious.

  8. Beautiful card Marlena! Great color combo and design!!

  9. Perfect card for that friend. Love the way you tied your twine for this one. Beautiful take on the sketch!


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