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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

To Emboss or Not

When I first started making cards I remember that I fell in love with embossing, especially embossing something with gold or silver embossing powder. I rarely take out my embossing powders now a days and I got excited about the embossing challenge this week at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. http://fashionablestampingchallenges.cottagecrafts.ie/
I choose to use my friend Lisa from Local Rubber King Stamps “Hope” stamp.  Check out Lisa's stamps at:  http://www.localkingrubberstamp.com/   and http://shop.vendio.com/localkingrubberstamp
The paper I stamped and embossed was some paper that I had sprayed with several colours Moon Glow Splitz.  The purple background paper I embossed with a frame Cuttlebug embossing folder that I used a Metallic Rub-on to highlight the raised portions.  I also added some Metallic Rub-on to the butterfly to also highlight the raised portions of the butterfly and tie it in with the rest of the card. I will have to take out my embossing powders more often.  I really like the effect it gives the card.
 My quote for today " Creativity is a drug.  I can not live without it". Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day.



  1. No comments yet? It's such a fantastic creation with great details!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping challenges !!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  2. Just something else, your link to Lisa's shop just gives a picture... not a website...

  3. Beautiful work, Judy. Love all the details you put into your card. Thanks for joining us this week at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne