Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SOA - Counting Blessings

Hello friends.  Received the newest Stamp Of Approval (SOA) box this weekend and had fun making a few cards with it!

I blended a couple DOX inks (Spiced Marmalade & Wild Honey) and then spritzed the Marching Leaves stencil and laid it over the blended background for a few minutes and then let dry.  Next I added the Lattice Frame die to make a trellis for my flowers and leaves that are from the Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set.  Used the little banner die that also came with this newest SOA box and embossed the sentiment from one of the previous SOA boxes (I believe it was the Lovely Notes Collection).  Here's a closer up view:

Love, LOVE all the stamps, dies, and stencils in this latest box!  I thought the last box was the best, but now I'm thinking it might be this set...

I also CASE'd Catherine for a couple quick birthday cards:

You can't get much more simple than these 2 cards and they are great for masculine birthdays and would also be perfect for thank you's and sympathy cards too.  I just water colored 3 rectangles for each card (Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors) and then placed the die cut leaves over each rectangle and stamped the birthday greeting (PTI's Keep It Simple: Birthday).  Easy peasy!!

Hubby's on vacation this week, so not sure how much stamping I'll get done this week...amazing how your time isn't your own when they're around, isn't it?!!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!



  1. These are fabulous Marcia! I love the background of the first one. I really wish I could thing more artsy when I'm crafting. I never think to do that using stencils. The leaves in black are stunning!

  2. Wonderful cards, Marcia! I agree with Birgit, your background is so artistic! Great CAS cards too - it's wonderful to have those on hand especially for masculine birthdays. I've taken the summer off, but wanted to stop by and say hello. Also, I have a question for you and wondered if you would email me at kara.pogreba at gmail dot com

  3. Outstanding friend!! I love the background of the first one especially but all the color combos you used are awesome! : )

    Hope you are having a great week.


  4. Gorgeous cards Marcia!! Love those die cut leaves with the watercolours!

  5. Beautiful lattice cards Marcia. Love the spray of flowers and the mix of colours you've used. Really striking! And I love your CAS leaf cards. Such a great design! xx

  6. Two beautiful cards, my friend. Lovely colours and designs! Kisses!!!

  7. Love that lattice die, Marsha! And those leaf cards are wonderful! I'm going to have to CASE them!


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