Sunday, February 10, 2013

Skip Winner and OWH Sketch 159

Sunday Blessings my friends. I want to apologize for being almost a week late posting the winner of last Saturday's OWH Blog Skip. So without further to do.... picked... drum roll please..............

Winner of the Tonic Border Punch
Donna Nuce  
Congratulations Donna!

Donna, please email me your address so I can get you punch to you. It's: marlened00 at gmail dot com   [yes, those are 2 zeros following my name]

This past week has been crazy, but I'm thankful the Good Lord has allowed me to keep my sanity. Those of you that follow my blog know my mom, who is 90, is in bad shape in the Nursing Home. Mom's been having chest pains so they're looking to see if she's developed heart problems or if it's something else. There is no definite conclusion yet, but it's been a whirlwind of visits, phone consultations. and keeping the family updated.

I did manage to get some craft time in this weekend. Here's my take on Clean and Simple, and this week's OWH Sketch Challenge.

I've had the Hero Arts stamp set, All The Time, since it came out and have wanted a clock embossing folder to go along with it. I finally found this one by Darice at my local craft store. The clock and sentiment are stamped using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger. I matted the embossed piece and sentiment on kraft cardstock.

I've never had an embossing folder as temperamental as this one. Now, I use really sturdy cardstock when I emboss... but this folder embossed so deeply that it actually tore the cardstock at the circles. OMG... are you kidding me?? NEVER had this happen before!! On the bright side, I now have embossed clock die cuts to use on something else.

I used my Cuttlebug and had to do away with the normal "B sandwich". I solved the problem by placing several pieces of cardstock on  the A spacer, my EF on top of that, then a B plate on top of that. It was crazy but I was determined a piece of cardstock and a hand cranked machine were NOT going to get the best of me. [giggle]

Now it's time to get a 'cuppa joe', put my feet up, and relax a little. Thanks so much for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!


  1. Love this! So much depth with the center matching the background. Your effort with the folder was well worth it. L Law

  2. I too have and love this stamp set, and the embossed panel is a perfect match! I have a contrary ef like yours too, so I seldom use it, but I'm glad you figured out how to get around your issues with this one!
    I hope your Mom improves and starts to feel better soon, because I know all too well exactly what you're going through. Sending {{hugs}}
    Thanks again for featuring my card and creating a sketch for it this week over on OWH! I'm just giddy over it all :)

  3. Great card, Marlene. I'm glad you worked through your problems with the embossing folder. It paid off, the card looks great. I'm sorry you are going through all this with your Mom. I hope things turn around for her soon. Here's wishing you a better week ahead.

  4. Hi Marlene! This is a great stamp to use for the new sketch; I think I'm going to have to CASE your idea and get that set out!! God bless your Mom; I hope she feels better.

  5. Sending you a hug! Take care of you and your mom. I like the clock and the embossing matches perfectly!

  6. Great match of sentiment with the card image. I too have had some cranky embossing folders and solved the problem in a similar manner using my Big Shot. It is frustrating, but obviously worth the effort. Thanks for sharing your story. Prayers for your mom.

  7. I think those folders are a little deeper than others...way to keep at it. The card is definitely a keeper. Thinking of you and your def takes a lot of time and energy! tfs!!!

  8. Love the card Marlene. I sent my address to you! I'll keep you and your mom in my prayers. I know how tough it is!

  9. I love the embossing folder but I've never had an issue with one yet like you did. It was worth struggling over because your card turned out great! Hope your mother feels better soon.

  10. Great way to echo the embossing and the sentiment. Lovely for a man or woman!

  11. A classic beauty of a card! Thanks for the info on the embossing folder. I've had to come up with some odd "sandwiches" for some of my "stuff" too. Of fomd it makes it all the more satisfying when it works out.

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  12. Love the card! Some folders are just persnickety! Glad you found a solution. Hang in there, will be thinking of you and your Mom.

  13. CAS card, I love that you repeated the focal point in the background. Ties it all together! My prayers for a speedy recovery for your mom and strength for you.