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“His laughter…sparkled like a splash of water in sunlight.”

~Joseph Lelyveld

That describes our nephew who passed last week from colon cancer.  Cancer…such a wake-up call that robs laughter.  I’ve been reading and reading about cancer and I’ve learned to question whatever is going from my hand to my mouth…is this going to give nutrition to my body?  Even harder, on the spiritual side, is to question what is coming OUT of my mouth!  So I’ll be quiet and tell you about this striking card, inspired by Lynn Kolcun.  I learned the technique from a Dawn Olchefske YouTube video.  I forgot to take the measurements before the card left for the funeral with my hubby yesterday, but I stamped the sentiment and then cut the cardstock around it.  The next two vanilla layers go up one inch in the measurements.  The mats go up 1/4″.  You can read the instructions on how to make the card on yesterday’s blog post.  Just click “home” and you can scroll down to yesterday’s post (and a similar, but slightly easier card).   The “Triple Time” stamping technique is a lot of fun!

Hope you are enjoying all of your Thanksgiving preparations,



Triple Time Stamping

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“We must be afraid and awed and amazed that we cannot live forever.”

~ Anne Roiphe

There are a couple of sympathy cards in my portfolio that I usually make, but last week I saw one that Lynn Kolcun made and it inspired me to try “Triple Time Stamping.”  I found a video about the technique on Dawn Olchefske’s You Tube Station.  It’s a lot of fun, and very easy!  The three Very Vanilla pieces of cardstock are 2″ x 3 1/4″, 3″ x 4 1/4″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The two Soft Suede pieces of cardstock are 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.  The Brown Sugar base is 5 1/2″ x  8 1/2″.   I scotch taped each very vanilla piece together by rolling up a piece of tape and pressing it all over with my fingerprints so that it wasn’t very sticky (so it can be easily removed after stamping.)  After stamping the images, adhere each piece to it’s mat.  I was a little off with the Blushing Bride Butterfly on the bottom…it should have been lower…but for my first try, I was happy!   It will be on it’s way to Holland when my hubby flies out later today.  He’ll be gone for Thanksgiving, so I’m starting to think of some creative new Thanksgiving traditions for the boys and me!  What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?