By the Dock Lake Card

Hi Guys,

I’ve got a funny story to tell you about today’s By the Dock Lake Card.  But first let me thank Ms. Holly Pedersen for the inspiration of this card from our Shoebox Swap, as her original design was amazing.  You might be wondering what I mean her original design.  Well, it’s no secret this Farm Girl doesn’t like to follow directions, so I looked at the card and just got busy.  It didn’t take me long to realize I was suppose to cut both the dock and the boat from the Whisper White Thick Cardstock she had provided and oops yep I messed up.  Well what’s a girl to do?

Carry on, yep just carry on.  So I stamped the dock on the the Whisper White Thick Cardstock and winged it from there.  I colored in the Dock with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.  I lightly sponged Coastal Cabana all over the sky and went even lighter for the lake.  I broke up the two by cutting apart my grassy cattails die cuts and then stamped my greeting and bird in Early Espresso Ink.  The boat was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and colored with my Red Stampin’ Blends Markers.  As you can see I did manage to cut the boat out and it is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

By the Dock Lake Card

I’ve got to tell you I was one very unhappy camper about messing up this card and had no intentions of sharing it with you.  But times gone by and I’ve looked at it over and over and now I actually like it.  See sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees.  All I was thinking is it’s not just like Holly’s instead of thinking it’s an original almost like Holly’s 😉  So when you want to CASE a card don’t be so hard on yourself, sometimes different is just that different but still beautiful.

By the Dock Lake Card


Card Base – Whisper White Thick – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″,  Scenic Layer 5″ x 3 3/4, scrap for Boat 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″
First Layer – Early Espresso – 5 1/4″ x 4″
Frame – Coastal Cabana – 5 1/4″ x 4″
Scraps of Pear Pizzazz for cattail grasses

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April Customer Appreciation

If you’re ready for some Spring Creations my April Customer Appreciation PDF has you covered.  Focusing on the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper and the sentiments from the Good Morning Magnolia and the Magnolia Blooms Stamp Sets, France Martin created a beautiful array of cards and a 3D Card Box as well.  Plus, you’ll receive a Bonus PDF Showcasing the designs in the Brand New Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper as well, created by Holly Petersen.  Yes that’s 2 PDF’s this month. With everything that’s going on in the world today, we need some sunshine and vibrant colors to brighten our days, and My April Customer Appreciation PDF is sure to accomplish that task.  It’s not often that Frenchie is the creator for My Customer Appreciation PDF, and I must say she out did herself on these creations.

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