Thorn bushes have Roses!


Hello!   I seem to be one of those who always sees the glass as half empty …  so I love this sentiment about roses and thorns from good ole’ Ab Lincoln!    I need to embed it in my mind as my daily motto!  



I also just love all the floral images from I Brake For Stamps!   This one is called Long Rosebuds.  Hope you can take a peek at IBFS‘s store – You’ll be amazed at the selection of stamps!    Don’t forget to use coupon code SAVE10MARY for a 10% discount off any order from I Brake For Stamps!

I thought this image was perfect for the new(er) Spellbinders Nestabilities MEGA oval dies.   I know we’re previewing all the new dies being introduced at CHA next week, but these are still new to me!   🙂      I also used the Mega Scalloped Oval dies  for the matting and was able to emboss it with the 5×7 Cuttlebug polka dots folder ~ I love the new size!    No need to try to fit your paper into the smaller sized folders  ~   The die cut fit perfectly!   yay.



Thanks for stopping by today!   Hope you’re having a good week.


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  1. Mary your card is so beautiful. I love it that you add the Copic colors you use as that’s so helpful to us who are just learning to use them. Have’t seen the new size Cuttlebug folders. Guess I’ll have to see if I can find them & check them out. A little larger would be great.
    Hugs, Janie

  2. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Gorgeous card- I love viewing your art in my mail every day!

  3. Beautiful work!!

  4. oh those mega ovals are so pretty…perfect for this lovely rose image! I need to get that 5×7 folder too…that is always my go to embossing folder!

  5. i love what you are doing with the dot technique behind the images…i’m going to have to try that.

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