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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hey All!

I hope this post finds you well, happy and safe.  I've been thinking so much of my blogging friends on the East coast and hear that more nasty weather is still in store.  My thoughts are with you.

I promise this post has nothing to do with pictures of my house but of cards!  I've been feverishly making thank you cards to send to those who came to my open house and brought gifts.  So here they are:
Ever since I've seen the "triple stamping" technique on SCS, I wanted to try so this was my first attempt.  I wanted to keep it warm and simple.  The flower images have copper Stickles centers to give it just a little bling.  I think the next time I do this, I'll do a little more background stamping.
This is one made with the SU French Foliage stamp set.  The background piece was ran through  the CB in a woodgrain embossing folder.
This card was done with a wonderful stamp by Deadbeat Designs.  I stamped them with Distress Inks.
I used a single leaf stamp from the "French Foliage" set again on this one but kept stamping it in different Distress Inks on top of the image to fill the panel.
I love this new stamp set from Technique Tuesdays.  
This was a super fast and easy card since my friend Sue in Washington sent all the components to me (thank you Sue!!!).  I just had to put it all together, stamp the thank you, glue on a couple of leaves and attach the copper brads.
I tried to go for a European postcard look on this one.  The dot on the "i" is done in red Stickles.
I shamelessly used this hilarious sentiment on the front and inside.  The inside says "It's pasture birthday."  LOL  It just makes me laugh.  I stamped and colored the barn scene and punch/pieced my little sheep.  This was for my Aunt's birthday which I missed because of my heart attack.

And finally, this is a note card set I made for a friend that I used to work with who has faithfully followed my blog since I left work.  This is a Mo Manning image (whom I adore)  I colored them with my colored pencils and oms.  My friend Brent and his wife have Chihuahuas and I thought they would get a big kick out of these.  The card box is my standard go to box from Gina K. Designs.  You can find the instructions to make it HERE.   Instead of keeping the box closed with a ribbon tied, I simply used velcro dots to keep it closed.

Well, there you have it.  I'm working on Thanksgiving cards now and hopefully will have the design figured out and some cards to show for next post.

Thanks so much for coming to see me!  Thanks to for all the wonderful comments you leave me.  Every one of them mean so much to me, not just because of what they say, but because you took the time to leave it.  And I appreciate that so much.

Hugs to all of you!

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."


Ted said...

Curt! These are all wonderful! I love the first card and need to try to find the tutorial for it. I've wanted to try that technique for some time. :) Glad to see you back, buddy. You've been missed!

Leah Ann Gast said...

All your cards are gorgeous! So glad you are feeling better :)

Myrna said...

You have certainly been busy. All your cards are fabulous.
I love the triple stamping technique (your first card). I made one and am now hooked. So much so I just might have to get the SU flower stamp. lol
Curt, I would love to comment on all the cards but every one is so gorgeous.

Sue said...

WOW, Curt, you have been busy!! All of your thank you notes are awesome and will be so appreciated by your friends. Love the doggie set (of course) and they are going to be thrilled with these cute note cards. Glad you are feeling well and back to blogging and crafting, so good to see the stress of the move and work on both houses getting less.

Our pup was Spayed on Monday (I posted a picture of her with that stupid cone on. Has to wear it for 10 days! She feels so much better today and is back to her old tricks.

Super cards...thanks for sharing.


Gail said...

I see you're getting your exercise card making!
They're all lovely...I haven't tried that 'triple stamping', it's on the list!
My favorite is 'OH CROP'! hahahaha
You must be feeling better, that's a lot of cards!

ursula Uphof said...

Great to see you are crafting again Curt. Just love all the cards. I have to make some quickies, so lots of ides here. Thanks for sharing with us, and you take care. hugs, Ursula

Lorraine said...

Busy, busy Curt you must be feeling better nice to see you back in the swing of things with the lovely cards. Keep healthy. Hugs Jersey U.K.

Leigh said...

You have been busy Curt. Great lot of thank you cards. Hope you are keeping yourself well.

downrightcrafty said...

what a wonderful selection of thank you cards, all of your wonderful guests will love receiving these and adore the card set and box such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured :)
take care

Kate xx

tilly said...

Pleased to see you are feeling better and back to making your wonderful cards again, what a selection, all stunning and the box set is so cute....the little sheep is so cute
Take care
Tilly x

Beth Norman said...

Great cards. How special for your friends to receive your thank you cards. Your chihuhua set is so darn cute too!

richardbreaks said...

SO glad to see you back in the bloggisphere, Curt! You have some really lovely things here! I love that French Foliage set, and you have done great things with it! They are all great! Cheers!

Diane said... have been busy creating... a nice group of cards...all the "pup" one, I have that image, just makes me does the "oh crop" one...soooo glad to see you back with us...and hope you are feeling great, too!!

Gina Wrona said...

So glad to have you back & sharing your awesome creations! I just love them all, especially the last dog set, of course, kwim?

Take care & be well,

Mary said...

It's great to see you back to stamping and blogging! As usual, all of your cards are great but I like the sheep one and the dog one the best, love animals! You did a great job on your triple time stamp card too, very nice! Have a blessed day!

Jackie said...

It is so good to have you back! All of your cards are wonderful but I love the little "Oh, Crop!" one, that is just adorable.

maryr917 said...

quite an array of lovely cards Curt-I like the triple stamping technique as well-makes for such a great card-dont own the french foliage set but every time I see it-I add it to an ever changing wish list(lol)

Soni B said...

YIPPEE I am so happy that you are back to creating... If I had to pick "A " favorite, it would be the set with french foilage and wood grain background...I love the lighter tones, not typical for Autumn... But in reality, I love them all...
I love that you want to be creating and even more that you are feeling up to it... WOO HOO
I hope each day brings you strength, and ability to get thru each day ... and goodness for each of you ... say hi to Jay and tell those handsome boys I still want to meet them ...

hugs wrapped in prayers

mudmaven said...

WOW - such a fountain of creativity! These are all just gorgeous and I am certain they will be loved by their recipients. Stay warm and dry this season. All the best to Jay and big hugs to the boys. ~chris

Ellen said...

You must be feeling better because it sure looks like you have been busy! Fabulous collection of cards! I really love the note set with that adorable Chihuahuas! Have a wonderful week Curt!

Christine said...

Hi Curt I see you still have a good sense of lovely array of wonderful thank you gift cards..your friends will be delighted to receive them. the
autumnal ones are especially colourful but my fav is the Oh crop one..very clever..take care blogging friend hope to see some meeces

smiles Christine x

Elaine M said...

Wonderful cards as usual - fantastic seeing you up and about a bit more. Hugs sweet friend

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Linda said...

OH you are really back in the swing of things. These are amazing cards. I love them all. I really like the Oh Crop card so clever.
So glad to see so many wonderful creations.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi Curt - I don't think I can express how happy I feel seeing you back and creative work - these cards are delightful! I have ear-marked a couple to try to imitate! You have the best ideas! Golly - it's great to have you back!

Ann Schach said...

Hi, Curt! What a fabulous array of usual! Of course, the dog lover in me adores the Chihuahua cards. Your triple stamping card is so classy. I am happy to hear that you are on the mend...but remember to take it easy! The Twins send Boxer hugs and kisses your way!

Celeste said...

WOW! Glad to see you're back in the swing of things. Your cards are gorgeous, as usual (so jealous!) Love the card for your aunt...too funny! I need to find out about that triple stamping, that looks very interesting. I love SCS! That dog stamp is to die for! Stay well friend! Thanks for coming to my blog during the 31 days of Halloween!

Jean ~ said...

Curt ~
All the cards are great! I see you haven't lost your touch. Glad to see you enjoying your creativity again.
Jean ~

p.s. I never tire of seeing cards made with the french foliage. I just love that set.

Lee said...

Oh Curt,I have missed your wonderful posts so much.I LOVE all these brilliant creations,you haven't lost it hun, your talent I mean lol.
Really hope you are now on the road to good health,hope Jay and those gorgeous boys are all ok.

Can you let me know that you received my email,I sent it some time ago now,thank you.Thinking of you all.Can't imagine what those poor people are going through after that awful hurricane.Huggles xx

Patti J said...

Well, crop - nearly spit my coffee on the screen when I got to the sheep card...laughed out loud! What fun you've been having! I think what I like best about your creations is that there is so much variety. Each card is so different. That dog set is adorable. You are going to have some folks doing the happy dance at their mailbox! So glad to see you back here, dear friend!

lisa808 said...

I have been wanting to try the triple stamping technique for awhile now. Tfs your fabulous version. Love the colors of your cards and I especially like the 'bushel' card. What a cute image(s).
I have a confession--I am afraid of chihuahaus! Though I do think the image and your card set are darling.
We had more snow and less wind than predicted for NY. I am now safely back in FL for the winter :)

Lorraine A said...

WOW !! you have been busy !! a fabulous set of cards Curt, I love the Oh Crop one ,, very funny lol, am sure your aunt LOVES it :-),,, I might just have to CASE it ,,,, :-)

Lols x x x

Brenda Quintana said...

Curt, Beautiful Cards. I especially love your Chihuahua cards. Thanks also for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I love the videos of your very talented Schnauzers. I'm a huge dog lover and one of my doggy friends is a giant black Schnauzer named George. Sadly we lost our sweet Sheltie last year and have yet to get a new dog. Your blog is wonderful: the perfect combination between cards, dogs and excellent photographs!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Sorry to have been gone so long...crazy busy..but had to pop in and catch up on all your posts. Man on man, you have stamped sooo many awesome creations!