Saturday, November 20, 2010

Less is More and Becoming Unglued

Good Saturday afternoon!
I am in need of a few sympathy cards, and wanted to include this in this week's Sisters In Christ challenge: Less is More
here. My apologies for the darkness of these photos. I had a couple of mishaps with my camera and as of now, am surprised it is even working, as I dumped an entire glass of water on the camera and dock just prior to taking these.
Grace Nywening chose the scripture and has a really good and thought-provoking devotional this week. The scripture is John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease." I would ask that you would visit the link and read it, rather than my comments as I could not add anything to what she has alreay said so wonderfully!!
Anyway, the first card is showing the less, the second, with just the addition of the ribbon around the center panel, pearls on the main image and the added border along the bottom, is my more version. This card is one of my favorite color combinations, so soothing and peaceful. Please, since the photo is not well-lit, click on the picture for a larger view. The background is a paper that I love with aqua tones called "Soft Stone" by Papertrey Ink. I have not found any other color that works as well, in my opinion.
So what to do when you want to become unglued?! Every once in awhile, I need to take a card apart, even if it is just a panel that I forgot to add a ribbon to (as is the case with my second card...) do you risk ripping it apart and ruining the entire card? Heavens, no!! I use this product, Un-Du, and have for many years, it removes adhesive without damaging your inks in any way. I took a picture to share, it has saved many a card and scrapbook page for me! I have had a difficult time finding this in stores, but I know it is also available online. I hope this tidbit of information is helpful for someone reading this.
The stamps used for these cards is Waltzingmouse "Victorian Frippery" and SU!"Thoughts adn Prayers" for the sentiment. The center panel is SU!'s paper, "Presto Patterns;" you just add ink and have an immediate relief pattern.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!


  1. Beautiful cards!
    I too love to use un-do! It has saved many a card or project!

  2. Hi Traci! Oh I love your two cards! I love these soothing colors too! You totally rocked the challenge and thank you so much for playing along and making both cards! I love them!!! Have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you'll get to play with us at STampin Sisters in Christ again next week!

  3. Hello Traci - I love these serene cards! Your colours are gorgeous and so elegant! This is perfect for this weeks chalenge at SSIC! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you!! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  4. I never tried Undu on a project - I was afraid it might ruin it ! Thanks for sharing that tip and your lovely card.

  5. Very pretty, Traci! I am sorry for the need to make the sympathy cards.

  6. This pair of cards are just beautiful Traci! So soft and elegant!

  7. You've used some very pretty stamps on these cards. I like your increase card with the addition of the tiny pearls and the little bit of ribbon.

  8. Pretty cards Traci and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. A beautiful card, Traci, especially in it's simplicity. So serene and peaceful! You have blessed me richly, friend, and I just wanted to thank you for all your thoughts and prayers during this season of my life. I know you can relate with hardships, so your caring concern has meant so much. May you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you can feel my hugs across the miles.

  10. Sorry it has taken me so long to get over here and leave a comment.. I wish time would stand still before I come UNGLUED...hehe.. This is such a beautiful set of cards. I love that paper. I just placed an order with them and wish I had seen this.. Great job Traci.. Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome..


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