Apr 232018

This card was made playing around with some designer papers and a slightly different cut.  The front of the card is roughly 4″ x 4″ while the back of the card is a regular size of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.

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The flower was stamped, and water was immediately spritzed on it before the ink could dry.  This allowed the ink to react and blend with the water on some areas of the flower.

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Lots of fun challenges:

Blog489SeizeTheBirthdayBadgeSizedSeize the Birthday

BlogBadgeTicTacToeTic Tac Toe – TTTCO44

Blog676BadgeCraftyHazelnutsCraftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper April 2018

BannerThe Card Concept #91 – Clean and Graphic

Blog676BadgeLoveToCraftLove To Craft – LTCCB #21

HLS AG with Dies BadgeHappy Little Stampers April

BlogBadgeSimonSaysMondaySimon Says Monday Flower Power

Blog681BadgeCityCrafterCity Crafter Challenge Blog Week 409

SplitcoaststampersSplitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC684

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Flower Shop” and “Blooming with Kindness”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; My Mind’s Eye “Flair” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise and Cameo Coral

Accessories: Chocolate Pearls; Sizzix “Flowers, Branches and Leaves” Die; We R Memory Keepers Washi; SU “Pansy” Punch

Never have been good at saying goodbye.  So this card is a great way to say it when a good friend is moving, and words aren’t easy!

Inside reads:

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Humor always helps!

Playing in today’s CAS475 Challenge at Splitcoaststamper’s is “April Foolery and Fun.”

Here are some of the other challenges that I’m playing along in:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Blog676BadgeCraftyHazelnuts
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes Using Patterned Paper

Blog681BadgeLoveToCraft
Love to Craft: LTCCB #21 – April Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Just Kidding”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; Carta Bella “It’s a Girl!” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories:Baker’s Twine

Mar 112018

Kinda thought that once DH retired that we would settle in and there would be all kinds of time to craft away the days.  But instead we have been playing and traveling and generally having a pretty good time.  I’ve missed playing in the many challenges though, so today I decided to join in on a few of them. Smiley.CatAni

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The image/sentiment panel is popped up to the same height as the yellow card “base.”  Love the interest and dimension this creates.

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I do love sequins and rhinestones.  Here they have been layered!  Seriously… why not!?!

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Here are the challenges:

Splitcoaststampers CAS472 Challenge:  “Lion and Lamb”

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Whatever the Weather”

CASology Week 290 Challenge: “Abstract”

AUD Sentiments Challenge #198: “Anything Goes + A Sentiment”

Love To Craft LTCCB#20 Challenge: “March Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clearsnap “Seattle”; SU “Beautiful You”

Papers: PTI Select White, Lemon Tart and Hawaiian Shores

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Sequin Stickers; Rhinestone; SU Grosgrain Ribbon; Spellbinders Rectangular Die

 

Nov 092017

Here’s a quick CAS card that has been 43 years in the making.  That’s right… 43 years.  So how can I say it’s quick if it took 43 years?  hehe

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Well this quick CAS card is for my hubby, and today is our 43rd wedding anniversary.

Happy us.

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These little ladybugs are playing along in some challenges, too.

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Simon Says: Snow White (use a lot of white)

Blog681BadgeCASAology
CASology: Week 274: TINY

Blog681BadgeAddicted
Challenge #267 – Make Your Mark

Blog676BadgeLoveToCraft
Challenge LTCCB #16 – November Anything Goes

Blog681BadgeUnicorn
Challenge #27 Anything Goes

Blog681BadgeSimplyCreateToo
Challenge #133 – CAS

Blog681BadgeCityCrafter
Challenge Blog Week 387 – Love and Peace, Man

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Love You Lots” and “Gorgeous Grunge”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Heart Brad

Nov 042017

One of my sweet little granddaughters LOVES dogs.  Because of sibling allergies, there can be no pets in her home.  However, that does not stop her from approaching every dog she sees every where!!  She always asks the owner if she can pet their fur baby.  So when it comes to making her a birthday card, well what else would you give her but one with at least one adorable pup on it.  The stamped kind can enter her home with no worries of needing an epipen.

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Her favorite color is yellow.  So what could be better than a yellow puppy, surrounded by rhinestones and popped up for some dimension.
It’s a popped up puppy! Smiley.TeeHeeAni

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Playing along in some challenges:

Blog511SimonSaysMondayAnything GoesBadge
Simon Says: All Creatures Great And Small

Blog676.BadgeAddicted
Challenge #266 Anything Goes

Blog676Aud Badge
Challenge #192 Bingo + A Sentiment
(Bingo = Pink + Stamped Image + Die Cut)

CraftyHazelnuts
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper November 2017 Challenge

Blog676BadgeCrazy
Crazy4Challenges – C4C410 “Layer It Up”

Blog676BadgeLoveToCraft
Challenge LTCCB #16 – November Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Bella & Friends”, “Sprinkles of Life” and “Text Ya Later”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst and Lemon Tart Gingham Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: PTI Lemon Tart Dotted Satin Ribbon; Rhinestones; Doily; Spellbinder’s “Beaded Circles” Die

Jun 212017

Isn’t this fun!  With just a couple of extra folds, this card design takes a 5-1/2″ x 11″ sized card base to a little different and happy level. Punches were used across the top and bottom edges to create the scallops and “legs” of the screen.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers for those who are interested.

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The rest is just lots of sweet images, die cuts, patterned papers, ribbons, lace, pearls and all that good stuff put together to make this little hello baby card.

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Playing along in the following challenges:

HLS AG with Dies Badge
HLS June “Anything Goes with Dies”

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STAMPlorations June “Stamps & Family”

CraftyHazelnuts
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: June

Pixies
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Weeks 285 & 286

BlogBadgeSimonWednesday100
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Patterned Paper”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Something for Baby”, “Sweetest Gift”, “Banner Blast” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and Hibiscus Burst; Carta Bella “It’s a Girl” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Old Olive and Cameo Coral

Accessories: Gingham Ribbon; Lace Ribbon; Pearls; SU “Baby’s First” Framelit Die; Heart Punch; SU Label Punch; SU Scalloped Border Punch; SU Banner Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Spellbinder’s Scalloped Circle Die

Jun 042017

Here’s a birthday card for a little guy that I know.  He has just recently fallen in love with everything Star Wars!

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The rocket ship window was made using a punched circle from transparency paper.

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Inside some Star Wars washi tape was added.

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Played along in some really fun challenges:

Blog511SimonSaysMondayAnything GoesBadge Simon Says: We’re Going Around in Circles

BlogBadgeSimonWednesdaySimon Says: Anything Goes

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper ChallengeCraftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper: June 2017

Take it, it's yoursCity Crafters Week 364: Out of this World

CAS-ual FridaysCFC175: Use Those Pattern Papers

Inkspirational Designers Choice: Windows

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Blast Off”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black”; Kaiser Craft “Off the Wall” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Old Olive, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Only Orange and Basic Black

Accessories: Rhinestones; Acetate; Queen & Company Washi “Trendy Tape”; SU 1-3/8″ Circle Punch

May 302017

Here’s a birthday card for my cat loving friend.

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The sentiment is just so funny and cute.

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Inside reads, “Then we’ll be new friends!”  Love it!

Playing along in a few challenges:

Blog511SimonSaysMondayAnything GoesBadge Simon Says: We’re Going Around in Circles

BlogBadgeSimonWednesday Simon Says: Furry Friends

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2017

 Happy Little Stampers May Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “You Little Furball” and “Just Kidding”

Papers: PTI Select White and Blueberry Sky; American Crafts “Heartland Farm” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Pearls; Rhinestones; Doily; Spellbinders “Classic Circles” Die; SU Scalloped Border Punch

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My son took this picture as we were cleaning up after a sunset surf last summer.  That’s my hubby.  And that’s the beautiful sunset that inspired my card today.

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The cardstock was masked to leave a large strip where several sunset colors were sponged onto it.  I’ve said this before but it absolutely makes me giddy when the masking is removed and there is this crisp contrasting line of ink. Smiley.Yes1Ani

When a sympathy card is needed, it can be hard to feel creative.  Fortunately this card is just for my stash, but it’s nice to have one on hand.

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: “The Great Outdoors”
Simon Says Stamp Blog Logo

City Crafter Challenge: “Week #360 – You Can Do It!”
Take it, it's yours

Aud Sentiments Challenge: “#179 Flowers + A Sentiment”
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge: “Anything CAS Goes”

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge: “May Challenge – May Flowers or Trees, Bushes and Grass”
The Diva's that cut ....paper!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Wild About Flowers” and “So Sorry”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities Die

Apr 242017

Here’s another card for a sweet little granddaughter.

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The fun honeycomb balloon can be folded up for mailing.  Love that.

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A little bling on the inside just because.

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Played along in some challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo
Wednesday Simon Says: “Showers and/or Flowers”

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
Aud Sentiments #178 “Use a Stamp for Your Sentiment”


STAMPlorations April: “Stamps & Wings”

Seize the Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Optional Topping “Two Patterned Papers”


CASology: Week 245 Cue Card “Grow”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Look Who’s Turning”, “Honeycomb Happiness” and “Number of Years”

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Springtime”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:
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Accessories: SU Honeycomb Embellishment and Large Numbers Framelits Die; Rhinestones; Prima Flower

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