For the Birds

It’s Thursday’s art date at Rain’s Garden, and the theme today is birds. I’m always so impressed by how some bloggers find and share some of their older art examples as well as current makes, so this week I did the same. I made this new card for Hubby for Valentine’s day using an old […]

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WOYWW, CAS, Embossed, Black and Gold, Male Birthday Card

My Nephew is turning 25 (how did that happen!) As he is a young male executive, I wanted a slightly trendy/classy masculine birthday card to send to him. With the help of a few card challenges, I came up with a black and gold theme that I think will fit the bill. The “New” item […]

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Autumn Greetings for the Card Chain

Here is the Sketch for the September Card chain challenge, and my take on the design: I used the heart from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set, and the flowers and greens from the Beautiful Bouquet set by Stampin’ Up!. The acorn banner was embossed in gold, and the card front dry embossed for texture. A […]

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75th Birthday and Friday Smiles

My neighbor and friend turned 75 today so I made her a birthday card. I found inspiration at Double D Challenges to make it beachy, and found the design at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Lot’s of stamping and fussy cutting shells which I had done about a year ago on vacation for such a time as […]

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T stands for Wedding Shower card and Inchies

Happy Tuesday at the Altered Book Lover where we share what we’re working on and a beverage. Since it’s after 5 and I’m late to the posting party, I’m sharing my glass of Chardonnay on my craft table. Don’t you love the natural light shining in on my creative space?! Very thankful. I needed to […]

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Happy Anniversary, and Friday Smiles

I needed to make an Anniversary card for hubby, so I looked to the challenge blogs for inspiration. The sisterhood of crafters: requested stenciling, The Male Room requested the use of die cuts, and Freshly Made Sketches, provided the sketch: Since it will be 20 years that we have been wed, I wanted to use […]

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Birthday Rose

I’m thrilled to be the guest designer this month at Joy of Sets. Here is the Grid for the month of May: I chose Birthday, Roses and Tag for my card challenge. I picked the Rose Wonder stamp and die set from Stampin’ Up! to play with. I also used Pink Flamingo paper and several […]

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Easter and Black Background

Two very different entries on one post today. The first is for Festive Friday where I chose Pastel colors, flowers, and a cute animal. With Easter coming up quickly I thought of this sweet bunny stamp. I took a picture of the stamp as I think it’s the only one I own where the rubber […]

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Dragonfly Birthday, Tag Tuesday, Inchie Monday

Another Dragonfly card, this time created for the Global Design Project theme “Flutter and fly”. I used the metal die cut and painted through the openings using luminarte paint. I painted a seperate piece of paper and die cut the dragonflies and added metallic gold paint to the bodies. I used Gold sheer shimmer spritz […]

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Dragonflies, Sending Springtime

The Challenge at Allsorts #562, is to create something with wings. I thought of this Stampin’ Up! set called “Dragonfly dreams” which I haven’t had a chance to try yet. At the Joy of Sets, the Tic Tac Toe direction I chose was to use silver, weather, and paper piecing. CAS(E) this sketch provided the […]

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