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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SU Chocolate Bunny

Addicted to Stamps: Holiday = Easter Fab”n” Funky #470 = Die cut flowers I started with the sketch at paper craft crew and decided to make another Easter card. I love the color combo at Color Throwdown and used that as a starting point. The chocolate Easter bunny is from Stampin’ Up! (SU), I think […]

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Spring Friendship Card

The Sketch is from “Just Add Ink” and the theme at “Daring Card Makers” is something to love. I LOVE this little kitty from the new stamp and die set by Stampin’ Up called Grace’s Garden. He’s just so small and sweet… I can see him by a Christmas tree. I also love my sweet […]

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Be YOU tiful

My blog roll this morning started with a special post from Stamplorations about Turners Syndrome. This blog hop is intended to educate the public about this medical issue, and how girls who survive to birth are little miracles. I’m not part of the blog hop, but I thought I would post a link for you […]

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Valentine Otter

The “Hey love” stamp set, embossing folder, and card die are all by Stampin’ Up!. When I saw this little guy I knew I wanted to make a Valentine for my daughter. We love to watch the otters swim and play at the aquarium and the zoo. I stamped the image on a blue scallop […]

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Hot Air Balloon Birthday

CAS(E) this sketch When I saw this sketch, I thought of the three swirly bird die cuts that I had made with various shades of gray paper and hadn’t yet used. I found a scrap piece of DSP from Stampin Up and glued down the dies and decided to add more texture by using an […]

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