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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have a birthday card to show you today, made with a Penny Black hedgehog from the Critter Party stamp set.


I made the frame using Martha Stewart punches. The saying is a piece of confetti. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the image and added it to the dotted embossed background. I used numbers patterned paper for the background and "lawn."



Thanks so much for stoppng by. Have a super day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge: Patterned Paper
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Frame It
Two Crafty Critter Crazies: Critter

Monday, June 11, 2018

Shabby Chic #11

Hi and welcome to my blog! I have always loved this sweet stamp from Stampa Rosa. I found this imge in my stash that had been smooshed with silver and gold metallics, but they brushed off! I wiped off all the silver and gold and used some metallic rub ons instead to make subtle colors on the image. This time the colors stayed on.


I cut out the image using the Spellbinders small oval die, the leaves are from a Memory Box die - Fresh Foliage, and the frame is from the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 die. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Cuttlebug Mania:  Frame It

Friday, June 8, 2018

A Bouquet of Wishes

Hello! I hope you are having a good day. I made another shaped card, this time using a flowerpot shape. I stamped, colored and fussy cut these pretty Cone Daisies from Just For Fun Stamps to add to the pot.


I used a leaf punch for the leaves and the saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. I cut the saying in half so that it would fit on the tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by. The challenge this month at Just For Fun is to make a shaped card. We would love to see your cards. I hope you will join in the fun with us. 

Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  All Things Bright and Beautiful
Stamping Sensations:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes # 338-339

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Very Mice Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have been recently playing with a new type of card called the "impossible card." This card is not impossible to make -- it is actually quite easy! You can see how to make it here. I made two while I had all my stuff out and I know I will be making more!


I used this cute little House Mouse image and colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I stamped the saying and cut it out using a Spellbinders label die. 

Here is the other card I made using a die to pop up.



Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

I want to enter the top card in these challenges:

House Mouse and Friends: Anything Goes - Option (die)
Two crafty Critter Crazies: Critter #15



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Just For Fun Challenge

Another month has quickly passed and we are now in June! Time really flies. At Just For Fun  the challenge for this month is to make a shaped card. I made my card into a birdhouse and used the Just For Fun small Fashion Warbler. I stamped the bird and embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the bird using Zig watercolor markers and then fussy cut it. The birdhouse was run through a wood embossing folder. I swiped dark brown Distress ink over the raised areas. The leaf die is Fresh Foliage from Memory Box. I used the saying from the Sentiments 3 umounted sheet and cut it in two so that it would fit in the circle.


We hope that you will join in our new challenge. We would love to see all of your fun shaped cards. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Addicted to Stamps:  Ribbons Galore
Cuttlebug Mania:  Birds and/or Butterflies
Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes
The Paper Girls:  Shapes

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog. I love the Penny Black hedgehogs and I use them a lot! This time I made a birthday card with one. I fussy cut the present that the mouse is holding - to put in his hand. The present image came from the Penny Black Critter Party stamp set. The image was colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol pens, cut out with the Spelldinders Labels 50 die and pop dotted to the card.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Anything Goes/Option - Favorite Stamp


Friday, May 25, 2018

Fractured Sky

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I was not sure how to name this card. You can see why I called it Fractured Sky. I found this background in my stash where I had stamped the Just For Fun Broken Mosaic background stamp on watercolor paper and added clear embossing powder. I then dropped various colors of Distress inks into the open spaces and let them blend together using my water pen. Next I stamped the Skyline Silhouette stamp on white card stock using blue ink and fussy cut it. This stamp reminds me of the New York City skyline and the song New York! I pop dotted that to the background. I found the balloon embellishment in my stash and adhered it to a blue circle punched backing.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Please join the Just For Fun challenge this month which is to use more than one stamp! We would love to see your creations! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Inspired by a Song
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Use More Than One Stamp
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes M2318




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