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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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Monday, July 29, 2013

Chillin'

Hi Everyone!

A good Monday to you. I hope your week has started off well. What better way to chill than to eat a big slice of cold, juicy watermelon? My husband road 80 miles on his bicycle yesterday. He always loves to have watermelon after a long ride. I couldn't resist using this little Happy Hopper House Mouse stamp. I don't know if you can see it well, but I embossed the patterned paper by Basic Grey ( Sweet Threads ) with Tim Holtz's sun rays embossing folder, colored the rays with copics and wet embossed the raised rays with Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle, to give the rays some shimmer. I also used clear embossing powder on the watermelon. I enjoyed making the summery tag. Thanks so much for stopping by. may your day be filled with sunshine!



Challenges entered:

House Mouse  --  Heat Embossing
Basic Grey -- Make a Tag
Simon Says Stamp and Show -- Ode to Sunshine

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lovely As A Rose

Hi Everyone!

I want to share a card I made recently with a new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Rose Bouquet. I just love roses and wish I could grow them well, but I do not have the patience to baby them! I embossed the image with Silver Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and colored in the rose. A TIP to remember is to use an anti static bag over your card stock to keep the embossing powder from sticking to other places besides the image. I used an embossing folder to make the frame for the rose. The corners were punched and bling and ribbon was added for accent. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.



Challenges entered:

Top Tip Tuesday -- Spooled Items

Stampin' For The Weekend -- Sparkle and Bling

Crafty Creations -- Summer



Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Fun Trip

Hi Everyone!

If you have been following my blog you noticed that I haven't posted anything for a couple of weeks. My aunt and I went on a wonderful tour of Spain and Portugal and we just returned on Sunday! The trip was great except for delayed flights and lost luggage going and delayed flights returning. I am so thankful we had extra clothes and such on our carry - ons since we did not get our luggage until 3 days into our tour! Here are a few pictures of our trip.

Here we are "running" with the bulls! LOL!




Here is a majestic picture of the Rock of Gibraltar.






We attended a Flamenco show.




We walked on top of this modern building in Lisbon called the Metropol  Parasol.



I am hoping to get back to crafting real soon. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!





Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! I am so thankful that I live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! I want to thank all of those brave ones who have come before and those that are in the present who have sacrificed to keep our country free. God bless you and God bless America!



On my card today I used two stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle -- Patriotic Background and Patriotic Icons. I used Cloud Nine velvet glitter on the stars, also courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a wonderful and safe 4th!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 -- July

Hi and welcome to my blog! July 4th is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to make a fun July 4th tag! I had fun using all the great techniques that Tim showed on his blog. I just love the crackle look on the stars using Rock Candy crackle paint and Distress stains.

I am thankful for all those who have and are sacrificing to keep our country free. We live in a great nation!
I hope each one of you have a wonderful and safe 4th!




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