Finally, time to make a card

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA lately. This quarantine pandemic had me cleaning, organizing, baking, gardening and spending time with family to pass the time.  I hope you all have been doing well. We’ve all been good here, no sickness in my house…..but my sister and her family as well as my dad were sick. Everyone is doing better now, thank the Lord.

These are some strange Twilight Zone times we are living in, huh? Crazy I tell ya’…..but without my faith in Jesus, I think I would have been living in fear. But I don’t doubt God for one minute and my faith is in Him, not man.

Anyhoo, I made this card for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers.

Here’s the color combo they gave us to use.

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I loved these colors together. I used the To a Wild Rose stamp set and I did use some retired ribbon. I cut the ribbon down the middle to get it to be more narrow and it frayed, it was a nice surprise! So I used both pieces to make a double bow.

Here’s a close up:

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The sentiment is from Best Dressed stamp set. I just fussy cut it out and added a little hole, then tied it on the bow with twine.

Here’s another view:

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I stamped on the Flirty Flamingo cardstock to add interest to the background. I decided not to stamp the outline rose from this stamp set on the main diecut images. I think I might like it better without, it gives it a softer artsy look. Makes it more realistic looking to me.

Well, that’s it for now. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe and well during this crazy time and pray for the world. Have a blessed day ❤

Sending Hugs

Hiya stampers!

I hope you all have been doing well. So far we are doing well 😉

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the sketch they gave us:

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Here’s my take on it:

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As you can see, I changed up a little bit on it, but for the most part it’s still the same. I changed the shape slightly, used ribbon in place of the sentiment since that was my focal point and placed my sequins in a couple different spots. I’m a rebel like that, lol 😀

Here’s a couple close-ups:

I also decorated the inside of the card as well as the envelope, I’ll be honest…..I don’t always do that. I’m trying to remember to do that this year!

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Here’s another view:

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I used the new Sale-a-bration stamp set from the second release called Tags in Bloom as well as the matching punches. Loving this set so far. I used some retired DSP from last year’s mini catty as well as some vellum layered over top.

I stamped the inside with the Well Said stamp set from the annual catty. The colors I used to color with are Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green.

I also used Whisper White and Very Vanilla, which I don’t think I’ve ever done together before.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed evening ❤

 

 

 

 

Poppy Parade Stamp Class

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you all have been doing good. I have been busy getting ready for my first class since we moved! I chose to do watercoloring on diecuts using the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle.

We will be creating a simple card, letting the diecut poppies be the star!

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Here’s some close-ups:

We will also create a treat box using a retired die.

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Here’s a close-up:

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The last thing we will make will be a 6X6 Progressive scrapbook page:

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I will show them how to take a 6X6 page and make it a 8 1/2X 11 page:

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Then show them how to turn the 8 1/2 X 11 into a full 12X12 scrapbook page:

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Still not quite finished with the 12X12 page yet, I couldn’t find my Poppy sequins and my craft room was a huge disaster. So, after I clean it up, I’ll finish it and post the finished one on my Instagram.

Here’s a close-up:

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I had a lot of fun playing with this bundle! Here’s a  look at everything all together:

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If you live in the Houston, TX area and would like to attend this class for FREE, contact me today!!!!! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a class, so wish me luck. Well, thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week! ❤

Under My Umbrella

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a fabulous Valentines’s Day. We did. Hubby and I went out to eat the night before, we’re smart like that, lol. He bought me a cute card, chocolates and roses today, even though I tell him every year not too. I also got my Stampin’ Up! order in and I was obviously more excited about that, lol 😉

Today’s card is for the sketch challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the sketch they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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This stamp set is too cute, it’s called Under My Umbrella. It’s in the Occasions Mini catty right now. It has a matching punch which makes it super easy and fun to use. There’s also some matching DSP from the add-on coordinating product release which really makes it easy!

Here’s a close up:

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I used the paper to just punch out the umbrellas, then used black cardstock to punch out the umbrella handles. I colored in and fussy cut the flowers and the rain boots out, then popped everything up with dimensionals.

Here’s another view:

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I used my Wink of Stella for the rain drops and rainbow stripes. I was squeezing the sides and a big blob landed on it then I got some on my fingers which I didn’t know,  and accidentally smeared some on the card. So then I kinda went crazy and started splattering and adding more Wink of Stella to hide my mistakes.

Well, I hope you liked my card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very blessed Valentine’s weekend ❤

Interactive Valentine’s Card

Hiya stampers!

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Today’s card is for the color challenge over at Global Design Project. It’s been awhile since I did one of their challenges. Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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YAY, Valentine’s colors!!! I started making this card with my hubby in mind, it might be too girly and froo-froo for him now. I’ll decide later, lol 😉

Here’s what I came up with:

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I used three different stamp sets and bundles from Stampin’ Up! to make this card:

Meant to Be bundle from the annual catty, Heartfelt bundle as well as Heart to Heart from the occasions mini catty!

Here’s some close up’s:

 

I had a lot of fun putting this together and used a ton of red bling to liven it up, lol 😀

From the moment I saw the arrow in the cute stamp set I wanted to try to make it a flap on a card. It works fine, but is a little delicate. If I make another one, I will stack at least two to make it more stable…..but it still looks cute and it’s functional. The fun-fold flap with the stamped arrow is held down by the punched out sentiment. You just gently tuck a little of the heart behind it as well as put the arrow point in front of it. It stays shut until you gently lift it out.

Here’s the inside of the card:

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I made an exploding heart fold-out to jazz things up a bit. I did use all retired papers on my card as I have a ton of it to use up! My goal for 2020 is to use up stuff that I have horded and only buy what I need and love, and will use!

I do a purge every so often, but it’s still hard to part with things that you have bought because you really liked it…..but you can’t keep everything.

Follow me on social media as well as SplitCoast Stampers, or just contact me if you would like a list of items that I’m selling. I will add it to my blog too, so check back soon and often as I will be adding stuff to sell soon!

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Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day! ❤

 

Butterfly card

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is for two challenges from SplitCoast Stampers.

The first challenge is for their color challenge, here’s what they gave us for inspiration:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I stamped the butterfly in the two purple colors, then layered a small butter fly on top in the green. We can add a neutral color to each color challenge so I stamped the flourishes in gray.

Here’s a close up:

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The next challenge is for their Sketch Challenge. Here’s the sketch they gave us:

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As you can see, instead of panels, I added stamping. I also decided that a vellum circle behind the butterfly looked better than a square shape. I love how everyone can interpret the inspiration differently and change challenges up to be creative.

Here’s another view:

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Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed weekend ❤