Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#TGIFC117 & TMS #413~Swan Lake

 I made this card today for the challenge at: TGIF
and also for the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches

I used the Swan Lake stamp set from stampin up.  and then colored and cut out the images. I used two different embossing folders on this card, along with 2 oval dies.  I did add some wink of stella clear glitter to the water, just hard to see in this picture.   I have so much fun playing with this stamp set, I think it's so sweet.
I also am sharing a picture of this big beautiful, very detailed moth sitting on my window.  Nothing like summer to bring out all these lovely insects.  
Thank you for taking time to come look at my card.  Hope you will take another moment and check out my other projects and perhaps if you are willing sign up to follow me.  That would be sweet.
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The Challenge #92 {Colours}~Love ya Lots

 I wanted to make one more card for the amazing challenge at:  Always Playing With Paper..
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ok you got me two.  😉 But I'll only submit the top card, with the green frog.   I used two stamp sets from stampin up.  Love you lots and Swan Lake.  I really like how simple the Frog card turned out, and it reminds me of when our kids were younger and a man at church handed my son a little rubber frog the size of a nickel.  He  asked our son Xavier, do you know what that frog means?  and nope was our reply, he then told us this sweet acronym 
How precious is that. 
My bottom card even though I'm not submitting it to the challenge I still played around with the pop of color theme.   I used a  stamp set from amuse called perk up, and the background is a stamp from stampin up. 
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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Challenge #92 {Colours}~This Little Piggy & Painter's Palette

I made this delightful card for the challenge at: Always Playing With Paper
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I used This Little Piggy, and the Painter's Palette from stamping up.   I think Miss. Piggy fit perfectly on the canvas sketch board.   Perhaps I should have given her some googly eyes.  My color choice was a soft pink that I layered with the black and white, and then I stamped Miss. Piggy on the soft pink too.
  I'm not sure if we can enter twice in this fantastic challenge, but golly gee this is fun to keep the colors to a bare minimum.  
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

CTS #231 & CCC #17 Snow Globe Christmas

 Hello Again.    One more post today.  I really enjoy playing around with this marvelous simple sketch at: Case This Sketch
And since I was  sitting at my porch desk listening to Christmas music, I found a new to me challenge YAY😊 

How super duper fabulous.   So I started playing with my snow globe stamp set from Mama Elephant, Believe in Magic, the inside of the globe is from Stampendous .  I think they look like they are having quite the "Merry" time around the Christmas tree.  The bow is from Holly Berry Happiness a stampin up set.  I colored the little snowflakes with a soft pink and added some wink of stella clear glitter.  I embossed the background to match the falling snow.
I even stamped a sentiment on the inside which I never do, and then I forgot to take a picture of it.  
Well I didn't forget to share a picture of my hound.  That sweet little guy loves to play ball.  He is so patient with me. 
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CTS#231~ Owl Punch for SCS

Today is SCS (Sripture Card Sunday) on my blog, and I tell ya I needed a little something to remind myself to be thankful.  Have you ever noticed people love to give advice?  Sometimes it's helpful other times just want to say been there done that.. I mean I've tried about everything to get back what I use to have as far as the strength and walking/running just not happening yet.  Any ways my latest adventure in listening is taking Vitamin D3.  Anyone else take that supplement?  This is day number two, and day number two of blurry eyes.  Could be a coincidence could be I'm tired.. I don't know.. perhaps it's all my stamping and blogging.. haha.  But I do know I  had to get my head in a proper thinking mode.. so this thankful verse seemed to work very appropriately today.  I am going to be submitting this card to the challenge at: Case This Sketch
What a divine like sketch so simple and elegant. 
 I used a single stamp for my background, I masked where I would put the polka dot ribbon banner.  Then I punched out my owl, and use matching polka dots for his tummy.  I used a scallop circle punch for his wings that are holding my sentiment verse.  I just had to put googly eyes on him.  Sort of brings him to life.  
I hope I explained the card well.  If you have any questions please just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.
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Friday, July 21, 2017


I'm submitting my wedding card to the challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches 
I started by making the polka dot ice cream cone card, and realized that the challenge had a few of those already.  SO I began looking around my porch to find a stamp set I could use.  I found this little wedding cake and sentiment.  I think it turned out super fabulous with the pattern paper.   It's elegant and simple.  I don't know how I pulled it off.  Wink wink.
Gosh I've got another idea already again, such a great sketch to work with, and I'm loving the square cards.  
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Challenge #272 - Colour Splash Challenge~Pedal Pusher

 I  wanted to make one more card for the challenge at: Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog we are to use black and white with a pop of color.  So I chose this tandem bike from stampin up called Pedal Pusher.  I thought a basket full of red hearts would be delightful.  My daughter and fiance have a tandem bike and it's all decked out, in fact her man is working on a battery pack for it to help them up the hills and such.  They are so cute on it.   I started this card off with patterned paper but then I just wanted to go super simple and clean.  I stamped the bike, colored it black, the hearts red, and then cut it out and pop dotted it up for some dimension.   I think it turned out pretty cute.    
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