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Celebrate Everyday….

So just thought you might like to know…today is my first project for the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge!  Yep, I am now on the Design Team…yay!!  I am very excited to be working with these great group of ladies…

Today’s challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS who are giving away 4 digi imagesof the winner’s choice!

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and also another great sponsor DI’S DIGISTAMPS who will be giving the winner a $12 Gift Certificate for the store to do some shopping!

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Here is the card I created using a fun summer image from Bugaboo!

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How fun is this guy!  I paired him up with the Summer Fun collection from Fancy pants that I have been trying to use up, so it worked perfectly!  I colored him with my copics and then cut him out.  It’s really hard to tell from the picture but his cool shades and his floaty both have some glossy accents!

I hope you will come play along with our Anything Goes challenge on the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog.  The other DT members have some more fun projects to inspire you!

DP- Fancy Pants

Punches- EK Success & Martha Stewart

Ink- Susan K. Weckesser, Copics

Sequins- Dollar Store, Stampin up

Sentiment- Hero Arts

Glossy Accents- Ranger

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations: anything goes.

Lemon Shortbread: anything goes

Simply Papercrafts: anything goes.

Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: anythign goes with a critter

Digistamps4joy: anything goes; (optional inspired by a song: Summertime – KennyChesney)

 

 

Cards · Me Stuff · Uncategorized

I killed a kit!

When I was at crop & create a couple of weeks ago, I got a kit when I attended Vicki Boutin’s cluster class.  It was just a small kit, made up mostly of the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee.  I finally put that puppy to bed.

Besides the 3 layouts ( 1 Single & 1 double from the class) I managed to get in another single layout and 4 cards.  I probably could have stretched another one or two cards as I have a few die cuts and some of the rub-ons left and one 3.5 x 5 strip of paper! LOL However, I called it a day and figured I got the just of it. 🙂

I will be sharing the projects over the next week, so here is a card that I made, which I put together for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week.

MFT Sketch #327 #mftstamps

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I did add some extra sequins for my card just to bring in some more of that gold from the rub on at the top. The alphas came with the kit as well and they are American Crafts.

I hope you like it!

Entered into these challenges as well:

4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenge: Inspired by a book or a movie (For the Roses by Julie Garwood – one of my faves)

Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

In the Pink Challenge blog: Flower Power (& lots of pink)

Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack- Anything Goes

 

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Breaking up is hard to do

So I have a fun card today!  I found an old card inspiration book called Get Real Greetings.  I loved this book because it had some sassy sentiments in it.  It’s pretty old (2005) and so the designs are a bit dated, but I totally wanted to use it with some newer stamps and such.

I created a card for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I have a lot of the KKS but never use them enough so I’m going to try and do a few different cards with them!

For today’s card I used Sophia.:)  I colored her with my copics and used some paper from the Stampin Up Print Poetry Designer Paper.  I’ve had it for a bit but I don’t know that I’ve ever used it before now!

I added some rick rack from Michaels and then a few sequins & dots from my stash.  The sentiment is from the book and I just wrote it out on the computer.  I hope you like it!

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Also entered into these challenges:

 

Shopping our Stash: Luck of the Irish (predominately green)

Crafty Cardmaker: For a special woman

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes (and a DT call)

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters: Celebrating Women

 

 

 

 

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Mojo Monday #486

Hello All,

Playing along with Mojo Monday’s sketch today!

This sketch is pretty layer heavy which for me is great because I love layers.

I have a big box of loose papers, some that are mine, and some that I got from swaps and such.  I really wanted to start getting this box down, so I used some papers for this challenge.  I don’t know where they are from as I think I got them in a swap.

I made two cards, basically the same but with a slight variation.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along!

DP: Unknown

Cardstock: Recollections

Sequins: stash

Stamps: Stampin’ Up

Twine: Maya Road

Die Cuts: Spellbinders

Embossing Folder: Darice

I’ve entered into these other challenges as wel

Ooh La La Creations: Embossing (Wet or Dry)

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Some Paper Pumpkin Alternatives inspired by Pinterest

So I get the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up.  I’m not 100% sold on it yet (it’s been since September) but can’t quite bring myself to cancel.  It’s been hit and miss for me.

The December kit was a desk calendar kit.  Ya, not my thing.  So with the help of Pinterest, I found some great card ideas instead!

We have a challenge at Use Your Stuff this week which is Flowers!  Perfect.  The kit has some great flowery bits that I could use!  Take a look!

 

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December Paper Pumpkin cards

 

They actually turned out great! Thank you to those totally creative individuals on Pinterest!

These are the rest of the cards I made with the kit!

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All the sequins and butterflies (using the Butterflies thinlits from Stampin’ Up) were from my stash as were some of the sentiments but much of the cards were from the kit.

 

I think they turned out well!  Now, make sure you stop by the Use Your Stuff blog this week and join in our challenge.  The DT has created some fabulous projects and a lot of our new team has joined in the fun!

 

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A Blessing

Hi Everyone!  I’m back from my annual Cuba vacation, which was perfect of course! Amazing weather and lots of fun!

Time to get busy creating again!  Our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff is to create a project using 3 different patterned papers.  It’s for challenges like this that I love co-ordinating paper from manufactures, and when they are double sided- even better!

As I was doing a monthly challenge on the Scrap Shotz site as well which was to use a themed paper for a non-themed project, I chose some Valentine’s Day papers from My Mind’s Eye.

I’ve had these papers for years and it was finally nice to get them open and used.  I chose them for a new baby layout instead!  I hope you like it and I hope you will join us on the blog and play along.

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A blessing

 

Paper: Be Loved & Love Me Do: My Minds Eye

Vellum sentiment: DCWV

Embellishments:  Ribbon, sequins – Michaels, Clear Date Piece – Little Yellow Bicycle, Hearts & Brads – My Stash