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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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Go Green

Hello all….

Green is my favorite color so I love ST. Patrick’s Day.  However, I don’t have a lot of supplies for the day so I don’t make a lot of cards.

I did give it a shot with some old stuff I had in my holiday box.  The paper is from Reminisce and some Imagination Project from 2005.  I don’t even think they are around anymore.

The image is a freebie that I got from Miss Kate Cuttables called Happy Pot O Gold 🙂  I just did a flatten in my design space. The ribbon is just from Michaels and the stamp is from Stampin Up (Greatest Greetings)

I created this for the Paper Play Sketches challenge this week.

dav

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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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Obscure February Holidays

One of the things I like to do to challenge myself is create cards for obscure holidays.  So I decided to do it with a friend this month.  I am waiting for hers to arrive but these are the ones that I created and sent off to her, I hope she likes them.

 

February 6th – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

I had fun creating this one with my cricut.  I haven’t been using it much lately so it was fun to give it a try again.

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Ice Cream

 

February 11th Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Again, another fun card created with my Cricut

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Spilled Milk

February 20th  Cherry Pie Day

Another Cricut Card

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Ice Cream

 

And finally!  my last card which alas is not a cricut one but a Stampin Up – Polar Party stamp set

February 27th Polar Bear Day

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I hope she likes them!  I thought they turned out really well!

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Glittery Valentine

Can you believe February will be here soon?  My birthday is in about 2 weeks!  I’m celebrating with a bunch of my friends and having a wine and paint party….but that’s another story….

Our new challenge is ready for you at the Use Your Stuff blog!  Renee is challenging us to use sequins and/or glitter on our pages.  Now we all know that I have a love/hate relationship with glitter that I am not sure I will ever get over.  Certainly not at this point, so I decided to forego actual glitter and instead, cracked open a big stack of glittered paper that I had.  I really loved the red and knew it would be perfect for a Valentine’s card I need to send out to my Secret Cupid on the SCS site.

I totally CASE’d it off of this card from Pinterest!  I hope you like it and I hope to see you play along with us on the blog this week!

 

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Be My Valentine

 

Paper:  Recollections

Stamp: Stampin Up

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Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!

It’s Use Your Stuff’s 200th challenge and we’re celebrating with a blog hop.  Speaking of celebrating, that’s our challenge – CELEBRATE!!!

We are lucky to be sponsored by Kim Evans and her amazing store Emerald Creek Craft Supplies!  She is giving one lucky winner a cute little prize pack. You need to make sure that you comment on each of the blogs for the hop because the lucky winner will be chosen from one of them!

I received my Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin for November and I really think it is cute…It’s a Christmas pack and I love that because Christmas is really big in my house and something that we really love to celebrate.  Here are the 2 cards that I have created…

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Noel
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Merry and Bright

I really love the cute little stamp set and I know I will get lots of use from it~!  As well as the blog hop, we are also having our usual weekly challenge so we hope that you will play along with our celebrate challenge this week.  I look forward to seeing what you love to celebrate!

You should have arrived from Shirley’s blog.  Below I have posted the all the stops on the hop for you in case you missed one!

Julia

Majo

Shirley

Tammy

Renee

Karrie

Lori
Martha Lucia