Butterfly Hello

I made a card today for many challenges – This was fun for me because it all started with a sketch!!

This is my card:

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I used some black pattern paper that was in my scrap box and the stamp set I used is called Gladsome Garden by Stampin’ Up! An oldie but the butterfly is my favorite!! I split the paper and mounted it with foam squares to my card front! Used rhinestones in various sizes and a small hello banner , also from SU!,  completes my card!

Linking up to these awesome challenges:

As You See It ChallengeChallenge #084

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 DL.ART – April Linky Challenge (anything goes)

Ladybug CraftsApril Challenge: A New Start (anything goes)

House of CardsAdd a Butterfly or Colour Inspiration Week 4 

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Uniko StudioChallenge # 20: Things With Wings

So glad you stopped by and please say hi! by leaving me some love – that really makes my day!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Terrific Tuesday — Post # 2

If you missed my first post for today it is here!!

Ok, now for the third and fourth cards I made today!!

The third one looks like this:

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The way I made this card is I used the Lucky Stars embossing folder from SU! then I used Simon Says Stamps diecut set Frames  and cut it right out of the front of my previously embossed card!! I took the inside piece and watercolored the stars and the background with SU! inks Daffodil Delight and Bashful Blue. I took the thin frame part and sponged it with Buckaroo Blue and then I inlaid both pieces back into my card front! I used Buckaroo Blue ink on my watercolor brush and added splatters to the card! Stamped Happy Birthday and then I was finished!! Pleased with how this one turned out!!

 I am linking up to Simon Says StampWork It Wednesday March 2015 

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And my fourth card – so CAS,  the hardest part was the paper piecing of the cupcake!

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I used 2 sets for this card – the first Hero Arts Cupcake and for the sentiment Paper Smooches Word SaladI also used a speckle stamp from Hero Arts (had it for a long time) to add some colored speckles with a Kaleidacolor inkpad! The papers I used for piecing  together the cupcake are just from my box of scraps.

Here is a close up pic of the speckles:

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This card is being linked to a whole bunch of challenges!! They are:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says Clean & Simple 

use Hero Arts stamps

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And

Happy Little StampersSketch Challenge April 2015

HLS April Sketch Challenge

For this card I just changed the placement of the focal & sentiment line!

And

Cute Card Thursday –  Challenge 370: Clean & Simple

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And

ShowCASe your Style Challenge # 13: Thank You theme

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And last of all –

A Blog Named Hero Challenging you to One Layer 

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So happy about both these cards – fun and perfect for who they were made for!!

I appreciate you coming by!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!

Terrific Tuesday — Post # 1

I am getting so low on birthday cards – so I spent some time in my craft room this morning making some – I perused a few challenges and made 4 cards – 2 will be in this first post and 2 will be in a second post!! And, of course, I am down to the wire on them so I have to squash them all into 2 posts!!

My first card was made with a girl in mind – So fun!! I love watercoloring SO much!! Having so much fun with it!!

Here is my girl birthday card –

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Used scraps of paper for the 2 yellow circles and Large PolkaDot embossing folder from SU! The stamp is from an oldie – Kids at Play by SU! The die is from Simon Says Stamps – it is called Frames!!

I am linking up to Simon Says StampWork It Wednesday March 2015 

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My second card of this post is for a guy’s birthday and I wanted to link it up to a challenge asking for stenciling so I got out my stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop – Mini Well Rounded stencil  I used Buckaroo Blue – A SU! ink color to do all my stenciling and sentiment stamping. The sentiments are from Paper Smooches – Word Salad stamp set!!

This is what it looks like:

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It says Happy Birthday inside!! I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge: Stenciling

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And

CAS on Sunday Challenge # 57: White make a card in white, and use 1 other color

Well, there you go – a His & Hers card post!! Hope you enjoyed my cards today!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

A “Rainbow” bag

Just dashing in to share the “Rainbow” bag I created!!

My friend’s adorable little girl is having a birthday and she loves the My Little Pony called Rainbow Dash. I wanted the gift bag to match her present so this is what I made:

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I used the Rainbow Die from My Favorite Things and the cloud die from Paper Smooches!

Added a Sunshine using the Crayon Kids SU! stamp set!! And I have a Crayon alphabet set from them as well that I used to spell her name!!! I used a cloud stencil on the blue background but it was so subtle and I don;t think you can tell from the picture!!

I love making beautiful things for special people in my life – I hope she loves her present AND the bag!!!

Hope you find time to make something BEAUTIFUL today!!

Hugs to you all!!

Happy Birthday – watercolored

While I was playing I created another background with the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor pad using the technique talked about here – I used the piece  I created to die cut the word happy and make this card:

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I love how the inkpad made a perfect ombre background for me!!

I used the Happy cutaway from Winnie & Walter and I used a small amount of adhesive to adhere the happy and then I added a couple of mini staples to it!! Using a speckle stamp for SU! I added some color around the word!! And the word ‘Birthday’ came from the Winnie & Walter set Sugar Rush. A fun, fast, easy card!!!

I am linking up this card to the following challenges:

CASologyWeek 143: Ombre

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Winnie & Walter blog – Join in To Win!

And

Creative Card Crew #85 Sentiment

And

Addicted to StampsChallenge #141: Anything Goes

So excited to share this card with you – Thanks!!

Have a Beautiful day!!!

Thinking of You – Watercolored

I played around in my craft room this afternoon – playing with some watercoloring ideas!!

I created this:

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The first one I tried is using a Kaleidacolor inkpad  – for this I used Desert Heat – I took the inkpad and inked up an acrylic block with it, then spritzed it with water. I took the acrylic block and applied the spritzed ink directly to watercolor paper. I did this with the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor pad as well!!

The second thing I tried was using the spritzed ink on the block to ink up a stamp – it made a cool look on the rose I stamped from the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set!! I also stamped the leaves on the Fresh Greens pad and made the leaves!

I used the Avery Elle Petals & Stems Elle-ments dies to cut out the rose and the leaves that I had stamped!!

Used a Signo white gel pen that I ordered from Stampin’ Up to trace the details of the rose!!

I used a Avery Elle Die to cut out the pinked rectangle and then I used Cameo Coral and Green Galore SU! cardstocks to add layers – and the floss I used for the accent and bow was from my stash, not sure of the color!!

The sentiment was stamped in a banner that was also from the Avery Elle die I mentioned above! I used a Versamark inkpad and white embossing powder on vellum with a sentiment from the AE Petals & Stems set!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

AEI♥U Challenge #23–Watercolor!

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Loves Rubber StampsChallenge 148: Add Flowers

and

Addicted to StampsChallenge #141: Anything Goes

I am really happy with how my watercoloring adventure went!! Excited to try even more!!

Thank you so much for coming by – Leave me some love so I know you were here!!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!

Showers & Rainbows

If you are looking for my DoubleClick Skittles post it is here!

This is my third post of the day and this is the second card made last night!

This is my creation:

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I used this stamp set – I know it is a flower set but I used 2 pieces of this set to make the rainbow and raindrops – can you find the stamps I used? This set is Watercolor Garden by Stampin’ Up!

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The clouds are Paper Smooches dies and the sentiment – You color my world is also from them! I used Lily White glitter cardstock from Doodlebug Design for the clouds!

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

Addicted to CASChallenge 61: Showers

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TIME OUT Challenges – # 29 ‘You Can’t Make a Rainbow without a little rain’

AND

Pile It on Challenge  – #65 April Showers bring May Flowers

Thanks for sticking with me through 3 posts today – I appreciate you SO much!!!

Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Springtime Bouquet

If you are looking for my DoubleClick Skittles post it is here!

I made two cards last night for some challenges!

My first one turned out like this:

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I used this stamp set called Simply Spring from Stampin’ Up!

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I am linking up this card to these challenges:

AAA CardsGame # 37 – It’s Springtime

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Curtain Call Challenge – April 15 Bouquet

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Great ImpressionsEggstra Special could work for Easter or Spring

And Pile It on Challenge  – #65 April Showers bring May Flowers

My second card will be featured in a third post of the day, shortly!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a SUNNY day!!

DoubleClick Skittles – You’re the Best!

Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We are in week 2 of our current challenge! Just a few days left to join the fun!
Come Join in with us for challenge #20 over at DoubleClick!!

Dates: April 15, 2015 – April 28, 2015

Challenge: For a Teacher or Thank You!

Have you checked out all the Skittle Color choices? You can view them all HERE!

Here is the card I made for this post:

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Frosty Kisses, Citrus, and Clover Skittles by DoubleClick

Used Stampin’ Up! Crayon Kids stamp set and watercolored in those crayons!!

I hope you will come and join us for this challenge!!!

Rules:

Skittles are not required to enter this challenge

One entry per person
No back linking
Must follow theme
When linking up use your project link not your blog link
Must Link back to this challenge and reference DoubleClick Skittles
Be A follower of DoubleClick and leave a comment after linking up
Visit and Comment on the Guest Designer post
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

 Prize winner will receive:

Winner will be announced: May 2, 2015

I would like to thank Abusybee for having me as her Guest Designer for April – I HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!! So thanks!!!

That is it for me for now – I will be making another post later today!!

I hope your day is glorious and full of sunshine!!!

 

 

 

Doodlebug SALE at Scrapbook.com

So excited to let you know that EVERYTHING Doodlebug is on sale over at

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Here is the text I received in an email!!!

Shop the biggest Doodlebug Design sale we’ve ever had and save 20% to 50% from now until Sunday April 26th at midnight PST. Whether your favorite Doodlebug color is Bubblegum or Swimming Pool, we have everything you need to brighten your layouts, cards and other paper crafts.

shop all Doodlebug by clicking here today.

They even have some older collections and things from past years – AND they do have the Create-A-Card’s sold in packages!

Sorry to be enabling but HAPPY Shopping!!!