CASEing Kelly Blog Hop

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Welcome to this very special Blog Hop that has been put together for the amazingly talented and oh-so-sweet Kelly Latevola 

This hop is comprised of a group of crafters each saying “thank you” to Kelly for all her generosity and kindheartedness. In Kelly’s CASEing Genius posts, she always takes THREE cards from the designer she is CASEing, and makes ONE card inspired by those three cards. I was featured by Kelly back in June of this year – you can see that post HERE! We were each invited to so the same with 3 of Kelly’s cards.  
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These are the 3 Kelly cards I chose – The first one inspired me to use a yellow strip down the side and to add sequins! The second card had me reaching for a girl stamp to add – and I also decided I wanted my yellow strip to be plaid like the green behind the beautiful girl Kelly colored!! And in my mind I turned the last card on it’s side and added my sentiment in the white space!!

Here is how my CASE of the beautiful, wonderfully sweet Kelly went:

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I love the saying on this card – Kelly knows how to add BEAUTY to every day!!!

CASEing Kelly Sponsors

What is a blog hop without some fun prizes?! Leave a comment by 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, October 29th along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our sponsors: a2z Scrapbooking, Altenew, Create a Smile Stamps, Dee’s Artsy Impressions, djkardkreations, Hero Arts, Ink Road, Lia Stampz and Simon Says Stamp,! Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.

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Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy Robb

Brandi Hall

Char Kochensparger

Cindy Chiu

Darnell Knauss

Dawn Turley

Debra James

Deepti Malik

Donna Idlet

Elizabeth Campau

Ellen Haxelmans

Heather Ruwe

Jennifer Loftfield

Joan Bardee

Kara Vrabel

Kara-Lynne

Kathy Wade

Katie Gehring

Kristie Goulet

Kristina Beagle

Kymona Tracey

Laura Jane

Leigh Penner

Lin Brandyberry

Linda Trace

Lindsay Amrhein

Lydia Evans

Maria Sabina Raita

Marika Rahtu

Martha Lucia Gomez

Michele Cunningham

Michele Ferguson

Michelle Lupton

Michelle Williams

Monica Maier

Niki G.

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Naz

Shelly Kurth

***Taunya Butler*** YOU ARE HERE!!

Thordis Dogg

Vera Yates

Kelly Latevola

I want to say THANK YOU to all these incredibly talented and lovely ladies – It is TRULY an honor to be among them!!! How grateful I am for this opportunity!!!

Thank you for joining us in this incredible hop!! We are so thrilled to thank Kelly in this way!!!

I  am also hosting a BLOGAVERSARY celebration this month – click HERE for more info – lots of cool, fun prizes to be won – including my 4th Tuesday giveaway!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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Just a note: I am ok, no big progress made, but I was able to go with a friend to a retreat this weekend – they had a card exchange and I managed to make 2 – I will be showing you those sometime this week!! Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much for all the love, care and positive thoughts you all have been sending my way!! I APPRECIATE you ALL so much!!!

HERE are the cards I received this week – Some of you sweet people sent me a little something too!! I want you to know I APPRECIATE each and EVERY one of you!!!

First card came from the sweet, lovable Becca Cruger of Damsel of Distressed Cards

She sent a card inspired by the daisies and the rainbow of colors!!

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Second card of the week came from the talented Kara Lynne Pogreba of Kara Lynne’s Card Designs

She was inspired by the daisy and she used my favorite color!!!

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Third card I was blessed with this week was from Karen Ladd – she often enters card challenges by way of Flickr – karenladd

She used flowers and bright colors to make me a card!

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Fourth card that brightened my day was from LC Lamothe– a delightful follower!! She leaves the sweetest comments and she sent me a gift card to my favorite soda place – SWIG!!!

She used the bright happy colors and the daisies for her inspiration!!!

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Fifth card came from the lovely Carri of DoubleClick Skittles fame!!

She included some skittles, journaling card and this card full of rainbow colors and crayons!!!

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And the sixth card that cheered me up is from S. Hartl – I was not sure about a blog for her – if you have one, shartl, could you please let me know ASAP and I will highlight it here!

Her darling and fun card was made with my favorite school supplies in mind and it did make me Smile!!

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These 6 ladies have each earned 5 entries into my GRAND PRIZE BLOGAVERSARY GIVEAWAY – If you want to participate think about creating a card based on my Mood Board and then pop it into the mail to me!! Info HERE!! Remember – Sending me a card based on any of these images gets you 5 entries in the Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the month!! Cards need to be postmarked by Saturday, October 31.

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I want you to know that I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for your support and the continued friendship even though I have let you down and am so lacking in my support and encouragement of each of you at this time!! I do appreciate you and I will visit when I feel more able!!

Happy Card-Making and I hope to hear from YOU soon!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

It’s Coming!!! My 4 year Blogaversary Celebration starts soon!!!

Hello to all, I am feeling sluggish as I make a reappearance to the bloggy world!!  And very chagrined to realize it is the start of my 4th year blogging not the END of my 4th year blogging!! Darn Math!! I counted the years I have been blogging – they are 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 – that equals 4 years!!

Cause for Celebration, RIGHT?!?!!!!!  

I think it is and NOW as promised HERE are the details about my BLOGAVERSARY!!!

All of these details will be HERE at the top of my blog!!

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It has been 3 years since I started blogging!! My 4th year starts in October!!! I am amazed at myself for how far I have come!! Here are some stats –

Year 1 of blogging  I managed 29 posts between Oct 21, 2012 to Oct 21, 2013

Year 2 of blogging I did 63 posts between Oct 22, 2013 to Oct 16, 2014

Year 3 of blogging I made 205 posts between Oct 30, 2014 to Sept 29, 2015

AND YEAR 4 promises to be my biggest yet!!! I HOPE I can reach the 500 posts mark!!

SO TO CELEBRATE I AM:

Posting my first BLOGAVERSARY post on Monday, October 5th – All the fun mentioned below can be done anytime AFTER OCTOBER 1RST!!

Having Tuesday and Thursday Giveaways all during October starting on the 6th and going until the 29th!! 8 prizes will be given away!! To enter there will be a get to know you question for you to answer!! Easy, huh?? And each weeks winners will be announced on the Saturday of October following them!

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I am offering 3 GRAND PRIZES that can be won at the end of the month by doing any of these 3 things to get entries into the drawing!! Pictures to come soon!!!

# 1 –  (5 entries) Study this Mood board, make me a card and send it to me at the address specified HERE!! It must be postmarked by October 31rst to qualify!! You have the whole month of October to create and mail a card!! I will do a feature on each of the Sundays of October showing the cards I have received that past week – that way you will know I received yours!! Plus if you have a blog – I will be giving you a shout out!!

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Under the BLOGAVERSARY tab above my address will appear here under the mood board!!

Things I love – DAISIES, bright and happy colors, rainbows, crayons and ALL school supplies, fresh fruit and SUGAR cookies!!! I hope you will find something to love about my mood board!!!

# 2 (3 entries) Add this badge to your sidebar to help spread the word about my celebration!! Make Sure to link it up to this post http://daisiesgirl.com/blogaversary/! It needs to be up for at least one week – so have it on your side bar by October 24th!! When sharing with others about this (if you feel so inclined) then please use this link – Daisies Girl Blogaversary

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# 3 (1 entry) Be a follower of my blog via email, or Bloglovin – let me know how you follow me in a comment!! I would love to know how long you have been following me and how you first found me and became a follower!!!

Thank you, THANK you for all of your support and encouragement!! I am grateful to be a part of this little corner of the crafty bloggy world!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Love Notes for Retreat # 2

Before I start this post – I have a confession to make:

I. CAN’T. DO. EVERYTHING.

I told myself I could BUT then found out I lied!!!

I am SO SORRY to have been lacking in the Commenting area – I know that I have not done well with that and have fallen GROSSLY behind!! I am OVERWHELMED and want to just start a fresh, clean slate!! I love all your blogs and love seeing what delights you dazzle us with and sharing with you what I enjoyed makes me happy so I  will try to be better!! Thank you for your understanding!!

On that note, let me add — I am blogging from bed today about my Retreat because I seem to have caught some kind of yucky flu bug!! Luckily pictures are all taken – and all I have to do is the actual post part!! Hope you enjoy Day # 3!

Today I want to share about the Love Notes Kit I made for each person! The idea was to encourage all my friends to notice nice things about each other and then tell them in a little note!

The Love Notes Kit looked like this:

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And on the back – it had a description of what was in each kit:

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And there was also a pen washi taped onto the back

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And I closed it on the front with a mini tag and a black clothespin that I added a twine bow and button to!

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Here are the mint, toothpicks, and chocolate kiss – this is how I bagged them up

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NOW – For the MINI CARDS that went into the kit!!

I made 8 sets of 8 mini cards and I am going to show you 4 of them today!!

A Group photo of the second four cards

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Card # 1 Love You

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This card was made from a diecut from a Pebbles 12 by 12 paper! It was added to a premade card from Michaels along with a pink heart brad!! The size is 3 by 3 inches!

Card # 2 You Make Me Smile

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Also 3 by 3 inches this card features another die cut from the same Pebbles 12 by 12 paper! I had cut some pink cardstock for these cards and used some envelopes that I had! Sequins were added to dazzle it up a bit!!

Card # 3 All You Have to Do is Fly

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I feel so repetitious because this card is ALSO 3 by 3 inches and made with a Pebbles Die cut – layered it on some pink scraps from my scrap box!! I think this 12 by 12 piece of paper that I cut everything from is amazing!! I will post a pic at the end of the post!

Card # 4 Sweet

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Made from a premade tab note – 2 by 3 inch size! I added Gold paper and a wood button from American Crafts that said Sweet on it – I tied some really thin jute twine through the button holes and used a 1″ glue dot to secure it to the card!!

Here is the picture of the sheet of die cuts that I cut up and used from Pebbles, Inc.

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12 by 12 paper by Pebbles, Inc – From Me to You from Sunny Side Collection as it appeared before I cut it apart.

Here are all the pieces that I cut from the 12 by 12 paper - From Me to You in the Sunny Side Collection by Pebbles, Inc. 39 cute pieces in all!

Here are all the pieces that I cut from the 12 by 12 paper – From Me to You in the Sunny Side Collection by Pebbles, Inc.
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There you have it – the last 4 of the mini card sets I created for the Retreat!!

What a treat it was to make these for my friends to use!! They each had a set of 8, of the same design, in their Love Notes Kit!! I love sharing BEAUTIFUL things with those I love and care about!!

I will be back later today with the “corny” treat notes I gave them each day!! Lots of puns and playing on words!!

I am grateful for all the friends I have that enrich my life!! I appreciate EACH one of them, near and far!!

Because of the gratitude I have for you and how LUCKY I feel to know you –

***I AM HAVING A GIVEAWAY***

I am giving away this Avery Elle Stamp Set AND a $15.00 Gift Certificate to a store of choice for

ONE of My LUCKY followers!!

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You need to comment on ALL 4 of my Retreat posts – this is # 3

AND be a follower of my Blog!!

You will have until Wednesday, July 15th to comment and Winner will be announced on Thursday, July 16th!!

Thank YOU so much for being a friend and making my day with your visits!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Love Notes for Retreat # 1

As promised I am back to tell you a little more about the fun we had at the Retreat!

Today I want to share about the Love Notes Kit I made for each person! The idea was to encourage all my friends to notice nice things about each other and then tell them in a little note!

The Love Notes Kit looked like this:

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And on the back – it had a description of what was in each kit:

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And there was also a pen washi taped onto the back

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And I closed it on the front with a mini tag and a black clothespin that I added a twine bow and button to!

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Here are the mint, toothpicks, and chocolate kiss – this is how I bagged them up

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NOW – For the MINI CARDS that went into the kit!!

I made 8 sets of 8 mini cards and I am going to show you 4 of them today!!

A Group photo of the first four cards –

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Card # 1 You are the Sprinkles on the Cupcake of Life

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Made using 3 by 3 card base and envelope! Used Stampin’ Up!’s new set Sprinkles Of Life stamped images on background papers and cut out with the Tree Builder Punch also from SU! Also fussy cut the cupcake bottom! Added a flower and a pink brad!

Card # 2 “BEE”utiful card

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For this little cutie I used a 2 by 3 card with a matching envelope! A Bumblebee Doodlebug Mini Doily was glued down first, then I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Bee Mine stamp set on a white circle that was layered in the middle of the doily!! The beautiful word is from an older, name unknown SU! set! Colored the bee in and added a Wink of Stella to the wings!!

Card # 3 Hello, Friend

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This card is also a 3 by 3 card with envelope – the bases and envelopes were purchased from Michaels’ bargain bins quite awhile ago! And the hello friend square is from a sheet of die cuts made by Pebbles and mentioned here!

Card # 4 “SODA” lightful

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This is another 2 by 3 card – I trimmed a thin piece off the side with zigzag scissors and layered some scrap of blue behind it! Also layered a piece of yellow and stamped the -lightful sentiment in black on it and the hearts in Real Red!!  I used the following YNS products – Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments  Stamp sets and the matching Happy Meal Die SetStamped the outline images and sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder. Colored image in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a Zig Detailer Watercolor brush!

I will be Back soon with my Retreat Post # 3 – more Love Notes!!

What a treat it was to make these for my friends to use!! They each had a set of 8, of the same design, in their Love Notes Kit!! I love sharing BEAUTIFUL things with those I love and care about!!

I am grateful for all the friends I have that enrich my life!! I appreciate EACH one of them, near and far!!

Because of the gratitude I have for you and how LUCKY I feel to know you –

***I AM HAVING A GIVEAWAY***

I am giving away this Avery Elle Stamp Set AND a $15.00 Gift Certificate to a store of choice for

ONE of My LUCKY followers!!

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You need to comment on ALL 4 of my Retreat posts – this is # 2

AND be a follower of my Blog!!

You will have until Wednesday, July 15th to comment and Winner will be announced on Thursday, July 16th!!

Thank YOU so much for being a friend and making my day with your visits!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

New Ocean Challenge at DoubleClick

New Ocean Challenge at DoubleClick!

 Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We are starting a brand new challenge this week! Thank you to everyone that joined in on welcoming the New DoubleClick Skittles Design Team and showing us your craft space!

Welcome to challenge #26  here at DoubleClick!!

Dates: July 8, 2015 – July 21, 2015

Challenge: From the Ocean!

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

Here is My card:
Using Sailboat Blue Skittles

Using Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor Inkpad
Stamp set from Studio Calico – Copper Mountain

Hope you will find some Ocean related products “Swimming” in your stash and “hook” your card up to our challenge!! Having you join us would be ABSOLUTELY “FIN”tastic!!!

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 Designer posts
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

 Prize winner will receive:

Winner will be announced: July 25, 2015 on the DoubleClick Blog!!

With the beginning of a new challenge – means the Craft Room Challenge is over and my Blog Candy Prize need to be awarded!!
I am getting ready to leave today for a Girls Retreat and later on today when I am settled up there, I will do a post and announce the winner of the WRMK Envelope Punch Board!! So please stay tuned for that!! Coming later today – along with a glimpse of some of my fun Retreat goodies for my friends!!!
Also linking this card up to showCASe your styleChallenge # 18 Color – I think all the blues I have used match the picture very well!!
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Thanks so much for coming by for a visit today and I really hope you will join me later!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Card Writing Day

Wow – I have not seen my Craft Room today AT ALL!!

I have been on my bed writing and signing Birthday cards – oh I have gotten so far behind!!

Here’s a picture of the pile of them – mostly done and ready to send or deliver!!!

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I have a happy heart and a sore wrist – hoping these cards bring smiles!!!

What have you been up to today???

Hope you had a chance to make or share something Beautiful with someone you care about!!!

DoubleClick Skittles – Loads of Love

~If you are looking for DAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 of  the 12 Days of Doodlebug – click here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here~ There is a giveaway!!

I am thrilled to still be a Guest Designer over at the Double Click – Skittles blog!!

Welcome to challenge #19 over at DoubleClick!!

Dates: April 1, 2015 – April 14, 2015

Challenge: Use a punny or funny sentiment!

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So I used A Paper Smooches die set called Background Builders and a set by SU! called Loads of Love to complete my card!!

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The hearts in the grass and the pickup are leftover pieces from a previous project! Papers are all scraps and I did 3 cloud diecuts and masked with them to sponge a light blue sky!! And I watercolored the pick-up!!

The hubcaps of the tires are  Pebble Glitter colored Skittles by DoubleClick!!

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

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!!

 I sure hope you will come and play along with us – Skittles are not required to play but you could win some!!!!

Have an amazing day!!!

Less Is More – One Layer Week 215: Include an Animal

I did a little more creating yesterday – made 2 very CAS cards as I am feeling pretty good as long as I don’t overdo it!!!

limanimalssigI made this card in just a few (like 15) minutes once the idea formed completely in my head!

I am linking this card up over at “Less is More” – One Layer Week 215: Include an Animal

And over at Simon Says Stamp – Monday Challenge: Lions and Lambs, oh my!

I made this card with the “Wild About You” Stampin’UP! set and a stencil I received from a friend!! I used all Stampin’ UP! colors – Almost Artichoke, More Mustard, So Saffron and Buckaroo Blue!!

Happy to see you – I will be back later on to post the 2nd card I made yesterday!!!

Have a Beautiful Day!!

 

Your Next Stamp Sketch # 9

So yesterday I stamped for a while and made 2 cards! Remember I used the set called Noteworthy from Your Next Stamp!! It is on sale over at YNS!!!

Here is the second card I made:

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I made it based on this sketch from the Your Next Stamp blog!

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So I am linking it up to Challenge – Sketch # 9 over at the Your Next Stamp blog!!!

Also, this card is in what is called a Clean & Layered style over at The Card Concept so I am linking it up to the {Cupcakes} photo inspiration. Here is the beautiful pic:

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Hope you find time to make something Beautiful today!!

Thanks so much for coming by!!

Leave me some love, please – that really makes my day!!!