Birthday Cards – Another Twofer

Here are the other two cards I made during some play time this past weekend!

~Card # 1 Purple Flowers~

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For this card I used a top folding piece of Lavender Lace cardstock and a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of thick vellum. First thing I did was use a circle die from MFT to cut out a circle from the vellum. I put the panel minus the circle into a Tim Holtz Notebook embossing folder. Used a 1/8″ hole punch to attach the vellum with ribbon to the card front. For the circle I die cut out I stamped some flowers from Heartfelt Thanks stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The ink colors used were Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Garden Green – all from SU! I carefully laid the circle back in and put adhesive behind the flowers to secure it there!

~This card is off to play in these challenges~

TIME OUT challenges# 57 “May all your weeds be Wild Flowers”

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Retro RubberChallenge # 39 May Flowers

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My stamp set – Heartfelt Thanks –  is from 2005 and is from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge ~ Challenge 10

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I used the bottom row – Bow, Texture (embossing folder), Vellum

House of Cards May Challenge: Clear Papers

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I used vellum for the front overlay of my card and I stamped the flowers onto the vellum!

Inky Impressions Die Cuts & Flowers 

I used die cuts on this card and I stamped some flowers on this card!

Cuttlebug ManiaEmbossing

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I used an embossing folder in by Big Shot machine!!

~Card # 2 Blinged out Cupcake~

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Started with a simple white card front , added a Swimming Pool doily from Doodlebug. On scraps of card stock I stamped with Black StazOn ink the cupcake top, candle and cupcake liner from Treat Yourself – an older  Stampin’ Up! set. I colored them in with my”Ziggy“s – cut them out, added bling, Paper Studio gems, for sprinkles and put the images on with foam squares .

~Playing in the following challenges~

AAA Cards Game # 65: The Big Birthday Bash

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It is a CAS birthday card! Happy 2nd Birthday AAA cards!!!

Great Impressions StampsMay Challenge: Blinged Birthday

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My Cupcake Card definitely has some bling while still being CAS.

Dream Valley Challenges# 132 Add a doily

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I added a Swimming Pool colored doily from Doodlebug Design.

Come And Get It Challenge# 120 Use a Doily

See the line above for information on the doily I used!

Wow – this is kind of a long post but thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Have a super Wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Halloween – DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

October is my BLOGAVERSARY month for details see this post HERE!!
My Tuesday GIVEAWAY ends tonight (10/14) at 10 pm – MST
Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We start a new challenge this week!

Thank you to everyone that joined in with our Let’s Roll – Wheels challenge!

Welcome to challenge #33 over at DoubleClick!!

Dates: October 14, 2015 to October 27, 2015

Challenge: Halloween

And here is my card for the Halloween challenge:

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I used last years’ Halloween Doodlebug Collection on this card! The mini doily is also from Doodlebug! I used the pumpkin, witch and frog colors of the new Witches Brew release!!

Now, It’s YOUR turn – We can’t wait to see what you will create for this challenge!!

Link up your creation HERE at the DoubleClick Skittles blog

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
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

 Prize winner will receive:
  Winner will be announced:  November 14, 2015

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

Remember to make something that is for Halloween and join us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Up In the Sky – DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

Welcome to the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! We are starting a new challenge this week!

Thank you to everyone that joined in on our Robot/Monster challenge!

Welcome to challenge #31  over at DoubleClick!!

Dates: September 16, 2015 to September 29, 2015

Challenge: In The Sky

And here is my card for the In The Sky challenge:

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I used an SU! Stamp set called Send Me Soaring to stamp the kites and the tails!! I used Pink Pirouette, Marigold Morning and Green Galore inks on the kites – sentiments are in Ballet Blue. The doily, and trims are from my stash and the cloud paper was in my scrap box!!

The DoubleClick Skittles colors I used on this are: Hazelnut, Pink Passion, Lemonade

Now, It’s YOUR turn – We can’t wait to see what you will create for this challenge!!

Link up your creation HERE at the DoubleClick Skittles blog

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
Prize is open to US residents only but anyone can enter

 Prize winner will receive:
  Winner will be announced:  October 17, 2015

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

Have you seen the new Skittles Release?? You can check it out here!

 

Remember to make something for In The Sky and join us at DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

Fab Friday Stampin’ Challenge# 72 Sketch

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This was the inspiration for my card Design!! The 3 kites in place of the 1 star!

Virginia’s View Challenge# 18: Geometric Patterns

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My kites are diamond shapes and their are circles on my card also!!

Thanks so much for coming by!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Lets Party

Hello there, all my wonderful friends –

I hope you are doing well and feeling happy on this fine Saturday!!

Made this card this evening:

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Started with a Pink Passion card base – top folding, added a mini Cupcake doily from Doodlebug Designs – used a rectangle and a banner die to cut pieces out of watercolor paper – Stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Word Salad Set and the heart balloon from the Paper Smooches Smoocheroos set!

Stamped the heart balloons and sentiment with the  Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

Colored the hearts in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens  – 025 Pink, and 026 Light Pink and a paintbrush!! On the rectangle I colored with my Zig 031 Cobalt Blue and then used water to blend it out! I did the same with the banner – I used 025 Pink with water to blend it to cover the banner with color.

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

Paper Smooches Sparks Anything Goes 

SPARKS BADGE Anything Goes PSS FINAL

Classy Cards n Such  – Challenge # 100 – 100th Challenge Celebration

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I used a Sweet n Sassy die set to cut the banner – I used partial die cutting to make it longer!

MarkerPOP – Challenge # 76 Anything Goes

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I used my Zig clean color real brush markers – the links above are to the MarkerPOP store!

Craft Your PassionChallenge #277: Always Anything Goes

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Nacho Average Challenge #157 Sketch

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This sketch was the inspiration for how I designed my card!!

Thanks so much for the visit – SO GLAD YOU CAME!!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Viva La Verve – August Week 2 Sketch

I played in my craft room for a few hours yesterday and made 3 cards – so I will be doing 3 posts today!!

Each one is for the Viva La Verve challenge that ends tonight at 8 pm!

 ** Here is card # 3 **

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This card was made with products from Doodlebug Designs Sunkissed Collection!!

Papers came from the 6 by 6 paper pad, and I used Doilies, and Icons stickers!!

I also used a circle die and a rectangle die and a corner chomper!!

I am linking up to these challenges:

Viva La Verve SketchesAugust 2015 Week 2 sketch

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This is the format I followed for creating this card!! The ice cream cone replaces the heart!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeMake it Colorful

They are showcasing Doodlebug Design products – so this is PERFECT!!!

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Fantastic Tuesday Challenge # 101 Anything Goes W/a twist – Make it Cute!

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Cute is WHAT DOODLEBUG does – so I definitely made it CUTE!!!

Tuesday Throwdown# 260 Cool Treats 

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This card is all about the love of and the fun of ICE CREAM!!!

This is the last of my 3 posts for today – THANK YOU for bearing with me through ALL of them!!

YOU rock and any day YOU stop by is a GOOD DAY!!!

Oh, hang on – I made a quick card this afternoon for the Uniko Challenge –

Here’s how it looks:

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I used a heart punch and used the hearts as masks so I could create the border and then I used Uniko‘s Classic Numbers stamp set to add the sentiment!! The ink I sponged with is Pink Pirouette! The cardstock borders are Pixie Pink and Almost Amethyst!!

I made this card for these challenges –

Uniko StudioChallenge # 24: Summer or twist of photo inspiration

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As you can see I was totally inspired by the photo – the colors and the border that resembles the railing along the patio!! I was so inspired by all the HEARTS in the photo!!

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge 325 Layers

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I used several layers on my border of this card!!

Get Creative Challenges# 22 No Printed Paper

I used only white cardstock and solid colored cardstock for this card!!

Ok, now you can go!!!

Thank you, Thank YOU for sticking with me!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Doodlebug PINK

I had a little more time to play today!!

Playing with my Doodlebug Design products resulted in this card:

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All paper items used are part of the Doodlebug Design‘s Lovebugs collection – the papers, the doily, and the stickers!!  The sentiment from Great Impressions was stamped with a VersaMark Ink Pad and embossed with White embossing powder!!

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Chic# 2 Pretty Patterns

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I used two kinds of pattern paper!

Viva Le Verve SketchesAugust 2015 Week 3

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Great Impressions – August Challenge: Add a Sentiment

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Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 34 Lots of Layers

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I used three layers – 4 if you count the stickers as a layer!!

Cute Card ThursdayChallenge #338 MonoChrome

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Well, I sure had fun playing with my Doodlebug stuff!!

Let me know what you think, and thanks for popping in!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

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My DoubleClick Skittles – Disney post is HERE

I want to wish my AMAZING daughter Savana – A Very Happy 16th Birthday!!

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She is our Batman lover – she is in the Red shirt with the big grin on her face!!!

She is awesome and I love when she oohs and ahhs over my cards – she is a great cheerleader!! We have been very busy celebrating her and partying with her and her friends!!

But I was able to make it into my craft room today for a quick card making session while she was at a movie with a friend and this is what I made:

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All the items used to make this card are from Doodlebug Designs – the mini ladybug doily, the shimmery chevron paper, the papers and the sticker are from the Patriotic Picnic collection! Oh, the sentiment is from Your Next Stamp – the Fast Food Fun Sentiments set! I stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white!

I am linking up to the following challenges:

As You See It ChallengeChallenge #097

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Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeNo Ordinary Paper

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Addicted to CAS – Challenge # 68: Chevron

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Thanks for looking and I hope you 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!!

Special Delivery

Hello, I have got another image that I colored up a few days ago to share with you!!!

This image is from My Favorite Things and I got it for Christmas (’13) as a stocking stuffer  and THIS is the first time I have used it!!

Special Delivery – Just for you:

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Stamped the image 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!

Used paper from my stash and one of the super adorable doilies from Doodlebug Design!!

Used a bit of linen thread from Stampin’ Up! to tie a little bow!

I am linking up to these challenges:

Sweet Sunday Sketch – Challenge # 273 

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I think I interpreted the sketch well and the doily works great in place of the circle!!

Retro Rubber Challenge# 16 Tie It On!! 

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I used a stamp set that is over one year old and I tied a bit of twine to my card!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing some more of my coloring – I really am having SUCH a fun time with these pens/markers!! I am never sure what to call them, Zig Clean Color Real Brush is a mouthful – LOL!!!

Thanks for coming – leave me some love and I will definitely return the favor!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

I hope you take some time today to make something BEAUTIFUL to show someone YOU care!!!

Doily Folder

Seriously, I am hurrying to make this post so that I can link this idea up!!

I took mini doilies and regular sized Doodlebug doilies and placed them on a manila file folder – arranging them and then securing them to the folder!! I laminated it and Voila –

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I now have a cute folder to hold papers in!!

This idea came about as I was trying to think up something original to do with the doilies!!!

Linking up at Doodlebugblog.com for the Doily Linky Party

To see the sizes and colors of Doodlebug Doilies available go here and here!!

Thanks for visiting!!!