In the “Lime”light

We are celebrating my sister’s birthday this evening and I thought I might make a card for her – Now that it is done I realize I should have made a baseball shaped card for her – duh!!!

Oh, well! I can still link this card up to some challenges!

~Lime Happy Birthday~

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I made this with some white cardstock and my Pinked Circle dies from MFT. Then I used a way old color from SU! – Green Galore and I used a stamping sponge to ink up my white pinked circle. I stamped and cut my lime from an old SU! set called Citrus and Such! Added some gems and stamped Happy Birthday from a Simon Says Stamp It’s your Birthday set in Gumball Green ink!

~So I am going to link this card up to these challenges~

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeMonochrome

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This card is all one color – green!!

The Sisterhood of CraftersLet’s Get in Shape: Shaped cards

My card is a pinked circle – hope that qualifies

Die Cuttin DivasChallenge # 268 Anything Goes

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This is anything! :)

Crafty Sentiments Gem or Pearls Challenge

I added some gems to my card!!

Hand Stamped SentimentsHSS Inspiration Challenge # 239

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I love this picture – I just had to play along with this challenge!! I will probably play again – you should come and check it out!

I am so glad you shared the “Lime”light with me – hehe!! I enjoy your visits!! See you again soon!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Christmas

I had a little fun in my craft room today before I am off to babysit the Grand-littles!!

~I Made this Christmas Card~

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I made this card using the following colors of cardstock  from SU! – Regal Rose, Rose Romance, white and Basic Grey.   I used Small Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn for two of my layers and the grey layer was die cut using Scalloped Rectangles also from  Lawn FawnI used a set called Happy MeowDay from Simon Says StampI stamped it with Black StazOn ink and colored it in with my Ziggy‘s but I forgot to stamp it on watercolor paper so my coloring does not look so good! I added a few random sequins!

I am hustling to add these card to these challenges:

52 Christmas Card Challenge May Stash Challenge: Dies and Punches

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I used 2 different dies on this card!

Christmas Card Challenge# 26 Color Challenge

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I followed this color scheme in layering and coloring my card!

Hiding in my Craft Room # 252 Any Holiday

I made a Christmas card!

Thank you for coming today – hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!

Starry Smile

I’ve got stars in my eyes today because of the card I made today! I shaded and blended!

~Here is my card~

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To start I made a stencil using a piece of chipboard that I used these dies on – the smallest two stars from Stars Framelit dies from Stampin’ Up!, and the two stars in the School Time Dies Set from Sunny Studio Stamps and the fifth star was a thank you on my latest order from Sunny Studio Stamps!

~This is what it looked like~

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After the stars were on it I also die cut a Small Stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn. I used the largest one from that set which measured 5 by 3.75 inches.  I also cut a panel from white card stock too! Then I cut the stars out from the white piece also.

Using my homemade star stencil I taped it down on a white card base. Then using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry (both from SU!) I sponged in the stars using a Sponge Dauber.

I then took the white stitched rectangle with the stars cut out and sponged  on it with two blues – Night of Navy and Taken with Teal (also from SU!). After sponging I put water droplets on my card and patted them off with a paper towel. Then using foam squares I put the rectangle over the card front where the stars were so they could be seen through the blue. I also added some Clear Glitter -Wink of Stella to my stars.

I needed a sentiment so I used my Smile die from Little Yellow Bicycle  -that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and cut it out of some dark blue vellum that I had in my paper file!

I put the word smile and the Pretty Pink Posh sequins on with micro glue dots.

~Ok – now that my card is done, it is going to play in these challenges~

CAS(E) This Sketch# 174

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I think my star cluster with the sentiment across it fits this sketch!

The House That Stamps Built – WIW Color Challenge ~ Blue, Yellow & White

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These are the exact colors of my card!!

Mod Squad ChallengePeek A Boo Cards

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They said “we need to see something peeking out from under the top layer.” My stars are winking at you from under my blue shaded sky!

Once Again, I am pleased as punch that you came to visit!! Thank you ~ You are a STAR!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

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!

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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!!

SHINE

More playing yesterday & More Card Making

Here is one of my cards:

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For this card I used YoYo Yellow cardstock from Stampin’ Up!  Stamped the word SHINE from a My Favorite Things stamp set called LLD Watt’s Up!  I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white powder. The cute sunshine is from a Sizzix die – available here.  I added to the rays of the sunshine some Tangerine Doodlebug jewels!

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

The Card Concept – # 55 {You Are My Sunshine}

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I used the Clean & Layered Style.

MFT Card Challenges Sketch Challenge # 281

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I followed this sketch for my card!! The sunshine represents the circle.

Simon Says Stamp BlogWork It Wednesday May 2016

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I am so glad you came to visit – your visits are like sunshine!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Best Wishes – a “Whale”y Great Card

I feel like I can never have enough cards on hand for mens’ birthdays – So I made three of this card today to add to my arsenal! This one matched up well with 2 challenges.

Here is my card:

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I used a stamp set that I received in a Studio Calico kit a couple years back! All the images on this card are from that set! Using Mint Macaron & Night of Navy ink pads I stamped up this scene. I did the generation stamping to get various depths of color for my ocean!  My whale features the “rock n’ roll” technique – inking up first in the mint and then rolling it on the navy ink pad. I covered my whale with glossy accents – I am not sure you can see that in this photo – but I did, really!! Then I used a Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkle for his eye!! And there you have it – My “Whale”y great card!!

I am linking this card up to these 2 challenges:

Less Is MoreWeek #276 One Layer Card: At Sea

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INKspirationalChallenge # 108 Colour: Mint & Navy

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I used Stampin’ Up! Ink colors -Mint Macaron & Night of Navy!

Again, thank you for your visits – they make me smile!!

Have a wonderful day and Happy creating!!!

Week 4 Thursday GIVEAWAY

The CASEing Kelly Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Today marks the LAST of 8 giveaways that I have been doing for the month of October –

I am celebrating my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!

Today I have the prize and

the GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTION!!!!

Here is today’s prize:

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And The QUESTION is….

Who is your favorite Papercrafting/Cardmaking supply company?

Mine is EASY to tell – I LOVE DOODLEBUG!!! Everything about them makes me happy – using their products is just such a joy to me!! The colors, the cute icons, how everything coordinates – just SO AWESOME!!! SO I am giving away a small package of Doodlebug goodness for this last Thursday giveaway!! The package consists of 2 6×6 paper pads, 2 washi tapes and some enamel dots!!

So whose products do you love and buy often??

I cannot wait to hear who your favorites are!!!

You have until Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time) to leave me an answer to this question!!! I will let Random.org choose a winning comment and I will post the winner of this prize and the one I offered on Tuesday this Saturday, October 31rst, 2015 by noon (MST)

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

CASE-ing Christmas – October

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CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog

We are a monthly challenge devoted to the holiday season–year round! 😉  How does this challenge work?  It’s easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you’ve never CASEd a card, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.

See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this month and each month this year! Are you ready for the next CASE card?!

 Here it is …
Original design by DT member Asha.

 

 And HERE is my CASE –
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And here is the random prize we are giving away for “Christmas in October” this month~

Make sure to enter your card here by the 23rd

in order to be entered to win!

Click the links to check out our team’s cards~

 Asha | Belinda | Cohenna | Claire | Daen’Ys | Donna

Emily | Judy | LisaMynn | Rocky | Steph | Taunya

 Their creations will be shared throughout the month HERE  – so stay tuned! :)
One LAST thing–PLEASE make sure to check out our RULES before linking up.  There aren’t many, but we do like those who follow them!  HUGS and merry stamping to you all!

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Hope to see you over in the gallery!!

Have a wonderful, BEAUTIFUL day!!

Double Click New Release – Witches Brew

My BLOGAVERSARY is going on now – See more info HERE !!

Letting you know about Becca’s Blog so you can join us in the Hop to STOP!!!!

I am so happy to introduce the DoubleClickSkittle colors of Witches Brew 2015!!!

Pumpkin, Witch and Frog

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These are available at DoubleClick NOW!!!

So I made a card using these new Skittles —

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Ok, well this card is what I would call “Vintage Scrap” – the solid papers are from my scrap box and all the stickers and pattern paper are from Doodlebug – circa 2000 – way deep in my stash!

Also, linking this card up with this challenge:

ChouxChoux Paper ArtChallenge # 1 Fall or Halloween

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Thanks so much for coming by!!!

Be sure to go on over to DoubleClick and check out the new Skittles!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

The Hop to Stop!!!

My BLOGAVERSARY is going on now – See more info HERE !!

If you’re wondering why everything (at least that’s Becca’s hope) in the blogosphere is turning purple… there IS a reason – the Hop to Stop is here!

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You see, purple is the color of National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes.
Let that sink in – 33% of all the women you meet.
And women aren’t the only people who are affected! Women, men, transgender – gender doesn’t matter. Domestic violence is something that exists regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, religion, education level, etc.
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And yet, it’s something that is rarely talked about in very public ways. It’s something that’s hidden and hushed. And since papercrafters are some of the most amazing people out there, some of you have agreed to make a card (or cards) to raise awareness for this issue.  Together, we CAN make a powerful impact.

Speaking of amazingly awesome – ^^^ Do you SEE that graphic above?! These are all the incredible companies who’ve agreed to support this blog hop. 14 companies and over $500 in prizes! WE can’t thank them enough!
THE RULES (oh those pesky things…)
If you’d like to participate in the Hop to Stop, here’s how it works:
1 – Make a card that FEATURES purple
2 – Link it up HERE before October 14, 12noon CST
3 – New creations only please, no backlinking allowed
4 – Provide a link back to the Hop! (it would be great if you put the badge in, too!)
5 – You MUST comment on at least the 3 entries before you to be eligible to win (be a good neighbor) buuuuuuut visiting the sponsor blogs/shops is HIGHLY encouraged. (hey – they are pretty generous and it would be great if we could thank them! There might even be an extra special top-secret prize in it for someone – wink* wink*)
All the information and INSPIRATION you need is at Becca’s Blog!!
I am so touched by her beauty and her amazing efforts for this purpose!!!


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My card – made for this incredible purpose – The Hop to Stop:
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I used so many things from my PURPLE embellishment basket and added a sentiment and some PURPLE scrap papers from my box – I used an embossing folder to create the swirly background on the white paper!! Square die cuts were used and a banner die cut for the sentiment!!
My card is also joining these other challenges:
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I turned the sketch upside down for my card!!
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EVERYTHING on my card is from my stash that I have had for so long!!
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I used 3 different dies on this card – 2 sized squares and the banners!
I Hope you will go over to Becca’s Blog and join us in the Hop to STOP!!!!
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL day!!!