Happy Birthday to the Top Dog

Made a card to send to one of my nephews who has a birthday coming up!

~ Happy Birthday to the TOP DOG ~

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I used the stamp set called Tanner from Taylored Expressions to make this fun card!! I used one of the sentiments in the set to stamp with the Versamark ink pad onto the red card stock – creating a tone on tone look! I stamped the adorable dog on watercolor paper and embossed him with black embossing powder! Used the “Ziggy“s to color him!!

~My Dog card is racing to join these challenges~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge # 44 Sketch & Clean and Simple

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I followed the sketch AND I kept my card Clean & Simple.

Paper Players PP# 304 Watercolor on CAS project

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I water colored by cute puppy dog using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a wet paintbrush!

Sisterhood of Crafters –  Animals

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I used the cutest little puppy dog on my card!

I AM SO BEHIND on my commenting – I will make it around soon, I promise!!

Well, DOG-GONE it, I am so glad you came by!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

PEACE

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This afternoon I was struggling to find PEACE – I searched my heart and decided to go and create something for this Inspirational Scripture from Word Art Wednesday! I found that PEACE can come to me when I create! When I am creating something BEAUTIFUL to show someone I care, I feel love for that person and I am blessed with a sense of PEACE in that moment!!

~ PEACE card ~

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This card was made for the Mix It Up Challenge over at the CLASSroom by Ellen Hutson. For this challenge we are playing with Neat & Tangled and Ellen Hutson products together on one card.

I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled. I stamped my images and word using Versamark Ink and Gold embossing powder. I die cut my rectangle panel using a Lawn Fawn die. I edged the panel with gold glitter paper from American Crafts and also added a strip of lace!

I water colored over the images using Stampin’ Up Inks – Night Of Navy, Handsome Hunter, Bordering Blue and Regal Rose! I used the squooshing method to get ink on the lids of the ink pads and then I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush! I also added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

~Playing in the following challenges~

Crafting by DesignsFlowers & Lace

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I used a flower image and lace going down the side of my card!

Word Art Wednesday – Challenge Weeks # 238 and #239 Anything Goes

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PEACE is the whole message of my card and This is Anything!  :)

Crafty Creations Challenge # 319 Clean & Simple

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I feel like my card is CAS.

Ellen Hutson – The CLASSroom Mix-It-Up Challenge July: Neat & Tangled

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I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled.

Creative With Stamps Challenge# 4 Ink Splatters

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I added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

Thanks for letting me share with you today about how creating brings me PEACE!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Tropical Birthday

WOW – I have missed you all!!

I have been gone on a week long Youth Girls Camp with my church! I was in the beautiful mountains of Utah – no cell service or internet and no distractions! It was really quite lovely!!

And for the week leading up to that camp I was crazy busy getting all the crafts and cutesy things ready for the girls!! I was in charge of the three crafts we did up there – I will be posting about them soon!

But with all that busyness I have not been to visit any of you and I have not posted anything on my blog!!

I am back now and I have been resting and trying to get some blog visits in – I will be to yours soon!!

I have made a card – A tropical birthday card!!

~ Tropical Happy Birthday, Monkey!! ~

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This card was made using a Your Next Stamp set called Jungle Critters, Watercolor paper, my “Ziggy“s, A Versafine Black ink pad and clear embossing powder. The pineapple is from the Tropical Paradise set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I shaded with Creamy Caramel and Bashful Blue ink (both from SU!). Masking was definitely involved! Adding wiggly eyes to the monkey was like putting icing on a cake!

~I am very happily linking this card up to these challenges~

Cupcake Inspirations# 367 Tropical

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My card is most definitely Tropical!!

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeChallenge: Flora and Fauna

Definition: Flora is plant life; fauna refers to animals. The handiest way to remember flora and fauna is that “flora” sounds like flowers, which are part of the plant world, and fauna sounds like “fawn,” and fawns are part of the animal kingdom.

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I used Flora – my coconut tree and Fauna – my monkey!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says: Create a Scene

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My monkey standing on the pineapple is definitely creating a scene!!  :)

Thank you for coming by and checking in on my blog!!

I will be around to visit all of you as soon as I can!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Birthday to Shery of STAMPlorations!!

While I was playing for a little bit in my craft room I made this card to celebrate Shery Russ’s birthday!!

She is the owner of STAMPlorations and she is so fabulous!!!

~ Bright Shapes Happy Birthday Card ~

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I started this card with a Green Galore top folding A2 card, I cut a white panel using Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite ThingsI stamped shapes from the STAMPlorations set called Retro Mod ShapesI used the following Stampin’ Up! ink colors – Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Daffodil Delight. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed the happy in white on the banner that was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner dieI punched holes on wither side of the banner and tied some yellow twine through and made a bow.

~I want to link this card up to the following challenges~

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the bright, happy colors and the shapes are like birthday confetti!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”hapes to my birthday card!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Crafty Creations Challenges # 318 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

I am so glad you could come by today – I hope you have some crafty time!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Birthday Stars

Hello, All!! Hope you are Happy, Healthy and Safe!!

And I also hope you get some crafty time today!!

I did, just a little bit, and I made this:

~ Star Trio Birthday Card ~

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Papers were from in my stash,  the plaid background was die cut with Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite Things. The banner was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner die. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed in white the word happy and stamped birthday with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!)I added a trio of buttons from my Doodlebug button stash and also some white iridescent sequins.

~Linking this card to these challenges~

The Male Room Challenge # 38 Stash: Buttons

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I used a trio of star buttons on my card!

Little Red WagonChallenge # 348 Button It Up!

I used a cute trio of star buttons on this birthday card!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”tars to my birthday card!

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the blue balloon and the stars and sequins are like birthday confetti!

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge # 64: A Star is Born

My star buttons help make this a fun and crafty creation!!

Thanks for coming by – I really appreciate it!!

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 3, 4, and 5

Here I am with my other 3 cards for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love featuring Essentials by Ellen!

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Hang on tight – this is ANOTHER LONG post!!!

~ Sparkly Fireworks Background card ~

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I began with this card to die cut a stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn) out of some shiny silver paper. I then cut a piece of white card stock to fit just inside the stitched lines. Then I stamped the dandelion looking image from Bohemian Garden by Essentials by Ellen. I stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with silver powder and then stamped slightly off again with Brilliant Blue and Real Red (SU!).  The hope was to create a background – a sky full of fireworks, hopefully you see it! I stamped the little stars from the Sugar Rush set by Winnie & Walter in the same colors. Using the same silver paper and a sentiment from the Sugar Rush set I used white embossing powder  to make a banner and added that to my card.

~My Fireworks want to dazzle these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 3 Background Building

My fireworks display features Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND sentiment and stars from the W & W Sugar Rush set. And I have built a background!

Deep Ocean Challenge# 132 Colors of Summer

I chose this because – Fireworks of Red White, and Blue are a huge part of my Summer. We see Fireworks 3 or 4 different times during the season!!

FunDay Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap ShackColor Challenge: Red, White & Blue

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My card is definitely Red, White, AND Blue!!!

For my fourth card I made this:

~ Transparent Birthday Card with Flowers ~

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Began with a top folding A2 card of Cool Caribbean card stock (SU!) Added a horizontal stitched strip (MFT) from Certainly Celery card stock (SU!) that I cut a notch in. A circle was die cut (MFT) out of watercolor paper to stamp the flowers from Bohemian Garden set made by Essentials by Ellen. I used Only Orange, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery ink (all SU!) to stamp my garden of flowers, then I blended the colors with a wet paintbrush. Splatters of Night of Navy ink (SU!) were added. Die cut the word Happy from Winnie & Walter out of Night of Navy card stock. The vellum piece was die cut using a stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn). I stamped the word birthday from the Sugar Rush set (also W&W) with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder. The sentiment was added using foam squares that I had trimmed down and for extra bling I added sequins with some micro glue dots!

~I am headed over with this card to play in these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 4 Transparent

This card featured Bohemian Garden set from Essentials by Ellen AND Happy Cutaway, Sugar Rush from Winnie & Walter. I used Vellum as the Transparent material on my card.

Mojo Monday #454

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This sketch is how I designed my card and determined the placement of my sentiment & images!

Colour QChallenge # 348

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These 5 colors are each featured on my floral card that matches the swimsuit!

Shopping Our Stash SOS 258 How Does Your Garden Grow?

My Summer-y Flower Garden grows in these lovely colors!

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge 365

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My card features flowers in soft orange and light blue – also my die cut and sentiment are from the sponsoring company this time – Winnie & Walter!

My fifth and final card made yesterday:

~ Just a Note Trifold Card ~

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Taking a 4″ by 8″ piece of white card stock – I scored it at 2″ and 6″ – I then added some  American Crafts gold glitter paper to each edge and then folded them together to get a tri-fold card. I mounted this part to a 4 1/4 square of black card stock. I stamped the 3 small hearts, large heart and the just a note sentiment from the Fancy Thanks set made by Essentials by Ellen. The star and banner came from the Winnie & Walter set called Sugar Rush. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Marigold Morning. (All from Stampin’ Up!). The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

~I am happy to play with this fun card in these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 5 Mood Board

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I was drawn by the black and white, the orange colors, the pink colors, the aqua color, and the touches of gold.

I used Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks set AND Sugar Rush by Winnie & Walter for my card!

Atlantic Hearts ChallengeSketch # 166

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This made me think of making a tri-fold card. I used this sketch for the inspiration for the design of my card!

Whewwwww!!! That took me a long time to write – it probably took you a long time to read!!
Thanks SO MUCH for being here and sharing your thoughts with me!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 1 and 2

I mentioned that I made 5 more cards yesterday – well, right now I am going to show you two of them!

I will pop back in later with a second post showing the remaining three!

The cards I made are ALL for the Share The Love at Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen!

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~ Sparkly Floral Happy Birthday ~

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My sparkly Happy Birthday card involved some Inlaid die cutting, embossing, and stenciling.

I started by stenciling my background using Night of Navy ink and the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut using Happy Cutaway from Winnie & Walter – cutting one from my background and one from American Crafts gold glitter paper.  The flower was stamped in gold embossing powder and colored in with Calypso Coral  ink (SU!) and a wet paintbrush. The set used was Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen. And the word birthday also embossed in gold is from the Sugar Rush set by W & W. The doodles around the edges were done using a Night of Navy marker (SU!). I added sequins and a coral colored pearl for the flowers’ center!

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to the following challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 1 Florals

I used Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND I have used a W&W set/die cut (Sugar Rush & Happy Cutaway)

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeTic Tac Toe

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I have done the row right down the middle – Gold, Stencil, Doodle.

I embossed in gold, I used a stencil for my background, and I doodled faux stitching on my panel.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 272 Birthday

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There is a bright colored flower on here and on my card.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique!

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

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For my 5 items I used the color white, doodling, die cut, ink, and a flower!

For my second card I made

~ Happy to have you as a Friend ~

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For this pink and brown card I used the Happy Cutaway from Winnie & WalterSponged it with Pink Pirouette ink (SU!). Stamped the hearts in the same ink and then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink (SU!).  The sentiment and the hearts are from an Essentials by Ellen stamp set called Fancy Thanks.  The side border is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock embossed with a scalloped border.

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 2 Sentiments 

I have paired up the W & W cutaway With the Fancy Thanks set from Essentials by Ellen. My sentiment is the main feature on my card.

Cardz for GalzChallenge # 25 Pink and Brown

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My card is made up of Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip colors – the brown photographed a little dark but it is brown!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge June 28 to July 4

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This is Anything!! :)

This is another kind of long post – Hope you enjoyed it!!

Thanks for your visit and your comments – they make me :) !!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Grads & A Happy Day Card

Hello, Things have been kind of crazy for me lately! Busy with preparations for Camp and also I have had some migraines and health issues the last few days!!

But today, I finally got to go and play in my craft room!

I have 2 wonderful and awesome nephews that have graduated recently and I made these cards for them. They are in their school colors.

~ 2 Graduation Congratulations cards ~

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I made these cards with lots of silver embossing and a whole bunch of masking!

I used Rose Red ink and Brilliant Blue ink – Both from Stampin’ Up! I layered on silver paper the different layers I had stamped. I used an old set called Tassel Time (also from SU!)

~I am linking these cards up to the following challenges~

Creative With Stamps Challenge # 3 Manly/Masculine Cards

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My Graduation cards were made for my Nephews – and I feel they are masculine in color and design.

Sweet Stampin Challenge BlogSeeing Stars

I think my nephews will be seeing stars when they see their cards!!

InkspirationalChallenge # 111 Designer’s Choice – Masking

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I did a whole lot of masking with all those stars so I could shade around them.

2 Creative ChicksChallenge # 11 Anything Goes 

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This is Anything! :)

I also had time to play with some stamps from Great Impressions – although, the only ones I had were for Easter, so that is what kind of card I made!

~ A Happy Day Easter Card ~

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This card was made with 1 Great Impressions stamp called A Bunny Hug and some washi tape and some word stamps from SU!

I colored in my image with my “Ziggy”s and I used Lawn Fawn die cuts for my pieces of my card!

~My card is “Hop”ping into these challenges~

Great Impressions blogJune Challenge: Anything Goes

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This is definitely ANYTHING! :)

Sketch SaturdayWeek # 418

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This is the sketch and card design I used for my inspiration!

Fun-Day Friday @ Jo’s Scrap Shack – # 144 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

Hiding in My Craft Room # 256 Any Holiday

This is ANY HOLIDAY! :)

I am glad I found a little time to create and stamp!!

Thank you so much for your visit – be sure to leave me a note so I know you were here!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Cheers to You!!

Dashed into my craft room after a late dinner because there was one more card I wanted to try tonight!

~ Cheers to You card ~

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I had this idea in my head and I really want to play in the Curtain Call challenge so I sat down with the Tropical Paradise set from Sunny Studio Stamps and whipped up this tasty card! I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed the images in white. Then I stamped each of the images onto a post-it note so I could mask them and do the circle of shading with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!) My “Ziggy“s were used to color the images and make a grey base for the scene. The sentiment was then stamped in the same color as the circle and I added a few blue splatters – I am not sure the photo picked that up very well!!

~ My card wants to link up to these challenges ~

Curtain CallInspiration Challenge ~ Tasty Tropics

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This card is both tasty and tropical!!

E.T.A. Oh, my Goodness!!! I am so Excited!!!! I was chosen as a Show Stopper for this card over at Curtain Call!!!

Watercooler Wednesday#73 Gail’s Clean & Simple “Summer” Theme Challenge

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My card is CAS and all about enjoying the Summer!

E.T.A. I received an Honorable Mention for my card – SO EXCITED – Thank you!!!

Craft Your Passion# 317 Always Anything Goes

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This is anything! :)

Inkspirational# 111 Designer’s Choice – Masking

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I masked all the images so I could do the circle of shading!

City Crafter Challenge – Week 317 ~ White & Bright

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My card is mostly white with bright blue and hints of other bright colors!

This card was fun – I needed the relaxation of crafting before bed to calm me!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Monkeying Around – Now I’m Late!

So I made a monkey card the other day – and when I did I stamped 2 monkeys but only used one!

Using the 2nd monkey I made a Masculine/For a Guy card!

~ Belated Birthday Wishes Monkey card ~

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I made this cute and fun square card by using my Squares dies from MFT I ended up cutting 3 sizes using papers in my scrap file – Love it when I can do that! Ended up with 5 layers on this card.

I stamped the monkey from Smoocheroos stamp set with Versafine black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s and put him on with foam mounted tape.

My sentiment was also stamped in black and embossed, it is from the Word Salad set from Paper Smooches!

~ This card wants to “Monkey” Around in the following challenges ~

Crafting When We CanChallenge # 121  Sketch by Ang

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This sketch was perfect for my square card – I followed it and just put my center square on my card a little skiwampus! ( I spelled that the way it sounds – probably isn’t right – oh, well)

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge # 132 *Hip to be Square*

My card is as square as can be!!

Paper Smooches June Challenge: Layers

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This card featuring Paper Smooches stamps has 5 layers.

Hiding in My Craft Room# 255  Masculine

I made this card for a Guy!!

Crafty CardmakersChallenge # 166 For a Special Man

I am going to be sending this card to a special guy whose birthday I missed!!

Stampin’ Royalty # 335 To Die For

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I used multiple sized square dies to create this card!!

Now, I promise, I am not Monkeying Around when I say that I am so glad you came for a visit!!

I sure hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!