Tag – You’re my WINNER!!!

Tag, You are IT!!!

My giveaway for these 2 SpecTAGular sets from Stampin’ Up! is over!!

The following ladies are my winners – chosen through Random.org!

For Set # 1

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The winner is # 16 Kris k.

AND

For Set # 2

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The winner is # 2 Kim S

Lucky ladies, please email me (daisies girl at gmail dot com) with your mailing address so I can get them mailed out to you!!

I would like to take them to mail on Tuesday so hope to hear from you SOON!!!

Here are some photos of the favors I put together for the retreat:

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I will come back with close ups of each thing – but for now maybe you can see what has kept me so busy!!

The retreat was fun, I got to spend time with awesome people. Sadly, on Friday of the retreat I fainted, hit my head a little and I have been trying to recuperate ever since.

I will be back soon —

And I will leave you with this thought –

Make something BEAUTIFUL today to show someone you care!!

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!!

Look on the BRIGHT Side

I did not want to miss out on all the fun of the

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 

So I made this card ~ Look on the BRIGHT Side ~

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I used some cutouts from a piece of American Crafts paper called True Stories – Mocha and then I stamped the sentiment from the LLD Watt’s Up stamp set from MFT with Versamark Ink and embossed it in white.

~ I am hustling to get this card into these challenges ~

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 

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Retro Sketches # 219

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I was totally inspired to place all my card elements on my card using this sketch!!

Through The Craft Room DoorAnything Goes June 21 – 26

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This is Anything!! :)

Thank you so much for looking – and I hope having a cup of joe helps you Look on the Bright Side!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Yellow is Cool

Well, I think most of you know my favorite color is Yellow –

So, guess what?? I made a Yellow card!

~ You Are So Cool Popsicle Card ~

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I made this card using Lawn Fawn productsStitched Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles and Here’s the Scoop stamp set and matching die cuts! Daffodil Delight card stock and some scraps were used on this card and the ink splatters were done with Crushed Curry ink from Stampin’ Up! .

~I would like to play in these challenges~

Lawnscaping Challenge#131 Off Kilter

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I put my layers Off-Kilter.

Tic-Tac-Toe ChallengeChallenge Eleven

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I used the diagonal row from left to right!

Yellow – my card is full of yellow

Ink Splatters – I added some splatters to my card

Scalloped Border – My off-kilter layer has a scalloped edge

7 Kids Challenge Blog# 154 Anything Goes

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I used two Lawn Fawn products that are available in their store – Stitched Rectangles & Here’s the Scoop dies.

Word Art WednesdayChallenge Weeks # 234-235 Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for all your visits and support!!

YOU ARE REALLY COOL!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Soak Up the Sun

I got up bright and early this morning – Up with the Sun and I hid out in my craft room for awhile making this card!!! SO much fun!!

~ Soak Up the Sun ~

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I dug into my Doodlebug stash and used two Designer papers from the Sunkissed collection. I layered them on my card. Cut a Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) from white card stock and then added a skinny layer to it of Tempting Turquoise card stock (SU!). Now I could create my scene, I sponged and dotted some sand using Creamy Caramel ink and a marker, then I used Bliss Blue to sponge my sky. I set this aside and started working on my images.

I stamped with Black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper the flamingos, flower, and leaf from the Sunny Studios stamp set called Tropical Paradise. Embossed each image using clear embossing powder. I used my “Ziggy“s to color and then a wet paintbrush to blend. Using the Tropical Paradise die set also from Sunny Studio I cut the images out using my Big shot! My beautiful friend Mendi Yoshikawa gave this stamp set with dies to me for my birthday!! Thank you so much, Mendi!!

Now I just assembled my scene and used foam squares to adhere the pieces. Then I stamped the Soak Up the Sun sentiment in Memento black ink!

~I am linking this card up to these challenges~

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop & Prizes

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This is the inspiration photo that I was working off of!!

Sketch SaturdayWeek # 416

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I patterned my card after this sketch – cutting and layering my paper like the picture!

Sweet Stampin’Lots of Layers: 3 or more

I have 5 layers if you count my die cut images that are there on foam squares!

AAA Cards Game # 66 Watercolours

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Use your StuffSizzle Into Summer w/a Blog Hop

What’s more sizzling in the Summer than Soakin’ Up the Sun!!

House Stamps BuiltWIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J1516

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I was inspired by this bird of the sea – flamingos are a bird commonly found by water also!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE

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My card is ALL ABOUT soaking up the SUNSHINE!!

Curtain CallInspiration Challenge ~ Tasty Tropics

My card has tropical flowers on it! Hope that counts!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Party Animal

Popping back in with another card I made during my time in my craft room.

~ Party Animal Card ~

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For this card I used a light blue plaid paper scrap that I die cut with Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Rectangles. I then stamped using a Kaleidacolor Rainbow pad – Pastel to stamp the stars onto the blue background. Stamped the balloon animal on card stock and then fussy cut around him. Die cut a vellum banner with an SU! die and added the message to it. I put adhesive on the back of the banner behind the sentiment. Added the animal with some foam squares – I trimmed them into smaller pieces to fit on my image. The stamp set I used is by Avery Elle and is called Party Animal.

~My card is off to PARTY in these challenges~

CAS(E) This Sketch Sketch # 176

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I used this sketch for the design of the card – my balloon animal takes the place of the hexagon and I put my vellum banner on my card according to the sketch.

Color ThrowdownCountdown # 396

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I love these colors – I wanted to use these colors and was overjoyed when I found all three of them on the Pastel Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad! I also layered with a soft blue under my colors to match the photo.

7 Kids Challenge Blog# 153 Anything Goes

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E T A – I actually missed the deadline on this one!! Oops!

I used an Avery Elle set – Party Animal that they sell in their store!

I hope you are having a great day!! And that you will have lots to SMILE about!!

Thanks for coming by!!

A Whale of a Tale

Today was a CRAZY, BUSY day and after a little rest I decided to de-stress in my craft room!!

And that, my friends, is my WHALE of a TALE – I could give you the details of my day but it makes me tired just thinking about everything I did and went through, so let’s get on to my card!!

~Showered With Love on your Big Day~

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I made this card using my home-made circle stencil (again) – I have had so much fun getting inky!! And I embossed with shiny silver embossing powder. The smallest silver dots were made with the end of a pencil – I stamped it in Versamark ink and then embossed them. The sentiment of the card reads – Showered with Love on your Big Day! No matter how hard I tried I could not capture the embossed sentiment very well – Sorry!

I used Lawn Fawn diecuts for my layers. Large Stitched Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles. The stamp set I used is from a Studio Calico card kit that I won several years ago. Ink colors and paper colors are Lavender Lace and Cool Caribbean, both from Stampin’ Up!

~I was inspired to make this card by these challenges~

{Cupcake Inspirations}Challenge 363

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I loved all the circles I saw in this picture – and the silver, the purple, and the light blue. I know most of my card features things above the sea – but a whale goes under the sea some of the time! 😉

Pile It On Challenge # 109 Tic-Tac-Toe

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I used the middle row going down – Wet Embossing, I used a Stamp Image, and I used 2 different Die Cuts for the layers on my card!!

Craft Your Passion Challenge# 315 Always Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Wow, I needed this crafty time to unwind and now I am enjoying this quiet minute to compose this post!

I hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will tell me a “Whale of a Tale” in the comments!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Go Fetch!!

As promised card #2 from my inky session!

~Fetching You a Happy Birthday~

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To make this card I used the Fetching Friendship set from Newton’s Nook to stamp that lovable black lab. scraps were used to cut the pinked circle and the torn rectangle. I stamped the tennis ball on the green paper. I colored in with my “Ziggy”s.  After assembling all the pieces I decided to jazz it up with some Double Click Skittles and some wood veneer arrows that I inked up so they were matching the colors on the card.

~ Linking this card to these challenges ~

Newton’s NookInky Paws Challenge # 32: Use an Arrow

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I used, not one, but three arrows on my card – hope that still fits the requirements!

Retro SketchesSketch # 217

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This sketch gave me inspiration for where to place everything on my card!

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I think this will go to one of my dog loving nephews who has a birthday this summer! Also, as a bonus I used some Skittles on my card.

Uniko Studio Challenges# 32 Masculine

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I made this for one of my nephews – so it’s for a boy! Does that make it masculine enough?!? I hope so!!

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I used a set that is sold at their site called  Fetching Friendship.

Well, there you go, my second card of the day – coming soon, VERY SOON, card #3!!

See you then!! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Soda POP!!!

I got inky in my craft room today – had way too much fun and made way too big of a mess!!

~ I made this card ~

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This card is for my husband – he loves Soda POP and he always delights us with his sense of humor!

To make this card I took a Bliss Blue card and added some paper scraps to it! I stamped the soda bottle from the Happy Meal set from Your Next StampI also stamped the sentiment on the red strip using the Fast Food Fun Sentiments set – also from YNS. Then I embossed it! I added some DoubleClick Skittles to add a little pizzazz and then I was done with this fun Father’s Day card.

~Playing cards in the following challenges~

Your Next StampSketch & Color Challenge # 40

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As you can see I was inspired by this sketch and I used 3 of the 5 colors in the inspiration photo! Red, light blue, and light yellow!

Double Click SkittlesFor a Man or a Boy Challenge

This card is for my husband and as a bonus I used Skittles on my card!!

Sweet Stampin’ –  For Father’s Day or Special Man

This card is for a VERY special man – the father of my 6 children!

Paper PlayersPP298 Theme Challenge: Father’s Day

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This card is certainly a Father’s Day card!

I am so glad you came to see me – I will be back very soon with the second card I made today! I told you I really got busy and made some cards AND some mess!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Frytastic!!!

There was a challenge that I wanted to play in – one that I have not done for a long while!!

It is over at Your Next Stamp – it is a color and a sketch challenge!!

I used 2 stamp sets from them to make this card:

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The sets I used were Happy Meal and Fast Food Fun Sentiments – The dies I used were the Happy Meal die set  and I used Horizontal Stitched strips and Vertical Stitched strips from MFT. I used my old Stampin’ Up markers to color in the fries and I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder after stamping with Versamark ink! The card base is Barely Banana card stock and the other papers are scraps from my box!

Entering this card into this challenge at:

Your Next StampSketch & Color Challenge # 39

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I used the sketch and four of the suggested colors!

AND this challenge over at:

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge # 361– Punny

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My card uses a pun – You’re FRYtastic!!!

I am so glad that you came by!! I am trying to get back in the groove of commenting every day on your posts but I will be there soon, I PROMISE!!!

Have a Beautiful and fun filled day!!