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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bits and Bobs #14

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I have been rummaging through my stamping stash again and I came across a bagful of old baby wipes I kept where I had wiped off inks from stamps and projects. The background of this card is one of those baby wipes! I like the background because the baby wipe has some texture to it too.




I found this giraffe image in my stash as well. I used black embossing powder in the giraffe and then used the bleach technique to lighten the image. I cut it out using a Gina Marie Stitched Oval Die. I went around the stitching with a black marker. The punched ferns, cord and wooden butterflies are all old things from my stash. I remember buying a bag of wooden embellishments from a wood working store in the mountains many years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Heat Embossing + Stamp



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Flowers Everywhere

Hi and welcome to my blog. I just love using the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black on my cards. Today I want to share a card I made with one of them.



I used a border punch on each end of the white card stock. I stamped the image and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. This piece was adhered to a dark pink card base. I braided 3 colors of ribbon to place at the bottom of the card. The bow and enamel dots were also added for embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes + Ribbon
Your Next Stamp Challenge:  Sketch or Color Challenge



Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pretty Peony

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a card I made with this beautiful Peony stamp from Just For Fun stamps. I love flowers of all types, but it has been hard keeping my flowers alive outside in this summer heat! I have already had to replant two of my pots.




I love playing with my new Distress Oxide inks. I saw a different way to use them the other day and I had to try it on this flower. I stamped the flower on black card stock and heat embossed the flower using white embossing powder. I used the Oxide inks to paint the flower. I really like the look of the "paint." It shows up so well against the black background. Sequins, a bow and butterfly were added for embellishments.

We have a fun Wedding Time challenge going on this month at Just For Fun. We hope to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. Also check out all the wonderful flower stamps here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Anything Goes + Ribbon
Stamping Sensations: Anything With Flowers



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Bits and Bobs #13

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am showing another bits and bobs card. I found a whole bunch of vellum sheets in my stash that had some pretty designs on them. I have not used these in ages! It was fun making a card with one of the patterned sheets of vellum. This is the sheet I chose to use.




I found the stamped birds in my stash and layered the vellum over top of them. I used an old but goody Stampin Up splatter stamp and stamped it randomly on the vellum using brown ink. I found these word stickers and added them to the card along with some old cord.



Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good 4th. While we are celebrating let's not forget the reason why. I want to thank all of those who have fought and are fighting for our country's freedom. Many have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free. It is my prayer that we will continue to fight for the cause of freedom that we all so much enjoy. God bless America!




Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer Wedding

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing a wedding card I made using Just For Fun stamps! The challenge at Just For Fun this month is Wedding Time. Come join us in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. Also check out all the wedding cards from the Design Team for more inspiration.



I used this beautiful Stamp Tangle Teardrop Heart as my focal point. There are so many fun ways to use these stamp tangle stamps. I stamped this one using Versa Mark ink onto white card stock, applied white embossing powder, colored it with different shades of blue watercolors, fussy cut it and adhered it over the rose. The blue background card stock was run through a heart dotted swiss embossing folder. I also used white embossing powder on the Rose stamp, colored it with watercolors and fussy cut it. Ribbon and sequins were used as embellishments.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day.

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Take Flight

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. It has been a pleasure being a guest designer for House Mouse and Friends. I want to show you a card that I made using this fun House Mouse stamp ( Cling Butterfly Ride ) that I just recently won. This little mouse is having a blast! The new challenge at House Mouse and Friends is Yellow and/or Orange. Come and join in the fun!




I adhered yellow and orange patterned paper to a white card base. I used one of Tim Holtz's Alterations dies to cut out the bottom area of white card stock so that the patterned paper can show through. The image was stamped on the top white card stock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I paper pieced the butterfly and pop dotted it to the image. Clear sparkle embossing powder was added to the butterfly.  You can see it better in the picture below.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Challenges entered: 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Critter
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes



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