Thursday, April 28, 2016

PDE Linky Party #121 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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Here is my card for this week....




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Envelope 



Envelope back



SIZE:  5 x 7"
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Mother's Day 2010"
PAPERAnna Griffin
STAMPSAnna Griffin
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Desert Sand" & "Chocolate"
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug with Provo Craft folder "Simple Flowers"
OTHERAnna Griffin ribbon; Martha Stewart mini pearls; washi tape from stash; Fiskars corner rounder; WRMK Envelope Punch Board

*** Unless noted above, all other embellishments are Anna Griffin.


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Thursday, April 7, 2016

PDE Linky Party #118 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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I certainly seem to be on a 'Thank You' card kick lately. I use them probably the most - even more than birthday cards.  This time I wanted something not quite so girly and flowery, so I did the black background to set the tone. There's something I find very appealing about using black with rainbow colors. I think it must be the juxtaposition of bright and dark, coming together to make something beautiful. Okay so I'd better stop before this turns into a Philosophy 101 paper :)




SIZE: 4" square
PAPERRecollections
EMBOSSINGLifestyle Crafts folder "Beads" 
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Chit Chat"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbrush markers
OTHERThe Twinery twine; Fiskars Paper Edgers; 3M foam tape


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

PDE Linky Party #116 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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Today's card was made using an older Stampin' Up! kit. All the materials are from the kit, except the embossing was done with the Provo Craft folder "D'Vine Swirls". It is a standard size A2 card.




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Thursday, March 10, 2016

PDE Linky Party #114 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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Today's card was made using a Hot Off The Press colorless background which I colored with Zig Clean Color watercolor brush markers. The sentiment is from the CTMH "Curlicue Alphabet" stamp set and embossed with CTMH silver embossing powder and a VersaMark watermark stamp pad. I used a Wink Of Stella silver glitter pen for accents and CTMH Exclusive Inks in "Holiday Red" around the edges.




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Thursday, February 25, 2016

PDE Linky Party #112 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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 I needed some smaller sized thank you note cards so this is the set I came up with. The floral stamp was the perfect size to begin with so I just proportioned the cards accordingly. I don't do them very often but I really like simple little cards like this and I love making sets of them. I also like varying each card a little, so that's why I did the 4 different sentiment stamps and colored the flowers in different color variations. I think it's much more fun when they're not all exactly the same.












SIZE:  4" square
PAPERCTMH "White Daisy"
STAMP SETSCTMH "A Little Everything", "A Flowering Bunch", "Variety of Thanks" and "For Every Occasion"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color waterbase brush markers


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Monday, February 15, 2016

FCCB Challenge #270 ~ Monochromatic

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Hello crafty friends! I hope you all had an awesome weekend and a happy Valentine's Day! My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day in a restaurant 11 years ago, so he took me back to the same place. We had a great dinner and just an all around good time being together. Well, that's enough about me! Today is Monday which means it's time for another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB. You can join us by clicking on the box below. We look forward to seeing what you create! 



Challenge #270 ~ Monochromatic


This Week's Sponsor:
Please refer to the main blog for details about this prize and the rules for the challenge.


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Here is my project for the challenge. It's hard to tell in the picture but the red hearts in the center are cut out of holographic cardstock. It's very shiny and reflective in person.






SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Valentine's Day"
PAPERCTMH; Echo Park; HOTP
EMBOSSINGCuttlebug machine; "Hugs & Kisses" folder
OTHERSmooch Pearlized Top Coat; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:


DL.ART -  February Linky Challenge; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #7; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #106; "Love"
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Craft Your Passion -  Challenge #299; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  Hearts
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #99; anything goes


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

PDE Linky Party #110 ~ Anything Goes

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous week and looking forward to an even better weekend! Now it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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SIZE:  A2
PAPERCTMH
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Blossoming Buds"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor markers
OTHERPetaloo flowers


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

PDE Linky Party #108 ~ Anything goes

Hello friends! TGIF, right? One of my favorite things about Fridays is that it means it's time for another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you've made. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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This card was my first (and probably only) attempt at paper weaving. I saw Anna Griffin do it on a video and thought I'd add it to my crafty repertoire. Well.... the jury is still out on whether I'll do it again. I think that this one will hold me over for the foreseeable future. I wouldn't go so far as to label the experience "fun", but it was definitely more fun than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. I'd say it falls somewhere in the middle of that spectrum.




Inside


SIZE:  6" square
PAPERDoodlebug; CTMH; Authentique
STAMP SETCTMH "In My Heart"
INKVersaMagic "Sea Breeze" & "Pixie Dust"; Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
PUNCHESMartha Stewart; Fiskars corner rounder
OTHERScrap'n Supplies gems; Viva Pearl Pen "Ice White"; CTMH Liquid Glass 


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  January Linky Challenge; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #6; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #218; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #105; anything goes



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Monday, January 18, 2016

FCCB Challenge #268 ~ Snow

Hello friends! I hope you are all enjoying this lovely holiday weekend! Well, it's time for another Challenge Me Monday! We would love to have you share your creations with us! Click on the box directly below to join us....



Challenge #268 ~ Snow


This Week's Sponsor


To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least one Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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I didn't really have a purpose in mind when I made this card, but I think it would make a cute invitation to a wintertime party or event....




SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Jolly Holidays"
PAPERLawn Fawn; CTMH; Core'dinations
STAMP SETPretty Cute Stamps "Fur Baby"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"
OTHERMartha Stewart punch; Stickles "Star Dust"; Creatology googly eyes; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  January Linky Challenge; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #6; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  January Challenge; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #217; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  -  Challenge #408; "A Bit of Fun"


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Thursday, January 7, 2016

PDE Linky Party ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! I hope you are all having a wonderful 2016 thus far! Today begins another PDE Linky Party! We would love to have you join us and share any kind of crafty project you like. To see the full guidelines and link up your creations, click HERE or on the badge directly below. We look forward to seeing what you create!


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Here is the card I have to share with y'all today....




SIZE:  A2
PAPERCanvas Corp; CTMH
STAMP SETPaper Smooches "Chubby Chums"
INKMemento "Tuxedo Black"; CTMH "Cotton Candy"
OTHERPrismacolor colored pencils; CTMH sequins; 3M foam tape 


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Friday, December 25, 2015

Fa La La Llama

Hello crafty friends and merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! We are enjoying spending lots of time with both of our families. Anyway, today's post is dedicated to the memory of our 2 sweet llamas, Dalai and Wendy, who were tragically killed by a mountain lion 2 weeks ago. They were such sweethearts and we are deeply saddened by their deaths. This card was inspired by our sweet girls -- may they find peace and God's eternal love in Heaven.




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SIZE:  A2
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Storybook"
PAPERDoodlebug; Core'dinations
STAMP SETSPretty Cute Stamps "Little Llama"; CTMH "Hand-Lettered Christmas"
INKCTMH Exclusive Inks "Slate"; Memento "Tuxedo Black"
COLORINGZig Clean Color watercolor markers; Wink Of Stella silver glitter pen
EMBOSSINGVersaMark watermark stamp pad; CTMH silver embossing powder; Marvy Uchida heat tool
RIBBONDoodlebug
OTHERDoodlebug Sprinkles; 3M foam tape


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  December Linky Challenge; anything goes; entry #2
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Crafting By Designs -  "Here Come The Holidays"
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #5; anything goes; entry #2
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #214/215; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart -  Challenge #91; anything goes
Crafting Musketeers -  Challenge #32; use a sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers -  Challenge #154; snow
Crafty Creations -  Challenge #305; anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #103; anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Challenge #405; anything goes
HIMCR -  Challenge #230; favorite past challenge (#228-Christmas Colors)
Simon Says Stamp -  Monday Challenge; "Winter Wonderland"


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Monday, December 7, 2015

FCCB Challenge #266 ~ Anything But A Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend! It's Monday, which means it's time for another fantabulous Challenge Me Monday! We would love to have you share your creations with us! Click HERE or on the box directly below to join us....



Challenge #266 ~ Anything But a Card


This Week's Sponsor:



To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least one Cricut cut on your project and let us know which cartridge(s) you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.


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For my non-card project today, I'm sharing a banner I made for the baby shower to welcome our granddaughter, Autumn....



  





SIZE:  8.5" 
CRICUTExpression 2 & Gypsy
CARTRIDGE:  "Art Philosophy"
PAPERBazzill; Core'dinations; CTMH
OTHER: The Twinery twine; Stickles "Star Dust"; Fiskars hole punch


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Challenges:

DL.ART -  December Linky Challenge; anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces -  Saturday Linky Party; anything goes
Word Art Wednesday -  Challenge #212; anything goes
2 Creative Chicks -  Showcase #5; anything goes


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