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Spring Inspired Thinking of You Card

spring inspired thinking of you

I’ve decided I am ready for spring! Let’s just skip Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and move right on to April.

I created this tag for the Tag You’re It! Challenge #13 earlier this week, and I knew I would use it on a card. I embossed a soft yellow layer, and mounted the tag on top.

Have a great day – may it be full of sunshine!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, punches – Fiskars (flower), Martha Stewart (butterfly), jewels – A Muse Twinkle Stickers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, taffeta ribbon – Stampin’ Up!


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Hibiscus Birthday Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#76

ric76 hibiscus birthday

Here is my take on the current Runway Inspired Challenge, ric#76.

The inspiration was from the Spring 2015 collection of Craven.

ric76 carven

I was inspired by the colors in the blocks on the jacket and purse, and the black line on the buttery runway. I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, and added a tiny ditz trio with the Copic Multiliner. I like the background I stamped, I liked how it looked cut in half, mounted on the black paper.

Then, I will admit, I got a little lost. I added the sentiment, mounted on a red layer to look a bit like a buckle across the two floral pieces. I am not sure if I like the red accent now that I have it all glued together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party, Real Red, inks – Copic Multiliner, Tim Holtz Distress Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Thinking of You Tag – Tag You’re It! Challenge #13

tag you're it 13 thinking of you tag Good morning! I found a new (to me) challenge to participate in today! The blog is called Tag You’re It! Challenge, and the current challenge is Challenge #13 . Here is the inspiration tag, created by Heather Campbell: TYI_Challenge 13graphic Lovely, right? I was inspired by the flowers and the mini sparkles. Here is another angle of my tag, with the silver shine visible: tag you're it 13 thinking of you tag close up

The winner for the blog anniversary prize is Terry – who left the only comment on the anniversary post. Thanks, Terry! Please check your e-mail!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver mirror, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), ink – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, punches – Fiskars (flower), Martha Stewart (butterflies), jewels – A Muse Twinkle Stickers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, taffeta ribbon – Stampin’ Up!


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Red White and Blue Collage Birthday Card

red white blue collage birthday I found this red, white & blue collage scrap in my scrap folder last week (when I was working on the cards for the blog candy). I trimmed it, mounted it on a card base/embossed layer combo that was left over from my personal Christmas cards. Add a die cut sentiment and die cut star – boom! It’s a birthday card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Brocade Blue (retired), Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brocade Blue (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, Smoky Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Valentine Note Card – Papertrey Ink January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti jan 2015 valentine

This month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge is titled “Hearts”.

Here is the inspiration:

pti jan 2015 inspiration

I decided to go small scale, based on the size of the heart stamps I had from Papertrey Ink (both from Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp set). I stamped the hearts in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed them with clear powder. Then, I watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambo paints. The dark pink layer is embossed with a heart background. The sentiment heart is framed with red glitter paper cut with Papertrey Ink’s Framed Out #12 die. The card base is Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Red Glitter, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, die – Papertrey Ink, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


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Bright Zinnia Thank You Card

bright mum thank you

I found this bright strip of zinnias in my scrap folder recently. The black stamping is embossed with clear embossing powder.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Webster’s Pages.


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Valentine’s Day Card – Fusion Challenge {Two Hearts}

fusion two hearts valentine chocolates Here is my take on the current Fusion Card Challenge {Two Hearts}. The faux chocolate candy hearts were inspired by Julie Ebersole (her blog is called Paper Truffles). I spent a fun 30 minutes going back through her blog (based on the date of my earliest rendition of the chocolate hearts), looking for her post showing this handmade embellishment. Her blog post from January 2011 is titled More Than Chocolate . Here is the dual inspiration for the challenge: fusion 1 15 2015 two hearts Thanks so much for stopping by! Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (retired), Real Red, Regal Rose (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders (hearts), Taylored Expressions (photo frames), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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