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A Tree For All Seasons

One of the first stamp companies I purchased from years ago was Stamps by Judith. The Tree for All Seasons was one of my first purchases. It is still my go to today. On these cards I also used one of their stubbies Heart Candy  The sentiment on the first card is also from Stamps by Judith, and the sentiment on the second card is from another stamp set. I cut the hearts out using my Scan N Cut.

I made these Valentine’s for my grands. I am also a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and made a few to go to them as well.

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Thanks for stopping by. Be Blessed.

 

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Embossing Folders Never Go Out of Style

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is Embossing. In my card today I used an old embossing folder which I use over and over again. I don’t even know if it is still available nor do I care (Darice Heart Background).

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This is one of those challenges which made me think outside the box. Embossing folders front and center is my theme here. The frames I created with Simon Says Stamp Rectangles in black, pink and white (saving the white frame for a later project).

I attached the black frame to a white card base, then attached the pink (MFT) frame and then the white embossed element. I heat embossed in white the friendship is love from the Hero Arts January kit with Tim Holtz detail white embossing powder and die cut the hearts from the Stamps of Life.

I wanted to showcase how to use EVERYTHING you have in your aresenal both old and new to create a beautiful card.

Be Blessed and thanks for stopping by.

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Stinkin Inkers

 

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The first challenge of the New Year is up on Sinkin’ Inkers. The theme is “new”. I chose to Congratulate a family who received a new puppy.

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For this card I used elements from different stamp sets. I made my own doghouse out of papers from my stash. The background was created using a cloud stencil.

Thanks for dropping by and make sure you check out Stinkin’ Inkers challenge this month and I hope you will play along.

Happy New Year and Be Blessed.

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Stinkin’ Inkers December Challenge

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The current challenge (December) over at the Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog is anything Winter.

Here is my card.

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This was created using the Reveal Wheel die from Lawn Fawn. The images are from Verve Stamps (store closed) and the lamppost is from My Monthly Hero. Below are snap shots showing the snow flake changing colors when you move the arrow.

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I hope you have been inspired to enter the current challenge at Stinkin’ Inkers.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Send A Smile 4 Kids

The current challenge over at SAS4KIDS is Winter Fun 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids. I made this card a few weeks ago.

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This is a center step fold card (the first one for me). All of the elements are from Hero Arts. I created the background using Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped all of the elements, colored them with Copics added a little Wink of Stella to the tree and the skates, and then die cut them out. Had to add the bling, the stars (just because).

This card is going off to one of the three hospitals I ship to tomorrow, for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

I would also like to participate in the Sparkles Christmas Challenge which is fancy folds.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Cookies for Santa

One of the things I loved most about Christmas Eve when my children were young, was getting out the special cookie plate and hot chocolate mug for Santa. The kids would be so excited. The challenge over at Double Trouble is Sweet Treat for the Holidays and More. Here is my card:

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The stamp set is from Scrapping for Less. I added the bling for the Twisted Sister tease to add sprinkles (any kind of sparkly).

I will also be joining in the challenge over at Use Your Stuff which is also part of the Double Trouble Challenge and I used their photo as inspiration for my card.

The challenge over at Cards In Envy is Santa Baby, so I will be joining them in their challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Plaid Christmas

I love all things plaid at Christmas – I don’t have any in my Christmas decor but I love seeing it! This week’s inspiration over at Tuesday Throwdown is a photo inspiration challenge. Here is my card.

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My eyes were immediately drawn to the large plaid throw pillows (my background paper) and the Merry Christmas on the bed pillow in the front (my sentiment). To incorporate a little green (from the wreath on the wall), I used an ornament stamp (stamped in green and silver). I added some bling. Except for the stamp, all of the elements on this card are from a great prize I won over at Double Trouble (very fun challenge).

I would like to participate in Sweet Stampin’ Christmas, Crafting By Design (Christmas), The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

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My Favorite Holiday

My favorite holiday hands down is Thanksgiving. No gifts, just gathering of family to enjoy everyone’s favorite meal of the year. It was hard when my children married and they had to rush out to go to their in-laws or be too full to eat the meal I had prepared, because they had already eaten. So for the last five years my family gather at my house the Sunday before Thanksgiving to celebrate the holiday.

The current challenge over at Cards In Envy is your favorite holiday. Here is my card:

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Stamps are from The Stamps of Life
Embossing Folder – Darice
Copic Markers
Distress Oxide Inks

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

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Double Trouble Halloween

There is a really fun challenge called Double Trouble that I try to participate in when time allows. This time the challenge is Halloween and the double trouble is to use a frame.  I will also be linking this card up to The Paper Girls Challenge – which is a double dare from the Double Trouble challenge. Here is my card:

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Sorry I don’t really have any details on my card as I used every thing that was in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.