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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.

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Stinkin’ Inkers October Challenge

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This is the first card I am posting as a Challenge Team Member for Stinkin’ Inkers. October’s challenge is “The Eyes Have It”.

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The ghost is from Sugar Pea Designs (Monster Mash), the sentiment is from Hampton Arts and the die is from Stamps of Life. The ghost was stamped with white ink from Hero Arts on black cardstock and the “Boo” was heat embossed with Ranger White Detail Embossing powder. Wiggly eyes are from my stash.

I would like to participate in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge which is to use complementary colors (orange and blue)  and Send A Smile 4 Kids which is to design a Fall or Thankful card for the kids.

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The Merry Christmas Challenge

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Today is my first time as a Design Team Member over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Our challenges now post on the 15th each month.
You may link up 3 times during the month.
Our challenges are always 
Anything Christmas
(cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, vinyl projects, wreaths, etc.)
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I love using hot pink for Christmas. The stamps and dies are from the Stamps of Life.
Be sure to stop by the challenge for inspiration and get a head start on those Christmas Cards and join in the fun by linking up your Christmas creation.
Be Blessed.

 

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Up In The Air

Our oldest son lives in a rural area and close to a little airport that offers hot air balloon rides (no thank you). When we visit when it is getting closer to sunset we like to sit out on his deck and watch the hot air balloons. They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Tuesday Throwdown‘s current challenge is Up In The Air. Here is my card.

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Here is a close up showing all the sparkle.

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I used an outline sticker from Krazy Kreations adhered it to glittered cardstock (SSS) and colored it with copic markers. Sometimes the sticker doesn’t adhere very well but I add the smallest amount of glue to help it along. Then I fussy cut it out. The cloud paper was from my stash and I ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder (my favorite). The critters are from Your Next Stamp and the grass is a stamp from Stamps by Judith.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this will be going to them.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Summer and Twisted Sister’s Birthdays

The current challenge at the very fun challenge  Double Trouble Paper Crafts is to celebrate “Twisted Sister’s” birthday and they are teaming up with Pause Dream Enjoy challenge and their theme of Summer Birthdays. You have to check out both challenges.

It seems that Twisted Sister loves sparkles so I created this card with her in mind.

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You can’t really see all the sparkle so here is a close up.

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Told ya it was sparkly – and it is shiny too. This is an outline sticker I purchased at Krazy Kreations. I adhered it to glitter cardstock (the kind that the glitter doesn’t rub off – got it at SSS), then I colored with Copic markers. The celebrate sentiment and hearts are stickers that came with the cupcake. The papers are from my stash.

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Sum Sum Summertime

Nothing says summer like sitting on your porch with a glass of lemonade with lots of ice! This is even more enjoyable if there is a light summer breeze blowing.

The challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is Steamed Heat (anything summer) and over at Doulbe Trouble Challenges is Dog Days of Summer.

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For this card I used Stamps of Life Lemonade2Drink stamps, dies and sentiment. The papers are from my stash and I used a Die-namics Blueprints 27.

This card will be going in one of the four boxes I am getting ready to ship for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day — no matter what the weather.