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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Miss You...

 Good morning blogger friends!
 
There's a new challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog.  
 The theme is Patterned Paper and this is the inspiration board.
 
 
I have a lot of patterned paper scraps in my stash and came up with this design.

Miss You
 
This clean and simple A2 was fashioned after a video I watched by Terri Walker on You Tube.  She shares a great tutorial on this paper piecing technique and I loved the outcome with the lavender and teal scraps.  

From my stash...
Altenew Coral Sunset Stamp
Bazzill Grape Cardstock
 Mintay Lavender Farm Collection
Picket Fence Sequins
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you here again soon.
 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Sweetest Birthday Wishes

 Today, I'm sharing the last of my pink and red cards for a while.  Phew, I made so many cards using these colors the past few weeks.  Since I needed a birthday card so close to Valentine's Day and I had a lot of scraps laying around, I stuck with the color theme for this birthday card.  It is going to a special family member soon.

Sweetest Birthday Wishes

This was the first time using this cake pop set.  I have to say the end results are fun, but it was a challenge for me.  

  Lots of decisions and rearranging the different stamped elements to come up with the final design 
 
 
I matted the mason jar with a fun doily type die and sprinkled candies around to embellish the card front.  I just love the peppermint candies!

From my stash...
Dress My Craft Mini Balls
Dress My Crafft Rainbow Candies
Paper Trey Ink Cake Pop Stamp/Die Set
Prima Strawberry Milkshake Collection
 
Sharing in these challenges:
 
 

 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope to see you back again soon.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Love, Hugs and Kisses

 Welcome crafty friends!
 
Hurray, we made it through January and are a week into February already.  Only 41 days until Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and I can't wait!
 
There's a new challenge to play with at the Double D Blog along with some sweet inspiration.  The challenge theme is "Heartfelt".  Hmmm, made me think of my blog title.  Anyway, there will be Creative Winners along with a random prize winner selected from the entries.  Stop by and play along and you could be a winner!


Poppy Stamps Love Heart

I was inspired by a combination of colors on the mood board.

Love, Hugs and Kisses

I worked out the placement of the X's and hearts ahead of time and it was perfect on a 6" x 6" card base.  I used red as the main focal color to pull out the red lettering on the patterned paper and, it's a Valentine which are typically mostly red!  I matted with the teal and orange also in the background paper.  The focal heart has added dimension using foam tape.  

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Momenta Alphabet and Small Heart Dies
Simple Stories Heart Eyes Patterned Paper
Simple Stories Fall Enamel Dots
Tutti Designs Nested Stitched Hearts

Shared with these challenges:
 

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
Hope you come back again soon.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Sent with love...

 Hey there crafty friends!

  As soon as I turn the page to February on the calendar, I get excited for Valentine's Day.  It's one of my favorite holidays to decorate for other than Christmas and Easter.  The pinks and reds make me happy.  My decor has been out since right after New Years Day and now it's time to make Valentine Cards for family and friends.

 Although I have several more displays, these are my favorite.

Here's the first of two cards I made.

love

This A6 size card has an embossed back panel with a lower swing gate that opens for the greeting. The stamped sentiment is a favorite from Impression Obsessions.  It's an oldie but a goodie.

Next up is a fun, glittery card for our granddaughter.

sent with love

This A2 card was created with non traditional Valentine colors of yellow and turquoise and has lots of layers using die cuts, fun mini floral paper and glitter cardstock.  
 
From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder
Doodlebug Seasons Patterned Paper
49 & Mkt. Art Options Rouge
Queen & Co. Pearls
Spellbinders Circle and Pinking Circle Dies
Tonic Studio Sentiment Die

Monday, January 22, 2024

Coffee with Myself

Good morning blogger friends!
 
Today I'm sharing a couple of projects inspired by the January challenges at A Cherry on Top's message board.
 
 First up is this card for January's Holiday/Observance Challenge.  I chose  "National Gourmet Coffee Day" and combined it with a Prompt Challenge using hexagons in the design.
 
Keep Calm and Drink Coffee
 
This card was an easy make using patterned paper for the background, matting and hexagons.  I've had this 6 x 6 collection from P13 for a while and it was perfect for the coffee day challenge.  I die cut hexagons from one of the patterned pages and pieced them together for the focal point and was able to add a sentiment too.  A few scattered sequins and it was complete.
 
From my stash...
P13 Coffee Break Collectiton
Spellbinders Hexagon Nestabilities
Dress My Craft Sequins

Next, I created this layout for the "Picture Yourself" Challenge.  Every month there is a new prompt to create a project featuring a photo of yourself.  You know, we scrappers often neglect to include ourselves on our pages and this challenge gives us the nudge to get on paper too!

"Myself"
 
This layout is titled, "Myself", which is a focus word of mine for  2024.  The journaling tag is tucked behind the top photo and reads..."The past few years have been filled with stress and sadness.  My personal health has taken a backseat while caring for family.  Going into the new year, life has become closer to normal and it's time for me to take care of myself.  Getting answers is a top priority for me healthwise." 

From my stash...
49 & Market Color Swatch Toast Acetate Filmstrip
49 & Market Vintage Artistry Countryside/Gaggle
49 & Market Vintage Artistry Countryside Chipboard Set
49 & Market Vintage Artistry Countryside Chipboard Word Set
Queen & Co. Black Goosebumps
 
Sharing this layout in these challenges...
 
 

If you enjoy a challenge, come on over to A Cherry on Top and join their message board for fun and inspiration.  Every month there is a plethora of challenges to play along with.  It's great motivation to use up your stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope to see you again soon.

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