October 16, 2019

Think Rain in the Desert

What to get a seven-year-old for his birthday? My neighbor visited me a couple weeks ago, and I asked what he wanted for his birthday. He said he really wanted an umbrella - black with blue. He said his mom doesn't think he needs an umbrella (we live in the desert). So I got him a black umbrella and added some blue raindrops - and a sun, 'cuz a lot of people here use umbrellas more for sun than rain. I swear - you would have thought I bought him a pony!!!!!! He was soooo excited....then his 4-year-old sister - who is never jealous when her big brother has a birthday - comes to me in tears because she doesn't have an umbrella. So she has her order in for a pink umbrella with rainbows. Think I might have to invest in a lot of umbrellas for the little munchkins I know. Didn't realize they are a hot item. LOL! Didn't get a great photo of the umbrella, unfortunately.  But Lucas' enthusiasm makes an old lady happy.

October 14, 2019

Featured Stamper at Splitcoast

This week at Featured Stamper, Diana Gibson is featured.  I was inspired by her Rustic Christmas because I had some stamp images in my stash I could finally break out.  But they didn't work for me after all, so I pulled out a Christmas sentiment instead.  I embossed the background with none other than woodgrain.  Pretty simple - I just added a rumpled bow.  Be sure to stop by Splitcoast to see the fabulous cards inspired by Diana.  

October 13, 2019

Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper Challenge

I was a little late for last week's Featured Stamper Challenge - but made up a card nonetheless. I chose the sweet and wonderful Frost Covered Flowers for my inspiration. I wanted to do something a little different, so I pulled out Santa and the Tucson skyscape. The inspiration from Kari's card came from her printed background. I made a Christmas card using paper from the Electronics collection from We Are 3. The sentiment came from my stash.
Be sure to stop by the We Are 3 Facebook Page to see what the design team has been cooking up.  You can always count on them to bring a smile to your face.
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October 12, 2019

Pink Ribbon Challenge

We received some of the coolest images from Oddball Art, and I couldn't wait to use these adorable flowers from Lizzy Love for this week's Challenge at Paper Ala Mode. Tell me these flowers aren't beautiful! I printed the original stamp on the larger portion of my step card, then printed another copy, fussy cut the flowers, and strategically placed them on the front portion of the step card. The Grandmother sentiment is from my stash.
Be sure to stop by The Outlawz to see more adorable cards with pink ribbons (theme).  We have a new challenge every two weeks.  Also visit The Outlawz Facebook page where ideas and inspiration abound.

October 10, 2019

Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge

I really enjoy Power Poppy's challenges these days because they force me to practice my coloring. By far my favorite digital images are flowers. This week's Creative Confetti asks us to make a card using flowers that match our personality.  I chose Power Poppy's Luminous Bouquet - its main focus is a large peony...a flower "regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage." My mother used to grow purple peonies. I colored the rest of the bouquet in yellows, as I love purple and yellow together.
Coloring was really fun!  I used some paper from my stash for the background - and a frame using Spring Butterflies, Too from We Are 3.
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October 7, 2019

Fall- Themed - World Card Making Day Challenge

Saturday was World Card Making Day, and Power Poppy is celebrating with a Fall-themed challenge. Pop by HERE to join the fun.

I have to say, coloring these fall leaves from Love SVG was a challenge - but I'm happy with how they turned out.  I had to wait for my order of Un-Du to arrive today before completing my card, because I was so excited with how my leaves looked, I put my card together upside down!  The leaves are from Love's Fall Leaves.  The paper is from We Are 3's Howdy Autumn.

Be sure to pop on over to We Are 3 to see all the cool cards created by the Design Team...and join Power Poppy's challenge, and you can win a $25 gift card to their store.  You still have time - challenge open until October 10.
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October 6, 2019

We Are 3 Cute Halloween with Creatieve Papier

Here's another little project I created using Cute Halloween. This fun box will probably be used to hold some of my beads, jewels, and buttons. The paper is from We Are 3, with the free Candy Jar pattern from Creatieve Papier Uitspattingen. I added a flower from my stash to dress up my box a bit. The candy jar is easy to assemble...it was fun to make. Be sure to stop by We Are 3 to check out all the fun digital papers, as well as fabulous sentiments and printables. 

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October 5, 2019

Cute Halloween

Here's a quick little card that I made with Cute Halloween, available at We Are 3. The sweet Laughing Sun is from Miss Kate Cuttables. Now if you'd like to see more cute cards made with Cute Halloween, pop over to the We Are 3 Facebook page and check out what the design team members have made with these wonderful papers.
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October 3, 2019

Freebie Progressive Meets Cute Halloween

Time for another challenge at The Outlawz Progressive Freebie! This month it's Winnie Wednesday Dogbat from Polkadoodles. I decided to paper piece Winnie Wednesday's outfit using patterns from Cute Halloween (We Are 3)...the bright orange background also comes from the Cute Halloween collection. I teamed her up with a haunted house. How fun! I cut both on my Eclips and pop dotted them on a layered-doily heart-shaped card. This card is also for the Stashbuster challenge for Eclips Users (I pulled the heart svg, house, svg, and moon sticker out of my stash). 
This image is so sweet....soooooo cute!  Now if you love Winnie Wednesday and her Batdog, you MUST check out the Freebie Progressive Challenge.  If you're not familiar with the challenge, be sure to read the rules on how you can receive this digi FREE.
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We Are 3's Halloween Night

Today I chose paper from the Halloween Night collection. The Gnomes is my Garden is from Beccy's Place - isn't he fun? 
Of course, I did a bit of popping on my gnome to made him three dimensional.

The sentiment is computer generated.  Be sure to stop by We Are 3's Facebook page to see fabulous creations by other Design Team members - and remember, we love it when you share!
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October 2, 2019

We Are 3's Halloween Night

I thought I'd sneak this quick card in for the Featured Stamper Challenge. I love the color combo of grey, black, and blue, and although this is Halloween paper I used for the background, I think it is quite elegant.

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October 1, 2019

We Are 3's Trees

If you're a regular visitor to my blog, you know I love some We Are 3! I especially love the new collection Trees - great coordinating patterns. Today I used a different technique - it was kind of fun. Here I created a Diagonal-Fold Card, using three of the patterns from the Trees collection. I used some simple hearts for my embellies.
Here's the inside.  

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September 29, 2019

Spring Fold with Trees

I love the new Trees collection, and decided to do something a little more challenging for today's card. I found some instructions for a Spring-Fold card....and after the third try, finally cut and scored it correctly. LOL! However, when I finished, I couldn't get the card to stay open for the fun fold effect. I ended up adhering the bottom down - will probably have to send instructions for opening if I send it somebody. LOL! The Trees papers are elegant! I just added a poinsettia and a sentiment sticker from my stash - and I have one beautiful Christmas card.

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September 28, 2019

Think Embossing at Paper Ala Mode

This week at Paper Ala Mode we're embossed. This gave me a chance to break out my snowflake folder. I'm still practicing with my coloring - my hair certainly needs help here. Card is pretty simple - I just added a sentiment from my stash. e sure to stop by Paper Ala Mode to see the fabulous embossed cards.

September 26, 2019

More Howdy Autumn Fun

I have another card using Howdy Autumn - loving this paisley. I wanted to use some things in my stash, so found this digi - and some fun black cat stickers that have been hanging around for years....this is what I came up with. 

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September 25, 2019

New Autumn Images

I love Halloween - so was looking forward to a Halloween gift bag for our local gift bag swap this weekend. I went more for an Autumn look, rather than Halloween for a little more usefulness. I have tons of Halloween goodies, but I was dying to use the new Harvest image from We Are 3. I found the bag at Hobby Lobby for like $1 - cheaper than paper bags! Printed Harvest on printable iron-on transfer and cut it with my cutter - and to give it more of a Halloween touch, I added a tag using the Boo Pumpkin. I'm so excited about sharing this at the swap - I'm guessing they'll think I took the easy way out and bought the bag already printed.

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