July 21, 2017

A Beary Special Thank You

I love the butterfly overlay from the Dreamy Creamy Collection at We Are 3.  For this card, I used some extra butterflies to add a little dimension.  The background paper and frame papers come from the Butterfly Sky Collection.

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July 20, 2017

July Release - We Are 3

The July Release means lots of new samples over at We Are 3.  This month, the papers are all about beautiful, rich colors.  I hope you check out the Facebook Page and check out the new papers, images, and sentiments.  If you haven't used digital papers, you should really give it a try, as it's really nice when I want to make something, I only print the paper I need and don't have packs of paper in my stash.  Here is today's example using Fairy Mail digital papers and Hope Sentiments.

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July 19, 2017

Wreath Boxwood and Cranberry Message

Here is a quick and simple card using one of my favorite Power Poppy images (Wreath Boxwood and Cranberry Message) - I just LOVE it.  

July 18, 2017

We Are 3 Layout

This is a layout for We Are 3 - a page for my grandson's scrapbook.  I love the colors - they are just adorable.  Little Star - Great Collection!

July 17, 2017

Featured Stamper - Holiday Tree

As you know, I love following the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  This week's Featured Stamper has a fun gallery.  I love this little Christmas tree - makes for a quick and simple Christmas card that I will probably resort to in a crunch.

July 16, 2017

A Nautical Birthday Card

This card was so quick and easy to make (provided you have mini safety pins available).  You print and cut the bobbers - part of the July release from We Are 3 (Seaside Bobbers).  The papers are Nautical from We Are 3.  I used a fishing pole from Father's Day Fun for accents. 
Please check out the wonderful papers and digital elements at We Are 3.

July 15, 2017

Quick and Easy Nautical Card

My turn at We Are 3 using the July release papers and elements - I wanted to make something quick and easy.  This one is for those of us who are experiencing record-breaking temps and picked THIS SUMMER to not visit Michigan.  Just a little reminder - It's Cooler by the Lake!

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Please check out We Are 3 to see the great selection of digital papers and elements. Be sure to share your We Are 3 projects on Facebook.

July 14, 2017

New Release - Balloon Magic

We Are 3 has a new release - Balloon Magic.  One sheet is just so pretty by itself, it really doesn't need anything to make a quick and easy birthday card.  However, I did have to add my "touch."  So I added a lace border to the birthday sentiment - and added another birthday sentiment.  The added sentiment comes from Birthday Tags from Lettering Delights.

We Are 3 Digital Paper - Balloon Magic

July 13, 2017

Vintage Flowers Made with Fairy Mail

My turn to share the fun July Release from We Are 3 - Fairy Mail.  Please check out We Are 3's Facebook page to see more fun cards and projects using the July Release.  Fairy Mail is great for vintage-styled flowers!  And who would have thought!  I used the new release Seaside Accessories - Precolored and used the seaweed image for my leaves here - I like how they add just enough color to my flowers.
I hope you'll visit We Are 3 to see how others have used Fairy Mail.
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July 12, 2017

Good Morning!

I made this card with digital paper from We Are 3.  The image is Jessica Lynn's Brentwood Owl  Coffee.  I used a little paper piecing for the owl's coffee cup.  I gradient colored the sentiment from Smiles - We Are 3.  All the papers I used are from Once Upon a Time - We Are 3.  Edges are distressed with VersaColor.

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July 11, 2017

Quick and Easy Birdie

I made this card in an attempt to remove some of the stash on my desk - quick and easy.  I used all We Are 3 products - Ladybug Lace, Nautical, Pastel Burlap, and Baby Birdie.  I added a butterfly from my stash.

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We Are 3 Digital Paper, Pastel Burlap    We Are 3, Baby Birdie Girl and Boy Pre-Colored Printable, Digital Image

July 10, 2017

July 9, 2017

Peace on Earth

I made this card as my last entry in Power Poppy's Copy a Bloomie Challenge.  (Power Poppy followers will be glad to know that!)  This card just may be my go-to card for Christmas this year.  White on white on white - with great red and green Christmas colors.  The image is Wreath Boxwood and Cranberry.  I cased a card from Bloomie Stacy Morgan.  Stacy's card is embossed - I faux embossed mine by stacking white cardstock on white cardstock.


This weekend I have been obsessed with Power Poppy's Power & Spark Challenge.  First, the opportunity to copy a talented Bloomie guilt free!  But Bloomie talent is like potato chips for me - I couldn't copy just one!  So set a goal to CASE something from each talented designer.  I have to admit, the icing on the cake is a generous $50 Power Poppy shopping spree - Power Poppy has the best floral digital images!

So for my third entry, I ventured on to CASE Kathy Jones.  The post that caught my eye was her Little Candle Gift from way back in 2015.  So I may be behind the times - I've seen others stamping on candles - but this could not possibly be a quick project.  Kathy actually gave some extraordinary instructions - no, it could not be that easy!  I'm going to let you visit her blog for her extensive detailed instructions - what Kathy failed to say is that the toughest step in stamping on a candle is finding white tissue paper!  So after driving ten miles, visits to three stores, hours later I return home - and literally five minutes later had this gorgeous candle gift using Power Poppy's Black-Eyed Susan (full disclosure - image was already colored - LOL!)

A Fun Card for the Water Worshippers

With lots of family living in Michigan near lakes and rivers, I tend to make a lot of nautical cards.  This new digital element from We Are 3 spruces them up a bit - rather than the usual anchor, this one is adorned with flowers and rope for an extra touch.  You can get these in the We Are 3 shop.  
I hope you will share your We Are 3 Nautical projects on the Facebook page.  We would love to see what you create.

July 8, 2017


Tulips No Lines - OHS
I made this card to CASE a card by Power Poppy Bloomie Cindy Lawrence for Power Poppy's current Power & Spark Challenge - Copy a Bloomie.  (Entries are due by July 31 at 8 p.m. EST, so there's still time for you to join the fun.)  The challenge is to CASE a card designed by a Power Poppy design team member.  For this entry, I chose Cindy Lawrence's No Lines and Birthday Tulips.  While I kept in the green cardstock family, I chose Stand Here Mistletoe for my image and inside sentiment.  Cindy used the no-lines coloring technique.  I prefer to color my images on GIMP, but decided to try that technique in electronic fashion.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  The red bow did not stand out, so I did outline that in black - but next time would probably outline it in red instead.  I finished the card off with Stickles on my berries.

Tulips No Lines Inside - OHS
Cindy is good about decorating the inside of her cards also - something I rarely take time to do.  However, I followed Cindy's lead and stamped  mistletoe in the corner, added a sentiment, and added a simple border.  I really need to do this more often - it takes very little time!

Toot, Toot with Toy Train

At the Paper Ala Mode Challenge at the Outlawz, I get to share this simple card created using Toy Train from Angie's Digital Stamps.

Fun and Interesting Fairy Mail

My turn to share a project over at We Are 3,  Today I made a simple card with a masculine touch using the July Release Fairy Mail.  The sentiment comes from Early Bird Sentiments.
Please check out We Are 3 Facebook Page to see more designs using Fairy Mail.
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July 7, 2017

Cherished Friendship

I made the following card for the "Copy a Bloomie" Challenge at Power Poppy.  The challenge is to CAS a card from a Power Poppy design team member.

I chose to copy a card made by Bloomie Tosha Leyendekker - I chose this card from a blog post from last July.  I changed the flower bouquet to Pure Prairie Boquet and used a sentiment from the same set.  I even pulled our my paper crincher that probably hasn't been used in over ten years (just one reason to hoard!)  This challenge is exceptionally fun, as the Bloomies are all so talented and provide me with immense inspiration.

Clean and Simple

Decided to go through my stash and make something clean and simple today. The image is from Bugaboo - Lady Bugs. The papers are Paper Studio.  The Challenge #60 at Get Creative is Clean and simple - check it out!

Life is Short

My turn to share a sample over at We Are 3.  With my last name being Short, I love "Life is Short . . ." quips.  So here's one for the ladies - Life is Short!  Buy the Shoes!  Also fun for the Challenge #41 at Naughty or Nice - If the Shoe Fits. 

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