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Thursday, March 21, 2013

CTD234 Entry Challenge

Here is my entry for Color Challenge 234 Green White Black Tan and Red. I think I have covered all the basis!  And hopefully  I have a great card for a good friend as well!  Hope everyone has fun and I love these color challenges the best! Thanks for letting me play along!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CBLA_SF7 - I have fallen in love many times...

I love sentimental and Love Cards and this one was inspired by the fact, my husband asked me if I had any cards for men to buy for their wives and girlfriends?!! Imagine my surprise when I had to tell him "No"! So ladies, here is my first one....I hope you like it, and I hope it will inspire some romance in other places on our planet as well!

CAS - Colours and Sketches Challenge #16 - Sketch

Now I must admit, I did not start out with such a bright card in mind, however, it is a "Get Well" card for a friend who is, get this, having "HIP" replacement surgery on Monday! I did not feel out of place in this instance with a bright card, I only hope you all have a good sense of humour as she does, and will agree in a way that my lay-out does follow protocol! Hope you enjoy, {hugs}

Friday, March 15, 2013

Create your own Background Paper Challenge PWC249

I had many firsts with this card! I did make my background paper as you see with the stamps using my Inkadinkadoo stamping gear, a first for me, ColorBox Harbor and Moss Green Pigment Stamps. I then as a first took a Canvas Card, placed some Geso in the center for texture, embossed a flower, then embossed the leaves. I used water color pencils to apply shading to the leaves, then foiled one side of the canvas to balance the embossed piece at the top of the card. I attached it with a blue brad and popped up with dots for dimension. Instead of cutting out the verse piece, I tore scrap paper, applied distress ink to the edges and stamped the sentiment. I edged the bottom of the card with a shade darker blue (no matchy match for me) and folded it over so it will show on the inside when it is open. The flower piece inside I distressed but also a first for me, I painted with Acrylic paint as it added just a bit more dimension to the flowers! I truly experimented a ton on this card with so many different techniques, I hope it isn't too much, but I really had fun!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Challenge #173 - All Stitched Up! & GDT Call


This is for the All Stitched up Challenge. The only adhesive used on the front layers were to place the main layer to the front and to pop up the center piece. All layers were simply sewen together! Thus was also my first attempt at water color pencils so don't anyone point too many fingers please.  I will get better with time I am sure. Thanks for allowing me to play along with this fun challenge!

Challenge #213 -- Singing in the Rain!

http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ This cute little 4 x 4 1/4 card may be small in size but it is huge in Get Well blessing's! I have little rain drops with glossy accents, rain clouds above have been inked and layered above the umbrella and as always, it is so much sweeter in person than picture!

Challenge #52: Anything Goes Namaste!

"But it's OK, they know me there!"  When I saw this verse, I knew I would find the right stamp to go with it, and I was right! I have elven rescue kitties and it is my world, they help me every day create my little works of art. And I wouldn't have it any other way! This adorable digi is hand colored and stamped to my specifications even with my little calico cat at my side! Namaste

A Fantastic St Patricks Day Card from My Sister!

 Isn't this just the prettiest Teapot you have ever seen? Now I did not make this ladies, my beautiful and talented sister did and she is just the most lovely gal on this planet! Anyone that knows her will agree with me, and she puts so much love into every one of her cards! Who wouldn't want to sit down and have a cup of green tea with her?  Stamps are courtesy of My Creative Time by Emma, Cardz TV by Mary, MS punches as I am sure you all have guessed and a passel of gorgeous paper that I am sure you are all GREEN with envy about! Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Sadly I do not have a Bugaboo Image (yet) but perhaps if I win I will have lots of them to try to enter the next time?! :)  Here is what I thought of first when I thought of Going Green! I love my friends and I love sending them mail....I also hope this wins me some pretty darn cute images to share with them!

http://outlawzchallenges.com Color Challenge

When I first saw the colors I thought my goodness, Those are Fall colors, how in the world can I presnt something to help bring some springtime to all those poor souls up north when I am in Sunny Florida with my windows open already? Then again, this is a challenge, and I am from up north orriginally and missing the spring about to bloom. So I remembered the Forsythia and knew the colors would work and had to draw my ingenewity from that. MS punches gave me leaves from what I would normally throw away, flowers from what I would normally layer and I pieced it all together from there! I can't say it is my best, but it is certainly one of my most challenging to date! Thank you for letting me play along! 

Monday Challenge #90 - Sweet Baby

Thiss card was cut from, Sizzix die The Stamps of Life on my Big Shot. I used Sizzix dies wavey dies for the blue and pink trim which was first embossed with my swiss dot folder for extra detail.  I used The Stamps of Life Rattle die cut and stamp sets onsie4baby and sweet4babies for both detailing of the cutout and verses inside and out. I tied a teenie tiny "fork" bow around the rattle and added 3 tiny pearls where the snappies would go and voila' my finished card! Hope you enjoy!

Ladies (and Gentlemen) she is amazing!

http://www.marieforleo.com You have got to check out this lady!  I love listening to her and she is full of so much incentive, enthusiasm and blessings that she is an inspiration to me and I hope to you as well.  I had to share and just not keep her to myself!  I don't know how I cam upon her but am so very glad I did!  Please enjoy her video and I hope you all get as much out of her as I do!  Happy days to you all and God speed! Mags E

Sunday, March 10, 2013

http://www.cardztv.blogspot.com/ It's so You!

I love Purple! Especially on Easter cards. This one I made for a very special lady that is dear to my heart. She reminds me of my fraternal Grandmother. She comes from Austria and speaks German so I translated my verse 'Have Blessed Easter" from English to German. I hope you like it.
(I used Cuttlebug Devine Swirls embossing folder for my light purple layer, MS punch Anemone Boarder and Perfect Pearls Mist spray for a light glisten. The ink well and Pen were cut from Sentimentals pgs. 55 & 56 at 2" for the ink well and 2 1/4" for the Quill. I applied MS Gold Gilding to the quill part of the pen just to take it up a notch. I had so much fun with this card)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thankful Thursday... Gone to the Birds!!

This Birthday Card is a tribute to a very wise and gentle nephew of mine who is a teacher of our future generation. Children that will become Leaders and protectors of our planet! Thank you Dan for all you do!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Is 65 the worst birthday ever?  Of course not..but we won't tell our sweet cousin Mary that now will we?  LOL  Hopw you enjoy my CAS version of a Sympathy Birthday card!  Love you Mary!


This is a personalized card requested by a dear friend of mine for a co-worker of hers. I think she will be very happy with it when she comes to collect tomorrow! All of her team members will sign and send to their friend convelesing.  Hurry and get well!


How could this not cheer up your lovely friend with spring bouquets of pinks and lavenders?  Please do hurry and get well soon!  Hope you enjoy! http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/challenge-51.htmlhttp://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2013/03/himcr-87-greens.html