My last post …

for Through The Craftroom Door.

Incidentally, today is also my birthday. I am feeling nostalgic today about the passing of another birthday and also the end of this term. The ladies on the team are warm and friendly and we have a real admiration for each other’s work. Melanie is an exceptionally kind leader. I shall miss being on the team with these ladies. Don’t be stranger in blogland ladies.

Here is my card for Through the Craftroom Door:

Background stamp is from Hero Arts. Twine is from Doodlebug Designs, Flowers are from Prima and the sentiment is a rub-on from Pebbles.

Have a fun day!

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Good photography day outside … NO!

Hi there …

It’s a terribly muggy hot day today in MN – perfectly windless with a bright sunshine! What a great day to take photos of my cards. Yet when I tried going out to take a card photo on my deck, some non-existent wind keeps blowing my card over. It’s just too frustrating!

Perhaps I will not be waiting till it’s winter in MN to get my lightbox after all.

Well, here is the card I tried photographing outside to no avail … I did enjoy making the card!

The little children dancing image from Hero Arts is just too happy – it’s called “Dancing with Flowers” and I just love these patterned papers from the new My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Collection.

And for those who know me, you will know I can’t stop at 1 card. So I made another version of this card using distressed ink instead of pattered paper just to see how it would turn out. I’m not really sure which one I like better, so please give me your feedback. The sentiment was from Impression Obsession Sentiments II. I love how versatile that sentiment set is.

I hope you are having a “dancing in the flowers” kind-a day.

ChallengeEntered:

Impression Obsession

The Pink Elepant

By The Cute and Girly

Sunday’s with Crissy

One Crazy Stamper

Shabby Tea Room

Fussy and Fancy

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It’s that time again …

… Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes. This time, Dee is challenging us to make or decorate a gift bag or box – what a fun and unique challenge!!

On my gift bag, I used Stampendous Jumbo Hydrangea stamp and Hero Arts Friend Definition stamps. The Friend definition background was distress and inked with Tim Holtz distress ink – walnut stain and the Hydrangea was colored using Copic markers (BV02, BV04, BV08, G28, G20, YG67). Both images was stamped using Memento Ink – Rich Cocoa. Flower centers were created using Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Rock Candy.

The person who is getting the bag (and the gift inside) reads my blog so I’m not going to give the surprise away. I do hope you like it.

Other challenge/publications enter:

Sundays with Crissy

Prima Marketing Idea Book Submissions

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Impression Obssession Black and White Challenge

I love challenges – they give me a reason to get cracking and as the name implies – they also challenge me to be versatile with my creations and use different colors and medium. Did I say I love challenges?

Here is the card I am submitting for this week’s challenge.

Background is stamped with Impression Obsession Cover-a-card Wavy Lines and embellished with Hero Arts crystal gemstones. Foreground is embossed with Sizzix textured impressions embossing folder – wedding set #2 set on coredinations black cardstock.

Enjoy!

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