Monday, March 27, 2017


 Goodness Gracious... My last post for today.  Big exhale here, probably for you too my friends. 
 I just wanted to show you this spectacular card I made.  I fell in love with this stamp set at Michael's a few weeks back.  I didn't buy it originally so then I had to make a second trip back because I couldn't stop thinking of it.  My husband sure is good to cart me around.  He's like, "is there anything else why we are here.. how's your glue??"  aww.. isn't that sweet.    
The butterfly is a die that I had on hand and added to the flower. The lady bug I stamped came with this set, and I also added one of those clear dimensions to the flower center next to the butterfly, they come in all sizes.  I think it gives the card great depth.
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 Here is a little 3x3 journal I made for the craft fair.  I tell ya, I had high hopes for this little gem because I made a lovely 6x6 one that I will post tomorrow in more detail and share a link.

However this little one is from a different site, and it's not nearly as nice, because it's so tiny and bulky.  The one positive is you can make if from a standard size piece of card stock instead of the 12 x 12 as is with the nice one I'll show you tomorrow.    I don't typically buy that big paper so I was really excited about this little project, but nevertheless lesson learned.  I tried to make it cute, but I had to reinforce the insides with shipping tape to keep it from ripping open.  Perhaps I could try again but with less paper.  The instructions called for 8 but maybe 4 would be enough.  Well just wanted to share that with you too.  I figure some little gal might like to play with it.   

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 I tried out two of my new stamps set that I purchased from the craft fair. Border builders and painted garden.  I really like the border, I think it's darling.  I'm still working on a technique for the painted garden, but this is my first card with it, so we will see.  Not much out there on pinterest when the stamp sets are older. So I'm just going to have to get these creative juices flowing a bit to work something out.  I added a sweet dimensional sticker over the center of the flower.  My daughter found these for me.  They are from Michael's.  I took a closer picture so you could see it better.    I probably should of added some pearl drops to the butterflies too.. Well next time.
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I combined the frosted medallions and the, So very much.. stampin up sets for this card, and I think they worked lovely together.  I added two jewels to the center of my medallions to give it a bit of sparkle.   I wasn't sure if the Thank you would show up, but it worked lovely.  
 Very quick and easy card.  
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 Happy Birthday Avant style.  I really liked this card, until I went back and ruined it my making the center of the flower darker.  I didn't think you could see it very well in the first take of it, so I made sure to change that, I should of just left well enough alone.   Any ways.  I suppose it's not all so bad.  

I thought I would share this cute little photo.. It's exactly how I feel too.    I wonder how did that stampin up box get here.. wink wink.  

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OH THE JOY.....  This just takes a gal to a cobblestone  street lined with boutiques  and diners, nothing says summer like sipping an ice tea outside with a friend, discussing life, and listening to the birds.   How super swell that would be.  I like to day dream of it anyways.  I don't go out to places anymore since I can't get around easily.. but let's stay happy so back to the card.  It was some intense coloring for me, but i did the best I could and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  I even like the background paper.  I'm still trying to find a way to work with pattern paper.  

Also, look who showed up today.  Chippy is back.  He looks a wee bit small.  But I'm sure he'll grow fast with all the bird seed on the ground thanks to my squirrel finding a way to scale the pole to get to the feeder. . grrr .. Oh the fun.

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Beautiful You Stampin UP

 Oh Beautiful you stamp set, how I do love to play with you.  It's always so fun to dress this gal up in designer series paper.  It's like she just comes to life when ya do.  She's a swanky gal(that's a great word, and very underused, not sure if I used it correctly, but I like it.) haha  I thought the quote below fit the color scheme of my card perfectly so I added it here.  I don't think my hubby would fully agree with it.  However he is very supportive of my hobby.    
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