Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blessed Card

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School started back yesterday so I am finding the house quiet and a "little" more time to create.  :)  I did today's card for three different challenge blogs.  First, the Casual Friday Challenge is a color one with the following colors: green, aqua and orange.  Stampin' For The Weekend  has a butterfly challenge.  Last
Pile It On's challenge is no designer paper.  The sentiment is a stamp by Hampton Art.  I used cardstocks by Diecuts With A View and a metal aqua label by We R Memory Keepers.  The butterfly is from a new punch by Martha Stewart Crafts.  This one punches a smaller butterfly plus two tiny butterflies (it will go perfect with all my other butterfly punches).  :)  The little orange rhinestones are by Doodlebug Design.  Just a quick and easy card but lots of fun to make.  :)  I hope your Tuesday was a good one.  Celebrated a wedding anniversary at my house (36 years today and yes I was a "toddler" bride....wink!)  :)  We went to a "meet the team" event at the football field also since we have a game coming up next week.  Had to go and see our senior girl play in the band.  :)   Stop by again soon.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Clearsnap and The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop

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Welcome to The Clearsnap{The Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard Blog Hop! All today it's about stamping and inking, creating and sharing. Be sure to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stephanie Barnard’s line of ColorBox inkpads, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Stephanie’s new SCREENS!

I love the Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard Colorbox ink pads.  They come in such pretty colors and always just make your images "pop."  :)  I did a quick and easy card using one of my favorite ink colors in these ink pads....Grape (it even sounds good.)  ;)  I chose The {Stamps} of Life clear stamp set called banners2cut for this card.  I also used a Sizzix Textured Impressions Chevrons embossing folder.  The cardstock is by Diecuts With A View (in light orchid and violet colors).  The butterfly was done with a Martha Stewart punch (probably the punch I use more than any other).  :)  So the next time you are stamping and want pretty colors and crisp images, reach for Clearsnap's Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Dye ink pads.  :)

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Be sure to visit all the stops on the hop for lots of inspiration and the chance for some great prizes too!
Clearsnap Blog: http://blog.clearsnap.com
Jeanne Streiff http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com
Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/
Lorie Souther http://www.thinkinspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com
Kim Howard http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/
Judy Rozema http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/
Becki Adams http://beckiadams.com
Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/  (You are here).
Emily Niehaus http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog
Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/
Anna Wight http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/
Kelli Hull http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com/
Adrienne Ford http://bry-and-i.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/
Lydia Fiedler http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/
Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sluggish Birthday Card

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Sharing a card I did with new Stamps of Life August releases.  This one coordinates with the snails4mail but is called insides4snails.  Be sure to check out the gallery for more ideas for these cute snails.  :)  My card is a fast and easy one.  Just create yourself a "round window" and let one of the snail heads "peek" to create a "slug."  I'm always forgetting to send birthday cards on time so this will be a good one to have on hand.  :)