Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Be Happy Card

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Sharing a card I did for a Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Split Coast Stampers.  You were to make a card based on a fairy tale.  I immediately thought of one of my favorites which was Thumbelina.  I got excited when I realized I had a stamp that would help me make it a reality.  :)  The image and sentiment are by Magenta.  I decided to go with a purple and white color theme (because you know purple is a fairy's favorite color.)  :)  I also dug out my sparkle fibers by Clearsnap because they look "fairy-ish"...yep, that is a word I just made up.  :)  I had some new white lace which had a scalloped edge so I mixed it with a large scalloped edge diecut by Sizzix.  I embossed the scalloped borders with a polka dot embossing folder by Sizzix cause fairies love polka dots.  Wink.  :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your Wednesday is a good one.  I'm happy to report my back is getting better....a little each day.  I can practically walk again!  Yea!  :)  In a few more days, I might just be able to kick up my heels!!!!  :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Floral "Thinking of You" Card

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I hurt my back Sunday afternoon and have been walking like Tim Conway used to on the Carol Burnett show.  (For those of you too young to know what I am talking about, let's just say SLOW.)  :)  It has been hard to do anything but sit with a heating pad on my back since then.  I have been joining in the fun at Split Coast Stampers and creating cards for their Hope You Can Cling To during the month of October.  I have not missed one of the challenges so was determined to keep up...even with my "hurt back."  So here's my card I created for today's challenge called "Sending Flowers."  I heated embossed the flower images in the top right and bottom left.  All of the stamp images are by Gina K Designs.  The patterned paper and flower are by Prima Marketing.  I added some jewels, gems and baker's twine to finish up my fast and easy card.
Hope you are having a good day and thanks for stopping by.  I guess I'll be taking it easy for several more days but it's not all bad (except when I move...wink), I'm getting caught on my favorite shows plus reading....which as busy as I stay is a treat.  :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dancing Boots Card

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Sharing a card I did for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers today.  You were to have boots or shoes on your creation.  I immediately thought of some new stamps by Unity Stamp Company that came in the mail a few days ago.  How's that for perfect timing?  :)  I used papers from The Denim Stack by Diecuts With A View.  Did basic stamping with an ink pad by Clearsnap (ColorBox in Nautical) and got out my glitter finish Mod Podge to coat a chipboard key that I had rubbed red ink on (by Mod Podge as well).  The corrugated "life" word is new by Jillibean Soup (lightly rubbed red ink on it and just a little glitter Mod Podge).  The diecut shape is by Sizzix (one of their new framelits....which I LOVE).
The flowers are by Prima Marketing and the brad is by Crate Paper.  After I finished the card, I felt it still needed a little something when the "lightbulb" in my brain went off (amazing I know).  :)  I got out my fringe scissors by Martha Stewart and "fringed" some denim looking cardstock.  I adhered it around all four edges and was happy with the results.  Hope you have happy plans for the weekend.  Tonight is one of those bittersweet ones for me.  My youngest daughter will perform her last "home" game with the band tonight as she is a senior.  It's also "senior" night and parents are in a little pre-game activity.  You'll recognize me as I will be the one with the "tears" in her eyes ( or possibly just down right boo-hooing).  ha-ha  I tell ya, this "mom" stuff is hard.  Wink.  :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Favorite Hope You Can Cling To Cards

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It's October so you know what that means.  It is time for Split Coast Stampers annual Hope You Can Cling To event.  I look forward to this each year as the challenges are so much fun and what better cause to create cards for.  :)  There is a different challenge everyday and so far I have not missed one.  Posting "my" favorites I've created so far.  One of them was picked a "favorite" at Split Coast too which "made my day."  :)  It is the Spread Your Wings card below (both butterflies "move" either up or down to reveal hidden message which was the challenge that day).
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The bottom two were done with some DCWV patterned paper plus stamped sentiments but I like the way they turned out.  I thought they were happy cards.  :)
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If you are playing along at Split Coast Stampers currently, you are missing out on a lot of fun plus a great cause.  You can read all about it here.  Hope you are having a fabulous Sunday and enjoying this beautiful fall weather.  I'm hoping I can make it out to the front porch later to read a good book and enjoy the birds singing.  :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The {Stamps} of Life October Release Set

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Wow, this year is going by fast!  I can't believe it is October already but I'm ready for cooler weather, leaves, pumpkins and all that good "fall stuff."  :)  It's also time for another Stamps of Life stamp release.
This month's club set is tickets2stamp which is a lot of FUN!  Check out my card below plus see other
samples done with it in the Stamps of Life gallery.  Gonna run, that first cup of coffee is loudly calling my name.
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