I am a SAHM of two adorable children, wife of an incredibly supportive, wonderful man and breast cancer survivor. I fell in love with stamping in 2006. I've been avidly card-making, playing with markers, paper, scissors and glue since then. It's my therapy in my pink craft room!
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Hi all! Happy Monday! We were supposed to get walloped by snow again today, but thankfully, it didn't happen. I had an extremely busy weekend with the PTA Art Show so I'm looking forward to a bit less of a crazy week.
I sat down to do my MFTWSC card this morning and my mojo was a tad slow to come back. I'm not entirely thrilled with this, but I'm going with it!
My husband had purchased the Damask stencil for Christmas, but I didn't have the stamps to go along with it until recently. I first attempted the stencil with black and didn't like that. Then I tried embossing with it and couldn't see it. I ended up with Razzle Berry over Pink Lemonade. Things that make you go hmmmm...... maybe it will grow on me, when I'm less tired. LOL! Challenge Submissions MFTWSC165
Happy Monday! A very quick post as I have lots to do today! I squeaked in a little bit of crafting yesterday to make my weekly MFTWSC card and I combined it with this month's MFT Color Palette Challenge.
When I pulled out my pack of neutrals from MFT, I only had a remainder strip of Kraft, so I went with it and made a smaller 3.5x5x5 card. The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Sunny, which worked nicely with Blu Raspberry & Lemon Drop.
Hi all! A quick post this morning! I haven't gotten very far with the Love Fest challenges this time around. I've been extremely busy with preparations for a stamping get-together today with friends (including Michele & Cornelia), the kick-off event for our local Relay for Life and our PTA Art Show that I am chairing. I'm really hoping to make it through the next week!
Today's card is for Taylored Expressions' Love Fest challenge, which was Doodle Do.
Doodling is not my strong suit, so I went with a little card (less area to fill or mess up! LOL). I stamped my sweet jar from Hugs & Kisses in MFT Electric Red and added some x&o's. Around the edge I doodled with my Copic (not the best doodling tool) a heart and X border. Of course, I had to make a coordinating envelope and had XO paper in my Doodlebug Lovebirds pack, which worked perfectly. Challenge Submissions LOVEFEST2014C
Guess what?! It's snowing AGAIN! Even with being from Wisconsin, I'm over the snow and winter. On the upside, it has given my kids many hours of outdoor play and fun. On the downside, there is no place to go with the snow anymore, I can't see around the piles at the end of my driveway and streets are getting narrower by the day (and people are getting more & more ridiculous with their driving aggressions). We are supposed to be in the 40s & 50s the end of this week, so I'm sure a bit will melt off, but then we'll all be flooded.
I'm rather certain the only people On Cloud Nine about the snow are ski/snowboard enthusiasts. I'm hoping to think spring with my card today for Stamping Bella's Love Fest challenge.
Bright colors always make me think of spring. I inked up this little Altee-tude image and made a little 4x4 card. I paper pieced her hat with some really fun polka dot green paper from American Crafts. Since the paper piecing covered up the flower a bit on her hat, I added in a flower button. The sentiment is cut out on a PTI cloud. Quick & simple! Bright & springy! Challenge Submissions LOVEFEST2014B Craft Your Passion -- Girly Girl
On Cloud Nine: Stamping Bella Altee-tude On Cloud Nine; SU Melon Mambo, PTI stampers select white, American Crafts Sketchbook; Nesties, ribbon, rhinestones, PTI cloud die, button, twine
Happy Monday & Happy President's Day in the US! My kids had a half day of school today and we squeaked Valentine parties in. It was a bit crazy, but I'm glad they were in school after having a 4 days weekend with snow days.
SCS kicked off Love Fest 2014 on Friday again and the member companies are hosting challenges. I had a great time playing along last year and am doing so again this year. The first challenge was Puppy Love hosted by the SCS crew. I wanted to combine that challenge with the last PTI anniversary challenge of making a coordinating envelope.
I pulled out Tiny Treats: Valentine, which is perfect for a little 3x3 card. I inked up the puppy and colored him up quickly & simply. I did a simple red, white & black color combo, using polka dotted papers from PTI. Again, I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and make a simple envelope, wrapping it with twine, adding a few rhinestones and an oval for name.