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Monday, November 28, 2016

Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop


I'm Excited to have been asked to join the Friend of Flourish Team and today

  Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts are joining together on this fabulous
 Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you
our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer
 unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each
 designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly
 from two of the designer’s blog.


AND


For my card I have used the Cardinal Image and Sentiment from the Winter Birds Set.
I did a background with versamark clear embossing and diamond dust but didnt like 
it so this background is dry embossed with a snow folder. The doily is a Spellbinder.
The bird was colored with pencils and copics and cut out.The red print boarder was
 covered with Versamark and clear powder added to brighten up
the red. A couple layers of  Scallop negatives on the
Plaid dp and a red cording and jingle bell added.





                                 Below are the links to each team members blog so go ahead and
start your commenting,  they have lots of Fabulous inpiration for you using different Stamps and Products.
YOU may be the winner of some great paper crafting prizes!


Jennifer Vanderbeek - http://www.scrapsoflife.com/
Gloria Hayoung Lee - http://iiroom1004.blogspot.ca/
Martha Lucia Gomez - http://stampartpapel.com/
Commenting will end at 6:00 Am Wednesday

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Team B~~~

Happy Tuesday to you all! Here at Tuesday Throwdown we are being sponsored 
by Craft Classes Online.
The Challenge is All About Words,  words being your focal point.
I used and old Waltzing Mouse image for my focal point.
Pretty simple card.

For my USA friends be sure to exercise your right to vote today!!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Happy Saturday!!!


Good Morning Ladies!  
Marks Finest Papers has decided to close its doors so more challenges.

 Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner Im making a few cards.
Today Im using a pumpkin from the  Autumn Splendor Set.
. Dont you love the pumpkin image, it a great one to color. I colored up 
 3 in fact but only ended up using one for this card. The scrap paper is not exactly
 fall but the peachy tones and swirls seem to go with my little pumpkin just fine
. I added the tab and embossed it. Using the sentiment from
 the I Am Thankful Set. The orange border is the negative left over from a
 star die that I had cut out. A few sequins and its a wrap!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Challenge #44

Good Morning Friends, we have a new MFP Stamp Challenge
 Anything Goes... how easy it that!

Anything you make will qualify for an entry, so come on and join the fun this week.
I started with coloring my flowers from the Asian Delights Set. 
The purple SU paper is embossed with a Dotted Swiss folder and cut
 with a Stampin Up scalloped die The dp is old and I dont know who made it.
 Using some inks I colored up some paper and cut the sentiment background 
with a Spellbinder die as well as the background for the flowers.
 Some twine and a button finish it off.

As I see some of you posting pics of your fall trees clothed in beautiful colors 
 Im a wee bit jealous lol! But here in the southwest its nice
in a different  way. With cooler temps and the little rain on Sunday everything 
is beautifully green and flowers blooming like crazy. The weather 
is supposed to cool down into the 80s next  week but even in the
 90s the nights are cooling and its a delightful time to be outside 
We have most of our fall garden planted
 and hope to finish it tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Conie Fong Art

is our Sponsor this week at Tuesday Throwdown and the
 challenge is pretty simple...   add a Border!
I am using the Feeling Fabulous image from Connie Fong. 
I love that her images have the sweetest faces, isn't this one adorable. 
After coloring her up I cut her out with a Spellbinder die. Some corner borders.
I also used Stampin Up dies for the for borders across the card.
 Foam dotted her on and added the sentiment cut with a old Cuttlebug die.
 My teammates did a super job on this challenge!
 Check out their cards. Hope you will join us.


You know I just have to share a little something.
A few days ago my hubby calls me at work to say
I had received a large package!
When I get home from work I open a package stuffed full of wonderful stamps!
 A gift from Stacy Morgan, how amazing is that!
 
 Since I have started blogging I have met so many wonderful ladies and been
blessed by many as well. When I started out I didnt know how to
do links. Mona called me and walked me thru it. I have
 received papers and other goodies from
Mary and Leanne and there have been others as well. My
sweet friend Martha keeps me in crafting supplies!
Many thoughtful and sweet inquires and encouragements over time.
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all!
You all enrich my life for knowing you!


Saturday, October 22, 2016

MFP STAMPS


Good Morning Friends!
 Saturday means a new Challenge at MFP Stamps
We have a color challenge today.

We would love to have you play along with us this week, 
just make sure to include all three colors on your card or project.

Another simple card is in order. Ive been battling a horrible sore throat
and sinuses. Seems to have made my vertigo a little worse the past few
days too. So all that to say this didnt take too much time. I used the
embossed strip for the side because of the swirls
 reminding me of blowing leaves.
 The oval was cut with a  Little Inkers Die.
I love these leaves and sentiment  from the Autumn Splendor Set.
Colored and cut out two of the images then cut them up and
stuck on. The twine wrapped and tied. There you go easy peasy!
MFP Stamp Store has a 15% off Sale right now
 Do go check it out. Im sure you will find
 something  you cant live without!!




Saturday, October 15, 2016

Challenge #43

Today at MFP Stamp Challenge we have a group of inspiration pics for you. 



I love the green white and black But I did that the last inspiration
so I chose the sunflower this time.
The Image and sentiment are both from the Bring On The Sun Set.
After coloring my image and
glittering the bees wings I mounted it on brown.
After the scrap piece was cut into a fishtail it was attached
 with a raffia tied button.
The base was randomly stamped with the Cracked Hello.
My week has be extremely hectic so quick and easy
was the order for this one!
Hope you stop over and join us this week!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Halloween inspired photo

That is the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is to take
 your inspiration from this photo!

 Frankly Im not keen on Halloween so I tried to go with a sweeter look.
Our sponsor is a Day for Daisies.
 They generously supplied us with the all images. I am using the
First Flight image. I did add a little purple into my
card. I made the layered pennants then attached them to a curved strip, covering
the strip in black glitter and attached with the black dots
On the ends. I also added the row of dots.
A scrap piece of dp was attached to some purple with the edge
cut with a scalloped SU die.
I attached the image the black piece. It was a Spellbinder Scalloped Rectangle
that I cut down to fit the image size.
A little computer generated sentiment foam dotted on
trying to make it more of an encouragement card than Halloween!
My teammates really made some wonderful cards so stop
 over for some inspiration!


Saturday, October 8, 2016

MFP STAMP CHALLENGE



For our MFP Stamp Challenge this week we were to make
 a Faux Metal Embellishment. 
We have an easy to follow tutorial so be sure to hop on over and give it a try!
Cas seemed the way to go with this one.
I used silver embossing power generic brand. The sentiment
is from the Great Flowers Set.
The bottom sentiment is from the  same set.    
 I wired on the faux metal piece and stamped the bottom.
 Pretty quick but I need a couple guy cards so this will qualify! 


Thank you for the kind comments on my
Last week rant about someone coming into my 93yr old dad's house and stealing
 a Large amount of money, phone and medication! 
 My mom calls me at work about 11:00am all frantic.
 You will not believe it, the guy came back today!!
 However today my dad was sitting in his chair reading. Kept hearing noises but it was
 pretty windy so at first thats what he thought it was. When he heard his side door
 shaking he went to check and the guy was standing there jerking the door looked right 
in the window at my dad. He took off before my dad could get out the door! When the 
police came we discovered he had first try to get in the back door and bedroom window. 
 The police brought back a photo lineup and my dad identified him! 
 But they have to find him before they can arrest him!
Please pray they find him soon!!!




On a more cheerful note....
Here is the Southwest a pretty vine grows  called a Coral Vine (Antigonon).
 I have one in the front and one in the back yard. The backyard has grown up over
 the  entire top of shade cloth protecting the pond and
more fragile plants for the summer. The whole top is a blaze of pink and these few are
coming over the side. They looks so pretty thought I would share a pic of it.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Saturday Challenge

Good Morning friends, today MFP Challenge is CAS with birds.
 Im slowly getting the hang of the cas. I have used the peacock from the  
Be A Showoff Set. I love peacocks, the males are so majestic with their stunning tails.
 They stir memories from when my girls were young and we had a
menagerie of horses, goats, chickens and dogs
They would fly high up in the trees to roost at night and then
fuss over whose spot was whose lol!! Super
watch dogs they are too!
So anyways onto my card, as you can see a simple swish of color 
and splashes with bit of black spatter.
A fast brown swish for a limb for my little guy to sit on 
and a sentiment to finish it off.
Be sure to stop by and check out my teammate
wonderful creations and show us yours!!

Im feeling frustrated and have to vent! My father will be 94 in a couple
days and on Wednesday he went to lie down for a nap
at about 9:45 am got up about 11:45. A person or
persons  climbed over a 6 ft block wall and 
had entered his home, going  thru the entire
house opening closets, drawers and containers. They took
some of his medications, a very large sum of money and his cell phone
all while he was sleeping. Walking right by his bedroom going into
the others. Im glad he didnt wake up because I shudder
to think what might have happened. I live the next block over
from him, its a nice neighborhood. Is nowhere safe...
It is a crazy world we live in today.




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Today our Challenge is at Tuesday Throwdown is
Fall Feathers and our Sponsor is  Sami Stamps.

 I am using Bird on a Branch image for my card.
I watercolored the bird and added a few layers of fall colors.
A little raffia and button for embellies and viola!