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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Painted Posies Card

  Hello and welcome, The weather is really warming up.79 degrees right now. Suppose to get in the 80s tomorrow. 

So awhile back I was house sitting for my sister and her husband while they went on a road trip. 

So while I was there I hung out in her craftroom. I came across an older Stampin Up set that had never been used called Painted Posies from Stampin Up. It's a wooden block set that the rubber had never been mounted on to the block. 

Well I brought it home and cut the rubber and got it mounted. Do any of you remember when you had to cut the rubber stamp and then mount it on the wooden block? I don't miss that at all. 

So here is my card that I made.

After I stamped the two step flowers and leaves, I used a set called Itty Bitty Backgrounds around the flowers. I really didn't know what I wanted to do after that. So I stamped a script stamp in grey. It's a stamp from the U.K. The company is called Crafty Individuals.

I then stamped a Beautiful You Image on a scalloped oval that I found in my stash. I stamped thank you over the image. That is from a set called What I Love. 

I knew that it needed something else so I added some lavender ribbon. I think that helped a lot. Ribbon always makes things better. 

So that's my card for today. Glad I brought the stamp with me and made something with it. I may try to make another card with it before I give it back to my sister. 

 Also wanted to share with you that I was one of three winners from a giveaway from Arrtx. The giveaway was for their new set of 72 colored pencils. I am sooo excited. I have been wanting to get some. I have never tried colored pencils before. I have a lot to learn. 



 Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and stay safe!

 Challenges entered-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #180 All Dressed Up Anything Goes - Ended

Crafty Catz - #592 Anything Goes/ optional ribbon or twine - Ended

Word Art Wednesday- #539-#540 Anything Goes - Ended

The Four Seasons- April- Spring - Ended


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Mini Slimline Thanks Card

  Hello to all you awesome paper crafter's. So happy to see that you stopped by.

For today's card I decided to try the Spotlight technique. I had never tried it. So here is my try at it.

I love that this technique is so easy. I should have tried this way before now.

The flower image is from a set by Stampin Unicorn called Small Beginnings. They are located in the U.K.

This is my first time using this stamp. I love flowers and I thought it would be a good one to try this technique.

Stamped the image again on another piece of cardstock and colored only the one flower with alcohol markers. Punched it out using a few circle punches from Stampin Up.

The Thanks is an older stamp from S.U. and was given to me with a bunch of other loose stamps in a plastic container. So not sure what set it comes from.

You can't tell but I added some Wink of Stella to the center of the flower. To finish the card off I added some yellow satin ribbon. 

Have you ever made a card using the spotlight technique? If not you should. Great for when you need a quick card. 

So that's it for me today. Would love for you to leave me a comment. 

Blessings to you all. Have a great day!


 Challenges Entered-

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything Goes-2 Ended- Last Challenge

Paper Funday - April- Anything Goes - Ended

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite- Floral or Cute and why- Love flowers - Ended

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes Weeks #539-#540 - Ended

Creative Knockouts -Anything Goes #448- Ended

Stamping Sensations  - April- I Love..... ( I love flowers and coloring with alcohol markers) - Ended


Monday, April 4, 2022

Springtime Birdhouse

  Happy Monday, Hope your having a good day.  Today I want to share a birthday card that I made for one of my sister's.

I had a fun time putting this one together.  

This was my first time using it and I think it turned out so cute. Birds are my favorite animal so I am loving this die set from Wplus9. 

My sister had told me that she loves American gold finch birds, so I made the little bird yellow and black. 

I embossed the birdhouse with a woodgrain embossing folder. The blue and white paper is from my stash. All of the cardstock used for the bird and flowers are from my big container of scraps. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

I cut the black scalloped cardstock from my Cricut. Also added some lavender ribbon. 

Hope you have a good week. I will be leaving later today to visit my Mom for a few days and then I have an appointment on Thursday with one of my Doctor's. I am dreading that appointment. I could use some prayers on that.

Thanks for visiting and hope you can make it back. 

Stay Safe & Stay Crafty!

 Challenges entered-

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #589 ATG or Lot's of Layers- Ended

Crafty Hazelnuts April Patterned Paper

2 Crafty Critter Crazies -#61 Anything Goes with a Critter

Crafters Cafe- #283 Use some Flowers- Ended

Country View Challenges- April Spring is Coming

Pennys Challenges- #518 Anything Goes using Paper -Ended