Sunday, January 30, 2011

To A Dear Friend

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Well yes it is me again lol 

I was sitting in the living room watching the TV and messing on the laptop when I came across this challenge blog of the Bildmalarna stamps. I had colored an image last night and used the perfect colors for the challenge blog. Now how lucky is that. So to use my image I came in here and made a card for the challenge over at  Bildmalarna Blog.  The theme to the challenge is Pink and there is where I was lucky for I had colored this cute Tossa in pink lol

I have used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and have used papers from SU. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf is from EK Success with the branch punch being from MS. I had some lace in my stash I used on the side with some ribbon from HL. The sentiment ticket is from Whimsy Stamps and cut out with the ticket die. I added some bling to the corner of the card. This little cutie has been colored with my copic’s.

 

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Okay that is it for me today lol I have to get things ready for work tomorrow so have a great week everyone, and thanks so much for stopping bye, it means so much to read  your comments. Hugs ((((((((((()))))))))))

Busy Day

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Hello dear friends !!! Boy did I have a productive weekend. lol I got all the chores done yesterday and so I sat and colored some images and today got to play. It felt real good to enjoy myself again lol

 

I have made some cards for some challenges. My first card is this gorgeous Bildmarlena.  Oh this are just gorgeous images. I made this card for the beautiful sketch over at Create4Fun Challenge Blog and then for Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog the theme is Valentines day.  Papers I used were from BG and I used a MS punch around the page for my background paper. I added a die from Spellbinders for the corner photo and then I cute a heart out and added some glitter to it. I then used the SU sentiment and punched it out with a SU scalloped punch. This adorable image was colored with my copics. I lam going to send this to my granddaughter for Valentines Day. She loves these images too.

 

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My next card is one of the Hanglar Fairy images that a dear friend sent me. SWAK dear. I also used BG papers on this one along with another heart I cut out and used the SU sentiment on and the ribbon is also from SU. I used one of the MS border punches. I didn’t do to much to this card as I don’t think my grandson would like it to girly lol  I have used the beautiful sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge Blog  and also for Sketchy Colors Challenge Blog as the them there is a color challenge of Brown, blue and white.

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Told you I have been busy lol My next card is another one of this cute Hanglar Fairy Images and she has been colored with my copics. I used the beautiful sketch over at Friday Sketchers  and also for the lovely Hanglar Challenge Blog where the theme is Spring Colors. My papers are from BoBunny and I have used a bosskut flourish with some flat pearls and added the MS butterfly and added some flat pearls to it also. The sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley.

I used a MS border punch on the bottom and added some ribbon from my stash.

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My last card is for a new challenge I found while surfing today and they have a gorgeous sketch with a recipe of flowers, ribbon, and buttons. This is for the Stempel Magie Challenge Blog. You all need to check this blog out. Looks awesome. I have used one of my new Magnolia’s and again the papers are from BG. She has been colored with my copics . The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon is from SU. I have used some SU punches for the sentiment which I am not for sure where it came from . Sorry!! The branch is from MS and I have used a button that was in my stash.

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Well that is it for me today and I hope you are still with me lol I know long post but I got started and just couldn’t stop lol Hope you all have a great week and hope to stop in some time this week. Still getting use to going back to work so don’t get much done on the weekend lol Hugs to you all and thanks so much for stopping bye . ((((((((((((())))))))))))

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Your so sweet !

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Hello dear friends !!! Well I finally got to do some playing today and also finished a card for a challenge.

My first card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog where there is a beautiful sketch by the lovely Dawny. Oh I so love working with her sketch’s.

I have used one of my new Bildmalarna stamps (so loving these) and she is called Tossa with Strawberry. Aren’t these images just beautiful???

She has been colored with my copic’s and I have used some papers from MME.

I also added a text from Studio G stamps and the lovely flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The branch punch is from MS and the leaf from EK Success.

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And then for the Sugar Bowl there is another beautiful sketch to follow with the theme of Love as your option. I used this adorable Manga which I so love from Sugar Nellie . She has also been colored with my copic’s. I used some papers from BoBunny and a Prima flower with a BoBunny brad in the center.  I used one of my Ms Punch Around the Page . The sentiment is also a Studio G stamp.

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Well sorry this post is so short but I have so much work to get caught up on. I hope you all enjoy your weekend and have a great day. Thanks for stopping bye it means so much. Hugs (((((((((((()))))))))))

Friday, January 28, 2011

Going Dotty

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Happy Friday !!! And boy do I mean that too !!! It’s been the longest week. I so hope I get use to these work days soon. The time I had off was so relaxing and now back to the grindstone isn’t so pleasant lol.

Today I have my Just Magnolia Challenge Card for you. The theme for the challenge is GOING DOTTY !!! I have used this adorable Hanglar image and she has been colored with my copic’s. Papers are from MME and I used my spellbinder dies and some beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the branch is from MS. The leaf punch I believe is from EK Success.  The ribbon I got at my local HL and the bling is from my stash.

 

The prize this week is from  image . So I do hope you all join in and don’t forget to check out the rest of the design teams works.

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Thanks so much for stopping bye and I hope to check back in sometime this weekend. Sending big hugs (((((((((()))))))))))

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friend

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Happy Sunday Everyone !!! I hope you all have had a great weekend so far. I know I didn’t do nothing yesterday except hit the couch lol The work week wore me slab out lol

But today I have made a card for a few challenges. First up I have used the  Simply Adorable  Verity for my image from Sugar Nellie . These are available over at Funky Kits  as digi downloads and no waiting at all. These images are just so beautiful with all the shading etc in them. I have seen lots of blogs using these and they all love them so if you haven’t gotten  yours yet, man click on over to Funky Kits and get yours now.

I have colored Verity with my copics and have used some papers from K&Co. I have used some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and also the branch punch from L-EM. The ribbon is from SU and the punches for the sentiment also. I have distressed all the edges of my papers with the Distress it all and then sponged some Walnut distressed ink on them.  Brads were attached on the corner of the image after I had used the ticket punch on them from SU.  I had a hard time getting a good photo this morning so please forgive me for that.

I am joining in some challenges with this card

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  for the bingo play, I have used brads, ribbon, and flowers.

Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog for distressing

Sketchy Colors Challenge Blog for the lovely sketch

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Well that is it for me this weekend. My grandson turned 16 yesterday and he went skiing and snowboarding till 1 am this morning so I have tons of laundry I need to finish up and chores to do. (since I couldn’t seem to move yesterday lol)

I wish you all a great week and thanks so much for stopping bye and visiting me today. I so appreciate it

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just for You !!

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Hello dear friends. Well I believe I am on a roll lol Another card for me this week. lol

 

Today I have a card to show you for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog and also for the Lovely Hanglar challenge blog.

I have used my sketch over at Just Magnolia and have used this adorable Hanglar image  that a dear sweet friend sent me. SWAK Thanks dear.

The them over at Lovely Hanglar Challenge blog is Anything goes. I have colored this beauty with my copic’s and the papers are from MME. I so love these for they are my favorite color combo lol I have used some punches from SU for my sentiment which I believe is from Stampavie. Then one of my MS border punches was used. I added a couple of blilng flowers on the image and have used a flower from Prima along with a leaf die from Magnolia.

I do hope you all come and visit the girls over at Just Magnolia.  They have lots of gorgeous inspiration for you.

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Thanks so much for stopping bye and sending big hugs to you all. ((((((((((()))))))))))))))

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wishing You

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Hello Everyone !!!

Sorry it has been a few days since I posted but getting back into the work routine has been a rough road for me. But I managed to get a card done for a few challenges.

The gorgeous image is from Lily Of The Valley and she has been colored with my copic’s. I used the sketch over at the new challenge for Lily Of the Valley Challenge Blog by the lovely Dawny. Her sketches are always so much fun to use. I have also made this card for a few more challenges. Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog the challenge there is to use a sentiment on your card I have used one of the Lily of the Valley’s sentiments. The next challenge is for the Copic Creations Challenge Blog where it is anything new and my images are new. Then over at Paper Sundaes challenge blog the challenge is to use one of the challenges from the year so I chose challenge #26 which is lots of layers.

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My papers are from SU and I have used glamour dust on parts of the image. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have used the leaf and branch punch and the border punch from MS. I have used a few spellbinders on my project. Well I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the week. Like I said it has been a rough one for me but will get back in the groove of it all.

Thanks for stopping bye and sending big hugs your way ((((((((())))))))))

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tissue’s Anyone !!

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Good day my dear friends!! I hope you all are doing well. Well it is my last day off and tomorrow is the return to work. So I had to get some play time in today and I just had to ink up these cute adorable  Bildmalarnas. Oh these cute images just got to the USA and I am so loving them. I got my first order Friday and there was no waiting on using them lol I have made this tissue box for the Bildmalarnas Challenge Blog. The challenge this month is to make a box using one of there images. So I had a hard time trying to decide which one to use first. I do believe these cuties are going to be more popular than Magnolia.

This one is called Mimosa at the stump. Now doesn’t she just look so comfortable ? I have colored her with my copics. and have used papers from SU.

I added some lace trim to the top and some flat pearls. I have used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the branch and leaf is punches from MS.

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Now here is a side view of my tissue box.

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And here is a close up of the top. I have again used the Wild Orchid Flowers and MS branch and leaf punch along with the butterfly and added some flat pearls on it also. I am just loving these cuties and I am so glad they are here in the states. I have another order coming soon and can’t wait to get them.

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Well I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. It might be a day or two before I get to post again, the first day back to work might be a rough one lol

Thanks so much for stopping bye and am sending Big Hugs your way ((((((((((()))))))

Cherish

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Happy Saturday!!!! Well I have one more day before I start back up to the work force. I am ready but yet I’m not. lol But the last few days are really flying bye.

 

Today I have a card to show you that I made for a few challenges. The sketch is from Friday Sketchers, Just Magnolia is My Favorite Things, Color Create is the colors Pink, Blue, Cream and Grey, then I have also used the challenge over at Stamp Something as anything goes.

I so love this sketch over at Friday Sketchers and my favorite things are my bosskut flourish and my always used MS branch and of course the gorgeous Hanglar image.

I have used papers from K&Co and have colored this cute Hanglar with my copic’s. The wording and punches are from SU and I have used one of the newer Spellbinder dies. I have used a Prima flower with a button center (love these) I added some pearl pen to the flourish.

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Well that is it for me today, I have to get all the chores done and I will be watching my youngest grandson this morning so need to get busy. Thanks so much for stopping bye and for leaving me such wonderful comments I so appreciate it. Hugs ((((((((((())))))

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

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Happy Friday dear friends. Well most of you have been waiting for the weekend but to me it is just a day closer that I have to go back to work. It is going to be hard to go back after being off for 24 days. I so am not looking forward to the long hours. But went to my surgeon’s appointment yesterday and he said I am doing great. So got the big release to return to work Monday.  I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and emails during this time off that I have had. It has been so nice to read them all and I want to thank you sooooo much.

 

Today I have a card to show you for the Sugar Bowl  there is a wonderful sketch to follow and the option is Birthday. So i have used this adorable Simply Sassy image from Sugar Nellie. This one is called Hippy Chic. Isn’t she a cutie and I just love those eyes. I am still using up some old papers from SU, got a long way to go lol but have colored my image with copic’s and the sentiment is from Sandra’s Digi’s .  I just added some brads and spacers to the the frame and left it very CAS

 

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While I had the stamp out I stamped on a canvas bag and colored it with my copic’s. I had seen these made before but was a little scared to do it but thought oh go for it so I did. I think it turned out very well the copic’s never ran and I was well pleased how it turned out. Now I know I am going to have to fight with my granddaughter for this and I am sure she will win lol The sentiment  is from SU

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Challenge Card

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Hello dear friends. Well today is the day I go back and see the surgeon, so if all is well I will be returning back to work Monday, so that means not much time left lol I dread going back for I have  had a lot of play time the last week or so and have got to do some blogging that I don’t get done when I work the long hours. But we got to do what we got to do don’t we??

Today I have a card to show you for the Lily Of The Valley Challenge Blog . The theme this week is Winged Things so what better image to use than this darling one. I am also using the gorgeous  sketch over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog.  I am also entering this into the Stampavie and More Challenge Blog where the theme  there is Glitter.

 

My card uses papers from SU (using these babies up) and flowers from Prima along with the MS branch punch. I have cut the image out with some spellbinder dies and the ribbon is from my stash.

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Well need to run, sorry the post is short today but have to make my way to see the surgeon.  Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping bye. Sending Big Hugs ((((((()))))))))

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dreaming!!!

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Hello dear friends !!! I hope you all are having a great day so far. We still have the snow coming down and boy I am so glad I don’t have to get out in this mess that is for sure. I don’t know how much we have gotten so far but way to much for me lol

 

Today I have another one of the gorgeous Simply Adorable images to show you for Sugar Nellie.  This one is Joy !!! Isn’t she just precious ???

I have used the sketch over at Everybody Art Challenge for my card today. I have kept to my New Year’s resolution  and have been using up all my old papers, these are from SU. I have used the MS border punch  and the leaf punch. The sentiment is from Lily Of The Valley and I have used some spellbinder dies to cut it out. The flowers are from Prima

 

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Here is a close up of the image I have blown it up some so you can see the detail in it and it is sort of blurry . The shading and detail in this stamps are just beautiful.  Don’t forget you can get these as a digital download over at Funky Kits so go grab yours if you haven’t already.

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Thanks so much for stopping bye and do hope you all aren’t getting all this snow we are. As I am typing this the mailman is stuck out on the road.

Sending Big Hugs ((((((((((()))))))))))))

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Notes

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Hello dear friends !!! Hope you all are doing well. Oh I woke up to tons of snow today !!!! School has been cancelled and it is still coming down. Now this kind of snow I don’t mind a bit as long as I don’t have to get out in it lol So lucky for me I am still off work.

 

Yesterday I found this clipboard I have had for sometime so decided to do something with it. It already had this design on it and was really hard to find some papers to go with, not your perfect match that is for sure but it will do.

I made a little box for the front of it to add a notepad covered it with some DCWV papers and  used some Bosskut dies to spell out Notes. I added a Prima flower with the MS branch punch. Then this cute little hanglar  image that was sent to me. So loving these cuties. She has been colored with my copic’s and I adhered her with some pop dots.

 

Now the notebook inside I just covered with the same papers and added a ribbon. The pen holder at the top (now I just noticed I forgot to put the pen in lol) but I made this holder from a clothespin and just covered it with some paper and some Prima flowers.

 

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Now here is a close up of the little box I attached.

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Well you all have a wonderful day. I don’t know what is in store for me today but am going to try to make the most of the rest of my time off.

Sending big Hugs ((()))))

Monday, January 10, 2011

Be My Valentine !!

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Hello my dear friends !!! Thanks so much for stopping bye today. So appreciate it!!!

Well it is Monday and I am on the home stretch of having to go back to work. This will be my last week off. I have so enjoyed being off but not the way I got to be off lol

 

But today I have made an easel box for my for grandson and granddaughter. I am going to fill it full of lovely candies once it gets closer ( don’t think mom and dad will like all the sugar lol) But I have used the wonderful tutorial over on Norma’s Blog This woman is so talented and I so appreciate all her tutorials in making things. I have also used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog.

I don’t do very well at taking Easel Card pictures but I do hope you can get a idea of it.

I have used one of my Hanglar images that was sent me to me by a dear friend. Thanks hon. I have used some papers from BG. Sentiments are from SU and used a SU punch and spellbinders to cut them out. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf is from Magnolia. I used one of my Maya Roads chipboard flourishes and painted it with Lumiere and added some Iridescent Medium. I added some large flat pearls.

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Here is a side view of the box

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And a close up of the front of the box. I have used one of my circle punches to make an opening in the drawer so it will be easier to open it. Since my grandkids are smaller I didn’t add an handle I figured this would be easier for them to open.

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well again thanks so much to Norma for this wonderful tutorial and thanks for stopping bye today. Sending Big Hugs ((()))))

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sketchy Colors Challenge Card

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Good Day my dear friends !!! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. I have one more week off before I return to work, it is getting closer but I have so enjoyed being off the last week being able to do something’s and blogging. Had been a long time since I was able to blog so much working the hours that I do.

Last night I colored this cute adorable Bildmarlarna image that a dear friend sent me. Isn’t she just adorable. Sorry my lighting isn’t the greatest today. I have colored her with my copic’s. and have used some papers from my DCWV pad.  I have used the lovely sketch over at Sketchy Colors Challenge Blog.

I just cut out some circle punches and added a heart that was punched from SU. The ribbon was just from my stash.

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I so hope you all enjoy your day and would like to thank you so much for stopping bye and leaving me a comment. It sure means a lot. Hugs ((())))

Saturday, January 8, 2011

With Love

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Happy Weekend Everyone !!! I hope you are enjoying your time this weekend. Sorry I didn’t get to make my post yesterday but ended up having a bad day. I think I tried to eat something I shouldn’t of. I guess this is a big shock to my stomach, But it was good going down lol

 

Today I would like to show you a card I made for the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and the color scheme over at Color Create Challenge Blog.

I have used this darling image I got from a dear friend called Bildmalarna these images are coming to the states and I am so excited. I think they are so cute.

I have made a card for Valentines for one of my granddaughters. The papers are last years SU papers. I have used a chipboard heart and covered it with stickles. The leaf and branch punch are from MS and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly and have been punched out with some SU punches.  She is colored with my copic’s and I have used some glamour dust on her wings.. All pages have been distressed with Walnut distressed inks.

 

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While I am off I thought it fitting to join in the challenge over at Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog. It has been ages since I have been able to participate in challenges as much so thought I would take the opportunity to join in again after ages. I have used this Handsome Oakley here as a Dr. The sentiment is from High Hopes Rubber stamps. I have used some older papers from SU (yes I am going to get rid of these old papers by using them up this year.)  The bottom sentiment is from SU and the sentiment on the star is from Sandra’s Digi’s.  I added a calendar to the front of this as it can be used for a desk calendar if so fitting.  The star is a Maya Road chipboard that I covered in glitter.  I have also used copic’s to color him in.

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Well that is it for me today. I have some house cleaning to do while the grandson is home since I can’t push a sweeper yet (that ‘s a good thing lol) so need to get my word done and am just going to take it easy on what goes in my stomach today. Don’t want a repeat of yesterday.

 

Thanks for stopping bye dear friends and I so appreciate all your comments. Sending Big Hugs ((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Meet Joy and some Happy News !!!

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Happy Thursday dear friends !!! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I have some exciting news but it won’t be a big deal to you all but it sure was for me. I went for my first check up at the surgeons office today and he said things were doing good and I got to move up to some baked potato’s, pasta, mac and cheese. Oh I was doing the happy dance!!! I was never in my live so sick of Broth and jello !!!! I don’t even want to see them for a long time. He said just to eat real soft mushy stuff. Don’t think it didn’t take me anytime to get home and fix me some food lol I was starving lol Okay enough but I was just so excited.

 

I would like to show you Joy today !! She is the last of my Simply Adorable images from Sugar Nellie and don’t forget to keep stalking Funky Kits for they will be coming soon. I have read all your comments and emails and am so glad to know you all love these too. They are just precious.

I have colored Joy with my copic’s and have used some older papers from Daisy D’s. I have made my card pretty simple for I didn’t want to take away from this beautiful image. The sentiment is from Sandra’s digi’s I just love these digi’s they are punched out with SU punches. I have added some raffia ribbon that a very dear friend sent me some time ago. I use this sparely lol And the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The branch is a MS punch.

 

Did you all see on the Sugar Nellie Blog today that the new Simply Sassy Blog has opened. Oh you don’t want to miss all the fun there. So keep checking it out.

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Now for my second card today I have used this adorable Lily of the Valley image for there new challenge over at Lily of the Valley Challenge Blog. There is a beautiful sketch to follow that Lena made. I have used papers from K&Co and the SU border punch.  my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the branch is from MS. This little beauty has been colored with my copic’s and I have used some glamour dust on her.  The corners were given to me ages ago from a dear friend and thought they worked pretty for this card.

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Well have a wonderful evening and hope to see you all tomorrow. Sending big hugs and again thank you so much for your wonderful comments, it means more than you will ever know. Hugs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh what a day !!!!!

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Hello my dear friends !!! I hope your day was well. I tell you my day was well I don’t know the word to use lol

I have seen these gorgeous Book Cards on everyone’s blog , but had never seen the directions until Michelle Roos posted the directions on Whiff of Joy’s Inspiration Blog. Well the directions was great so very clear, but me and the book part had plenty of fights !!!!! LOL Oh I could not get that to work right so I just walked away from it for awhile and then finally got the idea to use Score Tape, So that helped me out some. I was so glad to get that part of the card done, I don’t think I will be trying this anytime soon lol But after all day and finally getting it done I am pleased at hoe it turned out.

 

I have used one of these gorgeous Hanglar images that a friend sent me. Oh aren’t they cuties??? She has been colored with my copic’s.

I used Bazzill paper for the base and my patterned paper is from K&Co.  All papers have been distressed with my distress it all and then sponged with Vintage Distressed Inks.

 

My dear friend at work is having a birthday tomorrow but this will be late to her as I don’t go back to work till next week. But what I had gotten her will fit inside her so that worked out great.

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I used the Martha Stewart Heart border punch on the front here and added some flat pearls to the spellbinder circle die. The ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. (loving this set) The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf is from Magnolia, I also have a couple of branches under the flowers from MS. The ribbon I believe I got from HL.

 

Now here is a side view of the card

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And here is the inside. I have added some lace to the top of the book box and then used a spellbinder die also for the base of the sentiment. This circle sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps.

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I used the sketch over at Mojo Monday for the front of the card book and am also entering this into the Lovely Hanglar Challenge Blog for the recipe ( 3 flowers, 2 brads, 1 ribbon. I am also entering this into the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog where it is Anything Goes, and also PaperTake Weekly Challenge Blog for Anything Goes

Well this is all I got accomplished today so I do  hope you enjoy. I will be back tomorrow with my final Simply Adorable. Are you all stalking Funky Kits?
There coming soon !!!!!!!!

Sending Big Hugs and thank you so much for your lovely comments.