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Thursday, October 16, 2014

a quick 'NO STAMPS' card

I made this card for today's Splitcoast Stampers
challenge
 to use 

At first it sounded too hard, 
I mean I use stamps on everything.
but I'm up for a challenge!
so I pulled out some of my
 Freckled Fawn embellishments,
 that cute little bag and tag
and went to work.
I didn't even use ink! 
 I think it turned out kinda fun.
Don't you?!
 Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Copic Coloring!

I recently got some new snowman stamps from a company called 
they are so cute and oh so fun to color :)
I also used my white pen to add some highlights and texture to the scarf.
So fun!!
 
The sketch for the card is loosely based on one from Splitcoast Stampers
 

paper is October afternoon and that cute little doily edge is from Freckled Fawn

Also, I am hosting a challenge today for 
Hope you can Cling to

I made this quilt card for one of my samples

The stamps are from Unity...I also used my Copics to color it in.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

So thankful for a friend....

Like you!
Today's card was made for one of the 
Hope you can Cling To Challenges
on Splitcoast Stampers called


I did a little Copic coloring on my chicks, I had forgotten how
much fun my Copics are to me, they were still packed after our move
Last winter!  9 months they were in a box....Its was like Christmas :)

If you have time, I'd love it if you would play along with 
the splitcoast challenges this month, it's a lot of fun and 
for a great cause!

Friday, October 10, 2014

I love fall!

Don't you?!!
Fall is in full swing here in Northern Minnesota, there are so
many beautiful colors around my neck of the woods.
I can't decide if I like the red of the maple, or the yellow of the birch the best.
but together they make for a beautiful scene!

I made today's card for 
which is very appropriately called
Falling in Love...
I was inspired by the beautiful colors that
the Dt used on their samples
and it was the perfect time to break out my
a new to me company,
 and I am in LOVE with their designs!
 I loved the touch of aqua in the projects on the blog, and added
just a touch to my card with these beautiful sequins
Paper is Authentique and ink in Adirondack.  

thanks so much for stopping by!
hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thanks! You are awesome!

There's and inspiration challenge up on the 
One that really caught my eye!
I had the perfect stamps to make it happen..
Love it when that happens!

Here's a look at the inspiration photo

I think we all need one of these super cool clocks! 
I absolutely love it!
I decided to break out my
Winnie and Walter
It's a wonderful Pennant
set and went pretty darn literal on my card

Here's a look
The "Thanks" is a wooden chip thing from Studio Calico that I colored black
and then embossed with clear Embossing Powder.
"you are awesome" came from 

I used Distress inks for the colors, words are black CTMH.

Don't forget the fun over at 
Splitcoast stampers
lasts all month long!
thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hope Floats..


Hope is something we all need to cling on to...hope can really lift us when times get tough.

For my card I wanted something fun to help lighten someones mood.

I wanted the image to be the focal point of my card so I went a little clean and simple,
 still can't stay away from my beloved patterned paper :)

Oh, and in case you didn't know it...today is World Card Making Day!
I hope you are celebrating! 
My 10 year old daughter Lauren, and I are busy making cards and having lots of fun!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hope you can cling to....day 3

Today's "Hope you can cling" challenge
 is called "Stripping Down"
I thing it's a great idea for a challenge!
Hope you check it out and play along!

Here's my card for today.

Paper is more from Authentique (one of my favorite collections!)
stamps are Unity Stamp Company
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's October!

and that means it's time for 
Splitcoast Stampers 
"Hope You can cling To"
 month of challenges!
 
There is a new challenge
 every. single. day.
and HUGE amounts of prizes available.
Please join in! 
 Read all about it HERE

My mom passed away 6 years ago this month from Breast Cancer, I've decided to try my best and focus my energy into something positive, and the month of "hope you can cling to" is one of the best ways for me to do that.  I miss my mom something terrible but I can't sit back and let my sadness take over. so this helps so much!


My card today is for Lori's Shine On Challenge

Paper is from Authentique and stamps are Unity.
I hope to see you over at splitcoast!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spooktacular stamping!

I combined a couple of challenges from Splitcoast Stampers for today's card.

The sketch is from the Wed. Sketch challenge,
 and Thursdays "Ways to Use it" Challenge is all about trees..
these Winnie and Walter sets work together  perfectly! 
 and

Paper is from Authentique,
Ink is Versafine and Ranger Distress.

A quick question for my fellow card makers...I recently moved into a new house in and new state and am having a dickens of a time getting good pictures of my cards..have tried almost everything, even outside.( which in Northern Minnesota will NOT be an option soon)  Today's picture was taken inside a light box but still seems off to me...
any suggestions??

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Be Scary!

Got up early today because I felt like stamping!
Yesterday over at Splitcoast Stampers.Com 
the Free For All Friday challenge was all about the birds.
  Add a bird to you card or project,
I wanted to use my new "Moonlight" set from Winnie and Walter,
 and there just so happens to be an Owl in the set :)

I also used the new Cas{e} this Sketch challenge that was just posted...
good timing for me!
I always love a good sketch,
 it makes putting a card together so much easier for me!

Here's a look at my card

some layering of patterned paper and a touch of washi tape.
ink is Memento
Paper is from Authentique....LOVE it!
thanks so much for stopping by today!