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Purr-fect Day

Happy Friday!
Stopping in to share a fun little card with you using another image from our latest release at Sami Stamps!
This card features the Line of Whiskers image:
The first thing I worked on for this card was the fence that they are all perched on.  I took a piece of the Essentials by Ellen woodgrain paper and added 2 colors of distress ink - the first layer was Frayed Burlap.  I used a lot of pressure with my blending pad to get the ink down into the grain pattern.  Then I want over top of that with the Ground Espresso color.  This time I used a really light hand so that it just covered the top detail.

I really wanted the light grain pattern to show through, and using two tone ink blending gave me the perfect result for that!

Then I printed out my kitty image and colored it up with my pencils.  I just adore Sami's cat images!  They always make me smile, and of course I can't resist coloring them up like my sweet kitties :)

I trimmed them out and added foam tape to the back.  But before adding them to my card base, I used a diagonal brick stencil and added some yellows to the background, then splattered it with some water to get a bit more detail and texture.  After that dried, I adhered the kitties and the fence down.

The clouds were die cut from a Mama Elephant Landscape Trio die and then I simply stamped a fun Newton's Nook sentiment across the top.

Finished the whole thing off with a little twine!!

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to check out this adorable release!  And you have a few days left to enter our Anything Goes challenge!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #232-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! <3
 

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Wishing...

Happy Friday!
I'm so glad the week is over!  I just need to make it through today and tomorrow and then I finally get to see Matthew again!  It's been a painfully tough week without him here.  I always tell myself I'm okay and strong enough to be alone...but that's so not true!  I totally depend on him!

But I've been able to keep myself pretty busy!  Actually, so busy that I almost didn't get a card done in time for our new release at Sami Stamps!  Which is a shame because it's all about cats...how could I miss a cat release!  I decided that just wasn't happening and stayed up super late to get a card put together.  Once I thought up the idea, the whole thing came together pretty quick, which is usually the case with Sami Stamps images.  They just radiate inspiration!
Since there's a ton of sweet kitties in here...and my current mood is wishing Matthew were home, I decided to make a card dedicated to him.  To start, I did a fun washy watercolor background, mixing a few blues and a tealish color together.  Then flicking it with some white paint and set it aside to dry. 

The kitties, which is the Sneaky Kitties 2 image (love it!!), was printed on Ranger Watercolor paper.  I used some Inktense pencils and a water brush to get a really quick color down on the kitties.  I always struggle with water brushes.  The water flows too quickly out of them, and since I'm a control freak, it's too hard for me to get the style and details I like with that much water.  But for these soft kitties it was perfect! 

Once the kitties were colored, I trimmed out the middle of the panel to create a frame.  I white heat embossed a couple of sentiments from the Sending Hoping Wishing stamp set from WPlus9.  The Wishing is on vellum, which I then trimmed out and mounted with some foam tape.  The rest is embossed onto some black cardstock and mounted below the vellum. 

I finished the card off with a nice scattering of Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and that was it!

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see this uber cute release!!!

Thanks for visiting!
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Sunflower Thanks!!

Hey everyone!!  Happy Tuesday!
I can't believe the sun is shining today!  It was supposed to be gloomy all week here in Washington, so I'm so excited that the sun is out!  Gives us a chance to dry off a little bit and let all my flowers bloom!  I love this time of year with everything blooming.  My roses are just starting to pop open and they are so gorgeous!  How about you?

So today we have a fun new challenge starting at Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing!!  This can be powder, dry, or paste.  Doesn't matter!  I love to use embossing paste on my projects.  It has some really neat qualities to it..but I decided to just go with some regular heat embossing for my card.
Our awesome sponsor for this weeks challenge is Create A Smile Stamps!!!  I was so excited to get them added to our sponsor list this year!  Plus they provided us with a discount code so I also got to get my hands on some of their amazing stamps!!!  For my card today I've used the Magical Flowers stamp set.  I couldn't help myself...I'm a sucker for sunflowers and that large one right there in the center of my arrangement was calling my name :)

I started my card by white heat embossing a woodgrain stamp onto some Neenah Grey cardstock.  Then began layer stamping all of my flowers.  In order to get everything layered like this without all the bulk, you have to do some masking.

Masking is like magic!  But you have to remember that anything you want to be at the front needs to be stamped first.  So for this arrangement, that was the sunflower.  Once that was stamped, I made my mask and stamped the next flower that I wanted in the foreground of the arrangement but behind the sunflower, which was the super cute little flowers from the (retired) My Favorite Things Sweet Roses set.  I finished off the arrangement with a few little flower sprigs and leaves from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Addie's Garden set.

The flowers were then all colored in really quickly with my ShinHan markers.  I didn't focus much on depth or details with the markers because once they were all colored in, I went back over everything with my Spectrum Noir pencils and added the depth and details with those.  I love this technique!  I am horribly heavy handed and can never get nice little detailed coloring with my markers.  But the pencils have such a nice fine tip that I have more control and can easily get those details exactly where I want them.

To finish off the card, I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Winnie & Walter Big Bold & You set onto vellum and then trimmed around just the top portion of the sentiment.  That whole vellum piece was wrapped around my front panel and then I scattered some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the card.

Do you love it?  Cuz I love it!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Create A Smile Stamps Monthly LinkUp
    Simon Says Stamp-Flowers
    Word Art Wednesday #230-Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting!  Be sure to join us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Embossing challenge!!! <3
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Excited for You!

Happy Friday!
How has everyone been?  I hope your week was absolutely spectacular and you are ready for a super fun weekend!

I wanted to stop in quick today and share a little card using an image from the most recent Sami Stamps release.  This image is called Already Loved and is so precious!
I figured since I had done a blue card last week, I'd do a pink card this week.  I started by working on the background.  You know that I love to put together my own background designs.  It gives me a much bigger sense of accomplishment and pride in my card when I know I've put the whole thing together instead of trying to match up patterned paper...not sure why that is...I just love it though :)

So I started by taking a die cut from Simon Says Stamp that I just recently purchased and cutting it out several times.  I wanted one specific piece of it so needed to cut it out about 8 times in order to get enough to fill my background.  The die I used was the Heart of Roses die!  It's such a gorgeous die, but I loved that I could doctor it a bit and get a whole different look!  I cut out 2 roses that were connected and solid along with the 2 leaves connected to them.

To get the placement right, I laid them all out on my card base first, then sketched little lines around each one to know where they would sit.  I decided to color them all in with my chalks.  I was going to try and use distress inks, but I didn't know a good way to get a nice even coating in such small spaces, and the chalk seemed to be the best option.  I did slight shading for each flower and leaf but not a lot since they are small spaces.

Around each flower and leaf I filled in with a little bit of blue.  Once the chalk was all applied, I glued down my roses!  It turned out so perfect and soft!  I love this technique and will need to do it again soon!

I printed off and colored up my image with my Spectrum Noir pencils and then mounted it onto my card with some fun foam behind it for dimension.  Then went around each of the roses with a shimmer pen so there was just a touch of sparkle on the card.

So..Stinkin..Cute!!!  Honestly the picture doesn't do it justice because in person, the card is so precious.  I wish photos could properly portray something...

But, thanks for visiting!  Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see this sweet release and then join in our Anything Goes challenge!! <3

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Artistic Inspirations #156-Anything Goes/Die Cuts
    Crafty Catz #324-Dies/Punches
    Paper Play Sketches #7
    Sassy Studio #333-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp-Flowers
    Word Art Wednesday #230-Anything Goes

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Sweet Baby Bump - New Sami Stamps Release!

Happy Friday!
We have a super sweet new release for you today from Sami Stamps called Beautiful Baby Bump.

For my card, I have used the Baby Bump Dress image.
I kept my card pretty simple, though I don't think it would qualify as a clean and simple card.  I started by picking out some paper from Lawn Fawn to use for the dress.  I don't normally paper piece but there was something about this image that called me to do it.  Then I matched a few inks to the paper and used a couple of tiny stamps to stamp a simple floral background.  You can just barely see it peaking out around the edges.

Using my Silhouette, I cut out a scallop frame and then set to work on my image.  I printed it off twice so that I could also cut out the hair and layer that on top of the dress.  I added a little bit of shading to the plaid paper as well for more depth.

Then using the same ink as I did for the background, did a light blended layer on the background, concentrating a bit more ink around her feet and where the sentiment would be.  I grabbed a shimmer mist and sprayed the whole thing, which gave it a cool textured look.

The sentiment was cut out with my Silhouette as well and then layered over top of the image.  I opted not to add any other embellishments to keep the focus on the super sweet image.  And the background is already super shimmery so I felt it didn't need any more sparkle.

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the rest of this precious release!

Oh!  And we have a new challenge starting today - Anything Goes!  Nice and easy, just be sure to use a Sami Stamps image!!!

Thanks so much for visiting! <3
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Guest Designer at CAS(E) This Sketch!!!

HI!!!
I am so happy to be guest designing this week at CAS(E) This Sketch!!  I was thrilled to have won one of their past challenges, but when Chrissy contacted me to be a guest designer, I was on cloud 9!  That totally made my month!  Making cards is such a passion of mine and I love waking up each morning to a fresh new idea, but winning a challenge or being asked to guest design helps reassure me that I'm still headed in the right direction.

So thank you a million times to Chrissy and the team at CAS(E) This Sketch for having me this week!!

I adored the sketch that we have for you to follow!  I just recently got a little order from Create A Smile Stamps and was dying to dig into them.  So this sketch offered up the perfect opportunity to do so.
Here is the sketch:
 
I started my card by first cutting out a couple of stitched circles in yellow cardstock and vellum.  I wanted there to be a little color peaking through the vellum so it wasn't just white on white.  Then I used a woodgrain background stamp and white heat embossed it on the vellum.

The flowers are from the Crokisses set from Create A Smile.  I was absolutely head over heels in love with this set when I saw it released!  Crocus isn't a common flower for people to make stamps of, so this was definitely a one of a kind must have set!  I stamped the flower a couple of times and then used some Spectrum Noir pencils to color them all in.  I have to say, I'm incredibly pleased with my coloring!  I took my time and really focused on getting nice solid blending and detailed strokes.  They turned out perfect!

Once the flowers were done, I splattered some purple flecks on the background and added a black scallop frame to the woodgrain circle.  Then arranged my flowers with a little dimensional tape and added a simple sentiment banner and stuck it down to my card base!  I did add a little tiny stripe of purple glitter paper to one side to help add a little detail throughout the whole card. 

I hope you've enjoyed this card!  Be sure to swing by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge blog to see the Design Teams creations, and then join in with this super fun sketch!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps #192-Make Your Mark
    Word Art Wednesday #228-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! <3
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The Most Beautiful Day

Happy Tuesday!
We have a fun new challenge for you at Tuesday Throwdown - Welcome Spring!!  With all the flowers in bloom and the warmer weather rolling in, it's not too hard to find some sort of inspiration from your window.  I love this time of year when the world comes back to life!  It's refreshing, and hearing the birds sing and the frogs chirp outside just makes my heart happy.

Our awesome sponsor this week is MyGrafico and they have provided us with some super adorable images to use on our cards!
I used an image from the Lady Labybug set and printed it off super large so it was the focus of my card.  Then used my Inktense pencils to watercolor it in.  I'm learning that it is really important to layer up your watercoloring.  I'm the type of person that likes to do it once and be done, but it doesn't always work that way.  Watercolor needs layers..plain and simple :)

While my large flower dried, I worked on my background.  I blended out a few light shades of blue around where my flower would sit and then took a couple of stamps from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom:  Addie's Garden set and stamped them in black around the outside.  I wanted to have the look of a nice large bouquet without having all the bulk of each image cut out and layered into it.

I absolutely love how it looks!  The flower is the focal point, but the outlined foliage is the perfect backdrop for it!

Once my flower was dry, I turned it into a shaker!  I only added tiny beads and seed beads since this window was super small.  But I think that combo worked out perfectly!

For the sentiment, I used one from last month's Hero Arts kit and white embossed it onto some vellum before stretching that across the whole card front.  I scattered some little drops of glossy accents all around the arrangement and that finished the card!!

I hope you will join us this week for our Welcome Spring challenge!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #63-CAS Shaker
    Artistic Inspirations #155-Anything Goes
    Crafting When We Can #118-Add Flowers
    The Cat's Pajamas #313-Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting! <3
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Mother's Day Sale at Sami Stamps!

Happy Friday!
I hope everyone has had a fabulous week and is ready for an amazing weekend!

We don't have a new release this week at Sami Stamps, but instead there is a sale on the images the the DT has chosen to use for their projects.  Each image we've used is 50% off!

For my card, I chose to use the Love and Lullabies image.
I wanted this image to be super soft and subtle so I chose to use some watercolor pencils on it.  I didn't focus a whole lot on shading but did try to add a little depth where it was needed.

After the image dried, I mounted it onto some soft grey cardstock.  Everything was going so smooth until I miss aligned my paper and almost sliced through my image!  It was one of those "see it as it's happening" type panics.  Fortunately I reacted enough to pull the blade up just enough so that it just grazed the top of my paper.  But there was still a clear cut line.  So I had to adjust my design a little bit to help cover up that line.  Nothing a couple of simple soft pink stripes of paper couldn't handle :)

To finish it all off, I embossed a simple little heart in liquid platinum and trimmed it out so that the sentiment could tuck behind it in the corner.  I didn't add any other embellishments, which helped keep the card in the soft style I wanted.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations!  They are gorgeous!  And remember you get 50% off any of the images they used!

Thanks for visiting! <3

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You're Awesome - Sami Stamps Release

Happy Friday!
Stopping in quick to share a fun little card with you using an image from the Sami Stamps release we had last week.
For this card, I used the All Caught Up image and colored it in with my pencils.  It's colored very similarly to last weeks card because I just loved the color combo...but this time I colored the kitty to represent my little princess, Cloud.

I wanted to have this sweet image sort of suspended in the center of the card but still attached to the frame so I used my trimmer and made about a quarter inch border around the outside of the card, leaving the string and the kite still attached.  Then took my scissors and fussy cut around the rest of the image.

To create the background, I cut a bunch of yellow and orange strips of paper into rays and arranged them around the focal point of the kite.  When it was all put together, it was a bit brighter than I wanted so I added a piece of vellum over top, but then it looked too flat.  So I took a couple of blue pencils and added some sky shading in between each of the rays and that helped to give the whole background a little more depth and detail while still being soft and muted behind the vellum.

I stamped my sentiment on a thin strip of paper (I had meant to keep this attached to the image and frame but forgot while I was cutting everything out..), then slid that underneath the kite and attached it to the frame.

The whole kitty frame is mounted up on foam tape to give it some fun dimension away from the sun ray background.  I did zero embellishing on this card.  I didn't even add shimmer pen!  As I looked at it, I liked the flat cleanness of it and I felt if I added any shimmer, it would be too much.  So I left it off, and I love it!

You still have a little time to enter our challenge at Sami Stamps - Add Pearls or Beads.  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image!

I'd like to enter this card into the Cas(e) This Sketch challenge #169.


Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend! <3
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On Your Day

Hey everyone!
We have a new challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown - Monochromatic!
This can be a super fun style if you can get the color scheme right.  Some colors done in monochromatic style, I feel, don't look good.  But if you can get all the shades right, it can be gorgeous!

Our awesome sponsor this week is MHK Designs and she has provided some awesome images for our team to use!
I decided to go with reds for my card because I wanted to use these gorgeous roses from the Stencil in the Roses set.  I started by trimming down a piece of SchoolHouse Red cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and using a chevron stencil over top.  Through the stencil I applied Unicorn White Pigment Ink from Hero Arts.  This helped keep the monochromatic theme going by just lightening up that red a little bit.

For the roses, I printed them off at a super light setting so that I could just barely see the shapes.  Then took a few Inktense pencils and watercolored them in.  But instead of using just water, I used the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush in clear!  Holy smokes!  So much sparkle!  I LOVE it!

I cut out the roses in a stitched circle with my Silhouette and them framed it with a scallop cut piece of vellum.  I used a sentiment from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals.

To finish it off, I added just a few dots of glossy accents around the card for some extra detail and shine.

I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! <3

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How Quickly Time Flies

Happy Friday!!
It's hard to believe that exactly one year ago today, Matthew and I were crossing the border into Washington on the final leg of our move back home.  That was such an emotional day.  I wanted to savor every second of that drive through Washington.  Smell the fresh air and memorize every hill and mountain on the horizon.

I remember when we finally made it to our best friends home, balling my eyes out as I embraced them in the biggest hug I think I've ever given.  One of the happiest days of my life.  I never thought that leaving Washington would end up being so hard...but we learned a lot about culture shock during our 4 years in Montreal, Quebec.  It left us depressed and alone for so long in a place that no one welcomed us to.

So walking through the doors of a friends house after so long without anyone was a huge sigh of relief.  A weight lifted off our shoulders and we finally felt comfortable and happy.  And surrounded by people that we love so much!  They kept us going.  Their love and support and connection kept us from throwing in the towel, and finally being able to thank them for all of that in person meant the world to us.

This last year has flown by, but I have loved every second of it.  Getting adjusted back to an active life has been a bit of struggle.  We got so used to life being just the two of us that now we have to figure out how to balance friends back into it.  But I wouldn't have it any other way!  I love being home and I love the people that have welcomed us back into their lives.

This weeks Sami Stamps release allowed me the perfect opportunity to make a card expressing how I felt about everyone here in WA.
My husband bought me the Seattle Skyline Die from Impress Cards last year for my birthday.  While I haven't necessarily used it much, it has been one of my prize possessions.  And I knew I had to use it with this card.

The kitty flying through the air was perfect for the feeling of this card since Matthew and I are the crazy cat couple.  And of course, Hero Arts has the perfect sentiments.  I used one from the April card kit that expressed exactly how I feel.  I am so thankful for everyone here both in person and on my blog!  Everyone's love and support is amazing.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #62-Anything Goes
    Cas(e) This Sketch #168
    Penny's Paper Crafty #273-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #226-Anything Goes

Thank you for everything!! <3
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Birthday Carnation

Happy Friday!
I wanted to share a quick little card with you today using an image from the most recent Sami Stamps release.  And I also wanted to let you know that I now have an Amazon Handmade shop open!!  I was so thrilled when they accepted my application!  Their platform is a lot different than what I'm used to with Etsy but I'm learning how to maneuver it a little at a time.  Go check it out!

So for today's card, I've used the Ladybug Carnation image.
I had a bit of a down week and really needed to find something to pull my spirits up.  So I printed off this gorgeous image a couple of times and played around with some coloring.  I took a few tips from Marika over at Me and Minime Crafting (you have to check her work out!  Holy smokes...blows me away!) and started coloring with a base layer of marker.  I played around with doing shading on some of the other images, but didn't like it as much as I wanted, so I left it off on this card.  Once I had the solid base layer down, I came in with my Spectrum Noir pencils and added all the detailing.

Coloring carnations can be a pain since they have so many ripples and folds in them...but Sami's image was super easy to put together and imagine where those folds would be.  I'm actually really loving how the flowers all turned out!  I didn't get the other cards completed yet, but I'll share them over on my Instagram page when I do.

To pull the card together, I took a piece of Slate Grey Simon Says cardstock and used a polka dot stencil over top with some white pigment ink.  Then shifted the stencil slightly and traced each dot with a glitter gel pen.  I cut out 3 banners in vellum and embossed my sentiment from the Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments set onto two of them.

I added foam tape to my image and mounted them all together onto my polka dot panel.  Then scattered a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh around the design and it was done!!

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps and join in our challenge to add pearls or beads!!  Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    CAS(E) This Sketch #167
    Lawnscaping Challenge-Beautiful Florals
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday-Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend! <3

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My First Greeting Card Line!!!

Hello everyone!!
Today is a huge day for me.  Today I released my very first line of greeting cards!  This may not seem huge to some people, but this is something I have been working on for months.

The purpose of this was I wanted to have a line of cards that would stick around in my shop.  Something that I could replicate relatively easily and always have it available for purchase.  I love doing one of a kind cards, but those aren't always as appealing as a set of cards at a lower cost. 

The details of this release (which can be found on Etsy):
~There are 10 new designs!!
     ~5 of these designs are available as packs of 6
     ~5 of these designs are special occasion cards available for single card purchase, but can be    
          purchased in multiples if desired

~Each design has multiple color options for you to choose from!
     ~I tried to keep all the colors close to the same from card to card so there wasn't a huge difference
       in each one

~You have 6 basic sentiments to choose from!!!  This is perfect for your grab and go, or need a card  
   quick type of situation
     ~Sentiments available:
           ~Congrats!
           ~Get Well
           ~Happy Birthday
           ~Hello!
           ~Thank You
           ~Thinking of You

~All the cards are blank inside unless you want a custom sentiment added.  I do this so that you can write whatever you want without being limited on space

~Envelopes are always included

~The card packs are shipped in clear boxes within the shipping box to ensure they are protected while in transit, and you have something to keep them stored in until use.

This release was really spurred by one huge event for me though....
My application was accepted by Amazon Handmade!!!   I am still working on getting that shop set up, but in the next few days you will be able to purchase everything I just released on Amazon!  How cool is that!? 

And because of Amazon, Scrappy Sweet Creations is now an official business!!  I can't believe the huge steps forward this has taken, from just being something to keep me busy to my actual business!  I love my job! :)

This whole process of getting the business running to putting together the card line has been a huge undertaking for me.  It's something I've never really done before and it's been a lot of hard work figuring out the designs I wanted to release, making sure they had some sort of flow to them, and then putting physical products together so I knew what production time would be like and had something to photograph and post....it's been a good 3 months of working on this, but I'm so glad it all came together.

And I'm thankful to you...each and every one of you...for sticking by my side, showing your support and giving me the little boosts I needed to keep pushing forward.  I love you all!!

So, after all that are you ready to see the release??  I'm only going to show you a few cards...you have to go to my Etsy shop (or Amazon when that is set up) to see the full release!
I'm so excited!  And I hope with this greeting card release, you will see something you really want to have.  That's what I'm here for, to provide you with handmade greeting cards that are perfect for every situation.  Everyone loves to receive handmade cards and I hope that you will think of me when you need one :)

Thank you so much!!! <3
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You're So Special To Me

Happy Friday!!
I am so excited for today!  First off, we have a fabulous new release from Sami Stamps and the start of our new challenge to add Pearls or Beads to your projects.  Second off, I am finally releasing my greeting card line today!  It has been a long journey to get this line put together...a lot of stress and a few grey hairs.  But I'm so happy it's done!  Now I just need to get everything photographed and posted online!  Plus!!  I will be opening up my Amazon Handmade shop in the next few days as well!!  Woohoo!!  I was ecstatic when they accepted my application and now that I have this release completed, I feel comfortable opening that up!  I can't wait!  There will be another post and more details on everything once I get it all put together and loaded to my shops, so be sure to check back here in the next day or two so you don't miss out!!

But now, back to this gorgeous Sami Stamps release!  This one is call Ladybugs and Buds and is so perfect!  With all the flowers coming up, I can't wait for everything to bloom!  The weather here has been amazing which means lots of fun work in the yard!  That made putting this card together a breeze since there is so much inspiration around us now.
I have used the Ladybug Bud image for my card.  It's the absolute perfect image for simple cards.  It has the perfect sweetness and I just adore it.  I colored it in with my markers and layered it onto a piece of vellum.  Of course, I managed to smudge something on it in my haste...that always seems to happen.  But fortunately our challenge this month is to add pearls or beads to your projects.  So strategic placement of those pearls help cover up my boo-boo...and no one will ever know (except you..shh don't tell :) ).

I hope you will join us for our new challenge.  Be sure to check out this release at Sami Stamps!!

Thanks so much for visiting! <3

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