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Trick or Treat!

Happy Thursday!
We're starting a fun new challenge today at Meljen's Designs!  This week it's Trick or Treat!!  So pull out those Halloween images and share your makes with us!  Remember, you don't have to use a Meljen's Designs image to enter, but if you do, you get a double entry!

Here is what I came up with:
I had this idea to use these 3 images together awhile ago for one of my DT Days, but couldn't quite get it to work the way I wanted it to, so I shelved it back then.  Well I decided to give it another shot this week.

Of course, this week has been crazy busy for me with card orders and Christmas card planning that I almost completely forgot that it was my teams challenge week!  So this card was quite rushed...but even in the rush, I think it turned out so incredibly cute!

The images I used are Mummy Kitty, Mummy Bear, and Mummy Dog all from Meljen's Designs.  I layered them all together in paint.net to get the right placement on them and then printed them off onto some watercolor paper.  I let the ink dry for a little bit, and even zapped it with my heat tool before working on the coloring.  It still bled a little bit, which is frustrating, but I did my best to avoid touching the lines to try and prevent them from smearing.

I used a ton of Distress Inks to watercolor this image all up.  I started with the mummies and did their wraps first.  Then filled in their fur and the cute pumpkin in the background.  I set that aside for a couple minutes to dry up a bit before moving on to the background.  I used 3 shades of blue and some black at the top to darken it up.  I just love how easily distress inks blend together.  Getting a nice gradient blend to those colors was so incredibly easy, I hardly had to do anything!  And another fun thing is that the whole background shimmers!  It was sort of an accident...the large brush that I used is the one I've been using to play around with my silver pearlex pigment powder...so it was full of that stuff still when I started painting.  While it wasn't planned, it's totally perfect!

I finished the card off with a simple white heat embossed sentiment and a few bats from Lawn Fawn, which are also sparkly :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #130-Create a Scene
    Artistic Inspirations #114-Halloween
    Creative Inspirations #286-Happy Halloween
    Sentimental Sundays #229-Too Cute to Spook

Now jog on over to Meljen's Designs, check out the rest of the DT's creations, and join in!!!
Thanks for visiting! <3

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A Twist on Halloween Colors

Happy cold and chilly Tuesday!  I'm wondering if we will see snowflakes falling today!  Lol :)

So we start a new challenge for you today at Tuesday Throwdown, and it's a good one for the season!  We want you to use Halloween colors - so green, orange, purple, and black!

I decided to twist this a little.  I love this color combo, but I didn't really want to make a Halloween card (shocked!  Can't believe I said that...I love making Halloween cards!).  Surprisingly, this color combo works great for those non-spooky cards too :)
See!  I LOVE how this turned out!  I know I used that sparkly green circle paper on my project a week or so ago, but it was on my desk and worked perfectly for this card too :)

That fun dotted type patterned paper under my wagon was actually green and pink dots, but I took some of my shinhan markers and colored over the pink with some purples and it worked perfectly!

For my image, I combined a couple sets from our wonderful sponsor - Doodle Pantry.  I adore this company, their shop is full of amazing and cute images!  Made it really hard to choose what I wanted to work with for this card.
I combined the Wagon Hello and Floral Jug set for this image.  I had my sweet hubby help me get the images totally lined up because I'm not an expert at doing that in paint.net yet and he's a genius :)
As always, thanks babe!  I love you <3

We got the images lined up perfectly so the flowers and pumpkin are all sitting in the wagon.  It looks so cool, I just love it!!  I colored them all in with my pencils and then filled in the grass and sky with my markers.  I did a little out-of-the-box cutting for the top flower jug and the wagon handle and then added it to my card!

I kept the sentiment simple and sweet because the card is pretty loud with those colors and I didn't want to crowd it too much.  But I adore this card!  That color combo is never one I would have come up with on my own, so I'm excited that something meant for Halloween could be used for something else too :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Doodle Pantry #51-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp-Halloween Color Coordinates
    Word Art Wednesday #154-Anything Goes

Be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations, and then join in this awesome challenge!!!

Thanks for visiting! <3
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Wicked - Sami Stamps Halloween Girls Release

Happy Friday!!!
Ah, I love short weeks :)  Less days of not getting to see my husband all day and the weekend gets here quicker!  Plus, it's fall, and even with the strange humid heat wave we had this week, it's still perfect for a cup of hot chocolate and snuggling under the blankets together :)

It's also time for a new Sami Stamps release!  This release is all about Halloween, my favorite!  You have to check it out because these images are just so perfect!

I chose to use the Spooky Flower 3 for my card, and I went with a little bit different of a style...
Ok, I think it still fits with "my style" whatever that may be.  But this card is much darker than I normally make.  But I saw a card with this awesome spiderweb background from Lorraine over on the Simon Says challenge blog and knew I had to give it a shot!

I bought the Memory Box Spider Web Frame Die last year and haven't really had much success with using it on my cards...but thought it would be great for a stencil/mask!  And that's how I used it for this card.  I just cut it out of some paper since the transparencies don't really work all that well through the cuttlebug...I laid it over my black cardstock and sponged around it with some white pigment ink.  I tried to sponge randomly and a bit uneven so that it wasn't all uniform looking.

Once I was done sponging, I covered the whole thing with some Frosted Crystal embossing powder.  That was a tip from Lorraine...I still have no idea what it actually did to the whole thing, but it looks cool! :)

My image has been printed onto some vellum.  Since printer ink takes awhile to dry on vellum, I was able to cover the image with clear embossing powder and heat set it!  I used a few markers to color it in and cut it out with my Silhouette into a tag shape.  I used my heat tool on the ribbon as well to melt it and make it all webbed and broken, it looks really cool!

Since the whole card was dark and creepy, I tried to lighten it up a little with some sparkly sprinkles from Doodlebug.  Not sure if it helped much, but I still like them :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Artistic Inspirations #113-Anything Goes/Make Your Own Background 
    Card Mania #57-Tag
    Crafts 4 Eternity #198-Creepy Crawlies
    Retro Sketches #136
    Robyn's Fetish #233-Halloween Cards
    Simon Says Stamp-Halloween Color Coordinates
    The Corrosive Challenge #210-Halloween

So go check out the new release at Sami Stamps, and don't forget we have a challenge running this month to use orange on your project!!

Thanks for stopping by!! <3

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Sweet Baby Elephant

Hi everyone!
Back with my second post that I promised earlier today :)
This is my third card for the Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day challenges.  I've really loved the whole lineup of what they have challenged...it's kept me busy and my brain working :)

So this card is for the sketch challenge that they have, and I'm going to enter it into the pattern play challenge as well!
This card wasn't so much about stretching my stamps like my past cards have been, but more about using a stamp that I forgot I had!  This sweet little elephant is from Lili of the Valley called Blowing Bubbles.  He is just so darn cute!  I snagged this stamp a few months ago but filed it away and forgot that I had it, so when I saw it in my files again this week, I knew I had to use it!

The image is all colored up with my ShinHan markers and I just love how it turned out!  I've covered the little bubbles in some glitter brush and then a nice thick coat of glossy accents.

I used one of the Landscape Trio dies from Mama Elephant for the little stitched curve line.  I love that effect!  It's so cool and not something I'm used to doing on my cards.  But I think it's something I'm going to try to do more often!

The sentiment is from Hero Arts, and I've black heat embossed it to help it stand out a bit on the card.
A few enamel dots finish off the card perfectly!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Lili of the Valley-Anything Goes
    Winnie & Walter Sketch Challenge
    Winnie & Walter Pattern Play
    Word Art Wednesday #153-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for sticking around and checking out all my cards this week!  It's been an awesome couple of days and I hope I can keep this production going! <3

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Watercolored Sunflowers - No Lines Technique

Happy Saturday!
As you may know from the last month or so of my posts, I'm a bit in love with sunflowers.  They are just too gorgeous and I adore adding them to my cards.  So this card is no different.  But since I've used them so much lately, I wanted to try something different with them.

So I took a shot at the no-lines technique.  I'm not sure I mastered it this first time, but it did turn out pretty good.
I stamped these sunflowers from the Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows stamp set in some really light distress inks before pulling out my watercolors.  Not having those lines to define each petal and add the detail in the middle was a bit frustrating because I couldn't get the right depth I wanted with the colors I chose.  But it was still super fun to finally give this technique a try, and I know that I will try it more often.

This card was made following the inspiration image over on the Winnie & Walter blog.  I loved the woodgrain in the image but I don't have any paper patterned like that.  So I attempted to make my own.  I used some watercolor paper and smeared 3 shades of brown inks across it to try and imitate a wood grain pattern.  I think it worked out pretty well!  It was fun to watch this come together as it dried.

To pull in the pinks and oranges from the inspiration photo, I used another piece of watercolor paper and added touches of pink and yellow and sprayed it with water to get it all moving.  This helped create an orange tint as well and I softened it all by lightly adding some white over the colors.  Totally love how soft but colorful it all is!  The perfect background for my sunflower woodgrain piece :)

I used just a simple sentiment, which is not normal for me, but it seemed to fit perfectly.  Then finished it all off with a few matte black sequins.  I always struggle to find good placement for sequins on my cards.  They never flow correctly it seems...but I keep trying :)

Oh yeah, and all the sunflowers have been generously sprayed with some gold glitter mist!  The sparkle is incredible on them!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #23-Watercolor
    Addicted to Stamps & More #116-Anything Goes
    Inky Impressions #180-Flowers and Leaves
    Simon Says Stamp-Use Watercolors
    Winnie & Walter-Pinspiration with Vanessa

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be back a little later today to share another card for a Winnie & Walter challenge..it's just in the middle of drying right now :)  <3

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Stretching my Stamps!

Hey Everyone!
I've had an incredibly productive day today and figured I'd share what I've made.  So there are 2 cards in this post again :)

Lately I've been in a little bit of a crafty rut and I've been trying to figure out why.  One of the things that keeps popping into my mind is the fact that I've used all the stamps that I have so many times that the creative ideas for them seem to be all gone...so I have been trying to challenge myself to see if I can come up with new ways to use them until I can get some money together to buy new stuff :)

This is a super cute card that worked out so perfectly for this "stretching" of my stamps:
How cute is that!  I combined 2 stamp sets to make this little sweetie:  In My Heart from Mama Elephant and Critters in Costume from Lawn Fawn

I first stamped the pumpkin from the Lawn Fawn set, masking off the little rabbit inside.  Then masked the pumpkin and stamped this cute little girl so she's popping up out of the pumpkin!  I love it!!  The little witches hat is from the cat in the Lawn Fawn set.

The circle around her is all one layer, but I cut out part of the circle up to where the banner is and put some dimension tape on the back so it stamps up.  Then I did some inking with my distress inks.  I silver embossed a few stars in the sky from the Hero Arts Shoot for the Moon set and added the fun Boo sentiment on vellum from the Lawn Fawn set.  I love how this turned out and really got me excited to use my stamps in more creative ways.

I'd like to enter this pumpkin cutie into the following challenges:
    2 Cute Ink #116-Halloween
    A Blog Named Hero #53-Stretch Your Stamps
    Delightful Challenge-Delightfully Frightful
    Mama Elephant & Me-Anything Goes
    The Challenge #16

This next card was a little frustrating but so worth all the fuss:
For this card, I used a Simon Says Stamp set called Flower Friend.  It's a great set full of adorable little flower stamps, but I've used those flower stamps so many times...I needed a change.  So I took the cute little scallop border in the set and bent it around into a circle...several times because it kept popping back off my block.. The stamp was actually a little too short for the size flower I wanted, so I just stamped a few of the scallops by themselves to finish the circle.

So awesome!  I used some outline and solid circles from the Lots of Dots set to fill in the centers.
Then stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum.  The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter set The Big The Bold & The Happy.  I love this set because even though it doesn't always have the words I want to use, I can always find ways to piece them together to work.  Like the word "you're"...that isn't in the set, but I was able to mask off around an "r" and an "e" to get the word.  I love that!

I'd like to enter this flower card into the following challenges:
    Fusion Card Challenge

    MilkCoffee-Lots of Layers
    Winnie & Walter-Unexpected Stamping

While I was taking these pics, I turned to my desk and snapped a pic for the Winnie & Walter Craftie challenge.  This is how I left it...there are about 4 projects in the works on that desk and it's quite messy...
This is just my work desk.  To the left I have my ribbon shelf and a huge cabinet that holds a lot of my supplies, and to the right is my computer, paper, and Silhouette.

So thanks for sticking around to read this whole post!  A bit long but I really wanted to share these :) <3
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Brightened up my day!

Happy Thursday!
I hope everyone's week has been absolutely fabulous and you are ready to join in a fun new challenge over at Meljen's Designs!!

Our challenge this week is Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, so we want to see some bling!!
I thought this sweet little Firefly Fairy image would be perfect for a blingy card!  I've paired it with some super sparkly papers that I just love...because they are covered in glitter :)  The image is colored in with my pencils and I've covered her wings with some Star Dust Stickles.  I used some chalks to shade in the background which allowed me to leave a little halo type thing around the little firefly in the bauble.

For the bling, I added a bunch of little tiny gems around the image.  It was easy to figure out their placement because the image already comes with little bubble spots, so I just covered them with the gems :)

Finished it off with a sweet sentiment and the card was done!  Super quick and easy :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafting with Dragonflies #36-Anything Goes
    Sentimental Sundays #227-Bling it Up
    Sketch Saturday #330

Be sure to swing by Meljen's Designs to see the rest of the DT's creations and then join in the fun!  Remember, you are no longer required to use a Meljen's Designs image to enter the challenge, but if you do, you get a double entry!!  Now go craft!

Thanks for visiting! <3
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Sunflowers and Sleeping Kitties

Happy Wednesday!
Wanted to stop in and share a few simple cards I've worked on this week. 
I won this Newton's Nook stamp set called Newton's Daydream from one of their recent releases, and I've only gotten to play with it a few times...and none of the attempts turned out all that great (hence why you haven't seen any cards with this stamp yet :) ).

The challenge at Newton's Nook is to use fall colors, and I wanted to find a way to use this sweet little sleeping kitty to enter.  So I pulled out some of my other stamps, and found some small leaves that I thought might work well together.  I wanted Newton to be sleeping on this giant pile of leaves, but decided to just keep it to a small bed so that things didn't get too cluttered around the image.  To achieve the look of a leaf bed, I just stamped Newton first and then masked him off while I stamped the leaves :)

The image turned out so stinking cute!  I colored him in like my sweet Ezio...he doesn't seem to make an appearance on my cards as much as Storm and Cloud, mostly because he's a tabby and a little bit more of a challenge for me to color correctly.  But he deserved a place on this card!

I kept the rest really simple so the image took center stage...and because while I have tons of ideas swirling in my head and the drive to craft...nothing interesting has been making it out onto paper...but I keep trying!

I'd like to enter this kitty card into the following challenges:
    Inky Impressions #180-Flowers and Leaves
    Newton's Nook Inky Paws #14-Fall Colors
    Ruby's Rainbow #89-Autumn Leaves

My second card also features a prize stamp set, but this time from The Cat's Pajamas called Bearing Flowers.
Another simple card but still cute in my opinion.  I used a stencil for that small background piece at the top and some distress ink in faded jeans and rusty hinge, along with some grey ink from Stampin Up.  The sunflower has been covered in glitter pen because I really wanted some sparkle on this card, but not anything too overwhelming.

I didn't have any blue twine that matched well enough, so I took one of my ShinHan markers and ran it over some grey and white striped twine to change the color.  Worked perfect and now it matches exactly to my paper :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Ooh La La #166-Use a Bow
    Penny's Paper Crafty #198-Polka Dots
    Sweet Sunday Sketch #239
    The Cat's Pajamas #276-Light Grey, Rust, Dark Blue

Hopefully my creativity will come back to me soon so I can get some of these ideas out of my brain.  I hate it when the drive is there and nothing works...my mojo has been gone for too long, I need it back!

So, thanks for stopping by!! <3

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Sunflowers Just For You

Happy Tuesday!
Hope everyone has been well, and welcome to my new followers!!

We have a fun new challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown.  We want to see you use buttons!  I love adding buttons to my cards.  They add great dimension and detail to any project and they are just fun.  While the physical button is the usual item to reach for, I saw a blog post the other day from Sanketi at The Storyteller where she watercolor painted on her own buttons!  How awesome is that!  Totally inspiring, I might give that a shot some day if I can ever find the courage...I know it would never look as good as hers...but wow! 

So back to my card for this week.  I stuck with regular buttons :)
I used an adorable image from our sponsor this week-Robyn's Fetish called Sunflower 2 and did my best to color in lots of dimension and layers to it.  I think it turned out pretty good!

For the background piece, I used a mixture of some distress inks blended and smoothed together.  Then I tried a fun technique from Shari Carroll where you lay a stencil over your background, mist it a little and then blot up the color around the stencil so that pattern remains darker.  It's not all that easy to see, look on the right side of the sunflower.  That's about the best spot.  It was fun, and I'll try it again sometime, hopefully with better results.

I kept the card overall simple but I just love how it turned out!  I used a stripes stencil I made with my Silhouette and added some embossing paste across the white background.  Then finished off the card with a few little flags, my twine wrapped button and some Hero Arts gems.

Oh, and I totally forgot to add my sentiment before putting everything together, which resulted in me not having a place to put it.  So I white heat embossed it to the center of the sunflower :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafty Catz #249-All Sentimental
    Fusion Card Challenge-Sunflowers

    Retro Sketches #135-Choose your own sketch (I got lucky on this one!  I worked with sketch #134 from last week :) )

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit Tuesday Throwdown to join in the fun!! <3
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Pumpkin Patch - Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
I know this space has been quite quiet lately...took a small break from making cards as I just wasn't having much fun with it.  Decided to do some scrapbooking in the meantime, which I haven't done in forever...so that felt nice to catch up a little.  It still might be a little quiet here as I try to get the card mojo back, but I'll be around again soon :)

But now - it's one of my favorite times of the month: Sami Stamps release time!!!
Sami always nails it with her releases, and this weeks is no different.  With the leaves changing and covering the ground, the temps coming down to the perfect level, and all the wonderful fall smells in the air, it has no doubt put me in the fall/Halloween mood.

I chose to use the Two Pumpkins image from this new release, but I also paired it with an image from last years release: Scaredy Cat.  Before I started, I lit my pumpkin spice candle, cracked open the windows to get some cool air flowing, and debated on a cup of hot chocolate...only to decide against it for now :)
I have been completely in love with making scenes for my cards lately.  It's a strange change for me since I've always been a clean layers type of crafter.  But it's been so fun to stretch my imagination and come up with fun cards that don't include patterned paper!

To start this card, before masking off my moon, I laid down a light layer of some scattered straw distress ink, just so the moon wouldn't be completely stark white.  Then masked it off and set to work on the rest of the sky.  I used a whole mess of distress inks, but they blended so well together that it made the whole sky perfect!  The blues were faded jeans, stormy sky, and tumbled glass.  I used some seedless preserves for the purple around the moon, and then some spiced marmalade for the moons glow.  Black soot darkened up the edges perfectly and made this whole sky just super awesome and a little spooky :)  I misted it a few times which is what created the fun speckled look.

For the green hills, I used some peeled paint and forest moss, along with some black soot on the back hill for some depth and dimension.  The bats where printed right onto my card and colored in with a black marker.  I cut out the fence with my Silhouette, and rearranged it so that it followed the curve of the hill.

My first idea for the pumpkins was to just use my ink blending tools to get the shading on them, but that totally smeared the printer ink on my paper and I had to start over.  So I printed them onto watercolor paper and used the spiced marmalade and scattered straw colors to watercolor them in.  Worked much better :)

I totally love this card! It turned out exactly as I wanted it to and everything just works so perfectly together!!

So yeah, be sure to swing by Sami Stamps to see this super fun release, and to check out the rest of the DT's creations!!  Oh! And then be sure to join in our challenge starting today - Use Orange!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    2 Cute Ink #116-Halloween
    Craft Your Passion #233-Purple, Orange, Green, Blue
    Divas by Design-Spooky
    Fab n Funky #231-Halloween
    The Corrosive Challenge #209-Halloween Colors

Thanks for visiting! <3
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Sending Warm Fuzzies & Tough Mudder Pics :)

Happy Thursday!
Thanks to everyone that stopped by during my scheduled posts over the last week!  It was nice to have a little get-away with the hubby and see some family and friends.  Oh and get my butt kicked in my first Tough Mudder race!  That's right, I did that!  I'll share pics at the end of this post.

But for now, we have a fun new challenge starting today at Meljen's Designs!  We want to see patchwork on your creations!  I had a lot of fun with this one.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my card, but like always, waited until the last minute to get it done...oh well :)
I still love it :)

I used a bunch of sweet little heart papers from Lawn Fawn, cut them into 1x1 inch squares and pieced them all together on my white mat.  Then I did a zig-zag stitch around all of them with my sewing machine.  That took a lot of time, but fortunately my machine didn't fuss with me too much so it went pretty smooth!

After finishing the background, I really didn't want to cover the whole thing up, so I kept everything else pretty simple.  I used the sweet Little Pocket Puppy image from Meljen's Designs and colored it all in with my ShinHan markers.  I added a little StarDust stickles to the pocket and some gold thread for some fun added detail.  The heart doily fit perfectly behind him, so I had to add that.  And then I used my favorite new Spellbinders die banner for the sentiment!  It seems to be the banner I reach for with almost every card lately.  Perfect size!  I stamped a fun sentiment from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings set.

So be sure to stop by Meljen's Designs to see the rest of the DT's creations, then join in the fun!  Remember, you don't have to use a Meljen's image anymore, but you get a double entry if you do!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Blog Named Hero #52-Patterned Papers
    Card Mania Challenge #56-Doily
    Delightful Challenge-Cute & Cuddly
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Ok, back to that Tough Mudder race...well...not race.  We've been calling it an "adventure run" :)  Matthew and I have been training all year for this race...I knew it would be tough since I watched Matthew do it last year.  So we ran, and ran, and ran some more.  Race day came and I still struggled with the running...but I had my wonderful husband and some awesome friends to keep pushing me forward!

Enjoy some pics :)
 All clean and smiling before hand.

 Just yeah...so much mud.
 "Arctic Enema"...giant hole of freezing ice water that we had to jump in...so cold!
 It's all about team work...and I had the best team ever!
So thankful it was over!  But pumped for next year!! <3

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Home is Where the Heart is

Happy Tuesday!
We have a new challenge starting for you today at Tuesday Throwdown.  We want to see your New Home creations!!

Our fabulous sponsor is MyGrafico, and they have provided an adorable set of images for us to use!
I decided to feature a windowsill for my card.  I started by using a combination of Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves distress inks to make a dark purple border for my card.  Then layered a fun embossed background over the purple to give a nice detailed backdrop for my window.  I decided to use some patterned paper behind my window instead of doing some sort of scene so that the focus would remain on the adorable little flowers in the windowsill.

The flowers (from the Kitchen Garden set from MyGrafico) are colored in with my ShinHan markers, and then coated with some glitter brush so they sparkled.  Because no card is complete without sparkle :)

The sentiment is computer generated and then cut out with a Spellbinders banner die before being mounted below the window with a couple layers of foam tape.

Overall pretty simple.  But I just love the bright purple with the sweet heart paper in the windows.

Be sure to swing by Tuesday Throwdown and check out the rest of the DT's creation!!

Thanks for visiting! <3
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Moments of Delight

Happy Saturday!
I hope the start to your weekend has been fabulous!  Right now I am probably in the middle of running my first ever Tough Mudder race!!  Eek!  So as you can guess, this post has been scheduled :)

I am so excited to be a guest designer over at Send A Smile 4 Kids this week!  Thank you so much for having me SAS4K!! 

The challenge there this week is to use fall colors and make a creation for kids!  The sponsors are Jelly Park (offering 4 images), QKR Stampede (offering 5 images), and Sassy Studio (offering 4 images).  Such awesome sponsors and prizes, so be sure to join in!!
For my card, I've used the adorable Jumping in Leaves image from Jelly Park.  This was such a fun image to color, with all those sweet leaves.  Just made me smile!

I paired the card with some really fun fall papers from my stash, and used a doily in the background.  To soften the doily and not have it be so stark white, I used some Antique Linen distress ink around the edges.

When I saw this fun sentiment from Create with TLC, I knew it would fit perfectly with this joyful image! 

Be sure to swing by the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge and join in the fun!!

Thanks for visiting today!  <3
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You're My Hero

Hi everyone!
I wanted to swing in real quick to share a super fun card with you!  Right now I'm on the road to Michigan, preparing to run my first ever Tough Mudder race with my husband!  A bit nervous, but it will be so fun!

This card popped into my mind as I was digging around for different ways to use this super adorable stamp set.
See!! So cute!  I used the adorable little pup image from the Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawesome set.  But instead of just leaving him alone, I sketched out a fun cape and eye mask to make a super pup :)

I figured he needed a starry sky to fly through, so I used some fun patterned paper and a couple sparkly stars over a vellum circle.

Finished it all off with a little sentiment tag and some clear buttons.

I just love this card!  And I hope you do too!  I hope it inspires you to take a look at your stamps and see what else you can do with them :)

Thanks for visiting!! <3

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