Saturday, October 29, 2016

THE HOP TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!!!

Hello everyone: Today's post is a bit late, I just found out about this blog hop to stop domestic violence and, even if it's almost over, I want to join in because there should always be awareness about this epidemic, where people suffer, most times in silence, abuse of all kinds that will leave scars for life.  Becca Cruger is the hostess for THE HOP TO STOP, she started this hop to help victims and survivors of domestic violence, to give them hope and encouragement and support to leave the abusive relationship.  So, even if it's a bit late, here is my card that hopefully raise awareness about this problem.


PURPLE is the color of the National Domestic Violence Awareness month and it also happens to be my most favorite color.  This lovely Orchids image is from a Power Poppy set called Orchids Rock by Marcella Hawley. I stamped this image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then I colored this gorgeous flowers with SU markers, and aqua painter and Prismacolor pencils. The awesome sentiments, in front and inside of my card are from this fabulous set, I think they are perfectly fitting for this cause!!
The ribbon, papers and bling are from my stash.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


I urge you to please go to Becca's blog and read her story, it's powerful and inspiring and it gives hope to all of those people who are in situations like hers and found the courage to leave their abusers.  
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges, to further spread the word.

The Damsel of Distress Blog Hop "The Hop to Stop 2016"
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Art By Miran challenge #70 "Anything Goes"
Daring Cardmakers "Sparkle and Shine"
Addicted to Stamps challenge #217 "Make your Mark"
Crafty Catz challenge #344 "Anything Goes with Punches or Dies"

Thank you for stopping by, I read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Doves and Holly.....

Hello everyone: I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the beautiful colors of Autumn, I certainly am, since all the trees around my home and the neighborhood are all dressed up!!!
I have a card to share made with a very old Flourishes set called Doves and Holly, I will link this card to a few challenges at the end of this post.


I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, then I colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.
The ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment from the set.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The inside sentiment and Holly branch are from the same set.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Inspiration Destination Challenge #109 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations Challenges #327 "Water Color"
Merry Monday #219 "Birds"

Crafting By Design "Get Ready for Christmas"

Thank you for stopping by, I read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Lovely as a Tree.....

Hello everyone: This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we have an awesome challenge for you to try and, with the beautiful Autumn season in full swing, we want to see TREES, TREES, TREES!!
I pull out one of my first Stampin Up stamp sets I bought back in 2006, "Lovely as a Tree", it has gorgeous images that are perfect for any time of the year. So go dig out your beautiful tree stamps and join us in the gallery.  Here is my card.


I die cut a piece of Canson water color paper with the Wonky Stitched dies and stamped this trees with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder, then I put the panel back in the die to sponge the sun, sky and grass.  I always add some birds to this pretty line of trees so I grabbed the retired SU "Up, up and Away" from the 2011-2012 SU catalog and stamped them with Versafine black ink. 
I cut a panel of gold foil paper and glue it on the back, added some gold brads for a little texture.
The sentiment is from Teeny, Tiny Wishes punched with the Word Window punch.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and image are from my very old stash.

I hope you join us in the gallery, for more inspiration, go visit my teammates' blogs, to see their wonderful creations.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate each one more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Love Is The Thread.....

Hello everyone and welcome to a new RETRO RUBBER challenge, this time we have a beautiful picture inspiration for you that shows the magnificent colors of early Autumn, we can't wait to see your awesome cards in our gallery. I took the colors of this picture to make this card.


With the cooler temperatures comes cozy, warm sweaters and hot, aromatic coffee or tea by the fireplace, so this image from the retired Flourishes set "Stitched for You", that was released back in 2012,  is just perfectly inviting.
I stamped it onto a piece of Canva water color paper with Versafine black in and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder then, colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.  The pattern paper and ribbon are from my stash. The sentiment comes with the set.
I punched the corners of the brown panel with a retired SU corner punch and added brass colored brads just to accent the teeny, tiny hearts on those corners.
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Here is a picture of the

The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "With Gratitude".
So please join us over at RETRO RUBBER, we can't wait to see what you create.
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I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Stamp,Ink,Paper Challenge #71 colors.
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Colouring in Scrapland challenge #16, Autumn.
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #103 Anything Goes/option the color Orange.
Simon Says Autumn challenge.
Stamps and Fun=Creativity Challenge #287 Autumn/Halloween

Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave me on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate each one of them more than words can express. 
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Monday, October 24, 2016

A simple Autumn card.....

Hello everybody: Hope your weekend was great, enjoying the beautiful Autumn colors that Mother Nature gift us with every year.
I have a simple card I made using some of my favorite papers from Lili of the Valley.  I did very little stamping and coloring, I kind of let the DSP do this for me this time.


I like the effect of this two papers together, the snippet on the cross stitched die cut is the same as the panel on the left, only the background color is different. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Vellum with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. A little linen thread bow is all the embellishment on this card.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "A Season of Thanks", the little pumpkin is from a Verve Stamps set called Bountiful Harvest, all of this images are absolutely adorable.
I colored this little pumpkin with Prismacolor pencils.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.



A Gem of a Challenge #180 "Autumn Color Inspiration"



"Less is More" Recipe "Acetate or Vellum" I chose Vellum.
AAA Cards Challenge #76 "Masculine"


Thank you for stopping by, I read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

They Call Me a Witch!!!!!

Hello everyone: With Halloween fast approaching, I'm making a few more cards to send to family and friends, I will link this one to a few challenges at the end of this post.


All of this images are from a retired Flourishes set called "Witching you a Happy Halloween", I stamped them onto Canson water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I colored them with SU markers, some neon paints and an aqua painter.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and images are from a retired SU set called Tee Hee Hee, I love all of this fun images and sentiments.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Crafty Calendar Challenge October "Halloween"
Simply Create Too challenge #120 "Halloween"
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Color Challenge #50
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The Stamping Boutique "Halloween"
Pattie's Creations Challenge #127 "Halloween or Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I read and appreciate all the comments you so kindly leave me more than words can express, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.