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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fast Pumpkin.....

Hello everyone: Ok, this card is the FASTEST card I've ever made in my life!!!!!  I mean, it took me literally 9 min. 43 sec. from start to finish. 
You might be wondering why I noted the time, right?  Well, it's because of the As You See It Challenge #160 "Haste makes Taste". The thing here is to make a card under 10min. 
I actually entered THIS CARD to the challenge before but, when I read the comment from one of the DT ladies I discovered that the challenge was about making your card under 10min. so I wrote to her apologizing for not reading the rules and removed my card.
But I thought this was a fun challenge to enter so I decided to give it another try by making this card just this morning.


Ok, in the rules of this challenge you are permitted to assemble all of your materials, from paper to inks, stamps, colors, etc. The trick for me was to find a set that had all I needed to do this quickly and I found it on the Verve set called "Bountiful Harvest". I also have card stock panels already cut in all the colors just so I can have them ready when I need them.
So, I set up my digital kitchen timer for 10 minutes, assembled all of my stuff, including the MISTI, on top of my table and went through the motions of what I was going to do.  First, I "designed" this card in my head and, when I was sure everything I needed was near me, I started the timer and went to work, I honestly was nervous, can you believe it? LOL!!.
First I die cut the front panel, then I stamped the pumpkin on a scrap piece of watercolor paper and the sentiment at the same time. I colored the little image rather quickly and assembled the front panel, with this done I went to work on the inside of my card.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of this card, this also took me very little time, as you can see, it's super simple and I stamped both the sentiment and the leaves at the same time with the MISTI, glued the panels to the card base and BAM!! I was done!!!
9 minutes, 43 seconds, phew!! 



I'm entering this Fast Card in the following challenges.

As You See It Challenge #160, "Haste Makes Taste", 9 minutes 43 seconds.
Stamping Sensations October "Autumn Glory"

Addicted to CAS Challenge #122


Use Your Stuff Challenge #284 "Tis The Season for Pumpkin Spice"
I inked up the Verve stamp set for the first time in a long, long time.

Artistic Inspirations Challenge #188 "Creepy or Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Green Beauty.....

Hello everyone: There is a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this time we want to see ZOMBIES, WALKING CORPSES, ETC. we are trying to encourage you to add some fun Halloween cards to your stash so, here is my card and I hope it inspires you to join my teammates and me in the gallery.


Ain't she gorgeous? she is from Krafting Kimmie but I'm afraid this particular stamp is discontinued, I bought it a good 5 years ago.
So this time I did a mayor Shopping of my Stash to create this card. I used two leftover pieces of card stock, the one with the bats and the black one with the embossed Birch Trees from SU.  The spider web in the corner is also from SU, I just cut it in half and then in fourths.
The image is stamped on a piece of watercolor paper with Versafine ink and colored with Sakura Koy watercolors, I sponged a bit of Shabby Shutters and Black Soot distress inks all around this cutie pie.
The spider on the corner and the pumpkin she is holding are, believe it or not, confetti.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. I always finish the inside to save me time when I need to mail my cards to family and friends. 


I used the other fourth of the cut our spider web and another little confetti spider, the sentiment is from a Stapin' Up! set called "Dark and Dreary", from the 2010 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.

So come and join my teammates and me in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, be sure to check out the rest of the cards the Designer Team created for your inspiration.
Leave us your comments, we love to hear what you think.
Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Ahh!! Spiders.....they are awesome!!!!!

Hello everyone: Sometimes I wish I would have started stamping sooner than I did, which is back in 2010 more or less. I often go to Pinterest for some inspiration which I always find but, I also find cards that totally stop me in my tracks and I sit here wanting to have the stamp set that was used to create them. If I'm lucky enough, the creator of the card gives the name of the set and that sends me on the hunt and, if it's current, it's easy to find but, when it's OLD, then it's more difficult.
Ahh!! but I'm stubborn as.....and, when I want something bad enough, I'll move Heaven and Earth until I get it, maybe that's the IronMan in me, who knows but this is the case of this two images on my card, I saw them therefore, I had to have them, thank goodness for Ebay!!!


Does any of you recognize this images? They belong to two different stamp sets.
The Spider is from a 2006 Stampin' Up! set called "Best Friends", the Cauldron is from a set of two stamps from a company called "Just Animals", which I never heard of.
Anywho, I wish I would have started stamping back in 2006 because I would have bought this set immediately but that was the year of my first Iron Man Triathlon so, all I did was train like crazy, every day for 10 months, which was great because I had a fantastic race.
So, I stamped both this images on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and colored them with some SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors. I sponged some black ink around them to make some smoke, LOL!! the sentiment is from my stash.
I'm going to be creating more cards with this fantastic images so I hope you can stop by the rest of the week to see them.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The images here are both from a retired SU set called "Dark and Dreary" from the 2010 Holiday Mini catalog, love this images.

I want to enter this card onto the following challenges.

The Paper Players, I hope the "smoke" still makes this card CAS.

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #113 "Halloween Hoopla"
Crafty Calendar Challenge October challenge "Halloween"
The Crazy Challenge "Halloween"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Little Reminder.....

Hello dear friends: All of us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE are so happy to see all of your beautiful cards in our gallery, thank you so much for helping us celebrate our First Birthday.  We are half way there so, my teammates and I have a bit more inspiration for you on the blog, please read the rules for this challenge carefully, there are some awesome prizes up for grabs so, good luck to all!!
Here is my card, hope to see you in the gallery.


For my reminder card, I chose another gorgeous image from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called DYNAMIC DUOS.  She is one of our fabulous sponsors and I'm ever so thankful she agreed to donate a $30.00 gift card to her on line store. 
I stamped this Tulips on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and colored them with Sakura Koi watercolors, I added some highlights with Prismacolor pencils. I sponged a bit of Spiced Marmalade on the outline placing the die cut back on the die to get that pretty frame effect.
The Sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Simply Camellias, I love the font.
The pattern paper is from The Paper Studio, the ribbon, from my stash.
I placed a few Nuvo Drops around just because I love the way they look.

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Here is a picture of the finish inside of my card.  Sometimes some of you think it's another card but it's really the inside. I decided in January of this year to finish the insides of every card I make, it saves me a ton of time when I need to mail them.


Sentiment is from the Dynamic Duos set, the little Tulips from a retired Flourishes set called "From the Garden", I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils.

Here is the banner for this challenge, please add it to your post. Also, don't forget to READ THE RULES for this challenge so you can upload your creation to the gallery and have a chance to win one of the awesome prices we have for you.


Please hop over THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to see my teammates awesome creations.
We all hope to see you in the gallery.
Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.




Pumpkin Season.....got to love it!!!!!

Hello everyone: Love Autumn and everything that it offers.....colors, weather, sweaters, pumpkin patches, baking and even racking gazillions of leaves. 
My card has some of my favorite pumpkin images from an old Flourishes set called "A Season of Thanks", I will link it to a few challenges at the end of this post.


I stamped the image on a panel of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with SU markers. I love the retired Pumpkin Pie ink to color pumpkins, I don't think there is any other color that is as close as the real thing, thank goodness I have a reinker, which I treasure.
The sentiment is from this set.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. I made a commitment back in January to always finish the inside, now I don't even think twice, this saves me a ton of time when I mail them.


The sentiment and little pumpkin are also from this set, I just stamped the small pumpkin inking it with my SU marker.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

 

Color Throwdown (I hope that the black shade under the image and the black frame around the panel counts.😉

Alphabet Challenge "P" is for Pumpkins. 

QRK Stampede Challenge #265 "Pumpkins or Anything Goes"

Crafty Friends Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mini and Mighty.....

Hello everyone: I think this is the first time I post a card that is really small, this is maybe not an actual card but a note, something that I can tuck inside my hubby's lunch box Monday morning.
I will link this card/note to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This note card measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/4. The image is from a Power Poppy set called Sunny Harvest, I partially stamped it on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers. The sentiment is from the set.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of this note card.


Both sentiment and flower are from the set.

I'm linking this note card to the following challenges.



Muse Challenge #237 Our Muse is Tracey M. McNeely.


Moving Along With The Times Challenge #56 "Autumn/Fall"
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #372 "Fall"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Haunting with Horace.....

Hello everyone: I'm so getting in the mood for Halloween so I'm making a few more cards for my stash to send out to family and friends, near and far.
I'm linking this card to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This handsome fella is a NBUS stamp from Kraftin Kimmie, I don't know why I haven't used it before, he is quite a looker, all dressed up and ready for some haunting fun.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and colored with my SU markers.
The pattern paper is from my Halloween stash, the bats are die cut but I don't know where the die came from, might be from Cherry Lynn. I added a bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Diamonds for the eyes, hope you can see it.

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This is a picture of the finished inside of my card. It's not a second card, just wanted to make sure to clarify this because of the challenges I'm entering.


The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the black cat and spider web are from a retired SU set called "Bite Me"
I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #180 "Boo/Halloween or Autumn Thank You"
Crafty Sentiments Designs "Halloween/Fall Challenge"
Tiddly Inks Challenge #206 "SpookaBoo!"
Try it on Tuesday "It's Halloween Time"


Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Trick or Treat with the Mice.....

Hello everyone: October is in full swing and soon, Halloween will be here so, his is your chance to increase your stash of "Spooky" and "Frighting" cards to send to family and friends.
The RETRO RUBBER challenge for this next 10 days is HALLOWEEN so, go look for those forgotten stamps you know you love, ink them up again and join my teammates and I in our gallery.
So hop over the challenge to see what my awesome teammates created for your inspiration.
Here's my card.

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I just adore the House Mouse siblings and, can you blame me? I mean.....just look at these three sweeties Trick or Treating, all dressed up and looking so "scary". The label on this stamp dates back from 2002 but I bought it probably about 5 years ago.
This is a big image so I just stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and some Sakura Koi watercolors, the pattern paper is a piece I found in my box of retired SU DSP, it was just the right size for this panel, phew!! the ribbon is from my stash.

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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.  I've been finishing the inside of every single card I make since January, this saves me a ton of time when I need to mail my cards.


The sentiment is from an old stash of Halloween stamps, I think it's from Stampendous but I'm not sure, I apologize for this.  The little spider and bat are from a retired SU set called "Googly Ghouls" that came out in the 2012 Holiday Mini. 

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I hope you play along with my teammates and I in the RETRO RUBBER gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

I'm entering this card on the following challenges.

House Mouse "Halloween"
Animal Antics "Autumn Colors"
The Crazy Challenge "Halloween"
2 Crafty Critter Crazies "Must Feature a Creature"
Animal Friends Challenge #55 "Fall/Halloween"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

If The Shoe Fits.....Wear It!!!!!

Hello everyone: There is a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this week, the theme is SHOES, shoes of any kind so, I created this card which that I hope will inspire you to come and join my teammates and I in our gallery. 


Aren't this Witch's shoes just awesome? This image is from my stash of retired Flourishes sets called "Witching you a Happy Halloween" it came out back in 2010, it has some fabulous images like this one. I stamped the shoes on water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored them with SU markers, the bats are from a background stamp I think from Penny Black but I could be mistaken.
The pattern paper is from my Halloween stash, I just realized I need to go get some more. I found the black ribbon in a bag of bits and pieces and it was just the perfect size.
The sentiment is from a retired SU set called "Tee-Hee-Hee"
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and broom are from that Flourishes set.

I hope you stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog to see what my awesome teammates have created for your inspiration and join us in the gallery.

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.





Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hot and Spicy.....

Hello everyone: Sweater Weather is definitely here so I made this card featuring one of my other favorite pass times when the cooler weather arrives.....KNITTING. When my grandchildren were born, I knitted a warm and fussy blanket for each of them, not to mention baby booties, little hats and scarfs. I miss those days when they spent weekends with grandma and grandpa and each time, brought their blankets, dragging them around all over the place, sigh!! Where did the years go?
Anyway, here is this card that I will link to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This image is from an old Flourishes set called "Stitched with Love" and it just makes me want to cozy up with my yarn and needles and a hot cup of tea and knit away, I might just do that soon.
This stamp set was created by Marcella Hawley when she was designing for Flourishes and now, she has it as a DIGITAL IMAGE  at her Power Poppy store.
I stamped this image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it, then colored with some SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors. 
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls which I stamped along the curve of the die cut panel. 
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. 


Both the sentiment and the little flowers are from the Flourishes set.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.

"Less is More" Hot and Spicy colors.
CAS on Friday Challenge #118 "Fall/Halloween"
Crafty Catz Challenge #387 "Anything Goes with optional twist CAS"
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #139 "Shades of Autumn"
That's Crafty! "Forever Autumn" Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CELEBRATE WITH US!!!!!




Hello everyone: Well, time sure flyes when you are having so much fun!!  We at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE are Celebrationg our 1st. Birthday, WOO HOO!!. We can't believe one year ago this fabulous challenge blog started with just a thought, an idea, a wish made by my dear friend and team leader Aileen Ryan from Colour and Sparkle who gathered all of my amazing teammates and me to join her in this adventure.
I must confess I was a bit intimidated maybe? by all of these incredible card makers from around the world, but all of them made me feel so welcomed and  comfortable to be a part of this team that I happily accepted and for that, I'm incredibly grateful.
This challenge is going to be a big celebration, not only because we have the amazingly talented Therese Calvrid, from Lost in Paper as our Guest Designer, but because we also have 2 fabulous former The Flower Challenge Design Team members, Karren JohnsonLisa Tilson and last but definitely not least, we also have a new Guest Designer EunJi Jung with us to help CELEBRATION!!!!!  And that's not all, my friends, we also have some fantastic prices for you, our loyal followers, from some of the best companies out there who so generously offered to contribute some fabulous stuff for you to win.  We are so grateful to all of you for helping us along the way by sharing your beautiful creations with us every month, you have made our gallery look amazing and my teammates and I have had lots of fun admiring your cards so, be sure to hop over THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to get all the details about this Anniversary Post, to check out my teammates amazing creations and to upload your cards to the gallery.
Please be sure to READ OUR RULES, they are a bit different just for this challenge.

This is the card I made to celebrate our 1st. Anniversary, I hope it inspires you to get crafty and join my teammates and I in the gallery. 


And this is THE FLOWER CHALLENGE banner, please be sure you add it to your post when you upload your card to our gallery.


The beautiful image I used for my card is from Power Poppy, who is one of our fabulous sponsors.  I asked Marcella Hawley to help us celebrate and she happily accepted and offered a $30.00 gift card. This set is called Daffodils, which are some of my most favorite flowers. After a looooong Winter up here in Crown Point, IN. one of the first signs that Spring is coming are my Daffodils bravely peeking out of the cold soil after their Winter slumber, their pretty, bright flowers give me so much joy.
I stamped this bouquet onto a panel of water color paper and then I colored it with water colors and my Prismacolor pencils for detail and shading.
Then I fussy cut it to prop it on my card front, it was a bit hard but I have a great pair of small scissors and I also put a couple of pieces of Scotch tape behind the smaller parts like the leaves and the pins, that way the paper holds on better and the image is intact. I added a couple of Rhine Stones to the pin heads and a few scattered around.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and party horn are from a Power Poppy set called "Marcella's Mixed Tape 2"

For more inspiration, hop over to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to see my teammates gorgeous creations and also, to READ THE RULES for this challenge, then join us in the gallery.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous contributions for our celebration, you made this challenge even more fun.

I want to thank all of my teammates and especially Vivien Hodge, for being our most awesome boss, LOL!! she kept this blog running smoothly, nudging us once in a while to upload our cards, creating the gorgeous water marks and banners and fixing links and stuff like that for us.

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.


Snail Mail is Happy Mail.....

Hello everyone: Like the title says, "Snail Mail is Happy Mail", there is nothing sweeter than opening your mailbox and finding a handmade card from your friends and family, among the dreaded bills and junk mail.
So here is a card I created celebrating our beloved "Snail Mail" and I will link it to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This ohh!! so adorable image is from a Penny Black set called.....Critter Party. I stamped it onto a panel of watercolor paper and then, made a mask of it to sponge the grass and sky. The little envelope is from a small set from Technique Tuesday I got as a gift, I colored these images with watercolors and added some detail and shadows with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Natural Beauties
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from two Power Poppy sets, Everything's Even Rosier and Azaleas

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

A Inky Mess Challenge #14 "Anything Goes" Just for fun.
Aurora Wings Challenge #58 "Clean and Simple"
Penny Black and More October Challenge "Close to Nature"

AAA Cards Game #100 "Sketch"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

  

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

So Grateful.....

Hello everyone: There is a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this time we want you to create Thanksgiving or Thank You cards, with the start of the Holiday season just around the corner, this is your chance to add to your Thanksgiving card stash.
Here is the card I made that I hope will inspire you to join my teammates and me in the gallery.


This image is from my stash of Flourishes stamp sets, this one is called "A Season of Thanks", which came out back in 2011. All the images are so beautiful and perfect for the Season.
I stamped this one onto a die cut panel of water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter, the pattern paper is from my treasured stash of Lili of the Valley, love it so much and it's sadly discontinued, 😞
The little sentiment is from my little box of sentiments that I save when I change my mind, it came out handy for this card.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card, sometimes I get sweet compliments about my "second" card but it's only the inside. I started finishing the inside of my cards at the beginning of this year, this way, all my cards are ready to mail 😉


The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "Lots of Thoughts", I stamped it onto die cut panel of cream cardstock with SU Old Olive and More Mustard markers using my Postage Stamp die set, I sponged a bit of Baked Brown Sugar on the edges for some dimension.

So there you have it, hope you stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH blog to get more inspiration from my teammate's creations and then come and play along. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Always Fun Challenges Challenge #26 "Dies or Punches"
Fairy Tale Challenge Challenge #177 "Decorations inside and out"
Dare 2B Artzy October Challenge "Fall Colors"
Stamping Sensations October "Autumn Glory"


Thank you for stopping by, I always 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. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Autumnal Birthday.....

Hello everyone: Up here in the Midwest, Autumn is starting to show it's lovely colors all around my neighborhood, the leaves on the tree tops have those lovely shades of orange and yellow with still a hint of green and some of them have started to fall, so pretty soon, it's going to be racking time, but for now, the show has begun and we are loving it.
I made this Autumn card that I will link to a few challenges at the end of this post.


One of the challenges I'm participating in is Addicted to CAS and the CODE WORD is FAVORITE STAMP. Well, I must confess that I love all of my stamp sets so picking a favorite is hard so, I picked this one from Altenew called Persian Motifs just because it popped into my mind as soon as I read the Code Word, perhaps it's because the other day I was watching THIS VIDEO by Jennifer McGuire and it reminded me how much fun is to color (or attempt to color) this images more or less like she did.  I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with the WOW Silver Pearl embossing powder then colored it with Sakura Koi water colors and a bit of Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler re inker.
Now the sentiment was NOT supposed to be done like this but I made a BIG mess lining it up, it was so darn crooked I almost tossed this panel in the trash but, I collected myself and thought of a way to maybe fix it?? So I grabbed the SU Word Window Punch (retired😞) and carefully punched out the crooked sentiment and, after adhering the panel to my card base, I put it on the MISTI and super carefully stamped it again, using the SU markers in Old Olive and More Mustard.  Phew!! it worked fine, I think. I tried  hard to keep this card as CAS as possible, hope my "fixing" didn't mess it up!
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. 


The sentiment is from another Altenew set called Beautiful Day, the leaves from Persian Motifs.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.



A Gem of a Challenge #204 "Birthday Card"
That's Crafty Challenges "Forever Autumn"

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Eat Your Veggies!!!!!

Greetings dear friends: I love my veggies, we do eat them every day but, since our oldest granddaughter Vanessa (19) turned Vegetarian, we've discovered a whole array of new ones and started eating others that we've just seen at the store but never really grabbed to eat.  Like Eggplant.....lovely purple color but it's kind of intimidating just for it's sheer size, then there are the Rutabagas and Turnips.....what's up with this kind of "ugly" roots?? Pumpkins, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash.....well.....they look great for Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations but eat them?? only as Pumpkin pie but I've never eaten the other ones.  
Anywho, our granddaughter has enlighten us about all of these other veggies, roots and leafy greens and we are ever so thankful, I wont say I will turn Vegetarian but the new flavors and ways to cook this delicious bounty are irresistible. 
So here is this card, celebrating this new and healthy way to eat our Veggies.


This yummy image is from a Power Poppy set called Farmers Market, it has the freshest veggie images ever!! Stamped it with Versafine black ink onto water color paper and colored with Sakura Koi water colors, the pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley (discontinued😞),the sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Sage Advice.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and images are from the Sage Advice set.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.


Craft for the Craic September Challenge "Autumn Colors"
Daring Cardmakers "Harvest Home" 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #172 "Anything Goes with Ribbon"

I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the picture.

Thank you for stopping by, I always 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.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Your Wings Exist.....

Hello again everybody: I've been meaning to use this stamp and die set from Paper Tray Ink called "Feather Finery" that I bought at Ebay about 3 months ago for like $22.00 and I can't believe I miss placed it all this time, it was still in the packaging they send it in, I guess I was way to preoccupied with the prospect of having to take my mother back to Mexico, the trip with her, plus other family stuff that I just plain forgot it.  Right now, I was getting a padded envelope to send some cards to my mom and there it was, right along the packs of these envelopes, no wonder I didn't noticed it. 
Ok, I'll stop rambling.....here is a card I just made with this set, I'm so happy I bought it, this images are so beautiful and the sentiments very inspiring, I'm linking this card to a few challenges at the end of this post. 


I just stamped this gorgeous feather with SU Baked Brown Sugar and then, heat emboss the dots and the beautiful sentiment in gold, that's all.
The lines were made with the retired SU set called "Gorgeous Grunge", stamped with "Lost Lagoon"
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Sentiment and bird are from the set.

I'm linking this card to the following challenges.


djkardkreations NBUS CHALLENGE #12 "Anything Goes" as long as it's NBUS
This is the first time I ink this set after miss placing it for a while.

Craft Rocket Challenges #41 "Something beginning with the letter "F"
This time I chose "Feathers"

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Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.