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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A Slim Doggie for SOS, May 24th. 3x6".

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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The SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge has a new one for you to play with and it's "Slimline" so here's my card to inspire you to play along.

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This is the inside.

And this is what I used.

Kaztelkraft Les Chiens (Dogs)

Prismacolor pencils.

Stampin' Up! "Pretty Pines" die set. (retired)

Power Poppy "Poinsettia"


I hope you come and join my teammates and me over at SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery and play along.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, they always make my day.

Till next time, stay healthy and safe.


Maria.



Fabulous "Impossible Box".

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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The RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE has a very popular and fun theme for you to play with, we hope to see you in our gallery.  Remember that the stamps you use must be at least one year old, Ok?

When we have this theme at RETRO RUBBER I like to make something other than a card and I usually CASE one of the awesome boxes Julie DiMatteo shares with us on her blog called The Paper Pixie, the directions on her video are so perfect and this box was so much fun to make that I just got carried away and made two.

I also made a card using the same stamp set I used to create the background but with different colors and, I used the flower stamps to create the bouquet.  This set is still available in the 2022-2023 Anual Catalog.


This is how it looks open.


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Here's my card.



This is the inside.

This is what I used.
Stampin' Up! "Artistically Inked" was introduced a year ago, May 3rd. 2021. I used it to create my own "DSP" for the gray box and for my card.
The sentiment on the inside is from Flourishes "Short Stacks" (2015)
The sentiment on the gray box is from SU "Whimsical Words" (Sale-a-bration 2010)
The sentiment on the blue box is from SU "Touch of Kindness" (2011 Summer Mini)
The blue DSP is from Hobby Lobby.

I hope you give this box a try, you just have to pay attention to the scoring and cutting, believe me, once you make one, the second, third, etc. will be a piece of cake.
And, of course, you have Julie's fabulous video!!
I hope to see you at the RETRO RUBBER gallery, the "Anything Goes" challenge gives you the chance to create whatever you desire.
Don't forget to use your older than one year stamps,
this is the main focus of this challenge. 

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.












Friday, May 20, 2022

Cheerful Snowman.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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I have a really cute Slimline Card to share with you today, this one is 3"x6".



This is the inside.



This is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Spirited Snowman" (2018 Holiday Catalog)

Flourishes "Sweets of the Season" (2010)

Penny Black "A Bright Tomorrow" (2012)

I want to play with:

Creative Knockouts #453 "Finish the Inside"


 
Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.
Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.l








Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tulips and a Lady Bug.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, taking care of each other, and staying healthy and safe.

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I have a card to share created with one of my favorite Tulip images from Power Poppy.


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This is the inside.

I'm leaving the inside without a sentiment just so I can stamp it as I need it.
This is what I used.
Power Poppy "Dynamic Duos: Peonies and Tulips (2014)
Power Poppy "Vibrant Thanks" for the sentiment in front (2017)
Flourishes "Tulips for Friends" (2013)
Prismacolor pencils.
The little Lady Bug is from Stampin' Up!

I want to play with:

Thank you for visiting and for your comments, they always make my day.
Please stay healthy and safe.

Maria.





Sunday, May 15, 2022

Zinnias For Your Birthday!!

Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, staying healthy and safe.

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THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has arrived at the halfway point so here's my reminder card to inspire you to come and play along with us.

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This is the inside.



 And this is what I used.

Flourishes "Zinnias"  (2011)

Power Poppy "Short Stacks" (2015) for the sentiment inside.

The Hexagon die cut is (I think) from Spellbinders.

The numbers on the little tag are from Concord & 9th. "Happy Day"

DSP from my stash (Hobby Lobby)

I used Prismacolor pencils to color my image, for the vase, I used a combination of "Green Apple" (PC-912) and "Light Cerulean Blue" (PC-904)


I want to play with these challenges.

Little Red Wagon Challenge #653

Dare2BArtzy May Challenge "Flowers"

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Please, hop over to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE to get more inspiration from my fabulous teammates.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.


Maria.



 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

More Pumpkins!!

 Hello everyone: AS ALWAYS, i HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE DOING WELL, STAYING HEALTHY AND SAFE.

wE'VE ARRIVED AT THE HALF WAY POINT FOR THE 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, THIS IS OUR MOOD BOARD TO INSPIRE YOU TO PLAY ALONG.

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I've been having all kinds of fun making cards for this challenge, I think what attracted me so much are the golden touches on our inspiration picture, besides, I truly love making Halloween cards, I used to wait till maybe September, to start making cards for friends and family, mainly my grandchildren when they were little.

I still make them, but now it's more for my friends who share my love for Halloween images, don't get me wrong, I like all the other celebration dates through the year but, Halloween.......well........you can't deny that the images on these stamps are simply fabulous and fun.

THIS IS MY CARD.


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tHIS IS THE INSIDE


and this is what I used.

1.- This stamp is very old, the first time I used it was back in 2015 on this card, I love these pumpkins, I don't know what they are arguing about but, whatever it is, they look soo menacing, lol!!
2.- the raven is from a 2010 Stampin' up! set called "dark and dreary"
3.- the branch is from "memory box".
4.- the sentiment is from "witching you a happy Halloween" from power poppy.

I hope you come and play along with us over at "2 old bats Halloween challenge", when October rolls around you'll be happy to have some cards to send out.

Please, stay healthy and safe.

Maria. 








Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Baby, Baby.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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It's been a while since I made a baby card, no one that I know is having babies any time soon but who knows, my daughters have co-workers and they have grandchildren who might have a sweet announcement in the future, so I want to be ready, the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge for the next 10 days is "Power of Pastels", so this gave me the best reason to dust off these sweet and adorable and ohh!! so vintage sets.



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This is the inside.

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And this is what I used.
Flourishes "Hello Baby" (2012)
Flourishes "Baby Love" (2013)

I hope you come and play along with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH
where my fabulous teammates have beautiful cards to inspire you.
Thank you so much for your visit and for your comments, they always make my day.
Please take care and stay healthy and safe.

Maria.