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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Circles, Circles, Circles!!!!!!

 


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

Welcome to "THE FLOWER CHALLENGE" August theme, this month we want to see CIRCLES, so I invite you to visit our challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazing teammates.
Here's my card. 


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This is the inside.

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And this is what I used.
Flourishes "Hydrangea" (2012)
Flourishes "A Year in Flowers" (2010)
Flourishes "Camelias" (2012)
Flourishes "Tulips for Friends" (2013)

This month we have the fabulously talented Therese Calvird as our Guest Designer, we are thrilled to have her join us this month, WELCOME BACK THERESE!!

Please, stop by "THE FLOWER CHALLENGE" and play along with us, we are looking forward to seeing your creations.  Don't forget to include our banner in your blog post.

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

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.








Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Blue Azaleas.

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

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I have this card to share with you today but, for the life of me, I just can't remember where this image came from so, so if any of you recognizes it, I would appreciate it so much if you can tell me, thank you in advance.

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This is the inside.  The DSP on top of the inside panel is from a gorgeous block of 6x6 pattern paper that my friend Lisa Poe sent to me a few months ago.  Thank you, Lisa.



And this is what I used.

I don't know where I got this image but I think it's a digi and I suspect it's from Power Poppy.
I colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils.
The DSP is from AMAZON 
Enamel Dots from Gina Marie Designs.

I want to play with:







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

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.





Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge/August.



Hello and welcome to the august 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, this mood board is for you to play with but you can actually create anything you want as long as it is halloween.

This is my card and I hope it will inspire you to come and play along with us, for more inspiration please go to the 2 old bats Halloween challenge to see my teammates awesome creations, hope to see you there.


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And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "House of haunts" (2008)
Kraftin Kimmie (headstone and ghosts)
bats are from hero arts background stamp
stampin' up! "the best of Halloween" (2013)
stampin' up! "jar of haunts" (2016)

I hope you stop by the 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE for more inspiration from my awesome teammates.

till next time, stay healthy and safe.

maria.



Every Day is an Adventure......

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

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Welcome to another fun challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH

The theme is "NAUTICAL" which means anything that has to do with the sea, like boats, ships, seashells, etc.  We can't wait to see what you create.

This is the card I made to inspire you to play along.



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This is the inside.



And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "The Open Sea" (2011)


I hope you stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge and play along with us, there you'll find more inspiration from my awesome teammates.

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

Stay healthy and safe.


Maria.




Anything Goes for Retro Rubber # 188.

 

Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.
 
The new theme over at RETRO RUBBER is "Anything Goes", this is a very popular subject because you really can do anything you want as long as the stamps you use are older than one year.

So here is my project, which is a little pouch that can hold 8-10 thank you notes and envelopes.
I took my inspiration from THIS VIDEO by Julie DiMatteo, you can watch this video with the link or go directly to her blog, THE PAPER PIXIE where you can find the dimensions for the pouch and the cards plus a very useful template to make the cuts and folds.


I don't usually buy DSP unless is ONE SIDED but this particular one from Stampin' Up! just captured me, the colors and designs on these 12x12 sheets were impossible for me to resist.

I hope you watch Julie's video tutorial and give these little pouches a try, and believe me, once you get the hang of it, you won't stop at making just one, they can be a very sweet gift for teachers and coaches, bus drivers and your hair and nail person, neighbors and family.

So please come and play along with us over at RETRO RUBBER, we can't wait to see what you create.

This is what I used.

Flourishes "Tulips for Friends" (2013)
Stampin' Up! "Blossoming Basket" (2018)
There She Goes "Wrapped in Joy" (2014)
Prismacolor pencils.
Stampin' Up! "Flowering Fields" DSP. (retired?)

Please stay healthy and safe.

Maria.









Thursday, July 21, 2022

Enjoy Your Big Day!!

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

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I have a cute girl's birthday card to share today.  My grandkids are not little ones anymore but I have a lot of grandnieces and grandnephews that are little enough to enjoy a card like this one.


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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.

There She Goes "Wrapped in Joy"

Power Poppy "Party Time" (2016)

DSP from my stash.

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I want to play with these challenges.

Simon Says: For A Child

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #556 "Anything Goes"


Thank you for stopping by today and for your comments, I appreciate them very much.

Stay healthy and safe.


Maria.





Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Tiniest Things!!

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

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The RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE has a fun "Tic, Tac, Toe grid for you to play with for the next 10 days, there are lots of possibilities here so we can't wait to see what you create.
For my card I chose the middle/vertical column, "Birds, Green and Embossing" so, here is my card and I hope you get inspired to come and join us in our gallery.
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This is the inside.




And this is what I used.

Flourishes "Humming Along" (2010)
Prismacolor pencils.

And, for more inspiration, I hope you come and check out the RETRO RUBBER challenge page to see the amazing cards from my talented teammates.

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