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Monday, October 18, 2021

Thanks a Bunch.

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

I have a very CAS card to share with you today.


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This is the inside.

And this is what I used.

My Favorite Things "Harvest Mouse"
Flourishes "With Gratitude" (2011, discontinued)
The border on the inside from SU "Pleasant Pheasants"
The inside sentiment from "Harvest Mouse"
Prismacolor pencils.

I want to play with:






Thank you for stopping by today.
Please, stay healthy and safe.

Maria.






Friday, October 15, 2021

Pretty Flower Pot.

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

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THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has arrived at the halfway point so here's a reminder card to inspire you to play along.

We're celebrating our 5th. year and we have great prizes for you so, we hope you join in the fun and play along.



Here's my card.


I decided to make a flower pot card, I cut two of the pots and glued them at the top to make the pot stand.


This is the inside.



And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Blossoms in Bloom" bundle.
Spellbinders "Flower Pots" die set.


We hope you come and celebrate with us, we have 11 awesome prizes to thank you guys for playing with us all these years.
To check them out, hop over to THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, I'm sure you'll be so very happy you did.
Also, check out my teammates' inspiration projects, and come along and play with us.

Thank you for visiting me today and thank you so much for your sweet comments.

Please stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.





Thursday, October 14, 2021

Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

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

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Well, We are the halfway point on the "2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE", and here is the card I created to inspire you to come and play along with us.

In my previous Halloween post, I said that this holiday is one of my favorites because you can go from scary to adorable any time you sit down to create a card.   I made my SCARY card for the previous Halloween challenge and now, here's my "adorable" version, what do you think? Oh, and by the way, mama cat is keeping a close look on her little baby, she's behind that big pumpkin.


This is the inside.



and this is what I used.

Mo Manning digital image ESMERALDA 

sTAMPIN' UP! "TEE-HEE-HEE" FOR THE INSIDE SENTIMENT. (2014)

sTAMPIN' uP! "GRACE'S GARDEN" FOR THE LITTLE KITTY ON THE FLOOR. (2020)

cLEARLY bESOTTED GOOD TO BE BAD, FOR THE SENTIMENT IN FRONT.

pRISMACOLOR PENCILS.


i HOPE YOU COME AND JOIN US OVER AT 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, there's still time to play along.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for your comments.

Please, stay healthy and safe.

XO

Maria.




Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hexagon Twist Pocket Card.

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

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Welcome to a new RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE, this one is always very popular because, literally, you can make anything you want, as long as you use your older than one year stamps, if you can tell us the year you bought them, we would love to know.

My project was inspired by Julie DiMatteo, her blog The Paper Pixie is full of amazing projects on her video gallery, I hope you can stop by and watch her in action, she is one talented paper crafter.

So here's my version of this fun Hexagon Pocket card.



This is a look at it when it's open.


And this are the 3 little note cards that can fit inside.


And this is what I used.
Stampin' Up! "Whimsical Words" (2010)
Stampin' Up! "Fast and Fabulous" (2010-2011)
Stampin' Up! "Free as a Bird" (2019-2020)

Isn't it so sweet? And you can fit gift cards in there too, so you put one on the first pocket and the other two can be your greeting, super, super fun.
When I saw Julie's pictures it look a bit intimidating but, as soon as I finish watching the video, I immediately proceeded to create one.
So, I hope you give our RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE a try, and please remember to use your older than one-year stamps, give them another chance to shine.
Thank you for visiting me today.

Please, stay healthy and safe.
Maria.











Verve Pumpkins.

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

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The new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is "Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice", so you have a lot of fun choices like using Pumpkins, make Halloween cards, cups of fragrant pumpkin spice coffee or tea, etc.

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


This is the inside.




And this is what I used.

All the stamping was done with the Verve set called "Bountiful Harvest".

Unfortunately, Verve Stamps closed its online shop in 2018.

Stampin' Up! "Ornate Border Dies"

DSP from my stash.

So hop over to the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog for more inspiration from my talented teammates then, come along and join us in our gallery.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Please stay healthy and safe.

XO
Maria.



 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Spooky Indeed!!!!!!

 Hello everyone: Every day I pray and hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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It's no secret I love Halloween, the cards you make are always fun and you can be a little spooky or a lot cute, my card today is a little of both, I think.


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This is the inside.


                     And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Best Friends" (2006)

Stampin' Up! "Bite Me" (2013)

Memory Box "Grove Branch"


I want to play with these challenges.

Less is More


Addicted to CAS #208



Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.















Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The View.

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

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I want to thank you for stopping by today, I have a new card to share.


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This is the inside.

And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "Grace's Garden" (2020)
Power Poppy "Woodlands Carpet" 2019)
Stampin' Up! "Serene Silhouettes" (2012-2013)
Su "Bordering Blossoms" (2014-2015)
Prismacolor pencils.
Tim Holtz distress inks.

I want to play with:



(Anything Goes)


Thanks again for stopping by today, your comments are always appreciated.

Please stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.