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Friday, January 21, 2022

In a Rush......

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

The card I'm sharing has been in the "Pending/Unfinished" box for a while so I thought it was about time to finish it and share it.



This is the inside.


And this is what I used.
Penny Black "Wonderful" stamp set.
DIY Cuts (oval scalloped stitched die set)
DSP from Lilly of the Valley (discontinued)
Power Poppy "Always There" for the sentiment in front.
The Glitter stripes were a gift from my dear friend Lisa Poe. 
Prismacolor pencils.

I want to play with:


Four-Legged Friends.

Thank you for visiting me today, your comments are greatly appreciated.
Please stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.











Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Silver and Gold......

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

I don't know about you but, I have the hardest time photographing cards that are heat embossed in sparkly embossing powders, the light plays with each little glittery thing and it's very difficult to get a good picture so, after about 10 pictures of this card, here's the "best" one of them all.😕


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This is the inside.


And this is what I used:

Power Poppy "Party Time" 2016.
Penny Black "Love and Joy" die set.
Power Poppy "Poinsettia" 2014. (for the sentiment inside)
Power Poppy "Merry Littles" (2014) for the tree on the corner)

I want to play with:



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






Pampered Little Fairy........

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


Well, I haven't played with my Fairies in a while so the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE gave me the inspiration to create this card, here's this winged sweetie, getting ready for something very special.


This is the inside.




              And this is what I used.

Lily of the Valley "Positively Pampered".

I stamped the image on Neenah Solar White card stock and fussy cut it.

The sentiment inside is from Power Poppy "Party Time" 

Prismacolor pencils.

The DSP is also from Lily of the Valley.


So hop over to the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE and play along with us, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for stopping by today for a visit, I sure appreciate your comments.

Please stay healthy and safe.

XO

Maria.



 

Let's Use Our Border Punches or Dies......

 Hello everyone: I'm always hoping and praying you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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The SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge for the next 10 days is all about BORDER PUNCHES AND/DIES, and this really made me go look at my stash of dies so, this is the card I created to inspire you to play along.

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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.

"Quite Curvy" die set from Stampin' Up! (2020-retired)

Power Poppy "Tea in the Garden" Cake. (2016)

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

My Favorite Things "Santa's Elves" for the little gift.

Hero Arts "Be Happy Today" for the balloon.


I hope you come and join my teammates and me in the SHOPPING OUR STASH Gallery, I'm sure you have lots of border dies or punches to play with, we can't wait to see what you create.

Please, stay healthy and safe.

XO
Maria.

PS.- I forgot to explain how I got the pattern paper between the die cuts so, this is how I did it.  I didn't want the paper to show through the holes on the die-cut borders so, I glued the corners first and then, I traced the space between them with Vellum paper, cut this piece and traced the edge onto the pattern paper, then cut it out, sounds complicated but it's really not.





Saturday, January 15, 2022

Red Poppies.......

 Hello everyone: I'm always hoping and praying 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 and here's where my teammates and I give you a bit more inspiration so hopefully, you will play along with us in our gallery.

This is the card I created for our reminder post, this time I picked RED as my monochromatic color using black and gray card stock.



This is the inside.


And this is what I used:

Power Poppy "Poppies" (2015)

Power Poppy "Always Here" (2018)

Prismacolor pencils.

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I hope you come and play along with us over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for visiting me today.

Please, stay healthy and safe.

XO
Maria.



Friday, January 14, 2022

Bewitched......

 Hello everone: I hope all of you had a beautiful and peaceful holiday season, I hope you were able to get together with dear family and friends in a safe way, and enjoy great company and good food.

I wish for you health and joy in 2022

this is a reminder post for the 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, I hope you find some time to play along, remember, our challenge is always "anything goes", the inspiration board is just to give you some ideas of colors and images.

this is the card I created to inspire you to play along.

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this is the inside.



and this is what I used.

kraftin' Kimmie "witchy poo" (2010)
spellbinders "fleur de lis" die set.
stampin' up! "ornate borders"
stampin' up! "jar of haunts"
stampin' up! "tee-hee-hee" (boots)
clearly besotted "good to be bad" (inside sentiment)
prismacolor pencils.
ribbon from my stash.

I hope you come and play along with uS AT 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, by the time october rolls along, you'll have a good stash of fun cards to send to family and friends.

please stay healthy and safe.
xo
maria.




Thursday, January 6, 2022

RENEW......

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

Today's card is very simple and sweet, created with some of my most favorite little critters.


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This is the inside.

And this is what I used.

House Mouse "Violet Nap"
Flourishes "Friendly Reminders" (2009-2010)
for the front sentiment.
Flourishes "Botanical Bookplates" (2012)
for the inside sentiment.
Prismacolor pencils.

I want to play with:


This word to me means "Sleep", for us adults but especially for little babies.  When you wake up after a good nap, you totally feel RENEWED.

Thank you for visiting me today, please stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.