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Friday, November 15, 2019

A Little Reminder......


Hi there everyone: I'm here once again with my reminder post for the current THE FLOWER CHALLENGE which is "Spots or Stripes", if you haven't joined
 us in our gallery yet, I hope this card inspires you to do so, also, don't forget to drop by the challenge post to check out my teammates' awesome cards.
This month we are being sponsored by Top Flight Stamps who are kindly giving our winner an E-card worth $25.00 so go browse their web store and check out the awesome things they offer.
Moreover, one of The Flower Challenge DT members is also on the Top Flight Stamps DT and she is giving all of you a 10% off coupon, you just use her name
ERICKASTRANGE when you purchase at the store, awesome!!!!!!


Anyway, this image is from a Power Poppy set called POINSETTIA, stamped on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and gold heat embossed then, colored with SU markers, these markers are pretty old but they still work fabulously.
The Sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called MERRY LITTLES, the pattern paper is from my stash. I hope you can see the striped embossed panel on the right, I took a few pics and this one is the best one.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called GLISTENING PAPERWHITES, the little candle is from the Merry Littles set.

Please remember to add our Cue Card when you enter your card in THE FLOWER CHALLENGE challenge, your main image should be FLOWERS, you can only enter 6 other challenges including ours and please take a few minutes to read our rules, they are few but important if you want to have a chance to win the prize.
Our Guest Designer is Tracy, from Who is Tracy? stop by her blog and check out all of her fabulous and beautiful creations.
I also hope you stop by my teammates' blogs to see how they created their beautiful cards.

Have a wonderful weekend.
XO
Maria.












Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Neutral Thanksgiving........

Hello everyone: I'm in dire need of Thanksgiving cards so here's one I will quickly add to my stash and, I need to get busy ASAP to make a few more.


This image is from a Flourishes set called "A Season of Thanks" released back in September of 2011.  I stamped the image on a die-cut panel of Strathmore Bristol paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  The DSP is from my stash and so is the ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment (from the set) on a banner die-cut from SPELLBINDERS 
I added some enamel dots from GINA MARIE DESIGNS.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from the same set as the front image, the leaf is from a Power Poppy set called "FEELING FALL

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Thanksgiving or Thank You
The Diva's that cut ....paper!

Use at least 3 colors from the color palate.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

You are so "Mice".....

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Hi there, Retro Rubber friends: My teammates and I have a new challenge for you to play with and it's the very popular "RETRO RUBBER", so let's get creative with your older than a year stamps and join us in our gallery.
I made a few tags using a Stampin' Up! set that was first introduced back in 1999, which was way before I knew anything about rubber stamps, blogs, card making, etc.  I was browsing Pinterest and I came across one of these delightful images on a card, and I fell in love immediately. Lucky the lady who made the card gave the name of this set which is "Mice Messages" so I went on a hunt for a while until I found it on eBay, needless to say, I bought it!!! 
That was 2 years ago so, here's my set of tags, hope you like them.


I punched the Kraft card stock with the "Scalloped" SU punch and stamped the images with Memento black ink then, colored them with Prismacolor pencils, I just love the vintage look you get with Kraft paper.
There's a punched panel on the back to write messages, the Washi Tape on the top is from SU.

Hope you liked these little tags, I sure had a lot of fun creating them.

Please visit the RETRO RUBBER challenge and check out my teammates' creations, visit their blogs and leave them some comment love.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

No square or rectangle cards/Anything Goes.

No Rectangle or Square cards.










Let It Snow!!!!!

SOS Headquarters

Hello everyone: We had our first snowfall of the season precisely on Halloween, it was cold and super windy so, needless to say, there were no Trick or Treaters ringing our bell, I guess parents just took the kiddos to the Mall, Sigh!!!😞😞
So we are stuck with lots of our favorite candy bars and we have no other recourse but to eat them, sheeesh!!  I even thought of vacuum pack all of these bags to see if they would last till next Halloween but, it's more fun to enjoy them.
Anywho, the theme for this next 10 days over at SHOPPING OUR STASH is "SNOWFLAKES" and here's my card.


This image is from Lili of the Valley, stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The branch is from Memory Box and I think the Snowflakes too.  The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called"Warm Winter Wishes"
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The Snowflakes are from the Flourishes set and the Sentiment from a new Power Poppy set called Snow Kissed.
So I hope you come and play with me and my teammates over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, we can't wait to see your Snow Flake creations.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Happy Holidays
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

Christmas/Winter
Dragonfly Dreams





Monday, November 4, 2019

Snowy Paperwhites.....



Hello everyone and a happy November to you all!!
 THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has a new one for you to play with, this month's theme is SPOTS OR STRIPES.
This is the card I made to inspire you to come and join us at our gallery.


This beautiful image is from a Power Poppy set called Glistening Paperwhites. I stamped it on a panel of Strathmore Bristol paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils, then I fussy cut it and propped it on top of the blue striped DSP with foam dimensionals. I used a dotted embossing folder from Darice and I die cut the corners and the sentiment with gold foil paper.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from Merry Littles and the sentiment from the Glistening Paperwhites.

So I hope you feel inspired to come along and play with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, for more inspiration, check out my teammates' blogs.
Don't forget to use FLOWER images as the main focus on your cards, you can participate in 6 challenges including ours and please upload our banner on your post when you upload your cards to our challenge page.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

#32 "Christmas is Coming"

#46 "Christmas"

Challenge #41
"Make a Christmas Card"

November "Hand Stamped"

"Christmas/Winter"

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
XO
Maria.







Friday, November 1, 2019

Elegant Pine Cone.....

Hello everyone: I've been fighting a cold for a few days, I'm better now but it was awful, ughhh!! I tried to ignore it and kept going to work out but I finally decided to just stay home and rest.
So, I have here a Christmas card made with a really pretty image from Stampendous called Pine Cone Decoration.


The image is stamped on a 4.25x5.5 folded piece of Ninah Desert Storm card stock with Stazon black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Glistening Paperwhites.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment and the pine branch on the corner are from the Paperwhites set, the pine border from "Merry Littles".

I want to play along with the following challenges.


#269 "Holiday Cards"
Art Impressions Blog

Anything Christmas Goes.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #443 One Layer Wonder.
Tuesday Throwdown

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I've got my EYES on YOU!!!

SOS Headquarters

Hello everyone: The SHOPPING OUR STASH Designer Team has a fun challenge for you to play with and the theme is HALLOWEEN, which is just around the corner so I hope you go and check your Stash of spooky, fun stamps and come and join my teammates and me in our gallery. Here's my card, hope you like it.


It's so much fun to create Halloween cards, the spookier the better, don't you think? I used one of my old-time favorite sets from SU called "Jar of Haunts"
(2016 Holiday Mini) this particular image is YUCKY in the funniest way possible, the dripping slime, the added spiders, crawling down and inside this jar, with these eyeballs floating around in some kind of "preservative", had me laughing as I was stamping them, I know a few of you guys will get a chill down your spine, tee hee!!
I just stamped this image with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, colored with a neon green Crayola marker and So Saffron from SU. 
The pattern paper and ribbon are from my stash, I can't remember where the sentiment came from.
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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

 

Every image on the inside is from this fun set.

So there you have it, hope it inspires you to come and play along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, where you'll find more awesome inspiration from my fabulous teammates, we can't wait to see what you create.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Simon Says Monday Challenge
SPOOKY

Crafting Happiness Challenges
#19 "Halloween Colors"
Crafting Happiness Challenges

Artsystamper Challenge #2
Pattern Paper

Always Fun Challenges #133
Something Scary.
Always Fun Challenges

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.