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Friday, April 13, 2018

Twofer Fun #4 with the Kats.....

Hi there, everyone: I have a couple of cards to share with you for the Twofer Card Challenge #4 in which Darnell and the team are asking us to create two cards, for different occasions using the same stamps or dies, the prompt word this time is PETS so, here is my take on this challenge, using a couple of my Kaztlekraft adorable kitty images.


I must say that I'm an animal lover person, when our daughters were young, we had our share of both kitties and doggies in our house plus hamsters, frogs, fish, mice, and quite a few backyard birds and ducklings and bunnies that were rescued as little babies and raised by us and then, let go free. 
 These cats are from a Katzelkraft set called "Russian Cats",  these images are all fun and fabulous, you can really create all kinds of cards by just changing the sentiment.
I stamped these kitties on watercolor paper with Stazon black in and colored them with SU markers.
All the accessories and sentiments are from several stamp sets that were perfect for the themes on my cards, I love it when I can use a whole bunch of stamps from my treasured stash.

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Here are some individual pictures of the cards.



The pattern paper on this card is from MODASCRAP and it's called "Wood Effect", the gifts are from a retired Flourishes set called "All Wrapped Up!", the little cup cake is from a Penny Black set called "Cupcakes" (temporarily out of stock 😞)
The sentiment is from two Power Poppy sets, I just added a couple of extra "O's" and "U's" to the words to make sure you guys know this kitty is singing his little heart out.
The hats were handmade with some scraps of glitter and foil papers.

This is how the INSIDE this card looks like.


The sentiment and the little horn are from a Power Poppy set called "Marcella's Mixed Tape 2"

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This is my second card, using the same cats, I just added a table from the retired SU set called "Scenes from a Garden", a couple of little Santa's hats for the kitties from the Power Poppy set called Merry Littles  and a line of die cut Christmas Lights from Whimsy Stamps, hope you can see the Glossy Accents on them. The Sentiment and the musical notes the kitty is singing are from a Stamping Bella set called "Caroling Chicks , the same gifts from Flourishes. Colored everything with SU markers and added Dazzling Details to the pom poms and rim of the hats.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Ponsettia, the little gift from "Merry Littles"

I would like to enter these cards on the following challenges.


Aud Sentiments Challenge #201 "Happy Birthday"

CCEE Stampers Challenge #1815 "National Pet Day"

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #463 "Christmas"

Seize the Birthday "Vibrant Colors"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We're in this Together.....


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Hello everyone: They say that April Showers bring May flowers but up here all we've seen is snow, shigh!! I'm just hoping that Spring comes soon with a bit warmer weather, I'm very tired of the cold, gray days and I've just about had it with snow!!
Anywho, here is the card I created for the new challenge at RETRO RUBBER, hope you get inspired to join my teammates and me in the gallery.


This image is from a 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog called "In This Together", I just love these pretty girl images all decked up and styling.
I stamped this image on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers, the pink pattern paper is from a retired line from Lili of the Valley, the other graphic one is from my stash. I added some Rhine Stones to the opposite corners for some bling, the umbrella top was stamped on a piece of pattern paper and fussy cut then, popped up with small dimenssionals.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.



The sentiment is from a 2014 Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents, which contains some of the cutest little succulents I've seen, beautifully detailed and simply adorable.
The flower in the corner is from a retired SU set called "Fast and Fabulous" from the 2010-2011 idea book and catalog, I love the double stamping on these images.

So there you have it, I hope you got inspired to come and play along with us at the RETRO RUBBER gallery with my teammates and I, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




Take Your #Selfie to the Beach.....

Hello everyone: We are well in April here but there is no signs of Spring, let alone Summer around, it's cold and snowing up  here in Crown Point, IN. I just hope my Tulips and Daffodils are not going to freeze, their green leaves are above ground, poor things, but they are resilient, that's for sure.
Anywho, I have a card to share with you today for the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge this week, we all want you guys to go to the Beach, even if it's only in your mind.


This image is from a Power Poppy set called Best Day Ever and, as you can see, just looking at it makes you feel warm and dreaming.
I stamped the images on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat emboss it, then colored it with SU markers, the hook, keys and camera were fussy cut. The sentiment is from the set.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is also from the set, the shells are from a retired Flourishes set called "Seaside Life"

So I hope you feel inspired to come and play along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, don't forget to go take a peek at my teammates' blogs and see their fabulous creations.

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.