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Friday, January 11, 2019

On Dragonfly Wings.....

Hello everyone: I'm here again today with a new card created using an old stamp set, I feel like I'm on a mission to really use my old stuff and it feels so good, it's like I'm seeing old friends after many years apart, I'm having a wonderful time.


This Dragonfly image is from a Stampin' Up! set called "Nature's Nest" that came out back in the 2009-2010 catalog, another beautiful and neglected set, sigh!!
I stamped the Dragonfly with Stazon black ink on watercolor paper and colored it with an old set of Shimmer Paints, the sprigs of flowers are from another Stampin' Up! set called "Nature Walk" which came out in the Occasions Mini in 2011.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I punched the design with an old Friskars punch, the sentiment both in front and inside are from a Unity Stamp Company, also super old (2012), called "Your Wings Exist", I stamped the Dragonfly on top of the sentiment with Stazon gray ink.
I'm keeping my resolution of using my old stuff, I'm really having an awesome time doing it.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday "Sparkle and Shine"

The Sisterhood of Crafters "Make it Sparkle"
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Words 2 Craft By

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Anything goes with a Critter.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Daisy Chain Challenge #26 "Add Some Sparkle"
            Daisy Chain Challenges

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Happy Stamping.
XO
Maria.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nap Time.....

Hello everyone: I'm sticking to my New Year's resolution of using my old stamps and dies this year.
I'm sure some of you guys are in the same boat as me, getting new stuff and neglecting your old sets that, at one point, you bought planning to use them and then, well.....here come some new stuff and there go the old stuff, put away on the shelf, drawer, closet, cabinet, box or whatever.
Not any more in THIS craft room, although I will most definitely use the few new sets I have, my emphasis will be to use the old ones. 
So here is this card, made with an old but beautiful SU set.


This sweet image is from a Stampin' Up! set called "Peace Within" that came out in the 2009-2010 catalog and I can't believe I haven't use this set in a very long time.
I stamped this image on a die cut piece of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with SU markers, don't you want to curl up with this kitty on your lap and read a book? 
Another one of my resolutions is to use pattern paper, I'm not fond of it mainly because I never know how to combine it or match it.  On this card, I'm not to comfortable with the patterns but maybe that is my lack of experience with this?? I don't know, you tell me if this patterns look ok to you, please.
The little bouquet is from a newer and never used SU set called "Beautiful Bouquet", that is still current but I haven't ink up, again.....shame on me!!!
The sentiment is from another old SU set called "Kindness Matters" (2011-2012 catalog).

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


I took a small piece of the pattern paper to decorate the inside, the sentiment is from another old SU set called "Heard from the Heart" (2008), I absolutely love the font on this sentiment, I don't know why I haven't used it before, sheeesh!!  The flower pot is from the same stamp but I only inked this portion with SU markers.

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Till next time.
XO
Maria.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Ewe x Three.....

Hello dear blogging friends: One of my New Year's resolutions is to make an honest effort to use my older stamp sets, those that I bought like over a year ago and HAVE NEVER USED, shame on me!!!
I made this card with one of these stamp sets from My Favorite Things called Ewe Are The Best, these little, fluffy sheep are just the cutest.


I stamped these images on some scraps of white card stock and colored them with Prismacolor pencils, I don't have the dies but these images are easy to fussy cut, then I sponged the grass and sky with distress inks on a panel of white card stock and stamped the grass.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called POTTED PRIMROSES that came out in 2015, the little flowers at the bottom are from the MFT set.

I would like to play with the following challenges.


2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Ike's World Challenges "A is for Animals/Anything Goes"


Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Until next time, happy stamping.
XO
Maria.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Winter Card for SOS.....

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Hello everyone: Hope your New Year's celebrations were awesome, in the company of family and friends.
This is the first challenge of 2019 for SHOPPING OUR STASHso we hope you come and play along with us. The theme is "Winter Blues", meaning make a Winter card using the color BLUE. 
This is my card and I hope it inspires you to join us in the gallery.


The image is from an old Flourishes set called "Warm Winter Wishes", stamped on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils.
I added a bit of Dazzling Details to the Snowman and the snow.

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The Sentiment, the snowflakes and the mittens are from the same set.

I hope you find some time to play in your craft room now that the Holiday celebrations are over, I know from my own experience, how busy we are during this festive time.

Please visit our SHOPPING OUR STASH blog to see what my teammates created for your inspiration and come join us.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


January Challenge "Let It Snow"

Winter Wonderland Challenge January Challenge "It's Snow Time"

Tuesday Throwdown #422 "Winter Sparkles"

Card Mania Challenges #112 "Baby It's Cold Outside"

Anything Goes, optional theme "Frosty"


Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Till next time, hugs from Maria.


Sunday, January 6, 2019

My first CAS card of 2019.....

Hello everyone: I hope 2019 is starting off just fabulous for you, I'm wishing you and your family Health, Peace, Joy, Love and Prosperity all year long.
I saw THIS CARD on Pinterest and when I clicked on it, the link took me to Liz Gaze's blog.
I decided to CASE it because it's just so beautiful.
This card was pretty simple to create, I used some dies that I haven't used in a very long time, which makes me wonder why since they are really so beautiful, I'm making an honest effort to use my old stamp and die sets more often.
I will enter this card in a few challenges at the end of this post.


I'm not entirely sure where I bought this Snowflake dies, I think the small one on the top of the ornament is from Memory Box.
I just die cut the big one and the small one out of silver foil paper, the middle one out of white cardstock, I added blue Rhine Stones and used silver thread to "hang" my ornament.
The sentiment is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called "Poinsettia", the little Tree on the corner from another Power Poppy set called "Merry Littles".

I'm playing along with the following challenges.



Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge

CAS on Sunday Make a Christmas Card.

Cut It Up Challenge "New Year's Resolutions"
Mine is to use my old stuff more.

Cut It Up

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.