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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Inspirational Quote.....

Hello everyone: I have a quick and pretty card paired with one of my favorite quotes, nothing fancy, just a bit of Prismacolor pencils on the image and markers on the sentiment, which is from Penny Black and it's called "Life's Messages"
Couldn't find it to offer you a link, I'm sorry.


This sweet image is from a Unity stamp set called Your Wings Exist, I bought it years ago because I really love it, the sentiments are beautiful and this little girl really reminds me of my granddaughters when they were little and we, their grandma and grandpa, used to go with them to Panama City, Fl. on Spring Break.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from the set and the feather is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Feather Finnery  which has a Die Set, (both of these items are on sale right now 😉)

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

"Use an Inspirational die or Stamp"

Alphabet Soup. Use Words, Letters or Numbers.
Daring Cardmakers

Hope my big sentiment is ok.

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

A Little Reminder.....


Hello dear friends, today is our Reminder post over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGEand this is the card I created to inspire you to come along and play with us in our gallery.


The theme this month is for us to use our newest stamps or dies so I made this card using a spanking new Power Poppy set I bought last December called Pure Prairie Spirit, it has this amazing bouquet of wildflowers plus beautiful sentiments and a pair of butterflies.
I stamped it on a piece of light blue card stock with Stazon black ink and colored it entirely with Prismacolor pencils, I added a few highlights to some of the flowers with a white gel pen. The sentiment is from the set, inked up with markers.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


Stamped the SU Delicate Borders on top, the sentiment is from the set.

I hope you come by THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog to get more inspiration from my awesome teammates, then join the fun in our gallery.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Get Creative Challenges "Anything Goes/option use lots of red"
Get Creative Challenges

Incy Wincy Designs "Make it Girly"
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Every 1st and 3rd Monday

Paper Craft Challenge #30 "Something New"
My image is from a brand new stamp set.
Papercraft Challenges

Crafty Sentiments Designs "Flowers Challenge"
Crafty Sentiments Designs



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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pretty in Green.....

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Hello Everyone: It's time to play again with us at the RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE and we have a fun and popular challenge for you.  Tic Tac Toe gives you a lot of choices so, go get your older than one-year stamps and come join us in our gallery.
This is the card I made and I hope it inspires you to play along.


I chose the middle vertical line on the grid, "Green, Birthday and Sequence, Pearls or Rhine Stones".
My images are from a retired SU set called "Fabulous Florets" that came out in the 2011 Stampin' Up! Summer Mini.  The flowers and leaves were stamped and heat embossed in white on Vellum, I stamped the solid image twice with Old Olive and outlined with a white gel pen. 
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Dynamic Duos:Peonies and Tulips stamped in Olive Green on a tag that my dear friend and card swapping buddy, Sonny Peterson sent to me, she sent a whole bunch and I'm so grateful.
The Rhine Stones are from my stash.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


Stamped an image from the retired SU set called "Delicate Details" (2017 SAB), the sentiment is from another retired SU set called "Whimsical Words" (another SAB set, this one is from 2010), the little candles are from a Penny Black set called "Cupcakes", I've had this set for 3 years.

So I hope you come and join us at the RETRO RUBBER gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

SIP

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge
Anything Goes.

Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge "FLOWERS"

Incy Wincy Design Challenge "Make it Girly"

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #158
Anything Goes option Birthday.

Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
Hugs.
Maria.

Hens and Chicks, Chicks and Hens.....

 SOS Headquarters

Hello everyone: The new SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge's theme for this time around is MAKE YOUR MARK, that means you must use markers to color your images.
This is the card I made and I hope you get inspired to come and play along.


I adore Succulents and this particular one from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents. This particular Succulent is very hardy and grows beautifully.
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with SU markers (Old Olive, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry and Chocolate Chip)

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment and the images are from the same set.

I hope you decide to join my teammates and I and "Make Your Mark" in our gallery.

I want to play along with the following challenges.

LeAnns World 101 "Anything Goes"
LeAnns World 101

Cards in Envy I moved the design to the other side.
Cards in Envy
Thank you for stopping by, I sure appreciate your kind comments.
XO
Maria.
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