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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Bookmarks at Tag You're It!

Hello everyone: I have a quick post to share today, I've been busy doing some much needed basement updating, cleaning and sorting things down there, putting stuff in boxes to be donated, I finally broke the barrier of wanting to keep my grandchildren's toys, books, etc., I feel like I was holding on to their babyhood and childhood, especially now that they are 21, 19, 16, 15 and 12.


This "pace saver" like I like to call them, was created with an image from a 2012 Flourishes set called "From the Desk Off.....", I cut the tag with a die set from Papertray Ink called "Half and Half", (I tried to get a link again to the store but that is the only one I found), I stamped the images and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is a combination of a Power Poppy set called "Springtime Love", I inked the words "I Heart" with markers and then stamped the word "books" with an Avery Elle alphabet set.
The book I have in this picture is a beautiful one, it's called "Simple Abundance" by Sarah Ban Breathnach and it's full of inspiring and truly comforting short stories for each and every day of the year.  I love it because all you need to do is look for the date of the day you are living and you'll have a wonderful passage to relax you and reassure you, I have in on my nightstand and I pick it up once in a while when I need to feel things will be ok.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Steampunk or Ribbon and Lace.
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog

Brown Sugar Challenge
Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ferngully, the last Rainforest.....


Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Hello everyone: It's time for a new and fun challenge from SHOPPING OUR STASH, the theme is "BASED ON A BOOK", which means your cards should be created with a book, any book in mind, whether is fictional or not, we can't wait to see what you come up with.
My card is based on a book by Diana Young called
FernGully, The Last Rainforest, we still have the VHS cassette LOL!! The kids used to watch it all the time.
 Now, most of you know I love Fairies, real or not, these fantastic little creatures have always made me wish I could someday see one.
When my granddaughters were about 10, 7 and 6 years old, I bought them a book on  How To Make Fairy Houses so, during Summer Break, they spent countless hours in my backyard under the oaks and pine trees, collecting little twigs, rocks, moss, leaves, and bark to make little houses and I gave them scraps of glimmer paper, sequences, beads, Rhine Stones, and yarn to attract them, it was so sweet and we all treasure these memories now that these girls are 21, 16 and 15, sigh!!
Here's my card.


This image is from a collection of plain, unmounted red rubber stamps my aunt found at a thrift store a few years ago, they are the most beautiful images of Fairies I've ever seen.
I stamped the image on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper with Stazon Black ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils, I used a retired SU set called "Field Flowers" and one from my stash of unknowns to add some greenery in the background. The grass and little flowers are from Arts Impressions.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Orchids" and it's absolutely beautiful, I use it every time I make a Fairy card.
The little mushroom is from a Power Poppy set called Natural Beauties.

So go look for your favorite books, create a card and join us in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

"Things with wings or tails"
digidesignchallengeblog

Show us your Magical Makes.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Anything Goes/optional Mermaids.
The fairy and the unicorn

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



Tic, Tac, Toe for RETRO RUBBER.....

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Hello everyone: The RETRO RUBBER challenge has a Tic Tac Toe board for you to play with, this is a very popular challenge because you have a lot of choices to pick from.  I picked the diagonal row: Pattern Paper/Texture/Color Pens/Pencils/Inks.


This coming September 1st. my hubby and I will be celebrating our 46th. Wedding Anniversary so, I created this card to slip into his lunch bag on that day.
I just love the sentiments on the front panel and on the inside, which complement each other perfectly. 
These cute little succulents are from a stamp set by My Favorite Things called "Sweet Succulents", which I bought a year ago last May, way before I made that resolution of not buying any more stuff and I'm so happy I did because I love it.
The pattern paper is from "My Paper Studio", the embossed panel was done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, the table is stamped with a retired SU set called "Scene in a Garden", from the 2009 Occasions Mini then, fussy cut.  The Succulents are stamped on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper and colored with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils and die cut using the companion die set, the sentiment is from the MFT set.

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This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment and other images are from the MFT set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

"BANNERS"
Bitten by the Bug 2




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