Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blue Jay for SOS.........

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Hello everyone: I've been away for a while taking care of some very sad and difficult situations with our family.  I want to thank my amazing teammates at SHOPPING OUR STASH for their comforting words, support and understanding and for the beautiful cards I received from them, this means the world to me and I feel blessed and forever thankful to be a part of such a wonderful group of women who always, no matter what, will have your back.

But I'm back and I'm happy to be in my craft room again, doing one of the things I love the most, coloring and creating cards for your inspiration so, I hope you come and join us in our gallery, the theme this time is to create a Winter card using predominantly the color BLUE.

This image is from a Power Poppy set called Serene Scenes I had in my stash of un-inked stamp sets and that's a shame because it's so beautiful.
So I stamped it on a die-cut panel of watercolor paper with Versafine ink and colored with SU markers and a bit of shimmery silver paint.
The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like. 

The sentiment and the little branch are from a retired SU set called "Beauty of the Season" (2014 Holiday Mini).

I hope you can come and play with us at the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery, stop by to check my teammates' beautiful creations.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your sweet comments.


  1. Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured, great design, and happy you are back crafting. HUGS

  2. oh so pretty maria!!! we have blue jays in our yard and i am always happy to see them. (ps: it is awesome to have you back!) ♥

  3. Hi, Maria! I love your card! We have a family of Blue Jays who live in our backyard (we've decided that they are all different generations of one family) and their presence is a delight second only to our little Hummingbirds. I am glad you are back. I have been away myself so I will have to catch up!
    Chana Malkah

  4. These blues are gorgeous! Such a lovely card, Maria! ♥

  5. Beautiful! I don't recognize that stamp I've stopped buying every new thing that comes out, just don't have the time to utilize sooooo many stamps!

  6. Striking in these shades of blue. Welcome back!

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
    We also have a number of blue jays that visit our yard year round AND hubby's #1 baseball team :)

  8. Pretty blues ! What a handsome Blue Jay ! He looks so proud to be featured on your pretty card !

  9. Oh, my word, gorgeous! The perfect image for this challenge. Gosh, this is a fairly new set, so you did good getting it inked up already. It's really beautiful, Maria! It's good to see you back on your blog. I missed you!

  10. So glad that you are back crafting again. We've missed you! Your card is absolutely beautiful!