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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.

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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.
Hugs.
Maria.





Monday, January 20, 2020

My first Twofer of 2020......




Hello everybody: It was very hard to wait for the first Twofer Challenge theme for 2020 and, as usual, the talented DT came up with a fabulous prompt.
I'm happy to submit these cards for one of my favorite challenges.


And this is my first card.


I used two hearts punches plus the Postage Stamp (SU-retired) Punch to create this card.  The bigger heart is punched with a retired SU hearts punch, the smaller heart, with the Owl Builder Punch (SU-retired)
The sentiment is from an old Valentine's Day set from Flourishes called "Tokens of Affection"

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This is how the INSIDE of this card looks like.


The sentiment and banner are from a Flourishes called "From the Heart" (2015) 

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My second card is created with a super fun die set from SU called "Apron Builder", LOVE IT!!! that fortunately is still available and ON SALE!!



The pattern papers are from my stash and I used the same heart punches to decorate the apron and banner, the sentiment is stamped with a super old alphabet set from "Your Next Stamp".
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This is how the INSIDE of this card looks like.


The sentiment is from a 2017 Power Poppy set called Tweet Tidings.

I would like to play along with the following challenges.


Send a Smile for Kids "Valentine or Anything Goes"
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog

Gem of a Challenge "Anything Goes"
Gem of A Craft Challenge

Thank you for stopping by today.
Hugs.
Maria.