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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Circles, Circles, Circles!!!!!!

 


Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

Welcome to "THE FLOWER CHALLENGE" August theme, this month we want to see CIRCLES, so I invite you to visit our challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazing teammates.
Here's my card. 


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This is the inside.

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And this is what I used.
Flourishes "Hydrangea" (2012)
Flourishes "A Year in Flowers" (2010)
Flourishes "Camelias" (2012)
Flourishes "Tulips for Friends" (2013)

This month we have the fabulously talented Therese Calvird as our Guest Designer, we are thrilled to have her join us this month, WELCOME BACK THERESE!!

Please, stop by "THE FLOWER CHALLENGE" and play along with us, we are looking forward to seeing your creations.  Don't forget to include our banner in your blog post.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.








Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Blue Azaleas.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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I have this card to share with you today but, for the life of me, I just can't remember where this image came from so, so if any of you recognizes it, I would appreciate it so much if you can tell me, thank you in advance.

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This is the inside.  The DSP on top of the inside panel is from a gorgeous block of 6x6 pattern paper that my friend Lisa Poe sent to me a few months ago.  Thank you, Lisa.



And this is what I used.

I don't know where I got this image but I think it's a digi and I suspect it's from Power Poppy.
I colored the flowers with Prismacolor pencils.
The DSP is from AMAZON 
Enamel Dots from Gina Marie Designs.

I want to play with:







Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.





Tuesday, August 2, 2022

2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge/August.



Hello and welcome to the august 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, this mood board is for you to play with but you can actually create anything you want as long as it is halloween.

This is my card and I hope it will inspire you to come and play along with us, for more inspiration please go to the 2 old bats Halloween challenge to see my teammates awesome creations, hope to see you there.


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And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "House of haunts" (2008)
Kraftin Kimmie (headstone and ghosts)
bats are from hero arts background stamp
stampin' up! "the best of Halloween" (2013)
stampin' up! "jar of haunts" (2016)

I hope you stop by the 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE for more inspiration from my awesome teammates.

till next time, stay healthy and safe.

maria.



Every Day is an Adventure......

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your family are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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Welcome to another fun challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH

The theme is "NAUTICAL" which means anything that has to do with the sea, like boats, ships, seashells, etc.  We can't wait to see what you create.

This is the card I made to inspire you to play along.



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This is the inside.



And this is what I used.

Stampin' Up! "The Open Sea" (2011)


I hope you stop by the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge and play along with us, there you'll find more inspiration from my awesome teammates.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Stay healthy and safe.


Maria.




Anything Goes for Retro Rubber # 188.

 

Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.
 
The new theme over at RETRO RUBBER is "Anything Goes", this is a very popular subject because you really can do anything you want as long as the stamps you use are older than one year.

So here is my project, which is a little pouch that can hold 8-10 thank you notes and envelopes.
I took my inspiration from THIS VIDEO by Julie DiMatteo, you can watch this video with the link or go directly to her blog, THE PAPER PIXIE where you can find the dimensions for the pouch and the cards plus a very useful template to make the cuts and folds.


I don't usually buy DSP unless is ONE SIDED but this particular one from Stampin' Up! just captured me, the colors and designs on these 12x12 sheets were impossible for me to resist.

I hope you watch Julie's video tutorial and give these little pouches a try, and believe me, once you get the hang of it, you won't stop at making just one, they can be a very sweet gift for teachers and coaches, bus drivers and your hair and nail person, neighbors and family.

So please come and play along with us over at RETRO RUBBER, we can't wait to see what you create.

This is what I used.

Flourishes "Tulips for Friends" (2013)
Stampin' Up! "Blossoming Basket" (2018)
There She Goes "Wrapped in Joy" (2014)
Prismacolor pencils.
Stampin' Up! "Flowering Fields" DSP. (retired?)

Please stay healthy and safe.

Maria.









Thursday, July 21, 2022

Enjoy Your Big Day!!

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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I have a cute girl's birthday card to share today.  My grandkids are not little ones anymore but I have a lot of grandnieces and grandnephews that are little enough to enjoy a card like this one.


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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.

There She Goes "Wrapped in Joy"

Power Poppy "Party Time" (2016)

DSP from my stash.

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I want to play with these challenges.

Simon Says: For A Child

Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #556 "Anything Goes"


Thank you for stopping by today and for your comments, I appreciate them very much.

Stay healthy and safe.


Maria.





Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Tiniest Things!!

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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The RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE has a fun "Tic, Tac, Toe grid for you to play with for the next 10 days, there are lots of possibilities here so we can't wait to see what you create.
For my card I chose the middle/vertical column, "Birds, Green and Embossing" so, here is my card and I hope you get inspired to come and join us in our gallery.
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This is the inside.




And this is what I used.

Flourishes "Humming Along" (2010)
Prismacolor pencils.

And, for more inspiration, I hope you come and check out the RETRO RUBBER challenge page to see the amazing cards from my talented teammates.

Until next time, stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.


Out Of My Comfort Zone.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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The SHOPPING OUR STASH has a new challenge for you to play with and I have to confess, it got me a little stumped until one of my teammates explain what it was all about so, here's what I came up with. 


The title of our challenge is "WTHeck embellishments" and basically is about those things in your craft stash that were bought for some reason but never really used?? Those stickers or twine or shiny things that you are wondering now, "why did I buy this???" Especially if it's something totally out of your comfort zone.

I have a few sticker sheets in a small drawer that are so very old, the sticky foam on all of them is very dry so I had to put some new sticky tape to be able to use them on my card.  I did very little stamping and absolutely NO coloring, which is not my style but I'm very happy with the way this card turned out.

I really don't remember why I bought these stickers, maybe secretly I wanted to go to Florida and lay about in the sand, under an umbrella, with a drink in my hand listening to the waves crashing on the beach.

The only stamping I did was the word "MERRY", the word "Christmas" and the Holy on the little scalloped tag, which is burgundy but it looks black on the picture, go figure.

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The sentiment inside is from a Power Poppy set called "Snow Kissed", the little, adorable Flamingo is from the same Florida sticker sheet, I just love it.

I hope you come and check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog for more inspiration from my awesome teammates and come play along with us in our gallery.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.
Until next time, stay healthy and safe.


 Maria.



Friday, July 15, 2022

Black Eye Susan Reminder

Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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My teammates and I over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, have arrived at the halfway point of our July challenge so I'm here with a little reminder card to inspire you to play along.

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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.
Flourishes "With Gratitude" (2011)
Kraft Card Stock.
Prismacolor pencils.

I hope you can come and join my teammates and me at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we can't wait to see what you create.
Until next time, stay healthy and safe.

Maria.


Thursday, July 14, 2022

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too!!!!!!!

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe/

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The 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE has arrived at the halfway point so here's our fabulous mood board to inspire you to play along with us. These images are awesome.


I took my inspiration from that delicious looking cake, I found the perfect image among my stamps, what do you think??


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this is the inside.

and this is what I used.

Power Poppy "party time" for the cake.
DSP and ribbon from my stash.
The bat is a gift from my good friend Sonny.
Prismacolor pencils.
the inside sentiment is from stampendous.
The spider web is from Stampin' Up!

I hope you come and play with us over at 2 OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE, we can't wait to see what you create.

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.


Saturday, July 9, 2022

Gone With The Wind!!

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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I have a card to share today that will go into my Christmas stash, I've been creating Holiday cards throughout the year so, when the Season arrives, I'm very confident I will have enough to send out to family and dear friends.


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This is the inside.

And this is what I used.

The darling image is from Stamping Bella and it's called 
"Seasons Greetings"
The "Let it Snow" tag is from Flourishes "Warm Winter Wishes"
The sentiment inside is from Power Poppy's "Poinsettia"
The candy canes are from Power Poppy's "Merry Littles"
Prismacolor pencils.
Embossing paste.

I want to play with these challenges.




Crafty Catz Challenge #603


Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges


Thank you for stopping by today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Stay healthy and safe.


Maria.



Friday, July 8, 2022

Your Big Day!!!

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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I think you can't never have enough Birthday cards so, I created this one to add to my stash.


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This is the inside.

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And this is what I used.

Power Poppy "Party Time" (2016)
Stampin' Up! "Curly Cute" (2010-2011)
Penny Black "Cupcakes" 
Prismacolor pencils.
DSP from my stash.

I want to play with these challenges.



Addicted to Stamps and More #433 "Birthdays"
Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.

Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.







Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Friendship Rose.

 Hello everyone: As always, I hope you and your families are doing well, keeping each other healthy and safe.

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The RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE has this awesome and fun sketch for you to play with, so we hope you come and play along with us in our gallery.
Please don't forget to use stamps that are at least one year old, ok?

This is my card.


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This is the inside.


And this is what I used.

Power Poppy's "Everything's Even Rosier" (2016)
Power Poppy "Best Day Ever" (2015)
Prismacolor pencils.
Gina Marie Enamel Dots.
Pattern paper from my stash.

Thank you for visiting me today and for your comments, they always make my day.
Stay healthy and safe.

Maria.