Never Say Goodbye

A couple of weeks ago I said that some changes were coming and so they are.  This will be my last go around with this designing crew and let me tell you that it has been a pleasure and a blast! So this card is for them! Merci beaucoup to Connie and Mary for the opportunity! Thank you fellow designers for all of your wonderful inspiration!

Truly, the timing was just meant to be. We just found that we will be moving in a bit. My husband is in the USMC and that is part of it so it looks like it is back to the D.C. area for us.

But in all honesty that’s not all. I am not going to say that I have lost my zeal for stamping. That will never be! I super love stamping and all crafting and I plan on adding a lot more to my blog because of that. But… with Stampin’ Up! I feel a little lost. My upline has left the company putting me to her upline which is frankly so huge she never even responded to my emails. There has been no communication and I mean zilch. That is not to down Stampin’ Up!.  I clearly LOVE their products and they are, in my opinion, the BEST! But in my particular situation I feel that I fell through the cracks which leaves me questioning things. But again, I do not question their products because they are unparalleled. I’m sorry if I digress,

 

here is the sketch challenge for this week:

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Merci!

So, naturally I had to use Melon Mambo – think pink ink, right? 😉 I used the Fun Flower punch, which come on, it’s clearly a Clematis. hehe! I peeled the layers to give it some volume. I did the same with the Pansy punch. I used the Bird Builder punch for my little leaves. Don’t know if you can tell but it is glimmer paper under the sentiment. I stink at capturing the sparkle!

I stamped off the Hardwood stamp and applied in Craft ink to the Basic Black. I think that it lends some visual interest without being too fussy. I stamped it a couple of times just because I wanted to see what it would do.  🙂 The center of my flowers are the basic black buttons and that’s about it!

Thanks for stopping by! ❤

And you know that I can’t leave you without a musical reference. My second crush… My first was Ponch on Chips. Hahah! Oh the things we admit behind a keyboard! 😀

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifm00JEjSeo

Faux Embossing

Hello?

Can you help but think of Adele’s new song “Hello” with a start like that?! HA! This week it is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Hello

Faux embossing… easy peasy? No…It’s even easier. I just glued down a bunch of hellos and ran it through the big shot! I mean I didn’t even think taking a picture of the steps was necessary, we’ve all been through the first grade. I saw this idea on Pinterest once and as I sat down with this powerful color combination it came to mind.

First grade… Yes, that brings something else to mind. I was looking for my flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack but it  has gone missing. My daughter said she has noooo idea where it may be. Hmmm. Then I hear my mother say with my own voice “I guess it grew legs and walked away”… Do you ever sound like your mother? Holy SMOKES! Sometimes I can’t believe the things that fly out of my mouth! But then again, I also can’t believe the things that disappear around here!

So I had to use a “vintage” punch but I think it fits don’t you? 🙂 Although my Hello Honey is small, doesn’t she stand off the page in that little flower?

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get some time to craft this week and have some “you” time! 🙂

 

In case you need some reading (or crafting!) music:                                                                                                                                                        🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A

 

Silly on the Silhouette

Hey there! Now is a good time to give my disclaimer… Stampin’ Up! does not endorse my site and has no affiliation with my blog. The content of this blog is all me and my crazy ideas.

Now let’s get to the meat of it! I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and I plan on sharing my adventures with this thing on here. There are going to be some changes coming, including my site, but I’m one of those believers that change is good. 🙂

In my last post I said that I made a gift for my friend and neighbor with my SIL. It is FAR from perfect and there were errors that even my husband could see but I’m giving myself some leeway, I’m a newbie after all!

Floating frames are trendy right now and I decided to bite the bullet and go for it!

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I got the double pane frame from Michael’s and used their half off coupon. Yeah! 😉 Right now my biggest advise in all of this is to use good vinyl and transfer tape! But even bigger, don’t be afraid to play! Even if your project looks better across the room than close up! 😀

 

Bold and Bright for Lara

Happy Thursday! It’s sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. This is one of those rare times that I already knew who I was making this card for before I started. But first the sketch:

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I made this card for my lovely neighbor and friend Lara. I made her a gift and this card will be accompanying it. I got a Silhouette for Christmas and she is my first victim. Haha! I’ll post that picture tomorrow. Lara is not afraid of color or pattern. She mixes combinations that I would never dare to but when she does it her projects come out beautiful! So with that being said, my bright colors combined with different patterns are a tribute to her. 🙂

 

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My flower was made from punching already stamped scraps (you can bet your bippy that I save every snip-it);) with the Pansy and Fun Flower punch. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the first sets I ever bought!

I used a circle punch on the top of the treat bag so that she can use her fingers to easily pull the message out. And it helps show off the bling-y sequin trim!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a chance to play along this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards. What a talented group of ladies!

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Greetings! It is color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! CCMC388

You may be wondering about the title of this post… Have you ever made something and thought it looked great but when you saw a picture of it you realized it wasn’t so awesome after all?

Not to say that I don’t like the card but I regret my foliage. It blends right into the background. I should have stamped on it or even used DSP to break it up a bit but I promise it doesn’t look like this so much in person! 😉

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Thanks for stopping by today! And if you’ve noticed a few more typos than usual I’m sorry about that. I got a new computer and these keys are stiff as all get out! Hope you get  a chance to play along this week, pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary!