Faux Embossing

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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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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

 

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater!

Hello crafty friends! I’m here with a color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary and I’m happy to report that I am feeling MUCH better thanks to some good ol’ antibiotics! CCMC382

Isn’t this a pretty trio?! I may have cheated just a wee bit but honestly, is it that glaring to you?

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So there is no Elegant Eggplant in my Bohemian DSP, but I like it I dare say! I also like the chevron paired with the Boho Chic embossing folder. It just gives it a Southwestern look to me for some reason. I added some linen thread to add to the feel and topped off my sentiment with a flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack but in this instance we’ll call it a desert rose. 😉

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And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll come play along with this week’s color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary and if you cheat on your paper, I won’t tell a soul! 🙂

Make a Wish!

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Hi crafty friends!

I’ve been placed in a time warp and it is Thursday already! Where is the summer going?! Just can’t believe how time is slipping by… But alas, enough whining. It’s time to discuss this week’s sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This was a fun one for me. I haven’t used my oval framelits in awhile so it was fun to get them out and play a bit.

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I used Coral Calypso and Basic Black for my go to colors. My flower is Hello Honey which I thought added just the right amount of contrast. I left everything pretty simple because my background DSP is so busy. Working with these colors had me thinking of Halloween! It will be here before you know it! Especially since I’m in this time warp continuum where my time is going just shy of the speed of light!

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I gave my sentiment some height by using dimensionals and attached my flower with a glue dot. And that’s all folks! Hope you’ll hop on over to Create with Connie and Mary and view the other designer’s cards and play along! 🙂

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Hello there!

It’s color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! Above is this week’s trio. The color challenge was just that for me this week, a CHALLENGE! It’s kind of hard with the new catalog switch over because I don’t have any of the coordinating goodies yet!

But I did have the new Boho Chic embossing folder so I used my Stampin’ Write Markers and colored it up. I used the Watercolor Paper and gave it a spritz of alcohol. Friend1

My layout was from Freshly Made Sketches but I goofed and didn’t get it entered. I used the new Friendly Wishes stamp set. Isn’t it sweet?!?! I think it is going to be one of my new favorites!

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Thanks for stopping by. Come and play along this week here!

Bangles Anyone?

Hello friends!

I’ve got a question for you. Do you remember that song from the Bangles in the 80’s called Hazy Shade of Winter? There is a reason I ask (and you can hear it here!)… The song starts out saying “Time time time see what has become of me”. This is relevant. I have been so busy and where has my crafting time gone?! I JUST NOW got to play with my Designer Vellum Stack from Sale-A-Bration!

But play I did! I whipped up some cute note cards using the Crazy about You set. SAB

I colored the back side of the vellum with matching Stampin’ Write Markers. These 3×3 lovelies let me play with all the different vellum sheets at once. 🙂  Can you guess which one is my favorite? Think pink ink… ha!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend and maybe a chance to enjoy some good 80’s tunes! Ha!                                                                                                                                  Remember, shop with me here for your craft supplies! 🙂

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Hi All!

Here is my take on the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. I love these sketch challenges and seeing everyone’s interpretations of them. You should join in the fun!

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For this card I used Night of Navy card stock with Flowerpot Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set.

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The Whisper White card stock was a bit too white so I stamped first using the cool honeycomb looking stamp from the new Butterfly Basics set first in Lost Lagoon and then I stamped “happy birthday wishes” in Night of Navy.

The flower is from the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die. I love what this thing can do. Doesn’t that flower look full? Only took one spin of the Bigshot! I just layered two small pieces of cardstock  onto the die and ran it through. I like to use it on scrap pieces of card stock. You can never go wrong with a flower!

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Can you tell a difference in this last picture and the first? Something was driving me crazy and I finally decided what it was and made a switcharoo. Tell me if you can see what I changed! 😉

 

Not M.I.A!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am sorry if it seems that I have been M.I.A. I have simply been in a creative funk. You know how it goes. I had a good “talking to” with myself and got into the craft room. I made a couple of gift card holders that I think are pretty nifty. Yes… nifty. I said it. 😉

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They are super easy to make. Seriously, just FIVE steps! Check it out!

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Of course decorating is the fun part!

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I made some during Christmas time the same way, just a different look. And I love the envelope that I made using the Punch Board! I went over the “S” with Crystal Effects and it makes it so cool looking with that shine. 🙂

Oh yes! Forgot to mention… I didn’t have any current ribbon to match so I used Hello Honey with the Crushed Curry and I waited in silence to hear the siren from the fashion police. No one came! I am here to tell you that it is safe to use the two colors together.

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Not sure why the pictures turned out yellowish but this is Bermuda Bay and it is one of my favorites!

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Anywho, that’s all for today folks. I am glad to say that I am not M.I.A. In fact I’ve got a brand new craft desk I’m using. Pictures coming soon! Don’t forget to get your shop on for supplies at my store.