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Happy October everyone!! We all know what this month brings. Perhaps some ghosts and goblins? Well that is what I’m bringing anyway! First, the fun sketch from Create with Connie and Mary!

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Now this was fun, but boy did it take some serious thinking! After much deliberation this is what I came up with:

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Told ya I’d bring you some ghosts! 😉 I used the new Happy Haunting DSP and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I used the basic metal buttons and stringed them along the white baker’s twine. I used a candy dot next to the sentiment to add weight and visual interest to the left.

And that just about wraps it up! Hope you get a chance to play along this week! Come on by to get some ideas from the other designer’s cards, you will not be disappointed! www.createwithconnieandmary.com

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The Race is On and Here Comes Pride in the Backstretch!

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Could it be THURSDAY already?! T’is boys and girls and that only means one thing! Sketch challenge time over at Create with Connie and Mary! I started out super confident about this sketch but don’t let it fool you folks! It’s called a challenge for a reason after all. I fought with this pup for HOURS!

Yes… I am embarrassed to admit that. Just as I am embarrassed to admit I had to look up how to spell embarrassed. However, I do challenge you to play along with us!  It’s fun and rewarding! After wrestling with my card I feel that I can claim that I WON! That’s right! VICTORY IS MINE! Or so I think. 😉

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If you look closely you may see a little white playing peek-a-boo behind the Daffodil Delight hearts. That was  part of the struggle. I felt desperate to use white for some reason and guess what… They were stitched on so I couldn’t remove them and pride wouldn’t let me start all over! I mean that was SILK thread I sewed them on with! haha! So I improvised and do what good folks do… COVERED THEM UP! I ran some more hearts through the big shot using the Decorative Dots folder and voila!

My “merci” is the negative cut into the Basic Black using the Greetings Thinlits (and just FYI Margaret Raburn, you can join me in France any time for some coffee at a trendy cafe! 😉 ).  So that’s all folks! I hope you’ll click on over to Create with Connie and Mary and get inspired by the other designer’s cards. They always inspire me!

Just one more thing… I know, last week’s post was short and this is draaaaaaging… (maybe because the baby is asleep!). But while typing and ending the sentence with a period, do you single or double space? There seems to be much debate over this. According to online references I am considered old school because I double space.

Over and out for now friends! Thanks for stopping by!

 

FIGHT!

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Yes indeed friends! There was certainly a fight between myself and this color combo. Seems that anytime Soft Sky is involved the struggle beings. Take a look at the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Hopefully you will be on friendly terms with all of the colors.  😉

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I used Soft Sky with my stamped flowers from the Something to Say set and I used the Hello You thinlit set for the sentiment. I layered it with three layers of card stock and topped it with Crystal Effects (I know, I’m hooked).  I made a boo boo, I thought that the DSP was in the Occasions catalog. I certainly wish that it were. It is fun to play with!

I also used some Basic Gray candy dots on the flower centers. I’d love to see what you can do with this color challenge, come and play along here!

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Hello Friends,

It’s time for another challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.  This week it is a color challenge.  At first I thought I may struggle with it but as it came along I realized that I really like it!  This challenge was a good reminder for me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things.

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I even got out the Crystal Effects to play with because it had been awhile since I used it. The Lovely Lace embossing folder gives it detail without being too “fussy”.  The sentiment is from the “Hello There” hostess set.

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In this picture you can better see where I put the Crystal Effects over the sentiment. I stamped it using the Tuxedo Black Momento ink and had no problems with it smearing.  Lastly, I topped it off with a sweet Wild Wasabi Candy Dot. 🙂

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Happy Sunday!

I’m playing along again at Create With Connie and Mary. For this card I used the stamp sets From My Heart and Everything Eleanor. For my flowers I used the Sizzlit Floral Fusion. I used the same technique mentioned in a previous post for peeling the layers of petals. It really makes the flowers look full without using a lot of paper. In fact, every inch of paper on this card was made with left over scraps! Even the card base itself was left over! Remember to save your scraps, they sure do come in handy!

Here is the challenge sketch! Feel free to play along at http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com

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