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

Red Lagoon Cake

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Hello Friends!

It’s color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! At first I thought it was going to be a REAL challenge but then I remembered my lovely Neutrals Color Collection DSP and it came to the rescue and everything else fell into place. 🙂

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I used my new favorite stamp set, Friendly Wishes, for the sentiment. I folded the Dotted Lace Trim in half and tied it in a knot. I stamped using the Flower Shop and Beautiful Bunch sets onto Lost Lagoon card stock with Craft Stampin’ Ink and used the coordinating punches. Was that a run on sentence?

As I type my toddler is having  a fit and I can’t hear myself think! Ha! This post has to be short for the sake of sanity!! Come play along and get more inspiration at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

Blissful

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Happy Almost Summer Friends!

I am writing with a wee bit of a sunburn but I LOVE it! This week is another fun sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. I gravitated towards Blackberry Bliss this time. Here is my take on the sketch:

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My sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set. Most of the card stock I used on this card is from my scrap pile, including the punched flower and top square on the left.  I tell you, I save EVERYTHING! It was already embossed from prior projects and I just put the pieces together.

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Yibida Yibida, That’s all folks! Thanks for stopping by. Get your craft on and play this week’s challenge here!