Hey hey! It’s color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! This week it was a challenge indeed! I struggled because these colors scream BOY to me and I was stumped!

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So, truth be told… I have never made a boy card. Ever. I have two girls and we are all flowers and rainbows over here! So I went out of my comfort zone and did things a little different. No flowers. No bling.

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I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for my “you” and the “rock” is from the Crazy About You stamp set. Of course the star here is the Gorgeous Grunge. And that’s it. Easy doesn’t even cut it! But it’s bright and boy-ie and my mind can rest from scrambling on what to do with the color combo!

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Unfortunately my blade is dull on my Paper Trimmer but I like the way that it roughed up the edge of the card stock! Ha! Now I don’t feel so bad about forgetting to put blades on my last order! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to see some other great cards using this color combo pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary and if you’re up for the challenge, join in!

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Hey Hey! I bet you know what time it is! This week it is color challenge time over at Create with Connie and Mary! Here is what we are working with:

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I loved this color combo! I think I’d even wear it! 🙂 I decided to also play along at CAS(E) this sketch.

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And here is my take on both:

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I unraveled some silver Metallic Baker’s Twine once I got my button threaded. I really like the look of it but the longer I looked at it I saw a MUSTACHE!! In fact I’m still seeing it and I bet you will now too! 😉

If you’re looking for some inspiration check out the other designer’s cards and play along at Create with Connie and Mary!

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!

 

You Made My Day

Have I ever told you about my wonderful neighbors? Well my sweet neighbor Kristina left a bottle of wine on my doorstep on my anniversary so this card is for her.

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The stamp set that I used I got for FREE during sale-a-bration! It’s called “Best Day Ever”. I also topped it with a button that I got for free from the “Best Year Ever” accessory pack.  I used the new beautiful, shiny, and lovely Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim from the Occasions Catalog. Geez, you would think I like that stuff or something. 😉

The texture you’re seeing comes from the Happy Heart Textured Impressions folder. I paired the Bermuda Bay with Melon Mambo and for a little fun threw in the Calypso Coral. The wee little hearts I made from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit that I posted last time. That thing is VERSATILE! And I just happen to love it!

I think this card packs a punch with color, texture, and dimension thanks to my lovely dimensionals adhesive under the banner! I hope you like it and I hope that the lovely Kristina does too! 🙂

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What a Treat!

Well, I had to do it. I just HAD to get the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit in the Occasions catalog. But I will say this… I am glad that I did! I love this little booger! It’s on page 9 of the catalog. If you don’t have one let me know and I’ll get one to you.

Some Designer Series Paper I hoard. I know that it sounds ridiculous but at times I feel that it is just too pretty to use. This little bag that I made is a prime example. I used DSP that I have been hoarding for many many moons. But, I said enough with the madness and used it and I’m so glad that I did!

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I cut two pieces of DSP out to use with the Thinlit. One 6″x6″ and the other 6″x3″. I just used the multi-purpose liquid glue to hold the bag in place and it did great. The little heart below the sentiment is actually from the owl punch. I use that little guy for so many different things!

This treat bag was for Belle’s teacher for their Valentine’s party so we put a little message inside with a Ghiradelli chocolate square in the bag.

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To get the cute little tab on the message I just used a small scrap of the DSP and used my bone folder to curve it. I used the new Handheld Stapler on page 21 of the Occasions catalog to attach it. I have really come to rely on this thing. It staples through many layers just as easily as a single one.

So there you have it, a CUTE little gift bag that is easy to make. And really it can pull double duty. The receiver can use it again to give to someone else once they take their personal message out. The gift that keeps on giving folks!

If you’re interested in owning one of these cool doo-hickies get it here!