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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving friends!

It’s sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary!

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I really like this sketch and I had a vision right away of doing something clean and simple. The vision also had the Sheltering Tree stamp set. Ugh… I have another confession this week. I don’t have that stamp! I’ve always wanted it but never got around to getting it so I improvised with the Thoughts and Prayers set.

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The tree top unfortunately doesn’t extend very high on this stamp so I VERY carefully inked the top portion of the branches with my Stamp n’ Write markers and stamped.. My sentiment is from the tried and true Teeny Tiny Wishes. My layered card stock is Cajun Craze. I realized that I haven’t used it in such a long time and it’s a shame because it is a great fall color!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday! My neighbors and friends have husbands that are serving over seas this holiday season so I am having them and their families over tomorrow to celebrate. I have been one busy bee but I’m so excited! I’ve already explained to my daughter that child labor laws do not apply at home! Ha! 😉

I hope you get some time to craft this weekend and if you do come play along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Boo!

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

Happy Haunting on a Thursday

Happy Thursday all! It is sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! Looking at this sketch I thought easy peasy!

 

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Yes… “Thought” being the keyword. My pride forbids me to tell you how long it took me to come up with my rendition of the sketch!

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I cut some small strips of Basic Black card stock and curled them up. This card looks easy enough, right? Then, prey tell, how in the world did I struggle for “x” amount of time?! ha! I punched out my images from the Happy Haunting DSP and my sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

This set has a stamp for just about any holiday or event you can think of… Besides National Dog Day; which I am embarrassed to say that I missed. How could I? My best friend in the world has four legs and we fight for the same pillow. So I’m a bit late in celebrating her but here she is in all of her splendid glory, Aspen, also known as my BFF Bubbies. ❤

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Kind of got off track there! We will blame it on Teeny Tiny Wishes! 😉 Thanks for stopping by. Check out the other designer’s takes on the challenge this week and let’s see what you come up with! Play along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!