Looking out the Window and Thinking of You…for FabFri172…!

Hello All!

Today’s Card is for a Color Challenge!

I decided to do another window Card!

A different shape and location!

 

Here is the Challenger!

Fabulous Friday #172  (FabFri172)

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These Colors just yelled out FALL!

I am getting used to seeing this Blue (Pretty Peacock)

in the stores with all the other Fall colors too!

I just bought a light weight sweater in that Teal/Blue color!

 

Here is my Card!

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I decided to use this Pretty Peacock DSP from the pack of

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP! The Copper design in the DSP

reminded me of Cajun Craze!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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Again, plenty of white space for the signature and a personal note!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Very Vanilla Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Mint Macaron- large leaf on front, small leaf inside

Cajun Craze- large leaf on front, small leaf inside

Blackberry Bliss- chair

DSP:

Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SET:

Colorful Seasons- greeting, inside sentiment, leaf veins

INKS:

Blackberry Bliss- greeting/sentiment

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- leaf veins

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Ovals Dies- oval frame

Seasonal Layers Dies- chair, large and small leaves

Here is my Card again!

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Makes feel like I am looking outside my window to my deck!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Fall Day Dreaming to you ALL!

A Triple Play…forCCSC339, HSS323, and TCC119…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back for today’s card!

Sometimes things just fall into place and all

is good in the Craft Room!

Today’s Card is a combination of 3 Challenges!

A Color Challenge!

A Sketch Challenge!

A Theme Challenge!

I had the challenges on my Craft table and it hit me fast!

That is odd, because sometimes it takes a lot of thought!

 

Here is the Color Challenge from

CAS Colours & Sketches # 339  (CCSC339)

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It helped that the color challenge icons happened to match the Theme!

It was what helped my put his card together!

 

Here is the Sketch Challenge!

Hand Stamped Sentiments # 323  (HSS323)

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I looked and looked at this…then I saw the white label window!

The flowers were turned into butterflies!

 

Here is the Theme Challenge!

The Card Concept # 119  (TCC119)

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So about here I can here my Mother saying…

I’ll give you 3 guesses what the card will be, the first 2 don’t count!

You guessed it!

Butterflies!

 

Here is my take on the Challenges!

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I love how clean and simple this looks!

 

Here is the inside!

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Still plenty of space to sign and leave a personal note!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Pretty Peacock- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap for stamping front butterflies to punch out

STAMP SET:

Butterfly Wishes- all stamping

INKS:

Terracotta Tile- large and small butterflies on front, medium butterfly inside

So Saffron- large butterfly inside, small butterfly on front

Pretty Peacock- greeting/sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Nested Labels Die- front window/opening

Butterfly Duet Punch- 3 butterflies on the front of card

ACCESSORIES:

Noble Peacock Rhinestones in Pretty Peacock- all over the card front and inside

 

Here is the Card again!

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I am getting that birthday Card Stash built up!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Butterfly Wishes to you ALL!

Bird Ballad for TSOT425…!

Hello Stampers!

Today’s Card is for a Mix It Up Challenge from

Try Stamping (or not) On Tuesday # 425  (TSOT425)

Mix Up a Technique with a Sketch Challenge!

Or Not!

One or the Other or Both!

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT-425 Mix it up-

 

Here is my Card!

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This Bird Ballad DSP is just so cute AND Pretty!

 

Here is the Tag pulled out!

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The inside!

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Simple!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Bermuda Bay- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

-scrap piece to make the tag about 2″ x 3″

Whisper White- 1 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for tag            inside panel, 4′ x 5.25″

DSP:

Bird Ballad- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

circle- 3.5″ x 3.5″ then cut out circle with die

inside strip-.25″ x 4″ across bottom

STAMP SETS:

Free As A Bird- bird on tag and circle

Perennial Birthday- inside sentiment

AliExpress rogue set- Greeting and tag pull out

INK:

Memento Tuxedo Black- greeting, tag sentiment, inside sentiment,

bird on tag and circle

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

Light and Dark Crumb Cake- bird

Light Mango Melody- birds beak

Light Old Olive- shadow under bird

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Dies- circle/pocket

Tag Topper Punch- to make tag top

ACCESSORIES:

1.4″ Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon- 4″ looped through tag and ends trimmed

retired, in my stash!

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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I love this cute bird!!!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

I have a little Wren that comes to my deck everyday. He sings his little heart out!

So cute! And such a pretty little song he sings! I look forward to him greeting my

morning coffee with a good song!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Bird Songs to you ALL!

 

 

 

 

 

A Black and White Christmas for 52CCT34…!

Hello Friends!

Thank you for peeking in for Today’s Card!

The Challenge is from

52 Christmas Card Throwdown #34

 

Here is the Challenge!

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Simple enough…just fighting the urge to add a color!

 

Here is my Card!

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I liked the idea I used for yesterday’s Card…

…I went with it again!

 

Here is the inside!

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Hey TJ…I went easy on the Black!!!!

TJ is not a fan of Black!

I decided to use the Black like I did, to minimize the Black!

But, it sure made those snowflakes POP!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Basic Black- front square, 2.75″ x 2.75″    inside square, 2.5″ x 2.5″

White Velvet Sheet- retired, (I have about a half sheet left) snowflakes

DSP:

Botanical Butterfly- retired, front panel 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SET:

Itty Bitty Christmas- greeting and inside sentiments

INKS:

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- greeting and inside sentiment

White Stampin’ Emboss Powder- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Heat Tool- to heat emboss greeting and inside sentiment

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Snowfall Dies- large and small snowflakes

ACCESSORIES:

Rhinestones Basic Jewels- front 2 snowflake centers

Snowflake Sequins- 3 on front and 3 on inside, center of inside snowflake

Here is the Card, once again!

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I have a lot of Christmas Cards to make up!

I have about half of what I need, finished.

I need to get making more!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Card Making Love to you ALL!

Wrapped In Plaid for CTS339 and PP459!

Hello Friends!

Welcome Back!

Today’s Card is for 2 Challenges!

A Sketch Challenge

from CAS(E) this sketch # 339  (CTS339)

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and

a CAS (Clean and Simple) Theme Challenge,

the theme Marvelous Metallics from

the Paper Players #459

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Here is my Card!

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When I first saw this Plaid DSP, I fell in love! I love Plaid anything!

I use to have a Kilt, but many years and pounds later, someone else is enjoying it!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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I mimicked the front!

There is still plenty of space

for that personal note and signature!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base. 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White Regular- greeting banner

inside sentiment square, 2″ x 2″         scrap for greeting

Gold Foil Sheet- front mat, 3.25″ x 3.25″     inside mat, 2.75″ x 2.75″

Christmas Tree on front

DSP:

Wrapped In Plaid- front square, 3″ x 3″

inside square, 2.5″ x 2.5″

STAMP SET:

Itty Bitty Christmas- greeting and inside sentiment

INKS:

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad- greeting and inside sentiment

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Heat Tool- heat emboss greeting and inside sentiment

Pine Tree Punch- gold tree on front

Classic Label Punch- greeting

 

Here is my Card again!

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Still building up my stash for Christmas…a little behind this year!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Plaid Love to you ALL!

Inspired By 89…Autumn Blessings!

Hello All!

Thank you for peeking back for Today’s Card!

This Card is for an Inspirational Photo Challenge

Inspired By #89  (IB89)

Here is the Inspiration!

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Sort of makes me miss my Oak Trees up North!

Not the raking…just the colors!

 

Here is my Card!

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I stamped and fussy-cut 2 leaves and 2 acorns for an embellishment!

 

Here is how I stamped the inside of the Card!

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I love the Fall Colors!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Cajun Craze- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Very Vanilla- front and inside panels, 4″ x 5.25″

scrap piece of Very Vanilla to stamp and fussy-cut leaves and acorns

STAMP SETS:

French Foliage- retired, front and inside leaves

Lovely As A Tree- retired, front and inside trees

Day of Thanks- inside sentiment, masked off ‘this day & always’

Painted Harvest- acorns

Verve Stamps- Coffee Helps, greeting

INKS:

Early Espresso- front trees, greeting, inside sentiment

Crumb Cake- inside trees, acorn tops, leaves on front and inside

Soft Suede- acorn bottoms

Cajun Craze- leaves, front and inside

Terracotta Tile- leaves, front and inside

Grapefruit Grove- leaves, front and inside

Mango Melody- leaves, front and inside

 

Here is my Card again!

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Fall is my favorite Season!

I love the Colors, Scents, Crispness of the Air…

…except here in NC…it is still very WARM!

The weatherman is saying that our high temps will be in the mid 80’s

our lows will be in the mid 60’s and 70’s!

This is the only time I miss New England…!

What can I say…Love the Fall! Sweater Weather!

I hate Winter, so the trade off will have to make do!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy Fall Y’all!

 

Autumn Blessings for Fusion…!

Hello Stampers!

Welcome Back to another Card for another Challenge!

Today’s Challenger is Fusion!

You can either follow the sketch or

use the photo for inspiration or

You can do both!

I combined both the sketch and the inspiration photo!

Here is Fusion’s Challenge!Fusion-Sept-Autumn

Fusion had me at this one! I love Sketch Challenges and

Autumn is my favorite season! I love the colors, sights,

and smells of Autumn!

 

Here is my Card!

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I flipped the sketch to the right 90 degrees!

 

Here is how I stamped the inside!

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This is going onto the Thanksgiving Card Stash!

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Cajun Craze- front horizontal panel, 2″ x 4″

Whisper White- vertical, stamped panel, 2.25″ x 4″      inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Verve’s Stamp Set-Coffee Helps- greeting

Painted Harvest- inside sentiment

French Foliage- leaves and watermarks

INKS:

For the leaves, on front panel and inside:

Mango Melody- Small leaves

Cajun Craze- Large leaves

Grapefruit Grove- Medium leaves

Seaside Spray- Water marks

 

Here is the Card, again!

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Love these colors!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Happy Fall, Y’all!