Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reverse Confetti Challenge Sketch #56!

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Hi, Friends!

I'm back again with another Valentine card.  I received happy mail yesterday from Reverse Confetti and couldn't wait to ink up the darling little tigers!  I just love the awesome sentiments, too!

Without further delay here is another card for my husband...


I started with a white card base and paired it with red and patterned paper from Doodlebug.  The tigers, bird, and heart were colored with copics.  Another die that I used, which is also from Reverse Confetti is the peekaboo tag layer die!  I stamped another sweet sentiment inside after opening the flap...



I just love this stamp set and see myself using it for my great nephews bday cards, too!

Well, my blog has been busy this week with posts, so I thank you so much for visiting and all your sweet comments!  It's appreciated, my dear friends!  Take good care and stay warm!

Hugs,
Maria

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties January 2018-Blast from the past-Winter Edition!



Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Blast from the past favorites day 3!  We don't have a new release this month, but we are highlighting winter favorites!

For my project today, I have the very first snowman from Paper Sweeties, which is one of my favs!  I just love this darling fun snowman holding the heart! And, here is my card highlighting the sets (Snow Friends, Let It Snow, Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames)...





For my card, I started with a white card base.  I paired it with a blue panel and a white snowflake embossed panel.  I used distress oxide broken china ink for the background.  The snowflakes are from the same set as the snowman, which is Snow Friends.  Small pom poms were placed on the hat...so cute!  Stickles were applied around the snowflakes.  I die cut a frame using Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames.  Robin Egg ribbon and twine to finish the card.
Please check out inspiration from my teammates!  We hope you enjoyed our month of  projects with the winter/snow theme!





Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care and stay warm!

Hugs,
Maria

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties January 2018-Blast from the past favorites!


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Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Blast from the past favorites day 2!  We don't have a new release this month, but we are highlighting winter favorites!  Today I am highlighting Madison ice skating having some outdoor winter fun!  Also, please scroll down to see my second post for Dies R Us.

And, here is my card today highlighting the sets (Madison, Let It Snow, and Somewhere over the Rainbow)...





For my card, I started with an aqua card base.  I colored the images with copics.  The ice skating pond was made using Sweet Cuts-Oval Scallop Frames.  I made a background using distress oxide broken china ink.  I covered the background with acrylic and applied stickles.  Red twine to finish the card.

And, speaking of ice skating, I had fun skating with my son and his friends a couple weeks ago.  I only fell twice...ouch!  I was very sore the next day.  I haven't ice skated in years, which has probably been about ten to fifteen years ago.  But, son is an excellent skater and gave me a few tips and picked me up when I fell.  My husband watched from the side since he has only skated about twice in his life.  He didn't want to give it a try that day.  Anyways, it was fun!  Now maybe I should try skiing once again...lol!  Here are just a couple pics of son and me...






Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care and stay warm!

Hugs,
Maria

Dies R Us Challenge-January 2018-Kids Kards!




Hi, Friends!

I'm here to share with you my card for the Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (Kids Kards).  But before I do, I'd like to share ....

Exciting News!!!  Dies R Us Store is now carrying papers, inks, adhesives, etc.  So many choices to shop at one place for your convenience!  Please check it out for you will be amazed at all the choices!  Have fun shopping!

And, now onto my card...

I made a birthday card with a few fun critters!  I'm saving this card for my great nephew, Jax, who is one silly monkey, but so darn cute!  And, here is my card...



I started with a green base and paired it with brown and white.  The background sky was made using broken china distress oxide ink using a brush.  The images were colored with copics.  Fun googly eyes added to the monkey and chicks.  Dots and ribbon to finish the card.

 All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!



 There are so many choices at Dies R Us store!  Hope you check out the store for  amazing selection of dies, stamps, etc.!  I'd love to see your project in the challenge...happy creating!

Would you like more inspiration?  Check out some amazing creations from my talented teammates!      
                                     

    Design Team

Sherri



Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Have a great day!

Hugs,
Maria

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties January 2018 Blast from the past favorites!



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Hi, there!

Welcome to Paper Sweeties Blast from the past favorites!  We don't have a new release this month, but we are highlighting winter favorites!  And, it's snow time!  I don't know about where you are, but we have had freezing temps here...I mean...really freezing!  Just to walk out to get the mail is blistery cold...brrr!  We got a freezing rain on Friday night and a few inches of snow.  We told our son not to come up on Friday, but he traveled up despite the slippery road conditions.  He is helping us remodel our bathroom.  We've had the new cabinet, sink, and toilet in the garage before Christmas.  But, with the holidays being so busy, we waited until now to start the process.  Anyways, we were very thankful when he made it here safely! 

For my project today, I have a darling fun snowman waving hello and wishing you all a wonderful day!  And, here is my shaker card today highlighting the sets (Snow Time and Merry Little Christmas)...





For my card, I started with a white card base.  I used distress oxide broken china ink for the background.  The snowflakes are from the set Merry Little Christmas.  The globe, snowman, and sentiment is from the set Snow Time and die cut with Sweet Cuts-Snow Time.  The frame was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Circle Scallop Frames.  The sequins for the shaker are marshmallow, robin egg, and strawberry.  Red twine to finish my shaker card.




Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Take care and stay warm!

Hugs,
Maria


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Love You!


Hi, there!

Have you started those Valentine projects yet?  I made my first one  today.  I was inspired to join the challenge over at City Crafter.  The theme is to include the word "LOVE" or focus "HEARTS" on your project.  I made this card for my husband.  I guess my inner shabby chic came out today with the gems and glittered feathers.  I hope he likes it!

And, without further delay here is my card...


I started with a white card base and paired it with gold striped paper.  The border was die cut using a MFT die.  The hearts were made using a SU punch.  The love you sentiment die cut was made using Elizabeth Craft Designs dies.  The heart gems are from Hobby Lobby and the gold arrow and feathers is from Paper Studio.

Here is a another view of my card...


Ok, well that's all for now.  We are having a heat wave here today for the temp is in the 50's.  It feels like spring.  But it won't last long for we are due for more snow.  Originally, we were to get six to ten inches, but now it's only one to three inches.  I'll take the one to three!

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by, my friends!  Take good care!

Hugs,
Maria

Friday, January 5, 2018

My Favorites of 2017!


Hi, Friends!

Hope you are having a wonderful start of the new year!  I finished my DT assignments and am cleaning my craft room.  Whew, the stuff one saves...why?  But, some time we might need it, right?  Well, I'm getting rid of things I don't use and placing some things in the hallway in the meantime.  Even the dog wanders what is going on...lol!

We are still in the big chill, but relief in the 20's and 30's are due for next week.  Schools have been closed for the past couple days because of the frigid temps.  The east coast got hit with more snow and water than us.  My thoughts and prayers are for those along the east coast.  Please stay safe and warm!

Anyways, I'm sure you are not here for the weather...so I have my favs of 2017.  It's fun looking back on them and a good learning process of what I can do better or things I can change up for future projects.   Ok...so without further delay here are my favs of 2017...







Hope you have a great weekend!  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care!

Hugs,
Maria