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Both of my kids are settled back into college.  The house is oh so very quite again.  After a day or two of being too blue to stamp, I think my mojo is back and I am excited to be stamping again!!  Therapy!! Therapy for sure!!  And to kick it off, I am playing along with the Fab Friday color challenge.  For this challenge we were to use all five of the new In Colors from Stampin Up.

Card details:  Sunshine Wishes die from Stampin Up...In Color ribbons…Whisper White & Basic Gray carstock…Basic Gray ink…white jumbo bakers twine…sentiment from retired stamp set.


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Today it is time for another sketch challenge from the Stampin’ Celebration team….I love the simplicity of this sketch.  It works perfectly with the Penned and Painted stamp set from Stampin Up.  The stamp with the row of circles was perfect!!  I kept the card very simple with just basic 2-step stamping.  No embellishments added…No cutting or embossing, just simple stamping.

Click through to the Stampin Celebration blog and play along with our challenge.

Card details:  Penned and Painted stamp set from Stampin Up… Perfect Plum ink and cardstock…Wisteria Wonder ink…Old Olive ink…So Saffron ink.


Florish Thinlits…Fab Friday Challenge #93

August 11, 2016
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Today I am playing along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge. Card details:  Florish Thinlits from Stampin Up…Emerald Envy cardstock and enamel shapes…Early Espresso ink and cardstock…washi tape

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Swirly Bird…Retro Sketches Challenge #226

August 10, 2016
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Here is my take on this week’s sketch from the Retro Sketches blog.  I love how it turned out…so summery and fun!!  I must say that summer is coming to a close way to fast for me!!  How about you?? Card details:  Swirly Birds stamp set from Stampin Up…Work of Art and You’ve Got This […]

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Color Throwdown Challenge #404

August 5, 2016
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Kraft Aqua & White….this is the color combo for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.  My choice for this week’s challenge–Baked Brown Sugar, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White. Card details: Bird builder punch…Itty Bitty Banners…Tempting Turquoise & Baked Brown Sugar cardstock…Tempting Turquoise designer papers & ink…hemp…embossing folder.

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Sunshine Wishes…Less Is More Challenge 286 & 287

August 3, 2016
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The current challenge over at the Less Is More blog is running for two weeks…week 286 & 287.  Our challenge this time is to “use something tactile”.  So….I pulled out my textured paste and created a background with it using an embossing folder.  I like the way it turned out. Card details:  Sunshine Wishes Thinlits […]

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Papillon Potpourri…Retro Sketches #225

August 2, 2016
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Here is my take on this week’s sketch challenge from the Retro Sketches blog.  There are so many individuals that I would like to send this card to….so many people out there that I am grateful for.  I hope they all know it…maybe I will just have to mass produce a bunch and send them […]

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Words of Truth…Stampin Celebration Challenge #132

August 1, 2016
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Today begins a new challenge from Stampin Celebration (challenge #132)…come on over and play along!! I’m loving the Navy and Yellow color combination and summery feel of this inspiration piece. Card details:  Words of Truth retired stamp set from Stampin Up…Night of Navy and Crushed Curry designer papers, inks, and candy dots…Whisper White and Night […]

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Over the Rainbow…Time Out Challenge #62 & CAS(E) this Sketch #183

July 31, 2016
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Today I am playing along with the Time Out Challenge…this go-a-round it is an inspiration challenge and the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I pulled the aqua and red off the coffee tables & blanket and the jumbo letters from the poster on the wall…those two items were my inspiration for this birthday card. […]

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CASology Challenge #208

July 29, 2016
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Here is my take on this weeks cue card from the CASology blog.  The cue cards theme…JOURNEY.  That is what life is, isn’t it?? So….let’s enjoy the journey!! Card details:  Retired Sale-A-Bration stamp from Stampin Up…Basic Gray ink and cardstock…Tim Holtz sentiment stamp…rhinestones

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