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Sunday, June 25, 2017

JUNE 2017 BLOG HOP



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Such a pretty picture. I love colored glass and these are such calm, soothing colors...kind of a tropical feel...


I don't have any jar stamps so when I need the "feel" of one...I fake it!
I just sponged Sweet Blush and Ocean tides ink on my panel.

I got Grans Garden last month but had yet to ink it up. I was DETERMINED to use
 it and am happy with the results. The buds mimicked the flowers pretty well for me.

I also cannot stop using Pen & Ink. I love the handwritten look...

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan



MAKE IT MONDAY #288: PANTONE CHIP INSPIRED CARDS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and stamped "Pantone chip".


Lexi always has the such fun challenges! This one was no exception.
Very cool...I have never looked a Pantone Pinterest page...


I had Sweet Blush out for the Blog Hop and I had another BUSY week. My brother and nephew were in town, so no free time...so I just used the scraps from my Blog Hop card.
I apologize for the non-stop use of Beautiful Berries, but they are so...BEAUTIFUL!!!
So, I'm not really sorry...



Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan


Sunday, June 11, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #287: BABY WIPE INKING

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-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and baby wipe inking.

So...another busy week. I had a graduation Party for Colin. We had 35 or so people here. Middle son Brandon made amazing smoked brisket and pulled pork...so good!
We all had a great time...good food...good friends and family!!!

So last minute card making...


Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush ink.
I rolled my baby wipe like a cigar...


Makes pretty quick background paper!


Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Sunday, June 4, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #286: COORDINATING CARD PAIRS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and coordinating card pair.

So much for getting my MIM done earlier in the week!!!
Turned out to be a week of "things that come up".
I no longer have kids in school but summer still seems to be busy and lack routine!

And this summer we passed a bittersweet milestone.
My baby boy graduated from college!!!



OK!!! I KNOW in am biased, but...how stinkin' cute is this boy!
This is Colin! He is AWESOME! All of my boys are awesome. I am SO blessed!!!

 Will have another busy week. We are having a graduation party on Saturday...He will need Thank Yous, so that is the direction I went for the challenge.
Crimson and Blue, the Kansas Jayhawk's colors.


It is always a challenge to make masculine cards.
I think I did it here...we shall see if Colin agrees!
Bottle Tag die is my banner, Pen & Ink stamp and Seeing Stars dies.
I did have to use a Royal (KU) blue card stock from my stash.
The KU sticker was cut down as much as I could with a circle punch to fit in the largest star.



Hopefully Colin will like them!!!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan




Sunday, May 28, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #285: FELT FLOWERS

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Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a felt flower

FINALLY getting around to make a flower!
As of late I am behind on every challenge.
I HOPE to do better next week!!!

Have you heard of Birchbox? It is a monthly beauty subscription sample box.
I have subscribed for 3 or 4 years. Actually last year I won this years subscription!
You get 5-6 samples...sometimes full sized product.
Anyway, I have to be honest, sometimes the box is my favorite part.
The boxes are sized to fit a stack of note cards perfectly.
I decorate them and sell them. I LOVE it when gals buy them to put cards in but sometimes they buy them for gift boxes.



I made a pretty red flower with the Flower Mandalas I like Lizze showed.
It turned out great...except for the dang hot glue strings...HATE those!
I used my heat gun the melt them...mostly!


I used the leaf from Beautiful Berries. I like it a lot!

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MAY 2017 BLOG HOP

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Such a pretty, soft picture...

The 25th snuck up on me!!! Yikes!!!
Lots of errands to run so I raced to the basement to make a card.


I used Brushed Blooms. I thought the mix of foliage and blooms worked for the inspiration.



I wanted to use Fresh Bouquet but I used it last month...


I popped up 3 of the blooms...can't have a flat card...

Thank you for looking at my blog!
Susan


Friday, May 19, 2017

Create Along With Us: May 2017

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I love this card of Betsy's. I always spend a lot of time cutting waves and land with In the Meadow dies...very time consuming...I LOVE the land and sea with water color. There could be no better use of water color...its the sea!!!


My cliff is a bit...um, sheer!!! I didn't notice it until I compared it to Betsy's...


Oh well...My lighthouse will certainly do it's job perched up so high!


Anyway, I LOVE the technique of  water color land and sea...
Genius! The design team always is...
Thanks Betsy!!!

Thank you for looking at my Blog!
Susan