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Tuesday, April 25, 2017



April Inspiration

I was going to stamp that inspiration on a panel for my card...epic fail!!
So I pulled out my brand new Fresh Bouquet set.

To me a spray works well for this type of inspiration.
I really LOVE sprays...

I LOVE Dove Gray, Pink and Yellow!
I used an OLD, really old Stampin Up gray cube and Papertrey Buttercup, Sweet Blush and Orange Zest ink.

I think it is pretty card. I would totally (and probably will) use this color combo, again.

I wish Papertrey had a pretty dove gray ink!!! And card stock...

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Saturday, April 22, 2017



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a pattern behind a die-cut window.

I LOVE this challenge. A lot of impact without a lot of extra work.
I should, RIGHT NOW, go cut several panels and have them ready so I can make more cards just like this!

Dawns card is so pretty, but I am VERY happy with mine.
I did use Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy...
You cannot really tell...the image is so big the Sweet Blush is completely behind the panel and most of the Berry Sorbet is, too. Mostly Pure poppy shows, but I am fine with that.

I used Woodblock Prints stencil and Beautiful Berries.
Oh my goodness. Not sure how I lived without that set!

I just wanted to update those of you who left a supportive comment for me a couple of weeks ago about my Spring/Easter sale...It was a HUGE success.
At the sale I sold just under $1200, but overall, I sold $1500 for the Spring. I basically sold out.
Almost all of the Easter things I made sold. Just a few pillow boxes were left.
I still have a few cards left but I sold a LOT.
I am VERY blessed! Very grateful...very burned out!!!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and stamping outside of a box.

So when I first saw this challenge I was a little unsure about the technique.
After I watched Lexi's video and finished my card, I totally get it.
It really does add interest to a simple card.

I needed a simple card. I am having my card sale tomorrow. I made 380+ cards the last 6 weeks...I only had 6 Get Well cards. So I got busy and made 12...

I actually love this idea. ESPECIALLY for quick and easy cards..

That little block of color adds to the card and gives more texture.
And the embellishment peeking over the top is fun!

This card took no time to make...
That was good...I needed more than one of them!

Lexi always has AWESOME techniques. I LOVE her style!

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Saturday, April 1, 2017



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

So I chose a large sentiment...a Think Big Favorites.
I tried a smaller sentiment but my card needed a big one.
The sentiment got totally lost...
So, I curved it, I REALLY did...but is doesn't show up that much...

It is indeed curved and it looks much better with the floral medallion, Flower Mandalas.
Oh boy...I LOVE that die set. Thank you Kay. I make SO many cards...a LOT of cards...
I LOVE big, bold stamps and embellishments...


I made this one purple to put a smile on my sister Pat's *Hi Pat* face!!!
She loves purple. She is...Purple Girl!

I need to curve sentiments more often. It is visually pleasing to have a curved sentiment with a round embellishment.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017


Victoria johnson 8a

I have had a SUPER busy week.
My baby is home for his last Spring Break before he graduates in may.
We never got a trip planned. We had a stay-cation and had a great week.

It is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!
NCAA Tournament time.
Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!
Elite 8 baby!!!

Just got my card made...

I love Spring Woods so much. To me it was the perfect choice.

I also used a small bird from Songbirds.

I am very short on Thank you cards for my spring sale. I am going to have to work over-time next week!!!
I hope my order shows up so I can make some carrot boxes...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and a window "chipboard" sentiment.

I thought this was a cool technique.
MY biggest challenge was not having my cutting plate and the post it note I used to hold my die crease my card front.

It's kind of funny. I didn't notice until I was editing my pictures that the stamping looks like a heart.
Did't see it when I made the card.

I do think cutting the window at the top of the card is the way to go.
Also, a less curvy word might work better. The little "tabs" between the e and the o snag a bit, but not too bad. I ordered the Thank You Stephanie used.
I don't have my order yet...:( so I cannot try it.

There is a bit too much white space at the bottom for me...
I might need to adjust that...

Welcome to Make it Monday Stephanie!
Fun challenge!!!

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Multiply


Create a new project that incorporates multiples of a single shape, stamped or die-cut.

I use the flowers from Pencil Blooms frequently...just not for pencils!

They make the cutest little dimensional flowers...

I love to use ink splattered panels as background paper.
I am not sure who to give the credit to because a lot of the design team had used it for various challenges...including but not just... Lizzie.

When I need one I make several. I have a "splatter" box and I make a pile.
So I had this one already to go.

I stacked 3 of the petals and there you go!
A cute little multiplied die cut flower!

I added a couple of clear sequins and called it a card!

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10th Anniversary Challenge: Favorite Florals


Create a new project that incorporates your all-time favorite floral set.

So I have to say, I did not use my all-time favorite floral.
That is Vintage Linen.
I use it so much I chose to...stretch myself!!!

I was going through pictures last night for my friend Ann who is having my Spring Card sale.
She wanted pictures for her Facebook posting about the sale.
I found a card I had made a LONG time ago with With All My Heart Stamp Set.
Just the flowers cluster.
I realized how much I liked that card and decided I needed to use it.

It is a VERY flat card for me. I usually need a lot more dimension, but I stuck with it.
Just two of the floral clusters and several extra leaf sections from the leaf stamp.

I did pop my white panel up with fun foam.
For those of you who use fun foam for that purpose did you know Michael's carries a roll that is WAY less expensive than by the sheet. It is near where the foam is. I bought it a while back so I cannot remember what I paid but it was a great price using a coupon, of course.

I liked this card well enough I made 8 more for my sale.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017


Marbled Birthday Card

-Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge. Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and nail polish marbling.

Have you tried this?
Not so easy....
I used some old polish which I think caused me problems.
I glopped up and when I tried to swirl it all adhered to my skewer.

So the second time I only used newer polish. I still did't try and swirl it too much...
My biggest complaint  about the technique (besides how much the polish smells and gave me a headache...) is how saturated the paper got with the water and how BADLY it warped.
I dried it overnight, but...

It is a cute idea and Lizzies black and green is AWESOME!!!

Mine kinda looks like the Scream mask...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Photo Finish

Create a new project that incorporates at least one photograph! This can be a card, layout, journal, altered home decor, etc..

 I haven't printed off any pictures in a LONG time!
That has always been my problem with digital cameras...
Pictures sit on your hard drive!

I had this ticket in my...pile... on my desk.
Middle son Brandon and I were lucky enough back in November to get to go the a KU game.
There is NO better place to see a college basketball game anywhere than Lawrence, Kansas.
That is NOT arguable!!!
It is true.

So I decided since I did't have a current picture and there was this adorable picture of Malik Newman (who is a transfer and cannot play till next year) laying there, and since it is March Madness, and since I  LOVE KU basketball...

A tag! It could go on a package for any KU fan and they would be delighted.
And if you are not a KU fan, why not! We have Frank Mason...

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10th Anniversary Challenge: Altered Envelope


Create a new project that includes a card with coordinating altered envelope. And mail it!

Ok, don't hate me!!!
I did take the easy way out and used Floral Sketches Patterned Paper to make this super quick card/envelope!!!
But come on...its SO PRETTY.

I used my seldom-used Envelope Liner die!
What was I thinking when I bought that?
I don't have time to line my envelopes!!!

I cut a second piece of the paper and adhered it to the back flap.

It makes a VERY pretty ensemble.
Someone will LOVE it!
Now I need to get it in the mail...
I do have some Thank yous I need to send for friends who helped me get through last week.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

10th Anniversary Challenge: Packaging Inspiration ~ Day 2



 Create a new packaging project using details from the projects above as your inspiration.

This was a timely challenge.
I recently received an order for 30 tags of various sentiments from a local store.
She wants them gold/silver.

The inspiration was perfect, because what I saw was gold tags!

I gilded mine 'a la Danielle Flanders in last years Stamp-a-Faire!
PERFECT timing!!!

That gilding dries so fast. It is SO pretty.
And I LOVE Tag Sale Quilted.

I am hoping she will love this tag...I do!!!

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10th Anniversary Challenge ~ Day 1


Stitched Coaster Round Up

Something New Title

I don't stitch. I wouldn't mind doing it but I spend enough time making cards...Lots and LOTS of cards...Oh, and containers...

So, no stitching for me. But I did think I had a nice alternative...faux stitching...
Leaf & Sprig Frames Die!

I am in need of masculine Birthday cards...Lots of them for my spring card sale, so here is what I 
came up with.

I chose Maile's nested frame coaster inspiration. Mine are rectangles but close enough...

I think it makes a masculine birthday card, don't you?

I recently bought a Sizzix Die Brush tool. VERY helpful to get the little bits out of the holes in this die cut.

Sizzix Die Brush Tool

I made 2 entries today so now I am just 2 behind!

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