Mojo Monday on Wednesday

Hi y'all!  I found a little time this morning to work on my sample for this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I'm a wee bit late, but better late than never, right?  This week's my favorite type of sketch... the round or square option.  I went for the circle option this month and pulled out some of my new goodies to play with.

The color inspiration came from the Elegant Soiree designer paper.  I paper pieced the flower from Feel the Sun a couple times, inked the edges with Marina Mist and layered on a circle cut and sponged with more Marina Mist.  The flower center is from the Antique Brads collection.  I stamped the sentiment from Dude in Marina Mist and cut into a little banner, then added some Marina Mist taffeta strips and QuicKutz flourishes before layering everything on an Early Espresso card base cut with Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities.  For the finishing accent, I added Baby Blue Liquid Pearls to all the scallops.

Hope you're having an awesomely creative week!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Feel the Sun, Dude (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Elegant Soiree DP, Early Espresso (SU!), Ivory Pure Luxury (Gina K)
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist (SU!)
Accessories: Classic and Scallop Petite Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Marina Mist Taffeta, Antique Brads (SU!), Baby Blue Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Flourish die (QuicKutz)
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Flowers & Twine

Happy Tuesday!  Thanks SO MUCH to every one of you who left such sweet birthday wishes on my blog, along my birthday hop, on Facebook and in email.  You all brighten my world!  True to form, my husband spoiled me with lots of birthday loot.  I got a new cartridge for my Slice, along with the hands-free collar for it that I'm anxious to test out.  Plus there's an SU! order on its way to me, rounding out my wishlist.  There hasn't been much chance to stamp, though.  After all, how can a girl stamp when there's flowers to sniff...

Notice the pink straws and fake strawberries poking out from the top???  It's a strawberry margarita bouquet!  And it's HUGE!  LOL  Makes me laugh every time I walk by it!  Here's the shot of the full vase (sorry about the poor lighting). 

This morning when I came down the stairs, the flowers reminded me of this card I made for one of the TCP Tuesday challenges and hadn't gotten around to posting yet. So here you go.  It's for the TCP118 challenge to use twine.  The crafting is pretty straight forward, so I'll just leave you with the picture and the recipe.  Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


What's In It?
Stamps: A Beary Good Year, Birthday Bunny (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Petal Pushers DP (BoBunny), Black CS
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic markers
Accessories: wavy border punch (EK Success), Bazzill flowers, Divine Twine (TCP), Lemon Peel Stickles (Ranger), buttons (Jesse James), black pearls
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Imagine

Happy Sunday!  Today is my 35th birthday and for some reason this seems like a more momentous milestone than all the ones before.  I've never really worried too much about my age, but this year it's kind of left me a little anxious.  I grew up with a solid belief that I could achieve anything I set my mind to.  Things like school and sports always came easy to me, and I left college fully believing I could change the world if I set my mind to it.

Well, I haven't yet and probably won't change the world in the huge way I had imagined, but hopefully I've added a little joy and happiness along the way to the people I've met.  My life's goal is to leave my mark, be a light and inspire others so that when I leave this earth I know I've left it a better place than when I arrived.  As I begin a new year I'm reminded of a CS Lewis quote that always inspires me...

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. 

I hope that even when I'm 95 I'm still dreaming new dreams!  And I hope all of you are able to achieve the dreams you've imagined!  Dream it, do it!  Thanks for all your love and support throughout the year.  Your comments always lift my spirits and give me wings to fly!


Card Details:
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps), The Artist in You (Unity Stamp: Donna Downey)
Paper: Life is Good (Echo Park), Wild Wasabi (SU!), Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso (SU!), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Emerald Liquid Pearls (Ranger), rhinestones, ribbon (May Arts), flower (Prima), Big Scallop Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), border punch (SU!)
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Birthday Goodies

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card with NEW goodies!  My birthday is on Sunday, so I *may* have treated myself to a few stamping presents this past week.  (Hey, I'll take any excuse for new toys!  LOL)  Anyway, some of my new purchases have already started arriving!!!  Hooray!  When my TCP box showed up yesterday, I couldn't wait to break out my new stamps, felt and dies, and I thought they'd work well with the new Life is Good paper by Echo Park.

The sketch is this week's TCP Tuesday challenge {TCP119} and it was also Leigh O'Brien's Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.  I stamped the bunny from the Forget About the Cake set, then cut out with classic oval Nesties and colored with Copics, paper piecing the cake (well, actually just the icing!) and adding some sparkle with Stardust Stickles and some Petal Pink liquid pearls on the early espresso scalloped circle.  I wish you could see the sparkle in the photo - it really does shine!

The new Flower Buttons die is just dreamy and I cut the top set with coordinating DP and the other set with the yummy new felt (from the Seeing Red and Green with Envy collections) Alma is carrying.  I stitched them together with some linen thread, then made a little tag for the "Forget about the cake. Go for the icing." sentiment.

Okay, that's all for me this fine Friday.  Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)
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Wasabi Skies

Happy Monday!  The weekend's over and now it's time for a new sketch {Mojo148} over on the Mojo Monday blog

As you can tell from my card, my new love affair with Wild Wasabi is still going strong.  Last weekend I was strolling around Etsy and started drooling when I saw this shabby wrinkled seam binding ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique.  I had to order some and I must say it's even more luscious in person!  It's beautifully packaged and the colors are so rich and luxurious.  Plus the shipping was super fast!  I think I ordered last Sunday and got my package on Tuesday!  This particular ribbon seemed a perfect match for Not Quite Navy, so I had to incorporate that color into my card just so I could use it!

Okay, enough enabling.  On with the card details.  I stamped the butterfly from Blue Skies in Early Espresso, then colored with Copics, using a Copic colorless blender to lift off the color to add polka dots to the wings.  The swirls on the squares are stamped in Wild Wasabi, then I matted them with scalloped shapes in Not Quite Navy.  The Crumb Cake and Wasabi layers are embossed with the larger polka dot Cuttlebug Folder, then I added a ribbon divider and stamped the sentiment directly onto the Crumb Cake.

That's all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to hop on over to the Verve Blog to see the next installment in the My Hero Project Parade

What's In It?
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories: Classic Circles, Petite Scallop Circles, Classic and Scallop Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Shabby Wrinkled Old School ribbon (Praire Bird Boutique)
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July WMS Blog Waltz

Hi there, friends!  Happy Saturday!  Today I'm participating in the July Waltzingmouse Blog Hop.  You can find the link list of waltzers on this thread in the Waltzingmouse forum, or head over to Claire's blog for all the details.  This month's theme was to use blue and green.  Since I've been on a Wild Wasabi kick, the green was a no-brainer.  I chose a light aqua and a neutral of Early Espresso to complete the combo.

As soon as I saw the first peeks of the Rescue Remedies set, I knew I had to have it.  I'm a big fan of vintage labels, and just thought this set was way too fun to pass up. For my project, I decided to decorate some little treat bags to fill with some homemade molasses sugar cookies.  YUM!


I started by stamping the labels, then cutting out with the coordinating Labels 4 Nestabilities.  To add a little punch, I layered some pinking circles diecuts behind the labels, then attached to some brown May Arts ribbon.  I stamped some of the coordinating elements from the set in early espresso, tumbled glass and wild wasabi directly onto the glassine treat bags, then just wrapped the ribbon and label around the bag and tied to close.  You can slide the ribbon on and off to get the cookies out.  For the sweet confections one, I added a little tag to the top using the smallest frame from the Very Vintage Labels No. 4, then inked up just the bottom saying from the Superior Hand Baked label and stamped inside the frame, then added a little stamped flower.  Here's a close up of each treat bag.  {You can click each photo for a bigger image.}

Okay, that's my little waltz for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Have a HAPPY

Happy Thursday!  Today I'm sharing the card I made for this week's color challenge {CC279} over on Splitcoast.  The challenge colors were wild wasabi, cherry cobbler and marina mist and they immediately made me think of the BasicGrey Oliver papers I just got.  I must say I am in LOVE with Cherry Cobbler.  It's the red I've been waiting for my whole stamping life.  *grin*  And although I didn't really care for Wild Wasabi the first time it came around, our re-acquaintance has sparked a little stamping crush for me.  :)  My favorite part of stamping is all the colors I get to play with and surround myself with.  A rainbow of happiness!

The sketch for this card is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for this week.  I flipped it to be a vertical card and just played around with a couple sets that were sitting on my desk.  First I laid out my papers.  I cut the diamond pattern as a base and then cut the three rectangles of the cherry dots paper, rounded opposing corners on all of them, then pulled out the Janome and stitched a little border around the three cherry rectangles.  So the red didn't get lost in the green, I lightly sanded all the edges, to have some of the white core of the DP show through.  Next I pulled out the frame from Thankful Accents, stamped it in Wild Wasabi, then hand cut and inked with Vintage Photo ink.  For the sentiment, I stamped the have a happy and birthday stamps from the Happy Days set in Cherry Cobbler, then matted the frame on a Marina Mist Blossoms die cut and inked up the edges.  Next I stamped the hibiscus duo from Happy Days, colored with Copics, trimmed, then added a little glitter and diamond glaze mixture to make them super sparkly!  My finishing accents were a couple strips of twill and a trio of pearls in the bottom corner.

Okay, that's all for this fine Thursday.  I hope you have a fabulous day!  Thanks for stopping by!


What's In It?
Stamps: Happy Days, Thankful Accents (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist (SU!), Ivory (Gina K), Oliver (BasicGrey)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), A Muse Black, Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: Twill, pearls, sewing machine, glitter/diamond glaze mixture, round-it-all
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Daffodil Throwdown

Hi there! Earlier, Laurie and I were talking about needing to get out of a little stamping funk, so we decided to have a little throwdown between us. The challenge was to use the new Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and one other color of our choice. For my optional color, I chose Wild Wasabi.

I started by stamping the butterflies in Early Espresso, then coloring with Copic markers and painting with a mixture of diamond glaze and glitter.  Next I stamped the notebook paper from Blue Skies three times and cut them out, adding a butterfly trail in Wild Wasabi.  I still hadn't used my new Tim Holtz ticket strip die, so I Tim Holtz ticket strip diedecided to pull it out, then stamped  the flourish in daffodil and the sentiment in early espresso and inked up the edges for some definition. 

I finished off with some daffodil taffeta a couple little buttons and a burlap embossed background in early espresso.  Okay, that wraps up my throwdown, be sure to check out Laurie's card over on her blog.

What's In It?
Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi (SU!)
Accessories: button, linen string, diamond glaze, glitter, daffodil delight, Burlap texture fades, ticket strip die (Tim Holtz)
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Oliver Smiles

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday!  It's time for a new mojo sketch over on the Mojo Monday blog, and this one's super fun (if I do say so myself *wink*)!  This layout reminds me of summer days spent playing four square with the kids in my neighborhood.  A piece of sidewalk chalk and a ball and we were entertained for hours!

As soon as I saw this Oliver collection by BasicGrey, I knew I had to have it.  So during a little trip to the craft store this weekend, I picked it up.  I hadn't noticed this monkey design at the time, but flipping through the pad this morning, I just KNEW I had to make a card with it for a special little monkey lover I know.  I pulled out the Verve featured stamp of the month, Love Monkey and a sentiment from the new Blue Skies set and got to work.

Love monkey is stamped onto 4 classic square die cuts in Basic Gray ink, then colored with Copics and matted onto scallop squares.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive onto a classic circle cut-out and I matted with the pinking circles Nesties.  To balance things out, I added the little double heart, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, colored with Copics and accented with Diamond Glaze.  The baja breeze layer is embossed with the Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, then distressed with a paper distresser.  My final touches were the old olive satin ribbon and a trio of little rhinestones.

Hope you have  a fantastic start to your week!  Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to head on over to the Verve Blog today for the start of our July project parade!

What's In It?
Stamps: Love Monkey, Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Oliver (BasicGrey), Baja Breeze (SU!)
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray (SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: Classic & Scallop Squares, Circles and Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Mosaic Tiles (Cuttlebug), paper distresser, rhinestones, diamond glaze
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Coming Your Way

Happy Saturday!  I'm so glad the weekend is here and it's been a great one so far!  I started the morning off with a little stamping.  I'm in the middle of a little re-org in my stamp area, and I came across this leftover piece off cardstock I'd stamped with the butterflies from Blue Skies.  I couldn't bear to throw it away, so I decided to make a quick little card to use it up.


I cut the stamped kraft background into three 1.25" strips, then layered onto a 4" piece of Early Espresso so that there would be a thin border between each strip.  Next I punched the bottom edge of the espresso paper with a wavy border punch, then tied a bow around the panel with some early espresso striped ribbon.  The sentiment (also from Blue Skies) is stamped on a Blossoms Nestabilities die and I popped up the large Blue Skies butterfly, colored with Copics.  I finished off with a Cherry Cobbler mat and an ivory card base.   When I asked Mark what he thought of the card, he said it was one of my best ever.  See why I keep him around?  He's such a sweetie!  :)

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Blue Skies
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Copic Markers
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Ivory Pure Luxury (Gina K)
Accessories: early espresso striped ribbon (SU!), Blossoms Nestabilities (Spellbinders), wavy border punch (EK Success)
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Daffodil Marina

Happy Friday!  Woohoo, the weekend is almost here! Yesterday my box of goodies from Stampin' Up! arrived.  And even though I wouldn't consider myself a yellow person, for some reason the new Daffodil Delight color was the thing I was looking forward to the most.  Now, there are plenty of other delicious new colors to choose from, but I just had to pull this one out first.


The flower stamp is from the hostess set, Fast and Fabulous.  I stamped it in Basic Black, then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the solid stamp in Daffodil Delight.  Now, I get that they're going for a painterly look, but for an OCD girl like me, the fact that no matter how much you fiddle, the solid stamp colors outside the lines of the outline stamp in parts just drives me a little batty.  I want 2 step stamping to make me look like a good colorer, not a messy one!  :)  I added a little depth to the coloring by highlighting the flowers with a daffodil delight marker and coloring in the stem with Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizazz.  And since the "artistic" messiness was there to stay, I decided to mask around the image and sponge it up with some Marina Mist ink.  {The new hostess sets are unmounted, so I just saved the little peel-off portions to use as masks.  A little repositionable glue and you've got a fun little mask.}

The sentiment is from the {retired, I think} Birthdays Count set, and I stamped around the edges with the solid flower stamp to add a little interest.  The daffodil layer is embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder, and I added some of the new 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta.  To finish off the front, I highlighted the petals with a little 2-way glue and poured on some Dazzling Diamonds.

I liked the other sentiment in the Birthdays Count set, "The secret of happiness is to count your blessings, not your birthdays", so I decorated the inside of the card, too. I think you could just add a little ribbon up top and make this into a quick little one layer card.  I might just try that!  :)

Okay, that's all for this fine Friday.  Hope you have a spectacular weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


What's In It?
Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Birthdays Count (SU!)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta, Dazzling Diamonds, Finial Press embossing folder, small corner rounder
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Missing You

Happy Thursday!  I'm just popping in with a quick little card I made from scraps left over from my color throwdown card.



The scraps laying on my desk just called my name, and so I fiddled with them for a couple minutes until I arrived at a layout I liked, then just matted them all in black and added to a Baja Breeze layer embossed with a Tim Holtz Texture Fades folder.  The chipboard star was already covered, but didn't get used on my other card.  I stamped the flourish from Blue Skies on the star in Regal Rose, then on the Celery layer in the background and in black on the real red DP.  The sentiment is from Always on My Mind and to accessorize I just added some thin polka dot ribbon and a couple black buttons. And there you have it, my scrappy little 20 minute card!  Hope you're having a fabulous day!  My big box of Stampin' Up! stuff with all the new colors just arrived, so I can't wait to dive in!

What's In It?
Stamps: Always on My Mind, Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Prints Palette DP, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Basic Black (SU!)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Regal Rose (SU!), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories: Chipboard star (Bazzill), polka dot ribbon, buttons, Stardust Stickles, Dot Matrix Texture Fades (Tim Holtz)
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Dreams Come True

Happy Thursday!  If you haven't already heard, they're celebrating throwdown 100 over at the Color Throwdown this week and there are LOTS of prizes to be had, including some new Verve!  So head on over to their blog to play along and find out how to get yourself in the running for some stampy goodness! 

For my card, I pulled out each of the four colors of cardstock and PLAYED!  I didn't have a plan, a sketch or even a stamp set in mind... just stamping for the sheer joy of stamping.  How fun is that?!  :)  I loved how the colors looked all lined up on my desk, so decided to layer them together with a curvy border punch by EK Success.  On the celery layer, I stamped the hanging star from Always on My Mind, then painted them with a little Smooch luminescent pearlized top coat.  Next I covered a Bazzill chipboard star with some older baja breeze designer paper and ruffled up some white lacey ribbon, then tied it all together with a button and some cherry Divine Twine (love this stuff!)

The sentiment also comes from Always on My Mind and is stamped in Real Red and punched out with the curvy label punch, then I trimmed a thin mat of real red behind it, popped it up on dimensionals and added some cluster pearls to finish off the dreamy look I was going for.  Okay, that's it from me this fine Thursday.  Hope you can find some time to play along this week!  Have a fantastic day!


What's In It?
Stamps: Always on My Mind (Verve)
Paper: Real Red, Cetainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose (SU!), white
Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red (SU!)
Accessories: EK Success border punch, pearl clusters, Bazzill chipboard star, cherry Divine Twine (TCP), Smooch Pearlized Luminescent Top Coat, button and curvy label punch (SU!), lace trim
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Hang in there

Happy Tuesday!  After the long weekend, it's definitely been a Monday on a Tuesday at my house today.  So much to do, so little motivation to actually do it.  LOL!  So, in good procrastinating form, I'm popping in here to post a card!  :)  Verve's featured set this month is Love Monkey, and it's on sale 40% off through the end of  July!  I think he's got the perfect whimsical personality to pair with our new sets, Blue Skies and Always on My Mind.  So for my card, I combined all three.


I started by stamping the notebook image from Blue Skies, then stamping the Love Monkey upside down on the paper and again on white cardstock to color, cut out, and pop up.  Next I stamped the hang in there sentiment from Always on My Mind in real red, and then decided to add the little hanging heart to look like it's coming from his tail.  For the background paper, I just stamped the small butterfly from Blue Skies repeatedly in chocolate chip craft ink and then embossed in clear.  For a little oomph, I painted each butterfly with a mixture of diamond glaze and one drop of real red re-inker for some uber-glossy butterflies.  I finished off with some of my favorite striped ribbon from May Arts, and voila!  A card was born!  :)

Hope you have a fantastically creative day, and that Monday skipped your household entirely this week!  :)

What's In It?
Stamps: Love Monkey, Blue Skies, Always on My Mind (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, white (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Real Red (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: diamond glaze, striped ribbon (May Arts)
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The Lifter of My Head

Happy Monday!  I'm spending the last day of the long weekend with hubby, and am excited for a relaxing day.  Hope y'all have a great one, too!  Since it's the first Monday in July, that means it's CONTEST time over at Mojo Monday again!  Play along this week for your chance to win the Verve set of your choice!  Head on over to the Mojo blog for the sketch and all the details.



For my card, I used the new Psalm 3:3 plain jane and the small butterfly from Blue Skies.  I have some new SU! supplies on the way, and decided it was high time I used some of the {insert embarrassed grin here} unused stuff from my last order.  So I pulled out this Sending Love Specialty paper and some chocolate chip cardstock and went to stampy town.  :)  I embossed the sentiment with Chocolate Chip craft ink and clear embossing powder, then added the flourish from Blue Skies in Pirouette Pink.  The butterfly is stamped on designer paper and cut out and popped up.  I just love these Labels 10 Nestabilities, and had to add some rhinestones to set things off.  I added a few strips of some chocolate ruffled ribbon, then finished off with one rounded corner to complete the feminine look of the card.

Okay, that's all for today!  Hope your day is full of happy!  Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Psalm 3:3 Plain Jane, Blue Skies (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Sending Love Specialty, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Ivory (Gina K)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lush rhinestones (My Mind's Eye, ruffled ribbon (Paper Studio), thin ribbon, corner rounder
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Firecracker

Happy Friday!  I'm so looking forward to the long weekend.  My brother is here from out of town, Mark gets Monday off work, and it's looking to be a great 4th of July weekend around these parts!  To get myself in the spirit, I cooked up a little 4th of July card last night using the new American Hero set.


I started by stamping the 4th of July stamp on a Nestabilities star, then stamping the little stripey star and piecing it over the outline star.  For the little framey thing, I cut a 4" square, then scored at 1/4" and 3/8" on all sides and cut out the extra parts.  I stamped the center of it with the trio of stars in Antique Linen, then added four little square mosaic tiles to set accent the corners.  The bow is some of my favorite polka dot ribbon and I stamped, colored and cut out three little firecrackers to "burst" out of the bow.

Okay, that's my chatter for today.  I hope you all have a happy and safe weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: American Hero (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy (SU!), white CS
Ink: Fired Brick, Antique Linen, Black Soot (Ranger Distress), Copic markers
Accessories: rhinestone stars, polka dot ribbon (SU!), Stars Nestabilities (Spellbinders), mosaic tiles, Scor-Pal, dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), paper distresser
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Hey Friend!

Hey Friends!  Happy July!  Anyone suffering from allergies this year?  I had the full treatment of shots when I was in high school, and haven't had much trouble since then... except this year!  It's so bad, it feels like my skin is crawling and I just can't stop itching, sneezing, itching, itching, itching (did I mention the itching?  LOL)  and wanting to generally claw my eyes out!  The only thing that helps is Benadryl.  Only thing is one dose of Benadryl has the power to pretty much knock me out for two days straight.  So the big debate is whether to take the Benadryl and slumber through life, or tough it out and feel like my body is swarming with itchy, clawy bugs!  Last night I gave in to sweet, sweet Benadryl.  So if nothing from here on out makes sense, blame it on the Benadryl, yeah, yeah!  Whatever you do, don't put the blame on you, blame it on the Benadryl, yeah, yeah!  :)

Anyhow, this sweet little card is one from my stash that I was waiting until the recipient received before posting, and when that came and went, it's been sitting in the folder as my back-up card for when I couldn't muster the energy to make something new!  Now I HAVE to stamp tonight! *giggle* The stamps are from a darling, little miniset from BasicGrey called Hey Friend!  When I saw these cute little birdies and that friend font, I just had to have it!  I stamped the little birdies twice, once onto the label shape (sponged with Tumbled Glass ink) and once onto a scrap of white.  I used my friend's favorite color (red) and my favorite color (aqua) for the birdies, and popped them up for a little dimension. 

The ribbon is May Arts, and I threaded some linen thread through with a needle to give it a ruffly look, then flattened the center portion to add a little rose.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I used one of my favorite EK Success border punches, then finished off with a few red rhinestone accents.

Okay, that's all for me this fine itchy Thursday!  Happy July!  Thanks for stopping by!

What's In It?
Stamps: Hey Friend mini set (BasicGrey)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, so saffron, real red (SU!)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic markers, Tumbled Glass (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: border punch (EK Success), ribbon (May Arts), rhinestones, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinder), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), Stardust Stickles, round-it-all (Zutter), paper rose (Micheal's)
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