Nov 13, 2019

Pugsgiving 2019

Today I don't have a card to share, but I do have a few pictures.

On November 2nd in Orlando Pug Rescue of Florida held their largest annual fundraiser called "Pugsgiving".  It's a super fun time with more pugs than you can imagine, pug games and contests, pug costumes, pictures with Santa, and lots and lots of very dedicated volunteers!  This was my fifth year selling my cards there with Pug Rescue receiving 100% of the sale prices.  And I am really happy to say on that one day I raised $925 for them through the sale of cards, gift tags, decorated gift bags, wine bottle tags and gift card holders.  Here are a few pictures.































And one final picture, my sweet Lena (who came to me through Pug Rescue of Florida) sitting on Santa's lap.  She looks a little uncomfortable - maybe she was a little worried if she was on Santa's naughty list.





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Nov 6, 2019

John Deere Thanks

Today I have a "John Deere" thank you card.  This was really fun to make and I know the recipient loved it.





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Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Today I have just a few of the Halloween cards that I made.










Happy Halloween!


Oct 30, 2019

More Flamingo Halloween Fun

I have two more cards to share using the Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeleton stamp set.









Happy Halloween!

Oct 29, 2019

Some Halloween Fun

I have some fun halloween cards to share today, all use the flamingo skeleton from the Newton's Nook Designs Spooky Skeletons stamp set.












These were so much fun to make, I have a couple more to share soon.
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Oct 26, 2019

Avery Elle Party Fox

Today I have a card using the Avery Elle party fox stamp set.  It also uses paper from Avery Elle for the background.




Recently Avery Elle did a hurricane fundraiser to benefit the people of the Bahamas, you donate $50 for a surprise bag with goodies valued over $150.  My two card making friends and I each made a donation and I must say we were so thrilled with our surprise bags. We each received two 6x6 patterned paper pads, many stamp sets and die sets, 5 or 6 pigment ink pads, couple spools of twine all in a zippered project bag.  They even coordinated the ink pad colors with the patterned paper pads.  I've used products from Avery Elle for years but just want to say they are an amazing company!

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Oct 23, 2019

Flamingo Twist Ties

Today I have a birthday card using the Art Impression Flamingo Twist Ties stamp and die set.  This was a gift from a friend - thanks so much Jan!













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Oct 21, 2019

Leopard Jungle

Today's card features the Stampendous Laurel Burch Leopard Jungle stamp set - just fun coloring, using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for bright and brilliant colors.





Have a great day!

Oct 19, 2019

A Little Snail Mail

Here's a little snail mail card given to my mail person because she does an amazing job.  The background is made with alcohol pearl inks.





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Oct 13, 2019

Heart Tree Anniversary Card

Today's card is an anniversary card using the My Favorite Things Heart Tree die.





I inlaid the three hearts back into the tree using a matching plum cardstock and heat embossed "happy anniversary" using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

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Oct 11, 2019

A Magical Birthday

Today I have a bright and magical birthday card.  The background paper was made with alcohol inks on white glitter paper and the unicorn was colored to match with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.





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Oct 8, 2019

New Baby Congrats!


Today's card is a new baby boy congrats card.  I used the Avery Elle Fly By stamp set.  I also used the My Favorite Things stitched valley dies.




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Oct 4, 2019

A Long Absence, and A Simple Masculine Birthday Card

I've been absent from my blog for WAY too long.  I'm really going to try to change that.  Until I can get back into a regular routine I'm going to just share cards without a lot of information on supplies or how I made them.  Eventually I hope to get back to full blog posts.

Today I have a simple masculine birthday card that features no stamping, just diecutting, along with patterned paper.





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Jul 4, 2019

Happy 4th

Happy Independence Day!  A simple card today.




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Jun 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads!  Here's the card I made for my husband who is truly the best dad he could possibly be to our kids.




This was a simple and fairly quick card to make, but I really did love the color combination.  I also love the look of inlaid letters - the "happy".  It only  takes a few minutes to inlay pieces in a diecut.

Supplies used include dies from Simon Says Stamp, Gina Marie designs and Reverse Confetti, and patterned paper from  American Crafts.

Have a great day!

May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Today I have a cute mom's day card to share.





I used products from PaperTrey Ink (for the lacy die cut), Penny Black (Flower Portrait die), and Sunny Studios (for the very cute pugs and the sentiment).  I die cut the flowers and frame from both light blue and white, colored the flowers with copics and then inlaid all the pieces.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!

May 8, 2019

Birthday Butterflies

Today's card was made for a good friend, who is also an expert card maker.  Since she LOVES butterflies, I thought this was perfect.  OK, maybe she says she doesn't love butterflies on cards.  Maybe she says they look like cards for old ladies.  I've kind of made it my mission to somehow convince her that isn't true.  And since this was a BIG birthday for her, it's perfect either way.




It's hard to see in the picture, but the shaker pouch (from My Favorite Things) is filled with tiny clear butterfly sequins (Hero Arts Butterfly Sequin mix) along with swarovski crystals.  The Happy Birthday circle die is also from My Favorite Things.  For the background I used distress inks to create rainbow colors on a Concord and 9th Everday Tintables.

Dee, hope you have a great birthday!

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May 3, 2019

May Day

I have a card to share today that I made for May Day.  It's hard to see in the photo just how pretty that violet patterned paper is.





When we were young, my sisters and I had a "May Day" tradition.  We would pick a huge bouquet of deep purple wild violet flowers, take them home to mom, ring the doorbell, and then run away.  To this day violets are still my favorite flower.  When I had lunch with  my sister on May 1st she surprised me with a basket of violets - African violets, not wild - and she pretended to ring a doorbell.  So nice!!  I think that is the first time I've received a May Day basket. And of course, we talked about all those violets we would pick for mom.  Great memories!

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May 1, 2019

Tiny Fish

Today I have a simple card that makes use of some really pretty patterned paper.





You can see the shine of the tiny fish a little better in this next photo.  They were diecut (Impression Obsessions die) from silver metallic cardstock, with tiny black eyes.  There are 5 tiny fish, of different sizes.  This has special meaning for the person I made this card for. 







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Apr 26, 2019

Tropical Thank You

For today's card I used patterned paper from Dare 2B Artzy, and a thank you die from The Stamp Market.





To make the thank you die really stand out against the busy background I layered it three times.  Super simple and fast, but still very pretty.

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Apr 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

I have several cards to share today.  These are all very similar and use the Bixby Border and Bixby Arch dies from Simon Says Stamp.





















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Apr 19, 2019

Greyhounds, Take Three

Today I have a few more greyhound cards to share - made for my Etsy shop.




























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Mar 16, 2019

Greyhounds, Take Two

Today I have two more greyhound dog cards made using Hero Arts Diamond in the Ruff stamp set.










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Mar 12, 2019

Greyhounds, Take one

Recently I've been making greyhound dog cards for in my Etsy shop.  Today I have four to share, all using the new Hero Arts Diamond in the Ruff stamp set.

















These silhouette type stamps seemed to me to be calling for clean and graphic backgrounds.  So I kept them simple by keeping the background all one color, inlaying back in pieces that the dies cut, and adding a sentiment white heat embossed on a strip of cardstock and just a few white sequins.  I love using these white sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) as they are mat, not shiny so they add a more subtle detail.

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