Saturday, July 15, 2017

DDD- Midsummer Night's Dream

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  Paola (dazzlers) and Heather (Diva's) are the hostesses this month. The theme is ***Midsummer Night's Dream***. The play follows the adventures of four young lovers who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which the play is set.

My fairy could not possibly be a bad influence- she looks too sweet, don't you think???

Since both of our hostesses this month are from Canada, and July 1st marked Canada's 150th Birthday, we are to add a maple leaf somewhere on our card.

Graphic45 ( Nature Sketchbook Collection)
* Flora Fascination # 4501476
* Wildflower Bouquet # 4501478
* The Sprinkling Limited Edition Colors c/s stack
Fairy Sweet by Penny Black ( illustrated by M.Manning) 
Maple Leaf by SU 
Sentiments( sm) by Inkadinkado ( lrg) by Great Impression E655
* red sheer ribbon ; turquoise jewels -from stash

We are told that many catchy quotes and phrases have roots in Shakespearean time- a few examples: *My heart of Hearts* In my minds eye * Knock knock, who's there*  Love is Blind * Too much of a good thing* Lie Low* Break the Ice*, etc, etc

Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog: 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts -
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery:

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery:

Sketch noted above

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunset Silhouette

Happy Thursday!  I had some time recently to create with some of my dies, so I put together a card.

 I doubled up the die- black over white to get depth- love the way it looks. The background is just inked up with reds and purples, then green. I backed it with black, then purple.
  The sentiment is from an older SU set. I am on a mission to 'use my stuff'!!! It says, " Each one of us is God's special work of art".

Word Art Wednesday- AG
Happy Little Stampers-HLDS_ AG with dies

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Friday, July 7, 2017

COF-Let Your Light Shine

The Crafters of Faith hostess for July is Kelly. Our scripture inspiration for July:

Matthew 5:16: "Let your light shine before others."

 Please create a card using the scripture as a base and use any image with a lighthouse, anything nautical (oceans, anchors, etc) that often accompany lighthouses, or any image(s) that are with stars, light in the sky, etc. Let your light shine!

 I decided to take out my 'old' SU images- I am not sure I have ever used this one.  It was a quick and CAS card to put together.  The die is by Gina Marie.

To see the COF cards made in the challenge, click HERE
(You may have to log in at Splitcoaststampers to view these cards : )

4 Crafty Chicks- stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Cards 4 Guys- Beside the Sea
Through the Craftroom Door- AG

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blog Candy

I am giving away a $20.00 gift card to my DIL's ETSY shop!
If you would like a chance to win, the post is on Instagram here:


I will draw a name 7/10

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017


 I had a little block of time and made a quick card using Distress Oxide inks.

 I used a variety of colors on the background and was hoping for a soft pastel look.  I tried to add Distress Oxides on a separate piece of cardstock and use it to just color the top of the flower- that was a fail : )  That's OK, next time I have time to play, I will use this stamp again and see what I can come up with.......
 On the inside of the card, there is a row of the hearts up the Lt side.

 We took a quick trip to Virginia and visited my youngest daughter. We had a great time!

Challenges: TBA

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Oh Say, Can You See.........

Happy 4th of July weekend! I had a little fun creating a card or two for this weekend : )

 I used the Stella Says Sketch challenge from Bugaboo for this card.  I love her fun dress!  And, the great sentiment. This card also qualifies for the Cut it Up challenge. Festive Fridays at the Outlawz is also looking for cards using a July 4th theme.

 I used the same image again and created a more CAS card. The DP is the same too. I used some silver wrapping paper I purchased at Christmas and punched out a star. I am entering this in the Less is More challenge.

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