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Sunday Card-Making Day

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Hi everyone!!  It's a bright and sunny Sunday but its cool and windy...so I decided to chill out in my craft room today (go figure).
I needed a birthday card for a co-worker this week so I thought I'd show you the process.  I've had the Simon Says Stamp Adult Beverages stamp set for quite sometime now and have never used it...am I the only one with unused stamps/dies laying around??  Please tell me I'm not!!
Its a very basic stamp but the possibilities will be endless!  It also has co-ordinating dies but I don't have them.  I felt like doing some basic heat embossing with watercolour so I stamped the wine glass and cork images in VersaMark on some Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock and heat embossed using white embossing powder (SSS).
I picked Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concorde for my "wine" colours and Brushed Corduroy for the corks.


I then used Pumice Stone to fill in the background.  Once that was dry, I spritzed the entire panel with…

Few Card Challenges

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Hi All!! So this past weekend was a long one in Canada...Victoria Day.  And like every other year, the weather was absolutely miserable.  Wind, rain, freezing rain and snow.  So needless to say, I spent my time indoors, in my craft room!!  No complaints about that!!!

I made a few cards just for fun and a few cards for some challenges.  Here are my "for fun" cards: Now on to my challenge entries.  The first card I entered in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge...www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/721576504762...  The challenge was to create your own background.  So I whipped out the Lots of Dots stamp set and this is what happened! I used pale shades of inks, Memento Angel Pink, Desert Sand and Rose Bud and Stampin Up ink in Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe.  The Sentiment is from the SimonSaysStamp Wishing and Sending stamp set.  I finished it off with some twine and a die cut heart from cardstock coloured with the Rose Bud ink. I was trying for a "con…

I Love Happy Mail!!!

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Hi all!!  So this week ended on a high note...happy mail!!!  My order from Simon Says Stamp and PaperTrey Ink orders arrived.  No matter the type of week I've had (and believe me, this one was a doozie!), opening up those packages just makes the world right again!

I haven't ordered anything from PaperTrey for awhile, so I made up for it!!  I can literally spend hours on that site filling and editing my shopping cart.  The only newer release item I ordered was the Horizontal Split Card die, the rest were older stamp sets like DayDreamer and Doodle-Do, which by the way are AMAZING!!!

I got some newer stuff from Simon Says Stamp.  My first stamps and dies from Waffle Flower..Doily Circle, haven't used them, but can't wait!!  Also, the I Knead You stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.  And finally, Fanciful Flower from Newton's Nook, it is awesome!!

Here's my haul:

And I made this card combining the Fanciful Flowers stamp set with the Hello Foxy stamp/die set fr…

Love These Card Challenges!!

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Okay, so I haven't participated in many but these card challenges are addicting!!  Lately, it's been the SimonsSayStamp Flickr Challenges.  I love these ones so much because of the supportive and encouraging group atmosphere.  There is always someone leaving sweet comments about your creations, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside:)

So, this card will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #18.
https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157651834113837/.  The challenge is to create a card with flowers, a Mother's Day card or a card with both!!  Mine is both.
This card used few supplies:
Lots of soft and muted colors for this card.  And ALOT of Glossy Accents!!  How I love that stuff!!

I used one of my favourite stamp sets of all time, the Scribble Flowers set from SimonSaysStamp as well as the "Big Thanks" die.  To finish the sentiment off I used the Big Thanks Sentiments.  The banner is from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banner Die…