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Sunday, April 28, 2024

It's Your Day

Another birthday card tonight.  Our son, Ben, our youngest, turned 30 this month and this is his card I made.  I always try to make cards geared towards my kids' interests in some way.  Ben is always listening to music and when he got into college and since then, he has introduced me to many different musicians and bands I may not have listened to on my own.

So, I thought the record dies I purchased a bit ago from Concord and 9th were perfect for a card for him. I paired them with a stamped background using the background stamp, On Staff, by Catherine Pooler Designs.  

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Blowin' Birthday Wishes

How celebratory is this card? I love how it turned out.  The background is an ink swiped background with an overlay of a clear plastic gold dot cardstock.  The party blowers are another new purchase from Honey Bee Stamps, Party Blowers layered dies. The colors from the Mood Board at Inkpirational Challenges inspired my card and I thought my ink swiped background was perfect. Then, I worked off that for my party blower colors.

I used Tim Holtz Metallic Confections cardstock for the blower layers. I had some teal cardstock on my table that went well with everything and I cut the Happy Birthday die, also from Honey Bee Stamps out of gold mirror cardstock. 

I just think it's such a fun birthday card.  I made it for my niece who just turned 10.

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Ice Cream First

 Good Evening!

Hope you've had a nice weekend wherever you are.  Presently, the Hubs and I are on a mini vacation at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia.  The hubs had elbow surgery 2-1/2 weeks ago and has had to be off from work for three weeks.  He has a long recovery of three months before he can use his arm substantially.  After just a week off he got very antsy so we decided a getaway for both of us to rest and relax was in order.  While I still have to do a bit of the heavy stuff for both of us, even on vaca, it's still nice to chill away from home.  Before we left I had several cards backing up in my que for sharing again. Having a hubs with one good arm really is cramping my style!  HAHAHA

I recently got the Cupcakes & More die set by Honey Bee Stamps and wanted to play around with them.  I had some more smooshed backgrounds in my stash in yellow and pink and so I think they worked well with the dies.  I also had a stenciled background already using the Bear Grass stencil by Catherine Pooler Designs (CPD) that matched my pink ice cream.  I bumped up my ice cream cone on an embossed layer with a scalloped oval frame on top.  The sentiment is from the stamp set, First Ice Cream by CPD.  I finished off the card with a few little candy confetti pieces by Pretty Pink Posh.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024


 Good Evening!

Well, it's been longer than I'd planned to have another post here. Luckily I will have a few this week. Here's the first one:

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Card Supplies:
Stamps: Heaven Scent Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs).
Paper: Neenah 110# Solar white; Watercolor paper.
Ink: Quartz, Whipped Honey, Rose Gold (Catherine Pooler Inks).
Extras: Feeling Exotic Layered Stencil; Heaven Scent Lable Dies; Perfume Bottle Die; Bucharest sequins (Catherine Pooler Designs).

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Live Life In Full Bloom

Wow! Good Morning!

Don't know when I posted this early in the day. It's been a long time. I've had some cards I haven't shared for a while so I'm playing "catch up"!

This card was for a StampNation Penpal back in February. I still have a stash of handmade backgrounds that I'm slowly trying to use. This was one of them that I cut from the Nottingham Lace cover plate by Catherine Pooler.  The butterfly and flowers are from the Flourished Butterflies set.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Daffodil Greetings

Good Evening!

While the saying is "April showers brings May flowers", I have flowers for April.

I used the Daffodils in Bloom stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs (CP Designs) for my card.  I stamped them in Lemon Sorbet, Creamsicle, Frosted and In The Park. I used a lovely matching patterned plaid from Easterpalooza pack (CP Designs) and cut the Greenhouse Gate cover plate out of vellum.  I also used the inside of the Framed Wings frame cut from vellum too.  The sentiment is from Gardeners Greetings stamp set stamped on a tag (Reverse Confetti) cut from Frosted cardstock.  Finished it off with some Crater Lake sequins.

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