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Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our challenge this week and she has this great sketch for us: I made a couple of different cards using this sketch, but decided to showcase the one featuring that wonderful new set from Stampin' Up! - Good Morning Magnolia. I fell head over heels with this set and think it's one of the best things SU has done for a number of years. I can see this becoming one of my "keeper" sets. I did some quick and... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday night. I have a card for you tonight - and the winner of the-mystery-white-blob photo blog candy! Firstly, let's start with the sketch. The thing about the ladies at FMS is they have fabulous sketches and some of them really do challenge - and that's why I like doing them :-) This sketch had me scratching my head (with my one good hand!!), but I was determined to do something with it. I really did spend quite a while going through my stash trying to work out this sketch. I even made 3 thrown away attempts... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's Clean and Simple week. I recently bought some SU sets and today's card features one of my favorites. The hardest part for me is taking some of these sets, like Sailing Home, that are just screaming to be used on cards with lots of wonderful details and layers, and paring them back. I stamped the image of the lighthouse and yacht and cut them out with their matching dies. The front layer was mounted using fun foam and the two images... Read more →

Hi Everyone,. Happy Saturday. I have a very quick post for you tonight,. It's the fabulous Bobby's turn to host our Addicted to Cas Challenge this week and this is her code word: I decided it was time to pull out my old Altenew Spring Daisy set. I paired it with a die from Ellen Hutson Essentials and a sentiment from Stampin' Up. Here's my card: I stamped the outline of the flower in Stazon Timber Brown and used some Altenew inks for the inside of the daisy. I needed a horizontal element to ground the sentiment and the Ellen... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I have a quick pos for you tonight. Now y'all know by now that I'm crazy about animals and am "that" crazy cat lady and I always feel for fellow nimal lovers when they lose a four legged friend. Two weeks ago I heard about a fellow crafter who had to unexpectedly say goodbye to her beloved dog. This was a very special dog - a dog who had helped an owner get through chemo. She posted some photos on her blog and one of them stuck with me - a beautiful dog running along the... Read more →