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Happy Friday. It's another INSPO challenge at Festive Friday. Festive Friday is a bi-weekly card making challenge designed to celebrate a different holiday - it can be from anywhere around the world. This week we are celebrating National Pet Day. Now, who can resist celebrating that holiday?! For my card I used a set from MFT called Party Animals and this card will be winging its way off to Send A Smile 4 Kids. here's a sneak peek: The great thing about the Festive Friday challenge is that you don't necessarily have to celebrate the theme - just choose 3... Read more →

Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week. I loved this sketch and it took me a while to decide what I wanted to do with t. In the end, I decided to make a friendship card using a die I received free as part of an order from My Favorite Things. It's a hinged heart and was the perfect way to incorporate a sentiment on the front and a place to add a personal message on the inside. I also got to use some SU paper I... Read more →

Happy Saturday. Addicted to CAS is back after a 4 month break and we are kicking off our 2023 design team challenges with a very appropriate code word. It felt really good to be creating CAS cards again and I decided to bring out a set of dies that I haven't used very often - Curiosity Spring Finds from The Greetery. These came out a year ago and I think I have only used them once before. I combined several of the small dies into a single focal element. This card was inspired by the Robin's that nested in the... Read more →

Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week. It's also clean and simple week. I looked through my old stamp sets deciding I needed to give them some love and remembered a set that Lou bought me a few years ago down in Australia. It's from a company called Paper Rose and the name of the stamp is Thanks a Bunch. One of the reasons I love this set is that it features a plant that is native to South Africa and is a close relative to a group... Read more →

Happy Friday. It's another fabulous challenge for you at Festive Friday this week. Festive Friday is a card making and crafting challenge where we offer up an inspiration list of words to get your creative juices flowing. The words are attached to an international holiday and this week's challenge is International Children's Books day. A holiday I can certainly get behind! The INSPO list inspired me to ink up a very old stamp called Matilda and her Swing from Stamping Bella. Here's a sneak peek: And here is our challenge badge showing our inspiration words: I created and photographed my... Read more →