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You Can Do It!!

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Hello my little blog family…..two posts in one week??!!  Just in case you’re wondering, no, I did not make a New Year’s Resolution to keep up with regular posting (although I’d like to find a way to become more consistant….lol).  I have my mom here visiting and we’ve been on a card creating binge right now and I’m just having so much fun!!  I have a few cards done and will try to post each one of them over the next few days…..we’ll see how that works out…..lol.

You’ve seen me talk about the gals over on Splitcoaststampers every now and again.  Well, one of the ladies has started a new challenge thread called You Can Do It!! This challenge will be hosted by anyone joining the group that wants to host and has an idea for a technique, card sketch, color combo, embellishment idea……etc.  The person hosting for the week will give the group a challenge and we can either participate or not each week and make a card according to the challenge she put out there.  You can even go back to previous challenges and do them if you want instead of the challenge for that week.  We’re a pretty laid back group and have a ton of fun!!  The very first challenge was to make a card using a hand-made flower of any kind.  And this flower didn’t have to be hand-made by yourself, it could be one that someone else made for you too!!  I ended up doing two cards for this challenge.

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Check out that beautiful crochet flower!!  My mom crochet it for me…..did three different flowers so I decided to stack them to make one gorgeous full flower!!  I attached them all together with a brad from the Stampin’ Up! set of Antique brads and just love it.  She also showed  me how to do the double embossing technique on one card front…..very cool.  I love my newest embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! called Fancy Fan Folder.  It’s the one on the top of the card.   I’d love to find a die cut with that pattern on it.   And how about that lace…..OMGosh!!  I got it through a Facebook Destash your Stash site where people go on and create an album with all the supplies they want to purge out of their craft space or in some instances, stores, and are given a date and a one hour time slot to sell their stuff!  I just love this lace and got it for a song!  My Congratulations sentiment stamp is from one of my favorite sets from Hot Off the Press called Tiny Words & Images onto one of my tags from my Spellbinders Fancy Tags set.

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I’m going to get her to teach me how to make these before she goes home so I can pump some of these babies out too.  🙂  I don’t know that I’d ever try to duplicate the lace though.

The second card I made I used one of my favorite Cricut cartridges from Close To My Heart called Art Philosophy.  It has about 6 different rolled flower die cuts to choose from and I love making these flowers!!  I also used my new Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork die cut I got from my mom for Christmas.  I’ve been wanting that die cut for a while now and just love using it!  I use 4 of them on this card.  I took two of them and flipped one over and then attached the ‘bottom’ of them together to make the sort of fan shape with them.  I did the same thing again and just turned it upside down too to mirror the top one.  Clever now, aren’t I??!!!  🙂

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All I can say is thank goodness for glue pens cause that’s a very narrow die cut!!!  The leaves were punched out using my pocket leaf punch from Creative Memories.  The sentiment is a Hampton Arts stamp from the $1.50 bin at Michael’s.  I love those rolled flowers and this is the first time I used patterned paper to cut them out and I really like them!  Here’s a close-up of the beauties….

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That’s it for today.  I’m off to go play some more with mom.  Later ladies!!

Huggss,

Yvonne  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From the inside looking out…..

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Hello my blog friends…..I have NOT fallen off the face of the earth….really!!  I figured I’d better come on and post a few cards before you all thought I’d forgotten about my blog.  I haven’t!!  Life has just been crazy busy lately. 

Soooo, I was sitting at my computer last night and thinking about the new Grand Madison Window die from Memory Box my mom got.  I had spent some time cutting out a bunch of die cuts for her this weekend in a few different colors……I think she’ll have enough window die cuts to last her for a while now.  lol!!  I was trying to think of an idea to make a card using one of the window dies and thought, I want to try to make one from the perspective of being on the inside looking out. My little brain went into overdrive and I was off!!  I think it turned out pretty darn good!!  Check this out!!

Isn’t this cool?!  I took a piece of white cardstock and cut it down so it would fit into the inside of the window die.  I stamped it with one of the stamps in my Stampin’ Up! Lovely As A Tree set. (I love that stamp set by the way…..lol)  Then I took my Tim Holtz Forest Moss Distress ink pad and a Q-Tip and ‘dotted’ on my leaves for the trees using the tip of the Q-Tip.  I also highlighted the stamped areas of the grass and then took the flat side of the Q-Tip and lightly ‘colored’ in the grass with my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress ink pad.  I tore a piece of paper into a rough oval shape and then used my Tim Holtz Broken China Distress ink pad and a sponge to ‘color’ in my sky.  I used the torn piece of paper as a mask and created a couple of clouds…..which you can’t see now because I decided my window needed curtains…..sigh.  Oh well….you’ll have to just trust me that there are a couple of really cute clouds in behind those lace curtains!!!  The flowers that are in the ‘window box’ on the outside of the window were made using my Memory Box Catalina Border die cut.  I had a yellow die cut sitting on my table, so I cut it up and inked the flowers and leaves using a Q-Tip and my Tim Holtz Distress inks.  I pop dotted the window die onto the front and taa daa!!! 

I tried to pick out a patterned paper that would look like wall paper and covered the front of my card with that and then just built my card on the front of it.  The “Be You” sentiment is stamped from my ‘Chairs To You’ set from Close To My Heart. 

This card took me forever to put together it seemed.  I put it together while I was Skyping with my dear friend from Alberta.  Ya gotta love being able to sit and create while spending time with a good friend as well…..it doesn’t get much better than that!!!

I’m off for the night now…..I have sooo many cards to catch up on and get posted it isn’t funny….really…..it isn’t!!!  Maybe this weekend??  lol.  Thanks so much for dropping in to take a peek.  I do appreciate it and love it when you leave comments!!

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

Thanks to a far away friend!!!

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A HUGE thank you is being sent out to my very talented friend Lisa (you really HAVE to go check out her blog…..Craftingcottage)  who is on the design team for a local scrapbooking store where she lives.  She’s been using all of these wonderful die cuts on her cards and offered to send me the ones I wanted from the store!!  She sent me some Memory Box dies that I’ve been drooling over for a while now.  Oh my…..LOVE THEM!!!!  I haven’t had a chance to play with them yet, but I can hardly wait to have some time to pull out the Cuttlebug and get to cutting out some amazing cuts for some cards.  She is such an enabler……don’t you  just love that??!!!

Here’s the ones I got:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re all from Memory Box and the window die is actually my Mom’s…..I’m suppose to cut some out for myself and send her the die…..or was it cut her some dies to send to her and I’m suppose to keep the die…..lol

 

 

 

 

 

It’s soooo good to have friends in high places…..LOL.  Thanks so much Lisa…..YOU ROCK!!!

 

Huggs,

Yvonne  😉

 

p.s.  I apologize for the picture quality, but I didn’t feel like dragging out my photo box to take pics of the dies…..I know……..lazy!!!