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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hi Chick!

Happy Wednesday!  Half way through the week, and I'm sure a lot of you are anxious for the weekend.  One nice thing about being retired is that it's the weekend every day. Lots of time for card making!
Today's card is another birthday card for a friend.  She LOVES chickens, so here we go!  I have been having a lot of fun lately really using my Silhouette.  I LOVE THAT MACHINE!!!  I have so many cut files from My Scrap Chick - they have such a great variety of files to choose from, and their prices are so reasonable.  This is "Shirley" from a group of 3 cute chicks called "Shirley, Goodness & Mercy".

I hope the rest of your week flies by and that you have a GREAT weekend!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges, No Digis - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Lots Of Layers 
Love To Create - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use A Sentiment

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Special Day

Hello, and thanx so much for stopping by.  It's a lazy kind of day here today, no sun and it's nice and cool, love it!  Perfect day to get some cards made - but then, every day is a good day to make some cards, lol.  This one is for a family friend for her birthday.  I really like the paper combo on this one, and the die cut.  The overall effect is really lovely I think!

I just love using the paper roses, they are so soft and feminine.  I sure hope she likes it!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunflower Cow

I spent a nice Sunday afternoon making this cute card.  It was just for fun and I think I will send it to my daughter.  She loves sunflowers and cows, so I'm sure she will love it.  
The sunflower and the grass were cut with my Silhouette, and what little coloring there is was done with my Copics.

It was a pleasant afternoon with a nice result.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #59

Time sure is flying past.  We are almost into March and I feel like we should still be in January!  It feels like our challenges at CC&CC are getting closer and closer together ~  I think I need to slow down!

 This challenge we are doing a fun and easy one, Teddy Bears.  Everyone likes cute, little soft and cuddly teddies.  Our DT had a fun time with the great images we used from Ladybug Crafts Ink.  Stop by and see all the great things they have to offer.  Not only digis, but also lots goodies for crafting.

My digi is called "Baby Billie's Blanket".  I colored him with my Copics and cut him out to sit on the moon.  The moon is an SVG cut file from My Scrap Chick that I did on my Silhouette titled "Goodnight Moon".  I added some tiny, blue crystal stars and the sentiment.  It was such fun to put this card all together!

 We would love to see you at CC&CC.  We have a whole new look too!  Not by choice, lol, but that's a loooooong story for another time!  Come join us and share your teddy bear love!

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I sure had fun doing Valentine's this year.  I love all the hearts, flowers, ribbon, etc.  I did some fancy ones and some simple ones.  Not sure which ones I like best, lol!
Here are just a few.





I hope you all have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

 These cards are entered in the following challenges:

#1 Scrappy Hands ~ Embossing
2 Sisters Challenge ~  Embossing

#2 A Gem of a Challenge ~ All You Need Is Love
My Sheri Craft Challenge ~ Valentine 
Soartful Challenges ~ Flourishes In Shades of Red

#3 Corrosive Challenge Blog ~ Feel The Love 
Kitty Bee Designs ~  Valentine's/Love
Sunflowerfield ~ Valentine's Day/Hearts

#4 Crafty Calendar ~ Love Is All Around
 The Squirrel& The Fox ~ Love
Less Is More ~  One Layer

Friday, February 7, 2014

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges ~ #58

It's time again for another great challenge over at CC&CC!
If you are anything like me, you love putting all the finishing touches on your card projects.  Finding that perfect little "something" to make your design pop!  So get out your embellies because we are using 
"One Button, One Bow, One Flower".

Our great new sponsor is Mel Jens Designs.  All the images are drawn by hand with lots of love by Melissa.  Be sure to check them out, they are so adorable!  The image I used is called "Chocolate Diva", so cute and so much fun to use.

I had such fun picking out my embellies.  It is a bit of a challenge to use just one flower!  I kept thinking I needed to add more.  So to balance it out I used a bigger flower.  I think it worked.

Come have some fun with us at CC&CC and use your button, bow and flower!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Just For You Valentine

I finally got all my Valentines done!  They will be in the mail tomorrow, yeah!  I really enjoyed doing them, lots of pinks, reds, hearts and flowers, fun!  On this card I used two new techniques that I came across.  1) Using vellum in my Cuddlebug and 2) Filigree hinged card.  For the vellum I used a rose patterned embossing file.  I cut out one of the extra roses to use on the inside of the card.  The hinged top of the card I really like.  You still see the lovely cutouts without having to mount it on a larger piece of paper, nice!

Give these a try, I think you will like the results!