I Wonder If My Husband Misses Me

So, I’ve spent the entire weekend thus far in my craft area. So much so that my bottom hurts from sitting in this chair! BINGO BUTT!!  I’ve crafted, I’ve messed with my new computer, external hard drives, etc. I feel somewhat accomplished. 🙂 Oh… and I also spent some time on Bloglovin, looking at blogs I used to follow religiously. Ran across some challenge blogs I’ve enjoyed in the past, so… I thought it would be a good idea to enter some.

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This challenge is from ablognamedhero.  Ah, the One-Layer card!  I have to say… one-layer cards are NOT my favorite!  Why?  Well, if you make a mistake, it’s a lot harder to fix.  So, I attempted it anyway.  It took two tries though.  The first card I made I used Post-It tape to mask it off and well, the ink bled through right to the cardstock.  🙁  I won’t be using that for masking anymore.  I used the stamp set that was with the Simon Says Stamp – June 2o14 – Kit of the Month. The kit doesn’t appear to be available any longer, but I will link up the stamp set. Anyway, here is the card I made for the challenge!

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I *REALLY* love this card!  I love the stamps, I love the  bright colors & the crisp edge.  I had thought about using a black marker to define the edge, but opted against it.  Have a fabulous Sunday everyone!!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

I Wonder If My Husband Misses Me

So, I’ve spent the entire weekend thus far in my craft area. So much so that my bottom hurts from sitting in this chair! BINGO BUTT!!  I’ve crafted, I’ve messed with my new computer, external hard drives, etc. I feel somewhat accomplished. 🙂 Oh… and I also spent some time on Bloglovin, looking at blogs I used to follow religiously. Ran across some challenge blogs I’ve enjoyed in the past, so… I thought it would be a good idea to enter some.

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This challenge is from ablognamedhero.  Ah, the One-Layer card!  I have to say… one-layer cards are NOT my favorite!  Why?  Well, if you make a mistake, it’s a lot harder to fix.  So, I attempted it anyway.  It took two tries though.  The first card I made I used Post-It tape to mask it off and well, the ink bled through right to the cardstock.  🙁  I won’t be using that for masking anymore.  I used the stamp set that was with the Simon Says Stamp – June 2o14 – Kit of the Month. The kit doesn’t appear to be available any longer, but I will link up the stamp set. Anyway, here is the card I made for the challenge!

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I *REALLY* love this card!  I love the stamps, I love the  bright colors & the crisp edge.  I had thought about using a black marker to define the edge, but opted against it.  Have a fabulous Sunday everyone!!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

Wow! Do I remember how to do this???

Yes, it’s been that long!  It’s been so long that it all feels new to me.  I could give you a million reasons why I haven’t posted… why I haven’t stamped… why I haven’t scrapped… yada, yada, yada.  Eh… it just happens.  Anyway, I made a card. Yes, yes I did.

I wasn’t really sure where to start, so I started with a sketch and a kit.

Here is the sketch I used from Operation Write Home – Sketch 233.

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I also used the Simon Says Stamp June 2014 Kit of the Month.  It doesn’t seem to be available any longer, but I will link the stamp set below.  Anyway, I made my card and then I got a bit carried away and made 4 more.  More than I’ve made in the last year.  Here is the first one:

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I like the first card I did.  The ONLY thing I’m a little disappointed in is that I didn’t have any decent off white paper to stamp on which is why you see the spotchy flowers.

Here are the rest:

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So… Here you have it!  I crafted AND I blogged!  😀  And let me tell you… the blogging took a lot longer than I anticipated.  A new computer, trying to figure out Lightroom & WordPress… Just whooped me!  😀  I hope you enjoyed them.

Peace Out!

Cindy

OWH Sketch Challenge #178

Hello Everyone!  Well, I’ve been out of commission the last few days or so, but everything is now A-OK!  We like that!  No, in fact… we love that!  I wanted to share a card I made with you last Sunday for Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge #178.  Here is the sketch:

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I wanted to have a different take on the sketch.  I didn’t want it EXACTLY like the sketch, but I didn’t want to stray to far either.  So my idea was to take the 1.5 X 3.25 section and actually make it a window.  I didn’t want to use a die to cut it though because I knew I would never be able to line them all up, so I pulled out my trusty Bosskut Gazelle and cut the shapes that way.  Worked like a charm!  It worked so well I made 2 cards.  Both cards are using paper from the Simon Says Stamp June 2013 Card Kit.

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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OWH Sketch Challenge #174

Hello Everyone!!!!! It was so nice to have SO many visitors for the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop! I really had such a positive experience for my first ever blog hop!!! Everyone was so wonderful with their comments on my card that it almost makes me wanna do a blog hop EVERY weekend!!! Ok, not quite, but I am looking forward to the next one.

In the meantime, perhaps I’ll share with you a card I made for OWH Sketch Challenge #174.  Here is the sketch for the challenge:

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And before I show you the card I made from this sketch, I need to tell you about a card that inspired me during the blog hop.  The technique was one I had not tried before, so I couldn’t wait to try it.  Check out Sharon’s card here, in which she features the faux verdigris technique.  You can learn more about this technique here.  Another good tutorial to check out is the Faux Patina Tutorial by Angie Leach on Splitcoast Stampers.  You won’t be disappointed.  Anyway, here is the card I made using this technique.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my card!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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You Brighten My Day – OWH Sketch Challenge #171

Hi Everyone.  I hope everyone had a great Monday.  Mine was okay as Monday’s can be.  LOL!  Actually, only had a half day of work as I went with J to some appointments, so it was nice that we got to spend some quiet time together.  Anyway, this post will be short and sweet as I vow not to stay up past midnight again tonight.  It makes for a very long day the next day.

So – A new Sketch Challenge from Operation Write Home! Yes!  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch, using a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp & some yummy Hero Arts Ink!

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At first I was fretting over the lack of coverage I got with the banner stamp, but I got passed it.  I still think it’s pretty.

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See my supply list at the bottom of my post.

Here is another card I made using the sketch as well as some stamps from Unity Stamp Co.

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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His & Hers – Day 2 – Oh & a Bonus!

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Hello Everyone! This will be short and sweet today. I’m really liking OnlineCardClasses.Com – His & Hers! You really need to check it out. Anyway here is my contribution for today. I chose to use Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge for the week and make a His & Hers. Sorta kill 2 birds with one stone…Eh… what a horrible analogy. Anyway, you know what I mean.

Here is Sketch Challenge #170:

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And here is my take on this challenge done as a “His & Hers”.

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And now Hers:

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I hope you like them! It was a simple card, but some nights simple is good! I’ve been thinking that I really need to win the lottery so I can stay home and craft all day! 😀 This work thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

And now for the bonus cards!  I had told you in my last post that I had attended a 3 day crop.  Well, here are a couple cards I created during that crop.  Enjoy!

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Peace Out!
Cindy

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His & Hers – Day 2 – Oh & a Bonus!

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Hello Everyone! This will be short and sweet today. I’m really liking OnlineCardClasses.Com – His & Hers! You really need to check it out. Anyway here is my contribution for today. I chose to use Operation Write Home’s Sketch Challenge for the week and make a His & Hers. Sorta kill 2 birds with one stone…Eh… what a horrible analogy. Anyway, you know what I mean.

Here is Sketch Challenge #170:

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And here is my take on this challenge done as a “His & Hers”.

His:

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And now Hers:

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I hope you like them! It was a simple card, but some nights simple is good! I’ve been thinking that I really need to win the lottery so I can stay home and craft all day! 😀 This work thing isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!

And now for the bonus cards!  I had told you in my last post that I had attended a 3 day crop.  Well, here are a couple cards I created during that crop.  Enjoy!

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Peace Out!
Cindy

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Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #169

Hello Everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It was a laid back weekend in our home this weekend.  J hasn’t been feeling the greatest, so lots of rest for him and well, lots of crafting time for me.  It’s been a good day.  Actually, it’s been a GREAT day!  What makes it so great you ask?  Well, for me… simply being RETWEETED by @SimonSaysStamp!!!!  It truly made my day and sent people to my Instagram account that wouldn’t have normally made it there.  People were “liking” my cards & pictures and well… it just felt good! 😀

I have been crafting today.  Every Sunday a new sketch challenge comes out from Operation Write Home and I decided to join in the fun early this week.  I won’t be doing much crafting this week because i’ll be getting ready for next weekend’s crop, so… this blog post might be the last until after I come home.  We’ll have to see how the week goes.  So far, I’ve got nothing done… SURPRISE!  😀  I work best under PRESSURE!  So here is this week’s sketch:

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And you guessed it!  Once again I used the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month for April 2013!  I know you probably think I don’t have any other paper… but trust me, I do!  I just happen to love this set and well, I’m going to use it!  The good news is… well, actually great news is… The Card Kit for May 2013 is now out and GORGEOUS!  Please, please, please, get yours NOW before they sell out.  Mine is on order and well, next month you’ll be seeing ALOT of that kit.  LOLOL!  Oh, here it is… just to temp you a little bit.

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Gorgeous or what??????????? Love it!!! <3 <3 <3  Oh, sorry… got a wee bit distracted.  ANYWAY, getting back to the card I made for today’s challenge, here it is:

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It was a great sketch! I really liked it!  And while I was at it today, I made another card as well, yeah… from the Card Kit.  LOL!   The “Oh Happy Day” die cut is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive, designed by Kristina Werner.  Love it!!!  I hope you enjoy it as well!!!

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Peace Out,

Cindy

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Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #169

Hello Everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It was a laid back weekend in our home this weekend.  J hasn’t been feeling the greatest, so lots of rest for him and well, lots of crafting time for me.  It’s been a good day.  Actually, it’s been a GREAT day!  What makes it so great you ask?  Well, for me… simply being RETWEETED by @SimonSaysStamp!!!!  It truly made my day and sent people to my Instagram account that wouldn’t have normally made it there.  People were “liking” my cards & pictures and well… it just felt good! 😀

I have been crafting today.  Every Sunday a new sketch challenge comes out from Operation Write Home and I decided to join in the fun early this week.  I won’t be doing much crafting this week because i’ll be getting ready for next weekend’s crop, so… this blog post might be the last until after I come home.  We’ll have to see how the week goes.  So far, I’ve got nothing done… SURPRISE!  😀  I work best under PRESSURE!  So here is this week’s sketch:

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And you guessed it!  Once again I used the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month for April 2013!  I know you probably think I don’t have any other paper… but trust me, I do!  I just happen to love this set and well, I’m going to use it!  The good news is… well, actually great news is… The Card Kit for May 2013 is now out and GORGEOUS!  Please, please, please, get yours NOW before they sell out.  Mine is on order and well, next month you’ll be seeing ALOT of that kit.  LOLOL!  Oh, here it is… just to temp you a little bit.

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Gorgeous or what??????????? Love it!!! <3 <3 <3  Oh, sorry… got a wee bit distracted.  ANYWAY, getting back to the card I made for today’s challenge, here it is:

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It was a great sketch! I really liked it!  And while I was at it today, I made another card as well, yeah… from the Card Kit.  LOL!   The “Oh Happy Day” die cut is a Simon Says Stamp exclusive, designed by Kristina Werner.  Love it!!!  I hope you enjoy it as well!!!

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Peace Out,

Cindy

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