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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What a Week!

And I can’t say I’m sorry it’s over!  The 3rd week in May is typically worse than any other week of the year – as busyness is concerned.  I *LOVE* celebrating the birth of my babies, but did they BOTH have to be born the same week (different years of course)?  And did my youngest have to be born on *MY* birthday?  Yes, she did!  Best birthday present ever and well, my husband hasn’t been able to top it yet.  Perhaps that’s why he has stopped trying.  LOL!  Anyway, all this… 3 birthdays and add some health issues for my husband, which includes 2 hospital visits and 1 doctor visit makes for a very difficult week.

Krystina’s 19th birthday was on Monday.  She had to work, so we weren’t able to do much of anything.  We gave her her presents when she came home and a happy girl she was.  Here is the card I made for her.  I just love Sherri Baldy My Besties stamps!  This one, Gill, reminds me so much of my daughter Krystina.

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Izabella’s 6th birthday was on Friday as well as my 29th & a bit.  Here is the card I made for her – Mabel Rose.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards and I’m very much looking forward to a peaceful week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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What a Week!

And I can’t say I’m sorry it’s over!  The 3rd week in May is typically worse than any other week of the year – as busyness is concerned.  I *LOVE* celebrating the birth of my babies, but did they BOTH have to be born the same week (different years of course)?  And did my youngest have to be born on *MY* birthday?  Yes, she did!  Best birthday present ever and well, my husband hasn’t been able to top it yet.  Perhaps that’s why he has stopped trying.  LOL!  Anyway, all this… 3 birthdays and add some health issues for my husband, which includes 2 hospital visits and 1 doctor visit makes for a very difficult week.

Krystina’s 19th birthday was on Monday.  She had to work, so we weren’t able to do much of anything.  We gave her her presents when she came home and a happy girl she was.  Here is the card I made for her.  I just love Sherri Baldy My Besties stamps!  This one, Gill, reminds me so much of my daughter Krystina.

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Izabella’s 6th birthday was on Friday as well as my 29th & a bit.  Here is the card I made for her – Mabel Rose.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards and I’m very much looking forward to a peaceful week!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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OWH Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!

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Hello Everyone! I am beyond THRILLED to be a part of this BLOG HOP!  For oh so many reasons! Just to name a couple:

#1 – I am SO thankful to our service men and women for the sacrifices that they AND their families make to keep us FREE & SAFE!

#2 – This is my very FIRST blog hop!  Or at least the very first one I’ve ever participated in by sharing my work.

My card is based on Sketch Challenge #152:

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And here is my shaker card featuring the *NEW* Lawn Fawn Puffy Star Stackable Dies & Neat & Tangled Sequins! Oh and you can thank Pretty Pink Posh for my sequin / shaker card addiction! 😀

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card!  To get back to the beginning of the hop, click here.

Peace out,

Cindy

Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

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I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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Oh My… Lucky Stars… Lawn Fawn in the house!

Hello Everyone!  Over the weekend I went to a day crop on Saturday.  I didn’t get a whole lot done, but I do enjoy the socialization aspect of it all!  Anyway, just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better, I came home that night to find that I had HAPPY MAIL from Lawn Fawn!!!!!  Yep… you betcha!  The newest releases!  Heaven in a box!  Here is the very first card made with the puffy star stackables dies & the lucky stars stamp set!  I also used bakers twine in the middle of the star, which is a new technique for me.  I’ve used it to tie bows and such, but never like this.  I think I like it.  It gives it a real 3 dimensional look.

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In other more exciting news…

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I’ve signed up for Operation Write Home’s 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!  How awesome is that?   Now I’ve participated in Blog Hops before… Hopping here… Hopping there, but i’ve NEVER been part of one like this!  Please, please, stop by and see what everyone has come up with.  In fact, click the picture and sign up too!!

Peace Out!

Cindy

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Barnyard Buddies – ABNH May Sketch

Hello Everyone,

So, I was checking out A Blog Named Hero, like I normally do and a sketch caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a shot.  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch!  My “Barnyard Buddies”.   I just love this little chubby buddy’s from Paper Smooches!  Too Cute.

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I took an close up of the owl to try and show the glossy accents on his eyes, but I’m not so sure you can really see it.  It’s great in person though!

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Barnyard Buddies – ABNH May Sketch

Hello Everyone,

So, I was checking out A Blog Named Hero, like I normally do and a sketch caught my eye, so I thought I would give it a shot.  Here is the sketch:

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And here is my take on the sketch!  My “Barnyard Buddies”.   I just love this little chubby buddy’s from Paper Smooches!  Too Cute.

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I took an close up of the owl to try and show the glossy accents on his eyes, but I’m not so sure you can really see it.  It’s great in person though!

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I hope you enjoyed them!

Peace Out,

Cindy

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Totally Inspired by Pretty Pink Posh!

Hello Everyone!  Anyone who knows me, knows I’m not much of a sleeper.  I usually go to sleep around midnight or later, ONLY to wake up at 5 am.  Now, I’m NOT a morning person and I think that in itself is the reason I get up so early.  I just need an hour OR more or quiet, by myself, doing nothing but what I want to, which is… drinking coffee… listening to the news in the background… and catching up on all my crafty friends by spending some time in BlogLovin!

This morning was no different, except for a card that really caught my eye… and a video to go along with it!  So much so that I couldn’t wait to get home and try it myself!  It was a shaker card made by Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh and the post is right here!  You really need to check it out.  It’s beautiful and well… So is Pretty Pink Posh!  😀  One of the sweetest crafters on the interweb I know!

So, here is my version of the Shaker Card, made for my Mom for Mother’s Day.  I’m sure she will love it!  Once again I used the Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month – May 2013.  It really is a nice kit.

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I hope you liked it!

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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