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I like my coffee like my faith….STRONG.

Anyone else ready to get our lives back to normal?  My hubby told me today that he’s bored.  He’s not even laid off!  He is accustomed to do the running around on the weekend.  I bribed him with a trip to Home Depot, but he declined.

So the challenge this week is to make a CAS faith card.  I really have an impossible time with CAS.

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The die cuts were cut three times.  First on the sponged layer, then twice in white.  I glued and stacked them together to give the appearance of being “lifted”.

I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Grace
Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Coffee or Tea
Echo Park – 6 x 6 – Coffee
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
Tim Holtz – distress ink – tumbled glass
Tim Holtz – distress ink – shabby shutters
Baker’s Twine – Aqua/white
Enamel Dots
1/4″ ScorTape

other:
Button

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~Stars N Stripes~

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I hope this finds all well.  My OCD is raging as I can’t stop watching the news.  I know it’s the last thing I SHOULD watch.

So, I thought about my plan to make 2000 cards for the troops.  This may just be one of the first ones.  I have a few more designed so far.

Looks like I’ll be spending lots of extra time in the studio since there’s not much else to do.

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For the middle panel, I did diagonal red/blue stripes.  I like the amount of white here.  Makes it fresh!

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I used:

 

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Patriotic Sentiments

Echo Park – America the Beautiful
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth premium white cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Chipped Sapphire

Baker’s twine – blueberry/white

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Tiny star brads
Copic markers

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

~Pear-Fect~

When I thought about writing this post, I initially decided NOT to make mention of COVID-19.  We’ve all be inundated with reports from here and there, 24/7.   My emotions have been running high and low.  I struggle with anxiety as it is.   I’m high risk.

Then I thought wasting time on anxiety is just going to cause more anxiety.  So, I’m seeking out some sort of activity that I can do from home that will benefit our community.  Tomorrow I’ll be starting a box of craft supplies to donate to the women and children’s shelter.

I think that the Fruit of the Spirit is a perfect for this situation.

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I love this sentiment.  We’re all perfect in our own way!

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit Sentiments

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit

Prima 6×6 – Fruit Parade
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth premium white cardstock
Momento Tuxedo Black dye ink

Baker’s Twine – yellow/white
Enamel Dots
Doilie
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Copic marker

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Thanks for stopping by!

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~Easter Blessing~

I’ve likely mentioned before that my favorite holiday is Easter.  I love the message, the colors, and nod toward spring!  When I was a young girl, I’d have a new Easter outfit, complete with bonnet and purse.

All of my boys now have families of their own, so we have to share them with their in-laws.

So this week I did a super simple Easter card.

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I’m not a gardener by any means.  I’ve killed air ferns.  Succulents seem to be a good fit as they’re easy to maintain.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps -Easter

Kaisercraft – Greenhouse
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium cardstock

Spellbinders Die – A2 Scalloped Borders One

Enamel dots
1/4″ scorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Versa Magic – Oasis Green

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~He Is Risen~

This past week has been rough on the whole family.  My six year old granddaughter came down with the flu first.  Older son needed dental work.  Then I developed a case of Thrush. Fortunately it was treated and gone within a couple days.

As the days fly by, my to do list grows longer and longer.  I’m determined to tackle as much per day as possible.  Who’s with me?!

This week is an Easter card.  Super simple and pretty flat for mailing.

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I had simple/CAS on my mind for this.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clean Stamps – He is Risen

Watercolor paper

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink
Tim Holtz Crushed olive

Tim Holtz Scattered Straw
Memento Rich Cocoa
Daubers

1/4″ ScorTape
Theraweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares
other:
black cardstock
Brown sharpie

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~I Am~

I spent the better part of this past weekend organizing the studio.  I have a long way to go, but it feels good.  It was sort of organized before, but over the last three months, I’ve been slacking.  The common knowledge about crafters is that we start to clean, then find something we had purchased and not used.  Come on!  Creating is better than cleaning, hands down.

So we’re going Easter this week.  There are only 48 days until Easter…. my favorite holiday of all.  My grandbabies are old enough this year for a egg hunt!

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Easter

Craft Consortium – Grunge light

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Vellum

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Crosses

Spellbinders – Lattice

Spellbinders – Pierced rectangles

Enamel dots – light pink

1/8″ ScorTape

Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

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My family (including my husband) has a long line of active military and veterans.  For a long time now, I’ve wanted to make thank you cards for those deployed.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve added numerous military themed stamp sets and dies.  My personal goal is to create 2000 thank you cards before the end of the year.

I don’t normally repeat a card I’ve already made, but in order to reach my goal, I will be doing cards in batches of 25 – 30 of each design.  It’s not as simple as it may seem.  There are guidelines for what can be on the cards, how they are mailed and such

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If I use this card, for instance, I’ll have to lose the pearls and flatten it a bit.  I’m actually quite excited about the challenge.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – All Occasion Sentiments SET 2
Echo Park 6×6 – America the Beautiful
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Stamp Simply Steel Dies – Fishtail Sentiment Banners
Spellbinders Die – Stars Five

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Blueprint Sketch
Kaisercraft 1/2 pearls – Red
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

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~Grace~

It’s the 10th of February and I already feel like the year is zooming by.  In some ways, it’s good.  We have another granddaughter due in late July.  One of my four sons and his wife are moving back to Colorado in mid-April (yay!!).  There will be weddings (2) in the fall.  Lots of crafting to do for these occasions.  Twist my arm.

Before too much planning and crafting, I need a serious overhaul of my studio.  The walls are closing in on me.  We live in a 2 bd/2 ba apartment.  One bedroom is my studio.  I jokingly ask my hubby if he can bump a wall out.  I don’t think he finds me funny at all. 🙂

This week I’m going for an Easter/Other Occasion card.  I love Easter cards.  It’s my favorite holiday!

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This is proof that I can find inspiration from just about anything.  The “sketch” I used is the arrangement of items on our TV wall.  The strip down the side is our tall lamp that sits next to our TV (represented by the text piece.  The circle above is my huge wall clock.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Thank you for caring Coneflower

Stamp Simply Steel Die – Coneflower
Bundle
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Grace

Echo Park 6 x 6 – Forward with Faith
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Spellbinders – Standard circles
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink

Baker’s Twine – light teal/white
My Mind’s Eye – Necessities – Teals

1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

other:
Copic markers

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Thanks for stopping by!

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~Psalm 128:2~

When we were raising four sons, I thought my life was as chaotic as it could be.  Now that the family members have more than doubled, it makes chaos look cute.  And I could not be happier.  It’s the most blessed feeling.

So today I did a throw back “shabby chic” looking card.  I’m in love with this apple blossom paper.  So classy and yummy.

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I kept a lot of white space on this card.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Fruit of the Spirit
– Fruit
Prima 6 x 6 – Fruit Paradise

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock
Spellbinders Classic Circles
Memento Tuxedo black dye ink

Lace
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermaweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

Other:
Copic markers
Nuvo drops

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Thanks for stopping by!

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~Succulent Birthday~

Sorry I missed you last week.  We have been drowning in events since the week before Christmas and I managed to become dehydrated along with some other ailments.  I’m feeling pretty much 100% now.

Last weekend we had my granddaughter’s 2nd birthday and then the gender reveal for the new baby coming in July.  It’s a girl!!!  This will be our fourth granddaughter.

Now I’m on to birthdays.  That list never ends!

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There’s something so dainty about this card.  It’s probably the muted colors.  And I’m loving the sequins.

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I used:

Stamp Simply Clear Stamps – Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings

Kaisercraft 6.5 x 6.5 – Greenhouse

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium white cardstock

Spellbinders – Foliage

Memento Tuxedo black dye ink
1.5″ Wrinkled Ribbon

Pink Sequin
1/4″ ScorTape
Thermoweb 3D 1/4″ foam squares

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Thanks for stopping by!

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