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Deck the Halls

It’s that time of the year again when we start thinking about the Holidays. Stores are filling up with all the decorations for Fall and Christmas. So it’s a good time for me to start on my Christmas Cards and to design a card for Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies. I normally try to have them finished by now but this year, I haven’t managed to get mine done yet. I did get the 100 done for the nursing home but not the cards for my family and friends.


Be sure to join in this month on Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies where you could win a Gift Certificate!




HLS Shapes ATC Challenge

It’s time for a new ATC Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. For this month, I have chosen to use a Stencil from my SOA box by Catherine Pooler and a sentiment from the SU Painted Petals stamp set. Join in and design an ATC Card and enter the challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. You could win a $20 Gift certificate.


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Give Thanks FMS #304

Checking my emails this morning and I noticed an email from Freshly Made Sketches regarding their sketch #304.  They have great sketches that you can use to design your cards. Since Irma, is heading our way I thought I’d take a break since everything that I could do to prepare for the storm was completed and I wanted to just get my mind on something else. (Like this sketch) I’ve been wanting to make a fall card but didn’t want it to be busy. So I came up with this card.



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Doodle Time

This month at  Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge you are challenge to make Doodle ATC Cards. This is what I came up with. I haven’t doodled much but really started having fun doodling. I haven’t finished the set but plan on this weekend finishing the 6 that I started with.


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Thank You

There is always someone out there that we could send a little Thank You for Caring card too. Whether it be a friend or family member, everyone needs to hear Thank you every once in a while. It does make them feel good to know that your thinking about how they feel and appreciate them for caring about you.  For this months Happy Little Stampers card, I decided to make a card to share with you. This card is simply made by sponging the background with a few different shades of greens and then adding some splatters onto the background to give it more character. I used the splatters from SU Gorgeous Grunge. For the top of the card, I decided to use my SU Flourish Thinlits to cut out the two shapes. I adhered this card base with stampin dimensionals to the top of my sponged/splattered card to make it stand up off of the sponged background. The sentiment is from the SU Label Me Pretty Stamp set and I punched the background for it from the SU Pretty Label Punch.  Be sure to play along with Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge this month, you have a chance of winning a $20 Gift Certificate.

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This Little Piggy

It’s ATC Time over at Happy Little Stampers. Come and join in the challenge to make an ATC or a collection of ATC cards that includes Animals. For this months challenge, I used a new stamp set that came out called This Little Piggy. I thought these pigs were so adorable.  The backgrounds were done with my Gelatos and a stencil. Have you used Gelatos before? If so, what’s your favorite way to use them. Please leave me a comment below and let me know.


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Love You

Have you ever wanted to just play with a product that you’ve purchased some time ago but just couldn’t figure out how you wanted to use it. I found my heart die that I purchased from SSS and  wanted to use it. I didn’t want to use it in the traditional way, I wanted my card to more so make a statement.  So I made this card for this month’s Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.

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I made this card for my husband to give to his mom. She absolutely loved it!! The colors are her favorites and of course that was the reason I chose them.  This is one card that I think she will really treasure.

I would love to know what you think about this project, please leave a comment below and join in the challenge over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.



Beautiful You ATC card

I’ve decided to take a leap of faith and became a member of the Design Team for the ATC Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers. This is my first time making an ATC card and I’m looking forward to making many more. You may be wondering what ATC is, well it’s an Artists Trading Card. These cards are 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and people trade them all around the world.

For my first try at an ATC card, I decided to use a stencil and some embossing paste to make the background for texture. Since the challenge is to use Flowers, I used my Oh So Succulent SU Stamp set and added a little wink of stella on the top of them. I cut out a leave die and added my sentiment by Catherine Pooler. Once I stamped my sentiment I added a little bit of ribbon and rhinestones for a little more bling.

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Hope you join along with us and create an ATC card in the challenge. Can’t wait to see what you create!