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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Twist Turn Card

At the beginning of the month I told you about the twist turn card I had made but couldn't post because it was for a birthday at the end of the month, so, I posted a Crazy Bird Card instead?  Well, now it's the end of the month.  And if Judie hasn't retrieved her mail from her PO Box yet, that's just too bad.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge #272 - Birthday (I used La la Land Stitched Circle Dies, Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish Die, and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for the flower.)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #258 - How Does Your Garden Grow? 

FYI:  Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is celebrating its 300th post with a blog hop and giveaway.
Scroll down to see what you could win here, then head over to TT for the entire list of participants.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown 300th Post Celebration Blog Hop and Giveaway

The Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #300 has just gone live 
the combined design teams are celebrating 
this 300th Post with a 
Blog Hop and Giveaway.

If you haven't started at the beginning of the hop, you might want to return to the Tuesday Throwdown Blog Hop post and start at the beginning.  If you did start at the beginning, you should be arriving here from Davi Reid's blog and from here you'll be hopping to Emily Lauritzen's blog.

Enough about the Hop, 
would you like to know what I'm giving away?
The winner from my blog will receive a $10 gift certificate to purchase some gorgeous ribbons from 

I just ordered this Patriotic Bundle

Image of The Patriotic bundle
and the browns in the 3 Coffee House Bundles are fabulous!
You're going to have a tough time choosing.  

The giveaway will run for 1 week.
Ending Monday, July 4th, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
You'll receive one entry for commenting on this post, an extra entry of you play in the Tuesday Throwdown #300 Challenge, and another if you are a follower of my blog.
I'll be announcing my winner the following day, Tuesday, July 5th , in my Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #301 post.

And, finally, here is my contribution to the Celebration Blog Hop, an Easel Card using the

 (I better not get any comments about how wonderful my coloring is! No matter how often I use a Precolored image and mention in my post that the image is Precolored, someone compliments my coloring.  I only wish I could color this well!)

Now, don't forget.... 
from here you'll be hopping to Emily Lauritzen's blog.  And if you get lost, just head on back to the Tuesday Throwdown Blog Hop post where you'll find a complete list of participants.

Have fun and good luck!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Magical Mojo Monday

"Wishing You a Magical Birthday"

is the sentiment stamped inside this card,

 All the stamps are from CTMH.  The image is colored with markers and pencils.  The stitched circle die cut is from La La Land.  
And here is the Mojo Monday Sketch I followed:

Other challenges I am entering include.... 
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #63 - Who's the Boss? (Embossing)
Brown Sugar Challenge #304 - Anything Goes 

You'll want to stop back tomorrow because something is happening on my blog that has never happened before.  
You won't want to miss it!
Until then.... 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Birthday with punched flower

Today I needed to get 4 birthday cards made so they could go out in the mail tomorrow.  Mission accomplished. 
This card, inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, is the only one I can show you .  The others will appear as design team cards later.  I love when I can 'kill 2 birds with one stone'.
Papers and stamp are CTMH retired Dotty Paper and current Fundamental paper.  The green embossed piece is washi tape over plain cs and then embossed.  The light green lace edge is punched and the dark green frame is a MFT die cut. Ovals are punched and distressed.  Butterfly is from the Eyelet Outlet.  The inside has a birthday sentiment.

I am entering these challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge #250 - Flowers, Butterflies, Garden Things
Allsorts Challenge #368 - How does your garden grow? 

have a 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #299 with MHK Designs

 Happy Birthday, Asha!

This week we are celebrating the birthday of one of our talented Tuesday Throwdown Challenge teammates by joining with MHK Designs, where Asha is also on the design team, for a surprise blog hop!
At least we are hoping it's a surprise!

Here is my contribution to the hop 
 (You'll find a link to your next stop near the bottom of this post.)

and inspiration for this week's challenge, 
a pop up card,
using the Eat Your Cake digi set from MHK Designs. 

closed card
Image emerges as you pull up the center section.
Fully opened card forms it's own box for display.

Side view showing the box section.
(The back of the center section is blank to write a personal message.)

Dawn Griffith has a wonderful tutorial for this type of card on You Tube.  The papers are from CTMH.  The bow is a Tattered Lace die cut.  The stitched circle is a La La Land Die Cut.  
And all the edges have been distressed using a sponge dauber.

Which leads me to this week's challenge at 
Tuesday Throwdown
where the theme is Distressing.  
The digital images Team B used were provided to us by MHK Designs, this week's sponsor.   They have a nice variety of digital vintage and modern sentiments and images, as well as, digital papers. 
You can check out their Etsy store here.

I've used the Digital Set, I Wheely Like You, for this card.
(The computer generated sentiments are not from the set.)

I hope you'll join us for this week's  
Tuesday Throwdown challenge.

Now it's time to continue hopping.  
You might have arrived here from Davi Reid's Blog.   If not, start at the MHK Designs blog to follow the complete hop.  The next stop on the MHK Birthday Hop is Emily Lauritzen's Blog.

And don't forget to stop by Asha Martin's blog
and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Thanks a Latte

Normally, I only make one Mojo Monday card.  
But today I wanted to make a second card to 
thank Julee 
for the wonderful free Verve digi set she has made available. 

There's nothing like a nice cool iced latte on a hot summer day!
I've used some SU papers to make this card but left a lot of white to give it a cool, crisp, summery feeling.  (In case you can't tell from the photo- the dome of the lid was removed and replaced with a piece of clear plastic and the heart on the cup has a layer of CTMH liquid glass to give it a shiny look.)

Challenges being entered are....
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer 2016 Blog Hop - Coffee/Tea Inspired Summer Themed Project 


Mojo Monday #453

My craft (dining room) table looks like a tornado hit it.  When I need the tape, a tool, a marker, whatever, it's like playing a game of I Spy.  I am almost finished making the cards my cousin requested.  Then, hopefully, I'll get things a bit more organized.  I know I have turquoise glitter trim somewhere!
Kid cards is what I'm working on right now.  My 'go to' digi stamps for kids are Bugaboo Stamps.  I printed up a bunch and set to coloring.  This pile of partying turtles  was perfect for today's Mojo Monday sketch.
(Sentiment stamp is CTMH)
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
QKR Stampede Challenge #196 - Stitching Real or Faux

Now, I must work on a very special Tuesday Throwdown Challenge DT post  for tomorrow.   Hope you'll be back to check it out!