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Lookie Lookie.....Beautiful Birthday Cards Received!

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Hello Blog Friends,

I hope you all have a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  Ours was very quiet, but nice.  I wanted to share the handmade birthday cards I got for my birthday.  Hubby's BD is two days after mine, and I will share a really cool card he got as well.  

Here we go........

This lovely card is by Sue MacGregor.  I love birds, nests and butterflies!  Sue made an awesome card using all three with a matching ribbon for the embellishment. Beautiful background paper too.  So pretty! Thanks so much, Sue.  :o)


The second lovely card is by Chanda Nelson.  Chanda knows just how to put cards together that are fabulous.  Look at that backgound.   So much work went into this card.  I love the face peeking out behind the watch frame.  Thank you, Chanda!  ;o)


This orange and purple beauty is by MaryAnn Somers.  I don't know who makes the stamp, but she has on her birthday hat and outfit and is ready to celebrate.  The flowers coordinate just perfectly with the organza ribbon an…

The Last Two Africa Trades - by Lydia and MaryAnn

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Today I'm sharing the last two Africa trades.  The Zebra is by Lydia Carroll.  I don't know who makes the stamps, but they were perfect for her Africa ATC.  You can't see in the pic, but the Zebra is embossed with a sparkly embossing powder.  Not too sparkly, very subtle, but gives it a nice sheen.  The background is kraft card stock and then Lydia put a bunch of tiny green dots on it.  What's really cool is she made the paper that the word Africa is stamped on look like leather.  It looks like she might have used a couple of different distress inks on it.  Whatever she did, it looks great!  The edges are distressed and then she stamped some greenery behind and in front of the Zebra and colored it with markers.  Wonderful ATC, Lydia!

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MaryAnn Somers made her trade a regular size card (5 x 7).  I love the elephant and tree stamp.  So…

Stampendous Owl

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Hi there,

Today's post is an owl image by Stampendous.  Colored it with Copic markers.  I wanted to use a piece behind the owl that looked like leather.  So, I embossed a piece of brown card stock with one of my cuttlebug emblossing folders, then lightly brushed the raised part of the embossing with a distress pad.  I was aiming for a masculine looking card, and was happy with the outcome.  I think the background really looks like leather.  ;o)   

I've been on a roller coaster with this virus I caught.  One day good, two/three days down again.  Good grief.....I'll be sooooo happy to be done with this crud!  I hope you all are having a good week!  Tomorrow is hubby's BD, and I haven't made a a card for him yet.  Better get on it today.  I'll be back with a card before too long.







Closeup of the "leather" look I was trying to achieve.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  Until next time...

Africa ATC's by Chanda and Hannah

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Happy Weeekend Blog Friends!

Today's post is part of the Africa ATC swap.  The top card is by Chanda Nelson.  Chanda used fabric and paper for her ATC.  The woman, pot and banner is fabric.  I love the blue pot on the woman's head, and the zebra background paper is perfect for the ATC.  I'll be looking at fabrics in a whole new light the next time I'm at the fabric store. Thanks, Chanda....for a lovely ATC!



Love the blue pot!

The second ATC is by Hannah MacGregor.  Hanna used the Tim Holtz Sketched Elephant and embossed him with black embossing powder onto tan card stock.  The elephant is surrounded by a pretty green border.  Then she pieced different patterned papers for a very nice design on the card.  I wish you could see the backside of the ATC.....very pretty paper.  Thanks, Hannah, for a great ATC! 

Love the papers Hannah used on her Africa ATC!
Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  I'll be back soon.  Until next time...

Two of ATC's from our "AFRICA" swap

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Hi Blog Friends,

Today I'm sharing two of the ATC's that were swapped for the "Africa" trade. 



This beautiful Lion face was done by Marcie Lofgren.  Wonderful coloring and matting.  Thanks, Marcie!




Zebra is by Sue MacGregor.....Love the background designs.  I think maybe that's a sun in the background.  Another great ATC.  Thanks, Sue!

I'll be posting more ATC's soon.  Thanks for visiting today.   Until next time....





Happy Bunny Day ....and Happy Momma's Day Too!

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Happy Bunny & Happy Mother's Day!

I've been absent for awhile because I have a bad case of the flu.  Being a stubborn Taurus, I didn't go to the dr., until some of my sensible brain cells kicked in and said "you better take everyone's advice and go to the dr."......and that was only after several of my friends, and hubby included, kept urging me to go.  Thank you friends & hubby for staying on me until I got an appointment.  I was running a fever, and the dr. feared I had pneumonia.  Luckily, I don't have pneumonia.  I'm on a strong antibiotic, and hope to be better soon.  Getting sick isn't my favorite thing to do.  lol  Anyway, got out of bed today to post this bunny card.  I had hoped to post a Mother's Day card, but have not made any cards.  For the first time in many years, mother will receive a Hallmark card from us.  ;o(    

I wish you all a very Happy Momma's Day!!!!  xo








Thanks for visiting today.  Until next time....


Swap by MaryAnn

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Hi Stampers!

Today's card is by MaryAnn Somers.  I don't know who makes the dragon, so MaryAnn, will you please post the info when you can?  MaryAnn cut a really pretty border for the top and bottom of the card and layered the gold borders on black cardstock, then placed it onto an ivory card.  Stands of mizuhiki cord are behind the Asian embossed symbol.  The dragon is also embossed on the dotted scrapbook paper with a pearlescent red embossing power.  Really pretty.  Hard to see in the photo, but the dragon has a gold glitter glue dot on his eye.  Wonderful Asian swap card, MaryAnn!





Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  Util next time....

Five Angels from The Stampinton Angel Template Challenge

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Happy Weekend Blog Friends!

Our fearless leader, Lydia, asked our stamp group to enter the "Stampington Angel Template Challenge."  Three of us took her up on her challenge and made angels.  The first pic is the template from Stampington that we were given to work with.  The face stamp I used on my Domino Angel is by Hampton Arts.  Colored it up with Copics and added a black daisy flower (by Paper Studio) behind her head.  I cut wings using the Tim Holtz Layered Wings die and embossed the wings with a domino embossing folder.  I gently rubbed Distress Pumice Stone ink over the domino design.  I used dimensional foam tape under the top wings.  I found a bit of black washi paper, so cut that out for the dress.  Lastly,  I added two tiny key charms on gold thread to her waist.  I was running out of time to get the angel done and told the girls I was gluing as I ran out the door to meet them to turn in our angels.  Glad I got it done.  ;o)



Here's the template we cut out and wo…