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The Sky’s the Limit!

The weather where I'm at has been absolutely gorgeous lately and it's rather difficult for me to stay at the computer for very long when the sun is shining, the sky is a brilliant blue and there is a gentle autumn breeze blowing! I'm sharing a card today, though, because there is a new cue word up at CASology for the week!


How fun to think about all the things you see up above!  For me, I thought of airplanes!  We hear airplanes flying overhead quite a bit.  The local airport isn't all that far away and we must be along some of their flying routes because it's not uncommon to hear a plane passing by overhead, day or night.


I remembered a Paper Trey valentine set I had stashed away that has a little airplane as one of its images.  I couldn't resist creating some die cut clouds and letting that little plane zip behind them!  I added a thin line of glitter with a Copic Spica pen on the clouds, but it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  I also used a red Copic Spica pen on the little heart.  The one thing that does seem to show up well on my photos are smudges of ink.  I wasn't feeling like trying to hide it this time around, though, so you'll have to put up with a little air pollution today (it's on one of the clouds, if you're curious)!

For more inspiration, be sure and visit the other design team members' blogs as well as this week's guest designer, Meghan!



Have yourself a terrific Tuesday!


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Ghost of a Bat

It's another Prickley Pear Monday and I tried something a little different this time around!


I used a die cut to mask off a bat in the center of a white piece of cardstock and sprayed it with shimmer mist.  What I came up with was a very quick and easy card with just a sentiment for stamping!  The photo doesn't show the shimmer of the paint very well, but it glistens in the light!  Yet another Halloween card for my stash to mail out next month!  Can't wait!

Oh, and if you think you might want to join a wonderful stamp company for a year on their design team, you'd better go check out Prickley Pear's design team call!  It's open until the end of next week!  I've had a very enjoyable year on the team this past year and would do it again if I wasn't cutting back a little on commitments for this winter!

Have a marvelous Monday!


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Crazed

Yes, It's been rather quiet here the past couple days! I've been on a mini staycation here at home from blogging & the general craziness of life, taking time to refocus and muster up some of the mojo that has been sneaking away recently.  I'm back today with a card for Dynamic Duos before I head off into a busy weekend!  To be honest, I'm feeling ready for the slowdown of cooler days!  It's time.  I actually wore a sweatshirt last night while sitting in front of the open windows!  Love that!

This week at Dynamic Duos, we get some softer colors to play with:


Feeling the need for a couch kind of day this week, I made this simple card with the color duo!  The pattern on the couch reminds me so much of a couch my in-laws have in their basement (from the 70's, perhaps?)!  Oranges & greens on some sort of velvet textured material!  I added the strip of embossed cardstock to the lower portion of the card to bring out the dots on the couch.  Other than that, I popped up the little round cushion with a foam dot and added a little drop of Stickles to its center.


I hope you'll take some time to visit the design team blogs as well as the guest designer blogs!  There are so many wonderful cards this week!




Have a super Saturday!

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Home is Where the Heart Is

Today feels like Monday to me.  I suppose it's because of the holiday yesterday and the fact that we were away for a few days!  I need to get myself back in gear for daily routines and tackle the huge piles of laundry from our trip!  Then, it's off to grocery shopping and a library run to avoid those fines that sneak up on us if we don't watch the due dates!

First, though, I'm sharing a card for the new cue word challenge over at CASology!  This week, it's FAMILY!

 

I thought of a home and the love within in it for this word.  I remembered I had a stamp set from Stampin' Up! that has been terribly neglected!  I dug it out and whipped up a quick CAS card!


I colored a clear heart gemstone with a Copic marker to get a good color match & added baker's twine to the top as I felt there was just a bit too much white space at the top.  Maybe I should have just left it alone.  Maybe not.  Either way, it's a very easy card to make and it will soon be traveling through the mail to a loved one.

If you have time, don't forget to bop over to the other design team members' blogs and see what they've created!  You will definitely not be disappointed!  Don't forget to link up your own FAMILY creations to the CASology blog by Sunday at noon (CST)!





Have a terrific Tuesday!


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Raven

Monday!  So soon?!

It's a holiday here and we're spending time with my parents after a wonderful weekend away!  I'm sharing a Halloween card I created using a Prickley Pear stamp that will soon be in the store!  I just love this image!


I used a Stampin' Up! embossing folder to add a little texture to the black strip.  I stamped the image in black and then sponged over it with light & dark purples as well as a soft yellow.  After layering the panels, I added three small purple gemstones to finish things off.

I'll soon be feeding the washing machine with pieces of Mt. Washmore, so made sure I made a clean and simple card for tomorrow's CASology challenge a bit early!  I'm ready!

See you tomorrow!


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A Teacher’s Words

The weekend has arrived and so has a new color duo challenge over at Dynamic Duos!  This week, it's a Bold & Sassy theme:


I immediately thought of apples for some reason when I started thinking about this color duo!  Maybe it's the fact that autumn is quickly approaching now that it's September 1st!  I created a clean and simple teacher's card.  I'm stocking up on teacher cards for this school year!  I can't tell teachers enough how much I appreciate all they do!

Stamps:  Paper Trey
I pieced the apple, stem and leaf together after stamping them and then added a little red heart-shaped gemstone for fun!

Be sure and visit the design team and guest designer blogs this week!  There are some wonderful bold & sassy creations to be seen!




Have a super Saturday!


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Chill

Things seem to be heating up again in our area!  We got a call on our answering machine this week saying school would be dismissed two hours early due to the heat.  Summer is laughing at us!  I just know it!

I thought I'd share a clean and simple card I made for this week's Clean & Simple Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  We were to focus on a "summer treats" theme!  Since I tend to adore all summer treats, I chose to summarize my liking for sweet summer treats into one image...ice.  Anything ice cold in the summer has no problem being eaten by me!

This adorable image is from Unity and both the sentiment and ice cube image are from the June 2012 Kit of the Month.  As seems to be my weekly tradition, I am including this in today's Friends with Flair blog hop!


I kept the main color scheme black & white and then added one little red heart for interest.  The ice cubes were doctored up with a bit of Crystal Effects to give them shine!  So fun!

Have a fun Friday!


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Grateful

The past few days, I've found my heart filled with a thankfulness for the lives of those who live in a way that inspire me to be my best.  To do my best.  To live.  To learn.  To love.  There is nothing more precious than grandparents who live in such a way that, in their absence, one can find such a happiness (despite the loss) for what they were.  Neither my grandfather nor my grandmother were people of many words, but their countenance spoke more than any words could ever say.  When my grandmother spoke, it was with kindness and compassion.  When my grandfather spoke, it was with wisdom and truth.  Combine those, and what you have is a priceless treasure.  I'm so grateful we moved to their area a few years ago and were able to spend time in their presence.  It was a privilege we probably took for granted at the time, but now we see the value of those years more than ever.  I want to take the lessons they taught me through their lives and plant them deep within my heart so that, in time, I might be even a small measure to others what they were to me.

of course, the "do" should be "did"

Here's hoping you have a wonderful Thursday!


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