Swinging Easter

I love sending Easter cards and this year with a little help from my Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge my cards are simple yet whimsical.

I used Pansy & Canary for my card bases and a scrap of the Kaleidoscope papers from my scrap bin.  All the little colors have always reminded me of jelly beans and it’s just such happy colors.

I decided to link up with the Heart to Heart Challenge – Whims-ical, because afterall I’ve never really seen any bunny hopping around the yard wearing a jelly bean fur coat and hiding eggs.

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me today, I’d love it if you’d take a minute and leave me a comment.

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Flock For Grandma

Here I am as promised with another card using the April Stamp of the month Flock Together.  Didn’t I tell you this stamp set was perfect for a baby card?

I really like the Whimsy Fundamentals line especially the page of brush stroked love 🙂  I then layered a little Gold Glitter Paper and Pixie cardstock to hold my image.  The birds were stamped in Whisper and Pixie to represent grandma & baby.

I’ll be back next week for some more ideas for this stamp set, but in the meantime you better get yours ordered before it’s not available.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Joyful Stars Blog Hop – A Little Birdie

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for April…a little birdie told me you should have arrived here from my friend Debi Brile’s Blog, but if you are starting here that’s ok too.  We are a circular hop filled with amazing artwork with Close to My Heart products so if you click on the links at the end of each post you’ll eventually end up right back where you started.

As my husband would tell me…let’s roll ’em cowgirl!

This month I’m featuring a gate-fold card using the papers and stamps from the Some Kinda Wonderful product line.  I wasn’t too sure of the patterns in these papers when I saw them in the catalog, but I’ve ended up using them all.  I can’t get enough of the animals and sentiments in this cute coordinating stamp set and since it’s paired with thin cuts, this girl couldn’t be happier!

I’ve also linked my card up to a new challenge blog called Three Amigos.  Their first challenge is to use the Some Kinda Wonderful papers.  If you’d like to link up something too, click here.

If you don’t have a consultant I’d love it if you’d choose me – not local that’s ok too!  I host a mystery hostess party each month on my business page – if you order you’re entered for a chance to be the hostess for that month.  You can also find out about my classes and other happenings if you LIKE my Facebook Page.

Now we’ve reached the time where you can leave me a comment (if you want to make me happy) and then you can hop over to Krista’s Crafty Corner to see her project.

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Time to Party – Color Dare #238

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Peacock, Willow and White Daisy.

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As you might have imagined the first thing I thought of when I saw this combination was football…not just any football, but Seahawks football.  It would really have been better if the Peacock was Pacifica, but I’ll compromise.

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I had a lot of fun with this card.  It’s a 5X7 football invitation.  The time to party sentiment is taken from the Cricut Flower Market collection.  Close to My Heart’s clear stamps make it so easy to divide your images into different colors – here the Time To was inked in Willow and then Party was inked in Peacock – a little huff on the stamp and it was ready to go.  The cute invitation set was sitting on my desk – it’s an exclusive consultant stamp, but was too perfect not to use.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite sports team is and you could win a 4 pack invitation set from me.

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Together is the Best Place to Be

This month’s stamp of the month seems to touch my heart with memories of my grandparents feeding the quail on their small farm in Eastern Washington.  It also reminds me of their togetherness – they were married for 65 years.

I was inspired by the card in the Annual Expressions and decided to give welding images a bit of a spin with my new Cricut Explore Air.

The Hello Lovely papers paired with Desert Sand, Fern and Sea Glass for an elegant look.  The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  I used a sentiment from the Cricut Flower Market collection to recognize an upcoming anniversary.

Don’t forget that the stamp of the month Flock Together is only available through the end of April so get your’s before they are gone.

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Hello from Washington

Sometimes this is how it all starts, a couple snippets a paper and a few Cricut cuts – in this case a daffodil and a rain boot.  I would love a pair of rain boots on most days in the great Pacific Northwest, but alas they have avoided being added to my overflowing collection of shoes and boots.

Now on to show how it all goes together…

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I stamped the background with Lagoon Ink using one of the Flower Market Coordinating Stamp sets – those blotches reminded me of raindrops.  I added the “hello” sentiment another cut from the Flower Market cartridge.

If you have a minute I love to read your comments and you can even let me know if you own rain boots!  Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s a twin birthday!

I can’t decide if their fraternal or identical because all the papers in these two cards are identical they are just flipped over to show the other side.

I love everything about these cards especially since that cute cupcake has matching thin cuts.

Did you know that if you’re looking for inspiration my posts are searchable either by the category of card, paper packet or stamp set?  I love it when I can be a part of your creative life.  If you’re looking for a Close to My Heart consultant, I’d love to be yours.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ve got a little Sugar Rush now.

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