January 15, 2017

Curtain Call Challenge Jan. 15 and Reverse Confetti SFYTT # 44 - You're the Coolest

Hello stampin' friends! Welcome to our first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for 2017 and it is a cool one! I'm hoping you can join the January 15 challenge - Icicle - you can take inspiration from the challenge photo or Anything Goes!

For this card I used Reverse Confetti Warm Hearts 6X6 patterned paper pad and Reverse Confetti Cardstock in Cloud White, Baby Blue and Navy.   

I also used the fabulous challenge that they have over at the Reverse Confetti blog SFYTT # 44

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I inked up the Reverse Confetti Paw Prints Stamp set and used the icy blue colours in the inspirational photo to make a non-traditional Valentine's day card. I used the Topped Off Tag with the Heart Tag Topper Confetti Cuts for the main panel. 

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I gave the Paw Prints pup a touqe from the S'more Love Stamp set and stamped a sentiment from the S'More Love Stamp set with Reverse Confetti Navy Premium Dye Ink.  I embellished with Navy Blue Gumdrops, tied the tag with Hemp cord and added a little icy glitter with some Stickles.  

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I finished off the inside of my card too....I stamped a shadow image of the Paw Prints pup with Reverse Confetti Navy Premium Dye Ink and masked the image to add the touqe. I stamped another sentiment from the Puppy Love Stamp set

Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Jan. 15 - Icicle and the RC SFYTT # 44!

Be Sure to visit each Curtain Crew Designer's blog and for more information check out the Curtain Call blog!  

Tara Godfrey - Me ;)

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January 07, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - KKS Challenge # 363 and Color Throwdown #424...Have a sweet day!


Hello stampin' friends! This is my first card of 2017 and I decided to get "Krafty"! I love challenges and so I played along with the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 363 - Your Fave Colour....I love GREEN and it just so happened that the Color Throwdown had one of my fave colour combos for CTD # 424 challenge. I also used the fabulous sketch that they have for the KKS January sketch. I had a little look through my KKS stamps and decided to ink up this adorable Lulu from the Lulu and Friends Stamp set.

I LOVE this colour combo and used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Black Licorice, Razzel Berry and Sour Apple

This is such a great sketch....LOVE it too! 

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I made the inked paper with the "Smooshing technique" and used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress ink. I coloured up Lulu from the Lulu and Friends stamp set with my Copics and cut the image out with my Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics and left the image in the die and inked with Spun Sugar Distress ink

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I stamped a sentiment from the Lulu and Friends stamp set with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on the Razzel Berry Heavyweight cardstock cut with the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics. The circle element is created with dies from Blueprints 13 and the heart is from the Staggered Heart Border.  I embellished with some black Gumdrops and hemp cord. 
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I finished off the inside of the card too....I stamped a shadow image and sentiment from the Birthday Lulu Stamp set.  Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my card for the KKS Challenge #363 with the KKS January Sketch and the Color Throwdown # 424!

December 31, 2016

Happy New Year, Stampin' Friends - My Favourite Crafty Creations of 2016

Happy New Year stampin' friends! I thought I'd keep up with my tradition and recap some of my favourite cards of 2016. I always enjoy this little trip down memory lane. I was also very fortunate to join the Curtain Call Crew in 2016 - one of my all time favourite challenges...the crew is such an amazing group of talented, supportive and kind-hearted ladies led by Stacey...such an honour to be a part of the Crew! 

Unfortunately, I wasn't quite as productive over the course of the year, as 2016 proved to be a rather challenging year for my husband and our family. We were dealt a blow early in the year, when in February, we learned that my husband, Chris, had Small Bowel Cancer, a rare cancer, making it difficult to diagnose. It wasn't at all what we wanted to hear but it finally answered our longstanding question as to the cause of over 3 years of pain and suffering.  Now,  he is doing very well, he got through surgery and chemotherapy and we are very happy to have that and 2016 behind us. I have a very good feeling about 2017...I know it will be a good year for us! 

March - Reverse Confetti 

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Thank you for stopping by and havin' a little look at my favourite cards of 2016 and for visiting and leaving such sweet comments over the past year! Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!


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