Build A Snowman!

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I love creating cards with snowmen and I have a huge collection of snow people!  This stamp is one of my favorites!  I added mini pom poms for the snowballs and of course lots of glitter for the sparkle for #alwaysplayingwithpaper The Challenge#79 Christmas Inspiration Challenge.  This card makes me smile no matter what season it is.

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Sing Sing Out Loud!

I created this mixed media canvas board as I have been dabbling in the world of mixed media.  I used a stamp from Impression Obsession to create the bird and then added a separate wing.  The music accent paper is from the Tim Holtz speciality tissue paper.  I added a paper nest and a few other mixed media accents.  I liked it so much I created a few more!  This is my submission for the weekly challenge for #simonsaysstamp.

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2017 Berry Basket Calendar

I can’t believe I am already working on a few 2017 calendar projects. I was inspired by a post on Pinterest to create a perpetual calendar using a berry basket for the monthly index card pages.  I created monthly divider pages with colorful printed paper and then added a scalloped circle punch for the  months.  Each index card has a date sticker.  I will be teaching a class in October at Scrapbook Cove.  love the way the project came out. Instead of strawberries, think calendar box.

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Butterfly Wishes!

I had a few birthday and anniversary cards to work today and this color combination was inspired by the #alwaysplayingwithpaper weekly color challenge #77 to use teal, coral and yellow.  I painted some watercolor paper in the three colors.  Then I die cut butterflies using a Sizzix die.  I used a card sketch I have used before and like the simple layout using layered paper and shapes.  I added some glittery accents to the butterflies and a tiny circle sentiment to the bottom.  My anniversary card is complete!

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Berry Basket Calendar

I create several different types of calendars for the New Year to give to family members and friends.  This year I was inspired by a Pinterest posting of using a paper berry basket to create a perpetual calendar.  So the thinking began!  First I had to find the right size index cards to cut in half to fit inside the basket.  Then how to add a date for each card for each month.  That would be a lot of date stamp stamping.  My computer savvy husband printed out a tiny date label for each card-365! or 366 days!  I found some bright printed paper for the dividers and then attached them to a piece of heavier card stock.  I then printed out a tag for each month, punched them out and added a scallop circle to each divider.  I supported the bottom of the basket with several heavy pieces of matt board and tucked them inside before I added index cards and dividers.  I sponged on some distress ink in a light green to the white basket and added a white ribbon.  I will be teaching this class as a project at Scrapbook Cove in October.  Should be a fun class.  I love the way it came out.  The thinking and planning was the hardest part!

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Stately Silver Tree

I created a deli paper gelli print background using paint, stencils and multi medium liquid to glue the pieces together.  I love the unique background paper, in fact I made a few prints and several background pieces.  Then I die cut a Memory Box Co tree and glued several pieces together for a sturdier base.  Using Versamark ink I coated the tree with ink and then heat set silver embossing powder, several times.  I added a word sentiment and tucked it behind the tree, die cut the background paper and added light gray paper behind it.  I love the muted colors with the pop of silver. Submitting this before the deadline for the #vervestamps August challenge.

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