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Sunday, March 21, 2021

you are powerful

 Another fabulous sketch is up at Freshly Made Sketches... and you know I just had to play along!

Here is what I came up with...

I was in the mood for vivid, bold and simple... and I think that's what I ended up with!

The background is a striped patterned paper with a pink cardstock strip adhered diagonally down the middle. I stamped the image on a 3" white cardstock panel matted with pink cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and matted with pink cardstock. I added a few small pink flowers in the hair of the stamped image and added a few small pink pearls.

Simple, but bold... this was a fun one to create!

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tomorrow is a new day

 hello hello!

Another great challenge from Festive Friday - World Autism Awareness Day

The challenge was SO great in fact, that I used more than three items from the inspiration list on my card... I used SEVEN: bright colors, butterflies, rainbow, blue, patterned paper, ribbon, and square card!

Love how bright & cheery this card ended up!
I started with the cloud patterned paper. Then I die cut some rainbow strips using MFT rainbow die, matted them with black cardstock for definition before adhering the rainbow to the card.
I die cut the cloud (Mama Elephant) from some blue ombre patterned paper, stamped the sentiment (SSS), tied ribbon around the card front, then adhered the cloud to the card front with foam tape.
The smaller butterflies (SSS) were die cut from cardstock and adhered with foam tape.

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you make me happy

 hello there!

I played along with the latest challenge over at Just Us Girls - Color Week #576 colors yellow, green and gray

I used a 'new to me' stamp set from my stash, Gina K Designs 'You Make Me Happy' set on my card...

I stamped the images from the set onto watercolor paper with Altenew inks (warm sunshine, mango smoothie, evergreen), then used Altenew watercolors to color the images. I don't have dies for the set, so I fussy cut all of the images before adhering them to the card. I added some grey striped patterned paper for the background and some dark grey cardstock for the card base.
This was not a typical card for me, so I really enjoyed stepping outside of my comfort zone with this challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 15, 2021

hip hip hooray

 hello hello!

Played along with the latest Color Throwdown challenge

I needed to make a birthday card for my Dad, so I used this color challenge as inspiration....

In addition to being inspired by the colors, I was also inspired by the coastal theme of the photo, hence the whitewashed wood background paper. I used stormy sky distress oxide ink on the kraft tag, and just love how that turned out! Used some new stamps and dies from The Greetery on this one.. all in all, a great color inspiration inspired a fun for me card!!

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wishing you a happy day

 happy Monday!

Played along with the latest Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge over the weekend...

Not gonna lie, it took me a hot minute to come up with a design.... but I got 'rainbow' stuck in my head, so I sort of went with that idea... sort of ;)
And here's my design....
I inked up a white background with tumbled glass distress oxide ink, added a few die cut cardstock strips, a cloud die cut from vellum, some clear sequins, a kite, and a clean stamped sentiment... and voilĂ , a cute little card :)

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Monday, March 8, 2021

a 'wee' bit of green...

 hello hello!

so... not sure I've ever done this before... I think I combined a hundred challenges to make this card - LOL! Here are the challenges...

And here is what I came up with....

.... a VERY green card LOL!!!! It was fun pulling all of these textures and colors together... grateful for the challenge(s)!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

thinking of you

 hello hello!

I'm here today to share my guest stamper card for the Color Throwdown challenge #632

and here is my card:

Funny story about this card....
So I initially made the card on a white background, but I didn't see ANY peach... LOL... so I pulled it apart and added this peachy striped patterned paper background instead, and I am MUCH happier :)
I was hoping that the Altenew caramel toffee ink would look more 'peach' in the stamped flower, but it really didn't until I added the peach striped paper ;)
In the end, I am very pleased I made the change and with the end result! Isn't it funny how one little change can alter the entire look of a card?! 
It was such a treat being able to participate at a guest stamper for this challenge... I just love ALL of the Color Throwdown challenges!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, appreciate your visit!!
xoxo - Rae

Supplies used:
Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and die set
Altenew inks: buttercream, warm sunshine, caramel toffee, frayed leaf
Distress oxide ink: bundled sage
Spellbinders Platinum 6 
The Greetery crimped frame dies, sentiment suite basics
The Greetery thinking of you stamp set
Tsukineko Versafine onyx black ink
peach self-adhesive rhinestones
foam tape