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Doodlebug Piecing Fun – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Almost done with my weekend of classes, I still have 2 to complete but may take a couple days since my pup will have to have a 2nd surgery for an abscess & I’m already a bit sleep deprived.

I didn’t think I would have as much fun as I did with the paper piecing Doodlebug class with Vicki Boutin but I was so wrong. It’s fresh inspiration for working with shapes & pattern papers. The die set is so versatile and the stamp set adds some fun elements.

This set and the papers were made exclusively for our event but if you have similar die shapes it would be easy to recreate these cards & even put a different spin on them. I’ll have to find time to play some more because Doodlebug included an idea sheet with even more fun designs to create. Primarily a winter/holiday set, Vicki also created a card for everyday by using the petal shapes for flowers.

Look at your dies & see if there are some common shapes you can create different element with in a new way.

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Daisy Love – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

A short pause yesterday in posting since I was at the ER Vet with Reilly, he developed an infection in his incision area. They took excellent care of him & hopefully we are back on the mend.

Sometimes with the Crop & Create classes it’s difficult to pick a favorite. The Pinkfresh Studio is tied for the top honor with the Gina K ink blending class. As I’ve said before daisies are my absolute favorite flower.

We used the Daisy Slimline Layering Stencil with the coordinating die and the Scripted Greetings die set. Lea Lawson taught us the versatility of a slimline set as we created a regular slimline, mini slimline and regular A2 card. She suggested the regular slimline would make a great shaker card so I decided to go for it. There will be a matching stamp set when this set is released late this month that I can’t wait to get to complete the set.

I hope your Sunday has been blessed & you have a great week ahead. Don’t forget to share some kindness!

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Grateful Blooms – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

I wish I could say the same but until Reilly is further on the mend, this furmama is on full time nurse duty.

Sunday morning brought our class with Cathy Zielske presenting the cool Concord & 9th’s Grateful Blooms stamp & die set. If you are familiar with Concord & 9th’s Turnabout stamps this stamp set is a slightly different take on a turnabout. The 2 main stamps in this set make a complete circle when stamped. Represented in the 2 grateful cards below.

Then we got this really cool 2 piece scallop circle die that has one element that looks like a doily. We were paper piecing just the white one but I figured if I was using the 3 colors I might as well make a set of three so I didn’t waste any parts. I had diecut some extra sentiments from one of the other classes so it was easy to make 2 more cards.

Concord & 9th also included the matching paper & inks for this class. Just love the colors they chose for us to play with.

FYI: sign-ups for the Spring Crop & Create happen a bit later this month if you’d like to join the fun.

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Beautiful Color – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Last Saturday’s classes were filled with rich color including The Stamp Market’s class. My favorite of course is the ink blended leaves with glitter paste.

The Stamp Market provided us with a stamp set A Bit of Everything with matching dies, a beautiful leaf layering stencil and a selection of their colored cardstock we used for the die cut hearts card. These cards were so fun in their bright fresh colors.

Have a great Friday and share a bit of light & kindness.

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Friendly Silhouettes – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

This was one of my favorite classes last weekend with Gina K. from Gina K. Designs.

I just love ink blending and these came out fabulous with the Friendly Silhouettes set.

We did masking with Gina K. Designs Masking Magic & it works so smoothly & releases so well from your project. Good thing I have a package or 2 on hand already for future projects. The stamp set will be released a bit later along with a new masking die set from Gina K. Designs. Some sets are exclusive to the event & some are previews of new releases from some of the companies. Always fun.

Have you been spreading a bit of kindness lately? Thanks to the event I have a couple more ideas I can work on but right now helping our elderly dog after surgery is where my kindness is focused.

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You’re a Keeper – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Looks like it’s going to be a week of quick posts. Taking care of a pup with multiple drains after surgery is a lot of work.

Finishing up my Friday creations from the Crop & Create event with Honey Bee Stamps cute little beehive set, You’r a keeper.

In real life I’m not a huge fan of bees but this is an adorable little set. We colored with markers and did a simple shaded background on one and a “smoosh” background on the other. So fun.

Don’t forget to Bee Kind.

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Birthday Balloons – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

A quick post tonight as our dog had surgery today & is on restricted movement. He’s pretty tired & sore, poor pup.

On Friday Becky Moore from Photoplay stamps showed us how to create out own mask/layering stencil effect using our stamped image. The Happy Birthday stamp set was created exclusively for the event.

We did the blue present in class & I created a pink so I had one guy and one gal card on hand.

Enjoy tomorrow & spread some kindness along the way.

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Wonderful You – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking

Hi Angels!

Whew! It’s been a fun weekend but exhausting. I completed 26 cards with 7 more left to finish up this week from 2 classes and then there are a few card ideas & demos shared I may go back & revisit from Friday’s vendor showcase.

I did complete 3 vendor projects Friday. First up is Elle’s Studio a new to me company.

We received the Sincere Sentiments Wonderful You Add On stamp set in our event box and create these fun star cards with it.

I decided not to worry about matching suggested color lists this weekend & just grabbed some of my favorite colors to work in. Since I knew we were ink blending for a couple of classes I opted for a rainbow palette of Distress Oxides and just played with colors. You will see a lot of bright happy cards from this weekend.

I’m going to see if I can find some places to drop off cards to brighten up someone’s day. Jennifer McGuire shared some neat ideas in out Saturday night guest speaker presentation.

Have a Fabulous Week! Don’t forget to share some kindness along the way!

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Change the World – Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking Weekend

Hi Angels!

It’s here! The next Crop & Create Delivered Cardmaking Weekend! I found my tribe! I love the positive, upbeat atmosphere Crop & Create provides for creating in. I am so glad I signed up for the first event last March. I will participate whenever I get the chance.

Today I completed 6 cards so you will be seeing a variety of cards the next couple of weeks. Our Kick-off session featured the new SCT Change the World stamp set with Cathy Zielske teaching a simple blended resist card.

I love the sentiment “small gestures can change the world”. I’ve been trying to focus on more kindness & this fits so perfectly. Our world needs a whole lot of kindness & love.

Stay tuned, I’m expecting to make at least 30 cards this weekend. Some of the products are exclusive just for this event and some will release at a later date from their respective companies.

Don’t forget to get crafty on World Cardmaking Day tomorrow!

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Pretty Flowers Photoplay Class

Hi Angels!

We have finally made it to the final pictures for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Cardmaking Event from last weekend.

Photoplay designed an exclusive flower set for the event and I made these pretty floral cards.

We added swashes of watercolor to some watercolor paper & diecut several flowers from the colors we chose. I also die cut flowers out of patterned & solid cardstock scraps and added stamped centers & words. Since I had several extra watercolor flowers, I opted to make my last card with them instead of stamping a background. I think the black & white polka dots sets them off nicely.

All the classes were so much fun and I can’t wait for the October event.

In the end I created 40 cards from the kits & sponsor products. Here’s a look at all of them together.

These cards are sure to bring lots of smiles when I send them out.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying an evening with our granddaughters.