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Gloriously 60 Day 54 – Nature’s Hello

Hi Angels!

I think I’ve finally got through the side effects of my knee shot & the knee seems to calming down, Yay!

Since I had a couple of errands today & we couldn’t miss the new episode of The Chosen tonight, I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box for today’s card.

Most of these die cuts have been hanging out in the box for about 3-4 years and when inspiration strikes made this great card. I cut the hello about a week ago to try for another card, it was too small & has been hanging out on my desk. Sometimes a little bit of this & that come together just right.

Tomorrow I get to tidy up the studio as the granddaughters get to hang out Friday. Hopefully they will enjoy coloring & painting or just hanging out to play.

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Gloriously 60 Day 53 – Father’s Day Pup

Hi Angels!

A quiet day today with the steroid shot still causing a bit of havoc with my system & lot’s of knee icing. I did work on a couple of coloring projects.

My final Father’s Day card is for my Son-in-law Mike, hubby to my youngest daughter & dad to my granddog Louie.

I used My Favorite Things Woof Pack set for this cute pup.

This completes my Father’s Day series for my family. I did not get a card done for my hubby but he rarely wants one anymore & just gives them back to me after they have been on display a couple of weeks. He did get a trip in to both Home Depot & Lowes for his current projects. Often a pricey tool is involved. I think I got off easy with a $30 drill bit plus the parts for a new outdoor frost free faucet he wants to install.

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Gloriously 60 Day 52 – Father’s Day Sea Breeze

Hi Angels!

I am so glad I have a couple of cards to share ahead with Father’s Day. I got a steroid shot in the knee today & it just took the wind out of my sails. I have had many knee injections usually to put fluid in or an “oil change” but sometimes steroids hit me hard. The good news, I am still a ways out from knee replacement. They told me 7 years ago when they repaired the meniscus in my right knee that I should have had a partial replacement and my surgery would probably get me 3 years time. I’ve more than doubled that & still good for awhile. God is so good.

Today’s card is for my son-in-law, dad to my precious granddaughters. I used Unity Stamp Company’s Lift Up Your Eyes.

My oldest granddaughter just loves rainbows so I thought that would make the perfect sundress and is perfect for summer too.

Tomorrow we get the master bedroom measured for new carpet. Yay! Working our way through house projects one at a time.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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Gloriously 60 Day 50 Art – Keep Smiling

Hi Angels!

Spent part of the day working/planning some home projects and finishing my Father’s Day cards, which I will start sharing tomorrow.

For tonight’s card I dug into the infamous Bits & Pieces box.

A fun butterfly card and a reminder to keep smiling & sharing joy throughout each day. What the camera & the light box capture is always interesting. In real life the sequins aren’t quite that bright blue but in the reflection of the light & lens they seem to stand out more.

Have a Blessed Father’s Day Sunday!

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Gloriously 60 Day 49 Art – Joyful Smile

Hi Angels!

After 2 days of outside heat, I puttered around the house today. I assigned myself a new weekly task of cleaning off my workspaces in the studio. I got my standing work surfaces cleaned up and finished organizing my slimline dies today. I just need to get my sitting desk area cleaned up tomorrow & I should be in pretty good shape for creating for the next week. Yay!

I dug into my new June SCT Sampler for a fun card tonight. The Sampler contained Doodlebug’s Fairy Garden Collection paper & bits so I created this card.

Doodlebug designs are always whimsical & sure to bring a smile. I have a friend who sends cards to a children’s hospital project and I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting some cards from my designs with this sampler. Too cute!

I did get another design project started to finish tomorrow. A little more on the elegant side. I love the freedom to mix up styles when creating.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

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Gloriously 60 Day 48 – Every Day is a Gift

Hi Angels!

Well I spent a 2nd day out in the heat mowing the lawn for a little over an hour. Whew! I had a slow lazy day after that.

After seeing the new Catherine Pooler Designs Butterfly in Bloom done by one of the design team members on black with metallic watercolor, I wanted to try. So I heat embossed it & painted while watching a movie.

So pretty. The sentiment is from Catherine Pooler Designs One Liners Set. I’ll need to practice a bit more as some colors show up better than others on the black & not always the ones you think will.

Have a Terrific Friday!

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Gloriously 60 Day 47 Art – Grow With Love

Hi Angels!

Today was my errand day out in the heat & I came home with a migraine. I tried to get as much done as possible before the high heat of the day but I was still out too long.

I didn’t want to fuss with a lot of coloring etc tonight so I pulled some pre-done background paper to design this card.

I love the tone on tone with a pop of blue. I used Catherine Pooler Designs Beautiful Beginning, Love Grows Here & Flourishes Background stamp sets & dies. The background is the shaving cream technique I did ages ago.

If it’s this hot this early in the year, we may be in for an intense summer. Could be a good thing. I can hide out in the studio & organize & play.

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Gloriously 60 Day 46 – Beautiful Sunshine

Hi Angels!

I got a bit of organizing done in the studio today putting some more of my dies in order for easy access.

My June Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler arrived a few days ago. First it’s fabulous and second I really enjoyed creating tonight’s card.

This soft “sunrise/sunset” has a beachy feel to it. I can just see the surfers & boats enjoying some rays.

The sampler included Hero Arts Butterfly Circle Stencil. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Kitsch Flamingo & Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Instead of going for a full shadow for the lettering, I opted to stack the sentiments onto a black layer instead of a white layer so they stood out a bit more.

I hope there’s some sunshine in your week. Thanks for stopping by.

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Gloriously 60 Day 45 Art – Sweet Summer

Hi Angels!

Tonight’s class was the final installment of our 12 x 12 Seasons Samplers – Sweet Summer. I had so much fun designing this.

I started off with another idea with the Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On & while looking for some other dies came across the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lake Scene Die set. The other dies are older Spellbinders sets & the sentiments are also Elizabeth Craft Designs. What says summer better than days at the lake, birds singing & a gazebo to hang out with the family.

All the pieces feature ink blending with Distress Oxides. The main pieces include Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserve. The accent pieces have Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral & Seedless Preserves.

I have a quiet week ahead so that means more studio time, Yay!

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Gloriously 60 Day 44 – Birdhouse Hello

Hi Angels!

I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

I am putting the finishing touches on tomorrow’s class and grabbed what I had on my worktop to make tonight’s card.

This card definitely has a mixed media feel with the watercolor mop up piece I used for the birdhouse & bird plus the reverse print of the polka dot stencil background I used to create the main polka dot pattern. I used Lawn Fawn’s Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-on to create this card.

Have a Fabulous Week!