Monday, February 8, 2016

Love/Valentine Card ~ I {heart} U

One of my newest crafting goodies are these cute LF alphabet dies.
I left the dies attached together and it worked perfectly for my card front.
I think I'm going to buy a second set of this alphabet set to break apart.
First I die cut the letters from the black panel.
Next I cut the I and U from red and inlaid the in place.
Then I die cut the red heart and added it in place of the O.
To finish up I colored up and die cut the bird to sit on the heart.



*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Letters cut using the Quinn's Capital ABCs die set from Lawn Fawn.
*Bird from the Snow Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
*Heart and bird cut using the Snow Day die set from Lawn Fawn.
*R29 marker from Copic.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad from Tsukineko.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thank You Card ~ Thanks

OMGosh have I missed having the energy to craft.
I have literally been sick with something 
or another since school started in September.
My new co-worker and I were moved into a 
new room this year and boy have we suffered.
We both have awful allergies. I also have asthma.
We met with our principal to see if we could move to another location.
He brought in someone from risk management 
and they determined our heater is not working properly. 
We could have told them that since it is usually 75+ in our room.
It should be taking in 10% fresh air from outside but isn't.
They are waiting for parts to fix the heater. I sure hope that helps.
Anyway that is why I haven't  crafted, posted or commented much.
Thanks for understanding.

I got out some Paper Smooches goodies to play with.
I just bought the flower and butterfly dies.
They are a perfect addition to my Paper Smooches collection.
First I die cut the flowers from the black background.
Next I inlaid the colorful flower trio.
I die cut a few circles to add to the flower centers.
Then I stamped and die cut those sweet butterflies.
I added the sentiment to finish off my card.



*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Butterflies from the Flap Happy stamp set from Paper Smooches.
*Butterflies cut using the Butterflies 1 die set from Paper Smooches.
*Flowers cut using the Big Bloom die set from Paper Smooches.
*Sentiment from the Many Thanks stamp set from Paper Smooches.
*Circles cut using the Nesting Circles die set from We R Memory Keepers.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad from Tsukineko.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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DLArt January linky Anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday #173 Valentine {or alternate thank you}

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Just Because Card ~ For My Friend {2nd Post}

I used a VLV sketch and some Verve goodies to create my card.
Aren't these butterfly dies beautiful? I just adore them.



*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Flower the Be Blessed stamp set from Verve.
*Flower cut using the Petal Points die set from Verve.
*Butterflies cut using the Butterfly Dreams die set from Verve.
*B23 marker from Copic.
*Design paper from a 6x8 pad from Heidi Swapp.
*Rhinestones from my stash.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad from Tsukineko.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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     Inspiration sketch

Friendship Card ~ Hello {1st Post}

I had a little time to play today.
First I created my watercolor background.
Next I attached it to the black card base.
Then I colored up and die cut the cute little critters.
 To finish my card up I die cut the HELLO sentiment 
then added the sweet little critter friends.



*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Rabbits and bird the Snow Day stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
*Rabbits and bird cut using the Snow Day die set from Lawn Fawn.
*Sentiment cut using the Quinn's Capital ABCs die set from Lawn Fawn.
*C1, C4, B05 and RV10 markers from Copic.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad from Tsukineko.
*Watercolors from Crayola.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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  MarkerPOP! Challenge # 87: Critters
Simon Monday Challenge BlogSimon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Birthday Card ~ Pretty In Pink

Another quick post to share today's card.
{I'm off to get in my jammies and get some sleep}



*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Flowers and leaves cut using the Wild Garden die set from Ellen Hutson.
*Sentiment cut using the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings dies from My Favorite Things.
*Design paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad from DCWV.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Birthday Card ~ Glittery Florals {2nd Post}

I used the inlaid die cut technique again for this card.
This time around I used glitter paper for the sentiment, flower and leaves.



I'll try for some clearer photos tomorrow.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Flowers and leaves cut using the Wild Garden die set from Ellen Hutson.
*Sentiment cut using the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings dies from My Favorite Things.
*Design paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pad from DCWV.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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Birthday Card ~ Inlaid Flower {1st Post}

My plans of for a healthier 2016 went down in flames this week.
Sorry it has been so long since I last posted.
 I've been fighting of bronchitis this time around. Ugh!
Anywho today I had more energy so I made some cards.

First I die cut the sentiment from the black background.
Then I inlaid the die cut flower and leaves.
To finish up my card I added a rhinestone to my flower center.




I'll try for better photos tomorrow. Weather permitting.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Flowers and leaves cut using the Wild Garden die set from Ellen Hutson.
*Sentiment cut using the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings dies from My Favorite Things.
*Rhinestone from my stash.


May your day always be filled with love and laughter.
Crafty hugs,   
Dawn

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Ellen Hutson  Mix it up with My Favorite Things
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