Sunday, September 29, 2019

A Card for a Few Challenges and a Long Weekend

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!!

I am popping in with two cards today. The first card I created for three challenges in mind.

My late mother has been on my mind again as of late. It always happens this time of year since she passed away in October years ago. Butterflies were her favorite!! I was inspired by three challenges for this card-the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #404, the photo from Addicted to Stamps and More #360, and the Less is More Challenge #405-We Pick, You Pick.


I think you can see how I used the sketch on this card. I added the Stampin Up! Doily instead of an oval, and I colored in the Pretty Pink Posh butterfly in purples like the butterflies in the Addicted to Stamps and More photo inspiration.

I actually colored in a couple other butterflies that were inspired by the photo but haven't turned them in to cards yet. For the Less is More Challenge, I added a little gloss to my sparkle.

I LOVE how this card came out and it makes me so happy. Butterflies always do!!

For my second card, I also created it with a Freshly Made Sketch in mind that I never got around to using. I had the perfect image to use on it, though, so I decided to do it anyway. I am also linking this card to the Sparkles Christmas Challenge 104-Winter Wishes. That snowflake and snowman count, right?

I dug out some of my hoarded Basic Grey paper and used some Picket Fence Distress Spray and some Chrome Mist on the background before I layered some silver sparkle paper, a strip of BG paper and a gray sentiment strip on the front.

 I added a snowflake die cut from my stash, along with a Mama Elephant Snowman.

It is pretty tiny but I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops on the olive, Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss on the glass and sunglasses, topped with Glossy Accents.

I LOVE how this card turned out and think I will be using this simple design to create some more Christmas cards with the tiny images I have colored in my stash!!

On another note, went to Upstate NY to visit some family for the weekend. Had so much fun hanging out with my Aunt, Uncle, my first and third cousins, as well as a beautiful ride with the leaves changing color.

One of the things we always enjoy is playing games. We had a lot of laughs playing Telestrations. I bought this game to play at Christmas with the family a couple years ago and had a blast. I laughed so hard I almost peed myself last night. It was so fun!!!

Well, that is all from me today. Want to post this so I can get these challenges entered. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!!

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: May Your cup Runneth Over

Hey everyone!! I hope you all are having a FABULOUS weekend!!

Today I am sharing a card I created in honor of National Coffee Day.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, in conjunction with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog for a blog hop.

I used the Coffee Cup Fri-dies to die cut three coffee cups for my card. The sentiment is from Peace, Love & Coffee stamp set.

 I layered everything over a gray, A2 card base layered with gray patterned paper that I had splattered with red and brown spray mist.

I used the Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies for the red hearts.

To see the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps cards, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog.

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Use my code NORASENTME for an extra 15% off that!!

I thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!!