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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Good afternoon, we have had a fun week dog sitting for 2 adorable Shih Zhu's - Grace and Willow. They are such lovable little girls and are so like my Gizzie. They have been perfect house guests and I will be sad to see them go today.

It's a brilliant background theme over on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog today and as I've been home with all the fur babies this weekend I thought I would do a home sweet home card. The house looks nothing like mine but is so adorable It's part of the adorable Row House Clear stamp set. It comes with so many different house parts and scene builders:

I stamped 3 house sections, the cat and the tree, die cut them using the matching dies and colored with alcohol markers. I then die cut some clouds and using a re-positional glue positioned them on a white piece of card. I them used blue distress ink and a blending tool to cover the card. I then placed my images and using alcohol markers added grass to the bottom of the image. I then stamped flowers from the same stamp set and colored these. I added a die cut of birds on a wire just to finish the scene.
I used a reverse corner rounder on each of my images corners and matted it with blue card. This was then added to a pre-made scalloped card base.

Don't forget there is a blog hop going on until Friday so head out to the Prickley Pear blog to find out more.

Thank you for stopping by I hope you like what you see and if you do please let me know in the comments. 
You can find more inspiration from me and my teamies on the Prickley Pear blog and our Facebook page.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

I'm hopping around with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and CardMaker Magazine

Good Morning!

It's an exciting day today, Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps are joining with CardMaker magazine for a blog hop!

Do you want the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to spend on the gorgeous stamps over at Prickley Pear? then find out how at the end of my post.

My card for the hop is using the new Danity Dragonflies stamps:

I stamped them onto acetate using archival ink. I then turned them over and colored then with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and they were then shaped so that their wings flutter on the card. 
I then stamped 'There is only one happiness' sentiment on to some rainbow design paper and matted this with green card onto a white card base.
The dragonflies were the added being careful to only stick the body down. I added some green gems just to balance the design.

To win the gift certificate all you have to do is hop over to my teamies blogs to see the gorgeous designs they have made. Don't forget to leave them some love along your way,  then head to the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog and leave a comment. 

You should have arrived here from Kat's blog and now you need to hop over to see what Melissa has designed for us.
If you get lost along the way just head back to CardMaker's blog for the full list of participants.

Good luck and have fun checking out all the gorgeous makes!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

School's Out!

Ok a week late for us but school finished for the long summer break. Exciting times for Mollie as she moves on to a new school in the fall. I'm just hoping we get the teacher we have chosen for her!

Riley is also in summer mode, what with all the sports and dress up gear he got during last month's new release he is set for all kinds of activities and my card today is showing just a few of them.

I stamped some of the accessories from both the Summer fun and the sports sets onto white card and colored these with alcohol markers. I then stamped Riley and the shorts (again from the Sports collection) colored these and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I matted my card in yellow and added the accessories layer. Using the same yellow card I typed School's out for summer and die cut this using Riley and Company's Squares word bubble dies
Riley was dressed in the shorts to preserve his dignity! Him and the word bubble were adhered to my card using foam squares.

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 

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