AAA Cards Game #113 – Perfect Day

Hi! I’m back with another fun new challenge for AAA Cards.

Special tips for competing (and being eligible to win) in this game:

  1. As always, we’re looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) greeting cards, BUT for this game please make sure to tell us how your card depicts a perfect day to you.
  2. White Space………..As always and for all of our games our definition of Clean and Simple means that white space should be not be patterned, not embossed and not textured in any way at all. (This last part is KEY to us at AAA Cards. Although we love all types of styles of cards, sticking with the AAA Cards definition of “white space” is a requirement in order for your card to be eligible for us to vote for it.)

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Sponsor : Precious Remembrance shop
prize: this very cool stamp set below

Dyane from Precious Remembrance Shop is joining in with us. Our guest designer for this challenge is Guest Designer – Sharon – frommycraftdesk.

Here’s my “Perfect Day” card.

Although there is still SNOW here as of April 15th, I am thinking of a warm Maine day, perhaps in late July, with blue skies and daisies blowing in the breeze. The lake is there, ready for a refreshing dip after I’ve picked some vegetables from my garden and a bouquet for the supper table.

For now though, I will have to simply choose to BELIEVE it is truly coming because we’re just now beginning to see signs of Spring and today it is not supposed to get much above 35° F.

I’m playing along at MUSE where I’m inspired by Tracey’s CAS floral card with the colors blue, yellow and green and lots of white space and a prominent, die-cut, sentiment.

Be sure to stop by the AAA Cards challenge blog to enjoy Sharon’s and my teammate’s lovely Clean and Simple Cards.

I hope that you enjoyed visiting today and I hope that you’ve been inspired to play along and share your Clean and Simple, ‘perfect day’ card with us.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers: January Guest Designer – January 27, 2017

Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a 4th, and final, post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers! I have two paper-pieced die cut cards to share with you today.



I used the CUTplorations Anywhere There’s Coffee Die.


I also used the CUTplorations word die, “thanks”.


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I also used these lovely snowflake dies.

Here’s a quick slideshow of how I pieced together the travel mugs.

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slide007I continued to piece together the mugs (and then pieced in the snowflake and “thanks’ into the popped up mug) and dry embossed the group on the card front.

slide006  slide002I had a lot of fun using this technique. I love paper piecing and bold, bright, graphic designs.

Thank you, Amy and all of you coffee-lovers, I’ve been so glad to be with you as the Guest Designer for January at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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Lovely Baby

Here I have another card for this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #106 and Make It Monday’s #197: Homemade Foam Stickers.

IMG_8779editedI am going to have a new baby niece soon! Her name starts with an “I”. 🙂

Here is the sketch:


A closer view of my homemade sticker. 🙂


 Thanks for stopping by!



P.S. If you are curious about how I made this please check out the slideshow here.


Stamps: PTI A Cheerful Heart (Lovely), SU You Are Loved

Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Versafine Onyx Black

Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bazzill Marshmallow

Tools: Circle Dies, Letter “I” die (I can’t remember the brand. If you recognize it please let me know!)

Other: Foam tape, Sticky Label

Paper Piecing

Here is a card for AEI♥U’s Challenge – Paper Piecing.


I have never used this technique before and I enjoyed it very much.

IMG_8793editedThanks for stopping by!



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Stamps: Avery Elle Noel (birds), Free Digital Stamp

Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder

Paper: SU Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Tools: 1″ circle punch

Other: Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Foam tape, Uni-ball White Gel Pen