Butterfly in the Flower Garden – Thank You

Hi! Quick post with a “just for fun” card for some of my favorite CAS challenges.

I used the new Bloomtangled die (#1) to die cut a panel and then used the die cut paper as a stencil. I also created a couple of die-cut stencil/masks and did some masking to make this one-layer card.

 I applied the solid butterfly mask to the card front and stenciled over it with the large cover plate stencil. Then I removed the stencil and the mask. Next, I masked off the butterfly several times, using the negative and positive butterfly die cuts to stencil the butterfly.

I used the butterfly mask and butterfly stencil to make 2 other cards.

I think that it is a lot of fun to get 3 cards for 1!

I’d better get out of my warm bed now!

Lots of things going on here today.

There’s very cold, windy, wintry weather, a special birthday and planning for our week.

There’s longer term planning to do for the coming gardening season too.

To look out of my window, you’d think that would be far away, but it’ll be here soon.

It was 10° Fahrenheit when my husband checked the temperature before we went to bed last night. He’s bringing in lots more firewood now because we’re going to be having some abnormally low temperatures this week.

Pretty soon there will be butterflies, but for now there is snow.

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STAMPlorations February Challenge – Paint it Red

Hi! I’m here with a special post for STAMPlorations February Challenge.

You’ve probably heard that STAMPlorations owner and designer, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery some time to catch her breath we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

There will be just one STAMPlorations challenge for you to join for the months of February, March and April. You’ll find it announced on STAMPlorations blog the 5th of each of those months. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! We’ll return to our regular schedule in May.

I used ARTplorations “Hidden Hearts” stencil to make all 5 of the following cards.


Here’s my set of cards.

Here’s my sweet parade of cupcake cards.

Card #1 Thanks (SSSMonday)

Card #2 CAS XOXO (FMS322,The Paper Players,WAW)

Card #3 Love (CFC192, JUGS#426)

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card (Fusion Sketch)

Card #5 Sweet (MFT, WAW)

So, our theme for the February challenge is Paint it Red! What does that make you think of? Hearts? How about coffee/tea and sweets? We’d love to see your creations using the color red or having a theme of love.

Take a look at what some of the DT gals created.  

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Card #1 Thanks

Card #2 CAS XOXO

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Card #3 Love

Card #4 XOXO with navy colored card



Card #5 Sweet

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AAA Cards Game #106 – Quote

I’m very happy to be back again with AAA Cards Game #106 – Quote.

AAA Cards is a challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

Our super sponsor for this game is:

Happy Little Stampers

Here’s my card.

After ink-blending a bit of heavy weight white card stock, I used a “never been used” word die before. I like it a lot!

I also used some much loved snowflake dies too.

I used some Smooch Spritz to add a little depth and sparkle to the “peace, love, joy.”

This sentiment die expresses my heart’s desire for myself and for my family and friends as we mark the beginning of a new year.

I hope that you are inspired to play along.

Make sure you stop by AAA Cards to visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,

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TAGplorations – All About Gratitude – November 2017

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for the newest monthly challenge for STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

Our Theme for this month is:
 “All About Gratitude”
with an optional twist of polka dots
Important info:
1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.
Please see the below for more PRIZE details and a COUPON.

Here’s my tag, using CUTplorations Curly Labels/Tags Nesting Dies.

 I also used the ARTplorations Honeycomb Delight Mini and Coffee Cup Stencils and STAMPlorations “Something to be Thankful for.” (Giving Thanks instant 5% discount – ends 11/30 )

I’m excited to be part of this fun new challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in the fun.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,


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  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything, HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20.

STAMPlorations – Typografia in Faith Blog Hop – October 18

Hi! I very happy to be here for STAMPlorations’ Typografia in Faith blog hop.

These stamps will be 5% off instantly through the end of this month.  Plus, all customers can also get them at an additional 20% off when they use any DT code. (STAMPGIRLMELISSA at checkout)

Get your “In Faith” stamps at the instant 5% off and with my DT coupon, you can get an extra 20% off. Please see the bottom of this post for my coupon.

I have 2 projects to share with you today.

Here’s the first:

I stenciled the background with ARTploraions stencil Prisms and stamped the Typografia in Faith Thy Word is a Lamp.”



Here’s my next card.

    I stamped with “The Lord Sustains.”preview-Typografia-TheLordSustains

I also used ARTplorations Circular Two.


These stamps are truly superb. I am so excited to use them again. They stamp beautifully.I’m so happy that Shery has created 20 stamps for this series!

Important information/Prize:

1. One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps.
2. Make sure you stop by the event on the STAMPlorations blog and check out the main post.
3. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog main post and participating designers’ blogs.
 4.Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.
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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,