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Friday, January 8, 2016

Calla Lilies for Freshly Made Sketches #218.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today using  the very simple and elegant sketch from Kim Singdahlsen over at the Freshly Made Sketches , here is my card.
This image is from a retired Flourishes set called "Calla Lilies" this images are so beautiful.  I wanted to color them the right way so I went to Google and I got an eye full, this lovely flowers come in all kinds of colors, from pinks to deep purples, soft yellows and oranges, reds and white, some with deep colored centers and white on the outside, a marvel of Nature and a delight to see.
I stamped this image onto a piece of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers in Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and More Mustard. 
The pictures of this flowers showed a bit of texture on the cup so I added some Prismacolor pencil #995 in Mulberry. Here is a picture of the actual flower.

I just love this color. Here is a close up of my flowers.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same set in gold, this is the only "bling" I'm adding to this card, the little linen tread bow just adds a bit of texture to the design.  The two brackets tied with the bow are from a Spellbinders labels set.

Here is a picture of the finished inside, the sentiment is from the set and the butterfly is from a retired SU set called Nature's Walk.

This is the sketch that inspired this card.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

A Simple Birthday for CASology SIMPLE challenge.....

Hello again everyone: I have a quick and simple card for you I made like in 15 min. for the CASology challenge, the CUE card is SIMPLE. Here is my card.
This images are from a stamp set called Pyrotechnics from The Ton . I finally was able to buy this set, it was out of stock forever so, when they told me it was back, I just pounce on it and got it.
I stamped and heat embossed this two images with Versamark ink onto a panel of Canson water colorpaper with some silver and gold iridescent embossing powder. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy stamp set called Go Wild , I needed something pretty but simple.

Here is a close up of this beautiful fireworks. 

And here is a picture of the finished inside.


Thank you so much for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Asters for the Pals Paper Arts.....

Hello everyone: Even if this Winter has been milder than others up here in NW Indiana, it's still very cold and gray, we had a dusting of snow the other day but not enough to talk about or create havoc on the streets.  So I wanted to step away for a little while from all the Winter cards I've made for the Holidays and bring a bit of Spring into my craft room so, I created this card for the Pals Paper Arts which is hosted this week by the amazingly talented and sweeter than cotton candy, Mary Fish. Here is my card.

I'm a September gal and the Aster is our flower, it has many meanings, among them are Thoughtfulness and Sincerity, they are beautiful.  I stamped this image from a retired Flourishes calendar set, this one is "September though December", on a circle die cut of Canson water color paper and colored with the aqua painter and SU markers in Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler, easy peasey.  The sentiment is also stamped onto water color paper with Cherry Cobbler ink. The pretty DSP is from Lily of the Valley.

I think the little flowers in the paper look like Asters.  Here is a picture of the inside of my card.

I have a lot of retired Flourishes stamp sets, this little bunch of Asters are from the set called "Lots of Thought", both sentiments are from a set called "With Gratitude", I adore this font.
Now, here is the sketch, by Mary Fish, that inspired this card.
PPA-282-Jan07
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your comments, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Masquerade for Mojo Monday #429.....

Hello everyone: Well, I'm slowly getting back into the card making swing of things, the Holidays are behind us and now, we have January to kind of get that Mojo going again and what better way than with the awesome MOJO MONDAY challenges, which are always fun, this first challenge is a sketch one and here is my card.

I wanted to step away a little bit from all the Holiday cards I've been making lately and give this challenge a bit of pop. I used a Verve stamp set called MASQUERADE , I adore this beautiful masks, which have a matching DIE SET , right now, both this items are on sale so go check them out. 
I stamped the images onto scraps of Canson water color paper, because I wanted something with a little dimension and I heat embossed them with SU Tempting Turquoise and Crushed Curry embossing powders, I did the same with the handle for both masks. I used some retired SU DSP and I apologize for not having the name of the collection. The little feathers are also heat embossed with Tempting Turquoise but, since there is no die for them, I paper snipped them. I so wish there was a die for them too.
The sentiment is from "My Art" from Hobby Lobby, the card stock is from my stash. I added a few sequences too, just for a little more festive look.

Here is a picture of the inside.

Here is the banner that inspired this card.


Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Seize the Birthday Mouse.....

Hello everyone: I hope your Holidays were grand, celebrating with dear family and friends, I wish for all of you Joy and Health in 2016!!!!!
I'm really looking forward to continue having fun with my blog and sharing my cards with all of you sweet friends, there are lots of things to learn and improve, I made a few New Year Resolutions and I plan to work hard to achieve them.
I have a card to share with you today for  the Seize the Birthday challenge blog, here is my card.


This image is from Wipper Snapper Designs and it's called Mouse and Candle and I think it's cute as can be. I stamped it onto a panel of Canson Canva water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. I added a few sequences because, after all, it's a birthday card, right?
I used one of the many sentiments in SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punched it out with the retired SU Word Window punch, I just made it a little smaller.


Here is a picture of the inside of this card.

The sentiment is from a Power Poppy stamp set called Potted Primroses , the little candles are from a stash of dollar bin stamps from Hobby Lobby.
Here is the banner that inspired this card.


Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving me your comments, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.