Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fabulous darling.

Hello my friends and readers,

I know that I go away, then I come back, but life has just been busier than usual, and I am taking the time to enjoy time with my children as they are growing too fast and getting to experience new things, new opportunities, new responsibilities, and to learn more about themselves.


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But rest assured, I have not forgotten you or my crafting. I love just as much and the new catalog is just too beautiful not to love. I was able to prepare a card for this week's Dostamper Stars 286 and I am happy to share it with you.


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Oh my, the inspiration card was just a wonderful gateway for me to showcase some of the new products that I have been playing with and loving. The Serene Garden Stamp Set is absolutely lovely and I fell in love the moment I saw it. Then, the sentiments from the Stitched all around are just lovely and to complete it all, the Foliage Frame Framelits, which was cut and embossed using the new Embossing Mats. Oh my, that is a tool you do not want to live without. Absolutely a must and it has a reserved spot in my craft table right next to my Big Shot.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Please do stop again. Be well

Miriam




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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet

Hello dear friends and readers,

I am finally enjoying some fantastic weather and I can see life all around. Of course, there are some bounds of allergies going on at my house, but I am able to enjoy the warmth, the sun, the rain, and all the pollen that this fabulous weather brings forth.


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I have been busy working outside in the yard and garden, but find time to craft and enjoy the craft room. Today, I have a card for the DoStamper Stars 281, which is a card from the Stampin' Up Catalog.


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This is my take on the challenge. I textured and color the paper all at once, by simply applying color to the Petal Pair TIEF and I love how it turned out. The images was cut out using Big Shot and the Bouquet Bunch framelits. The sentiment is from Birthday Blossoms which I really like and feel sorry to see it retire at the end of this month.

Thank you for your visit today. Enjoy the beautiful weather, get inspired in nature and please do visit again. Be well.

Miriam


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The happy season is here.

What do I mean? Well, I mean summer time, gardening, swimming, growing season, new catalog, open windows, and time with friends. I love that our weather has finely realized that this is Spring time.

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The colors are popping up everywhere around here. We did a lot of yard work over the weekend and some of my bulbs look so happy and colorful now. I love when plants start to wake up and reveal their beautiful colors.

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Dostamper Stars #280 calls for colors combination. I followed the colors adding only Whisper White and Basic Black. The background is from the Tutti-Frutti dsp from the , then I created the front panel using Dragonfly Dreams and Falling Flower stamp sets. The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set, which will retire at the end of this month. I love this set and will miss it. Although I do not see myself parting with my set.

Tip: The front panel was made by 2 phase stamping. I first stamped the lower part, than use a scrap piece of paper to cover that so I could stamp the top without having the image transpose on the bottom. A nice little trick to keep things neat and separated.

Thank you for your visit today. Remember to check the retiring list and snatch your favorites before they are gone. Be well

Miriam

 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Going soon.

Dear Friends and Readers,


The joke is certainly on us. It is mid April and we were hit with a winter storm that left us with several inches of snow to remove. We are all so tired of this weather. On the plus side, I had plenty time over the weekend to craft, clean up my craft area, make room for new catalog items, and enjoy time with my family.


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The Retiring list has been up since the 9th, and I hope you had time to check it and also note the products that you love and that will retire. You do not want to miss this last chance to get them.



Today I am presenting a card using products soon to be retired, following DoStamper Stars 278. Oh, how I have loved the Definetely Dahlia, and I will continue to love it and use it. I am also using here the Birthday Blossoms for the foreground image and sentiments. The flowers and the leaves I stamped and then added color using aqua painter that was drained so the wetness that remained was enough to make the color move. The colors on this card - Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, and Always Artichoke - are also retiring, but not Crushed Curry.

Thank you for your visit today. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Be well

Miriam

 
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