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Jun 30, 2023

Paper Players Sketch Challenge #646 & NBUS

 Hello & Welcome

Today's card is getting in under the wire for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #646.
  I got out my June Whit Card Kit and quickly whipped up this card for the challenge.
 Also another new product for NBUS #51

Details:  Card Base: Balmy Blue (SU), Layered with Bubble Bath (SU) and the cute heart designer paper that is part of the Whit Kit.

Stripes are Washi Tape which comes with the kit.
I stamped the Hot Air Balloon with Balmy Blue ink (SU) and used the matching die (also part of the kit) to cut it out.  Then I cut out one adorable little stitched cloud (the kit comes with 2 clouds) and edged it with Bubble Bath Ink.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black in.  
I mounted the balloon and cloud with foam tape to complete the card.

Simple, Easy & Adorable (IMO).

So it's been a wild and crazy week for me. - Last Friday at 4:30 am I was awaken by a loud crash and saw my hubby flop onto the bed.  I bolted upright and asked if he was okay.  He was not...we thought he was having a heart attack.  After calling 911 and getting him transported to the hospital where tests were run and drugs were administered we learned he had a stroke.  - Needless to say the rest of the week was spend making several trips to the hospital daily to see him.  First in ICU and then to another unit.  Thankfully he is now home and doing fairly well.  He struggles with balance now and is using a walker but no paralysis, no speech problems, and the double vision problem is easing up. - He will start Physical Therapy next week.  We are so thankful they were able to give him a drug in time to prevent a worse stroke.  
I'm thankful for a few minutes today to stamp this card.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. 

Jun 22, 2023

Celebrate the Grad

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for my granddaughters graduation.  (6/8/23) Coleen/Jupiter
Here is the Graduate getting her diploma:

 Here is the card that I made for her:

 Details:  Card Base, Basic White cs (SU)
Embossed Layer - Gorgeous Grape cs (SU) 
Embossing Folder - Herringbone (Cuttlebug) 
Marbled DP - Unity
Grad Hat & Sentiment - Unity
Sanded Background Stamp - retired SU
Enamel Dots - Paper Studio
Ink: Vintage Violet - retired SU
Ribbon - Source Unknown
Here is a shot of her with the card:

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Jun 21, 2023

Elegant Grunge & NBUS #51

Hello and Welcome! 
Today I am sharing a card that I created for a friend having a birthday this week. - She collects Eiffel Tower objects and has been to Paris so I thought it would be a fitting card for her.
Here is the card - Details below:

 I had asked her what her favorite colors were and she said, Blue and Red.  I decided to go with Red and Black for this card.
Card Base: Basic Black, layered with Basic White that I stamped various elements from Unity Stamps (Eiffel Grunge) stamp set. 
I stamped the Eiffel Tower image 3 times.  One on the tag portion that I also stamped the grunge elements on.  The other 2 images I cut out using the die that comes with the stamp set.  They were layed on top of the main image with foam dots to raise it up.  The main image was colored with pencils and blended with Gamsol.
I used a piece of SU Christmas Designer paper for the red stripe portion of the card.  I added a punched border (EK Success) and some red gems to complete the look.  It reminds me of Paris and Can-Can dancers.  So this now has a grunge look that is also elegant.
Since this is a new set I'm submitting to  NBUS #51
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Jun 20, 2023

Sympathy Card

 One of my dear friends recently lost her husband after a 3 year battle with Multiple Myeloma  Cancer.  This is the card that I sent to her.

Mountain Scene is from Unity Stamps. - Sentiment is from Stamp Simply.  Background Stamp - retired SU, DP is from Catherine Pooler.

Card Stock: Old Olive, More Mustard and Crumb Cake.  Ink, Crumb Cake & Memento Tuxedo Black.