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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Baby and Me


Whew, what a world-whind of a week this has been.  I find it hard to believe that we are already almost half way through February.  I was offered a new job last week so things have been crazy for me, because I start my new job on Monday.  I have been working in the same department for a little over 13 years.  My new job is totally opposite of my current job.  I will managing one of our most active campuses and supervising over a dozen employees.  Yikes!  I love the campus and people so I am prayful that all will work out for the good. *smile*  It is hard for me to move out of my comfort zone and leave my co-workers, but it is time.  I have learned only God knows when it is time and I feel that he is gently nudging me in the direction of an open door of endless possibilities.  I love him for knowing what I truly need.

Well, I am going to share with you a card that I made a little bit ago using Mo Manning's image and just now getting the opoortunity to post it.

Here's my creation...

Baby and Me
Using a 6x6 kraft cardbase, I layered on blue and white cardstock.  I also added pink polka dot dp and a lace diecut.  I used my Spellbinder's heart diecut and cut out a blue mat.  I cut out the image using a circle diecut and colored my image using Copics.  To finish my card off, I added a flourish swirl and some blue flowers. 

Thank you for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Create with TLC: "A Walk Through Nature" Blog Hop!


Thanks for taking a break from Super Bowl Sunday and joining us for the Create with TLC "A Walk Through Nature" Blog Hop!  We are so happy to have you here as we stroll through all God's great creations and along the way you will see plenty of inspiration and freebies.   You should have already picked up your first freebie and saw some awe inspiring artwork over at Desire's blog.

Here's your hopping order...
Candy (Me)

Here are my creations...
Nature Tote

Nature Tag
I designed this tag using my Cameo.  I started out with yellow cardstock and designed a butterfly tag.  I used print and cut and layered on the white cardstock.  Lastly I used print and cut to cut out my flowers and matted to a yellow background.  I colored my image using Copics.  I finished it off by stapling ribbon on the top.
Butterfly Card
This card was created by sarting out with a yellow cardbased.  I layered on orange cardstock, which I punched the bottom using Martha Stewart Lace punch.  I created a tile background using the freebie image matted on green cardstock.  I colored the image using Copic markers.  I finished the card with a sentiment from Create with TLC "Be a Butterfly set."  
Nature Plaque
My last project, which is a new medium I have learned, is putting images on ceramic tiles.  I purchased 41/4x41/4 ceramic tiles from my local home improvement store and using Modge Podge I adhered the images on to the tiles.  I then went over the image again with another coat of Modge Podge and finished it off with an acrylic sealer that can be purchased from either Michaels or Joanns.  Using a sentiment from Create with TLC, I cut out the wordart on vinyl using my Cameo and adhered it to the tile.  I did not spray it with the acrylic sealant, because I found it causes the edges of the vinyl to curl.  The handle/hanger was made using wire and pearl beads.  I love how it turned out and it will probably hang on my front door or in the mudroom.

As you can see, I got a bit carried away with this beautiful cosmo flower freebie and ended up created 4 projects.  I wanted to show how versatile this delicate little flower could be any project that you could imagine.

Here's your freebie...

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Be sure to stop by the Create with TLC blog and leave Paulette A LOT of love for her generosity.  Also, make sure that you comment on all the beautiful blogs you visit today and the FAB projects that were created just for you!

Thanks for looking, commenting and hopping!

Now get to hopping over to Cynthia's blog...

Remember:  You are only a hop away from another great freebie!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention