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Little Soccer Boy w/SID

First off, I just wanted to share that it’s Little A’s birthday today, whoo-hoo!!!  My little man turns 8 today… I can’t believe how time flies! StickItDown-banner

Today’s my reveal day as part of the Double Page Layout team over at Stick it Down!

The sketch we got to play with this month is:

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And here’s my take on it:

I had a LOT of fun with my circle cutter for this one!!! haha.  At first when I saw all the circles in the sketch I though of water/bubbles.  But lazy bones that I am hasn’t actually printed pictures since JAN 2014.  OOPS!!!!  Can you believe it?!?  I am trying ridiculously hard to use up the thousands (you heard me, THOUSANDS) of pictures I have printed from the past couple years.  And I know, my poor Baby Z.  He doesn’t have a single scrapbook page done.  I will get to it, I promise!!

Anywhoo, back to the layout… I matched up a lot of papers from the random, color-coded portion of my stash.  Why?  Because I don’t have a SINGLE soccer thing!  haha!!  My kids aren’t exactly sporty so I haven’t had a need to be stocked up on it!  The soccer ball is a die I got to use from a wonderful (super organized!) new friend I made at a recent crop.  It’s been FOREVER since I’ve been to one so I’m so glad to have found such a nice group of gals, even though it’s so far away from me!!!  Just about the opposite end of the island from me!!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week!  We’re heading out for Little A’s birthday dinner!!

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Gabbie as Cinderella w/FAE



I’m blogging over at Faery Ink!! For today’s inspiration post, I got to play with this beautiful lady Gabbie as Cinderella (found on the Newest Releases page).   She is just too cute!!  I left off a sentiment because I don’t have a recipient/occasion in mind and she is versatile enough to use for birthday, congratulations, wedding… and so much more!

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I found this leaf scrap from a birthday pad and built my card around it!  It reminded me of pumpkin vines!!  I colored her up with copics and just kinda pieced it all together and really love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon!!

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Life Saver w/WD

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I’m blogging over at Whimsie Doodles today!!  This is Life Saver from the Summer Fun digis page.  She is so cute! We’re not much of a nautical family, although the hubs likes to go fishing on his dad’s boat once in a very long while.  And I get seasick quite easily so boats aren’t my favorite thing!!

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I am SO ready for summertime… not looking forward to the heat and humidity but the sunny days and extra time with the kiddos is always a good thing!!  As much as I love winter and cold and rain, enough is enough, don’t you think??

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Love Swing w/OMF

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It’s the second week of our current challenge over at Open Minded Fun Crafting Challenges!  The theme this challenge is “Wedding/Anniversary”.  I got to play with this cutie, “Spring Swing Rebekah” from Beansie Doodle.

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I colored her up with some copics and paired her with a lot of cardstock (lol!) and some scrap paper from Bo Bunny’s Head Over Heels line.  Added some punched shapes and a baker’s twine bow and wah-lah!  Super easy card to put together!

Swing by the challenge… there’s a ton of wonderfully generous sponsors which means tons of prizes to win!!

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Mermaid On The Rocks w/FAE



It’s time for a Faery Ink new release!!   The release this month (and I believe from now on) is staggered, so there’s new goodies every week!!  This is Mermaid On The Rocks (found on the Newest Digis page) and I have to say that this is the MOST FUN I’ve had coloring a digi in a long time.  Don’t get me wrong, I love coloring all kinds of cute digis, but I think the combination of colors for her hair and mermaid-parts were so different than what I tend to work with that it was fun to just play around a bit.  And I know I already made a different card for the Scenery challenge over at the Faery Ink FB group, but for whatever reason, this digi made me realize how much I actually enjoy coloring grounding/scenery!!

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Thanks for stopping by, go check out theFaery Ink blog to see what else is new so far this month!!

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Graduation Joseph w/ZAC

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It’s time for a new challenge over at Zuri Artsy Craftsy!  This fortnight, the challenge is, “Graduation.”  The image I am playing with is
“Joseph,” and he can be found in the Zuri Artsy Craftsy Etsy store!

So cute!!  And I am proud of myself with this card… no patterned paper used!!  And it’s hard to see but the black is an embossed panel too!  I SORELY need to do some stash shopping… I’m almost completely out of sequins and crystals/bling, and super low on stickles!!  How sad is that??  At least I had these stars for this card!!

Hope to see you over at ZAC… you DO need to use a ZAC digi to play along but there are tons of freebies to grab and they’re all super cute!!!

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I’ve linked up here:

Craftin Desert Diva’s Linky Party – Graduation (ends 5/24)

Epic Birthday w/WD

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It’s time for a new monthly challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!!  We will once again have two (2) lucky winners.  One winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image of their choice from our latest release.  And the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in a future month!  You don’t need to use a WD image to enter for the random digi winner, but you *DO* need to use a WD image to be considered for the Guest Artist spot… but check out the freebies if you’re need one!

This month, the theme is “One for the Boys,” and this is a theme I can definitely work with!!  I used the digi “Epic” on the bottom half of the This & That digis page. I tried to keep the card pretty plain… my kids aren’t fond of a lot of embellishments so I figured their friends wouldn’t like it either!  But I had to put a little bit of bling on it… but they’re star shaped so that’s boy-ish enough, right?? haha.

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Hope to see you enter our challenge!!

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DTBST #281 – Make A Tag w/SSD

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It’s Dare To Be Sassy Thursday over at Sassy Studio Designs!!  DTBST #281 is to make a tag!  I used Maxi Skirt Momma 2 which unfortunately is going to be discontinued soon!!  I just love her!!  And so many of my friends are having kids now I thought this would be a good thing to have on hand… A gender-neutral baby tag!!  haha.

I colored her up with Copics and and added her to a scrap of paper that I punched using the SU! tag topper punch.  LOVE that punch!!  Hope you join us over at SSD!!

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Faery Ink Birthday Blog Hop!



It’s time for a birthday blog hop with Faery Ink!! I got to play with this wonderful digi “Girls Lift Too” and when I saw it I knew that it was something I definitely needed!!  And I left the card blank because I wasn’t sure what to use it for… but the more I look at it, the more I think I’m going to put it in my planner to remind and encourage me to work out!!

I have been struggling with migranes for days on days and am limited in what meds I can take because I’m still nursing Baby Z.  So I thought maybe I just need a good juice cleanse!!  So I get one meal, one snack, and two protein shakes a day plus as much water as I can manage!  And I’ve lost over 2 lbs just doing this since last week!  So my motivation is definitely up to lose the baby weight… since I cannot crash diet and take supplements, that forces me to exercise.  UGH.  Not one of my favorite things to do!!

So anywhoo, back to this digi.  There’s so much I can gush about!!  I just loved the folds in her tanktop, her short-shorts, and I LOVE the waves in her hair. Just you wait, this will be me some day!! haha!!

And don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win her!!

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Thanks for celebrating Faery Ink’s 12th birthday with us! If you’re just joining in, make sure you check out the original blog hop post below:

http://faeryink.com/2015/05/happy-birthday-faery-ink-blog-hop/

Don’t forget to comment on this post as well for your chance to win…

Keep hopping!

Crafting Vicky

Amy’s Lil Cutie Creations

Kel’s Scraps & PhotoGRAFFS <–you’re here

Jane’s Created with Love by Jane

Tracy’s Kindred Dilettante Soul

Samantha’s Designs by Sammy

Audrey’s Hippieaud’s Blog

Julie’s Something Beautiful By Julie

Valou’s La Féérie du Scrap

Paula’s Life’s a Beach!

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2 Cards 2-Day, WOW!!!

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This post is for the Gerda Steiner Designs DT Call.  I just found these super DUPER adorable images through another DT I’m on.  Love the opportunity to get to find new digis!!

This first card is using “Mouse Phone” – I wanted to make a completely white CAS card but managed to drag my marker across the top of the panel and couldn’t fix it/cover it up so trimmed the panel down and popped it up on some foam dots.  And ta-da!!! Salvaged CAS card!!  haha.

This next card was SO fun to color!!  And it’s Christmas… I just love making Christmas cards.   This is “Tangled Up” and he’s just too cute.  Yup, I’m dubbing this kitty a boy.  Coloring his Christmas lights was a lot of fun!  Makes me want to hang some colorful lights around the house for the fun of it!  And if you can believe it… I ran out of clear circle crystal stickers/rhinestones!!!  And I think yesterday was the last day of the sale at my local Ben Franklin… ugh.  Hopefully they’ll be on sale again soon so I can stock up.

I finished this card off with some Frosted Lace Stickles…

… and a button topped with a cute little bake’s twine bow.  And no, I didn’t bother trying to thread the twine through the button this time! haha.  I just glued it down.  But you can’t tell anyway so it doesn’t matter that I took a shortcut!!

That’s it for today!  Thanks for this opportunity!!

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