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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #44 for August 30th

This week at Suzy B's Blooming Challenge Blog our wonderful sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps. Of course it's Anything Goes!!!!! 

As a Design Team Member, I was remarking on a participant's, LORRAINE of Rainey's Craft Room, beautiful project that she had submitted for the challenge and came upon a unique item - a post-it-note holder which is super easy and I fell in love with it and just had to try to make one!!!!

For my post-it-note holder, I used Create with TLC Learned from Alice Mad Hatter and Miriam's Crafting Supplies Large Alice in Wonderland Charm and viola within 15 minutes, I had an adorable Post-it Note Holder!!!!

  • one (1) sheet 8-1/2 x 11 sheet cardstock
  • one (1) image for front
  • one (1) 3 x 3 post-it-notes (Dollar Store Special) - counts as Office Supplies
  • one (1) small pen (I found 3 in a package at JoAnn Fabrics that were attached to a key ring which gave me the jump ring - counts as Office Supplies
  • one (1) charm (optional and only if pen has optional jump ring on cap
  • I cut purple Recollection cardstock 7-3/8 x 3-1/4 inches and you can get 3 post-it-note holders from one sheet cardstock
  • score at 3-1/8 inch (this is the front), 3-1/2 inch, and 3-7/8 inches
  • fold at the 3-1/2 inch and make 2 small snips about 1/2-inch from the top and one from the bottom - this holds your pen
  • use sticky tape at the top and bottom on the back - this makes the pen holder pop out as you glue the 3-7/8 inch score to the back
  • use sticky tape to attach post-it-note-package to back
  • opposite of post-it-note, I got extra creative and used a scrap piece of hydrangea paper with Create with TLC Tea Hug in a Cup sentiment which was a previous freebie
  • Create with TLC Learned from Alice Mad Hatter was colored using Spectrum Noir markers with accents with gel pen (I got super creative here and scanned my finished Mad Hatter before I attached him to my post-it-note holder that I can print 4 on a sheet and make 4 more of these exact ones!)

I can't wait to make more now and thinking how great for Rosie's church craft table in November . . . . 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to showcase your project on Susy B's Blooming Challenge Blog this week to enter in the Challenge!!! It's anything goes with no size restrictions . . . . let your imagination run wild!!!! I can't wait to see your creations!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

My Guardian Angel

"For God commands the angels
to guard you in all your ways.
Psalm 91"

Today is a rough day for me . . . . I have a very special guardian angel that watches over me . . . . my precious baby daughter, Amalia (Molly), who touched a lot of lives in her 25 months of life! I was blessed as the doctor's had given her only 3 to 6 months. Today would have been her 25th birthday and I sit and reflect as to what she would have been like as an adult . . . what she would be doing with her life . . . 

. . .  just wanted to share the picture of my beautiful angel

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this card was entered in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #336 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #140 Angels

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Be Like the Moon - Take Time to Reflect and Moon Dance

Lots was going on in my mind when I created this card - Van Morrison's Moon Dance, a special challenge at Kit and Clowder with Fun Hair Combos and I couldn't sleep. I knew I just had to get up early as we were going on a picnic and fishing and I had to finish getting the food together . . . . no sleep equals create!

  • card is an easel card following the tutorial at Splitcoasters which is basically cutting background cardstock from Yellow Recollections 4.25 x 8.5 and two (2) squares 4.25 inch square ( one is where my Wix which is Debbie Mum Noah's Ark card stock and the other is under my sentiment which was found in my paper scraps and stash
  • background is scored at 4.25 and 6.375 inches
  • Lacy Sunshine Wix Sitting on the Moon was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers with gel accents, Stickles on the moon, the candle light, her wings, and through her hair with rounding the corners and chalking the edges
  • sentiment, "Be like the moon . . . take time to reflect", was a freebie from Create with TLC with rounding the corners and chalking the edges
  • stars are buttons which were added
  • and of course, Wix is on a wobble as she is sitting on the moon! 
Now, that we got business out of the way, why don't we do some moon dancing: 

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