Wish I was There

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I’ve been planning a vacation to the beach for weeks; trying to remember what traveling with a baby is like, arranging for house and pet sitting, packing for the family, going a bit checklist crazy.  l really just want to leave.  And to relax!

This card makes me even more giddy to get on the road.  My favorite crab from 2CuteInk is making a return appearance, this time to build a sand castle on this really fun card.  I love how the image worked so well in the Polaroid frame!

Moonlight Greetings ~ Wish You Were Here

Digital Image: 2CuteInk “Sand Castle Crab”

Pattern Paper: American Craft “Hip Hip Hooray”

Cut Patterns: Cricut Brooklyn Iron-On “Polaroid Photo”, Phrases “Rectangle Tag”

Copic Sketch Markers: E31, E33, E34, E35, R22, R24, YR02, B00, B000, B000, B24, B26, B28, T1, T3

Entered in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 322: Kraft, Coral and Ocean

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Flying By

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Sneaking in a second post today to share my entry into the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.   I’ve had this cute Happy Hoppers stamp set sitting around for too long without working with this image.  I thought it would be adorable colored in the challenge colors: yellow blue and white, so I dug it out and put together this little notecard.

Moonlight Greetings ~ Flying By

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamp: Stampendous House Mouse “Hoppy Moments”

Pattern Paper: American Crafts “#Summer”

Embossing Folder: Karen Burniston Elizabeth Crafts “Clouds”

Copic Sketch Markers: B21, B24, B26, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17, E11, E13, E21, E50, E51, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, R22, R24, R29

Back to School…

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…And back to the blog.

I really should have thought through some minor remodeling plans to realize that my craft room would be in such upheaval that I’d be forced into a vacation from posting, but I didn’t so I apologize for my unannounced absence.

I did sneak in a card or two in spite of the chaos and here’s a fun back to school card featuring ‘Nerdy Pencils’- this month’s freebie from the 2CuteInk newsletter.  I think these guys are nerdalicious and couldn’t pick one or the other, so I used both the boy and girl. The only liberty I took with the artwork was to ‘flip’ nerdy pencil boy.

Moonlight Greetings~Back to School

Stamps: 2CuteInk “Nerdy Pencils” Digi, TPC Studio “I Love School”

Pattern Paper: Simple Stories “Smarty Pants”

Copic Sketch Markers: Y21, YR23, YR24, C1, C5, R81, R83, R85, R22, R24, R29, E00, E31, E33 B0000

Entered in Brown Sugar Challenge #159 “School”


Notes for a Friend

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On a visit to our local and wonderful art shoppe, The Queen’s Ink, my daughter picked up this adorable House Mouse Stamp. These little meeses are so cute and I love how they’ve worked together to share the blueberries. After she colored it a few times, I decided to give it a go and this all-occasion card was born.

Moonlight Greetings~Notes for a Friend

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”, “Paris Dusk”

Images: Stampendous House Mouse “Berry Sharing”, Stampin’ Up “Thinking of You”

Pattern Paper: K & Company “Poppy Seeds”

Copic Sketch Markers: W1, W3, W5, T1, T3, T5, E00, E11, E21, E31, E41, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, RV34, B0000, YG03, YG17, YG67 G94, BV000, BV02, BV13, BV17, BV20

Entered in House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #199- House Mouse and a Friends

Faith, Hope & Love

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Cupcake Inspirations threw me for a loop again this week with a Navy Blue/Gold/White challenge.  These are all colors that I would normally work with, but I was struggling with how to use them all together as the emphasis, so much so that I almost scrapped the challenge altogether.  Then I received my new stamp set from Darkroom Door and the idea for this card was born.  The sentiment of “Faith…Hope…Love” was so perfect, but didn’t lend itself to a colored image as the focal point, so this project is a bit different from what I would normally create.  I had a very specific layout in mind and I couldn’t find exactly what I had pictured in my head, so I ended up hand-cutting the gold anchor. Even though this card was a bit out of my comfort zone, I am super happy with the results.

Cupcake Inspirations~Faith Hope & Love

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Paris Dusk”

Stamp: Darkroom Door “Christmas Sentiments”

Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio “Big Strip, Blue/White”

Embellishments: The Paper Studio La Petites “Pink Hearts”, The Paper Studio dieCuts “Chipboard Anchor” (used as a template)

Entered into Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 320– Color Challenge Navy Blue, White, Gold

Not a Creature was Stirring

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I’m sneaking in another Christmas card I’ve been working on.  I love this image so much!  It reminds me so much of my very first fur baby when she reached her senior years and gave up her predator ways.

Moonlight Greetings~Not a Creature was Stirring

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamp: Stampendous House Mouse “Friendly Dreams”

Die Cut: Darice Embossing Essentials “Nesting Rectangles”

Pattern Paper: Recollections “Bright Christmas”

Copic Sketch Markers: T3, T5, T7, E50, E51, E21, E11, E13, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, Y28, R20,R22, R24, R27, R29, R39

Entered in Gruffies and Guests Challenge #19- Lazy Days

Imagine Something Wonderful

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“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

This lovely passage inspired me to create a card that honors imagination.  I love the adorable Pegacorn, the fluffy clouds and the little bit of sparkle.

Moonlight Greetings~Imagine Something Wonderful

Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Stamp: CC Designs Doodle Dragon “Pegacorn”

Dies: Lawn Fawn “Puffy Cloud Borders”

Copic Sketch Markers: RV13, RV14, RV66, Y13, Y15, Y17, B0000, B00, C0, C1, C5, C7, C9

Entered in:                                                       SimonSaysStamp.com Monday Challenge Blog: i scream for

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