Monday, August 31, 2009

Doodle Palace New Release!!!!

Evening everyone!!! What a day we had today!! It felt a bit like fall today, which was appropriate since we were at school. I hope it was gorgeous where you are as well.
I have a fun card to share with you today!! It's my first card as a doodle palace princess!!! The fabulous ladies from DP asked me to be a part of their team and there was no way I was saying no to that!!! So I got a sneak peek at this week's images!! How cute is this little pumpkin boy!!! What's great

is that thru Sept 1, they are offering a 60% off sale, tons of digis for 1$ each!! So pop on over and get some cute doodles for yourself!!!
I colored my little pumpkin boy with copics and sponged a bit of baja breeze around him. I put the card together using the sketch from everybody Art Challenge. The papers are SU one is retired ski slope (I think) and the other is brand new tall tales. Any guesses on the sentiment?.....yep teeny tiny wishes!!!! I used black, olive and yoyo yellow to fit along with SPCC. I added 3 regal rose flowers so I could use all 4 colors and I thought they were cute:) I did a couple recipes with this one too. The first is the pink elephant, 1 ribbon, 2 squares and something that sparkles. So I have black grosgrain, 2 square rhinestone brads and they sparkle!! The second recipe is dare you to digi..1 ribbon, 2 patterned paper and 3 flowers. I also ran the black oval through my CB using the swirls folder.
We have gymnastics tomorrow, our first organized activity, so we are very excited and a bit nervous!!! Then Wednesday is first full day of school!!! Not sure if that will allow me to stamp more or less...we'll see!! Have a great day!

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Cupcake Recipe:)

Hi Everyone!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! We finally crossed everything off my daughter's kindergarten list and we're ready to start school!! Had to go to 3 stores to find a lunch bag and scrubbing bubbles wipes!!! Anyway........Cupcake is hosting a recipe challenge this week 3 buttons, 2 papers and 1 ribbon! And there is a quixotic paperiere gift certificate up for grabs!!! I made this card to put in my daughter's lunch bag for her 1st day of kindergarten Wednesday. I used Emma with Umbrella from whimsy stamps. I have 3 buttons, 2 blue one white flower. Two papers both from SU's level 3 hostess set. And one yummy razzleberry ribbon! I started with the sketch from Lili of the Valley and the colors from the copic colour challenge of E47, BG23, R85. I used the closest copics I had of E47, B31 and R23. The colors went perfectly with bashful blue, razzleberry and soft suede. The ABC challenge wanted to see circles, so I have plenty of those.
Whimsy stamps wanted to see touchy feely cards, so I embossed Emma's umbrella to make it bumpy. Simon Says is doing back to school and since this is a first day of school card, I thought it would work. Finally, pile it on wanted a bunch of challenges and round things!
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ildi Co Blog Hop!!

Good Morning EvEryonE!! I hopE you arE having fun along Ildi Co's 1st blog hop!!!! You should bE hopping hErE from StuffiE's blog. If not click HERE to start all thE fun at the bEginning!! ArE you finding all thE mystEry lEttErs along thE way??? CollEct thEm all for a codE for 10% off your EntirE purchasE at Ildi Co!!! I am showing off Clownkins School Girl. Isn't shE a swEEtiE??? I colored heE with copics and usEd fancy pants school thEmEd papErs. I also addEd somE fElt flowErs, primas and flowEr brads. I usEd an applE charm as wEll to go with the school thEmE. From hErE continuE on to Ky's Blog. HavE a fun hop! Do you know what my lEttEr is???
HErE's a fEw challengEs bEforE you hop along......
CrEativE Card CrEw......skEtch
Simon says....back to school

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Scrap and Stamp Saturday

Hi All! Here's the next scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge......where do you craft???? and add some chipboard. I am lucky enough to have a craft room! It's always pretty messy but I love it. What I scrapped about my room wasn't where I have my papers , ink etc but rather my favorite thing about my room. Each morning I head in here and start the day with something stamp related and sooner or later (generally sooner) I hear little feet running down the hallway and have one or both of my girls scurry under my desk with their blankets and stuffed beavers (choppy and Mr. Fluff) and cuddle up down there until we're ready to head downstairs. My youngest just got her "big girl bed" this summer so it's a mystery as to who is coming in first!! I used some tall tales papers for this one. I added a crotchet flower, button and some ribbon as well. My stamps are from alphadots and short and sweet both from SU. My chipboard is that fun little arrow covered in tall tales DSP. Head on over to SSS to see how you can win a great Rusty Pickly Prize Pack and to see where the other gals craft!
Friday Sketchers......Sketch
Charizma Cardz......Scrap It
Click HERE for Ildi Co Blog hop!

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Animals, babies and something fun!!

Those are the themes today for my cards, a couple of challenges and some news!! I hope you are enjoying your Friday so far! It is actually chilly here! It is also the last day of summer camp for my daughter which is a very sad day. Her camp is at her preschool and they are closing for good this week. She was fortunate enough to be part of the last class at a truly special school!!
OK onto the cards......first up is Stamp Something. This week we're looking for animals from all walks of life. I chose this adorable frog from our sponsor digital delights by Looby Loo!! What a fun little guy he is! I used some yummy offbeat Basic Grey papers along with old olive and not quite navy card stock. The sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes..what else..except I hand wrote an "o" in place of the "a" to make it hoppy instead of happy. Here's a quick list of challenges before this post gets way too long!

Digital Tuesday.....Hop to it
CRAFT Challenge...embossing
Cute Daisy and green
This is my last week as a guest designer for Stampin for the weekend. The theme is anything baby!! I made this card for my cousin's Christening last weekend. The image is from Whiff of Joy and the sentiment is from one of my all time favorite SU sets, buggies and booties. The papers are from Parisian breeze and the colors are kraft, baja breeze and chocolate chip. I used some yummy chocolate satin ribbon and then what I call "boy bling" metal eyelets.
Whiff of Joy....bling (I used boy bling and this is the WOJ sketch from last week)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge....Brown and turquoise
The fabulous Vicki (basement stamper) has started a new challenge blog featuring her hidden potential segment, it's called Saturday Spotlight with hidden potential!! Check out the blog for your chance at some amazing blog candy and details on how to become a spotlight diva!!!!!!!!
See you tomorrow for the Ildi Co blog Hop and Scrap and Stamp Saturday!!!!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A beachy day for Ildi Co Wednesday!!

Hi Everyone!!! It's Wednesday so another Ildi Co card day. It is also open house at my daughter's kindergarten tonight!! I can not believe it, how can I have a kindergartner!!! She is quite nervous so I'm hoping the open house tonight and some new kindergarten books from the library help out!! And if they don't maybe tonight's school shopping with just mom and dad will!!!
Did you also see Ildi Co is having a blog hop on Saturday??? Come join us for new release(which I've seen and they are awesome!!) and prizes!!!!

This week I chose to use Cuddles at the beach! One last trip before the end of summer!! I paper pieced the umbrella and the bow on the hat using some Razzleberry lemonade DSP. The colors of melon mambo, Bermuda bay and only orange are from SPCC. I CBed the white layer using my circles folder. The sentiment...yep you guessed it teeny tiny wishes (do you have this set yet??? you'll love it!!) I was following a sketch from the pink elephant and decided to add some felt flowers and a fun beachy charm.

Other challenges for today include.....

Stamp with the sea
Our creative colors
Cute card Thursday....Lazy Dayz

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge and Blog Hop Winner

Morning!! We had a gorgeous, HOT weekend here and have more of that in store for today! So I decided to make a Christmas card to cool down a bit!!! The challenge this week at Cupcake is to create a shaped card. I went with this scalloped circle. I used my snowflakes CB folder on the wasabi layer and the bashful blue oval. This adorable snowman is from Victoria Case. I colored him with copics and added dazzling diamonds to his hat and chunky glitter for the snow. The papers are retired SU. The sketch is from the Victoria Case Challenge. I also added some felt flurries with a rhinestone brad. I also added 3 rhinestones.
I was hoping to combine a bunch of challenges today since I'll be gone most of the remainder of the week and here they are.......
Cute Daisy and green
VC Stamp Challenge.......sketch
Simon Says, Dutch Dare and Creative Card Crew.....Christmas in August.
Pile it on....3 of a kind

Now for the blog candy winner.....
the winner is Karin (KarinHoeve)
Way to go Karin!!!!
Please email me your address and I'll get those sweet whimsy Stamps right out to you!!!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009


Morning all! How is everyone's weekend? I normally don't post on Sundays but this week is going to be crazy so I needed to get in some stamping while I could!! I can't believe this is the last week of summer! And my daughter starts kindergarten in a week!! We have lots of playdates and shopping time planned for this upcoming week to make the most of it!
I put this card together for a couple different challenges. The first is EAC challenge, where I found this great sketch!! Pile it on wanted to see 3 of something, so I used 3 prima flowers and piled on some challenges! The rest of the challenges were all color challenges. Roses on paper wanted to see fall colors. Our creative corner wanted to see the in colors. And Copics colour challenge wanted E57, C03 and YR04. So I used crushed curry, soft suede and dusty durango. Pretty soon these will be the colors outside, I feel like we just got green!! Oh well!!! I also CBed both layers of the oval. The DSP is from razzleberry lemonade and the sentiment is teeny tiny wishes.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if you were the lucky winner of my Cupcake Craft Birthday Blog Candy!!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday!!

It's the weekend!!! We are getting some much needed thunderstorms today with plenty of sunshine in between. Hope you're enjoying your day. We are doing all kinds of celebrating over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday. We'd like you to scrap any holiday but Christmas!!! Since I am using my DT projects to complete a summertime scrapbook, I needed to pick a summer holiday. So I went with my niece's 1st birthday!!!! I used a super cute Magnolia and a little cupcake from short & sweet for this one. I used the sketch from Just Magnolia as the layout for my page. Added a bunch of buttons, so this works for the ABC Challenge of B is for buttons. I just love buttons!!!! This designer paper and color combo with pink pirouette, baja breeze and kiwi kiss is my favorite color combo and along with scrapping my girls, my favorite thing to scrap, this qualifies for the favorite things challenge over at Pollycraft Challenges. Be sure to check out the rest of the girls' super cute pages!!!!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Stamp Something and Stampin' for the weekend DT Cards

How is your Friday so far?? It's a busy one here again! I am watching my niece. And I have 2 DT cards to share today!

The first is for Stamp Something's Birthday challenge. I used the whimsy lion for this one. The sentiment is from an old SU set. The designer paper is from the safari matstack by DCVW and the cardstock is kiwi kiss, chocolate chip and going gray. I colored him in with my copics. I added some jumbo eyelets, hemp twine and a few buttons from my stash to finish him up.

Other challenges....
Copics colour challenge......C3, YR04, E57 I also used YR20, 21 and E51, 53
ABC Challenge....B is for buttons
Pile it on...oh boy + challenges

For the next two weeks I am very excited to be the guest designer for Stampin' For the weekend!! This week's challenge is to use the colors pink and gray. My pink is actually cameo coral and the gray is basic gray. I also added some baja breeze so I could use this fabby DSP, walk in the park!! I got a jump start on this card so I used last week's Just Magnolia's theme of friendship with this adorable Tilda. I used the pick your own challenge at Papertake weekly and chose 5/19/08's challenge which was Katharina's sketch #3. There is an adorable happy hopper's stamp from windrush cards up for grabs just for giving this color combo a whirl!!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Get well wishes

Hi All!! Can you believe it's Thursday already?? This week flew by, hopefully the weekend will be nice and slow though!
This wasn't a card I had planned on making, but unfortunately I had too. Yesterday my daughter's friend broke her arm while we were having a playdate. So I whipped this up for the poor sweetie!!
I used this super cute image I received from Denise, thanks hun!!! The papers are basic grey urban prairie and razzleberry lemonade from SU. I also added some stickles to her wings. I used the colors from the Charisma Cardz Challenge of lemon, pink and green. I thought they were pretty summery and cheery so I decided to enter it in for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge as well.
The sketch is from Delightful Sketches.
This week on papertake weekly, you can pick any of the past challenges to do. This card matches up with the July 21 challenge which was to pick your own color combination. Finally there is a bunch of ribbon on this one so it's perfect for the ribbon, ribbon challenge over at Whimsy Stamps!!
I used a bunch of eyelets because I just ran out of adhesive!! Uggghhh, so I am now patiently waiting for the UPS man to venture up here!!
Enjoy the rest of your day, I'll be here willing the UPS man to come early!!!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ildi Co Wednesday

Good Morning everyone!! Another steamy day over here!! We are putting our kiddie pool to good use this week!!!
I have my Ildi Co card to share with you today. In this image, Cuddles is flying a kite. I added a button and drew a bit of string to give him a second kite. For a limited time the images are 10 for 20$, so head on over and check out this cute
little bear!!
I went with a summery/beachy theme here since we always fly kites at the beach. Way to many trees at home!!! The paper is from basic grey and filled with yummy summer cherries!! I chose the colors from SPCC, they are soft suede, green galore and whisper white. The ribbon is the polka dotted suede ribbon on it's plain side. The sentiment is SU as well from teeny tiny messages, seriously everyone should have this set it's awesome!! OK now for the challenges....
Sketch Saturday.....sketch (I love this one!!) galore,soft suede, whisper white
The pink elephant......summer
Stamptacular Sunday......Bears
Daring Cardmakers.....lace
Cute Card Thursday......Beach
ABC......B is for buttons

Don't forget about the Cupcake Craft Birthday Blog candy and hop!!!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fred She Said Christmas!

Hi All!!! Shhhhhhhh.... I am supposed to be cleaning my stamp room but I was so close to finishing this one I decided to go ahead and finish and post instead:) I used Emma hugging snowman from Fred She Said. That fits the digi image requirement at 3 clovers. I used the sketch from Sketch and stash. My stash is this yummy retired SU designer paper and the big felt flurries!! That's the only size I have left:( I took the colors from copics colour challenge I did R27, BG72 and G99. There were a bunch of Christmas challenges this week...
Creative Card Crew, our creative corner and Dutch Dare.
It is supposed to be unbearably hot, so I'm sure I'll be in the kiddie pool till evening. See you then!!!

Don't forget about the Cupcake Blog Candy!!!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Cupcake Craft Birthday Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcome to the Cupcake Craft Challenge 1st Birthday blog hop!
If you have just come from Donna's blog then you are in the right place! I am Erin and all you need to do is leave me a comment to be eligible to win my blog candy and then you need to hop on over to Evelina's blog and why not leave a comment there too! Evelina will then tell you which blog you need to visit next! If you are not sure you are visiting the design team blogs in the right order you can go back to here and start from the beginning!

There are 14 design team blogs in the blog hop and each one has some gorgeous candy to be won! Don’t forget to enter this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes that our sponsors have provided to help us celebrate our 1st birthday! If you enter this week's challenge, you'll not only be able to win the sponsor prizes but also the individual prizes along the hop!!! The theme this week is something sweet, and if you have a cupcake, we'd love to see it!!!!!
You have until 8pm Saturday 22nd August to enter and the winners will be announced on the Cupcake blog on Monday 24th August.

My something sweet is ice cream and cherries! And my something sweet to offer you is a yummy whimsy prize pack!!! A random winner from the comments on this post will win Rainy Day Emma and Pajama Time Emma from Whimsy Stamps!!!! Remember to be eligible, you also need to play along the in challenge!! That also doubles your chance of winning!!!!
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card along with some SU designer paper, primas, and other assorted goodies!
Good luck with your entries and have fun during the rest of the hop!!!!!!!
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday!!!!!

Happy Weekend!! You know what that's Scrap and Stamp Saturday!!! I am so glad I am on this team because I scrap every week now!! I am more than halfway through our summer scrapbook! That is definitely a record for me!! This week at SSS the fabulous Denise from Whimsy Stamps is hosting!!!! So we what to see something whimsical. Now I am on the Whimsy DT and although SSS provided a definition of "whimsy," I couldn't really tell you what it means. It's just one of those words you know but can't describe KWIM?? So I took it to mean cute and punny. So I used my whimsy skunk and gave the page the title of Stinkin' cute. Seems whimsy to me!!! This is our day blueberry picking which was quite warm but tons of fun and we picked the most amazing blueberries. Well, most of us anyway, my youngest insisted on green ones!!! I used choc. chip, cool Caribbean and confetti white all from SU. The designer paper is from colorbok. I also used some yummy chocolate satin ribbon and a bunch of flowers and vanilla hodgepodge.
Friday Sketchers....sketch
The Pink Elephant.......color combo turquoise, brown and neutral
Whimsy Stamps.....animal magic
Cute Daisy
Daring Cardmakers......Lace (punch)

See you Monday for Cupcake Craft Challenge's one year Blogaversary with TONS of blog candy!!!
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Friday, August 14, 2009

My Summer Vacation

It's Friday!!!! I have my hands full today as I am watching my 1 year old niece along with my 2 girls, so I need to get this post done early! The theme at Stamp Something is to create a project inspired by summer!! This summer I think my daughter has caught easily 100 frogs, some maybe repeats, but we average about 4 a day, with our record of 10! And she's a little princess, so I thought this was the perfect image!! It is from Paper make-up stamps. The papers are from Basic Grey lemonade. The smaller print is ladybugs, another favorite to catch over here, and the larger is cherries, my favorite summer treat! I also added some vanilla flower brads with my buttons, "sun" flowers and razzleberry ribbon. Be sure to stop by Stamp Something to see what the other gals did this summer and a chance to win some free rubber!!!
Moving along with the times.......sketch and teen
Double, brown and cream
Daring Cardmakers...........lace
ABC..........anything goes
Creative Card Crew......princess party

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Last Lili of the Valley Guest DT card:(

Well, we woke up to a rainy Thursday and couldn't be happier!! I just got some new plants from my MIL's garden and the rain is just what they need! And usually with rain comes a bit of extra craft time too!! I hope you all are enjoying your weather as well!!
This is my last card as a LOTV DT member:( I had such a fun month working with such amazing ladies! On the bright side, now I get to play in their fun challenges again!!! Thanks ladies!!!
This week's theme was charming. So I added this cute little leaf charm. I once again challenged myself with the color combo from SPCC, pumpkin, curry and plum. The prize this week is copics and I heart my copics!!! I used Little Miss Bitty from Fred She Said with her cute little uh oh face:) I added tiny purple rhinestones to her buggy antennae and a flower shaped rhinestone to her flower. The paper is basic grey, offbeat, and SU razzleberry lemonade. Other challenges include....
ABC...anything goes
SPCC....curry, pumpkin, plum
Cute Daisy
Saturday Challenge.....cute as a bug
Delightful sketches......sketch

See you tomorrow for a new Stamp Something challenge!!!
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Company, New DT!!!

Hi! Here's my news for the day, I'm on a new design team! It's for a new digi stamp company called Ildi Co. This adorable little guy is Cuddles and for a limited time you can get 10 images of Cuddles for 20$, not bad at all!!!! Check out my sidebar to links for the rest of the DT! And why not do a little shopping while you're at it! That's the best thing about digis, you can play right away!!!!!
The colors are melon mambo, old olive and Bermuda breeze. I used some designer paper from lemonade by basic grey. I finished it off with some wide regal rose ribbon, paper flowers and some brads.
To put this one together I used....
Papertake weekly......sketch
Copics Colour Challenge.....R59, BG09, G99
Whimsy Challenges.....Animal Magic
ABC.....A for anything goes
Stamp with fun......birthdays
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Birthday Card

Needed to make a quick birthday card, so here's what I came up with. And as I was posting it, I realized today is my parents' anniversary. I guess I just decided my next card!!!!
This is the gorjuss girl I received for my birthday for Denise!! Thanks I LOVE her!!! I challenged myself on this card by using a tricky color combo from SPCC of curry, pumpkin and pale plum. The pale plum layer is CBed with the floral folder. I paper pieced the gorjuss girl's cute dress and tights and added a flower rhinestone to her hair. The sentiment is a rub on.
Challenge time....
Sketch Saturday....sketch
SPCC....curry, pumpkin, plum
Cute Daisy
Stamp with Fun......birthday
Simon Says.....buttons and bows

Anniversary card, here I come!!!!

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DSO Christmas Card, again:)

What can I say, I just love this little image!! It colors so quick and I get to use my chunky glitter!!! It's also super hot here today so it was a fun way to think of something cool!!! This color combo is from Cute card Thursday, not one I've tried before but fun!!! And I tried really hard and did not use patterned paper, just the CB!!!
I combined a few challenges....
Cute Card Thursday.......Teal and red
Pile it patterned paper, multiple challenges
My time to craft....Christmas
Whimsy Challenge....Animal Magic

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Cupcake Sketch Challenge

A happy Monday morning to you!! It's supposed to be a hot one today! So staying cool is on the agenda! Over at CCC we have a fun sketch challenge with a twist! Tammy provided this fantastic sketch AND wanted to see blues and browns on it.
I used some of the gorgeous Parisian breeze textured CS from SU. I colored the Whimsy moose with my copics then cut him out and added him on foam tape. I then added a felt flower with a rose center, 3 flower brads and some baja striped ribbon. The sentiment is Whimsy as well.
I was able to combine a couple challenges too!
Cute Daisy May.....Floral Fantasy
One stop Craft Challenge.....roses (center of flower and background DSP)
A spoonful of sugar.....floral fantasy
Stamptacular Sunday.....3 brads, 2 papers and 1 flower
Whimsy Challenge......Animals

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday!

Happy Saturday! Today is the first of the weekly challenges over at SSS. Now you can play along each week!! The challenge this week was to emboss your page. I went with dry embossing and used my flower dots CB folder on both the banana layer in the middle of the page and the olive layer under my journaling.
This page is all about the day a cucumber from my garden appeared on the swing set and neither girl knew how that happened hmmmmm. But their little guilty smirks gave them away for sure!! But it was nice to see, at least for now, that they're covering for one another!! So in each picture they're holding my lone baby cuke from my garden!!
Challenges of the day
Simon Says.....ribbon and buttons
The pink flower, 3 brads and designer paper
Papertake weekly....summer
spoonful of sugar...flower fantasy
scrapping across the universe....inspiration from I've just seen a face
One little word.....sweet

Hope you can play along with us at SSS this week, there's prizes!!!!

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