Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hello Card

Hello and welcome!

I think the world could use a lot more happy mail these days, so I am digging out my address book and sending to everyone in it! This card is going to Carol.


The pretty frame is Memory Box's Jasmine Frame. I die cut the flowers on the frame from blue, orange and yellow glitter cardstock. Poppy Stamps' Stitched Fluttering Butterflies and Hip Hello dies were also used. The butterflies have thin gold glitter bodies for extra sparkle.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

The Last Frontier

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Last summer we went on a trip of a lifetime to Alaska. On our first day in Anchorage we ran into lots of fun surprises including this beautiful lakeside park. We were doing the Plant Walk, but took a little time out to explore and admire the stunning scenery.


The pretty die cut flowers are Poppy Stamp's Blooming Stitched Trio. The Alaskan ephemera is from a scrapbook pack that was given to me 12 years ago, long before we ever planned this trip. Now I am glad I kept it!

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               U = Uniball journal pen
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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

School's Out

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I feel a little funny posting this page now with many kids wishing they could be in school, but these photos were taken last year. I love the joy Aaron is showing as he dances around to Alice Cooper's "School's Out for Summer" after his last day of high school.

 

The title is chipboard by Creative Embellishments with glittery blue Stickles added. The frames are also by Creative Embellishments. I was inspired by the blue, white and green colors of CE's challenge mood board.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Be Mine and Drink Wine

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We had one of the most romantic Valentine's Day ever. It was at the Cannon River Winery which was magically decorated with lots of tulle and fairy lights. A delicious multi-course meal paired with wines was served and we danced away the night to a live band while enjoying chocolate dipped strawberries. This may become a tradition! Here is the page I created about this fabulous evening:


This page is based on a sketch by the extremely talented Rochelle Spears. Inspiration for this page came from Stacy's Tic Tac Toe board. I used the bottom row: tag, edge punch and ribbons. The black polka dot paper which really ties the page together was inspired by the Challenge YOUrself blog.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Some Bunny

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Crazy times right now, but a great time to craft! And it seems all the more important to send some happy mail. Here is a cute card I will be sending to my niece:


I combined several stamps from Art Impressions' "Sweet Easter" set and colored them with watercolor brush markers. All the eggs are popped up. The background was created with a Taylored Expressions stencil and Distress Oxide Inks. A few gems were also added for sparkle.

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  • TCP Tuesday Challenge #366 "Furry Animals" at The Cat's Pajamas

Stay safe and thanks for stopping by,
-June

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Hello Spring

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I am a huge fan of Laura Bassen and her fabulous blog laurafadora.com. If you ever need creative inspiration and a good laugh, she is your gal. This week she did an amazing technique video with colored Oxide Inks, kraft cardstock and white ink on the Simon Says Stamp blog that blew my mind! You can link to it here. That post was the inspiration for this card:


I started with kraft cardstock and blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Oxide Inks. Next, Simon Says Stamps' Bouquet Of Roses stencil was overlayed and Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink was pounced on with a blending sponge. Simon Says Stamps' Hello die cut was added along with a few gems. It was surprisingly easy and the results are stunning!

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-June

Monday, February 24, 2020

I Vike You Very Much!

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My son Aaron is away at college and we are putting together a care package for him. I wanted to include a fun card. Here it is:


The stamp set and stencil are by My Favorite Things. Being Scandinavian, this is a great set for my family. We also love the puns! The stamp was colored with watercolor markers.

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Thanks for stopping by,
-June