Monday, November 30, 2009

Have A Magical Day!

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Hi everyone,

I am back with another MFTeaser to share with you today. This time round I am featuring one of the new Pure Innocence stamps that will be released by MFT Stamps on Wednesday 2nd December.

My first card uses the new “Fairy Girl” image … isn’t she a cutie … I am so loving these adorable stamps!!!!!!!! I cut the sentiment into 3 smaller pieces so that I could use it to stamp onto a circle rather one long sentiment. That is the advantage of long sentiments … you can either use them long or cut them up and use that way … it is still good to use long again if I wanted to.

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Of course I couldn’t leave it at just showing you one card using these sweet little girls. So here is another card I made, this time using “Merry Kissmas”. For this card I used Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout of my card …. I did deviate a little from the original sketch but that was the inspiration for my card.

MFT is releasing not one but 4 new sets this month in the Pure Innocence range and I am sure you will love them all. To see the other stamps in this range don’t forget to visit Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST to get the list of which Design Team & Guest Design Team members are also featuring this set on their blogs today.

Recipe:

Stamps: Fairy Girl; Merry Kissmas – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Pink; Purple; Blue; Burgundy; Eskimo Kisses & Indian Summer DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Label Nestabilities; Label Tag Die; MS Snowflake Punch; Blue Candy Dots; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Glitter Glue Circle Punches; MS Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch; Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Birthday Wishes!

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Hi all!

It is Monday so it is time for another challenge over on The Pink Elephant blog. This week the challenge is a theme challenge: Color Me Wonderful – using our favorite coloring medium.

Our sponsor this week is Christine Wooden from All That Scraps

I am sure it is not secret that my favorite coloring medium is of course copic markers! So of course that is what I used on my image. This week I am using digital images from CC Designs who are this week’s sponsor of The Pink Elephant challenge. I selected C.C. Designs Pixie Pets Birthday Bash DIGI ….. isn’t this puppy just super cute and there is even another included in the set and the sentiment also.

I used Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch challenge MTSC48 for the layout of my card.

Recipe:

Stamps: Pixie Pets Birthday Bash DIGI – CC Designs

Paper: White; Pink; Aqua; DP

Other: Labels Nestabilities; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; MS Scallop Dot Border Punch; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

I Like Chocolate and You’re Out of This World!

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Hi again everyone!

Yes I don’t deny it I do like chocolate …. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t although I am sure there must be some out there that don’t hehe.

As promised I am back today with another MFTeaser to share with you all. This time round I am featuring “Truffles Flopsey”, which is another new stamp set to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Wednesday 2nd December. You can never have too many Flopsey’s right hehe! I decided to go with a red and brown color theme for this card and also used my heart nestabilities to layer Flopsey.

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Here is a closeup view of Flopsie ….. hmmm I might have to go looking for some real chocolate to eat LOL!

mft-out-of-this-world-wm And one more card to share with you all today. This time round I used one of MFT Stamps new digital stamps which are also being released this week.… this one is called “Robot 1” …. doesn’t he look funky!  There are actually 4 different robots which will be available as digital stamps.

Don’t forget to visit Kim’s blog any time after 11AM EST to get the list of which Design Team & Guest Design Team members are also featuring this set on their blogs today.

Recipe:

Stamps: Truffles Flopsey; Robot 1 Digi Stamp – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Red; Brown; Orange; Navy; DP

Other: Black Ink; Heart Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Spellbinders Grand Lace Borderabilities; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; MS Zigzag Border Punch; Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Brads; Scorpal; Foam Tape; Copics

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I Really Tried!

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Hi everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I just received my Totally Stampalicious stamps and I just couldn’t wait to play!!!!! Here is a card I made today using “Willameana” …. isn’t she just too cute!!!!! She looks like she could get up to lots of mischief to me LOL!

I can see my using this set a lot … although it is meant for Christmas it would be easy to remove the Santa letter from behind her back and use her for other occasions.

Recipe:

Stamps: Willameana – Totally Stampalicious

Paper: White; Pink; Eskimo Kisses DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; Word Window Punch; Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Adore You!

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Hi folks!

It is that time of the month again when I get to start sharing with you MFteasers in readiness of the new stamp sets to be released by MFT Stamps on Wednesday night 2nd December.

For my first MFTeasers, I am using the new “Love at First Sight” set.  I have to say what a delightful set and I know you will all love it. I decided to use the girl and the love hearts on my card. I also used one of the sentiments, but I cut it apart so that it would fit onto my oval punch out. Of course if I want to use it as a long stamp again that is so very easy to do.

For the layout of my card I used one of Jen’s recent SFYTT sketches, from 14th November.

Would you like to see more ideas using this set??? Then hop on over to Kim’s (MFT Lady) blog to see the list of which design team members will be featuring a card/project on their blog today. Kim will have the list posted to her blog at 11am EST. This month we also have some guest designers filling in while some of the design team take a break :)

I will be back tomorrow with another MFTeaser to share with you all!

Recipe:

Stamps: Love at First Sight – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Red; Yellow; DP – We R Memory Keepers

Other: Black Ink: Oval Punches; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Red Candy Dots; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

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Hello!

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Hello everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. My card today is for this week’s challenge over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week the challenge is “Punch Happy”, get those punches out …. borders, shapes or decorative …. let’s have some punch fun when creating our cards this week!

Our sponsor for this month is Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and the C4C design team were lucky enough to be able to use one of their new images for our cards this week. I decided to use their new “Small Talk” stamp.

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For the punch requirement of the C4C challenge I used the Fiskars Fleur de lis Border punch along the left edge of my card and also a star punch for my sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Recipe:

Stamps: Small Talk – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Paper: White; Brown; Mustard; DP

Other: Black Ink; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon;Fiskars Fleur De Lis Border Punch; Star Punch; Brown Button; Foam Tapes; Copics

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Friday, November 27, 2009

My Snuggle Bunny!

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Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties December Release!

We had so much fun last month using a well known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again, and since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month - leave a comment on a card from the pretty peeks in the pretties gallery and we'll pick names for you to win the new releases.

This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland! Each day two of the Prettie Girls will upload their challenge cards based on that song. If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that peek - make sense?

The contest will end December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started! Christie's blog is first on the hop so get on over there and make sure you stop by and leave a comment in the gallery for her for your chance to win!
Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties forum on December 1st at 8pm EST when all the stamps will be released for sale.

Julie Masse, Jane Matsumoto & Kristy Ketterlin will also be posting a Pretties Peek today so make sure that you visit there blogs to see what they have done using this months new release stamps and the challenge.

So onto my card! The stamp set I am featuring here today is called “Snuggle Bunny” …. isn’t that little rabbit a cutie. What do rabbits have to do with the Christmas carol – Winter Wonderland … not a lot. However there are a couple of things about this stamp set that remind me of the song. The first is the rabbit’s scarf …. just like a snowman’s … maybe even the snowman in the song. This song is also talking about two people who have feelings for each other, and I figure they just could be snuggling hehe!

Before you go don’t forget to comment on my card in the Paper Pretties gallery for your chance to win the “Snuggle Bunny” stamp set used on my card.

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One last thing ..... to celebrate the American Thanksgiving, Paper Pretties will be having ALL of our Thanksgiving, Christmas & Winter stamps 30% off for you!!! The sale will be effective from November 26th until the 30th.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Snuggle Bunny – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Label Tag Dies; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Bunches of Fun!

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Hi everyone, are you looking forward to the weekend!

My card today is a Tri Shutter card, that I created for a project I do with a stamp club I attend each month. I decided to use “Marlene Monkey” from The Greeting Farm …. I just love this monkey!!!!!!

I created my sentiments using the computer so that they could fit into the Spellbinders Fancy Tags and of course so that I got the sentiment I wanted to use for this particular card.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Marlene Monkey – The Greeting Farm

Paper: White; Brown; DP – Kaisercraft

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Mustard Brads; Grosgrain Ribbon; Spellbinders Fancy Tags; Scor Pal; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cafe Riley

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Hi all

My card today is for this week’s Mojo Sketch challenge (Mojo114), it has been ages since I have done the Mojo sketch challenge the same week that it is posted.

I decided to use the new Cafe Riley image because I liked how the scallops on the sketch matched the scallops on the image. This stamp is now available at the new Riley and Company online store.

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Recipe:

Stamps: Cafe Riley – Riley and Company

Paper: White; Brown; Pink; DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; EK Successful Embossed Scallop Border Punch; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copics 

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Ladybug Hugs

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Hi everyone

Just dropping by to let you all know that Alota Rubber Stamps is having a Thanksgiving sale this week! You will received 20% off everything using the coupon code ALOTATHANKS .

Sales runs from now till 28th of November.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pulling For You!

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Hi everyone!

It is time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Christi Thorsen's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week it is Christie Ortman’s turn to host the challenge and she decided to have an Inspiration challenge using the picture below. I decided to go with the dots on the ceramic items and also the blue, although my blue is a lot darker!

I used Paper Pretties “Pullin For You” stamp set to create my card this week, after stamping it onto white card I then used Labels 8 Nestabilities to cut it out.

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Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC79.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuesday, December 1st.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

Recipe:
Stamps: Pulling For You – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Navy; Burgundy; DP
Other: Black Ink; Labels 8 Nestabilities; EK Success Embossed Scallop Border Punch; Blue Buttons; Green Thread; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Merry Christmas with Riley!

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Hi everyone,

Have you heard the news!!!!!!!!!!!! I know there are a number of Riley Moose fans out there …. so in  case you haven’t heard yet, Riley is no longer part of Hanna Stamps.

Riley now has his very on company which is called Riley & Company where you can continue to purchase these much loved images.

Here are a couple of cards I created about a month ago but haven’t been able to share with you while Riley did his big move. The image used on both these cards is “Christmas Tree Riley”

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I had originally created this card for a challenge over on the Hanna Stamps forum but due to the move couldn’t use it at the time.

Recipe:

Stamps: Christmas Tree Riley – Riley & Company

Paper: White; Burgundy; Green DP – Kaisercraft

Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; Oval Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Grand Lace Borderbilities; Oval Punches; MS Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, November 23, 2009

A Season of Happiness & Good Cheer!

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Hi and happy Monday to you all!!!!!!!

Of course Monday’s here mean that it is time for another challenge over on the The Pink Elephant blog. This week the challenge is a recipe one …. the recipe was: something Plaid; any # of brads & no ribbon. What no ribbon …… arghhhhhh … but I can do it hehe!

This week the design team all got to play with the new Wild Flower Kids “Tis the Season” digi stamps which are available from the Stamp Happens Shop. These were such fun to play with.

I decided to create a scene using the girl and boy and Christmas Tree, that is one of the fun things about digi stamps you can resize the images to suit whatever you want to do with them … so I could make my girl and boy smaller than the tree.

I was lucky that I had picked up this plaid designer paper from the Eskimo Kisses Basic Grey range just recently so that was perfect to go with my Christmas theme. And we also needed a brad …. well I added a star brad over the top of the star on the tree … I couldn’t find anywhere else to put one so I left it at just the one!

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Don’t forget to check out The Pink Elephant blog to see what the rest of the design team have created this week.

Recipe:

Stamps: Tis the Season Wild Flower Kids Digi Set – Stamp Happens

Paper: White; Pink; Eskimo Kisses DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die; Star Brad; Glitter Glue; Dimensional Magic; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Waiting!

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Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

I have one more card to share with you all today that uses Hanna Stamps “Waiting For Mr Right”. This time round I decided to create a black and white card.

The Hanna Stamps web site is closed right now until further notice, we will let you know when it is back up and running.

Recipe:

Stamps: Waiting For Mr Right Hanna – Hanna Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Designer Paper

Other: Black Ink; Black Brads; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hi!

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Hi everyone!

Today’s challenge over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog is a sketch challenge. Yahhhhhhh I love sketches and it is my turn to host the challenges for November so of course we had to have a sketch challenge hehe!

My card today uses “Madelynn” from The Greeting Farm … I thought that she looked a little like she might be waving so decided to pair her with this sentiment from Penny Black.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Recipe:

Stamps: Madelynn – The Greeting Farm; Sentiment – Penny Black

Paper: White; Pink;  Brown; Nook&Pantry DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tapes; Copics

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Karate Hanna!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another Hanna Stamps Friday challenge over on the Hanna Stamps Member Forums of SCS. This week it is Cindy Haffner’s turn to host the challenge, which is a sketch challenge.

I used Hanna Stamps “Karate Hanna” to create my card, this is such a fun stamp set.

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Here is the sketch if you would like to play along with us.

Recipe:

Stamps: Karate Hanna – Hanna Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Red; Designer Paper

Other: Black Ink; Black Brads; Modern Label Tag; EK Success Wavy Dot Border Punch; Red Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Seeing Stars!

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It is Elzybells challenge time over on the Elzybells Art Stamps blog. This week the challenge was “Seeing Stars” …. we had to use a star (or stars) somewhere on your project.

I used “Decorating Teddy” to create my card for this challenge, for the simple reason that Teddy was holding a star … I figured that was a good start! I recently purchased the Star Nestabilities so of course I wanted to use that as well.  So I stamped the teddy directly onto the star and also stamped it a second time so I could cut it out and paper tole it over the other one. And finally I used the new star cuttlebug embossing folder on the green panel of my card.

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Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

Recipe:

Stamps: Winter Couple & Warmest Greetings – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Burgundy; Green; Eskimo Kiss DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Star Nestabilities; Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Circle Cutter; Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Takeout Tonight!

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Well I won’t really be having take out tonight, but it is the next best thing as it is my DD’s turn to cook hehe …. yahhhhh.

Of course it is Wednesday which means it is time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you didn't hop onto my blog via Christi Thorsen's blog then you might want to hop back over to the very start of the blog hop which is at Christie Ortman's blog.

This week it is Heather Lee-Reppen’s turn to issue the challenge. She has challenged us to a color challenge with a twist. We had to use the colors Black, Red & White and the twist was to add glitter to our project.

I love this color combo, it has to be up there in my fav combo’s (of course I do have more then one favorite color combo LOL … how could you not *wink*) Anyway I had just purchased this oriental themed designer papers the other week and as they worked with this color combo it wasn’t hard to decide which set I would be using this week …. Paper Pretties Flirty Fortunes set! I carefully stamped the takeout box onto my designer paper so that the red symbol was on the front of my box and paper pieced this onto my box that I had on the white circle.

I found this fun sketch while browsing my Google Reader recently from the Just Us Girls (JUGS) blog and decided to use it for the layout of this card.

Ok so where is the glitter …. don’t worry it is there LOL … I added it to the stripes on the chopsticks!

Want to play along with us
How to Enter: Create a card using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC78.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuesday, November 24th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Christie Ortman

Julie Masse

Jana Weaver

Jackie Rakoski

Christi Thorsen

Frances Byrne (you are here!)

Heather Lee-Reppen

Wendy Bond

Kristy Ketterlin

Jane Matsumoto

Jennifer Greco

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Heather Lee-Reppen’s blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge

Recipe:
Stamps: Flirty Fortunes– Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Red; DP – My Memories
Other: Black Ink;Circle Nestabilities; Black Brads; Oriental Coin; Glitter Glue; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Birthday Girl!

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Hi everyone!

My card today is for this week’s CPS Sketch challenge which is sponsored by MFT Stamps.

I am just loving this new “Pure Innocence” range which MFT Stamps are now selling that I just had to play with another one of these sets. This one is My Balloon, I paper pieced the little girls dress using the same designer paper that I used for the background.

I used the zigzag border punch to create the zigzag stripe as show in the sketch.

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Here is the sketch if you would like to play along. Don’t forget to go to the CPS site and add the link to your card so everyone else can see what you created.

Recipe:

Stamps: My Balloon – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Orange; Designer Paper – Bo-Bunny

Other: Black Ink; Circle Punches; MS Zigzag Border Punch; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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