My Fave 15 of ’15!

Hi all!  Happy New Year’s Eve!  {Or in some cases Happy 2016!}  I’m getting a late start on this post today, but I thought I would share my favorite 15 cards of 2015.  The other day on Instagram, I shared what were the top 9 photographs I shared there, based on your likes!

In a somewhat chronological order….

15.  Level UP!

Limelight from MFT still remains a favorite color of mine!

14. Believe In Yourself

The best thing about this card: My friend still has it displayed on her refrigerator!
I always love a good rainbow, but this was even better.  Homemade enamel dots and using up tiny strips of brightly colored paper for that umbrella!
This was a fun card!  Birthday card for a sangria lover!  
I did a lot of CAS cards this year and I absolutely love this one!  
This was a two card post and I love both cards.  MFT’s Summer School sessions were great.  I love the sequined clouds and the lines of  X&O’s in pops of pink!
Of course, I like this card, but I really LOVE is the reason behind it!
I was on a search in 2015 to find this MFT set.  It was retired and almost impossible to find.  I posted on SCS on the ISO boards and a very lovely fellow stamper RAK’d the stamp set and dies to me.  I was prepared to pay for them, but she wouldn’t accept anything.  This card went back to her.  
I decided to take the jump back into design team work in 2015 and was so excited to join the From the Heart Stamps design team.
Love these flamingos and I was so happy with this card!
I’m not usually a fan of gold, but I love the Delicata gold ink.  Perfect for an anniversary card!
One of my favorite FTHS images of this year.  Seriously, I giggle every time I look at that birdbrain!
Love when an idea translates from your head to the paper!
I picked up the FUSE tool this fall and love how I was able to make a completely flat shaker card.
So there you have my favorite 15 of 2015!  I wish you the happiest of 2016 and may it be a 
Sweet ’16!  

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Believe in Yourself, Yogi

Hi all!  We have a beautiful day today in NJ.  Unfortunately, I don’t think it is going to last.  I think we are in for a soggy remainder of Spring Break.    My kids have been enjoying being outside, even eating lunch on the patio.

Today I have another card, featuring the Work Out set from Simon Says Stamp.  I am not a yoga nut — I can rarely shut off my brain to focus on the yoga {which probably says I need to do yoga}, but a few friends swear by it and pilates.

I love how this turned out.  I colored my yogi up with Copics and cut her with the coordinating die.  For the mat, I cut Stampers Select with Blueprints 13 and then taped down the Grid stencil from MFT.  I taped off a diagonal and then sponged MFT Orange Fizz and Grapesicle on half.  The card base is Gina K Sweet Mango.  Although there are a bunch of great sentiments in the Work Out set, I created my own sentiment using MFT Clearly Sentimental about Audrey Hepburn.  Using my MISTI, I inked up the three words from three different sentiments.  Inside I added a panel of Gina K Lovely Lavender cut with Blueprints 13 and stamped “Goal: A Dream with a Plan” .  Some enamel dots finished it off — quickly becoming one of my favorite embellishments of late!

Challenge Submissions
613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes

Believe In Yourself: Simon Says Clear Stamps Work Out & dies, MFT Clearly Sentimental About Audrey Hepburn; MFT Blueprints 13, Grid Stencil; MFT Orange Fizz, Grapesicle, Steel Grey ink; enamel dots

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Every Day is a New Beginning

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  I’m taking advantage of Spring Break and everyone being home today to put together another card.  I recently purchased the Simon Says Stamp Work Out set and the coordinating dies.  The images are just too cute!  I colored this one up last night and had to get it on a card this morning.

Okay, she was a lot of fun to color!  I just wish I was a smidgen as glamorous as she is when I work out!  The card base is Purely Pomegranate with some Kaisercraft paper.  I popped her up on dimensionals on a Pierced Rectangle.  I added some twine behind her and some sequins, along with a Sentiment Strip for the sentiment.

Challenge Submissions
Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles – Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen – Anything Goes

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