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Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Die"ing for Fall


As you know, I am soooo partial to Autumn! 

Last week was a bit of a bomb! I ended up in the Hospital AGAIN......grrrr!

Since I had my stents put in at the end of April, I had been back to the Hosptial twice with chest pains. I had similar symptoms to what I was experiencing when I had my heart attack. Sadly, my symptoms aren't typical in that my Blood Pressure is find, my heart function great and in all three visits over the past few months, even the bloodwork was good.

SO this is my testimony to you to PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR BODY!

I was having symptoms again all weekend. Finally on Tuesday, I asked my Mom to drop me at the Hospital. Again, there didn't appear to be anything showing as wrong. Fortunately, the Cardiologist that came down to see me, was AMAZING! He said that since I've been back three times, he wanted to repeat an Angiogram to ensure that nothing more was going on. Sure enough, there was an additional blockage that needed repair and so I have another little piece of metal in my Heart! 


I am hopeful that this in the onset to my recovery! 

Next week, I'm teaching this card in my all occasion Card Class!

I came home from the hospital to a lovely box of the fall winter dies and had to get right into them!

For this card, I used the following dies:


I created a background by sponging ink onto white cardstock

I also added some dimension to the leaves and basket with some sponging as well!

Keep your eyes peeled, I'll be back soon with some Die Shares!

Happy Stamping!

Vicki



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper Loft Teams up with Cardmaker Magazine for a Fun Hop!!!




Welcome to the CardMaker and The Paper Loft Blog Hop! 
Today the CardMaker Designers and The Paper Loft Designers will be showing you some wonderful projects featuring papers from The Paper Loft

The COOL thing is that I'm not the last one on the hop!!!! Yay!

Soooo if you've been hopping already, you've arrived from the very talented Theresa Momber's Blog.

For my card, I paired the Fabulous On the Go Collection with some fabulous Die Cuts from Impression Obsession Stamps

The dies include:


Did you notice that I cut an extra "surfboard" for the sentiment?

I loved cerating the fun scene and hope you like it too!

Next stop?? The Lovely Ms. Anna Wight
Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! One winner will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate from The Paper Loft!  The winner will be chosen on August 31st at 9pm CT and announced on The Paper Loft Blog on September 1st. 


Blog Hop List:



Jeanne Streiff
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Smile!!!



Smile!

I had fun creating this little scene for the Splitcoaststamper Colour Challenge yesterday

The Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral and Old Olive combo just reeked of Summer to me!!!


Here are the Impression Obsession Products I used on the card:


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sweet Friendship-Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge

EEEEk!! Sorry I'm posting my card so late today. I wasn't feeling the best and thought I'd take a little nap. Being that I don't sleep well, I figured that I would be up before 11 p.m. to finish my post. BOY was I wrong! I slept from 9 p.m. until NOON...that is CRAZY!! but I must have needed it. 

Anyhoo, the challenge is to created a friendship card!

I've been DROOLING over this new stamp for awhile! The Beautiful Rose Tin

I coloured it up with my Copic Markers and added a little stickles to make "dew"....you can make do with making dew with stickles!!!! lol

I used this fun vintage designer paper and then thought I ought to make a lacy border with the Border Duo 2Dies. So fun!

I finished up with this fun HELLO sentiment

Well, I'lll keep my rant short today!

Sorry  was late for the party~
All the girls are playing today

You can pick up the links on my sidebar, or head on over to the IO Stamps Blog

Happy Stamping!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Getting a head start on Christmas with a Krafty WInter Scene


It's NEVER to early to get a start on Christmas Cards! NEVER....why do I say that? 
Because I NEVER seem to have enough cards!

I got this adorable little set through Stamping Up~ and just had to play with it! 
I saw some very sweet winter scenes in White and Blue, but I have a thing for Kraft these days~

I think the card is Delicious! Why is it that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Snow scenes and Snow men, but can't stand the cold!  I'm relishing the day when I can spend the winters south! (Hmm I better make more stamping friends closer to the Equator!!!! lol~

I've been asked to do some classes again, so this is one of the Christmas Cards we'll be doing!

Do you likey?



Hope you have a great day! If you're here in Ontario, enjoy the smidge of summer weather that Mother Nature has bestowed upon us!

Happy Stamping!

~~Vicki--

Friday, August 15, 2014

A couple of cards to die for!



Brrrrrr.!! Definitely NOT Beach Weather here!!! I thought i'd better get these cards up before the snow flies! (LOL!)

I am LOVIN' the new Summer Dies from Impression Obsession Stamps!

What about this Woody Wagon??? WHAT ABOUT IT?? Isn't it the GROOVIEST!!!?????


I think so!!!!

I had a blast making this fun summer card with the following dies:









Let's hope that we see a little more Summer Before we have the chill of Autumn upon us consistently~

Happy Stamping!


Vicki
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Impression Obsession Thursday Challenge-Keep It Clean



This week's challenge on the Impression Obsession Blog is to create a clean and simple card.

It doesn't get much simpler than this!


I totally had to make my card with the CUTEST Flip Flop Dies EVER!!!!!!!

You can find them on the IO Website very soon!

I cut the "FLIPS" out of some sweet Echo Park Paper and sponged the edges with Pacific Point Ink

I stamped the sweet summer sentiment in the same ink

Then, I simply mounted the Flip Flops on Pop Dots!

Easy Peasy!!!!

Watch in the next few days, I totally have some fun cards to show you with the new summer dies!


Head on over to the IO Blog to enter your submission for the challenge contest and to get links to the DT players!!!!!

Happy Stamping!