Belated Birthday Wishes for Vicki

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I am finally dragging my sniffling, half-sighted self through the virtual door, late to the party, but nonetheless hopping and hoping that Vicki of All I do is Stamp has had a wonderful day and you’ll join us in wishing her a happy year ahead. As evidenced by her card above, she is a wonderful designer, who has become a member of our PNW crew, though she lives in Arizona. Being on numerous DT’s and a big presence in our community, you are likely to have encountered her awesome work in your travels.

To connect the two locales, I created a layout that emphasizes life in the desert sunshine and life along the shore. Sadly, i was only able to capture these sneak peeks (despite being done with her surprise well ahead of schedule) before being felled by the flu. I’ll update photos soon!

Vicki may your year be full of magic, warmth, adventure, and inspiration!!  And maybe a trip back up to Seattle!

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This one card below is unfinished, as I was going to put with pocket letter and submit to Fusion, but it too will wait until I am me again!!

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Hop along with us, won’t you?

Lisa, hostess

Amy

Toni

Kimberly

Tonya

Katie:

Kate:  You are here

Laura

BIRTHDAY GIRL Vicki

PNW Birthday Hop: II

Hello everyone, happy Friday and happy birthday Ms. Kimberly Weiner of Weinerhoneymooners!

Now I won’t be able to give her the kind of awesome gift she presented me this year, but I hope she knows how happy I am to know her, to craft and laugh, and vent and chat, alongside her, and that I will miss celebrating in person with her this weekend!!

I know this will be a big year for her and with her spirit and creativity, she is going to rock it, boldly and beautifully!

Be your own kind of beautiful, girl!!

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The background paper says, “Hello Beautiful” working perfectly with the Hero Arts “Dare to Dream” set, available at The Heart Desires.

All papers are digital from Forever Joy at The Lilypad printed on photo paper.
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Love how the large Wild Garden flowers by Julie Ebersole work so well with the smaller Savvy Stamps floral dies. Also this large green flowers had its stem snipped and works well as a succulent!

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My new favorite background frame dies, MFT’s Diagonal stitched rectangles, combined with Lil’ Inkers and Mama Elephant stitched rectangles. The stitched lines play off of those in the flowers.

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Love incorporating dimension in my work. The arrangement of florals and branches jump off the page.

Hop along with us today and make sure to wish our friend a happy day!

You should have come from Lisa’s site.

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Please stop back for updated pictures as I am going to be a bit late to this party, but here’s a sneak peek!!

Off to your next stop:
LAURA

I am sending this over to Ellen Hutson’s Pinsights challenge as well!

My card features:
Wild Garden flower dies by Julie Ebersole; Essentials by Ellen Linen 100# cardstock

Hope your April was swell! Thanks for dropping by!

PNW Birthday Hop

happy birthday laura
Photo Credit: Amy Tsuruta

Hello Everyone!

Today we are celebrating our friend Laura and I hope you will hop along with us.

Laura is kind, gentle person who is a good listener (a rare quality!) and creator of lovely cards.  I am glad she is part of our crafty crew!  Happy Birthday Laura! I hope it is a sweet start to a new year.

You should have arrived here from Lisa’s site.

If not, head over to Amy’s site and catch up with the rest of the group.

 

I used all papers and most embellishments from Maggie Holmes’ collection, Confetti, for my card.; sentiment is from Hero Arts stamped, embossed on vellum and fussy cut; the heart is from Amy Tangerine’s Stitched die set.

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April is full of birthdays so I have been busy pulling together some projects for students and family.  Here’s a sample of what I’ve been up to lately. Click on any image to enlarge.

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Alright, on to the next stop, which is the birthday girl’s site!  Make sure to stop over there and wish her a happy day and year ahead, and check out her work!

Thanks for spending some time with me and the rest of my crew today!  Happy weekend!