It’s A Good Day To Be Happy~

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Sometimes all you need to be happy is a hug from a friend.

My card~

Bunnies

I used the adorable bunnies from the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set to create a simple card to send a friend who hasn’t been feeling well.

A close-up~

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Hopefully today is a good day for YOU to be happy too.

I used~

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny Stamp & Dies, Up & Away Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies, Copics, Glitz Unchartered Waters, Teresa Collins Ebosser

I Gave A Letter To The Postman~

Actually, I gave several to him.

I joined in a Pocket Letter Swap with several of the ladies from our Cricut Circle Good Morning Facebook Group.

You don’t know what a Pocket Letter is?

Well, neither did I until I visited this Janette Lane’s blog for a perfect description and joined this fabulous Pocket Letter Inspiration and Inspiration Facebook group.

After figuring it all out I jumped right in.

My first glitzy pocket letter~

My Minds

My first partner listed My Mind’s Eye as one of her favorite companies, so I added plenty of gold and sparkle to match her personality to the Sky’s The Limit Collection.

I included a personal letter and a 5 Things About Me list.

Each of my other partners took part in the 30 Day Color Challenge, so I came up with a different pocket letter for them.

My coloring inspired pocket letter~

Little Kids

I paired October Afternoon’s Sidewalk collection with the adorable Mama Elephant In My Heart stamps to create a cute little pocket letter full of love and playfulness.

I even included a set of stamped and die cut children for each of them to color and use on a project of their own.

All of them together~

Little Kids Together

This was a great way to practice my coloring. He he.

Next up….Halloween Pocket Letters, so I’m trying to decide if I should go cutesy or creepy.

I used~

Glitzy Pocket Letter~ My Mind’s Eye The Sky’s The Limit Collection, Heidi Swapp Planner Collection, Teresa Collins Sequins and Paper Clips, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Gold Doily, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

Coloring Pocket Letter~ October Afternoon Sidewalk Collection, Mama Elephant In My Heart Stamps & Dies, Studio Calico Paper Clips, Enamel Dots & Hearts, EK Success Layered Heart Punch, Studio Calico Sequins, We R Memory Keepers Fuse

It’s A Piggy Polaroid!!

Sometimes you work on a project and it just makes you happy.

That’s exactly how I felt working with this adorable little piggy from the My Favorite Things The Whole Herd stamp set.

In fact, I think I giggled the entire time.

My card~

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I simply stamped three of him on a sheet of Post It paper and cut them out to use as my mask.

Then I would stamp my pig, cover him with one of the masks and repeat until I had my entire Polaroid area filled with adorable piglets.

A close-up~

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This was a great way to play with various Copic pinks and practice blending them, since I wanted several different shades.

As an added bonus my little piggy polaroid was spotted and featured on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog!

And that makes me squeal with delight.

I used~

My Favorite Things The Whole Herd Stamp Set & Dies, Mama Elephant Polaroid Fun Creative Cuts, Copics and Neenah Solar White Paper

Hello Friend~

So, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge is over.

For now.

But, I loved every minute of it.

Especially since I learned a few things.

Like different methods for masking your stamped images, so  you can add more stamps to your card or color backgrounds like I did here.

My card~

Hello-Friend

I stamped my little girl image, masked her with a simple additional cut out of her and stamped my sentiment.

After I colored her, I re-masked her and used my inks and sponge to color the background sky.

A close-up~

Hello Friend Close

In the future I’ll be brave enough to create a mask of my sentiment or perhaps get a tad bit closer to my little girl, but for now I’m good.

Remember I have the cutting skills of a five year old.

He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Shooting Star and Sunday Sentiment Stamps, Copics, My Favorite Things Grape Jelly Ink, Distress Ink Broken China, Black Enamel Accents

Happy 70th Birthday!!

Remember when I mentioned that all I have been making lately are birthday cards?

Can you stand one more?

And then I’ll move on to something else.

I promise.

My card~

Happy-70th

Grandpa Buzzy recently turned 70!! Woot woot.

And Hartly was quite determined that we would be making him an elephant card.

Nothing says Happy 70th like an elephant right?

A close-up~

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I paired my birthday wishing elephants with the speech bubble die from My Favorite Things.

After completing my card Hartly was in charge of signing it for everyone.

Any guesses on how many names actually went on the card?

That girl!

I used~

WPlus9 Unforgettable and Bubble Talk Stamps & Dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Speech Bubble Edges, Mama Elephant Peek A Frame Creative Cuts, Photo Bomb Stamp Set, Copics, Thickers, Studio Calico Star Sequins

Happy Birthday….

Yeah….what they said.

I love these Three Amigos from Mama Elephant.

With their little signs you can make a card for any occasion.

Since May is full of birthdays in our family, it seems that’s all I’ve been making lately.

My card~

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I paired my little guys with paper from Basic Grey’s Hipster collection.

A close-up~

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Which I thought was totally appropriate, because those little guys seem not only kind of hip but also a bit sassy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamps & Dies, Basic Grey Hipster 6×6 Paper Pad, My Favorite Things Cross Stitched Dies, Copics, White Gel Pen, Kraft Paper

Trying something new…

30 Day Color Challenge 2

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already figured out what I’ve been up to.

But, I thought I’d share here too.

I’m spending a little bit of time each day coloring for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin from the Daily Marker.com.

I figure the best way to learn is to do, right?

My first eight days of coloring~

Mostly these are just colored images.

Hopefully, one day you’ll see them on a project.

Guess who else is super excited about this little daily challenge?

Hartly

Yep, this girl right here.

It’s also turned into a little mommy and daughter bonding time.

And that makes it even better.

Let me know if you’re participating too as I’d love to see what you’re coloring.

And quite possibly what other stamps I need to buy. He he.

I used~

Mama Elephant, Sweet Shop Stamps, Some Odd Girl, My Favorite Things and Stamping Bella Stamps, Copics, Misti Stamping Tool