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Hello, everyone.  I have 2 cards for The Paper Players’400th Challenge:

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I do love the Paper Players challenges – lots of variety and fun.  Happy 400th Challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

-Ally

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PTI Retiring Stamps Challenge

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Friday’s Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge was to use a stamp set from the 2018 retiring stamps list.  I chose to work with the Framed Out #12 stamp set to create this card:

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I also used some striped paper from the Clipsters Make-It-Market Kit and also the “happy” die from the One Liners die collection, both of which I had never used to this point.

This card is going into the linkup for the Papertrey Ink Day 5 challenge.

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-Ally

 

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Floral Challenge

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Thursday’s Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge was to use florals on a project.  Not too difficult for me to do, since I feel like I generally use florals on most of my projects.  Maybe I should branch out a little.  Here is my project, anyway:

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I used some of my pre-stamped images from the Gran’s Garden stamp set.  I do love the florals in this set – so fun to mix & match colors, so modern and fun!  I also really love the Pen & Ink stamp set.  The sentiments are a great mix of occasions and sizes, but all of them in the same fabulous font.

This card is going into the linkup for the Day 4 Challenge.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Saturday. 🙂
-Ally

 

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Viva La Verve Flower Challenge

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Here is a different look at the papers I used for my previous cards:

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What is not visible from the photo is that the tips and the center of the flower layers are touched with a little bit of Wink of Stella glitter pen, and the flower is paper pieced with some pink paper from the previously-mentioned collection.

I love that when using my Verve stamps (which I adore!), I always find that my “style” of card making seems to change just a smidgen, especially when I work with the Viva La Verve challenges.  I use a few more layers, I gravitate to a different style of paper, and my card design isn’t so typically simple.  It’s a fun change of pace!

I am linking this up to the Viva La Verve February 2018 challenge:

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And also to Flower Challenge #17 for Paper Piecing:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Middle of the Week! 🙂
-Ally

 

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One Heart Is Not Enough

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One thing I have that takes up a great deal of craft room space is patterned/designer paper.  I just have boxes and boxes of it all.  I promise myself over and over again that I will use some of the gorgeous papers I have all around me.  I generally use my Papertrey Ink papers.  But there has been one pad of 12×12 paper that peeks out from a box beneath my craft desk and catches my eye every time I am in the room.  I have wanted to use it because it has such lovely papers!  So I am thrilled to be able to say that I finally pulled it out and used it.  Completely on an impulse.  But I find that it is sometimes more fun to just go with the impulses and see where they take me.

This impulse led me to these two cards:

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For the first card, I used the negative from the Happy Hearts cover plate to help me with placing the hearts.  For the second card, I pretty much used my magic eye-balling power to place them.  I am thinking I like the first one better.  But I guess I honestly like them both.

I am linking this up for the Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary design team sketch challenge.  My card is very loosely based on Michelle Leone’s sketch:

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And also for The Paper Players “Will You Be My Valentine” challenge:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Mondays always kick my tooshie, but this one hasn’t been too bad!  I hope your Monday has been great, too.
-Ally

 

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Happy Birthday in Pinks

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I am not very good at shaker cards.  I fall in love with everyone else’s shaker cards, and I think to myself, “Self, we can do this!”  And then I try it.  And it doesn’t turn out great.  And even though I know it will likely not turn out great, I keep trying at it.

This one is my latest attempt:

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I used the Queen & Co candles die to create this one, using various shades of pink micro beads in the candles so that I can enter it into the Fab Friday #130 challenge:

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There are gold flecks in the candle flame sections.

The birthday theme and candles also qualify this one for this week’s Seize the Birthday challenge with the candles “topping” option:

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Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you are all in for a fabulous week!
-Ally

 

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Happy Birthday Heart Balloons

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I am still on my quest to open up and use my many stamp sets that still have not been used.

 

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Here I am using the Mama Elephant Party Kit stamp set for the balloons, the Mix + Mat Flourishes die set from Papertrey Ink, and the Heart Breeze die by Simon Says Stamp.

This card was designed for the this week’s Fusion challenge:

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-Ally

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