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Monday’s Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge was for color combos.  I ordered the Birthday Balloons stencils from last month’s release, and I have been very eager to do some ink sponging with them.  I used Laurie Schmidlin‘s rainbow color combo to create this card:

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I stenciled the balloons onto the panel, then I doodled the balloon strings and outlines over them.  I also used a gold paint marker to add the dots on the balloons and the rest of the panel.

This card is going into the linkup for the Papertrey Ink Day 8 color challenge.

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Sunday’s Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge was to use dies only, no stamps.  That is a difficult challenge, for me.  I absolutely LOVE dies.  In fact, I love them so much that I have far more dies in my stash than stamps.  But when restricted to ONLY using dies…..?

Well, here is what my “Great Brain” conjured up for me:

 

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Using my Shaped Sayings and Brushed Off Rectangle dies for the first time here, in addition to my Sheer Basics vellum paper that I purchased during that crazy paper sale last year.  Oh my goodness, we’d better not talk about the ridiculous hoard of paper I have a result of that! LOL.

Moving on…

This card is going into the linkup for the Papertrey Ink Day 7 challenge.

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My teenage daughter has dubbed this card THE perfect card, so I must have done something right – LOL!

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Birthday Balloons

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While I do love a pretty floral stamp, I also love balloon stamps.  I really have a hard time restraining myself whenever I see balloon stamps.  I have used the Balloon Adventures stamp set from Stampin Up for this card, and also the Direct Messages stamp set by Papertrey Ink:

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This is for the CAS(E) This Sketch #258 challenge.

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Pink, Red, and Gray

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In addition to coloring all my stamped images, I sometimes like to sit and do some sponging on white cardstock, just to have some on hand for when I get around to using them and also to practice my blending skills.  I used one of the ombre panels for this card.  I’m not much of a Valentine kind of person, so I turned these Color Throwdown Valentine colors into a birthday card, instead.

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This card was designed for the Freshly Made Sketches #323 challenge:

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And also for the Color Throwdown #479 challenge:

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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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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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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:

PTI sketch

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.
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