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HOC September Challenge

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Hi there, It is, once again, my turn to provide inspiration at the  House of Cards September Challenge.
This month we were provided with a color/photo challenge:
Love these beautiful Autumnal colors. I used a new die from Wplus9, with some  blue scrap paper in the background. Paper pieced an old CTMH set.   I really enjoy paper piecing, love the little bit of dimension added with patterned papers.  Ribbon, a button and a twine bow finishes it off. Please join us at the HOC Challenge or just visit to see all the gorgeous inspiration from the DT.
Thanks
Ang

I saw this sketch last week...

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at the Cardabilities Blog and decided to play along.
I love the hexagons, have punches and dies, but always have trouble coming up with my own designs for them.
Here is what I came up with:  The patterened paper is from an old BoBunny 6X6 pad.   It is the Little Miss Collection.   It has a tea party feel to it,  I guess for Little Miss Muffet.  I wanted a very subtle background.   Used Ivory on Ivory leaf dies.   It looks really good in person.  I wanted to use a little lace on it to go along with the tea theme.  Found the perfect colored ribbon scrap, so glad I save those little bits.
Thanks for stopping by, Ang

More goodies...

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Hello, I wanted to share some cards I have made over the last couple of weeks.   Just for fun! Both cards use these beautiful feather stamps and dies.  I cut the bottom of the card like a file folder, hence the shadow over the sentiment.  Just some scrap paper and ribbon. So simple, yet beautiful.   The feathers are stamped on and embossed on vellum.
My second card: I am in love with this one.  The gorgeous background is a piece of  Teresa Collins 6X6 paper. Pretty ribbon scraps, a die cut thank you, a cute little bird and we're good to go.. Thanks Ang

Just for Fun

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Hi Again,
I wanted to share something I made over the last couple of weeks.   It wasn't  for any challenges, just for the fun of it.
The entryway in my house has a small mirrored coat rack in it.   I have made a couple of small garlands to hang on it over the last couple of years.  I really like making them, they are only about 36" long  and can be made on a much smaller scale than a larger garland might be. Here is my latest.
I was originally inspired by the beautiful California poppies that covered Mt. Diablo back in late spring.  We had taken a drive up the mountain and the poppies were everywhere.  I wish I had taken a picture. I was inspired to come home and make some flowers.  I wasn't sure originally what I was going to do with them except I knew they would be for a new garland. I had purchased these little burlap bags a while back.   Again, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, just knew I had to have them.   Sometimes, that bad habit of mine pa…

WMS Fanatics Anniversary

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The Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge Blog is turning 1.  I love Waltzingmouse Stamps and have been a fan of this challenge since the beginning.  While I haven't participated in every challenge, I have done quite a few, and I couldn't pass up this chance to congratulate Tara and Deborah on thier anniversary. The challenge is to make a birthday or anniversary card. Here is my card.
I cased this, almost exactly, from Lisa at I'm in Haven.   I had pinned it a while back. I used my favorite flower stamp, WMS Funky Flowers.   I absolutely love this set.  The scrumptious sentiment is from Hero Arts. Thanks for visiting.
Ang