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Clean & Simple Stamping

I was inspired by the recent sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping’s blog #225 and the Shopping Our Stash challenge #86 to use our oldest ribbon for this card using Tweety Jill’s collage papers and stamps.

Tweety Jill


The 3 Valentine’s ribbons are AT LEAST 3 years old, maybe older! I got them at Michael’s on clearance one year and have not used them up yet. Fun challenge at SOS!

I just think this set is adorable – from the little critters that fit inside the frame to the sayings included, the extra making set AND the postage DIE!!! LOVE IT! Stephanie at The Stamps of Life really hit a homerun with these matching sets in my opinion. 

I used the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping FTL213, the colors from the Die Cuttin Divas challenge #91 and CAS-ual Fridays CFC78 using torn edges on the washi tape.

The Stamps of Life

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It’s the weekend and I’m getting in some card making time! I’m trying to finish up on the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoaststampers and get the cards mailed off. That’s my goal by Monday anyway!! Here’s to working on it and gettin’ it done!

The Stamps of Life

The stamps are all from The Stamps of Life Turtle2love set. The glitter embossing powder is from P K Glitz. The sketch is from Clean and Simple Stamping FTL215. The color combo is from Color Throwdown CTD216. This card also meets the masculine challenge at CAS-ual Fridays CFC77.

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It’s almost 1/2 way through the year and here’s my first Christmas card! Usually I try to make a couple holiday cards every month, but I haven’t been able to do that this year. I’ll just have to do a marathon session in July or whenever I can get some time to crank out some cards. I love making holiday cards, so it shouldn’t be difficult!

Don’t forget this week’s challenge at Michelle Perkett’s Challenge blog – Flowers Galore!

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Michelle Perkett Studio rubber stamp available at Faerie Song Art Stamps

P K Glitz glitter and embossing powder

Tacky Tape

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL140

There are so many great Easter stamps out there now in rubber, clear and digital. I’ve combined 2 of them with this card – clear and digital. The bunny is colored with Copic markers and the greeting is stamped with Memento dye ink and colored with a Sakura Glaze pen. Fun, cheery and bright for such a Spring-y holiday!

Are you wondering why I’ve been showing more digital stamps from The Stamping Boutique? I was a Guest Designer there for March and they asked me to stay on in the regular Team! I really appreciate the Team’s creativity, so it’s a great fit!

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique digital stamp

Copic markers

The Stamps of Life greeting

Tsukineko ink

Sakura Glaze pen

Flower embellishment

Clean & Simple Stamping sketch FTL136

Hanna and Friends Challenge Blog

With Michelle Perkett Studio!

Let’s get in the mood to celebrate Easter! You’ll be seeing a lot of great Easter and Spring themed projects today!

What would a Blog Hop be without fun and prizes?

We have a little surprise for everyone who participates in our hop this weekend! Michelle has created the Easter digi set that has not been released yet (seen above) that 4 of Hoppers will be eligible to win by just answering all 4 of our Easter trivia questions along the hop route! Four of our DT ladies have been chosen to be our “secret bunnies” that will be giving away the Easter set along the hop and will be posting their trivia question with their blog hop post and all you have to do to enter to win the Easter digi set is to answer all 4 questions correctly, so good luck and have fun and don’t forget to comment on all of our blog hop posts!

Here’s the blog hop order:

Michelle’s personal blog
and here’s the rest of the order:
Andrea <——–YOU ARE HERE

EMAIL ME with the answer to my trivia question:

” Who co-starred with Judy Garland in the movie Easter Parade?”

Now let’s get inspired! I created a couple of cards with Michelle’s newest images. I used Spring colors with some fun Easter ribbon that I picked up just for this occasion! I hope you like them.

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Michelle Perkett Studio


Copic markers
Border punch
Prima flowers
Mojo Monday sketch #186
Michelle Perkett Studio
Copic markers
Border punch
Prima flowers

I hope you enjoy the Hop! Don’t forget there is a weekly challenge going on at the Challenge Blog if you would like to participate before Monday afternoon. Have a GREAT weekend!



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