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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Monday, July 31, 2023

Final day to enter Die Cut Divas July Birthday Challenge!

Hi there - I can't believe it's the end of July already! Today I'm part of the last day team at Die Cut Divas, sharing last minute inspiration for our July Birthday Challenge. Please link up by 9p Pacific time today and be sure to use a die cut &/or embossing folder in your birthday design!

As usual, I have a main card and a bonus for you. 

First up, another card using the June 2023 MFT kit (see previous HERE):

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Solar White;
My Favorite Things cardstock (Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, 
Grape Jelly & Limelight) and Petite Gingham 6x6 (retired)
Hero Arts Arctic and Bermuda cardstock & 
Park Lane medium jade (from an A2 card)
Dies - My Favorite Things All the Happy, Bold Blooms
Stamps - My Favorite Things Happy Occasions & 
Hero Arts Lisa's Mix & Match Messages (retired)
Other - Hero Arts clear enamel dots; 
Copic G02 to shade bud stems; foam tape

Very simple - Die cut items, assemble layered flowers, shade some stems with Copic G02 & arrange elements. Stamp and fussy cut sentiment. Adhere to A2 card & add enamel dots - done! Should've added a strip behind part of the gingham so I didn't have a bump from the white, oh well...

And here's a bonus card using more Bold Blooms with a "happy" die cut from a favorite MFT birthday Blueprint set (one of the 7 still available). I love these sets!

Supplies: Paper Neenah Solar White; Hero Arts gold glitter;
My Favorite Things cardstock (Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, 
Grape Jelly & Limelight)
and Petite Gingham 6x6 (retired)
BoBunny Boulevard 6x6 (for green 1/2 circle)
Park Lane medium jade (from an A2 card)
Dies - My Favorite Things Bold Blooms, Blueprints 26,
Blueprints 21 (retired), Stitched Blooms Peaceful Greenery;
Stamps - My Favorite Things Happy Occasions 
Other - foam tape

Thanks to My Favorite Things for the generous $25 prize which we'll award on August 3rd and special thanks to Brianna on the MFT team who was such a delight to work with! The MFT customer service is amazing and I always know my orders will arrive in a jiffy!!

Thanks for stopping and hope to see you in the Diva July Birthday Gallery!! And as always, happy crafting.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Another Mixed Media Art Journal Page & Card

TGIF everyone! I'm back with another accordion art journal page inspired by the Hero Arts Mixed Media Stamp Along - hope you're not sick of them yet! The journal has 14 pages, plus the covers so, if you've been counting, this makes #9. Five more to go, then I can share the completed book over in the HA event Facebook group. Oh, and you can now purchase a replay of the event if desired - for full details go HERE.

Supplies: see end of post for Stamp Along list
Additional supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts Floral Journaling
Transfers - Hero Arts Butterfly Hero Transfers

Today's panel uses another chunk of the work surface I used during the event. I cut it from adjacent to the part used on the LOVE page I shared HERE. After I glued down the white die cut word "rise", I kicked myself - meant it to be going upwards left to right... Oh well, no peeling it up afterwards, it was well adhered! 

I took yet another hunk of the same work surface to make a card:

Additional Supplies: Paper - Neenah White & 
Hero Arts Bermuda; Spellbinders A2 card
Dies - Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL;
Stamps - Hero Arts Background Texture Strips
Other - Preprinted reverse sentiment strip (brand unk)

I added some stenciling & the music texture. Kept it simple since the card went to a guy musician. Maybe should've done a black shadow on my sentiment die but I used a scrap of HA Bermuda cardstock since it went with the stenciling. Since the texture stamp is new, I'll add the card to Darnell's July NBUS Challenge

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty weekend!

Main Hero Arts Stamp-Along Supplies 
(not all used on today's projects): 
Stamps with Dies - Beautiful Day Bundle
Positive Script, & Rough Dot Bold Prints 
Stencil - Stacked Circles
Dies - Circle Set
Rub-ons Flowers and Swirls Hero Transfers
Other - many liquid watercolors, inks & sprays
Hero Paste, Hero Wax & Hero Pearls

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Gingerbread Boy Trio

Hi all - hope you're surviving the heatwave if it's affecting you! We had a tremendous thunderstorm early this morning so we aren't seeing the extreme high heat that was predicted - yay! 93F here with a light breeze - very pleasant and the lawn looks happier thanks to some free water!!

I'm popping in with my third and final card for the July Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Gingerbread Treats. Thanks to Jo (Jos Blogs) and elf Carol (just me: c) for a fabulous challenge!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White; Anchor Paper Kraft;
Authentique Festive 6x6 (plaid);
BoBunny Snowfall 6x6 (brown strips);
 Paper Studio red & Christmas Basics (gingerbread pattern)
Dies - Spellbinders July 2023 Large Die of the Month;
My Favorite Things Blueprints 6 (retired);
Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words
Hot Foil Plate - Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words
Other - foam tape; Spellbinders foil

Yesterday I finally opened my July 2023 Spellbinders box that arrived on Saturday. Among the lovely contents, I spotted the Large Die of the Month set. It includes a sweet gingerbread boy; I immediately grabbed him for a CKC card. Then I cut the decor pieces and assembled (including extra gingerbread boys to stack for dimension).

Next I trimmed a piece of gingerbread patterned paper to A2 size and covered a premade card. Added a strip of plaid, a scalloped trim and two brown strips. Die cut 3 doilies to hold my gingerbread boys who got popped up with foam tape. I had a stash of LF foiled sentiments so picked one, then die cut a red shadow plus extras for dimension. Assembed the card - done!

Since my gingerbread boy die is new, I'll also add this card to Darnell's July NBUS Challenge

Thanks for stopping & happy crafting!!

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Gingerbread Cookie Jar

Hey crafty friends - hope you're enjoying the weekend! I was doing some crafty clean up yesterday and found the stamp set I sought when I made a previous card for the July Christmas Kickstart Challenge - yay! Jo (Jos Blogs) and elf Carol (just me: c) are doing Gingerbread Treats and I just had to play along a second time!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah White; Anchor Paper Desert Storm;
My Favorite Things Petite Gingham 6x6 (retired);
Tim Holtz kraft metallic
Stamps with dies - Hero Arts Gingerbread House Stamp & Cut 
(retired at HA but a couple in stock HERE at Frantic Stamper)
Dies - Hero Arts Kitchen Crocks
Other - Copic Markers

First I created the background with the bitty stamps in the set. Die cut it with a stitched rectangle and blended some brown ink around the edges. Adhered to a kraft A2 card. Next I stamped and die cut the gingerbread house and some gingerbread boys on Neenah White cardstock and colored with Copics. Stamped and die cut the sentiment.

Here's another example of a card going off in a new direction. I was going to put the house and one cookie on a tag with the sentiment. While passing a stack of items recently purchased at my LSS Anchor Paper, I spotted the Kitchen Crocks die set which I hadn't used yet. I decided the crock, minus the handles, would make a fine cookie jar! And wouldn't the house be a cute decoration for the jar? But how to add the jar to my card?? I was surfing some of my blogging friends' posts and spotted this cutie by Lisa (My Paper Tales) where she'd used a narrow strip of gingham - bingo! Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa!! And I like the sentiment on part of the gingham strip. I cut extra bits of the crock from gold to add details, then decided that a couple more gingerbread boys could be popping out the top. Done!

Since my crock is new, I'll also add this card to Darnell's July NBUS Challenge. It's been a while since I've been able to play at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge so it's past time! They're doing Christmas in July so I'll link up there too. I was inspired yesterday by my Diva teamie Dawn (Dawn's World) with her darling card HERE.

Thanks for stopping & happy crafting!!

Saturday, July 22, 2023

More Mixed Media

Hey there - I'm back with some more projects inspired by last weekend's Hero Arts Mixed Media Stamp Along. I have a card and a journal page for you today.

Supplies: please see list at end of post

The panel for this card was done with the help of a 3x3" square gel plate. I neglected to photograph the print before I cut it up but I had enough for four cards.  I made a previous card with another quarter of the print (at bottom of post HERE).

I basically brayered ink onto the gel plate and used it as a stamp without pressing down too hard on the edges; didn't want harsh square edges (but you can see a few). I brayered over a stencil on the gel plate and also sprayed through the stencil direct to paper with some glimmer mist. Once dry, I die cut with a stitched rectangle & stamped with a cling script stamp inked with Hero Wax (very subtle gold in spots) and then with a clear script stamp held on my fingertips with some teal ink. I matted the printed the print with black and added to an A2 card formed from Hero Arts Bermuda cardstock. A label made with a Dymo embossing tool became the sentiment strip.

Here's an accordion art journal page I made using part of the watercolor sheet I'd used as a work surface (see that photo HERE). I added a LOVE diecut (Hero Arts Love You Stamp & Cut XL) along with a leftover sentiment strip.The narrow strip on the left side near the page's edge was trimmed off another page that I'd cut too large. Didn't want to waste it, right?

Thanks for stopping and if you haven't entered our July Die Cut Diva Birthday Challenge, I hope to see you there by 7/31 at 9p Pacific!!

Main Hero Arts Stamp-Along Supplies: 
Stamps with Dies - Beautiful Day Bundle
Positive Script, & Rough Dot Bold Prints 
Stencil - Stacked Circles
Dies - Circle Set
Rub-ons Flowers and Swirls Hero Transfers
Other - many liquid watercolors, inks & sprays
Hero Paste, Hero Wax & Hero Pearls

Friday, July 21, 2023

Birthday Time with My Favorite Things!

Hey there - I'm posting inspiration at Die Cut Divas today for our July Birthday Challenge! We're celebrating My Favorite Things' 17th Birthday by using their wonderful products but you can use anything from your stash. Just be sure to include a die cut or embossing folder in your design.

I bought some June release MFT items to play with - as usual, their customer service was amazing! I ordered and 2 days later - package at my door! Had an idea for a box card which I finally finished on Tuesday:

Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Artic
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Craft Consortium Retro Summer (waves)
BoBunny Enchanted Garden (rock wall)
Stamps with dies - My Favorite Things Oceans of Fun (dies HERE)
Dies - My Favorite Things Under the Sea,
Other - Copic Markers

I thought the Level Up box card set would be amazing for the arched rock wall in the Under the Sea set. I used the new waves die for this style box card and cut them from some ocean looking Craft Consortium paper. Next I die cut a bunch of the sea critters, coral & foliage from Neenah White cardstock. Using the negative at a template, I popped them into the MISTI to stamp, then colored with Copics. Stamped & die cut the sentiment panel.

I assembled my box and flattened it, as for mailing, to arrange my elements, then glued to card. That was the fiddly part, otherwise this came together easily. I just love how it turned out! Here are a couple other views.

Still with me? I have a bonus card using MFT's June card kit (products available separately). I couldn't resist adding to my MFT blossom collection and the new happy die with coordinating stamp set is amazing!!

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White;
My Favorite Things cardstock (Orange Zest, Lemon Drop & Limelight)
striped from a retired 6x6 collection (can't find the name)
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 (retired),
Stamps - My Favorite Things Happy Occasions

For more visual interest, I cut the top and bottom happys the same orientation, then rotated the die 90 degrees to cut the middle one so the stripes went a different way. The little leaves were trimmed off a sprig of 8 leaves. I stamped and fussy cut the word birthday. Added everything to a pierced rectangle panel, matted and glued to A2 card. Done!

I'll share at Darnell's July NBUS Challenge since I used new stuff for the first time. I'm always super happy when I used something new right after I get it - such a change from waiting a year or two!! I was also inspired by my friend Gundi (papierelle) to join in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #573 where they're doing sea life. See Gundi's darling card HERE.

Thanks for stopping and I hope to see you in the July Diva Birthday Gallery by the 31st at 9p Pacific! MFT has generously donated a $25 gift card to their online store which we will award to our random winner selected from eligible July entries.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

More Journal Pages Inspired by the Hero Arts Mixed Media Stamp Along

Hey everyone - thought I'd pop back in with some more accordion art journal pages I completed after the Hero Arts Mixed Media Stamp Along last weekend. First up, one I did on Sunday. 

Supplies: Dies - Hero Arts Delicate Butterfly
Plus see event supply list at bottom of post

As recommend by Kathy of The Daily Marker during one of her 30 Day Coloring Challenges, I had used pieces of watercolor paper as a work surface during the event. Forgot to photograph the one I used here but it was very messy with inks. I trimmed part of it to a journal page and continued to embellish with script stamping & stenciling. Very shimmery in real life thanks to irridescent spray. Slapped a white die cut butterfly on there with a sentiment strip left from the event, added some Hero pearls for a "flight path" - done!

I used a second slab of watercolor paper for a work surface during the event and remembered to photograph it.

You can see where I did some ink blending and spritzing of flowers for my Saturday pages. So far I haven't used this sheet for journal pages, except I did snip a green section from under the Hero Paste for some leaves you'll see later. I'm sure the rest of the panel will find its way onto a project soon!

Next, a crafty disaster on Monday - who said crafting isn't dangerous?!

Don't ask me how it happened but I was using purple liquid watercolor on some leftover flowers and dropped the bottle! Oddly it landed straight up but the dropper went flying and liquid splattered everywhere! I had my flip-flops on when it happened but took them off for the photo so you could see more splatter. That's packing paper in the upper right corner - on the floor, luckily, to catch some liquid. I was able to scoop some of the liquid onto a palette, then I had the great idea to soak some up with a slab of watercolor paper. I cleaned up the rest (my toe is still a bit purplish around the nail) then used the purple watercolor paper for this page:

I used a stencil & brayer with some of ink saved from the spill to add some subtle texture. Then I stenciled some dots with a teal ink, plus some stenciled circles with Hero Paste. And there is the sweet flower which was getting purple ink when the disaster happened. I die cut some Poppystamps leaves from that work surface piece above & used a YOU from my stash (Hero Arts Love You Stamp & Cut XL) along with a leftover sentiment strip.

That's it for today - hope you're enjoying the day whatever you're doing! Thanks for visiting!!

Main Hero Arts Stamp-Along Supplies: 
Stamps with Dies - Beautiful Day Bundle
Positive Script, & Rough Dot Bold Prints 
Stencil - Stacked Circles
Dies - Circle Set
Rub-ons Flowers and Swirls Hero Transfers
Other - many liquid watercolors, inks & sprays
Hero Paste, Hero Wax & Hero Pearls

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Day Two of Hero Arts First Mixed Media Stamp-Along!

Hi all - thanks for stopping back! **Warning - photo heavy post ahead**

I had a crafting marathon this weekend - a Mixed Media Stamp-Along online with Hero Arts and their fabulous instructors!! We created pages for an accordion art journal - I shared my first page from the Friday night session HERE. Saturday's classes ran into the evening, then I had to watch the Twins game (beat the Athletics -yay!!) so I waited until today to blog them. Most sessions ran 90 minutes then we had a 30 minute break (1 hour for lunch most of which I used to craft). I've listed the main supplies at the end of this post.

First up on Saturday - INSPIRE page by Mindy Eggen. She used a lot of ink blending, die cutting and rub-ons with some splatter to finish it off. Here's my take on the project...I made my letters wonky so I didn't have to align them - LOL.

Next, a Life is Tough page by Nichol Spohr. Her class title was actually based on the companion card she created using others of the encouragement sentiment strips. I used different sentiments, plus created a card using the same techniques. I used seafoam white embossing powder on my flowers & leaves so they didn't stand out as nicely as Nichol's did using a brighter white ep. We randomly stamped on the flowers and leaves with a text stamp.

Next, Life is Beautiful page by Jessica Frost-Ballas. We used a ton of shimmer spray on those flowers! And since I made an extra flower, I created a card too.

Next up, Follow Your Heart page by Channin Pelletier, using lots of liquid watercolors and some white embossed dots, plus paste through a stencil.

Next - our art journal covers. For these we had a session with Mansi, a mixed media artist, who was very inspiring. Mansi went as the spirit moved her. In fact, she made a entirely different pair of covers during the session than the ones on the handout! She did not want to see us make replicas of her covers; she wanted us to play! One of her concepts is to move on from a technique after a few minutes so you don't start "thinking". We played for 90 minutes and here's my result using watercolor paper:

See the ribbon between the covers? It started white and we painted it gold with Hero Wax, then added past through a stencil for some texture. And the bottle in the upper left corner? A tonic water bottle - I used the bottom to stamp the blue dotted circles. I'd been meaning to try it on my gel plate for ages but hadn't got around to it. Finally just used it to stamp!

And here's the journal front tied with the ribbon through a gold die cut wheel. LOL - I'd meant the panel at left in the photo above to be the cover but when I glued them on, the one at right landed on the front - oops. Otherwise the ribbon wouldn't have gone round the journal!

The evening event was a recorded video from Jennifer McGuire - so inspiring! She was live in the chat but had the session recorded so she could comment and answer questions. She made some amazing cards using gel print backgrounds with mixed media. I was creating along with her using a 3x3" plate applied to a much larger sheet multiple times. When the session ended, I left my unfinished print to sit. Worked on it more this morning and turned part of it into this card:

Whew! After all that, you probably won't see me until my Diva post on the 21st (still working on my card). This month we're doing Birthdays over at Die Cut Divas so check it out!

Thanks a bunch for sticking with me & happy crafting! If you haven't tried mixed media, try it!

Main Hero Arts Stamp-Along Supplies: 
Stamps with Dies - Beautiful Day Bundle
Positive Script, & Rough Dot Bold Prints 
Stencil - Stacked Circles
Dies - Circle Set
Rub-ons Flowers and Swirls Hero Transfers
Other - many liquid watercolors, inks & sprays
Hero Paste, Hero Wax & Hero Pearls

Friday, July 14, 2023

Fun with Hero Arts' First Mixed Media Stamp-Along!!

Hi all - welcome!! If you've been around me long, you know I LOVE Hero Arts!! This weekend is their first Stamp-Along specifically for mixed media. We're doing covers & pages for an accordion art journal; one came in the supply kit if you chose to buy one (I did). Tonight the event kicked off with a welcome from Hero CEO Aaron Leventhal, then a prerecorded interview with a couple Hero employees who love mixed media & art journals. Next, we had a class by the amazing Lydia Fiedler called CREATE. Here's my version of her page (complete with my inky fingers).

Supplies: Paper - Strathmore Bristol Smooth
Stamps - Hero Arts Rough Dot Bold Prints and Mixed Textures
Stencil - Tim Holtz Dot Fade;
Hero Arts Stacked Circles
Other - Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors, Ocean Blue/Gold Spray,
Pearl Hero Paste; Gold Hero Wax; Hero Transfers from class kit

As usual, Libby Hickson (Libby's Little Addiction) from Hero Arts did a homework Live on the Wednesday before the event. Well, my dad went into the hospital so I was down visiting him. He came home late Wednesday to the meal he requested I cook for him - LOL - and is doing much better. My baby sister is visiting him too so I was able to come home yesterday and to do my homework this afternoon.

For Lydia's class homework, we just stamped randomly on smooth card stock using a script and a text stamp stuck on our fingers, then we had to stencil a small pattern with Hero Paste so it would be dry for class. She used glitter paste but mine dried up since the last event so I used the pearl kind - love it! During her class we added liquid watercolors, dried it and stamped some dots in white ("taco stamping" - folding a big cling like at taco and going randomly, then sprayed through a stencil. Added some rub-ons, die cut out the word CREATE from the page, then from another cardstock to stack back for dimension. She did 3 times, I just did one from heavyweight cardstock. So fun! My right hand was worse in terms of ink on it but I needed it to take the photo!

Since I was doing the homework this afternoon anyway, I decided to make a quick mixed media card for my adopt-a-member AJ (read about that program HERE if you missed it & are interested).

Additional supplies: Paper - Strathmore cold press watercolor paper; 
Michael's black; Spellbinders A2 card
Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts Encouragement Sentiment Strips
Other - Hero Arts enamel dot from a retired MMH kit;
Versamark ink & Ranger Seafoam White ep

I used the pink and bright pink liquid watercolors (AJ loves pink) and some salt water taffy reactive reinker on watercolor paper. Did the finger stamping with just the script stamp, added the texture paste with the dot fade stencil, then die cut into rectangle once dry. I used the stacked circles stencil too, spraying some shimmer spray through it. Hard to see the pattern in the photo but it's so pretty in real life. The butterfly was sitting in the bits box - plain watercolor paper. I added some liquid watercolor and a gem. The sentiment strips come in one big stamp and can be trimmed with a paper trimmer or die cut using a special die. The die works for multiple stamp sets at Hero Arts, plus it cuts fun strips for general use too.

I'll add the card to Darnell's July NBUS Challenge since the encouragement strips and script stamps are new. So is a bunch of stuff for the journal page but I'll just do one linky :)

Hope you'll stop back to see my creations from tomorrow's classes. I probably won't be able to post those til Sunday since the classes run late. Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Gingerbread Boy

Hello and welcome! If you celebrated Independence Day yesterday, hope you enjoyed it! Mine was very low key - didn't even watch fireworks on television. We had a huge thunderstorm in the morning but it cleared up for the baseball game - the Twins beat the Royals - yay!! 

Jo (Jos Blogs) and elf Carol (just me: c) posted the July Christmas Kickstart Challenge yesterday and I just had to play along! I used a Penny Black gingerbread boy from 2010 that I unearthed from the Christmas craft box.

Supplies: Paper - Authentique Colorful Christmas;
Doodlebug Design Home for the Holidays;
My Favorite Things Very Merry;
Anchor Paper Dessert Sand & Rainbow Stack
Stamps - Penny Black Ginger Joy
Other - Copic Markers; white gel pen; 
Hero Arts pearls & enamel dots; 
Taylored Expressions sentiment strip

I stamped the gingerbread boy on kraft card, colored with Copics, added white gel pen details, then fussy cut. I included a stamp-off on the plain kraft so you can see the difference from the final result. I think the eyes on the stamp are too close to the mouth, kinda creeps me out!! So I masked off the eyes and added black pearls further away from the mouth - much better, don't you think? I covered the stamped buttons with some enamel dots.

Next I shuffled through the stack of 6x6 holiday papers, finding a perfect cookie background, a red houndstooth and a green striped. The first red A2 card I found in the stash was the wrong shade but I found a perfect one in a rainbow stack. Just needed to be scored. Die cut the houndstooth with an HA oval & assembled the card, popping the gingerbread boy up with foam tape. A pre-printed TE sentiment finished the card.

I'm not sure how long I've owned the PB Ginger Joy stamp but it's been several years. It turned up in the search for a different gingerbread set that I didn't find, oh well... I could tell he had never been opened as the price tag was stuck over the package closure & it was sealed tight. It's definitely been a while since I bought it - the price tag says $8.29 and the price is now $10 at PB! Since he's getting first play today, I'll add my card to Darnell's July NBUS Challenge.

That's it for today, friends - thanks for stopping & happy crafting!!

Sunday, July 2, 2023

June 2023 Card Chain Reveal

Happy July 2nd everyone! It's time to reveal cards that went round the world for the June Card Chain Challenge. Thirty-six people participated and you can see the full reveal HERE. I sent my card to the delightful Hilary (fiddling about) in the UK.

Supplies: Paper - American Crafts shimmer rose
Park Lane cream A2 card; BoBunny Double Dotted 6x6
Stamp - Hero Arts Wisteria Heroscape (sentiment)
Dies - My Favorite Things Torn Paper Edges;
Hero Arts Butterfly from the Feb 2023 My Monthly Hero premium kit &
Other - Hero Arts heart gem; Picked Raspberry Distress Ink;
Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud inks

June design options:

Color Palette


Theme Options: Vintage / Wheels / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: Lace / Shaped Card

I made a mask with a torn edge die and used it to ink layers of color along the side of the card, then stenciled with the same ink. I love the variation you can get with just one ink! Then, given I'm sending to Hilary, I had to do the envelope too - LOL. Also decorated the inside a bit which isn't my strength. Here's a photo of that too plus some die cut butterflies I sent to Hilary.

I received the gorgeous card below from Bonnie (Paper Crafter at Large) in Colorado who joined the chain this year. Such a talent & I was delighted to see this pink embossed stunner in the mailbox! Bonnie also sent some yummy papers for me to try - thanks so much, Bonnie!!

That's it for today, friends! If you'd like to join the Card Chain Challenge for July, you can still sign up by the 6th. Go here for all the details; you just make & mail one card then receive one card. Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by!!