Margarita Time!

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Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s been almost 3 months since I last posted and honestly, I really have missed the magic of crafting with its wonderful colors, glitter, shapes and endless possibilities.

My sweet friend, Helen asked me to be her partner desiger for Karen Burniston’s April challenge. Oh, what an honor! Thank you, Helen!

Now the fun part started earlier this year when I was able to pick my choice of Karen’s fantastic designs by Elizabeth Craft Designs and I chose the new Accordion Rectangle die set.

As you might already know, my absolute favorite paper is by Authentique Paper and for this project I chose Classique Beauty.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs – December Designers’ Challenge

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of December and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects using the wonderful Shimmer Sheetz and glitter by Elizabeth Craft Designs for our projects.

Just the other day my friend asked me to create a happy card for a friend — what a great opportunity to create something fun. Often we look for something or someone else to make us happy, but some days, we just have to create our own sunshine.

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Secret Santa with Make It Crafty

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Hi Crafty Friends,

I’ve been coloring since August 2013 and the first group I fell in love with last year was Make It Crafty, right around the time they were showing off all the amazing Secret Santa gifts. Now this year in 2014, Zoe was kind to include me too and this is my gift I created for my Secret Santa recipient, Elaine.

Of course, the wonderful die sets I used for my card are the Snowflakes and Lucy Label Pop Up by Elizabeth Craft Designs, designed by Karen Burniston, plus the pretty glitter dots.

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Charlotte waiting for Santa

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There’s something new and bitter sweet today with Milk N Coffee, our design team has created some beautiful projects and it’s all about CHRISTMAS and this card is in the postal service heading to my best friend!

While we celebrate Christmas, it is also our last post here. Of course, please continue to stop by Milk N Coffee Etsy Store to explore all the wonderful images. What can I say? I absolutely adore these little images as they’re drawn by two amazingly sweet ladies I hope to meet one day!

I would like to share my new card with the super sweet Charlotte waiting for Santa.

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Alicia on her Mini Christmas Scooter

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There’s something new again with Milk N Coffee, our design team has created some beautiful projects and it’s all about CHRISTMAS IN NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS.

I would like to share my new card with the super sweet Alicia and her mini Christmas Scooter.

Please stop by Milk N Coffee Etsy Store to explore all the wonderful images. What can I say? I absolutely adore these little images as they’re drawn by two amazingly sweet ladies I hope to meet one day!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs – November Designers’ Challenge

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of November and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects using the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs projects that are other than a card.

As Christmas is approaching, I thought that a double-purpose tag would be fun to create. This is a gift tag that can be used as a tree ornament as well.

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Fairy Tiffany

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There’s something new again with Milk N Coffee, our design team has created some beautiful projects and it’s all about LOTS OF EMBELISHMENTS.

I would like to share my new card with the super sweet Fairy Tiffany.

Please stop by Milk N Coffee Etsy Store to explore all the wonderful images. What can I say? I absolutely adore these little images as they’re drawn by two amazingly sweet ladies I hope to meet one day!

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Elizabeth Craft Designs – October Designers’ Challenge: Tags

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Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of October and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects using the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More die sets.

What I love most about the new tag dies is that they are all open ended, meaning that their length is really up to me, I can extend them, fold them over, extend more or even turn the die set around. Just wonderful possibilities.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs – September Designers’ Challenge: Autumn

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of September and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects with the Autumn theme using the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and peel-off stickers.

My first card is a fun Halloween card using the Katie Label Accordion die set, designed by the wonderful Karen Burniston. I used the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter base for the peel off stickers and colored them with Copic markers. I also used the ‘B’ letter from the Happy Birthday die and cut out the ‘o’ letters from the Thinking of You die. To add a little more fun to the colored peel off stickers, I also added glitter dots for eyes.

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I also colored up some pumpkins over Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and created a simpler card that is easy to recreate too, perfect for our host for Thanksgiving. This time I used the Ring Accordion die set, also designed by the wonderful Karen Burniston.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and please take a look at the beautiful creations of our entire team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

hugs to you all, Rita

Supplies used today by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (903) Katie Label Accordion die set, designed by Karen Burniston
– (904) Ring Accordion die set, designed by Karen Burniston
– (783) Happy Birthday die
– (789) Thinking of You die
– (732) Candles die set
– (SKU 2585) Halloween in Frame Peel Off Sticker in gold
– (SKU 2538) Pumpkins Peel Off Sticker in black
– (SKU 7018) Glitter Dots
– (798) Four Bows die set
– Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:
– Fall & Halloween cardstock by DCWV
– Sweater Weather cardstocks by DCWV

Elizabeth Craft Designs – August Designers’ Challenge: Asian Theme

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of August and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects with an Asian theme using the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and peel-off stickers.

My own personal challenge was to create projects that can be followed and recreated easily again.

My first set of cards are using the Kimono die set, the Accordion Oval Card die set, the Thank You and Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper dies. These wonderful die sets helped me create the complimenting cards. I chose The Lace & Linen cardstock by DCWV and added some little dragonflies to finish off these soft Asian cards.

Here are the elements.

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And here are the finished cards.

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As I was looking through all the beautiful Peel-Offs, the Asian signs caught my eyes and just knew I had to create one more card. I chose to create lanterns with these gold signs adding the Thinking of You die to finish the card.

And here is my third card for today using The Tradewinds cardstocks by DCWV

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and please take a look at the beautiful creations of our entire team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

hugs to you all, Rita

Supplies used today by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (744) Kimono die set
– (772) Accordion Oval Card die set, designed by Karen Burniston
– (941) Thank You Stand Up Helper die
– (937) Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper die
– (712) Small Dragon Fly die set
– (SKU 920) Asian Peel-Off in gold
– (789) Thinking of You die
– (769) Accordion Circle Card die set, designed by Karen Burniston

Other supplies:
– The Lace & Linen cardstock by DCWV
– The Tradewinds cardstocks by DCWV