Saturday, February 20, 2021

SQUIRRELS GONE NUTZ -- FEBRUARY EDITION -- FEBRAURY 20, 2021


Hello there, blogging friends!  Welcome back!  It's that time of the month again, where my crafty Squirrel Sisters and I get together and do some hopping with a theme and supply or technique in mind.  This month, we are focusing on Friendship and Shakers.  This should be fun!  Here's my take:


Yes, it's another slimline card!  I just can't seem to get enough of making these cards.  This IS my first slimline shaker card though, and I have to say that I LOVE IT!  ๐Ÿ˜€  I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do with this card as far as the layout was concerned, so I designed the layers in my Silhouette software.  I love that I don't need to have special dies to join in on this cardmaking bandwagon!  I cut the 3-heart panel from a piece of K & Company 12x12 patterned paper from the Greenhouse pad by Carolyn Gavin.  I have no idea when this pad came out, because I bought it at Goodwill for $1.97!  WHAT A BARGAIN!  There was no way I could pass that up!  
Anyway, I cut the same cut file from fun foam, and then trimmed down the sides and enlarged the heart cut out areas so the foam couldn't be seen from the outside.  I chose shaker bits from Twiddler's Nook (clay hearts), Cartwright's (moonshine confetti), and Sparkle Blends (Lovestruck) to fill my shaker wells, then glued a piece of pink glitter paper from Recollections to the back to seal it up.  While that was drying, I colored the Stamping Bella unicorns that I had stamped with Lawn Fawn's jet black ink and my MISTI, and then cut out with my Brother Scan N Cut.  I am still super glad I bought that machine!  I tried to color them like the packaging showed, but in different colors.  For the bodies, I used Cool Gray10 and 20 in Prismacolor markers, and the rest was done with Copics.  I think they turned out super cute!  There are 4 unicorns in the set, so I added the 4th one to the inside, along with a sentiment I created using the Kindness, Bless Your Heart, and Happiness stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps.


I love that their sentiment sets allow me to customize!  Now, the way I see this card, Karen, Anna, and V are the unicorns on the front of the card, and I am the one on the inside.  They really have been such a blessing to me over these past months, one I didn't even know that I needed!  And now we have Bory, Natasha, and Lounon too!  I greatly enjoy our little group.  ๐Ÿ’—    Here are some unicorn closeups:




--CHALLENGES--

CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #55:  ATG (3/5)
Mix it Up #46:  ATG (3/5)
Moving Along with the Times #127:  Valentine's Love (1/3)
Color It, Create It, Show it off:  ATG with coloring (2/3)
Crafty Gals Corner #216:  Add a Heart 
Crafty Friends #149:  Animals/Birds (real or fantasy)
Double D Challenge:  Anything with a Heart
Aud Sentiments #268:  ATG with sentiment (mine is on the inside)
Polkadoodles #8:  ATG  (1/2)
Digi Choosday #7:  ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #7:  ATG with coloring (1/2)

Ok, this is a hop, so you should have come here from the lovely Natasha's blog, and when you're done here, you can hop right over to sweet Anna's blog.  I know I am excited to see what we have all created this month! Don't forget to leave us some comment love!

Thanks for stopping by, and until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!


~Marie~


Come visit me on my other social media sites!  ๐Ÿ˜€





16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! My heart! This card!! I love all the colors and the shaker bits and of course the unicorns!!! And as always your coloring is spot on, adding nuance to even the smallest detail! And you are such a blessing to me!!! ๐Ÿ’–

    Amazing amazing card!

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  2. Oh Marie! You did it again! You managed to up the cuteness level from one post to the next! And those unicorns -- I love love them and that they are all of us??! Oh so sweeet!! Big hug my friend!

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  3. This is so adorable Marie ! And the fact that those unicorns represent you four is so cute !

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  4. I love, love, love this sweet card!!! Seriously LOVE the plaid. Side note: so jealous that you find crafty bargains... I check my thrift stores often and never find anything remotely crafty. Brilliant idea to use glitter in your shaker windows! And I love the scalloped frame that adds in another level of sweetness and frames our unicorn group so nicely! These bright colors are just what my funk-ridden brain needed! Well done, squirrel!

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  5. What a sweet card, Marie! So so cute!! Love how you picked so bright and happy colors :) So glad to be in this small and cozy group with such lovely crafty friends :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely ADORABLE!!!

    This is so cute! I agree that silhouette is great for designing backgrounds like this without the need for lots of expensive dies!!!

    Those unicorns are darling and your post is fantastic as always!!!

    Sending much love and appreciation ๐Ÿ’—

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  7. Adorable! Great slimline design! The Shaker Hearts are fabulous and those Unicorns--super cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Anything With A Heart Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

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  8. Such a sweet card Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.
    https://wwwkraftyjean.blogspot.com/

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  9. OMG what a sweet creation! Perfect slimline design ... sure to bring a big smile!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Anything with a Heart’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  10. Hello… Lovely set of cards... Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely unicorn card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  11. Sweet card. Awesome images and shaker idea. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner, Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz.

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  12. A lovely sweet card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Mary

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  13. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

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  14. lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing with us at my Besties International Challenge. Good luck with your entry!
    Iza DT

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  15. Amazing cards! I adore shaker cards and this one is so cute!
    Thanks for linking up at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge.
    Ana

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  16. Hi Marie
    Lovely cute cards.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.
    Ang.

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