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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Flowers - IAS # 65

Hello my friends and happy Sunday! It's been two weeks since I became unemployed. It's still a little strange not to have to get up early and get off to work. Then, today I had to go to the Post Office to mail off a letter. I'm not used to doing that; I always posted things at the office. It's been good though. I have been getting a lot of things done around the house - organizing, trashing old papers that I don't need anymore. Years ago for my family history research I would print off copies of census records of family members, but now that I can access them online anytime, I don't need to keep an actual copy of it. More time also now for what I love - card making!

Today I have a card to share with you for the International Art & Soul challenge for this fortnight. This was my idea for a theme - flowers. I love flowers and love working with them. This Power Poppy image was perfect for it because it combined my two loves - flowers and butterflies.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Power Poppy, Pure Prairie Spirit
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, So Saffron
  • Designer Paper - Recollections - All Girl collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up So Saffron
  • Accessories - Stampin Up scallop oval punch
  • Copic Markers - E04, E07, E27, E33, E34; G21, G24; R20, R21; RV13, RV14, RV17; Y13, Y15, Y18; V20, V22; YR21, YR23, YR24, YR04.
I hope you will pop on over to the International Art & Soul challenge and check out what the rest of the design team has created.  While you're there, don't forget to link up your creation using flowers for the creation of your choice. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3. Good luck. See you there!

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Dare2BArtzy - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything GoesC
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes with an Occasion
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes


  1. A lovely bright bouquet of flowers Maggie complete with your butterflies. Chrisitne

  2. Your flowers and butterflies are beautiful. I hope you enjoy your time at home, sounds like you're keeping busy. Hazel x

  3. Stunning Maggie and yes, as soon as I saw your card the thoughts of you and butterflies just jumped out at me, your garden too and those orchids that are outside. Hope home life is growing on you, it is surprising how much there is to do at home to fill the hours normally at work :) :) xxxx

  4. Maggie, your coloring of this image is amazing! Gorgeous! Sounds like retirement is going well so far. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Gorgeous card, the stamp is lovely and so beautifully coloured, thank you for sharing at Catch the Bug.

  6. Loving this beautifully coloured image Maggie - and so different to have it inverted :)

  7. Lovely design! I love the flowers with the bamboo background!
    Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. A really pretty design - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Great card and love the beautiful flowers-soon you will wonder how you found the time to work lol.Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too
    Carol DT x

  10. Beautiful ..Thank you for joining us at Colourific, and good luck..Hope to see you next time..

    Caz CDT xx

  11. Wowie, look at this! It's gorgeous! You've been very productive in your first two weeks of retirement, not just in stamping, but I'm sure loving that part of it!

  12. Totally love ~ Thank you for joining us at Colourific Challenge
    Hope to see you again
    Love Jan

  13. Your card is so pretty with its fresh and beautiful flowers!
    We are so happy you joined us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and hope you'll join us again soon. Good luck in the draw!
    Jen L
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT

  14. Such a pretty card and I love how you colored the flowers!
    Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s August Challenge! –Tasha ☺


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