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Snow Much Tag

Hello!

Today I am showing you a tag that I created for my friend. I used my Christmas gift already (Thank you, Anna!). It is a brand new stamp set from Paper Smooches. Soooooooooooooo cute!!!! An idea for this tag was found on the blog – Soap Box Creations.

Sentiment stamp Many Thanks is from Lawn Fawn (freebie from putting an order at their website).

I hope you had a nice Christmas, spend good time with friends and family and just enjoyed this time of the year. :)

Thank you for stopping by, thank you for leaving comments,

Elena

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Привет!

Сегодня к вам с бирочкой. Сделала эту мини-открытку (бирочку) для своей подруги. И использовала для этого свой подарочек от Анечки. Спасибочки большое!!! Не удержалась и уже запачкала чернилами новый штампик от компании Paper Smooches. Идею подглядела на этом блоге – Soap Box Creations.

Спасибо, что навестили меня сегодня, люблю ваши комментарии,

Лена

 

 

There is no one like you…

… That is what I felt when I walked to Franklin Conservatory today in the evening for the Craft Fair preparation. Yes, tomorrow is the day. My first ever Craft Fair. I am so NERVOUS. I feel like a little baby with my crafts. I am totally a newbie here. I looked at other crafters set-ups – they look awesome! Great displays, very interesting stands and supplies and so many different crafts. I saw about 1/3 of what’s coming tomorrow. But I am who I am and my table represents me because I really like making cards, toys and everything child related. We will see how people will like it.

First Craft Fair

First Craft Fair

Please, keep your fingers crossed for me for tomorrow and next day after. I would appreciate it so much.

Of course I can’t finish this post without a card that I made for Paper Smooches Sparks challenge (this card is actually at the Craft Fair). This week you need to use lace on your creation. I did use vintage lace and vintage stamp from Knick Knack stamp set.

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Once again, I hope that Paper Smooches DT will like my card. :)

That is all for now. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me your comments. They mean a lot to me.

Wishing you all fabulous weekend,

Elena

P.S. Wonder how my stuffed baby toys doing without their mama at their first sleep over at the Craft Fair. :)

… Такой как ты больше нет. Я полностью согласна с этим выражением. И именно такие чувства я испытываю сейчас. Только что вернулась с регистрации и установки стола для первой ярмарки. Да, завтра состоится большой день в моей творческой жизни. Столик мой выглядит бедненько, скромненько. Нет специальных дисплеев и стендов, нет ничего такого особенного. Да и сам ассортимент примитивный по сравнению с другими мастерами. В общем после того как я прошлась по залу и посмотрела на мастеров со стажем почувствовала себя полным ребенком и новичком. Оно так и есть – новичок.

Так что подержите за меня кулачки, пожалуйста. Очень мне нужно будет везение и удача на завтра и послезавтра. Спасибо.

Конечно я не могу уйти просто так. Вот очередная открытка к челлендж от блога Paper Smooches. Пока, если честно, я там ничего еще не выигрывала. Главное ведь участие, правда?

Спасибо вам хорошие мои, что заходите ко мне в гости. Всегда вам рада. :)

Всем желаю замечательных выходных,

Лена

P.S. Пишу и думаю, как там мои ребятишки-мягкие игрушки. Я с ними так подружилась за последний месяц. Сегодня и у них тоже первый выход в свет без мамы. :)

 

Welcome Baby!

Hello My Friends!

It’s me again with a new card for Paper Sparks Challenge. This week is Anything Goes Theme. How fun!

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I needed a baby card for my friend who just became grandmother. Her daughter just had a baby boy! :)

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I used Pip Squeaks stamp set from Paper Smooches. This card is a little bit unusual for me, different color palette and different style. I don’t like how the heart look like on the picture. Sorry about this. In real life it has glitter + diamond glaze and looks much better.

… My craft fair is getting closer. The hardest part for me is to pick a price for every item. I need your help! :) Do you think pricing my crochet toys in the range from 15-35 is too much (depends on the size)? I also wanted to price my cards $4-$5. Decisions, decisions… I am afraid to give a very high price and too low also. All my stuff is handmade, I put a lot of work in it. Do you think people who go to craft fair understand that we put so much love and hard work in our creations?

I would appreciate any opinion and input. Thank you so much for everything you do for me my friends!

Wishing you all wonderful, wonderful day!

Hugs,

Elena

Butterflies and Kitty

Happy Sunday my Friends!

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Yesterday in the evening I finished this cute kitty card. I wanted to play PS Sparks Challenge. It is an inspiration picture this week. I don’t have any PS butterflies stamps and I don’t have any jars stamps either. So I tried to think of something that will still follow the picture and fit in my crafting supplies that I have on hand (Party Posse stamp set). So this was double challenge for me. :)

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I liked this card. I know there is lots of pink going on in here, but it is still pretty. I hope that Paper Smooches DT will like my card too.

Thank you so much to all of you for stopping by today.

Wishing you all an amazing day,

Elena

 

PS Sparks Challenge

Hello my crafting friends!

Thank you so much for stopping by this morning!

I played once again fun challenge at PS Challenge blog. It is a color challenge this time.

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Stamp set used in this card is Knick Knocks. Just adorable!

Thank you So much!

That is all from me for today. I always appreciate your comments!

Wishing you all the best,

Elena

 

Catered Crop and DT Try

Good Morning everybody,

do you have plans for this Saturday? Hope everything you planned goes this way. :)

I decided to play Catered Crop challenge for the first time and try myself in GD position. Please, wish me luck! So far all my DT attempts failed. Oh, well. It doesn’t stop me with making cards. I just keep on telling myself that maybe my cards can inspire somebody (like other crafters inspire me). Sorry for whining…

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Anyway, back to the challenge. The theme for this week’s challenge is sequins. How fun! I like sequins. I think it is such a unique touch to your project. Sort of vintage and pretty at the same time.

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I inked up Chelsea from The Greeting Farm. Isn’t she is so cute? I like her! It happened to be that TGF blog has Anything Goes challenge – Chelsea and me are in!

Thank you so much that you stopped by and thank you for the comments. They make me smile!

Happy inking,

Elena

 

Sparks+Reverse Confetti=Fun

Hello my crafting friends!

I just finished a card for two challenges. I am not sure if I really-really like this card, but it is what it is.

Challenge number 1: PS Sparks Challenge – Trend Watch (sheer and clear).

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For sheer part I overlaid “onion skin” paper on Basic Grey DP panel. And for the clear part I chose button. I probably shouldn’t add sewing to this card over the “onion skin” paper, it is all bunched up and doesn’t look pretty. Would be better with vellum I think… which I didn’t have at that moment.

The stamped image is from Paper Smooches Knick Knacks stamp set. I like this Raggedy Doll. So cute! :)

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Challenge number 2: Did you hear about a new stamping company Reverse Confetti? Do you remember an awesome Saturday Sketch (SFYTT) challenge from Jen del Muro? I have some good news Jen is brining back her sketches to us and she also  opened a new stamping company Reverse Confetti. I don’t own any of the stamps yet… my wish list is growing though. :) Anyway, this is my take to this month challenge.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your love. I appreciate your time and attention.

Hugs to all,

Elena

 

 

 

Another card for Sergei’s Coach

Hello My Friends,

How is your summer going? Are you enjoying warm days? I love summer very much! And enjoy every minute of it. :)

I don’t think I shared some great news about my son with you here, at my blog. Sergei’s baseball team won World Series Championship of the local Summer League Baseball Association. It is a big deal for us!!! The first trophy!!! Go Hooks (the name of the team)!

Thank you to Coach!

Thank you to Coach!

I showed you already one card that I made for one of the coaches. And here is another one. Well, why hamster you will ask? I mentioned before that Sergei’s nickname in the team  is Bubble Guppy, and this hamster from Paper Smooches is kind of looks like one.

This card was inspired by incredibly talented Emily Leiphart. I LOVE her blog!!!  Thank you Emily for your talent and sharing your great crafting ideas with all of us!

Thank you so much for stopping by everybody! Always appreciate your comments. :)

Have a beautiful day,

Elena

Go retro with the sketch and stamp

Hello,

Today’s card was inspired by the new challenge at PS Sparks Challenge. Hope you are not tired yet of my cards that I make for Paper Smooches challenges.

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This week it is a color challenge. I chose Knick Knacks stamp set birthday sentiment from Party Posse set. When I looked through the scraps of the papers I had, I found a piece from Basic Grey Collection. And then an idea came into my head. It is kind fits to the xylophone from the Knick Knacks set and it has all the colors from the challenge color palette.

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I kept the design of the cards pretty simple (is it too simple?). The layout is so close to the sketch from Retro sketches blog. I find a lot of inspiration there from so many talented crafters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments! They are like rainbows in my crafting world!

Wishing you all fantastic day,

Elena

Flip it! :)

Hello!

Thank you for stopping by today. I have a card to share that I made for PS Sparks Challenge. It is a sketch challenge this time.

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I flipped the sketch up-side down and used Little Fella stamp set. I also added some texture to the card by embossing the DP from Basic Grey company.

Hey cutesarous

Hey cutesarous

Pretty easy card, can be good for birthday or just to say hello to somebody.

That is all for today. Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

Hope you all have a beautiful day,

Elena