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Happily Ever Crafter – Page 3 – Handmade Creations For All Occasions

Same Layout Different Card! Happy Birthday!

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How about a bright birthday card for you today?! Welcome Spring showers and gray skies (with the occasional sunshine)! Here in St. Louis, Missouri we have had a few days of nasty weather with another night of threats expected this evening. I hope that your city has blue skies and singing birdies. 🙂

Remember this sweet baby card from earlier this week? Do you recognize the layout? Yes, it’s the same! Isn’t it crazy how different these are? My favorite of the two…I am not telling. 🙂 You tell me what you think! Leave me a quick comment and I will let you know on my next post. 🙂

Are you still getting over the fact that the Blendabilities are not available right now? I still want to reach for mine but, some have already gone dry since being discontinued. I finally got out my blender pen and that is how I colored the cake image. To do that you just squeeze your ink pad, while closed, that will put ink on the inside of the lid. Now use that blender pen to pick up the ink and get to coloring. Clean your blender pen by making a few marks on a scrap paper then move on to your next color. Have fun!

I will say that I really do like how bright and fun this card is. It will be perfect for my niece that just turned 4! We are going skating this weekend to celebrate. Oh boy, actually we are celebrating my nephew’s 8th birthday too. I guess I better get to creating another card. 😉

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Have a great day! And, if you are experiencing this Springtime storm season-please stay safe tonight! ~Angie


Here is the supply list for today’s card:

New Baby Card; FREE SHIPPING + BONUS From Me

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How’s it going for you on this fine Tuesday? We got a TON of rain this morning (with some hail) leaving the skies VERY gray today. What’s a girl to do when it’s raining and looks too yucky to venture out? Stamp-of course! Now that Easter is over and we have cleaned up the aftermath of having the family over I am OVER shopping and spending money right now for the house. I am ready to get back to work! And, who wouldn’t want stamping to be your job?

Here is the full view of the card that I created. I have to confess that I C.A.S.E.D. this design from the C.A.S.E. of the Mondays from Aly’s Project Downloads on Demand website. The designer puts up a card to case and mine is very similar to hers. I did change out the paper to a more subtle color combination. I also did some paper piercing around the large circle. Finally, I added some sponging to the Pool Party cardstock pieces. I am loving this card. You? 🙂

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SU!pplies used to create today’s card are below: 

Personal Update + Quick Gift Card Holder

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Hello!! I know that I have stepped away for a bit (really, was it a WHOLE week?!). Please excuse my absence…I started by painting my daughter’s room and making it look all pretty then it took a turn. Oh yeah, my hubby is really happy with me right now. That little transformation led to buying a new rug and curtains for the living room. Those pretty pieces led to me painting the living room and hallway to match the new rug and curtains. THEN, I really needed to paint the bathroom because it was too dark in there! (*don’t know how I feel about that color that I just painted it though…living with it for a bit to see if I can stand it!) This morning I bought a few new towels to perk up the bathroom. My last TO-DO project before having everyone over on Sunday is to paint what used to be a vanity (we just took the mirror off) and we are turning it into a desk. I ran to a couple of thrift shops yesterday (because YES, I am running out of money RE-decorating my house) and found a chair (which I am going to paint to match the new “desk”) and a lamp for the new “desk”. The last thing I need to go buy are new handles for the drawers and then I am finished.

Do you ever go through periods like this? Wow, it’s been a while since I bought anything new for the home and it kind of spiraled into a shopping spree and a LOT of work. However, I am *loving* how most is turning out. This is everything but, the bathroom…hopefully it will grow on me because painting a bathroom is NOT fun…so much to trim around.

Ok, onto the quick (and I mean quick) project today. I am running out of time and YES the kiddos will be home with me tomorrow…YAY! I needed some quick gift card holders for my nieces for Easter. They are just getting too big for coloring books and bubbles. 🙁 So, this little pouch will be perfect for me to slip a g.c. into plus maybe even a candy bar!

If you have questions please let me know. I have to get off here and get to painting that new desk.  Have a great day! 🙂

Here are the supplies that I used to put these together:


3 Different Coloring Techniques! Check these out!!

Whoa! Stampin’ Up! has put together some great (and quick) videos on some fab coloring techniques. I have to say that this is going to help me get over (at least a little bit) the fact that the Blendabilities are not available right now. Are you feeling lost without your Blendabilities? I know that I have feeling a bit stuck without mine. I was still using mine this past week and what do you know…I have already discovered that 2 more of my markers had dried out. Stampin’ Up! made the right call to pull these from distribution.

Check out these videos for yourself (seriously, each video is under 2 minutes!):

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Happy Easter Everybunny

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Happy Monday! It’s back to school this week after having the kids home for Spring Break. We ended the week with a trip to the circus and a little overnight visitor. My oh-so-sweet nephew (just 8 months old) was our guest. We had so much fun smooching on the sweetie for over 24 hours! That kid almost makes me want another one. Alright, I guess we can get on with today’s card.

I used a retired stamp set: Happy Easter Everybunny. The layout and paper is a direct copy from a card that I found in the Occasions Catalog (pg. 36). If you are in need of this catalog (and plan on ordering through me, 🙂 ) please email me: abritt226@hotmail.com

Isn’t this layout great?! You can easily use any combination of colors and paper to re-create this card! Just substitute another stamp and you are good to go! Let me know if you have any questions…have a wonderful day and I will see you soon!

Here are the SU!pplies that you can purchase to create this card:

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