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Four of a Kind - April Edition



Hello, seems like it was just Christmas and now Easter is right around the corner and it is time again for our Four of a Kind post. This month was my turn to be the hostess and I have to say that even though this is my kit, I just love it. I love nothing better than meeting up with friends for a spot of tea and scones or getting caught up with an old friend over a cup of coffee. So I went with this theme for my kit and even threw in a little project, making a sweet tea caddy. I took a class from a SU rep and learned how to make them some time back, they make really sweet gifts filled with tea and a new mug.
This quarter we have a guest posting with us, Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion...if you don't know who she is you have been living under a rock or on another planet, but I am sure most of you do know of her and her amazing CAS cards. Thank you so much Tracey for being part of our group this time around. Be sure to check out all the amazing cards at every one's blog, the links are listed below my cards.
I have 6 cards to share today and one is for the current challenge over at Retro Sketches. I have to share a sweet little coin purse that I made using these dies from PTI. Marybeth from Marybeth's Time for Paper was so kind to cut out a bunch of felt using her dies, I really think I could sit all day and stitch these little cuties up. The possibilities are endless and now I can wait for my dies and felt to arrive in the mail.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by, enjoy the rest of your week and have a blessed Easter.

April's Kit












PTI's Coin Purse

Ingredients
Card Stock: SU – Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Ivory PTI – Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, White, Canyon Clay
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey – RSVP
Ink: SU – Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar, VersaFine – Black
Stamps: Reverse Confetti – Be a Barista, The Alley Ways Stamps – Breakfast Club and Paper Smooches – Cyber CafĂ©
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Speech Bubbles, Reverse Confetti – Tag Me
Ribbon: Britex
Bakers Twine: The Twinery
Buttons: PTI – Hawaiian Shores and Simply Chartreuse
Cuttlebug:  Embossing Folder - Swirls

Top Dog Dies - Purse Card Die


Hello and happy Thursday! I have been waiting weeks to share this info with all of you, I am soooo excited! Meagan from Top Dog Dies emailed me back in February to ask me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for them...I will be honest and had to read it a few times to make sure it was real. I did not hesitate to reply either, I was over the moon excited! My dies arrived a few weeks later and I have been playing ever since!
Here is some info about Top Dog Dies....Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions. Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.



I love Kate Spade handbags so I had to make a couple of those using this amazing steel rule die cuts with the sweet little handbag, flap and all! I will be making lots of these sweet little goodies! My final handbag was inspired by one I just purchased, I was looking for stripes but could only find polka dots in this color. All the accents for my sweet little handbags are from the Purse Card Finisher Dies.


Top Dog Dies Purse Card (A2) Die Purse Card Finishers Die Set


Top Dog Dies Bella Doily Die

My final card is made using this beautiful lace doily from Top Dog called Bella Doily. What I really love about this die is that is cut so clean the first run through my Big Kick. 

Be sure to head over to Top Dog Dies, they are having a guest designer giveaway the entire month of April, you can win $50 worth exclusive Top Dog Dies of your choice...here is the link to enter.
Meagan, thank you again for being so sweet and kind and for inviting me to be a guest designer for Top Dog Dies, it was a real honor!



One card for Saturday...


Yeah...it is the weekend! Before I tell you about my card I want to thank you all so much for following my blog, I finally hit 100 followers and could not be happier...you are all just the best! Thank you all so much.
I know Saturday is just about over but I was able to squeeze one card in today and plan to stay up late and make a few more to post later.  My card is for  2 challenges, ColourQ #236 and Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #159 - No Sew Quilt Cards. When I saw this week's colors over at ColourQ I swooned...they are just so beautiful, so soft and sweet and make in my opinion the perfect quilt. I was inspired by this card that Danielle from Homespun with Heart made, it is so beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White
Patterned Paper: American Crafts - Color Crush
Dies: PTI - Double Ended Banner, Button Stacks and Bitty Button Stacks
Stamps: PTI - Heart-2-Heart #5
Impression Plate: PTI - Aida

Simply Create Too #59 and Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #159


Hello and happy Wednesday! Hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. I have one card to share and it is for 2 challenges, the first one is Simply Create Too #59 - No stamps or Digi images, I don't know about the rest of the design team but this was a difficult one for me until I saw this week's PTI Make It Monday #159, they saved the day! You will have 2 week's if you would like to play along with us at Simply Create Too, here is the link. PTI's Make It Monday was fun...No Sew Quilt Cards, the hardest part was picking out the patterned paper. If you look close you can see the embossing that the cover plate made. Thank you so much for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your week!


Simply Create Too

Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White and Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: Beautiful Blooms
Cover Plate: PTI - Hexagon
Dies: PTI - Headlines Alphabet
Flower: stash

One card for Sunday....


Before I share my card I need to apologize for not getting all my commenting done this past week, I had no clue that last week was going to be so busy but it just ended up that way. I was asked to make costumes for our school play and spent more time sewing than card making and commenting. I will do my best to get caught up as soon as I can. I have one card to share today and it is for this week's ColourQ challenge #235, such a pretty combination of colors. Thank you so much for stopping by to peek at my card...enjoy your week!



Yesterday I spent the day with a girlfriend and we drove out to Antioch to do some shopping at Hobby Lobby and met up with some friends for lunch too. I have never been to Hobby Lobby and wow, what a treat! This place was huge, massive and so much to see and what a selection too!  I had to take a photo of all the paper they have, you could really spend hours and hours looking at all they have. We are getting one closer to where I live and I can't wait for it to open.


Ingredients
Solid Card Stock: PTI - White and SU - Primrose Petals
Stamps: PTI - Bigger Blooms
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Rectangles
Ink: PTI - Kraft and Hawaiian Shores and SU - Primrose Petals and Calypso Coral and VersaFine - Black
Sequins: Neat & Tangled