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A Fun Challenge Card for a Special Green Thumb

I think I am liking this idea of participating in a weekly challenge since it MAKES me break away from what I have already cookin’ to just craft from my heart without it being under the confines of a “must do”project (even though I love crafting no matter what – right now I am up to my elbows in Hello Kitty party makin’ stuff for my almost 4-year-old). 

Here is what I came up for the Challenge Me Monday #99 challenge from Fantabulous Cricut and the for the first time to participate in  Die Cuttin’ Diva’s  Challenge # 54 .  I made this with someone in mind that will fit perfectly to who they are and what they have a true passion in doing . . . gardening! She is the type of person that can literally slap a piece off a piece of a plant in the ground and then step on it and walk away and it grows like nothing anyone has ever seen. She possesses the sixth sense of being a true green thumb.   I can’t wait to give her this card, because everything that she plants blooms right where it was planted!

Thanks for sharing a piece of ” having fun with my crafty thumb for a green thumb” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Walk in My Garden – Wheelbarrow cut at 2 inches – Garden tools cut at 1 1/2 inches.

Cuttlebug: Distressed Stripes

Paper: Die Cut with a View mini stacker – Harvest – Recollections Red and white cardstock

Ribbon Rosetts- (pre-made)

Baker’s Twine: Stampin’ Up

Glossy Accents (Clear and Black)

Stamps: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink – Close to My Heart – Holiday Red

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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

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  1. Oh I so hear you! I’m up to my eyebrows in Elmo stuff right now—-I’ve got so many little things to finish up I don’t have time for any challenges and I’m soooo looking forward to some once I’m done!! This is a terrific card!! One of my favorites of yours—I love the ribbon flowers, the little silver tools & twine you added—fantastic details! Some other good challenge blogs are: Celebrate the Occasion, Birthday Sundaes and Peachy Keen Stamps!!!

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  2. Another lovely card – love your color choices and all of the little details (including the glossy accents). The embossing really sets off your cuts, and the entire card is wonderful! I am sure the recipient will adore it.

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  3. OMGosh! I stinking love how you used the rosettes. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    FCCB DT Member

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  4. Very beautiful card. Love all the detail. No green thumb here but I know your friend will love this card.

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  5. I agree with Missy – I think this is my favorite of yours too! The funny thing is last week I was just going thru my bling/accent drawer & I’ve had those same flowers in pink for a year at least & I’ve just never come up with anything to use them on. I’m so glad I have you – my genius friend! I just love this idea of clustering them! Thanks for the inspiration & for sharing it!

    Diana 🙂

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  6. Love your card, it’s so great! The flowers in the wheelbarrow are such a great touch! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  7. i loooove all the detail that you put into this! It’s beautiful!
    ♥ Cyndy

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  8. Wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the flowers!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid’s Crafts
    FCCB Design Team Member

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  9. Perfect card for Spring, especially for that gardener. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas this week for our recipe challenge.

    Georgiana
    Carson’s Creations

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  10. Wow! What a terrific card! I just love the gardening tools tied on with the twine. Thanks for joining us at DCD.
    -Yvette
    cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

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  11. This is really beautiful and unique. I love how you added the flowers to make it pop out. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    Die Cuttin Divas DT

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  12. This is so sweet!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin’ Divas this week.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  13. OMG! Congrats on winning “showcase” at DCD!! We are showcase twinsies now!! Lol 🙂 Big love to you!!

    Diana 🙂

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  14. I love this wheelbarrow and your little silk roses! Walk in My Garden is one of my favorite cartridges. Nice colors and I love the embossed mat and garden tools!

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