Friday, August 31

Next week it's ...

Back to School!
Time for the kids and teachers to start a brand new year!
 
Challenges:
~A Day for Daisies-school supplies(used a Sharpie Pen to write sentiment
and used free digi provided for challenge)
~Cupcake Inspiration-photo inspiration
~Crazy Amigo-back to school
~Sassy Cheryl's-back to school
~Stampin' Royalty-back to school
~Milk Coffee-back to school
  


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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Christmas Gift Box

At CHRISTMAS STAMPING ALL YEAR LONG, the challenge is "anything but a card" for the holidays.
 
I made a gift box. It's small and can hold something like 2 tealights, a pretty ornament, a gift card, jewellry, etc.
 
Challenges:
~Southern Girls-flowers
~Crimbo Crackers-something to hold a gift card
~Our Creative Corner-recycle and some green
(the gift box is a small Q-tip box covered in design paper)
 
 Have a Happy Friday!

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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Thursday, August 30

I LOVE Gingerbread!!


I decorate my kitchen at Christmas time with LOADS and LOADS of Gingerbread!
...and I love this sweet gingerbread man from Platypus Creek Digitals!
 
May Your Christmas Be Full
of Sweet Surprises

Challenges:
~Creative Card Crew-Christmas
~Aud Sentiment-Christmas
  

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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Sweet Layers!

At MY HEART PIECES, the challenge is use a lot of layers!
Here's my card.
I used the Jungle Queen digi.
 
Sweet 16
Closeup
Challenges:
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-lots of layers
~My Time to Craft-milestone birthday
~Scrap Creations-off the edge
~Shopping Our Stash-favorite things (Basic Grey paper, digis, Copic markers,Thickers, Stickles)
 ~CYDI-numbers
~Deep Ocean-things with wings
~Paper Shelter-layers on layers
 
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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I'm a DESIGNATED DESIGNER at...

Drunken Stampers! Woohoo!!!
My first card will be posted on Saturday.
 


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Wednesday, August 29

All that Glitters!

At PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge blog, the challenge this week is all about sparkle and shine! SO, here's the card I made. I think it's REALLY sparkly!
I used a SSD digi.
 
You're Not Getting Older,
You're Getting Better
Here's a closeup so you can see the sparkles on it.
Challenges:
~LEJ Designs-anything goes
~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes
~Ladybug Crafts-paper piecing (her dress)
~Perfect Sentiment-anything goes and a sentiment
 ~Stamp N Doodle-sparkle
 


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Tuesday, August 28

I found a NEW Challenge blog!

There are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many card challenge blogs out there, right! Well, I found a new blog that's just starting up that wants ANYTHING BUT CARDS!!! Cool, huh!!! It's called

Check it out, if you like doing things other than cards from time to time!
 
 
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sometimes things hap{pin} . . .

and you need to relax and ...
Just Breath
Challenges:
~Card Maniac-by the sea
~Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
~Crazy 4 Challenges-sketch #151
~Hiding in My Craftroom-share a challenge (sharing my {PIN}spirational Challenge #22)
~Just Us Girls-photo inspiration

~Crafty Pad-twine
~Whoopsi Daisy-2 patterned papers
~The Pink Elephant-thinking of you
~Bearly Mine-anything that glitters
~Everybody Art-anything goes

A new {PIN}spirational Challenge has been posted! Just look at the cute pic for this week!
The sponsor is MICHELLE PERKETT and I used one of her images in my card.
 

Be sure to check out what the lovely Design Team has created!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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It's a Birthday Celebration!

It's time for another challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE! This week it's "anything goes" but it HAS to be birthday-related somehow. Here's my card.
 
Make a Wish
I used Birthday Fairy. Isn't she pretty!
I also used one of my card sketches to make my card.
Challenges:
~C.R.A.F.T.-fairies
~DYSU-fantasy
~Crafts 4 Eternity-food for thought
 ~Celebrate the Occasion-child's birthday
~City Crafter-bake sale
~Crafty Sentiments-let's sparkle
~Paper And Such-wings 'n' things
~2 Sisters-elves,gnomes,pixies
 
You must check out the other creations by TSB team! Adorable! And, don't forget to play along with us!
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Monday, August 27

Take Note!

 
I'm giving this Altered Note Book to my sister.She's a music teacher.
She can keep it for herself or give it to one of her students.
 
Challenges:
~Digi Haven-vintage (using a free digi)
~Allsorts-any gift but a card
~Catered Crop-distressing
~IDIC-anything but a card
~Paper Pretties-back to school


Here's a pic of my sister and me.
 
Hubby thinks the world of her too!
 
Woohoo, Monday!!! It's all good!!!!

Oh,oh,oh! Almost forgot, don't forget to check out my Just FREEBIES 4 U blog to snag those awesome free digis out there in www .wonderland!!!



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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Boo!

Woohoo! This is my first card for a design team I'm on!!! I was asked to join the Platypus Creek Digitals team! Of course, I said YES!
The challenge this week is . . .
Trick or Treat
 Challenges:
~Fab N Funky-leaves
~Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~CCEE-paper piecing (dress and hair)
~Milk Coffee-Halloween
~Digi Darla-for little one
~Squigglefly-Fall
~Frosted Designs-chipboard (pumpkin leaf)
~Oozak-Fall
~One Stitch at a Time-use a digi

Check out the other spooky creations by the PCD teamies. And get your spooky on and play along!
 


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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Thanks a BUNCH!

At LOVE TO CREATE the challenge this week is make your own flowers!
There are 2 sponsors, Crafty Sentiments and Pink Gem Designs.
I've used a cute digi from Crafty Sentiments.
 
Thank You
Challenges:
~Cute Card Thursday-bling it up
~Just Inspirational-photo inspiration
~Annabelle Stamps-spots(design paper) and something round (pearls on flowers)
~Friday Mashup-saying thanks
~Paper Playtime-polka dots and sentiment
 ~Cupcake Craft-flowers in image
 ~Kenny K's-anything goes
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-punches,dies,shapes Isaiah 64:8
~Make It Monday-anything goes


Check out the other lovely flowers created by the LTC design team andplay along in the challenge!



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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Friday, August 24

Love the Lord!

 
Challenges:
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-sentiment only-Proverbs 30:5
~Creative Stamp Friends-shaped card
~Paperplay-sentiment only
~Crafty Catz-ribbons and bows
~Designs by Lisa S Blogger's Challenges-black/white and one other color
~Polka Doodles-stitching
 


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Have you been good so far this year?

 
Oh my!!! Christmas is getting closer and closer!!! YES IT IS!!!!
So you'd better be thinking about if you've been good or bad this year!
 . . . ANDDDDDD you'd better get started on those Christmas cards, if you haven't already!
 
Christmas Stamping All Year Long will help you with that!
NOOOO, not what to do if you've been a bad girl! But with getting your cards done!
And I LOVE PINK Christmas cards!!!
 
So here's mine using a Meljen's Designs digi. (sponsor this week)
 
Have You Been Good?
Challenges:
inspiration from:
Source: etsy.com via Barbara on Pinterest


~Merry Monday-sketch #29
(I used the cover sheet that comes in a package of design papers and made the strips on the card.
I never throw these sheets out! They come in handy for some things!)
 ~Little Red Wagon-upcycle (see above)
~Corrosive Challenge-cute as a button
~Papertake Weekly-stitching/pin
~ABC Christmas-Q is for Quilting
~Paper Pretties-for kid
 
Be sure to check the other DTs creations! And join in on the Holiday fun!
 
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Oh boy! Soon be THAT time . . .

Back to SCHOOL time!!!
 
I made a card today using a wonderful digi from The Stamping Boutique called "Back to School" bookbag.
 
Challenges:
~Tuesday Morning Sketches-sketch inspiration (I used the 2nd sketch)
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-back to school
~Dudetime Doodles-push my buttons
~Inky Impressions-back to school
~Simon Says Stamp-back to school
~Stamping with the Dragon-back to school
~Fussy and Fancy Friday-back to school
 
Have a HAPPY Friday!
Oh , check out my FREEBIES blog! I posted some new ones!
 

 
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  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Have a TWEET Friday!

This week the challenge at CHOCOLATE ,COFFEE AND CARDS is "use ribbon for a cause".
I used a digi from the sponsor, Doodle Pantry.
I used pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness.
 
Wishing You a Tweet Day

Challenges:
~Crafty Boots-birds
~The Pink Elephant-make embellishment (chipboard flower was covered with paper and inked)
~Perfect Sentiment-"missing you" card with wings
~In the Pink-wings
~Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-anything goes/music
(birds make tweets that are beautiful music!)
~Joyful Stamper-Inspire me Friday
~Poodles Parlor-winged things
 
 
Be sure to visit the CCC blog and see the cards that the other wonderful members created. Also you can go HERE to see what all the different awareness ribbon colors mean.
 
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Thursday, August 23

Silent Night . . .

Holy Night
All is Calm
All is Bright
Challenges:
~52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Carol or Christmas Hymn
~Anything Goes-make your own background
 
Well, that about does it for me today!
Whew! I changed the template here and also I've created 2 new blogs for ya-
I make sketches and I'm going to post a few there from time to time.
I'm going to be posting my digi freebie links there.
 
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

FREeBieS

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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With Sympathy

My sister-in-law had to put her best furry friend, JC, down this week. It was a tough decision but the best one, she knew that. She had him for 16 years.
 
I made her a card.
 

Challenges:
~Dynamic Duos-color inspiration
~Dare to be Sassy-decorate inside of card
 
Hope you're having a nice Thursday.
 
 


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

fREEbiES

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Wednesday, August 22

Say Cheese!

Oh my! I totally forgot to post this yesterday!!!! Yikes!
The Stamping Boutique has posted a new challenge for the week! We wanna see those banners!
 
Here's mine!
 
Smile
I used Polaroid Smoochie! What a cutie!
Challenges:
~Fashionista-for a child
~Squigglefly-technique (inking)
~CYDI-purple
 
Make sure you go see what the other design teams have created! Make a card, play along!



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Ya Gotta Love SOME Rain!

I was asked to be guest DT for the For Fun Challenges blog.
The challenge this week is RAIN!
 
Here's my card.
 
Enjoy the Rain
digi by Dustin Pike
Challenges:
~Fairytale-song inspiration (Rihanna-Under My Umbrella)
~Totally Papercrafts-song inspiration(Rihanna-Under My Umbrella)
~Totally Gorjuss-string or twine
~Wags N Whiskers-fav color combo (yellow and green)
~Mayzy Art-silly
~Divas By Design-anything goes
~Stampin' Royalty-fabric (tag is canvas)
~Word Art Wednesday-encouraging words (Joy)
 
Check out the For Fun Challenges blog and join in on the fun!!!
 
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Go For It!

This week at PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge blog, the challenge is
make something for a MAN or BOY.

Sponsors this week are Dudetime Doodles, Make it Crafty, and Crafty Sentiments.

Here's my card, using a digi from Dudetime Doodles.

Follow Your Dreams
Challenges:
~Go Fish-summer
~OLLCB-sea
~Use Your Stuff-summer (I used some OOLLLDDD Basic Gry paper)
~Daring Cardmakers-movie quote- from Rock Star (2001)
~Paper Shelter-anything goes
 
Be sure to check out the "dude" cards the other DT members created. Play along, too,ok!
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

freebies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, August 21

Well, hello there!

I've created a NEW BLOG! For my SKETCHES!!!
It's called A Few Sketches 4 U!
I have 6 card sketches posted already. Whenever possible I will post a project with it too.

Hi Best Friend
Happy Birthday
~based on a sketch HERE
Challenges:
~Digi Haven-kids, using FREE digi
~Creative Craft Challenges-monochromatic birthday
~Oldie But Goodie-paper piecing (old stuff -the paper, the letters)
~Sassy Cheryl's-happy birthday
~Charisma Cardz-monochromatic
~Southern Girl-chipboard (tag on sentiment, also the letters are chipboard)
~Little Claire's-best friends
~Our Creative Corner-office supplies(clip, staples) and RED

See you back here tomorrow!!


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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It's Time for a New {PIN}spirational Challenge!

Wow! We're at {PIN}spirational Challenge #21!

Here's the pic for this week!

. . . and my card. I used an image from the sponsor this week, Shelly's Images.

It's Time

I based my card on a sketch I created.
Challenges:
~One Stitch at a Time-back to school
~Songbird-"Over the Rainbow"
~Simply Create Too-back to school
~Allsorts-metal (staples)
~Tuesday Alchemy-joy of learning
~Scrap Creations-back to school
~Shopping Our Stash-use a sketch (see sketch above)
~Bearly Mine-anything goes

Be SURE to check out the {PIN}spirational Challenge blog and see what the design team created
and make sure to PLAY ALONG!!!

Hope your Tuesday is terrific!



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

FREEbies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Monday, August 20

Thinking of YELLOW!

The challenge this week at LOVE TO CREATE is "use Kraft paper, yellow and one other color". The sponsors are Robyn's Fetish and Scrapper's Delight. I used a digi from Robyn's Fetish.

Thinking Of You
Challenges:
~Bunny Zoe's-summer
~Created with Love-3 of a kind (butterflies)
~Bearly Mine-wings
~Fab N Funky-angels or fairies
~Hiding In My Craft Room-1 or 2 layers
~Send a Smile 4 Kids-anything goes (for a kid)
~The Crafty Pad-dies and punches
~Craft Your Passion-3 of something (butterflies)


Check out the blog and play along!

Enjoy your Monday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Fresh Brewed Coffee!


Yes! Fresh Brewed Designs is having a Blog Hop. I would have loved to get in on it earlier but I had my sister visiting this weekend and didn't have time.
But here's my card for it, using the FREE digi and the sketch they gave us to use!

A Day Without Coffee . . .
inside says "Well You Wouldn't Want to Know!
Challenges:
~Catered Crop-distressing
~Whoopsi Daisy-include sentiment on front
~Make It Monday-anything goes
~Basic Grey-anything goes (used Kioshi papers)
~Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~Lollipop Crafts-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrapin Corner-anything goes
~Forever Friends-anything goes

 
 Here I am having my morning coffee.
Yeah , don't look at the awful hair and lack of makeup! Yikes! It's Monday morning for goodness sake!!! Haha!



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sunday, August 19

FrEeBieS

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Cute and Cuddly

The challenge at PILE IT ON this week is cuddly critters.
Doggies are the cuddliest, in my opinion! hehe!
Here's my card for the challenge. I used a digital image from Stamp Fairy, the sponsor this week.

Happiness is a Warm Puppy
Challenges:
~Shopping Our Stash-revisit an oldie
(I used an old Stampin' Up set for background stamps and sentiment)
~Little Red Wagon-dog days-animal
~Simon Says Stamp-animal antics
 ~4 Crafty Chicks-circles
~Crafty Catz-animals
~Frosted Designs-ribbon
~A Gem of a Challenge-animals
~Craft Your Days Away-anything goes (farewell challenge)


 Check out the blog and see what the other team members created!!! Lots of cute and cuddlies!

Have a super Sunday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Saturday, August 18

Freebies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Friday, August 17

Holiday Gift Box


This week the challenge at CHRISTMAS STAMPING ALL YEAR LONG is create your own patterned paper.
The sponsor is Creations by AR.

I made a Happy Holidays gift box.
Challenges:
~Celebrate the Occasion-Christmas in August
~My Time to Craft-Christmas in August
~Fresh Brewed-no digi stamps, rubber stamps only
~C.R.A.F.T.-box
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Opus Gluei-red hot

Enjoy your Friday!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Freebies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

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