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Monday, May 15, 2017

A RETRO BIRTHDAY


Hi All!

I have another birthday card for you today.  This one is retro.  This card is a reminder of our challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  We are half-way through the May challenge of "Anything goes".  These are the sponsors we have for you:


Prize: 2 images of choice


Prize: Goody bag of craft supplies


Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value


The image I have is called "Disco Girlfriends" from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I love the dancing!  I have colored this with Copic markers, added some Glastique and Stickles then did a fussy cut.  The peace sign and sentiments come with this.  I took the peace sign, blew it up and then printed it on rainbow butterfly paper.  I thought it would be a fun background.

I hope you will be joining us at the LTSCB this month.  You still have two weeks to join in.  Please do pop over and check out all the other wonderful DT inspirations for you.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image & Sentiment - Disco Girlfriends from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, Gelly Roll pen
Papers - Bazzill, Darice, Free Craft Downloads & generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Darice


Challenges Entered

Cards Und More #184 - Cards for women
Crafty Sentiments - Bright colors
Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Always anything goes
Crafty Addicts May #36 - ATG/Anything goes
Crop Stop May #28 - Always AG w/product they sell
Colour Crazy #19 - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #130 - Always anything goes
DL Art May - Always anything goes
Dare 2 B Artzy May - Girly
Marker POP #120 - Rainbow colors (peace sign)
Creatalicious #115 - Anything goes


Sunday, May 14, 2017

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGE

Crafting When We Can

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful day!

I do not have a card to share with you today due to some unforeseen circumstances in my life.  I do want to let everyone know there is a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge is "Bright and Colorful".  I love that and am hoping to get something done for y'all soon.

Pop over to CWWC and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have made for you.  Hope to see you in the challenge!


Friday, May 12, 2017

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY CARD


HAPPY FRIDAY!

The last day of the work week and I am ready for a weekend.  I have for you another birthday card and a reminder.  The Great Impressions Blog started a new challenge this past Sunday.  We are excited for the month of May.  Mother's Day is coming up in a couple of days.  It's a  month for women and so our challenge is "Feminine".  All of my cards this month for Great Impressions have flowers in them.  Nothing more feminine right!

Today's card features "Watercolor Flowers" (H255) and "Swirly Happy Birthday" (E367).  This is a simple card this time.  I thought since this is called Watercolor Flowers I should do a watercolor.  First I stamped the image with Versamark and used some fine embossing powder.  Then I took some Distress Inks and stamped them on my work matt.  A spritz of water and you're ready to go.  After they were dry I cut them out.  I took a plane white paper and stamped the images again then used another DI and colored the paper.  Finally I glued the images down on the paper where I stamped the images.  Some butterfly brads and a Swirly Happy Birthday stamp and all that's left is to put it on a base card and you're done.  Easy peasy!

I do hope to see you in the Great Impressions Blog May Challenge.  Here is a look at what you can win.

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Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Watercolor Flowers (H255) and Happy Birthday (E367) by Great Impressions
Coloring Medium - Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Dusty Concord from Tim Holtz
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #147 - Flowers and butterflies
Ooh La La Creations #228 - Something beginning with "B"
Mod Squad - Lets color
Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Aud Sentiments #179 - Flowers + sentiment
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Card Mania #92 - Life is colorful
Country View May - Flower power
CAS Watercolour May - Flowers
Cards und More - Cards for women
Crafty Addict May - ATG/add a sentiment



Sunday, May 7, 2017

BIRDS AND ROSES


Happy Sunday everyone!  This is the first Sunday in May so that means we have a  new challenge starting at Great Impressions.  Our theme is "Feminine".  Here are some examples for you.

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The prize is adorable!

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The stamps I am using are "Bird and Roses" (G111) and "The Rose" (J106).  I made the background using "The Rose".  It is embossed in Aged Rose and then I used distress inks.  I colored with my Copic markers and did a fussy cut with the "Bird and Roses" stamp.  After I cut it out I added some Glastique on the branches and weaker areas.

The frame is actually not a frame at all.  After cutting the paper with the die I cut out the middle so the image would be set inside the frame.  I wanted to make sure to see as much of the embossed words as possible.  Instead of flowers I wanted to use these things that were attached to some silk flowers I have.  I then glued them to a ribbon.

Since it is difficult to read the words I wanted to show you what it says:

God created the rose in the likeness of a woman.
The rose represents beauty.  The stem represents
strength.  Petals are soft as her delicate skin.  The
fragrance so pure and so sweet.  Leaves represent
arms outstretched, always giving.  Each time you
look at this rose remember ... God made you special.

Is that not a beautiful assembly of words!

Now pop over to Great Impressions and check out the other inspirations made for you.  I do hope to see you join in on the May challenge.



Card recipe

Stamps - Birds and Roses (G111), The Rose (J106)
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Embossing powders - Aged Rose from Stampendous and Super Fine Detail Black from Ranger
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose and Antique Linen from Tim Holtz
Die - Spellbinders
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Ribbon - from scraps bin
Bobbles - Darice


Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #154 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #274 - Blooms and bows
Simon Says Wednesday - Hint of pink
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #27 - AG w/product they sell
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Cute Card Thursday #476 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #121 - Wings
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Dies R Us #72 - Flowers
Stempelsonne #188 - Always anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #125 - Make your own background



Sunday, April 30, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


We have a new challenge beginning today at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is "Clean and Simple".  Our sponsor this time is Doodle by Creastamps.


The image I have been given is called Evath.  She just looks so sweet and innocent.  I do not often do CAS cards.  I do like a bit of layering and embellishing.  I had to turn to a sketch yet again.  I also thought she could use an earring so I added a pink gem.

Please pop over to CWWC and check out the other fabulous creations and don't forget to join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Evath from Doodle by Creastamps
Coloring Mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Gem - Jolee's
Washi Tape - We R Memory Keepers
Die - Frantic Stamper
Papers - Stash


Challenges Entered

CAS(E) this Sketch #219 - Different sketch each week
Paper Shelter #291 - Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #207 - One layer ladies
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes
Crafty Friends #56 - Anything goes
Digi Designs - Use something digital
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day





Friday, April 21, 2017

CELEBRATE EVERY DAY



I am showcasing a stamp from Great Impressions today.  This is called New Day (E770).  I picked this paper to go with this sentiment because it just looked like they were celebrating their day.  I remember doing things like this when I was young.  

The blue paper atop the children is actually part of the paper.  It was so far separated but I thought it should still be there so I cut it out and put it on the top.  I then stamped the sentiment straight onto the paper in black ink.  This is probably the most simple card I have ever done and I just love how it turned out.

Don't forget we have a challenge going on over at Great Impressions.  Our challenge this month is "April Showers Bring May Flowers".  We would love to have you join us!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Sentiment stamp - New Day (E770) from Great Impressions
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers - Webster's Pages, Core 'dinations, generic


Challenges Entered

Stamped Blessings April - Anything goes
Penny Black and More April - Spring
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes
Deep Ocean #153 - Spring
Simon Says Wednesday - Showers and/or flowers
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #178 - Use a stamp for your sentiment
DL Art April - Always anything goes
Let's Craft and Create April #124 - Easter/April showers/Spring



Sunday, April 16, 2017

TODAY IS YOUR DAY...


HAPPY EASTER!

Today we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is everything to me and I love Him so very much.  I want to share with you that He lives and loves us all...no matter who.  I hope that you will join me in celebrating Him.


Along with today being the most important day for Christians, we are also starting a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is "One for the Girls".  Our sponsor is a new one for us, Doddle DigiStamps.
 

I was given this lovely image called "Relax Yoga Girl".  I'm not much of a yoga girl at all.  I have no idea how they can do this.  My body just won't bend that way.  I colored her with my Copics but I wanted to give her a nice pattern on the clothes so I did some paper piecing.

Sometimes I get stuck on what to do and when it comes down to the last minute I look for sketches.  Luckily, I found this wonderful sketch.  It was perfect for the image.  Then I picked out all my paper to go with the colors for the Simon Says challenge.  It really helps to find great challenges that will help your creativity along when it gets stuck in the mud.

Please pop over to the CWWC blog and check out the wonderful DT creations.  I do hope you will join in the challenge.  You have two weeks to enter.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Relax Yoga Girl from Doodle DigiStamps
Coloring Medium - Copic markers, Stickles, Glastique
Papers - Darice, Core 'dinations, generic (all from my scraps stash)
Papers for paper piecing - Bella Gypsy, Computer Scrapbook Papers
Embossing folder - Darice
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
Dies - Oval and flourish: Sizzix, Stitched rectangle: Gina Marie, flowers: Our Daily Bread
Flower stamp - Bo Bunny
Ink - Stampin' Up
Pearls - Paper Studio
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet
Sentiment - Create with TLC

Challenges Entered

Simon Says Wednesday - Colors
spring-inspiration-board
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch
Our Daily Bread April #258 - Blooming with die cut flowers
Scrappy Land #63 - AG w/dies they sell
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop April #27 - AG w/product they sell
As You Like It - Favorite card base shape and why
(rectangle because you get more out of your paper)
Colour Crazy Craft #15 - Anything goes
DL Art April - Always anything goes
Doing Life April #9 - AG w/Create with TLC products
Noor! Design April - Flowers
Dare 2 B Artzy April - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers April - Anything goes w/dies
Sweet Stampin' - Paper piecing
Pixie's Playhouse #277-278 - AG using scraps
Addicted to Stamps #146 - Not a Square



Saturday, April 15, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN APRIL?


Finally we are getting real Spring!  Here in Ohio we can have all four seasons in one week.  Last week we had snow on Friday and 70 degree weather two days later.   And then here I go with a Christmas card.

I am here with a reminder about the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog for this month.  Our challenge is "Girlz Rule".  We have the following sponsors

Prize: $7 gift certificate

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: $25 gift certificate

My impression of Girlz Rule would be flowers, so I chose to use a stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  This stamp is Large Sparkling Poinsettia.  It has a corresponding die but I don't have that yet.  I stamped the image twice with Versamark and used some gold embossing powder.  I colored them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  

I used some techniques I learned from a Heartfelt class I took to shape the petals and leaves then painted them with Glossy Accents.  I used a paintbrush because if you put the Glossy Accents directly onto the petals they will flatten out.  Finally, after they were all dry I put the flower together.

When deciding on the card to make my thoughts went to just white.  So I made the card completely white with a pop of gold.  I embossed with some snowflakes then popped that layer up on the base card.  I stamped the sentiment on white and lined it with gold (my sister's idea) and popped it up.

I do hope to see you in the challenge and please stop by the LTSCB to check out all the other DT creations.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Large Sparkling Poinsettia from Heartfelt Creations
Sentiment stamp - Northwoods
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glossy Accents
Papers - Core 'dinations (all from scrap bin) and generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Embossing powder - Stampendous Aged Gold
Misc - Versamark, Pop dots from Darice and EK Tools


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - AG cards only
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes
Use Your Stuff - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - Always anything goes
DL Art April - Always anything goes
Noor! Design April - Flowers
WOW! Embossing April - Fave embossing technique (outline)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas April - AG w/optional twist embossing



Friday, April 7, 2017

LET'S DANCE!


Aren't these ladies just adorable!  I'm sharing a card today featuring Vera and Mable Doing the Charleston (J122) from Great Impressions.   I saw this and thought of my sister and I.  Both of us have bad backs so this probably would never happen but you never know.

I have colored them with Copic markers then added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  I also thought since they are supposed to be "old ladies" I would use an embossing folder with quilting on it and add some ribbon.  I wanted the background to be sheet music but none of the music I found seemed right.  Then I thought why not see if I could find the sheet music for the Charleston.  I found it!  So the music behind them is the music they are dancing to.  The notes are metal that I dipped into black paint.  Finally, I have added the sentiment Dance (E857).  

I hope you enjoyed this and don't forget to join in the April Challenge of "April Showers Bring May Flowers".  Hope to see you there!

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamp - Vera and Mable Doing the Charleston (J122) and Dance (E857) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic Markers, Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Embossing folder - Quilted from We R Memory Keepers
Liquid Pearls - White Opal from Ranger
Ribbon - Westwater
Music notes - Darice
Paper - Core 'dinations, Darice, generic
Music sheet - Charleston found on internet


Challenges Entered


Digi Designs - Add texture
Addicted to Stamps #145 - Stamped image and stamped sentiment
Stamped Blessings - Anything goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #276-277 - Always anything goes
Crafty Catz #365 - Anything goes
Creatalicious #112 - Anything goes
DL Art April - Anything goes
Dare2BArtzy April - Anything goes



Sunday, April 2, 2017

RAINY GET WELL

This is my 2nd post today.  If you are looking for the CWWC post please scroll down.


Today's card starts the April challenge at Great Impressions.  Our challenge is 

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I am using Rainy Day Harry (F605)...isn't he adorable!  I have colored him with Copic markers and added Glastique to give the outfit and umbrella a realistic look.  I fussy cut him out and stamped him again on the background so I could keep the raindrops.  They were too hard to fussy cut.   For the background I used Whimsical Clouds (G426).   I stamped this several times  on the paper and then used it for each of the other stamps.  I have paired these with Under the Weather (E866).  

Remember this challenge goes for one month.  You can enter with any stamps but we love to see Great Impression Stamps so let us know if your using one to get an extra entry.  Here is the prize you could win.

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Just so stinkin' cute!  Great for Mother's Day.  

Please stop over at Great Impressions and see the other DT creations.  They are fabulous!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamp - Rainy Day Harry (F605), Whimsical Clouds (G426) & Under the Weather (E866) from Great Impressions
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Bazzill, Core 'dinations, Webster's Pages and generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Inks - Tempting Turquoise & Pixie Pink from Stampin' Up, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink from Tim Holtz and Tuxedo Black from Memento
Dies - Stitched Rectangle Die from Gina Marie & Bitty Blossoms from Our Daily Bread
Pearls - Stash
Pop ups - 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives


Challenges Entered

Fairy Tale #165 - Cards with animals
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #276-277 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #176 - No birthday sentiments
Southern Girls #156 - Use dies
Digi Designs - Add texture
Creatalicious #112 - AG w/optional flowers
DL Art April - Always anything goes
Addicted to stamps #145 - Stamped image and stamped sentiment
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes card
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes
Penny Black and More April - All things Spring


LITTLE LAMB


Last Sunday we had a new addition to our family.  This is Logan Kade.


He is just so adorable!!  He was a bit early and had to stay in NICU for a bit but was able to come home on Friday.  His three year old big sister is just loving him too.

So this lovely little boy is why I have had baby on the brain for so long.  He is finally here and this may be my last new baby card for a bit.  I was going to make one girl and one boy but I messed up on one of them so only the boy lamb survived. 

I have made this card for the new challenge starting today at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is "Animal as Main Character".  We are sponsored by our very own Poppet!

This little lamb is from Limited Runs.  I have colored him with Copics and added some Liquid Applique to add a bit of wool to him.  I wanted to leave as much of the DP as possible so I did a bit of a CAS look.  
I had this sentiment for a while from Create with TLC.  Glad I finally got to use it.

Now pop on over to the CWWC blog and see what all the DT have created to inspire you.  Hope to see you in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Lamb from Limited Runs
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Liquid Applique
Papers - Darice, Core 'dinations, Doodlebug & generic
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Bear - Recollections


Challenges Entered

Fairytale #165 - Cards with animals
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #276-277 - Always anything goes
Creatalicious #112 - AG w/optional flowers
Doing Life April - Anything goes with Create with TLC
Digi Designs - Add texture
Ribbon Girl - Anything goes card
Stamping Sensations April - Anything goes



Monday, March 20, 2017

A BIRTHDAY WISH FROM OLAF


Today I am excited to tell you I am a Guest Designer for The Paper Girls Challenge.  The challenge is "Kid Birthday".  

This was perfect for me because I have a sweet little girl that has asked me to make her a birthday card.  Jacintasia is my friend's child.  She has recently turned eight.  She asked me to make her a pop up card with Olaf on it.  Last year she wanted Elsa.  She is still loving Frozen.

She loves glitter so I have outlined all the embossing with Stickles.  The image is fussy cut and then popped up with foam squares.  I found this cute tag and used it for her pop up part.  It was perfect to stamp Happy Birthday on.


I hope she enjoys her card!  Please stop by The Paper Girls and check out all the other wonderful creations from the DT.  

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Olaf the Huggable Snowman from Simply Betty
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, Darice, Create with TLC, generic 
Embossing Folder - Darice
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment stamps - Stampin' Up, Stampendous
Ink - Memento
Snowflakes - Jolee's Boutique
Pearls - Stash
Frozen photo I found on the Internet


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Use any image
Incy Wincy - Happy birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #469 - Celebrations
Southern Girls - Popping good times
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Nord Salten March #155 - For a child
Penny's Paper-Crafty #320 - Anything goes
Crafting by Design March - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Layer it up


Sunday, March 19, 2017

EARTH FAIRY


Another two weeks have passed and we have another challenge for you at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge is "Circles".  We are being sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.

Fabrika Fantasy

The image I am using is called "Earth Fairy".  This comes colored or not.  First I colored her with my Copic markers and then die cut the image.  Unfortunately, I forgot the challenge was circles and I used a rectangle.  So I printed out the colored one and changed the colors on some of it then added Stickles and Glastique.  Normally I don't use the colored images but I was lacking in time.

For my circles I used a scalloped die and circle flowers.  I wanted to go mostly green (it's my fave color) because she is called Earth Fairy.  The earth is mostly green (except for the water) so I thought she should be green.

I hope you will check out all the other DT projects at CWWC and then join us in the challenge.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Earth Fairy from Fabrika Fantasy
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, generic
Die - Spellbinders
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - Prima Flowers
Leaves - Pat Catan's
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Embossing Folder - Bouquet


Challenges Entered

Inky Chicks #80 - Flowers
Double D - Things that fly
The Paper Shelter #285 - Away with fairies
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop March #26 - Use a product they sell
Work it Wednesday February - Green
DL Art Thursday #200 - Flowers
DL Art March - Always anything goes
Colour Crazy #11 - Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers March - Anything goes w/dies
Sparkles March #90 - Let's go green
Pixie's Playground #273-274 - Snippets (the black backgrounds)
Simon Says Wednesday - Green
Ribbon Girl - Use any image



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A BUNNY EASTER


Hi All!  I'm here to share another card with you as a mid-month reminder for our challenge at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The challenge is "Anything Goes"!  These are our sponsors:


Prize: 4 images of choice

Prize: 3 images to winner

Prize: 3 images of choice

I have used an image from Limited Runs that I've had for a while but haven't used yet.  I thought an Easter card for a child would be cute with these.  I had just gotten the egg embossing folder and I wanted to use it with this.

I have colored this with my Copics and added some Stickles and Glastique to it.  I've added some flowers cut with an ODBD floral die, some pearls and ribbons.  The DP is a digi I've had but not used either.  Glad I was able to use some things that have been sitting in my storage files.  

Please stop by the LTSCB and check out the other inspiration by the DT.  Hope to see you in the challenge this month.



Card Recipe

Image - Bunnies from Limited Runs
Sentiment - Wishing You a Happy Easter from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Harper Finch Digital, Bazzill, Darice, Scraps
Dies - Darice, Spellbinders, Our Daily Bread Designs
Pearls - Eyelet Outlet
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Bunny Tails - Liquid Applique


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #143 - Pastel colours
The Ribbon Girl - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Handmade flowers
Use Your Stuff - Dry embossing
Work it Wednesday February - Green
Cut it Up #117 - Think green
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Spring colors
DL Art March - Always Anything goes
Happy Little Stampers March - AG w/dies
Word Art Wednesday #274-275 - Always anything goes