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Well Hello There… Distress Oxides again

Hi again!!  I’m back with some more distress oxide backgrounds.  I just can’t get enough of these!!  I want to take an entire day and just play.  In a perfect world, I’d actually have time to do that, but until then, I’ll settle with experimenting as I go.  I had a lot of fun playing around with these last week too, I actually ended up making a few cards which is always nice.  Seems like I just don’t have all that much time to make cards these days.  These boys keep me on my toes!!   You can check out my last week’s cards by clicking here.

This card was SUPER easy and super quick.  The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is Dies and/or Punches.   I’m going to try and keep this post short and sweet as I am in the middle of yet another Birthday sleepover weekend.  This time for my son’s BFF that is living with us.  Hey!  My Birthday is tomorrow (Oct. 2), maybe I should have a sleepover too!!!!  That could be kinda fun, if I had some crafty friends that lived close by.  We could craft the night away!!


I have to show you how cute these boys are.  I just love them with all I got.  This is everyone singing Happy Birthday to Bub.  Mine is the one on the far right and Bubby is his BFF.


Here’s a recent one that I absolutely love.  My friend had just made this shirt for me so we were showing some Jr Cubs spirit.  This was right before a game.  I shared this on my IG, but I love it so much, I thought I’d share it here too.


And one more of my card…


I am TOTALLY late to the show, but my crafty friend, Darnell is currently running her NBUS challenge so I’m also entering this into her 10 day long challenge.  This is one that I’m sure everyone can enjoy.  NBUS stands for Never Before Used Schtuff and if you guys are anything like me, you could participate in this every day for a month and still not get thru all of your NBUS…  Please check out her blog for all the details and follow her!!  She’s hilarious and she does this challenge a few times a year.  It’s the perfect push to use those products that you’ve never used before.

Anyway, below is a very simple video and below that is a list of the products that I used.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!  And I’ll see y’all next week ~

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7 thoughts on “Well Hello There… Distress Oxides again

  1. What an amazing card Misti! I love your ink blending on both panels, so to pick which one I like the best is like asking me to pick which kid I love the best. lol Love them both! I also love the photo’s you shared, the boys look like they are having a great time and I love the photo of you and the boys. Great shirt and boy I remember well being a football mom. As a matter of fact, Football Mom was my name on the Cricut Message boards. lol Hugs, Brenda

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    1. Hi Brenda!! Thank you so much!! LOL, I love your comparison. 🙂 Glad you love them both. I do too!! Wait, are we talking about the panels or the kids…?!? hahaha I know I’m going to blink and they’re going to be off to college. Man, I really need to focus on being in the moment. I do, but I need to make sure I don’t forget that. I don’t know what I’m going to do after them!! They’re my life!! I may need to join a support group or two…


  2. This is bold and amazing, Misty! I’m still pretty bad at blending even with the Oxies, so I appreciated your video. You make it look so easy and now I want to try it again! You know how much I love my white space, but I think these chalky bold backgrounds with the splatters are so cool, too! Thank you so much for the shoutout! I’m delighted you got a chance to play in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell (And thanks for sharing the great photos of those boys – and you!!)


    1. Hi Darnell!! Better late than never, right? I’m so glad I didn’t miss it completely. I hope you do give ink blending another try!! I think the oxides are MUCH easier to blend so if you’re going to give it another go, definitely play with those ones. My “2nd child” LOVES ink blending now that he’s mastered the oxides. He really wants me to share his video on here, so one of these days I will. Yeah, he even recorded himself making me a card. He kills me. But if he can do it, you certainly can. 🙂


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