Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beachy Birthday

Hello!  I have challenged myself to use up more of the leftovers on my desk - such as part of a panel that I stenciled with Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape made for this card posted this week.   It is kind of like using dinner leftovers to create another dish. (Last night I made Chicken Potpies from leftover Roasted Chicken).   I simply stamped what was left of the panel with a vertical Birthday sentiment from Repeat Impressions with SU Creamy Caramel ink....just happened to have left a blank area large enough.  I then edged the panel with a Copics marker to match and layered this on a Blue mat also edged with ink and attached to a White card base.  I also embossed the blue layer with the same Impressabilities that I used for stenciling. I hope you can see that.  So with very little effort, I have a second card from leftovers.
The House That Stamps Built: WIW March Anything Goes Challenge

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Bloomin' Flowers

Welcome!  I am glad that you stopped by.  I was inspired to make a Vellum Panel Card by a video that I saw by Jennifer McQuire  here which I am sharing today.  She is one of the most talented card maker and always has such great tips and techniques and the best videos.
I used stamps from Penny Black's Friendship Flowers stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics for my design.  I finished the inside of the card as shown on right.  Fun Project!
Other Supplies: White CS, Vellum, MME Polka Dot Pattern, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die, Satin Ribbon from stash, Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink, Wink of Stella..

Crafty Catz Challenge: #317 Stitching Real or Faux
613 Avenue Create: #169 Anything Goes-No Twist
Simon Monday Challenge: We see clearly. Use acetate, vellum,  or anything you can think of that is a little transparent.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Any Thing Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More: #187 Make Your Mark

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Hello! I have been playing with some beach themes and decided to do some stenciling with Spellbinders Impressabilities  Sea Scape which is good for embossing as well as stenciling.  I always forget to use them.  Since there are some stenciling challenges this week I pulled them out.  On a White CS I stenciled the sea shells using SU Creamy Caramel and Cameo Coral. I then cut this up into rectangles and used to make a card for the Sketch Challenge #166  at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Finished with a verse from GKD A Gift From The Sea set.
Other Challenges:
AAACards: Game #61 Stencilling
CAS on Sunday: Challenge 79 Stencil It

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Gull Greetings

Hello!  I have been playing with the Photo Challenge from Just Us Girls and came up with a Seashell filled card with a Gull on the pier. I was inspired by the colors and shapes in the photo.   I used stamps from Gina K Design inked on Ivory CS and colored with Copics.  Added white accents with White Uni-ball pen. I stamped a couple of Starfish and fussy cut to pop up on the shells.   Added some "rope" to the pier posts.  Sponged water on edge with teal ink.  The card base is a Turquoise CS.  Other supplies used: Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle Inks, SU Taken with Teal, Creamy Caramel, Cameo Coral. GKD Stamps from Gifts of the Sea,  Inspiration Mosaic, and Gull from Grab Bag.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Photo Week #336
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 356 Wings
Shopping Our Stash: #245 Something for the big or biggest boy.
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for Birthday or use toppings of Water.  I do have water beneath the shells.
Mod Squad Challenge: Use a water theme. I chose the sea for my card featuring seashells, sea bird, and seawater.


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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sassy Succulents

Hello! The other day I came across a challenge at Inspired by All The Little Things for the first time.  I was inspired by the beautiful colors  and the succulent plants in the photo.  I selected a never before used stamp from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents set which I inked with SU Sage Shadow ink and colored with various Green Copics.  I sponged the Ivory CS lightly with SU Cameo Coral ink and added the Power Poppy sentiment with the same ink.  Finished with some dry embossing for texture using a Cuttlebug EF border and attached to a card base of Coral CS. Hope you are inspired as well!
Inspired by All The Little Things: Challenge #8  featuring Stephanie Klauck .
Retro Rubber Challenge: #35 Anything goes as long as you use a stamp over 1 year old.  I got this stamp in 2014.
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Challenge is Anything goes.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Bouquet

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am sharing a card that I made using the sketch from The House That Stamps Built and colors inspired by the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  I used stamps from Repeat Impressions and Copics for coloring.  other supplies: Pink CS, White CS, DCWV Gold Shimmer CS, MME Pattern Paper, Versamark, Gold EP, Enamel Dot colored with Copics.

The House That Stamps Built: What If Wednesday Challenge #M2316
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: #353 I used colors from the photo inspiration.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Patterned paper on project
 Mod Squad Challenge: Theme is Springtime
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #169 Anything Goes

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Roses with Touch of Gold Mother of Pearl

Hello!  This card was made using Faux Mother of Pearl ( inset in the rose petals)  for the CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers. To do this technique "simply scrunch up a piece of cling wrap, dip it into your pearl liquid (I used Gold Liquid Pearl), blot off excess, and then lightly pounce onto white card stock. Once dry, sponge over top with ink, and then wipe off with a paper towel to reveal the pearl resist underneath."  To do my Faux Mother of Pearl for the roses, I started with Gold Liquid Pearls on white CS and then inked with SU Petite Rose. I die cut this for the rose petals with Memory Box English Rose Stem die.  I die cut the complete rose with stem from DCWV Shimmer Gold CS. Also used this CS for the words cut with Cheery Lynn Dies. The die cuts were attached to a pink Card base edged with Pilot Gold Metallic marker.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge #225 is Anything Goes.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter


Easter Blessings to everyone!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Christmas Church

Front of Card Highlights the Church
Inside Card

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Take Me to the Church is to make a Christmas Card with a church on it.  I have used an old PSX stamp Christmas Village for my design.  I stamped only a portion of the stamp on the inside of a White Card base to make the church the center of the design and colored the scene with markers, a white gel pen, and a Stardust pen.  On the front of the card I die cut a square window to expose only the church on the inside.  I framed that with a open square cut from Sage Green CS.  I stamped a Spellbinders Sentiment with SU Always Artichoke ink.  I also added a strip of the Green CS heat embossed with Silver EP with another Spellbinders Sentiment to finish the inside.  (Looks better IRL). The strip extends beneath the front of the card when closed.
 I have made many cards with this PSX stamp and each one has been a different design.

Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyfhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge: #274 Use a sentiment

Stamp shown as is.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Simply Flowers

 Welcome!  My card today is made with Avery Elle Petals & Stems set using SU So Saffron and Sage Shadow inks and Memento Angel Pink ink.  I cased the card on the right using the basic layout of flowers and stems but changed up the colors. Added a gingham ribbon and sentiment stamped on a label die cut.

Time Out Challenges: #52 CASE With Your Own Twist Challenge. Case card on right by Marjan.  Used similar flower stamp and layout.
Pals Paper Arts Challenge:PPA93 Color challenge. Graphic below right shows colors.
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Challenge 160 is Pastel Colors.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Challenge 297 is Flowers.
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 84 Code word is Delicate.

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Azaleas for Spring

Hello!  It has been awhile since I have entered a Power Poppy Challenge.  And Power Poppy has some of my favorite stamps, so why not make a card for their challenge which is just what I did.
Using a favorite spring theme set, Azalea, I made this card with GKD heavy weight CS ( Copics do not bleed thru this paper).  I stamped  2 images on the inside with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and 1 sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa. These were lined up with round openings cut with circle dies on the front of the card.  After coloring with Copics , I added some accents with Glaze pens, did some sponging with Memento New Sprout ink, and added Glossy Accents to the vase.  Back to the front which was covered with a panel of a Peachy Colored CS, I stamped the small Azalea image with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP.  Then I finished with some dots using Orange Glaze pen.


Power Poppy- Power & Spark Challenge: Peek -A-Boo-Sketch. Graphic on right.
Cupcake Inspiration: Challenge 352. Inspired by the colors.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Have A Mice Day!

Hello!  This card made my DH laugh so I guess he is having a Mice Day?   I made this for the Sketch Challenge #144 at From The Heart which has a Twist to Make a Masculine card.  You can use the sketch or the twist or use both.   I selected some patterns and colors which I think are masculine and with the sketch, I featured the digital stamps from Mouse Balloon set which was a freebie at From The Heart shop.  I printed the mouse on white CS and colored him (yes, he is a masculine mouse) with Copics and sponged with Memento Peanut Brittle ink.  I cut this with a Spellbinder circle die with the balloon extended.  I added some glossy accents to the balloon.  I assembled the card with a Rust CS Card Base, a layer of BasicGrey Pattern Paper chosen because of the mice in the pattern, the printed From the Heart Sentiment, and a strip of dry embossed Yellow Gold CS.  I finished with a cutout from the pattern paper showing the mice.

Other challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use patterned paper on your project.
Doodle Pantry Blog: Ants In My Pants Digital Challenge #16 Anything Goes with a Digital Image
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #418  To Die For-use any type of die. I used circle die.

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Going Gingham

Hello! Do you ever wonder how a card design evolves.  I began this card knowing that I wanted to use some type of gingham on the design.  I had a piece of black and white gingham satin ribbon on my work area so I thought I'd start with that.  I thought maybe red would be a good color to use but then I came across this GKD pattern paper form Berries and Vines and thought this contemporary design looked good with the gingham.  Then I found the leaf stamp from GKD A Year of Flower 2 that mimics the shape of the leaf in the paper. And that looks good with the Lily stamp from the same set.  I matched up the color of the pattern with Copics to color the leaves  and tried to stay in the same tones for the lily.  I then match the elements up using a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and came up with the finished design. 
Other Supplies: DCWV Chartreuse CS, White and Black CS, Ribbon from stash, Spellbinders Oval  Scallop Oval, and Rectangle Dies, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Orange Glaze Pen.

Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge - Going Gingham
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #344 by Debbie shown below.
Mod Squad Challenge: Springtime-used spring colors and flower

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Play

Hello!  I love using older products as much as new ones.  This card was made with stamps from Flourishes Kids Play set.  The challenge at House of Cards to use a Silhouette inspired me to pull it out.  I stamped the image with GKD Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  The embossing gives the image a nice shine and makes it really pop on the White CS.  I cut the image with a Spellbinders Oval die and placed on a black die cut with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame.  Finished with a strip of Black and White Gingham Satin Ribbon using a Card Base of Neenah White CS.

House of Cards: March Challenge : Silhouette

Cheery Lynn Designs: #225 Anything Goes. Used one of my favorite frame dies.
Creative Corner Challenge: All White + One Other Color. My other color is Black....I know some may say Black is not a color but I am using as my color!
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #137 Theme is Welcome Spring . Must use ribbon or trim.  My card shows a young girl at play among the spring flowers.
The Ribbon Girl Blog: March Challenge is use any image.

Mod Squad Challenge: Springtime-used springtime scene.

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Lucky Irish

Hello!  I am a bit late for St. Patrick's with this card but I will save for next year!   I was inspired by the photo challenge at Addicted to Stamps and more and also wanted to use a new for me Penny Black stamp from Friendship Flowers.  I printed the subway art using a Silhouette file and my Cameo on White CS and then stamped the Tulips and colored with Copics.  Added a bit of gold with Gold EP and Stardust pen.

Addicted to Stamps and More: #185 Photo inspiration-used the tulips, colors and layout with words from the photo. Missed the deadline.

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge: #3 Challenge is St. Patrick's/Luck
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #352: Inspired by colors.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Delicate Dogwood

Hello!  I love Dogwood trees and enjoy their blossoms in spring.  I recently purchased this Impression Obsession and love the details of the stamped image. After stamping with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on White CS, I colored with Copics and was pleased with the delicate look of the colors. I added a sentiment from Penny Black's Friendship Flowers set using SU Always Artichoke ink. The pattern layer is from some old Graphics 45 and the Card base is Ivory CS. This design did not need any embellishments .....I like the clean and simple design which lets the Image shine. 

Addicted to CAS: #84 Code word is Delicate. The image and pastel colors are very delicate.
Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge is anything goes.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Patterned
Paper Goes
The Paper Players: PP 287 Clean and Simple-Celebrate Spring

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Bunny and Blooms

Hello!   While searching through some old supply stash, I found this Rabbit in some precut dies from Diecuts With a View.  I added some doodling on his face and pink ink on his ears to give him some personality.  I cut some flowers with Memory Box Splendid Clarkia die and a label with a Spellbinders Die that I stamped with a Hero Arts Easter Greetings.  I assembled these elements with a Grass Green(GKD) card base and a layer of MME Striped paper.  I added some hands to the bunny so that he could "hold" the greeting.  The result was a cute Eater card.

Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #10 Blossoms and Bunnies. Use the theme with at least one Memory Box die or stamp.
Wednesday Simon Says Challenge: Simon says Cute and Cuddly
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper: March challenge to use patterned paper
Die Cut Diva's Challenge: Do something Spring.  Use die cut flowers and label + a precut die bunny
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