Monday, September 16, 2019

Buttons on My Tag


Hello!  I have so many buttons in my craft stash and I love when I find any use for them.  I keep saying I am going to make some jewelry with some of them but never have.  But I did use some of them on a tag that I am entering in Tag You're It! Challenge #96 which inspired me to pull out some square buttons featuring flowers and one has a butterfly.  I believe I receive these in a Blog Candy or maybe found in a garage sale. Not sure!  I found a dotted pattern paper with some glitter effects that I thought was perfect as a background for the buttons.  I shaped my own tag design using my trimmer and some corner punches.  Stamped words on a ivory panel with GKD Fresh Asparagus ink using stamps from GKD Tropical Flowers set. Sewed on the buttons with green twine found in my leftovers.  The bit of twine was just enough for the tag.  Finished with a round pink button and the last of the twine for attaching the tag to a gift. (I colored the button with a Copic marker to better coordinate with the colors.) Used foam tape to adhere the two panels together. 
Challenges:
Tag You're It: Challenge #96-Graphic below.

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Falling Leaves



Welcome to the studio!  Today I am playing with the challenge #119 at Retro Rubber to use fall colors orange, red, and brown in a card using a stamp older than 1 year old.  I used GKD stamps from A Year of Leaves set that is dated 2009.  I stamped leaves and a sentiment using DOI Vintage Photo and Fired Brick on water color paper and used a water brush to color the leaves with DOI Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Walnut Stain.  I attached to a card base of GKD Dark Chocolate CS.  After making the top photo of my card,  I decided to add some splashes of color and made a second photo.  Not sure which I like the best but the top one is more CAS.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge #119: Fall colors of Orange, Red, and Brown.  GKD stamps are at least 9 years old. 
The Male Room: Challenge #119 Autumn



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Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Flutter of Butterflies


Welcome!  Today I have a card made with another Stacy Stamp from my stash.  I made several attempts to use this Butterfly stamp and finally ended up with this design.  I used DOI Spiced Marmalade to stamp the image on White CS and then inked that with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP. I then colored in the butterflies with Memento Cantaloupe marker and sponged the remaining white area with Memento Summer Sky ink.  I trimmed the panel and attached to a card base of Gina K Yellow CS.  Stamped the GKD sentiment with  the DOI. 
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Featured Challenge-featured butterflies on this card.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Stamp It!
Seize the Birthday: #174 Anything Goes Birthday

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Friday, September 13, 2019

A Harvest of Sunflowers


Hello!  I have attempted to create a card with an antique or sepia tone but think I have a bit too much yellow tone instead of sepia. I decided to share my card anyway.  I used Power Poppy stamps from Sunny Harvest set and stamped the image with DOI Antique Linen on Ivory CS and colored with some of my lightest tone Copics-E0000, E00, YR0000, YR000, Y00, Y23, YG91,  B0000, G0000.  I embossed the lower part of the panel and inked the raised surfaces with Antique Linen ink.  Did a little distressing with ink  around the edges....always gives an antique look.  I added a very Pale Satin ribbon before attaching to a background of patterned paper from MME Chalk Studio pack.
Challenges to enter:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September challenge is always about using patterned paper. 
Creative Confetti Challenge: Say it with Sepia. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Birthday with Tulips


Welcome to my studio! Today I am taking time out from fall theme cards and used a Tulip stamp from Stacy Stamps to create a square birthday card.  This corner stamp needs a square design to best utilize the stamp. I stamped the tulips with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on heavy White CS and colored with Copics. I let the tulips be the star of the design by simply adhering to a Green card base and adding die cut words cut in the Green CS with Cheery Lynn dies. 
Challenges:
The Flower Challenge: #36 Anything Goes with Flowers
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Stamp It. 
CAS on Friday: Challenge #163 Use die cut words on your card.
Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #437 Birthday-used Cheery Lynn Dies 
Double D Challenges: Featured Challenge-featuring tulips that I picked from the mood board.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Roses Wrapped Up


Hello!  I just found these photos of a card that I made some time ago and never posted or entered into a challenge.  It was the first time that I used Simon Says Modern Card Wrap Die to create a card. I also used a new Gina K stamp set Topical Flowers.  I cut the card base with the die from Bright Pink CS and folded the sides..  For the insert I used White CS cut 4.25" x 8.5" and folded.  On the front I stamped the Rose image in Black Ink and Colored with Copics.   On the inside I stamped the same image in Gray ink and added a sentiment and flower with Versamark and embossed with Pink EP.   I will also write a personal message inside.  I attached the white card inside the pink wrap and tied with a pink satin ribbon.  You can see in the photos how the square card was assembled.

Challenges:
 Happy Little Stampers: September Challenge Anything Goes With a Die
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Stamp It.
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog: Fancy Folds






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Monday, September 9, 2019

Falling Leaves

Hello!  It is almost fall and time for more fall theme cards.  I have used another patterned paper from Gina K Designs paper pack Sun-Kissed Autumn. I used a Leaf stamp from GKD Always Autumn that coordinates with the leaf design in the paper.  I stamped the single leaf and sentiment (from Skeleton Leaves set) with Memento Rich Cocoa on ivory CS and colored with Copics.  I trimmed this with a circle die and attached to a circle of Orange CS. Assembled the card with Green Card Base, mat of Orange CS, green grosgrain ribbon from stash, and the image. 
Challenges:
Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge: September Challenge Fall is in the air- create your own patterned paper or use some of your Gina K. Designs patterned papers with a fall theme.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September Always about using Patterned Papers.
Creative with Stamps: CWS #42 Autumn
The Paper Girls Challenge: #183 Falling in Love-create a fall inspired card that makes you happy. 
Double Trouble: Challenge #39 Fall Theme partnering with The Paper Girls Challenge. 

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All a Flutter


Welcome to the studio!  It's Monday again and I have a card to share that I made this weekend.  I used Repeat Impressions Butterfly stamps inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on White CS and colored with Copics and added some sparkle to their wings with Clearstar Pen.  I decide to emboss the white panel with Darice Large Daisy EF to give them something to fly to.  Added the sentiment (part use of a Repeat Impression stamp) and a Metal Butterfly brad that I colored with Copics.  I inked  the edge of the panel and attached to a Shimmering Yellow Pearl Card Base. 
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC S419 Thing that begin with B. Birthday card with Butterflies.
Double D Challenges: Featured Challenge-pick something from the mood board and feature it on your card. Picked Butterflies. 

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Elephants Don't Forget

Hello!  I am sharing a CAS card that I made for the AAA Cards sketch challenge + a optional twist animals.  I found a patterned paper in my scraps that reminded me of a scene on the Serengeti so I started with a strip of that paper. I stamped an elephant from the GKD Wild About You set on Gray CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Fussy cut the elephant and attached to the patterned strip.  Added some ink to the tusks and ears and stamped a sentiment from the same set.  Assembled the card with Ivory card base and mat. Was pleased with out this turned out.  
Challenges:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #148.  See sketch below.
The Library Challenge: #41 Reader's Choice. We get to choose our own book for inspiration. I chose An Elephant in My Kitchen by Fran├žoise Malby-Anthony,  a book about building a wildlife rescue center.  See cover below. 




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Falling Leaves


Hello! I have been playing with some old patterned papers and found this scrap of a digital paper from All About Autumn digital paper pack that I downloaded from Stamp TV some time ago and printed on a glossy cardstock.  The scrap was just the right size to create a tag.  I stamped a strip of Ivory CS with a leaf from A Year of Leaves and a sentiment from a freebie set both from Gina K Designs.  The leaf was heat embossed with Gold EP and colored with a gold Copics.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I assembled the tag with layers of Dark Chocolate CS, Metallic Gold Ribbon, and a Gold Gem. All papers and stamps are GKD. 
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Anything but a card.
Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs:   Fall Is In The Air-used GKD patterned papers or make your own. Used digital paper from GKD All About Autumn pack.
The Paper Girls Challenge: #183 Falling in Love.  Create a fall themed project. 

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Christmas Inchies


Hello!  Today I have a Christmas card made with Inchies.  I stamped 3 white cardstock inch squares with Hero Arts stamps from the October 2017 kit and colored the sleigh, gifts, and Santa's bag with Copics  and placed on squares of Red Glitter paper.  I embossed a strip of the White CS with a Christmas EF from Cards & Papercraft and inked the raised surfaces of the words with red ink. Assembled the card on a base of Red CS and added a couple strips of the Red Glitter Card Stock. 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up Challenge: September challenge-Inchies + Stamping + Your choice.  I added dry embossing and glitter. 
ABC Christmas Challenge: S for Sparkle and T for Texture. The glitter paper adds both sparkle and texture to my card. 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #454 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Happy Little Stampers: Christmas Challenge Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCCB #14  September Anything Christmas Goes


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Fall is in the Air


Hello! It's beginning to feel like fall and the time to create some fall cards.  This card was made with a patterned paper from Gina K Designs Sun Kissed Autumn paper pack (had in my stash awhile), GKD Fresh Asparagus and Honey Mustard CS's, and GKD Skeleton Leaves stamp set. I stamped the leaf 3 times with DOI Spiced Marmalade on a strip of White CS. Assembled the card adding some Dewdrops and a sentiment from GKD Always Autumn set.
Challenges:
Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge: September Challenge Fall is in the air- create your own patterned paper or use some of your Gina K. Designs patterned papers with a fall theme.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September Always about using Patterned Papers.
Allsorts Challenge: Week 536 Autumn Colors
Creative with Stamps: CWS #42 Autumn

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Having Another Barbecue



Welcome to my studio. I was inspired to create another tag for the  Tag You're It! Challenge #95 which has a Barbecue Theme.  I used a grill stamp from a Paper Pretties set that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored with Copics and a Silver Pen. I added some fire to the grill with Diamond Stickles.  I added some sentiments using some old stamps from my stash.  After trimming  the tag and rounding the corners with a punch, I added  a circle, exclamation point, and strip cut from a scrap of Red glitter flocked paper to give some texture.  Finished the tag with a red metallic string.  Will use this tag for a birthday gift. 
Challenges:
Tag You're It!: Challenge #95 Theme Barbecue Party
Modsquad Challenge:  Anything but a card.  Made a tag.




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Garden of Roses

Hello!  My favorite cards are made with flower designs.  I used Gina K Designs stamps from Rose Bouquet and Wildflowers (Sentiment) for this card.  The design was inspired by a recent video by Gina K. using ink blending with pencils.  I stamped the Roses with Versamark on white CS and heat embossed with GKD White EP.  I blended DOI Worn Lipstick over the image and then added highlights with Green and Red pencils.  Stamped the sentiment with the same ink. First time to use this lovely sentiment. Used White CS base and GKD Fresh Asparagus card stock for mat.  Love how this turned out. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Stamp It
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #357 Make your Mark.  Used pencils. 
Allsorts Challenge: Week 534/535  Feminine
The Flower Challenge: Challenge #36 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: September Challenge Anything Goes with Flowers


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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Barbecue Theme

Hello!  With this being Labor Day, our plans usually include grilling or barbecues.  I was inspired to create a tag for the  Tag You're It! Challenge #95 which has a Barbecue Theme.  I used a stamp from Jessica Lynn, an owl barbecuing, and added stamps from my stash by Flourishes and Mark's Finest Papers.  I stamped the owl with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics.  Ignited the fire in the grill with some Diamond Stickles.  Trimmed the image and added some Red and White check patterned paper from scraps and Red twine. He is such a cute cook!  Will use this tag for a birthday gift. 
Challenges:
Tag You're It!: Challenge 395
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC477 Make a project or card using Food and Drink 
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #597 Anything But a Card

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CAS Challenges


Hello!  I combined two CAS challenges and came up with this card.  I used 2 Darice embossing folders (Floral Frenzy and Large Daisy) and 4 circle dies.  I embossed the large daisy on one of the circles and inked the raised surfaces with DOI Picked Raspberry.  I stamped a sentiment from Power Poppy on the larger circle with the same ink.  Cut 2 circles from Pink scraps and embossed a strip of Purple CS with flowers. Assembled all the elements on white layer and purple card base following the sketch below.  This is about as clean and simple as it gets!
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS: #167 Code Word Pink and Purple

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Copper Leaves are Falling

Hello! Fall is in the air!  I love making cards for fall and I made this one for the fall theme challenge at Modsquad.   I pulled out a background paper  that I made with Distress Oxide Inks some time ago and had filed away.  (Not sure of which DOI that I used with watercolor paper) On the panel, I stamped a leaf several times from Gina K Designs Skeleton Leaves with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Copper EP. The sentiment is from an older GKD set A Year of Leaves.  Attached to a base of Copper Metallic Card Stock. 
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Fall Theme-use fall colors and elements
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Butterfly and Zinnias

Hi Friends!  This card is for the Creative Confetti Challenge-Make It With Metal. I used stamps from Power Poppy set Vibrant Thanks.  I stamped the zinnias, one of my favorite summer flowers, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copics and used a Gelly Pen in the centers. Stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide Ink Fired Brick. Used GKD Yellow and Grass Green cardstocks for the layers of my design.  Since butterflies are always flying around my zinnias, I added a metal butterfly charm (from my stash) for the metal element on the card.  
Other challenges:
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: #403 It's a Charmed Life-add a charm
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 356 Anything Goes

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At The Beach

Welcome to my studio! Today I have a card made with Repeat Impressions Sandcastle stamp (Year 2016). I stamped the image with Memento Toffee Crunch ink on White CS and colored with Copics and sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky ink.  I stamped the image a second time and fussy cut the star fish and added glossy accents to it.  I attached the star fish, 2 real seashells, and a real mini sand dollar to give dimension to the scene.  Stamped the sentiment with DOI Vintage Photo. I finished with a Blue card base and mat of Kraft CS.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge A1419.  Used Row 1 Down-By the Sea, Sponging, Dimension.
Retro Rubber Challenge: #RRCB118 Sketch Challenge.  The sandcastle stamp is 3 years old or older.
CASology: Week 350-Water



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