Sunday, July 17, 2016

Create with TLC- Vintage Vacation Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Create with TLC Vintage Vacation Blog Hop. I have long been a huge fan of the Create with TLC digital images. I so enjoy creating with the images and sentiments Paulette creates!

 There are 13 stops to the Hop and lots of freebies along the way- so please join us- and don't forget- if you are not a Follower of Create with TLC, join in- Paulette is really very generous to us!!! If you joined the hop from the beginning, you have been all over the world, and you will end up here, at the beach : )


 I colored this image using Copics on White GP 110# cardstock. The remaining CS is all SU. I added a touch of white paint pen to the water. I used a portion of the sentiment- just the bottom segment. I popped up the Kraft layer on dimensionals, and I added twine and a vintage button to finish off the card. The girls umbrella is popped up on dimensionals.


 And, this is the best part about digi images- you can resize them to any size you like. I love to create ATC's, so here is my mini version, ATC size.

 Here are the images for my stop- just click on the image, Right click and Save as- then put into your file.


 And, if you want to see the entire sentiment (another gift too), head on over to the TLC blog : )

 This is the Blog Hop order start to finish - Hop on over to the beginning of the Hop, and make your way through all of the stops, and enjoy some Vintage Vacation Goodness!!!  Don't forget to stop over at Create with TLC and tell Paulette Thanks!!!


Deanne  .........  http://littlebitopaper.blogspot.com/
Desire  .......... http://desiref.blogspot.com
Hetty  ..........  http://craftchaos.blogspot.com/
Karen ..........  http://busyinspirations.blogspot.com/
Lisa D ...................http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/
Lisa Lynn  .........  http://lisalynncard.blogspot.com/
Lynne ..........  http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Rhonda Sue  ........... http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/
Edwina .........  http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Faith ............  http://daffodil-faitha.blogspot.com/
Jen ...............  http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com/
Patti ...........  http://cherisheachpreciousday.blogspot.com/
Shelly .........  http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/  -You are HERE : )

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, July 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings-Christmas in July

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  This month, Jeanette and Kelly are the hostesses, and they chose the theme, 'Christmas in July'


  I had a blast coloring this sweet image- I used Copic markers and the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday.  The die for the main panel is Gina Marie.

Jeanettes Kit contained:
Recollections 110# white CS
Sugar Pea- Merry Makers (Image and sentiment)
DP- Recollections= Christmas Noel Paper Pad
Rhinestones- Michael's
Recollections brads- can =you see the timy red brads on his shoe tips?
Twine- Target

 I thought I'd create another : )

 I saw this technique on Stamp TV today, and had to try it......   I used SU cardstock Real Red. I placed 1/4" Score tape every 1/2". I used Red Deco Foil. How fun. This sweet card looks better IRL, The button & Washi tape were also in the kit.

 What gets us going in the Christmas mood?  I think a couple of things- of course, the tree- once it is up and the lights go on, we turn on Christmas Music and that gets you going!  I like it when one of the kids, at least one, is home : )  And the second-  the religious dinners with motivational speakers- cause I really like to keep Christ in Christmas : )

The Dueling Darlings are a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the ***Dazzlers***. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created. The links are on my sidebar- stop on by and see how the other ladies interpreted the theme : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bridal Shower Goodies

I had fun with the shower and stamped up some goodies for each person. Remember back in the day when we stamped on label sheets???


 This is 4 treat boxes together. I love how they turned out.

I took pictures as the process unfolded:

 This is a page of labels- I stamped using a set called Always on my Mind from Sweet Stamps. There is also a small silver/gray wedding ring stamped on the labels from Paper Smooches.


 Here are the labels wrapped around the Hershey Nuggets : )

Next, I took small strips of Pool Party CS, and cut into pieces a pinch smaller than the clear box.

 Insert the dividers, then the candy-into the clear box. Here is the box (Denami Designs).


 To finish these off, just add ribbon and a die cut wedding ring from Paper Smooches from Silver Metallic cardstock : )

Sweet Stamps -AG challenge
Happy Little Stampers- die cut
Sparkles Forum Challenge- July- wedding

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, July 8, 2016

Wedding Shower

I have been a little busy as of late with family- here is one thing I have been up to:



and the inside:


  Stamps are the umbrella die are Paper Smooches. I gave in and purchased a MISTI- best tool ever.  I had made my own with a CD case, it worked, but nothing like the real thing!  Made stamping multiples a breeze!  I set it up so I could stamp the front on the Lt and the inside on the Rt- really smooth!
  The cardstock is Pool Party from SU, silver and white GP.  The cloud embossing folder is SU.

We attended an engagement party in N.J., and held one here in Illinois as well. Here is our 'Meet the Parents' photo:


  We had a wonderful time at both parties!

 My back has calmed down a bit- off steroids now but still on muscle relaxants and in PT.  I was advised to quit working, as I sit all day, and work on strengthening my core.  Others with back issues can probably relate- the more the back hurts, the less you are wanting to do- to avoid hurting yourself......  So, I will work shortened shifts thru the end of the month, then I will be home.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pink Roses

I could not resist a magazine with Altenew stamps and dies included, even though I read they do not stamp as well as the regular Altenew images......


 I used a combo of SU inks and a sketch from SCS. I thought they stamped fin, but used the Misti and stamped more than once to get great coverage.  I will send this to my piano teacher- I only have 4 lessons in the summertime......  The black die is from Sweet Stamps.

I did not get good news from my Physical Therapist- my back has some bad issues and I am going to have to really revise my activities (eg, I have a desk job-will need to stand up more.....).

Challenges:
Creative Moments- Summer/AG
Stampin Royalty- To Die For
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Cuttlebug Mania- Flowers
Crazy Challenge- R is for Roses, Round (die) Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nesting Squares

I joined a 'One Card a Month'  or OCAM swap with the Michael Strong Yahoo Group. I used Michael Strong Nesting Squares.
 I added distress inks onto the cardstock, then stamped the image. I colored/stamped again, and cut out the center layer. I added the flower with a dimensional in the center of the .
small square- and had to add some Stickles. I added white Pen to some of the circles in the image.

A side view of the sparkle

 I figured this would be a fabulous way to ink up my unused stamps.  This is the first time I have used the Nesting Squares stamp.

 I have been MIA again- my back went out last week- I am back up and about and will survive.  I will be around to blogs once I can!!!

I will enter the challenge at One Stitch at a Time- Layering


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June-one for the Pup

It is time for the June Dazzlers post, and our hostess for this month is Darlene.  I loved this kit and had a blast creating this card!


Dog & paw print stamps: Inkadinkado
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Be the Person"
Papers: Paper Studio, Multicolored Dog Paws, Red Burlap and Masculine Stripe. Green is SU
Plastic dog paws are Paper Studio's Spare Parts, "Knick Knacks"
Buttons from Hobby Lobby, sewing section.

I used the SCS Sketch 597 for the layout for this card. My husband does most of the pet care here. Our dog is getting old and grumpy, and likes him better : )  He is a really good dog- but almost 15.

My childhood pet was a black poodle named ZsaZsu. There were 7 of us kids and she got lots of attention. I do not remember putting her on a leash and walking her like we do with our dog, but we had a huge yard and lots of activity. 

The Dueling Darlings are a group on Splitcoaststampers. We are divided up into the Divas and the Dazzlers. Each group receives a kit, and we all create with a like theme.  Then, we hop to each others blogs to see what everyone has created. The links are on my sidebar- stop on by and see how the other ladies interpreted the theme : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

School's Out for Summer

School's Out for Summer- yippee!  I made a card for my daughter- she taught in China for 3 years, came home last summer and has taught 9th grade in Chicago this past year.

 This cute image and sentiment are from Bugaboo. This just tickles me- cause I know the teachers are so feeling this! The kids really do not want to be in school the last days before break.
  I used the color challenge on SCS- I NEVER would have put these colors together normally- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil and Tangerine. CC587 at SCS link is HERE
  Inside:

 The cardstock and washi are from SU.  The stitched circle is Memory Box. The sequins recollections and from a share on a Facebook group.
 Over at the Outlawz Paper A la Mode, they are sponsored by Bugaboo and are asking for shaker cards, and so glad I found this challenge. At 613 Ave Create- we need to use one item from each category and create a challenge-I used: sequins, a shaker and Thinking of you.

A HUGE Thanks to all of the teachers out there!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, June 13, 2016

Daffodils

I have had a friend on my mind and in my prayers alot lately, and thought I'd color up a card for her. She is quite a gardener, so I chose a Daffodil to create with.


 The image is colored with Copics. The flower and sentiment are from Create with TLC. The DP is Paper Studio's Country Road stack.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration- colors and flowers
Word Out Wednesday- Family Friendly AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Wahoo! Grad 2016

Congrats to all of the kids (and adults) who graduated this year!  Wahoo!!!


 I used a Sketch for the Michael Strong Yahoo Group to create this card. I used an older grad image from SU in Real Red, Gray. The Black is Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The star (Michael Strong) was stamped in Versamark and embossed in Queens Gold EP. The red strip has a star from the grad set stamped in Versamark. The GRAD letters (Michael Strong) were stamped in Tuxedo black as well. I used twine and gold cord in the tag end.

Challenges:
Craft your Passion- AG ,
Crafting When we Can -add stars.
Pile it on has Tac/Tac/Toe- I used Twine, stamped image(s), twine
ABC Challenge- I is for Important (event-Graduation).

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly