Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD-Everything is coming up Roses

For the June dual of the Dueling Darlings, Carol and I are the hostesses. We chose the theme everything is coming up Roses. I dug out an older SU image called Stipple Rose.
I made 2 cards with the kit  : )



 I used Copics to color the images. My favorite images on cards are flowers.

Kit contents:
Image and sentiment all SU (the rose is from the 2002 collection : ) )
The three small SU sentiments are punched out using the SU tag punch
The DP's - the green and green w/peach roses- The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale
Yellow and wood BG- The Paper Studio-Country Road
All ribbons and twine- retired SU
Cardstocks-SU
Small butterflies- Martha Stuart punch
Yellow gems- Recollections

My favorite roses- are hard to describe- light yellow with peach or coral edging on the top. 

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sympathy

I needed another Sympathy card, so pulled out Unity stamps.


  I stamped the sentiment first, then stamped the flowers in Rose Red (SU) ink, then sponged color in the centers.

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, June 7, 2018

COF- Freedom

For the Crafters of Faith Challenge: June 2018 ~ Hostess: Joyce
Since today is close to Memorial Day, lets chose a verse involving freedom. 
Scripture
Psalm 118:5. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.


  I pulled out the Distress Oxide inks, smooshed color on the craft mat in Brick and Blue Jean and then once dry, embossed and highlighted the embossing with the blue ink. 
  The eagle is by Coronado and the sentiment is Stampin Up. 

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Through the Craftroom Door- AG

The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-What a Guy

We are making 'What a Guy' this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Our Sponsor is Doctor Digi. This is Oktoberfest Otto : )


 My husband's family is 100% German, so I could not resist this fun image!  I hope to visit Germany one day! My G-grandfather is from the Cologne area.

 I stamped the image with Nuvo Hybrid ink and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image. I got out some ancient Su DSP and used it for the backdrop.  The sentiment is SU- ancient as well.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Challenges for this card:
Cardz4Guyz- Fathers Day

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Grad for Ed!

I made a fun Grad card for my nephew Ed's in his college colors- for my Mother to give to him.


  I used a grad embossing folder for the background on Marina Blue cardstock. Paper Studio DP and a recycled grad hat image.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, May 28, 2018

CYS- Mouse

It is the 28th, and that is the day we post our Challenge Your Stash (CYS) Challenge cards. Pansy (aka C-mouse at Splitcoaststampers.com) challenged us to use a mouse on our cards. 


 I really LOVE House Mouse images and have a small collection- which I should use much more often : )  This cutie pie is called Sleeping with Strawberries and is by Stampabilities. The sentiment is by Unity Stamps. 
  I stamped the image onto Cryogen White cardstock- which has a touch of sparkle to it, and colored it with Copic markers. I cut the image out with a MFT die, and moved the die up and ran it through the Big Shot again, cutting off approximately 1/2-3/4" or so off the bottom. 
  The green DP is from Jillibean Soup from 2011 and the pink is Basic Grey from who knows when. I added the flower which I colored with a Copic marker to match more closely and embellished it with an enamel dot. 

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the May cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenges- TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sympathy

Cards we never like making are Sympathy cards. Yet, they are so special and meaningful.


 I used very shimmery cardstock in a soft purple color. I cut out a die using the same cardstock. The butterfly is Sweet Stamps and is stamped in Versamark and embossed using silver EP.  The sentiment on the front and inside is a set by Gina K Designs for Unity Stamps.


 I added just a touch of Sakura Gelly roll pen in Stardust for subtle shimmer.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DDD May- Spring Tweet

Hello Dazzlers!
Heather and I are pleased to bring you our May kit : “A Spring Tweet”. 
Spring has been a long time coming! It feels like the snow is lingering and the weather just refuses to warm up! Our feathered friends often bring those first signs of spring, so we’re ready to encourage them along this month! 
Enjoy creating! ❤
Paola 




 I added SU cardstock Not Quite Navy and Perfect Pear cardstock from SU for the backing. The sequins are a perfect green to coordinate with the cardstock. I just missed the mailman, know just who I m sending this card to!

Kits Deets:
▪Stamp : Spring Chick - by Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamped on Staples 110lbs cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black 
▪DP : from Costco 
▪Memory Box Die cut: Puffy Clouds
▪ Ribbons all from Stamping Up
▪ Assorted accessories from my stash

Challenges
Sketch-Tuesday Morning Sketches


Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sketch challenge at AOSA

We have a monthly Sketch challenge at AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) that I participate in, and I had fun creating this card for the April Sketch.


 This fun Geisha is by Essentials by Ellen. This card is so shimmery it was very hard to get a picture of....  The background- Washi is from an Estate sale. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock, and trimmed it out. I matched it with a cardstock from SU- not sure of the name.....  it was an in color recently. I ran a couple of strips thru an embossing folder for the 2 side strips . For the circle embellishment, I cut out 2 stitched circles and layered them, then added the fun images. I added gold sequins for embellishments. The images were colored with Copics.

  This pic is a bit bright, but I had to settle here with the pic with the metallic cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Shaped Cards

We are making Shaped Cards for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge today. Our Sponsor is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.


 I used the Sweet n Sassy Tulips Digital Stamp. The image is colored with Copics, I used the stich framed circle dies for white inside and out and the pink.  The back scalloped edge die is Spellbinders. The ribbon is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly