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

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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


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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 : )

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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!

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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

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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).

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Shelly

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Gingko ATC

I had time to create an ATC and added an Asian flair to it : )





 I used Ranger distress inks on the background- 2 greens and one yellow. The image was stamped in brown, and I used Ranger distress ink Antique Paper to add a little shading and stamp a little Kanji on the base of the image.  The MS punched edge from white CS was sponged over in Green.


 The challenge at Paper Ala Mode is ATC's. Craft Rocket wants to see Monochromatic projects. Through the Purple Haze wants to see a punch.

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Shelly

Thursday, June 2, 2016

BEEcause

 I wanted to create with some holographic embossing powder I got a while back, so put it to use on this card:
  I did not know what I was going to get with the EP. I know it looks better on dark colored cardstock, so I just used black for starters. I will play around with it more, but I think it may change colors more if you apply more heat to it.
 I decided to use an image from Michael Strong Stamps- nice and springy : ) I cut apart the image into individual segments, and used the shape as a starter for my background. I popped up the bee on dimensionals. I used a hexagon stencil and added distress inks to the background- I added a little purple to the background too as well to tie in the purple from the embossing powder.

 I am going to add this to the Crafty Gals Corner where they are asking us to use Yellows. The Artistic Inspirations is AG with a twist of flowers. Sparkle and Sprinkle want us to use anything loose like EP ,glitter, flocking, etc.....

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Shelly

Monday, May 30, 2016

Inking it up

  I joined a great swap in the Oriental Art Yahoo Group- use an unused stamp.  I have one or two of those.....

 This stamp set is from Crafters Companion. I colored it with Copics and fussy cut it out. I placed it over a Die cut with Washi paper peaking out. I also paper pieced the Kimono using Washi except for the sleeves.  The punch on the bottom border is by Martha Stewart and I used metallic gold cardstock. I added shimmer on the butterflies using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

 I could do a swap using my stuff once a month, and that would be such a great thing to put ink to some unused stamps!

My Time to Craft challenge wants to see Paper Piecing. Over at Outlawz, the Paper Ala Mode challenge is AG this week. Mod Squad challenge wants us to Use it or Lose it. I used a stamp set I HAD to have- was yet uninked, and it is the first time I used the background die (in red).

Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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Shelly

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bloomin... where planted

 I made a quick CAS card today- I used the Freebie Progressive challenge image and a sentiment from the set for May @ From the Heart.


 I used the Sketch from I {Heart} Sketches. I colored with Copics. The DP is retired SU.  I had to add a few sequins just for the fun of it. ( I am going to mail this, so wanted to keep it nice and flat : )

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Shelly