Design Teams

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cranes ATC

Just back from a week in the hospital with my Mom. She was so sick with a respiratory virus!  At one point, they were talking pacemaker, but she moved past that thankfully!  So now, catching up on posting a few cards and ATC's I have made recently. 

 This ATC was made for a monthly ATC lottery at About Oriental Stamp Art (AOSA) group on Yahoogroups.  I have been having much fun with Distress inks lately- and using stencils.
 The stamp is AAA/Art Neko and I used a die to cut out the tag.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

DDD March

  It's that time of the month again- the Dueling Darlings post on the 15th of the month.  Our challenge hostess for the Dazzlers this month is Donna, and for the Diva the hostess is Judy, and the theme is Birthday!  I made 2 cards with the kit Donna sent :

Hippo Birthday

and I made a Wine card:

 Donna, your kit is awesome- welcome aboard- it is Donnas first time sending a kit : )  Plaid is her signature and I tried to use plaid on each card.

Hippo stamps- MFT
Birthday Die= MFT
DP Paper Studio plaid, the balloons- unknown
Card stock- SU Wild Wasabi, Neenah Crest Solar White
Star sequins

Card 2:
Image -AI

Plaid DP- Paper Studio
Ribbons, brads and twine
Card stock- SU Wild Wasabi, Neenah Crest Solar White
All images colored with Arteza waterbrush pens.

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

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

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

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I am the hostess this month. Since Easter is before our April posting, I would like to concentrate on the sacrifice Jesus made for us- him becoming the Passover Lamb- suffering, dying and rising again for us! 
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said, "I thirst". A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished", and bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 

The Mosaic Law required the the sacrificial lamb be spotless and have no broken bones. Christ is the sacrificial lamb of the new Passover. The passion, crucifixion and death of Christ, offered for our redemption, is proof of God's love for us and of the enormity of our sins that offend God and separate us from Him. 

Please make a project using a cross and on your card, use purple somewhere- a small amount or the entire card- it is up to you. 

 I pulled these images out of my unused section.... I think they are Eureka stamps, but I could be wrong......  
  The cross is inked up with Versamark and Close to Cocoa (retired SU ink) and then clear embossed. I added it to the embossed background using dimensionals.  The ribbon was added, then the sentiment. The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with just a touch of Copic Marker. 

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!  

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

March ATC's- Owls

 The monthly ATC exchange theme this month was Owls. Here is what I came up with.

Image is CTMH. The circles-chipboard from Globecraft Piccalo and covered with Enamel EP. The background is Distress Inks and stencils.

I made a background that was faux wood, so scored it and made it a window where the owls could peek out.  I am unsure of where I bought this stamp set. 

 Distress Inks background using stencils, Washi, rhinestones and CTMH image.

 This set is a piece of cardstock that was inked brown, texturized with an EF and I ripped a hold out of the center and have a CTMH owl peeking through.  The owl is symmetrical, so I glued another owl on the back side of the card.

 More Distress Oxide ink backgrounds with a Gina Marie dies and Sentiment unknown.

I used a Cheery Lynn die that includes 5 animals, one of which is an owl. I cut it out using different papers. The backgrounds, again, are using Distress Oxide inks and stencils.

These are the owl ATC's I received back:

  It is always fun to see the great ideas other people have with the monthly theme.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- Black and White

It's time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a fun theme for you: Black and White.  Our sponsor is: MHKDesigns 

 How fun are these images!  I am on a Birthday card making spree, isn't this the greatest set for guys?  I used the, You're a Classic" sentiment on the inside of this card.
 The die in black is by Joy Crafts . It cuts out the oval and the decorative backing die. I added DP, twine and rhinestones.

 We look forward to seeing your Black and White cards- and while you stop by, check out the work by the DT!

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Hi crafty friends!  It's time for the February CYS- Challenge Your Stash challenge group over at Splitcoaststampers.  Tracie – aka taclary- challenged us to use Hearts anyway on our cards.  

 How fun is this sweet set from Gina K?  I just love this!  LOL  I stamped these images with Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I cut them out with the Scan N Cut. I colored with Copics. The Glimmer is added with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glimmer pen. 
 I used a heart stamp to make the background with Versamark- we used to call this watermarking.  I used a retired SU cardstock Blush Blossom for the base.

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 February Hearts challenge cards-the group members posted on Splitcoast for this challenge.

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

Cards in Envy- Give it Some Heart
Addicted to Stamps- Have a Heart
International Art and Soul- Use Stuff You Already Own
Crazy 4 Challenges- Use a cake or cupcake

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Something to Celebrate

 I need *many* cards for family birthdays- something to celebrate!  I enjoyed creating a floral card using a new stamp from Gina K Designs.

 I had fun a week ago at a Scrapbook retreat making backgrounds with Distress Oxide Inks.  I made this to put a floral image on- thinking specifically of this Gina K image. I colored with Copics and fussy cut out the image. I added some dimension by curling the leaves with a quilling pointy tool I have.  A couple of the blooms are up on dimensionals.
 The sentiment is stamped and black embossed. I also stamped a Happy Birthday on the inside. I just love using the Distress Oxide inks- they blend so beautifully!

Stamping Sensations- Flower as center of attention
Sweet Stampin- Spring Has Sprung

Just Us Girls-color challenge

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

31 Years and counting

Today is my 31st Wedding Anniversary!  Wahoo!  Yep!  I gave my husband a card that is all me- pink and more pink!!!

 I love this sweet image- it is the Feb Progressive image from Gerda Steiner.  I made a background using Distress Oxide inks and a few drops of water. I over stamped with a Unity floral in Passion Pink. The sentiment is also Unity.

 The image is colored with Copic markers. The die set I am not sure who makes it. The outside of the die is a double layer (same die).

Looking forward to 31 more years : )

Gerda Steiner Freebie Feb.  Progressive challenge
Die Cut Diva's- Love is in the Air
Simon Says Wednesday- Make your own background
Through the Craft room Door (TTCRD)- AG

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Death by Chocolate

Well, my blood sugar is not an issue, but I would hate to check it after this weekend!  I attended a Stampbook/stamping retreat and the theme was Death by Chocolate!!!

 This is how I feel right now!!!  LOL.
SU-Choc Chip and Pretty in Pink cardstock, GP white

Here is the dessert table they provided at the retreat:

Oh my- so delicious!  It's going to be a salad week : )


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings- Something I love

It's the 15th of the month, and that means a Dueling Darlings Post!  (This is a SCS group).  Jeanette is our Hostess for the Dazzlers team, and Kelly for the Diva's. The theme is "Something I Love."

 Jeanette sent the kit and listed the three things she loves:
1) Images with Umbrellas
2)Whipper Snapper Stamps
3)Using Found/recycled items on cards- so use the wax paper included in the kit . (Can you see it?  It is under the umbrella DP which is under the yellow ribbon : )

The kit included:
Images by Whipper Snapper-Rainy Day Renee and Friends Are
DP= Doodlebug designs
Dies- Gina Marie- clouds
Embellishments- Yellow ribbon SU, rhinestones and sequins from her stash.

I used a die to cut out the image- cross stitched half circle- not in package, so not positive where it is from.....

Things I love- too many to arrow down!  God, My Family : )  , My friends and really LOVE my blog friends who I get to meet in person once in a Blue Moon!  I love stamping, making ATC's, watercoloring, playing the piano (lessons year 3), traveling............

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

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

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

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

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