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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!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

CYS-Hearts

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!

Challenges:
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

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

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!

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

Just Us Girls-color challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

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 : )

Challenges:
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

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

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 : )

Challenges:
TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

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 : )
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, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- Sweet Treats

Happy Tuesday before Valentines Day!!!!   It's now time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a fun theme for you: "Sweet Treats". Our sponsor for this challenge is Sunny Studio 


And, inside:



I wish the shimmer showed up better- the Cascading hearts are embossed with a shimmery EP, and I inked up a scrap of the watercolor paper with Versamark, then embossed that and cut out more shimmery hearts in three sizes.
I used two stamp sets- Sweet Shoppe and Cascading Hearts.
I also used the Fishtail Banner Dies. I had purchased those a while back and was happy to finally put them to use! I also used a tiny hearts die that came with the Fishtail banner stamps.
Cardstock- SU pink, GP white and Strathmore Watercolor paper.
Ribbon- Offray grosgrain and white yarn
Embossing Powders- Stardust by Embossing Arts and Black from Sweet Stamps.
Copic Markers for coloring.

 You have a week to join us with your Sweet Treats creation!  Stop by and see the inspiration from the DT!

Challenges:
Kat Scrappiness- Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Love Sketch

 For the Jan Sketch challenge at AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo Group) was a bit challenging looking, but once I jumped right in, it was really fun!


 I found some Oriental themed DP that I was hoarding by Basic Grey, and it coordinated pretty well!  The lantern is a sticker from the DP set too. The image is Unity and I colored with Copics. I added heart shaped sequins for some fun bling : )

Addicted to Stamps- Have a heart

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, February 9, 2018

Feb. COF- Deer

For the Feb Crafters of Faith (COF) post, Liz is our Hostess. Our challenge:

scripturePsalm 42:1 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.
challenge: Make a masculine card with deer or a scene from a lake or forest.


  This gorgeous stamp is by Sweet n Sassy (retired) that I have never inked up. I thought of it immediately when the challenge was posted. 
  I added colors including SU Soft Sky and Marina Mist, and Distress Oxides. I used a mask for the deer, and sponged away!  The deer was colored with Copics. I added in a tiny bit of white paint pen, no shimmer added as this is a masculine card! 

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!  

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, February 5, 2018

Collage ATC's

  In my ATC group, the Feb. theme is collage.  I had to do lots of looking on You Tube and Pintrest to get ideas for this theme.  I finally made a 'masterboard', and cut that into smaller ATC sized pieces.
  I will show the process after the ATC's.





                                            Butterfly stamp by Unity (Gracielle Designs).



                                                          Stamps by Unity Stamps.

                                                           Stamps by Unity





                                                                  Stamps by Unity

                                                              Stamps by Unity




 Here is how I made the masterboard- most of the pieces are from magazines, some of the pieces are DP.

 I glued down all of the pieces with Mat Gel Medium onto a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.
Next, paint Gesso over the top of the dried Masterboard.

Wipe over the top with a baby wipe.

  I stamped a Unity stamp in Black Stazon over the dried masterboard. I could have added more paint colors over the top, but wanted to leave the back white and let the colors from the magazine pages take center stage.

 I used a Unity heart script stamp and embossed it in gold. I decided to stop here and embellish the backgrounds.

Challenges:
Fashionable Stamping- AG
International Art and Soul- Texture
Pile it on- 3D embellishments
We Love to Create- Mixed Media

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly