Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dig It- Doggone Birthday

I whipped up a quick card yesterday for the From the Heart Progressive Freebie challenge.

 I made this CAS card- not my usual style at all, but loving it.  The image is colored with Copics and I sponged on the grass and the clouds. The DP is SU.I was an adventurous and curious kid, so I may have gotten in trouble a time or two, so I just think this image is sooo daggone cute!!! 

I took the photo with my cell so I could post the card before the deadline, so it is not the greatest- the background card is pure white, not the pinkish shade showing up : )

And, I am still so behind on Thank Yous and notes from my Dad's funeral.... , but have a friend I wanted to send a Birthday card to, so perfect timing : )

The image and sentiment are from : From the Heart Progressive Freebie

Sketch is from  i {heart} card sketches

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

With Sympathy

 I need a few Sympathy cards this week, so took out another unused stamp set and created a card using this weeks Sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.

 The image is colored with Copics, and I added in a little touch of Wink of Stella in the flower centers.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy and Blessed Easter to all of my Christian Blogging Friends!

  A quick card I made for the day using uninked stamps (my New Years Resolution)..... I stamped the cross image on glossy cardstock and colored it with Copics- should have used something else, but like the way it turned out.  The sentiment is an old/retired SweetnSassy stamp.
  I am entering the Word Art Wednesday challenge.

 This cute bunny scene is made for the Outlawz Freebie Progressive Challenge. The image is from Gerda Steiner and is colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. I used some DP from Basic Grey- a few years old...and Old Olive cardstock from SU. The sentiment punch is SU, the die is Spellbinders.
 The cute little basket is chipboard -Globecraft and Piccolo from Sweet Stamps, as is the little peep on the inside. I used gel and glitter on the peep, also from Sweet Stamps.
  I am going to enter this card into the Inspiration Picture (bunny) challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. I am also entering the Easter challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Shake, Shake- Wake up!

 LOL  I'd like mornings better if they started later- so true for me- I am such a night owl!

  This is my Day 5 of being Card Captain in the Michael Strong Yahoo Group. We volunteer for the week, and can do it as often as we'd like, or not at all.  We have daily inspiration : )
  I used a stamp set called Hetty's Coffee Cup (mine if full of black tea) which was stamped in Close to Cocoa SU ink.  The image was colored with Distress markers. The background is Honey, China Blue and Spun Sugar Distress inks.  I added Sakura Gelly roll pen along the borders of the steam image. I used Wink of Stella on the hearts on the coffee cups and on the scalloped blue border.
  The sentiment is Create with TLC.

Cute Card Thursday- To Die For
Addicted to Stamps and more....-AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Food and Drink
 Hiding in my Craft Room- Blending
Spring Coffee Lovers Cardmaking Blog Hop

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Waste Not......

  Day four of Michael Strong Stamps is a Tutorial Day.   Today is all about wiping up color.....

  So, let me explain.  I saved some paper towels from a class I took, where we lined our work space and sprayed and splashed on colors.  Here is part of my collection:

 This stack is neatly hanging by my markers, very shimmery : ) 
  You can see where I stamped the fish image- I found just the right section of the paper towel that had the colors I wanted. I used Stazon (black) ink- and I flattened out any wrinkles before stamping. I did add just a touch of color to pop the image off the background using a N2 Copic marker. I also added a touch of Blue and yellow color to the fish with Copic marker.  For the background, I found a section of  towel that would work- and saved most of the little 'excess' pieces for another project.
 I added highlights to the background using a Sakura White Paint pen, and a Stardust Gelly Roll pen.
 I am entering the Color Throwdown- color challenge.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lilly Thanks

 I need Thank You cards by the numbers this week, so made 4 of these for starters for my Michael Strong Yahoo Group Day 3 card.
 I used a really old piece of Vellum that I have been hoarding- it has a purple hue to it. I embossed the lillies using white EP, then colored them with Copics V12 and V15 and G82. The cardstock is retired SU. The sentiment is from Sweet Stamps. I debated adding ribbon and embellishments, but I have to mail this card, so will stop at this point.

Cards in Envy- Just Purple
Creative Card Crew- CAS
One Stitch at a Time- Embossing
Paper Players- Celebrate Spring CAS

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Cloisonne Eggs

This is day 2 of my week of posting for Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo group. Today, another un-inked stamp was used (yeah!).

 and the inside:

 I used Mini Shapes and the Mini Shapes dies sets. I stamped the images using Black Memento Tuxedo ink. The images were colored with Copics.  The basket image is from Sweet Stamps. The ribbon is from Paper Temptress ( *and is on sale now).  The sentiment and Lt upper stamp- are from SU. The DSP is old SU. The sequins are from a FB group buy : )

Sweet Stamps-AG monthly challenge
 Pink Gem Challenge- Easter
Allsorts- Easter
Coffee, Chocolate and Cards- Use Ribbon
Double D Challenge - Easter

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Here comes Peter Cottontail.......

I am the Card Captain for the Michael Strong Yahoo Group this week.  We all take turns providing inspiration to the group, so we have a card every week day of the year, 52 weeks a year!

  I used a stamp set called Seasonal Silhouettes, and used a marker to color directly onto the stamp. (Soft Suede then Choc Chip SU markers). After huffing onto the image, I stamped the image 3 times without the border, and 3 times with the border.  I fussy cut the images, then added Liquid Applique for tails. The Sentiment is SU Teeny Tiny Wishes.
  I used the Sketch challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges for this first card. The DP is My Minds Eye Stella Rose.  I am also entering the Amusing Easter challenge.

  On this card, I used more of the same DP. I got out some punches- SU and a SU embossing folder for the white strip. The rhinestones are colored with a YR04 Copic marker. I am entering this at Cute Card Thursday for the Easter challenge.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Dueling Darlings- Love my Dog : )

 The Dueling Dazzlers is a group at SCS that recieves a card kit each month and makes cards according to a theme. This month I had the privilege of being the hostess for the Dazzlers with Carol (for the Diva's). This is my first time ever hostessing this challenge, and Carol was fabulous to work with. I dropped the ball however, as I went away with my Dad falling ill and passing away, and had no computer time, so my kits went out and the Dazzlers had to figure out the theme- so sorry ladies..........

This month Shelly is the hostess for the Dazzlers and Carol is the hostess for the Divas. This month rather than going with the traditional St Patrick's Day holiday/theme, we searched the weird holidays for March. On the 10-13 it is Crufts--the worlds largest dog show and on the 23rd is National Puppy day.....thus leading for the theme "for the dogs". I hope you are liking your an extra bonus question....if you would like to share. Did you have a pet growing up...if so what kind and name.

                                                               and inside
  I fussy cut my images after coloring them with Copics. I used the sketch challenge from the Outlawz.

My kit included images from SU Bow Wow and a Hero Arts pup image
Cardstock- white- recollections 110#, Bordering Blue and Choc Chip-SU
DP- Unknown
Dog Paw binding- Recollections
Dog Paw punch- Recollections
Twine- unknown
Double heart charm and buttons- unknown

The links for the Diva's and the Dazzlers are on my sidebar- grab a cuppa something and hop around and see the projects!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Goodbye Carmel

 Some dear friends lost their dog Carmel recently, so I put together a card for them.

  I found this Digi at Create with TLC, and it is a perfect image for my friends that just lost their dog, Carmel. The background is made with a Darice EF and bordering blue SU ink. I used Bordering Blue and Soft Suede SU cardstock. The dog bone is a SU stamp and Sympathy is by SU.

 Sorry for my absence- I have been away- my dad passed away Saturday- I will be back at the end of this week. If you have not stopped by my last post, I had some blog candy to give away.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Time Began in the Garden

I saw a challenge on SCS to make a card for pet sitters.  I have a dog sitter that is a big gardener, and I have an unused stamp set that I put to the task.
  I stamped the image with Black Tuxedo Memento ink. I used a Memory Box stitched circle die and a Spellbinders circle die using Wild Wasabi SU cardstock. I used Copics to color the image. I used a SU scallop punch and sponged Soft Sky ink for the sky.

 And, I liked this set so much, I have 2 of them- both were unused prior to making this card, so I have one 'Summer Afternoon' never opened/used for Blog Candy.  Just leave a response PICK ME!!!  I would love this to be available for my blog followers : )

Splitcoaststampers- Ways to use it WT573- Pets
Crimbo Crackers- Die Cuts

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