Saturday, July 30, 2016


I am still playing along with the SCS Dare to Get Dirty Challenge. This is for SusieAustralia's challenge.

I had fun using an acetate overlay that I purchased a long long time ago from Prickley Pear. I made a background using AI Splash- where you drip Alcohol Inks onto glossy cardstock, and then you use an airbrush to spread the ink alone. The sentiment is by Create with TLC.  The cardstock is SU Certainly Celery.

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DTGD Asian Screen Card

I made this Asian Screen card for dual duty... I have a Screen Card mingle in the About Oriental Art Yahoo Group, and I am also playing in Day 1 of Dare to Get Dirty at SCS.

  I used a full piece of SU cardstock, scored at 2.75", 5.5" and 8.25". I had a piece of metallic vellum with Japanese Kanji on it, I cut 4 pieces of 2.25" x 6" pieces for the panels. I used a SU punch for the bottom and an EK punch for the top of the card. I added a touch of sparkle using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. The dragonflies are embossed with Sparkle EP and colored with Copic glitter pens.

Images Lt panel to Rt:
Geisha- Stampabilities, lanterns ?
Lillies- Sparkle and Sprinkle
Iris- About Art Accents, Sentiment-SU, lanterns ?

Double D- Shades of Purple
Cards & More- Embossing

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Thinking of you and Getting Dirty

 I thought I would make a couple of cards today and thought I'd play along with the SCS Dare to Get Dirty challenges. This is for the first challenge:

I used images from Sweet Stamps, Meeting my goal os using unused stamps.  The DP is Lost & Found 6x6 Breeze. I know girl cardinals are not this bright red, but what the heck, it's a card after all! I made this for my husband, he is supportive of me with my back issues and me having to quit my job.

Paper Craft Crew- Sketch #204

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Asian Image Swap

 In the About Oriental Art Yahoo Group, we had an image swap- we had to make a card with the image and send it back to our partner,  Fun, huh???

  I received a beautiful image (from I Brake for Stamps- on sale now too : 0 )   from Carolyn S.  It is a Japanese garden, but reminds me of the Yu'an gardens in Shanghai. I really love the image.  I colored it with Copics, then matted it with Washi Paper.  I used a die, Oriental Screen by Die-versions- I folded it in half, and applied 1/2 of the image to the front and inside of each panel, then the ribbon was added to keep the card closed.

  Here is the card open

 I added a white cardstock piece on the inside.  I never write on my exchange cards, so the person that receives them can use them...or keep them. I do add my name on the back......

One Stitch at a Time- Use a die
Stamping Sensations- Use a stamp and ribbon

 Oh the card I got back from Carolyn S is a beauty, and a card I am going to try to recreate soon!

 This card is glittery shimmery heaven!  The bird image by Stonehouse Stamps- plate #6 is fussy cut and added to a DP background.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Create with TLC- Vintage Vacation Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Create with TLC Vintage Vacation Blog Hop. I have long been a huge fan of the Create with TLC digital images. I so enjoy creating with the images and sentiments Paulette creates!

 There are 13 stops to the Hop and lots of freebies along the way- so please join us- and don't forget- if you are not a Follower of Create with TLC, join in- Paulette is really very generous to us!!! If you joined the hop from the beginning, you have been all over the world, and you will end up here, at the beach : )

 I colored this image using Copics on White GP 110# cardstock. The remaining CS is all SU. I added a touch of white paint pen to the water. I used a portion of the sentiment- just the bottom segment. I popped up the Kraft layer on dimensionals, and I added twine and a vintage button to finish off the card. The girls umbrella is popped up on dimensionals.

 And, this is the best part about digi images- you can resize them to any size you like. I love to create ATC's, so here is my mini version, ATC size.

 Here are the images for my stop- just click on the image, Right click and Save as- then put into your file.

 And, if you want to see the entire sentiment (another gift too), head on over to the TLC blog : )

 This is the Blog Hop order start to finish - Hop on over to the beginning of the Hop, and make your way through all of the stops, and enjoy some Vintage Vacation Goodness!!!  Don't forget to stop over at Create with TLC and tell Paulette Thanks!!!

Deanne  .........
Desire  ..........
Hetty  ..........
Karen ..........
Lisa D ...................
Lisa Lynn  .........
Lynne ..........
Rhonda Sue  ...........
Edwina .........
Faith ............
Jen ...............
Patti ...........
Shelly .........  -You are HERE : )

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings-Christmas in July

It's the 15th of the month, and that means it is time for the Dueling Darlings : )  This month, Jeanette and Kelly are the hostesses, and they chose the theme, 'Christmas in July'

  I had a blast coloring this sweet image- I used Copic markers and the sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday.  The die for the main panel is Gina Marie.

Jeanettes Kit contained:
Recollections 110# white CS
Sugar Pea- Merry Makers (Image and sentiment)
DP- Recollections= Christmas Noel Paper Pad
Rhinestones- Michael's
Recollections brads- can =you see the timy red brads on his shoe tips?
Twine- Target

 I thought I'd create another : )

 I saw this technique on Stamp TV today, and had to try it......   I used SU cardstock Real Red. I placed 1/4" Score tape every 1/2". I used Red Deco Foil. How fun. This sweet card looks better IRL, The button & Washi tape were also in the kit.

 What gets us going in the Christmas mood?  I think a couple of things- of course, the tree- once it is up and the lights go on, we turn on Christmas Music and that gets you going!  I like it when one of the kids, at least one, is home : )  And the second-  the religious dinners with motivational speakers- cause I really like to keep Christ in Christmas : )

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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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bridal Shower Goodies

I had fun with the shower and stamped up some goodies for each person. Remember back in the day when we stamped on label sheets???

 This is 4 treat boxes together. I love how they turned out.

I took pictures as the process unfolded:

 This is a page of labels- I stamped using a set called Always on my Mind from Sweet Stamps. There is also a small silver/gray wedding ring stamped on the labels from Paper Smooches.

 Here are the labels wrapped around the Hershey Nuggets : )

Next, I took small strips of Pool Party CS, and cut into pieces a pinch smaller than the clear box.

 Insert the dividers, then the candy-into the clear box. Here is the box (Denami Designs).

 To finish these off, just add ribbon and a die cut wedding ring from Paper Smooches from Silver Metallic cardstock : )

Sweet Stamps -AG challenge
Happy Little Stampers- die cut
Sparkles Forum Challenge- July- wedding

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Wedding Shower

I have been a little busy as of late with family- here is one thing I have been up to:

and the inside:

  Stamps are the umbrella die are Paper Smooches. I gave in and purchased a MISTI- best tool ever.  I had made my own with a CD case, it worked, but nothing like the real thing!  Made stamping multiples a breeze!  I set it up so I could stamp the front on the Lt and the inside on the Rt- really smooth!
  The cardstock is Pool Party from SU, silver and white GP.  The cloud embossing folder is SU.

We attended an engagement party in N.J., and held one here in Illinois as well. Here is our 'Meet the Parents' photo:

  We had a wonderful time at both parties!

 My back has calmed down a bit- off steroids now but still on muscle relaxants and in PT.  I was advised to quit working, as I sit all day, and work on strengthening my core.  Others with back issues can probably relate- the more the back hurts, the less you are wanting to do- to avoid hurting yourself......  So, I will work shortened shifts thru the end of the month, then I will be home.

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