Wednesday, June 27, 2018

CYS- Elephant or Flamingo

Its the 28th, so that means digging through my 'STASH' and creating with older and neglected items in my crafting room. Whoops, looks like I am a day early.....

  I have no clue where I got this stamp set- it is in my envelope of clear stamps that I got rid of all of the outer packaging in an attempt to create storage that was less bulky. I should have made notes on them with stickers.....  Anyway, I used an edge die (not marked with where I got this either), cut off the edge so the layers stay connected and made a one layer card. On the bottom layer, the outer dots were embossed, but not popped out.
  I stamped the image using Nuvo Hybrid ink and colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I have not gotten them out for ages!
  This is for my mother- she will be 89 in a couple of weeks : )

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 June cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

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


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Tuesday, June 26, 2018


I made a Sketch card for the AOSA Yahoo Group for a Sketch challenge. I used Washi paper and a pink SU cardstock that matched one of the flowers. 

 The image is Stonehouse Stamps. The circle stitch dies are Memory Box, the green layer cut is a Spellbinders die. I embossed the pink cardstock and really like how the sketch turned out!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown- You're on My Mind

Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for Tuesday Throwdown this week. Image #112 in the Etsy store is what I used on my card : )

 I used Copics to color the image and cut her out using a die- the image had a couple of spots that were out of the die, so I cut them so they are 'Out of the Box'. ( I learned to call it that in the Technique Junkies group). I used Groovy Guava SU (retired) cardstock with DP from Lizzy. The sentiment is from SU and punched out with the tag punch.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Oriental ATC art

Each month, for the About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group , we make one Oriental ATC and send it to one individual who wins the random ATC lottery draw. 

 In June, we had a theme of Purple and blues.  The fan image is Just for Fun. I stamped and white embossed the image, then colored it with Arteza waterbrush pens. I added score lines and then distress inks.

 For May, the theme was Buddah

 I sponged on distress inks, and added color through a stencil on the top portion.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

DDD-Everything is coming up Roses

For the June dual of the Dueling Darlings, Carol and I are the hostesses. We chose the theme everything is coming up Roses. I dug out an older SU image called Stipple Rose.
I made 2 cards with the kit  : )

 I used Copics to color the images. My favorite images on cards are flowers.

Kit contents:
Image and sentiment all SU (the rose is from the 2002 collection : ) )
The three small SU sentiments are punched out using the SU tag punch
The DP's - the green and green w/peach roses- The Paper Studio Kirby Teesdale
Yellow and wood BG- The Paper Studio-Country Road
All ribbons and twine- retired SU
Small butterflies- Martha Stuart punch
Yellow gems- Recollections

My favorite roses- are hard to describe- light yellow with peach or coral edging on the top. 

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, June 12, 2018


I needed another Sympathy card, so pulled out Unity stamps.

  I stamped the sentiment first, then stamped the flowers in Rose Red (SU) ink, then sponged color in the centers.

Challenges- TBA

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

COF- Freedom

For the Crafters of Faith Challenge: June 2018 ~ Hostess: Joyce
Since today is close to Memorial Day, lets chose a verse involving freedom. 
Psalm 118:5. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

  I pulled out the Distress Oxide inks, smooshed color on the craft mat in Brick and Blue Jean and then once dry, embossed and highlighted the embossing with the blue ink. 
  The eagle is by Coronado and the sentiment is Stampin Up. 

Word Art Wednesday- AG
Through the Craftroom Door- AG

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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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-What a Guy

We are making 'What a Guy' this week at Tuesday Throwdown. Our Sponsor is Doctor Digi. This is Oktoberfest Otto : )

 My husband's family is 100% German, so I could not resist this fun image!  I hope to visit Germany one day! My G-grandfather is from the Cologne area.

 I stamped the image with Nuvo Hybrid ink and colored it with Copic markers. I fussy cut the image. I got out some ancient Su DSP and used it for the backdrop.  The sentiment is SU- ancient as well.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Challenges for this card:
Cardz4Guyz- Fathers Day

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