Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dinosaur Birthday

My Great Nephew Aiden had his 4th Birthday party this past weekend. I made him a card that I knew he would like, as he is Dino-obsessed!!!

  The fun dino set is by MFT (My Favorite Things).  I stamped on SU DSP, using Black Memento Tuxedo ink.  The trees are stamped on DSP and fussy cut. The dino's and clouds are stamped on white cardstock, colored with Copics and fussy cut. The grass was stamped using Wild Wasabi SU ink. I added dotted lines on the faux road using a white paint pen.

 I just loved seeing his face when he opened the envelope (and his parents had him read each and every card before opening the presents).

Challenges TBA

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

CYS- Hamburger OR food : )

May - Jeanette - Forest Ranger CYSMAY
~~May 28th is National Hamburger Day--include a hamburger or some other food on your card. See Post #4101 for more info.

 So, I do not have any hamburger stamps, but I have seasonings! 

  I used a mini challenge over at Unity to make this card- repeat stamping. I added just a splash of red to the images using Copic markers. I added a couple of red rhinestones to add a little accent bling!

Challenges: TBA

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Bugaboo- New Release

Bugaboo Digital Images has a new release today= this fun image is called  Watering Can Peeker.

 Isn't she sweet? I colored her with Copics, added a background die cut with a SU DSP from years ago.....  and a bit of twine and sequins.  The sentiment is Create with TLC.

Challenges: TBA

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Unity Repeat Stamping

 There is a mini challenge at Unity this week and the theme is repeat stamping.

   The flower was stamped repeatedly, just one colored in using Copics V12/15/17. For a little glitz, Wink of Stella was added over the top of the purple flower. The sentiment is embossed using Queens Gold embossing powder.  The sequins are iridescent and more purple IRL.

 Challenges: TBA

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bugaboo Humor Me Wednesday

  I made a card using Gus finally : )  One of my 4 brothers has a birthday in May- and my 1st Grandson was born on his Birthday!  He is younger than I am, but I still thought he would get a kick out of this (Belated) Birthday card!

  I colored Gus Birthday with Prismacolor pencils.  I am unsure of the DP manufacturer. The oval die is Spellbinders. The curved gray die (supposed to look like a roller coaster) is by MFT.

And, in case you wanted to see the Birthday Buddy:

 How they got a 1 day old baby to smile is beyond me!  I will not meet him in person until mid for now- Facetime and pictures!

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Catch the bug-BINGO

The Catch the Bug Challenge for today is BINGO

For this card, I used Pig Vacation by Bugaboo digital images.

The image was colored using Prismacolor pencils. The blue highlights were done with a Copic marker. There is Wink of Stella on the 'sun/sentiment' and the suitcase. There are 2 rows of Washi on the bottom of the card.
  DP is by Echo Park.  Washi and twine from my stash.

This is a side view of the card:

 The sentiment is by Create with TLC.

2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter
Color it, Create It, Show it Off- AG
Sweet Stampers- Animals

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings : Masculine and Motorcycles

Carol (Diva's)  and I (Dazzlers) are the hostesses this month, and our theme is Masculine and Motorcycles.

The image was stamped using Gina K Amalgam ink on Recollections 110# cardstock.  The images were fussy cut.  I used an embossing folder for the background, everything else is from the kit.

For the May kit:
Theme: Masculine/motorcycles
Images: Artistic Outpost
Fathers Day-SU, Perks MFT, the others- unknown/unsure
Ribbon- tan & white and black satin- SU, silver twine-Europa, others-stash
Brads-SU, sequins and dew drops- stash
DP- 2 textured papers- Kaiserkraft, woodgrain-Moxie and gray with blue specks-Reminisce

 I am recovering from back surgery- day 3 today....and I woke up in the middle of the night, not time for pain meds checked in with SCS and made a card for today's Sketch challenge using more of the kit up.


 This is for the Sketch challenge at SCS, everything is from the kit except the die.  Please visit the blogs and SCS galleries to see all of the fun cards!

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

SCS Galleries:   Terry A , Debbie B

Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Allsorts: Transportation
Inkspirational- Adventure

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Bugaboo- Oldie but Goodie

The spring weather is trying to peek in here in the Midwest- and that means flowers!  I absolutely flowers and coloring them too!  So, really enjoyed making up this card using the Bugaboo Floral 1 set.

  I have been using alot of the same colors, so decided to go brighter and cheery today! I printed the image on white cardstock and colored using Copic markers.  The frame die is by Spellbinders (and very old).  The punched edging for the top is by Fiscars. I added a touch of shimmer to the card on the swirls on the image panel. The cardstock is SU. The background embossing folder is also out of the archives!

Crafty Gals Corner- May flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters- Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown- Frame It

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Unity-April ATC's

I am a bit behind in posting cards....but wanted to post my April Unity ATC's today. We had themes (not mandatory) of Watercolor and Spring.

 The roses on my bunnies head are stamped again and fussy cut out, then painted- so this ATC has a little dimension.  The image is from 1/17 LOTM (Kit of the Month).

I used a fun technique I saw on Jennifer McGuires blog, called Smooth Alcohol Ink backgrounds. So, that is how I made ATC #2

 I took some pictures as I went along.

 After you do your technique, place a folded sheet of paper in your stamp positioner. That will keep the back of your positioner clean when you stamp. Next, stamp the image.  I placed a piece of vellum over the stamped image, you can use a piece of Washi if you want to the top or a side to hold it in place.  This is where I want the image. I placed the vellum over the ATC and was happy with the placement.  Save that vellum for another project : )
  Now I will stamp the image on the ATC backgrounds I made.  I am now going to use the piece of paper I placed in the background to help guide placement (or put the vellum over the ATC to line it up).  Ink up your stamp and stamp it out.


Here are a few of the backgrounds in a row.  As you spread the ink over the yupo or glossy paper, the Alcohol inks will begin to lighten up a bit.  Just add a few more drops of ink to the felt and repeat the process. 

I loved this technique- and ....why didn't I think of that....!

 Lastly, I added a sentiment on a strip of white paper. I decided to stop after that and viola- done!

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