Saturday, February 29, 2020

Leap Day!

I joined in the Mixabilities challenge Friday at Splitcoaststampers for a jump start on creativity, and made a card for Leap day.  Inking up those unused stamps!!!

 This card has Distress inks and a stencil for the background, the frog is Green with Gold Shimmer spray on it, and the crown is gold glitter EP on Gold, the mushrooms are on a water colored 'scrap' from my stash.
  I used dies by Memory Box for the clouds- and used a shimmery white cardstock.  The grass is MFT stitched snow drifts.  The sentiment is from Sweet Stamps.
  The fairy princess has kissed her frog, and this is his Mother- Queen frog : )  It is her birthday, and she would rather have many kissed instead of the age old practice of Birthday Spankings- easier on the hand as well, as she is old!!!

Daring Cardmakers- Taking a flying leap
Creative Knockouts- dies/punches

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Friday, February 28, 2020

CYS- Something old

CYS- Challenge Your Stash at Splitcoaststampers asked us to use something old today on our cards.  Our hostess in Jennifrann.

 For my card, I stamped using an image from Concord and 9th. I went old school on the technique, which is adding Distress ink on the background, and then adding more color through a stencil.  I did not mask, just avoided adding color to the center.  I used Copic markers for coloring, and added E50 to the center of the circle to 'age' it and not leave it stark white. The flower on the Lt was stamped again and raised up on dimensionals. I added sequins and a bird die, also colored using Copics.
  This brings me back to when I was a child.  My Mother was very creative and would make wreaths for the door- she would always include a bird, even at Christmastime!!!

HERE is the link to the CYS gallery for October over at Splitcoaststampers.  Last years cards will also show up! 
We are using up our unused supplies!!!

You can find us at , forums, Swaps, cards, closed- Challenge your Stash.
It says closed swap, but Barb is happy to have new members! 

QKR Stampede- AG
Simon Says Stamp- AG

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge

We have a color challenge on the Bugaboo challenge blog, aka Catch the Bug challenges.

I used the sweet digital image called Flower Ladybug Love. My husband and I are celebrating 33 years TODAY!  I have a couple of cards for him and will give him this one at dinner.  He has taken the day off of work and has a sly grin, no idea what his plans are yet!

 The image is diecut using a Memory Box stitched rectangle die. I used Copics for coloring. The DP is MME Lost and Found Union Square. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp.

 Here are the colors we are to use this week- hope you will join us!!!

Aud Sentiments- AG
Little Red Wagon- Have a Heart

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Bugaboo Oldie but Goodie

At Bugaboo, we are posting using 'Oldie but Goodie' images!

 I used the digital stamp called BugTeddyFlower which is in the store HERE.  The Sketch is from Cheerful Sketches month of Feb challenge.

 The image is colored using Copic markers. The die is from Memory Box and is the stitched circle die. The flower is Prima, and is also colored usinf Copic markers.  The DP is Bo Bunny.

Cheerful Sketches
As You Like it Challenge-Your favorite animal and why- who doesn't love a Teddy Bear : )  
Always fun - asking for Animals as well- this one is going to a 15 year old at Mayo clinic- in the hospital for a month getting Chemo

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Whats the Buzz

This is for a Splitcoast challenge that called for Bees

  The images are (retired) Stampin Up. Distress Oxide inks are sponged over the background.  The bee stamp is stamped on black then purple. Shimmery Washi tape is applied to the background.  The image was colored using Copic markers.  The die cut is Memory Boc stitched circle die. The sentiment is hand lettered.

Crafty Cardmakers- Love is All You Need
Allsorts- Die/punch
My Time to Craft- Love Me Do

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Jan's Digital- Cottontail Easter

It's time for challenge #8 at Jan's Digital Stamps Challenge.  I am in love with this sweet new set called Cottontail Easter- new in her store- her coloring is so beautiful that I used the pre-colored images.

 I printed out a number of the precolored eggs and decided to make a frame with them,  Then, I thought, why not a shaker?  The background card is a yellow shimmery cardstock. The bunny is a precolored image as well.
 My Mother taught china painting, and these beautiful eggs remind me so much of her work.  I will be using them over and over!

This sweet card is for a little one.  For his first Easter!  The sentiments I used on my cards are also part of the set. You can find Cottontail Easter HERE in the shop.  The images come in black and white AND precolored.

 The Challenge Blog is located HERE.  The challenges run two weeks long and the theme is always Anything Goes!  I hope to see you pop over and join in!!!

Challenges: TBA

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Thinking of You

I had a bit of time to create today, so went to the Featured Stampers challenge at SCS.  I found a beautiful card HERE. I made a template and created a card!

When you take off the band, the card opens up and the green layer opens to where you can write a note.

 When I was in the Netherlands last summer, I bought a kit by Yvonne Creations.  I used the Scan n Cut to cut out the images. There are three layers, and I used dimensionals to layer them up. The edging is from a MS punch using white cardstock.  The DP is by Prima. The cardstock is from the kit. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. The pearls are Kaisercraft.

Fun day to create and I enjoyed using this kit finally!

Day of the Month Card Club- send a card to a friend
Sweet Stampers challenge- Hearts and or Flowers
Allsorts- Dies and or Punches
Crafty Friends- Gemstones/Pearls

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings- Let Me Call You Sweetheart!

For the Febuary Duel of the Dueling Darlings, I am the hostess of the Dazzlers and Carol is the hostess of the Diva's. We chose the theme, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart".

 I made 2 cards with my kit : )  My Anniversary is next week, so one of these will be going to my hubby!

 and the 2nd card:

Kit Ingredients:
Images: The Project Bin- please use handmade logo on back of your card
Cardstock- Neenah Solar White- this is the one Jennifer McGuire recommends
Ink- Memento Black Tuxedo
SU cardstock for hearts and X & O's  - one retired not marked (101991), Rose Red, Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon- SU Rose grosgrain
White ribbons- The Ribbon Boutique, Rose Gold cording- Target $1.00 spot
DP- American Crafts
Silver Metallic- Paper Studios
Sizzix 3-D heart EF
Project bin hearts and xo’s.  Also a neg of the heart in case you want to sponge any : )
Concord & 9th Love in silver metallic
Sunny Studio Fishtail banners
larger adhesive hearts- Paper Studio
Park Lane- pink rhinestones
Memory Makers-heart brads

Stash- tags

Here are the links for all of the Dazzlers and the Divas.  I look forward to seeing all of the different versions or interpretations of the kit!

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

SCS Galleries:    Debbie BTerry S 

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

My Time to Craft- Love Me Do
Alphabet Challenge- w- Anything you Wish

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Opposites Attract

Happy Valentine's Day! Today I had a few minutes and thought I would do a Splitcoast challenge.  The MIXabilities challenge is to use opposite colors on the color wheel. (Colors across from each other).

 I had fun- using a stamp that I have not inked up yet as well.  I used Distress Oxide inks. I inked the inks on, then sprinkled droplets of water onto the card. Next, I inked moe color on through a stencil.  I decided to use Nuvo Glitter gel through a stencil as well.  Next, I added black inking around the edges to make it pop a bit.
 The image is from Technique Junkies.  I stamped it first and masked it.  I colored it using Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of the stamp- all one.
  I have been thinking about letting my hair go decided to make her about my age : )

Creative Artiste Mixed Media

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Destination- New York!

 The Teapot Tuesday challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers was a destination card.  The card is for a stamper who fell and broke both of her wrists, and had to have surgery. She and her husband were quite the travelers...... I hope this card will cheer her up!

 I stamped up this Technique Junkies image on Cannon Mixed Media paper, and watercolored it.  I added the SCS color challenge for the week as well. I used Zig and Arteza waterbrush pens.  I scribbled ink on a craft mat and watered the color down a touch- the lightest blue I have is Cobalt.... 

 As long as I was at it, I stamped the image on Kraft cardstock.  It is by Park Lane and from Joann fabric. It is a coarser cardstock, so used me positioning tool to get a good image, eventually deciding to use Versamark and embossed it with Black EP.  Initially, the plan was to use colored pencils, but I used the watercolors from above instead and used the same colors- just bolder shades.


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Monday, February 10, 2020

New Baby 6"x 6" scrapbook pages

It's ABAC at Bugaboo Digital Stamps today.  ABAC=Anything But a Card. You can see all of the DT creations at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

 How sweet!  New parents of a baby girl and first baby on both sides of the family!  And, the sweet baby herself!

   This image is called Baby Word 01. It is colored using Copic markers.

  And, these images are from a set called baby Trio.  Images were colored with Copics and a touch of Wink of Stella was used for shimmer.

Challenges: TBA

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stenciled ATC

One more challenge ATC done- this one was to use inspiration from a Stencil store!!!  I can so that!!!

 This is a distress ink background, spritzed with water after adding to cardstock, then added stenciling plus stenciling using Texture paste.  Next, I added flowers via a stencil.  I added Sakura Gelly Roll pen over the stenciled flower petals. 

 Over at, I added this to the Satirday Inspiration challenge.  I enjoy making ATC's and also love a challenge : )

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Valentine ATC's

Remember the 'old days' when we would pass out Valentines to everyone in our class??? I made some ATC sized Valentines- and was able to join in 2 challenges at Splitcoast with them.  It is so great when I can 'use my stuff'!!!

Distress ink was added to the background, and stenciling done, then texture paste added over the top.  There is WInk of Stella on the 3 hearts.  Image by Unity.

I am not sure if I have ever used this, but the pup has a tongue that is kind of in hte shape of a heart, in my opinion : )   I have the perfect person to send this to!  Image by Ranger/Tim Holtz.  The set comes with dies as well. 

 The colors on this one were pretty busy, and I found the perfect stamps to use with it!  These images are retired SU.  I made the sentiment. There is shimmer on the bees wings.

They will all be heading to someine via mail by Monday : ) 

Do you send Valentines to anyone???

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Friday, February 7, 2020

COF- Love of God

February 2020: Hostess/Faye:
Scripture: Psalms 63:3-4 make a card to express your love of God.
3Your constant love is better than life itself, and so I will praise you.
4I will give you thanks as long as I live; I will raise my hands to you in prayer.

Challenge: February is often thought of as the month of love. I want to think of the love of God. Using this old hymn "The Love of God is Greater Far"

The images were all stamped and fussy cut.  I colored using Copic markers in R20, R81, R83, R85 plus Y11. The centers of all of the flowers have shimmery glitter from Sparkle and Sprinke applied. There is a background stamp by Unity stamped in Vanilla- burlap type texture- it really os there! I used colors from the SCS color challenge, and added glitter for the Sparkle challenge.  

I added some stamping on the inside as well.  

 The envelope also has one of the larger stamps on it : )  The images are from a set by Graciellie Designs God is Love at Unity.

Crafters of Faith posts on the 7th of each month.  If you are a member at SCS and want to join us, please do!  You can find us at Splitcoaststampers-Forums-Swaps-Cards-Open-Crafters of Faith
You can view cards posted for this challenge HERE.

Fab n Funky- Love
Word Art Wednesday- AG
Addicted to Stamps and More- Inspiration picture- color : )

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Center Stage Valentine

The Center Stage technique was the Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) at Splitcoast yesterday.  I had a bit of time, so had to join in!

 This technique looks hard or time consuming, but it was not too bad to follow at all! This sweetie is a stamp by CC Designs.
  I followed the technique and really love the way this turned out!  I used masking, made the flooring- used Copic markers for coloring the image and the floor and background.

Challenges TBA

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Stuck on You : )

I am honored to be joining Jan's Digital Stamps Challenges as a GDT for a few months!  I love the gorgeous floral images, but had to make my first cards for a couple sweet gum chewing ladies I know- for Valentines day. I could not resist!

I used the 664J Bubble Gum Machine digital set for these cards. I used the precolored images- they are perfect!  I cut them both out using the Scan n Cut. The set comes with colored and pre-colored images, plus sentiments as well.

 I used a MFT die to cut out the blue, added the inner using an EF as a backdrop to the gumball machine. There is a very faint layer of Soft Sky ink sponged on around the edge of the blue frame that is not too visable. The sentimet is part of the set.

 Jan is adding new images to the store all of the time, and has a few new beautiful sets available!  Check them out HERE!

The challenge is Anything Goes and lasts 2 weeks- please join us for a chance to win!  HERE is the link to the challenge blog.

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