Thursday, July 30, 2020

Water Park Fun

Over at Splitcoast, the Teapot Tuesday challenge is Water Park Fun!  I was inspired by a card I saw on IG by Jennifran, so went to work to create!

 I used House Mouse images and fussy cut them out.  They are colored using Copic markers.  The cardstock is a SU in color from 2014 ish....  I used a stencil by Sweet Stamps and SU Pool Party ink. Then, I used Mermaid Lagoon to add color to the edge.  I layered it on a Kraft colored card, and used a Unity dotted stamp on the background.  I also added a SU beach ball and beach bucket.  The sentiment is MFT. I added a few leaves from a Cheery Lynn die. 
 The mice look pretty chill, and I wish I was at that waterpark! 

I'll add this House Mouse watermark card to the House Mouse and Friends challenge- AG

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

J-U-L-Y Challenge Your Stash!

 For the July CYS (Create Your Stash), our hostess for July ,Jeanette (Forest Ranger),  challenged us to use at least 3 of the letters in J-U-L-Y

J= Just for You

A close up of the shimmer on the wings 

The sweet House Mouse pair is @2006  Is this not just the sweetest?  The lavender and the yellow cardstocks are also retired. 
 The sentiment is by CC Designs.


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Friday, July 24, 2020

Christmas in July-Color Challenge and Friday Freebie

 Its the final day of the Bugaboo/Catch the Bug challenge for Christmas in July. We have a color challenge today and there is a freebie in the store which I used on my card. 

 The image is colored using Copics.  Memory Box stitched circle die is used and the DP is by Paper Studio. The sentiment is by Art Impressions. 

Here is the prompt on the challenge blog:

 We hope to see you join in the challenge- the prizes are amazing!!!

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Alpha Q=Quilt and Christmas in July

 I dug through my pile of stamped and printed images and found this beautiful poinsettia to layer on my Q=Quilted DP background.

 The image was colored using Copics and embellished with Christmas sequins. The DP was cut into strips and layered over a base cardstock. A great way to use up scraps of DP. Stickles were added to the centers of the poinsettias. 

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Christmas in July- OBG

This is day 6 of the Bugaboo/Catch the Bug challenge.  Hop on over to the blog to see all of the great DT cards!  Here is the challenge prompt for today!

OBG= Oldie but Goodie

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Christmas in July - Make us Laugh

  We want you to make us laugh at Bugaboo today- the challenge is at Catch the Bug Challenge blog.  

  I love this great image- do you know anyone that shows up at a party dressed like this???  This image is called Ruby Christmas Poinsettia. She is colored using Copic markers. Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen was added to the centers of the flowers, then a white gelly roll pen -dots added for accents. The DP is Echo Park. 

 There are great prizes for those that participate daily, and even bigger prizes for those who do all of the challenges!!!  We'd love to have you join us!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Christmas in July- BINGO and a Freebie!

There is a Flash Freebie today for the BINGO challenge!  (The image is not required for your card). 


                                  This is the Grid: 
 The row I used is Ribbon & Bows, Sparkle and Pattern Paper. The image is colored using Copic markers. The DP and the Fiscars punched edge are both sparkly.  The ribbon was white and was colored with a Copic marker. 

 I hope you will come to the Catch the Bug Challenge and join in the fun!

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! Shelly

Monday, July 20, 2020

Christmas in July- Package it!

 Today's challenge is ABC= Anything But a Card. 


   I made a wine bottle tag.  

 The tag is long and covers the label of the wine bottle. 

This is the tag laid out flat.  Here are the directions:
- Cut a piece of cardstock 4" wide x 11" long. 
-Score at 5 1/2" and  8 1/2"
-cut a circle out of the center 3" section
-Cut DP for each section 3 3/4" wide x 5 1/4" , 3 3/4" x 2 1/4 inches- die cut/punch a slightly larger hole in the center of the base card. Once applied,add very thin holographic Washi to boarders on the long sides.
-Cut 3 3/4" c 5 1/4" piece diagonally , add DP in strips.  

Color images using Copic markers and mat. 
Add To & From sentiments. 

Come and join us at the Bugaboo Christmas Crazy over at the the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Christmas in July- Sketch Sunday

 This is my 2nd post today, the next post has my card for Jan's Digital images : )

 It's Day 2 at Catch the Bug- Christmas in July. We are having a sketch challenge today.  I am using the Friday Freebie for this week.

 The image is colored using Copic markers. The sentiment is SU. The sequins are gold but have a green rim around them- so cool IRL!

 We hope you will come join us and join in on challenges this week-there are great prizes and the opportunity to be a GDT too!

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Malt Shop

For the Mid-month post at Jan's Digital Stamps, I am using a digital stamp set called Malt Shop

  Remember When Rock was Young?  LOL  I so love this great set, and this time around I used the precolored images provided in the digi set. 

 Over at Jan's Digital Stamps, all of the Christmas sets are 25% off the entire month of July!

 We have a monthly challenge with and a chance to win some Digi stamps- hope you will come join us!

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Christmas at July- Bugaboo- Inspiration picture

Bugaboo Digital Images  is celebrating Christmas in July this week! The party is over at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Today we have a picture inspiration:



 Here is Santa and the crew getting ready to head out and deliver all of those toys!!!  

The image is Scene it- Santa and Friends  The image is colored using Copic markers. Glitter cardstock is used to frame the image and outline the card. 
 The sentiment is from a set called Mini Set- Christmas Tags. It is raised up on dimensionals. The DP is Paper Studios. 

 We recently lost a long standing DT member-   Julie Temple has been a huge part of the Bugaboo  Family since 2011.  Julie was a talented artist and a wonderful co-DT member. Bugaboo will be featuring a past project of Julie's each day during the Christmas Crazy week. 

So, Come join us! I am sure many of you knew Julie through her blog and through social media.    She was such a great person and a better friend to many.

***So, we hope you will come join us for the Christmas Crazy challenges.  You will be entered to win great prizes daily and great prizes if you post a card for each challenge!
 You will have til midnight on Sunday, July 26 to get all of your projects entered to be considered for prizes!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Last VSN cards

I wanted to share my last VSN cards with you. 

 The theme for this challenge was The Sound of Music and My Favorite Things. I loved this challenge and used a MFT girl- Girls in white dresses with Blue satin sashes.......  and a sentiment that says it all.  The balloons are Tim Holtz and Ranger. The die cut is Memory Box. 

 The final challenge I was able to complete was a Christmas themed challenge.  I love these singing House Mouse (Mice). The coloring is done with Copics and the die is by Gina Marie. 
Challenge for this card- the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

Company has departed, it's a sad day!  We enjoyed my son, his wife and the baby- now 14 months old and such a delight!  

I will be back in the craft room tomorrow : )   

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

More VSN cards

 We have company, so no time in the craft room, but I wanted to post a few more of the VSN cards I made.  VSN at Splitcoaststampers is over, and the prizes are being posted now : )

 For the line dancing themed challenge, we were to use boots.

 This image is by Kitchen Sink Stamps.

 The next card is for the VSN mini sketch challenge:

The image is Great Impressions and is colored using Copic markers. 

This card was created using a challenge that is a song called Fishing in the Dark.  I had no stamps that suited the theme very well, so I made a card of literal Fishing in the dark.  The couple image is Inkadinkado and the trees Newtons Nook. 

 Hoping your weekend is going well!

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Crafters of Faith

July 2020: Hostess/Kelly

Scripture: Psalm 33:12 (KJV) Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Challenge: July is often remembered for the 4th of July, backyard BBQ's, picnics and school being out for the summer! Let's take a moment to reflect that it also means a great freedom for all of us and celebrate spiritually as well. Create a card/project with a flag somewhere on it - either a stamp, die cuts, the colors red/white/and blue!

I combined the COF challenge with the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast this week.  I took Distress ink reinkers and placed them on a baby wipe, then swiped them across a piece of Glossy white CS in Red and Blue, then once dry, stamped and embossed onto it. 

  I chose to use the colors of R/W/B on my card and stamped and embossed over it. The Hope sentiment lead the idea for the card. 

 The Crafters of Faith is a group over at Splitcoast and is open for new crafters : )

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Jan's Digi Stamps-July challenge

For Jan's Digi Stamps July challenge, I chose to use a Christmas themed digi:

 I used the digi set called Christmas Cardinal for the card.  I colored using Copics and added stickles for sparkle.  I love that Jan has pre-colored images, but this one I wanted to color myself  I love that the areas where the is, it printed in blue- so perfect!!! 
  I love Cardinals and they so remind me of loved ones who are not here with us anymore : )

 For the Month of July, all Christmas sets at Jan's Digital Stamps are 25% off. 

We hope to see you join in the challenge at Jan's!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

VSN- Crescendo

 The VSN  (Virtual Stamp Night) at Splitcoaststampers, well there are still a few days to post cards- through 7/6.  I volunteered to host a challenge- the theme was music. 
 My challenge was Crescendo- to increase intensity and use watercolors. 

 I used Daniel Smith watercolor paint on these samples- I used three papers, Lt-Rt- Recollections, Mixed Media and Arches Watercolor paper. 


 This card was made using digi images from Graciellie Designs, colored using Copic markers.  The image was die cut on recollections cardstock using a Memory Box Stitched rectangle die. 

 And another take on this challenge- I used die cut from panels of 'Crescendo' onto a panel of the technique. 

 I am almost done with the challenges, 7 to go in the next few days- we'll see if I can complete them!!!  We have company coming on Thursday for a week- and one of the visitors is my Grandson- just one in May......  Not much creating will be done I think.......

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Friday, July 3, 2020

More VSN cards

  We have until the 6th of July to upload VSN (Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoaststampers)cards. So, here are a few more I have created. 

 For this challenge, Miss Boo (Jen) asked us to use 2 animals.

The theme of this challenge is to Dream a Little Dream. 

 For this challenge, Kelly asked us to be inspired by the song, Yellow polka dot bikini. 

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