Saturday, April 29, 2023

Colorful but simple......

 I took on this challenge today at Splitcoast- colorful but simple.  I love to have inspiration via challenges : )  I need to do a Spotlight card, so combined both!

I stamped this image from Unity Stamp Co. twice, and punched a number of the areas out, and then die cut the black circles backers.  I used a rainbow of colors using Copics, and also added a sentiment that would fit in the 1" circle punch from SU.....  

All of the colors of the rainbow are represented : )  

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Creative time

 I was happy to have time to create a bit today.  

For the CAS challenge at Splitcoast- let the sentiment shine : )

The die is by Crafters Companion- it is layered on vellum.  I love the pretty DP too.

Nest, I joined in the Teapot Tuesday Challenge- black and white with a touch of red.  Bonus challenge is to add penguins!

The image is Michael Strong.  It is masked and stamped repeatedly. The image is a circular image....  I split the image and added red then black over it. The penguin dies are from a stamp sale....  the Hello is Our Daily Bread- now Divinity Designs. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Honor Flight salute

 Over at Splitcoaststampers, the Teapot Tuesday challenge is for a gentleman who fought in Vietnam and is currently disabled.  He is an Army Vet.  He is being surprised in May with an honor flight. 

I made a slimline card for the gentleman. The card is Navy and I used a wrapping paper in gold with glittery stripes for the accent between the layers.  The 3D EF of stars in highlighted with gold metallic rub ons. The eagle image is Coronado stamps, the sentiment is SU. The gold stars are from the $1 Store, now $1.25...!  The gold cord and ribbon from my stash.

Challenges: TBA

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Monday, April 17, 2023

A card for Daughters : )

  Jan's Digital Stamps has a couple of beautiful new floral images in the shop this month.  We are just beginning to warm up and the daffodils are in full bloom here!  And, the Magnolia and Redbud trees. 

This card was created using  one of the newly released sets called Spring Flowers and Coffee. The set comes with B/W images for your to color, or pre-colored images.  
I used the pre-colored floral image as Jan's coloring is done so beautifully!  I will color the 2nd card, as I have 2 daughters (and a DIL). The flowers are popped up on dimensionals, so IRL the sentiment is not covered up at all.  I used a woodgrain EF just for added texture and dimension. 
  I used a die from MFT and Prima DP from years ago : )  

We'd love to have you join us in the monthly challenge at Jan's- the theme is always AG!

A Place to Start- AG option- women of the year (My Daughters)
Double Trouble- card for a special lady
Make My Monday- Frame it
Just Us Girls-  Mood board Spring themed

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Life is Good... especially at the beach : )

 The past few days with 80 degree heat, I have been feeling the beach vibes, even though we do not have one too close by!  I took out this stenciled background and added some embossing and an image to finish it off.  Distress inks were used for the stenciling. The image from Newton's Nook was fussy cut and colored using Copic markers. Ahhhh!  This looks like bliss to me!!! 
 Inspiration from the Inspiration challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Ink and Paper and a couple of challenges

A little paper crafting fun was had today and I used challenges at Splitcoast for prompts for cardmaking. 

For the color challenge at Splitcoaststampers, the colors are Fresh Freesia, Parakeet Party and Calypso Coral.  The 'dessert' is Spring.  The stamp I used is called Field of Poppies from Rubbernecker. I used a combo of SU markers and Copics. 

Next, I used the sketch challenge at Newtons Nook. The DP is from my stash and also Newtons Nook. I used a sweet image and die that the company gave us at the No Foolin Retreat in Wisconsin recently.  Copics were used for coloring this sweet image. 


Finally, the Teapot Tuesday challenge at SCS was to made cards for a stampers father who is turning 80!  He likes to watch TV and golf is one thing he enjoys watching.  Also- he likes blue.  Since he is in his 8th decade, we used Octagons on our cards. The Octagon stamps are from Tonic Studios.  The golfer and sentiment images are from A Muse Artstamps.  I used Distress Inks for the background. 

Fun day and my fingers are a shade of blue : )  

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Thursday, April 6, 2023

VSN What's on the Menu

Posting cards for the current VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) challenge at Splitcoast.  This is currently ongoing! I have more to create and post......

For my challenge, Cutting Board.  Use a tag shape to look like a cutting board. This is an older SU set- and I was happy to create with it.

This card is for a desserts and 7 layer VSN challenge, and also for out Teapot Tuesday recipient.  She lost her son and is having a rough time.  She had alot of House Mouse images/cards in her gallery, so I hope this fun image will put a smile on her face!

Critter Crazy- include a critter

Finally, this card is for the Blue Plate Special.  I used a SU set and stamped it repeatedly, then added the sentiment. All SU except for the ribbon and twine.

Little Red Wagon-Spring (flowers)
Get Creative-Springtime Blues

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Monday, April 3, 2023

Jan's Digital Stamps April release

 It's April! This year is flying by!
 Jan's Digital Image has a beautiful new release- florals this month!  Check out the store HERE- a great sale as well : )

 I chose to work with the Early May Bouquet a beautiful set.  It comes pre-colored and black and white.  I chose to use the colored version of the image. 

 This Hero Arts diecut has been MIA in my stamp room for ages- and I just found it.  I think it is the perfect match for this beautiful floral image!

Beautiful Blossoms #3- mood board- floral image

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