Splitcoaststampers (SCS) is the world’s largest stamping community, with more than 400,000 members of which many are Fan Club Members.  Each year several of the past and the 12 current designers at SCS (known as the Dirty Dozen) have a week long challenge-fest (40 challenges this year!) known as “Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD).” These challenges are especially for the Fan Club Members to say “Thank You” for their support.

Today is Day #1 of Dare to Get Dirty, and I am hosting a challenge which you can see HERE.  (You must be a Fan Club Member to access.) The cards that I am sharing are example cards for my challenge.

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Here’s a little tip.  I like to punch different colored circles to place behind buttons.  By doing this you can really change the look and “pop” of a button.

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This second card will be for my father-in-law’s birthday.  My hubby was recently saying how much he appreciates the fact that his dad, even in financially thin times, had a small boat that the family would enjoy all summer long.  It made for some happy family times.  He can write his dad a note on the inside to that effect.

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A little piece of twine adhered to the punched anchor adds a fun element and completes the card.

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I’ve also entered into some of my favorite blogland challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper August Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Stamp and Create July Challenge: “Patterns”

Hope to see you in the DTGD Galleries!!
Happy Crafting!
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Floral
Stamps: SU “Flower Patch”
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate; Authentique “Legacy”
Inks: SU Rose Red and Always Artichoke
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Pearls; Button; SU “Flower Fair Framelits Dies”; 3/4″ Circle Punch

Nautical
Stamps: SU “The Open Sea”; Impress Sentiment
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy; SU Night of Navy; Authentique “Seaside”
Inks: SU Night of Navy: Copics: y000w000.jpg
Accessories: Martha Stewart Anchor Punch; Twine

Jul 222015

#14 – Conniecrafter, Congrats!  You are the winner of the Papertrey Ink “One Liners: Happy Die” set!!

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Made a card using one of the dies from the awesome Papertrey Ink “One Liners: Happy Die” set.

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Besides cutting the die out of the plaid patterned paper, three cuts were made with white cardstock.  All four layers where glued together with the plaid piece on top.  It was then placed back into the cutout on the plaid paper.  Love the dry embossed look this creates.

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When I ordered this die set I accidentally ordered two sets. Smiley.SheDidItAni

But that’s great news for someone.  So… how about some blog candy!

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BLOG CANDY:
If you are interested in winning this fun die set, just comment below on this post.  Begin your comment with the word “Candy” so that I know you want to be included in the drawing.  A random entry will be drawn on Tuesday, July 21st.  That’s one week from this posting.  (Please enter only once.)

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge #114: Anything Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper July Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

This card is also playing along in the Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: PTI “Think Big Favorites #12″

Papers: PTI Select White and Royal Velvet; Authentique “Suave” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Perfect Plum

Accessories: PTI “One Liners: Happy Die”; “Buttons; Grosgrain Ribbon; Tim Holtz “Bubble Layering” Stencil

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Paper… beautiful patterned paper.  I can’t seem to walk past it at the craft store, so many many of them end up on my craft table.  And sometimes I even play with them!

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A close second to paper are pearls.  They have gotten harder to find as other bling products are taking center stage, but my love for them has not diminished.  Nope, not a bit.

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge IC501:
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Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper July Challenge: Use Patterned Paper

Stamp and Create July Challenge: Patterns

Sister Act Card Challenge #114: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes (No Topping)

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Flower Shop” and “Bloom With Hope”

Papers: PTI Terracotta Tile and Select White; My Mind’s Eye “Notable” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Basic Black and Creamy Caramel; Copics:
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Accessories: Bo Bunny Pearls; SU Pansy Punch

Have a couple of flowery cards today.  This first one uses SU’s Birthday Blossoms.

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After punching out the main flower I curled the petals slightly before adhering it to the main image panel.

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There were a few challenges in mind while making this card.  Check them out!

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take Your Pick – Product Theme: Pearls

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #151: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Going Dotty!

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes – Optional Red, White and Blue!

This second card uses a stamp set with some matching dies.

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The mason jar was stamped on the card base and colored.  A jar was then die cut using acetate which was adhered over the stamped and colored jar.  The tape can be hidden under the twine and sentiment so that it doesn’t show through the acetate.

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Just a couple of challenges here:

Splitcoaststampers CAS332 Challenge: Mason Jar

Less Is More Week 231 Color Challenge: Red, White & Blue

Happy Crafting!
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Birthday Blossoms

Stamps: SU “Birthday Blossoms”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and Hawaiian Shores; Doodlebug Designs “Hello Sunshine” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Recollections Self-Adhesive Pearls; Prima; Dotted Organdy Ribbon; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; SU Pansy Punch

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Stamps: SU “Perfectly Preserved”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red and Pink Passion; Copics:
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Accessories: Acetate; Baker’s Twine; SU Framelits “Cannery Set”; 1″ Corner Rounder Punch

Jun 292015

I. Love. Summer.  Playing in the lake.  Fresh fruits and bbq.  Fourth of July.  Making cards for family birthdays.

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This one is for my niece whose birthday is right after the Fourth of July.  I wonder how many red, white and blue birthday cards she has received over the years!  hehe

Playing along in some challenges, too:

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Summer

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge PP250 – Trio-Tastic  There are 3 little self-adhesive pearls.

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes

“Just Us Girls” Challenge #299 – Inspiration Week

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Happy Summer!!

Stamps: SU “Market Fresh” and “Birthday Blossoms”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU “Pretty Petals” Designer Series Stack

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories:  Twine; Self-Adhesive Pearls; Washi Tape; 1″ Corner Rounder Punch

Jun 262015

The Pure Innocence images from MFT were love at first sight.  They completely won my heart.  This darling little Fairy Girl was colored with a particular granddaughter in mind.  Her birthday is several months away, but this card can be tucked away until the time comes to send it on its way.

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I love this retired Martha Stewart border punch that embosses the scallops as it punches.  Its so delicate and sweet!

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Runway Inspired Challenge #86 – Sophie Theallet
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Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge – Weeks 181 and 182

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: My Favorite Things “Fairy Girl” and “My Balloon”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Elegant Eggplant; Lily Bee Design “Picket Fence” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Kaiser Adhesive Flatback Lavender Pearls; SU Grosgrain Eggplant Ribbon; Martha Stewart Edger Punch

Jun 222015

This large floral image is from one of SU’s new hostess sets.  It was so fun to color.  The box around the flower was drawn using a plain old ball point pen!  A square punch was used to punch the two points on the end of the sentiment strip.  (Check HERE for a picture of this.)

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Jazzed up the flower centers with a gold marker and accented them further with a white gel pen for a little pop.

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Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product – Yup. I love my Copics!

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Ohh So Pretty

The Card Concept #37 – The Butterfly Effect

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 181 and 182

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Best Thoughts” and “Endless Birthday Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; SU “Pretty Petals” Designer Series Paper Stack

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Sakura Gold Permapaque Marker; Black Ball Point Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: SU Gold Basic Metal Button; Recollections Self-Adhesive Red and Black Rhinestones; 1″ Square Punch

Here is the card for my father-in-law for Father’s Day this year.  Love the sentiment.  It really was a “life lesson” taught to me by my father!

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Here is the inside of the card:

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The card is entered into a few challenges this week.

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge 375 – Father’s Day

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C290 Masculine Card

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product
Well my favorite product is my Copics.  I love Love LOVE coloring with them!!  Oh and I threw in an eyelet just for fun.  I used to put eyelets and brads on almost every card I made… so a little blast from the past and my favorite product way back when.
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Addicted to Stamps Challenge #149 – Clean and Simple
(Happy 3rd Birthday ATS!!)

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Guy Greetings”
Papers: PTI Select White and True Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics: n0n44n71000.jpg
Accessories: Star Eyelet

Jun 152015

With a name like “Moon Lake” it seemed logical to incorporate a moon when using this stamp set!  So….

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To begin this scene only the cattail part of the image was stamped.  The entire image was then inked and stamped next to it.  Love the look of an extra plant.  A few Copics were used to color the bird and plants.  A white gel pen was used to accent areas to give a little moon glow.  The bird and plant shadows on the water were extended using a Copic 0.1 pen.

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This card will be for one of my sons and is entering into the:

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Something For The Boys”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Moon Lake” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening

Inks: SU Basic Black, Bordering Blue and Not Quite Navy; White Gel Pen; Copic 0.1 Black; Copics:
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Accessories: PTI Enchanted Evening Twill Tape; My Mind’s Eye Oxford Lane Washi; 1″ Corner Rounder Punch

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