Nov 212014

It may be Christmas card making time, but birthdays happen now too.  Here are a couple of birthday cards I made using some really awesome designer paper that has been stashed away for a long time.  It was just simply time to use it!

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All of the images and graphics are part of the paper’s design.  The only stamping are the sentiments.

The pins and rose and beautiful brad are also some stashed away embellishments that finally found their way onto a card.  Yeah!

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Check out some of the other papers in this pack.  More fun designs just waiting to be added to a card base!

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While the rosy pink and yellow card is playing in a challenge all by itself:

Crazy for CAS:  Challenge #57 Photo Inspiration

Both cards are playing together in three challenges:

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Pin Cushion

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Sooooooo Girlie :)

CAS on Sunday:  Challenge #46 Ribbon and/or Twine

I love designer paper!
Happy Crafting!
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Rosy Pink and Yellow Card:
Stamps: Rubber Soul “Happy Birthday”
Papers: PTI Select White and Hibiscus Burst; K & Company “Bloomscape”
Inks: SU Garden Green
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon; Pearl Pin; SU Adornments Vintage Flower

Bird with Beaded Brad Card:
Stamps: www.savvystamps.com “Happy Birthday”
Papers: PTI Select White and Ripe Avacado; SU Yoyo Yellow; K & Company “Bloomscape”
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon; Pearl Pin; K & Company “Hannah Stitched” Beaded Brad

Thank goodness for some very creative and talented people out there in blogland who share their beautiful creations.  I was so inspired by a couple of cards that I CASEd (Copy and Share with Everyone) them.  And here they are all ready for Christmas mailing.

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The falling snow was created by flicking masking fluid on the card base and then sponging with various blue inks over the top of it.  Once done sponging, the masking fluid was easily rubbed off to show the white card base beneath.  A 1″ circle punched from masking paper was used for the moon and torn masking paper was used for the hills.

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So fun I had to do several!

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CASed from Heather Telford.

This card is being entered into a couple of challenges this week:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  “TO THE MOON”

Less is More: Week 198 Theme “MORE THAN ONE TREE”

Absolutely adored the sketch on this second card.

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And you can’t go wrong stamping random blobs.

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It was a blast… obviously!

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CASed from Wilma.

Thanks to Heather and Wilma for the inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: Flourishes “Forest of Trees”; PTI “Silent Night”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: SU Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy and Lavender Lace; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Masking Fluid; Masking Paper; 1″ Circle Punch

 Card 2:

Stamps: SU “Gorgeous Grunge” and “More Merry Messages”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf

Inks: SU Real Red, Garden Green and Basic Black

Accessories: Silver Star Brad

Nov 162014

Having a great time creating my Christmas cards.  Here’s another new stamp I recently purchased from Stampin’ Up.

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Isn’t this the sweetest image and such a cute sentiment all on one stamp. Which is great ‘cuz the sentiment is always straight on with the image! Smiley.Yes1Ani

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I’ve entered this quick and fun CAS card into a few challenges:

CAS-ology - Week 121 Festive

Papertake Weekly Challenge – 2 or 4 Legs

Sister Act Card Challenge – Challenge #83

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – CHNC Challenge 202: Keep It Flat

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Bearing Gifts”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Crystal Stickles

Oct 252014

Finally ordered some fun and beautiful Christmas sets from Stampin’ Up.  I couldn’t decide which set to use first until I checked out this week’s Inspiration Challenge over at SplitcoaststampersThis was one of the first pictures that I saw, and the decision was made… “Partridge & Pears”, of course!!

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Are partridges blue?  Well, this one is! Smiley.GrinHugeAni

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This card is also playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge “Anything Goes”.

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Partridge and Pears”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; Echo Park “Very Merry Christmas” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Washi Tapes; Spellbinders “Lacy Circles” Die

Oct 142014

My twin granddaughters are turning 10.  They are into double digits!

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The cards I made for them have a fun surprise on the inside.

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The pop-up holder can be used for a gift card or even the old fashioned green stuff.

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Here’s the tutorial for the:  Pop-up Gift Card Holder.

The cards are playing along in two challenges:

Simon Monday Challenge:  The letter “‘O’ is for…”  It’s for Owls!

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”.

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Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”

Papers: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Select White and True Black; Pebbles “Garden Party” Designer Paper; American Crafts Dear Lizzy “Daydreamer” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Basic Black

Accessories: Satin Ribbon; SU Owl Builder Punch; 2-1/8″ and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches

Oct 112014

This week’s challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to be inspired by the phrase “Falling in Love.”  So playing with the word “Fall”ing and the word “Love”, here is a wedding card in the Fall color orange.Smiley.Yes1Ani

After stamping the main image, the banner was stamped below and a sentiment added.  The banner was then partially cut out across the bottom.  Washi tape was added to the card base above and below the image panel.

This card is also playing along in two other challenges:

The Card Concept Challenge #20 – Colour Challenge using Black, Orange and White – Card “Classy & Elegant”

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes.

Finally, I just have to share this darling little invitation that my daughter-in-law made for my granddaughter’s birthday.  So CUTE!

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Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “This Day Forward” and “Take It to Heart”

Papers: PTI Select White and Canyon Clay

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Black Marker; Copic:

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Tapes; Rhinestones

Sep 232014

I just love these silly party birds!!

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They are playing along in three challenges:
CAS on Sunday Challenge #42 to “make a celebration card using sequins.”
Work It Wednesday August 2014 to “use stamping in our creations this month.”
The Male Room Challenge #19 to “use metal.”

A couple of different “styles” of sequins were used as well as a big metal snowflake.  Copics were used to color the birds and to add a hat to the special bird of the day.

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Fun stuff!!  Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Zoo Review”; PTI “Birthday Bash Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Multiliner 0.1 and Copics:

Accessories: Studio Calico Sequin Dot and Sequin; Stickles “Gold”; Metal Snowflake Brad; Corner Rounder Punch

Sep 022014

Sometimes the crafting is put on hold, and that’s what happened this summer.  Besides moving (again), I learned to surf!!  What FUN (the surfing.. not the moving)!!

Now I’m getting back to crafting and starting on some Christmas card designs.  Here’s one that is playing along in today’s color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

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The ornament image is from the new Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalog.  I’ve colored it with Copics.

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This card is also playing along in a new challenge on Tracy’s blog called the Monday Mood Board.  Just love the colors and the black and white and gray leafy images in the Monday Mood Board Challenge #2.

This second card uses a new (to me) stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

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Gotta have a little glitter here and there!

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So glad that I’m finally getting going on some Christmas cards.  Have a long way to go, but at least it’s a start.

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Christmas Bauble”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Berry Sorbet

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:
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Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi; Rhinestone

Card 2:

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Stamps “Festive Foliage”; Flourishes “Sleigh Ride”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pinefeather

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip, Handsome Hunter and Basic Black

Accessories: Simon Says Stamp “Ornament on a String” Stencil; We R Memory Keepers Washi; Stickles “Xmas Red”; Tim Holtz Paper Piercing Tool; SU Piercing Template “Essentials”; Red Elastic Cord

Aug 022014

Today starts the week long Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.  I’m excited to be hosting a CHALLENGE again this year.  If you are a Fan Club Member, I hope you will come on over and check out all the fun.  Plus there are some fabulous prizes offered!!    If you’re not a member, its not too late to join and then play along, too!

Happy Crafting!  Hope to see you there!!
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Stamps: SU ‘The Great Outdoors’ and Verve ‘Birthday Bash’

Papers: PTI Select White and Ripe Avocado; BoBunny ‘Camp-a-lot” DP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Twill Ribbon; Rope Twine; 1″ Square Punch

Start the day with, “Whee!”  What great advice that is!  It’s the name of the Pure Innocence stamp set with this darling image.

Nothing but fun making this one.  The image was colored with LOTS of Copics and her dress was dotted with a white gel pen.

Some lace, satin ribbon and a single adhesive pearl were added for even more sweetness.

Playing along in three challenges:
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2. Papertake Weekly Challenge “Lace & Pearls”
3. Mod Squad Challenge “Summer Colors”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: MFT “Pure Innocence Start the Day with WHEE!”; PTI “Sign Language”

Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain and Hibiscus Burst; BoBunny “Little Miss”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics

Accessories: KaiserCraft Adhesive Pearl; Satin Ribbon; Lace Ribbon

 

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