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!!

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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

Jun 132015

When I saw THIS CARD on Lisa Young’s blog “Add Ink and Stamp” the word “perfection” came to mind.  I just had to CASE it!

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Instead of the most recent colors that Lisa used, the inks here are some of SU’s older (and in some cases retired) ones.

A butterfly with three tiny pearls was added.

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This card is entered into a few challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: For the Love of Plants

The Card Concept #37 – The Butterfly Effect – Card style is Clean and Simple

Addicted to CAS Code Word: Butterfly

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Painted Petals” and “Moon Lake”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Lavender Lace

Inks: SU Lavender Lace, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Rose Red and Old Olive

Accessories: Martha Steward Butterfly Punch; 2mm Adhesive Pearls

May 312015

Yup!  It’s almost June, and the weddings are beginning!  This card is for my nephew who will tie the knot in a couple of weeks.

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I like to try and match the card to the wedding invitation.  No exception this time.

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper: FS434

Addicted to Stamps: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes

Stamp and Create: May Flowers

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Stippled Blossoms” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Always Artichoke

Inks: SU Regal Rose, Rose Red, Real Red, Old Olive and Always Artichoke

Accessories: Lace; Primas, Pearls

May 282015

Today’s cards use the adorable “Cheerful Critters” set by Stampin’ Up.

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Had some fun playing with the sign that bear is holding up.

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The “uncle” sentiment is held onto the main panel with a mini screw brad.  It can be rotated to reveal the happy birthday wish underneath.

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Not sure if it was the critters that sold me on this set or this next sentiment.  Maybe a little bit of both.

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These faces and expressions just make me smile.

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On this last card I cut the sign off and decided that bear could hold up a banner instead.

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Both the bear and the banner were fussy cut and adhered to a large die cut blossom which has been popped up on foam tape.

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One or more of these cards are playing along in the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers WT533 Challenge: “Favorite Tool” – I love my Vagabond die cutting and embossing machine!

The Male Room Challenge #11: “Washi Tape” – The “UNCLE” card uses Washi Tape.

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”

Addicted to Stamps #146 Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Thank You”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2015 Challenge

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Happy Crafting!
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Uncle
Stamps: SU “Cheerful Critters”, “Gorgeous Grunge”, “Guy Greetings” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White and Hawaiian Shores
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Mini Screw Brad; Linen Thread; My Mind’s Eye “Oxford Lane” Washi Tape

I Like Your Face
Stamps: SU “Cheerful Critters”
Papers: PTI Select White, Pure Poppy and Harvest Gold; My Mind’s Eye “Everyday Basics” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: White Flat Back Pearl (colored with Copic 100); Impression Obsession Flower Die; Spellbinders “Stars Five” Die

Thank You
Stamps: SU “Cheerful Critters”, “Guy Greetings”, “So Very Grateful” and “You Little Furball”
Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Rhinestones; SU Word Window Punch; Spellbinders “Blossom” Die

 

May 182015

Here is my grandson Lincoln’s birthday card this year.  Grands grow up so fast… especially when they live far away, and you don’t get to see them very often.

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He loves Loves LOVES trucks so thought a bright red firetruck might catch his eye for a second.  Stickles on the truck’s top light does catch the light now and then.

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Challenges:

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Hey Dude!”

Splitcoaststampers CAS325 Challenge: “Wheels”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “You’re My Hero”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy

InksMemento Tuxedo Black; Black Copic 0.1 Multiliner and Copics:
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Accessories: Eyelets; Washi Tape; Stickles “Xmas Red”

May 162015

It’s time to start making those cards for the special dads in our lives.

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This sage old moose is colored with Copics.  I drew some additional grasses along the bottom to extend the image further across the card.

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One Father’s Day card in the queue ready for mailing!

Challenges:

Cards in Envy: When Nature Calls

Cardz 4 Guys: Challenge #70 Make Your Mark
The coloring is done by hand with Copics.  The top of the brown panel has also been hand torn.

The Male Room: Challenge #10 – Colours
I don’t have any of the SU colors shown, so I used a variety of greens and browns/tans.  I also highlighted with a blue/green /teal marker.

Splitcoaststampers Features Stamper: FS432

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Walk in the Wild” and “Guy Greetings”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Garden Green and Chocolate Chip
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black: Copics:
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Accessories: Corduroy Button; Stitched Felt Ribbon

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