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Well it took some time to get the craft space back in order after all the fun that was had during the Dare to Get Dirty week of challenges.  But it’s ready for some more action!

Here’s a card that was made using five different images from the same stamp set.

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The candles have been popped up on foam tape to add a touch of dimension.

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Playing along in a few challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free For All F4A287:  “Odd Time of Year”
Use an odd number of stamps on your card.

Muse #129:
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Seize the Birthday:  “No Toppings Option – Anything Goes”

CAS-ual Fridays CFC142:  “Create a new CAS project that features pretty patterns.”

Pals Paper Arts PPA264:  “A Sketch Challenge”
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Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Build a Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Taken With Teal

Inks: SU Taken With Teal and Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Michaels 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

Today is the final day to upload cards for the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers, and I have five cards to share!

This first card fits into four of the challenges: DTGD15DiniA, DTGD15vdutchr, DTGD15UnderstandblueA and DTGD15LMcAree.

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This was the first time I’ve played at making a watercolor wash background and admit to using a big background stamp to help me with it.  Once the stamp was inked, I spritzed on some water and then stamped.

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This card is for the DTGDvasunshine challenge.  It may be my first Christmas card for the year.  Gotta start somewhere!

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The star is popped up on foam tape for some fun dimension.

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This third card is for the DTGD15StampmommaB challenge.  It is what I call a “recycled” card to help my hubby out of an awkward situation!Smiley.TeeHeeAni  (See below.)*

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Lots of foam tape on this image panel and the sentiment.

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*Over the years with birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and other miscellaneous occasions my DH has accumulated quite a large number of handmade cards from me.  And he doesn’t know what to do with them afterwards.  He doesn’t want to toss them.  He thinks this would hurt my feelings.  But he doesn’t really have any place to put them either.  So I decided to rescue him from his dilemma.  After he has had them out for a week or two, I take them back and recycle them.  He is TOTALLY okay with this.  In fact, I think he is relieved!  lol  It is especially fun to dress up the earlier cards.  Below is the original of the card above.  The new version is already off to my DBIL.  And he can do whatever he wants with it afterwards with no worries.  Smiley.GrinHugeAni

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Original card on Splitcoastampers..

Card four is for the DTGD15JeanneS challenge.

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This gears die seemed like the perfect companion for this Graphic 45 patterned paper.  The large butterfly is popped up on foam tape for some depth and dimension.

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Made a trip to my local craft store over the weekend and found lots of NFL goodies.  Had to have some!  Will be sending these fun stamps off to my Tucson Seahawk loving son and family.  Kinda hard for them to find much of this sort of thing there.  lol

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Made a card for fun with some of the designer Seahawk paper to go along with it all.  Added a little football brad to finish off the fun.

This card will be playing along in the DTGD15StampmommaA and DTGD15fattire7 challenges.

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Hand drew a frame around the image of Seattle and added a “12” flag at the top of the Space Needle.

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Hope that you had a chance to play in the fun DTGD challenges over at Splitcoaststampers, too!
Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Market Fresh”, “Watercolor Wash” and “Sprinkles of Life”

Papers: PTI Select White and Spring Rain; Watercolor Paper

Inks: Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick; SU Basic Black; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Linen Thread; Prima; Self-Adhesive Pearls

Card 2:

Stamps: PTI “Merry Little Christmas”

Papers: SU Kraft; Doodlebug Design “Home for the Holidays” Designer Paper

Inks: Tim Holtz “Old Paper”; Memento Tuxedo Blac

Accessories: Star Button; Rhinestones; Twine; Spellbinders “Stars Five” Dies

Card 3:

Stamps: SU Ancient Art, Canvas, Antique Cracking and Itty Bitty Backgrounds; PTI Birthday Basics

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Taken With Teal and Basic Black

Inks: SU Basic Black; VersaMark; White Gel Pen; Copic100

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Clip; Brads

Card 4:

Stamps: SU “Floral Wings” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White; Graphic 45 “Steampunk Spells Collection”

Inks: SU Tempting Turquoise, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Basic Black

Accessories: Self-Adhesive Glitter Ribbon; Organdy Ribbon; Rhinestones; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Memory Box “Steampunk Corner” Die

Card 5:

Stamps: Rubber Soul “Seattle”

Papers: PTI Select White; Scrapbook Customs Designer Paper

Inks: SU Night of Navy; Copic Black 0.1 Multiliner: Copics:
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Accessories: Football Brad; Self-Adhesive Glitter Ribbon

The two cards today are playing along in seven challenges!  Seriously!  It’s the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers (SCS).

Recently my cards have been leaning more to the clean and simple designs.  But with this card I feel like I’ve gone back to my roots.  I used to doll up a card with distressing and lots of ink and textures and different elements to add dimension.  Yay… this was a lot of fun!

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I got my hands a little inky with the repeat stamping of the doily image and the sponging and distressing on this card.  The cute little floral center was die cut and rolled.  An adhesive flat back pearl was added to complete the bloom.

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This card is also entering a few blogland challenges:

Papertake Weekly: “Anything Goes – Optional Extra: Torn Edges”

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #156:  “Anything Goes”

Seize the Birthday:  “Anything Goes”

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C297:  “Use the Word ‘HAPPY'”

The second card is a clean and simple style.

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A die cut was used to dry emboss (rather than cut out) the gears on the card base.

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There is still time to join in the fun over on SCS.  Hope to see you there!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Flower Patch” and “Petal Potpourri”; Amy R Stamps “Birthday Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold and True Black; SU Summer Sun

Inks: SU Basic Black and Summer Sun

Accessories: Organdy Ribbon; Pearl; Jeweled Pin; Spellbinders “Fleur De Lis Rectangle Die”; Impression Obsession Small Rolled Flower Die; SU “Flower Fair” Framelits Dies

Card 2:

Stamps: Inkadinkado “Neo Victorian Inchie Bundle”; SU “Wood You Be Mine?”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Going Gray

Accessories: Memory Box “Steampunk Corner” Die; Denim Jean Ribbon; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears

The Dare to Get Dirty Challenges are continuing over at Splitcoaststampers, and today’s card is playing along in three of them.

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The “sand” in this beach scene was made by tearing four strips of cardstock, distressing it with ink, and layering.

There is a row of embossing across the top of the card.  I love this cute little folder.

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The card is also entered into a couple of challenges out there in blogland:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Seize the Birthday Challenge: “Anything Goes – Toppings Option: Embossing”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Tropical Party”; Hero Arts “Many Birthday Messages”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Fine Linen and Tropical Teal; Pebbles “Fun in the Sun” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Sequin; Ribbon; SU “Needlepoint Border” Embossing Folder; Fiscar’s Wave Punch

It’s Day #3 of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.  This first card was made with with a couple of the challenges in mind.

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I love everything miniature, so when I first saw these cute little clothespins I just had to have them!  Some sun rays were stamped and are peaking out from behind the onesie.

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This second card is for one of the challenges.  This ole cat just cracks me up.

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He was colored with some warm Copics.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Maybe I’ll see you over in the DTGD Galleries!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:

Stamps: SU “Something for Baby”, “Ray of Sunshine” and “Kinda Eclectic”

Papers: PTI Select White; SU Rose Red and “Pretty Petals” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Regal Rose and Summer Sun

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Linen Thread; Heart Brad

Card 2:

Stamps: SU “Giggle Greetings”

Papers: PTI Select White, Orange Zest and Dark Chocolate; The Paper Studio “Sunbeam Meadow” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU More Mustard; Copics:
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Accessories: KaiserKraft Adhesive Chocolate Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon

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

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#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

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