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

May 032015

In the past I have created similar Mother’s Day cards for my mother-in-law and my 2 daughters-in-law.  The only difference in the cards would usually be in the color(s) used.  This year, however, they use different images and are all unique… made special for each woman.  The cards being shared today are for my daughters-in-law.  I love both of them so much and am so grateful for the wonderful mothers that they are to my precious grandchildren.

The image panel has been popped up on foam tape and some scalloped lace tucked under the bottom edge.

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This card has been entered into a few challenges.

Simon Says Stamp Monday:  “Anything Goes” 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday:  “Anything Goes”

Sister Act Card Challenge #104:  “Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “May 2015″

Had fun with this little flower image by stamping it twice in each “color.”  The first time the image was completely inked with the lighter tone and then stamped. Then, using a marker, a slightly darker tone was applied on just part of the image and stamped over the lighter tone.

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It’s a 2-step image with just 1 stamp! Smiley.Yes1Ani

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This card is playing along in the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge #430.

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “I Like You” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Garden Green; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Rhinestones; Michael’s Lace Adhesive Trim

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Painted Petals”; Flourishes “Siberian Iris”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Always Artichoke
Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Lavendar Lace, Ballet Blue, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pixie Pink and Real Red
Accessories: SU Tag Punch and Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzix “Scallop Heart Doily Set: Lace Handkerchief” Embossing Folder

All three of today’s cards were made using the same stamp set.  On this first card, the expression on this goat cracks me up!!!

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This card was so much fun to make!

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Here are the challenges entered with this card.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge:  CC528

CAS on Sunday Challenge: #57 – White

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take Your Pick – White

Here is the second card.

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After stamping the images with a water base ink, I colored the balloons with Copics.   The inks ran and got a little messy, but I actually really like the way it looks.  Love it when that happens.

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And finally here is the third card… a super quick, clean and simple creation.

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Thanks for dropping by today.
Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps
: SU “From the Herd”
Papers: PTI Select White; Simple Stories “I Am” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Googly Eyes

Card 2 and 3:
Stamps
: SU “From the Herd”
Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; SU YoYo Yellow
Inks: SU Basic Black, Summer Sun, Only Orange and Real Red; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon (Card 3 has Organdy Ribbon); Rhinestones; Spellbinders “Star Circles” Die

Apr 272015

I’ve had this wonderful goose image for quite some time.  Finally put some ink to it and colored it up with Copics.

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A little embossed scalloped border is decorated with black pearls.  Some baker’s twine and a button are added and a background line and subtle shading are drawn to finish it off.

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Challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C283: “Use Some Type of Bird”

Friday Mashup FM206: “Use Umbrellas and/or Polka Dots”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Cute as A Button”

Seize the Birthday: “Create Your Own Background”

Stamp and Create April Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clear Art Stamps “Party Animals”; PTI “Think Big Favorites #12″

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Black Copic 0.1 Multiliner and Copics:
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Accessories: Pearls; Button; Baker’s Twine; “Frills” Embossing Folder

Apr 232015

It may be raining outside, but inside there’s a bright and sunny card to share.

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Used a few different punches for the picket fence and flower.  The flower punch was used for the leaves, too, which were than cut out and adhered between flower layers.

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Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free for All #270: “Mad for Gingham”

Fusion: “Happy Days!”:
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Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes Birthday”

Monday Mood Board #9:
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Simon Says Stamp: “Work It Wednesday”

Stamp and Create April Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Petal Potpourri” and “Butterfly Basics”

Papers: PTI Lemon Tart, Spring Rain and New Leaf; Doodlebug Design “Hello Sunshine”

Inks: SU Real Red and Garden Green

Accessories: SU “Flower Medallion” Punch; Martha Stewart Fence Border Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; Kaiser Pearl; Grosgrain Ribbon

Apr 182015

A little over a year ago I saw this card  by Kimbo.  I loved it and have kept it in the back of my mind for awhile now.  When I saw some of the challenges this week, I knew it was finally time to CASE her creation.

The birthday sentiment panel is popped up on foam tape for some additional dimension.

Here are the challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: In the Middle

Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes Birthday

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Words, Words, Words

Stamp and Create: April Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU Happiest Birthday Wishes

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate

Inks: SU Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Cuttlebug “Happy Birthday” Embossing Folder; Brads

 

Happy Easter!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  I found a little more time to play with one of my new SU sets.  The floral image is colored with Copics.  The largest flower’s center is dotted with a white gel pen.

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There were several challenges I had in mind while making this card:

Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge #426
Stef Perry aka {dahlia19} is the featured stamper this week.  I was inspired by THIS card.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Pastels”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Happy Birthday”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Take Your Pick – Colour Theme – Pastels”

Seize the Birthday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Just Us Girls Challenge: “Word Week #287 – Spring”

Stamp and Create Challenge: “Is it Spring Yet?”

Die Cut Diva’s Challenge: “In the Garden”

Enjoy this beautiful day!
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Stamps: SU “Butterfly Basics” and “Kinda Eclectic”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; SU Bashful Blue; Authentique “Crush” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun and Bashful Blue; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Fiscar’s Scalloped Border Punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die

Mar 262015

Isn’t this a great sentiment!  It’s the perfect prescription for any golf lover.

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After coloring the image I was adding a few gray tones to those stylin’ shorts and a big blob of gray ink dripped out of my Copic onto the picture.  This is the second time I have had this happen after refilling one of my markers.  Obviously I’m putting in too much ink!  Hopefully next time I’ll get it right.  lol  Well a trusty little button brad came to the rescue and covered up most of it.

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The card is entered into a few fun challenges:

CAS-ology Week 139 Challenge: “Style”

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Addicted to CAS Challenge #59: “Green”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clear Art Stamps “Golf Time”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Limeade Ice

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Button Brad

 

Mar 232015

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I love sponging.  There is just something about pulling off the masking paper to reveal this sharp line between the white cardstock and the sponged on ink that makes me giddy every time!  If it wasn’t for the fact that my fingers end up with as much ink on them as the cardstock, I would do it much more often.

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The sentiment is an Easter hymn called “He Is Risen.”  It has been computer generated.

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With so many “Spring” themes this week/month, today’s card is entered into several challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Spring Pinterest Inspiration!”
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CAS-ual Fridays #CFC137  Challenge: “Springtime Melodies”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Happy…….Anything:)”

Addicted to CAS #59 Challenge: “Green”

Addicted to Stamps #136 Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Monday Mood Board #8: Inspiration Photo
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Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge March 2015: “Sponging”

Stamp and Create March Challenge: “Is it Spring Yet?”

Just Us Girls #285 Challenge: Color Week – “Black, White and Your Choice”

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Spring is in the Air”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps “Truth Is”; SU “Kinda Eclectic” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: SU  Summer Sun and Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Computer Printer

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