Nov 162015

Here are three cards made with a fun new set called “Acorny Thank You.”

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This first card is a clean and simple design.

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The acorn was stamped with a water base ink and then shadowed with a Copic marker.

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This acorn uses a couple of the different patterns available in the set.
Stripes + Polka-dots = Love!

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The little heart buttons in my stash were all yellow, but this orange nut needed green.  It just did.  So I took a Copic marker and colored it.  Problem solved.

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Designer paper was used with the acorn punch for these hanging nuts.

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Magnets were placed on the tops and bottoms of each acorn for some mix and match-ability.

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All 3 Cards are joining the Simon Says Monday Challenge: “Thanks/Thanksgiving”

Card 1 is playing along in the following challenges:
Splitcoaststampers “Fall Foliage” Clean and Simple Challenge CAS351
The Card Concept #43 {Thank-Fall} Challenge.  The style is Clean and Simple.
CAS(E) this Sketch #149
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Card 3 is playing along in three challenges:
Pixie’s Snippets Playground-Week 203.  Lots of snippets of patterned paper on those acorns!
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper November Challenge
Virginia’s View Challenge #20: Texture!

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You”, “Vintage Leaves” and “Gorgeous Grunge”
Papers: PTI Select White
Inks: SU More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive; Copic: w0w3
Accessories: SU “Acorn Builder Punch”; Linen Thread

Card 2
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You” and “Lighthearted Leaves”
Papers: PTI Select White; Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; SU Pumpkin Pie and Really Rust; Copic: yg06
Accessories: Pearls; Heart Button; Gingham Ribbon; SU “Acorn Builder Punch”

Card 3
Stamps: SU “Acorny Thank You” and “Lighthearted Leaves” (Inside Sentiment)
Papers: PTI Select White; Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Twine; Organdy Ribbon; Magnetic Tape; SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder” and “Acorn Builder Punch”

Oct 272015

“Boo!” is what I just said to my craft room!!  It’s been awhile since its seen any action.  So with Halloween fast approaching, here are a couple of cards for the grandkids.  The little ones aren’t that old yet, so wanted to keep the cards cute and fun.  (“Are spiders ever cute and fun?” you ask.)  Maybe?…

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This one sure has a messy nest with lots of funky fibers and ribbon and

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spooky eyes!  hehe

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Blogland is loaded with Halloween challenges this week:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Throwback”
Throwing all the way back to last week’s challenge, “Monster Mash!”

Lawnscaping Challenge: “Too Cute to Spook”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge: “Week 200” – Use Snippets
Used snippets for the spiders and the strips of patterned paper.  Also lots and lots of snippets of funky fibers and ribbon were used.

Friday Mashup Challenge: “FM231 Halloween and/or Use Ribbon”
Mashed it up with these cards… Halloween theme and used ribbon and funky fibers.

Crafyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: “October 2015”

Inkspirational Challenges: “Challenge #94 – Cute Halloween”

Creative Knockouts: “Challenge #112 – Doily Delight”

House of Cards: “October Challenge – Add Texture and/or Color Inspiration”
The funky fibers add some great messy texture!

Happy Halloween!!
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Stamps: SU “Howl-o-ween Treat” and “Happy Scenes”

Papers: PTI Leaf Green, True Black and Select White; Doodlebug Designs “October 31st” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Spider Web Doilies; Grosgrain Ribbon; Funky Fibers; Rhinestones; Star Button; SU “Boo To You” Framelit Dies; Spellbinders “Fleur de Lis Rectangle” Die

Here’s a quick, clean and simple card that uses a little designer paper from the stash.Smiley.Yes1Ani

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The cute little blooms are stamped and punched out with a coordinating punch.  They are popped up on foam tape to give some depth to the card.  It’s one of my favorite things to do to add a little interest and dimension.

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Lots of challenges today!Smiley.GrinHugeAni

Virginia’s View September Challenge #18: “Geometric Pattern”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 194: “Use Snippets”
There are a couple snippets of patterned paper and a small snippet of twine.

Aud Sentiments Challenge 140: “Anything Goes plus a Sentiment”
The sentiment was put together using two different stamp sets.

Inkspirational Challenge #91: “Colour (orange/green)”

Runway Inspired Challenge: “ric#91 – Giles”

Addicted to CAS Challenge Code Word: “Leaves”

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”

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

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Petite Petals”, “Sprinkles of Life” and “Awesomely Artistic”

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

Inks: SU Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Basic Black

Accessories: Rhinestones, Twine, SU Petite Petals Punch

Sep 142015

Here are the cards for my twin granddaughters’ birthday this year.

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The icing on the cupcakes was popped up with foam tape for some depth and dimension.

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A strip of the designer paper was added on the inside, too.

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And of course their favorite part of the card… the money!  lol

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Since they live so far away its hard to know exactly what they want/need.  But this year I had some cupcakes delivered to them that I ordered from a local bakery there.  One can always use cupcakes!

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Challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: “Stamp and Punch/Die Cut”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Things With Wings”

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”

House of Cards September Challenge: “Stitch It Up!”

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

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Sprinkles of Life” and “Papillon Potpourri”

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

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Basic Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Rhinestones; Sequins; Grosgrain Ribbon; SU “Tree Builder” Punch and “Elegant Butterfly” Punch; Spellbinders “A2 Curved Borders” Die

Love this little miniature Santa in his sleigh.  He was stamped on acetate.  The die cut homes were adhered to the back of the acetate and the whole sheet was then adhered to the back of the white frame.

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Some blue starry designer paper was taped to the card base along with the moon.  Then the white frame was adhered to that with foam tape so that it stands out and away from the base.

When I was a little girl I would try and stay awake on Christmas Eve to get a glimpse of Santa.  In my imagination I pictured that he would look something like this as he rode through the night sky.

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I’m on a roll!  I have now made all of 2 cards for my Christmas card stash.  (Yeah, I know.  The pace is gonna have to pick up real soon!)

The card is entered into a few challenges:

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge CHNC #245: “‘Twas the night before Christmas”

CAS-ology Week 163: “Moon”

Addicted to CAS Challenge #71: “Blue”

Runway Inspired Challenge: “ric#91 – Michael Kors”

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Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Holiday Home”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; Blue Mulberry w/Stars Designer Paper

Inks: Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Acetate: Rhinestone Star; SU Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies; Spellbinders Classic Circle and Rectangle Dies

Different bling comes and goes from rhinestones, buttons and sequins… even such things as feathers and beads.  But for me my favorite has always been pearls.  They have gotten harder to find in the usual stores and online places, but I still just can’t get enough of them.  So with today’s card, I let myself go. Smiley.GrinHugeAni

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The floral image oval piece has been popped up on foam tape for some dimension, and a little ribbon snippet tucked in at the bottom.  Two narrow strips of coordinating designer paper were added top and bottom.

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A little bit of embossing shows above the blooms.

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Have entered some fun challenges, too:

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: “Make It Colorful”

Seize the Birthday: “Anything Goes”

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 193: “Use Snippets”

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

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “So Very Grateful”; PTI “Inside & Out: Birthday II”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; Graphic 45 “Patterns & Solids” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Garden Green; White Gel Pen; Copics

Accessories: KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Pearl Strips; KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon; Sizzix “Banners & Blooms” Embossing Folder; Fiscars Decorative Corner Punch; Spellbinders Nestabilities “Big Scalloped Ovals” Dies

Aug 212015

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

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

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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