Sunday, July 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps

 
The Design Team for "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you Mid Month for our July
Challenge~Flag.

You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.

My Card: 
The wood block stamp behind the Sissix bicycle die is "Tree poem" from Stampendous.  Patterned papers and card stock are all from Michaels Crafts.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

MIM #328

MAKE IT MONDAY
Creating Shadow Backgrounds

Check out  Laurie Schmidlin as she shares how to create shadow backgrounds on MIM this week.  You can watch her video and see her beautiful cards HERE.

This was a fun card to make using What the Doodle: Waves ~ 
Don't forget the sunglasses and sun screen!  😎

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

PTI Transformation Tuesday #12

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY CHALLENGE #12 


I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Michelle Leone as she takes a card from quite a few years ago and transforms it with a fresh new look. You can see her video and both of her awesome color-block cards HERE.

I love this challenge, it gives us an opportunity to transform a card we made before that we were not entirely happy with into a creation we like better and will send out to someone. 😊💓


OLD Card ~ 
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 I like this "old" card very much and will definitely use it at another time.  But, I saw Lexi Daly's post the other day and fell in love with one of the color scheme she used so I created this
NEW Card ~


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

MIM #327

MAKE IT MONDAY #327
OMBRE WATERCOLOR BACKGROUNDS

For this week’s MIM, Betsy Veldman is showing us an easy way of creating “watercolor” backgrounds with a pretty ombre effect.
You can see her ALWAYS beautiful card creations and video HERE.


My Card:  
Click on photo for more details ~ like the glitter paper I used for the sentiment.  
I sure hope you all are not sick of seeing my "Palm Prints" stamps~
I can't stop using them. 😄  
But, don't I do that with all my stamp sets?  Funny thing is, I have all these new sets for such a long time before inking them up, then it seems they just don't leave the top of my craft desk!
My Song Birds are just about worn down to their flat back side!  Am I right, Marcia?  LOL

Sunday, July 1, 2018

MIM #326


MAKE IT MONDAY #326

 Inchie Elements

 

I haven't made a card with 'inchies' in forever!  How 'bout you?

I am joining Lexi Daly as she shares ideas for creating inchies and making fun cards with them. You can watch her video and see her fun card HERE.


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I used the small butterflies in my Beautiful Butterflies stamp set and inked them with different bright colored Distress Oxides onto a strip of White card stock, like Lexi shows us.  Then I dusted off  my 1 1/4" square punch, layered them onto an embossed white panel and popped that piece onto my A2 avocado green card base.

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #11

Transformation Tuesday Challenge #11

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Melissa Phillips as she transforms a wreath concept with a whole new theme.  You can see her video and lovely cards HERE.

I love this challenge, it gives us an opportunity to transform a card we made before that we were not entirely happy with.  I can't imagine Melissa has ever made a card that I would not be absolutely thrilled to pieces to receive ~ just sayin' 💓

OLD card:

This started out as a note card.  The base C/S is cream and the Rosie Posie blooms are stamped first in white ink on Kraft cardstock. The next layer on the flower is Baby Blue with a third layer of Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue. The leaves were stamped in white ink then in a mossy green.  It was an okay color combo, but I found I was always pushing it aside and using or created another card.
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NEW card:

I popped the Kraft panel onto Stamper's Select White and also die cut the "Thank you".  The base is embossed with a 'fussy' Sizzix flowery embossing folder which barely peeks out.  I outlined the Rosie Posies with my white ink pen to help them stand out a little bit more. Oh, I thought a couple or seven blings were in order too 😉

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 PS: This thank you note was mailed out yesterday~no longer being pushed in the back of the box! 😊

Creative With Stamps


It's July1st already and half of the year is gone!  WOW,time really does fly when you are having fun 😉

Well, there is one fun thing that happens on the 1st of each new month, Creative With Stamps has a new challenge for you.

For this month's challenge, we are looking for cards with a Flag image.  I thought for sure I had a flag somewhere in this craft room, but all I could find was a 4th of July stamp and I cut some sparkly stars from dies I recently purchased to pop onto a Happy Birthday (to the USA) embossing folder.  I did find a flag postage stamp sticker~hope that counts 😁

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You can enter up to three of  your card creations to be posted on our Challenge Blog HERE.  There are only a few 'guidelines' to follow to win some awesome prizes, so be sure to take a look.

Please stop by and check out the card creations from my very talented Team Mates and leave them some blog-love 💕