Saturday, April 22, 2017

MIM #281

  MAKE IT MONDAY

 Patterns Behind Die-cut Windows

 

Dawn is up this week with a MIM challenge to get you using patterns on your cards and doing a bit of die-cutting, too.  Check it out HERE.
I could watch video's by Dawn all day long, she is so talented, you can learn so many amazing craft techniques, color combinations, and beautiful design ideas that all come so naturally to this lovely lady! 

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I used my new Nesting stamps, coordinating dies and stencil for this "New Home" congrats card.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Create Along with PTI-April 2017

"Create Along With Us" challenge at Papertrey Ink allows us to select a card  one of the amazing DT Members has created during the April Release that inspired you.  We can then create our own version of their project...cool, eh? 
It's a fabulous opportunity to CASE something made by one of these talented ladies! πŸ’“


Dawn McVey's Card


My card ~ 
I was totally inspired by and  LOVE Dawn' s card 
and tried to CASE it with this one  😊 
* PTI's Butterfly Cover Plate 
* Peonies on Parade stamps/dies
* Stamper's Select White cardstock

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for
 "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our April challenge.

My Card ~
This is vintage stamp from my wood block collection called Baby in Hat Box from Paper Inspirations.
I stamped in Sepia ink and just colored in the flowers with Copic markers and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.
The pattern paper (looks like wallpaper to me 😊) is from the Jack n' Jill paper stack collection by Prima Marketing.
The sheer pale pink ribbon is from Michael's.
 
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You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.

You have until the end of April  to enter our Challenge #13.

Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsors "Bugaboo Stamps" and "Sunny Studio".

There are also a couple of extra prizes to be won in April:


2 Stencils from Monika 
(because April is my Birthday Month :))

and...



3 Digital Products from Lilian
(April is my birthday month, too!)

** Please read the Rules of this challenge to qualify for prizes ** 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MIM #280

MAKE IT MONDAY
Stamping Outside of the Box

This week, Lexi is upon MIM with a simple challenge for us.  Check out her video HERE

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Instead of a box I stamped a circle 😏 to stamp outside of. 
I made a template circle (Spellbinders) then stamped the musical notes (Stampendous) background onto my Stamper's Select white card stock base.  PTI's SongBirds were die cut and popped onto the circle partially "outside the box".  The Hello sentiment  is also in and outside the box. 😊

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April Fool's Day BooBoo


Adding a card to Darnell's AFDBB 2nd annual event.

When I originally created this card, the stamped images where on the white cs and looked like it needed a little sumpthin sumpthin.  So I decided to pull the top panel off (which was really stuck on the yellow cs with excellent double sided tape) and add the border punch on the bottom and re-glued it back together.  
I really thought it looked much better BUT noticed the ripped parts (circled) were now showing πŸ˜’  
Hoping the recipient of this thank you card will be distracted and bedazzled by the beautiful flowers they won't notice! 😎

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

NBUS Challenge #11




Joining in the fun at Darnell's Blog today.  It's always entertaining over there and today you get to poke fun at yourself for all of bloopers you create or you can use up some of your NBUS.  
You will surely catch an eyeful of inspiration there .

For her 2nd Annual April Fool's Day Challenge, she is asking us to share our boo-boos ~ it's all in fun, so dig 'em out of your recycle bin and post one or two ( may have a couple more :-)

You have the option to post cards with NBUS and/or do both. 
This is NBUS #11 Challenge.  I always need a little kick in the butt to chip away at my mountain, so this is the perfect time!

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 NBUS-card 1
* The Feather embossing folder and feather dies
* The white tack (round on one side snaps into square piece on the other) holding the feathers on the card front from Chatterbox 
* Sizzix Embellished Gifts the bird is perched on 
(cannot remember if I used these before 😏)

MIM #279

MAKE IT MONDAY
Curved Sentiments

This week, Ashley has a technique to bend your stamps on acrylic blocks to create curved sentiment designs on your projects, out of otherwise straight sentiments.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps


HAPPY FIRST ANNIVERSARY CWS!!


Well, Here we are on April 1st and you know that one of the happy things that happens on the first of each month is there is a new challenge at Creative With Stamps.  

This month is a special event that we are celebrating 
 the Challenge Blog's First Anniversary!

So join in the fun by creating and posting your cards.  Head over to the Creative With Stamps Blog, HERE and check out what my fabulous Design Team members have created, then add your entry there for a chance to win some fun prizes from out awesome sponsors!   
AND hey hey hey.....
there may be some little extra Birthday-month giveaways too πŸ˜‰

 
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My card ~
the PTI 'Sweet Baby' giraffe is stamped on green card stock and the squiggle lines background stamp are inked on top then I cut it out, added the buttons and string around the neck to make him look like a pull toy😊
The 'baby' is a PTI word die and those tiny hearts were stamped on the argyle embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  The grass is a Martha Stewart punch and the wood veneer birds are from "Do it Yourself"

Friday, March 31, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring '17



When:     March 24 to March 31
Where:   HERE


Card 9 ~

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring '17



When:     March 24 to March 31
Where:   HERE

Card 8~
 
Another card with the oh so cute Bunny Latte, a free digi from super sponsor Craftin Desert Divas πŸ’—


The little envie and note were included in a blog candy win from the CLBH-Summer 2016~Thank you Sylvia Nelson! 😊

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017




When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE


  Card ~ 7

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 This cute Bunny Latte is a  digi is from Craftin Desert Divas that I colored in with alcohol markers and fussy cut. The glittery flower base panel on my card is from 'Citrus Stack' by DCWV. The  yellow swiss dot embossed card is by Bazzil and the doily is from my stash ;-)

Monday, March 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017







When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE

Card ~ 6
I am trying not to keep you very long from hopping around the CLBH, so these posts are going to be short and sweet.  If you have any questions about my cards or products I used, please leave a message in the comments or email me.  😊

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017



When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE

Card  5 ~
This card  is going off to a dear friend up North who I miss going shopping with and stopping for coffee.  
The stamp is a sweet image called Coffee Break by Lili of the Valley.
 
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

MIM #278

Make It Monday 

 Window Chipboard Sentiments

 

This week it is Stephanie's first MIM video. It's a new feature and she's got a really fun challenge for us to try out! 

Check it out HERE.

This is the note card I made.  The 'hello' die is fairly big, so it works well for this technique. The smaller dies I tried ~ not so much  ;-)


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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017






When:     March 24 to March 3
Where:   HERE



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Card 4 ~

Inked up some Springy colors onto the coffee cup an saucer from Sugar Pea's Coffee Break stamp set which I won from the Spring 2016 CLBH ~love this fun set~ Thank you Kimberly Weiner😊

Saturday, March 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-March 2017



March 25th is the date for the  PTI Blog Hop.  
Check out the beautiful inspiration photo HERE


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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017


When:   March 24 to March 31 HERE


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Card 3 ~
I just had to use the lovely FREE digi  image again from the  very talented and sweet Jessica Lynn!  
The color combinations and designs are endless 😁

Friday, March 24, 2017

Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017


When:   March 24 to March 31 HERE



Card 2~

The coffee cups are from Skipping Stones Design, colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The "love" die is from Momenta. The black on black PP is from DCWV

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Coffee Lovers BlogHop-Spring 2017



           It’s time for the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
                 When: Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31

The theme is "Spring" and you can use any of your coffee, tea and cocoa images on your cards/projects. 

Join in the fun and link them up HERE ~ there are prizes from some awesome sponsors too   😊
Thank you Amy Tsuruta and Team for all the hard work behind the scenes and hosting this FUN event yet again~it must take a Village!
 

Card 1 

I downloaded this beautiful FREE digi from Jessica Lynn
I colored the flowers and cup in different color-schemes, so you will see this image a few more times in the Blog Hop πŸ˜‰
Thank you,  Jessica!πŸ’“

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for
 "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our March challenge.
 


Here is my  Easter card~
I stamped the cute little bunnies twice in a patch of grass, which I also stamped with a background leafy stamp to make patterned paper  then used my Martha Stewart 'Grass" border punch.  :-) 


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

You have until the end of  March to enter our Challenge #12, 

Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsor "EyeConnect Crafts"   :-)

 ** Please read the Rules of this challenge to qualify for prizes **

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

PTI March Release-Day 5





The Challenge today ~ Day 5 ~ 
Transform a card you are not happy with into something beautiful. We all have those projects that don't quite turn out like we pictured it.  Apply the tips you have learned this week to one of your rejects. 

My card is a remake for the PTI Multiples Challenge.  
Sorry for the night time inside photos and for the color distortion.  
My re-do card is on pale orchid cardstock base.  :-(
The original-attempt card was tossed in my recycle bin ~ enuf said!
 
 
This card was in my recycle bin
 
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PTI March Release-Day 4

Day 4 of the March Release brings us one of the most magical things about spring ~ the return of the birds! Nichole has created a  template for making a very sweet little bird house, so that we can assemble and alter the bird house to make it our own.

The Challenge ~ Build a Bird House
 Create and decorate a bird house using the provided template.

My Card ~
I made the birdhouse out of white cardstock, the roof was embossed with a woodgrain EF on Kraft c/s.  
Had to cut down the Picket Fence die to fit in front of the birdhouse.  
Leaves and Birds are from Song Birds set.
Flowers are cut from a Darice border die.
 
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PTI March Release-Day 3

Day 3 of the March Release brings us lots of Springtime flowers. 

The Challenge-Favorite Florals ~
Dig out your very favorite floral set and create an all new project! Use a fresh spring color scheme, maybe inspired by one of today's projects. Create a true spring masterpiece putting your favorite floral set to work!
I don't have to dig too deep~all of my Flowering stamp sets
 are on my desk top 😊 

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My Card ~
Stamps/Dies:  Peonies on Parade.  
Patterned Paper:  Recollections 6X6 pad of Christmas papers
 
I just bought a set of Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens and had to use them on these flowers.  The glitter is amazing IRL, wish I could have captured it on the photo. 

This card took way longer than I thought (in my mind) that it should have :-{  But, I am happy with how it turned out.

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

PTI March Release-Day 2


Day 2 of the March Release brings us the new Multiply dies.  These small shapes will create some fun card making!

The Challenge ~ Multiply
Create a new project that incorporates multiples of a single shape, stamped or die-cut.  Find some kind of shape, large or small to repeat on a project.  Play with arrangements and color combinations. Be sure to use a minimum of three repeating shapes remembering an odd number of them for best visual appeal.  

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My Card ~
The dies are all from Song Birds.  My multiples are one of the flowers in this set.  I tried to copy the colors on the bird as closely as I could to create the 5 flowers on the bottom.
This Congrats card is going to my cousin who just bought a new home :-)


Sunday, March 12, 2017

MIM #277

MAKE IT MONDAY

Nail Polish Marbling

This week, Lizzie is up with her take on using nail polish for marbled backgrounds.  Check it out HERE.

Okay, this was a tad messy, I don't have many nail polishes in my cosmetic collection (usually get a French Manicure) but I had a red, bright pink and a pale pink which evedently has sparkly bits in it~BONUS for this technique πŸ˜‰
I am not crazy about my card, but I can't pass up a MIM Challenge now, can I?

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