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 Sizzix 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 💕

Monday, June 25, 2018

PTI Blog Hop - June 2018

It's the 25th of the month ~ time for the  June 2018  Blog Hop  
at Papertrey Ink.  Take a look at the Summertime fun inspiration photo and everyone's interpretation HERE !

PTI June inspiration photo

My Card ~ 
I don't have those sweet Summertime popsicle stamps, so I went with the inspiration "shapes" and used my Palm Prints stampset and different shades of blue sequins represent the berries.  
I KNOW!  It is a bit of  a stretch 😁but I have a vivid imagination!
Well, the fun colors are in my interpretation anyway...


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

PTI-Transpormation Tuesday #10

 Transformation Tuesday Challenge #10

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Lizzie Jones.  You can see her video and fun 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.

This is my "Before" card:
        The Peonies on Parade flowers were outline stamped and not colored in, I believe this was a challenge technique, I liked the look of this, but thought it would also look pretty with some bright and cheery colors.

 
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This is my "After" card:
        I used exactly the same stamp sets and card design, but colored in the Peonies and die cut the smaller ones, plus some leaves just to add dimension ~ then popped the dies onto the Stamper's Select White panel.  The pale green patterned paper with sweet hearts on the background panel is from Craft Smith 12X12 pad called "Ohh La La". 

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

MIM #325

MAKE IT MONDAY

 Flowers in Reverse

 

I am joining Dawn McVey as she shares a fun twist on how to approach color on floral cards.  You can watch dawn's video and view her gorgeous cards HERE, then link up your version of this fun technique.  I can't pass up the chance to CASE anything Dawn creates, so here is my take ~

 
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I want to add a tag with a sentiment, but not sure who is getting this card yet~most likely it will be for a July birthday.😘

Stamps/Dies:  PTI 'Branching Out', 'Rosie Posie' leaves; I don't know who makes that lacy flower die I used because I took it out of the packaging

Embossing folder: 'Basket' by Darice

Cardstock:  PTI stamper's Select White; Recollections Kraft; turquoise leaves are paint chips

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Create Along With Us - June 2018

I am always motivated and inspired by the many challenges out there, but have to say this is one of my favorites from PTI!  
You can select a card/project that the amazing Design Team has created during the monthly release that has inspired you, and create your own version.  You could use a color scheme, a technique, revisit an older stamp set or ink up a newly purchased one 💓
Check out the beautiful cards posted HERE

I was so inspired by Melissa's gorgeous card, I just had to try to CASE it for this challenge 😊

Melissa's creation
My Card~ 
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Stamps/Dies:  PTI Brushed Blooms, Beautiful Butterflies (used one of the butterfly dies under the black Martha Stewart punch, used Distress stain to color the White C/S and trimmed it a bit around the wings)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps







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

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

Well I am not quite sure my collection of House Mouse stamps can be considered "cute animals" for this CWS Challenge but, these little rodents certainly are cute! 😄

My Card~ 
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I made this birthday card for my friend who just learned how to play Bridge ~ now I would never advise her to cheat this way 😲, but I thought the stamp image was funny!

The happy birthday die and embossing folder are from Sizzix.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

MIM #324

MAKE IT MONDAY
Lots O' Dots

You still have time to add your card and join Michelle Leone on this week's MIM as she shares how to add fun dimensional dots 
to your projects as seen HERE on her Video where you can also check out her beautiful cards.  💓


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Stamps:    PTI  Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Cardstock:     PTI Stamper's Select White, True Black
Craft Smith "OohLaLa" polka dot PP
My dimensional dots: Ranger's Liquid Pearls

Sunday, June 3, 2018

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #9


 Transformation Tuesday Challenge #9

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with  Lexy Daly. You can see her video and fun cards HERE.



Transformed card ~

I love the butterfly trails (not the real name) embossing folder by Tim Holtz Sizzix (it actually came with "Cat Chat"
stamps/dies/embossing folder set by Tim).
The Butterfly cover plate was die cut twice in Kraft CS and Aqua CS.  I scattered a few chocolate brown sequins and liked where they landed, so they are glued in place.  😊


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I really like glitter and sparkle but thought this 'before' card needed to calmly be transformed. 😄





MIM #323

MAKE IT MONDAY
Cascading Die Cuts

I'm joining  Stephanie Gold on MIM as she shares how to use dimensional die cuts that cascade down your card front to create a flowing and interesting project. You can see here video and beautiful card HERE.

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


Card #10

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


Card #9


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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018



Card #8

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Creative With Stamps







Wow, here we are, it's June1st~where is the time flying off to?
Well, one fun think 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 Cute Animals.  I'll bet you have some adorable critters to ink up and join in the fun with us. 
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 💕

My Card ~ 
These cute animals are 'Chubby Chums' from Paper Smooches. The pretty clouds with silver linings (I double cut the dies and added silver glitter to the bottom layers sticking out) are also from PS 😊


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


Card #7 
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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018



Card #6

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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘



Monday, May 28, 2018

PTI-Transformation Tuesday #8

Transformation Tuesday Challenge #8

I am joining in the Transformation Tuesday challenge over at PTI with Laurie Schmidlin You can see her video and lovely cards HERE.


     OLD:
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    NEW:

 
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I kept the same Brushed Blooms flower set, but used a few less and also changed the orientation of the gingham  strip.  The embossing folder is Woodgrain and the base card is a Raspberry instead of framed green on white.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018



*Card 5~


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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘


* This card is going to be part of a set of Coffee/Tea themed 
Note Cards I am making for a friend.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


Card 4 ~



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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


*Card 3 ~

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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘

* This card is going to be part of a set of Coffee/Tea themed 
Note Cards I am making for a friend.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018


*Card 2 ~ 


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Keeping my posts short and sweet, cause I know there are going to be hundreds of cards to check out, so if you have any questions about products or techniques used, please leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the answer. 😘

* This card is going to be part of a set of Coffee/Tea themed Note Cards I am making for a friend.

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring+Summer 2018

Well, the first day of the 2018 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has arrived!  Amy Tsuruta and her merry band of Coffee Lovers has graciously decided to host another hop.  They changed from quarterly to semi-annual this year and I am happy that gives these amazing ladies a bit of a break from all of the hard work and time it takes to put these events together.  A huge thank you to the 87 (WOWZA) Super Sponsors who are generously giving some amazing prizes also!

This has to be one of my favorite Blog Hops for fabulous inspiration from everyone around the globe participating :-) 

I posted 10 cards for the last hop and will try to beat that number for this one ~ hope you get the chance to play along! 

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