Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Creative With Stamps







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

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

My Card: 
 I made this card for my friend's dad who turned 75 last week. 
Stamps/Dies:  Tim Holtz's Crazy Birds, PTI's Numbers
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
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Hope you will join in this month's challenge, you can enter up to three cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our fabulous Sponsor MHKDesigns .  
You have until the end of August to enter our CWS Challenge #29.

Just a Note:  Be sure to read through the few "Rules/Guidelines" we have at CWS, post your cards and have FUN!  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

MIM #332

MAKE IT MONDAY

 Petite Pattern Play

 
Michelle Leone Has a fun MIM this week.  I am playing along as she shows us how to create patterns using smaller images from our stamp sets~you know, the ones you hardly if EVER use 😁.  

See her cute card set and video HERE.

 

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Need a welcome baby card for a sweet little girl who was born while I was away, not sure I like all the white space 😏 or the color combo (pastels are my comfort zone) on this one, but I really liked the Petite Pattern technique Michelle showed us so here it is.

Stamps/Dies:  PTI Sweet Baby

Punch: Grass~Martha Stewart

Embellishments: googlie eyes, sheer ribbon,  buttons, twine string are all from my stash

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #15

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY 
CHALLENGE #15

 
I am joining this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge with 
Laurie Schmidlin as she takes a card that she actually really loves and did an update for the summer season. You can see her video and both of her beautiful cards HERE.

I love this challenge and I have a few cards I've made that I feel aren't quite as 'amazing' as they were while still in my head

~ so having the opportunity for a do-over is PERFECT for me 😊


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The transformed card has the same Rosie Posie stampset (adding 
 to the flower choice) and thank you die instead of the happy birthday, I changed up the color scheme, dies, plus added a few  sequins.  This re-make card appeals to me much more and I have just the friend in mind to receive this card. 😀

MIM #331

MAKE IT MONDAY

Creating Mixed Background Texture 

 
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Sorry  for the bad lighting, it is 3:00 AM and I just got home from a 6 day trip.  Finished this card before I left but, didn't have time to post it.   :-l 

The die cut bird and stamped leaves are from PTI's Song Birds
The corner die cut from white cardstock under the bird and happy birthday is a thinlet from Tim Holtz 4-piece set
 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Creative With Stamps





Well here we are ~ it is August 1st and more than half of the year is gone.  WOW, time really does fly when you are having fun! 😉
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 Father theme image.  Sadly all of the amazing dads in my family are gone, but certainly not forgotten! 

I made this card for my dear friend's son who is just the 
"Best Dad Ever" to her three adorable grandchildren.

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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 💕

Saturday, July 28, 2018

PTI Transformation Tues #14

TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY CHALLENGE #14


I am joining this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge with Dawn McVey as she takes a card that she created for the July release and changes it up for a whole new look. You can see her video and both of her (always) beautiful cards HERE.
Seriously....can you believe Dawn would ever need to re-do any one of her AMAZING creations 😯

I love this challenge and I have a few cards I've made that I feel aren't quite as 'amazing' as they were while still in my head

~ so having the opportunity for a do-over is PERFECT for me 😊


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The transformed card has the same Spiral Bouquet stamps (adding the 2-step stamping to the flowers) and the Wonderful Word: hello, but I changed up the pattern papers and added an embossed background to the white panel.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

MIM #330

MAKE IT MONDAY
Repeating The Greeting

 I am joining Lizzie Jones on MIM this week as she shares how repeating a sentiment can give it more substance and make it a feature of your card.  You can watch her video and see her beautiful card HERE.

My Card ~ 

Well...I'm rushing (as usual) to get a few cards made and posted before heading out.
I love "Spring Woods" stamp/dies for a Sympathy card, just not  sure about this repeat-the-sentiment/greeting technique is the best to use with this particular sentiment. Truth be told, I couldn't find my "Sending Prayers" stamp, soooo when it appears from wherever it is hiding, I may have to change it out (?)

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