Sunday, January 29, 2017

NBUS #9-card 3

Back again with another card for Darnell's 9th NBUS Challenge.  I'm tellin' you, I could post 3 cards each day for a full year and I'm sure it would not make a hill of difference in my Mountains of NBUS πŸ˜’
The really sad thing is, I just got home from Tuesday Morning and HAD TO BUY more craft schtuff that was on sale there.
~Lord help me!!! 

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 NBUS used~
Paper Smooches Stamps and Dies

Wood veneer bird
Country Fence die (I borrowed from my friend quite a while ago~ sorry, I don't know who makes this one) 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

MIM #273

Spinner Cards

I am joining Lizzie this week who is up on MIM, she shares her tips for how to make an interactive spinner card! 
This is another 'first' for me and, as usual, it is a fun and fabulous technique.  Check it her video HERE.

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My Card~
I decided to use Beautiful Butterflies cut from colored cardstock instead of the heart shape as my 'spinner' and embossed the top white panel instead of adding stamped images. But, I pretty much followed Lizzie's video to create this.  The butterfly antennae is cut from black glitter paper and the orange dots are glittery too πŸ˜‰

I didn't want to make this card feminine and kept it kinda CAS, it's going to my brother.

NBUS #9-card 2

Since I have a couple of mountains of NBUS (oh, I'm not aloneπŸ˜€), I thought I would add card #2 to Darnell's challenge.  I know it's a ton of work to put on these events, but I do so appreciate the chance to hack away at ALL the NBUS in my craft room and as a bonus, add to my card inventory without waiting for the last minute (huh, like THAT will ever happen) to get the card to the Post Office before 5PM. πŸ˜’ This is Darnell's 9th challenge and surely you have a 'few' craft items you can put together for posting HERE also!

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NBUS used on my card~

Sizzix~Tim Holtz Die Cut & Emboss folder "Butterfly Duo"
Sizzix Embossing Folder (with flowers and berries)on white panel
Sizzix Embossing Diffuser - circle
Panel of DCWV glitter (Lagoon) card stock
Not sure if I've used the purple sequins before (?) but they've been around the Craft Room for quite a while πŸ˜‰

Friday, January 27, 2017

NBUS #9 - card 1

WOW, I have been commenting and crafting so sporadically lastely! {Big sigh inserted here} So, I totally missed NBUS Challenge #8 over at Darnell's last week. 
But, here I am joining in for NBUS Challenge #9 this week.
Oh, just in case you have never (gasp!) been over to the Playhouse for a visit, you need to stop by.   Her cards are always so very inspiring, her posts are really fun to read and she happens to be one of the most creative and talented ladies here in Blog Land!
Darnell is undergoing surgery today, so I am pedaling as fast as I can to send some extra prayers and well wishes to my sweet friend for her swift return to good health and crafting. πŸ’“ 

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NBUS used on my card:
Tree Poem stamp by Stampendous
Paper flowers in the bicycle basket
Pink Bling and Pink c/s from Recollections"Pink Buttons" pack

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-Jan 2017

January 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for the monthly Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink 


This is the inspiration picture

My Card~
I picked up on the colors, cookie shape, flowers and of course, the Song Bird πŸ˜‰ 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MIM #272


Masked Heart Wreaths

I just love listening to Melissa Philips. She is such a sweet person and creates the loveliest cards.  So with Valentine's Day approaching, I had to join in with this week's MIM as she shares tips for making masked heart wreaths.  Check out her video HERE.


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My Card ~ 

Stamps: PTI, Beautiful Butterflies: Spiral Bouquet; Song Birds; Rosie Posie


Sunday, January 15, 2017

MIM #271



2016 A La Carte

This week Papertrey Ink has a fun MIM. There is a summary of all 34 videos posted in 2016, allowing you to take advantage of a technique or challenge you might have missed or did not get a chance to play along with and create a project using that tutorial. 

I chose Make It Monday #252: Shadowing with Copic Markers where Danielle showed us how to add a shadow effect to your die cuts with Copic Markers.

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My card~

PTI Dies:  CoverPlate-Butterfly; Swoosh-hello

I cut the cover plate in white and then in purple, then trimmed out 2 of the smaller butterflies keeping the larger one attached to the frame.  My shading on the butterfly was done with Spectrum Noir #HB1.  The 'hello' is die cut from purple glitter card stock and the gold sequins are from my stash.  All are adhered to an embossed white card panel then glued to a purple card base.

Creative With Stamps

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

This is my card~ 
I picked up on the snow, glitter, trees, colors and the knit sweater with my embossed background.
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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  January to enter our Challenge #10, 
I'm making Thank You cards and Thinking of You cards for my family and friends up North, so this photo has provided the inspiration I need.  
Hope you will join in the challenge and also win some prizes from our fun Sponsor "Bugaboo Stamps"  :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps

Is anyone else surprised at how quickly 2016 whizzed on by?
Well, here we are on the first day of a new month in a new year and that means...there is a new challenge posted from "Creative With Stamps"

The month of January you are challenged to create a card using this photo of winter colors

You can 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 our awesome sponsor Bugaboo Stamps :-)

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

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