Sunday, April 30, 2017

MIM #282


Stenciled Watercolor Backgrounds 

Betsy is up on MIM this week with what she calls an easy technique for creating pretty watercolor backgrounds using stencils.  Well, I think Betsy can make any thing she does seem effortless and easy, but I am going to give this a try anyway :-)

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I finally inked up my new "What The Doodle: Waves" stamp set 
and used the "Wood Grain" stencil for the watercolor background, I thought it could pass for water ;-)  
The grey base card is embossed with the Anchors embossing folder from Kaiser Craft which I received as a little gifty from a sweet friend. πŸ’“
Not entirely thrilled with the outcome, but ran out of time this week for posting a card. 
Anyone else out there think time is whizzing by waaaay too quickly?? 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop-April 2017

It's time for the PTI April 2017 Blog Hop and here is the inspirational photo you can jump start your mojo with,

             then go HERE and post your card to the challenge :-)

Here is the card I created using my Peonies On Parade and Song Bird Stamp/die sets. I colored the flowers with Copic Markers, added touches of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and popped them on the Embossed card base (Stamper's Select White) with double sided dimensional tape.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

MIM #281


 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, 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 :))


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

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

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


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"