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CC Designs School Hansel…

This is School Hansel… can you just hear the story about why the paper is crumpled?  The puppy got it!  Hansel is one of the new images for August, illustrated by Christine Wooden for CC Designs.  He was really fun to color!  The pencil he’s sitting on, the “write on” sentiment and the two tickets are from the new for August, School Logos set. The tickets are cut out using the Ticket die.

I used two of the new for August CC Designs Cutters dies,  the banner and the apple.  I told Christine about my banner on this card and that we needed it as a die and this is the month!  YEA!  Lots of potential for paper fun again!  For this card I wanted it to be like the chalkboards we had when I was growing up!

School Hansel and his pencil are stamped on Letraset cartridge card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.   The pattern papers I used are from the Basic Grey 6×6 Oxford pad. The Typewriter die cut letters are a Tim Holtz Sizzlet die called Typeset.  My paper pieces are all edged with Distress ink and the ink blending tool… layers are cut with the Perfect Layers Tools…


I’m not writing the ATS blog posts anymore but you’ll still find links to all the new stamps and dies in my posts here!  Thank you!

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CCDesigns…A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiments Preview Day One and Printworks coupon!

Today the ATS DT is previewing a NEW whimsical, charming rubber stamp kit, illustrated by Amy Young for CC Designs …Sweet November’s A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiment set.  


“Thank you Fairy Much!” is from the NEW Fairy sentiment set and “have a magical day” is from the Magical Wishes Sentiment set.  I used my stamp a ma jig to stamp the sentiments… pull down the tutorial tab under the header picture for a video on how to use it to stamp sentiments.  The Mushrooms are from the Mushroom stamp set.

I had to use the Leafy Branch die too…

I used sketch #43 from Freshly Made Sketches  blog, HERE.

The fairies are stamped on Hammermill Color Copy 80# cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 11 and diluted R20 for cheeks

Yellow dress fairy –
hair is E50, 51, 53, 55
dress and wings are E11, 13, 15, 18

Pink dress fairy –
hair is the E30’s
dress is R11, 12, 14
wings are BG70, 72

Green dress fairy –
hair is E50, YR31, YR21, YR23
dress is YG91, 93
wings are R11, 12

The background is BG70 colored all over…

I used an old Martha Stewart border punch,  cut it down to a size that would fit through the Quilling Creations crimper so it’s “ruffly” looking!  Makes me happy! hehe  The butterfly is an EK Success punch.

Thanks so much for joining me for this preview post!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another cute card you won’t want to miss!  Take care!

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Growing up we didn’t have a TV until I was in 9th grade… we played outside every spare minute and when we were inside we played church, library, store, school and oh, I loved playing table games! So that’s the first thing I thought of when I saw these new images for July illustrated by Christine Wooden. They’re called Meoples… well… that immediately brought to mind because of the rhyme…the pre-school Sunday School song where we locked our fingers, made a steeple and sang open the door and see all the people! Well, that translated to see all the Meoples in my mind! lol Next it translated to a game board! So here you have it from a non-candy eating person… Candyland meets the Meoples!!! Start HERE!

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Aren’t they funny?!!!  So cute!  So whimsical…you can’t help but grin!  You HAVE to go see what the other ATS Design Team gals created too!  Fab and F*U*N as Tracy would type it!    HERE’s the post…

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I used the NEW I Want Candy Meoples… the NEW Lolli die… the NEW Sweet Treat Logos on my card.

I punched 1 in. squares for the game board… I know… I need a “start here” stamp! lol

Quickutz banners/bunting… and bakers twine

Challenges I’m linking to…
Card Makin Mamas Challenge blog – use your rubber stamps
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog – Use text in your clean and simple design
Our Craft Lounge Challenge blog
– Use die cuts
CCEE Stampers Challenge blog – Use three circles on your card

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The July Release stamps are in the store!  Links will be below in this post and in my previous posts on Tuesday and Thursday! Thanks for looking and shopping through my blog… I appreciate it so much!

Have a “lolli” good day!  (you know.. like jolly!)  Quit rolling your eyes!  = )   TTuL!

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CC Designs July Release Preview Day One…

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Time for NEW stamps and dies from CC Designs!  So much sweetness for July!  Meet Sugarplums Cupcake Emma!  There’s a Cupcake Trevor too!  You can see the rest of today’s preview over on the ATS Blog HERE.   All kinds of wonderful, sweet inspiration from the design team!

I stamped Cupcake Emma on Letraset card-stock (link below) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

hair is E50, 51, 53, 55
skin is E0000, 000, 00, 11, 93 and a itty bit of diluted R20 for cheeks
frosting is E31, 33, 34, 35
cupcake paper and shoes are  R81, 83, 85, 87
dress and hair bow are y23, 21, 26

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 NEW for July dies are the Olive Branch, two on the die,  going opposite directions!  Love that!  I only used one complete one behind the large Phlox Flower, the rest are parts… pretty cool I think! hehe  The 8 Petal and branch die… the centers on the Phlox Flowers are from this die… I’ll show the rest on Thursday.  The awesome thing about it is, there are two different flowers and multiples of each so you don’t have to run it through the die cut machine so many  times! yea!  There is also a stem for the flowers to “grow” on!!! woohoo! There’s a new Button die and Sweet Treats die!  You’ll see them some more this week during previews and everything will be up for sale in the store THURSDAY NIGHT at 8 P.M. CST

“Hey Cupcake and Have a sweet day” are part of the NEW AmyR Stamps SWEET Sentiment set!  So awesome!  Love the sentiment sets from CC Designs… so many ways to combine messages!  Scroll down for my video using the sentiments and positioning them on your creations.  It’s also listed under the pulldown tutorial tab at the top under the header.

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oh fun… I wanted a simple border… going along with the sketch I followed and I wanted to use something from the CC Designs Cutters die line so… I got out my magnetic holders and started looking…hehe… yep. that delicate little scallop border is from the Christmas Bulb Border die!!!  So lacy and feminine looking!  love it!  I had to use the Fence die!   Haven’t used it for a couple weeks.  Forgot to punch hearts in the pickets though! boo… My videos for how to’s on the fence are under the tutorial tab at the top of this page also.

This 6×6 pattern paper is from a Fancy Pants Summer pad… I doubt that it’s available anymore.  I can’t use this paper up fast enough!  I’m trying though! lol

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge blog – Sketch #162

Anything Goes challenge blog – Birthday with polka dots

Papertake Weekly challenge blog – Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl’s challenge blog – Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash – Triple Threat

Stamp N Plus challenge blog – Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe Crafts challenge blog – Girls, Girls, Girls

Crafty Bloggers Network challenge blog – Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog – Create your own flowers

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards challenge blog – Anything Goes

Anyone for Anya challenge blog – Just Use it!

Marker Pop challenge blog – Copic Coloring, Fur/Hair

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to click over to the ATS blog… I’ll be back tomorrow,  Thursday and Friday with more NEW to share and a Marianne Design post that is crazy fun too!

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CC Designs June Preview Day One…

So Beachy cute or what?!  Beachy Beatrice and a day at the beach.  NEW stamps,  NEW dies and NEW sentiments for you this week from CC Designs.  Do you love that Bubble Border die or what! The Starfish and Shell dies…so cool!  Then there is a NEW die called Bubbles… click over to the ATS blog to see more fabulous creations from the Design Team using the NEW stuff for June.

Here’s our Beachy girl up close…

I colored her with Distress Markers… Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo for skin… cheeks are Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick…hair is Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo… suit and hat are Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick… bubbles are Broken China.. sand and shells are Pumice Stone and Vintage Photo.

The cancellation stamp is from the CC Designs Butterflies Postage stamp set.  The ticket stamp is from the NEW Beach Logos set and the Ticket die is from CC Designs too.  A day at the beach and just sittin’ here are both sentiments from the NEW Oh So Beachy Sentiment set.   Yep… lots to love this month from CC Designs!!!

oh,  I had fun with this card!  A front panel step card…one of my faves…Bazzill card-stock and a Spellbinders Postage stamp die ( on sale at link below!)


The Shabby Tea Room – Sweet Summertime

Paper Take Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge – Anything Goes (Spellbinders postage die)

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – Anything Goes

Fashionista Challenge – Simply Summer

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Enjoy your special day…

This sentiment makes me think of my friend Annette (a very talented stamper, you can see some of her work on our stamp club blog HERE) who is celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sunday!  I think her DH is the gardener though but still… it is a very special celebration!  Congrats Annette and Dick!

This is a new gal, Tilly from the Sweet November Garden Gnome collection.  Bless her heart… workin’ away… I’m sure her roses are gorgeous and her tomatoes truly red and tasty!  There are two more of these cuties and you can see them in the Preview post if you click over to the ATS blog, HERE.  Four Preview days this week for All That Scraps!  That’s a lot of NEW and you can see it and purchase it in the STORE tonight at 8 p.m. CST.  YES, that’s earlier… yea!  I like earlier myself! = )

The sentiment I used is from the NEW All About Dad Sentiment Set.  Lots of great phrases and words that can be used all year round too!

I love stamping on the cloud dies… and there’s my fave Leafy Branch die… perfect for garden greenery!!!  Check out that sun!  That’s the Sunflower die!  Awesome CC Designs Cutters dies!   I pierced my papers and hand stitched with buttonhole thread.  The little rose is from Prima and the 6×6 paper pad I used is Pretty Party from Crate paper…very cool pad!  A pink piece with strawberries,  a piece with sewing pattern pieces on it… 2 each of 18 different patterns… I used five of them on this card!

I stamped Tilly on Canson Manga 150# Drawing card with Colorbox Wicked Black Archival ink and colored her with Ranger Distress Markers.  So fun!  love these markers… no I don’t love any markers better than another….. I LOVE them all!   = )

One last picture… yesterday was a family day here… makes a grandma so happy.  I have to share the artwork from Jace.  One of our grandsons that will be two in July!  He’s an artist!  He can make a masterpiece outside the lines!  Pretty sure that pink butterfly down there got colored by big sister with a marker…. she just couldn’t leave it! lol

Jace used AmyR Stamps Butterfly Sentiment set… I stamped them because it had to be waterproof ink and it’s on watercolor paper. Into the art museum a.k.a. mom’s smash book! lol

AND,  YES.. you NEED THESE!!!!  NEW Spring Limited Edition  Distress Ink pads!!!  hohoho… more colors to edge papers with… more colors to paint with… more colors to use for resist stamping…more to LOVE!   HERE they are!!!  ATS has the best shipping policy… free ship with a $40 order… awesome!  Don’t miss out on these pads!

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