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CC Designs Cupcake Trevor celebrates!

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 Sugarplums Cupcake Trevor and Cupcake Emma are showing off!  Bring on the candles and cake!  One of our grandson’s just turned two and he sure was good at blowing out those two candles!  Breanna used a construction theme for the party and it was so cute with brownies coming out of that digger! (or whatever that is!)  = )

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I stamped Cupcake Trevor on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.

I used a lot of CC Designs Cutters dies and jazzed them up with crimpers, Copics and a white gel pen.

The Sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the same white card-stock and punched with a circle punch… edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

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The cupcakes are from the new CC Designs Sweet Treat die! A very cool die, a cupcake, ice cream cone, confetti and frosting!  I love the five little circles (confetti)… stick them on with Tombow Mono Multi glue and the QK Quick Stik.  The Squiggles and Balloons are CC Designs Cutters dies also.  I crimped the cupcake papers with the “tube wringer” crimper and the strips of wavy frosting with the Quilling Creations mini crimper!  Love that thing!

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Cute kid!  His hair is colored with Copic E30’s series.  I stamped the cupcake on  colored card-stock, cut them out, crimped the bottom/cupcake paper and adhered them to the completed, colored Trevor. Oh,  glued on the five dots from the Sweet Treats die!

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I cut the CC Designs Candle border in yellow and green… cut the flames off the green and glued it to the yellow.  I added white gel pen to the wick.

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Happy Birthday to YOU!  

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Thanks for looking!!!  

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Patriotic Patty…

It’s a bird… it’s a plane…. it’s Patty!!!  and she’s awesome!  So cute… stamped on PTI select white card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers…

Hair – E50, 51, 52, 55, 57

Skin – Eoooo, 000, 00, 11, 13  Cheeks – R20 diluted with R00

Shirt – R24, 27, 29, 59

Shorts – 91, 93, 95, 97, 99

Shoes – E43, 44, 47

Rocket – R24, 27, 29, 59,  B95, 97, 99,   Silver and Gold Signo Gel pens

Pattern Paper is a little mat stack from K & Co. called Americana  (it’s old).  Mats cut with the Perfect Layers Tools.  Clouds sponged on with Rosies Roadshow cloud template and Memento Summer sky ink.

I followed the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge – I did rotate it, to the left.

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge – Patriotic/ Military/ Fireworks

Fab ‘n Funky Challenges – Cute and Girly

Paper Pretties Challenge – Red, White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Sporty and/or Patriotic

Patty says, “enjoy the show on the 4th”!  It’ll be awesome!  Thanks for visiting my blog!

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CC Designs Summer Emma…

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Summer Emma… so sweet!  A strawberry blonde today!  I decided to go rather CAS and stamping for her scene today…. I stamped Emma on Hammermill  Color Copy 80# Card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.  Hair – E50, YR31, Y21, E35 and E37,  Skin – E0000,000,00, 21 and R20 diluted with R00,  Dress – V20, 22, 25, 28.

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CC Designs Sugarplums Summer Emma is part of the June Release up for review on the ATS blog today, HERE!  Click on over to see what the other ATS DT gal’s created… you’ll be glad you did!

I stamped the Down by the Seaside images from an Inkadinkado clear set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Papertrey Ink white card-stock  and made a frame for the background image.   I colored these stamped images with Ranger Distress Markers.

The sentiments, from the NEW Beach Logos and NEW Oh So Beachy Sentiments set, were both stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Papertrey Ink card also.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Sweet Stampin Challenge blog – Summer Fun


Crafts and Me Challenges – Anything Goes

Repeat Impressions DCC620 – Head for the Beach Challenge

Little Red Wagon – Kraft

Scrapalicious – What do you do in the Summertime?

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Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

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Sweet November Patriotic Betsy…

Rah, Rah, Rah!   It’s daytime,  so I made pinwheels instead of keeping with sparklers, for Sweet November Patriotic Pixie Betsy!  I ❤ them! I used a 5/8 inch square punch to punch the double sided pattern paper… poked a hole in the center of the square… cut up toward the hole from each corner… then folded one tip from each corner up to meet the center hole.  When I put in the teeny 1/16th in brads,  I caught those tips and kept them under the brad.

It’s June Release Tuesday Review on the All That Scraps Blog today, HERE.  If you want to see lot of fabulous designing… click over!  You won’t be disappointed!

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Betsy is inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock,  cut out and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Hair – E50, 30, 23, 25, 27, 29,  Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 21, Cheeks – R20 diluted with R00, Red – R24, 27, 29, 59,  Skirt – B91, 93, 95, 97, 99.

I used CC Designs Butterflies Postage set (images stamped with Pumice Stone Distress ink), It’s Your Birthday Sentiment set and Beach sentiments set (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink).  I did use my Stamp a ma jig to position the sentiments.

The pattern paper is from K & Company. One of their little pads they make and say they’re for matting photos. I’ve had it for a couple years though… sorry… it’s a good one!  I was sure tickled to find it stashed away here!  lol  Edges all inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.  I found an Americana 12×12 paper pad from K & Company online… linked below… not the same thing but might give the older style look…

The little clouds are from the smallest Fiskars cloud punch series… so cute! (the smallest I could find says medium)  I colored them a little with some Warm gray copics…  W0, 1, 3.

The grass is CC Designs Cutters Grass border die!  oh,  I LOVE this die!  I crimped it too… love this little crimper! hehe… sorry gals…JK! lol   I gave it some inking with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.

I used the Perfect Layers 1/8th in. tool to cut the red layer.

Card base is 5 x 7, cut from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of kraft card-stock.  Scored with a Martha Stewart score board.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Fun With Shapes – Summer and use punches or dies (square punch for pinwheels, label punch for sentiment)

The Kraft Journal – use kraft and the Good ‘ol Summertime (kraft card base)

Paper Playtime – Anything Goes and a sentiment

Paper Pretties – Red White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp and Show – a bit of brown

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well… hip, hip, hooray!  Have a great day!  Thanks for visiting!  Wish we could get together IRL!

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CC Designs Tuesday June review…get your goggles out!

Are you ready for the fun-est card ever??? ok,  I do get excited now and then! hahaha

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Meet… Snorkeling Beatrice!!!
Is she cute or what!  Lovin’ her curly underwater hair!
I had to place her in an underwater-ish scene… out came the magnetic QK holder full of CCD Cutters dies.
I used…
Shell and Starfish dies (cuts and embosses in one pass)
Bubble Border die (to die for) pun intended = )
Bubbles die (3 circle frames, I used the largest for the underwater adventures sentiment)
Squiggles die
Mistletoe die
Cloud dies

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I stamped Snorkeling Beatrice on Papertrey Ink white select card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  I cut her out with the Spellbinders Mega Oval Nestabilities die and embossed it while it was still in the die with my embossing stylus.  Left it in the die and turned it right side up and sponged on Distress inks with the ink blending tools.  First Tumbled Glass, then a little Broken China and last and the least Faded Jeans. Goggles have glossy accents on the lens.

The mats are all cut with the Perfect Layers Tools.  Even the card base.  I scored an 8.5 x 11 piece of Bazzill card-stock in half and folded it.  I held my Tim Holtz ruler at 1/4 in. on the card base fold and placed the top card section (w/adhesive on the back) butted up right to the ruler.  Pressed it down… then proceeded to cut the other three sides with the Perfect Layers tools 1/4 in.  Because it’s a double layer, you will have to go over your cut again.  Works slick!

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Luv the cute little underwater adventures sign!  I just hand cut the post and glued the circle and sentiment to the top.  I did stamp the new CC Designs Woodgrain stamp on the post and the New circle frame die!   The rocks on the water bottom are actually clouds!  I know… those clouds work for everything… well almost!!! lol Clouds, snow and now rocks!  I just hand cut the little “seas the day” banner but it dawned on me after the fact that there is a die that would work for that too!   The little fishie is an old EK Success small Paper Shapers punch… I know… not around anymore but Christine will make us some fishie dies!  yea!

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Linking up to some challenges…
{Pin}spirational Challenge – photo
Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
Creative Mondays – Summer
Fashionista Challenge – Simply Summer
Make it Monday – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show – Anything Goes
Craft A Scene Challenge – Beach Scene
Great Impressions Challenge – Use dies
Pile it On Challenge – Let’s Get Outdoors
Cute Card Thursday – Water, Water Everywhere

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Seas the day!  hmmm… I can try… hard when it’s half gone before I know it! lol   Have a good one and I’ll be back at you later with some more cute or something!

Thanks for visiting my show and tell place… I love sharing and love it when you drop in!

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just “beachy”…


Emma says “Seas the day!”   Reality is… yikes where did the morning go!  I got up at 5:45 a.m.!   I didn’t realize my E000 and E00 needed refilled,  so that equals ruined skin and not from the sun either! lol  Do over… ugh!   At least I used a piece of ribbon!  Why do I have all this ribbon anyway! lol   Oh and I used a deep edger EK Success punch I don’t know if I’ve used before!  Good for me!!!  hip hip hurray!  I even used the stamps I was supposed too! lol


I drew the two lines in the background with a copic multi liner pen… then colored the water and the sand with Copics.  Everything is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Rosies Roadshow cloud template and Memento Summer Sky ink to ink up the clouds. I used the stamp a ma jig to stamp “Seas the day!”  along the bottom of the card.  A sweet Summer card… Did you have a nice weekend?  I shopped to much… didn’t even leave home! lol  Read a couple books… ttul!


Stretch Your Stamps Challenge by Virginia – I used a sentiment stamp over and over to create a border!

Cute Pie Challenge Blog… Die cuts and punch creations (I used two punch border punches)

Paper Play Challenges… Summer lovin’

Celebrate the Occasion Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge… Swirls (border punch)

Die Cuttin’ Divas… Anything Goes

Fashionista Challenge Blog… Simply Summer

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Sweet Garden Gnome Elsie…


Hi everyone!  It’s CC Designs Thursday Review day on the ATS blog… HERE.  Illustrator Amy Young’s newest line is the Sweet November Garden Gnomes, Adele, Elsie and Tilly.  So charming!


I used some October Afternoon pattern paper from an 8×8 pad..Sidewalks.  I paper pieced Elsie’s clothes, shoe and watering can.  I hand stitched the stamped stitched marks.  Some Prima flowers, a Wilton 4 in. doily from Walmart, machine stitching and the Leafy Branch die.  Oh,  I punched circles for the flower centers.  Used a stylus and mouse pad to make them round up and stuck them on a bitty piece of mounting tape.  Layers are all cut with the PERFECT LAYERING TOOLS!  love them!  Links below…


I edged all the papers with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Looking forward to a pleasant weekend… lots of memories to treasure and more to make with family!  Some more stamping coming too! Take care!  ttul!

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Shabby Chic “style” Mother card…

Oh,  I had some die cut creating time early this a.m.!  I absolutely LOVE how the CCD Cutters Squiggles die looks for the corner under the CCD Rolling Rose die and CCD Mistletoe die!  Then I used the Curly Q border die along with my Perfect Layering Tools to make the flower paper border and sentiment panel.  The pretty CCD Butterflies dies are three layers glued together so they are a little heavier and really stand out IRL!  Another card I wish I could just run across the street to show you!  = )

I love the touch of clear rhinestones everywhere… the pattern paper is from a Crate paper 6×6 pad. I can’t find this one to link to,  so I linked to a new pad that is really neat from them.  The little flourish tab thing is from an EK Success border punch… I just used a section of it!

Thanks all for visiting my blog again…I love the stamping community I feel such a part of on the WWW!  I just saw there is a stamp convention in Ohio next weekend… anyone going?


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NEW Wings stamp set and die…

Isn’t it so much fun to have dies to match stamps?!!!  I’m lovin’ the fun things to create with dies and stamps! Today I used one of the butterflies from CC Designs new Wings Stamp set and the CC Designs Cutter Wings die.  I stamped the butterfly, used my clear die cut template I cut with the guide holes for marking where to place the die on the stamped butterfly before you cut,  then cut!  I love this butterfly with the dots… I used my Japanese screw punch to punch the holes and wrapped the center with wax linen.

So fun to get out some other stamp sets with a butterfly theme to use too… this is the Butterfly Postage Rubber Stamp set.  The dotted line on the postcard is from a Marianne Design border clear stamp set called Don and Daisy Decorations.

I cut the red doily out of the October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper… the pattern paper for this card is all from this 8×8 paper pad.


Happy Spring wishes winging your way!  ttul!

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Paprika is glad it’s Spring!

She’s such a pretty thing!  Love how she colored up!  Paprika is part of the March Sweet November release at All That!   She’s out enjoying the wildflowers/paper from a 6×6 Crate Paper pad

Here’s a close up… how I colored her. Hair is E50, E51, YR31, Y35, Eyes are BG01, 02, 05

I did wipe off her elfish ear… ugh… shame on me… well,  I had to try and see if it’d work! I love it!

Are you loving the Logos sets that Christine is illustrating now?  I used one from the Woodland Logos set released last month and one from the Spring Logos set that is part of the March release.  Cool… very fun… stamped in a fun green color… Versafine Spanish Moss… love this color!  I forget to stamp in color ink… Black is such a good color! lol

And of course I had to use the CC Designs Cutters Leafy Branch die… they’re back in stock!  yea!  YES,  you do need it!  = )  And the small butterfly from the Butterfly Border die… yes,  it is smaller than the butterflies in the Butterflies Die set.

I think I took enough photos… silly… just post ’em all when you can’t decide!  That’s what I do! snicker!

The inside… All you need is Faith and Trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust… one of last month’s Woodland Logos…

Thanks for stopping by to meet Paprika!  There’s a great post on the ALL That Scraps Blog featuring the Sweet November release… check out the cards from the other DT gals… HERE.

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Ima Butterfly…

So…I tried the no outline coloring… I love it but… when I took the pictures this a.m. her face looked awful in the photos!  ugh! boo! whine!  So,  I tried to blend it more…well,  we all know what happens then… ugh!  So the photo above is the second photo session because of that evil E11! lol  It is not my friend in photos anyway.  I thought the coloring was fine until I took the pictures!   I used V20, 22, 25, 28 for her dress and boots. E30, 31, 34, 37 for her hair. YG0000, 00, 01, 03 for her wings and a clear Spica glitter pen.

The pattern paper is Basic Grey Sugar Rush 6×6 pad. Dies and punches and of course the Perfect Layers Rulers!

Here’s the first photo I took this a.m. before I tried blending and removing color on her face.  I think in trying to get the shading I just used too much ink!

I’m not throwing the card away because IRL,  it’s cute and I really like it! Figures I can’t get a photo that does it justice!  Oh well,  click over to the ATS Blog and see the fab cards by the some of the other ATS gals.  Tons of new stuff in the store @ All That too… Scroll down to see my post about the coupon code for the NEW Magnolia Princes and Princesses collection and magazine!

Have a great day!  Not sure I should try anything else new this week! hohoho  I do need to do some more creating so who knows what will happen! lol

Thanks for stopping by and here’s the stamps and such that I used today…

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The Pattern Paper Says it All….

Click HERE to link up to my Printworks Valentine stamp candy!  You don’t have to do anything!  Just link!

CC Designs Swiss Pixies February Review Day!  I used Pixie Lucy, Woodland Daisy and Woodland Logos…

She’s so sweet!

Images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used some different Copic colors this time…for me anyway!  For the pink clothes I started out with R11.  Then teeny amounts of R12 and R20.  On her Wings I used R0000 all over, then R000, 00, 01 and 02. The greens are BG90’s.  The big flower is R20, R43 and R46.  The teeny flowers are E24, E07 and E59.  Her hair is E50, 51, 53, 55.  Acorns are the E40’s.

The paper is from one of those 4×6 ish paper pads from DCWV called Mariposa.

LOVE the Woodland Daisy “seat” and AmyR Stamps Be Happy sentiments…”just sitting here thinking of YOU”!  (stamped with my trusty stamp a ma jig…LOVE that thing!) Check out the super tiny acorns on the Woodland Pixie Logo… I cut out a couple and popped them up!

Thanks for stopping by to see my Swiss Pixie Lucy card today!  I love hearing from you and I’ll be around soon!  Working on some other cards to share soon!

Happy Valentines Day dear stamping friends!!!

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Jilly’s Candle and a cupcake kind of day!

Jilly’s excited about another birthday!  Like all kids, she loves candles!  Jilly’s Candle is one of the NEW Birthday Fairwees from Sweet November in the CC Designs January release at All That   Today is Tuesday Review day on the All That Scraps blog, HERE…more fabulous creations from the Design Team gals.

I stamped Jilly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill 80# Color Copy Cover and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  I really like this card-stock…super smooth,  colors blend and it’s easy to fussy cut too!   She’s a cutie and fun to color too!

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Thanks for stopping by to celebrate!  I sure hope to get more stamping done this week… it’s a busy birthday month around here!  Take care!

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January Birthday Review day…

I colored up little Daphne’s Balloons from CC Designs Sweet November Fairwees Birthday collection for today’s post.   She’s hangin’ on so cute…lovin’ those balloons!  Kids and balloons… Tim’s mom loves to give the grands balloons and they love them too…they make me so nervous! Pinching and poking makes me sure they will pop! lol  The new Party Time Logos in the CC Designs January release are so cool!  Be sure to check them out!  I have something I want to try with one of them but not sure it’s gonna work yet…

Daphne is stamped on Hammermill Color Copy Cover 80# paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Her hair is E23, 25, 27 and 29;  her face is E000,00,11, R20,22; her wings are BG00, 01;  her dress is E81, 87, R24, 27, 29.  Balloons are YR12, 04, 07 and W1 over the top and R 24, 27, 29, 59 and W5 over the top.

I used the tops of the CCD Cutters Mistletoe die for the tree tops.  Added a little foliage “look” with Copics YG93 and 95.  The pattern paper I used is from Simple Stories Happy Day 6×6  pad.  I love the pad but they are sure different colors to photograph…bet it was just that orange throwin’ me off kilter!  eek! lol  It’s really not fluorescent IRL!

Check out the other birthday creations from the All That Scraps Design Team on the ATS blog,  HERE.

Thanks for stopping by for the celebration! ttul!

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Sweet November Winter Kids Zach…

All That Scraps Tuesday review today… CC Designs Sweet November Winter Kids line is featured today on the ATS blog HERE.  I needed one more Christmas card for a nephew last night… Zach was perfect for a young man!  I tried coloring his headband or what is that called?  camouflage. lol  The piece of pattern paper is from October Afternoon’s 8×8 campfire pad.  The holly punch is from The Punch Bunch and I punched it in two colors and layered the lighter over the darker.  I had to edge the papers with Walnut stain Distress ink and my ink blending tool.  AmyR stamps Snowman Sayings for the Coolest Holiday Greetings sentiment.  Zach is “cool”!

Challenges… Stampin’ for the Weekend  – anything goes; The ABC Challenge – F is for Frosty;

Stamps and Such I used on this card…

Thanks for stopping by!  have a great stamping week!