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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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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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Relax….another boat!


I’ve never been in a sailboat so I don’t know if it’s relaxing or not!  I’ve been in several fishing boats and as long as I have a book… it’s relaxing! hehe

This is a Marianne Design Sailboat die, Classic Boats… if you live close to me… the Craft and Hobby Shop in Ottumwa can get it for you!  Online,  check it out HERE.  I embossed it while the cut piece was still in the die…then turned it over and with the ink blending tool I inked it with Distress inks, Brushed Corduroy and Tumbled Glass.  White Distress Stain and white pen on the tips of the waves and torn water card-stock.

The “sun”  so to speak is a stamp from a clear stamp set that Alice made me buy! OK,  she didn’t make me but when she pointed out the potential I grabbed it quick!  I am so glad she did!  It’s called Time Traveler by Tattered Angels… it’s been a couple years but I keep my stamps!  I might need them someday and sure enough… I’m always glad I have them!  There’s that Fiskars wave border punch again!

Linking up to Stretch My Stamps post by Virginia  HERE.  I just used part of the month/date circle stamp and then I used it for a sun instead of what it was meant for!  I love it!

The little seashell is from CC Designs NEW for Summer Sugarplums Beach kit!  LOVE it!  The word “RELAX” is from a CC Designs NEW for June Oh So Beachy Sentiments set… on the inside it says, “it’s your day!”



I’m going to use this for my swap card this afternoon at stamp club.  Glad Carolyn picked this theme because I needed to use this boat stuff!  So guess what… I’m on a boat kick… a couple more to use!  oh no! hahahahaha

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and I’ve been making badges for Tilda’s Town Challenges with the polaroid look… very fun!  Have a sailin’ good weekend!

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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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Thanks for visiting today!  See you again this week with more new stuff!  I appreciate your encouraging comments and will be talkin’ to you soon!  Have a great week!

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