Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Snowman · Winter

Memory Box Scribble Snowman Card…

I saw the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and I had to play!  Does that ever happen to you? You see something and you have to go make!  If I don’t do it right away I forget and the deadline helps me get it done too! lol

I’m loving the new paper pads from Memory Box so I paired it up with the new Scribble Snowman dies and a new poppystamps Holly Outline die for this quick CAS card!

I do like to edge my pattern papers with distress ink and the round mini ink blending tools.  I know everyone is changing to brushes and I have those too but the mini foam works great for edging lightly with ink.  I used Gathered Twigs.

I needed words!  So I started reading stamp sets. lol  This poppystamps Whittle Everyday set had the perfect ones!

Then I had a few snowflakes laying on my desk… oh yes, the snowman needs a flake! haha

Thanks for clicking over and checking out my card!  I appreciate your visit!  Links below to what I used if you want to see exactly!  I thank you so much for clicking and shopping if you do too! ❤

Memory Box – 94350 Scribble Snowman…
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Memory Box SCRIBBLE SNOWMAN OUTLINE…
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Poppystamps – 2258 Holly Outline…
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Memory Box – 94302 Bauble Snowflakes…
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Poppystamps – CL484 Whittle Everyday…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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Memory Box 6×6 paper pad – Dashing…
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We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
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We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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All Occasion · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Guesting for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog…

Hi cardmakers and friends! I’m so honored to be the guest card designer at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog today! I love making cards this time of year and I love receiving them too!  I went with a clean and simple take to the challenge sketch!  So fun!

I was so tickled to find this die in my stash that so resembled all the circles!  So I die cut it 3 times, glued them together so it’d have a frosty, dimensional feel.  Cuz brrrrr  it’s gonna be cold outside! haha  It’s every other day in Iowa…in fact we can have all four seasons in one day!  haha  No snow yet though!

Shoot me now cuz, grrr, this poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Circle die is a discontinued one.  I will link up some other dies below that I think would work nicely for this type of card too!  I just kept finding more while looking HERE!  More ideas than I can handle! lol

 

I love the punch of the Robin’s Egg and Candy Necklace Bazzill colors with this NEW Celebrate Jotted Script die from Memory Box.  Links below.  The pattern paper is a woodgrain that’s available too! yay!

I hope you’ll click over to the challenge blog, make a Christmas card and link it up for this challenge!  It’s so fun to look through the stash to see what you can come up with for the sketch!  I want to see what you make!

Linking my card to some other challenges too…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Get Ready for Christmas

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Anything Goes

Less Is More Challenge – #381 CASE card

The Merry Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge – V for very quick

Thanks for visiting my blog today and happy card making weekend to you!

Links below take you to the products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – 94074 Celebrate Jotted…
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Poppystamps – 2125 Whittle Wood…
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Memory Box – 94027 Peace Circle craft…
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Memory Box – 94089 Pinpoint Snowflake…
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Poppystamps – 2097 Seed Snowflake…
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Simple Stories Elm/Cream Ledger 12×12…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Robin’s Egg
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Bazzill Card Shoppe – Candy Necklace
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Card Sketch · cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Memory Box · Poppystamps

NEW Memory Box Cottage Gate Frame Fall Card…

Hi everybody! Sharing a card with more NEW dies on it with you today! We all love Fall even the little critters! Looks like they’re having a convention on where’s the best dirt these days! haha

I die cut everything in Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock and ink blended with regular Distress ink pads and the mini ink blending tools. Gathered Twigs, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Rusty Hinge.

The extra acorns and leaves are cut from the Oak Leaf Swirl die.

I love the new Thankful Jotted Script die!  There is a backer die that comes with it too but I didn’t use it here. The squirrels are from a new poppystamps Busy Squirrel Trio die.  They do look busy!  We have a lot of squirrels around here and they can be pretty entertaining at times!

This is an A7 size card.  (5 in. x 7 in.)

Linking my thankful card to some challenges…

Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge – anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – make your mark

Thanks for stopping by on this pretty Fall day!

Here’s the dies and supplies I used to make this card… (The Oak Leaf Swirl is sold out now online and discontinued so I added links to the Finial Corner or Border that I think would work really nice with this Cottage Gate Frame too, sorry about that!) ETA Check your local stamp store.

Memory Box – 94077 Cottage Gate Frame…
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Poppystamps – 1985 Finial Corner…
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Poppystamps – 1984 Finial Border…
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Memory Box – 94076 Thankful Jotted…
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Poppystamps – 2075 Busy Squirrel Trio…
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Memory Box/Open Studio – 30087 Circle…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks – Open…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Masculine · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…

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Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!

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I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!

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Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks

 

I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!

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Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

top3winnernewgraphic and The Heart Desires Challenge – Mad For Plaid

Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)

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This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

Card Sketch · cards · copics · MFT · Spring

MFT Build-able Bouquet card…

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Hello Monday everyone! I started this card early last week but just didn’t get back to it until this morning.  I had to finish it before I could start anything else and be sure to be on time for the Time Out Challenges  – CASE With Your Own Twist challenge!   I made it! whew!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Flowers

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

CAS-usal Fridays Challenge – Birthday Girl

Time Out Challenges – CAS with the optional twist of purple

Seize the Birthday Challenge – birthday with the topping option, coloring

Dies R Us Challenge – Birthday

I used My Favorite Things Build-able Bouquet stamp set/die set, Inside and Out Stitch Rounded Rectangles, Distressed Patterns stamp set and sentiment from So Much Love stamp set.

I stamped with the MISTI, die cut, colored with Copic Sketch markers. I die cut the banner and then stuck it back in the die and cut again to make it shorter.

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Stamped the splatters in Picked Raspberry…inked the frame with Spun Sugar but there was Picked Raspberry already in the blending tool sponge.  Background is Salty Ocean.

Very fun!  Thanks gals for the fun challenge!  So fun to CASE Kay!  Thanks for stopping by stamping friends!  TTUL!

Linking to the products I used for this card… (in case you want to know) lol

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · MFT · Washi Tape · Winter

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #276…

Pam Sparks CAS Cardinal Sketch

Hi! ok, so a blogging friend, Sandy keeps posting cute Christmas cards so she influenced me to think Christmas for this sketch! hehe She collects the cutest little figurines!!! Her name is ‘linky’ if you wanna go see.

This is my 2nd take on the sketch…I thought I was short on time because that’s pretty normal for me but it worked out that I had time today after-all so I made it over and I’m happier with the inking on this one.

Here’s the first one…

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I added the polka dot washi tape so I could link it up to the polka dot challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Here’s the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I thought it was pretty clever to use the twine for the band in the sketch.. hehe

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Over on the Muse Christmas Visions Challenge blog, I was inspired by the holly paper, the white sentiment panel and the cluster of florals.

So I’m back with my love of kraft, red, green and white!  Happy day!  Hey, at least it’s not Christmas yet!  whew!

Thanks for the visit and best wishes for the week anyway! lol

Shopping Links to the supplies I used to make these cards…

Card Sketch · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Spring

Muse Challenge, Memory Box and Paper Smooches…

Pam Sparks April Showers Umbrella

Hi everybody!  yep, it’s raining here and it’s our youngest daughter’s birthday which got me to thinking about cards and the Muse Challenge that I’ve been wanting to jump in on this week!

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I love Michele’s card and was inspired by her element popped up in the corner of the rectangle.  I left my rectangle kinda big cuz I didn’t want to cut off that much of the die but I kinda wish I would’ve now.  Oops, I added a layer and forgot the sentiment was on a banner. I should’ve sent myself the picture and had it up on my phone I guess.  Can’t trust my brain! lol

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I used some dies I haven’t used very much so that was fun.

The Umbrella is from Magnolia Sweden (I don’t see it in stock in any of the US online stores, you can probably order it directly from Magnolia Sweden though)… the scallop stitched rectangle is from My Favorite Things… the rain background and stitched rectangle are Memory Box and the boots are from Paper Smooches. I stamped the boots with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink on the mini MISTI.  I stamped and cut out a mask and inked the inside of the boots with Evergreen Bough and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.

 

The next card I made for stamp club here.  The theme was April Showers Bring May Flowers, so puddles with splashes just seemed like fun!  All the stamps and the die are from Paper Smooches. The stitched rectangle die is Memory Box.  The polka dot paper is My Favorite Things, the Lollipop and Cookie Monster layer and card-base are Taylored Expressions.

 

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and a close up … splish splash…

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It’s interesting to see the difference in the background colors of the photos.  The welcome Spring card pictures were from Friday a.m. when the sun was shining… the umbrella card was late afternoon today with no sun but plenty of light.

Both cards are A-2 size.

Thanks for looking at my Spring cards! I appreciate it!  Have a good week!

Here’s shopping links to what I used…

Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Peerless WC · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Watercolor

Freshly Made Sketches #200 – A Celebration…

 

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I made two cards for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #200 yesterday… here’s the sketch, I turned it horizontal on both of my cards and the twist is to keep your project clean-lined and fresh!

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Here’s hoping I succeeded! : )  Lots of great prizes from great sponsors for the celebration!

A close up photo of the poinsettia…

 

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My 2nd card for the challenge…using Peerless Watercolors for the presents.

 

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The Border die is from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from Winnie and Walter. At first I just thought of this border die for birthdays but I really like it for Christmas too!

 

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and a close up photo…I did use the MISTI to stamp the merry Christmas.

 

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Thanks for the fun challenge ladies…tons of ppl linking up, so if you have some time, check out all the inspiration over there!

Thanks again stamping friends for coming over to see what I’ve been up to!  ‘preciate it! TTUL!

Supplies I used for the cards…

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Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Washi Tape · WPlus9

Memory Box and WPlus9…

 

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Christmas in July is always so fun! I have two more cards with the Memory Box Chatfords Wreath to share today.  I love how these turned out!  I threw in some teal card-stock to throw me off the traditional Christmas colors path!  But wait…keep scrolling…I hopped back on with the second card!  Another card with this wreath HERE.

 

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I die cut the wreath two times from two different green card-stocks, kept all the pieces and just interchanged them between the two cards.

I die cut the alphabets with score tape on the wrong side of the card-stock so they’d be stickers. It works so slick!  Easy to line up when you use the smallest size banner too! JOY is cut from metallic gold card-stock.

 

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The white just makes it pop! Some pearls and Liquid pearls and it’s time to celebrate!  or bust out singing a carol or two!  : )

I’ll link up the dies and everything I used in inlinkz below.

I’m also linking to some challenges…
Merry Monday Christmas Challenges  – Christmas card with a heart on it

Honorable Mention

ABC Christmas Challenge – O is for Off the Edge

Dies R Us Challenge – Christmas in July
Live and Love Crafts – Christmas in July
Pile it On – Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ‘i scream for’  DIES!
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday – Die cuts
Jingle Belles Challenge – Old Fashioned Christmas 
(my card has a retro feel/colors)

 

Next I have a birthday card I made for the WPlus9 Challenge and the CAS-ology Challenge…

 

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I used the sketch from the Get Sketchy Challenge at WPlus9HERE

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the challenge over at CAS-ology is Line – HERE

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the challenge at Addicted To Stamps is CAS – HERE

I cut a quarter panel with the WPlus9 banner long die… it was the perfect amount of space I wanted for the ‘gap’ and an easy way to get a perfect gap! I lined each side with Washi Tape.  Stamped the Blanket Stitch flowers with chalk inks, the sentiments with Versafine black and all with the MISTI.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy, creative weekend to you!

Supplies I used on my cards…

Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · Chameleon Markers · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks and Perfect Paper Crafting…

 

I have a Father’s Day card over on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today!

Click over, it’s a super fun one!

 

Then a couple whimsical birthday cards using Printworks Birthday stamps… a couple from the new Birthday release HERE … super cute cupcake and cake stand!

 

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I colored with Chameleon Pens and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

The scallop border is an EK Success border punch and the pattern paper is from Printworks.

I stamped this fun sentiment on the inside… G4338-R Hope Your Birthday CLING

 

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Linking my cupcake card up to the Retro Sketches Challenge

 

 

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Here’s the new Stacked Happy Birthday stamp… I did a watercolor background with Peerless watercolors, added some white, gold and silver spatters and white embossed the sentiment on black card-stock and die cut it with an Avery Elle label die.

I die cut the background piece with Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Set, layered to black card-stock and cut the 1/8th inch border with my Perfect Layers Tools 1/8th in. ruler. Link in the sidebar…use my coupon code for PPC and Printworks!!!

Finishing touch on the front – 3 Doodlebug Sprinkles!

 

I stamped these fun sentiments inside… E4544 Let Your Light and D4548 As You Glow

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  It’s raining here… a good day to work on cards! ttul!

Blog Hop · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · LOVE · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Spring · Uncategorized

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Memory Box…

 

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Have you heard of this event? It’s been a coffee kind of day!  Lots of people love coffee, me, not so much!  I’m a cocoa kind of gal! Have you heard of raw cacao powder?  That’s what I use… love it! ; ) So what am I doing making coffee cards?  I know people that love coffee and would like receiving coffee cards!  So here I am with 2 more cards to show you and link up!  I got inspired!  Scroll down to my previous post to see the CAS card I made with a Paper Smooches stamp and die.

 

HERE is where the action is.  Make a card or two and link up!  All the info is at that link too.  Hop around and enjoy the inspiration!

 

The card at the top is the 2nd card I made… I used some Memory Box dies and some Pink Paislee papers… yay… using some of the stash! I crimped the little cozy and embellished with Lawn Fawn Trimmings.

 

Dies I used…
Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Cross Stitched Frames
Splendid Clarkia
Large Coffee on the Go

 

Here’s the first card I made…my go to colors…lol

 

 

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Here I used Memory Box dies again, a bit of paper twine and pattern paper from the 6×6 Authentique Crush paper pad.  So much fun!  I love this card! hehe  It’s got ‘faux’ coffee in it! haha

 

Dies I used…
Large Coffee on the Go
Stitched Rectangle Layers set
All About the Love set
Cross Stitch My Heart set

 

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – no rules!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – anything goes!
City Crafter Challenge – use it up (white and red scraps and old silver brads)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  Happy creating!

 

Blog Hop · Card Sketch · cards · CAS · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

 

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Hi everyone!  Sharing a CAS card I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks February Designer Drafts Challenge.   Last minute Lulu! haha

 

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I also wanted to make some cards and link up for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Lots of inspiration there and TONS of cool prizes they’re giving away! I hope I win something! hehe

 

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I used Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe Stamp set and Coffee/Tea die set.  Pattern paper from a Christmas 6×6 pad, some brads,  Versafine onyx black ink and my 1/8 inch Mini Perfect Layers Ruler and Cutting Mat.  (link in the sidebar – be sure to use my code to save!)

oh eek… here we are talking Spring and it just started snowing here! lol  That’s ok, I love snow!   Take care and I’ll be back with some more coffee!  : )

Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Reverse Confetti · Washi Tape · Winners

Birthday card, SFYTT and a winner!!!

 

Hi everyone!  Thank you all for your wonderful comments on the giveaway post! and all your comments all year long!!  So fun to hear from you all and I failed to get replies sent this time!  My computer has the craziest problem right now and I’ve been wasting too much time trying to figure it out on my own.  I think I better just take it to the store! ugh.  Of all things,  MUTE is stuck on!  So I can’t watch the videos of our grandkids or stamping videos!  My videos won’t work in iPhoto either! No sound at all!  Have any of you ever had this happen?

 

ok – now that I got the complaining out of the way….

 

the WINNER of the Warm Wishes stamp set and die IS….

 

#36 Rannah Romps!!!!  

congratulations Rannah!

email me with your snail mail address!

 

I’m sharing a birthday card today that I made with Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.

 

Every month Reverse Confetti has a Sketch For You To Try Challenge and I wanted to enter!

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I really did make this card for the challenge – I had my computer open to the sketch, made the flowers and look where I ended up!  I’m still linking up though because I played!  : )

 

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I used the Petals ‘N Posies stamp and die sets, Roundabout Additions stamp set, Memory Box stitched circle die and Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Mat. (link in sidebar – be sure to use my code if you shop)

 

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I used Colorbox Chalk inks for the leaves and flowers, Pink Pastel, Rouge, Lime Pastel and Deep Green.  Black ink for the flower centers is Versafine Onyx Black.  I inked up the birthday wishes stamp with Versamark and embossed it with Ranger Detail Embossing powder.

The card is top folding and 5 1/2 inches square.

and Washi tape!  Two different black patterns.  The dot one is from K & Company, the smash book line and the other I don’t know the brand…sorry about that.

Thanks again for your support of Cindy’s store and my blog!  ‘preciate it so much!  Happy Friday and Happy weekend to you!

Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Lawn Fawn · Magnolia · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Watercolor

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge…

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Time for Tilda’s Town’s weekly challenge…this week…’use a Magnolia background stamp’.   I used Tilda’s Summer Car with Cool Edwin from the Sweet Rainbow Collection and colored with Distress Ink Marker watercoloring. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You Are Special collection.

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I used the Deconstructed Sketch #101 and will link to it, but my image was too big to cut into a circle.  I love fishtails but I didn’t have enough room, so I used an old Quickutz arrow die to mimic them and thought that went with the car.  It was definitely my inspiration but I did have to change it up to work for my image!

I’m linking to Midweek Magnolias Challenge … Birthday is the theme.

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and Dutch Magnolia Lovers …Make a card inspired by a song… “let’s go fly a kite”

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The cloud background is inked with Rosies Roadshow cloud stencil and Ranger Adirondack light blue ink.

The main image is matted using the Perfect Layers Tools… link on the right…

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!  Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your friendship and comments!  I’ll be back Tuesday.

Links to the stamps and supplies I used…

Card Sketch · cards · Christmas · copics · MFT · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies

Guest for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge…

It’s sooooo fun to play in challenges here and there… awhile back I won a guest designer position on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges blog with my Hay Rides Kiddos card!!!  YEA!  You can see it HERE.   Love Karen’s sketches!

Thanks Karen for the sweet sketches and the invitation to join the challenge this time!

Here’s the sketch I used today…

Here’s a list of the Sweet Sunday Sketch designers… click to see their fabulous takes on the sketch!

 

I had to mirror image the sketch so the Penny Black Mimi image would fit between the houses in the October Afternoon pattern paper from a few years ago.   I will always love this house paper!   I’ll be so sad when the last piece is used up… it’s timeless!  The dot and the poinsettia are from the same collection.

The sentiment stamp I used is from a clear set by PaperTrey Ink, called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  It was new last year I think.  I stamped it with Colorbox Dark Brown Chalk ink.

Mimi is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I used W3 under the reds, R24, E07 and R59.  Her coat started out with BG10…had to add other BG colors and then use some W1 gray to get it to match the paper.  I edged the papers with Antique Linen Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for Perfect mats… love, love the 1/16th inch ruler!  For this card I used 1/16th and 3/16ths.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Click over to the Sweet Sketches Challenge and play along!  ttul!

Stamps and supplies I used to make this card… (I couldn’t find the same flower punch I used to link up to, so I linked to another that I also thought about using)