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Two boy birthday cards…

Hi everyone!  How’s your end of Summer going? I keep getting sidetracked! lol  Trying to make more room here and there and clearing out stuff but really not ending up with that much more room!  Why?!  I think I’m pretty good at it! lol Oh well….I’ll keep trying.

And the other thing…how come if you use one scrap it seems like two more appear! lol

This is Corrin’s birthday card for this year… He turned 8 years old!  and yes, he is a cute blonde…that Summer bleached blonde funky hair cut kind of boy, concerned about the frogs etc. lol

I linked up to this stamp below but it’s discontinued…sorry about that but I have to use my stash too and I have to show you anyway cuz it’s a cute card! lol

I stamped him with Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copic Sketch Markers and cut him out by hand but hey, I got a really good deal on a Scan n Cut 350 machine and I really like it you guys!!!  Shirley has been telling me about it and you know how we influence each other!!!  Thank you Shirley! lol  So next time, I’m cutting these bad boys and anything else I don’t have the dies for, with this new toy!  I cut out some digital images and the granddaughters cut out some hand drawn images with it.  Gena’s clouds were super cute!

Here’s a picture of the digital images I cut out with it…

ok – back to birthday cards…

This is Henry’s birthday card for this year…he turned 11!!!  Doesn’t seem possible!  He loves games! He’s great driving the gator around too, mowing the lawn and loves to read.

Shoot me now! lol  This is another die set that is discontinued and so is the stamp set. boo.  The die set is called Game Controller and the stamp set is called Level Up, both by My Favorite Things…so don’t be mad at me! lol

I saw a card made up when I googled the stamp name,  I loved it so I made it very similar to Elaine’s!  Thank you Elaine for the inspiration!

Both boys liked their cards!  yay!  June and July are both big birthday months for our family…September we have 3 so a few weeks break from birthday cards!

Although, I made a card, copied myself, that a friend requested for her aunt’s 90th birthday.  She started dairy farming when she was 50 yrs old!  Click on over to my Instagram to see a super short video of it. I put the tractor on a wobble this time.  Guaranteed to make you smile!

Thanks so much for stopping by stamping friends!  I appreciate it so much!

I’m trying out the new LinkDeli links today…a trial to see if they will work on a wordpress.com blog….so click away! lol Pretty sure it won’t blow up! lol

ttul,

Supplies and Tools I used to made these cards… STR stands for Starlitstudio, SSS stands for Simon Says Stamp, SBC stands for Scrapbook.com and Blic stands for Dick Blick. Thank you for shopping through my links!

CC Designs – Robertos Rascals…
[ SBC ]
Taylored Expressions BOLD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
DB sprinkles
[ STR ]
tropical matte sprinkles
[ STR ]
washi tape
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers DB
[ BLIC | SSS ]
White Bazzill card-stock
[ STR ]
glossy accents big
[ STR ]
TH Stamp Platform
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
No-Clog tip – for large Glossy Accents
[ STR ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR ]
craft tweezers – EK Tools
[ STR ]
3mm white fun foam – 9×12 inch sheet…
[ STR ]
15×18 Non-Stick Melt Art Craft Sheet
[ STR ]

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cards · CAS · CC Designs · Christmas · Martha Stewart · Perfect Layers Tools · punches · rubber stamps · Scrapping Center

Joy, Joy, Joy…

I do love stamp edge/postal stamping kinds of things!  In 1998 when I went to the first Art Continuum, I had a stamp made before I left that looks like a postal cancellation and it says “Pam going postal”.  We all had books and went around collecting each other’s stamp images!  I still love my stamp!  In the center of the circle part, I stamp a red heart.  So fun!

I saw Loll’s card on her blog, HERE and knew I wanted to CASE it and she said I could!  Thanks Loll!

I’ll link below to the products I used.  The stamp square is an old McGill punch and I couldn’t find it anywhere to link to,  so I’ll give you some other options.  It was really hard to punch through my Bazzill card-stock anyway. ugh!   I LOVE this Cuttlebug die set of stamps… I own it and it’s great!  The square die in the set, is the same size as the punch I used.  I used the circle die on this ATC HERE.  Then I own the Spellbinders stamp edge dies and use them too.  HERE is a card I used a larger stamp square from the nestabilities set on… cool.

The alphabet die set I used is from Quickutz called Tangerine.  I googled and found it HERE.  It’s a discontinued set so it surprised me that it showed up!

Couldn’t find the holly punch I used to link up to either… sorry about that.  I own these other two that I linked to below and they will work and look great too!  That’s what I get for grabbing without looking first!

Use your Perfect Paper Layering Tools to create even spaces between your shapes.  Watch the video HERE

I HAVE to tell you about my latest NEW tool!!!  LOVE!  The NEW MINI Martha Stewart SCORE BOARD!  It’s awesome!  The coolest way to make envelopes on the back side!!!  So lightweight and easy to use and scores like a dream and the score tool is WAY better and even hooks on the front!  The price… well… it’s awesome too!  Here’s the description…

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS-Mini Score Board. Score flawless crisp lines in seconds! Perfect for card makers; it will accommodate papers up to 8 inches wide with scoring grooves spaced at 1/8 inch increments. An easy-to-use guide is printed on the back surface with standard card sizes and grooves for creating matching sized envelopes. It is made of durable melamine and includes a bone folder that clips onto the surface for compact storage. Overall measurements of the board are 9-3/4×7-1/2 inches. Each package contains one scoring board and one bone folder.

So good to be back blogging!  : )  I just mailed off 20 cards to Printworks Friday afternoon!  Wow!  I designed 8 cards for them and then I’m making multiples for store sample boards… so… if you are in Orlando, FL the first weekend of October for the wholesale trade show…check out the first four designs I sent!

Linking up to some challenge blogs…
Challenges 4 Everybody – anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges – photo inspiration (optional)
Squiggles and Giggles – punches and dies

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ve missed being here and emailing!  Have a great week and can’t wait to see what you’re stamping these days!

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Altered · cards · CC Designs · PaperBag Studios · rubber stamps · School · Sweet Stamping Pixies · Swiss Pixies · Techniques

Time for SSPC…but what is it???

Yes,  It’s a MOUSETRAP!   Have you seen gals altering them yet?  I’ve seen a few and it just struck me today that it would be fun to have one on the frig!  Write on the note paper and then just pull that page out… the other pages stay put!  No need to worry about getting snapped at!  = )

The challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies this month is a recipe….flowers, ribbons and die cuts.  I didn’t do very well on the plural of these ingredients but at least I have more than one flower!  Counting all the flowers on the ribbon!  We’d love to have you play along!  There’s always an awesome prize!

The alphabet stamp in the background is from Paperbag Studios HERE, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink… love their stamps!  The flower is an old Provo Craft brad… the ribbon is old, from American Crafts.  The mouse trap is even old! lol  I used Simone’s ribbon technique… I stamped Lucy and the pencil in Memento Rich Cocoa Brown ink.  Jay Jay and Simone stamp in brown ink a lot so I have just had to try it lately!  I like it!  They are colored with Copic Sketch markers

A long time ago I asked Tori Wild for her red hair color combo and I found the paper where I had it written down the other day!  I did add another color but I do like this combo a lot!  I’ve used it before but you know how it is… stuff gets lost on the messy desk! ugh!

Tori’s red hair – YR21, E97, E08 and I added E09 last

Skin –  YR0000, E0000, 000, 00, 21, 11, 13  Cheeks – diluted R20 and R30

Shirt – B60, 63, 69 – G0000, BG23, 32, 43

Khakis – E41, 42, 43, 44

Shoes – E43, 44, 47, 49

Pencil – Y21, 23, E30, 31, E11, 13, 15

I put a piece of adhesive back magnet sheet on the back, the size of the trap.  Cut the history outline paper at 2 in. x 4.5 in., die cut them with the My Favorite Things notebook die and stuck them in the trap!

The week is off to a great start!  YEA!  I do have extra happy news too!  Amanda and Cedryk were able to come home Saturday!  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!  They were deeply appreciated and helped get them home I’m sure!

Linking up to…

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Bingo (ribbon, free, blossoms)
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ  – something that depicts home to you
The Pink Elephant – Back to School
There She Goes – Back to School
Eureka Stamps – Back to School

Thanks for stopping by and all your encouraging comments mean so much!  Thank You!

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ATS · ATS Preview · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Swiss Pixies

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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ATS Review · Birthday · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Step card · Sugarplums

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!!!  

cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Masking · rubber stamps · Step card · Sweet November

CCDesigns…A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiments

A fairy step card for you today!  oh what fun coloring these dinky little fairies from Sweet November… scroll down to my post from yesterday to see another card using this new kit!

I stamped using my stamp a ma jig for positioning… video under the tutorial tab above.  Papertrey Ink card-stock and Hammermill.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  The sentiments are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink… the best stuff on the market for stamping sentiments… so clean and crisp… be sure to allow time for it to dry though… a few minutes at least.  I used the stamp a ma jig to position on the banner die cuts… how to in the same video.  I used the Versafine cube ink pad to just ink up part of the sentiment for the loving wishes.  I love all the stuff you can do with a handy, dandy stamp a ma jig!

Copic colors I used..

Dresses, BV 11, 13, 15 – YG 01, 03, 05 – R81, 83, 85 – B000, 01, 02
Hair,  C’s – E50, YR31, 21, 23, 26 – E30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37 – E97, 08, 18, 19
Skin,  E0000, 000, 00, 11 and diluted R20 for cheeks

Capture the magic today and happy weekend to you!  I’m off to stamp club this afternoon.  It’s gonna take a trunk to pack up all this show and tell!  Wish you could come!  Wouldn’t that be fun!  I ran out of time last month to take any show and tell.  Hopefully I can get it together for today and pack up what I need for the program too!   Take care and talk to you soon!

Linking up to these challenges…

Fun with shapes and more – Summer
Inspire me Friday – Always anything goes
Simply Create Too – Summertime 

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ATS · ATS Preview · Card Sketch · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sweet November

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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