Birthday · cards · Impression Obsession · Snowman · Winter · Zigs

Impression Obsession Snowman With Fence Birthday Card…

January is a big birthday month for our family… I’m behind posting my cards!  This one was for our youngest grandson Charles… he picked out the stamp.  I made him another interactive card that I was experimenting with that he loved.  I need to improve on it though to make that one post worthy! lol

I stamped this on Canson Smooth Bristol and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Brush markers.

Definitely a jolly, happy soul!  I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops gloss white on the snow.

I stamped the number 5 on one of the new poppystamps Heart Tag Trio.  The snow is from a new poppystamps Whittle Cloud Border die set.  Both die cut in white cardstock. I love how fluffy it looks as snow!

The sentiment Birthday Boy is from poppystamps Sentiments of Hello stamp set, inked up with Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster Ink.  Taylored Expressions cardstock, Confetti Cake for the card base also.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a couple CAS Valentines to post soon, so I’ll be back! ❤

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps:…
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Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · One Layer Card · rubber stamps · Snowman · Winter

Two Cards…a Birthday and a Snowman!

Hi cardmakers and friends!  It was Tim’s birthday the other day… I made him a card!  He was surprised! lol

This cute little raccoon is old, from Stampendous, the sentiment too.  I searched and didn’t find it anywhere but I thought it was fun enough to share and bring some smiles!

Colored with Copics on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock.

 

Then our swap at club Friday was a snowman theme.  I made this…

It’s from a clear stamp set by Impressions Obsession.  I stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on kraft and colored it with white and blue color pencil.  A Memory Box Postage frame die and a little red heart to jazz it up. Add a heart any time you can. lol

A jolly happy soul!  May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Poppystamps

Impression Obsession Nativity card…

 

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I love Christmas… tomorrow our family will gather and we’ll start our Christmas Eve celebration by putting out the nativity set.  Each child will pick a character and place it in the scene when we come to that part of the scripture.  Every once in awhile through the rest of the day and even through the year they will talk about it… makes my heart happy!

 

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This is the card I sent to our daughters/families.  Inspired by Dina from the IO design team.

I sprayed and spattered white linen on the blue background.  The grass die is from poppystamps…the fence and nativity from Impression Obsession.

I edged the kraft with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

On the inside, I used the sentiment, ‘joy to the world’ from a Tim Holtz Sizzlet long die.

Linking my card to…

Addicted to CAS challenge – family

Time Out Challenges – Christmas is Love with all the Trimmings

CAS on Sunday – Christmas

I hope to get pictures of the tags I’ve been making…eek… it’s been so dark here the last few days…come on snow!  We’re had rain and dreary…weird for Iowa!  Oh well, when you’re busy, you hardly notice the weather!

Did you receive the email update from Memory Box?  WOW!  Gorgeous new dies coming!  woohoo!  to ‘die’ for! haha

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve Day!

Dies and Supplies I used to make this card…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · MFT

Festive Friday Challenge…

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Here I am sneaking into the Festive Friday Challenge with only a couple hours to spare!  eek!   It’s a photo inspiration challenge and I love the photo so I just had to play!

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I used the Impression Obsession Pine Branch to make my wreath…following the tutorial on Klaudia’s blog, HERE.  She made a beautiful ornament…I want to do that too! : )

Some wood veneer stars that I colored with a Krylon 18 K Gold paint pen…My Favorite Things Pierced Fishtail Flag die (I tried to edge it with the gold pen after I already stuck it on the card…oops, kinda messy but hey… it’s a rustic looking sign in the photo) and Memory Box Merry Christmas die.  Links below.

This ended up being a 6×6 inch card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good rest of the week… it’s stamp club Friday here… fun! ttul!

Dies and supplies…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Techniques · Tutorials · Winter

NEW Memory Box Darling Poppies die and Impression Obsession dies…

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Another NEW die from the  Spring and Summer release, called Darling Poppies I love this sweet image and thought it’d make a great CAS just thinking of you today card.

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Here’s what I did…

Die cut the Darling Poppies die in the front of an A-2 size white notecard. You will need to keep a few of the white pieces to put back in.

Then die cut the Darling Poppies die two more times from Memory Box Meadow Green and Cranberry card-stock… by the way, die piecing is a great way to use up scraps!  YAY!

Turn the white card with the die cut hole over so the back side is facing up.

Place the green outline cut in the hole right side facing down.

Then put in the larger white piece that is between the stems, right side down.

Then using scotch tape or packing tape, tape over the back so there will be sticky on the front.

Turn the white card front, right side up.

Finish filling in the spaces with the flower petals and the three white teeny pieces.

End result…a lovely notecard to ‘snail’ mail!

*** Linking to…
The Paper Players Challenge – Clean and Simple Spring
Cards in Envy – Anything Goes with an A2 size card

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I’ve had these two Winter cards waiting for me to just glitter the trees and finish!!! ugh.  I don’t know why I procrastinate getting the glitter out!  I got all these trees glittered without making a terrible mess!  YAY!

Anyway,  I needed a Winter scene swap card for stamp club last Friday…our January swap theme was a Winter Scene card but we had to cancel our January meeting because of the below zero cold.  Then we had to cancel our February meeting because of snow!  March is our catch up month… so finally… the two dreaded glitter cards are done and it wasn’t so bad after-all!

What a bummer though… can you see the glitter in the photos even?????  grrrrr… lol

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Love this sweet sledding die and snow laden tree dies … from Impression Obsession…links below in the supplies links.  Background stamp is from Hero Arts and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Layers cut with my Perfect Layers Tools and Mat… links below or in the sidebar.  Videos about them under the header.

*** Linking to…
The Card Concept – Clean and Layering, Create a birthday card

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Same trees and stamps again and added the Impression Obsession bunnies.  Ranger Black enamel for the eyes.

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The glitter I used is Winter White from the Art Institute Glittering System.  I put sheets of double sided adhesive on my card-stock before I die cut the trees.  After they were die cut, I peeled off the protective sheet, poured glitter on them, layed a scrap paper over the glitter and rubbed it in.  Shook off the extra glitter and put it back in the jar.  It’s a really fine, pretty glitter.

Oh, the hill die cuts are from Papertrey Ink.

*** Linking to…
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Glitter it!

Whew… back to flowers and Easter now! Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you later!

Supplies I used on these cards…

Impression Obsession trees, sled and bunny dies are also in stock HERE at Dies R Us

Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Serendipity Stamps

Blog Hop – Perfect Paper Crafting and Serendipity Stamps…

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Good morning and WELCOME to the first day of the week long Perfect Paper Crafting with Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!  So excited to be blogging with this wonderful group of stampers!

If you’ve come from Marybeth’s Blog, you are in the right place.

You will want to hop and comment on all the blogs… AWESOME PRIZES… I mean AWESOME!
Perfect Paper Crafting and Serendipity Stamps are both giving away a $50 Gift Certificate
Two winners will be chosen randomly from the people that have commented on all the blogs!
Winners will be announced on the PPC and Serendipity blogs on March 17th.

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My first card for the hop is a window card…cut a circle from an A-2 top folding card, die cut the Serendipity Ornament die…lovin’ this die! Poked a couple holes for the twine bow, die cut some pine branches, glued them on and there you have it!  It was hard for me to leave it without a sentiment, but I’ll figure something out! lol

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Up close…that is dark brown card-stock in the background…helped it show up for the photos.

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On this card I used the Ornament Stamp and Die set from Serendipity Stamps.  I heat embossed the ornament stamp, twice on the background, then die cut the ornament die, heat embossed it and using mounting squares, adhered it to the card front.  I used black pigment ink to ink up the ornament stamp all three times and Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  I used the Stamp a ma jig for positioning.

The ornament stamps beautifully and the ornament die cuts perfectly!

Here’s a close up…

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I used my Perfect Layers Rulers to mat the image panel and the base of the card.  I love how perfect and elegant the 1/16th inch ruler cuts the mats.  I’m lovin’ the new shorter rulers and the cutting mat… both are AWESOME and I’m telling you true!  : )

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I was in the mood to color, so I cut the ornament die from white card-stock so I could color it with Copics!  I wanted to use my Wink of Stella Red and Silver Brush pens too!  It’s Christmas…bring on the sparkle!

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Then I needed some greenery to hang the ornament!  poppystamps Pine Needle Border, Berry Sprig and Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border all combined to make a festive arrangement for it to hang from. Ranger Cranberry Liquid Pearls on the berries.

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A festive sentiment from Serendipity Stamps, Tis the Season… stamped beautifully with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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*** Serendipity has a SPECIAL going on right now… Everything in their Easter Category is 20% off until Wednesday March 12, 2014. ***

The HOP will go through Sunday, March 16, Midnight Pacific time. Enjoy, be inspired and comment for a chance at the prizes!

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Your next stop on the HOP is Julie

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Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!  Working on a scene card with Serendipity Stamps and Perfect Layers tools..

Supplies I used on my cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Martha Stewart · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · PTI · punches · rubber stamps · Savvy · Tags · Tim Holtz stamps · Washi Tape · Winter

More Christmas cards and a tag…

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The minute I saw this car on Savvy’s FB page, I knew I had to have it and it needed a tree on top!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  love how the tag turned out.   Friday afternoon was our stamp clubs annual Christmas party and this was one of the things we made.

I had to hang it on my tree and take a picture too! lol  (the snow background stamps is an older background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, not sure if it’s available anymore or not)

Linking to…
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ Challenge – tag
Die Cuttin’ Divas – Happy Holidays

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We always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful card!!!

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It’s great that vellum is coming ‘on trend’ again!  What’s old is new again… good thing because I have a stash! lol  And embossing powder too!  Just can’t throw anything away because it’ll cycle around again and you’ll love it once more!  YAY!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentines!

Linking to…
Deep Ocean Challenge – Something Old

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Memory Box Trulani Wreath die,  Papertrey Ink sentiment, Hearts from a Martha Stewart big border punch and pearls.

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Next up…a card designed by Annette Kerr, that we made at club.  It made it into the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorites thread!  Yay! thank you ladies!

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Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die and Printworks Merry Christmas.  So pretty and sparkly too!  Thank you Annette!

Linking to…
Addicted to CAS Challenges – Snowflakes

Next up…a card designed by Linda Ward, that we made at club.

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The Washi Tape was so much fun and the little metallic border stickers too!  Thanks Linda!

Barbara had us make the cutest elf shoe but I left mine there so I won’t have it until next meeting. : (

I could keep making Christmas cards for a few more months!!!  So many wonderful ideas out there!  Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your creative spirit!  I appreciate it and it inspires me to keep creating!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tag…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Techniques · Tim Holtz dies

Chalkboard – just can’t get enough of it!

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I’m lovin’ this NEW release from Printworks Collection!  The Chalk Greeting F4385 wood or cling,  combined with God Bless D4388 wood and Chalk Element E4386 wood or cling, for the main panel.  Then the Chevron Border G4361 wood or cling,  inked up in Printworks Holly Berry Red die ink on kraft card-stock… be still my heart!  lol

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oh yes,  Must wrap in candy cane twine!  oh yes, Must have greenery!  Deck the Halls and down right festive!  I completely forgot to smudge on a little white ink for the chalky look!  oh well… got excited about actually finishing a card and posting it all in the same day! lol

The holly die is from the Tim Holtz lamp post die and the pine is from the Impression Obsession wreath set… I’ll link up at the very end of the post.

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Love the holly and the ivy and that red sparkle!  I used my Perfect Layers Tools for the 1/16th inch mat. Link in the sidebar or below.

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More NEW stamps on the inside… G4363 Frame Curls wood or cling, D4364 St. Francis Quote wood or clingand B4390 Merry Christmas wood or cling.

Then on the back, I like to use a couple Printworks stamps, Rubber Art wood and Stamped from the Heart wood.  I’ll sign my name and date when I send it.

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Linking to some challenges…
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 199 – sketch
City Crafter – colors, kraft, red and white
Clear it Out Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments – Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Christmas
Sweet Stamps Blog – Simple Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown – What Christmas means to me
Twist of Faith – Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps – Photo Inspiration
Inkspirational – Photo inspiration
52 Christmas Card Throwdown August Theme Challenge

Thanks for stopping by again today!  Happy Christmas crafting days to you!

Supplies I used for this card…

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Printworks · rubber stamps · Sizzix

Printworks Collection Rudolph…

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Here’s a jolly Rudolph for you!  I love these flip card dies from Sizzix… easy to decorate with stamps!

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It’s always hard to know how to photograph this type of picture.  The card folds completely flat for mailing/storage.  I have the front panel bottom right corner tucked behind the tag to keep it kinda closed but it will stand on it’s own like this.

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Here it is in partial ‘flip’ mode!  I should’ve just made a video! lol  There’s Wink of Stella Clear Glitter on his nose and on the area surrounding his nose… hard to see in the photo though.

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The ‘flip’ side of the front panel… I bet you were expecting ‘let it snow’!  I love this Let it Glow stamp!  Perfect for Rudolph or anything sparkly, pretty and wintery!

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Here’s the back!  Had to say Merry Christmas somewhere!

Stamps I used from Printworks Collection…
F4395 Rudolph – wood and cling
A4382 jingle bells – wood and cling
B4390 Merry Christmas – wood and cling
D4389 Let it glow – wood and cling
P4405 Small Candy Cane Heart – wood
B2659 Tag – wood
G1683 Sm. Peppermint Frame – wood
G1626 Peppermint Stick – wood
Holly Berry Red stamp pad – here

*** Click over to Printworks Facebook page, HERE for a special! ***

Challenges I’m linking too…
Craftin Desert Diva’s – Christmas
Crafty Boots Challenges – Christmas
Created with Love Challenges – Anything Goes
Get Inky Challenge – Christmas
Marker Pop – Happy Holidays
Scrapping Everyday Miracles – Merry Christmas
Stamp and Create December Challenge – Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity – use two stamps

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate you stopping by and love your comments!

Links to the Supplies I used…

cards · copics · Fall · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools

Birdie Brown’s Scarecrow…

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Here’s a cute fellow for you!  Awhile back Torico/aka Birdie Brown, posted this freebie image called ‘hey pumpkin’ and I just knew I had to color it up!  You can get it HERE.

Printed him out on Hammermill color copy cover card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Sorry I don’t remember the colors exactly…laid on my desk too long! ugh!  I know the overalls are the B90’s and the pumpkin is YR02, 04 and E07!  I know I tried to give him the Raggedy Andy look! That’s why the light complexion.  Do you still have a Raggedy Ann doll?  I have a big one but wish I had the small one too!

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Bella BLVD pattern papers, Impression Obsession leaves,  Memory Box tree and clouds… he’s sitting on the tree,  I made it into a log. : )  Everything is edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool.  The ‘hi’ is an old Cuttlebug die.  I think it came with the Olivia Alphabet but not positive!

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It’s Fall for sure…sun’s out today but the chill is in the air!  I’m surprised this guy isn’t shivering with his bare feet! lol  Well,  I don’t think I’ll go rake leaves. ha!  That would be too ambitious!

oh yak, yak, almost forgot!  How could I?!  yes… I used the Perfect Layers Tools again!  Love them for matting/framing…perfect results!  Love that!  A real time saver!

Thanks for stopping by… I have some other stuff started but good grief… I’m terrible at getting anything finished these days!  Wish me luck! hohoho  and a good dose of ambition! : )

Linking up to some challenges…
Top Tip Tuesday
– Seasons (Birdie Brown is one of the sponsors!)
Card Mania – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly -Anything Goes
Inky Impressions – Dies and or punches

Supplies I used…

Blog Hop · cards · copics · Fall · Impression Obsession · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Serendipity Stamps

Perfect Paper Crafting and My Minds Eye Blog Hop…

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The colors of Fall…My Minds Eye Happy Haunting paper pack and Perfect Paper Crafting tools… a great combination!  Welcome to the Hop! Comment until Nov. 1st, 12 a.m. PST for a chance to win one of these awesome prizes!!!

*** $50 Gift Certificate from Perfect Paper Crafting

*** My Mind’s Eye’s Happy Haunting Paper collection

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I used the Perfect Layers Tools to mat my stamped and colored image… 1/16 in,  1/8 in and 1/2 in rulers.  Crisp and clean mats every time!  I ‘heart’ them!

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I had fun incorporating dies and other elements into the design of the card.  Lovin’ the leaves die from Impression Obsession…the thanks die from Memory Box…burlap from Starlitstudio…stamp from Serendipity (colored with Copics) and the yarn is from the stash of old threads we used to use to embellish tags…can’t think of what we called it!  Most came wrapped on cards…several different ones. The First Class and cancellation lines are old stamps from Hero Arts.

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The card is 6×6 and mounted on a 6×6 card base… I know… kraft again! hehe

Six blogs to visit for this hop…enjoy and comment to win!

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Thanks so much for looking! So glad you stopped by! Have a great week and talk to you again soon!

Linking to the following Challenges…
Magazine Monday – Fall photo

My card mentioned in the winner’s post…

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays-Week Twenty-Eight Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays-Week Twenty-Eight Inspiration Piece

 

Supplies I used…

Blog Hop · cards · copics · Fall · Impression Obsession · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps

Perfect Paper Crafting and Yumi & Fumi Blog Hop…

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Happy FALL and WELCOME to my blog hop post for Perfect Paper Crafting and Yumi & Fumi Handmade rubber stamps!  So glad you stopped by to see my ‘wild for you’ lion!  He’s got personality!

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Our grandkids LOVE dressing up! We have a lion costume so I just had to I use AJ Lion…I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Skin – E000, 00, 21, 11
Hair – E23, 25, 27, 29
Eyes – B21, 23, 26
Lion suit – YR20, 21, 23, 24, 27, E19, 18
Lion Nose – E40, 41, 42, 43

I must confess… I added the heart!  It was real easy to cut up his arm and have him holding the heart!  Made me happy! lol   Oh and that heart has the new Wink of Stella brush pen, Red glitter on it!

I used the 1/4 inch Perfect Layers Ruler to mat the Chevron piece on my card,  the 1/8 inch to mat the layer AJ Lion is on and the 1/16 inch to mat the sentiment.  Their rulers truly are awesome!  I LOVE them! The best investment for card-making!  They save so much time! Link below and in the sidebar for a 5% discount.

The sentiment stamp is old, probably not available anymore… sorry ’bout that.

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Here’s a list of the designers you’ll want to visit… you’re hopping for GRRRRRREAT prizes!!!

Pam – you are here!

Perfect Paper Crafting is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate and Yumi & Fumi is giving away four stamps to four winners!!!   So hop around and comment!  You’ll love the PPC tools and these fun rubber stamps!  You have until October 28th, 12 a.m. PST to finish the hop! 

Enjoy and thanks so much for visiting my blog today!  Hope you win!

Linking to a few challenges…
The Friday Mashup – leaves
Pinspired – Halloween/Fall pin
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Halloween colors

Supplies I used… 

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Winter

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Tilda in the Forest…

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Chop, chop!  Time to find the perfect tree!  Well, not quite yet but it won’t be long!!!!  waaahhh… stop the train… I’m not ready for it to be almost November!!!   Trains on the brain… birthday boy cards coming up next! lol

Time for Tilda’s Town Challenge Friday… yep, you guessed it… the challenge is Christmas!  I finally used the Magnolia Doohickeys Christmas Lace die.. isn’t it pretty?!

Tilda in the Forest is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Beckett Expression Card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Face – E000, 00, 21, 11, 13
Hair – E30, 32, 23, 25, 27
Red – R24, 27, 29, 59
Green – YG91, 93, 95, 97
Blue – B93, 95, 97
Brown – E43, 44, 47
Gray – T1, 3, 5

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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.

I’m entering my card in the following Challenges…
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge  Christmas is ’round the corner
Addicted to stamps Challenge – Make your mark (copic coloring)
Lovely hÄnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge – Dots or stripes
Christmas Cards All Year Long – Getting ready for Christmas
Crafting Musketeers – Christmas in October
Splitcoast Stampers – CC13

Thanks for looking!  You always make me smile!  Thanks so much for your friendship and comments!  I LOVE them! : )  Have a great weekend and ttul!

Supplies I used…

cards · Christmas · copics · Impression Obsession · Magnolia · Martha Stewart · punches · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Magnolia… Tilda’s Town Challenges…Freezin’ Season…

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I’m back with a Magnolia Tilda with Rudolph card!  I had to try the chalkboard ‘look’!  FUN!    It’s time for a new challenge today @ Tilda’s Town Challenges… Hope you can play along!

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 http://www.tildastown.com and live the magic.

I’ll  be back tonight to add links… today is our stamp club’s yearly Christmas party and I’ve been a busy elf preparing for the fun day!  Wish you were going to be there too!  : )  Have a great day and weekend … I’m sure you’re a busy little elf yourself!  Take care and ttul!

Thank you Sherri for putting my card in the SCS Weekly Favorites!  Weekly-Favorite

Challenges…

Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas – Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge – Cute Christmas
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

cards · Fall · Hero Arts · Impression Obsession · punches · rubber stamps · Stampendous

Happy Birthday Bird Post…

I am so tickled!!!  I actually used a new stamp before I’d had it a week! lol  This is a cling mount stamp by Stampendous and the sentiment is from Impression Obsession,  one by Alesa Baker.  The oak leaf is an old Marvy Giga punch… the woodgrain background is a wood mount stamp from Hero Arts, that I love.  The paper is from that JoAnn’s DCWV paper pad for Fall, that I keep using.  : )  Ribbon is from a Basic Grey collection… I don’t have any idea which one because I took them all out to hang up.

I stamped in black on natural cardstock and again in brown and cut out the bird and crown.  Colored the crown in with gold metallic gel pen.  Edged everything with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks and the ink blending tool.

We always give the birthday girls a card at our monthly stamp club,  which was yesterday…we had a great time.  Then today was the copic class in Ottumwa, IA at the Craft and Hobby Connection Stamp store… Six awesome copic students!  What fun!

Have an awesome weekend!  So thankful for some beautiful days!   Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to on your blogs!  I have a lot of catching up to do!  ttul!

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