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Hot, Hot Days of Summer

SSSSShiver Me Timbers! is right!  It’s been so hot in Iowa this Summer!   I think the heat effects my creativity!  eek! This card took a few twists and turns before it turned into this diorama style card!

I used my Coluzzle templates to cut the ovals… Kraftin’ Kimmie Pirate Phrases stamp set…Tim Holtz screw brads around the oval frame…Martha Stewart Shells border punch…Hero Arts woodgrain background stamp.

The card/diorama is 5/8 inch deep,  so you can move it to make it flat (folds down to 6×6) to fit in an envelope!  Love this style of card… I made one for Christmas when I was the guest designer for All That Scraps back in Nov. ’09, HERE.  Years ago I made a snowman scene that I still keep out on top of a bookcase! lol

Here’s the back… this is going to our Grandson Henry for his 5th birthday.  Today is our Granddaughter Gena’s 4th birthday and my dear friend Alice’s birthday too!  Happy Birthday to YOU!

Linking to Just Magnolia Challenge blog… Anything Goes is the theme, Papertake Weekly Challenge blog…Anything Goes – add metal is the theme and Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog…No designer paper is the theme.

Here’s the stamps and stuff I used to create this card…

Thanks for stopping by!  I LOVE hearing from you and sharing stamping inspiration back and forth!

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a little sugar…

I ♥ her! So cute with her little flippy curls!

what ‘cha thinking Sugar September???  I love the Harvest Greetings sentiment…from this set HERE and Sugar is sitting on the halloween scene HERE.

and you can find Sugar September, HERE.  Along with all the other new October release stamps!  And don’t forget the Sugarplums Christmas kit, only available as a kit for one more week (big savings!)  HERE.  The pumpkin is HERE, (I cut it out of the pair).

Sugar is stamped on Beckett Expression card-stock (my personal fave), with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers, jeans B90’s, shirt E90’s, hair E30’s, fence E40’s. Distress inks for the sky and grass.

K & Co. pattern paper and a Tim Holtz border die HERE out of the gold card-stock.

I used the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog sketch,  so I’m linking up there!  I enjoyed all their inspiration!

ENABLER ALERT!!!!!  TONS of new in at ALL THAT SCRAPS.COM HERE – don’t buy it all before I get there!

Happy coloring to you…back tomorrow with another fall image from Inky Impressions.  Haven’t decided what to do for Saturday yet… anything you want to see?  I should do something Printworks!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Aye Treasure your Friendship…

Here’s my take on the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge starting today…Pirate Luka [Coming SOON] from Lala Land Crafts digging for treasure…The sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie available HERE.

The sketch for Challenge 71…

Lala Land Crafts is introducing new images!!!  Marci and Luka HERE!  Adorable and so fun to color!  Right now, there is a storewide 25% OFF Sale on ALL of the previous designs*!!!! Stop by La-La Land Crafts Store today! What a great deal especially when combined with FREE Shipping on orders over $50!! *sale price will be reflected in your Shopping Cart* (digis excluded)

The Design Team members are posting new cards everyday on the Lala Land blog HERE… take a scroll though all the adorable new images coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  “Aye treasure your friendship”!!!

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Happy Winter Antoinette….


Antoinette from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps…I purchased this whimsical skater girl well before Christmas but this is the first I’ve stamped and colored her. I have a skater girl weakness… I will still be in the Winter “mode” for awhile because I have a bunch of snowmen that have never been inked too!

Well, I added bling again..woohoo…the Zva Creative flourishes are really easy to use! I’m impressed! I have a package of the pearl kind to try next!  I know,  I’m still stuck on this Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper too… I love it!  Snowflake punch is from Stampin UP.  Icicle punch is a border punch from EK Success… I used the actual punch out part,  I liked it better! lol  This time anyway.  Bazzill and Stampin Up card-stock.  The white I used is Neenah Classic Crest Super smooth.  Antoinette is inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic Sketch markers,  photo of markers used below and cut out with Oval Nestabilities dies. Crystal Ice Stickles on the snowflake and Polar White Flower Soft on her ear muffs and dress. The sentiment is from Savvy Stamps 723B Happy Winter, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Holler at me if I forgot something.  I created a column to the right in the sidebar listing the tools that I use every-time I stamp.  Amazing how I keep thinking of more tools to add to the list! lol

Saturday Spotlight challenge this week,  “Bigger is Better”….well,  look at the size of that snowflake! lol  They always have fun challenges!  Thanks Vicki and SS team!

A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge this week is “Freestyle” (anything you like)….well,  that’s easy!  Thank you Debbie and Nikki!