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Colorful Rainbow cards to share today…

Hi everyone!  Two clean and simple cards I made for stamp club last Friday.  Annette had the program and she had rainbow for the theme.  These are the two cards I made…one to swap and one for Annette’s birthday card.

I used the poppystamps paintbrush die, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, a Taylored Expressions brush rubber stamp, You color my world is from a new poppystamps stamp set, inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped with the MISTI.  I stamped the brush stamp with Regular Distress Inks.  I centered the stamp on the lid of the MISTI and moved the card to stamp the different colors.  I did stamp each color two and three times to get the bold color.

Both cards are A2 top folding card bases, almost one layer!

The bike is a new Spellbinders die cut in heavy white card-stock…run it through with the tan mat a second time so it embosses nicely.

The street and the stitched rectangle are from a MFT blueprints die set, the butterflies are an old Marvy punch…sorry I didn’t have time to look for a die but I’ll see if I can find something similar to link to and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Tuesday!  I’ll be back soon with more of you know what! lol  Have a creative, colorful week!

Supplies, Stamps and Tools I used to make these cards… (click – STR links to Starlitstudio, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp, SBC links to scrapbook.com and BLIC links to Dick Blick)  Thank you!

Spellbinders – D-Lites Die – Bicycle
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My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 25…
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Poppystamps die – Devyn Butterfly Trio
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Memory Box WIDE PAINT STROKE POPPY…
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Studio Katia BRUSH STROKES Clear…
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Memory Box Clear Stamps STUDIO…
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SugarPea Designs WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Reverse Confetti COLOR ME HAPPY Clear…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamps BRUSHED Set…
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Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
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VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
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VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
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Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
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Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
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Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
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Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks
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Copic
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA…
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cards · CAS · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Paper Smooches · Spring · Summer · Watercolor

Paper Smooches Best Buds Flower card…

Here’s that second card I had the gals make at our stamp club party Friday.  I colored this one at home though with Distress Ink refills.

At the party, I had the gals use Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and the blue waterbrush filled with water from this set HERE. These waterbrushes are really cheap but they hold up really well.  I buy them for the kids and end up using them myself! lol

The photo below is a close up of the watercolor pencil one. 

Very fun to color…love this sweet image from Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set  HERE or HERE.  I don’t own the dies so I cut it with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Rounded Rectangles Stax. If you want the dies to match, they are HERE.

The polka dot border is from the Geo-Graphic stamp set and the thanks sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set HERE and HERE.

I stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo Black ink and used Crafter’s Companion Watercolor paper.

Linking up…

 Paper Smooches GD – Search for July

Craft Stamper Magazine – Anything Goes Stamping Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 – Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your comments and help with my question yesterday!  I appreciate your views, comments and clicking so much! Hope you get to make a card today!

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

Muse Challenge, Memory Box and Paper Smooches…

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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…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Birthday Cards…

 

How’d it get to be August already?!  Here’s some of the birthday cards I made in July…

 

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An older Penny Black stamp, watercolored with the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens HERE… love them! (Free shipping coupon code for August w/$80 order – AUG888)

Linking my kitty card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge – topping option embossing.

 

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So much personality in these images!  Next up an older Penny Black Frog stamp…done up the same way.

 

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Just makes you smile! I matted all the cards with the Perfect Layers Tools… link over in the sidebar.

On the inside of both of these cards with balloons, I stamped the Printworks sentiment E2628 E.E. Cummings – it says “and up with joy and up with laughing”.

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So cute!  I would never touch one in real life! lol

 

A Flower card with Paper Smooches Flower stamp, vase die HERE and Printworks sentiments on the front and inside…

 

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You can find this woodgrain cardstock at CutCardstock.com HERE.  They have it in three colors, this dark brown, kraft and white.  Their shipping is FAST!  I just ordered metallic gold and silver on Friday and there is a box on my front porch and I think it’s from them!  YAY!

Stitched Rectangles are cut with the Lawn Fawn sets HERE and HERE.

 

Happy Birthday stamp HERE

 

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and the inside the stamp, Though Everyone HERE.

 

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The next card is the Memory Box happy die from the Open Studio set HERE on a watercolor background I painted with Peerless Watercolors HERE.  The little birthday sentiment is from a poppystamps clear stamp set HERE.  I put water on the watercolor paper first, then painted in the colors. The panel is cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame die set HERE.

 

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Coming this Thursday is the Taylored Expressions August Release Day.  I’ll be back with some cards then! Sneak Peeks from the TE Bakers Dozen are up on the blog starting today.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy birthday celebrating…don’t we celebrate our birthdays all year…every time we buy new stamps and dies?! haha  We try to be good! lol  Take care and 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!  : )

cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Paper Smooches · PTI · Tags · Tilda's Town · Winter

Tilda’s Town Magnolia card and some tags…

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Sweet Christmas childhood memories… I’m sure we all had a rocking horse of some kind or other!   This cutie is one of the dies from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club Kit #2, All I Want For Christmas.   It is chock full of cuteness!  Here’s the tag I made with the Santa and border that are also part of  the kit.  Lots of dies for a great price and a little magazine full of ideas too!  OH, almost forgot!  The little lace piece is another die in the kit… see… tons more too!

I die cut the Rocking Horse die from white card-stock and colored it with Copics. The words happy and christmas are from Paper Smooches.

I made this card for Tilda’s Town Challenges this week.  We’d love to have you link up if you’re a Magnolia fan!

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.

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Last Friday at our area stamp club meeting we swapped Christmas tags.  I made two and let the gal that got my name choose which one she wanted.

I made a bookmark style tag with Paper Smooches dies and the PTI Tinsel and Tags set and then a Snowglobe style tag with PTI Tinsel and Tags set, the Winter die and snowglobe die.


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I could make tags all day! lol  So much fun with all the new stamps and dies out there!   Hope you are having a good time using your stash too or shopping to increase your stash … oh my… so much!  I’m addicted!  lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, stamps and dies I used…

Birthday · Blog Hop · cards · CAS · Lawn Fawn · Memory Box · MFT · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Techniques · Wedding

Perfect Paper Crafting and Xyron Blog Hop…

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WELCOME!

So excited to share some cards with you, that I made using Perfect Paper Crafting and Xyron’s awesome products!

The Perfect Paper Crafting team is posting today but you can take all week to hop around and comment for a chance to win a fabulous prize!  $50 gift certificate! (winner to be announced the 25th on the PPC blog)

The Xyron team will be posting each day on the Xyron blog and giving away prizes every day!

My first card for today will make you laugh…brrring brrring


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I do! lol

I love this sentiment from Printworks and use it anytime I use a telephone!  This adorable telephone image and the floral background stamp are NEW and also from Printworks.  I embossed the telephone and the flowers (multiple times) with white pigment ink and Tsukineko’s Imagine White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is stamped with black pigment ink and embossed with Tsukineko’s Imagine Black Embossing Powder.  I die cut the sentiment with a die from Lawn Fawn.

I used Printworks stamp pads for watercoloring the white embossed flowers (watercolor paper).  Go back in time…the first CHA type show I went to was in 1995.  Printworks was there teaching Annette’s (the owner and artist) watercolor techniques.  She introduced using stamp pads for watercolor way back then! It’s stood the test of time for sure!

What can I say that I haven’t said a million times about the Perfect Paper Crafting Layering Tools!  They are the BEST!  I Love these tools!  I didn’t think there would be any room for improvement but I love the mini tools and mat more!  I’m glad I have both sets though because today I needed to use the one inch ruler that just comes in the long ruler size.

It’s so nice to get the professional look of even borders along with the charm of a handmade card.  Use Sparks 5% off at checkout to get 5% off your PPC order!  Thank you for clicking through my links.

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What did I use from Xyron?  Well, they have this awesome Mega Tape Runner… looks like this…

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wow!  It’s great!  It dispenses permanent adhesive dots and is refillable.  So easy to operate too… not too big and not small either!  It just works!  YAY!  I used this to put most of my layers together.

I adhered the telephone panel to the white embossed panel with Xyron ¼ in. High Tack Double Sided Tape…

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and the sequins with Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots…perfect!

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My next two cards are wedding cards…


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Here I used the Perfect Layers Mini Tools and Mat to cut my card base.  I scored and folded a sheet of 8.5×11 card-stock, then adhered my main panel to the folded card base with the Xyron Mega Tape Runner, then used my mini tool to cut the border on the other three sides.

I used the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the Studio Calico wood veneer potty people to the circle too!  Yep, they stick great!  I was able to rub away any excess before I stuck them down, so easy because it’s dot adhesive. (looks like the wood veneer potty people have been discontinued)

My inspiration for this card came from Maile Belles’ card HERE.

I partial die cut a circle and then die cut two complete circles for the layers.


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Another fun wedding card using a Memory Box border die, Printworks stamps, wood Potty People and a Doodlebug red heart embellishment.

Again I used my Perfect Layers tool to cut the three sides of my card base and the Xyron Mega Tape Runner to adhere the layers and the potty people.

Wonderful tools!  Wonderful adhesives!  Thank you PPC and Xyron!

Your next stop is Jenny’s blog! Enjoy the hop, be inspired and I hope you win!

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!  ttul!

I’m linking my first card up to the Seize the Birthday challenges – anything goes 

I’m linking my second card up to the Simon Says Monday Challenge – anything goes

I’m linking my third card up to the Clean & Simple Stamping  challenge 303 – sketch

Supplies I used on these cards…

cards · copics · Family · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Promarkers · rubber stamps · Step card · Summer

Memory Box and Bildmalarna Birthday cards…

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Birthday fun with a step card again…for some reason, I just kinda drift toward this fold!  See that cute little kitty?  They have a black outdoor kitty at their house… so cute just sitting there watching for Henry and the other kids!

Grandchildren… so precious.  I still remember the day we met Henry.  He was two and from Ukraine.  You know I rarely post family things because that would be a blog in itself!  Six years ago Henry was the first of four to be adopted internationally into our family.  Oh, the excitement of waiting for them to get to the waiting area of the airport!  He had to be scared!  So many people waiting to welcome him to his forever home!

Precious memories.  I’ll post one picture that I love so much… Henry meeting Grandpa Tim and granddaughter Attie in the background.  Henry hugged Tim for 5 minutes… he already sensed that he was getting an awesome grampy!  : )

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Time moves on and he’s 8 already! Since then,  Anya came from Ukraine,  two more from Bulgaria and then you know the story….pregnant and Cedryk was born.  He just turned 2 and he loves tractors and Curious George!

So I had to use an image with a little blonde boy on a tractor!

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I used Mimo on a Tractor from Bildmalarna, HERE and  colored with Promarkers and Copics. The number 2 is from an old Quickutz die set.  My Perfect Layers Mini rulers and Mat to cut the ‘perfect’ black border around the image… links below and in the sidebar.

On Henry’s card, the It’s Your Day sentiment is from an old set by Hero Arts and the sun is a medium EK Success punch.  I die cut the trees in green and in brown.  I clipped off the leaves on the brown one and glued the brown over the green then… like I did this tree in this video…

This video and card were originally posted HERE.

Linking up to some challenges…

Dies R Us – Birthday (first card)

Milk Coffee Challenge – use two die cuts or more (first card)

A Blog Named Hero – Die A Little (or a lot) – sentiment is Hero Arts (first card)

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Stamp and Create – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  It’s always so fun to share with you.  Scroll down to my Perfect Paper Crafting post and comment for a chance to win, if you haven’t already… the Crazy Dayz hop has been extended….the last day is Aug. 11th now!

ttul!

Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Magnolia · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · punches · rubber stamps · Summer

Memory Box 2014 Holiday Stamps Blog Blitz starts today and a Paper Smooches/poppystamps Rainbow…

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Today I’m starting the week off with the NEW Memory Box Bramble Surprise rubber stamp. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it!!  I love the whimsical feel of it!  I decided on some Copic colorbook therapy with some Distress ink blending for the background.

I matted the image and the Distress Dot paper with the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat… love them!  Links on the right and below…

 

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After I colored the image, I went around the perimeter of the card with Weathered Wood Distress ink first, then I added in Chipped Sapphire,  then Dusty Concord and on the very edge a bit of Black Soot. Walnut Stain on the bottom.

Then I sprayed water into the palm of my hand and dropped it onto the inked part, staying away from the moon.

I shook up a bottle of White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray real good, opened it and spattered the white dots on by tapping the cap and letting the ink flick off the end of the tube.

I die cut the letters for the word ‘fall’ from the Alphabet Soup die. I put scor tape on the back of Memory Box White card-stock before I cut.  The letters are really easy to adhere to the card when the tape is already on there. The drawback is, the thicknesss causes the holes in the die, (for poking out the waste) to emboss.

I layered Memory Box Violet Distress Dots Card-stock to a top fold A-2 Memory Box Kraft card base that I embossed with the Memory Box Dots Stencil.

Click over to the Memory Box Blog, HERE to comment for a chance to win this stamp!

Linking to the Artistic Expressions Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

 

I’m behind getting my cards posted on my blog but I will catch up soon!  I wanted to share this CAS Summer card that I made for our area stamp club monthly swap.  July’s theme was a Summer scene.

 

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The sentiment is from Magnolia, rainbow is Paper Smooches, cloud border is poppystamps and the sun is an old EK Success medium size punch.

Linking up to Addicted to CAS – Sky
the Cutting Edge Challenge #3 – card inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by!  Catch up with you later!

Links to supplies I used…

Birthday · cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Poppystamps · Winter

Paper Smooches and Memory Box…

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Hi everyone!  I’m behind posting cards… so there’s a few in this post… then Tilda coming for Tilda’s Town and then a Printworks snowman!   So hang on but don’t worry, I’m not going to start posting everyday all the time!

I wanted to get in on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog Anything Goes post.  This is a birthday card I made for Tim.  I saw one of the PS designers using this flourish for a snow look so I had to do it too! Stamped with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Perfect for a January birthday! Colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Right now ‘deer’ aren’t so ‘dear’ to me though.  Hit one with my car in July and did a lot of damage.  I just like the stamp and paper cute ones now!!!

A little Wink of Stella Glitter marker on the flakes and flourish too!

Happy Day!  My Deer card was one of the featured cards for this challenge!  YAY!

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A couple cards with Memory Box dies…another Birthday and hey… a start on Christmas cards too!

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the Grand Happy Birthday die, Delightful Peony dies and the poppystamps Fading Dot Border die…

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the Grand Merry Christmas die, Bells are Ringing die and Piestra Tile die…

Thanks for stopping by!  It’s snowing here in Iowa… so pretty!  Happy stamping weekend to you!

Supplies, stamps and dies I used…

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Tilda's Town · Watercolor

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Tilda!

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Use Your Stash! is the challenge this week at Tilda’s Town Challenges.  So out came a Tilda I haven’t used yet, colored with Distress Ink Markers with water on Langton Prestige Hot Press Watercolor paper and the only paper anywhere near the Milled Lavender color is this old Wild Asparagus pattern paper from My Minds Eye.   I know… in the photos the paper doesn’t looked lavender at all but IRL, it is a pretty soft lavender!!!   Imagine…. hehe

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Tilda has a little garden happenin’ here… love this sentiment from Paper Smooches!   Dies are all Magnolia Doohickeys… check ’em out @ Tilda’s Town.com!

Perfect Layers rulers 1/4 in. and 1/16 in. to frame and mat Tilda…Link and shopping discount code in my sidebar. Videos on using them…pull down the tutorial tab under the header.

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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Linking up to Oozak Challenge – Anything Goes/sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today!  Great to have you!  Time for a weather report…it looks like rain so Tilda’s little garden is going to keep growing!

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Paper Smooches, Memory Box and Perfect Layers Tools News…

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That’s what I need to put on the inside! : ) and Happy Spring!  Super cute Paper Smooches stamps and dies.  Graffiti Alphabet stamps and Alphawhimsy Alphabet dies… the stamps don’t quite work perfectly with the dies but with a little ‘adjusting’  I used them together for ‘Tulips’!  I stamped on Hammermill 80# Color Copy Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.   I stamped the tulip letters in Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

I store my Paper Smooches stamps in the sheet protectors I linked to below.  They are 8.5 x 11, fit in a D ring binder and hold three sets on each page (I do have to trim a little of the acetate so they fit, big scissors, whack it off! lol)… so easy to flip through for inspiration!

Sky and Grass are Distress inks… Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint, applied with the ink blending tool.

Black mat for the main image cut with the Perfect Layers Tools 1/8 inch ruler!  Awesome every time!  Link below or in the sidebar.

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Every month there will be a couple blog hops with the PLT’s DT and another company… we’re starting this coming Monday, April 1st, no foolin’  with a hop.  Lots of fun and prizes too! woohoo!  Be sure to click ‘follow ‘ in the sidebar so you’ll get my email update right at 8 a.m. when the hop starts!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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I have a Memory Box card to share today too!   It shows the mats/layers cut with the Perfect Layer’s Tools also. I used the 1/16th inch and 1/8th inch rulers.

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Lovely Bella Bouquet die…delicate lines and embossed flowers…an awesome die!  I paired it with Fresh Foliage then added one of the Pastry dies and the Tessatina Border.  The text ‘flowers’ is part of a new Memory Box stamp, inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink!  Sneak Peak! : )

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How about a super close up picture!  Bella Bouquet is cut out of meadow and raspberry Memory Box card-stock.  I cut the raspberry flowers off and glued them with Tombow Mono Multi glue to the meadow cut.  I edged the leaves, stems and label with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

I use the Memory Box metal plate to cut the dies that have detail and small lines, like stems. Here’s a three minute You Tube by Dave (MB owner) on using the metal adaptor plate. I’m really glad I purchased the metal plate…cuts the fine detail dies great!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you Monday for the hop!  Holler if you have any questions!

Products I used…

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Paper Smooches Congrats…

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I needed a baby shower card and the gal loves purple and monsters!  Just so happened that the Paper Smooches Little Fella set showed up in my mailbox, just in time!  I was inspired by this gal’s card HERE… so creative and fun!

I’m going to link up to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge… this week, it’s the Picture Perfect challenge… well,  I followed it ‘loosely’!  When you see the picture, you’ll know why!  This is what happens sometimes,  you know!  Consequences! gotta love ’em!   lol

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Then I’m linking to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog too… Anything Goes!

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I stamped several monsters, cut, layered and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  ‘Congratulations’ is from the PS Sentiment Sampler.  I used the PS Alphadot set to stamp out the rest of the words on the front.  The stamps on the envelope are from the PS Birthday Sampler and PS Pip Squeaks sets.  On the inside I stamped a sentiment and bear from the PS Pip Squeaks set… it says, “to a super cute family”.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside.  Thought it was an adorable sentiment though! : )

I used my Perfect Layers Tools to cut the mats and a little bit of twine for the bow in her hair.

It was fun to do something unique…hope it was a hit!   Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back this week with some more cards for Printworks.  See you then!

Stamps and Supplies I used to make this card…


Artistic Outpost · ATC's · cards · CAS · LOVE · Martha Stewart · Masking · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · punches · rubber stamps · Snowman · Valentine · Winter

Paper Smooches and Artistic Outpost…

Now there is a contrast in companies!!! lol  oh well… both cute cards!  You know I LOVE cute!

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Yesterday was day one of the Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2 Class…. the heart tree card is my take on the homework we were assigned…

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I used five sets from Paper Smooches (to get enough different hearts) and a couple older clear sets from Hero Arts for the birdie and the sentiments.   Links below to the Paper Smooches sets…

Dot pattern paper is by Paper Studio.  The main image mat is cut with the Perfect Layers tools!  Link in the sidebar or below in the supply links.

This is an A-2 size card (4.25 x 5.5)

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Next up is a stack of snowman ATC’s (artist trading cards).  The snowman image is from Artistic Outpost, He is painted with Distress reinkers,  the sentiment from Paper Smooches,  the snowflake border is a Martha Stewart punch and the washi tape is from My Minds Eye!  Cute!  love him!

This ATC is 2 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

I’m linking my ATC to the Artistic Outpost January Referral Program…Anything Goes!  yea!  Hope I win! hehe

It’s a dreary day here (weather wise)… working on laundry…need to send a couple cards (imagine that)!  Are you like me?  Making cards but have a hard time getting them in the mail… ugh! Oh and then back to class!  I do love CAS cards almost as much as coloring cards!   Thanks for looking at my post again… I love hearing from you and seeing what you’re up to! Holler if something doesn’t make sense… ‘Email me’ tab under the header!

Stamps and supplies I used to make these two cards…