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!

 

 

 

Classes · Memory Box · Penny Black · Poppystamps · Shopping

Starlitstudio…

 

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that Cindy @ Starlitstudio.net is having a crazy amazing  May Arts Ribbon sale , HERE.   I mean, deep discounts!  and she has a huge selection!

 

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While you’re there… her selection of Memory Box and poppystamps dies and stamps is crazy amazing too!  and AWESOME prices!

 

She’s carrying Penny Black now also and I see some Tim Holtz and lots more!  Check it out!  Tell her Pam sent you! hehe

 

Hope you’re having a great week… I’ve been working on classes and will have more to share soon!

 

Scroll down HERE ’til you come to the IOWA heading and you’ll see the info and photos for the two upcoming classes at Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids, IA.

 

Thanks for stopping by!  talk to you again soon!

Christmas · copics · Penny Black · Stencils · Tags

Mixed Media Tag…

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Festive and lots of techniques!  I just had to play in Loll’s Twelve Tags of Christmas!  I LOVE tags!

 

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Getting a good photo of all these techniques was almost too much for a very amateur photographer like me!  I have a terrible time giving up though! lol  So, the top two close ups are to show the gold embossing powder on the embossing paste.


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Here’s what I did…

I cut a tag with the largest MFT pierced tag die in white 110# cover card-stock

I did Loll’s pearl background technique on it next…the only thing I changed from what she does is instead of using plastic wrap, I used a plastic bag and put my hand inside it, scrunched it up a little, picked up the pearl mixative and pounced, keeping my hand clean! haha The right one anyway! lol

Next, using the ink blending tool and Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad, I inked the whole tag.

Over the top of that I placed the Tim Holtz stencil and applied white embossing paste. Cleaned it up then…

I dumped Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder over the whole tag, removed the excess and heated it with a heat tool.

I LOVE the look of the powder on the paste!

I die cut the Seasons Greetings Avery Elle die from gold metallic card-stock

I did cut the Penny Black holly die from Copic coloring card-stock.

Color the holly cut with Copic markers

Then with the matching Penny Black holly stamp, I stamped the colored die cut, after stamping off on scrap paper, with Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad.  This stamp is from several years ago and they don’t advertise that it matches but it does and looks so awesome!  Another, exclamation when finished!!!  LOVE it!

I adhered everything to the tag with mounting squares cut to fit.

I think I will hang this on my Christmas tree, that’s how happy I am with it! : )

Linking to some challenges…

Stamping with Loll – 12 tags of Christmas

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Virginia’s View Challenge – all things metallic

CASology Challenge – festive

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Christmas Decorations

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Ornaments

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green

Sweet Stampin Challenge – To Die For

Stamping Sensations – Christmas

 

 

Thanks for clicking over to my blog today!  I love to share what I’ve been up to with you.  Leave your blog link when you comment so I can come visit you too!

p.s. I still have some card kits for sale too…thank you!

Supplies I used for this tag…

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!

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Dies and Supplies I used on these cards…

cards · Memory Box · Penny Black · punches · Quickutz · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Snowman · Valentine · Winter

New Memory Box dies and a Snowman card…

Oh WOW! Have you seen the new Memory Box dies? Here’s a short video from BlueMoon Scrapbooking…at the end, you’ll see tons more and a new longer size too! Yikes… I can see it’s going to be hard to “be good” this year! HERE they are in the store.  Can’t wait to get to using some of them. I have four of the new ones so far (I had to have the pine needle border)  but I’m sure I will be tempted to get more! ; )   Free ship @ $50 for US 48 states and special International rates too!  Blue Moon has awesome customer service too!

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Here’s a snowman card I made for the Snowman swap at stamp club last Friday….inspired by different ones I’ve seen online… so cute sharing hearts!

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I used a snowman Sizzix die that is discontinued… I found him on ebay last year…good luck ‘hunting’ him down!  The name on the die is just ‘Snowman’ and the item # is 656299.

The music is a Penny Black stamp HERE.  I stamped it twice.. masked the bottom and stamped the head, then stamped again on his body.  Old Hyglo heart punch and Quickutz mini Studio alphabet for the X and O.  Buttons from Lasting Impressions for paper and pattern paper is old Basic Grey Blush I think.  Button on the scarf is from  My Favorite Things Die-namics Button die HERE.  Hemp is from the Scrapping Center HERE.  Love this stuff, it’s just the right weight… comes in other colors too.   : )

I’m working on catching up with emails and comments!  I’m coming to visit you soon!  Today is Tim’s birthday and I need to make a card for the Don and Daisy blog tomorrow and then hopefully it’ll slow down and I can catch up again! woohoo!  I should be making Tim a card… ugh. oops.  I have some steak for supper! hehe

Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

cards · Christmas · Penny Black · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies

Leaping Reindeer…

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the inside…

I saw Shelly’s pop up leaping reindeer card HERE and wanted to try… I didn’t succeed with the swivel yet but went ahead and finished the card just as a pop up inside.  I like it anyway…funny thing is…when I started it Monday, I thought I would make six! hahahahaha, joke was on me… just because my prototype worked! lol

It was fun to try and check out her post for today… so cool!

I used some older Basic Grey paper and Tim Holtz dies HERE.   I used a Sizzix tree die but after, I thought the Tim Holtz tree sure would’ve been cool!  The pine branch on the front is from Impression Obsession. I swiped some Delicata gold ink on the branches… oh, the scene has Gingerbread Glimmer mist on it also…hard to see.  Perfect Paper Layers tools to mat the front…link in the sidebar…

The gold berries on the front are from Marianne Design.  The stamp I used for the winter scene on the front is from Penny Black, it’s called Heaven and Earth and you’ll find it HERE and 20% off too!

I’m linking to some challenges…

Everybody Art Challenge – Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash – Winter Holiday

 

New arrivals at the Scrapping Center and 20% off a lot of items too!  Always love that!

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AND… just noticed that Scrapbook.com has some deals too… stamps on sale and a great shipping offer!

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Thanks for looking at my post today!  I know, it’s crazy busy, isn’t it!  Look what was at my house today!  My DH and his crew for a few hours making sheetrock dust!  So I’m off to vacuum to clear the air! eek! lol  So exciting to make progress on the house though! yea!

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ttul!

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)