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Taylored Expressions September Release and Celebration!

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Welcome and THANKS for visiting my blog today!  I’m featuring this NEW Thanks Cutting Plate die from Taylored Expressions September Release that will be available for purchase this Thursday, Release Day. Love it!

Here’s what I did for this card…I die cut the Thanks Cutting Plate two times out of watercolor paper. I cut the card base from TE Premium Cookie Monster card-stock but cut it short…a lot short!  only ⅛ inch past the 4 ¼ inch crease line.

The ⅛ th inch part of the card base I sandwiched between the top of the two Thanks Cutting Plate die cuts, sort of a hinge so to speak. That allowed me to have a see through card front but sturdy enough to stand on it’s own because of the two layers of watercolor paper glued together.  Very cool…wish you could see it in real life!

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Then I watercolored the whole thing with Zig Clean Color Brush pens and a water brush.

 

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For this card, I did my embedding technique for intricate dies.  (pull down under the video tab above to see, Adhering Intricate Dies)

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I inked the whole thing after embedding with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool and then pounced on a little Delicata Gold ink pad with a big sponge dauber tool.

Some twine and then adhered to a TE Buttercream card-stock card base.

That’s my show and tell for today!  You’ll want to click over to the TE blog to see what the other gals have been up to AND to read all about TE’s 8th birthday celebration!

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Taylored Expressions is celebrating its 8th birthday with some fun party favors! These include everything from the exclusive WISH BIG stamp & die combo set to patterned paper packs, ink, and more! Visit the TE Blog for all the special offers and for your chance to win a fun prize!

THANKS again for stopping by!  Always love hearing from you. Your comments are always appreciated and encouraging! Thank you so much!

Links to the TE webstore…

 

Birthday · cards · Christmas · Die Piecing · Fall · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions September Release Day…

 

 

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Welcome!  We’re celebrating release day at Taylored Expressions today!

I have two cards to share using the NEW Door to Door and Door to Door Decor die sets. The first one is a Fall setting so I used the NEW Little Bits Leaves dies cut in fall colors, shaped with a stylus and edged with some Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool, on the wreath.

The ‘celebrating’ banner is from the NEW One and Only You stamp and die combo…a gift set when you purchase $50 for a limited time only… check it out on the TE blog. I love it!

I used the TE Brick Embossing folder and inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and the ink blending tool also.

 

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My second card is a Winter/Christmas card with the same Door to Door and Door to Door Decor sets.

 

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I used the Bead-board Embossing folder for the background…I wanted it to look like siding. The Ice Border die across the top, the Rolling Hills Build a Scene die for the snow on the bottom, the Stitched banner from the Pockets and Pages Stitched Essentials die set, the holly leaves are from the NEW Little Bits Leaves die and the sentiment from the Baby It’s Cold Outside stamp set.

The rest of the pieces are all from the Door to Door and Door to Door Decor die sets.

 

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These dies are so much fun!  I can see a Spring and Summer door too, a congrats on your new home, happy anniversary… good for so many occasions!  I know some of you will need a critter in the picture!  : )

 

Want to see more?  Click over to the TE blog for the link up to all the participating designers. Fabulous inspiration from the TE Creative Team! It’s a HUGE release this month. So much to see!

 

Thanks again for joining me here today. Happy creating!

Click the links below to see the products I used and shop the TE online store.

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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!

 

 

 

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Memory Box and WPlus9…

 

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Christmas in July is always so fun! I have two more cards with the Memory Box Chatfords Wreath to share today.  I love how these turned out!  I threw in some teal card-stock to throw me off the traditional Christmas colors path!  But wait…keep scrolling…I hopped back on with the second card!  Another card with this wreath HERE.

 

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I die cut the wreath two times from two different green card-stocks, kept all the pieces and just interchanged them between the two cards.

I die cut the alphabets with score tape on the wrong side of the card-stock so they’d be stickers. It works so slick!  Easy to line up when you use the smallest size banner too! JOY is cut from metallic gold card-stock.

 

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The white just makes it pop! Some pearls and Liquid pearls and it’s time to celebrate!  or bust out singing a carol or two!  : )

I’ll link up the dies and everything I used in inlinkz below.

I’m also linking to some challenges…
Merry Monday Christmas Challenges  – Christmas card with a heart on it

Honorable Mention

ABC Christmas Challenge – O is for Off the Edge

Dies R Us Challenge – Christmas in July
Live and Love Crafts – Christmas in July
Pile it On – Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – ‘i scream for’  DIES!
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday – Die cuts
Jingle Belles Challenge – Old Fashioned Christmas 
(my card has a retro feel/colors)

 

Next I have a birthday card I made for the WPlus9 Challenge and the CAS-ology Challenge…

 

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I used the sketch from the Get Sketchy Challenge at WPlus9HERE

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the challenge over at CAS-ology is Line – HERE

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the challenge at Addicted To Stamps is CAS – HERE

I cut a quarter panel with the WPlus9 banner long die… it was the perfect amount of space I wanted for the ‘gap’ and an easy way to get a perfect gap! I lined each side with Washi Tape.  Stamped the Blanket Stitch flowers with chalk inks, the sentiments with Versafine black and all with the MISTI.

Thanks for visiting today!  Happy, creative weekend to you!

Supplies I used on my cards…

Blog Hop · cards · Distress Ink coloring · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Perfect Paper Crafting and Art Impressions Blog Hop…

 

 

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Hi everyone! I have a card to share here and a card on the PPC blog today. There’s a blog hop happening there this week!

 

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What a fun set to color!  I love these Try” folds stamp sets form Art Impressions!  The one I used for my card is Shoppes TF-4339.

I stamped with Ranger Archival Black Ink on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers.  I add color to an area and move it around with a paintbrush and water.  Love how easy it is and that I’m happy in the end! lol

I didn’t do the try fold for my card… I just turned it into a scene by cutting and layering with 3D mounting squares.

Of course I had to mat the focal piece with my 1/16th inch Perfect Layer Tools… I will never quit using them! : ) They work so slick and what a time saver.  None of the back to the trimmer thing going on!  YAY!  Link to shop in the sidebar and don’t forget to use the coupon code for 10% off.

 

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I don’t remember all the colors I used but you can’t go wrong with these stamps!  So much fun!  I have a few other sets too…thinking they could work up fun for Christmas!  You know…when you start getting tense as the holidays approach, you can always use a little color book therapy!  I know it’s good for me!

Now, if you would like to see the other card I made with Art Impressions, Chameleon Pens and Perfect Paper Crafting… hop over to the Perfect Paper Crafting blog HERE!  From there you can hop to the Art Impressions and Chameleon Pens blogs for chances to win prizes!

Thanks for stopping by today… if only we lived close enough we could run across the street for show and tell now and then!  Wouldn’t that be fun!  : )  Happy creating for Father’s Day.  I’m working on birthday cards for two of the grandsons also. Always cards to be made!  Take care!

Supplies I used …

cards · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Summer · Taylored Expressions

Taylored Expressions Wild About You and On The Line…

 

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Wow!  We survived 91˚ weather to watch our 5 yr. old grandson’s baseball game last night!  These Summer temps always bring to mind my growing up days and going to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha every Summer.  Seems like the family always picked the hottest day of the year to go! lol

This card brings up all those Zoo days.  Nowadays I prefer the Des Moines zoo.  You can get through it in an hour or so!

 

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This cute little swinger is in the new TE Wild About You stamp set.  Color with Copics and stamp a sentiment and you’ve got a quick card.  There is a coordinating die set for it also.

 

 

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The other thing I did growing up in Council Bluffs/Omaha with lots of sidewalks is bike riding! Sometimes I wonder when we stopped playing and ate lunch and supper! lol

I cut the bike in silver paper, colored it with a permanent black pen and layered it on a couple other cuts before I glued it to the scene.

 

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I love the new On The Line die set… the squirrel is from the new On The Line Accessories set.  So cute!  The leaves on the tree are supposed to cut when you run it through but instead of cutting them for this card, I embossed them with the die.  😀   I inked the die with Peeled Paint Distress ink, placed the tree top cut back in the die and ran it through with a tan mat.

To get the hill… I used the clothesline part of the tie.  I die cut the line in dark brown and in green.  I used the waste from the green cut and placed the brown line on top of it.  I thought it made an awesome sidewalk!

The ‘thanks’ die cut is one that you get when you order from Taylored Expressions.  Every time you order you receive a complementary die, thanking you for ordering!  Isn’t that awesome?!  I think so!  I love getting something that I love free! : )   The free die varies every time, you don’t know what you’ll get.

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Holler if you have any questions.  Links to the products I used from the TE store below…

Birthday · Card Sketch · cards · Chameleon Markers · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Printworks · rubber stamps · Watercolor

Printworks and Perfect Paper Crafting…

 

I have a Father’s Day card over on the Perfect Paper Crafting blog today!

Click over, it’s a super fun one!

 

Then a couple whimsical birthday cards using Printworks Birthday stamps… a couple from the new Birthday release HERE … super cute cupcake and cake stand!

 

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I colored with Chameleon Pens and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

The scallop border is an EK Success border punch and the pattern paper is from Printworks.

I stamped this fun sentiment on the inside… G4338-R Hope Your Birthday CLING

 

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Linking my cupcake card up to the Retro Sketches Challenge

 

 

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Here’s the new Stacked Happy Birthday stamp… I did a watercolor background with Peerless watercolors, added some white, gold and silver spatters and white embossed the sentiment on black card-stock and die cut it with an Avery Elle label die.

I die cut the background piece with Memory Box Stitched Square Layers Set, layered to black card-stock and cut the 1/8th inch border with my Perfect Layers Tools 1/8th in. ruler. Link in the sidebar…use my coupon code for PPC and Printworks!!!

Finishing touch on the front – 3 Doodlebug Sprinkles!

 

I stamped these fun sentiments inside… E4544 Let Your Light and D4548 As You Glow

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  It’s raining here… a good day to work on cards! ttul!

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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!

 

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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!  : )

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Birthday card, SFYTT and a winner!!!

 

Hi everyone!  Thank you all for your wonderful comments on the giveaway post! and all your comments all year long!!  So fun to hear from you all and I failed to get replies sent this time!  My computer has the craziest problem right now and I’ve been wasting too much time trying to figure it out on my own.  I think I better just take it to the store! ugh.  Of all things,  MUTE is stuck on!  So I can’t watch the videos of our grandkids or stamping videos!  My videos won’t work in iPhoto either! No sound at all!  Have any of you ever had this happen?

 

ok – now that I got the complaining out of the way….

 

the WINNER of the Warm Wishes stamp set and die IS….

 

#36 Rannah Romps!!!!  

congratulations Rannah!

email me with your snail mail address!

 

I’m sharing a birthday card today that I made with Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.

 

Every month Reverse Confetti has a Sketch For You To Try Challenge and I wanted to enter!

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I really did make this card for the challenge – I had my computer open to the sketch, made the flowers and look where I ended up!  I’m still linking up though because I played!  : )

 

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I used the Petals ‘N Posies stamp and die sets, Roundabout Additions stamp set, Memory Box stitched circle die and Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Mat. (link in sidebar – be sure to use my code if you shop)

 

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I used Colorbox Chalk inks for the leaves and flowers, Pink Pastel, Rouge, Lime Pastel and Deep Green.  Black ink for the flower centers is Versafine Onyx Black.  I inked up the birthday wishes stamp with Versamark and embossed it with Ranger Detail Embossing powder.

The card is top folding and 5 1/2 inches square.

and Washi tape!  Two different black patterns.  The dot one is from K & Company, the smash book line and the other I don’t know the brand…sorry about that.

Thanks again for your support of Cindy’s store and my blog!  ‘preciate it so much!  Happy Friday and Happy weekend to you!

Birthday · cards · copics · Give away · Memory Box · MFT · Perfect Layers Tools · Winter

Birthday cards and giveaway!

 

Hi everyone! Sharing a couple birthday cards today and…

Cindy from Starlitstudio.net set me up with an extra cutie Birdie Brown, Warm Wishes stamp and die set by Torico (MFT) to give away!  YAY!  So leave a comment and I’ll post the winner in my next post!

 

Here’s my card with it…

 

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She’s so cute!  love her!  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. Her dress, scarf, socks are the RV11, 13, 14, 17, 19 series.

The sentiment on the front and the one on the inside are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I used the Perfect Layering Mini Rulers and mat to make the 1/16th inch black mat.  Link in the sidebar!  Be sure to use my code for a great deal going on right now!  10% off and free priority shipping with a $30 order!

The pattern paper is the 6×6 Crush paper pad by Authentique and the pierced rectangle die is from MFT.

 

Then I have a card to share that I made for our oldest grandson who just turned 15, ( wow! time flies) using the NEW Memory Box die, Steampunk CornerI cut it twice from some pattern paper by Basic Grey and glued them down with Tombow Mono Multi glue… just little dots here and there.

 

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The rest of the pattern paper is from the Basic Grey Oxford pad. (probably discontinued now)

Linking up to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes (2nd card)

Cute Card Thursday – Floral Delight (1st card)

Addicted to Stamps – Make Your Mark

Cindy carries a wonderful selection of My Favorite Things products, in the store HERE and Memory Box HERE.

 

Here’s the stamp set and die that I’m giving away!  All you need to do is comment for a chance to win!

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!  So fun to hear from you and glad you liked the splats the other day!  What to splat next, that is the question! lol  TTUL!

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Super cute Suzie Q from Printworks…

 

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Hi everyone!  It seems like it’s been some time since I blogged a card!  eek!  It has been!  I’ve been making cards though and will have a Memory Box surprise to share with you soon!

This SUPER cute Suzie Q snow gal from Printworks has just been on the desk staring at me, waiting for me to ink and color her up since before Christmas!  She’s just in time for Valentines Day!

Have you heard about the NEW Chameleon Markers?  That’s what I colored with!  Very cool and my favorite thing today was how easy it was to color her cheeks!  I used the RED marker!  I know…crazy cool!

AND of course I used my Perfect Layers mini Rulers and cutting mat for layering up the papers!  Thee best things ever!  Truly are time saving in lining up and getting everything ‘perfect’!  Shop through my links and use my code to save 10%

Super cute new sentiments too… on the outside and on the inside!  One of the new snowflakes… AND Printworks is having a sale JUST TODAY!  I’ll add the details at the end of my post.  If you don’t make the sale today, shop anytime and use the code in my sidebar to save!

 

This is the inside of the card…

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lovin’ this MME Crush 6×6 paper pad too!  I haven’t purchased pattern paper since….fortunately my memory is bad! lol   and the snowflake paper clips?!  oh my, had to have them! 5 in a pack, so two packs please! lol

oops! Beware taking pictures of the inside with vellum sticking off the top of your card front. When you fold it back and crease it…well, you get a nice line that wasn’t there before!  Like I always say, “all of life is education”.  Applies to card making too! grrrr

Then I had to have something to hold the card up to photograph the inside cuz of course it STILL wouldn’t stand up even after creasing!  I’m proud of me.  I didn’t tear it apart and do it over! @@

Linking up to some challenges…

Curtain Call – Kissing Booth  kissing booth

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – All Things Bright and Beautiful

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – H is for… heart balloon in my case

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Add a heart

Our Creative Corner – Tic Tac Toe ( twine, stamps, embossing powder)

Paper Sweeties – Inspiration photo

{PIN}spiration Challenge – Inspiration photo

Cute Card Thursday – Crazy in Love

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge – Anything Goes

Have a wonderful weekend and hope you have sunshine today too!  If you get a chance to shop, here’s the Printworks info…

 

This Saturday we will be offering 10% off your entire order plus a free grab bag of some Vintage Printworks Product only found at our warehouse sale.
(Minimum Order of $25)
 
The Free Grab Bag will include: 
1 Large Stamp, 2 Medium Stamps, 3 Small Stamps, and Diecuts.
 
Use code WAREHOUSE2015 in the COMMENT section of our website to receive the special. The 10% discount will be deducted from your total when we ship the order.
Offer Valid Saturday, February 7th only. Minimum $25 Purchase Required.

 

Thanks for stopping by!  TTUL!

Stamps and Supplies I used…

cards · CAS · Christmas · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Simon Says Stamp · Winter

poppystamps and SSS dies…

 


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I’ve had this card made for a couple weeks and just now remembering to get it posted!  I saw the challenge is snow this week at CASology and it jogged my brain! yay!  So I’m linking up there!

A glittery, shiny, CAS card, perfect for a white Christmas!  Come on snow! haha

 

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And on the inside bottom right I die cut a silver snowflake and glued it partially in the corner… pretty!  Forgot to take a picture of that though!

LOVE these new poppystamps word dies!  They are just gorgeous cuts!  LOVE them, I do!

The Simon Says Stamps snowflakes are gorgeous too and cut in the silver metallic that I didn’t take a picture of…perfect!  Fire me as a photographer! lol

I used the Perfect Layers Rulers to cut the silver mat, then adhered the layers to a white card-base.

This turned out to be a pretty much an A7 size card… hehe

Also linking up to the following…

Crazy for CAS Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Winter Inspiration photos

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Anything Goes

Scrapyland Challenge – Holidays (poppystamps die)

Tis the Season Challenge – jeweled snowflake inspiration

 

Thanks for stopping by on this busy Saturday before Christmas!  eek is right!

Dies and Supplies I used on this card…

cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Perfect Layers Tools · Winter

Winnie & Walter Playdate #4…

I just had to make a card for this challenge!  Over on the Winnie & Walter blog there is a chance to design with their January release for one lucky winner!  oh, I love their stamps and dies, so here’s my entry!

I stamped again and only used one die!  I used my scissors and cut the stamped greenery and pinecones!  Happy stamper! lol

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I stamped the pine branch from the Winter Wonderland stamp set with Versafine green ink and the pine cones from the same set with Distress Gathered Twigs ink.  I inked the edges of the kraft A2 size card and stamped the berries with Gathered Twigs also.

I stamped the Into the Woods stamp with Distress Chipped Sapphire ink and spritzed with Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Sparkle Spritz spray.

I used the Perfect Layers Rulers to cut the white mat for the tree stamp.

 

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After I mounted the branches on foam squares to the card base, I glued on the die cut word Peace, I die cut it in white and inked it with Distress Gathered Twigs ink, then spritzed everything again with Sparkle and Frost Sprays.

I like it! yay!  Hope you had a fun day today!

Linking to challenges..

Winnie and Walter 

Simon Says Stamps Work it Wednesday

Moxie Fab World – Tree-mendous Tree Challenge 

Simon Says – Anything Goes

Scroll down to see my earlier post…awesome news from Printworks and other great Black Friday deals too! 

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Birthday · cards · Christmas · copics · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · rubber stamps · Shopping · Simon Says Stamp · Washi Tape

Sales and Cards…

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YAY!  So fun to take it easy this a.m., today marks the beginning of the hustle and bustle!  Tim is out checking out the Christmas tree place.  If you don’t get there right when they open, the tall ones are gone!  I’m watching for stamp sales online…I wanted to share this one right away!

 

and this one for Blick Art Materials… love their Copic prices and great place for watercolor paper, color pencils etc.

 

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Then I wanted to share that Printworks has a Limited Edition Snowman again this year and NEW STAMPS!

 

 

Visit our sample gallery for additional samples from this brand new release!

 

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TODAY (11/28/14) ONLY use code BLACKFRIDAY2014

 

Insert the code BLACKFRIDAY2014 into the coupon code section on our website and receive the following:

 

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  • 10% off your entire order
  • FREE shipping
  • The gift picture above (5 chunky tags, E3123, and A3124)

 


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Nicole says,

“Also, be sure to like us on Facebook. Starting Thanksgiving and running through the weekend we will be offering a special gift exclusively to our Facebook followers. The only way to get the gift is to look for the code on our page!
Everyone here at Printworks is very excited for our biggest specials of the year…we hope you are, too!”

 

Here’s a few cards using Printworks stamps!

 

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and on the inside…

 

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and some good advice…

 

 

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For the times you need a birthday card at Christmas…Printworks has awesome images and sentiments just right for the occasion!

 

and even a California Christmas of sorts!  hehe

 

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Perfect Layers Rulers and Mat to layer the scene to the white card.  Enter code Psparks for 10% off your entire order! You’ll love them!!!  Free cutting mat through the end of November!

 

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Stamps and supplies I used…
washi tape (K & co. smash book)
3mm red glitter domes (Mark Richards)
Linking up the Santa and Beach card to…

 

Thanks for checking in today!  Happy weekend to you!