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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…

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The Give a way Winner and more cards…

AND… the winner is….

Lynn Gauthier!!!!

CLAP! CLAP! Congrats Lynn!!!  YAY for you!

I had Breanna pick a number between 1 and 63 and she picked 42!  Congrats Lynn!  Send me an email with your mailing information!

I tried to add names… for some reason you all didn’t put your names in for each thing, so I had to add a bunch.  Lesson learned…links must be too big a pain…stick with comments I guess!

THANK YOU Cindy from Starlitstudio!

I started posting the cards I designed and taught at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape a week ago… eek… time gets away so fast!  HERE’S the post with the Sunflower cards and HERE’S the post from a couple weeks ago telling about the weekend and about the process of getting ready for the classes.

Today I’m posting the other three cards…

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‘fore you’ – layering up dies to create a scene.  Love making scenes!  Memory Box dies and stamps and poppystamps dies.

I had the ladies cut out the golf cart in white cardstock and color the pieces with markers. Easy and so cute!

 

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more Memory Box and poppystamps dies…the Memory Box Chic Chevron makes an appearance on the panel.  Inked with Mowed Lawn Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.  Some spatters and sequins add to the fun of the design!

Linking up this card to the Keep it Simple Challenge – Splatters

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YAY!  My Pavilia Bloom card was in the favorites at SCS on Sunday!  Thank you ladies!

 

 

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I had the ladies emboss the flower just like I did in this video HERE.  Then it was inked with Dusty Concord Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool.

 

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Another sweet Summer scene with Memory Box and poppystamps dies.  So fun to make!  I love step cards!

Linking my card to the Seize your Birthday Challenge – Summer Time

My card was a winner there too!  Thank you ladies!

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Enjoy the Summer days!  We’re sure having some beautiful ones here in Iowa.  Love it when it’s not so hot and humid!   I hope to hop on my bike for a bit today!  : )

Thanks for visiting!  Love hearing from you and hope you enjoyed my cards today!

Dies, stamps and supplies I used to create these cards…

Birthday · cards · copics · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · LOVE · Magnolia · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Spring · Step card · Valentine

Some of My Favorite Creations for 2013…

Debby has a linky party for your Favorite Five creations for 2013 going on HERE…  I tried to keep it to five but it didn’t work.  I stopped at 12! lol

Catered Crop has a remembering 2013 linky party HERE

AND… I started a Facebook page for my blog… click over to like it if you have time! 

Welcome Winter ATC’s

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Tilda with Mittens

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Love Snowman

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Tilda with Heart Arrows

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Tilda Hiding Heart

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Meadow Bird with a Spring Song

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Jasper Leaves

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Mannequin in the Rain

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Tilda with Lace Flag

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Marvelous Bridge Step card

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Just a Note

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Chess Tilda

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Happy New Year to you friends, kindred stampers and papercrafters!  TFL!  Looking forward to more in 2014!  Be watching…Memory Box new designs coming soon!  Blog Blitz starts the 6th!

cards · Christmas · Distress Ink coloring · Magnolia · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Step card · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Christmas Challenge…

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‘O Holy Night’…looking at this card IRL takes me right to the true meaning of Christmas!   I love this Nativity Collection from Magnolia Rubber Stamps!  Edwin the Wiseman is colored with Distress markers on Canson watercolor paper and has a sparkly coat and crown from the Wink of Stella Clear Brush Glitter marker. I love the Star of Wonder Memory Box dies cut from the Silver Coredinations glitter card-stock too!

Here’s a close up of Edwin…

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The Challenge at Tilda’s Town for this week, starting today is Christmas!

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 used A Merry Christmas text stamp  HERE, Edwin as Wiseman HERE, Jacob the Camel HERE and Paradise Palm HERE.   Star of Wonder dies HERE.

Challenges I’m linking to…
Cute Card Thursday – Christmas Catch up
Magnolia Down Under – Anything Goes
You, Me and Magnolia – Christmas
Time for Magnolia – Christmas in Anything but Square

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Always love having you ‘over’!  I’m still hoping to get a few more Christmas cards made!  Last minute me!  Oh wait, I better do some shopping too! lol

Take care and ttul!

cards · copics · Magnolia · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Step card · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, On the Road Tilda…

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Hi everyone!  Wow!  Time Flies!  I’ve been gone and now it’s time to switch gears from what I’ve been doing!  That’s a challenge! lol  I’ve missed you all!!!

Time for this week’s challenge at Tilda’s Town challenges blog.  We’re celebrating ‘Special Occasions’…. hope you can get inky and play along!

I love this new Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection… you’ll find her at Tilda’s Town. com.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your Summer has been good!

cards · Christmas · Class · Classes · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Step card

NEW Memory Box Merry and Bright…

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Another nostalgic Christmas scene that brings back memories of growing up in the city.  Oh I had fun creating this card!  When I first saw the new release I spent hours pouring over what I could do with them all!  When they got here, I had to adjust a little but in the end,  I’m so happy with everything I’ve made so far!  I hope they inspire you and add creative energy to your day!  : )

*** This is one of the cards I’ll be teaching in Sacramento, CA the weekend of August 3rd and 4th!  It would be so awesome to meet you!  If you’re in the area join us for some creating fun!***  HERE is the store newsletter with all the class info…

I used a lot of dies and a new stamps too… I’ll link to them all below.  White card-stock for the card base, Memory Box Licorice, Granny Smith, Lagoon, Raspberry card-stocks, silver card-stock and Doodlebug Glitter paper for the snow and stars.

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Inside, I had to add the new Gift Bag die and the top hat from the Holiday Hats dies.  OH and that Washi Tape Stripes and have yourself a Merry little Christmas are both NEW stamps from Memory Box too!  Awesome!

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Can you tell I’m excited to share?!!! yea!  I’ll be back on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons with more cards for this class.

I sure appreciate your visits and comments!  I’m working away here and not getting back to everyone as good as I usually do but your words always bring a smile to my face and encouragement to my heart to keep working away!  ❤  Thank you!

***Click over to the Memory Box blog, HERE and comment for chances to win on the blog blitz posts! ***

Supplies I used on this card…

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Memory Box Marvelous Bridge step card…

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I had fun creating this step card for one of my classes in Ottumwa, Iowa!  It’s a city with a lot of bridges and hot air balloon festivities too!  I do have a few class kits left for purchase if any of you are interested.  They come with complete instructions, die cuts for three cards and I can stamp the sentiments for you if you’d like too. I would mail priority with delivery confirmation.  Email tab is under my blog header.

The Marvelous Bridge die is so cool!  I teamed it up with the new Dancing Butterflies die, Balloon die, Puffy Clouds and the Grand Old Oak tree.  Then from Poppystamps dies, I used the Picket Fence and Grassland dies.

Memory Box Dill, Granny Smith, Water, Licorice, Vanilla Bean, Dove Gray, Kraft, Raspberry and White card-stock.  Currant Distressed Dots paper.

So glad you stopped by! Happy Memory Box creating!

p.s. tomorrow the Memory Box design team starts showing the new Fall and Christmas release over on the Outside the Box, Memory Box blog, HERE  

Supplies I used to make this card…

cards · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Spring · Step card

Memory Box…Mannequin in the rain?

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Is this too silly to post? ok, Don’t answer that! lol  I got this mannequin die without the dresses that go with it…so I’ve been puzzling over it. A couple days ago I got this idea to put it with the umbrella in the rain!  So it just grew from there! lol  (I know, the buttons are big but it just adds to the whimsy of it? a raincoat!)

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I had fun making it into a front panel step card and bringing in the tree too!  It screams Spring!  I forgot to add dandelions though! hahaha

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The rain die was really fun and easy to run through several times to make the raindrop background.  Lots of Memory Box dies, stamp and card-stocks…Water, Key Lime Gingham, Licorice Gingham, Licorice Distressed Dots,  Sage, Vanilla Bean and Cherry Blossom.

Hope this finds you laughing in the rain! (it’s raining here)  Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Happy Day!  Susie listed my card in the SCS Favorites thread this week!  Thanks Susie!

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Shopping links to the products and tools I used…

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Memory Box – Hello Spring…

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Spring is around the corner!  Yesterday we stopped at my mother-in-law’s and sure enough, her daffodils are coming up!

I started this step card with the Orchard Tree Frame die.  I cut it three times and layered/glued them together.  If you get a little glue where you don’t want it,  I linked below to the adhesive pick up I use… it’s the best one, in my opinion!  The background piece is Memory Box Morroccan Bluebird card-stock,  I ran it through the big shot with the frame die but I didn’t shim it, that way it didn’t cut clear through. The pieces that did cut completely I pieced them back in.  The next layer up was cut in black and the top layer in white.  The white layer I colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

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I used the Summer Border die for the bottom.  I cut it out of Memory Box color card-stock and pieced it together.  I cut two green pieces, cutting the flowers and stems completely off of one.  Then I sanded them, just a touch!

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I LOVE the Parker lower case alphabet!  I die cut it in white and mounted the words ‘hello spring’ with thin mounting squares that I cut into strips.  I used Poppystamps Picket Fence die and Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Set of Swings, Lavish Branch and Vintage Bicycle dies. I cut the swing out of white card-stock and colored it with Copics to look like rope and a tire.

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Step cards are easy to make and so fun to create a scene with!    There’s a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers, HERE.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Di’s Digi Design Challenges – Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
ABC Challenge – Just as you like
A Gem of a Challenge – Easter/Spring
Oozak March Challenge – Anything Goes and Spring

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Happy Spring to you and yours!

Shopping…

Looking back.... · Step card

Looking Back @ 2012, part two…

July
Once again… hard to narrow it down to just one for July!

Scandinavian House and Bicycle Step card Scene – Marianne Design

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Tailor Tilda  – Magnolia stamps

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August

Tilda’s Family – Magnolia stamps

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September

Edwin Hiking step card with Walter – Magnolia stamps

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October
oh dear, too many to pick a favorite! lol

Hay Ride Kiddos – Stampendous stamps

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CAS Poinsettia – Papertrey Ink

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Santa Edwin – Magnolia stamps

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November

Merry Christmas – PrintWorks Collection

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December

Christmas Kiddos Stampendous stamps

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 Happy New Year!  Thank you for your friendship and all your encouraging words this year.  I deeply appreciate it!

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Looking back @ 2012 part one…

January
narrowed it down to 2! lol

No Place Like Home – PrintWorks Collection stamps
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #121.  Thank you Loll!

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It Had to be YOU – Printworks Collection stamps

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February

Winter Fun! – Marianne Design

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March

Spring Has Sprung – CC Designs

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April
oops!  narrowed it down to 3!

Princess Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies

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Memory Box Window Scene

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Marianne Design Step card
Chosen as a favorite for the year @ Splitcoast Stampers  Favorites: The Best of 2012   post #171.  Thank you Kecia!

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May

Love is an Adventure of the Heart – Magnolia stamps and dies

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June
toooooo many for this month too! : )

Hello Butterfly Tilda – Magnolia stamps and dies

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Liberty Tilda – Magnolia Stamps and dies

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Lazy Days of Summer – Magnolia stamps and dies

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Magical Mimi – Penny Black stamps

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Relax – Marianne Design

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I can see I better stop here and do another post tomorrow with the rest of the year!  yikes… this got long fast!

2011’s Top Five cards for the year

Guess I didn’t do this for 2009 and 2010… all I can say is WOW,  time sure flies when you’re stamping and blogging!  Thanks for stopping by and looking!

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Linking up to Debby’s linky favorites of the year party!

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 Happy New Year’s Eve!  I’ll be back tomorrow with June through December.

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Scroll down for the link to Scrapping Center’s 30% off SALE… today’s the last day!

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Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Step card · Tilda's Town

Magnolia…Tilda’s Town…Autumn Colors

Friday rolls around so fast!  The closer we get to Christmas, the faster time goes!  Such an exciting time for our family!  One new grandson… another grand baby due any day…celebrating two granddaughters birthdays next weekend… Fun Fall times!

The NEW challenge at Tilda’s Town today is Autumn Colors, read all about it, HERE.  
We’d love to have you enter!

So…this morning I thought it’d be fun to look back at some of my older Magnolia creations… most with Autumn Colors.  Scroll through and smile with me…I love Magnolia stamps because they are so fun to create scenes with. Scroll down a couple posts to see the newest Fall card I made with Magnolia stamps. Check out some Magnolia stamps, HERE and HERE.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend too!  Relaxing would be nice! I think mine will be hectic but that is good too!  I’ll be back later or tomorrow to show what we’re making at stamp club this afternoon.  TFL!

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Not Autumn Colors but she is an Autumn image called,  So Spooky Tilda

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Remembering… I love these stamps…they are in stock HERE

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cards · Distress Ink coloring · Doohickey's Dies · Fall · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Scrapping Center · Step card · Tilda's Town

Magnolia – Edwin Hiking…

Hi everyone!  The new challenge for this week at Tilda’s Town, HERE, is to ‘create an Autumn scene’.   Well,  I have lots of new stuff that needs used!  So I had to get out this new Tall Tree die I’ve had since the end of May and use it!  I used watercolor paper for all of this card.

This photos shows the side step folding and layering.  I couldn’t find a Magnolia grass die to link to,  so I linked up to a couple other grass dies that will work well for scenes too!

I have to tell you about a new store I’ll be linking to a lot!  I’m so excited about the extensive lines they carry and I think you’ll like it too!  All the stuff I use and love!

Over 90,000 products in stock, ready to ship!  When you shop through my links,  I’ll receive credit to keep buying new stamps and supplies to share here on my blog!   I really appreciate it because I love to stamp and share!

The Scrapping Center has tons of stamps!  Inky Impressions,  Stampendous, Hero Arts, Stampavie, Art Impressions, Magnolia, Stamping Bella and I could go on and on!  Dies too!  Pull down under papercrafting to die-cutting…. I could shop all day!!!

Back to Hiking Edwin… what a handsome guy!  I watercolored all of the images and the die cuts with Distress inks.  I linked to the colors I used below.   Don’t you love Walter the moose?  Cuter than cute.  Although I’m sure he’s yukky IRL! lol   You’ll find these new Magnolia stamps from the Turning Leaves collection at TildasTown.com HERE!  Awesome service… free shipping no matter how big your order… discounts the more you buy!  I love it when an order comes fast!

I cut the watercolor paper 8.5 x 5.5 in.,  then made the side steps.  The first step is 3/4 in, the second is 1 in. and the back one is  2  1/2 in.

I couldn’t find the birds on the sign stamp to link to… I don’t know the name either.  If you want to know holler and I can research some more later.  I used my stamp a ma jig to stamp the words on the sign… it’s an old Hero Arts stamp… lots of stamps would work on a sign!

Challenge blogs I’m linking to…
Just Magnolia – Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge – Leaves
Challenges for Everybody – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Autumn Gold
Simon Says Stamp – Put a Stamp on it

Happy Fall ya’all and Happy Shopping!  Hope you check out the store!  Thanks for stopping by!  It’s good to be back!  (I’ve been working on Christmas cards for Printworks!)

Stamps and Such…

ATS Review · Birthday · cards · CC Cutters · CC Designs · copics · Perfect Layers Tools · rubber stamps · Step card · Sugarplums

CC Designs Cupcake Trevor celebrates!

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 Sugarplums Cupcake Trevor and Cupcake Emma are showing off!  Bring on the candles and cake!  One of our grandson’s just turned two and he sure was good at blowing out those two candles!  Breanna used a construction theme for the party and it was so cute with brownies coming out of that digger! (or whatever that is!)  = )

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I stamped Cupcake Trevor on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.

I used a lot of CC Designs Cutters dies and jazzed them up with crimpers, Copics and a white gel pen.

The Sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the same white card-stock and punched with a circle punch… edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

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The cupcakes are from the new CC Designs Sweet Treat die! A very cool die, a cupcake, ice cream cone, confetti and frosting!  I love the five little circles (confetti)… stick them on with Tombow Mono Multi glue and the QK Quick Stik.  The Squiggles and Balloons are CC Designs Cutters dies also.  I crimped the cupcake papers with the “tube wringer” crimper and the strips of wavy frosting with the Quilling Creations mini crimper!  Love that thing!

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Cute kid!  His hair is colored with Copic E30’s series.  I stamped the cupcake on  colored card-stock, cut them out, crimped the bottom/cupcake paper and adhered them to the completed, colored Trevor. Oh,  glued on the five dots from the Sweet Treats die!

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I cut the CC Designs Candle border in yellow and green… cut the flames off the green and glued it to the yellow.  I added white gel pen to the wick.

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Happy Birthday to YOU!  

Stamps and Such…

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Thanks for looking!!!