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CCDesigns…A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiments

A fairy step card for you today!  oh what fun coloring these dinky little fairies from Sweet November… scroll down to my post from yesterday to see another card using this new kit!

I stamped using my stamp a ma jig for positioning… video under the tutorial tab above.  Papertrey Ink card-stock and Hammermill.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  The sentiments are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink… the best stuff on the market for stamping sentiments… so clean and crisp… be sure to allow time for it to dry though… a few minutes at least.  I used the stamp a ma jig to position on the banner die cuts… how to in the same video.  I used the Versafine cube ink pad to just ink up part of the sentiment for the loving wishes.  I love all the stuff you can do with a handy, dandy stamp a ma jig!

Copic colors I used..

Dresses, BV 11, 13, 15 – YG 01, 03, 05 – R81, 83, 85 – B000, 01, 02
Hair,  C’s – E50, YR31, 21, 23, 26 – E30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 37 – E97, 08, 18, 19
Skin,  E0000, 000, 00, 11 and diluted R20 for cheeks

Capture the magic today and happy weekend to you!  I’m off to stamp club this afternoon.  It’s gonna take a trunk to pack up all this show and tell!  Wish you could come!  Wouldn’t that be fun!  I ran out of time last month to take any show and tell.  Hopefully I can get it together for today and pack up what I need for the program too!   Take care and talk to you soon!

Linking up to these challenges…

Fun with shapes and more – Summer
Inspire me Friday – Always anything goes
Simply Create Too – Summertime 

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CCDesigns…A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiments Preview Day One and Printworks coupon!

Today the ATS DT is previewing a NEW whimsical, charming rubber stamp kit, illustrated by Amy Young for CC Designs …Sweet November’s A Little Bit of Magic Fairy and Sentiment set.  


“Thank you Fairy Much!” is from the NEW Fairy sentiment set and “have a magical day” is from the Magical Wishes Sentiment set.  I used my stamp a ma jig to stamp the sentiments… pull down the tutorial tab under the header picture for a video on how to use it to stamp sentiments.  The Mushrooms are from the Mushroom stamp set.

I had to use the Leafy Branch die too…

I used sketch #43 from Freshly Made Sketches  blog, HERE.

The fairies are stamped on Hammermill Color Copy 80# cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 11 and diluted R20 for cheeks

Yellow dress fairy –
hair is E50, 51, 53, 55
dress and wings are E11, 13, 15, 18

Pink dress fairy –
hair is the E30’s
dress is R11, 12, 14
wings are BG70, 72

Green dress fairy –
hair is E50, YR31, YR21, YR23
dress is YG91, 93
wings are R11, 12

The background is BG70 colored all over…

I used an old Martha Stewart border punch,  cut it down to a size that would fit through the Quilling Creations crimper so it’s “ruffly” looking!  Makes me happy! hehe  The butterfly is an EK Success punch.

Thanks so much for joining me for this preview post!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another cute card you won’t want to miss!  Take care!

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Designing with die cuts…

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This is Sweet November’s Garden Girl Lucy!  I added flowers to her arms… the stamped image has her holding seeds!    So cute and fun to color!  Lucy is stamped on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic sketch markers.  Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 11, 93 and a little R20 diluted with R00 for cheeks.  Hair – E50’s.  Hat and Apron – E 40’s.  Dress – BG70 and 72.   Mushrooms are the lower E30’s and E08, 11, 13 and 15… I know… way too many colors for tiny mushrooms! lol

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I die cut the NEW 9 Petal Flower and Branch die multiple times and have it vining around the Spooky Fence die.  I made a video to show how I do the flowers.  The Mushroom Border is a CC Designs die cut and so is the Grass Border.  I put the Grass Border through the Quilling Creations mini crimper… love how it looks!

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I  love using words on cards!  Just something about text and black and what it adds to the whole composition.   I have a how to video on stamping sentiments on cards with the Stamp a ma jig… pull down under the Tutorials tab under the blog header and you’ll see it listed there.

The sentiments I used today are from the NEW AmyR Stamps Sweet Sentiments set.


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Challenges I’m linking to…
 Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog – Gardener’s World
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge blog – Summer
Sarah Hurley Challenge blog – Dimension and Texture
Shelly’s Images Challenge blog – What the Text!

Thanks for stopping by to see today’s Preview post!

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Patriotic Patty…

It’s a bird… it’s a plane…. it’s Patty!!!  and she’s awesome!  So cute… stamped on PTI select white card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers…

Hair – E50, 51, 52, 55, 57

Skin – Eoooo, 000, 00, 11, 13  Cheeks – R20 diluted with R00

Shirt – R24, 27, 29, 59

Shorts – 91, 93, 95, 97, 99

Shoes – E43, 44, 47

Rocket – R24, 27, 29, 59,  B95, 97, 99,   Silver and Gold Signo Gel pens

Pattern Paper is a little mat stack from K & Co. called Americana  (it’s old).  Mats cut with the Perfect Layers Tools.  Clouds sponged on with Rosies Roadshow cloud template and Memento Summer sky ink.

I followed the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge – I did rotate it, to the left.

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge – Patriotic/ Military/ Fireworks

Fab ‘n Funky Challenges – Cute and Girly

Paper Pretties Challenge – Red, White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Sporty and/or Patriotic

Patty says, “enjoy the show on the 4th”!  It’ll be awesome!  Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Sweet November Patriotic Betsy…

Rah, Rah, Rah!   It’s daytime,  so I made pinwheels instead of keeping with sparklers, for Sweet November Patriotic Pixie Betsy!  I ❤ them! I used a 5/8 inch square punch to punch the double sided pattern paper… poked a hole in the center of the square… cut up toward the hole from each corner… then folded one tip from each corner up to meet the center hole.  When I put in the teeny 1/16th in brads,  I caught those tips and kept them under the brad.

It’s June Release Tuesday Review on the All That Scraps Blog today, HERE.  If you want to see lot of fabulous designing… click over!  You won’t be disappointed!

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Betsy is inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock,  cut out and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Hair – E50, 30, 23, 25, 27, 29,  Skin – E0000, 000, 00, 21, Cheeks – R20 diluted with R00, Red – R24, 27, 29, 59,  Skirt – B91, 93, 95, 97, 99.

I used CC Designs Butterflies Postage set (images stamped with Pumice Stone Distress ink), It’s Your Birthday Sentiment set and Beach sentiments set (stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink).  I did use my Stamp a ma jig to position the sentiments.

The pattern paper is from K & Company. One of their little pads they make and say they’re for matting photos. I’ve had it for a couple years though… sorry… it’s a good one!  I was sure tickled to find it stashed away here!  lol  Edges all inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.  I found an Americana 12×12 paper pad from K & Company online… linked below… not the same thing but might give the older style look…

The little clouds are from the smallest Fiskars cloud punch series… so cute! (the smallest I could find says medium)  I colored them a little with some Warm gray copics…  W0, 1, 3.

The grass is CC Designs Cutters Grass border die!  oh,  I LOVE this die!  I crimped it too… love this little crimper! hehe… sorry gals…JK! lol   I gave it some inking with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Ink Blending tool.

I used the Perfect Layers 1/8th in. tool to cut the red layer.

Card base is 5 x 7, cut from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of kraft card-stock.  Scored with a Martha Stewart score board.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Fun With Shapes – Summer and use punches or dies (square punch for pinwheels, label punch for sentiment)

The Kraft Journal – use kraft and the Good ‘ol Summertime (kraft card base)

Paper Playtime – Anything Goes and a sentiment

Paper Pretties – Red White and Blue

Simon Says Stamp and Show – a bit of brown

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well… hip, hip, hooray!  Have a great day!  Thanks for visiting!  Wish we could get together IRL!

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Sweet Garden Gnome Elsie…


Hi everyone!  It’s CC Designs Thursday Review day on the ATS blog… HERE.  Illustrator Amy Young’s newest line is the Sweet November Garden Gnomes, Adele, Elsie and Tilly.  So charming!


I used some October Afternoon pattern paper from an 8×8 pad..Sidewalks.  I paper pieced Elsie’s clothes, shoe and watering can.  I hand stitched the stamped stitched marks.  Some Prima flowers, a Wilton 4 in. doily from Walmart, machine stitching and the Leafy Branch die.  Oh,  I punched circles for the flower centers.  Used a stylus and mouse pad to make them round up and stuck them on a bitty piece of mounting tape.  Layers are all cut with the PERFECT LAYERING TOOLS!  love them!  Links below…


I edged all the papers with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Looking forward to a pleasant weekend… lots of memories to treasure and more to make with family!  Some more stamping coming too! Take care!  ttul!

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Enjoy your special day…

This sentiment makes me think of my friend Annette (a very talented stamper, you can see some of her work on our stamp club blog HERE) who is celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sunday!  I think her DH is the gardener though but still… it is a very special celebration!  Congrats Annette and Dick!

This is a new gal, Tilly from the Sweet November Garden Gnome collection.  Bless her heart… workin’ away… I’m sure her roses are gorgeous and her tomatoes truly red and tasty!  There are two more of these cuties and you can see them in the Preview post if you click over to the ATS blog, HERE.  Four Preview days this week for All That Scraps!  That’s a lot of NEW and you can see it and purchase it in the STORE tonight at 8 p.m. CST.  YES, that’s earlier… yea!  I like earlier myself! = )

The sentiment I used is from the NEW All About Dad Sentiment Set.  Lots of great phrases and words that can be used all year round too!

I love stamping on the cloud dies… and there’s my fave Leafy Branch die… perfect for garden greenery!!!  Check out that sun!  That’s the Sunflower die!  Awesome CC Designs Cutters dies!   I pierced my papers and hand stitched with buttonhole thread.  The little rose is from Prima and the 6×6 paper pad I used is Pretty Party from Crate paper…very cool pad!  A pink piece with strawberries,  a piece with sewing pattern pieces on it… 2 each of 18 different patterns… I used five of them on this card!

I stamped Tilly on Canson Manga 150# Drawing card with Colorbox Wicked Black Archival ink and colored her with Ranger Distress Markers.  So fun!  love these markers… no I don’t love any markers better than another….. I LOVE them all!   = )

One last picture… yesterday was a family day here… makes a grandma so happy.  I have to share the artwork from Jace.  One of our grandsons that will be two in July!  He’s an artist!  He can make a masterpiece outside the lines!  Pretty sure that pink butterfly down there got colored by big sister with a marker…. she just couldn’t leave it! lol

Jace used AmyR Stamps Butterfly Sentiment set… I stamped them because it had to be waterproof ink and it’s on watercolor paper. Into the art museum a.k.a. mom’s smash book! lol

AND,  YES.. you NEED THESE!!!!  NEW Spring Limited Edition  Distress Ink pads!!!  hohoho… more colors to edge papers with… more colors to paint with… more colors to use for resist stamping…more to LOVE!   HERE they are!!!  ATS has the best shipping policy… free ship with a $40 order… awesome!  Don’t miss out on these pads!

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