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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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Happy Easter…

I don’t have a new card to share today but I pulled this Happy Easter card out of the “archives”…   So cute!

We’re enjoying the weather in IA… 6 of the grands here to play yesterday afternoon… so fun!  A couple of the girls and I cut scrap paper into useable sizes part of the time… fun to see that paper stack up.  Now if I could just get that card finished that I started last week! ugh!  I keep moving it out of the way to do something else!  lol

Take care and ttul!

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Paprika is glad it’s Spring!

She’s such a pretty thing!  Love how she colored up!  Paprika is part of the March Sweet November release at All That!   She’s out enjoying the wildflowers/paper from a 6×6 Crate Paper pad

Here’s a close up… how I colored her. Hair is E50, E51, YR31, Y35, Eyes are BG01, 02, 05

I did wipe off her elfish ear… ugh… shame on me… well,  I had to try and see if it’d work! I love it!

Are you loving the Logos sets that Christine is illustrating now?  I used one from the Woodland Logos set released last month and one from the Spring Logos set that is part of the March release.  Cool… very fun… stamped in a fun green color… Versafine Spanish Moss… love this color!  I forget to stamp in color ink… Black is such a good color! lol

And of course I had to use the CC Designs Cutters Leafy Branch die… they’re back in stock!  yea!  YES,  you do need it!  = )  And the small butterfly from the Butterfly Border die… yes,  it is smaller than the butterflies in the Butterflies Die set.

I think I took enough photos… silly… just post ’em all when you can’t decide!  That’s what I do! snicker!

The inside… All you need is Faith and Trust and a little bit of Pixie Dust… one of last month’s Woodland Logos…

Thanks for stopping by to meet Paprika!  There’s a great post on the ALL That Scraps Blog featuring the Sweet November release… check out the cards from the other DT gals… HERE.

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Penelope and Zip…

Penelope and Zip definitely brighten the day!  Super cute!  I stamped them both with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermil Color Copy Cover,  cut them out and colored them with Copic Sketch markers.  Penelope’s dress colors are BG11, 53, 75.  Hair colors are E50, 51, 31, 34.  Shoes are E40’s.  Zip is colored with YG00,01,02,03.

I used my favorite die ever to look like tree branches up in the left corner and sprigs down with the sentiment.  The little flowers I used today are from a Martha Stewart border punch… teeny four leaf sweeties.  I lay them on a mouse pad and push down in the center with the smallest tip embossing stylus.  I did put a black mark in the center and a teeny bit of R81 too.

Amazing again how easy it is to layer with the Perfect Layers Tools/Rulers… I used my Omnigrid 1 in x 6 in. ruler and mini rotary cutter to cut around the sentiment… then cut the layers with the Perfect Layers Tools 1/16th in.   Sweet!  love them! (link on the right in my sidebar)  Yes,  I am an enabler… but I will never tell you about something that I’m not completely sold on too!

What a happy dragonfly!  I sparkled up his wings with Distress stickles.. the clear one… Man that stuff comes out in a blob!  I had to spread it around with my paper piercer… the hole is too big in the bottle or I just don’t know how to do it!   I do like how it looks though… whew… he’s so cute all cut out!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the CC Designs March Release Previews with me!  Click over to the All That Scraps blog, HERE,  for more inspiration from the team and a chance to win the NEW Sweet November release!

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Jilly’s Candle and a cupcake kind of day!

Jilly’s excited about another birthday!  Like all kids, she loves candles!  Jilly’s Candle is one of the NEW Birthday Fairwees from Sweet November in the CC Designs January release at All That   Today is Tuesday Review day on the All That Scraps blog, HERE…more fabulous creations from the Design Team gals.

I stamped Jilly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill 80# Color Copy Cover and colored her with Copic Sketch Markers.  I really like this card-stock…super smooth,  colors blend and it’s easy to fussy cut too!   She’s a cutie and fun to color too!

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Thanks for stopping by to celebrate!  I sure hope to get more stamping done this week… it’s a busy birthday month around here!  Take care!

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January Birthday Review day…

I colored up little Daphne’s Balloons from CC Designs Sweet November Fairwees Birthday collection for today’s post.   She’s hangin’ on so cute…lovin’ those balloons!  Kids and balloons… Tim’s mom loves to give the grands balloons and they love them too…they make me so nervous! Pinching and poking makes me sure they will pop! lol  The new Party Time Logos in the CC Designs January release are so cool!  Be sure to check them out!  I have something I want to try with one of them but not sure it’s gonna work yet…

Daphne is stamped on Hammermill Color Copy Cover 80# paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Her hair is E23, 25, 27 and 29;  her face is E000,00,11, R20,22; her wings are BG00, 01;  her dress is E81, 87, R24, 27, 29.  Balloons are YR12, 04, 07 and W1 over the top and R 24, 27, 29, 59 and W5 over the top.

I used the tops of the CCD Cutters Mistletoe die for the tree tops.  Added a little foliage “look” with Copics YG93 and 95.  The pattern paper I used is from Simple Stories Happy Day 6×6  pad.  I love the pad but they are sure different colors to photograph…bet it was just that orange throwin’ me off kilter!  eek! lol  It’s really not fluorescent IRL!

Check out the other birthday creations from the All That Scraps Design Team on the ATS blog,  HERE.

Thanks for stopping by for the celebration! ttul!

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Birthday Surprise!

Surprise!  I’m back, three days in a row!  Amazing! lol Today’s Preview for CC Designs is the NEW Sweet November Birthday Fairwees release.  I used Piper’s Surprise.  Over on the ATS blog, HERE,  you can see all the other adorable new images,  six in all!  Be sure to link up for a chance to win on all three Preview Day posts!

I went with a CAS card today…although the simple part sure can’t count toward the amount of time spent! I find that clean and simple takes me almost as long as the other kind of cards I normally do!!!  Wacko! It doesn’t help when you make booboos!  haha!

The sentiment is from CC Designs AmyR Stamps Mixed Messages Sentiment set… the embossing is done with Nestabilities Labels 18.  Piper is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Papertrey ink select white card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Hair E50, YR31, 21, 23, 24 and E37; Skin E000, 00, 21 and a diluted (w/R00) R20 for the cheeks; Present BG01, 02, 05; Bow W3, R35, 37, 39.  White Signo  Gel pen for the white dots.

All That Scraps still has a clearance sale going on,  link over in my sidebar, close to the top.  New Products too!  Super sweet new stamps by Sylvia Zet, postmarks  and  neat paper pads! HERE‘s the New Products category in the store if you want to see!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the show on the ATS blog.  I’ll post links to the new release tonight!  Thanks for shopping through my blog!  I appreciate it!  Happy Stamping!

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Sweet November Winter Kids Zach…

All That Scraps Tuesday review today… CC Designs Sweet November Winter Kids line is featured today on the ATS blog HERE.  I needed one more Christmas card for a nephew last night… Zach was perfect for a young man!  I tried coloring his headband or what is that called?  camouflage. lol  The piece of pattern paper is from October Afternoon’s 8×8 campfire pad.  The holly punch is from The Punch Bunch and I punched it in two colors and layered the lighter over the darker.  I had to edge the papers with Walnut stain Distress ink and my ink blending tool.  AmyR stamps Snowman Sayings for the Coolest Holiday Greetings sentiment.  Zach is “cool”!

Challenges… Stampin’ for the Weekend  – anything goes; The ABC Challenge – F is for Frosty;

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Thanks for stopping by!  have a great stamping week!

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Meet Max and Georgia…new Winter Kids

So cute!  Having fun in the snow!  Four new Winter Kids from Sweet November this December release.  To see the other two, Tess and Zach and see more creations with all four,  click over to the ALL That Scraps blog, HERE.

I had that space there to the left of Max and thought…tree…then Leafy Branch die…clip, clip and it’s a tree! lol

The December release will be in the store tomorrow night at 10 p.m.  I’ll come back here and add links to the new stuff if you want to check back.

Brrrr… it got cold here in Iowa this week!  Supposed to warm up Saturday… I’ll be ready for that!  Time for some cocoa this a.m.!

I used old American Crafts Holiday/Winter paper today… I know…bad of me but I always love a row of houses…if the paper has houses on it,  I want it… then I hoard it and use pieces here and there! lol  ‘fess up…you’re hoarding something too! lol

I’ll be back to add links after I grab a bite of breakfast!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the fun of stamping with me!

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