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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cherry Blossoms of Blessings

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 602 - Sweet Smoky Razzleberries and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 467.
I have not been able to play for quite some time now due to torn rotator cuff then repair and the week after my surgery MIL 81 yr old fell and broke her neck in 3 places after 2 surgeries pneumonia set in and she past away after about 1 month from her fall. It has just been one thing after another in this household but today I was determined I was making something even if it failed I was going to try. Finally made it upstairs and this was the end result. I had to use regal rose substitute since I have decided I have more CS than I could ever use and am running out of storage space I opted out of this years in-colors and got as close as I could to sweet sugarplum. 
For the inside I kept is really simple and only stamped the sentiment.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Trust God
Paper: Smoky slate, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Choc Chip, BG Green at Heart DP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: ribbon, spellbinders cherry blossom, spellbinder label 9
Techniques: dry embossing, sponging

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Counting The Waves of Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 593 - Eating Cake and Pointing at the Wild Sky and for dessert "at the beach" which is where I long to be 90% of the time. It is also my Cool Treat place that I treat myself to as much as possible so this is also for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 384 - Cool Treats. I used my Marvy Mega Circle Punch to create my open circle for sponging for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 590 - Everything Old is New Again - Reverse Masking. I sponged soft sky, stamped my dolphin image in black then sponged pacific point for the water. I lined the waves lines with stickles for bling. I used the circle from the mask to cover my focal image and sponged some crumb cake then stamped some itty bitty background image in crumb cake to simulate sand. The palm tree die was cut out in crumb cake and wild wasabi.
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the ODB set in pacific point ink then inked up just the last part of the sentiment and stamped on the envelope. Hope you like it. I have a 16 days count down to our next family beach trip. Cant wait.  
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU - Itty Bitty Backgrounds, ODB - Count The Waves, Dolphins
Paper: white, crumb cake, wild wasabi
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Soft Sky
Accessories: Dimensionals, ODB -Palm Tree Die, sponges, stickles
Techniques: 3D, sponging, reverse masking, masking

Monday, July 4, 2016

Sweet Summertime Lemonade Treat

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #593 - Everything Old is New Again - Reverse Masking, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 384 - Cool Treats, and my layout is from today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 455 . I was so inspired today after many weeks of lost mojo. When I think of this heat we are going through and what was enjoyed just yesterday a glass of sweet lemonade I just had to dirty up these sets. I used 2 sets for this card. The images are from Lawn Fawn's Make Lemonade. The sentiment is from Frantic Stamper's Sweet Fruits set. I masked the inside and sponged some mustard seed distressed ink around the edge then I used that sheet and trimmed out the inside to sponge some so saffron ink around the images. I cut the sun out of more mustard cs. I dusted off my stamping pastels and did some water coloring. I popped up the bottom right panel on dimensionals. On the inside I stamped off the full lemon slice then on the inside. Over that I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn "make Lemonade" On the envelope I stamped the half lemon image and colored with copics. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Make Lemonade, Frantic Stamper - Sweet Fruit,
Paper: white, more mustard  
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Mustard Seed, So Saffron
Accessories: ribbon, copics, stamping pastels, dimensionals
Techniques: reverse masking, masking, copic coloring, water coloring

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Let's Cheer for the Fathers

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 596. My colors are from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 586 - Green Pool Mist. This is also for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 380 - Polka Stripes. I dusted off a My Favorite things Stamp Set I have had for eons for this card. My window ended up a bit short and it looks like a headless man sitting in a recliner, Oh well, it is what it is. I fussy cut and paper pieced the chair, the man, the rug and the tv. I used my distressed stripes embossing folder on the recliner, I inked the polka dot background stamp with marina mist and stamped on pool party cs for wallpaper. 
Hope you like it
On the inside and envelope I stamped the sentiments in marina mist.
         














RECIPE:
Stamps: MFT- Let's hear it for the boys, SU- Polka Dot background, All Year Cheer I
Paper: white, marina mist, garden green, pool party
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: dimensionals, Sizzix Brick EF, CB Distressed Stripes EF,
Techniques: 3D, dry embossing, window

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Happy Father's Day You Angler You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 586 - Green Pool Mist and for dessert a Father's Day Card. Cool colors for Father's Day. I had to go with a fish theme since my DH is obsessed with fishing. This is also for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 380 - Polka Stripes. I chose the small background stamp from Dad's Day set and inked with marina mist. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 451.
For the inside and envelope I also stamped in marina mist. I hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Angler, Dad's Day, All Holidays
Paper: white, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Garden Green
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: copics, stamp-a-ma-jig, circle punch
Techniques: 3D, CAS, Copic Coloring

Monday, May 30, 2016

May Flowers for Your Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 588 - Stencil Monoprint, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 379 - May Flowers, and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 584 - Wondering who Crushed my Pumpkin pie.
I think I may have added too much water. I used my SU coordinating markers to ink up my stencil then huffed and misted before turning upside down on my watercolor paper. To add some depth I used the pen side to accent the lines and flower centers. I cut the HB sentiment out in crushed curry cs. 
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from Sweet and Sassy's Birthday Innies set in watermelon wonder. For the envelope I inked Happy in crushed curry and Birthday in watermelon wonder. Hope you like it.














RECIPE:
Stamps: SU- It's Your Birthday, SNS- Birthday Innies
Paper: white, watercolor, watermelon wonder
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Memory Box Happy Birthday die, Memory Box Flora Stencil
Techniques: Stencil Monoprint, CAS

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Groovy Beachy Birthday

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 583 - So Tempted to get out there and Mambo I decided to go with a beach theme. I used my copics for the water portion making random strokes with 4 different shades then topped that off with stickles for wave action and what is a beach scene without a dolphin. For Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 586 = Erasable Ink I inked the upper left corner of my acrylic block with so saffron and used an eraser to simulate sun rays. And for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 377 - Groovy Elements these colors and the HB cake die are really groovy together.  My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 448
On the inside I stamped the Birthday Innies sentiment in tempting turquoise. From It's Your Birthday I stamped the HB sentiment on the envelope in melon Mambo. I hope you like it.
          RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Paper: white, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Ink: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Die Mensions HB Cake, Impression Obsessions Dolphin, Stickles
Techniques: 3D, Erasable Ink, CAS

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Pocket of Strawberries for a Special Lady

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 592, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 582 - A Real picnic in the Sand with Cucumbers with dessert of "picnic". For Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 585 - All Around Border I stamped the small flower in sahara sand all around the white panel and for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 376 - For A Special Lady. I will handwrite on the white panel pocket piece when the time comes next year. I chose to use this sketch opportunity to make a pocket card. I used basket weave embossing folder for the top slanted piece. I stamped the berry image in black then colored with copics, matted on real red then popped it up on dimensionals. Hope you like it. 
RECIPE:
Stamps: Flourish - Strawberries
Paper: white, Sahara Sand, Real Red
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Cucumber, Sahara Sand
Accessories: copics, Basket weave EF
Techniques: 3D, copic coloring, dry embossing, all around border

Monday, May 9, 2016

All Around Borders Because I Care about Mothers

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 585 - All Around Borders and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 376 - For A Special Lady. Well here is # 1 of 5 needed for this time next year. I will NOT get caught without any Mother's Day cards like this year. I don't know how that happened but once is enough for me. So I used the short small flower stamp all around for border, stamped the flower in tuxedo black then colored with copics. stamped the sentiments in melon mambo and matted on melon mambo then the white card base. I used my white jel pen for the flower centers. Hope you like it.







RECIPE:
Stamps: Because I Care, All Holidays, All Around Border, Blessings From Heaven
Paper: White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: white jel pen,
Techniques: All Around Border, copic coloring, CAS






Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jessie's Birthday Card

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 579 - I Lost my Honey in a Gray Lagoon, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 373 - It's About Birthdays and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 444.
My darling hubby will be celebrating a birthday in August and as I put this together it just screamed for him so I went on and wrote his name on the envelope so I wouldn't change my mind later. LOL.
I used some dp from MME - Home stack for the 3 panels and unusual for me I used the basic gray cs for my card base. I usually use either white or vanilla since they are in more abundance and easier to restock.
I used white on the inside so I could stamp the sentiment and stamped in lost lagoon the Birthday Innies sentiment from sweet-n-sassy stamps.  I love this sentiment and can not believe it is the first time I have used it.  On the envelope I used the balloon stamp from Favorite Teddy Stampin Up set in hello honey ink. 
I lost my SU demonstrator and have to find a new one. I also thought I had lost my mojo since a month had past and I just could NOT get inspired by the challenges. Still not sure I ever had any mojo but gave it a shot today anyway. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Favorite Teddy, Birthday Innies, SNS, 
Paper: White, basic gray, My Minds Eye - Home, hello honey, lost lagoon 
Ink: hello honey, lost lagoon 
Accessories: HB Die - Impression Obsession 
Techniques: CAS, 3D, die cuts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Smackin' Essence of Love

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 584. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 574 - Crisp Sahara Cake. I used Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 577 - Smackin' Acetate for my left sided panel and heat embossed the image after stamping in versa mark. On the envelope and inside of the card I stamped the small butterfly in crisp cantaloupe both front and inside for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 368 - Spring Critters.
I also stamped in sahara sand on the inside a sentiment from Blessings from Heaven.
I am so having trouble with this computer or my internet connection as it took 30min just to edit the front view pic. I will keep working to edit the inside and load it as well. I hate time restrictions but that is what happens when you have to work to earn more money to buy more stuff. LOL
RECIPE:
Stamps: Essence of Love, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: white, crisp cantaloupe, sahara sand 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versa mark, Crisp Canelope, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake 
Accessories: super fine black embossing powder 
Techniques: Smackin' Acetate, heat embossing

Monday, March 14, 2016

Flight of the Spring Butterfly

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 577 - Smackin' Acestate following the tutorial found HERE I used so saffron, marina mist and pistachio pudding markers on my acetate, misted then pressed it onto white cs. And for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 368 - Spring Critters I inked up the solid image with crushed curry, island indigo and wild wasabi markers, huffed and stamped over my smackin' acetate section. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig for placement to stamp the floral section after inking with island indigo. I chose a butterfly as my cute spring critter. I always love to see them and the birds return in the spring.
For the inside and envelope I used so saffron and island indigo inks.
I hope you like it. Now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly 
Paper: white, Island Indigo 
Ink: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Pistachio Pudding 
Accessories: stickles 
Techniques: Smackin' Acetate

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Painted Morning Soft Thanks

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 572 - Getting Real Wild in the Mist of the Pacific with dessert of twine, floss or ribbon.
I used my SU Markers to paint on the pacific blue and wild wasabi inks on the image for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 575 - Paint Your Stamps. I used some Ranger Red Glitter embossing powder and heat embossing the sentiment on the front for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 366 - Glittery Sentiments. I tied some red and white twine after matting on pacific point cs. I inked that stamp using the marker and stamped the sentiment again on the front of the envelope.
For the inside I stamped the image again huffing on it and without re-inking then inked up the sentiment using the real red marker and stamped over the image.
Now let's go to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Morning Soft, All Year Cheer I 
Paper: white, pacific point 
Ink: Versamark, copics, SU Markers - wild wasabi, real red, pacific point 
Accessories: twine, Ranger Red Glitter EP, copics 
Techniques: heat emboss, CAS, Painted stamps

Monday, February 29, 2016

God's Blessed Painted Garden Silhouettes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 575 - Paint Your Stamps and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 366 - Glittery Sentiment. I inked the flower section with rose red and the stems with old olive markers then stamped on the focal panel and then on the inside of the card after huffing on the stamp.
I did the same with the HB sentiment on the inside and envelope. I then traced over the HB on the front panel with my glitter pen.
Hope you like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, God's Blessings 
Paper: white, rose red 
Ink: rose red, old olive 
Accessories: glitter pen 
Techniques: paint your stamps

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Because I Care I Made this for you

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 581 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 571 - Wonderful Party with Pizzazz and for dessert - flowers. Well I think I covered them both.

Do you know someone or are you one of those type of people, like myself, who just can not leave well enough alone? I was just not satisfied with just the flower on the inside so I stamped the sentiment in pear pizzazz over the stem. MISTAKE that can not be fixed. Oh Well. I have to go to work now so I can afford to stamp another day. LOL
RECIPE:
Stamps: Because I Care 
Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder Pool Party, Wild Rose Studio Lilac Mist DP 
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, oval punch, square punch, stickles, white jel pen 
Techniques: 3D, fussy cutting, copic coloring

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

In My thoughts with Hope

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 570 - Honey and Cherry Meadows, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 573 - Revisiting Emboss Resist, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 435.
I have been MIA all week last week sick with sinus junk and just not feeling well enough to play and I think it is coming back for round 2 but I wanted to make something today. It started as a sympathy card and turning into encouragement for a co-worker who has worked hard all of her life and just at the peak of her career she goes and has a major stroke leaving her child-like in mentality. Such a sad situation as she was the breadwinner for her family. There is still hope that her faculties might return but not back where they were. The white embossed trees are a sign of winter when the leaves die off and the branches are bare. The mossy meadow tree popped up is the hope of the future that ins the spring the leaves and branches come back to life again. 
Off to work I go.
I stamped the single tree on the inside after stamping off 2 times then the sentiment on top of the tree.  I hope she likes it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: In My Thoughts, Lovely as a Tree, Word on Word 
Paper: White, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Bo Bunny-Forever Fall dp 
Ink: Hello Honey, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow 
Accessories: dimensionals, Cottage Cutz Tree 
Techniques: 3D, emboss Resist, 2nd generation stamping

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Trust God Anniversary

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 578. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 568 - Saffron Gray Sky. I used a technique called INK, SPRAY, AND SMASH for my focal panel and found out the hard way it is NOT easy to heat emboss on glossy white cs. I stamped the flower and sentiment in versa mark then added some black embossing powder and heat embossed. Did you know glossy paper will bubble up if you hold the heat tool on it too long? LOL oh well. Next time I will just stamp the sentiment in black ink. The flower was ok but the sentiment sorta smudged in some places. This attempt was for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping Shannon aka (e3stamper) celebrated her 14th Anniversary on Tuesday and we get together Sunday to actually celebrate so this will be their card.
On the inside I stamped Happy Anniversary sentiment.  Hope she likes it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Trust God, All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, so saffron, soft sky, smoke slate 
Ink: so saffron, soft sky, versa mark 
Accessories: gold cording, Basket Weave EF 
Techniques: heat emboss, dry emboss, ink spray and smash, naked stamping

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stenciled Love & Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 568 - Saffron Gray Sky and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping.
I sponged so saffron using Tim Holtz Sunrays stencil in the upper right corner then sponged soft sky in between the rays and the rest of the front. I stamped the sentiment and image in smoke slate. I had to use my smoke slate marker to color some white ribbon. This is matted on soft sky then white card base. I did stamp on the inside but something happened to my pic and short of time no time to go back upstairs and retake it.
So here is the inside. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Love & Sympathy 
Paper: white, soft sky 
Ink: so saffron, soft sky, smoke slate 
Accessories: Tim Holtz Sunrays Stencil, sponges, ribbon, gem 
Techniques: sponging, stenciling

Monday, February 1, 2016

Bootiful Occassions Purple Birthday card for Madison

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 571 - Naked Stamping and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 362 - A Purple Birthday. I have a granddaughter, Madison, who thinks purple is the only acceptable color so this will be her birthday card this year. She also loves her boots. I used one of my fav techniques, ink spray and smash, to make this.

I did the same stamping on the inside and stamped the Happy Bootday on the envelope all in black ink. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Bootiful Occassions 
Paper: white, glossy white 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum 
Accessories: glossy white paper 
Techniques: ink, spray and smash, Naked Stamping, masking

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy Birthday with a Cherry On Top

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 568 - Anything Plaid. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 577. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 567 - a Strawberry Macaroon Espresso please. The cupcake is for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 361 - Sweet Treats.
We have 3 granddaughters with birthdays in February so one of them get's this sweet treat to start with. I drew extra lines on the cupcake bottom and colored with copics. I stamped, colored, then cut out the icing and cherry and popped them up on dimensionals. There are 3 layers of dimensions on this sweet treat. I found some plaid dp and decided to use it as well. I used some dark brown ribbon for the espresso color part.
Hope you like it and I hope my baby does too.
I stamped the cherries randomly and then the sentiment on the front, inside, and envelope all in strawberry slush.
RECIPE:
Stamps: IA- Cupcake Birdie 
Paper: white, Mint Macaroon, Plaid dp? 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Slush 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: 3D, copic coloring, fussy cutting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Curvy Verses Valentine Card

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 567 - Strawberry Macaroon Espressos with dessert to make a Valentine card. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 432.
I found my DCWV stash of dp and went with it. I did not even try the TLC again today :(

All sentiments are stamped in strawberry slush. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer III, Curvy Verses Paper: vanilla, strawberry slush, mint macaroon, DCWV Garden Party dp Ink: strawberry slush Accessories: dimensionals, Memory box LOVE die

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sweet Talkin' Valentine Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 570 - Dry Embossing with Stencils, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 361 - Sweet Treats, and today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 432. I am backing up a couple of weeks and using COLOR CHALLENGE # 565 - What's black and white and red all over? for my color combo.
I tried embossing with my cuttlebug and almost broke a plate and ruined my embossing folder that had 4 different patterns. I was able to save my heart section so I went to my light box. If a hidden camera was around it would be a riot. I have not used my night light in such a long time. It took me forever to remember what and how to dry emboss then I could not remember where my stylet tool was.
Awe finally it all came together. It was a site only my friends at SCS could appreciate. LOL. Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sweet Talk, All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, real red, black 
Ink: Real Red 
Accessories: heart stencil 
Techniques: dry embossing with stencils

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Valentine Blessings from Heaven


This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 576. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 566 - Doing the Mambo wearing Pink eating Pumpkin Pie. I found some dp in my age old stash that worked for the CC. WOW. I love it when that happens. I seamed the pretty in pink and dp with a thin ribbon. I cut and embossed the scallop and smooth edge hearts, layered them, and popped them up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in melon mambo on the front and envelope.
The sentiment from Blessings from heaven was stamped on the inside in melon mambo. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Blessings from Heaven, All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, pretty in pink, melon mambo, ?dp 
Ink: Melon Mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, Nestability Hearts 
Techniques: 3D, layered

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Love and Sympathy Simply Soft

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 566 - Doing the mambo wearing Pink and eating Pumpkin Pie. Hold on to your hats ladies as this is a single challenge for me today. GASP!!
I stamped the flower image in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics and added some stickles because. For my white front panel I stamped the sentiment on the front in melon mambo then adhered to the white card base after adding the pink ribbon.
The inside was stamped with the flower 2nd generation stamping in pretty in pink then the sentiment in pumpkin pie both from the SU set Love and Sympathy. The envelope was stamped also in melon mambo.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Love and Sympathy, Simply Soft 
Paper: white 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, pretty in pink melon mambo, pumpkin pie 
Accessories: ribbon, copics, stickles 
Techniques: copic coloring

Monday, January 18, 2016

More Merry Chritmas Messages WOW Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 569 - Gate Fold. You can follow the SCS GATE FOLD CARD TUTORIAL to make yours. This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 360 - Snow and Ice and last weeks CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 359 - WOW Them where we were to use only white on white cs and 1 ink color for the sentiment. These 2 CAS challenges just had to be done together for me. My layout is from today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 431. I have got to stop with the Christmas cards but this was the 1st thing that came to mind.

RECIPE:
Hope you like it.
Stamps: More Merry Messages 
Paper: white 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, deer die, Christmas Tree die, Snowflake EF, stickles 
Techniques: 3D, Gate Fold, dry embossing

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sweet Talking Full of Love for You

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 575 where I took a small liberty changing the circle to a heart. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 565 - What's Black and White and Red all over?". How could I resist making a valentine card with these colors in this weeks challenge? Well I couldn't so I did. What I could do is figure out how to include the odd shape for Monday's TLC and white on white for the CAS challenge this week. LOL. So just 2 challenges for me today but I love how it turned out.
I dry embossed the Darice Hearts diagonal embossing folder on white and matted it on the white cs base then cut the heart from some real red cs. I popped up the black ribbon under the LOVE sentiment cut from black cs.

Hope you like it as much as I do. Have a fabulous day my stamping friends.
For the inside I stamped a sentiment from SU's Full of Life set using cherry cobbler ink and the envelope I stamped the solid heart in cherry cobbler then the open heart and sentiment in momento tuxedo black ink on the front left corner of my envelope.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Full of Life, Sweet Talk 
Paper: white, black, real red 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, Nestability Heart, Memory Box Love die, Darice Hearts Diagonal 
Techniques: 3D, dry embossing