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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Snowman Christmas Gift Holder

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 546 - Rich Cucumber Twist, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 549 - Front Fold Up Card and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 340 - Christmas holiday gifts. Well these front fold up cards are so quick and easy to make, Anne I am loving them. I have a granddaughter that thinks purple is the only true color so I made this with her in mind today. I think I will slip a folded bill in the gift section. I used a new to me set from Inky Antics - Decorated Snownman and stamped in black then colored with copics V04, V06, YG09, YR07. Stamped the sentiment above the hand and cut and matted on cucumber crush for the top part of the front. I used some coordinating dp for the folded sections except on the 2nd panel where I created a gift section.
I stamped the envelope and colored them with copics as well. Hope you like it and I know she will if I put some green in with that purple. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: IA - Decorated Snowman 
Paper: white, cucumber crush, rich razzleberry
Ink: Cucumber Crush 
Accessories: circle punch, ribbon, hole punch 
Techniques: front fold up card, copic coloring

Monday, August 31, 2015

Front Fold Up Christmas Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 549 - Front Fold Up Card and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 340 0 Christmas/Holiday Gifts.
I found some dp that had 2 inches of dust on it so I used it. I wanted to keep this simple so I used only 2 dies. A Fancy Merry Christmas from Impression Obsession die and a tree from Dies R Us Winter Wonderland set.
  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: DRU - Winter Wonderland 
Paper: glorious green, riding hood red 
Ink: glorious green 
Accessories: ribbon, IO - Merry Christmas die 
Techniques: front fold up card

Friday, August 28, 2015

Somtimes it's all about the shoes

FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 288 - Add Something gold, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 546 - Make it Metal, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 555, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 545 - Metallic Gold meets Very Vanilla, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 339 - Tag It. We have a couple of co-workers getting married soon and so today I made another wedding card. I used my Argyle embossing folder today and created some tags and colored them gold with my metal gold paint pen. I stamped one with a sentiment from All Holidays and the other I added a gold vintage shoe. These are both popped up on dimensionals. I had to free hand my sentiment on the front. I have seen something similar in a sentiment but not sure who made it.
I used the same sentiment today on the inside and stamped the envelope with the same ink color. Hope you like it.
This is for today's
RECIPE:
Stamps: Stamps usedTrust God, All Year Cheer I, All Holidays 
Paper: vanilla, Metallic gold 
Ink: Delightful Dijon, gold paint pen 
Accessories: tag, gold cording, vintage shoe, dimensionals 
Techniques: dry embossing, tag

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Golden congratulations on your special day

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 546 - Make It Metal and Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 555. I was at work when the SC was finally loaded so I didn't get to play but I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it. This card has been in my head since then and today it came to life. I dry embossed the top panel of vanilla with Textile EF, the bottom panel was stamped in versamark then metallic gold EP applied and heat embossed. The inside was stamped in delightful Dijon. The vanilla card base was matted with metallic gold dp. I found some gold wedding rings and tied them together with some gold ribbon.
The inside sentiment from Trust God was stamped using delightful dijon.  The bride and groom on the envelope were cut from the gold dp. I LOVE how this turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I, Trust God 
Paper: vanilla, Metallic gold 
Ink: Delightful Dijon 
Accessories: ribbon, Metalic Gold embossing powder, Textile embossing folder, gold wedding rings 
Techniques: dry emboss, heat emboss,

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lemonade Tag

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 545 - Metallic Gold meets Very Vanilla, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 548 - It's a Digital World, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 339 - Tag It. I needed some tags for other than Christmas and I needed to use some of the digi images I have had printed and collecting dust in my drawer as well so I am happy to get to play with these this week. I colored the images with copics then fussy cut to vanilla. My tag is trimmed in delightful Dijon cs. I used my slot punch on the top to run my ribbon through. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: digi - Make Lemonade 
Paper: white, vanilla, delightful Dijon
Ink: copics 
Accessories: ribbon, slot punch 
Techniques: tag, copic coloring

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gift Tag for Alana

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 548 - It's A Digital World and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 339 - Tag It. I recently made a birthday card for our oldest granddaughter who loves monkeys so today I made her a gift tag. The monkey was in my drawer that is full of digital images. I colored with copics E55, 57, & 59 then fussy cut it out. I cut the fern from Spellbinders fall foliage shapeabilities die using pear pizzazz and hooked the monkey tail around it. I free handed the to: and from: in Bermuda bay. I matted on Bermuda bay and punched a hole in the top then ran some ribbon through the hole. I hope she likes and I hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Digi - Monkey 
Paper: white, bermuda bay 
Ink: bermuda bay, pear pizzazz 
Accessories: ribbon, crop-a-dile
Techniques: tag, digi, copic coloring, fussy cutting

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Only One Cub with Love

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 554. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 544 - Wonderful Soft Corals. My LOVE wording is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 547 - Only One and this darling lion cub is for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 338 - Cute Critters. This rubbernecker image is so adorable to me I just want to pick him up and squeeze his little cheeks. LOL. I stamped the image in black omitting the circle part then colored with copics and sponged with calypso coral and wisteria wonder. My copic colors are Y21, 23; YG06; R81. Matted on Calypso coral and wisteria wonder. I used so saffron below with my one word stamped in calypso coral.
On the inside I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings in calypso coral and the back of the envelope with Love. Hope you like it. This will wrap it up for me this week. Headed to the beach to celebrate DH birthday. YEAH. See you Monday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU - Wonderful Words I & II, God's Blessings; Rubbernecker - Cub in a Circle 
Paper: white, so saffron, wisteria wonder, calypso coral 
Ink: momento tuxedo black ,Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Calypso Coral 
Accessories: copics 
Techniques: copic coloring, sponging, Out of the box 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Baby Girl Congrats

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 544 - Wonderful Soft Corals, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 547 - Only One and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 338 - Cute Critters. I was happy with today's colors since I needed a baby girl card and these just seemed to work for me today. I also dusted off a SU set I have not used in quite some time. Now what could be more adorable than a bunny? I sponged all 3 colors from todays CC using the splatters stencil. I stamped the bunny on white, colored with copics then fussy cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. the one word sentiment is stamped in calypso coral. 
On the inside I stamped the sentiment in calypso coral and the images in wisteria wonder and so saffron. The envelope is stamped in all three colors as well. Hope you like it. Now off to work I go.

Stamps: A New Little Someone, All Year Cheer I
Paper: white
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Calypso Coral
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, Tim Holtz Splatter Stencil
Techniques: 3D, copic coloring, sponging, stenciling, fussy cutting

Monday, August 17, 2015

CAS Silly Sealife Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 547 - Only One, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 338 - Cute Critters. My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR COMBO # 543 - No Gray days in Lucky Bermuda. CAS is so much my style, the more I add to a card the less I tend to like it. I stamped the whale in momento tuxedo black on white then colored with copics C1,C3, C5. I colored the water below, around and above the whale with BG10, BG11. I matted the whale on Bermuda bay. The tiny bubbles die was cut with Bermuda bay and pool party. I stamped the sentiment in lucky limeade below.
On the inside in lucky limeade I used a sentiment from Sweet and Sassy's Birthday Innies. All of my famiy are beach lovers so some lucky family member will receive this birthday card soon. Hope you like it. Off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU - AYC II, Silly Sealife; SNS - Birthday Innies
Paper: white, bermuda bay 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black ,Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade 
Accessories: ribbon, oval punches, Memory Box tiny bubbles die 
Techniques: CAS

Friday, August 14, 2015

Blessings from Heaven with a Delicate flower in the gap

This is for today's FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE # 286 - Three Cheers where I used ferns, butterflies and lattice border, today's MIXABILITY CHALLENGE # 133 - Delicate flower, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 544 - Unite for Lefties. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 553. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 543 - No gray days in lucky limeade. My acetate panel is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 546 - Mind the Gap. I found these praying hands at Michaels years and years ago and Love using them. My flower did not quite turn out as it appeared in my head. Oh Well.
Hope you like it anyway. Off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Blessings from Heaven, Praying hands 
Paper: white, basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade 
Ink: Bermuda Bay, basic gray 
Accessories: MS Fern, butterfly & Lattice border, bling 
Techniques: floating card, gap card

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Alana's 15th Birthday Card

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 544 - Unite the Lefties where we were to focus and accent the left side of the cards. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 553. My color choices are from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 543 - No Gray days in Lucky Bermuda. The acetate on the left curvy panel is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 546 - Mind the Gap. I made this a little early as our oldest granddaughter will celebrate # 15 next Valentines day but I had to go with what came in my head. She LOVES monkeys and so I ran with that as my inspiration after finding the jungle dp hidden in my storage drawer. I did a computer generated sentiment in as close to the color as possible then punched it out with Marvy Oval and layered with Bermuda bay Marvy oval. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card and the left corner of the envelope in Bermuda bay. I hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Paper: white, bermuda bay, basic gray, DCWV - Safari Kids dp
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Marvy oval punches, Dies-r-us Monkeys Techniques: floating card, gap card

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In the gap Because I Care

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 553, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 543 - No Gray Days in Lucky Bermuda, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 546 - Mind the Gap. I turned the sketch on it's side for today's to allow for the gap. I stamped the flower in black and colored with copics then cut it out and popped it up on the limeade panel after dry embossing with checkerboard EF. I also stamped the flower on the inside in basic gray after stamping off once then stamped the sentiment in Bermuda bay.
I stamped the small flower on the front of the envelope and on the back of the envelope the other image also in Bermuda bay. Hope you like it. Will show some love after I get home from work. Off I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Because I Care 
Paper: white, basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black ,Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay 
Accessories: dimensionals, twine, white pearlex 
Techniques: dry embossing, fussy cutting, 3D 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Delight in Life even when it rains

 This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 543 - No Gray Days in Lucky Bermuda, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 546 - Mind the Gap and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 337 - Waves of Color. You know how when you see a challenge you know exactly what you want to make but can not find a stamp set that matches what is in your head??? GGGRR that was me this morning. I wanted the outside to be rainy and the inside cheerful reflecting that rough times will pass and the God's glory will shine again so I will have to just write what I want for the inside. I used spellbinders umbrella and impression obsessions clouds, sponged some basic gray on the sky and the clouds then Bermuda bay, so saffron on the inside for still some signs of cloudy skies but the sun shining and clearing up.
I used a fiskars tree line border punch on inside and out and for the top panel on the front I free handed the skyline. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda bay on the front, inside and envelope. I hope you like it and I hope whomever I give this too is encouraged that God is still large and in charge and taking care of us.
Having computer issues with new upgrade of Windows 10 and can not load pics from home.  I will edit pictures once issue is resolved.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Delight in Life - SU 
Paper: white, bermuda bay, basic gray, lucky limeade 
Ink: bermuda bay, basic gray, so saffron 
Accessories: dimensionals, Fiskars tree border punch, SB Umbrella die, IO cloud die 
Techniques: gap cards, floating card, sponging, 3D 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wavey Anchors at the Beach with Bear

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 546 - Mind the Gap and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 336 - Waves of Color. Since blue is my favorite color and the beach is my favorite place to be, well, need I say more. LOL. I used 3 different shades of blue for the umbrella top and 2 for the water. I cut the dolphins out of basic gray cs and the lab from black. I love dolphins so I have a few swimming and jumping out of the water on the inside of the card. 
The envelope is stamped with the same sentiment as the top front.   My dh is always whining about wanting to bring his mutt to the beach when we go so I am going to give this to him and tell me next time to bring this card and pretend "Bear" is with him. Hope he likes it and hope you do too.
Having computer issues with new upgrade of Windows 10 and can not load pics from home. I will edit pictures once issue is resolved
RECIPE:
Stamps: ODB - Anchor 
Paper: white, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Baja Breeze, black 
Ink: Marina Mist 
Accessories: acetate, DRU-Dolphins, IO-Wave, Adirondack Chair, Beach Umbrella, FS-Lab
Techniques: floating card, gap card

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Surprise Popped Up Anchor

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 543 - Poppin Up All Over. I went with a SURPRISE POP UP CARD and just to make sure I had the pop up covered I popped my fussy cut anchor up on dimensionals. This is also for Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 542 - Elegant and delightful Cajun meadows and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 545 - Fussy Cutting. I have not made a surprise pop up card in such a long time I had to go with that, needing something quick and easy peasy. After I realized I wanted a sentiment on the pull out part I wished I had used delightful Dijon for that panel :( oh well, hope you can see that sentiment because it is soo true. I hope whomever I give this too truly is inspired by the words and not the work of this stamper who loves her Lord and this hobby dearly.
RECIPE:
Stamps: ODB - Anchor 
Paper: white, elegant eggplant, delightful dijon, ? dp, 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, Elegant Eggplant 
Accessories: dimensionals 
Techniques: fussy cut, surprise pop up card, 3D

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's Your Rusty Ole Birthday Danny

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 552, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 542 - Elegant and delightful Cajun meadows, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 545 - Fussy Cutting. I used a fiskars guide to cut my circle then doodled around the edge. I stamped the rusty tractor then cut it out and colored with copics, I fussy cut the grass underneath and the sentiment as well.
My SIL has a birthday this month so I will probably pass this to him as I am always teasing him about aging to the 40's. I hope he likes it and I hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Rusty Tractor, Stonewall - deep red; SU It's your birthday; ?? - Birthday greeting 
Paper: vanilla, ?? dp, mossy meadow, cajun craze 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, elegant eggplant, cajun craze 
Accessories: dimensionals 
Techniques: tone on tone, fussy cutting, 3D, doodling

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Madison's 13th BD Card

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 542 - Elegant delightful Cajun meadows, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 545 - Fussy Cutting, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 336 - Under the Stars, and my layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 409.
I used a set I have not used in years from when I was on the DT for H&M which is no longer in business. I stamped the image on white then on 3 of the colors in todays CC then fussy cut them out to paper piece them. I used some dp from a new paper stack that was as close as I could come to and punched a star to fussy cut around it. Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Birthday Greetings - SU, Livin' The Girls Life - H&M Stamps 
Paper: white, elegant eggplant, deightlful dijon, cajun craze, mossy meadow, colorbox Carvnival dp 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, elegant eggplant 
Accessories: dimensionals, cuttlebug Star EF 
Techniques: paper piecing, fussy cutting, 3D
 

Monday, August 3, 2015

All Sprinkled Holiday with Every Blessing Flap Fold Christmas Card

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 545 - Fussy Cutting and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 336 - Under the Stars. Today I officially start my new position and as you can see it is allowing me to stamp in the mornings again. I am so thankful for my quite time in my cave. Anyway I have been wanting to try this flap fold card I have been seeing on the home page and thought it would be a TLC but today I just had to try it. I stamped the stars background from spingkles in versa mark then applied white detail embossing powder and heat set it. I love the look of white against a dark blue. 
RECIPE:
I did make a slight change as I adhered my sentiment layer on the inside so when the card is opened you see the entire sentiment. Best of both views. I envy those of you who can stamp a silhouette image and get it to turn out. I always have to fill in with my copics. ggrrrr, not sure what I am doing wrong. I stamped everything else in night of navy. I had to finish my circle by fussing cutting it and fussy cut the star image for my flap holder. I think this is my 2nd Christmas card so far but I like how it turned out and hope you do too. Any tips on how to make the silhouette images come out better would be appreciated too.
Stamps: Sprinkles, All Holidays, Every Blessing 
Paper: white, night of navy 
Ink: night of navy 
Accessories: circle punch, Fiskars border punch, copics 
Techniques: flap fold card, heat embossing

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trust God with a Kite Card

This is for Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 541 - Roses and Mints are a tip top treat. I saw the new KITE CARD TECHNIQUE and just had to try it since the WT Challenge was not loaded yet and I have to be at work soon. I found some perfect DP from Colorbox Beach House 2 sided dp. I cut the white cs with the smallest Label 1 Nestability set and then traced around the edges on tip top taupe and rose red CS for a mat then fussy cut them.
I stamped the sentiments in mint macaron ink. I turned the labels long way to fit on the Kite shape. This was such a fun and easy card to make. I almost hate to give it way. LOL
RECIPE:
Stamps: Trust God 
Paper: white, mint macaron, rose red, tip top taupe 
Ink: Mint Macaron 
Accessories: flowers, labels 1, ribbon 
Techniques: Kite Card

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Cathedral Window of Patchwork

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 551, Tuesday's  COLOR CHALLENGE # 541 - ROSES and MINTS are a TIP TOE treat, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 544 - Cathedral Window Patchwork and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 335 - Let's get beachy. I was so happy to get to play this week and look forward to more daily creations by me again as my job duties have changed back to later hours so I can play again daily. God is so GOOD to me even though I do not deserve His blessings He freely gives them.
I did the patchwork on the slatted panel of the front and the inside as well. I sponged the backside of my dp with mint macaron ink. After stamping the image on the focal panel I colored with copics.

I stamped the inside and envelope with rose red ink. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Summer by the Sea, Birthday Greetings 
Paper: white, mint macaron, rose red, tip toe taupe, colorbox Light Bright dp 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, mint macaron, rose red 
Accessories: ribbon, copics, dimensionals 
Techniques: cathedral window patchwork

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Ghostly Birthday Card for my darling Hubby

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 540 - Tempting Smoky Curry with Birthday for dessert, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 543 - Can you Resist? where I attempted Ghosting twice and finally gave up with what I had, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 334 - Summer Treats, we seem to eat a lot of birthday cake during summer months and the blowfish is usually what we catch when we go fishing because it is too dang hot for the trout or redfish to bite, LOL. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 407. This has been a fun sketch to play with. I made this for my dh for his birthday next month. He gets so mad when he pulls one of these guys in. My darling daughter (e3stamper) Shannon stamped me some images from her last purchase and I just had to color them up with copics. I cut the fish and the cake out and punched the sentiment with a circle punch. Needless to say my Ghosting needs more work as it did not do like I expected and this is the 3rd attempt for this card. I finally said, it is what it is.
I had made a stamp image from a die cut years ago and I used it on the inside of the card stamped in crushed curry after stamping first on the envelope and the sentiment from a Birthday quote set in temping turquoise. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU Small Sayings, AI Deep Breath, home made balloon 
Paper: white, glossy cs, temping turquoise, crushed curry, 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry 
Accessories: dimensionals, Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder, balloon image made from die cut 
Techniques: Ghosting, dry embossing

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summertime Fun

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 543, CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 334 - SUMMER TREATS, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 407. I had so much fun making this card. I love doing emboss resist. I sponged over the sun with daffodil delight ink. I stamped the watermelon in black then colored it with copics and it is popped up.

I stamped the sentiment on the inside in melon mambo and the sun on the inside and the bottom left corner of the envelope in daffodil delight.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Clean and Simple Stamps - Summer, Fun in the Sun
Paper: white, melon mambo, daffodil delight, wild wasabi, Carnival DP 
Ink: momento tuxedo black, melon mambo, daffodil delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, circle punches, copics 
Techniques: 3D, sponging, emboss resist, copic coloring

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Embrace Life All Wrapped Up with Blessings from Heaven

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 538 - Island Melon Sand - dessert - Stripes and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 332 - Mason Jar. I stamped my jar then the flowers on the right and left then used mask to stamp the one in the middle. I colored the flowers, stems, and jar with copics and then cut the images out. I embossed the marina mist panel with Candy Cane Stripes EF and used white card base. I stamped the sentiment in marina mist and matted on melon mambo after punching with oval punches.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment in marina mist and the flower in melon mambo after stamping off once. I wish the thumbnail on collages showed full size like single photos do. Once you click on the thumbnail the view is much better. I love showing the inside as a reminder to myself that I am keeping with my goal. Oh well. Hope you like it as much as I do.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Embrace Life, All Wrapped Up, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: white, Marina Mist, Mellon Mambo 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist, Mellon Mambo 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, embossing folder, cuttlebug, copics, layered oval punch 
Techniques: 3D, dry embossing, masking

Monday, July 6, 2015

Recycled More Merry Christmas Messages

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 541, and today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 405. I have always saved images from cards we receive especially Christmas cards. This gorgeous bird image was a full size frontage and I trimmed it to fit what I needed then matted it on summer sun cs. I embossed the snowflake EF on wild wasabi and cut and adhered the cottage cutz sentiment in wild wasabi then attached it on white. The snowflake was stamped in marina mist on white then punched and matted on marina mist then popped it up.

I stamped the sentiment from More Merry Messages on the inside of the card in marina mist then stamped off the snowflake for the inside. The front of the envelope and the back side were stamped with the snowflake in marina mist for another completed card and my 1st Christmas card of the year.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Merry, More Merry Messages 
Paper: white, marina mist, wild wasabi, summer sun 
Ink: Marina Mist 
Accessories: dimensionals, Snowflake EF, Cottage Cutz Season's Greetings 
Techniques: dry embossing, recycling

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Joy's Birthday Card

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 547, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 537 - Hello Cucumber & Melons and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 540 - Camouflaging Die Cuts.
I needed a birthday card for a friend in a couple of weeks and I have been teasing her about turning 60. Now that I think about it I will be 60 in a couple of years and it's not so funny anymore :(
Anyway I found a sentiment that reflects how a real friend should be and I decided today was the day to make her card.
I used a chevron stencil and copic markers on the bottom of my full white panel to create the camouflaging sentiment from. I cut and them stamped the images from DV set Make a wish and coordinating dies then used a copic to color the candle tips and cake with. Hope you like it and I hope she does too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die-Versions - Make a Wish , JoAnne's Birthday Greetings 
Paper: white, Cameo Coral, Hellow Honey, DP 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Die-Versions Make a Wish Dies, Spellbinders HB, deminsionals, copics 
Techniques: Camouflaging Die Cuts

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sail Away For Father's Day

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 536 - Red Night on the Marina, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 539 - Latch Card, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 330 - Stars or Stripes. I went with the stars again today and went nautical for the color challenge. I have really been enjoying my Die-Versions Sail Away stamp and coordinating die set. I love it. I needed one more Father's Day card and will be using this one. On the inside I stamped the fabulous sentiment from SU's For Father set. All images and sentiments were stamped in night of navy. I torn 2 strips of marina mist card stock to make the waves then topped them off with some stickles glitter. 
I am so proud of myself for sticking to my goal to complete inside and out and envelope.   I love this one and hope you do to.
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU - For Father, DV - Sail Away 
Paper: white, Marina Mist, Night of Navy 
Ink: Night of Navy 
Accessories: Sail Aways dies, circle punch, star embellishment, copics, stickles 
Techniques: Latch card, die cuts, 3D dimension, Nautical, torn paper

Monday, June 22, 2015

Baby Latch Card with Stars and Stripes

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 539 - Latch Card and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 330 - Stars and Stripes. While we do celebrate July 4th I do not typically give out cards for that holiday so I have gone with a baby boy card today using some dp that needed some love and a QK die set I have not used in years. The suit is popped up on dimensionals. I used the SU Star punches layered for more stability then punched holes for the hemp to run through it.
I layered some white on marina mist on the inside and stamped in marina mist. The envelope is also stamped in marina mist.   I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: AYC, All Year Cheer I, All Year Cheer II 
Paper: white, marina mist, DCWV Summer Matt Stack 
Ink: Marina Mist Accessories: hemp, QK, Quick Kutz, Baby Cloths Die Set, Star Punches 
Techniques: Latch Card