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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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cupcake in the Window for Father

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 536 - Getting a little grungy, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 545, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 535 - Rich Delight in Bermuda, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 538 - Look into my Window, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 329 - Thank You Paula where we could make a thank you card or CASE Paula. I chose to CASE Paula's CUPCAKE CARD. I love how this turned out. I just picked up this Prima Cracked Stencil on my last visit to Hobby Lobby and used it today for the Grungy look sponging all 3 colors from the CC then stamping my sentiment in rich razzleberry. My card base is white and I added a layer of rich razzleberry between my base and top layer.
I made a window card by cutting the open cupcake die on all 3 layers. I used the top layer die cut for the cupcake on the inside. I cut 8 cherries in rich razzleberry and placed them where I wanted them. I hope you like this.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Thoughts of Father, For Father 
Paper: white, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay 
Accessories: Prima Cracked Stencil, Impression Obsessions Cupcake 
Techniques: grunge, window card, die cuts, sponging, stencil sponging

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Looking Through The Porthole

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 545, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 535 - Rich Delight in Bermuda, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 538 - Look into my window, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 329 - Thank You Paula. I CASED Paula's gorgeous ARIEL CARD keeping with the mermaid but from a different image company.
I mean with today's sketch and Monday's Look into my window how could I resist a ships porthole front? I love making window cards and this was so fun. I punched the hole on the card base the same size as the inside of the porthole layer then stamped my image on the inside panel where the mermaid could be seen. I separated the front base and porthole with transparency. I used some screw brads on the porthole, punched some circles and colored with copics then topped with transparency.

The image was colored with copics and the mountain as well. I stamped the seaweed with the 3 colors from the color challenge and the sun with daffodil delight. The sentiment in the bottom right corner on the front and the boat on the envelope are stamped in Bermuda bay. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Boatloads of Love & On the Beach - SU; Cute Little Mermaid - Deep Red 
Paper: white, Rich Razzleberry 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Bermada Bay 
Accessories: Brads, hole punches, copics 
Techniques: copic coloring, window card

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spinkled Butterfly Birthday Latch Card

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 534 - Pools of Wisteria Bliss, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 537 - On A Roll, my layout if from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 401. I decided the sketch would fit well with the new LATCH CARD following the tutorial from SCS HERE. I used the pool party rolled edge ribbon bow and attached a butterfly cut in white and colored with copies and matted on wisteria wonder angel wings for the catch holding the card together. The ribbon covers the scored lines allowing for the bending. I stamped the sentiment on the focal panel in blackberry bliss then tore the bottom edge and rolled it, matted on blackberry bliss and wisteria wonder with the bottom edges torn and rolled. I stamped the butterfly image from Sprinkles in blackberry bliss on the envelope. 
 I stamped the sprinkles butterfly image in wisteria wonder on the inside after stamping off and the HB sentiment is from All Holidays stamped in blackberry bliss.  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: SU - Sprinkles & All Holidays, Joanne's - Birthday sentiments
Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder 
Accessories: ribbon, stickles, Cheery Lynn Dies, Torn edges 
Techniques: Rolled Edges, Latch Card, stamp off

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sail Away In Rolling Waves

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE 537 - On A Roll, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 328 - Let The Sunshine In, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 401. I sponged daffodil delight on the white base using Tim Holz Rays Stencil. The focal image was sponged with tempting turquoise for the clouds. The bottom is pool party cs torn and rolled up on the edges then I used my white jel pen to highlight the waves. The boat was cut using the coordinating die then stamped in black and I used Copic R14 to color the boat and the compass which is popped up on dimensionals. I used some pool party ribbon (which is also rolled up on edges) and real red cs on the right edge. The envelope was finished with the cap stamped in black after cutting the die then colored with R14. I will have to wait until I get ready to give this for the inside as it can be used for many different occasions.  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die-Versions Sail Away 
Paper: white, real red, pool party 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Temping Turquoise, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, Die-Versions Sail Away dies, Tim Holz Rays Stencil
Techniques: 3D, rolls

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thinking of you on Father's Day

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE 534 - Cars, Cars, Cars, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 543, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 533 - Basically Crisp Corals, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 536 - Splatter It Up and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 327 - Thank You Angie where I CASED her FOUR SQUARE NIGHTMARE. card changing the theme, colors, and layout by stamping, coloring then trimming my image in 4 equal squares. I searched high and low and this is the only car I have.  I have several trucks but no cars.
Anyway I am once again completing inside, out and envelope and needed at least 1 more Father's Day card so I kept with more Basic Gray than the pinks.
This time I also splattered the inside as well I covered the lights and windshield with some glossy accents and dabbed some glitter in the flower centers. Didn't want to go to far since this is for a manly man. I used some basic gray for the road and divided it with a white jel pen. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Thoughts of Father, All Year Cheer I 
Paper: vanilla, basic gray 
Ink: basic gray, crips cantelope, calypso coral 
Accessories: dimensionals, white jel pen, glossy accents, Copics, Cuttlebug Diamond Plate EF, Tim Holtz Splatters Stencil, sponges 
Techniques: sponging, copic coloring, 3D, splattering

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Simply Trust God

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 543, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 533 - Basically Crisp Corals, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 536 - Splatter it Up and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 327 - Thank You Angie.  I used Jim Holtz Splatter stencil and sponged all three colors in. I stamped my image in basic gray then calypso coral for the flowers. I added a bit more color with copics and shadowed around them with copics then adhered the four pieces on basic gray. I ran the Crisp Cantelope through the cuttlebug with Darice Diagonal Heart embossing folder then sponged some crisp cantelope on the raised portions.   I am on a roll meeting my goal of completing inside, out, and envelope. I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Simply Soft, Trust God 
Paper: whtie, Basic Gray, Crisp Cantelope, Calypso Coral, 
Ink: Basic Gray, Crisp Cantelope, Calypso Coral 
Accessories: Fiskars heart border, Jim Holtz Splatters Stencil, dry embossing 
Techniques: sponging, dry embossing, inchies, copic coloring, two step stamping

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Full of Life with Essence of Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENG E# 532 - Coastal Old Vanilla and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 326 - Wildflowers. I found a piece of dp with colors close to cabana and olive and went with it. I stamped the image in vanilla craft ink then embossed with white detail hoping for a bit of vanilla to show but it didn't :(
Anyway I cut the butterfly top out in vanilla then the angel wings in coastal cabana adhered them together and popped them up. Tied some ribbon around my focal panel and stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black. The inside sentiment was stamped in coastal cabana. The envelope corner was stamped in old olive using the butterfly from the stamp set. Hope you like this quickie. See everyone next Wednesday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Essences of Love, Full of Life 
Paper: vanilla, coastal cabana 
Ink: vanilla craft ink, momento tuxedo black, old olive 
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals 
Techniques: 3D, heat embossing

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pop Up Book Shore Thing Beachy Birthday


This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 535 - Pop Up Book Card. Well this took quite some time for me but I did use a lot of dies too. I found some sandy looking dp for the beach scene and some 12x6 CS not sure where I got it. I am going to try to find a sentiment for the inside that says "kick back and relax". I know there has to be one somewhere.
Hope you like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shore Thing 
Paper: vanilla, Pool Party, white, crumb cake, old olive, DCWV Day at the Beach dp, ? sandy dp 
Ink: momento brown 
Accessories: IO Flip Flops, Clouds, Sea Birds, Birds, Happy Birthday, Adirondeck Chairs; Frantic stamper Palm Tree Techniques: Pop Up Book Card, 3d

CAS Brighter Tomorrow Sympathy with Cherry Blossoms

This is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 326 - Wildflowers. I finally used this die I have had for months now. I love it. I sponged all around the edges of the vanilla base.
The inside is stamped with a set of praying hands and "with Sympathy" on top of them. I used some extra pink flowers for the envelope corner. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow 
Paper: rose red, blushing bride, vanilla, crumb cake 
Ink: rose red 
Accessories: Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die 
Techniques: sponging, CAS

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's Side Steppin BBQ Time

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 532 - Red and White. I used the left side of my side stepping card for Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 541. I choose the side step card for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 534 - Step it Up following the tutorial found HERE. The grill has wheels on it so I hope it can be included in Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 325 - Wheels. I had so much fun making this. I have not used this technique in a long time and it was fun to try it again. I love this checkered dp that I picked up at Michaels in Valdosta. I stamped the grill in black so I could see the lines to cut it out everything else is stamped in riding hood red.
Hope you like it and I know Anne will since it is in her favorite color. See everyone again Monday. Working the next 3 days but that is what lets me keep buying more goodies.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Backyard BBQ 
Paper: white, Riding Hood Red, ? dp 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Riding Hood Red 
Accessories: ribbon 
Techniques: side step card, sponging

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Itty Bitty Dream Big Father's Day

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 541 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 531 - HelloBliss-@ BacisSandyLagoon. Well for those who are in awe of my ability to combine challenges, I failed today, could not find a way to do it today. I finally used my new dies dream catcher and dream sentiment. I cut DREAM in my dp and basic gray cs then glued them together. I did tone on tone with lost lagoon.
I also completed the inside and envelope today to reach my goal. I used All Year Cheer II for the inside stamped in Blackberry Bliss.  I colored my white ribbon with SU Markers. I have 3 Father's Day cared to give out next month, this takes care of one. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds & AYCII - Stampin Up, Make a Wish - Die Versions 
Paper: vanilla, Lost Lagoon & Basic Gray - SU, Wander DP-Basic Gray, 
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Blueberry Bliss 
Accessories: ribbon, gold cording, Cherry Lynn Dream Catcher die, Frantic Stamper Dream Sentiment 
Techniques: tone on tone

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hot Glued Elegant Thank You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 533 - Sending Off In-Colors, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 533 - Hot Glue Stencils, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 324 - Thank You. This time I tried a different stencil design. I like how this one turned out and hope you do too. I air brushed crispy cantelope and strawberry slush colors then spritzed some pistachio pudding. I never have been able to get that tool to work right for me which is why I use my airbrush so often. I stamped the sentiment in momento tuxedo black. This will be a wrap for me until next Wednesday. See you in the challenges.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Elegant Greetings 
Paper: white, Pistachio Pudding 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pistachio Pudding 
Accessories: Hot Glue Gun, SU Marker Spriter 
Techniques: Hot Glue Stencil, Copic AirBrushing, Spritzing

Monday, May 11, 2015

Glued Stenciled Thank You Airbrushed

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 533 - Hot Glue Stencils, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 324 - Thank you, and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 529 - I get a crush on you when we Tango or Mambo. I found out it is not easy to write a work in hot glue but I went for it anyway. I used my air brush machine with coordinating copic colors to spray the white top panel with the stencil in place. I laid the stencil in front of the card in the picture to show my stencil. I matted on melon mambo and then tied a crush curry ribbon around then matted that on a white card base.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white, melon mambo 
Ink: copics 
Accessories: Hot Glue Gun, ribbon 
Techniques: Glued Stencil, Copic Air Brushing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Positive and Negative Dies for Mother's Day

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 529 - I get a crush on you when we tango or mambo, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 532 - Use Negatives and Positives and Mondays CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 323 - Happy May.
M - Mother's Day, Melon Mambo CS
A - Alcohol markers - Copics
Y - Yellow color
I have got to get a new computer for my Craft room. I took my about 10 minutes to make this card and 45 minutes to load it. gggrrrr. My negative is Mother's Day, I stamped Happy from All Year Cheer in Tangerine Tango above and matted the white top layer on melon mambo. I cut the flower out with my cuttlebug then colored it with copics. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer III 
Paper: white, Melon Mambo 
Ink: Tangerine Tango 
Accessories: Cottage Cutz-Mother's Day, Spellbinders-Bluebells, Copics 
Techniques: Positive and Negative Dies

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Make A Wish at the Beach

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Under a Soft Sky our Blushing Bride eats Crumb Cake, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 531 - Stencil this or Stencil that, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 322 - Cupcakes, and my layout is from last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537. Well not sure this is very simple but not difficult either since I had the dies already cut out. The longest time taken was cleaning up after getting dazzling diamonds everywhere. LOL . I popped the focal panel up and then popped the cupcake up so that it was sitting in the chair. Can you tell my family is a beach loving family? Well we are. This will go to my niece later this year for her birthday. Hope she likes it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Die Versions - Make a Wish 
Paper: white, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, The Paper Studio - A Day at the Beach 
Ink: Soft Sky 
Accessories: Die Versions - Make a Wish Die, Impression Obsession Flip Flops, Clouds & Adirondeck Chair, Dazzling Diamonds, Stickles, dimensionals, Plaid - Stencil 
Techniques: 3D, Glittered Stenciling, die cuts

Monday, April 27, 2015

Glittered Stencil Treat Yourself

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 531 - Stencil This or Stencil That, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 322 - Cupcakes. My colors are from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 527 - Wild Pirouettes on the Sahara and last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537. I have a granddaughter birthday coming up and so I went with a birthday theme. I have not used this set in quite some time. I stamped and cut out the icing and candle part to make a stencil then applied some glue and some pink glitter then white for the candle. I used some stickles for the flame. After drying I cut the entire image out and popped it up on dimensionals. I used my airbrush and a copic with the Jim Holz Splatters stencil. Love how that turned out. The sentiment is stamped in Sahara Sand ink. Hope you like it. See everyone tomorrow in the color challenge I hope.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Treat Yourself 
Paper: White, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Glitter, Doodlebug Design Sugar Coating Glitter, Jim Holz Splatters Stencil, ribbon
Techniques: Glittered Stenciling, Copic Airbrushing, 3D, yellow and red stickles

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kitty in the Window say's Happy Mother's Day

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 537, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 527 - Wild Pirouettes on the Sahara, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 530 - Line Up - Line Up and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 321 - April Showers.... Well it took me almost all day to complete this but a dentist appointment and dinner date with my darling hubby couldn't wait. I used some new dies to me from Cottage Cuts and Dies R Us. I had a yellow stripped cat and I tried to simulate that on this cat cut in white cs and colored with copics. Not even close but I hope you get the idea. I punched out some pink flowers for the cat to be playing with and used my grass border punch to plant the flowers in. Hope you like this
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: white, pink pirouette, Sahara Sand, wild wasabi, KI Doilies dp 
Ink: Pink Pirouette 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics, flower punch, CC Window Die, DRU Cat die 
Techniques: Doodle Lines, 3D, copic coloring

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Negative Glittered Diamond Rose


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENG E# 526 - Tempting Red Island with flowers as dessert, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 529 - Negative Glitter, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 320 - Stencil It. I am not sure I am happy with this but the more I tried to make changes the less I liked it so I finally just stopped and said it is what it is. I sponged some Island Indigo on tempting turquoise cs with the MB Diamond stencil in place. I cut the Cottage Cutz Rose trying to just get the flower, sorta worked the 3rd time. I had to use some green for the stem and leaves :( hope the challenge patrol don't get me. I cut the IO Happy Birthday in white and tempting turquoise and adhered the white under the popped up tt layer then the tt on the inside and added some glitter in the open areas for some color.
I used a white and turquoise rose for the envelope.
 Gotta work the next 2 days and then Beach Time. YEAH!! See yall next Wednesday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white, tempting turquoise, real red, pear pizzazz 
Ink: Island Indigo 
Accessories: Glitter, IO - Happy Birthday, Cottage Cutz - Rose, Memory Box - Diamond Stencil, Techniques: 3D, Negative Glitter, Die Cuts

Monday, April 13, 2015

Missing You At the Beach

 This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 529 - Negative Glitter, and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 320 - Stencil It. I am taking my 2 girls to the beach this weekend and will be missing my darling husband. I will be leaving this for him. I cut out the chairs on the top panel and marked where to add my glitter, added my glitter of yellow, blue, pink then green to show under the die cut outs. I used the cheveron stencil and sponged some pool party ink on the top layer then instead of popping up the top panel I popped up the chairs hoping the glitter would still show up and it did. I cut and popped up the seabirds.
I would love to see his face when he opens this. The inside is stamped with WISH YOU WERE HERE!
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: white 
Ink: Pool Party 
Accessories: dimensionals, Impression Obsessions Chair & Seabirds, Heidi Swapp Cheveron Stencil 
Techniques: 3D, Negative Glitter

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Makayla's Star Card & fishing trip

Makayla stayed with us last night and went upstairs in my Crafty Cave with me to play.  She picked out a star set and went to town.  I helped her with the dp choice but she put it all together, stamped out the stars and cut them out.  Popped up the one on the left.  The inside is full of stars too.  She had fun making this beauty.
 
Before making a card her Papa took her out to the pond fishing. Look at this fishing girl:

 

Fishy Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 535, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 525 - Bingo Game, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 528 - Cluster Stamping and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 319 - Make It Masculine. I went with a Fishy birthday card for my grandson that is coming up in the next few months. Hope he likes it. I punched out an oval and used it for my reverse masking. I stamped the fish on my white cs then on paper and cut it out to use as a mask. The small images were stamped around the fish in crisp cantelope. I colore
d the fish with copics then used some stickles on the fish and the sun. I mean you just can not have a sun and fish without some bling now can you? LOL. My color choices were from the first row down on the bingo map : So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Shore Thing, Fishy Friends 
Paper: white, Soft Sky, The Paper Studio - A Day At the Beach dp 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Crisp Canteloupe, So Saffron 
Accessories: Stickles, 
Techniques: Cluster Stamping, Masking, Reverse Masking, Copic Air Brushing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Triangled Happy Birthday box

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 524 - So many Cantaloupes and Strawberries, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENG E# 318 - ABC - Spring Colors. Well nothing shines in our yard and the yards around us this time of year any brighter than all of the Azalea bushes. I love seeing them glowing. Monday's CAS challenge was to make anything but a card in spring colors. I made the box from strawberry slush cs then wrapped some so saffron ribbon around and attached a piece of dp on the front. I cut the HB sentiment from Impressions Obsessions die in crisp cantaloupe cs and attached it across the front. This box was quick and simple and will make a great gift box for a gift card or a box of earrings for an upcoming granddaughter or niece. So many possibilities. Thanks for the fun challenges. Hope you like what I made. See everyone next Wednesday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None
Paper: Strawberry Slush, DP 
Ink: None 
Accessories: ribbon, tissue paper 
Techniques: Triangle Box, Anything but a card, ABC

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dry embossed Happy Birthday

This is for today's TECHNIQU LOVERS CHALLENGE # 527 - Cardstock Only and last Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 524 - Tortoise or Hare. On this card I was the Hare finishing in 5 minutes. WOW. While I can call this a Clean and Simple card I can not use today's CAS challenge since it is a card :( .
I used a new to me embossing folder from Darice for my front and pool party card stock. I also cut and embossed some balloons from a new to me die set from Die-Versions Make a Wish set. I popped 2 up and left on flat. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None 
Paper: Pool Party 
Ink: None 
Techniques: Dry Emossing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wild Rose Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 533, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 523 - Melons and Chocolates in my Garden, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 526 - Punch and Pleat, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 317 - Bulb or Bulb Flowers. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and did some 2 step stamping with Wild Roses then cut out the roses and leaves to attach where I wanted them. I punched some MME - Home dp using Martha Stewarts grass border punch then scored and pleated it to go under the roses. The sentiment is from Full of Life stamped and matted in melon mambo. I used choc chip cs for my base.
 
I cut out and attached another rose to the envelope, for the inside I adhered some white cs and stamped Happy Birthday on it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Rose, Full Of Life 
Paper: White, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye - Home dp 
Ink: Melon Mambo, Garden Green 
Accessories: Martha Stewart Grass Border, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals 
Techniques: Pleated Border, 3D, 2 step stamping

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mirrored Spring Posies

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 522 - Whispers of Smoky Wisterias, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror Mirror, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper and Monday's MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389. This will finish me in my crafty cave until Wednesday next week :( I miss my daily stamping time.
I used a new stencil on sponged smokey slate gray on smokey slate gray cs. I punched old olive cs using my Martha Stewart grass border punch. I stamped the mirrored image (the one in the middle) on white cs then stamped the rest of the width then colored with BV20, 31, 34, YG91, 93, & 95 copics. Covered the seam with some ribbon. Stamped the sentiment from Spring Song in wisteria wonder and matted on wisteria wonder. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Pocket Full of Posies, Spring Song 
Paper: White, Smokey Slate Gray, Old Olive 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black ,Wisteria Wonder, Smokey Slate Gray 
Accessories: ribbon, MS Grass Border, Heidi Swapp Stencil, Tone on Tone 
Techniques: Stenciling, Mirroring

Monday, March 16, 2015

Natural Beauty Anniversary

 This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 525 - Mirror, Mirror, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 316 - No Patterned Paper, today's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 389 and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENG E# 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my.
I love this retired stamp set and fail to use it as often as I should. I stamped the bird on white then mirrored on white as well and colored as close to the same as possible with copics BG 70, 72, 75,78, RV10, 11, 13, 14, YG61, 63, & 67. I stamped the squared image on white using tuxedo black ink and then airbrushed using copics then matted on lost lagoon, I did some tone on tone with pear pizzazz for the leaves. Both birds are popped up with dimensionals and the sentiment is stamped in daffodil delight. Had so much fun making this as I did not have to hunt for matching patterned paper.
I used Sweet And Sassy's Anniversary Innies on the inside stamped in lost lagoon.  I stamped the butterfly from Natural Beauty on the backside of the envelope.  Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Natural Beauty, All Year Cheer III, SNS - Anniversary Innies
Paper: white, pear pizzazz, lost lagoon 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Mirror, tone on tone, copic coloring, 3D, Airbrushing

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Brighter Tomorrow Sympathy

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 522 - Lucky Charms, I attempted to simulate a rainbow using this weeks colors. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, my colors are from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES # 521 - Lagoons of daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my. I used my acrylic block and inked it up with my markers then spritz and stamped for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 524 - Stamped Acrylic Block Background. I punched and embossed the Spellbinders cross die using a cola can then punched a hole in the top for the split ring and threaded some ribbon for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. Wheh that raps up this week for me. I can not believe I made 2 cards in the midst of spring cleaning my stamp room.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brighter Tomorrow, Praying Hands 
Paper: white, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzaz 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry slush, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz 
Accessories: Acrylic block, ribbon, split ring, Spellbinders Cross, Fiskars Border Punch 
Techniques: Stamped Acrylic Block Technique, ribbon, die