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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wild Rose Blessings from Heaven

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 516 - Beads, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A really crumby Espresso. Today I was in the mood for flowers and I think I pulled it off with the color challenge even if I couldn't add some green. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for the roses 2 step stamping by stamping off the back stamp before stamping on crumb cake. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Wild Rose, Blessings from Heaven 
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, real red, chocolate chip 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red A
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lacey Heart Border Punch,, gold beads, ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig 
Techniques: make your own background, 2 step stamping

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Perfect Blend of Espressing Yourself

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 525 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 515 - A Really Crumby Espresso. I also did the dessert making 2 cards. I made them in a contrast form. I used 2 of Stampin up Sets, Espress Yourself and Perfect Blend. I used the coffee beans to make my background using tone on tone on the choc chip card. I colored the coffee cups with copics, cut out the middle of both and popped them up after stamping in real red. The hearts were punches and then embossed with my Quickutz goosebumps Swirls then I brushed the tops of the raised portions with choc chip ink pad. Hope you like them. I have a couple of good friends at work that will see these for valentines day along with a candy cane.
Stamps: Perfect Blend, Espress Yourself    
Paper: Vanilla, Real Read, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip 
Ink: Momento Espresso, chocolate chip, real red 
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, Quickutz, QK, Goosebumps 
Techniques: 3D, Copic Coloring, tone on tone, make your own background  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our Daily Bread Anchor

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 517, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Years Resolution, and Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. I seldom make something that I really like but this may be an exception. One of my new years resolutions was to use new stuff bought and old stuff that I have not used in a long time. I have not used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol in so long I almost forgot how. Another resolution was to complete the inside and outside, possibly the envelope as well. Today I did just that.
Stamps: ODB - Ancho 
Paper: white, Pacific Point, Marina Mist 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pacific Point 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Gamsol Medium, Quickutz Anchor die, Ribbon, prismacolor pencils, 
Techniques: 3D, Dry Embossing, Gamsol Magic

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Anniversary Card for Andy and Nikki

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 517 - Triple the Possibilities, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 308 - New Year Resolutions, and today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 381. My New Years Resolution is to complete the inside along with the outside on all the cards I make this year. Today I did that with the help of Sweet N Sassy's Inside Innies for Anniversaries. I used the single tree from Lovely as a tree for my focal image, inked it with chocolate chip and wild wasabi inks and stamped after huffing. I colored inside and around and make some grass around the tree bottom. I curved the sentiment and stamped it in Primrose Petals. This is going next door to a nephew and his wife for their 1st anniversary. Hope they like it
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree - SU, Anniverary Innies - SNS 
Paper: white, DCWV dp 
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Primrose Petals 
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, copics 
Techniques: Triple Layers, 3D, copic coloring

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fleas Navidad

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 514 - Speaking Foreign, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush. I have had this idea in my head all day and tried to forget it but it just would not go away. I have no foreign language stamps so I had to free style this. I will give this to my darling hubby for Christmas since it reminds me of the mutt he brought home last year and grew into a horse. LOL.
Stamps: Woof You - SNS 
Paper: White, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush 
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black 
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Darice Paw Print EF 
Techniques: dry emboss, paper piecing, doodling, Cut Out

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hogs and Kisses

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 523 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 513 - Basic Bermuda Slush which sounds so yummy even as cold as it is.
I found this digi image in my stash from years gone by and just had to color it up. I used copics and as I was coloring I realized how long ago it was that I printed this because it was certainly before I found the right paper for copic coloring, oh well, no time to reprint and start over just had to go with it and make the best of some therapy time. I stamped the sentiment from All Year Cheer that reads "hugs and kisses" and changed the u to an o. I think I will give this to my darling daughter e3stamper (aka) Shannon. She will get a kick out of it.
Paper: white, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies dp
Ink: Bermuda Bay 
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Pure White Love

This is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 516 - White Out and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 307 - Use Your Words.
This is for my darling hubby next month. I love him so much and on the inside I will write "My love for you is as pure as the color white". Hope he likes it. I used 2 sizes of scalloped and classic Nestability Hearts. The largest classic is the actual card and the larger scalloped is matting the card. I used my quickutz "love" letters and popped them up on dimensionals as well as the 2 matted smaller hearts. It is amazing how just white can make such an elegant creation.
Stamps: none 
Paper: white 
Ink: none 
Accessories: Nestability Scalloped Hearts, Nestability Classic Hearts, Quickutz love letters 
Techniques: white out

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

All Holidays Mother's Day for MIL

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 512 - Bride in the Berry Meadow and Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 379.
I found this darling digi image in my enormous stock of pre-printed images and had to dust off my copics. I have not used them in such a long time and almost forgot how. I still wish I could color as good as most of you here on SCS but it is what it is and I am just thankful to get to play again today. My sentiment is from All Holidays and stamped in Rich Razzleberry. I used old olive to ink up the embossing folder then embossed on blushing bride. This will go to my MIL in May. She loves my handmade cards. Hope she likes this one too.
Stamps: All Holidays, Digi Pansies 
Paper: White, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, KI Memories Doilies DP 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, old olive 
Accessories: Ribbon, Copics, Cuttlebug, CB Victorian EF, Glitter Pen 
Techniques: Dry Embossing, dry embossing inked 

Monday, January 5, 2015

One Color All Holidays for Friends

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE #515 - Multicolor Sentiment and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 306 - Just One. I went with the monochromatic look to do both challenges and made a simple and fast card to boot. Whoopi for me, so glad to get to play. I dusted off a Kaleidacolor pad of blues to stamp my all time favorite SU sentiment, matched up some card stock for a matt and ribbon for decoration and viola, I was done. Hope you like it and I know just the friend I am giving this to. Hope she likes it too.

ETA: Why am I never satisfied with a card I make?? I always think of something I could have done better or different after I have loaded. Well that is what happened to this one too. I add some some faux brads with punches from my crop-a-dile using tempting turquoise cs. Hope the improvement makes it better.
Stamps: All Holidays 
 Paper: White, Tempting Turquoise 
 Ink: Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze 
Accessories: Ribbon 
Techniques: One Color, Monochrome Sentiment