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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Flowers for a Friend

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 531, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 521 - Lagoons of Daffodils, strawberries and pears oh my, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 315 - Ribbon. I used ribbon as my flower stems and popped up one of the primas. I used a Fiskars border punch for the daffodil delight cs. I stamped the sentiment in lost lagoon even though it looks like black. Love how this quick and simple card turned out. Great layout to play with today.
Stamps: All Holidays 
Paper: white, Daffodil Deight, Strawberry Slush, dp 
Ink: Lost Lagoon 
Accessories: Dimensionals, Ribbon, Fiskars Border Punch, 
Techniques: Ribbon flower stems, Clean and Simple

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sail Away with Me

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 520 - Real Coastal Delight, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - For the Birds, Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 387.
How could I resist another nautical creation with these colors? I can't so I didn't. I used a new to me stamp set and coordinating die from Die Versions called Sail Away. I cut the cap and boat out to pop up on dimensionals. I also used a new die from Impressions Obsessions Adirondack chair. I stamped the sentiment in real red on coastal cabana cs. I used reverse masking to sponge daffodil delight for the sun image. Hope you like it. This will rap me up until next week. Have fun in the galleries.
Stamps: Die Versions - Sail Away 
Paper: white, Coastal Cabanna, The Paper Studio - Day at the Beach dp 
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabanna, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: dimensionals, dies, mask 
Techniques: 3D, Reverse Masking, Circle Scene

Monday, March 2, 2015

Anchor the Soul with Circles

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 523 - Scene in a Circle, today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 314 - Birds, last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 519 - Blackberries and Pears Poolside.
I decided to create a circle window card today. I love how this turned out. If I had my dream home it would be a beachfront home. I love the ocean and could not resist this stamp set when I saw it.
I used the smaller circle as a mask to sponge some pool party ink on the inside of the card then I stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copics.
I punched the smaller circle in blackberry bliss then the larger scalloped punch to frame the front side of the card. I stamped the sentiments inside and out in blackberry bliss. I just love the colors from last week and had to use them again.
I think I will give this to my darling hubby who keeps me anchored with his love.
Stamps: Anchor the Soul - ODB 
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz  
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Mega circle punch, Giga scallop circle punch, sponges, 
Techniques: 3D, Circles Open Window, Dies, copic coloring, sponging, masking, reverse masking