Pickup in Pieces

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Hi All, today I made my card for the July Scrap The Boys Card Challenge.  It is a birthday card for my Son-in-Law and I colored the pickup truck to match his real one!

Pickup in Pieces Birthday Card

This month is a sketch challenge and the prize is posted below.

Here is the sketch, and we would love if you would play along with us!  Just click here to get there!

I used the pickup truck from Honey Bee Stamps, Little Pickup.  I colored it with alcohol markers.  I actually stamped two of them, so when I die cut the circles out of the truck sections I didn’t have to worry about overlap.

I mounted the sections of the truck onto grey cardstock circles that I die cut one size up from the truck sections.  I then mounted that onto CTMH tone on tone cardstock that was cut about 2/3 of the way down to create two sections.  I cut the Happy Birthday using my Elizabeth Craft Design die, cutting it out of two different shades of blue to create a shadow by mounting the lighter layer slightly off-center of the bottom layer.  I added this to a white card base and added distressed silver sequins from Close To My Heart and called it done.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to join in on the fun.  Please follow our blog by clicking on the “Follow Me” button and Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Patriotic Pup

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Hi, thanks for joining me today for my July Creative With Stamps Card Challenge, the theme is Flags…this can be interpreted in so many ways, but I have a friend whose birthday is on Independence Day, so I went with a traditional American flag and added a celebrating little pooch.

Patriotic Pup

I started by cutting a piece of red cardstock with my new Die Cuts and More striped background die that I just won from Kat Scrappiness!  I mounted that onto a white card base.  I added a blue square and topped that off with white enamel stars from Close To My Heart.

I colored the Tim Holtz dog and flag with alcohol markers and mounted it onto the flag background with foam squares. I die cut the sentiment “Celebrate” out of blue cardstock and added it above the pup and called it done.

Please follow the linkHere to the Creative With Stamps blog so you can play along with our challenge, remember you can enter anything with a Flag theme and there are prizes!

I also am playing along with the Kat Scrapiness July challenge, which is backgrounds. Since I received this background die from them in a very generous prize package, I thought it only appropriate. ❤ You can reach their Challenge Here

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Eileen 🙂

Newton Ropes In Father’s Day

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Howdy partner!  I could not wait to use my new Newton Rides West stamp set by Newton’s Nook, and I thought Father’s Day was a perfect occasion for it. I also had my Scrap The Boys Cardmakers Challenge that I wanted to fit it into and this month it was hand or machine stitching.  I decided to hand stitch a lasso for Newton to round-up the sentiment with!

Newton Rides West Card

I started with the background by doing a watercolor wash to create a southwestern sky, I did this on watercolor paper.  I added a sand dune to the bottom to ground him and I added the cactus here and there.  I hand drew in a lasso, stamped the sentiment and then back-stitched the lasso in bakers twine.  I originally began with jute, but it kept fraying…so before I completely lost my cool, I just swapped it out for something a little stronger.

I added all this onto a white card base, popping it up a little to leave room in the back for the stitching.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!

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What’s Up Dog – Cute Critters Challenge Theme

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What’s Up?  Today at Creative With Stamps Challenge Blog we have come up with inspiration using the theme of Cute Animals…and in my book, there is no cuter animal than a dog.  🙂

I used the Lucky Dog stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I colored the pup with alcohol markers and die cut both the pieces (I love this particular dog, because he can be peeking over a fence or out a window or just about anything where you can see his front and back).  I wanted to add some patterned paper to the inside-front to make it look like wallpaper.

On the front panel I embossed red cardstock to give the appearance of a brick home, I die cut out a small window and popped his little head there to peek out, as you can see he has dropped his ball in the grass below.  😦

Just a super simple and fun card for a friend’s birthday.  Please follow the link Here to the Creative With Stamps blog so you can play along with our challenge, remember you can enter anything with a cute animal and there are prizes!

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Eileen 🙂

Donut Worry – Coffee Helps

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Welcome back!  I needed a card to pick up my Sister-in-law’s spirits and I wanted to work it into the Coffee Blog Hop, so here is what I created…

Donut Worry – Coffee Helps Card

I used several of my coffee sets for this one.  The background on the base is repeat random stamping utilizing stamps from Your Next StampCoffee Rings and Newton’s NookFalling for You.  I stamped the images in CTMH Champagne ink.  The large coffee cup and donut were from Close To My HeartTreats of Friendship.

Close up of Glazed Donut

My chocolate glazed donut was colored with alcohol markers, then I added the sprinkles using Nuvo Pearl Drops in pink and white.  Once those dried, I put a thick layer of Glossy Accents over the glaze and voila!

I mounted the cup and donut onto a small piece of patterned paper from the Crazy for Coffee collection from Your Next Stamp and popped it up with foam tape.  I spelled out “DONUT WORRY” using letters from an Authentique collection in my stash and mounted all of this onto a white card base.

The inside was stamped with “COFFEE HELPS” using my Honey Bee Stamps Blaa Blaa Blaa set.

I hope you have time to hop on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop to get some inspiration and perhaps you can play along too!

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A Latte Birthday Wishes

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Hello, I am back today with another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer Blog Hop.  I look forward to these each season, there are so many different styles to get inspired by…Fun, fun, fun!!!

A Latte Birthday Wishes Card

I started with a fun layered background.  First I put Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade onto my craft mat and spritzed it very generously with water.  I then took a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed it into the inks, drying and redipping the paper until I was happy with what I had.  Then I used two separate background stamps, one with a dominant design and the other with a less dominant design.  They were both stamped in Slate Gray ink from Close To My Heart.  I had taken a background layering class with my friend Andi at a previous Scrapbook Expo and I learned a lot in that class, I hope it shows.  🙂  The background stamps I used in my card are from JustRite.  They make huge background stamps, so you can orient it onto your card for either portrait or landscape designs.

Next up, I die cut the To-Go coffee cup using a die I won in a grab bag, but I think it is Hero Arts…do not hold me to it though, it was eons ago.  I stamped the cup sleeve with “a latte” and distressed the edges a bit with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to make it stand out.  I sponged that onto the lid as well to give it a bit of depth and definition.

I stamped the Birthday Wishes sentiment in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and clear heat embossed it.  That stamp set is from a retired CTMH set.  I cut it out and popped it up with foam squares.  I wrapped American Crafts twine around the base and mounted that onto black cardstock, then onto the white card base.

Well, thank you for stopping by and if you have not been to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop yet, please pop over there by clicking Here and get inspired and join in the fun!

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Perk Up, It’s Your Birthday!

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Hi all, I have been eagerly awaiting the next Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop and it is HERE!!!  Woohoo!  Today I made a birthday card for one of my dear friends, and I thought she would love the pun.

Perk Up Card

I started with Your Next Stamp Crazy for Coffee patterned paper mounted on black cardstock, placed on a white card base.  Next I die cut Sunny Studios Fancy Frames Square dies, and placed the outside scallop on the bottom with the coffee cup (info on that to follow) and the inside scallop frame around the Perk Up sentiment that I white heat embossed.  That sentiment came from an A-Muse coffee themed stamp set.

The coffee mug was a Peel & Stick outline sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs and put it onto Elizabeth Craft Designs Microfine glitter paper and colored it in using alcohol markers.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up with the frame.

The inside teacup and teapot border was a die from Your Next Stamp.  I won both the patterned paper and that fabulous die (along with other great goodies) from them at the last coffee blog hop!!!  The Sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps (2 different sets), I like to mix it up, obviously!

I hope you enjoyed todays post and hop on over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers for a TON of caffeinated inspiration!  Please follow our blog by clicking on the “Follow Me” button and Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Dog-gone Fun Birthday

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Hello, today we needed a card for the month of May’s Scrap The Boys Card Makers Challenge and the challenge was a fab mood board, that I have displayed below so you can play along too!

I love the colors and the stripes in this, so that is what I ran with….and I suppose the dog was a good substitute for the horse.  🙂

 

I used the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs set along with the “Crazy Accessories” set for the hat stamp and balloon dies.  I colored the images with alcohol markers and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I cut balloons from Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs in the emerald and sapphire jewel tones.  I stamped JOEY 4 onto the balloons with StazOn Ink and tied them to the bone with black thread.

The background was made by blending Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks.  I spritzed it with water and dabbed dry to get the speckles.  I cut it out using my all time favorite background die, the Your Next Stamp Funky Line Panel Die and just adhered the whole kit-n-kaboodle to the medium blue card base.  I popped up the pup to give him a little more dimension.

The inside was stamped with the balloon from the previously mentioned set and I hand drew in the string that ties it to the sentiment from a Queen & Co gift box themed shaker card kit.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!

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I Fish You A Happy Birthday

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Ahoy Sea Lubbers, today we made a card for my friends little girl, as you may have guessed she LOVES fish.

I wanted to make a slider card, I always make her interactive cards and I thought this one would work perfectly with the adorable Mermaid set from Sunsational Stamps, which you can locate Here.  I colored everything with alcohol markers and fussy cut them all out.  I used Close To My Heart cardstock that is shiny on one side and matte on the other…I figured the shiny chevron worked great for the water and the scalloped brown worked well for the sand.

Be sure and check out this month’s challenge, you can find the post and link up by clicking Here. Good luck, we can’t wait to see what you all create!

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Mom, You Are Pure Sunshine

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Sunny greetings to all, today is our post for the Creative With Stamps Challenge for May, where the theme is MOM.  In the month of May here in the United States we celebrate Mother’s Day and the start (at least this year) of the more summery weather and sunshine.  That is why I had to use the beautiful stamp set by AALL and Create Stamp Set #37, which reminded me very much of the sun or a flower.  It is a beautiful Zentangle style design.  The set has a circle/spiral filled with all sorts of pretty doodles and there are extra stamps in the set as well.  There is a cloud that also resembles a crown (ideas floating around in my head), leaves, scalloped arcs, striped arcs and bubbles.  I won this and three other fabulous sets that I will feature in the near future.

I stamped it in VersaMark clear ink and heat set it using my antique gold embossing powder.  I had a blast watercoloring it in with my Distress markers and water brush.  I added a hillside using my Lawn Fawn Stitched Landscape die.  I wanted to make it look like the sun was rising from behind the hill, but I didn’t want to hide too much of that gorgeous design.  In addition to some embossed clouds that I had stamped from the stamp set, I also stenciled on additional cloud formations.  I popped up the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment which is from a very old Close To My Heart set and mounted it all onto a medium blue card base.

Please head on over to the Creative With Stamps Challenge to get some inspiration and we would love to have you participate, so enter your Mom themed cards!

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