Monster-ous Hello

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Hello there, another Monster Love card!  I used this adorable digi set from Sunsational Stamps earlier in the month.  You can browse their shop by clicking Here.

Monster-ous Hello Card

This one I colored with alcohol markers and then used blender solution saturated onto a paper towel to press onto my little monster to give his fur some texture.  I used a heart stencil that I created using a die and then sponged on Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick, then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  It turned out looking like vinyl, which was a happy accident!

I hope you can see the details in the above picture.  The HELLO was cut out four times in the black cardstock so I could build a nice thick greeting, and then I added clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.  The final touch was to add three black sequins.  This was added to a black card base and the inside greeting is “Sending you Warm Fuzzies”

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You Make My Heart Soar

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Lofty Greetings to you today!  I am featuring this fabulous digital stamp from Strawberry Jude Stamps.  You can get it FREE just by subscribing to their blog and following their Facebook Fan Page.  You can access their blog Here.

You Make My Heart Soar Card

I colored the balloon with alcohol markers.  The sand bag and little tassels on the balloon were colored with gold Wink of Stella.  I cut a couple of clouds out of masking paper and sponged on Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for the sky.  I added gold shimmer tape from Close To My Heart to the sides of the card base and added the colored panel.  Finally I die cut a heart border out of Doodlebug red glitter paper to add just under the sentiment.

I am entering this in the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge 171- Pops of Pink and you can enter your creations by clicking on this Link or just pop over to see some of their inspiration.

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Monster Love

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Hello there!  Today I was working on Valentines, one of my favorite cards to make 🙂  I used the adorbs digi set from Sunsational Stamps called Monster Love.  There are so many cute monsters and saying in this set, I am going to make a bunch of valentines with each one!

Monster Love Valentine Card

I printed out the monsters and chose this one-eyed fuzzy one.  I colored him with three of my green Copics, flicking toward the center, working from dark to light, to try to give the illusion of fur.

I die cut the word LOVE and some hearts from Doodlebug glitter paper that has a tone on tone chevron pattern.  I glued those onto a black card base.  I stamped the word YOU in VersaMark, added white embossing powder and heat set it.  I added a googly eye to the monster and popped him up over the O in love.

Please head on over to our February Challenge by clicking Here and enter your own Valentine for a chance to win.  You also can download a free Digi when you head on over.

I am super excited to be entering my card in the Creative With Stamps Challenge #23, you can access their blog Here to enter your creation or just to get some fabulous inspiration!  The second challenge I entered my card in is Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and you can find the link to that Here and the third challenge is with 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #11… they allow make-believe and fantasy type critters as well there, so I figured a monster was ok with them.  You can wander over there by clicking on the link Here.  The forth challenge is with Word Art Wednesday Challenge #321 that you can get to by clicking Here.

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A Little Birdie Told Me

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Chirp, chirp…Spring is right around the corner, at least I am hoping.  😉  Today I wanted to make a Birthday card for a dear friend and we are all at that age where we don’t like to acknowledge a number, if you get my drift…so I thought this adorable stamp set by Newton’s Nook, Newton’s Birthday Flutter was just the thing to create that card.

A Little Birdie Told Me Card

I started by using the smooshing technique for the front background.  I took some Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Broken China inks and rubbed a bit onto a piece of acetate then I spritzed it with water.  I then “Smooshed” it onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I did each color separately and dried it between layers.

Next I colored the birdie and balloons with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out so I could add them to the background.  I hand drew in the strings.  I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival Black Ink.

Now for the inside… I colored Newton and added some stripes with my alcohol markers, stamped the super funny punchline and sponged on some Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint…those are my two Go-To colors for grass and sky.  I then ran the front portion only through my eBosser with a confetti embossing folder to add a little interest to the white card base.  I mounted both the watercolor panel and the inside panel onto a mat and added them in place.

I entered my little Newton card in the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #10.  Please follow this Link to enter your own creation or to take a peek at all the inspiration!

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Snow One Like You

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Welcome! Today I am making a card featuring Sunsational Stamps Arctic Cuties you can find it Here.  I love the little penguins and wanted to make a slider card and have my little male penguin sliding down to be next to his love. ❤

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I printed the images onto white card stock, colored them in with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. For the snow banks and background I die cut the Little Town border twice, one on white card stock and one that I had sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet, then I trimmed the houses off the white one so I could use the lower portion as the snow-covered hill they reside on.  I cut another hill with a second landscape die  from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the slider piece in the bottom snow bank piece using Elizabeth Craft Designs Sliders and Spinners die set.  I attached the boy penguin using two pennies and foam dots to assemble the slider mechanism.  This panel was popped up on the top snow hill using a double layer of foam tape.

I used a light blue Bazzill textured card stock for the sky panel.  I added snow using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White.

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I am participating in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog challenge 437, you can access it Here and I am also participating in the 2 Crafty Crazies Challenge #10 you can access them Here.  I hope you have time to stop on over at these blogs and take a look at their inspiration.

Speaking of challenges, don’t forget to get crafting and enter you Winter Critter themed project on Sunsational Stamps January Challenge, you can link it up Here

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Peace To All

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Peaceful greetings to all, today is our last Christmas card installment…I think…

I had to take the pictures at a funny angle due to the gold mirror board, it was totally reflecting me taking pictures.  😀

I used 2 pieces that are 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 of Nautical Navy by Bazzill.  I die cut a 2-3/4″ stitched square into the top layer.  I die cut the Nativity scene in both gold mirror board by Bazzill and pearl white cardstock using the NativityScape die by Sugar Pea Designs.  I used half of the white die cut piece adhered directly onto the back panel and I adhered the gold Nativity part directly behind the stitched window opening.  I then popped that panel up using foam tape to give the scene dimension.

I stamped the front panel with a sentiment from Strawberry Jude Stamps Tag It-Christmas stamp set, using Versamark ink and sprinkling it with gold embossing powder and heat it to set.  The inside was stamped using the Merry Christmas sentiment from the same set and heat embossed the same way.

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright

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Happy Holidays, today I created a card using the free digis from Strawberry Jude Stamps.  They are giving free Christmas themed digital stamps to their email subscribers.  Also, join the fun over at Strawberry Jude’s Facebook Fan page you can access by clicking this Link and click to join!  I also used their stamp set Tag It: Christmas.

I colored these adorable images with my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I used my Your Next Stamp Funky Line Panel die for the background, and I love how that turned out.  I used three colors, one for the frame, one to represent the sand and the third to represent the night sky.

I popped the camel image up with foam tape after adhering the Bethlehem city onto the background.  I added a gold star above the city image. I mounted this onto a dark blue piece of cardstock and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base.

The inside was stamped with All Is Calm, All Is Bright from the aforementioned Strawberry Jude Stamp, and that was mounted onto a piece of kraft cardstock to tie it into the front panels.

I am entering this in the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9 that you can access Here.

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A Cat in the Christmas Tree!

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Season’s Greetings!  I needed a kitty Christmas card for my friend so I used my Raisin Boat’s Naughty or Nice stamp set.  There is an adorable cat pawing at an ornament that just screamed “Use Me!”…So I did! The hysterical sentiment was also from this set.  “Christmas tree…the reason cats need 9 lives”  😀

I colored him in with my ShinHan alcohol markers and I used Sunny Studio Stamps pine branch from the Holiday Style stamp set for the extra branches (which I stamped super lightly in Pear ink that had been stamped off twice) and I added flicks with my alcohol markers to give it interest.  I used this stamp on the inside of the card as well and used a CTMH sentiment stamp.

I stamped the pine boughs in CTMH Pear ink and the sentiment both on the front and inside with CTMH Cranberry ink.  I went over the ornament with my Wink of Stella and topped it off with Glossy Accents to give it dimension.  I mounted this on red cardstock that  was added to a piece of holly patterned paper I had in my stash.  Oh, I almost forgot I also put a strip of white Shimmer Tape from Close To My Heart across the front to add some sparkle. I LOVE that stuff!

I decided to enter this in three current challenges, the first one for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9 that you can access Here and the Color My Heart Color Dare Extravaganza Color Dare #272 for Traditional colors, that you can access Here.  Third, 4 Crafty Chicks blog challenge #381 Christmas/Winter Critters Here

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All That Glitters

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Salutations!  All that glitters is NOT just gold, it is silver, and snow and glass too!

I had to make some tags for our annual Christmas Ornament Exchange party and could not resist Sunny Studio Stamps Holiday Style to fill the bill.

I started out by stamping the pine branch in VersaMark ink and sprinkling Ranger Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder on it and heat setting it.  This was the first time I used it and just LOVE the look.  Helpful Tip… Begin the heat setting/melting process from underneath the image, then finish up on top, the reason is, it gives the glitter pieces a chance to adhere and not get blown right off the paper.  Same concept as when you use the thick embossing powders.

I hope you can see the sparkle of the “tinsel” it is really beautiful in real life.  🙂

Next I stamped the ornament, beginning with Close To My Heart Glacier ink for the base layer circle and stamping CTMH Lagoon, which has been stamped off once, as the shadow piece.  It was way too dark to do without stamping it off first.  I added a piece of silver jewelers thread to “hang” it from the branch.  I popped up the ornament with a foam square, stamped “FROM” in Lagoon ink on the bottom, snipped off the top corners, added some matching blue baker’s twine and called it done.

I thought this would be a great project to submit for a Non-Traditional Holiday Colors challenge #273 going on at Color My Heart – Color Dare Challenge Blog, you can see all the great inspiration Here or even submit some inspiration of your own!

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Cute Singing Critters

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Greetings!  I needed a card for my friend’s birthday, so I was very excited to use Strawberry Jude Stamps adorable digi of four critters singing their little hearts out.  This digi was free last month to celebrate their 2nd Birthversary.  You can find their shop Here

I colored these adorable guys with my alcohol markers, and accented their little cheeks with tiny white gel pen dots.

I cut a speech bubble out with my Elizabeth Craft Designs die and embossed it with my musical notes embossing folder.  I mounted the speech bubble onto the panel with the colored digital image and matted that onto black cardstock. I assembled a layer of patterned paper to a black card base and added glitter tape prior to adding the top layer.

I also thought this would be a perfect entry for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9, which you can link to Here.  Their challenges are anything goes, but you must have a critter real or mythical be the focal point.

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