Ladies First

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Hi Sistas and Gentlemen!  This month is all about the ladies at Sunsational Stamps.  I used the Lotus Flower digi stamp on today’s project.  I colored this beauty with alcohol markers and fussy cut it out.  I added it to an alcohol ink colored Yupo panel, as I was trying to replicate a Monet-esk background.  I had so much fun making the panel.  I dropped blue and purple alcohol inks onto the paper and added Pearl Metallic Mixative as well as blending solution.  I just kept adding a little of each until I liked the outcome.  Word of warning if you decide to do this…. do this in a WELL VENTILATED ROOM.  I didn’t take the warning seriously and got super light-headed, so I will definitely heed this advice on my next round.

Please pop on over to April Challenge which is Mother’s Day themed and to get your free digi stamp by following the link Here.  We cannot wait to see your inspiration!

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Creative With Stamps April Challenge

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Salutations!  Today is my first post as a member of the fabulous Creative With Stamps Design Team and I am super excited.  It is also Creative With Stamps 2nd Anniversary!  The sponsor of this month’s challenge is Pattie’s Creations Digital Stamps, and I used her Black-eyed Susan digi.  I decided to make them into Purple Cornflowers, but that just shows how versatile these beautiful images are.

Pattie’s Creations Digital Stamps Black-eyed Susan

I colored this beautiful digital stamp with my alcohol markers and then sponged on Tea Dye Distress Ink as well as Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I cut the card base using a large postage stamp die, but I first folded my cardstock in half, positioning the top part of the die above the top of the fold, this creates the postage stamp shaped card base.

I used the two larges frame dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs (they are retired and I don’t remember the name) to cut out a dark brown cardstock frame to make the image pop.  I added a bow using Doodlebug Baker’s Twine and popped the image up onto the card base using foam tape.  I added my sentiment and called it done.  🙂

 

Please stop by the challenge and link up one of your creations following the theme of CAS with a sentiment, by clicking Here.  We can’t wait to see the projects you come up with!

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Rainbows, Beads & A Chick

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Hello, I hope you are having a chirpy…I mean chipper day! Today I made another Easter card using one of the adorable images from Sunsational Stamps Hoppy Easter to Some-Bunny Special set and you can find it Here to make some-bunny a card yourself. 😉

I used this super cute chick and colored her in with alcohol markers, I have been practicing my flicking and I am happy with how the ‘feathers’ came out.

I made the shaker element first by making a rainbow panel using my Distress Oxide inks in a wavy wonky pattern. Then I die cut the panel using my Your Next Stamp Funky Lines Panel die…so we had all sorts of wavy, wonky colorful goodness going on.  I cut two pieces of fun foam also, to pop the panel up.  I wanted to use a rainbow of beads from Queen & Co as the shaker elements, but I wanted to segregate them to keep similar colors restricted to their area.  Because the colors were wavy, I decided to make three separate sections and put a mixture of two colors of beads together, for example; violet and blue, then blue and green, etc.  I assembled the shaker adhering it to a base of medium blue.  I felt the color choice and placement enhanced my chickie and made her pop.

Be sure and check out this months challenge, the theme is ‘Anything Goes” so enter whatever wonderful project you are working on, 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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Scrap The Boys Card Makers March Challenge

Greeting!  Today I am SO excited to unveil my Design Team inspiration for the March Card challenge over at Scrap The Boys.  Please grab your favorite beverage and take a few minutes to visit their blog to get some inspiration for this months challenge.  There is a fabulous prize, so please consider joining in on the fun by linking your masculine card that the sketch inspires in you!  Click Here to get there 🙂

I began by stamping one of the images from my Close To My Heart, A Thing Well Done set in Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto kraft cardstock and then die cutting it with my stitched circle die.  I die cut a larger stitched circle in a dark brown to mat the image.  While I had the eBosser going, I die cut some cogs (sorry I do not know the maker of the dies) and the word CONGRATS from Tim Holtz Celebrate Sizzix Thinlet Block Words.  I cut that out of two coordinating Core’dinations Distressed papers that I had in my stash.  I now have the negative of this inlay for another card, BONUS!

I inked the cogs in Walnut and Tea Dye Distress Inks to make them look rusty and well…distressed.  😉  I used Moda Scrap Manly Man paper as the cards background, mounted that onto the same dark brown cardstock I used for the large mat circle and wound some twine around the bottom before adhering it to the cream card base.  I added all the elements, stamped the inside with “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it” a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I thought that was quite appropriate for a retirement card for a friend of the family.

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Egg-stra Glittery

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Hello all, it is the beginning of March and with that comes the start of Easter and Spring cards.  Today I started on my Easter cards and could not resist this super adorable bunny!  His little feet are just TOO cute 🙂

Hoppy Easter Card

You can find Hoppy Easter to Some Bunny Special image at Sunsational Stamps Shop.  I colored him in with my alcohol markers and fussy cut him out.  I cut out a 3 1/2 inch egg shape using my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge by Close To My Heart.  I manually centered it on the panel.  I backed the panel up with some patterned glitter paper I had purchased at Scrapbook Expo, it was the perfect pattern and color combo for an Easter egg.  I popped this all onto a pink Swiss Dot print paper called Gran Canyon from Moda Scrap (yes it is Gran…that is not a typo)  🙂  The sentiment inside says… “To Some Bunny Special”.

I just LOVE those feet!

Be sure an check out this months challenge, the theme is ‘Anything Goes” so enter whatever wonderful project you are working on, 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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Boating Adventures

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Howdy fellow crafters, today I wanted to make a scrapbook layout, I have not had time lately to scrap and I missed it terribly.  I decided I wanted to join in on a challenge, and what better challenge than Scrap The Boys!  I recently announced that I am a new member on their card maker’s team, so I was excited to enter their scrapbook layout challenge.  The link for the challenge is Here and you can enter your own layout or just check out all the other entries and the Design Teams inspiration.

The theme is Great Outdoors, so I had a picture of my hubby being the captain of our pontoon at a lake in Arkansas. 😉

Boating Adventures Layout

The inspiration for the layout was from Get It Scrapped, Single and Pretty lessons by Debbie Hodge.  I love her lessons, they are so well explained and demonstrated.  I have been a member of Get It Scrapped for a long time and I learn something new every time I watch her.  🙂

I used Echo Park and Carta Bella papers, alphas and embellishments.  The View Finder stencil is from Balzer Designs and I sponged it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto a base of Bazzill paper in Lagoon.  The cute little anchor tag is a die I received free with an order and I believe it was from Sunny Studios, but I am not positive.  I looked at their online shop and did not see it there any longer.

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New Design Team Announcement and Sneak Peek!

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Hi Everyone, I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to be a Design Team member for Scrap The Boys Card Makers 2018!  I am so honored to be included with these fabulously talented ladies.  Please click Here to check out all the fabulous members on the Scrap The Boys blog.  Scrap The Boys has a scrapbook design team as well, so we would love if you could take a few minutes and give them a visit.

In the meantime, here is a little sneak peek at some of the “ingredients” in my first card that will be posted on March 14th, so keep an eye out for that post.

Sneak Peek!

I certainly hope you join us in a couple of weeks for our inaugural post of the card teams creations.  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!

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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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