Jul 012020

Before the world stopped this past Spring, I used to go to the gym several times a week and do indoor spin (cycling) classes.  Well that all came to an end in March.  So now… I ride my real bike!  Where there’s a will there’s a way.

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I LOVE this sentiment!!

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The image panel and border were cut out with a couple of rectangular scalloped dies and popped up with some foam tape.

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I also love the sentiment on this second card.

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And like the first card, the sentiment/image panel and border were cut with the scalloped dies and popped up with foam tape.

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Hope that everyone is healthy and staying safe.

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 Healthy Crafting 
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Card 1 Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Take Me For a Ride”

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Goes”

The Male Room “Challenge #139 – Use Die Cuts”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper June Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: “#45 Something Beginning With B”

Dare 2B Artzy: “June Challenge: Masculine”

Through the Craft Room Door: “Anything Goes WB 30th June 2020”

Card 1:
Stamps: SU “Enjoy Life”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday” (Inside)
Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and True Black; Graphic 45 “Home Sweet Home”
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinder’s “Classic Scalloped Rectangles” Dies; SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder; Pearls; Grosgrain Ribbon; Printer

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Enjoy Life”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday” (Inside)
Papers: PTI Select White; American Crafts Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Going Gray
Accessories: Spellbinder’s “Classic Scalloped Rectangles” Dies; SU White Taffeta Ribbon; Pearls; Printer

Jun 122020

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so today I’m sharing a set of 3 cards made with Stampin’ Up’s “Happy Celebrations” stamp set with a coordinating embossing folder.

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On this first card the letters were colored in after stamping the word “happy” but before embossing them.

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On this second card the different colors were stamped on the letters after the letters were stamped and embossed.

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The letters are embossed with a negative impression.  This leaves only the outlined inner letters at the same level as the card base.  So when ink is stamped over them only the outline is affected.

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On the last card the green ink was applied inside the letters directly onto the embossing folder.

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After embossing, black ink was gently added to the outlined inner letters.

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Lovin’ this coordinating stamp and embossing folder!

Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It’s A Man Thing

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something Metallic

Unicorn Challenge Blog: Challenge #55 Masculine

Try it on Tuesday: Make it Masculine

CASOLOGY clean & simple: Week 370: FATHER

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog: Challenge #246 Father’s Day

Time Out Challenges: Challenge #163 – Proust Quote

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: CIC495

Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes June 9th, 2020

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #253 Anything Goes + Sentiment

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Happy Celebrations”, “Guy Greetings” and “Tasty Trucks”

Papers: PTI Select White, Summer Sun, Enchanted Evening and Pure Poppy; Authentique “Everlasting” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Really Rust and Yoyo Yellow; Copics:
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Accessories: Star Eyelet; Washi Tapes; Hemp Twine; Plaid Border Punch; “Drippy Goo” Border Punch; 1/2″ Circle Punch; SU “Celebrations Duo” Embossing Folder

Apr 192020

Here are a couple of Mother’s Day cards.

I let two of my favorite coordinating designer papers bring some rich color to this first card.  The sentiment is stamped right on to the pattern.

A single line of embossing at the top of the card adds a little fun.  A rhinestone is placed on the sequin.  I think it makes it look like a sparkly little flower.

On this card the leaves and flowers are stamped on colored cardstock.  They have been colored with Copics and the flowers have been die cut.

I like the look of the lavender cardstock border on the die cut flowers.  Usually I stamp on white card stock, so when the image is die cut it leaves a white border.  However with these flowers, the border blends into the floral image.  And again rhinestones are placed on the sequins.  Just can’t help myself! 

Challenges:

Time Out Challenge #159: Inspired by Words – Garden

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper April 2020 Challenge

Happy Little Stampers: April Anything Goes With Dies

Love to Craft: LTCCB #45 – April Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog #50: Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears

Little Red Wagon Challenge #555 – Maaama!

Modsquad Challenge Blog: Birds

Simon Says Monday Challenge: ‘E’ is for (Embossing)

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1:
Stamps: SU “Serene Garden”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”
Papers: PTI Select White; SU Night of Navy and “Garden Impressions” Designer Series Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: SU “Garden Scene” Framelits Die; Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Frills” Embossing Folder; Sequin; Kaiser Rhinestone

Card 2:
Stamps: SU “Serene Garden”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”
Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria, Pinefeather and “Pinefeather Striped” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Garden Green and Perfect Plum; White Gel Pen; Copics:



Accessories: PTI Winter Wisteria Polka Dot Satin Ribbon; Sequins; Diamante Rhinestones; Washi; SU “Garden Scene” Framelits Dies

Apr 032020

For several months out of the year, I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The symbol of PV is the seahorse.  So when I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it!

All of the images were stamped and colored with Copics.  They have been cut and arranged into a fun beach scene.

So far PV has had very few cases of this virus that is traveling the world.  The governor of Jalisco (the state in which Puerto Vallarta is located) decided 2 weeks ago to have the state go on lockdown.. long before any cases were reported in the entire state.  Hoping now that that may have been a very wise (though at the time seemed drastic) decision.  Praying for the world.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers F4A528 Challenge: Beach Fun

Simon Says: Happy Birthday

The Card Concept #132: Photo Inspiration – I was inspired by the colors and composition of the different items in the picture.  I made a Clean and Layered card.

Love to Craft LTCCB#45: April Anything Goes

Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature

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Stamps: SU “Seaside Notions”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Creamy Caramel and Old Olive; Copics:

Accessories: Sequins; Pearls; Cuttlebug “Snowflakes” Embossing Folder

Mar 292020

Getting an early start on Mother’s Day creations.

I altered the standard card base by decreasing the width of the front panel.  This makes the blue polk-a-dot patterned paper on the inside of the card visible when the card is closed.

Added a little space inside for a handwritten note, too.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. 

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers FS686 Challenge

Simon Says: Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Spring

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2020 Challenge

Die Cut Divas: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes With Dies

Love to Craft #44: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Swirly Bird”; PTI “Keep It Simple: Mother”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pinefeather; SU Night of Navy, “Garden Impressions” Designer Series Paper and “Patterns Pack” Designer Series Paper

Inks: SU Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun and Garden Green

Accessories: SU “Swirly Scribbles” Thinlits Dies and Leaf Punch; Spellbinder’s Classic Rectangle Dies (Inside); Rhinestones; Ribbon

Got some happy mail yesterday with a new die set which includes a wreath, a branch of leaves and a bow.  Couldn’t wait to use it!  All the glitter was inspired by several challenges this week that wanted sparkle and hearts and love.  This is what I came up with.. using my new dies, of course!

The dark pink branch and bow dies were cut out using white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.

I rarely use all the beautiful Stickles that I have.  But on this card I may have used more of it than all the other cards I have ever made combined!

This may be a record number of challenges for me, too:

Splitcoaststampers “Ways to Use It #WT778: Sparkle”

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #375 – Photo

Double “D” Hearts Challenge

Fab’n’Funky Challenge #467 – In the Pink

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: With Love 

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Newly Acquired Stash

Try it on Tuesday – Share the Love

Unicorn Challenge Blog Challenge #51 – Anything Goes

Crafting Happiness Challenges #34 – Anything Goes (twist hearts)

The Paper Players Challenge PP476 – Love is in the Air!

Inkspirational: Challenge #205 – Glitz a Strip

Love to Craft LTCCB #43 – February Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Vibrant Vases”

Papers: PTI Select White and Sweet Blush; Echo Park “Fashionista” Designer Paper

Inks: SU Rose Red; Copics: 

Accessories: Wreath, Bow, Branch and Heart Dies; Pink Stickles; Pearls; Paper Piercing Tool

Recently I received this new paint/can die and have been excited to try it out.  There were a lot of challenges this week to craft using something new.  It was the perfect motivation I needed to give it a try even though I ended up entering only one of those challenges! 

The colors have been sponged all over the cutout piece except for the paint can itself.  That was left white.  A brick pattern stencil was used on the lower portion of the piece as well.

The inside of the card reads: “Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it.” ~Danny Kaye~

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free for All F4A516 Challenge: In Love With Color

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New

Seize the Birthday #180 Challenge: Layer It

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C516: Use something new-to-you.

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #42: January Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: PTI “Keep It Simple: Birthday III”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Cameo Coral, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Real Red and Summer Sun; Copic: 

Accessories: SU “Pattern Party Decorative Mask”; Paint/Can Die; Gingham Ribbon

Oct 312019

Having seen several tutorials for this “magical” fancy fold card, I have wanted to give it a try for some time.  Well a grandson’s birthday was the perfect motivation to make it happen.

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The card’s front looks like any other card. 

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But wait…

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Let’s open it up!

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Is this beyond fun or what! 

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Had a great time coloring in these cute little images as well.

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If you want to make your own twisted pop up card, here is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers WT764: Do You Believe in Magic

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday #177

Aud Sentiments Challenge #239

Love To Craft Challenge LTCCB#39

Happy Halloween!
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Stamps: SU “Magical Day” and “Big Day”

Papers: PTI Select White and Enchanted Evening; Carta Bella “Flora No.1” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories:Washi; SU “Magical Mates” Dies

Here’s a birthday card for another granddaughter.  She LOVES purple.

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I just love this magical butterfly with its gilded wire, rhinestones, beads and glitter!

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Stamping and distressing were carried on inside the card as well.

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And, yes, my fingers were a mess after this!  lol

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge #WT760 – Wire

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #361 – Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday Challenge #175

Love to Craft Challenge – LTCCB #39 – October Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #31

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Recollections “Fairies”; SU “Nature Walk”; Hero Arts “Birthday Messages”; Inside: Verve “Birthday Surprise”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Elegant Eggplant, Ballet Blue and Bordering Blue

Accessories: Satin Ribbon; Recollections “Butterfly Embellishments”; Spellbinders “Classic Circle” Die

September is birthday month for my twin granddaughters.  I love making their birthday cards.. the same but different.  The difference is all about the color.  I have a turquoise/teal girl and an all out lover of everything pink girl.  So their cards, although the same design, reflect their personal color favorites.

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The flowers were made with daisy punches.  The leaves are die cut.

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I usually forget to add some fun to the envelopes.  But, I actually remembered this time!

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These rubber band butterflies are wound up tight and placed inside the card.  When the card is opened, the butterfly comes fluttering out.  Just a little added surprise for some fun.

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Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge #CC758


Seize the Birthday Challenge #174


Aud Sentiments Challenge #236


Love to Craft Challenge #38


Happy Little Stampers September Challenge

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Oh So Eclectic”, “Watercolor Wings” and “Big On Birthdays”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart and Canyon Clay Polka-dot Designer Paper

Inks: SU Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Not Quite Navy and Real Red

Accessories: Washi Tape; Brads; PTI Lemon Tart Satin Ribbon; Marvy Flower Punch; SU Flower Punch and Eclectic Layers Thinlits Die

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