Sep 162019

Today’s card is yet another creation that works for everyone including the guys.  It was super quick and easy to make, too!

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The die cut leaf has been distressed/sponged around the edges.  It is popped up on foam tape and placed on a small embossed square of card stock which matches the card base.

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A little bit of texture..  A little bit of dimension..  Love it!

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers CAS551: Happy Fall!

Simon Says: Monochrome

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing

The Male Room #119: Autumn

Happy Little Stamper: September Anything Goes with Dies

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: SU Kraft; PTI Vintage Cream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: SU “Square Lattice” Embossing Folder and “Leaflets Framelits Die”; Washi; Linen Thread

Sep 092019

This card can be used as a sympathy card or as an apology card when goof-ups happen.

As autumn approaches, I love that the warm oranges and yellows along with the deep greens can once again be used to match the season.  A black metallic heart clip finishes off the design.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers CAS550: Another Brick in the Wall

Less is More #403: Metallics

Love to Craft LTCCB #38: September Anything Goes

The Male Room #119: Autumn

Aud Sentiments #235: Fall/Autumn + Sentiment

Simon Says: “Stamp It” (no digi images)

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Pocket Silhouettes” and “So Sorry”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; SU Garden Green

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Washi; Heart Clip; Corner Punch; SU “Pattern Party” Decorative Mask

One of my granddaughters LOVES gymnastics, so I made her a spinner card for her 7th birthday.  Figured she and this adorable tumbling Party Panda would get along really well together.

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Ready… Set…

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Go!
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Posted by Susan Jensen Roberts on Sunday, November 11, 2018

 

Here are some tutorials/ideas on Spinner Cards.

Challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Free For All: F4A476 – Creative Cuts

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Animal Antics

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April – Use Patterned Paper

Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C477: Card with a Trick (Interactive)

Love to Craft: LTCCB #33 – April Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 576 – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #335 – Photo Inspiration

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Party Pandas”

Papers: PTI Select White; Kaisercraft “Say Aloha” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; SU “Word Window” Punch; Spellbinders “Classic Circles” Die; 1″ Circle Punch

Mar 282019

It can be a challenge for me to find stamps that work for the guys in my life.  That’s why I love the Tim Holtz Blueprints stamps.  They are perfect for just that.

Here are 4 cards made with 4 different Blueprint images.

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And just like that, I’ve got 4 masculine birthday cards.  Booyah!

Challenges:

Simon Says: “Anything Goes”

Modsquad Challenge Blog: “Pastel Fun”

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog: “Challenge #216 Let’s Get Messy”

Just Us Girls: “Photo Week #480”

Love to Craft: “LTCCB #32 March Anything Goes”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March 2019 Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Splitcoaststampers: “WT733 – Brads and Eyelets”

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1 – Present:
Stamps: Tim Holtz “Blueprints 1”; SU “Kinda Eclectic”
Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; Photoplay “Campfire & Lakeside” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU More Mustard; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Stickles “Diamond”; Printer

Card 2 – Hat:
Stamps: Tim Holtz “Blueprints 1”; SU “Gorgeous Grunge”
Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain and True Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Washi; Printer

Card 3 – Cupcake:
Stamps: Tim Holtz “Blueprints 1”; SU “Gorgeous Grunge” and “Off the Grid”
Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Washi; Printer

Card 4 – Globe:
Stamps: Tim Holtz “Blueprints 1”; SU “Off the Grid”
Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; Photoplay “Campfire & Lakeside” Designer Paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa; Copics:
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Accessories: Decorative Brad; EK Plaid Border Punch; Printer

Is it Spring yet?!  Well according to the calendar it is.  Here are a couple of happy cards that are hoping the calendar is right!

One card is for a young friend’s birthday which is coming up soon.  The other one is for one of my granddaughters who likewise has a birthday soon.  Sunshine and rainbows for everyone!

On card one’s design most of the front portion of the card has been cut away.  Only the clouds remain.

The clouds are still big enough however to cover the sentiment inside.

Both cards have lots of die cutting and fun dimension.  Here’s the second card.

This is a card that I put in my gallery over at Splitcoaststampers last month.

The clouds were made by using the cloud die, cutting the clouds and then using the negative portion of the cut as a stencil when sponging.

Hope everyone is enjoying the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere!  (Hmmm… does that mean it is the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere?)

Challenges:

Simon Says: “Cute”

Cardz 4 Guys: #125 To Die For

Seize the Birthday: #161

Happy Little Stamper: March Anything Goes with Dies

Love to Craft: LTCCB #32 March Anything Goes

Time Out: #131 “Inspired by Words”

Splitcoaststampers: “CAS521 – Thirds”

Happy Crafting!
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Card 1

Stamps: SU “Sunshine & Rainbows”

Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, New Leaf and Blueberry Sky: SU Yoyo Yellow and Lavender Lace

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun

Accessories: Sequin; Baker’s Twine; Provo Craft Cuttlebug “Snowflakes” Embossing Folder; SU “Rainbow Builder” Framelits Dies

Card 2

Stamps: SU “Sunshine & Rainbows”; Hero Arts “Birthday (4)”

Papers: PTI Select White, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, New Leaf and Blueberry Sky: SU Yoyo Yellow and Lavender Lace

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun

Accessories: Baker’s Twine; SU “Rainbow Builder” Framelits Dies

Card 3

Stamps: SU “Sunshine & Rainbows”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bordering Blue and Summer Sun

Accessories: Sequin; SU “Rainbow Builder” Framelits Dies

Aug 072018

It’s “Dare to Get Dirty” time over at Splitcoaststampers!  I’m hosting a challenge and this is the card that I made for it.  If you are a Fan Club member then come on over and check out all the fun challenges going on all of this week.
Oh and there are prizes! Smiley.Yes1Ani

One of my little granddaughters loves LOVES mermaids.  This was her birthday card this year.

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This time the money is right on the front instead of hidden inside the card.

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The bill is placed in a little pocket which was made by attaching it with shell shaped eyelets to the card base.

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The mermaid pops up as you open the card.

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So fun to create and color!

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Hope you’ll come and join the fun over at Splitcoaststampers!

Challenges:

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: “Make Your Own Background

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Seize the Birthday: “Water!

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Love to Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #25 “August Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Stampendous “Pearl Mermaid”; SU “Crab & Company” and “Bloom with Hope”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Terracotta Tile; Echo Park “The Story of Our Family” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Handsome Hunter, Garden Green, Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip; White Gel Pen; Copics:
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Accessories: Stampendous “Pearl Mermaid Dies”Echo Park “Bubbles from the Deep” Stencil; Stampendous “Pop Up Stages Dies”; SU “Botanical Builder” Die; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Sequins; Pearls; Shell Eyelets

Never have been good at saying goodbye.  So this card is a great way to say it when a good friend is moving, and words aren’t easy!

Inside reads:

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Humor always helps!

Playing in today’s CAS475 Challenge at Splitcoaststamper’s is “April Foolery and Fun.”

Here are some of the other challenges that I’m playing along in:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes Using Patterned Paper

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Love to Craft: LTCCB #21 – April Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Just Kidding”

Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; Carta Bella “It’s a Girl!” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories:Baker’s Twine

Mar 112018

Kinda thought that once DH retired that we would settle in and there would be all kinds of time to craft away the days.  But instead we have been playing and traveling and generally having a pretty good time.  I’ve missed playing in the many challenges though, so today I decided to join in on a few of them. Smiley.CatAni

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The image/sentiment panel is popped up to the same height as the yellow card “base.”  Love the interest and dimension this creates.

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I do love sequins and rhinestones.  Here they have been layered!  Seriously… why not!?!

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Here are the challenges:

Splitcoaststampers CAS472 Challenge:  “Lion and Lamb”

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Whatever the Weather”

CASology Week 290 Challenge: “Abstract”

AUD Sentiments Challenge #198: “Anything Goes + A Sentiment”

Love To Craft LTCCB#20 Challenge: “March Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clearsnap “Seattle”; SU “Beautiful You”

Papers: PTI Select White, Lemon Tart and Hawaiian Shores

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Sequin Stickers; Rhinestone; SU Grosgrain Ribbon; Spellbinders Rectangular Die

 

May 162016

Already!?!  I remember when my birthday only came once a year.  Now it seems that time flies by so fast.  I’m sure that I must have at least two if not more birthdays roll around every year.  hehe

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Love this designer paper.  The flowers are raised with clear embossing… great texture and so SO pretty.

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Playing in a few challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays The Challenge: “CFC147 — Birthday Girl”

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: “#155 Anything Goes + A Sentiment”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper May 2016 Challenge: “Use Patterned Paper”

Seize the Birthday: Toppings Option is “Coloring!”

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge: “CC583: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Clear Art Stamps “Let’s Hang Out”

Papers: PTI Select White and Berry Sorbet; Kaisercraft “XO”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:
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Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon

Spring is coming, and the flowers are just starting to bud.  But on my card today they are already in full bloom!

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And when it’s so much fun, why stop stamping on just the front of the card!

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No reason that I could find!Smiley.FlowerPinkAni

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Challenges:

Just Us Girls #333 – Word Week: “Flowers”
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Seize the Birthday “Anything Goes” with no topping!:  Anything goes as long as it is a birthday theme.

Happy Little Stampers March Mixed Media Challenge: “Water”:  For a watercolored look, water was spritzed directly onto the inked stamp before stamping the turquoise flowers.

Inkspirational Challenge #103 – Designers Choice: “Geometric”:  Added a strip of Washi Tape with a geometric pattern.

Splitcoaststampers CAS367:  “Think Outside the Box”

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Garden in Bloom”; Verve “Birthday Phrases”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: SU Regal Rose, Rose Red, Old Olive and Always Artichoke; Jim Holtz Distress “Spiced Marmalade” and “Tumbled Glass”

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape

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