Saturday, June 24, 2017

Humorous Depresso Coffee Card

If anyone asks me what my favorite kind of card to make is, I always say funny! I love taking a humorous sentiment and putting it with a vintage image. I recently got a package of paperdolls by Tim Holtz and couldn't wait to use them on a funny card. I am joining in on the fun at the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop with this card. I used the sketch (see below) only too at Fusion Challenge.
Stamps -- Riley & Company (RWD-312 Sentiment and RWD-356 Image)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Vintage Paperdoll -- Tim Holtz idea-ology (TH93555)
Embossing Folder -- Darice
Brown Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Cardstock -- Recollections

Party Flamingoes Card

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It's summer time and my flamingo "addiction" is going strong! I even found a pretty flamingo quilt a few days ago while shopping...and it had to come home with me. I put it in one of the bedrooms upstairs to brighten it up. That bedroom is next to my craft room and will be a good place to take a summer nap or read. Have another flamingo card to share (I hope you like flamingos since they will be popping up here regularly...wink). These pretty birds want to play in the following challenges:
Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge (see sketch below)
Shopping Our Stash (Think Pink)
Tuesday Throwdown (Party Time)
Marker Pop (Summer...Flamingos always make me think of "summer.")
Simon Say Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)
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Stamps -- Newton's Nook (20140703 Flirty Flamingos)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Copic (R32 Peach and RV23 Pure Pink
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises
Cardstock -- Stampin'Up!
Patterned Paper -- MSPCI (Tropical Life)
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Clear)

Friday, June 23, 2017

One Layer Floral Birthday Card

I have a confession to make. I struggle with one layer cards. I start making one and before I know has layers! So be amazed when you see this card, it is truly a one layer card. I used a pretty floral background stamp and stamped it with black ink. Next I stamped the sentiment with Clearsnap Razzberry pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a pink Copic to color some of the centers of the flowers. To give it a little extra "something" I then stippled the colored centers and the edges of the card with glitter Mod Podge. The last step was making myself leave the card alone and "walk away" (because you know I wanted to add a layer)! (BIG wink.) This floral one layer card (gasp) is playing in the following challenges:
Time Out Challenges (Celebrations With Optional Twist of One Layer Cards)
The Flowers Challenge (Anything Goes)
In The Pink (Special Occasions)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Make Your Mark)
Seize The Birthday (Anything Goes)
Stamps -- Casual Fridays (Field of Flowers Background and So Pretty for the sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Razzberry)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap (Clear)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge
Marker -- Copic (RV06 Cerise)
Cardstock -- Recollections (White)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Patriotic Owl Card

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I have had the rare luxury of a rainy day at home. It didn't take me long to decide how I wanted to spend it. (Wink.) It was nice being in my craft room and listening to the rain while making this card. This cute patriotic owl is going to play in the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy (Summer Theme)
Marker Pop (Summer Theme)
Cutie Pie Challenge (Animals)
Pile It On (Fancy Fold and/or Birds)
Crafty Gals Corner (Any holiday)
Try Stampin' On Tuesday (See Sketch Below)
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Stamps -- Dare 2B Artzy (13145 Patriotic Owl)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises
Markers -- Copic (R29) and Spectrum Noir (TB5 and TB6)
Diecut -- The Stamps of Life (Stitched Oval)
Star Punch -- Fiskars
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Colbalt)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dude Hang Ten Card

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Card challenge blogs are a fun way to use your craft supplies and make you "think ouside the box." This was the case when I decided to play at the UnstampaBelles Challenges. You cannot use stamps with their challenges. My brain did not even know this was possible when I started making this card! (Big wink!) Every idea which came popping in my head involved a stamp. Finally though I came up with what I think is a good "try" for my first card there....but I tell you I had to re-train my brain. (Wink.) My "dude" card is playing at the following challenges:
UnstampaBelles Challenges (To the men in our lives...TWIST add an animal or bird)
Crafty Cardmakers (Here Comes Summer)
Make My Monday (At The Beach)
My Time To Craft (Summertime)
Use Your Stuff (Try Something New--I tried embossing over rub-ons for the first time.)
Always Fun Challenges (See Sketch Below)
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Rub-Ons -- Royal Brush
Alphabet Stickers -- Jillibean Soup (jb0688)
Diecut -- Sizzix (661560)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (657597)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Ric Rac -- MSPCI
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Monday, June 19, 2017

Birthday Boy Card

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I'm always making "girl" cards but decided to make a "boy" birthday card today. The image is from a fun set by Hampton Art. This image could be for a boy or girl depending on how you color it. This birthday boy wants to join the fun at the following challenges:
All Sorts (Birthday Boy)
Sweet Stampin' (Creations for Children)
TGIF Challenge (Let's Hear It For The Boys)
Deep Ocean (Diecuts, Chipboard and or Punches)
Sunday Stamps (Color Challenge -- See Photo Below)
Sketch Saturday (see sketch below)
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Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0773 Image) and Jillibean Soup (jb1304)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecut -- Sizzix
Ribbon -- The Paper Studio
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Adhesive (for sequins) -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Loving Giraffes Card

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Do you have a "favorite" animal? I have always loved giraffes. When my youngest was little, I called her my "little giraffe." I did my happy dance when I saw the cute giraffe image by Winnie & Walter because I knew it wanted to live at my house. (Wink.) I'm entering this card at the following challenge sites:
Winnie & Walter (Use Scenery Stripes stamp set.)
Just Us Girls (Color Challenge: Yellow, Aqua and Brown)
Crazy 4 Challenges (see sketch below)
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Stamps -- Winnie & Walter (Scenery Stripes WW033 and Big Hugs WW076)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Arrow Punch -- Stampin'Up!
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises