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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CARD RECIPE:
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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CARD RECIPE:
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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CARD RECIPE:
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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CARD RECIPE:
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

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coasters? Card

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One of my favorite things to do is make a funny card. Seeing the challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers of "D is for Drunk," I thought of some funny sentiment stamps by Riley & Company which would be perfect! So take a look at my "funny drinking" card!!! I'm playing in the following challenges with this card:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (D is For Drunk)
Addicted To CAS (Cheers Theme)
Southern Girls (Stuck On You--use washi tape, sequins or enamel dots, etc.)
Paper Play Sketches & Color Challenges (Color Challenge -- Deep Aqua, Deep Coral and White)
Sisterhood of Crafters (Anything Goes)
Aud Sentiments (Bingo row of stitching which is real or faux, stamped image and embossing)
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Riley & Company (Image FBP-525 and Sentiment RWD-389)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Spectrum Noir
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix (659515)
Washi Tape -- Recollections
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear)
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Friday, June 16, 2017

You Are My Always Card

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I've been playing nurse this week with one of my daughters so have not had time to make any cards until today. I was happy to find an hour this afternoon to escape to my "crafty cave." (Wink.) With this card, I'm entering the following challenges:
Stamping Bella Challenge (Love/Wedding/Anniversary Theme)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Anything Goes)
Color Throwdown (Use Navy, Aqua, Lime and Kraft colors)
Words To Craft By ("Keep Love In Your Heart")
Aud Sentiments (Bingo--I did row with pattern paper, embossing (the label tape sentiment is embossed) and diecut
Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Stamping Bella (cgr138 Forever My Always)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Patterned Papers -- American Crafts
Cardstock -- Recollections (Kraft and White)
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Brads -- Recollections
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blue Skies Get Well Card

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I saw the saying on this card the other day and could not stop thinking about it. It just begged to be made into a card! That's one of the good things about having my new typewriter next to the work desk in my craft room....I can use it to type unusual sentiments for my cards. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge (Cheerful Get Well)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge (Watercolor -- I was inspired by the soft colors)
Addicted-To-Stamps-Challenge (Flowers)
Sunday Stamp Challenge (sketch)
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Lawn Fawn (LF383 Flutter By and LF511 Blue Skies)
Cardstock -- Bazzill (Pink) and Recollections (Blue, White and Black)
Diecut -- Lawn Fawn (LF1180 Cross-Stitched Circle)
Pink Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Markers -- Staedtler Triplus Color
Corner Founder -- Fiskars
Typewriter -- We R Memory Keepers

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lilacs and Birthday Card

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Have you tried "smoosh" stamping yet? I love the way it looks on watercolor paper for creating your background. Today I am playing in the following challenges:
Memory Box Challenge (#25 Celebrating Birthdays)
Allsorts (Use at least two dies.)
Creative Knockouts (#197 Washi Tape Wonder)
Watercooler Wednesday (Libby's Feminine "Anything Goes")
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Memory Box
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Pixie, Artichoke and Wicked Black)
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Cardstock -- Bazzill (Pink) and Recollections (White, Gray Kraft and Black)
Diecut -- Memory Box
Washi Tape -- Recollections
Markers -- Copic
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rose Wedding Card

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June is the month of weddings so I have a wedding themed card for you today. I am entering it in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges (Have at least one rose)
A Gem of a Challenge (Wedding or Anniversary Theme)
Crafty Friends Challenge (Make It Pink)
Sketch Saturday (see sketch below)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0777 Wedding and SC0654 Layered Rose and Leaf)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black, Candy and Celery)
Cardstock -- Bazzill (Pink) and Recollections (White & Black)
Butterfly Punch -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Twine -- October Afternoon
Misc. -- Dew Drops

Friday, June 9, 2017

Hug Me Card

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You know how some days are a lot busier than others? Well, this has been my BUSY day and even then I managed to find time to make a card. (BIG wink.) Hope you like my busy day card. I'm entering it in the following challenges:
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge (Succulent Theme)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday (see sketch below)
Crafty By Designs (Black, White & Another Color)
Creative Knockouts Challenge (Washi Tape -- on top and bottom edges of my card)
Crafty Gals Corner (Emboss It)
Jo's Scrap Shack (Anything Goes)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Jillibean Soup
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Cardstock -- Recollections
Marker -- Copic
Diecut -- Sizzix

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Born To Be A Star Card

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I hope you are having a very nice day. I have had a busy one running errands but did find time to make one card. I'm playing this card in the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)
Mod Squad Challenge (Spark It Up -- I covered the stamped star panels with glitter Mod Podge plus the popped up star on the sentiment.)
Double D Challenges (Blue and White)
Crafty Gal Corner (Emboss It)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Collection)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Star Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits
Label Maker & Tape -- Dymo
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Sequin -- The Paper Studio
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Steampunk Dude Card

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It has been a long time since I tried doing a steampunk themed card. Try It On Tuesday's challenge this time around is "Steampunk" which got me motivated. I don't have a lot of actual steampunk stamps although I guess any vintage image will do (especially if you add some gears and wheels...wink). Feeling a little "steampunk rusty" so be kind when you look at this card. Maybe my gears will be turning better with the next try. I used a stamp by Deep Red I have had over a year and a half. This card is joining the following challenges:
Try It On Tuesday (Steampunk Theme)
Tuesday Morning Sketches (see sketch below)
Retro Rubber (Anything Goes)
Shopping Our Stash (Dude Theme)
Crafty Cardmakers (For A Special Man/Boy or Father's Day)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Deep Red
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Glacier Lake and Mudslide)
Sepia Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Patterned Paper -- Momenta
Wood Gears -- Prima Marketing, Inc.
Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits
Metal Clocks -- The Paper Studio
Misc. -- Hemp Cord (Natural) and Typewriter (We R Memory Keepers/Typeset)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wish You Were Here Card

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Has summer arrived at your house? It has at mine and is hot, hot, hot! :) I was in the mood to do a summer themed card today and immediately thought of a stamp by Rubber Dance called Summer Love. It is an vintage image of a couple in swimsuits. What could be more "summer" than that? (Big wink.) The camera and sentiments are by Hampton Art. This card will "play" at the following challenges:
Marker Pop Blog Challenge (Summer of Fun Color Challenge -- have to use at least 3 of these: Dark Brown, Golden Brown, Tan, Rose, or Light Blue)
Always Fun (Summer Theme)
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Rubber Dance Stamps and Hampton Art
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Cardstock -- Stampin'Up and Recollections
Diecuts -- Gina Marie Designs
Flowers -- Wild Orchid Crafts
Mini Staples -- Tim Holtz
Baker's Twine -- Timeless Twine

Monday, June 5, 2017

Grow Old With Me Card

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Do you have a favorite reason to make a card? I have several but one is sending an anniversary card. It's nice to help friends celebrate their special day. I had fun putting this card together for several challenges. I'm joining these challenges:
Sketch Saturday (see sketch below)
Rubber Dance June Challenge (Colours of Blue, Sea Green and Sand)
Just Us Girls (Word -- Diecuts)
Making Memories Crafting Challenge (Bingo -- I did row of lace, image and sentiment.)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Rubber Dance (Bon Voyage)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Glacier Lake)
Rub-On Sentiments -- My Sentiments Exactly
Die-Cut -- Sizzix
Jewels -- KI Memories
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports
Lace -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Cardstock -- Recollections
Photo Corners -- Canson

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Flamingo Bird-Day Card

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I tell you I am "in love" with anything flamingo right now. I got to play with some new Lawn Fawn stamps today and of course they are flamingo images. (Wink.) I made this card work for the following challenges:
AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenges (Birthday Theme)
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog (Celebrations Theme)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Creature/Mine is Feathered)
Alphabet Challenge Blog (F is for Feathered Friends)
Sunny Day Crafting (Tic Tac Toe/I chose row of: flowers, dies and embossing)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Blog (Birthday Theme)
Jo's Craft Shack (Anything Goes With Lawn Fawn)
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Lawn Fawn
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Watermark)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Embossing Folder -- We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock -- Bazzill (Pink) and Recollections (Aqua, White and Black)
Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs
Flowers -- Prima Marketing (paper) and Pretty Pink Post (plastic)
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Funny Get Well Card

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It's never fun being sick but sometimes a funny get well card makes you feel a little better. I'm sharing a fun get well card which plays at two challenges. CASology has a cue card challenge and the word is "medicine." Also the Art Impressions Blog Challenge is "White Space Is Nice Space" which translates to clean and simple. Thanks for stopping by.
CASology (Cue Card Word: Medicine)
Art Impressions Challenge Blog
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Art Impressions)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique (Varigated)
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Sequins -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Oval Dies -- Sizzix
Mini Staples -- Tim Holtz for Advantus
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Antique Car Bon Voyage Card

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Today is all about clean and simple with basic straight lines and just using my paper trimmer. I'm joining in the following card challenges:
The House That Stamps Built (based on Sketch...see below)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes/Showcasing Technique Tuesday)
Watercooler Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Clean and Simple)
Crafting By Design (Anything Goes)
Color Thowdown (#445)
Crafty Creations Challenge (Anything Goes)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Technique Tuesday
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)
Cardstock -- Stampin'Up!
Gold Foilboard -- Grafix
Brads -- Creative Impressions

Au Revoir Card

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I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (#290) and wanted to give it a shot. It is a good one for a clean and simple theme which Addicted to Stamps and More has going on too. It will also fit the Anything Goes at Die Cuttin' Divas because I do have one diecut on the card (circle). Now that I have my washi tape collection organized in drawers (see my system here), I am USING it.
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Technique Tuesday
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)
Glitter Finish and Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge and Mod Podge Diimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises
Cardstock and Washi Tape -- Recollections
Self Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup
Circle Diecut -- Sizzix Framelits

Friday, June 2, 2017

Go Forth And Conquer Card

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I'm sharing a "just for fun" card today. There's one thing about playing the card challenge blogs...and that is FUN!!!! When I saw City Crafter Challenge's theme was "out of this world" I immediately thought of an alien stamp I purchased many many years ago. That poor alien stamp has not been played with in years...how sad. (Wink.) I was looking for just the right sentiment when I found one by Hampton Art which screamed "put me with the alien." (BIG wink.) Hope my alien card brings a smile to your face...I certainly had fun putting it together. This card is being played in the following card challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches (see below)
City Crafter Challenge (Out Of This World theme)
Die Cuttin' Divas (Anything Goes)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (Moon), Spaceship (Unknown) and,
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecuts -- Sizzix Framelits
Black Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Sequins -- Hobby Lobby
Circle Punch -- EK Success

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hello Beautiful Card

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I recently got a pretty zebra stamp which I had not used before today. I heat embossed it with black powder which really makes the image "pop." I used some zebra print washi tape too in the upper left corner. A few weeks ago I found the coolest washi tape storage units at Michael's. They have four drawers and hold A LOT of washi tape. I got one and filled it up and then had to go get another one for future washi tape purchases. It makes finding what you have so much easier. I didn't even remember this washi tape until I got it stored in my new storage system.
I'm playing in the following challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments (Sketch see below)
Addicted To Stamps (Animals Theme)
Tuesday Throwdown (Stitching)
Crafting When We Can (Black, White With A Touch of Color)
Die Cuttin' Divas (Anything Goes)
Creates and Makes Challenge (Anything Goes with a Touch of Yellow)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Deep Red (Image) and Hampton Arts (Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Watermark and Banana)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap (Black)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprise
Heart Diecut -- Sizzix Framelite
Cardstock -- Recollections
Washi Tape -- Darice
Thread -- DMC (Black)
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Eat Cake Card

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I found a little time to play today and join some card challenges. This card is playing in the following:
CAS on Sunday (Use a repetitive image...so I stamped the llama three times.)
Less Is More (Shimmer...I sprayed the llama images piece of cardstock with glimmer mist which is not showing up in my photograph...grrrr. Also there is glittered Mod Podge dry brushed around the edge so this shimmer you can see.)
Sunday Stamps (Color Challenge/Use three colors in photograph)
Addicted To Stamps (Animals)
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Jillibean Soup
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Glacier Lake)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
White Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Glimmer Mist (Pearl) -- Tattered Angels
Cardstock -- Stampin'Up and Recollections
Bows and Washi Tape -- Recollections

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Flowers and Friends Card

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For Mother's Day I got the We R Memory Keepers Typeset typewriter (in black). Yep, my hubby did good! Today was the first time I have used it (up until now just giving it loving looks in my craft room...wink). I wanted it primarily to type sentiments and do some journaling. You know those times when you don't have the right sentiment in your stamp collection OR for those card challenge "quotes" you need. It is going to come in VERY handy...I love it! I put it next to my main work desk so it is always close by. AND because I am so proud of it, I'm putting a photo I took today of it.
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Today's card will fit the following challenges:
Fab Friday (see sketch below)
Time Out Challenge (#84 use quote "Flowers and Friends Make Life a Garden)
Just Add Ink (I used flowers and washi tape for the "just pick two")
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge (#188 Flowers)
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CARD RECIPE:
Stamp -- Stampendous
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Marker -- Staedtler
Cardstock and Washi Tape -- Recollections
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises
Diecut -- Tattered Lace
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Monday, May 29, 2017

Grad Congratulations Card

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Sharing a very fast and easy card today which I had the most fun making. I'm playing the following challenges with it too:
Moving Along With The Times (Graduation Theme)
Addicted To CAS (Graduation Theme)
Case This Sketch (#223 Sketch)
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Cute Card Thursday (CAS/Clean and Simple)
I hope you are having a good Memorial Day weekend. There is lots of grilling and eating at our house.
CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Stampendous
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Nautical)
Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs
Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in clear

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Oo La La Birthday Card

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It has been rainy here for several days which always means "good time to craft." (Wink.) I put this card together playing several card challenges. This one will fit the following challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (Sketch)
The Card Concept (#74 see Photo Inspiraton below)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog (#36 Anything Goes/Use Diecuts)
Mod Squad Challenge (Birthday Bash)
Hope you like my take on all these challenges. It was fun creating on this rainy afternoon. What do you like to do on rainy days? My favorite thing is crafting but it's also fun to curl up with a good book. Love listening to the rain beat on the windows in my craft room or reading nook.  photo TCC74.png CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Penny Black, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black), Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid, Markers -- Copic, Spectrum Noir and Staedtler, Patterned Paper -- Recollections, Cardstock -- Recollections, Glittered Cardstock -- Diecuts With A View, Diecuts -- Sizzix, Flowers -- The Paper Studio and Felt Bow -- Bella Blvd.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Missing You Card

I hope you are having a wonderful day of crafty goodness. I finally found the time to play with my Zig Clean Color Brushes. I'm going to be taking a class at the Scrapbook Expo in July on how to use them better. SO expect better work with them from me the in months ahead (big wink).
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I'm playing the following Challenges with this card:
Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge (Frosting)
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CAS Watercolor Card Challenge (Flowers Theme)
Always Fun Challenge (Anything Goes)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge (#188 Flowers)
Just Add Ink (Just Choose Two....I chose flowers and watercolor)
CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Stampendous, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) Watercolors -- ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Glitter Finish and Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Watercolor Paper -- Canson, Cardstock -- Recollections, Patterned Paper -- Pebbles, Paper Crimper and Corner Rounder -- Fiskars and Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rise and Shine Card

After a busy morning of choosing classes for the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, Georgia in July, I was able to register for them. So excited to be taking six "technique" classes (watercoloring, etc.) plus escaping a few days with other ladies who like crafting almost as much as me. (Wink.) Then I got to go in my craft room and make this card....see I am having a great day! (BIG wink).
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I did this card for the following challenges: Try Stampin' On Tuesday (they have a GREAT sketch challenge this time), Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes), Try It On Tuesday (Feathered Friends theme) and City Crafter Challenge (Sunshine theme). I was lucky and found an image of a rooster with a sun in the background in a Crafty Secrets vintage image booklet. I almost jumped for joy (wink). Once I found that image, the card was a breeze. Thanks for stopping by.
CARD RECIPE: Stamp -- Hampton Art, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide), Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Rooster Image -- Crafty Secrets, Sun Diecut -- Pebbles, Embossing Folder, Sizzix, Hemp Cord -- Hemptique, Circle Punch -- EK Success, Cardstock -- Bazzill and Recollections and Sunflower -- Wild Orchid Crafts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Parisian Birthday Card

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Hope you are having a fun day. With this card, I am playing some challenges at Crazy For Challenges (based on a sketch plus it has to be a birthday card) and the Inkspirational Challenge which has the word "Urban." The Crazy for Challenges is a really good sketch to work with. I love how it has two circles and part of one is hidden. Go check out the sketch here. For the "urban" word challenge, I thought of a new patterned paper pad I recently bought at Michael's with a Parisian theme. The Eiffel Tower image is like it is being viewed from afar in Paris so I thought that has to be "urban!" (Wink.) Forgive the crooked angle of my card photograph today....I must have been leaning! Ooops!
CARD RECIPE: Sentiment Stamp -- Hampton Art, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide), Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises, Patterned Papers -- Recollections, Diecuts -- Gina Marie Designs (Cross Stitch Circle) and Tattered Lace (Circle with Holes). Crocheted Doily -- My Mind's Eye, Butterfly Punch -- Fiskars, Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh (Champagne) and Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Butterfly "Missing You" Card

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Even though the summer is early, I have already seen pretty butterflies in my yard! Which brings me to my butterfly card for today and all the challenges which inspired it: My Time To Craft (their sketch is pictured above), Color Throwdown (ctd 443) Stamping Sensations (theme of butterflies, fairies or fantasy), The Paper Players (Clean and Simple: Butterfly), and Come and Get It Challenge (Emboss It). Hope you see some pretty butterflies in your area soon!
 photo Color Throwdown Stamping Sentiments The Paper Players Come and Get It Challenges and My Time To Craft.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Hampton Art, Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Lemonade, Sea Glass, Jalapeno and Licorice), Cardstock -- Recollections, Embossing Folder -- Sizzix, Diecut -- Sizzix. Butterfly Punch -- Martha Stewart Crafts and White Drizzle Paint -- Mod Podge Collage Paint by Plaid

Monday, May 22, 2017

Welcome New Neighbor Card

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I'm playing with the CASE This Sketch #223 today. I had such fun with this sketch and think it is a "keeper." :) Do you have a label maker? I have been using mine more the last few days. I have the old traditional type of Dymo and invested in a Brother a few months ago...but it is still in the package. Decided I would get it out and learn to use it today but can't find the power adapter I bought to go with it! I know it is in my craft room SOMEWHERE. I did some cleaning and re-organizing a few weeks ago and remember seeing the adapter (still in it's packaging too)...but can't find it now! My daughter told me just use batteries with the Brother but I'm determined to find the adapter. You know if I order another one it will turn up! ;)
 photo Case This Sketch Card CTS 222.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Jillibean Soup, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap, Cardstock -- Recollections (Aqua) and Stampin'Up! (green), Wood Veneer House -- We R Memory Keepers, Label Maker and Tape -- Dymo, Flowers -- The Paper Studio, Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge by Plaid Enterprises and Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh