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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Celebrating Alligator Card

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I think an alligator stamp is cute and that is as close to an alligator as I want to get...wink! I thought I would play today over at Freshly Made Sketches since I loved their current sketch challenge. It also fits the Seize The Birthday challenge theme of creatures or animals. I'm also playing at the CAS Mix Up Challenge of stamping plus splattering plus my choice of fussy cutting. I splattered ink using an inked acrylic stamp block, misted water on it and an artist brush tipped and tapped on the cardstock. Fun!
 photo Freshly Made Sketches 288.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Jillibean Soup, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Green Apple), Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Cardstock -- Recollections (darker green) and Stampin'Up! (lighter green), Ribbon -- Offray and Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Bird-Day Card

I have fallen in love with flamingos and have started collecting crafty goodies with their pink prettiness on them. This card is from one of my new stamp sets with flamingos. I'm playing in three card challenges with this card. First it is based on the sketch at Just Add Ink. Then CASology has a "Warm" theme going on and I think flamingos are a warm bird. (Wink.) Last but not least Seize The Birthday has a "creatures or animals" theme. I had such fun with my new flamingo stamps. I also tried my hand at making a bow from washi tape. I might just be doing more of those on my cards. Easy! Thanks for stopping by.  photo Just Add Ink 360.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Avery Elle, Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black), Markers -- Spectrum Noir, Diecuts -- Sizzix, Washi Tape -- Recollection, Cardstock -- Stampin'Up! (green) and Recollections (white), Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc., Hemp Cord -- Hemptique, and Foam Tape -- Scotch/3m

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Card

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I'm joining two card challenges today. First I based my card on the sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenge (pictured above). I'm also playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge with a theme of Wedding, Anniversary and All Things Love. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a nice Saturday. It is raining here and I am enjoying staying in and watching House of Cards and crafting.
 photo Paper Craft Crew 244 and Penny Black Saturday Challenge for May 2017.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Penny Black, Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Guava), Cardstock -- Bazzill, Markers -- Spectrum Noir, Glitter Finish -- Mod Podge Sparkle by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.. Label Maker -- Dymo. Label Tape -- K&Co.. Baker's Twine -- The Twinery. and Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Friday, May 19, 2017

Casual Fridays Sketch Challenge (CFC174)

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I am joining the fun at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog this week after taking a lot longer break from my blog than I ever intended to! :) This challenge is based on a sketch. I did some ink smooshing on white cardstock for the background. Then I stamped the Casual Friday images and sentiment with a navy ink. I used some orange gingham washi tape, some plastic KI Memories flower confetti, some hand stitching and a few self adhesive sequins by Jillibean Soup for the finishing touch. Fast and simple at it's best.
 photo Casual Fridays Challenge Card.jpg CARD RECIPE: Stamps -- Casual Fridays, Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Nautical, Banana. Tangerine, Jalapeno and Guava), Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Cardstock -- Recollections, Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup, Flower Confetti -- KI Memories, Washi Tape -- Recollections and White Thread -- DMC