Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fall Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a card I made for the MFTWSC138.  This gorgeous sunflower is from the LJD Splendid Sunflower set.  I cut out the flower and leaves with the matching die-namics.  The flower was stamped with lemon drop ink, and the center was stamped with olive and hot fudge inks, then popped up on foam dots.  Now, how about this Plaid Background Builder set?!?  Oh my word - I looove it!  I used the lemon drop, olive and brick red inks on this card.  I used the stamping off technique for the olive on some of it.  I cut it out using part of the Blueprints 6 die-namics, which is also what I used for that scalloped strip of brick red.  I used one of the little tags in the Blueprints 1 die-namics for the little flag strips, which I also stamped with the Plaid Background Builder in brick red and kraft.  The sentiment is from the DG Party Time - love the font!  A couple of brown brads, a little hemp thread and a fuse green button add the finishing details.

Close up...

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Friday, August 16, 2013

SACC - Happy Birthday

 Hi all!  Welcome to another round of anything goes on the SACC blog!  The small script dp was cut out using one of the elements in the Blueprints 1 then sponged with some distressing ink.  The flowers and leaves are from the LJD Sweet Roses set and were cut out using the LJD Roses and Leaves die-namics.  I colored them with my SU watercolor pencils and blended with my aquapainter - SO fun to do!!!  The sentiment is from the LJD Pretty Poppies set and was cut out using my Fishtail Flags STAX.   I added tiny black brads to the flower centers and some lace to add to the vintage look.

Close up...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sprinkles of Love

Hi all!  Here's a card I made with one of the stamps in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set, Springtime Lulu.  She's so sweet!  I colored her with copics and cut her out using one of the die-namics in Blueprints 1.  The flower and flower center are from Blueprints 3, then I added a jellybean green button and some thread.  The sentiment, also from the set, was cut out with my - say it with me now - Fishtail Flags STAX!  Lol!  I had a little fun with some crackle paint, as you can see!  I really must do that more!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

I Ruff You

Hi all!  I wanted to share this card I made for a few of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SCS last week (if you're not a fan club member, I highly recommend it!).  I finally inked up this YNS cutie, I Ruff You.  He's colored with copics and I used my dotted technique.  I used the MFT Graduated Diamonds stencil and sponged some Tangy Orange ink to create the pattern on the orange dp.  The main image was cut out with MFT's new Pierced Circle STAX (oh, how I adore these!!!).  And I couldn't resist using the paw print from the Pet Charms die-namics ;) .   

Close up...

Some faux stitching, a button and thread add the finishing details.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 232!!!

Hi all!  I have the privilege of joining the wonderful Flourishes DT as the host for this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge!  Wahoo - SO exciting!!!  My challenge is to create your own background - yes, nice and easy and you're welcome, ha!  I used their scrumptious Wild for Watermelon set.  The beauty of Flourishes sets is that they come with SO many stamps that all coordinate, so creating your own background is a breeze.  For my card, I chose one of the smaller pieces of watermelon and inked it with a jellybean green ink onto green cardstock for a tone-on-tone look.  I also inked the same image with pink lemonade ink for a little extra touch under the sentiment.  My focal image was colored with copics.  A bit of black seam binding and voila!

Close up...  Don't you love that sentiment?  It makes me *smile*.

Here is a list of the participating DT and our August guest designer ~ prepare to be AMAZED!  :)

Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Lea
Deborah Anton
Jenny Gropp
Judy Rozema
Katie Sims
Marie Ross - our August guest designer

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing all of your creations!  Be sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog for the Challenge Rules!  Yes - you could WIN just for playing along!  Good luck!

Friday, August 2, 2013

YNS DT Call!

Hi all!  Your Next Stamp is having a design team call and I'm applying!  :)  In order to apply, I have to add 3 of my best projects to this post.  These are 3 of my favorites, at the moment (it changes daily, lol!).  Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

SACC - Thank you for all you do

Hi all!  It's Friday {yay!} which means it's time for another SACC!  Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamps 4 Joy and I chose to use their cute little Book Worm.  He's colored with copics.  The sentiment is from the MFT a la modes An Apple for Teacher set.  Can you say "ahead of the game"?  Boo-yah!!! :)  It doesn't happen often, so pardon my excitement!  I edged the sentiment (which was cut out using the Fishtail Flags STAX) with a black marker just to help it stand out a little more.  I got the sketch from a challenge over on SCS - it's Dare to get Dirty week and if you're not a member, I highly encourage all you crafters out there to JOIN because well, you're missing out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!