Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Anything Is Possible


Terry was the hostess of the Creative Card Chicks group this month. She sent out summer'y fun flamingo kits for us to drool over... hmmmm... I mean create with.

Terry's Kit

Stamps - SU Tickled Pink and MFT Tickled Pink (stamped on Gina K Layering White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink)
DSP - American Crafts and Core'dinations
K & Co - pink Gems
Paper Studio - Doily, Twine, Ribbon
Recollections - Vellum and Paper Flowers
MFT - Sun Die, Punch Bunch Sun

THANK YOU, Terry! You included so much stuff in the kit there was no way I could use all of it on my card.


This is my card:





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The only thing I used in addition to Terry's kit was some cardstock - Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Purely Pomegranate

Monday, May 22, 2017

My Heart Beats for You


I think the heartbeat die I used on this card is just way too amazing. It features such a fine line... and cuts like a dream. Of course, I would expect nothing less from Frantic Stamper dies.



Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Used:






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Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Heart Heartbeat #FRA-DIE-10201 and Sending Love Hugs #FRA-DIE-10200

Papers: Recollections Black, Red, and White CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Heart Bling from an unknown vendor

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Try Something New


Normally I have a Try Something New post on  my blog on Tuesdays, but this Tuesday I have something else that needs to be on my blog, so I'm Trying Something New a couple of days early.

I actually got the idea for the "new" thing on this card while surfing the web. I ran across a video that piqued my interest. You can see it HERE. I happened to have a soft makeup brush in my stash (I'm not sure why). I got it at the Dollar Store a while back thinking it might be handy sometime. I guess sometime is now.

I used four colors of Tim Holtz distress ink for the soft blending on the card front. I liked the way it turned out... but then I couldn't quite decide what I wanted to do beyond that. After looking at several options, I finally decided to stamp some flowers on it but not color them. And of course, I wanted a bold sentiment/statement on it, too.






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Images: Unity Big Summertime Bouquet

Sentiment: Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Collection

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in a variety of colors

Cardstock: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Dapper Denim

Embellishment: Michael's Rhinestones

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Frantic Stamper Has Background Stamps



Did you know? Have you seen them??? Frantic Stamper released 6 awesome background stamps this month! Check them out HERE.


I used the Flower Garden one on this card:









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Frantic Stamper Stamp: Flower Garden Background #FRA-CLG-B002

Frantic Stamper Precision Die: Brush Script Hello #FRA-DIE-10195

Papers: Recollections Black and White CS and all other papers from my scrap file

Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Anchor in the Storm


There a new "Tags" challenge at PDE Linky Party. I like to do something with my tags (add them to a card or a Bible Journaling page) since I don't really have any use for tags in and of themselves.



So that's what I did. I made a tag that goes on my Bible Journaling page.



I also used an oversized tag (it's actually a tag-shaped notepad) for the base of my column/page. That entire piece opens, so there's space behind it to write some thoughts about the Bible passage. And the added benefit is that none of the Scripture is unreadable.



But mightier than the violent raging of the seas,
mightier than the breakers on the shore - 
the Lord above is mightier than these.
Psalm 93:4


Be sure to head over to the PDE Linky Party Challenge Blog to check out the challenge details - and play along, too!


May 19 - 25
Theme: Tags 
(Optional Theme: Nautical)


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Supplies Used

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Anchor the Soul stamped with Gina K Black Onyx Ink

Dies: American Crafts Amy Tangerine, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders (used the relief part for the waves), Our Daily Bread Clouds, and Paper Smooches Sailboat

Papers: from my scrap file

Embellishments: Target Baker's Twine and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mystery Girls


Many years ago we started a swap group on SCS called the Mystery Image Card Swap. The group creates/swaps cards bimonthly with one group member being designated as that round's hostess. The hostess chooses the image so we are all using the same image. Carol is the current hostess. She chose a fun Art Impressions image for us to use. THANK YOU, Carol!

Today is the due date so we can now reveal our cards.

Here's mine:





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Image: Art Impressions colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections and Stampin' UP CS and DP from unknown vendors

Embellishment: Button from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mix It Up!





Ready, Set, Go!

There's a new challenge in town!   The 3 Musketeers  (Barb, Jeanette and Kelly) are about to kick it up a notch!  In the 3M, the 3 of us take turns sending the same image out and we all create a card with that same image.  We're living up to the adventurous Musketeer name and adding on an additional challenge on the 3rd Wednesday of each month {courtesy of Barb's adorable Smoochy-the-Wednesday-camel.}   The challenges will be bolder, creatively adventurous and artistically out of the box.   When thinking up our challenge name,  we thought:   We got this.  "We're ready.  Dates, challenges, hostess - all Set.  Let's Go!" 

Kelly is first to throw down the gaunlet and she's chosen theme #1:   Mix-it-mash-it-up!  Taking the oldest stamp set that we still own and the newest stamp set that we've gotten, create a card using both stamp sets.   Mix it, mash it, and combine the two.   If it has multiple stamps in the sets, we must pick at least one stamp from each set.  The added fun was that even if the two don't mix and mash at all, we have to make it work :)    Ready?  Set?  Go!


So, are you curious? Do you want to see what my first entry in the SCS Gallery was???


Here it is:


from SCS Gallery September 22, 2008
This item in my gallery had a whopping 1580 views



The stamp set I used to make this pouch was 
the Stampin' UP! Carved and Candle Lit set:


Now, in keeping with Kelly's Ready, Set, Go theme... I need to show you what my most recent stamp purchase was. I actually bought TWO stamp sets at the same time/place. I was on my way home from my trip to visit my family last week and stopped at a Michael's in the St. Louis area. They had these two stamp sets in their clearance section ($2.09 each) so I bought them both.



I used the leaves image from the first set.... and did you notice? Those flower petals are actually the pumpkin bodies from the SU Carved & Candle Lit set. I stamped them and then also sponged the edges to take away from the pumpkin look.


The leaves are too small for my flower, but a challenge is a challenge... and that's what I came up with. LOL!


I used a sentiment from the other bargain stamp set I bought:




The inside of my card is pretty plain:



Be sure to GO to Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they did with this Ready, Set, Go Challenge.

And if you loved seeing this Ready, Set, Go! post, come back the third Wednesday of every month. Next month, Barb has another challenging theme for us. And I'm up in July with another theme.

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Images/Sentiment: Heidi Swapp (2 sets) and Stampin' UP! Carved & Candle Lit

Ink: Brilliance Dew Drops (Rocket Red & Sunflower Yellow), Gina K (Black Onyx), Memento (Cottage Ivy), Tim Hotz Distress (Barn Door & Peeled Paint), and Copic Markers (for coloring the leaves) 

Papers: Recollections CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Cork Dots from an unknown vendor