Monday, August 19, 2019

Manly Monday Mustache Coffee Card

The coffee cup sticker is by Forever in Time and adhered to a Spellbinders die cut. The steam is a stamp and matching die cut by Lawn Fawn. The red paper is by Pebbles, the black paper by Die Cuts with a View, kraft card base by Recollections. The border punch is by Fiskars.
Same coffee sticker cards
Coffee Birthday card with the same sticker



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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Just for You purple and pink

I stamped the Stampin Up flower stamp with lack ink onto white cardstock and colored it in with Copic Markers. I inked the edges with distress ink and adhered it onto black cardstock before adhering it to the pink scallop die-cut by Spellbinders. I added some green rhinestones from Michael's and some pearls by Forever in Time. The sentiment is by TPC on pink cardstock and then onto black cardstock to match the image above. The purple card base is 4.25 x 5.5, which I'm not used to using. But it was a pre-made card base that I found in my stash. It's hard to see but I sprayed the base with a gold mist by Ranger.



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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Using Ribbon on Thank you cards

The red card has ribbon by Stampin Up is tied into a knot which will require more postage. The sentiment is by American Crafts on a Cricut tag inked with red distress ink.

Next, The patterned paper by Provo Craft. The ribbon is by Offray. It’s looped through a Spellbinder die-cut. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. The border die cut is by Spellbinder.


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Friday, August 16, 2019

Crayon Resist technique

I stamped the Stampendous leaves stamp with black ink onto white cardstock. Then I colored it with SU colored pencils. From there I colored over the stamped image with a white crayon. I then inked the paper with blue distress ink and the crayon area resisted the ink.
I found the doily in my stash. I need to add a sentiment in order for me to feel it is complete


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Peacock Note Cards

Deep Red Stamps Peacock stamped with distress inks and adhered to cardstock that has been dry embossed with a peacock embossing plate by Fiskars.





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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Deep Red Stamps Tree of Life Friend Cards

I used the Tree of Life stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Heat embossed in gold and then copper. Random paper on the top one and sentiment die-cut by Clearly Besotted. The bottom card is not my favorite because the sentiment is too big and looks stupid. The sentiment is vellum by Creative Memories and I use Xyron create a sticker to adhere it. The image is on a Spellbinders die-cut that was inked with distress ink. The package for the burgundy patterned paper says, "Divine Collection". Hmm. The background patterned paper is by Prima.




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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Any Occasion Pink Flower cards

Stamps by myStamp Box colored in with Copic markers. Both are on Spellbinders die-cuts and the pink border die too. The stamped leaves by Stampin Up. Pink patterned paper by Stampin Up. Corner punch by Marvy.



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Monday, August 12, 2019

Manly Monday Thanks Card

Manly Monday Thank you card with patterned paper by Making Memories, cardstock pieces from my stash and the thanks Cricut die-cut.


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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Balloon Thank You in different languages Card

I heat embossed this balloon thank you stamp onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper and colored it in with distress inks and a water pen. I made this card at a friend's house so the stamp is unknown. I die-cut this border die that I bought off of eBay three times. I flipped the paper over for one of the cuts of paper to get a different wave direction than the others.



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*I think this is going to show up twice. Always check the date before you push publish.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

10 Year Blog anniversary

On this day10 year’s ago I started my blog. Over 3150 post later I’m still here.
 It seemed appropriate to post a card I made for a 10-year cousin. So,

I took the numbers off a scrapbook paper of letters and numbers, inked them, matted a square behind them and added Creative Memories letters stickers.  The letter alphabet stamps are from Oriental Trading Co. The framed paper is unknown and the background cardstock is by Forever in Time.



Here is the first card I posted
Happy birthday card



Here is the first layout that I posted.
Summer Scents



Things on my blog are a little different because I post more cards than layouts. It's fun to look back on my style and see how it has changed.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Thank you Cards for my Mom

My mom passed away last week and I haven't been able to create anything until yesterday. I'm making thank you cards for all the people that came to her funeral.

This first one uses Stampin Up patterned paper and a Deep Red Stamps printed sentiment. The black is a Gina Marie stencil with Black gloss embossing paste.


The purple card has patterned paper by K and Co, Die Cuts with a view and Sunborn. The sentiment is by Hero Arts on a Spellbinders rectangle die cut.


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Monday, August 5, 2019

Manly Monday For You

The die-cuts are by Spellbinders and the sentiment is bt Lawn Fawn. Patterned paper us by Me and My Big Ideas. The road/asphalt stamp is by TPC Studio with black Hero Arts ink. I'm not sure where the metal car came from.



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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Easter Lily Cards

This a very old post that I found and after searching my blog these cards were never posted. However, they are so similar to these
I'm making Easter ATC cards for a swap using a vintage flower. 
There is another vintage flower section of png's on the blog
I stamped the background with a Hero Arts background stamp with SU moss ink. I inked it with different colors of distress ink. On top of that layer is Mulberry paper that had been made to stick to the front of the card. I printed the flowers onto glossy paper and adhered to the front of the card. Then I added Jolee’s cross sticker. 





I also made this card using another digital image from the same batch.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Manly Monday Stampendous Worldly Hello

Start by stamping the Old World Map (Stampendous RS-R163) onto white cardstock with charcoal ink (Hero Arts). I colored in the image with Fantasticks and distress inks (Ranger). Apply Antique Linen distress ink to the white cardstock with an ink blending tool (Ranger). Use the edge of scissors to distress the edges before adhering the panel to a 5 ½ x 4” kraft card base (Recollections). Stamp the word Hello (Stampendous Happy Messages SSC109) with the same ink on a scrap of off white cardstock and adhere as shown. 



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Here are a few other cards using the same stamp set.
Christmas card with same world stamp
Worldly Best Wishes

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Day 3- Weekend of Dog Days of Summer cards

Last post for dog days of summer cards.

Patterned paper by Creative Memories. Die-cut bought on eBay. Brad by The Paper Studio.


I made a bunch of dog cards. On the first set of cards, I created the backgrounds with stamps by Paper Smooches and Stampendous with Distress ink, Die-cut by Spellbinders out of The Paper Studio patterned paper. Memento ink and Stampin Up ink.


I sprayed this first cad with Ranger gold mist and the patterned paper is maybe by The Paper Studio. I used Colorbox ink on the dog stamps with multiple colors. I created the layered look by inking the center with a light color and the outside of the stamp with a darker color.



Die cuts from eBay.


The corner punches on this second card look like EK Success. The sentiment is a punch by Martha Stewart. The dog stamp is by Paper Smooches. Paper Patterned by Dream Street Papers.



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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Day 2- Weekend of Dog Days of Summer

July 31st is:
National Mutts Day
But I'm going to include it into my weekend of dog days of summer.
I have a few of them to share today. I find I need pet sympathy cards and I hate to make one on the spot.
The black dog is also by Gina Marie Designs, paw print by Paper Smooches and heart by Stampendous with black ink by Hero Arts and red ink by Stampin Up. I bought the die-cut from eBay. I inked the inside of the die cut with distress ink. The patterned paper is by Paper Adventures and green by My Mind's Eye.

 This card is a stamp from Gina Marie on a Spellbinders die-cut. The other die cuts from Cricut. The brown background is stamped with Stampin' Up background stamp onto kraft cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. Yellow background is a recycled card.


A different dog from the same stamp set

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Day 1 of the Weekend of Dog Days of summer

According to my silly holidays' website,
July 3-Aug 11 is National Dog Days of Summer. Here are a bunch of cards I recently made for dog sympathy.
I made these two cards with a Paper Smooches set

This purple card uses patterned paper by The Paper Studio. It's fuzzy. The purple cardstock is by Bazzill. The jute is by Tim Holtz. The sentiment is by Die Cuts with a View. The dog image is by Paper Smooches. Here's another card using this dog stamp.

Die-cut by Cricut and Spellbinders. The patterned paper is unknown. Sentiment by Hero Arts.



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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lawn Fawn Hello Card

This card was published in Just Cards! magazine. I'm so sad that they are no longer making this magazine. 
I only thing changed one thing, I added another die-cut sentiment to cover a flaw/scratch on the darker "Hello" die-cut but then I scratched up the light color die-cut. So it is what it is.




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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bug a Boo floral card

I colored the Bug a Boo watering can digital stamp with flowers in with Copic Markers. I had this old frame cut out from my Cricut Creative Memories cartridge size 4”. The paper behind it is by Colorbok. There’s not much to it much to this card but it’s pretty. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

National Hot Dog Day

I'm showing some of the food signs I made for the silent auction. It's great to post them on the wacky national holiday days.

I had an old pad of paper by Provo Craft that had the hot dog, ketchup and mustard on it. I fussy cut it out. Title-Stampin' Up stamps.


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Monday, July 22, 2019

Manly Monday Compass Card

For this card, I used a stamp by The Paper Company which I debossed the image and then stamped it inside the debossed space. Black ink by Hero Arts. I inked the edges of the images circle with distress ink and an ink blender both by Ranger Industries. The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars and I heat embossed it with Versa Mark ink and Ranger embossing powder. I did the sentiment onto vellum by The Paper Studio. The patterned papers are by Die Cuts with a View, K and Co, and Basic grey.


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Another card similar to this one is:

Sunday, July 21, 2019

End of Weekend mini-Series

Last one in this weekend mini-series.
Summer Girls Deep Red Stamps
I colored her with Copic markers. The patterned paper and matching cardstock are by Sunborn. Sentiment made with my Cricut.


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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Weekend Card Mini series Green & Orange

These little ladies are in the stamp set,
Deep Red Stamps City Girls Night Out
 I colored both in with Copic Markers. Not the greatest but not bad enough to throw away.
The sentiment is a dimensional sticker by Momenta. The dry embossing folder is by Darice with a little bit of inking.


This orange card has been tough to photograph. Fingers crossed that it looks okay.



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Another place to get the stamp 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Weekend with Chicks Card Mini Series

I decided to make a small mini-series for the weekend. The cards use the chicks from
Deep Red Stamps City Girls Formal Affair
I colored both of these in with Copic markers. I used corner punch by Marvy and a sentiment sticker by Melissa Frances.


Here is the same stamp in purple. I colored her with Copic markers and layered her onto multiple cardstocks and patterned paper. The sentiment sticker is by SRM Stickers.


The second one uses a Cricut cut for the sentiment and Creative Memories decorative square punch.


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