Monday, August 29, 2016

Daisies

Hello! Playing in a few different challenges today.

Daisy stamp is from Altenew and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. Fishtail banner is from MFT.

Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - Black and white with a pop of color.
Simon Says Stamp - Hip to be square
The Paper Players - sketch

Cardstock used: Neenah solar white, black and yellow is from PTI.















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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Howling

Hello.  Here is my entry into Darnell's NBUS challenge. There are several items included on this card that I have had for a long time and never used, but the main image is brand new.

The howling dog is from Gerta Steiner Designs, as is the inside sentiment. She is colored with Copic's. I added some white enamel dots on her collar to go with the designer paper, which is from Papertrey, Ink that I've had awhile but never used.

Birthday sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly that I have had for a long time but never used.

I did add some texture to the dog using a cut up wash cloth and rubbing alcohol. In real life it's pretty cool.

Don't you just love the howling to youuuuu!!! sentiment on the inside? My co-worker who is a dog lover will get a kick out of this card.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.












 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Just for you

Hi everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.


Flower stamp is from the former There She Goes stamp company. I stamped it in Versafine ink then heat embossed it so that I could do a bit of water coloring with my Zig markers.

Designer paper is from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

I haven't used my oval nestabilities in so long - fun to dig them out and play around again.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The House That Stamps Built - Sketch Challenge


Hi everyone, it's time for a new sketch challenge over at The House That Stamps Built.

Here is the sketch.


I used the You cling set which can be found here to create this card.

I got a little creative and did a bit of searching on the internet for some sheet music. I don't have any designer paper of that sort (gasp) in my stash. I know, strange huh? Anyways, came across a site that had some I could print for free. Bonus and the sheet music is the theme from Downton Abbey. Sure do miss that show.



So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.
Joy



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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Live like it's summer

Hello everyone. Here is my take on pairing up two challenges today.

Less is More theme this week is Exotic and The Paper Players wanted something sweet.

Exotic sweet tropical drinks paired with some jungle leaves - I think that covers it.

Jungle leaf dies are from My Favorite Things.

Drink glass are from the former There She Goes stamps. Colored with Copic's,

Sentiment - Paper Smooches.

Our weather lately has been hot as the jungle, but today we get a breather! Then back up in the high 90's for the rest of the week. Summer came very slow to the Pacific Northwest this year, but it here now! Whew!
 
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Friday, August 19, 2016

Just because

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

Flower stamp is the new Greenhouse Society stamp from Technique Tuesday. I also got the die that is sold separately so that I could cut it out.

I decided to color the mums in fall colors to be different. Used R36, R59, R89 and G21 and G24.

Designer paper is from the Gossamer paper pack from Memory Box that I've been hoarding.

Just because sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.














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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Photo Inspiration at the House that stamps built

Hi everyone, it's time once again for the photo inspiration challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. Here's the photo.

I really love the colors in this photo and tried to recreate them in my card below.

3005-I, Ocracoke Lighthouse is the stamp I chose to use on this.
I used several different inks when sponging the sky for this. I ended up using a finger dauber for most of it.

Masked off the sun/moon and added some white caps to the waves using Copic Opaque white. I decided to go with a black card base so that the sky would stand out. It got lost on white.



So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing!

Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.
 
Joy



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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A birthday hello

Hi everyone. Here's my card for the CAS(e) this sketch challenge this week. So many possibilities with this one!

I used Fresh inks to stamp the flowers from Mama Elephant's brushed florals set.

The hello is cut out of black foam using the die that goes with the set from W Plus 9. I wanted to add some dimension so that it would stand out and the foam was just the ticket.

Added a strip of silver foil using red liner tape and Minc foil from Heidi Swapp. Love the added bling it brings to the card.

It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but this is a top folding card for a change.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Shades of blue

Hi everyone! Playing in the challenge of shades of blue over at Sunday Stamps today.

My photo is looking a little on the periwinkle side, though.

Flower dies are from Simon Says Stamp and the leaf is from Spellbinders. I used distress inks and pigment inks to color the flowers that were cut out of plain white cardstock.

Sentiment is from Concord and 9th.
 
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Designer challenge - circle card

Hi everyone. It's time for a designer challenge over at The House That Stamps Built and Kathy wants us to create a circle card.  Here's mine.....

I used my Spellbinders Nestability circle and scalloped circles to create the card.

Stamp used is 904-L, Daffodils and colored with Copic's. The sentiment is included in the full sheet of unmounted rubber #8600.

I used some alcohol ink in yellow to color a few white enamel dots, then added them on the side of the card.

Lastly, tied a gingham bow using the Bow Easy and added it to the top of the card. 



So what are you waiting for?! Why not play along with us and start stamping up a card now. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Don’t forget… Take part in one weekly challenge or all of them. The more you play along, the more chances you have to win! Each submission enters you in the drawing for our gift certificate. And you don’t always have to use our stamps in your creations, but we will reward you if you do. Each submission using a Repeat Impressions stamp will earn you an additional entry in the drawing! Also, check out our Rock Star blogs to see what they did with the challenge.

Check out what our Rock Stars did for this challenge.
Joy

 

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