Grads & A Happy Day Card

Hello, Things have been kind of crazy for me lately! Busy with preparations for Camp and also I have had some migraines and health issues the last few days!!

But today, I finally got to go and play in my craft room!

I have 2 wonderful and awesome nephews that have graduated recently and I made these cards for them. They are in their school colors.

~ 2 Graduation Congratulations cards ~

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I made these cards with lots of silver embossing and a whole bunch of masking!

I used Rose Red ink and Brilliant Blue ink – Both from Stampin’ Up! I layered on silver paper the different layers I had stamped. I used an old set called Tassel Time (also from SU!)

~I am linking these cards up to the following challenges~

Creative With Stamps Challenge # 3 Manly/Masculine Cards

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My Graduation cards were made for my Nephews – and I feel they are masculine in color and design.

Sweet Stampin Challenge BlogSeeing Stars

I think my nephews will be seeing stars when they see their cards!!

InkspirationalChallenge # 111 Designer’s Choice – Masking

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I did a whole lot of masking with all those stars so I could shade around them.

2 Creative ChicksChallenge # 11 Anything Goes 

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This is Anything! :)

I also had time to play with some stamps from Great Impressions – although, the only ones I had were for Easter, so that is what kind of card I made!

~ A Happy Day Easter Card ~

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This card was made with 1 Great Impressions stamp called A Bunny Hug and some washi tape and some word stamps from SU!

I colored in my image with my “Ziggy”s and I used Lawn Fawn die cuts for my pieces of my card!

~My card is “Hop”ping into these challenges~

Great Impressions blogJune Challenge: Anything Goes

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This is definitely ANYTHING! :)

Sketch SaturdayWeek # 418

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This is the sketch and card design I used for my inspiration!

Fun-Day Friday @ Jo’s Scrap Shack – # 144 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

Hiding in My Craft Room # 256 Any Holiday

This is ANY HOLIDAY! :)

I am glad I found a little time to create and stamp!!

Thank you so much for your visit – be sure to leave me a note so I know you were here!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Cheers to You!!

Dashed into my craft room after a late dinner because there was one more card I wanted to try tonight!

~ Cheers to You card ~

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I had this idea in my head and I really want to play in the Curtain Call challenge so I sat down with the Tropical Paradise set from Sunny Studio Stamps and whipped up this tasty card! I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed the images in white. Then I stamped each of the images onto a post-it note so I could mask them and do the circle of shading with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!) My “Ziggy“s were used to color the images and make a grey base for the scene. The sentiment was then stamped in the same color as the circle and I added a few blue splatters – I am not sure the photo picked that up very well!!

~ My card wants to link up to these challenges ~

Curtain CallInspiration Challenge ~ Tasty Tropics

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This card is both tasty and tropical!!

E.T.A. Oh, my Goodness!!! I am so Excited!!!! I was chosen as a Show Stopper for this card over at Curtain Call!!!

Watercooler Wednesday#73 Gail’s Clean & Simple “Summer” Theme Challenge

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My card is CAS and all about enjoying the Summer!

E.T.A. I received an Honorable Mention for my card – SO EXCITED – Thank you!!!

Craft Your Passion# 317 Always Anything Goes

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This is anything! :)

Inkspirational# 111 Designer’s Choice – Masking

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I masked all the images so I could do the circle of shading!

City Crafter Challenge – Week 317 ~ White & Bright

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My card is mostly white with bright blue and hints of other bright colors!

This card was fun – I needed the relaxation of crafting before bed to calm me!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Monkeying Around – Now I’m Late!

So I made a monkey card the other day – and when I did I stamped 2 monkeys but only used one!

Using the 2nd monkey I made a Masculine/For a Guy card!

~ Belated Birthday Wishes Monkey card ~

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I made this cute and fun square card by using my Squares dies from MFT I ended up cutting 3 sizes using papers in my scrap file – Love it when I can do that! Ended up with 5 layers on this card.

I stamped the monkey from Smoocheroos stamp set with Versafine black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s and put him on with foam mounted tape.

My sentiment was also stamped in black and embossed, it is from the Word Salad set from Paper Smooches!

~ This card wants to “Monkey” Around in the following challenges ~

Crafting When We CanChallenge # 121  Sketch by Ang

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This sketch was perfect for my square card – I followed it and just put my center square on my card a little skiwampus! ( I spelled that the way it sounds – probably isn’t right – oh, well)

Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge # 132 *Hip to be Square*

My card is as square as can be!!

Paper Smooches June Challenge: Layers

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This card featuring Paper Smooches stamps has 5 layers.

Hiding in My Craft Room# 255  Masculine

I made this card for a Guy!!

Crafty CardmakersChallenge # 166 For a Special Man

I am going to be sending this card to a special guy whose birthday I missed!!

Stampin’ Royalty # 335 To Die For

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I used multiple sized square dies to create this card!!

Now, I promise, I am not Monkeying Around when I say that I am so glad you came for a visit!!

I sure hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

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Got inky this afternoon – my hands are a mess!!

Used my “Ziggy“s and did some Inlaid die-cutting!

~ ALOHA  card ~

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I used my prize that I won from Neat & Tangled back in May, the Journaling Alphas to cut out the word Aloha from my white panel and from some rainbow paper I inked up. I used my “Ziggy“s to color on an acrylic block and then applied it to watercolor paper.  The white panel was die cut using Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Rectangles. For my flower I used the stamp set called Tropical Paradise from Sunny Studio Stamps. I stamped the images with Versamark ink and embossed them in white. Colored them in by picking up color from the acrylic block with a wet paintbrush. Then I added the ink splatters.

~ This card is saying ALOHA to the following challenges ~

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 90 ALOHA

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My card says ALOHA and has a tropical feel!

Dragonfly Dreams Say it with Flowers

My card has a flower on it!

CAS Mix UpJune Challenge

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Well, for this card I stamped, I die-cut and for my choice I did Water coloring!

Addicted to Stamps # 199 CAS

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My card is Clean & Simple.

I loved making this card – It was tricky but fun!!  And like I said, my hands are a mess!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

ALOHA!

Look on the BRIGHT Side

I did not want to miss out on all the fun of the

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 

So I made this card ~ Look on the BRIGHT Side ~

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I used some cutouts from a piece of American Crafts paper called True Stories – Mocha and then I stamped the sentiment from the LLD Watt’s Up stamp set from MFT with Versamark Ink and embossed it in white.

~ I am hustling to get this card into these challenges ~

Summer Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop 

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Retro Sketches # 219

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I was totally inspired to place all my card elements on my card using this sketch!!

Through The Craft Room DoorAnything Goes June 21 – 26

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This is Anything!! :)

Thank you so much for looking – and I hope having a cup of joe helps you Look on the Bright Side!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

MFT’s Camp Create – postcard from camp

Hi EVERYBODY!!!! I am over at Camp Create!

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Camp Create is an awesome week long learning & doing event over at My Favorite Things

~ Here is the daily schedule ~

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These are the badges I am hoping to earn. I have 3 cards to show you today and I will post the badge I earn for linking up a card in that category! Long post – sorry!

The videos and instruction on all of these topics has been so inspiring to me and I am excited to create and participate!

Day 1 – GLITZY GLITTER

~Sweet As Can Bee Card ~

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I love this cute bee girl that is sadly a retired stamp set from MFT – it is a big favorite with me, so I hope it is ok that I used her for this card. I stamped her in Versafine black ink on watercolor paper, embossed with clear embossing powder and used my “Ziggy“s to color her in. How I added my Doodlebug glitter: I put down two strips of crafty power tape from Scrapbook Adhesives and poured my Beetle Black glitter onto them and rubbed my finger over it to press it in to the tape. For the yellow glitter-y triangles I used an SU! set called Little Shapes and stamped them with YoYo Yellow craft (pigment) ink and then put the Bumblebee glitter on while still wet – It did not stick horribly well but there is some shimmer there! Some Doodlebug Sequins added another touch of glitz and my card is done!

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~I also want to link this card up to~

Mod Squad ChallengeAll That Glitters

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My card has lots of Sparkly Glitter on it!

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 77 Sparkle & Shine

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My card has Sparkle & Shine thanks to the 2 colors of glitter I used!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says ~ Add Some Shimmer

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Glitter definitely adds Shimmer to a card!

DAY 2 – SENSATIONAL SLIDERS

Edited to let you know that I did not complete this badge. :(

DAY 3 – WONDERFUL WATER COLOR

~ Hi, Honey card ~

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This card was made up of scrap papers – I used MFT‘s BluePrints # 1 to do all the layers for my card. My main image (yes, I am using the adorable Bee girl again) was stamped on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and then I water colored her using my “Ziggy“s and a wet paintbrush.

Such a fun image to color – I love it.

My Badge for Wonderful Watercolor – Print

DAY 4 – DELIGHTFUL DIE-CUTTING

~ You’re Brilliant card ~

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My lightbulb card was die cut using Lightbulb Die-namics from MFT.  Scrap paper was used for all pieces, including the vellum and shiny silver paper, except for the cool chevron paper – that was part of a prize from MFT. One of their paper pads – I die cut the panel using Vertical Stitched Rectangles. Sentiment (from this set) was stamped on it with Versamark Ink and embossed with white powder. For the rays I used two post-it notes and placed them and then sponged Daffodil Delight ink in between where I placed the papers. After all the rays were sponged I added Wink of Stella to each of the rays and the vellum layer of the lightbulb.

My Badge for Delighful Die-cutting – Print

~Also want to link this card up to THESE challenges~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge# 41 Sketch & Color Challenge 

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My lightbulb fills the circle spot and I have just left the twine off, and I used three of the four colors – watermelon, lemon meringue, and cookie monster!

Blog Named Hero – Vellum 

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I used vellum to layer my lightbulb.

My Favorite Things Sketch ChallengeSketch # 286

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This is the sketch I used to design the layout of my lightbulb card!

DAY 5 – SPECTACULAR SHAKERS

Edited to let you know that I did not complete this badge – either! :(

Well, that is the end of this long post – Glad you were here with me!!

Thank you for coming by!!

Don’t Be BLUE – Celebrate!!

Played around and made a card full of “Blues” – What do you think?

~ Blue Celebrate Card ~

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This card was so easy peasy – I used this stencil (NEW) from Simon Says Stamp

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And a Kaleidacolor Rainbow Pad – Blue Breeze with a stamping sponge to add rays of BLUE to my card! I turned the stencil this-away and that-away so that I had the rays right where I wanted them.

For the sentiment I used an OLD – very OLD stamp from Stampin’ Up! I think it is from 2001.

~This card wants to play in these challenges~

The Paper PlayersPP300 A CAS Celebration from Jaydee

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I took inspiration from the rays of the fireworks and the gorgeous blues in this picture. My card is for someone’s Birthday Celebration!

Stamplorations BlogAnything CAS Goes – Optional Color Twist: Blue

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My card is CAS, one-layer, and full of BLUE!!

Pile It On Challenge# 110 Old, New, Blue + DT Call

Something Old – My Celebrate stamp from Stampin’ Up! (circa 2001)

Something New – The Christmas Tree Stencil from Simon Says Stamp

Something Blue – I used a Kaleidacolor Rainbow Pad ~ Blue Breeze

And my card is linked to 3 challenges!!

Thanks for coming by, please leave some love so I won’t be “blue” :)

Have a Beautiful Day!!

Morning Is NOT my Friend!

So, this morning I woke up early and could not go back to sleep.

I decided to go in my craft room and play!

~ Morning is NOT my Friend card ~

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This fun and simple card started with a top folding Only Orange (SU!) card base. To that I added some scraps that were cut with Paper Smooches Scalloped Frames – I inlaid the middle back in the frame. I stamped the Coffee Loving girl from the Moka Sunshine set from Taylored Expressions onto watercolor paper. I stamped in black Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder. Of course, I colored her in with my “Ziggy“s, fussy cut her out and put her on my card with foam squares. A speech bubble was added and two of the sentiments from Moka Sunshine were added. One was embossed with white embossing powder. A few random enamel dots and jewels spiced it up!

~This Bright, Sunshine-y card is headed to these link-ups~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge – # 40 Sketch + Clean & Simple

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I tilted my inside rectangle a bit and in the place of the butterflies I put my Coffee Loving girl!

Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

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I am hoping my Sunshine colored card with its’ brightly colored Coffee Loving girl is acceptable as an entry!!

Two Paper Divas June 2016 Card Challenge (Sketch – Coffee/Tea/Cocoa option)

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As you can see, I tweaked my back rectangle to lean the other way. And my girl is there instead of the rectangle!

Have you joined any of these challenges – they are all very fun – hope to see you in the gallery!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Monkey Business

Well, hello all you FABULOUS people!!

I have been gone for a few days – we had a Family Reunion, and between preparing for it, being at it, and resting up from it I have not been able to post anything!! But I made a card today, so here you go!!

~ Belated Birthday Wishes card ~

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Started with a Close to Cocoa (SU!) top folding card base, used Scalloped Rectangles die (Lawn Fawn) to cut a layer from Creamy Caramel card stock (SU!). With the Stitched Rectangle dies, also from Lawn Fawn I cut a piece of watercolor paper. I used the Diagonal Stripe stencil (Simon Says Stamp) to ink up this layer with Gumball Green inkpad and a stamping sponge. I stamped the monkey from Smoocheroos stamp set with Versafine black ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s and put him on with foam mounted tape. A piece of green twine  was added so it looked like the monkey was hanging from it. My sentiment was also stamped in black and embossed, it is from the Word Salad set from Paper Smooches!

~Linking up to the following challenges~

Crafty Creations Challenge# 317 Tic-Tac-Toe

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I used the middle row, going down: Use a punch/dies – I used 2 dies on this card, Image – my monkey, Birthday – the sentiment wishes the receiver a belated birthday wish!

Just Add Ink!# 316…. Stripes

I used a Diagonal Stripe stencil (SSS) to add some stripes behind my monkey!!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeSimon Says: Animal Magic

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They were featuring  Paper Smooches stamps this go round and I used the Smoocheroos set by PS!

Paper Smooches June Challenge: Layers

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This card featuring Paper Smooches stamps has 4 layers.

Word Art WednesdayChallenge Weeks # 234-235 Anything Goes

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Seize the Birthday Anything Goes 

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I am glad that you stopped by and made me smile!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Yellow is Cool

Well, I think most of you know my favorite color is Yellow –

So, guess what?? I made a Yellow card!

~ You Are So Cool Popsicle Card ~

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I made this card using Lawn Fawn productsStitched Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles and Here’s the Scoop stamp set and matching die cuts! Daffodil Delight card stock and some scraps were used on this card and the ink splatters were done with Crushed Curry ink from Stampin’ Up! .

~I would like to play in these challenges~

Lawnscaping Challenge#131 Off Kilter

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I put my layers Off-Kilter.

Tic-Tac-Toe ChallengeChallenge Eleven

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I used the diagonal row from left to right!

Yellow – my card is full of yellow

Ink Splatters – I added some splatters to my card

Scalloped Border – My off-kilter layer has a scalloped edge

7 Kids Challenge Blog# 154 Anything Goes

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I used two Lawn Fawn products that are available in their store – Stitched Rectangles & Here’s the Scoop dies.

Word Art WednesdayChallenge Weeks # 234-235 Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for all your visits and support!!

YOU ARE REALLY COOL!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!