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!

My badge for Glitzy Glitter – Print

~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!

Smile & Share JOY

Made this flower-y Happy card!!

~ SMILE ~

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I made this card using scraps from my scrap box – pink and peach colored papers – I then die cut them with Stitched horizontal strips by My Favorite Things! The flower images and dies are from a set called Oh Happy Day from  Taylored Expressions. I used my “Ziggy”s to watercolor these flowers in using a wet paintbrush.

~ Linking this card to ~

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge# 39 Sketch & Tic-Tac-Toe

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I totally copied the sketch!! This card is being mailed to a friend who is down!

Hopefully it will make her smile!

Hiding in My Craft Room –# 254 Super Scraps Saturday

I used scraps from my scrap box to make the background for this card.

Addicted to StampsChallenge # 128 Flowers

My card features 3 happy,  colorful flowers.

613 Avenue Create Challenge # 180 Anything Goes w/ optional twist: create your own challenge

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I made a Square card with encouragement and I water colored on it!

Craft Your PassionChallenge # 316 Always Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for your visits – they make me SMILE!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Soak Up the Sun

I got up bright and early this morning – Up with the Sun and I hid out in my craft room for awhile making this card!!! SO much fun!!

~ Soak Up the Sun ~

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I dug into my Doodlebug stash and used two Designer papers from the Sunkissed collection. I layered them on my card. Cut a Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) from white card stock and then added a skinny layer to it of Tempting Turquoise card stock (SU!). Now I could create my scene, I sponged and dotted some sand using Creamy Caramel ink and a marker, then I used Bliss Blue to sponge my sky. I set this aside and started working on my images.

I stamped with Black Versafine ink onto watercolor paper the flamingos, flower, and leaf from the Sunny Studios stamp set called Tropical Paradise. Embossed each image using clear embossing powder. I used my “Ziggy“s to color and then a wet paintbrush to blend. Using the Tropical Paradise die set also from Sunny Studio I cut the images out using my Big shot! My beautiful friend Mendi Yoshikawa gave this stamp set with dies to me for my birthday!! Thank you so much, Mendi!!

Now I just assembled my scene and used foam squares to adhere the pieces. Then I stamped the Soak Up the Sun sentiment in Memento black ink!

~I am linking this card up to these challenges~

House of Cards End of Term Blog Hop & Prizes

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This is the inspiration photo that I was working off of!!

Sketch SaturdayWeek # 416

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I patterned my card after this sketch – cutting and layering my paper like the picture!

Sweet Stampin’Lots of Layers: 3 or more

I have 5 layers if you count my die cut images that are there on foam squares!

AAA Cards Game # 66 Watercolours

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Use your StuffSizzle Into Summer w/a Blog Hop

What’s more sizzling in the Summer than Soakin’ Up the Sun!!

House Stamps BuiltWIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ J1516

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I was inspired by this bird of the sea – flamingos are a bird commonly found by water also!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE

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My card is ALL ABOUT soaking up the SUNSHINE!!

Curtain CallInspiration Challenge ~ Tasty Tropics

My card has tropical flowers on it! Hope that counts!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

His & Hers

I made two cards tonight – one for him and one for her!

~ To a Reel Great Guy ~

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I made this card using two products from My Creative TimeFind Joy in the Little Things stamp set and Speech Bubble Sentiments die. Colored in the boat with a silver marker and used my Stampin’ Up! markers to finish coloring the image, sponged in some water and some sky. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink and embossed.

 ~ Linking this card up to this challenge ~

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Father’s Day/For a Guy

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~Jo’s Scrap Shack~  FFC #142 Father’s Day

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This card is for my dad – in spirit since he has passed on!

Ooh La La CreationsChallenge #206 For the Boys

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This card features a Fisher -MAN, so definitely for a guy!

Dragonfly JourneysChallenge # 61 Daddy Day Care

This card is for a daddy!

Scrap CreationsFather’s Day/Masculine card

My card is for a Father & is Masculine!

Cards In EnvyNo Girls Allowed Card Challenge

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This is an A2 card and it is NOT for a girl!!

Die Cuttin’ DivasChallenge # 270 Father’s Day

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This card was made in honor of my fishin-loving dad who has passed.

The Male RoomChallenge # 37 Father’s Day

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As I said before this card was made in my Dad’s honor!

~ For a Princess ~

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This card was made using these colors for my layers – So Saffron, Mint Macaron, and Cameo Coral (I do not have Calypso Coral) – all of these colors are from Stampin’ Up! I also used an old set from SU! called Pretty Princess. I colored in with markers.  The oval die cut is from My Favorite Things!

~Linking this card up to the following challenges~

Just Add Ink # 315 Sketch Challenge

I based my card off of the sketch at the link above – I could not copy it into my post – Sorry!

Paper Craft Crew  – # 198 Color Challenge

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These are the colors that I used to make my card!

Crafting By Designs Once Upon a Time

Surely my lovely Princess was from Once Upon a Time! :)

Keep Happy and have a BEAUTIFUL day!!
Thanks for coming – be sure to leave me some love!!

Party Animal

Popping back in with another card I made during my time in my craft room.

~ Party Animal Card ~

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For this card I used a light blue plaid paper scrap that I die cut with Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Rectangles. I then stamped using a Kaleidacolor Rainbow pad – Pastel to stamp the stars onto the blue background. Stamped the balloon animal on card stock and then fussy cut around him. Die cut a vellum banner with an SU! die and added the message to it. I put adhesive on the back of the banner behind the sentiment. Added the animal with some foam squares – I trimmed them into smaller pieces to fit on my image. The stamp set I used is by Avery Elle and is called Party Animal.

~My card is off to PARTY in these challenges~

CAS(E) This Sketch Sketch # 176

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I used this sketch for the design of the card – my balloon animal takes the place of the hexagon and I put my vellum banner on my card according to the sketch.

Color ThrowdownCountdown # 396

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I love these colors – I wanted to use these colors and was overjoyed when I found all three of them on the Pastel Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad! I also layered with a soft blue under my colors to match the photo.

7 Kids Challenge Blog# 153 Anything Goes

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E T A – I actually missed the deadline on this one!! Oops!

I used an Avery Elle set – Party Animal that they sell in their store!

I hope you are having a great day!! And that you will have lots to SMILE about!!

Thanks for coming by!!