The Crayon Box

Hello! I know it has been forever and a day since I posted on here but I had so much fun with this latest project that I just had to share!

I found these adorable ceramic crayons in the dollar section of Target! I fell in love with them right away and knew that I wanted to make a crayon box to hold them!

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So I got out some chipboard and measured the crayons and starting cutting. The measurements I used are –

sides – 5 1/2″ by 1 3/8″

bottom – 8″ by 1 3/8″

front  – 8″ by 5 1/2″

back – 8″ by 5 1/2″

I used a product called Tear Mender to adhere the pieces to each other and after it had dried I used wide clear packing tape on all the edges.

Using an oval die cut as a guide I drew the semi circled line for the front of the crayon box.

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Next I covered the box with BumbleBee Gingham/Linen paper from Doodlebug.

I used Darice’s wood glue, sponged it on with a foam brush and then smoothed the papers over the area of the box.

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Using washi tape from WRMK I added the green lines typically found on a crayon box.

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To make the label – I cut out an oval from black paper, stamped and embossed the word “crayons” and “6” using the fantastic Crayon Alphabet from Stampin’ Up! I then doodled some lines on there and wrote the word count under the number six!

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Now my box was ready to hold the crayons!!

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Here is another view

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I love crayons and I love color so this was such a happy project to make!!

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a great day and REMEMBER –

 make beautiful things to show others you care!!

PEACE

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This afternoon I was struggling to find PEACE – I searched my heart and decided to go and create something for this Inspirational Scripture from Word Art Wednesday! I found that PEACE can come to me when I create! When I am creating something BEAUTIFUL to show someone I care, I feel love for that person and I am blessed with a sense of PEACE in that moment!!

~ PEACE card ~

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This card was made for the Mix It Up Challenge over at the CLASSroom by Ellen Hutson. For this challenge we are playing with Neat & Tangled and Ellen Hutson products together on one card.

I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled. I stamped my images and word using Versamark Ink and Gold embossing powder. I die cut my rectangle panel using a Lawn Fawn die. I edged the panel with gold glitter paper from American Crafts and also added a strip of lace!

I water colored over the images using Stampin’ Up Inks – Night Of Navy, Handsome Hunter, Bordering Blue and Regal Rose! I used the squooshing method to get ink on the lids of the ink pads and then I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush! I also added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

~Playing in the following challenges~

Crafting by DesignsFlowers & Lace

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I used a flower image and lace going down the side of my card!

Word Art Wednesday – Challenge Weeks # 238 and #239 Anything Goes

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PEACE is the whole message of my card and This is Anything!  :)

Crafty Creations Challenge # 319 Clean & Simple

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I feel like my card is CAS.

Ellen Hutson – The CLASSroom Mix-It-Up Challenge July: Neat & Tangled

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I used Bohemian Garden from Ellen Hutson, and Bible Journaling from Neat & Tangled.

Creative With Stamps Challenge# 4 Ink Splatters

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I added Night of Navy ink splatters with my wet paintbrush.

Thanks for letting me share with you today about how creating brings me PEACE!!

I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Birthday Stars

Got some guy birthdays coming up so I went to craft room and made 2 of this card!

~ Birthday Stars Card ~

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It is not the best card I have ever made but I had fun coming up with it and making it!

I used all Stampin’ Up products – Night of Navy and Mint Macaron ink pads, card stock of those same colors. The stamp set I used is Perfect Plaids – so retro!! And the sentiment came from SU! too just not sure which set! I used two Stars Framelits to cut out my stars and I added a Wink of Stella to the navy star!

~I want to link up this card to these challenges~

City Crafter Challenge Week 320: On The Border

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I have 2 borders on my card – a top one and one going down the left side!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge for July 12th – July 18th

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It is Anything Goes! This is Anything!!  :)

Shopping Our Stash260 Get Inspired by your Bedding

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My bedding is Vertically Striped with Mint and Navy – that it what inspired the side borders!!

Stampin’ Royalty# 338 Color Challenge

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My card base is Whisper White and the inks and card stock used are Night of Navy and Mint Macaron!

Little Red Wagon # 350 You’re a STAR!

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My card is sporting TWO stars!!

Thanks for the visit – I love seeing YOU!!

I am still getting around to getting everything unpacked from Camp – so pictures coming soon!!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Happy Birthday to Shery of STAMPlorations!!

While I was playing for a little bit in my craft room I made this card to celebrate Shery Russ’s birthday!!

She is the owner of STAMPlorations and she is so fabulous!!!

~ Bright Shapes Happy Birthday Card ~

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I started this card with a Green Galore top folding A2 card, I cut a white panel using Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite ThingsI stamped shapes from the STAMPlorations set called Retro Mod ShapesI used the following Stampin’ Up! ink colors – Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Daffodil Delight. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed the happy in white on the banner that was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner dieI punched holes on wither side of the banner and tied some yellow twine through and made a bow.

~I want to link this card up to the following challenges~

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the bright, happy colors and the shapes are like birthday confetti!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”hapes to my birthday card!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Simon Says: Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Crafty Creations Challenges # 318 Anything Goes

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Again, This is Anything! :)

I am so glad you could come by today – I hope you have some crafty time!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Birthday Stars

Hello, All!! Hope you are Happy, Healthy and Safe!!

And I also hope you get some crafty time today!!

I did, just a little bit, and I made this:

~ Star Trio Birthday Card ~

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Papers were from in my stash,  the plaid background was die cut with Blueprints # 1 from My Favorite Things. The banner was cut from a Stampin’ Up! banner die. The happy and birthday was stamped using a set from STAMPlorations called Happy. I embossed in white the word happy and stamped birthday with Cool Caribbean ink (SU!)I added a trio of buttons from my Doodlebug button stash and also some white iridescent sequins.

~Linking this card to these challenges~

The Male Room Challenge # 38 Stash: Buttons

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I used a trio of star buttons on my card!

Little Red WagonChallenge # 348 Button It Up!

I used a cute trio of star buttons on this birthday card!

Just Add Ink –  # 318 Just Add “S”

I added “S”tars to my birthday card!

STAMPlorations Third Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party

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I was inspired by the blue balloon and the stars and sequins are like birthday confetti!

Dragonfly Journeys Challenge # 64: A Star is Born

My star buttons help make this a fun and crafty creation!!

Thanks for coming by – I really appreciate it!!

Have  a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 3, 4, and 5

Here I am with my other 3 cards for the Winnie & Walter Share the Love featuring Essentials by Ellen!

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Hang on tight – this is ANOTHER LONG post!!!

~ Sparkly Fireworks Background card ~

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I began with this card to die cut a stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn) out of some shiny silver paper. I then cut a piece of white card stock to fit just inside the stitched lines. Then I stamped the dandelion looking image from Bohemian Garden by Essentials by Ellen. I stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with silver powder and then stamped slightly off again with Brilliant Blue and Real Red (SU!).  The hope was to create a background – a sky full of fireworks, hopefully you see it! I stamped the little stars from the Sugar Rush set by Winnie & Walter in the same colors. Using the same silver paper and a sentiment from the Sugar Rush set I used white embossing powder  to make a banner and added that to my card.

~My Fireworks want to dazzle these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 3 Background Building

My fireworks display features Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND sentiment and stars from the W & W Sugar Rush set. And I have built a background!

Deep Ocean Challenge# 132 Colors of Summer

I chose this because – Fireworks of Red White, and Blue are a huge part of my Summer. We see Fireworks 3 or 4 different times during the season!!

FunDay Friday Challenge @ Jo’s Scrap ShackColor Challenge: Red, White & Blue

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My card is definitely Red, White, AND Blue!!!

For my fourth card I made this:

~ Transparent Birthday Card with Flowers ~

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Began with a top folding A2 card of Cool Caribbean card stock (SU!) Added a horizontal stitched strip (MFT) from Certainly Celery card stock (SU!) that I cut a notch in. A circle was die cut (MFT) out of watercolor paper to stamp the flowers from Bohemian Garden set made by Essentials by Ellen. I used Only Orange, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery ink (all SU!) to stamp my garden of flowers, then I blended the colors with a wet paintbrush. Splatters of Night of Navy ink (SU!) were added. Die cut the word Happy from Winnie & Walter out of Night of Navy card stock. The vellum piece was die cut using a stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn). I stamped the word birthday from the Sugar Rush set (also W&W) with Versamark ink and embossed it with white powder. The sentiment was added using foam squares that I had trimmed down and for extra bling I added sequins with some micro glue dots!

~I am headed over with this card to play in these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 4 Transparent

This card featured Bohemian Garden set from Essentials by Ellen AND Happy Cutaway, Sugar Rush from Winnie & Walter. I used Vellum as the Transparent material on my card.

Mojo Monday #454

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This sketch is how I designed my card and determined the placement of my sentiment & images!

Colour QChallenge # 348

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These 5 colors are each featured on my floral card that matches the swimsuit!

Shopping Our Stash SOS 258 How Does Your Garden Grow?

My Summer-y Flower Garden grows in these lovely colors!

Cupcake InspirationsChallenge 365

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My card features flowers in soft orange and light blue – also my die cut and sentiment are from the sponsoring company this time – Winnie & Walter!

My fifth and final card made yesterday:

~ Just a Note Trifold Card ~

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Taking a 4″ by 8″ piece of white card stock – I scored it at 2″ and 6″ – I then added some  American Crafts gold glitter paper to each edge and then folded them together to get a tri-fold card. I mounted this part to a 4 1/4 square of black card stock. I stamped the 3 small hearts, large heart and the just a note sentiment from the Fancy Thanks set made by Essentials by Ellen. The star and banner came from the Winnie & Walter set called Sugar Rush. The colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange, and Marigold Morning. (All from Stampin’ Up!). The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

~I am happy to play with this fun card in these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 5 Mood Board

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I was drawn by the black and white, the orange colors, the pink colors, the aqua color, and the touches of gold.

I used Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks set AND Sugar Rush by Winnie & Walter for my card!

Atlantic Hearts ChallengeSketch # 166

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This made me think of making a tri-fold card. I used this sketch for the inspiration for the design of my card!

Whewwwww!!! That took me a long time to write – it probably took you a long time to read!!
Thanks SO MUCH for being here and sharing your thoughts with me!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Winnie & Walter Share the Love – Days 1 and 2

I mentioned that I made 5 more cards yesterday – well, right now I am going to show you two of them!

I will pop back in later with a second post showing the remaining three!

The cards I made are ALL for the Share The Love at Winnie & Walter featuring Essentials by Ellen!

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~ Sparkly Floral Happy Birthday ~

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My sparkly Happy Birthday card involved some Inlaid die cutting, embossing, and stenciling.

I started by stenciling my background using Night of Navy ink and the Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut using Happy Cutaway from Winnie & Walter – cutting one from my background and one from American Crafts gold glitter paper.  The flower was stamped in gold embossing powder and colored in with Calypso Coral  ink (SU!) and a wet paintbrush. The set used was Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen. And the word birthday also embossed in gold is from the Sugar Rush set by W & W. The doodles around the edges were done using a Night of Navy marker (SU!). I added sequins and a coral colored pearl for the flowers’ center!

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to the following challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 1 Florals

I used Bohemian Garden from Essentials by Ellen AND I have used a W&W set/die cut (Sugar Rush & Happy Cutaway)

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeTic Tac Toe

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I have done the row right down the middle – Gold, Stencil, Doodle.

I embossed in gold, I used a stencil for my background, and I doodled faux stitching on my panel.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 272 Birthday

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There is a bright colored flower on here and on my card.  I used the inlaid die cutting technique!

Paper Issues Take 5 Challenge

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For my 5 items I used the color white, doodling, die cut, ink, and a flower!

For my second card I made

~ Happy to have you as a Friend ~

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For this pink and brown card I used the Happy Cutaway from Winnie & WalterSponged it with Pink Pirouette ink (SU!). Stamped the hearts in the same ink and then stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink (SU!).  The sentiment and the hearts are from an Essentials by Ellen stamp set called Fancy Thanks.  The side border is a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock embossed with a scalloped border.

~I am HAPPY to link this card up to these challenges~

Winnie & Walter’s Share the Love week featuring Essentials by Ellen – Day 2 Sentiments 

I have paired up the W & W cutaway With the Fancy Thanks set from Essentials by Ellen. My sentiment is the main feature on my card.

Cardz for GalzChallenge # 25 Pink and Brown

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My card is made up of Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip colors – the brown photographed a little dark but it is brown!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge June 28 to July 4

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This is Anything!! :)

This is another kind of long post – Hope you enjoyed it!!

Thanks for your visit and your comments – they make me :) !!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Feel Better Girl

Alrighty, here is the last of my SEVEN cards I made on Friday!!

But, Guess What??? I made 5 more last night! I am so excited – they are all for the Winnie & Walter’s Share The Love!

I will be posting them all after I return from church this afternoon!

~ Feel Better Girl card ~

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I made this card really fast – well, except for the coloring, maybe! The red paper is from my scrap box and I had the embellishment as a magnet on my file cabinet so I removed the magnet – die cut the smallest circle from MFT  and stamped my sentiment on it! I used 1″ Glue Dots to adhere it to the card.

For the large circle  I die cut it from MFT from watercolor paper. I stamped her and her friends in Versafine ink and embossed them with clear powder . Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s. The set I used is called Sniffles and Snuggles from Sugar Pea Designs.

~My little gal is feeling better and wants to play in these challenges~

Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge 3

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As you can see I followed the sketch and the colors and the images in the photo! Such a fun challenge!

Through The Craft Room DoorChallenge June 28 – July 4

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The challenge is Anything Goes and this is anything! :)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks # 236 – 237 Anything Goes

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This card is anything! :) I also wanted to share the scripture inspiration from there – I think it is a wonderful fit for this 4th of July Weekend. We celebrate our Liberty this day!!!

I feel gratitude for so many things – one of them is ALL of you – who brighten my life!!!

Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL holiday weekend!!! Keep safe!!

My Last Fairy & Toucan Sam

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With two more cards that were made yesterday!

My Last Fairy card and a Partying Toucan Sam!

~ You’re the Fairy Best ~

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Yes, ANOTHER Fairy card – this one all Summer-y in color and patterns. I die cut all my pieces – a circle from MFT,  small banners from Stampin’ Up! which I cut one end off of, and a square piece for my image also from MFT.

I stamped my cute fairy girl and sentiment from the Fairy Sweet set by Sugar Pea Designs with Versafine ink and embossed with clear powder.

Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s and added Wink Of Stella clear pen to add sparkle!

~My Fairy Girl wants to play in these challenges~

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Followed the sketch and pulled out the yellow, bright blue, and orange red of the umbrellas for my layers and die cuts!

Make My Monday ChallengeFairies

My Fairy Girl is front and center on my bright card!

Tuesday Throwdown # 300 Fairies & Fantasy

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My Fairy Girl is here to play!

Lemon ShortbreadChallenge # 18 Anything Goes

This is Anything! :)

~ Happy Birthday, Toucan Sam, You Party Animal ~

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For this CAS card I used a circle die cut from MFT to mask off outside of my circle and then I stenciled the vines using a Crafters’ Workshop stencil called Climbing Vine with Garden Green ink (SU!). On watercolor paper I stamped the Toucan in the Jungle Critters stamp set from Your Next StampI stamped the image and the sentiment with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear powder.  Colored him in with my “Ziggy“s. Isn’t he so adorable? Using micro glue dots I added wiggly eyes. The cute sentiment is from the Party Animal set from Avery Elle.

~Toucan Sam & his CAS card are Flying over to these challenges~

AAA CardsGame # 67 Googley Eyes

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My Toucan Sam is sporting two very fine googley eyes!!

Cardz for Guys – Challenge # 126 Clean & Simple

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E.T.A. YIPPEE!!! I was one of the Top 3 over at Cardz 4 Guys – So excited, Thank you so much!!

My card is for a guy and it is Clean AND Simple!

Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes Challenge

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This is Anything!! :)

Whew!!! You made it through another long post with me – Thank you so much!! I am so glad you could come by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Fairy Girl & Beach Boy

This morning I would like to share 2 more of the cards I made yesterday!!

~ Golden Fairy Girl card ~

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First thing I did for this card is die cut all my pieces – a circle from MFT,  small banners from Stampin’ Up! which I cut one end off of. I also trimmed a gold striped shiny scrap to 4 1/4″ by 2 1/2″. I took a side folding A2 card and placed it in the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

I stamped my cute fairy girl from the Fairy Sweet set by Sugar Pea Designs with Versamark ink and embossed with gold powder. Colored her in using my “Ziggy“s and added Wink Of Stella clear pen to add sparkle!

~My Fairy Girl is playing in the following challenges~

Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge 2

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I used the sketch to design my card and took inspiration from the touches of bright pink and gold in the photo!

Make My MondayFairies 

My fairy cute girl is the spotlight of my card!

Tuesday Throwdown # 300 Fairies & Fantasy

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Again my fairy cute girl steals the show on my card!!

Craft Your Passion Challenge # 318 Always Anything Goes

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This is Anything! :)

Dragonfly JourneysChallenge # 63 Who’s The Boss? (use embossing folders)

I used the Polka Dots embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!.

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I also made this card using an Adorable stamp set from SU! – Beach Babies (circa 1999)

~ Beach Boy Sunshine Card ~

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I loved how this card turned out – first thing I did was use an oval die cut from MFT to make my template to stamp and shade in. I penciled in a line where my boy and sandcastle would go, then I stamped them in Versafine ink and embossed them with clear powder. All my coloring was done with my “Ziggy“s and the shading was done using Bliss Blue ink and Creamy Caramel ink – both from SU! I used masking paper from Inkadinkado to cover up my images while I shaded. I used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and replacement foams for the various colors.  I cut out the sun that I had stamped and colored and put it on with foam squares.  Sentiment came from a Sunny Studio Stamps set called Tropical Paradise – also stamped and embossed.  I die cut my whole panel using Stitched Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn – added it to a Brilliant Blue card base and I was done.

~This Beach Boy is playing in these challenges~

Ooh La La Challenge Blog –  # 207 Sun, Sand and Sea

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I included 2 of these elements – the sand, and the sun!

Addicted to stampsChallenge # 129 Anything Summer

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My card has a beach playing, sand castle building, adorable little boy!! All Summer!!

613 Avenue Create# 182 Anything Goes with Optional Twist 

Sights, Tastes & Sounds of Summer

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I have got sun, beach, shells, bathing suit, flip flops, blue skies from the first column! And from the third column it is understood that he could hear the ocean waves, and the ocean breeze as he played there on the beach!!

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My boy is reveling in being at the beach in the Good Ole’ Summertime!

{Pin}spirational Challenges # 168 Happy First Day of Summer

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These girls are clearly off to the beach – which is where my little guy is at!!

I am also going to take my Beach Boy to play at Paper Issues!

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

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The Beach, the sand, the sunshine!!

I know this was another long post – so glad you hung in there with me!!

Thanks for coming by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!