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!!

ALOHA

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!

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!!

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!!

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!!

There is SUNSHINE in my soul today!

I needed a little pick-me-up this morning so I went into my craft room to play around a bit!

I played around with my “Ziggy”s, a die cut and a stencil.

Using those things I made two sunshine cards!

~Sunshine Happy Birthday~

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To make this card I used a circle die cut as a guide on my watercolor paper. I cut my paper using the stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn – LOVE those!! See the photo below. Then I used 3 colors of  “Ziggy“s – yellow, bright yellow , and orange and colored in some with each color and then used a wet paintbrush to blend the colors.

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Then to make the rays I used a Simon Says Stamp Layered Tree Stencil. (See Below) I used the zig pens to trace the outline of the stencil and then filled it in by wetting the ink and blending it with a wet paintbrush.

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Finished off the card by doing a really, really light blue wash and added a sentiment from SU! – stamped it with Only Orange craft ink and embossed it with clear powder.

To add a little pizzazz to my card I used some Doodlebug Sprinkles – Tangerine and BumbleBee.

I am linking this card up to these challenges:

Seize the BirthdayBirthday Theme with Sunshine “Toppings”

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My card is full of Sunshine!

Addicted to StampsChallenge # 197 Make Your Mark

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I used my Zig Markers to make my mark on my bright sunshine!

Use Your StuffSizzle Into Summer Blog Hop

I think Summer is full of Sizzlin’ Hot Sunshine!

AAA CardsGame 66: Watercolours

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My Sun and the rays and my light blue background were all watercoloured!

Simon Says StampWork it Wednesday – SUNSHINE

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Sunshine galore in this card!!

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

I was PIN-Spired by this photo –

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The sunshine!!

I also made another version of this card ~ Here it is ~

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And, I think I will end on that note, BECAUSE of ALL of YOU – my world is brighter!!

Thank you so much for the SUNSHINE you bring to my life!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Summer-y Flower Garden Card

This is a busy day for my city – HUGE celebration – Headed to a parade in awhile.

But I stole away some time in my craft room – my sister was over and we talked as I worked.

~Summer-y Flower Garden Card~

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Making this card involved water coloring with my “Ziggy“s – first, I stamped the Doodlie-Do set from PaperTrey Ink onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then embossed them with gold powder. After coloring them in I used the Doodlie-Do matching dies to cut all my images out. I die cut a white panel using Large Stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn. The Green Galore cardstock was die cut using Scalloped Rectangles also from LF.

I matched my Ziggy‘s as close as I could to Orchid Opulence, Bermuda Bay (these links go to the Zig color marker that matched the closest to the SU! ink) and for the Green Galore I actually smooshed the ink pad to get ink on the lid and then picked up the ink using a wet paintbrush.

~This lovely garden card is going to play in these challenges~

Use Your Stuff #225 Colour Challenge

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I used Green Galore ink and card stock and I used Orchid Opulence and Bermuda Bay colors as inspiration of which Zig’s to use – hope it fits!

Make My Monday Photo Inspiration

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I took inspiration from the bright, bold colors and the doodles/lines added to the images – thought my flowers looked a little like them – my gold embossing reflects the light color in the image. I hope it fits!

MarkerPOP # 95 Summertime Challenge 

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This is the cutest card ever – love it!! What a genius source of inspiration – I loved the colors in the bluebird and the butterfly and tried to duplicate them on my Summer-y  flowers using my Zig markers.

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeSummer Garden

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These flowers were fresh picked from a Summer Garden – hope it is not a stretch!

Thanks for stopping by to see my lovely flowers – hope they brightened your day!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!