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Jul 30, 2016

Amazing Grace

Hello, hello.....

Sneaking this one in at the last moment at Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge.

Amazing Grace has to be one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
When I saw this stamp, I just had to have it.

The Black background was embossed.
The top White layer was die cut at the bottom and sentiment stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Layered Lily was stamped with several inks and a bit of Flower Soft for the center.

Our Daily Bread Designs:  How Sweet the Sound stamp
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Simon Says Stamp:  Malibl,ue, Scuba & Teal inks
W Plus 9:  Falling for Blue ink
Altenew:  Layered Lily stamp
Spellbinders:  A2 Scalloped Border 2 die
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sparkling Clear sequins
Flower Soft:  Pine

Thanks so much for stamping by...

Jul 28, 2016

Yogi Berra with The Project Bin

Hey there...

What is it with me and all this Teal I keep using?!?


This sentiment from The Project Bin is so perfect for a graduation or a promotion or someone wanting to change careers.

Using some cute digital papers I found on the big WWW made pulling this card together so easy peasy Mr. Sneezy!

Sentiment was stamped with a Misti and VersaFine Onyx Black ink. 
I stamped the sentiment several times before I decided the designer of the stamp intentionally made the font have a grunge look.
Silly me!

Card front was wrapped with some pretty twine and Crystal Drops were added to give it a little something, something!

Digital paper
May Arts:  Grape Burlap String
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Tonic Studios:  Rhubarb Crystal Drops
Michaels:  Veneer arrow

Thanks so much for stamping by...

Jul 26, 2016

Everything is gonna be O.K. with Ellen Hutson


Hey there....

So here is what is going on with this post....

I am trying out for a Guest Designer spot at Ellen Hutson.
We are of course to use Ellen Hutson stamps/dies and only products on our card that are available in her store.

If you are like me, I have products in my studio from everywhere around the globe.
The challenge for me was deciding which products work well together
AND ones that she stocks.  :)
(the click count at her site went up considerably)  :)

So, let's get to it:

Card base is from the Authentique Felicity pad.
I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Up the Happy stamp set.
Because I was stamping a dark color against other somewhat dark colors, I used a White Gel Pen around the letters to make them stand out.

Top portion of card is Light Blue cardstock embossed with a Waves folder and die cut with a Curved Dashing die.
Mondo Magnolia was stamped and heat embossed with Platinum powder, then colored with Peerless Watercolors. A second flower was watercolored and die cut, then adhered on top to give it some depth.
A few pretty sequins from the Kindness Mix completed my card.

Wouldn't this card brighten someones day that is feeling under the weather?
Love this can be used for so many situations.

Thanks so much for stamping by...

Jul 25, 2016

Up the Happy


Ok, so admittedly this card is on the strange side.
I can honestly say I have never attached a spoon to a card front...until now.

I am playing in the challenge at Ellen Hutson with this photo inspiration:

I spy with my little eye... Red, White, Blue, straws, chevrons, dots and spoons.

So of course I had to just go with my gut.

After cutting the White panel with a Chevron design in Silhouette Cameo, I stamped a large scrap of cardstock with Bokeh Dots to use as my background. It was really bright so I toned it down by adding a piece of Vellum on top.

Sentiment from the Up the Happy stamp set (I mean cute is that sentiment?)

Made a straw with stripes from White cardstock, added the plastic spoon and tied with a bow.

Crystal Drops were added to mainly camouflage my mistakes.  :)

This would actually make a cute party invitation!

Ellen Hutson:  Bokeh Dots, Up the Happy stamps
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Danube Blue and Love Letter inks
May Arts:  Red & Navy Burlap String
Tonic Studios:  Glossy White, Navy and Red Berry Crystal Drops

Thanks so much for stamping by...