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Selected as a Favorite of the Week at Split Coast Stampers


Hello and happy day....

Have you ever seen an inspiration photo and just wanted to copy it literally?

Playing in the Pin Sights challenge at Ellen Hutsons with this photo inspiration:


I couldn't help myself by making this 6 opening frame with my Silhouette and filling each opening with something different from the inspiration photo.

White wood grain designer paper, a piece of lace for the wedding dress, Vertigo for the glass frame, circles & dots in pink and purple, roses on a wood table and a sentiment.
It was so fun making this card!!!!!


Wood grain under the flowers is stenciled with Creative Medium Bronze. Sentiment is stamped with StazOn onto Vellum.

Can I be my own best friend and keep this one?!?


Challenges Entered:
Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights  -  Photo inspiration



Let's go Shopping:
Ellen Hutson:  Amazing Women & Bokeh Dots stamp sets
Websters Pages:  Family Traditions 6 x 6 pad
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Prism Vertigo, Memento Luxe Angel Pink, Memento Lulu Lavender, Creative Medium Bronze, irRESISTible Pico radiant Neon Yellow, StazOn Spiced Chai
Ranger:  Woodgrain stencil, Stardust Stickles
Spellbinders:  Bitty Blossoms die
Martha Stewart:  Hydrangea punch, Frond punch
Lace
Silhouette Cameo 
Faux Pearls
Vellum

Thanks so much for stamping by....




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Aqua Fairytale


Hey there.....

What did we do before the Misti was invented? I purchased mine several months ago and I started noticing some cracking around the edges of the acrylic. Noooooo...I love this little tool, can't imagine my stamping life without it anymore. I contacted the wonderful Iliana at Sweet Petunia, sent her a couple of pictures inquiring if this was normal. She shipped me a new one immediately.
 Now that my friends is customer service!


I made this card with a couple of challenges in mind.

CASology is looking for a STORY.

Fusion Card Challenge is Sketch, Color or BOTH.


Audrey Blue card stock was embossed. Sentiment was stamped then die cut. All edges were inked with Versamark, then heat set with White embossing powder.
A little washi tape, a little designer paper and three small roses finish the card.
I just loved the little paisleys on the photo so much, I just had to reproduce them for my card. 
Cute!

Challenges Entered:
Fusion Card Challenge  -  Wedding Belles/Sketch
CASology  -  Story



What better story is there than a Fairytale?

Let's go Shopping:
Crafters Companion:  Elegance embossing folder
My Favorite Things:  Clearly Sentimental about Romance (retired)
Spellbinders:  Class Ovals Small
Impression Obsession:  Spiral Flowers
Authentique:  Be(you)tiful 6 x 6 pad
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Versafine Deep Lagoon, Versamark ink, White embossing powder
Washi tape

Thanks so much for stamping by...

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Christmas Sparkle



Hidey ho....

I am playing in a Christmas card challenge each week so I can have a small stash of cards before December.

Merry Monday is looking for Newsprint on a Christmas card. Actually, this was quite fun as I just received a tissue paper roll by Tim Holtz and it had a small print on it. (Don't have any stamps that fit that bill, and I don't receive a newspaper, so this worked out quite well).



I am also playing along in the Throwback Thursday challenge at W Plus 9 using this card as my guide:

Ok, so I pretty much only used the curved edge.  :)

Along with the curved edge, I die cut two of the ornaments completely from the Newsprint. I also die cut a small part of the top ornament from the same tissue paper.
"Sparkle" was die cut three times, stacked then spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Frost as was the top portion of the card front.


Wanting to tie the word Sparkle into a Christmas card, I ended up using a couple of stamps from Papertrey Ink to make my complete greeting.  :)

Challenges Entered:
W Plus 9  -  ThrowBack Thursday
Merry Monday  -  Newsprint

Let's go Shopping:
W Plus 9:  Sparkle & Shine trio die
Memory Box:  Classic Ornament, Snowflake ornament dies
Papertrey Ink:  Sparkle & Shine Holiday Additions stamp set
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Sheer Shimmer Frost, irRESISTible Pico Shimmer, Versafine Onyx Black ink
Faux Black Pearls


Thanks for stamping by....




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Artful Flowers



Hello, hello...

Playing with new goodies today. It seems all the stamp companies are coming out with a "build a flower" and this one can be done a couple of ways.
You can stamp the main image of the flower then stamp the details of flower directly on top.
OR
You can stamp them like I did above for a more "artsy" look.
I love it!!!

Playing today in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, where they are looking for a Thank You project.


I watercolored the background with several shades of blue.
Main flower was stamped and heat embossed with White. Detailed flower was stamped and heat embossed with Gold, as was the sentiment.
Edges of card front were dragged along a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

Challenges Entered:
City Crafter  -  Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  -  Anything Goes
   


Let's go Shopping:
Simon Says Stamp:  Many Thanks, Artful Flowers stamp sets
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Versamark ink, Gold embossing powder, Delicata Golden Glitz ink
QOR Watercolors
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sequins

Thanks for stamping by...



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Neon Thanks



Hello....

The school year is almost done in my hometown and this would be a great card for a favorite teacher.
Both my oldest son and his wife are middle school teachers, and I can tell you that any thanks they get from students or parents is much appreciated.

I am submitting this card to a few challenges.
Reverse Confetti has a sketch challenge:


and the theme this week at The Challenge is ...Teachers



Lots of colorful paper on this one, reminding me of a rainbow. I eBrushed the apple and the sentiment.
Really messed up those three dots near the bottom right. Poopitz!!!
So you trim a small banner and cover it up!  :)

Challenges Entered:
Reverse Confetti  -  Sketch
The Challenge  -  Teachers
Edited to Add:  Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday  -  Rainbow




Let's go Shopping:
Reverse Confetti:  Class Act stamp & die set, Fancy words die, Arrow die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Versafine Onyx Black ink, irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress & Tuxedo Black
Craftwell:  eBrush
Copic markers
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sequins
Ranger:  Stardust Stickles

Thanks for stamping by...



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Happy Medicare


Hi there....

Playing along today in the Avery Elle challenge:


Spring to me means flowers. Not having many Avery Elle flowers to choose from (woe is me) I decided to go with one of my favorite techniques. On a large sentiment....make one of the letters an image.


I have a recipient in mind for this card, I will just have to personalize it a little before popping it in the mail.  :)

For those not in the United States...you get Medicare (Health coverage) when you reach age 65


I printed the word Medicare from the computer, then built the card around that. Stamped the Happy and flowers with bright inks.
Numbers were stamped, fussy cut, then coated with Pico Shimmer.

Challenges Entered:
Avery Elle  -  Spring

Let's go Shopping:
Avery Elle:  Fill in the Blank, Oh Happy Day, Numbered Balloons stamp sets
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Radiant Neon Coral, Memento Luxe Pear Tart, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue inks. irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress & Shimmer
The Twinery:  Solid Marigold & Caribbean
Computer/Printer


Thanks for stamping by...



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Pink Hibiscus


Hi....

Trying to sneak this one in before the deadline at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge:


Using a new stamp set from Hero Arts, I stamped the Hibiscus (my new favorite flower) with Pinks & Coral.
Yes, I know...I have gone Coral crazy!!!!


The vase was die cut. I then used the intricate die for a stencil to eBrush the inside of the shaker vase.
Sheer Shimmer Frost was spritzed over the entire card.

Challenges Entered:
Sparkle & Shine  -  Photo Inspiration
A Blog Named Hero  -  Something New



Let's go Shopping:
Hero Arts:  Color Layering Hibiscus, Year Round Sentiments stamp sets
Spellbinders:  Filigree Vase die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Radiant Neon Pink, Coral Memento Luxe Lilac Posies, Rhubarb Stalk
eBrush
Copic markers
Pretty Pink Posh:  white sequins


Thanks for stamping by....


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Black Hibiscus


Hello there....

Who do you know getting married?  How about a fun card versus a serious card?

I used this stencil for another project and just fell in love with the Hibiscus flower. When I saw the challenge at CASology, and they are wanting a card for a wedding...I thought, how cute to make black flowers.


Flowers were stenciled with an eBrush and a Copic marker.
Mr. & Mrs. was stamped and heat embossed.
Congrats was die cut from Fun Foam, eBrushed black, then coated with Pico Tuxedo Black for the shine.

Challenges Entered:
CASology  -  Wedding

   


Let's go Shopping:
Silhouette Cameo and Hibiscus file (to make stencil)
Simon Says Stamp: Married stamp & die set
Fun Foam
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukeinko:  irRESISTible Pico Tuxedo Black, Versamark ink, White embossing powder
Craftwell:  eBrush
Copic Marker: W9
Faux Pearls
Circle Punch

Thanks so much for stamping by today....

I love reading your comments! If you have a question, be sure to add your email address also, otherwise I have no way to answer you. :) 
Each Friday I will give a shout out to all new Followers (click on "Join This Site" Button on the right side) and if you have a blog, I will make a link to you also.
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Coral Orchids

Chosen as Best of 2015 at Split Coast Stampers

Selected as a Favorite of the Week 6 times at Split Coast Stampers.


Hello....

I have gone completely Coral crazy.!!!

I made this card then I found a few challenges that it qualifies for.
Score!!!

I stamped the flower with Memento Angel Pink, then used Copic markers to color it.
Stem and leaves were stamped with Memento Pear Tart. Copics were used on the stems.


Right edge was die cut and base card was inked so more Coral could peek through.

Challenges Entered:
Sugar Pea Designs  -  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land  -  Birthday w/ a die cut
MarkerPop  -  Flowers w/ Copics

  
  



Let's go Shopping:
Penny Black:  Gentle Whisper, Sprinkles and Smiles stamps
Spellbinders:  A2 Scalloped Borders Two
Copic markers
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Radiant Neon Coral ink, Memento Angel Pink & Pear Tart
White Gel Pen
Sequins

Copics Used:
Flower:R20, RV21, RV04, RV09
Greenery:  YG93, YG95

Thanks so much for stamping by....



I love reading your comments! If you have a question, be sure to add your email address also, otherwise I have no way to answer you. :) 
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OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop




Happy Memorial Day weekend....

The Design Team over at Words 2 Scrap By wanted to honor our brave men and women, so we are participating in the Memorial Day Blog Hop at Operation Write Home.

You can see what the rest of the team came up with by clicking on the banner below:


The theme is Red, White and Blue and I chose to use Sketch #254 from OWH for my card.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the red & white "stripes".
My favorite doily was die cut, then I made a Rosette from Navy blue card stock and cut in half.


Small strips of silver, gold, and stripes were placed beneath the Rosette.
Sentiment was stamped with StazOn Cotton White onto Vellum.

Many thanks for stamping by today...

Many thanks to our Heros who never returned home.
Because of you, we still live in the Land of the Free.



I love reading your comments! If you have a question, be sure to add your email address also, otherwise I have no way to answer you. :)
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Old Glory at Imagine Crafts


Happy day.....

Just a little out of my comfort zone on this one, but to tell you the truth...I love it!
What a fun technique.
Find all the info on the Imagine Crafts blog today:


Challenges Entered:
CAS(e) this Sketch  -  sketch

Ok...now give a turn to the left...Yes that is better!


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It's Friday and I like to recognize newbies to my blog. She has a fantastic blog herself...check it out!
So glad she found me and my craftiness, so I could find her!
Please WELCOME:




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Thanks



Hidey ho....

Playing along at Paper Smooches, yet this card will then go to a special someone who supported me in the Relay for Life walk that I took a couple of weeks ago.

It's Anything Goes at Paper Smooches this week...YAY!


I love this embossing folder by Darice. It is not just specific to Breast Cancer, so you could decorate it in any color or style according to your recipient.


I stamped the butterfly in Memento Angel Pink, then using a stencil I eBrushed it with a Copic marker. Butterfly was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle and ribbon was tucked behind it.
Using the Misti made it super easy to stamp this sentiment with two different stamps.

Challenges Entered:
Paper Smooches  -  Anything Goes

Let's go Shopping:
Paper Smooches:  Graceful Beauties, Hope stamp sets
Penny Black:  Hot Rod stamp set
Darice:  Awareness Ribbon folder
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Angel Pink, Radiant Neon Coral ink pads, Sheer Shimmer Sparkle
Craftwell:  eBrush
Copic marker: RV21
Ribbon
Faux Pearls
Misti

Thanks so much for stamping by....



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XOXO & hugs



Hello, hello....

Playing with my eBrush today and decided to join a couple of challenges.

With a stencil and a few markers, using the eBrush is sooooo easy!
I even have an attachment where I can use liquids in my eBrush (instead of markers), so I can use reinkers, paint, food coloring, etc.

Today I went for an ombre effect , a large die cut and this one is just easy peasy!


I added irRESISTible Pico Shimmer to the large sentiment for a little something, something!

The adorable XOXO was die cut and adhered to the main sentiment. Too cute!!!

Challenges Entered:
Winnie & Walter  -  Geometric

 



Let's go Shopping:
Simon Says Stamp:  Chevron Pattern Stencil
Winnie & Walter:  In a Word digital cuts
Die Versions:  Mucho Micro Font die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  irRESISTible Pico Shimmer
Copic markers
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sequins
Embroidery Thread
Silhouette Cameo

Copics used:  R20, RV21, RV04, RV09

Thanks for stamping by



I love reading your comments! If you have a question, be sure to add your email address also, otherwise I have no way to answer you. :) 
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