Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Grunge It Up

Simon Says Monday Challenge

I used some of my retired Stamping' Up! supplies to make this card.

I started by stamping the images onto light blue-grey cardstock. Then I added some ink with a sponge to areas to make the paper look older. I did the same thing to a smaller piece of ivory cardstock. I placed a piece of brown cardstock behind both of them. Layered them with Tombo tape runner and adhered them to another blue-grey cardstock base. I stamped the flowers with some light brown ink onto ivory cardstock, brown ink onto ivory and blue-grey cardstock. added some ribbon, flowers, and some small beads to finish off this card


That finishes my card.
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Hope you have a great day!



Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Add A Die Cut

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

I started by cutting the “Thanks” Die-Namics from My Favorite Things out of a white cardstock panel.  Cut a piece of acetate to cover the back side of where I cut the thanks out and adhered it the the panel. I also glued the inside of the A to the front of the acetate.


I applied 3M foam tape to the back and in between the letters.


Then I filled the letters with different glitters.


Then I peeled off the paper backing from the 3M tape and covered with a piece of white cardstock.


I cut hearts for the My Favorite Things  "Full Of Heart" Die-Namics. Colored five of them with Copic Markers and adhered them above the letters on the front of the panel with foam squares. Then I added three white hearts next to the letter "T."



I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock, and then adhered it to the green card base.



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MFT Color Challenge 87

Black Licorice, Cement Gray, Razzle Berry, Tickled Pink




For this card I decided to try cutting some strips of paper and filling in the card with the strips and then die cutting the tanks out of all the layered strip. 












 I am using the "Thanks" die again.......are you tired of seeing this. I LOVE it. But I am waiting for a couple new things that I have ordered to arrive, to have a little more variety to the cards that I am making.


I decided that I only like the lower portion of the panel done in the strips, so I die cut the "Thanks" out of my black card panel and adhered the strips with some Tombo tape runner.


 I cut the "Thanks" out four times and layered them up with Stick It double-sided adhesive.


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Sketch Challenge 372

Monster Birthday


I created this card for my Son's Birthday, which is coming up in a little bit. I actually even purchased this set with him in mind.

I started by stamping my monsters onto white cardstock in black ink. Then I colored them with colored pencils. I layered it onto black cardstock. Adhered it to a navy card base with Tombo tape runner.


Stamped the sentiment "Scream It's Your Birthday" in VersaMark ink onto white cardstock. Stamped the starburst in VersaMark and added black embossing powder and heat set them.  I colored the starburst in with colored pencils and added a green piece of cardstock behind it. 


I used 3M foam tape behind the sentiment and adhered it to my card. I used some Glossy Accents on the monsters eyes, glasses, and in the starburst. 



That's my card. 
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Sketch Challenge 372/Crafty Biathlon

Event #3

I had a Ilittle issue with this card and did not get it entered in time. It also fits in this category, so here is where it will go. When I was puttin adhesive on my panel to adhere it to the black card stock underneath, the little girl got something black right in the middle of her forehead.


But here is how I made the card. I started by cutting the “Thanks” out of the white cardstock panel.  Cut a piece of acetate to cover the back side of where I cut the thanks out and adhered it the the panel. I applied 3M foam tape to the back and in between the letters.


Then I filled the letters with different glitters and peeled off the paper backing from the 3M tape and covered with a piece of white cardstock.


I stamped the girl from “Fun In The Sun” Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and white embossed it. Then colored her in with Copic Markers. Added some black details with an EK Sucess pen and used a white jelly pen for some highlights.

Adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock, and then adhered it to the card base.


I think I will be doing more shaker cads. This was fun. You can see the fun happening here at My Favorite Things Blog

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Speed Cardmaking!

Event #4

This is what happened at my home yesterday.



The card challenge today is to make a card in 20 minutes or less, so let's go!


I chose the stamp set "Fun In The Sun" because I am ready for some sunshine and warm weather. I stamped the girl and the beachball on some white cardstock with Momento black ink and set it aside.


I took some post-it tape and cut it to look like the edge of water and stuck it to a white card panel. I used Distress Inks to blend a sandy beach ares and then the water.


I colored the girl and beachball with Copic markers. I also added some speckles to the sand with Copics as well. I used a white jelly pen to add some details to the panel and the girl. Added a belly button to the girl with an EK Success pen because I had her wearing a bikini.


I cut the beachball and the girl out, and stuck them to my panel with some foam squares. And adhered the panel to some brown cardstock with 3M foam tape.



Wish I was there.

I did not quite get it all done in the twenty minutes. I had some extra helpers an talkers at my home today. 
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Have A Great Snowy Day!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

 Notebook Paper



I started my card off by Stamping the Simon Says Stamp Background stamp "Star Flower" in VersaMark ink and then gold embossing it. I did not get a great stamp, I think it was because I used a spacer in my stamp positioner that is regular cardstock and my notebook paper is lighter weight.  I will be embossing it again after I am done with all the coloring, so I am pretty sure that I can fix it then. 


I colored it with two different Polychromos colored pencils, and blended them with Gamsol, going back in and adding more colored pencil to darken the areas that I wanted to be darker until I was happy with them.


I put it back into my stamp positioner and stamped the Image again with VersaMark ink and gold embossed it again. I stamped my sentiment "Birthday Wishes" from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes onto gold paper with VersaMark ink and embossed in black. Cut the end of the sentiment paper banner style and then layered a piece of black underneath it. Adhered it to my notebook panel and then to a teal card base with some fun foam.


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Thanks for joining me, and have a great week!