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Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Pigs Fly

Pigwit gets into all kind of situations, this image is "Pigwit Airlift" by From the Heart Stamps.

I cut two top layers at 4 x 5.25", then trimmed them at a diagonal.  I wanted to be sure they matched up right.  Then with my ruler and a blade trimmer, I cut off 1/16" off the large piece, to leave the space between the two.

Since I don't use much diagonal cuts, I decided why waste my paper.  I have fallen in love with plaids.  So I just used the two left over pieces and put them on another card, but this time I added a strip of card stock over the seam.



The image is "Flappy Birthday" by From the Heart Stamps.   I created a die cut with the stamped image to upload to Design Space, see image below.   I added a black square behind the images so you can see the shadow layer.   I use the Print then Cut feature, with the bleed off,  to have a fussy cut stamped image. Now have 4 different stamps with just the one image.  


Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #FFC181 - Anything Goes

Supplies:

Designer Card Stock - My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns
Card Stock - American Crafts and Paper Studios HD
Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Dies
Prismacolor Pencils
Enamel Dots - Recollections
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Pumpkin
Scotch Foam Tape

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!






Saturday, March 25, 2017

New House

This cute little image is "AKV House" by Bugaboo Stamps.  It is perfect for a house warming card.  I didn't provide a link, because she is in the process of moving to a new web site, but you can do a search on Bugaboo Stamps.




Challenges:
Stella Says Sketch #506
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge #3 
Simon Says Layer it Up
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #172 - anything goes

Supplies:
Designer Card Stock CTMH "Dreamin Big"
Card Stock CTMH in Poppy
Prismacolor Pencils
Flower Embellishent - Hobby Lobby
Simon Says Rectangle Stitched dies

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Happy Craftin!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Feeling Lucky

It's the time of the year for green and shamrocks.  This cute little birdie is "Lucky Lil Birdie" by From the Heart Stamps.


It is the free Stamp of the Month for March, if you would like to receive a free stamp, find out how here!.

My Cricut cut is the free square, for all my background layers.

Challenges:
FTHS Stamp of the Month Challenge
FTHS I Heart Sketches #166
Fantabulous Cricut Blog #298 - St Patrick's Day
Cut it Up Challenge #117 - Think Green
Catch the Bug Theme Challenge - Birds, Bees, and Butterflies
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bit O' Green

Supplies:
Deco Art Foil - green
Toner Paint - Anna Griffin
Designer Card stock - from my stash
Prismacolor pencils
Sequins - A Cherry on Top

Till next time,

Happy Craftin! and Happy St. Patrick's Day!



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Friday, March 10, 2017

Hang in There!

This cute little guy is "Little Kitty on a Limb" by Bugaboo Stamps.


I made the background with my Distress Inks and water.  I used the smooshing technique using a piece of acetate.  I found the instructions on the web, but now I can't find them to link the video.  Just cut a piece of acetate at about 2"x2", then press your distress ink on the acetate and spray with water.  Practice so you know how much water you want to use.  Then just turn it over and place it wherever you want it.  Watercolor paper will work best for this.

I purchased a cute set of doodle flower stamps from JoAnn's on clearance.  I used these stamps to stamp flower images all over the dried background.  I must say I was really happy with the results.

Supplies:

Tom Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pads - Picked Rasberry, Tumbled Glass, and Peacock Feathers
Hero Arts Mini Ink Pad - Cornflower
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Flower Embossing Folder
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
CTMH Black Ink Pad
Prismacolor Pencils

Challenges:

My Favorite Things - #MFTWSC323 Sketch
My Favorite Things - #MFT Color Challenge 65
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Make your own background
Bugaboo March Challenge - Anything goes

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!




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Where's your happy place?

This bright and cheery card reminds me of my favorite things, summer and the beach.

The image is "Sun, Waves, & Flip Flops" by From the Heart Stamps.  It's a free image so be sure to get yours. I created a die cut in SCAL 4 to import into Design Space so I don't have to fussy cut.

Using a little water, a paint brush and my Tim Holtz distress inks I created my splattered background.  I did this on regular card stock, since I am not saturating the paper, there is no need to use water color paper.

The sentiment is from the "Happy, Happy, Happy" stamp and coordinating die set by Lawn Fawn.

Supplies:

Heavy Duty Card stock - Paper studios
Tim Holtz distress inks - twisted citron, pickled raspberry, mermaid lagoon, and blak soot.
Clear embossing powder
Prismacolor pencils
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Apple green. Ripened Pumpkin, and Carnation Pink

Challenges:

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thinking of You

I made this card for the challenge listed below.  The image is "Tulip Thank you Block" by Bugaboo Stamps.


I added a little splatter of ink spots to the image.

Supplies:

Designer Paper - CTMH Florence
Sequins - A Cherry on Top
Prismacolor Pencils
Gel Pen
Spellbinder Dies

Challenge:
Sweet Sketch Saturday - Sketch#453

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

St. Patricks Day Celebration

This cute little guy is from "Little Scraps of Heaven Digital Designs", it was a weekly freebie.  The designer card stock is also one of their digital paper freebies.

Little Scraps of Heaven offers weekly freebies that include digital paper, digital stamp, and a cutting file in various formats.  The digital kit is extremely versatile.  I used the digital stamp and part of the cutting file to add a little dimension to my mouse.


The plaid background paper was actually only green and white.  I used distress ink and water to paint a little color in the small lines, so I could add a little color to the card.  The clover and bow tie are attached using pop dots.  The sentiment was printed with my laser printer and then foiled.

Challenges:


Supplies:
Designer Cardstock - Little Scraps of Heaven digital papers
Sequins - A Cherry on Top
Deco Art Foil in green
Prismacolor pencils
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Honey

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!  Oh and Happy St. Patty's day to you!