Friday, July 29, 2016

Cheers to Red White & Blue

Here is a card that was created with several challenges in mind.

I {Heart} Sketch with a twist - gatefold card
Simon Says - Add texture  #sssmchallenge 
Simon Says - Anything goes  #ssswchallenge 
Cut it Up Challenge - Red, White, and Blue

Image from Pigwit Cold Suds (FTHStamps), I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.

Embossed with CTMH folder Confetti Stars

All paper is from Paper Studios and Recollections.

Card was cut at 10 x 5 and scored at 2.5 on each end to create the gatefold.  Will fit in 5.25" square envelope.

Till Next time,

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Viva La Verve July Sketch #1

Bright and cheery birthday card with the Birdbrain Bee Happy digital image available at "From the Heart " stamps.  

I made use of my CTMH Poppy colors with this one.  It is a bright orange red and went perfect with this paper collection from Echo Park.

I used the thick twine, but since I added a button I had to split it into two pieces by unraveling it.  


Sketch - Viva La Verve - July Sketch #1.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-93

I just love these lovely ladies available from Bugaboo Stamps.  If you are looking for a naughty or hilarious stamp, they have them.

Someone is turning 40 this year and this image was perfect.  The Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-93 was perfect for this image, since I wanted to keep it large.

You can find this challenge here.

If you are having trouble mixing and matching papers, check out those great Collection Kits from Bella Carte or Echo Park at Hobby Lobby.  You can get them 50% off when they have their sale on paper.  

Happy Craftin!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July - Friday Event

This is the last challenge for Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge.  It ends with a new Friday Freebie stamp that makes using this color palette a lot easier.

I chose to keep a somewhat traditional Christmas feel, with the main colors of red and green.  I added the accent colors on the presents and stamping.

If you like this image, make sure to get yours at Bugaboo Stamps.

I used a CTMH Stamp of the Month (S1510) from last year to create the christmas lights and sentiment.


Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - color
Viva La Verve July Sketch 2


American  Crafts card stock
Inks - CTMH Gypsy, MFT Blu Raspberry, Ranger Distress - Picked Rasperry and Bundled Sage

Till next time,

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas in July - Thursday Event

Today is a photo challenge, this one was definitely a challenge.

This one took a little thought, I just don't see the beach in Christmas, but the Design Team sure had some great cards with this photo.  They said use what comes to mind and this is what I came up with.  It's not your traditional Christmas card, but I really liked how it came out.

The snowflakes are stamped with blue ink, then heat embossed with a Holographic embossing powder.  This gave them a real shimmery sparkly look.

The sentiment is from Anna Griffin and was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - Photo


Card stock - Colonial White (CTMH)
MFT Ink pad - Blu Raspberry
CTMH Exclusive Ink pad - Bamboo
MFT Inside Out Oval stitched dies
Ranger - Holographic Embossing powder

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.  We have one more day.

Till next time.

Happy Craftin!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Christmas in July - Wednesday Event

Today's challenge is a Humour me challenge, Make it funny with bling, scallops and layers.

Image from Bugaboo - Stella Christmas - Santa Called


Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - Humour Me
Bugaboo - Stella Say Sketch Challenge #411 - sketch


Paper - Echo Park - "Merry Christmas"
Red enamel gems

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

Happy Craftin!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July - Tuesday Event

"Edit"  This post was added yesterday and linked to the challenges, today I open it up and half the post is missing and it is no longer linked to the challenges"  My blog is going crazy, duplicate p posts and things disappearing.  I have to figure out what is happening.

Today's challenge is a bingo challenge.  I chose bottom left to top right, embossing, bugaboo image, and stripes.

I used a cute little moose image, BUGCMO Christmas Moose.

The green layer is embossed with an embossing folder, the sentiment is heat embossed with clear embossing powder. So I used both embossing techniques.


Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - bingo
Mojo Monday Challenge - sketch #MOJO456

Paper: Echo Park "Merry Christmas"
CTMH Exclusive Ink - Cocoa
Sparkle assortment - Brown (CTMH)
Sentiment - Twinkle (SOTM S1510)
Embossing Folder - Chevron - CTMH

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

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I {Heart} Sketch #158

Inspired by #FTHStamps, weekly sketch challenge #158 with a twist.  I created 3 little individual cupcakes for my paper piecing technique.

I used Adobe Photoshop Elements to crop the individual cupcakes, cleaned them up and created digital die cuts in SCAL 4.  I used the PTC feature in Design Space to create my stamped image on the cut outs.

My squares are all cut using Cottage Cutz stitch dies in rectangles and squares.


Prismacolor Premiere pencils
Stickles in Blue
Paper - Echo Park "Little Girl Collection Kit"


I {heart} Sketch #158 with a twist 
Cut it Up challenge #100 - anything goes

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Christmas in July - Monday Event

Here is my Monday entry for Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge.  Today's challenge is a Christmas tag.

I used the Friday Freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps.  You still have time to get yours here.


Card Stock - Fern, Pattern from White Pines - CTMH
Itty Bitty Sparkles - CTMH
Kraft Paper - Colorbok
Thick twine - Fern


Bugaboo - Christmas in July - Monday - tag
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Christmas in July - Sunday Event

Today's Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge is a sketch.

Here is my entry.  I used the Friday Freebie image from last week.  The tree border is an image from Design Space.


Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - sketch


Patterned paper - Paper Studio
Echo Park - Merry Christmas
Gold Embossing Powder
Sentiment - CTMH - included in WOTG
Gold sequins

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

Happy Craftin!

Blow Out the Candles

Another card using my new card kit from "My Favorite Things", this time I used the colors in the kit. These are bright bold colors perfect for birthday cards for everybody.

I cut the candles with the die cuts and embossed them with a stripped embossing folder from Sizzix I picked up at Tuesday Morning for $3.  I stamped the sentiment in Blu Raspberry and them heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Challenge - Mojo Monday #455 - sketch


All paper, stamps, dies and inks are from the MFTStamps July Card Kit "Wish Big"

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Christmas in July - Saturday Event

Bugaboo stamps is having a Christmas in July week-long event.  Everyday is a new challenge, but all challenges are Christmas themed.

Here is my Saturday entry - theme challenge - snowmen or snowflakes.

I chose both, so I have my first Christmas card for this year.


Snowmen - "In the Meadow" digital stamp - FTHStamps
Card Stock - Glacier and White Daisy - CTMH
Recollection Embossing powder - White
Versamark Ink
Snowflakes - Inkadinkado Stamp set #98408 - Michaels
White enamel gems - CTMH
Prismacolor pencils


Bugaboo - Christmas in July - Saturday Challenge - theme
Simon Says Sketch Saturday #420 - sketch

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Make a Wish

I used my new Make a Wish Card kit, from "My Favorite Things (MFT)"  to create this card. I didn't use the colors included in the kit, but the colors for the color challenge.

I used the masking technique to split the stamped image "Make a Wish" and to make each candle a different color.   I added little purple glitter gems in the candles flames.

Very simple and clean card.  After looking at it here, I think it could use just a little bit more sparkle.  I will add little Stickles to the end of the flames.

Supplies used:

Confetti Circles embossing folder by CTMH
Ranger mini ink pads in Shaded Lilac
Momento Tear drop ink pads in Grape Jelly
MFT ink pad in Blu Raspberry
CTMH exclusive ink pad in Pear and Buttercup
Purple Card Stock - American Crafts
White Daisy card stock - CTMH
Printed card stock - "Birthday Blowout" - MFT

My Favorite Things - #MFTWSC288 - sketch
My Favorite Things - #MFTCC48 - colors

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Summer Inspired

I couldn't pass up making a card with this color combo after seeing all the beautiful cards made with it.

It doesn't hurt that I have a chance to win a gift card for Verve Stamps, I have been drooling over them for awhile.

I  started with the CTMH "Charlotte" paper pack, and added some "Crystal Blue" to finish out the color combination.

I stamped my image with Slate ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I filled it in with my Prismacolor pencils.

I had to use the "Hot Chick Flamingo", she really pops colored in peachy tones.


Viva La Verve June Sketch Challenge 1
Viva La Verve June Diva Inspirations Challenge - Summer color

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Don't sweat it, birthday wishes

Another challenge and another Birdbrain, I think this cute little guy is my favorite.

Lots of patterns here, paper from my scrap box, CTMH - Confetti Wishes.   This image is "Birdbrain birthday with Candle".  

My stash is getting rather large now, but I am obsessed with cards.  


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Till next time,

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