Sunday, April 30, 2017

Covered Bridge


I don't do Vintage cards well, but sometime a person just has to do it anyway.


April 30 - May 13
Theme: Vintage

I hope you'll participate!


Here's my card:





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Images: Cornish Heritage Farm Gates & Bridges stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Colored Pencils

Papers: Recollections (Black and White) & SU (Cherry Cobbler) CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Cloud 9 Ribbon and Brads from an unknown vendor
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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cat Food


NOTE: This is my second blog post of the day. The one following it is about a Challenge Blog that is hosted by Frantic Stamper today and as a Frantic Stamper DT member, I got to be a Guest Designer. So keep scrolling... or go HERE.

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Do you like humorous cards? I do! I don't make them very often, because quite honestly, I simply don't have many humorous stamps in my stash. But... today there is a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and it's HUMOR cards... so here you go...





I hope you'll participate in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!


April 29 - May 5
Theme: Humor


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Image/Sentiment: Penny Black A Little Bird stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections CS and Heidi Grace Designs Birds DP

Embellishment: Heart-Shaped Brad from an unknown vendor

Cupcakes Inspire Me


I have exciting news today! Fran (owner of Frantic Stampers) is the sponsor of the Cupcakes Inspiration Challenge that starts today! And as a DT member for Frantic Stampers, that means I get to be one of the Guest Designers for the challenge at Cupcakes Inspiration.

Look at the fun inspiration we have for the challenge:



Aren't those colors luscious... and if that isn't enough inspiration, go with sweet cupcakes, or flowers, or anything else you see in this photo/color combination. I hope you'll participate!


Here's the card I created:



Frantic Stamper Precision Dies used on this card:


These dies are really amazing - and so versatile. AND affordable, too. I hope you'll pop over to the Frantic Stamper store and see the products there!




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Frantic Stamper Dies: Aloha Hibiscus #FRA-DIE-09933 and Lovely Loop Edger #FRA-DIE-10007

Papers: Stampin' UP! Card Stock and AMuse Studio Designer Paper

Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Friday, April 28, 2017

Love & Kindness


It's the 4th Friday of the month, which means it's an ABAC Challenge at PDE Linky Party... so I did Bible Journaling.


You gave me life and showed me your unfailing love. 
My life was preserved by your care.
Job 10:12




I hope you'll participate, too!



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Supplies Used

Image: Stampin' UP! Love Is Kind stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and Letter Stamps from SU, too
Papers: Recollections CS and DP from my scrap file
Embellishment: Target Washsi Tape


My Super Hero


Today is a very special day! It is the anniversary of the day I first became a mother - yes, today is my oldest son's birthday. He won't see this blog post, so I guess I'll have to resort to FB and iPhones to wish him a happy birthday. ;)

This is also a special day because on the 28th of every month, the Challenge Your Stash group members are challenged to use what we have and create a card/project based on a theme. This month, my friend Kelly is the hostess - which means she chose the theme. She sure chose a fun one! THANK YOU, Kelly!

Make a Super Hero Card. Use an image of a super hero, or some DSP or the word Super! Just use your stash and do not buy anything new!

It was interesting to read comments in the SCS thread where we hang out as some members were a bit concerned if they had anything for this theme or not. One lady even said she might have to do punch art. I sure hope she did. I love punch art!

But... I digress.

I did have the perfect stamp set...
Sugar Pea Designs "My Hero"



My design is pretty plain/simple, but it seems appropriate with my Super Hero dude. And the sentiment (which is kind of hard to read in the upper left corner) says it all... Have a SUPER day!





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Image/Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs "My Hero" stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections (Black, Gold, and White) and Stampin' UP! Dapper Denim Card Stock and DP from the DCWV Year Round Paper Pad

Banner Die: from an unknown vendor

Embellishments: Oriental Trading Enamel Dots

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Love One Another


I have another Bible Journaling entry to show you this afternoon.



This is the message you have heard from he beginning: 
We should love one another.
I John 3:11





It's actually pretty easy to love some people - maybe even most of the people we encounter are lovable. But then... yes... THEN. There are a few that just seem to get under our skin, making it difficult to live out this verse. But God doesn't tell us to love some of the people. He says we should love one another... and when He says that (several places in the Bible) I'm pretty sure He means we should LUV ALL.











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Supplies Used

Image: Stamping Bella APTEE tude stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored with Copics and a Gel Pen

Papers: from my scrap file

Letters: Illustrated Faith

Washi Tape: from an unknown vendor

Frantic Stamper You Did It


Today I have a card that I made with another die from the Dads and Grads Release at Frantic Stamper - You Did It (#FRA-DIE-10162). This is such a bold and beautiful sentiment to make it pop a bit, I actually cut it twice, once with a light colored card stock and then again with a dark color that I offset just a wee bit underneath the light colored piece to give it a shadow effect.

I also used another die that I received as part of my package from Frantic Stamper - I love being on the design team! It's called Reverse Cut Stitched Country Stars (#FRA-DIE-09890).


Frantic Stamper Precision Dies
#FRA-DIE-10162
and
#FRA-DIE-10162




I'd never used reverse cut dies like these before, and found it was a bit of a learning curve for me so I had a couple of other attempts with the Reverse Cut Stitched Country Stars die that I thought I'd go ahead and show you, too.

Card #1




For the inside, I made a stencil with the die and filled in with just the stars...




Card #2




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Frantic Stamper Dies: Reverse Cut Stitched Country Stars #FRA-DIE-09890 and You Did It #FRA-DIE-10162

Card Stock: Recollections Black, Staples Ivory, and Stampin' UP! Buckaroo Blue and Summer Sun

Embellishments: Target Baker's Twine and a Charm from an unknown vendor

Frantic Stamper Die: Reverse Cut Stitched Country Stars #FRA-DIE-09890

Papers: Stampin' UP! Brilliant Blue and Dusty Durango Card Stock and DP from my scrap file

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Embellishments: Hobby Lobby Rhinestone Stars, Michael's Rhinestones, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Frantic Stamper Die: Reverse Cut Stitched Country Stars #FRA-DIE-09890

Card Stock: Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Christmas Stars

Sentiment: from an unknown vendor (stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink)

Embellishments: Simple Stories Say Cheese II Enamel Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor