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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Crazy Dog Birthday Wishes

We are celebrating my granddaughter Shawnee's birthday today so I made this card for her using one of the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs & Crazy Things stamps & dies. It can be time consuming coloring & cutting out all the little embellishments when you want to pop them up on the card like I did, but it's so worth it!! I used my Promarkers to color him & attempted to put glossy accents on his eyes, but it got all botched up, so I covered them up with some googly eyes which I thought looked even cuter!!  I didn't have any pink paper that matched the pink Promarker I used to color with, so I just took white card stock & used that same pink Promarker & colored all around the edges.  I popped all the elements on another piece of white card stock I cut out using a stitched rectangle die I had.  I had just enough room on the right to stamp the Birthday Wishes sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Birthday

I am always looking for inspiration to make/get me inspired to make cards no matter what type.  My Favorite Things Stamps are doing a "Camp Create" challenge to inspire you to make cards for the week with a specific theme such as Inlaid Die Cutting for example.  So I'm trying to participate and have made cards for 4 out of 5 challenges thus far .  The only challenge I haven't tried is the foilage challenge.  Anyway...here is my Coloring on Kraft Challenge.  The whole idea is to color in any way you can on kraft paper.  Here is my version...for my husband's birthday card!!  I used Prismacolor Pencils to color the Crazy Bird image by Tim Holtz.  The sentiment I used is from the MFT Wrapped in Love stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to take a look!!

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Inlaid Made Easy

Another MFT Camp Create challenges is "Inlaid Made Easy"!   I had never attempted inlaying a die cut on a card yet but had watched many videos doing so!  So I used the flowers from Stampin Up Posy Punch and stamped them across the front of a white card base & then die cut the word Amazing from MFT Stamps over top of them.  The stamped words "You Are" are also from a MFT set.  I collected all the bits & pieces from die cutting & put them back in place where they belonged across the card front among the posies.  The inks I used to stamp the posies were from Colorbox & Versamagic.  The only "goof" I feel like I made in making this card was the colors I chose.  The Amazing die cut in red doesn't show up much when running through the middle posy!  Oh well...that's what Camp Create is about right?  Try & learn!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

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Magnificent Masking

Another Camp Create challenge by MFT stamps was to do a masking project.  I had just completed a card using masking & it was very tedious, masking upon masking, upon masking...but so much fun to see the results...my daughter was amazed when I peeled off all the masking!  I'm sure there are less tedious masking techniques out there in the card making world that you can try!  I used the Hero Arts Stamp Set # CL944.  It has a matching frame cut set, but I did not use it on my card.  I used Colorbox Pigment Ink sets to stamp these flower & leafs layers, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Simon Says Big Scripty Greetings stamp set. Thanks for stopping by to take a look!!

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Creative Background

One of the MFT Camp Create challenges was to color a creative background for your card using small stamps!  I don't have many small stamp sets precisely because they are a challenge to use & therefore not a stamp set I desire to purchase.  I was going to just give up trying stamps small enough to use on this challenge, but found a beach set at the last minute.  I colored them with Promarkes Mandarin Orange, Bright Green, Yellow, & True Blue, then cute the panel out with a stitched rectangle from Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I have no clue where this stamp set came from...probably the $1.00 bin at Michael's, but it was enough to use for the card challenge!  I die cut both sentiment panels out with Simon Says Stitched Rectangle set & stamped & colored the bikini. Thanks for coming by to take a look!!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Your Kindness Means So Much

 I am not a creative person by nature- I love making homemade cards so it is my hobby since I work full time & I squeeze it in whenever I can!!  I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Set.  I saw many card maker's tutorials & thought it looked like a CAS stamp set for me!!  The MFT blogspot has a color challenge going on right now, and I thought I might as well use their pretty color challenge to complete my card. Not having their exact ink colors, I colored the flowers, leaves & butterfly with the Promarkers I have on hand that matched the closest.  The butterfly stamp I used is from the Daisy Thanks Stampendous set, and I used the clear Wink of Stella marker on it to give it a little sparkle. The sentiment is from a Recollections set I own.  I really like how it turned out & think I'll make a few more using different colors for the flowers & butterfly.  I will be donating this to the Send A Smile 4 Kids charity.  Sorry about the awful picture...had to get a new computer recently, and took this one from my phone. Thanks for stopping by!!

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