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The Merry Christmas Challenge

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Today is my first time as a Design Team Member over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Our challenges now post on the 15th each month.
You may link up 3 times during the month.
Our challenges are always 
Anything Christmas
(cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, vinyl projects, wreaths, etc.)
September-2018
I love using hot pink for Christmas. The stamps and dies are from the Stamps of Life.
Be sure to stop by the challenge for inspiration and get a head start on those Christmas Cards and join in the fun by linking up your Christmas creation.
Be Blessed.

 

Cards In Envy, Die Cut, My Favorite Things, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Yellow and Black

The current (and almost times up) challenge over at Cards In Envy is Yellow and Black.

CIV-Yellow-and-BlackThe cute little mouse is from Your Next Stamp (cupcake day). The background is a cover plate from MFT (abstract). I stamped birthday in most of the shapes and the shapes that it didn’t fit into I stamped a heart.

Well that is it for me today. This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Little Red Wagon, Tuesday Throwdown

Splatter It

The current challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown is to “Splatter It”. I got out all my different sprays and cut down  a 5.25×4.0 watercolor panel, put the panel in my ink box and spritzed away to create my splatter panel.

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I let the panel dry overnight. Using the large You die cut from the 2 You’s Casual Fridays (Catherine Pooler) I die cut it into the middle of the splattered panel and adhered it to black card stock. Using white heat embossing powder I embossed the I’m here for onto black card stock, and cut it on an angle before adhering to card. To balance it all out I used some black enamel dots to complete the card.

This was a fun and easy card and fits the bill for a masculine card as well. My brother is going through a tough time dealing with a friend’s illness, so this card is going off to him.

In addition to Tuesday Throwdown I would like to participate in the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps and MoreMake your mark
Crafty Gals CornerAnything Goes
The Crafty Addicts ChallengeAnything Goes/All About Men and Boys
Little Red WagonOld or New Trends (old trend – ink sprays, new trend – white embossed onto black cardstock for sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Kids, Outline Stickers, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown, Uncategorized, Your Next Stamp (YNS)

Up In The Air

Our oldest son lives in a rural area and close to a little airport that offers hot air balloon rides (no thank you). When we visit when it is getting closer to sunset we like to sit out on his deck and watch the hot air balloons. They are so beautiful and peaceful to look at.

Tuesday Throwdown‘s current challenge is Up In The Air. Here is my card.

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Here is a close up showing all the sparkle.

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I used an outline sticker from Krazy Kreations adhered it to glittered cardstock (SSS) and colored it with copic markers. Sometimes the sticker doesn’t adhere very well but I add the smallest amount of glue to help it along. Then I fussy cut it out. The cloud paper was from my stash and I ran it through the cuttlebug using the birthday embossing folder (my favorite). The critters are from Your Next Stamp and the grass is a stamp from Stamps by Judith.

I am a shipper for Send A Smile 4 Kids and this will be going to them.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Summer and Twisted Sister’s Birthdays

The current challenge at the very fun challenge  Double Trouble Paper Crafts is to celebrate “Twisted Sister’s” birthday and they are teaming up with Pause Dream Enjoy challenge and their theme of Summer Birthdays. You have to check out both challenges.

It seems that Twisted Sister loves sparkles so I created this card with her in mind.

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You can’t really see all the sparkle so here is a close up.

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Told ya it was sparkly – and it is shiny too. This is an outline sticker I purchased at Krazy Kreations. I adhered it to glitter cardstock (the kind that the glitter doesn’t rub off – got it at SSS), then I colored with Copic markers. The celebrate sentiment and hearts are stickers that came with the cupcake. The papers are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Kids, Send A Smile 4 Kids, Tuesday Throwdown

Tuesday Throwdown #405 Sketch

Over at Tuesday Throwdown the challenge this week is to use the posted sketch to make a card. I have been trying to use watercolors (when I think or say the word watercolor my mind thinks mess).  I am a very messy card maker.

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For this card I stamped the Stamps by Judith cupcake onto watercolor cardstock and using Polished Jade and Fresh Lime Dylusions Shimmer Sprays watercolored the cupcake with Pentel Aquash water brushes.  I heat embossed the happy birthday sentiment in black. The sprinkles were dotted with the good old faithful Stickles.

This card will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Sum Sum Summertime

Nothing says summer like sitting on your porch with a glass of lemonade with lots of ice! This is even more enjoyable if there is a light summer breeze blowing.

The challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is Steamed Heat (anything summer) and over at Doulbe Trouble Challenges is Dog Days of Summer.

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For this card I used Stamps of Life Lemonade2Drink stamps, dies and sentiment. The papers are from my stash and I used a Die-namics Blueprints 27.

This card will be going in one of the four boxes I am getting ready to ship for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day — no matter what the weather.

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut, Hero Arts, Kids, Little Red Wagon, My Favorite Things, Send A Smile 4 Kids

Interactive Card

When I was a little girl I could swing on the swings for hours on end looking up into the sky and just day dream. I especially liked it when my younger siblings (I am one of seven, second oldest), found other things to do and I could be all by myself in the back yard on the “swings”.

The challenge this week over at Little Red Wagon is to make an interactive card. I must say that I have only made a few other than shaker cards. So I “challenged” (isn’t that what challenges are all about?) myself and made a slider.

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For this card I used distress oxides to create the background. I used stamps, dies and the sentiment from My Monthly Hero. The slider element is from My Favorite Things. I propped up the branch on double thick foam tape, then attached the leaves – I wanted her to swing under the branch and leaves. I also propped up the little girl on the left.

This card will be shipping off to one of the hospitals for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Copics, Digital Image, Power Poppy, Tuesday Throwdown

Trout

My husband loves to fish. In April when trout season opens that is the talk of the house. My youngest son talks of when his son (my grandson age 2) will go fishing with them. I have read many books while sitting along the banks of lakes throughout our country while my husband fishes.

The challenge over at Cardz 4 Guys is “relax”. I can’t think of anything better about relaxing for my husband but fishing. Over at The Male Room the challenge is birthday (to celebrate their 5th Birthday).

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The trout image is part of a digital stamp set from Power Poppy. I colored the fish with Copics and the papers are from my stash. I created the sentiment from Holiday Frame Fillers (GinaK).

In addition to these two challenges I would like to participate in Tuesday Throwdown which is anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

Card Making, Challenges, Die Cut

Joy

Have you heard the new song by King and Country called J O Y? It plays on the radio quite a bit and when I hear it I just want to dance and sing along. You can’t help but feel joyful when you hear it. Here are a few of the lyrics:

Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move you, let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you

 

So for my card today I found an appropriate stamp that I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago.

Here is my card.

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I used the sketch over at Sunday Stamp Challenges for my design. I cut out two frames using SSS Rectangles and used one of the centers to stamp my images on. I made a small bow to soften it up a little and the papers are from Melissa Frances called 5th Avenue.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.