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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Birthday

Fall is supposed to be closing in upon us but here in Northern Kentucky it is still reaching a temperature of mid to high 80's everyday so I'm still wearing sleeveless clothes to work & not feeling the fall craze!  I tried to case a very happy rainbow colored card this last week because I liked the design & the bright colors made me smile!  Of course I had some definite bumps along the way, but never gave up on it, and I'm thinking it still turned out pretty good!!  The rainbow colored stamp across the middle is Interlocking Backdrops from Lawn Fawn . I'm not even going to try to explain how I colored it.  But I did stamp it & color it with my Promarkers and then trimmed the strip out & glued it down on some white card stock.  The Happy Birthday & "You're So Special to Me" stamps are both from a Hero Arts set..don't know the name but the number is CL582.  I glued it to a shimmery red colored card base, and then used the clear Wink of Stella pen on the heart.  I think it will make someone smile just like I did!!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday, September 17, 2016


This is my final creation/inspiration post as guest designer for Great Impression Stamps for their September Challenge!  I chose this cutie All A Flutter Lottie stamp from the store & the Would You sentiment to create a cute Valentine Day Card.  This stamp could also be used for a general Love You or Miss You card, or a Baby Shower card.  I thought about stamping it without the hearts & making it a birthday card with balloons strung to his trunk!!  That's why I picked this stamp as a guest designer...so versatile & so many possibilities!  So I colored the image with my Promarkers ( Cool Grey 1, 2 & 4, and Salmon Pink for the hearts.  I cut him out & framed him with some stitched oval dies, and Salmon colored card stock from my stash. I tied some grey & white grosgrain ribbon from my stash around the panel & into a bow.  I think it turned out pretty cute!!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would also like to say a big Thank You to Great Impression Stamps for allowing me to be a guest designer for their September challenge!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Merry Christmas

This is the second card I created as a guest designer for  the Great Impressions Stamps September Challenge.   I know it's still early, but I've already seen other Christmas cards popping up on blogs, and thought this Poinsettias & Berries stamp by Great Impressions would make a beautiful Christmas card.  I gold embossed the stamp on some watercolor paper, and colored it in with Zig Clean Watercolor Brushes.  This is only the second time I've used them, I've been a little intimidated by them, but I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire using them, and thought I'd give them a serious try.  I colored the flowers with Carmine Red & Brown, the leaves are Olive Green & Deep Green, the flower centers with Pale Green & Yellow, and then fussy cut it out.  I really enjoyed using the brush markers & thought I did a decent job with them, they're pretty easy to work with.  I popped the poinsettia up with foam tape on this gold card stock from BoBunny, which was a ridiculously tedious task, considering all the pointy parts of the flowers & leaves!!  The Merry Christmas stamp is also from Great Impression, I used a dark chocolate Colorbox pigment ink to stamp it.  Then I added the whole panel to a dark green A2 sized card base.  Hope you like the results!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Grateful for You

Fall creations are popping up all over the place, and I decided to create a Fall colored card myself today.  I recently purchased a stamp set from My Favorite Things called Thankful Thoughts.  I really like the 3 large sentiments plus small accompanying sentiments...great for making simple Thank You cards!  I decided to use the set to create a card for their current sketch challenge, and this is what I came up with.  Not my best work..and I'm not even going to go through the whole process that took place because there were so many changes it would be too bizarre to explain.  I stamped the grateful word & the rest of the sentiment with a dark chocolate Colorbox pigment ink, but I threw some clear embossing over the grateful word itself & heat embossed it.  All of this was done on eggshell cardstock.  The flower & leaves that come with this set were also inked with Colorbox pigment ink & fussy cut out. I attached the flowers with some foam dots.  I couldn't really get a good picture of it, and it looks much better in person!!  Hope you enjoyed...thanks for stopping by!!

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

You're So Very Special To Me

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I had won July's monthly challenge over at the Great Impression's Challenge Blog, and even more surprised to find out that because of that win, I was invited to be Guest Designer for their September challenge.  That was a little scary because I'm not a designer...I just color & make cards for fun, but I thought, what the heck...it can't hurt right!! They've got a lot of cute stamps in their shop to create cards with!  So here is their Rose Bouquet stamp I chose to color following the inspiration colors for the month.   I colored it in with my Promarkers....Crimson & Burgundy for the roses & Bright Green & Forest Green for the leaves.  The sentiment I chose to use is also from Great Impression Stamps.  I thought I should add a little something more to this CAS card & found these Imaginisce hearts I've had forever and a day that seemed to match in color!  So I glued them down & called the card complete!  This stamp & sentiment could be used for so many occasions... Wedding, Anniversary, Valentine's Day, even just a "Love You" card to your hubby!!   Hope you like it!

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