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Saturday, September 22, 2018

So Sweet

I purchased this Concord & 9th "Orange You Sweet" stamp set a short time ago when they were having a sale.  I liked the look of it when it was first released but talked myself out of buying it at that time.  This is the first time I used it and felt like it turned out to be a hot mess!!!   This is a fruit layering stamp set and I stamped the first solid image layer in an orange color, and proceeded to stamp the second segment layer with black ink as well as the outline stamp.  Then I started worrying about it, because if you look at a real sliced orange, the inner membrane is white, as well as part of the peel!!  I decide to not worry and repeated the rest of the stamped orange background.  Next I stamped the large SWEET sentiment image in the center of the background and realized it was super crooked!  At this point I took a stitched rectangle die & cut the entire base out after "leveling" the sweet word!  Heat embossed the"orange you sweet" sentiment with white powder on a black strip & adhered above.  The last disaster came when I mounted that panel unevenly on black card stock, and adhered that whole panel again unevenly on an orange card base. Although the T in sweet looks faded out in the bad photo, it is a very solid black in real life.  Oh well...I still think it's cute!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Being Weird

I'm a big fan of Tim Holtz products and I have his Crazy Cats, Crazy Dogs, and Crazy Birds stamps  sets.  I made this card with his Crazy Birds set, colored this guy with my colored pencils & gamsol, cut him out with the coordinating die and glued on some googly eyes to make him even weirder looking!  I love the sentiment, and although at this very moment I cannot find the rest of the set so that I can tell you who made it, I think it goes perfect with him!  I popped him up with foam inside a white frame onto black card stock.  Sorry that the picture looks a little fuzzy, I took several pictures of it & it looked fine at the time  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

May Your Holidays Be Bright

This Christmas card was made using the Reindeer Games stamp set my Mama Elephant.  I colored them with my Promarkers & cut them out using the coordinating dies. The polka dot background paper is from the BoBunny Silver & Gold Collection pack, and the red four window pane die is from JustRite.  The sentiment is from the same Reindeer Games stamp set.  I glued the entire panel to a green card base.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Miracle of Christmas

This is my next card I made for Stamptember...another Christmas card!  I should be in great shape by the time Christmas gets here!  This cute little shepherd as well as the sentiment is from a stamp set by Sugar Pea Designs called Lost Without You.  I colored him with Promarkers & framed him with some green card stock from my stash, and then a red card base.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Merry & Bright

I made this card to play along with the Simon Says Stamptember contest.  They feature all different stamp companies during the month of September, and the idea is to make a card using the particular company they are featuring that day.  It's a good way to get you inspired to create cards and of course it would be a blast to win one of the prizes.  What's funny is I had no intention of making a Christmas card.  My intention was to make a fall colored card using greens & oranges with the Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops stamps.  Well the orange ink turned out to look a lot more like red, so I made a Christmas card!  I cut the ornament shape out of the argyle background using a die that I think came from Spellbinders, but I'm not swearing to it.  The Merry & Bright sentiment was heat embossed with gold powder & the bow was cut out with some DCWV foil cardstock.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thank You

It's almost a year to the day since I posted anything here.  I have made many cards during that time, but had decided that between full time work, posting here, following other card makers, doing blog hops, rearranging my craft room & purging countless items... I wasn't really getting many cards done, which is what I really wanted to do!!  Anyway...I decided to start posting again from time to time.  So this little guy is from the MFT stamp set Happy Hello, as well as the sentiment.  I colored him with Promarkers & cut him out using two stitched circles.  I cut out three hearts, colored them, added glossy accents, and adhered them to the card with foam tape.  Sorry he's a little crooked in the picture! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

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