Tuesday, January 16, 2018

TAGplorations Challenge #4 Reminder

This is my reminder for you regarding the January TAGploration Challenge.  The theme is Winter, with an option of embossing powder.

 For my tag reminder, I used the Manila Tag Dies for my tag base.  I embossed snowflakes from Big Christmas Cups, did some stamping from Mixed Media Grunge, and finally, I used embossing paste with the Christmas Reindeer Stencil.



 Now, if you haven't joined in the challenge, I sure hope you do!  There are prizes [of course!] and you can read about those over on the TAGplorations Blog.

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Don't forget to use my code STAMPGIRLVICKID to save 20% off any STAMP purchase.


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STAMPlorations Inspiration #159

It's STAMPlorations Inspiration today here on my blog.  This week we are featuring Deepti Malik's line, Dee's Artsy Impressions.  All week long, her sets are marked down 15% off, and you can save an additional 20% off by using my code STAMPGIRLVICKID.

For my card today, I am using Blossom Sprays #1.

 I also used the Thanks Word Die.  I colored the image with my new Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  Yes, Santa was awesome and got me the 72 set!  Wow - these sure beat Walmart's $1.95 set. lol

 I used some fun foam behind the thanks cut for added depth.

I wanted to use my foiling machine, so I went ahead and made a second card using the same image.

 I just love the shine foiling makes, it is so hard to photograph!

 I used the Congrats Word Die on this card.


Okay, that's it for me.  For more inspiration, pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the other Designer's creations.


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge #423 - Trend Week


This was such a fun challenge to create for that I made 2!  There are many videos on Galaxy Backgrounds - I probably watched 4-5 just to get a good idea of what I wanted to do.

I srated with this one.  I sponged on color, sprinkled on white paint for the stars, and then I cut out a circle so I could inlay my sponged moon.

Since I had the "circle cut out", I used it on this one as the moon.  I kind of like this one better, but really, I like both.  Making a galaxy background was really fun!

I hope you join in over at Just Us Girls Challenge and show us your galaxy!


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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Some Challenges

There ended up being quite a few challenges this month that I want to join in!  Today I am joining in with 3 of them.

Love to Craft #18; Anything Goes, Mix It Up Challenge #9; Anything Goes, and finally CAS Water color Challenge January; Birthday.

I water colored some card panels, and just cut out the MFT balloons and the PTI sentiment out of them.  Talk about CAS, lots of white, and very simple.  Yep, it qualifies.

I had fun, challenges - Thank You!


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge - I'm on the TEAM now!




I am so excited to tell you all that I have joined the Happy Little Stampers ATC Challenge Team!  I made some creative goals for 2018. One of them is to step outside of my comfort zone and create other stamped projects.   ATC's fall into this category.  "ATC" = Artist Trading Cards. They measure 2.5" by 3.5" [the size of a playing card], and are like mini card covers. So much fun to make!

This month's challenge is TREES.
Now, you only need to make 1 ATC for the challenge, and you may use any products you have.  In my case, I made 4. I started out with a card panel 3.5" x 11" and I sponged it with Distress Inks. I then cut at 2.5" and ended up with 4 ATC cards. I used Happy Little Stampers; Mix Mash stamp set. I love making "sets" of ATCs, so I will probably do this every month. 

Mix Mash stamp set

I also made a couple of vellum envelopes to hold 2 each to put in my birthday or thank you cards as a little gift for the recipient.


I hope you give this challenge a try.  I have to say [again], ATCs are really fun to make! You can enter your ATC over at the Happy Little Stampers blog HERE.  There is a $20 prize to the winner too.  Read about that over on the HLS blog.  You have until the end of the month for this challenge.


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Dare 2B Artzy Day

Today I am doing a sneak peek with a super fun set. [I am also over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog with this same card. I am also entering this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; designer paper.

It's called Alpaca Fun. This guy just makes me smile.
I colored the images with my Copics, used my Silhouette for the cut outs, and adhered all onto a circle die cut.  The background paper is from Artzy Doodles Variety Pack.




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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #158

This week for your STAMPlorations inspiration, we are focusing on Big Grins, illustrated by Becca Cruger.  Her sets are on sale this entire week at 15% off, AND, you can save an additional 20% by using my code STAMPGIRLVICKID.

For my card, I used the fun set A Snarky Birthday To You.  The sentiments in this set are pretty funny, and very snarky :).

I also used the Crazy Couble Running Stitch Rectangles for my panel framing.


Be sure to leave a comment for the monthly $10 gc prize drawn at the end of the month for 1 random winner.  You can go to the STAMPlorations blog to see all the other Designer's creations too.


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Monday, January 8, 2018

Just Playing for Fun

Do you find that your supply of "products" is endless?  I do.  That said, I am making an effort to use different products when making my cards.  I am sure this will keep me busy throughout 2018~

For this card, I went old school, and used an ink applicator to mix alcohol inks on a glossy card panel.  Once that dried [like in 30 seconds], I cut out the band-aids using the newly released PTI's Stuck on You Dies.  I love the "shiny" look of these band-aids.  I used a sentiment from the Stuck on You stamp set too.  I like the fact that PTI has so many $5 stamp sets.  I love the price, and I love the sentiments they have on them too.


I am uploading this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge; New.  I hope you enjoyed my card~


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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Some More Challenges

I'm getting in under the wire for the Freshly Made Sketches #318, but I'm good for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #131; emboss it.

I used STAMPlorations Say It Big Series; Soar, and an embossing folder from Ali.

I had fun -- thanks challenges


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