Friday, July 13, 2018

Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week


For my "background", I used the Smooshing Water Color Technique.  I like this easy way of using watercolors. The plus, you never know how it will turn out.  I love that part!

See what I mean?  I love this end result!

Your turn. Come on over to Just Us Girl's Challenge and show us how you use water colors for a background....


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy Day

I'm over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog with a tutorial on how I made this card.


Pop on over to see my tutorial HERE.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Happy Little Stampers July ATC Challenge

It's time for the HLS ATC Challenge.  This month is all about coffee! Oh yeah :)

This month I went with 2.  I pounced the background for both ATC's, and then added on the coffee cups, and sentiments. 

I have to say, I absolutely love making these fun, small ATC's.

I hope you come on over to Happy Little Stampers July ATC Challenge and play along. [The player participation is not great].  See you there!


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STAMPlorations Inspiration #178

Today I am sharing a card made with STAMPlorations products.  During the Summer, EVERY Tuesday, Sheri is running 15% off all stamps, stencils and dies!  And yes, my code, STAMPGIRLVICKID, works for an additional 20% off!! Talk about a win-win.

How simple and fabulous is this!  I stamped the image and white embossed it, then I did a light blue water color wash, putting a second layer on the flower petals for depth.  I stamped the sentiment on some vellum, and a small piece of card stock.  I used the Smile stamp set.


You can pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see what my team mates this week.  Don't forget to leave a comment for the monthly prize!


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Monday, July 9, 2018

Playing for Fun

When I saw Jennifer McGuire's latest video; Background Die Cut Techniques, I had to give it a try.

While Jennifer makes it look really easy [like everything she does!], not so much for me.  However, the second attempt did work, kind of.


 Here is the "left over" main pieces of the cover plate.  [I never did get the craft foam to cut through, so this is all glued down to the card base.]  My HUGS is from My Favorite Things.

 I used Papertreys Birthday Wishes word die.  [I adore the font on this!]

The trick was using a cover plate that had bigger pieces.  I used this one from My Favorite Things. I'll have to give that craft foam backing another try. [I loved the dimensional look]  It's frustrating when something that looks "easy" isn't! 

A day of simple playing - no challenges, nothing but experimenting. While frustrating, it was a fun day.


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Friday, July 6, 2018

Just Us Girls Challenge - Word Week

The perfect Summer word!

 For my card, you are getting a sneak peek of STAMPlorations new release [July 16th]

I love the fruit with the dots.

Pop on over to Just Us Girls Challenge #448 to see some amazing citrus sample cards from the team.  Once there, play along - I can't wait to see the gallery this week.


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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Sequins

This week is all about sequins.

I adore using sequins.  I always think shaker cards.

 So fun!  See that sentiment?  Well, it can be your's too!  Hannelie Bester makes the greatest sentiments, and she shares them with us.  Gotta love freebies. ;)


Okay, your turn.  How do you see using sequins?  Pop on over to the Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along.  You don't have to use sequins, but it must be a birthday card.


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CAS-ual Fridays Day

I'm over on the CFS Blog with this same card today.

I am so drawn to this cute ballerina.  She works for so many types of cards.  I used the following CFS products; Scallop Tags, Tutu and matching Ballerina Fri-die, along with a sentiment from Bold Wishes.



Okay, that is it for me today.  Don't forget, you can use my code for a 15% discount!




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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

STAMPlorations Inspiration #177

While the rest of challenges for STAMPloration are on hiatus until September, the Inspiration Team will continue to share our creations with you.  The plus for you, is EVERY Tuesday, Sheri is running 15% off all stamps, stencils and dies!  And yes, my code, STAMPGIRLVICKID, works for an additional 20% off!!  It's going to be a great Summer. :)

I watched Jennifer McGuire's Faux Stained Glass Technique the other day, and I had to try it.

I used the Bloomtangled Cover Plate #1, and it worked out fabulously! 

In this close up, you can see the faux stain glass shine, along with the embossed cover plate.  I am thrilled with this end result.  I also used the Fabulous Word Die, along with a sentiment from It's All About You.


That's it for me today.  You can pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see what my teamies have made.  Also, the $10 gift certificate will be still be awarded to a random comment winner at month's end.  That said, don't forget to leave a comment. :)


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