Friday, April 16, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #580 - Color Week

The gallery should look really pretty this week!
I started by clear embossing the All Lined Up Background from MFT, and then sponged the colors all over the top.

I stamped and using my Scan & Cut cut out the images from retired Hero Arts Blossom Art, and colored them.  Once done, I adhered them onto the card panel.  I glued the panel to the base in an off set. I kind of like the look.
Your turn!  Come on over to the JUGS Challenge #580, and play along.

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CAS-ual Fridays Day

It's CFS my day here on my blog, and over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog too.  

I realize I am a tad early for Christmas cards, however, I ran out last Christmas and had to create about 15 additional cards.  I don't want that to happen to me again this year, so I am preparing!

I sponged a card panel using a couple different shades of oxide green inks, and then cut out the cover plate using the Flakey A2 Panel Die.  I adhered it to a card base, added some gems [from my stash], and added on a 4 layered [3 white, 1 gold shiny] Merry Christmas.  This will be added to my stash.  Do you make Christmas cards early?

You can save 15% off your purchase from CAS-ual Fridays by using my code below. 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Flower Bouquet

The gallery is going to be so pretty for this challenge!
I went digging through my supplies and came up with a few dies I have had forever!  I'm talking 20 years!  That's the thing about dies - they don't go bad, and I absolutely can't get rid of them! :)

This card is why I keep them.  It came together well, and I really like these fun flowers, and don't even get me started with my bird!  Yep, I am happy with the end result of my card.
Your turn! Come on over to the Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along. While the Spring Flowers are an option, being a birthday card is not.  Hope you join in! 

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STAMPlorations April CAS Challenge Reminder

This is your reminder for the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.  Have you joined in yet?
For this card, I also used a direct to paper technique.  I really love the end result of swiping with an ink pad.

I used an image and sentiment from Life is Sweeter.

Your turn.  You still have 1/2 a month to join in at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspirations #315

It's time for the STAMPlorations Inspiration day here on my blog.  Today I made a congrats card for a friend of mine who WON at the casino - $51,000!!  Yes, you read that correct - $51K.  I thought that deserved a card! 😀

I used the pretty flower arrangement from Best Mom Ever, and the Congrats stamp.

I bet my friend will love this -- I know she sure loved her win!

For more inspiration, pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog.  Don't forget to leave a comment for the monthly prize.  Also, you can use my code to save 20% off your purchase!

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Addicted to CAS Challenge #195

I like challenges that have a wide range of possibilities of creating a card.  Flowers has many, many, many possibilities! :)

I used a die I had in my stash that I have no idea who's it is, but I do like it, and it has flowers.  I put it against a vellum inked panel, with a cut cover plate [again, no idea who's].

My sentiment is from Simon Says Pre-printed Sentiments.

Your turn.  Come on over to Addicted to CAS Challenge #195, and play along!

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Just Us Girls Challenge #579 - Trend Week

While there are some amazing dual step stencils out here in blogland, sadly, I don't have any.  That said, I think I accomplished this challenge in a fabulous way, just by using 2 stencils.

I used the ARTploration stencil, Flowers 2 for the background inking, and the awesome Flutterby Stencil.

My sentiment is from Simon Says Pre-printed.

Your turn!  Come on over to JUGS #579 and show us how you use more then 1 stencil~

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

STAMPlorations Wings with Things Linky Party

It's time for the annual Things with Wings Hop and Linky Party, sponsored by STAMPlorations.
You can hop to get inspired, and then create, upload, and possibly win one of the several prizes that Shery is offering!  That is always fun. 😀
I had a pin that I was inspired by for this card.  I adore the sun with the black frame and base.

I used the Perched Bird Die for the silhouette, and a sentiment from the Life Is Sweeter stamp set.

That's it for me today.  To see more inspiration, pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog, along with reading how the prizes work.  Have fun~

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Happy Little Stamper April Stencil Challenge

I ink blended my background with Ranger Oxide; Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Lucky Clover

Then using the classy stencil from ARTplorations; Faces: Chic, I inked on some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My sentiment is from Simon Says Pre-printed.

Your turn!  Copme on over to the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and play along!  Anything Goes as long as you use a stencil~

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STAMPlorations Inspiration #314

It's time for my STAMPlorations Inspiration.  This week, I used a few products that I think you will enjoy.

I started by using the Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate for texture on the front card panel.  The biggest snafu? The main stamp set I used, [Bloom Factory], is sold out.  I went ahead and used the card anyway since I also used other products.  I used Leaves of Thanks for the background leaves, and the HB from the Balloons & Banners stamp set.

I added some [stash] gems for the flower centers as my last step.  

Even though you can't get the Bloom Factory set, have you ever checked out the STAMPlorations Outlet Center?  The prices are so fabulous [yes, my code works over there too!] and the images are amazing.  I highly advise you to at least browse around - something might just scream your name! 😀



To see more inspiration, pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out what my teamies have created.  Don't forget to leave a comment for the $15 monthly gift code prize! Also, remember to use my code to save 20% off your purchase!

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