Sunday, January 16, 2022

An Inspired Post

I have been watching Natasha Foote's You Tube videos for a few months now.  She's like a mini Jennifer McGuire -- lots of fun techniques and cards, only [for me] easier to create.  That said, I took sometime today to just play.

For this first card, I was inspired by a couple of Natasha's videos; Use Your Washi Tape, and Four Panel Cards.

I covered the panels with some washi tape from my stash.  This will make a fabulous masculine card!

I also 3x layered the sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Birthday Wishes.  Love the larger size of this die.

For my 2nd card, I was inspired by Using Ephemera To Create a Card.  I got a package of ephemera from Altenew Blooming Ephemera in the goodie box I bought from Simon Says.  

Really no explanation for making this. I simply adhered the 3 images together, and adhered onto a Memory Box embossed panel.  Can't get much easier then that!


Just a play date in the stamp room~



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Friday, January 14, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #615 - Color Week

These colors are going to help make some lovely cards!  I'm looking forward to the gallery.

For my card, I used a self made balloon stencil.  [Yeah, somewhere I have an actual balloon stencil, but, no surprise, I can't find it.]

The happy in silver glitter paper makes it very special, and the birthday is a cut sentiment strip.

I'm not sure who the bow is from, but it worked to "hold" the balloons together.  A very basic card, but I think it works well using the colors.

Your turn - come on over to the JUGS Challenge #615 and play along.  Can't wait to see what you create.





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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CAS-ual Fridays Day


 

 It's once again, time for my CAS-ual Fridays Day here on my blog. 

I went with a totally different color combo for me.  That said, I am loving these colors together!  I used the Jewish Star Stencil to sponge my background.  I added some Pretty Posies flowers, and last, I used the tiny flower from Sassy Smiles, stamped as a filler.

I used the [so fun] Whole Shebang stamp set for the sentiment.  [On a side note, I really love how you can use embossing powder with Versafine ink.  Makes it all pretty and shiny ;)]  Also adding this into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fun with Stencils..

That's it for today.  I'll be back in a couple of weeks with another CFS Day.

 



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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

STAMPlorations Inspiration #351

It's time for my weekly inspiration post for STAMPlorations.

I used the fun Perched Bird Die [layered 3 times], and sponged on some ink for color. I also used the [fun to color] flower from  Bloomfully: Sparkle stamp set.

Lastly, I double layered the HB from the Skinny Sentiments, and added a few gems from my stash.

That's it for today.  You can pop on over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more fun eye candy.  Don't forget to leave a comment for the monthly random drawing!



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Friday, January 7, 2022

Just Us Girls Challenge #614 - Trend Week

It's my challenge for this week.  You basically have a choice - ink blended or ink sprayed background. I went ahead and made 1 of each, just because I love doing both!

For my first one, I used brand new stamps. The background, Simon Says Lantern Pattern Background Stamp [this is one of many that was in the mystery box I bought from Simon Says at the first of December].  I also used Gina K Designs Wild Blossoms.  [I won this one from the Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Hop]

I used Oxide inks for blending over the clear embossed stamp image. (These inks do blend like butter!)

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I went on to make a sprayed background.  Doing this type of background is really easy.  Again, I stamped a different background stamp [from the mystery box]; Simon Says Sunflower Background, using Versamark and clear embossing powder.

I used Dylusions Ink Sprays - Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Post Box Red on top of the resisted image. Rather then dab off the excess spray, I let it dry completely to keep the vivid color.

I used a sentiment from Pink Fresh Studios Perfect Sentiments, and a butterfly from the OOB Verve.  The Brown Diamond Rhinestone Mix are from Katscrappiness.

Okay, your turn!  Come on over to the JUGS #614 Challenge and show us your inked or sprayed backgrounds.  I'm looking forward to the gallery~



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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Happy Little Stamper January Stencil Challenge

This is always a fun easy challenge!
 
I went with a square card for this challenge this month. 

I used a stencil from my stash [I think Walmart], cut it down and adhered it onto an older Spellbinders Die, Big Square Scallops.  The flower [again who's?] in black balanced with the rest of the card [I think].

The sentiment is from Simon Says Clean Line Everyday.  I adore the clean font!

Your turn!  Come on over to Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and play along!


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Seize the Birthday Challenge - Blue & Gray

These colors look so fabulous together!  I instantly thought of Trinity's Blooming Bunch Stamp Set with matching Dies.

I love coloring this image.  Using the colors worked perfectly.

Yep, love this image! 😀

Your turn!  Come on over to Seize the Birthday Challenge and play along.  The gallery should be really pretty!



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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

My First 2022 Challenges

I am trying to build my blog Followers [and comments], so for exposure, my 2022 goal is to join in more challenges offered out here in blogland.  

Today I am starting with The Global Design Project #324; CASE the Designer.  I was totally inspired by the background that was used on Connie's card.  Here is her card;

 

Here is my take;

I just love the background wonky strips.  I know, basic, but I just loved that!  This masculine Valentine card will be perfect for my husband.

I would tell you products used, but I have no idea.  I often ask myself why did I throw away the manufacturer labels.... live and learn [the hard way].  I now keep the labels. 

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I went on to join in The Card Concept Challenge #166, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New.

I got the colors, but since I added green, this card might not count.  That's okay, I still like the card.

For this card, I used Altenew's Beautiful Heart Stamp Set.  I do love the layered stamping. This set does have matching dies, however, I don't have them, so I used my Scan & Cut. Fussy cutting and me - not so much.

The sentiment is a new stamp set from Poppy Stamps, Art Deco Birthday Greetings.  I adore the font of this stamp set.



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STAMPlorations January CAS Challenge


Happy New Year!  We are starting out this new year with a lovely rainbow CAS challenge. The rainbow is a twist, but being CAS isn't.

I think we all love rainbows - in real life, and on cards.

I sponged up a panel using the Clouds Stencil, and then cut that down with one the the Curly Labels Tag Dies.

I stamped the butterflies from Sweetly and cut out with my Scan & Cut.  I wanted the contrast, so I didn't color them.  The HB is from Baa Baa.

Your turn!  You have all month to join in. You don't have to use STAMP products, but if you do, the prize goes up. You can upload your card HERE, plus, check out what the team has created.



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