Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunup To Sundown

I have to do so many guy birthday cards during the year and think this stamp from Crackerbox Palace is always a good choice.  Very CAS with some distress inks for the background and layers upon layers of the frame work.  I decided in order to give it a little dimension I'd layer three of each of the frames on top of each other.  So, lots of snippets on here and lots of grinding of the Cuttlebug.  Twine added, happy birthday on the inside, and it's a done deal!

Because of all the snippets of the frame I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop and the challenge at Double D Challenge - to create with a silhouette. 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Little Smooching

Believe it or not, I really do attempt to do different techniques from time to time.  
I added some distress inks on the craft mat, added water, and then smooched (at least I think that's what it's called) the colors on the die.  Added the die to some black textured card stock, a vellum sentiment, and the pearls.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

From Beady to Blob

Don't know if this is common knowledge or not, but Santa actually resides in Miami and not at the North Pole like you've thought for many years.  It's true!   I mean, if several of the pro basketball players can believe that the world is flat, I can surely  believe that Santa lives in Florida!  Why not?  (That's probably the reason Santa likes going down the chimney's too - I'm sure he doesn't see too many of those in Miami)!

So anyway.......we go from beady to blob!  You know how all those cute little stamps from Penny Black have the beady eyes - well, this cute cat from there had them too.  I was scooting along pretty good doing a little bit of coloring on him and decided to sorta dot the eyes a bit with the Copic.  Really BAD idea!  All of a sudden the ink came flowing out of the Copic!  Yikes!  All that was there was a huge blob.  I really hated to toss the card since I'd already masked it off and did the clouds and "sand", so I just gave him sunglasses - he DOES live in Miami, after all.  The little crab from Lawn Fawn just had to be added too.  (Looks like it's already been cooked - or has a terrible sunburn).

The first challenge where I want to enter this is over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  It's a brand new challenge that Connie has started.  So much fun - and all you have to do is use a critter.  Looks like I have two of them - the cat and crab!

The next challenge is from Darnell - April Fool's Boo-Boo.  Even though it was no fault of my own for a change, I did have the big boo-boo and just used that to give him sunglasses.  I've never used this Penny Black cat before so it qualifies for the NBUS.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Getting Younger

No matter how old I get, there's still a few (not many, I know) older than me!!  I think that's why I love this sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  Since I have one of those milestone birthdays coming up in the near future (sigh), I figure I'd better use this sentiment every chance I get. 

I used an old stamp from Art Impressions and I swear, every time I use it I laugh a little more.  Think it goes great with the fun sentiment too. Her skirt is paper pieced and then I added some squares - for what reason I have no idea, but they're there.  Maybe little presents?

Since I used snippets on this card I'd like to enter it in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I haven't been over there in a while and once again, should be ashamed of myself.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Christmas Quickie

Seems like here lately all I have time to do is make a quickie card.  Hope to get better soon.....but in the meantime, I made a Christmas card - and early too!

The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, rectangle die from Pretty Pink Posh, sentiment from Hero Arts, and image from Penny Black.  Whew!  That sums it all up in a nutshell!

The reason I wanted to make a Christmas card is so I could enter it in Rudolph's Day Challenge.  Shame on me for not getting one over there every month......and I really am going to try to do better.
I have several stamps (like this one) that I bought for Christmas this past year and still haven't used.  Good goal to set for the year now........use what I already have and get some Christmas cards completed!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Birdhouse

Another clean and simple card.    I struggle with anything to do with watercolors.  I keep trying though and guess that's half the battle.  

This is one of those cards where I look at it and then think "I should have done this, I should have done that".  I do that with just about every card I make though so guess it's ok.     This is a celebration of springtime weather and that's always good no matter what I should have/could have done.

Stamp from Art  Impressions, patterned paper and oval die from My Favorite Things, and birthday sentiment (on Vellum) from Simon Says Stamp.

I'll enter this in the Art Impressions Challenge - Spring-y cards

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Puppy Power

Ah......the power of a puppy!  Don't you just love all of them!  I love puppies - then they grow up and I still love them.  They get old - and yes, I still love them....... and maybe even a little more at that time since I think they really need all the love they can get at that stage of their life.

As you can already tell, this pup from Paper Smooches is happy!  Maybe because it's Friday - or maybe it's because it was National Puppy Day yesterday!    The banner die is from Mama Elephant and sentiment from Stampin' Up.  You notice I didn't say where the circle dies are from and that's only because laziness kicked in and I don't want to get up and look to see.

Anyway, I'd like to enter this in the challenge at Sending Paw Prints (print - and thank you).

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