Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping Our Stash Challenge #194~~Neon Rainbow.

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Challenge #194 Neon Rainbow at Shopping Our Stash was a tough one for me, although I have lots of neon cardstock I really couldn’t think of something to do. So I decided to make a Neon Sunburst card. Check out the main blog for the rules to enter. The challenge is simple you can use a rainbow -- rainbow image or rainbow colors --- OR --- use Neon) so here is what I finally came up with. Sunglasses might be required.
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I cut the  4 strips of paper and stamped them with a Hero Arts background stamp with Memento Tuxedo black. I found the tutorial for the sunburst HERE.
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Close-up the sentiment
Thanks for stopping by today and I would love to see your idea of Neon Rainbow so get busy and enter your project at the main blog.

A Little Birdie Told Me~~~It’s Challenge Time!!!

Clear it Out Tuesday has a new challenge and the theme is Birthday and the stash item is polka dot papers. we always need to have a birthday card or two in our stash so I hope you will join in the fun. The sponsor is a favourite of mine, Bugaboo Designs and I chose this super cute bird sporting a jazzy hat. I also spotted a great sketch from Sketch Saturday which worked perfect for the image.
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Oh my goodness, another lime green and blue card,  I don’t suppose you really noticed this is two in a row. I really like this colour combo and do use it quite often. The die cuts I used are Sizzix edgelets and banner dies. and the old stand-by spellbinder circles. The sentiment was computer generated and says A Little Birdie Told Me…..
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Close up of the cute image.
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The polka dot paper has been shifted from one box to another and back again so when it surfaced the other day I knew it was perfect for the challenge. The sentiment on the inside is also computer generated.  Everything used here is from my scrap file box.
challenges I would like to enter this in:
Sketch Saturday #353 with Bugaboo Stamps
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Thanks for visiting today and dig out your polka dot papers and some Birthday stamps and join us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the challenge.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Week 2 of Challenge #107~~ we are still In The Garden

Welcome to the second week of the In the Garden Challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. The sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.  The image I used is from BBKakes called Dirty Work and I chose the girl image. I’m on a roll with green these days and pairing it up with blue is so much fun.  I used the current sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge blog. The Theme is Anything goes and you can also use the sketch so I qualify for two entries. Here is my card……
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I used my sizzix daisy die and cut 4 of the small flower and added a couple of buttons from my stash, I thought it carried through the daisies on her hat.
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Closer look at the flowers and image.
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Inside of the card, this sentiment is from a set I have never used it’s and old PSX thick red rubber and deeply etched too.
Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Digi Sketch Challenge anything goes and a sketch.
1 Digi Sketch Challenge
Thanks for visiting today and we would like to see your In the Garden projects at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Challenge #30 E is for Easter at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Happy Spring, wow it seemed like a loooooooooooong time coming but days are longer and warmer soon we will be seeing crocuses peeking out of the dirt in the flower beds. Where the snow has slid off the roof there is a three foot pile it will take a while to have that melt.  Back to the challenge at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers since it is only a couple of weeks until Easter our challenge for you is E is for Easter, lets see your Easter creations. I have two cards for you to look at today, the first one I just HAD to follow Freshly Make Sketches Sketch #178 it fit my plans perfect.
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This is a fabulous sketch and featured a House Mouse stamp from House Mouse Designs. 
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Adorable little guy isn’t he.
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Since I haven’t any Easter verses I just used this Hero Arts verse I have had for at least 10 years.
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I used the same stamp from House Mouse Designs ( I just bought it) I am not sure where I got the Friend definition from but thought it would be nice to put on a card for one of my very good friends. I used Spellbinders label 8 and decorative labels 8 and a butterfly embossing folder.
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Close-up of the Friend definition.
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A close up of the little mousie.
Challenges I would like to enter this in:
House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #190 ATG with the option of casing a card.
Gruffies and Guests Flowers and Ribbons with the option of ATG
Crafty Gals corner #11 Hippity Hop
FMS Final 178-001
Thanks for visiting my blog today, so sorry for the long post I just needed to show both my cards for E is for Easter at SoSS and hope you will show us your projects you have two weeks to add them to the blog.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SOS #193 “I Made This”

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The Shopping Our Stash has a FABULOUS challenge this week, I Made This!!! make your own background (not just stamping a background stamp) - could be collage, paint, tape, stamp, stencil, or even to alter patterned paper with doodles, what a great chance to try a new technique which is what I did. As most of you know my craft room is being organized and the things that have surfaced I am very excited about.  About 8 or more years ago I saw a card at Stamp Art in London Ontario, I bought the stamp and 7 cat’s eyes chalk inks and put them away for safe keeping they have been found and thanks to this challenge they have been opened and used.  The background I made with these chalk inks is called Drunken Chalks and the tutorial can be found on Splitcoast stampers.
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I kept the card simple as to show the background.  This was my second attempt I really liked the pink/purple one better but I had to cut it down so it wasn’t A2 size, so look for a card made with it in the near future.
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this stamp was purchased at a bargain store for $2.00 and it is the first time it has seen ink. The card was made with scraps out of the scrap bucket. So I was using up my stash big time. The inside isn’t finished and no sentiment as it can be used for get well, birthday or thinking of you.
I’m entering this in:
Hiding in My Craft Room Super Scraps Saturday
Come and Get it challenge blog make your own background
Use Your Stuff Create your own background.

Thanks for stopping by today so head to your craft room and get yourself inky making your own background and enter it in Shopping Our Stash “I Made This” and tell us what technique you used (we might want to try it)

Easter is the Theme…..Pastel things are the Stash!!!

Challenge #70 at Clear it Out Tuesday  is Easter and the stash item/items are pastel things, brads, buttons, diecuts, flowers or what every you have in your stash. Whoopsie Daisy is the sponsor and we were given some awesome images to play with. Here is my take on the challenge.
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I picked this super sweet baby in a basket of tulips and daisies. My pastel stash is pink ribbon and the three pastel brads and of course the Fleur Dis Lis rectangle die cut.
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What a sweetie holding the decorated egg.
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The Easter verse was printed last year but never used it on a card and it fit perfect for this one. In order to print the sentiments and other things I do I need to buy a new print program as both printmaster cds don’t work on windows 7. I am next to useless doing things in word.
I would like to add this to:
Whoopsie Daisy challenge Blog. Add a sentiment or ATG if you use a Whoopsie Daisy image.
Thanks for visiting today and we would like to see your Easter/pastel things project on  the Clear it Out Tuesday. blog.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Cheerful Stamp Pad invites you to “In the Garden”

The challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is “in the Garden” which means we want to see anything pertaining to gardens or gardening. The sponsor for the challenge is Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and I chose an image from Kaz Katz at Stitchy Bear Outlet and it’s called Beary Happy Bloom. I thought it would make a great Feel Better card.
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I decided to use one of my “hard to use colours” which is green but I really like the patterned paper and have no idea who made it. I added the Hello and a few rhinestones.
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Now don’t you think this cute little bear would put a smile on anyone’s face that was a little under the weather?
Thanks for visiting today and I hope we will meet you “In The Garden” for the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.