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Monday, October 16, 2017

Birds of feather and more......

I cannot believe I had the opportunity to create again today : )  For the Falliday challenge at Splitcoast, I was able to create 3 more cards : )

For the Birds of a feather challenge:

 This image is by Impression Obsession. I colored it with Copics. DP is Bo Bunny. Cardstock SU. Sentiment Stampin Up.

And, for a patriotic challenge plus we were to add a heart:

 This Stampin Up image is one of my all time favorites : ) Godspeed.  The sentiment and heart from a set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela (closed- similar set available at Our Daily Bread Designs).

And, I got Tutorial #1 done, make a bauble with Alcohol Inks:

 I am not sure where I got this die- it is in my misc die drawer (maybe die-Versions?)  Anyway, I cut it from Silver cardstock and added it to a purple/red plus metallic shimmer background. The cardstock is from a resale shop- shimmery as shimmery can get- so pretty IRL!  I embossed a sentiment by Paper Smooches on it in silver.

Challenges- TBA

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More Falliday

Falliday over at Splitcoast is a group of challenges. I just love the inspiration of stamping alot in a short period of time, and especially using different techniques.

 This first card is themed Christmas Around the World, and we are to show a type of transportation.
This will be what the Holiday trip looks like for my son, his wife and their dogs.  For this trip, the adults will be saying are we there yet as the dogs will have lots of bundled up energy!
  Images/cardstock/inks are all Stampin Up.

Picking up the pieces...aka use the bits and pieces laying around on your craft a neat pile ready to be put away.....  I made cards for the day care my Mom attends, and these are some of the left over bits. The wreath (Memory Box) was cut out and colored bits over the flowers cut out and fussy cut.  I added some watercolor droplets and a nice Sentiment from Sunny Studio Design.

 Fall texture was the challenge for this card. I scored the card top in both directions, and added embossed leaves. The image panel is cut out and a Wasabi cardstock panel slightly larger than the one cut out glued on to the back of the panel, a stitched rectangle so it looks nice and neat inside. Image Stampin Up, Sentiment Sunny Studio Design.Leaf die Cheery Lynn.

 Finally, a card for my sports crazed husband.  He is on an over 53 baseball league, and is going to join his team for a tournament in Florida shortly. I'll give him this card when we arrive.  He is so excited : )  Images Stampin Up and Hero Arts.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Spooky or Sweet?

It's the 15th of the month, so a new challenge for the Dueling Darlings at SCS. Our hostess for the Dazzlers is Terry L gave us a kit with a theme of Halloween- AG with her kit.

 I also followed a challenge for the SCS Falliday O.R.A.N.G.E- use at least 4 of these
R-ribbon, round die
A-Alcohol Ink coloring (Copics)
E-Enamel dots

The kit from Terry included:
Image- SU Halloween Smiles
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black
DP- Paper Studio- words, Pumpkin faces- unknown, Orange and black cardstock- SU
Enamel Dots SU or Paper Studio
Ribbon- misc

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog: 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts -
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery:

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery:

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Friday, October 13, 2017

You are......

A bright and hopefully cheery card made for Falliday at SCS.  The challenge is to make a warm fuzzy card and give to someone that you may not know.

 The stencil is Sweet Stamps. I used Distress Inks through the stencil. The sentiment and backing are cut using Die-Versions dies.

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Fall Blessings

 I had a little more free time today, so made another card for Falliday at Splitcoaststampers. Challenge #3 asks for a card using the word kindness.

 I love this sentiment- it can be used for any 'season'. I got out Distress Oxide inks- there are tiny sprinkle marks on this card that are not too visible. The leaf dies are Cheery Lynn Designs, The cardstock and the EF are by SU. I added a bit of Queens Gold EP (Ranger) to the card to match the sentiment.


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For Falliday (SCS) card #2, you are to find a technique that starts with your first name in the tutorial section of SCS.  I found one that I have never tried, Stamp Etching.

  I used an image I won from Graciellie Design : ) It has been sitting on my desk, I wanted to try some foiling with the image, but could not resist using it for this technique. I also won the digi paper pack that coordinates with it, AND a coordinating paper stack from Paper Temptress.
  I printed out the image and fussy cut it out. I used a Pitt pen for the technique. The die the flower is sitting on is Gina Marie. The cardstock and ribbon is Paper Temptress.

Cards 4 Galz- Monochromatic

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

'Critter' scene

 I was able to start on Day one of Falliday at SCS. The first technique is a drunken one..... Alcohol Inks that is....  This technique is done on Yupo paper. The tutorial is on SCS.

  So, this is Alcohol inks on Yupo paper. The paper is like plastic, so it takes a while for the ink to dry.  I was also pretty nervy embossing on it.  I had the heat gun hot and just lightly passed the heat side to side (not continuously) until the embossing powder melted. (Heat will melt/warp the paper if you hold the heat gun on it until the EP melts).
  I had a blast using this cute set from Lawn Fawn that I won recently ( from Outlawz compliments of Oozak ).  Isn't this a fun scene?  I am imagining the little guy on the Lt is sliding down that hill : )

Lawn Fawn- Critter Scene

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Oh, Love.........

I made a card for my BIL and his bride- they were married Saturday : )

 I used shimmery cardstock for the base, and embossed a layer with the hearts- ohhhh I bought this cardstock from a resale shop- so beautiful IRL!  I used a beautiful shimmery silver cardstock between the layers and for the cans on the die and the highlights on the car. The car die is from Die-Versions and is called Just Married Car.
  The 4-Ever on the license plate is from Clear Dollar Stamps. The Silver embossed {Mr and Mrs} stamp has no marking on it- so unknown wedding stamp set.

Crafting From the Heart- AG
Get Creative Challenge- Wedding
Crafters Cafe- Die Cut

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Saturday, October 7, 2017


For the October Crafters of Faith posting, hostess Susan (P) gave us this challenge:
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV. 

'Use anything with a quilt, tapestry, artwork of sorts on your card '

 I have this Gina Marie die that is perfect for the challenge.  And, I have a friend who will be a Grandma for the first time in a month or so : )  Perfect!  The sentiment is from a MFT set.

 Well, I had to make more than one with all of the cut outs : )

Crafters of Faith is an Open group at SCS- you can find the group if you look under  Swaps/Cards/Open/Crafters of Faith. Our dear leader is Kelly, and you can find her blog HERE
If you would like to see cards the other members created, you can look in the gallery HERE at

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Oh Baby!

 I had the fun opportunity to attend a baby shower for a friend- she has 4 kids and the youngest are boy/girl twins (the same age as my twins. The shower was for her oldest daughter and first born.  It is her 1st grandchild : )

 They have chosen NOT to find out the sex/gender of the baby, so the theme was gray. I had fun using this baby die in Gray and layered it on an embossed white card. The sentiment is by Stamps of Life.

I also made a tag for the gift:

 This was made using a wooden bear that was covered with SU DSP. I added some ink around the edges and added a tag and some ribbon & twine.  I left the bear itself blank so they could write the name of the baby on it once he/she arrives. 

 The mom used to babysit for my youngest. We are all excited for the baby to arrive!!!


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