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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Birthday



I created this card for the SCS Inspiration challenge.  Here is my inspiration piece:



I used my MISTI to stamp the three step Altenew Vintage Flowers using inks from PaperTrey.  After stamping all of the flowers I used my PaperTrey Sentiment Splits Curvy Vertical die to cut the bottom panel and a piece of PaperTrey Terracotta Tile card stock.  The sentiment is also from PaperTrey.

I am entering this card into Darnell's NBUS challenge - I never used these Vintage Flowers before;
to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes;
and to Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes 





















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ATCAS #60 Cute As A Button



It's time for a new challenge at the Addicted to CAS challenge blog.  Loll is our hostess and she chose the code word:  CUTE.



Our sponsor for the challenge is Create A Smile Stamps:


and our quest designer again this month is Birgit!  Check out her sample as well as all of the DT's samples on the ATCAS challenge blog.

As soon as I saw this code word I thought of "cute as a button".  So I made a baby card and included that saying as well as two buttons.  The images on the squares are Studio G $1 stamps as well as the sentiments.  The buttons are from my stash.  The main panels were cut with Spellbinders dies as was the tag.  I used my old and favorite Cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oh Happy Day!



I finally found some time to play with the second Essentials by Ellen challenge called Pin Sights Challenge:



I really love the gold trend and I had some patterned papers by PaperTrey that were gold and white and I have some washi paper by Life Style Crafts in black and white.  I used the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms dies to cut the flower and leaves out of gold glitter paper and then black card stock to give some dimension.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and sequins were added for a little embellishment.  The tilted panels were cut with PaperTrey's TippedTops dies.

I am submitting this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes



I am also submitting this to Darnell's NBUS challenge - The flower and leaf dies have never been used (they're kind of new) and the PaperTrey patterned papers are new.





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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SYD Online Card Class - Day 2 Homework 2


This card looks much better in real life than it does here:



I watercolored the background with Distress Inks, then sprayed a Hero Arts Gold Shimmer mist over the card when it was dry.  The die cut is Memory Box's Florina Corner. I adhered the die cut with Multi Matte Medium and matted the left and bottom of the panel with black card stock.  That was adhered to a white card.  I embellished with a few micro sized rhinestones.

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SYD Online Card Class - Day 2 Homework 1


I created this card for day 2 homework:


I used Distress Inks and watercolored a piece of water color paper then cut out leaves from that piece of paper.  The dies are old ones from Cuttlebug.  I die cut the Winnie & Walter Hello from black card stock with Stick It on the back - love that stuff!  The leaves and sentiment are all adhered with foam tape.  I covered the sentiment with Wink of Stella - you have to look closely to see the sparkle!

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SYD Online Card Class - Day 1 Homework 2


Here is my card for the 2nd homework assignment from Day 1.  I found this to be very hard - and this method of embedding the positive die into the negative spaces of two pieces of paper was the easiest of the methods according to Debbie Hughes!!



I'm not sure which is more distressed - me or the paper!!!  I lost some itty bitty pieces but this will have to do!  The papers and die are from PaperTrey.  I mounted the patterned panel onto the card base with a piece of fun foam.

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Stretch Your Dies - Day 1 Homework 1


I started another Online Card Class yesterday and I wasn't able to get to the homework until today.  Here is my card based on Julie Ebersole's fold and tuck lesson.



The top of this trifold card is held down by the partially die cut word HUGS from PaperTrey.
The flowers and leaves are from Essentials by Ellen (designed by Julie) and the sentiment is from PaperTrey Swoosh stamp set.  I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks.

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