Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

The color challenge at SCS today was gold and vanilla with a dessert option of butterflies. The patterned paper is from PaperTrey, the sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen and the gold embossed butterflies are Hero Arts - they are embossed onto vellum and fussy cut.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Birthday

I created this card for the SCS CAS339 challenge - create a tag or use a tag on a card, the SCS TLC challenge to use a digital stamp and for the ColourQ challenge which I am getting in right under the deadline.  After printing the Power Poppy image I cut a portion out with a Paper Smooches tag die and colored that piece in with Copic markers.  I then replaced the die cut back in.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Unforgettable Birthday

I've been wanting to play in the Tag You're It challenge and when I saw today's SCS CAS challenge - to create a tag or a card with a tag I just had to play!  I already had the cloud background from my Background Check homework.  So I thought this WPlus9 elephant would be perfect to use with this background.  Here is the tag that I was inspired by:

I then realized this might qualify for the Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with a topping of Things That Fly so I am submitting this to that challenge as well.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Birthdays Are For the Birds!

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 200th sketch!  I think this "birds on a wire" stamp from Hero Arts fit the bill (or should I say beak! sorry....).  The sentiment is from Crafty Secrets.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Just a Note

I created this card for a few challenges: The SCS color challenge was to use Wisteria, Coral and Saffron.  I used the sketch from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the layout and I was inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge to use these Penny Black flowers (and the colors in the dress are close to the SCS challenge colors!

I watercolored the flowers with Distress Inks and a paint brush.  The patterned paper is from paperTrey and I watercolored a piece of Tim Holtz card stock with the distress ink for the vertical strip so it would match the flowers.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.  I colored all of the flowers with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


I haven't had time to create for about a week now but it seems like forever!  I made this card for a couple of challenges.  The SCS Technique Lovers Challenge was to use only one word and embellishments.  I used the Freshly Made Sketch from this week (and took a little liberty with it):

and the CAS(E) This Sketch turned upside down:

I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and a PaperTrey Phrase Play Die (Joy) to cut the gold glitter paper.

I am also submitting this to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge:

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Happy Birthday

I am finally getting to the backgrounds that I created for the Online Card Class - Background Check. This is also a case of a card from the SCS Featured Stamper Challenge.  Click here to see the post with this background.
I really like having a bunch of backgrounds ready to use - it made this card go really quickly! I already had this black Impression Obsession butterfly die cut. I die cut the "happy" with a Winnie & Walter cutaway die and Stick It on the back of some black card stock.  I stamped the "birthday" sentiment from Winnie & Walter with Versafine Onyx Black and my MISTI.
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