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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ALWAYS


Good morning all!  Today I have something a bit different than I usually do.  This is my Mid Month Reminder of our challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  We are being sponsored by


Prize: 3 images of choice


Prize: 4 images of choice


Prize: $7 gift certificate


Our challenge this month is "Kidz Rule".  I have chosen "Always" from Pickled Potpourri.  It comes with the sentiment as well.  I know at first glance the image I chose does not scream kid, however, if you look at the photo there are many there.

My baby sister decided to get married again.  This makes number three and three's a charm right!  I think she got it right this time.  They are perfect for each other.  I wanted to make her a wall hanging.  There still is a frame to add or use a canvas, I haven't made up my mind yet.  In the photo are her gorgeous grandchildren and her new step son.  She had them all join her wedding.  These kids are so adorable and I love them so much.  She really made them so much a part of the wedding.  It was just beautiful.  I hope they always remember their G-Ma made her wedding party out of grandchildren.  She didn't forget her own kids either.  They all played parts.

I'm thrilled she is so happy and I'm sure this will last forever.


These are her gorgeous daughters


This is her son with his girlfriend


This is the photo I chose for her wall hanging


I hope you have enjoyed the wedding photos and are inspired to enter our challenge.  You still have a couple of weeks to get it done.

Have a fabulously blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Always from Pickled Potpourri
Papers - DCWV, Core 'dinations and scraps
Punch - Martha Stewart
Die - not sure it was a candy win


Challenges Entered



Thanks for your visit!

Robin

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Hello all!  Sorry this post is late.  I have had to work more than usual and time just got away.  This is just a reminder of this months challenge at LTSCB..."Anything Goes!".  Our wonderful sponsors are 
Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images of choice

Prize: 3 images to winner

I have been given this adorable image called "Snow Happy" from Sheep Ski.

I decided to go with Christmas in July for my card.  You can never have enough Christmas cards.

I hope you will stop over at LTSCB and join in the challenge.  Don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations from the DT!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Image - Snow Happy from Sheep Ski
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Core 'dinations, October Afternoon, generic
Twine - The Twinery
Washi tape - Martha Stewart
Buttons - Stash


Challenges Entered


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS


A wonderful young man and his beautiful fiance were married this past Saturday in California.  They were sealed together for all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

This young man served as an Elder in the area I live.  He is just wonderful and I wish him all the happiness in the world.

I made this card very simple since it had to be mailed.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.



Card Recipe

Image - Wedding from Opal Manor
Sentiment - Wedding Day 1 from Netty's Cards
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique & Stickles
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Papers - DP from Bearly Mine, Core 'dinations & generic
Pearls - Queen & Co.


Challenges Entered

Ribbon Girl - Any image
Double D - Wedding
Fab 'n' Funky - Feisty females with flowers
Frilly and Funkie - With this ring
Word Art Wednesday #288-289 - Always anything goes
DL Art June - Always anything goes
Joy Clair June - Let's celebrate
Country View June #52 - Hearts



Friday, June 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY WONDERFUL SISTER



My sister, Rebecca (Becky) has had a birthday (in May) and this is the card I made for her.  I wanted it to be fun and I have a few stamps with two older ladies.  It took a bit but I decided to go with this one.  

The stamps I used are Mable & Vera Cruzn' (J117) and Wild! (C478) from Great Impressions.  Becky is a wild child so I had to choose the Wild! stamp.  This is colored with Copic markers and the glass areas have Glastique on them to make them shine.  I did a fuzzy cut and put it on an embossed circle background.

Becky has influenced me in many techniques and I wanted to show them here.  The background I made is done with ColorBurst.  Green is Becky's favorite color so this had to be done in green.   She also had given me a challenge once to use sequins so they had to be included as well.  I also added a green and gold washi tape at the bottom.

I want to remind you there is still a few days to enter our June challenge with this as the prize

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Now some sad news.  This will be my last post for Great Impressions.   I have truly enjoyed the last six months and I just love our team and our leader Ruza.  I have even learned to stamp better as I have used mostly digis before.  I will miss being part of this team and designing for Great Impressions.

Thank you Deone, owner of Great Impressions, for having me on your team!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe
Stamp - Mable & Vera Cruzn' (J117) and Wild (C478) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Stickles & Glastique
Papers - Canson, Core 'dinations & generic all from scrap bin (Yay) 
Powders - Terre Verte & Lemon Burst
Die & embossing folder from Darice
Washi tape - Pavilio
Sequins - My sister


Challenges Entered 

Fashionable Stamping #124 - Make it feminine
Mixed Media #26 - Anything mixed media goes
Penny Black June - Anything goes
Marker POP #123 - Summer fun
Simon Says Monday - Let's take a vacation
Crafty Sentiments - Add a sentiment
Deep Ocean #157 - Die cuts, chipboard and/or punches
Scrapy Land #68 - Embossing
Word Art Wednesday #288-289 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #211 - Create a background
DL Art Thursday #207 - Summer fun
Hiding in My Craft Room #305 - Feminine
Happy Little Stampers June - Anything goes w/dies



Thursday, June 15, 2017

BOYZ RULE! (?)


Hello Peeps!  Sorry I'm a bit late getting this live.  Today we are reminding you of the challenge this month at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  The challenge this month is "Boys Rule!".  Our sponsors are

Oddball Art Co.
Prize: 3 images of choice



DRS Designs
Prize: 15% off coupon to store


DRS Designs - a family owned company since 1950 - boasts hundreds of original rubber stamp designs. All images are available fully mounted, completely unmounted or mounted on cling cushion and are proudly hand crafted in the USA. Our rubber stamp collection includes a wide assortment of images including sentiments for all occasions, easy background designs and fun technique stamps such as our stained glass and plaid designs.  The DRS Designs website features a huge card sample gallery, online demos and tips, a secure shopping area and more. Be sure to visit our daily blog with posts from our fantastic design team for inspiration and ideas.

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: 4 images of choice

I have been given this adorable stamp called "Gus Wife's Birthday" from Bugaboo.  This is colored with Copic markers and I have used Glastique to shine up the balloons.  This was pretty simple as the stamp takes up most of the card.

Please stop by LTSCB to check the other wonderful inspirations for you then don't forget to join the challenge!  Hope to see you there.


Card Recipe

Image - Gus Wife's Birthday from Bugaboo
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations, generic


Challenges Entered

Simon Says Monday - Touchy feely
Tuesday Throwdown #347 - For the men
Mod Squad - Make is square
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - Always anything goes
Creative Knockouts #198 - Anything goes
Catch the Bug - Fast and furious
Joy Clair June - Anything goes
STAMPlorations June - CAS w/optional masculine colors



Friday, June 9, 2017

GET WELL WITH BUTTERFLIES


Hello All and Happy Friday!  I'm here sharing another card made for Great Impressions.

I am a huge fan of butterflies so when I saw this stamp I just had to get it.  This is called "Delicate Butterflies" (C413).  I stamped it all over the card with Versamark and then embossed it with Super Fine Black.  The stamp is rather small and I wanted to make sure you could see the definition.  I used some distress inks to make them flying in the sky then colored them with Copic markers.

The sentiment is part of a set called "Sweet Sentiments" (E791).  It includes "Thinking of You" and "Happy Birthday" along with the "Get Well".  I really like the font for this.  I die cut the circle of butterflies and then stamped in the center.  It looked a little off so I stamped some butterflies there too.  I added ribbon and flowers to finish it off.

I also want to remind you of the June Challenge at Great Impressions.  Our challenge this month is "Masculine" and here is the prize you can win.

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I do hope to see you in the challenge this month!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps used - Delicate Butterflies (C413) & Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions
Coloring medium - Copic markers
Dies - Spellbinders, Our Daily Bread
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbon
Dew Drops - Freckled Fawn
Papers - Scrap bin and generic
Embossing powder - Ranger
Distress Ink - Ranger


Challenges Entered

The Ribbon Girl - Any card
Penny Black June - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Double D - Blue and white with a mood board
Scrapy Land #67 - Anything goes w/die they sell
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #28 - Always anything goes w/product they sell
As You Like It - Fave reason to make cards and why
My favorite reason to make cards is the calm it gives when you create something.  I love to color the images and then see the final product.  This is a huge stress reliever for me.
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything goes w/optional butterflies
Joy Clair June - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper June - Anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #191 - Always anything goes



Sunday, June 4, 2017

MASCULINE HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Today begins our June Challenge at Great Impressions.  The challenge this month is "Masculine".

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And the prize we are offering is

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Oh my gosh...this is just so cute!

Masculine is a hard card for me to do.  I just have no men in my life.  I've been divorced forever and have only daughters.  Everyone in my home is female and has been for many many years.  So for masculine cards I tend to look at my extended family.

I knew my nephew would be having a birthday soon so I made this for him.  He is a welder and just loves his cars and really all things "guy" related.  I checked with my niece for his favorite colors and was told black for vehicles but red was his favorite.  I wanted to incorporate both even though it is really hard for me to do black and I'm not a fan of red.  I have red hair so I can't wear red at all.  I hope he enjoys it.

The stamp I started with is "Flaming Truck" (G536).  It is colored with Copic markers and then glazed over with Glossy Accents brushed on the truck and Glastique for the windows.  I don't have any masculine papers so I made one.  The paper behind the truck is just a guy carrying a tool box and holding a wrench.

I made the base red so I wanted something between and chose silver.  I embossed this and put it all together.  I then stamped the sentiment "Becoming a Classic" (D390) and placed it under the truck.  I was going to add gears but they didn't work out.  Most masculine cards aren't that embellished so I left it alone.

I do hope you will check out the June Challenge at Great Impressions and see all the DT has for you this month.  See you in the challenge!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Flaming Truck (G536) & Becoming a Classic (D390) from Great Impressions
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Glossy Accents
Papers - Core 'dinations, scrap stash, my creation
Embossing folder - Darice
Die - Gina Marie Designs

Challenges Entered

Pixie's Playground #283-284 - Use snippets
Mod Squad - Make your own background
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - Always anything goes
DL Art Thursday #205 - Boys and/or men
Creative Fingers #131 - Always anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #191 - Always anything goes
Di's Digi's - Birthday
DL Art June - Always anything goes
Joy Clair June - Anything goes



Friday, May 26, 2017

GET WELL


Hello everyone!  I have a new card to share with you and a reminder of our challenge at Great Impressions.  Our challenge this month is "Feminine".  We have a fabulous prize too.


A great stamp for Father's Day!

For this card I used "Get Well Daisy (E700) and "Daisy Border (G403)".  I stamped them with Versamark and then embossed with gold.  I thought it would look pretty and a nice change from black.  They were then colored with Copics.  I did a fussy cut on the sentiment and popped it up.  I used the the other stamp on the border and then distressed with blue.  

Please stop by the Great Impressions May Challenge and add your creation.  I would love to see you in the challenge.  You still have a few more days to enter.
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Get Well Daisy (E700) & Daisy Border (G403) from Great Impressions
Embossing powder - Stampendous Aged Gold
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink from Ranger
Papers - Core 'dinations, generic, scrap bin
Misc - Versamark, Darice 3D adhesives 


Challenges Entered

Stamped Blessings - Dies
Pixie's Playground #281-282 - Use snippets
Craft-alnica #186 - Flower bouquet
Double D Challenges - Flowers galore
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop May #28 - Use anything they sell
Time Out #84 - Flowers and friends make a life garden
Let's Craft and Create May #125 - Make your own background
Happy Little Stampers May - Use dies
Stamp Sun Challenges May #190 - Always anything goes



Monday, May 15, 2017

A RETRO BIRTHDAY


Hi All!

I have another birthday card for you today.  This one is retro.  This card is a reminder of our challenge at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  We are half-way through the May challenge of "Anything goes".  These are the sponsors we have for you:


Prize: 2 images of choice


Prize: Goody bag of craft supplies


Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value


The image I have is called "Disco Girlfriends" from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I love the dancing!  I have colored this with Copic markers, added some Glastique and Stickles then did a fussy cut.  The peace sign and sentiments come with this.  I took the peace sign, blew it up and then printed it on rainbow butterfly paper.  I thought it would be a fun background.

I hope you will be joining us at the LTSCB this month.  You still have two weeks to join in.  Please do pop over and check out all the other wonderful DT inspirations for you.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image & Sentiment - Disco Girlfriends from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles, Gelly Roll pen
Papers - Bazzill, Darice, Free Craft Downloads & generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Ribbon - Darice


Challenges Entered

Cards Und More #184 - Cards for women
Crafty Sentiments - Bright colors
Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Always anything goes
Crafty Addicts May #36 - ATG/Anything goes
Crop Stop May #28 - Always AG w/product they sell
Colour Crazy #19 - Anything goes
Creative Fingers #130 - Always anything goes
DL Art May - Always anything goes
Dare 2 B Artzy May - Girly
Marker POP #120 - Rainbow colors (peace sign)
Creatalicious #115 - Anything goes


Sunday, May 14, 2017

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN CHALLENGE

Crafting When We Can

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful day!

I do not have a card to share with you today due to some unforeseen circumstances in my life.  I do want to let everyone know there is a new challenge at Crafting When We Can.  The challenge is "Bright and Colorful".  I love that and am hoping to get something done for y'all soon.

Pop over to CWWC and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have made for you.  Hope to see you in the challenge!


Friday, May 12, 2017

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY CARD


HAPPY FRIDAY!

The last day of the work week and I am ready for a weekend.  I have for you another birthday card and a reminder.  The Great Impressions Blog started a new challenge this past Sunday.  We are excited for the month of May.  Mother's Day is coming up in a couple of days.  It's a  month for women and so our challenge is "Feminine".  All of my cards this month for Great Impressions have flowers in them.  Nothing more feminine right!

Today's card features "Watercolor Flowers" (H255) and "Swirly Happy Birthday" (E367).  This is a simple card this time.  I thought since this is called Watercolor Flowers I should do a watercolor.  First I stamped the image with Versamark and used some fine embossing powder.  Then I took some Distress Inks and stamped them on my work matt.  A spritz of water and you're ready to go.  After they were dry I cut them out.  I took a plane white paper and stamped the images again then used another DI and colored the paper.  Finally I glued the images down on the paper where I stamped the images.  Some butterfly brads and a Swirly Happy Birthday stamp and all that's left is to put it on a base card and you're done.  Easy peasy!

I do hope to see you in the Great Impressions Blog May Challenge.  Here is a look at what you can win.

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Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!


Card Recipe

Stamps - Watercolor Flowers (H255) and Happy Birthday (E367) by Great Impressions
Coloring Medium - Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey and Dusty Concord from Tim Holtz
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Butterflies - Eyelet Outlet & Brads


Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #147 - Flowers and butterflies
Ooh La La Creations #228 - Something beginning with "B"
Mod Squad - Lets color
Word Art Wednesday #282-283 - Always anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Aud Sentiments #179 - Flowers + sentiment
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Card Mania #92 - Life is colorful
Country View May - Flower power
CAS Watercolour May - Flowers
Cards und More - Cards for women
Crafty Addict May - ATG/add a sentiment



Sunday, May 7, 2017

BIRDS AND ROSES


Happy Sunday everyone!  This is the first Sunday in May so that means we have a  new challenge starting at Great Impressions.  Our theme is "Feminine".  Here are some examples for you.

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The prize is adorable!

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The stamps I am using are "Bird and Roses" (G111) and "The Rose" (J106).  I made the background using "The Rose".  It is embossed in Aged Rose and then I used distress inks.  I colored with my Copic markers and did a fussy cut with the "Bird and Roses" stamp.  After I cut it out I added some Glastique on the branches and weaker areas.

The frame is actually not a frame at all.  After cutting the paper with the die I cut out the middle so the image would be set inside the frame.  I wanted to make sure to see as much of the embossed words as possible.  Instead of flowers I wanted to use these things that were attached to some silk flowers I have.  I then glued them to a ribbon.

Since it is difficult to read the words I wanted to show you what it says:

God created the rose in the likeness of a woman.
The rose represents beauty.  The stem represents
strength.  Petals are soft as her delicate skin.  The
fragrance so pure and so sweet.  Leaves represent
arms outstretched, always giving.  Each time you
look at this rose remember ... God made you special.

Is that not a beautiful assembly of words!

Now pop over to Great Impressions and check out the other inspirations made for you.  I do hope to see you join in on the May challenge.



Card recipe

Stamps - Birds and Roses (G111), The Rose (J106)
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Embossing powders - Aged Rose from Stampendous and Super Fine Detail Black from Ranger
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose and Antique Linen from Tim Holtz
Die - Spellbinders
Papers - Core 'dinations and generic
Ribbon - from scraps bin
Bobbles - Darice


Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #154 - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations #274 - Blooms and bows
Simon Says Wednesday - Hint of pink
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Always anything goes
Crop Stop #27 - AG w/product they sell
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - April showers bring May flowers
Cute Card Thursday #476 - Anything goes
Cut It Up #121 - Wings
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day
Dies R Us #72 - Flowers
Stempelsonne #188 - Always anything goes
Let's Craft and Create #125 - Make your own background



Sunday, April 30, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


We have a new challenge beginning today at Crafting When We Can.  Our challenge is "Clean and Simple".  Our sponsor this time is Doodle by Creastamps.


The image I have been given is called Evath.  She just looks so sweet and innocent.  I do not often do CAS cards.  I do like a bit of layering and embellishing.  I had to turn to a sketch yet again.  I also thought she could use an earring so I added a pink gem.

Please pop over to CWWC and check out the other fabulous creations and don't forget to join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!



Card Recipe

Image - Evath from Doodle by Creastamps
Coloring Mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Gem - Jolee's
Washi Tape - We R Memory Keepers
Die - Frantic Stamper
Papers - Stash


Challenges Entered

CAS(E) this Sketch #219 - Different sketch each week
Paper Shelter #291 - Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - Always anything goes
Art Impressions #207 - One layer ladies
Seize the Birthday - Anything goes
Crafty Friends #56 - Anything goes
Digi Designs - Use something digital
Creatalicious #114 - AG w/optional for the girls/Mother's Day