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SSS Monday Challenge: Make your own Background

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Happy Sunday!
Just popping in with my card for the SSS Monday Challenge: Make your own background.  I had the pleasure of making a simple Thank You card for a friend.


I painted the card with layers of watercolored Indigo, attempting to make it look as the card was dipped. I cut 4 Lawn Fawn “Thanks” from 110 lb white paper and glued them together so they would pop. I finished it off with a few water droplets from Studio Katia.  Thanks for stopping by!

PinkFresh Studio April Challenge

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Hey everyone! I’ve been incognito recently...I think it is partly Post Christmas craft let down and partly going through the paces of moving homes.  This was my first Christmas season papercrafting and I was not prepared for what happens after. It’s like you are in such a craft and Christmas frenzy to get it all done and then...poof. It’s over.
I had a difficult time getting motivated, something I kept seeing on all my fellow crafters blogs and posts as well. I decided to do what I tell my children, just take the next action and soon you will begin to feel the feelings again. So I decided to take the action. I reached out to my bestie and asked her to teach me how to scrapbook. I am intimidated by Scrapbook Layouts so what better time to just try it. Just take the Action!
I had just bought some product from PinkFresh Studio and decided to enter their April Challenge on the Scrapbook side (gasp!).  Here is my ver first layout, which I can’t wait to look back at one day!



I used a stamp…

Where Creativity meets C9 : Challenge 17

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Hey there! Happy Sunday. I have a funny story about this card. I wanted to enter the Where Creativity Meets C9 latest Challenge which is to use your first Concord & 9th set. So, I know exactly what set that is... Many Mandalas. So I’ve been searching high and low for this set for weeks! Ever since the challenge was announced. I even flirted briefly with using the 2nd stamp set I purchased rationalizing that no one would know. But I would know, so no can do. Well I finally found it 2 days ago stashed away with my Christmas stuff as well as a birthday card from one of my crafty friends that I could not find to post! 
I’m so disorganized!!! So without any more chatter, here is my just dried enough to photograph but not to mail card:


Isn’t she dreamy?! Love how this turned out. I used the largest 2 stamp set of the Many Mandala set and stamped with Versamark then embossed with Hero Arts Pearl EP. Same with the sentiment. Then I used my new Nuvo brushes and some Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen …

MFT Sketch Challenge 368

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Hi there! Popping in to show my card for the MFT Sketch Challenge 368

This card was a true labor of love. It’s my Galentines card for my sister. She’s not one for traditional hearts, flowers, etc. But she loves bright and happy colors!
I used my tried and true MFT Hugs die to send some hugs across the miles to NY!
Thanks for stopping by!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 20- Fun with Food !

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Happy New Year!!!
So, this year I have resolved to blog on a regular basis. I am currently scouring the internet for a blog planner. Any assistance is much appreciated!

Today I am showing you my entry into  Lawnfawnatics Challenge 20:  Fun with food!! I think Lawn Fawn has the best food stamps, and I was lucky to get “Baked with Love” stamp set for Christmas.  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Spot of Blue.




This is a birthday card for hubby as he likes CAS cards.  Also, this is the very first card I used masking on! Santa forgot the coordinating dies and I was forced to try masking. Which is also on my 2018 list of crafty things to try.  
I stamped the images with Simon says Stamp black ink and colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I used a white pen for highlights and Glossy Accents on the heart and cupcake frosting which does not photograph at all!  I propped the card onto some lipstick red paper and mounted on a turquoise base as …

Lawn Fawnatics and A Blog Named Hero Challenges

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Hey everyone.  Well, I am very lucky as my October Monthly Hero Arts kit came just in time!  I wanted to use the dies on a tag I was making for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.  I kept it un-assembled until I received my package yesterday.  

This tag is being entered into the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 14 : Happy Critters and the A Blog Named Hero - Calling all Critters.  The Blog Named Hero Challenge is using both Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn products.  I expect to enter more as the October kit and Lawn Fawn play very nicely together!
I used Toboggan together set and colored it with Spectrum Noir pens.  I made the background out of the mountain range die from the October HA kit.  I used Bristol Smooth paper and first inked it with DO Iced Spruce and Salty Ocean.  I cut it then used the mountain range stamp with white pigment HA ink to stamp some detail.  I also inked the edges of the range with the ink.  I embossed it all with sparkly EP for some shine.  I also stamped some snowflakes from the…

Lawn Fanatics Challenge 14: Happy Little Critters!

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Hey everyone! I was minding my own business, busy making Christmas tags for an upcoming Craft Fair, and I ran across the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 14: Happy Critters.
I am literally using Lawn Fawn Critters for 2 tags I am making right now!  So I hurried up and finished them and will enter them both into the Challenge.  Here is my first one:


This tag is like my favorite ever!  I used the Christmas Dreams set, which is so versatile!  This is my puppy Sawyer, by the way.  I have 3, so I will be making this tag for all of them. Don't want to play favorites, right? I cut the mitten using Winter tags out of Lawn Fawn paper and stamped with Tiny Tag Sayings.  Let me tell you, this set is always sold out!  Because its awesome, of curse.  
I colored everything in with Spectrum Noir markers and added sparkle, which never photographs, but it looks great in person! Thanks for listening, I'll be back with another tag soon!

A little sparkle for Sunday...

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Happy Sunday Y'all!  Oh, I am having a blast crafting today.  Here is a cute little tag I made:

So cute, right?  So, I used MFT Magical Unicorn set for this one.  I started by stamping the unicorn and castle in Simon Says Stamp black ink.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color.  I used some white gel pen for highlights.
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark then embossed in clear embossing powder.  This has become my favorite way to stamp sentiments - so crisp and bold! I took the blue paper and embossed with a cloud embossing folder - its a bit hard to see, but adds texture and dimension.  I tucked the castle behind the clouds and to make it seem as if it is in the distance. I finished by adding sparkle with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen.  And added some pink dots for a finishing touch.
This card is for the following: MFT Sketch Challenge 351 MFT Color Challenge 77 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Shimmer and Shine
Thanks for visiting!

MFT Sketch Challenge #350 and SSS Wednesday challenge - Clean and Simple

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Just a quick post today.  I have my entry into the MFT Sketch Challenge #350 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple

I stamped one of the  MFT Fancy Flowers with MFT Grout Grey ink so that the lines are not visible.  I colored them in with colored pencils - pink and peach mostly.  The stems are drawn by hand and use 3 shades of green.  The sentiment is from MFT Birthday Sentiments.  I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed white.  I tore a piece of vellum for the sentiment and stapled it to the card for a rustic look.   When done, I splattered with some Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Picked Raspberry.  I used some water droplets from Studio Katia for embellishment.  That's all tonight, a nice quick card!

MFT 2017 Card Design Superstar - CAS style

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So, my blog is a bit messed up.  I am sure there are some of you who have had this happen - but I changed the font on the title  page of my blog (well, the size of the font) and the result is that things just don't work the way they are supposed to.  So....if you cannot see a Comment Button, its there - invisible - in the lower right portion of the end of my post.  I am getting help, but in the meantime I need to post my entry for the MFT Superstar Card Challenge 2017 - CAS style

For this card, I stamped the MFT Dew Drops stamps in various sizes in Distress Oxide Twisted Citron ink.  After I stamped the shapes, I embossed with clear embossing powder while the ink was still wet.  For the "star" I stamped the smallest dew drop in Versamark and used Silver Tinsel WOW embossing powder.
Then I cut the Peaceful Greetings Die-namics out 3 times and glued using Glossy accents.  I am a horrible gluer and Glossy Accents is the most forgiving due to the fact it is clear.
I cut o…