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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
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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…

Hello....Playing with Concord & 9th - the final post for today!

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Yawn, I am getting a bit sleepy.  But I want to post these awesome tags I made with the Concord & 9th set Orange You Sweet.  
I am entering these as one entry into the Where Creativity meets c9 Challenge 12: Anything Goes.

Honestly, I don't know if I can do this,but it is not fair to use up 4 entries.  They are too similar.  But I like a non-traditional entry here and there :)
So, I need to tell you that these "hello" tags are just about my favorite thing I have ever made.  Here is a closeup:


First I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out a circle that was slightly smaller than my scalloped tag.  I cut out the hello from this die set from both the watermelon pink paper and the sparkly green paper and then glued the die cut into the opposite color.  Add some cute green twine and I have one fun tag!  I am going to make a bunch in different colors!


The next two tags were so much fun too!  I just love the green lime on some pale blue cardstock.  I used glitter paper …

Hello...Playing with Concord & 9th: Part 2

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This is the 2nd post I have tonight - I have been playing with the Concord & 9th stamp and die set:  Orange You Sweet.  I challenged myself to use this only this set today.  Here is my second set of cards.  The first will be entered into the Where Creativity meets c9 Challenge 12 : Anything goes.

The fruit stamps on this set are a constant source of fun for me! I stamped the watermelon on CS with pink pigment ink.  I used 2 shades of green for the rind, Twisted Citron and a pine-ish green from HA Monthly kit.  I then stamped with Versamark and clear embossed for the shine.  I used some green glitter paper to cut out the sweet from the die set and glued on top of 2 more I had cut from green paper.  I put on a die cut postage stamp panel and stamped the "You're So" directly on the background.  This card is 3.5 x 2.5 as I have been experimenting with different sizes than the traditional A2.
I made a second card that is so similar I will not be entering it into the con…

Hello...Playing with more Concord & 9th - Part 1

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So, I have a major addiction to Concord & 9th. I suspect you may too. Today, I decided to spend my day just playing with one set of theirs - Orange You Sweet.  This one set of stamps and dies is so versatile!  
Here is my first card, this one will be entered into the Where Creativity Meets c9 Challenge 12 - Anything Goes

I just love this stamp set!  I stamped the Hello 4 times down the side, using Memento Nautical Blue, 2 Hero Arts inks from my Monthly June Kit (I don't know what the colors are called!), and Lagoon by Prima.  Once the ink was dry, I overstamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped on a circle cut out with black SSS ink and Versamarked as well then clear embossed.  I just like the pop of the clear embossing.
Here's another card, its a variation on this so I won't enter it into the challenge. But I just love it!!

I did almost the same colors, but added Distress Oxide Twisted Citron for the 2nd ink and a m…

Hero Arts and Wow Embossing - Part 2

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Hi there, it Stefanie back again for more blogging.  Ahh, I made it through Monday! I am back with 2 more cards for the A Blog Named Hero Challenge.  And its a good one. This month its all about WOW products.  I have two cards using my WOW embossing powders in different ways.  So versatile!

My first card uses the newest Monthly Hero Arts kit.  Well, actually both do.  Disclaimer: I opened it up and cannot stop using it.   First, I watercolored my galaxy on Thursday night and let it dry for a day.  Then I used the 2 cute sprays that came with the kit and totally overdid my background. Yup.  I am an over-doer with galaxies.  I know this now, but was unaware at the time.  One of my favorite cardmakers Justin Krieger (@jrk912) made the most fantastic SIMPLE galaxy today.  Sigh.  I'm not there yet.  But I hope to be.
I used the awesome center die cut from the kit and cut a hole in my galaxy and actually put it aside if I need it later.  (I say this laughing - does every card maker do …

Hero Arts and WOW! What a fun combination!

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Oh, I have been waiting to use my new Monthly Hero Arts kit.  I finally, finally had time to play this weekend.  Hero Arts + Embossing = so much fun for me!  I made 3 cards, all of which I am entering into the Hero Arts Embossing with Wow Challenge.   This month, Hero Arts is teaming up with Wow Embossing products for the A Blog Named Hero Challenge.  I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment
My first card is for my sister, my sissy, who is having a crap week.  I want her to know I love her more than anything and I am here for her.




 I started with a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 base of Bristol Smooth  CS and I blended Distress Oxide ink in Abandoned Coral all over.  My original intent was to do the ombre look, but I just love this color and had a heavy hand.  I spritzed with water to make some magic.  While the background dried, I set off to emboss me some stars.  I stamped the large star with from this month's Hero Arts Monthly kit with Versamark …