Friday, August 29, 2014


Now that I have a new printer I am capable of printing digital stamps again. My first purchases were three of the new Sugar Nellie Furry Friends. I spread the love between a kitty, a bunny and a teddy. Today's card features Texting.

I started out cutting a Cell Phone file with my Silhouette from plain card stock and Copics X-Press It blending card stock. I printed the Texting image onto the screen portion of the phone and then colored with Copic Markers. I combined this cutie patootie bunny with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Me-ology and Studio Calico Here+There pads and matted all the background pieces with the same Smokey Shadow card stock as the cell phone. The cut file contained quote boxes also but I felt the My Favorite Things Say What? Die-namics was a better fit for the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Just My Type set. I attached the sentiment piece with dimensional dots and then added the row of hearts cut with the Reverse Confetti Love Note Confetti Cuts set, backed with a bit of silver thread.

Products: Sugar Nellie digital stamp, Fancy Pants and Studio Calico dp, PTI cs, Silhouette file, My Favorite Things Die-namics, Reverse Confetti die, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-C00, C1, C3, R20, W00, E81; Cell phone-W00, E81, YR12; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG0000, BG000

I am entering this in the Sugar Nellie Furry Friends challenge.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shore Do Love You

Today's card is a clean and simple one for the August Reverse Confetti Color Challenge. This month's colors are red, navy and gold.

I cut the tag using the new Reverse Confetti Tag Me Too from navy card stock and the lower portion from polished gold cardstock plus the white strip. I stamped the rope image from the Happy Harbor set using Ranger Archival Vermillion ink onto the white portion and then the two anchors after which I fussy cut out. The lighthouse was stamped onto Copics X-Press It, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. After stamping the sentiment directly onto the background panel, I attached the completed tag with dimensional dots. The two anchors were attached with a Doodlebug mini clothes pin with a bit of baker's twine.

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, PTI cs, Doodlebug clothes pin, Ranger Archival and My Favorite Things inks, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, R22, R24, R29

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi Friend (Paper Smooches}

It's my last week as guest designer card for Paper Smooches. I had fun creating my projects. Thank you so much Kim.

Today's card features the new Big Friend Word Die which I cut from plain white card stock. I created a quilted background block by punching 1 inch squares from various Doodlebug papers from the Kraft in Color pad and then attaching to a stitched rectangle. I attached the die cut word on it, using a jeweled sequin to dot the "i". I stamped the word hi from the Bold Buzzwords set onto a small tag using Memento Luxe Danube Blue ink and then threaded it with Hemptique cord. A scattering of sequins finished it up.

Products: Paper Smooches stamp and die, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Lawn Fawn sequins, Hemptique cord, WPlus9 die, Stampin' Up punch, Lil Inker Designs stitched die, Memento Luxe ink

There are more projects on the Paper Smooches blog. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

C.C. Designs Review - School Supplies

Good morning. The C.C. Designs Team are showcasing the new School Supplies Cutters and the Notebook Paper Stamp Set.

My card features the School Supplies Cutters only. I cut the clipboard, paper and part of the pencil from patterned papers in the Doodlebug Boys Only pad and the rest of the pencil from card stock. After assembling the clipboard I added the sentiment from the School Logos Set. After preparing the background I attached the clipboard piece with dimensional dots, added the pencil die cut as well as a paperclip from the Doodlebug Mini Fall Paperclips set.

Products: C.C. Designs stamp and dies, Doodlebug dp and paper clip, PTI cs, The Paper Studio embossing folder, Memento ink

There are more review projects on the C.C. Designs blog.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

You are My Sunshine

Today's tag/card is for the current Tag You're It! Challenge (#4).

I started out my cutting the tag from watercolor paper using the new Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too die set. I lightly color washed it with yellow water color and then added a patterned paper strip at the bottom. I did the inlaid die cut technique on the tag with the word sunshine from the Simon Says Sun & Sunshine die set. I also cut the sawtooth edged piece from the same die set and stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Bring the Sunshine using Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink onto it. After assembling all the pieces of the tag, I tied ribbon through the tag hole and added a trio of pearls on the scallops. I attached the tag to the background piece keeping the layout simple. All the patterned paper came from the Fancy Pants Beloved pad.

Products: Simon Says stamp and dies, Fancy Pants dp, PTI and Stampin' Up card stock, May Arts ribbon, Basic Grey pearls, Reverse Confetti dies, Memento Luxe ink, Loew-Cornell Water Colors

Have a great Sunday.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hello (Life is Good)

I have a fun beachy card today featuring the Lawn Fawn Life is Good set. I created it with both the current Curtain Call Tropical Trip Challenge in mind as well as the Lawnscaping Texture Anyone? Challenge.

I first cut a square from water color paper using Spellbinders Nestabilities and then stamped the sand mound. I water colored the sand and the sky and then cut out the "water" from card stock using the Taylored Expressions Wave Border. I stamped the castle, starfish and crab onto Copics X-Press It, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I assembled the scene within the square, attaching the images with dimensional dots. After wrapping the frayed cord around the bottom, I stamped the seagull images and then attached the piece to the background panel. The background panel was cut from Bazzill Peanut Cluster card stock using the embossed piece from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 set and then inked around the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The sentiment came from the Just My Type set.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps, Tim Holtz Water Color paper and ink, PTI, Bazzill and Core'dinations cs, My Favorite Things die and ink, Simon Says ink, Loew-Cornell Water Colors, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E30, E33, E81, E84, R22, R24, R27

I wish I was on the beach right now. It is so very hot here the only thing I can do is stay in my house with the air conditioning going full blast. It doesn't make me very happy but I am sure Alabama Power loves it.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Proverbs 31:25

I used the August Viva la Verve Sketch 3 for the general layout of today's card as I am trying to complete all the sketches this month. The Verve Proverbs 31:25 has been in my not yet used box for a while now so I am happy to put it to use. I stamped it onto a plain sheet of paper from the Glitz Design Cashmere Dame pad using Simon Says Black ink. I attached it to the background panel using dimensional dots. White Hemptique cord was wrapped around the panel and then I added the hearts and a few Doodlebug jewels for a feminine design.

Products: Verve stamp, Glitz Design dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug jewels, Hemptique cord, MFT dies, Simon Says ink

Have a great weekend!

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