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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Edith is 100

 I am trying to put some order in the chaos of my craft room.  I am so blessed to have an abundance of supplies - I do find it difficult to purge as I keep thinking I will have time to use what I have...some day.  At any rate, this is an image from a very old SU set called Natural Beauty - it was i my box of items received through Wish RAK.  I colored with Twinkling H20's, andmatched with a piece of DP that was part of a pad I bought years ago.  This cranberry is one of my favorites.  I added cranberry half pearls, pieces of a doily, and sheer ribbon.  This goes to hubby's aunt - the last survivor of our parents' generation.
Sketch:   Our Daily Bread
Birthday:    Paper Shelter 
Die cuts:    Mod Squad
Any:    Stamped Blessings 
             Lunagirl Moonbeams
             Fab n Funky 
             Inspiration Destination
             Tuesday Throwdown

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shepherd Boy Christmas

I make most of my Christmas cards using the same image and sentiment, so I enjoy trying different layouts and backgrounds. This non frills version is great for a guy on our list.
Shepherd Boy by QKR; sentiment by Hampton Art; cream ribbon, die cut with hand made paper; Labels 4 dies.  I bought a pack of 25 sheets of this striped cs (Not paper!) at a craft expo for  $1 - but I forget the name of the vendor.  Lots of great deals there!

Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Neutrals:    Double D Challenges 
Q-Quick Layout:    ABC Christmas Challenge
Masculine:    Aud Sentiments

Christmas 2016

Digi mage from QKR Stampede; Hampton Art sentiment; washi tape, narrow yellow ribbon.

Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Any:       Tuesday Throwdown
Quick Layout:   ABC Christmas Challenge 

Shaped card - QKR Stampede Design Team card for Aug.18-25

This week, the challenge at QKR Stampede is to complete a shaped card.  I am not very good at free-hand cutting, so I opted to use Spellbinders Labels One dies - I actually used 3 different sizes.  You have an opportunity to win adorable QKR images - you can enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. Thursday, August 25.  See details here:  QKR Stampede
I enjoy humorous cards, and these images are such fun!  The card front is QKR "Magic Card", and the inside is QKR "One Year Older",

I cut the image using the medium sized die.  Then I cut the next larger from a metallic blue.  My idea is that the metallic is a bit more magical!  The cutting is a bit different in that I folded the card stock, and left a narrow strip at the top attached.  You can see that I used a tie - mostly for embellishment.  I adhered the image to this blue layer - now there are three layers. I cut the card base using the largest of the Nesties.  I folded the card stock, smoothing the fold with a bone folder.  I then positioned the largest Nestie so that a but of the fold did not get cut.  (See the flattened edge of the left  photo.)  In the left photo you can see the outline of the white card base.  I added a bit of  border faux stitching in gold.  By placing both images on the outside of the base, I have left the inside available for a sentiment or note.

I colored with a blue Prisma and metallic gold pen.  Some glitter was added to the edge - more magic dust!

Stash (cs):      Broken Fairy
Dies:       Come and Get It
                Happy Little Stamper
                Mod Squad
Border:     Simon says Stamp - Wednesday
Glitter:      Sparkle n Sprinkle
Bingo - row 2:  Crafty Gals Corner 
Any (twist of vintage):   Julia Spiri
Any:  Glitter n Sparkle
           Classic Design Team
           Crafty Catz
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Digi Choosday 
           Lemon Shortbread
           Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
           Crafting by Designs
           A Bit More Time to Craft

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SCS - MMTPT421 - Farm life for Marilyn

Each week the Tea Pot Party gals at Splitcoaststampers create cards to send to someone who may have a special need.  This week our cards go to Marilyn, who has had to give up her life on the farm for a retirement situation - and she misses her farm life.  Any one is welcome to join the party here:  Teapot Tuesdays.
Recipe:  images - SU  walk this way;  Misc DP, CB sentiment; glitter on sentiment; Prisma pencils.  The DP and black mat were both scraps - just about exactly the right size!

Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Scraps:     Jo's Scrapshack
Glitter:     Sparkle n Sprinkle
3 animals:    Morgans Artworld
Make your mark:   Addicted to Stamps

DTGD - Cathy's challenge

You may know that I do not do many CAS cards, but this did seem to work for me.  The sentiment is by Cuttlebug, and the butterflies by CC Designs.  I cut them from some scraps of "splattered" cs.  This was posted in my SCS gallery on 8-8.
Things with wings:   Crafting When we Can
CAS:    Stamplorations


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MMTPT420 -for a fan of pirates.

The recipient of this Tea Pot Party card is Al, who has had severe medical issues and is doing rehap to regain strength.  He is a fun loving guy who enjoys pirates, so this Dearie Doll pre-colored image is perfect.  See details of the Tea Pot Party here:   Splitcoaststampers teapot-tuesdays- mmtpt420
The red, white and blue is one of my favorite combinations but does not always work for me!  I used washi tape, dp that reminds me of ocean water, and Cuttlebug letters.  I used scraps for the DP bg and for the blue letters and strip.
sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Scraps :  Jo's scrapshack
Favorite colors:   Creative Corner
Any:    Polkadoodle

Monday, August 15, 2016

SCS DTGD - another entry - giogio's challenge 50th anniv

I like the look of the ivory and gold.  The ivory is shimmery cs from Michaels.  This was origially posted to ;my SCS gallery on Aug. 7.  Image by Eureka.  I used script and swiss dot embossing folders as well as a bit of rose DP and a square gold gem for more elegance.
Text bg:   Stampotique  (5 CH limit)
Any:    Lunagirl Moonbeams
             Julia Spiri

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SCS DTGD - KelliJo - shaker card

Here is another of the Dare to Get Dirty Cards - uploaded to my Splitcoaststampers gallery on Aug. 8.  I used a small baggie to create the shaker card.
Container:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:  Penny Black at Allsorts

Saturday, August 13, 2016

SCS DTGD - cook22 challenge - a pocket card

This was a fun pocket card to make.  I added a flowerpunched swirls, die cuts, Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut, and a book mark. The bg was embossed, then soaked in a bit of coffee. To enhance the look, I sprinkled on some dry granulated instant coffee to add to the vintage look.  This was first posted in my SCS gallery on Aug. 5.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Nature:   Cheery Lynn
Punches/dies:   The Paper Shelter

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Cullenwr - summer vacation

I am still adding cards from my SplitCoastStampers DTGD gallery,  This one was added for Wanda Cullen on Aug. 8.  I used some travel themed papers, ribbon, an oval die cut and Cuttlebug sentiment.
Summer vacation + die cut: Die-cut-Divas
For the men:   Creative Craft Cottage

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Jan Temkko

I am adding the last of the Dare to Get Dirty challenge cards.  Here I used shades of purple (I am not sure why this DP always looks blue on the screen).  The image is an older one from SU.  The original post was Aug. 8
Flowers:  Crafters Cafe

Thursday, August 11, 2016

QKR Stampede #204 - Monochromatic - DT entry

I hope your screen is set so that this looks green - especially the DP background, which is a very dark and very light green.  The challenge at QKR Stampede this week is to make a monochromatic creation.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6pm EDT on Thursday- for a chance to win QKR images.  Take a look at the creative gallery by the DT members! I selected this Hobbling Frog and matching sentiment.  Right now I have no recipient in mind, but every once in a while I have a friend with a broken ankle or hip replacement and this would be perfect.  I figure it could go for a guy or a gal!  Some where I heard that green is not a good get well color - but I figured I needed a green froggie!  This fun DP was in a huge tub of material from a yard sale.  I added some gems and a leafy circle die cut.  I have lots of embellishments I like, but these tiny gems are among my favorites - they add some pizzazz but not too much bulk.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch
Colored image:       Live Laugh Stamp
Animal acting human:    Dis Digi Designs
 3 of something:   Morgans Artworld
Use a die:     Crafty Sentiments
                    Paper Shelter.
Wild (frog):   Simon Says Wednesday
 Any:    Classic Design Team
             Digital Delights
             Incy Wincy
              Ispiration Destination
             Crafting by Designs 
             Patties Creations

SCS - Dare to get Dirty vintage - Kellyjg

I am catching up on posting cards that are also in my SplitCoastStampers gallery.  This was originally posted Sun, Aug, 7.  I used a page from a book and sprayed with Walnut ink - it sprays in drips but I guess that adds to the character!  This has two stamped panels and I added twine.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday 
Text:    Stampotique    (5 CH limit)
Take Two:    Love to Scrap 
Any: Word Art Wednesday
          Incy Wincy

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SCS Stampersandee ThankYou

I am catching up on adding Dare to get Dirty cards to my blog - I actually did complete all 42 in 8 days.  Yeah!  This was first posted in my SCS gallery on Aug. 6.  I used a stencil and chalk for the bg for this big SU stamp from 1993.
Pastel:  Hiding in my Craftroom
Geometric: Creative With Stamps
CAS:   Stamplorations


SCS DTGD Benzi - z fold Christmas Card

Front view -Double Z

The card opens in the center, and the ribbon keeps it closed.
This card was so easy to make - I will probably make several for family members. The cs is dark blue and white.

First posted in my SCS gallery on Aug. 7

Below - partial view of open card.
 Favorite color combo:  Creative Knockouts
 Any:   Great Impressions
Any, with stamp:   Penny Black at Allsorts 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SCS Dare to Get dirty - SPotlight Christmas

Image:QKR digi; chalk pencil, textured blue cs, ribbon, gems, circle dies.  Blue and white has become a favorite!  This will go to a family member at Christmas.
Sketch:   Share Joy
 Fave color combo:  Creative Knockouts

SCS Dare to get dirty bookmark - Stamper Robin

This book mark uses spray starch, powdered chalk and plastic wrap - here on black shiny cs. I need to play around with this idea some more.   I added a Cheery Lynn dragonfly and some cord, then cut in a tag shape.  From my SCS gallery 8-8.
Basically, the technique is to spray cs with starch, add some color medium in colors and "design" desired; spray again with starch. In this example, I used 3-4 coordinating colors of powdered chalk, sprinkled on the starch.    You may choose to top with crumpled plastic wrap, perhaps smooshing it around a bit and allow to dry -this takes a while. I am sure using white glossy cs
Nature:  Cheery Lynn
Make your own background:  Pile it on Challenge
Not a card - mixed media:  Stamplorations
Anything but a card:   Creative Corner
                                        Reasonable Ribbon  
Any, with chalk:    Chalk n Stock
Any:   Incy Wincy