Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016 Hello Butterfly



This card is totally cased from Sally McDonald SU Demonstrator (and I am can't find her blog currently).  I will link to her blog when I talk to her.  She had an open house a couple of weeks ago and we made a card very similar to this one and well I LOVED it.  I bought a Simon Says Die (with my birthday coupon), die cut it out mounted it on some pretty paper, then glued the cut image back in place.  The sentiment, a bow and some hand made enamel dots (Nuvo) finished this card.  I know I will be making more of these for sure.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016 THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - Sketch Challenge





This is the 4th Wednesday of August - oh where has the summer gone??  This week our challenge is a sketch challenge.  I used the Starfish Shell Lg. 4110-K and Starfish Shell Sm. 4111-F for the challenge this week I sponged in my background with distress inks. I then embossed the shells and fussy cut them out and popped them up with pop dots.  I used the saying For The Beauty 3213-G  and embellished it with some tiny sea shells I had in my stash.  I'm thinking this will be a good card for several occasions - especially to my chemo buddies  

Hoping you will create a card over at The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use a REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamp but if you do you will an additional entry in the random drawing drawing for a a $25  REPEAT IMPRESSIONS gift certificate.  HINT:  Take a look over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  We would love to see your creation. 
Now go take a peek at what our Design Team teammates have created for this weeks challenge. 
                    
                     Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - Photo Inspiration





This week over at THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT we have a beautiful photo inspiration of a lighthouse.  As our owner lives in Maine - her light house stamps are simply beautiful - in fact she has a whole series called Lighthouses  over at REPEAT IMPRESSIONS.  
I used three different stamps to make my card:  Lighthouse Cape Hatteras 3003K, Wine Time Ship 9508J, and Journey - Metro Map 5814N.                                                                           

My daughter has a friend that is going abroad for a semester to study and she asked me if I had any ideas for a card - well this popped into my head.  I die cut the sentiment Good Luck as I thought it was appropriate for the occasion,  The  yellow enamel dot is to note her destination.  I am hoping dear daughter likes her card.  

Hoping you will create a card over at The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use a REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamp but if you do you will an additional entry in the random drawing drawing for a a $25  REPEAT IMPRESSIONS gift certificate.  HINT:  Take a look over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  We would love to see your creation. 
Now go take a peek at what our Design Team teammates have created for this weeks challenge. 
                    
                     Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti 

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 Happy Birthday Tulip





I've had this SU tulip image stamped up for a while - and in going through a "box" of things to finish projects I found it and decided to make a birthday card.  August has a lot of birthdays - in fact two ladies from my book club this evening as well as ME have August birthdays.  So this is going to one of the gals.  Not my usual style - but I think it turned out fine with using the washi tapes and the bling (from my box of "special" bling).  

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016 Happy Birthday Dog


Have lots of August birthdays - including MINE!!!  This one is for our Bible Study leader - and loved how it turned out.  I metone of my  BFF's Donna Wednesday for breakfast and a little shopping and this was one of my birthday gifties from her.  I knew Tim Holtz had a set of Crazy Cats but didn't know about the dogs so I was super surprised.  AND the fun part is all of the accessories from Crazy Birds as well as the sayings fit this set of dogs as well.  Brilliant. I stamped him on watercolor paper - (thank you for the Misti), water colored him - die cut Happy Birthday, and used my enamel dots for his collar.  I'm thinking Dan will like this card.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 - Fall Fox



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My first fall card of the season - and I'm loving this darling fox by Gerda Steiner  this little guy colored up very nicely using copic markers YR14 YR27 and E08 - greens for the grass and some cracker box eyes.  Met one of my besties Donna  yesterday for breakfast and shopping at our favorite little stamp store in Kimmswick MO.  I DID NOT buy any stamps - but I did get 3 new embossing folders and this was one of them by Darcie.  I used white core paper to run it through my cuttlebug and then sanded to bring out some highlights. Had a few punched leaves - and some very pretty bg papers with fall colors.  I then cut out "hello" - three times - glued them alltogether and then glued it to the card.  I have seen other people do this but have never tried it myself.  Love this idea.  
Then I played around with a bit of staging my card - had gotten a gold S at Hobby Lobby last week - piece of wood that hubby cut for me and a lacey gold doily. Doubt if I would stage all of my cards in this fashion but was kind of fun .      Challenge:

Gerda Steiner Designs - monthly challenge
Morgans Art World - use 3 of something (leaves)
Crafting by Design - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes with a twist to use a circle

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 Designer Choice - Circle Card






This week our DT member Kathy was our designer of the week and she choose our challenge to be circle cards.  I have been wanting to make a circle telescoping card for a while and this was the inspiration I needed.  I have several birthdays in August so I choose to go with Birthday theme. 

I used:  9205-O Hydrangea
             9206 H Beautiful Days
             1113 D Happy Birthday 

I watched a couple of tutorials on Pintrest just to see how they went together and then I flew with my own.  I am pleased at how it turned out and I know who I am going to send this one too in a couple of days.  In fact she and I share a birthday.  

Hoping you will create a card over at The House that Stamps Built.  You don't have to use a REPEAT IMPRESSIONS stamp but if you do you will an additional entry in the random drawing drawing for a a $25  REPEAT IMPRESSIONS gift certificate.  HINT:  Take a look over on my side bar and you will see a 10% discount on REPEAT IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  We would love to see your creation. 
Now go take a peek at what our Design Team teammates have created for this weeks challenge. 
                    
                     Cheri     Deonna      Joy      Kathy    Heather  Laurie   and   Patti