Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MIM #300




Wow!  This will be the 300th Make It Monday video and challenge!   You can watch Melissa Phillips share her tips for how to create your own paper crafted wreaths in this video HERE.  
Her beautiful style is demonstrated with three lovely cards.

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My Card ended up with a few too many embellishments~I think I got carried away watching Melissa who is really a genius at this technique  (I clearly need more practice ;-)

The wreath (Kraft CS) was made with two different size circle dies, embossed with woodgrain and a few Sizzix Scribbles die cuts (Red CS). 
The Banner die cut (Black CS) also by Sizzix is adhered to orange linen CS..  
Sentiment, Leaves and Pumpkins stamps are from PTI Fall Elegance which I fussy cut out are popped up with thick double sided tapes.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

MIM #299

Sentiment Windows

This week, Dawn McVey is up on MIM with a challenge to use a sentiment stamped on the inside of your card as part of the design on the card front, by utilizing a die cut window! 
Love everything Dawn does~she is such a creative and talented lady!   
You can go HERE to check out her AMAZING art work and video then link up your card.

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I turned my Spring Woods stamp/die set into a "winter woods" scene for this Christmas card. πŸ˜‰
The panel on top is embossed with a folder of snowflakes from Sissix.  
Inside sentiment is Hero Arts
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Creative With Stamps

The Design Team for
 "Creative With Stamps"
has created another card to share with you 
Mid Month for our October Challenge~Shoes

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My card~
I stamped the shoes a few times, then colored them in all the colors I would buy :-) there is Wink of Stella brushed on the shoes to give them some razzle dazzle.  
The sentiment is framed with a Spellbinder Nestabilities Frame that I embossed onto the panel of cardstock instead of die cutting it and the pretty paper behind the white panel is embossed with a sparkle design also.   

You can check out the cards from my fabulous team mates and all of the entries from everyone so far  HERE.
You have until the end of October to enter our Challenge #19.
Hope you will join in, you can enter up to 3 cards and be eligible to win some great prizes from our Fabulous Sponsors.  
Just be sure to read through the few "Rules/Guidelines" and have FUN!  

Friday, October 6, 2017

MIM #298


Faux Epoxy Embellishments

Betsy Veldman is up on MIM this week with a tutorial for creating your own faux epoxy embellishments using die-cuts and clear embossing powder.  You can view her video HERE.

Sorry, I'm having computer issues and could not photo edit my picture.  The song birds are my faux epoxy embellishments and they are perched on tree limbs from a Darice Embossing folder not just floating in mid air as they appear to be.πŸ˜•  The snow flakes are sparkly and really pretty IRL.
Oh, and another "problem" with this card, my Ranger embossing ink pad seems to have disintegrated, so those bumpy colored splotches were not intentional...
 I'm going with~they are "textured" epoxy embellishments!

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Creative With Stamps/NBUS #12

Oh my!  It is October 1st!   Hope you are ready for the cooler crisp temperatures of Fall.  Well, ready or not, it's here peeps!
  Also on the first of each month there's a new challenge at   
Creative With Stamps!  For the month of October we are looking for stamped Shoes on your card creations to be entered on our Challenge Blog  HERE.

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I am also entering this card in Darnell's NBUS challenge #12
* I have never used these shoe stamps which came in a set of 360 Stamps from a company called "See D's" in 2005...YIKES!
This set covers just about every card-giving-occasion stamp imaginable. I'm not sure I have even used a fifth of these stamps yet(gasp)  Sooo, I am sure there is enough NBUS in just this set to join in Darnell's challenges for many more years to come 😏
They came with plastic CD-like cases and a holder to keep the cases with stamps in it, which I keep on my craft room desk~so you see, there really is no good excuse not to use these stamps. 
* The flowers embossed on the side is an old  Cuttlebug border EF, also NBUS (or at least I don't remember using it in the last 5-6 years).
Thank you, again Darnell for the fun and kick in the pants to use my NBUS!

 *If my card is a lucky winner, I would love a GC 
or the PTI Holiday Greens stamp/die set 
   But, truth be told, any of the giveaways would be FABULOUS to win!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12

This is another card for Darnell's challenge.  You can find a whole lotta inspiration to use some of your new or neglected stamp/craft supplies HEREDarnell always gets a great number of folks to post their cards and she participates with a onefer, twofer or threefer herself each day for added fun and mojo!
The Playhouse is also a great place to visit so you don't feel totally alone atop your own personal Mt. NBUS! 😏

I've had this pretty Daisy stamp-set from Stampendous for a couple of years and was messing around trying to perfect my water-coloring skills. After watching a few artists on You Tube videos, I pulled out my  Prismacolor Premier Watercolor pencils (at least 3/4 of the box is NBUS) and this card is the result. 
Okay...no judging pleeeze!  

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1.  140# Watercolor Paper (love the heavy weight)
2.  "Daisy Thanks" stamp
3.   Prismacolor pencils~can't remember when I used them,  if everπŸ˜•

 *If my card is a lucky winner, I would love a GC 
   the PTI Holiday Greens stamp/die set 
But, truth be told, any of the giveaways would be FABULOUS to win!

Monday, September 25, 2017

NBUS Challenge #12

Holy Moly!  I can't believe Darnell has been hosting her NBUS challenges for four years now!  She is on Challenge #12 and I believe I had entries for just about all of them~and I must admit, have not even put a dent in Mt. NBUS here in my craft room.

Go HERE to read her guidlines, head to your NBUS pile of craft goodies, enter and Whallah--Bing Bang Done!  
She is also so generously giving out a bunch of amazing *gifties.

Darnell has such a fun Blog, you won't want to leave the Playhouse.
But, you should leave and get out of her way so she can create and inspire us again tomorrow!  :-)

My Card ~ 
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NBUS used:
1. The strippy green embossed paper (grass) from a 12X12 pad by Craft Smith
2. The matching color (blue + orange) bling on the bicycle spokes

3. That cute kite from a pack bought at Michael's years ago. Apparently I had to have these adorable patterned paper kites in different colors ... I have 2 packages. LOL
 4. Those Bicycle dies from Impression Obsession haven't been used in quite some time AND definitely not in blue or orange. :-) 

 *If my card is a lucky winner, I would love a GC
   the PTI Holiday Greens stamp/die set 
But, truth be told, any of the giveaways would be FABULOUS to win!

You are so sweet to host these challenges, Darnell~it's a lotta work, THANK YOUHOOO!