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2017-06-24; Masculine Metal; 1-on-1 craft night with Jan


This is the 2nd project that my friend Jan had me work on. Wow! This one is impressive in real life. She did a fabulous job with her pick of papers and the technique of faux metal.

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I brought the card home and added this sentiment. I cut at 1″ from the Cricut Elegant Cakes cartridge 4 different times and stacked the sentiment for a sturdier chip-board feel. I cut the image from mirror gold metallic card stock.

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And one more look at this great card before you go on about your day….

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While I was making this card; my friend Jan was working on the card that I brought for her to make. Be sure to stop back and I’ll show you what she made.

this card was entered into the challenge CARDZ TV CARD CRAZY CRAFTERS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #4

2017-06-23; Lighter than air; 1-on-1 craft night with Jan


Last night I stayed up way past my bedtime so I could play with my long-time stamping friend Jan. I headed over to her house after work where she not only provided wonderful projects to make but fed me as well. Thank you so much Jan!

Here is one of the cards she had me make.

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A close look at the hot air balloon. I popped it up and colored it with some jelly-roll stardust gel pen. You probably can’t see it in the photo, but it adds just a hint of glimmer.

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And one more look at today’s card before you go on about your day….

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this card was entered into the challenge at CARDZ TV CARD CRAZY CRAFTERS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #4

2017-06-18; Life is better


I woke up at 3:00 AM this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I went to my craft desk until the sleepies hit. While I waited I put together this “Z” fold card with a doily and berry fun wreath.

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the sentiment is from an acrylic set by (I think) Fiskers. The package that it was in has long since fallen apart.

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I used the swirls from the Stampin Up set Swirly Birds, die cutting them out and then adding some more filler.

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And one more look at today’s card before you go on about your day…….

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This card fit the challenge for this week’s Cardz TV Anything Goes challenge #4

2017-06-13; ink splotch art


today’s sample is a showcase for this fun ink splotch die cut.

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This is a home made dew drop (tutorial HERE). I used a gold hot glue stick.

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The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz acrylic stamp set. (Sorry Tim, I know you don’t care for acrylic’s much 😉 )

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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2017-06-10; die cut frame & file folder remnant


I started this card a day or two ago and never got back to the craft room until Saturday morning when everyone was still asleep at my house. It’s going to be in the 90’s today so my basement craft room will be a cool haven to retreat to. Granted, I have to bundle up to be here this time of year as the normal temperature down here is 63* So consider that I had to freeze my tootsies to create this/ All the pieces except the base card were from the remnant/scrap pile headed for the trash.

The blueish layer is a piece of green file folder. It’s very heavy duty, like chipboard. I stamped it using a burlap background stamp and then added the sentiment. The frame is die cut from a piece of scrap from the bin.

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The flowers are left overs from the April Shoe Box Craft night. Here I’ve glimmered them up using a left over die cut mini flower from a Cricut project. I’ve added glue and covered them in champagne glitter. See the leaves in the background? They were die cut a month or two ago and just laying on the table since then. They went with the flowers perfectly.

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In addition to the scraps of DP used from the trash bin I also added 2 doily’s that were cut and pieced so they would barely stick out from under the chip board mat.

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This card fit the challenge at Cuttlebug Mania “Frame It”
This card also fits the challenge at CardzTV this week CRAZY CRAFTERS ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE #3

2017-06-07; Serene Silhouettes say hello to Cuttlebug challenge


I picked up the stamp set Serene Silhouettes at a rummage sale some time ago. I don’t recall ever using it so it was fun to try it out. The entire background and focal image is all rubber stamped images.

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the frame is a die cut that has been stamped with another Stampin Up background image of text. In the background of the central image is a crackle stamp by Rubber Stampede. Additional color was added rubbing ink pads directly on the card stock.

Under the die cut frame I created a mat that was stamped with the central flower image in silver. This piece was then embossed with a Darice brick embossing folder.

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Here is a little more of the 100 yards of pink ribbon being used that I picked up at an over-stock store. The cotton twine is from the hardware store; 420 feet (or 120 yards) for $1.99! Homemade bakers twine here I come.

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The sentiment (Close to My Heart) was added to a piece of tissue paper and glued in place with matte medium. I put tiny dots of red paint on the hearts.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day….

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I had some difficulty with trying to get the embossing to show up, so I muddled with the contrast. The actual color of the base card is a deep burgundy.
Thanks for stopping by today.

This card was entered into the following challenge:
Cuttlebug Mania: Frame It

2017-06-05; May’s Shoe Box Gathering – bonus card and REVIEW!


This is the last card from the May shoe box craft night; a bonus card. I find that if I put together a simple project it keeps the ladies busy while I put the treat together for them.

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Here’s close flower center, just a silver heart brad holding the center of the swirl down.

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And after the ladies left I had extra pieces left. Here is a 2nd variation with Hello Sunshine


From the same stamp set as the Hello Sunshine, a tiny distressed looking sun. I used this for the center of the die cut.


And the distressed sentiment. This was a free set of acrylic stamps that came along with a magazine.


And one last look at this card…..


AND now the REVIEW!

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It was a fun night of crafting all of these projects. My thanks to all of the ladies who shared their supplies and talents to make this such a successful evening.