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2018-02-15; more slap-dash and water color



Another “slap-dash” card made from scraps on my desk.

This design is a base of more cover stock from a designer paper pack (DP), washi tape, torn book pages, die cut leaf branch, textured wall paper, a fussy cut butterfly from DP and a sentiment sticker.


Here is a close look at the fussy cut butterfly.


And a look at some of the water coloring and texture.


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


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2019-02-14; Happy Valentine’s Day


Last month I visited Michael’s and found some new $2 items.  This is little kitty with embossing folder is one of the things I picked up.











Here you can see a close up of the kitties.  I used alcohol markers to color.  The hears have crystal effects added for a shinny gloss.









Here is a side view so you can which layers were popped up.

The sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michael’s by Studio G.








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2019-02-13; An artful Valentine


For today’s sample I used a style that I call “slap-dash.”  Just start slapping down scraps on a base.  You never know just how it will turn out.

In this example I started with the cover from a pad of DP (Decorative Paper); glued down some torn bits of book pages, textured wall paper, stencil paste (through a stencil), washi tape and a piece of lace.  Lastly, I dribbled water color spray ink, and sprayed liberally with water for a blend.





Here is a close look at the hearts.  The red outline is a left over from an SU stamp camp that I brought home with me.  I knew I could add it to a card  lol!  The textured upper right heart was a tuck in from a friend with one of her last notes and finally the silver outlined hearts are stickers from the dollar store.


And one more look before you go on about your day….


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2019-02-12; 3×3 Hello from the heart


A stamping friend was looking for ideas on 3×3 note cards.  The only thing required was to have a heart image somewhere on the card.  I managed to fit 3; 2 pearl heart shapes and the actual word “Heart.”




The tiny sentiment is by Hero Arts.  The swirl wreath by Stampin Up; the flower is a sticker from the dollar store.  You can also see some Nuvo drops in pink and some mesh ribbon.







The tiny pearl hearts were carefully glued in place.  I did do some additional stamping on the background DP; barely visible is a semi circle flourish in gold metallic ink.






And one last look at this tiny 3×3 card before you go on about your day….

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2019-02-11; card parts from a stamping friend


A stamping friend always puts “tuck-in’s” along with her card and note.  I have gathered a few of them up here to make a card to send back to her.

The tuck-in’s in this case are the white, pink and black mats; the pink & white doily; the die cut word & matching mat (smile) and the flower sticker.

To the flower sticker I added some prisma glitter.

Here is a look at the fun smile cut out.

All the other additions are things that were already on my desk from previous projects.

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2019-02-10; sketch challenge, What’s Brewin?”


Today’s sample is the card I made for the sketch challenge.  I did not have exact measurements of the mats so I eyeballed it as best as I could.  All the papers are from the same DP pad and all have gold foil accents (except the banner).


Here you can see the various coffee cups I added.










All the layers were glued down flat except the sentiment and a couple of coffee beans.







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


And yes, this won the popular vote.  My prize was a DP pad of butterfly themed papers.

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2019-02-09; color challenge Pear Pizazz & Flirty Flamingo


A fun thing to take part in when I go to the quarterly Stampin’ Up stamp camp is to join in on a challenge.  Today’s sample was made for the color challenge.

I did a different kind of treatment with the ribbon.  I put down double sided tape first then tacked with a sewing stitch to make sure it stayed where it was put.

This is an old retired sentiment set, also by Stampin’ Up.

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

Did this card with the popular vote with my peers?  Sadly no.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and see the card for the 2nd challenge; a winner!~