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2018-01-13; Seascape bridge card


My first bridge card was much easier to assemble than I thought it would be.

The base card measures 8 x 4.25″ and scored at 1-1/4, 2-1/2, 5-1/2 and 6-3/4.  The “bridge” measures 1-1/4  x 5-1/2″  From there I measured and added mats and decorative papers.

I used two stamp sets.  One by Stampin Up called So Many Shells and the other Inkadinkadoo called Down by The Seaside.
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Here I colored the 3 shells and grasses with a few different colors of green
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The beach sign was popped up using 3-d mounting tape.  You might notice that I added some torn vellum to look like water rolling in.

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And a higher view of the card so you can see the interior a bit.  If I were going to write a note, I would add a panel to the back of the card.  It does fold flat for mailing and will fit in an A2 envelope.

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Thanks for stopping by…

This card was entered into the challenge at CardzTV anything goes Challenge #34


2018-02-12; sketch FTL55 & Hey Chick


This is the sketch this week FTL55


The card is a smaller size as I had envelopes I needed to use up.  This card measures 5-1/8 x 3-3/4″, so a smaller invitation size.  I made my own background by sponging and adding stamping from the SU Set Timeless Textures.  I was able to create chicken wire by inking my embossing folder and “stamping” it onto the card stock.

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I created faux layers by drawing around the chicken wire mat and using different stamping.

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And one more look at the card for today….  The chicken is from the SU Set, Hey Chick.

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This card was made for the challenge this week at Clean & Simple Stamping blog FTL55

2018-02-11; January 2018 Shoe Box Craft Night -DP card & review


This is the card that Maggi brought us to work on at the January Shoe Box Craft Night.   DP  stands for Decorative Paper aka Scrapbook paper.  She brought this fun DP card for us to assemble.

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Along with the card parts provided, Maggi also laid out all kinds of extra embellishments.  I picked this 3-d  sticker to add along with some gold foil butterfly’s.

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And one more look at the card…

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And now the review in case you missed any of the January Shoe Box Craft Night cards.

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Thank you to Chrissy for hosting and to all of the ladies who brought their ideas and supplies to share.

2018-02-10; January 2018 Shoe Box Craft Night – valentine


Here is the card I brought to the January Shoe Box Craft Night for the ladies to make.  I used scrapbook paper from a Christmas pad for the layers on this card.  The base card is a burgundy color that Chrissy gave me a while back. (She is one of the ladies in the Shoe Box Group.)  I love putting to use stuff the ladies give me into cards they make.  The heart is by Stampin Up and is shaded with pastels with a touch of red glitter added.

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A close look at the sentiment by Victorian Originals

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


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Thanks for stopping by today.

2018-02-08; sketch challenge & watercolor


This weeks sketch at Clean and simple Stamping:

Combined with a watercolor background…this one is on the top row, on the left.


and finally this polka dot die. It looks a little wild now, but with an addition I calmed it down a bit.

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Here is the card. I flipped the sketch on it’s side.

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Sentiment by Dylusions clearly more quotes acrylic set #DYB51541

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Woman image by Stampin Up from the set Wise Cracks

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

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this card was entered into the sketch challenge at Clean and Simple Stamping FTL54

2018-02-07; Quarterly SU Stamp Camp – amazing birdy & review


Here we are at card #5 from the SU Quarterly Stamp Camp.  On this card we were able to try out the new Stamp-a-ratus.
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Both the flower and the bird were un-stamped die cuts that were given to us.  By using the new stamp positioner we were able to place the image exactly on the die cut where it needed to be.

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And another look at the completed card.  The bottom 1/3 of the card was DP.  We used a matching alcohol marker to color in the flowers.  I left mine loose & sketchy.
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And here is the review of all the designs.  These cards are finished inside and out!

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And I know you’ve been waiting for it…here are my rummage sale finds.  4 stamp sets, a package of acrylic dots, 2 stencils, an ink pad with reinker and a roll of washi tape.  $12.50

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And one of those 4 stamps sets is this one.  It came just like this, without a box so I don’t know the name of it or what brand it is.  Can you name that stamp set?
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2018-02-06; January 2018 Shoe Box Craft Night – snowy tree


Here we are at the 2nd card from our Shoe Box Craft night, a snowy tree design by Ms. Jane.


You can see the base card was embossed with swiss dots.  Can you see the frozen looking edges?  That is versamark ink and clear embossing powder creating the frozen glass look.

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Take a look at the close view.  We purposely did not use the static bag to dust after we stamped the tree.  Next we stamped the snowflakes/flowers in white and embossed.  All the stray bits clung to the tree just like real snow would.  Very cool  (pun intended!)
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And the words Chrissy helped out with.  She just happened to have supplies out and this acrylic set with these words just were perfect for the snowy design.

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Thanks to Jane for the great design!