Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Cards we never like making are Sympathy cards. Yet, they are so special and meaningful.

 I used very shimmery cardstock in a soft purple color. I cut out a die using the same cardstock. The butterfly is Sweet Stamps and is stamped in Versamark and embossed using silver EP.  The sentiment on the front and inside is a set by Gina K Designs for Unity Stamps.

 I added just a touch of Sakura Gelly roll pen in Stardust for subtle shimmer.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DDD May- Spring Tweet

Hello Dazzlers!
Heather and I are pleased to bring you our May kit : “A Spring Tweet”. 
Spring has been a long time coming! It feels like the snow is lingering and the weather just refuses to warm up! Our feathered friends often bring those first signs of spring, so we’re ready to encourage them along this month! 
Enjoy creating! ❤

 I added SU cardstock Not Quite Navy and Perfect Pear cardstock from SU for the backing. The sequins are a perfect green to coordinate with the cardstock. I just missed the mailman, know just who I m sending this card to!

Kits Deets:
▪Stamp : Spring Chick - by Cornish Heritage Farms
Stamped on Staples 110lbs cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black 
▪DP : from Costco 
▪Memory Box Die cut: Puffy Clouds
▪ Ribbons all from Stamping Up
▪ Assorted accessories from my stash

Sketch-Tuesday Morning Sketches

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Sketch challenge at AOSA

We have a monthly Sketch challenge at AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) that I participate in, and I had fun creating this card for the April Sketch.

 This fun Geisha is by Essentials by Ellen. This card is so shimmery it was very hard to get a picture of....  The background- Washi is from an Estate sale. I adhered it to a piece of cardstock, and trimmed it out. I matched it with a cardstock from SU- not sure of the name.....  it was an in color recently. I ran a couple of strips thru an embossing folder for the 2 side strips . For the circle embellishment, I cut out 2 stitched circles and layered them, then added the fun images. I added gold sequins for embellishments. The images were colored with Copics.

  This pic is a bit bright, but I had to settle here with the pic with the metallic cardstock.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Shaped Cards

We are making Shaped Cards for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge today. Our Sponsor is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

 I used the Sweet n Sassy Tulips Digital Stamp. The image is colored with Copics, I used the stich framed circle dies for white inside and out and the pink.  The back scalloped edge die is Spellbinders. The ribbon is SU.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of shaped cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

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Monday, May 7, 2018

COF May- Sweetness

May 2018 ~ Hostess: Kelly 
Scripture: NLT: 
Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

 I started off using the colors Yellow and Black, Yellow in Distress Oxide ink, then I had to add in a few more colors. The Black came in with the stamping of the flowers.  Before I stamped the image, I spritzed a stencil and placed it down into the distress cardfront, making an impression of the stencil. I stamped using a  floral image from Lawn Fawn (Flutter By).  I masked and stamped repeatedly using Nuvo Hybrid Ink pad (Sparkle and Sprinkle. I added drops of shimmer (old/retired SU spray). I also added Nuvo glitter drops in Honey Gold around the sentiment. 

I have a dear friend on my mind to send this card to: )  She has alot on her plate- her husband is very ill, and relies fully on God and is so inspiring to me!  He strength is unbelievable!  I hope it puts a smile on her face!

The Crafters of Faith is a group on SCS. We have a challenge hostess from the group give us a challenge each month based on a scripture. It is an OPEN group, so if you would like to join us, drop Kelly a line!  Check out the other COF cards on Splitcoast HERE!  

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unity ATC Swap

I used the April KOTM to make my ATC's for the Unity Swap this month.

I stamped the pear image in Black Memento Tuxedo ink, and colored it using Artesa water brush pens. I outlined the pear with a Sakura Starburst Gelly roll pen. I used a SU color that I have not cut into for which I have Washi that coordinates beautifully.  The watermarked stamp in the background is from a Unity grab bag.

 This ATC uses Distress Oxide inks. First, I stamped the bee image, and then a mask on a post it note. I aplied the background stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I inked up the background using Honey Distress Oxide ink. Next, I placed a stencil over the corners of the ATC and used Purple Distress Oxide ink and sponged over it. I stamped the bees on Vellum, and cut out just the wings. The base bee has a touch of purple ink on it as well as the underside of the vellum.  The top of the vellum has Wink of Stella on it for shimmer.

And, I have swapped 2 ATC's with 9 other crafters, so my desk is just covered with ATC's.  I cannot put them away yet- too fun to look at!

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

CYS -April Showers.....

It is the 28th, and that is the day we post our Challenge Your Stash (CYS) Challenge cards. Sue - stampinspooky (Splitcoaststampers user name) is our hostess and her theme is: ~~ April showers bring May flowers-use flowers and/or showers

This sweet image is by Lacy Sunshine. I colored it with Copic Markers. I used Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm DP (which I believe is really old- was only $2.99 for a 6x6 paper pack.....  and I also pulled out a button and cording.  Do you remember when this went on everything?  I bought it in quite a few colors : )

I added a strip of a scrap of DP on the inside as well
April showers bring flowers, bring rainbows : )

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the April cards at Splitcoaststampers for this challenge.

 The group says closed- but we ARE open to new members!

Challenges TBA

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Iris Folding

I joined a mingle, aka 1-4-1 trade, over at the AboutOrientalStampArt Yahoo group for iris folding.  I do not do that often at all!  So, I tried one card and totally failed, so this is my 2nd try.....

 I did enjoy making the card once I got the hang of it.....  I added shimmer to the coin image- as you can see...  The cardstock I used is pre-scored with a pattern, too bad it does not show up!

Here is my 1st try
 Another pattern from the internet- if I did this again, I would fill in the numbers backwards- as it is, this is pretty flat.  But I still think it turned out OK.

We have a busy weekend. My youngest brother is here from Texas to visit my mother, and I have to work at the stamping sale I destashed on Saturday.  We will meet up with my sisters Saturday night for dinner so they can visit with my brother as well.

Hoping you have a great weekend!!!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Birthday Blog Candy

I am having a little Birthday Blog Candy- over on Instagram : )
Come join me! HERE is the link

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Snipping in......

A little fun using- yes-cutting into some coveted DP.  It is hard to find Oriental DP, and this has to be at least 10 years old.  So.......snip- yep, using it up!  

This first card created for a Sketch challenge over at About Oriental Stamp Art (Yahoo Group). I used the crane images by Michael Strong and embossed them directly onto the gold cardstock. I also used up a small amount of ribbon as well. 

I made a second card as a RAK for a member of the AOSA group- using a  Crafters Companion set- I guess it is not available anymore. 

 I was drawn to Oriental art before my daughter moved there to teach, and still enjoy it after her three years there and 3 trips to Asia for me!  (So glad she is closer to home though!).


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