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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Verve Coffee

I made another card for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop : )


 Mind you, I do not drink coffee, maybe I will make a tea card today!  LOL  I am also trying to color everyday for the 30 day marker challenge.

 My fall colors are More Mustard and Ruby Red. I used a digital stamp for the hop from Verve, that would be the cups and the sentiment on white. The Mocha/Java/Joe sentiment is from Red Hot Rubber. The whipped cream is colored with Copic W 3 and I painted on shimmer using a Spectrum Noir brush. The card was too plain, so I stamped on background dots using Ruby red and black.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

How 'ya Bean?

I made another card for the Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop- so fun : )  I am digging out older stamps that have not seen love for a while!


 Image is an older SU set inked in SU Ruby Red. The sentiment is the center of an Embossing Arts image from I Brake for Stamps. I took the lid of a jar on my desk and inked up Close to Cocoa and stamped the corcles.

I used a Sketch (Paper Play Sketch 51)that is now closed, but it worked for the card. The cup is by SU and the sentiment Embossing Arts from I Brake for Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sip away!

I am coloring for the 30 day challenge, and this card is for the Fall Coffee Blog Hop as well.


 The image is Stampin Up. The background text is Embossing Arts which is from I Brake for Stamps. The Sentiment is My Favorite Things.

I used Close to Cocoa SU ink. I watercolored the image with Close to Cocoa then Pumpkin SU inks. I popped up the sleeve and put a Pumpkin sticker on it. The cup lid is colored with E50 Copic marker.

 The beautiful ribbon- I won in the spring Coffee Lovers Hop from DL Art Ribbon.

Challenges:
Fall Coffee Lovers BlogHop

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Dueling Darlings -Chocolate

Our Dueling Darlings post for this month- due on the 15th of each month has the theme of Chocolate.  Terry A is the hostess for the Dazzlers (which is the team I am on), and Terry S is the hostess for the Diva's.



Kit contents:
Penny Black- Chocolate Moment-lounging lady
   sentiment Inky Antics
Cardstock- Recollections 110# white CS with Versafine black ink
DP- Paper Studio Gold Wedding and Mirabelle Floral DP
SU! Textured Choc Chip, Purely Pomegranate CS, Brazill Textured Green CS
Paper Studio Kraft doily
28Lilac Lane- Toasted Graham sequins
SU Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon

I added SU Chocolate Chip cardstock for the card base 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Image was colored with Copics.


Divas and Dazzlers links : )
I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

This is also my late day 15 coloring challenge : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello Fall

We have leaves that are beginning to change color here!!!  So, for day 14 of the 30 day coloring challenge, I made a card for SSS 514 (Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo) with a fall image.


 I printed this in white, and covered page around the image with Antique Linen distress ink. The image is colored with Copics.

Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Faux Sunflower

I know, the image is really daisies, but I colored it as though it were sunflowers.  Do you think it will pass???  LOL  Day 13 of 30 days of coloring challenge


The image by Technique Junkies HERE is so easy to color in, and I am doing the daily coloring challenge for 30 days,- so very happy to get this image out and ink it up!!!
 The coloring is done with Copics, and I added just a smidge of shimmer using a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer pen.

Challenges: TBA

Are you on Instagram?  If yes, please leave me your link.  I will look for you there- it is so much easier for me to use as I am out and running each day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Village at Wintertime

It is day 12 of the 30 day coloring challenge- Wahoo!  I am keeping up!


 I have so many of these beautiful Starform sticker sheets! This sheet has 3 different Christmas scenes- it is on sheet 8502. You peel the sticker off the sheet and attach to cardstock. I applied double sided adhesive first, then the Glitz Glitter, and colored right on top of the glitter using Copic markers.
 The red is embossed with a retired SU EF that looks like poinsettias. 

Challenges: 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge- AG
Christmas Card Challenges CC21- AG
Crazy 4 Challenges- Use glitter

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, September 11, 2017

Day 11 coloring

For the coloring challenge, a coloring page.......


 Very calming coloring is ...........

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Asian Beauty

Day 10 of the 30 day coloring challenge- 1/3 of the way done!


  I used a new stamp by Unity, stamped using Tuxedo Memento ink and colored with Copics.  The About Oriental Stamp Art Yahoo group has a challenge- Tic-Tac-Toe. I used Blue, embossing and a sentiment. These are my colors- pink and blue : )

  Challenges:
Stamping Sensations- Color challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Bats for You

For day 9 of the coloring challenge, I had fun with a sweet Halloween digi from Bugaboo.



I had already printed out the scene for this sweet Mummy and the Bat, but wanted to use Distress Oxide inks for the background. And, I had only printed one of the scene.  I thought I would share my process for inking up the background using Post-it notes.


 I simply laid a Post-it note on top of the scene, and traced the outer edge. While tracing, I made sure the sticky edge was included -so the mask I make will stick to my image. I can then trim the mask and start inking up.


 If you cut it out so that there is white showing around your image, just reposition the mask to the edge and ink up that little section to darken it.

I used Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and then Black Soot Inks on the top portion of my card.

I left the bottom where the ground meets the sky on the post it note until I was done inking up the sky. I just trimmed it off straight across the post it note.  I inked up the bottom using Cracked Pistachio which was bright, so added Peeled Paint to tone it sown,  Over that, I added a touch of Wilted Violet and finally, used Black Soot over it.  I added a spider in the bottom Lt of the scene- you may be able to see it- if not, for sure the eyes : )

I added droplets of water and shimmer spray. I punched out white shimmer paper stars and also added white dots. I added a fence from an older SU set too.

Coloring- just a touch of W1 and W3 copics on the boys face, and C1, C3, and C5 on the bat.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Use a Critter- Entry #2
Bugaboo Crafty Challenges- Use Bugaboo image
Alphabet Challenge- M -Make your Mark- white paint pen marks on background and dashes of purple marker around the words of sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, September 8, 2017

Momaka

 My last ATC for the swap at Michael Strong Stamps and coloring Day 8 -22 more days to go : )



 I had printed out a few of the Geisha images for my 'Lil Geisha's ATC, so decided to use another- what a cutie!
  I used a stencil and Dostress inks for the background.  I turned the stencil for the 2nd color. The Michael Strng fan was stamped and embossed in red. I added lots of Shimmer using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen-Stardust.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 7, 2017

COF Great Gift

Its the 7th of the month, so time to post my Crafters of Faith September card. It's also day 7 of the 30 day coloring challenge.


 I made this fun card- bright and festive for a Birthday celebration!

The card looks like this when opened a tiny bit (just so you can see : )  )

And opened up for message:



Judy is our hostess this month, and this is her challenge:
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so no one can boast. For we our God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:8-10 

As September is the month both my sons were born in I like to remember that these boys were two of the greatest gifts God gave to me! (The meaning of their names is Gift of God) So I would like you to create a card celebrating a birth or another great gift God has bestowed on you. 

 I made a birthday card using an image from TTCRD  last Magazine given by Tiddly Inks. I am still feeling a bit sad and missing our dog that just passed- he did not look anything like this dog, but this image brought up those feelings of how much our pets bring us Unconditional Love. So, I will send it to a friend (a gift from God) and it reflects on how my dog was at my side through good and some rough times in my life (a huge gift from God).

To find the COF cards for this challenge, click this link HERE

Crafters of Faith is an Open group at SCS- you can find the group if you look under  Swaps/Cards/Open/Crafters of Faith.

Challenges: 
Tiddly Inks- SIR AG
TTCRD- AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blooms and a bee

Day 6 of the coloring challenge is another ATC.


  I had fun with this ATC.  I used modeling paste through a stencil, and once dry, added color to it. I added 2 flowers and a bumble bee all colored with Copics and added shimmer with Wink of Stella. It needed something, and the sequins was a good fit.
  I exchange the ATC's with ladies in the Michael Strong Yahoo Group.  I knew Hetty, the list owner through the technique Junkies Design Team,  and am very pleased for the encouragement to use my stamps!

Challenges TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fall Blessings

 Day 5 of the coloring challenge- using some blog candy I recently won : )

  The leaves (Bo Bunny) were colored right on the stamp in the Misti, then spritzed and stamped. I colored with Distress Markers.  The centers of the leaves are open, so I watercolored with the lighter Distress markers in the centers, inked and restamped the leaves once they were dry.  Next, I stamped Versamark over the tops of the leaves and embossed with clear EP.
  The sentiment ( Sunny Studio) was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Copper EP.
  The larger of the two leaves was also randomly stamped onto the background (SU Cherry Cobbler) in Versamark.
  The DP is Carta Bella and was part of the blog candy I won on Instagram.

Challenges:
Sketch-Atlantic Hearts Sketch 228

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Roses are Red.........

Day 4 of the 30 day coloring challenge- I made a card a fun Bugaboo image.


 I used Distress Oxide inks for the background and watercolored with Distress inks on the image panel. I added a bit of shimmer using Wink of Stella, and it water marked my wine...and I could not color back over it- beware my friends!  The color is better IRL, I just love this sentiment and have the perfect person to mail it to!
  This image puts a smile on my face!  

Challenges:
Catch the Bug- AG use a Bugaboo image

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, September 4, 2017

Oh Happy Day

For day 3 of the coloring challenge, I made another ATC for an exchange at Michael Strong Stamps.

  I cut out the black cardstock and used a die to cut a circle in the middle of it.  Then, it was run through an embossing folder for some texture.  The white cardstock behind the circle has sponged on red ink and Honey ink with a swipe of red.
 Next, I measured how much of the giraffe I would be using as its head peeked out of the hole...and colored above that point with Copics.  My exchange called for a color challenge, I was to use red/black and gold. A sentiment and gold sequins finishes off my ATC.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- AG use a critter
Die Cutting Divas- sequins plus a die cut (Entry #2)

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Little Geisha's

For the 30 day coloring challenge day 2, I am posting an ATC with the theme children from the AOSA Yahoo Group.


  I found these darling girl digi's at an Etsy store called VeraLane Studio. I thought they would work perfectly for the children theme. I used background- top embossing paste thru a stencil, middle Elmers glue in swirls then covered with distress ink. The bottom 1/3 is covered with a mat type cardstock I had in my stash.
  I am not sure who makes the Friends Asian Kanji.
 Images were colored with Copics, then I added shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

Friday, September 1, 2017

Magic little Geisha

 In all of my years of stamping, I have never made a magic card : )  The AOSA (About Oriental Stamp Art) Yahoo group had a challenge this month, and I just had to try it!


 and when you open it


This is also for Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

I used the tutorial HERE from SCS. I followed the instructions in the video. So fun!!!  I may have to
try this again : )

Image is I Brake for Stamps  The DP is G45 Bird Song.

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas- Sequins (gems/pearls)
Brown Sugar- Try something new

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, August 27, 2017

CYS- No Designer Paper

This month for the Challenge Your Stash theme this month was given to us by Darlene, and she chose the there to use NO Designer/Patterned Paper.


 I covered watercolor paper with Distress inks in purple and yellow.  Next, I spritzed a stencil and laid it down on the paper (wet side down).  The water reacts with the inks and makes this cool pattern. Once dry, I stamped and embossed the butterfly.  I added sequins for a nice final touch.

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 August cards the group members posted for this challenge.

Challenges:
Outlawz CAS Sunday- Butterflies
Moving along with the times- Starts with a "B"

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Outlawz- Swish

 I made up a card for the Outlawz Progressive Freebie challenge.



I used the extras of the punched border and embellished the corners on the inside of the card.


This month, Jean Chaney over at Outlawz offered the digital image which is a Zentangle design. It is also offered with Swish- the angel fish- without zentangling so if you wish, you can try your own.

It was very relaxing to just relax and enjoy coloring this scene. I printed out 2 of the images and fussy cut all of the elements except for the rocks at the bottom, and layered them over the image on the original.  The fish is on dimensionals.

I am linking Jean's Blog HERE for you to drop by and check out her work. I am also linking up her Zentangle Blog HERE .

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers- Under the Sea
Paper Players- Coloring
Craftaholicsrus-Ocean

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, August 18, 2017

Senior Cardmaking

I made a CAS card for the adult day care my mother attends. The clients really enjoyed putting these cards together.


 A simple card using a die set, shimmery Washi and SU DP.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-feature a Critter

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DDD-Catch of the Day

It's the 15th of the month, which means the Dueling Darlings (Splitcoaststampers group) are showing us what they created with the monthly card kit. This month, Carol (Diva's) and I (Dazzlers) are the hostesses, and our theme is, "Catch of the Day". 



 .........and here is the inside of my card:

  


 I used everything in the kit except the hook eyelet and the yarn fiber. I made this a skaker card, but there are no loose elements included. The sequins and the little fish are all glued down. At the bottom of the shaker, there is a swatch of burlap which I trimmed and colored with Wasabi ink, then glued down. It made a good place for the little yellow fish to swim in : )  
 Inside, I added white cardstock bordered with blue- as I spilled tea on my card - eeeekkks!
The kit contents:
Images - Clear Dollar Stamps (no longer in business- they did have an angel policy)
Lure DP- Paper Studio
Blue Water DP- Recollections
eyelets- Paper Outlet
Burlap and rhinestones- $1.50 bin
Dies- oval die- Spellbinders; fish and underwater swirl-Unbranded
Cardstock- Blue- SU Pacific Point
Fish dies- Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine and yellow is a shimmery paint over white.
Yellow cardstock- unknown

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Divas
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog:https://landofstamping.wordpress.com/ 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...0&ppuser=11182

Dazzlers:
Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...edeb&x=18&y=13

Challenges:
Shopping Your Stash- Chillaxin and Relaxin
Tuesday Throwdown- AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society- AG using dies or punches
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays- AG with twist- layers and dimension


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love and marriage

We were fortunate to share in a beautiful wedding ceremony recently.  This is the card I made for the young couple:


 I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Sweet N Sassy, cut it out with a die from Art-C. (I have a clear stamp, I see the set is now available as a digital image). The background paper is from a DP wedding stack from years ago.....  it was on sale.....full of elegant gold and silver cardstocks.  I added flowers from Prima and smaller roses from my stash to accent them. The swirls are from a shimmery cardstock , the die is Cheery Lynn.  A swirl of pearls finishes off the front of the card.

Here is a close up of the sentiment:

The inside:
And, the happy couple:

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations- AG
Word Art Wednesday

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, August 12, 2017

More DTGD

I was able to make a few cards for DTGD at SCS, but have a few more started that I could not get back to.  I will finish them though as soon as I can get up into my art room!

 I made this background on glossy white cardstock and used a digi for the panda's.

 For this background, I played with acrylic paints. The giraffe's seemed an appropriate fit- this is a stamp from Technique Junkies.



 I got out the Distress Oxides for this one- they blend on the cardstock so smoothly!  I used a Cheery Lynn die as a stencil for the honeycomb shapes in the background. I could not resist adding a touch of Copic marker over the Oxide ink for a touch more depth of color in the flowers.


 And, this card started with the DP, and I found this little set of Hero Arts stamps I have never opened. I added a spider web over the DP .

Ahhh, it was so nice to get in the craft room!  My husband kept inviting me over and over to bike ride or go for a walk...not today honey : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cards for DTGD

I grabbed a few hours of time and made some cards for DTGD challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  I have a number of stamps on my desk I have been waiting to ink up........

 This card uses a Hero Art set that I won from my blogging friend Kelly in an  IG giveaway- her daughter drew my name.  I will be using this set alot- love it!


 I have had this set and the dies for ages and have not inked it up.  I saw a request for B-day cards (100,000 was his goal)  for a young man and this set worked perfectly!


 This card uses a SU flower that is embossed, then diluted reinker added to cardstock and let it run where it may.  Then, the flower is fussy cut out.

I was able to create a few more cards which I will post later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, August 7, 2017

COF- Every Good and perfect Gift

It is the 7th of August, which means it's time for the Crafters of Faith (COF). Our theme this month is from Lynn- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

This month let's celebrate life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning.




I was able to use another stamp that has never been inked up!!!  I combined the challenge with a DTGD (Dare to Get Dirty) challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, last year I was able to complete all of the challenges, this year- too busy...

 We planted Milkweed this year to attract Monarch butterflies. We have had caterpillars on the plants, but do not think any have gone to chrysalis yet- possibly a family of wrens???  Anyway, we dug up a plant that has some baby caterpillars on it, and moved it inside into our sun room in a big pot. We are like 10 year olds with a science project : )

To see the COF cards made in the challenge, click HERE
(You may have to log in at Splitcoaststampers to view these cards : )

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Oriental ATC's

I am part of a Yahoo group called About Oriental Art (AOSA). We make an ATC each month, then send them to the winner of a drawing/lottery. I won for a month, and it is a blast to receive ATC's from many talented artists from all over the world!!!

   July 2017- theme is Geisha's
 Geisha's are Art Neko/About Art Accents. I used a Gelli Plate background done in reds and yellows. I pasted on strips of Washi, and the same Washi is the background for the punched 'Good Luck' image.

June 2017 theme-Things With Wings

 The cranes/birds are Art Neko/About Art Accents.


May theme Anything Goes:


This image is by Sparkle and Sprinkle.  I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink & embossed using clear EP.  Then, I dabbed colors onto the craft mat and ran the paper through it.  I dried between layers, and love the way this ink layers- so pretty IRL!  I added a little Asian Kanji in the background. 

April 2017 theme- Chrysanthemum



Image is Art Neko/About Art Accents

March 2017 ATC theme Samurai:


 I am not sure where this unmounted image is from- lots of Copic coloring and some Washi tape for this one. 

Feb ATC- was a recipe- 1) purple, 2) hearts 3) Washi

 This is a die from Frantic Stamper and is cut out using Washi Papers. 

That catches me up to date I think!  January, I was the winner of the ATC lottery, so I did not make one- the theme was lanterns- it was a blast receiving ATC's all month long!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Challenge Your Stash-Christmas in July

Our Hostess for July is Carol, and she challenged us to make a Christmas card OR Project.  OK, well, as I am sorting out my craft room, I pulled out this stamp and it is in the sell box.... I decided to get it out and USE it!


 This ornament is 2 sided.... I had to stamp the image 10 times....I did not stamp the entire image as I got into the smaller areas.  I fussy cut 8 of the layers.... : )  The image is made by Holly Berry House.

I started with the back layer- covered it with Barn Door Distress Ink. On the edges, I outlined the edge and added Poppy Jasper glitter by PKGlitz.com. And, I am very sparkly : )


 I painted Iridescent Medium on the top of the next layer. Next, I added glue and Oyster Art Institute Glitter. The next layer is the one with the hearts- I added glue to the hearts and Poppy glitter. The top layer has Iridescent Medium, and a decorative brad from Spare Parts/Paper Studio.

I repeated this for the other side- and did I mention, there is a layer of dimensionals between each layer. Once both layers are complete, add dimensionals to the center of one of the backs, and a layer of glue all around the outside edges. Place the ribbon down flat after folding down in half and use Sticky glue dots multiple times- where the ribbon meets the paper, in between ribbon layers and on the other side too. Tie a bow and I put a sticky dot to the back of the bow and attach it to the ornament.

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.......

Challenges:
 Just Us Girls- Use something Old
Crafty Catz- Anything but a Card
Outlawz Festive Friday- 4 themes- I am using Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge-Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Black and White

  I thought I'd join in another blog hop with the Yahoo Group, "Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps". The challenge for us is to make Black and White cards- no other colors. The Hop is July 29th- and stampers from all over the world are joining in!
   If you are blog hopping, you arrived here from Laura's blog. If not, you may want to hop on over to Hetty's blog for the entire Blog Hop list. And, by the way, don't you love those fun penguins on Laura's blog?

 

 I decided to try this in reverse:



The images I used (and all other M. S. images) can be found here:
http://www.strongstamps.com/catalog-rubber-stamps-supplies/index.htm

Sadly, the cranes are being discontinued- there are only 2 left in the store. The frame I used is the Cloisonne Nesting Squares set.

Here is another card I made using the nesting squares- I just love this stamp!

  If you leave a comment at Michael Strong's blog you will have a chance to win some 'blog candy stamps'.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly