Thursday, July 24, 2014


Dream 2014
Over at The Outlawz Twist Thursday challenge is ANYTHING GOES and the TWIST for this week is ANYTHING GOES, so stop by and enter you card we would love to see it. I wanted to do something really different and I had one of these metal containers around for awhile. I got out my Alcohol inks by Tim Holtz’s. The colors I used are butterscotch, terra cotta and stream. Also the blending solution. Our sponsor for the month of July is Anne’s digital images.
Anne logo
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I did take pictures from all sides so you can see how it turned out. After I added the colors and that depends on you how dark you want it to be or how light. Like for the top I added the butterscotch on one on the felt pads but remember (if you do not change your pads you will make mud) to change your pad it you are changing colors like I did with the stream color. I added some of the blending solution to another pad and if your color is too dark you can whip some off. 
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Now for stamping on the metal, I put some blending solution in a paper towel (pretty wet) put the stamp in the solution and stamped on top of the desired area.
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When you use 2 colors when they meet it can be a little messy so I added some ribbon around the metal container. I ran my tap on top of the tap and then applied it to the metal. You can use anything for the front. I punched out 2 flowers and punched out a small hole in both so I could add the ribbon to them. Added speckles glitter glue colors gold and magenta.
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Tried some ribbons to the top handle. I took 2 pictures of the top so you can see how I added the different colors to the top area. That was the (very lightly) terra cotta and stream.
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Believe it or not this is not a mess thing to do and it is pretty fast. All the stuff dry's real fast. It give a nice polish stone look and the solutions are all formulated to lighten and blend. Any questions just let me know.  So if you never tried this it is fun and easy. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Enter my project in Crafty Cat/Anything goes ends July 31


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tennis anyone?

Tennis anyone 2014
Hello everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your summer? It has been pretty cool summer here in Wisconsin but for me I love it that way. Been in the middle 70’s with beautiful sunny days and cool at night. Have had no air condition on this year so far. With not feel so good I have been taking things pretty slow, doctor found my thyroid need to raised so now it is 150mcg and also had to stop my cholesterol so now I take Gemfibrozil 600mg twice a day and that is for cholesterol and triglyceride. I hope these are going to make a difference for me because feeling down, tired and having a cold is not fun and it is taking way to long to go away. So just taking it easy and trying to get better.
Now all the good stuff, The challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday has started and the twist for this week is about FUN IN THE SUN. Our sponsor for the month of July is Anne’s designs. The image I choose for this week is called “Suzy Tennis Anyone S008” and you can find her here.

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All the paper I used are from my scrap ben. Always trying to use them up. The die cuts I used are from La La Land their Heart Banner and Sizzix Ticket die.

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Add the hearts from the banner to the ribbon from Hobby Lobby it is a sheer iridescence light blue. I sponged around Suze with Brilliance sky blue.

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Sorry how the color turned out here it has a purple look to it. This is how the inside turned out. Left it open for a sentiment or a written message.

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These are the copic markers used to color Suze. Here is the close up of the image, she is just adorable.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your are having a safe and health summer.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Smile and say Goodbye

Smile 2014
I’m here today with a sadden heart. This is our last Challenge #95 for Color Me Creative and the theme is all about FRIRNDS and this challenge ends on July 11th, 2014. I have been with the community for 4 years, I do have to tell you. I remember when I first found Suzanne (God Sent) when she told me what the numbers and the letters on the copic markers meant she made me so happy and things started to make since at least a little at that time because I was buying my markers because I loved the colors. I did not know they need to work together, then when she started the classes I was right their to sign up and I learned so much from Suzanne.  The community will be their for awhile but my dear friend Suzanne has new adventures.

Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is


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This is one of my SVG files from my Silhouette Cameo. The paper color is Egg plant. I used DCWV The sweet stack.

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Side views.

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This is what the back looks like.

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For the handle, I used on of Fiskars Dots edger punch and Martha Steward doily lace trim on top. Added the MS Monarch butterfly on top. Some pearl pen color sunny yellow.

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Close up of the Birthday pin. Just down a little I will show you how to make this.

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Copic markers I used to color the image. The close up of the image.

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Birthday Pin

I used Stampin up punches but you can use any punches you want. The first one is 1 3/4 (scalloped), second one is 1 1/2 (round) and the third one is 1 1/4 (scalloped). You only need to punch one of each.

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You can use any colors and shapes. I stamped the sentiment on the last one before I put the pin together. The ribbon would be nice if you could match it to your colors. Depending on the size of the pin cut the ribbon so it will fit just an inch 1 or 2 under the pin and glue it to the back. You can sponge around the edges of all or just one (up to you). I stamp the Happy Birthday with Memento tuxedo black ink. The stamp I have no idea who made it (sorry).

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You can use a pin (safety) to put it on the Birthday person. As far as the sentiment you can make these pins for all kinds of occasions, it is up to you. Enjoy and and have some fun with it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dragonfly Dreams

Dragonfly Dream 2014
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful beautiful Sunday, If there are any fathers out their I do want to wish you all Happy Fathers day. It is a lovely day here in Wisconsin wind is blowing, temp is nice and the sun is shining. At least right now, I heard something about rain later tonight. I want to let everyone knows that I went and had blood work done and have doctors appointments made for Monday the 16th, 24th and the 30th. All of my doctors, seeing I have not seen anyone since last year because of being gone. Just can not figure out why I’m so tired. Enough about this.
Our Twisted Thursday challenge has already started and the challenge for this week is anything goes with the twist of Faux sewing/sewing.

These are our sponsors for the month of June

and Paper Temptress

I printed my image on cryogen paper from Paper Temptress and my Bestie image #873.   

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I used heartfelt creations layered scalloped posy HCD717 die set. As you can see I did real sewing. To the flower centers I added stickles star ice glitter.

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The designer paper is Die cuts with a view and The Crafty Stack. I sponged around the edges with Brilliance ink color Poppy.

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These are the copic markers I used to color my image. These colors are really bright and I just love them together.

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Here is the close up of the image all colored. I also used 3 gelly roll pens colors black, sky star, copper, star.

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Have a super day. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wanna Kiss?

Wanna Kiss 2014

It is so nice to have you stop by today, that you take a little time for yourself. I would like to share with you a card I did for  I Brake for Stamps Blog, the stamp I used today is called Wanna Kiss Fish? and you can fine it here. I also used for the weeds a stamp called Seagrass and you can find it here.

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I colored the fish with Wink of Stella brush pens.  I used Brilliance inks sky blue, ivy, olive and gamma green.

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more views of the card.

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This this what I did for the inside of the card. I did use several stickers to finish it off.

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Here you can see the Wink of Stella Bruch pens colors a little better.

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The close up of Wanna Kiss, Fish. These pens worked out really nice for coloring the fish.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a nice day.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Roses for a friend

Roses for a friend 2014

Our challenge at The Color Me Creative challenge #94 has started and for this time is "ANYTHING GOES”  we would love for you to join us.

Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is



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The image I used is called  Rose Trio and you can find it here.

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I used a lot of die cuts and I guess I just felt like doing the colors monochromatic, no idea why and I love the purples.

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The dies I used are Spellbinders gold labels four. Susana’s custom art and card design classic corners and really reasonable ribbon.

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In the inside of the card I used the reverser sides of all the cuts and added a sticker from starform birthdays silver.

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Copic markers used to color the image. Here is the close us of the colored image.

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Thank for stopping by. Hope your week end has been nice. We had beautiful sun shine. Have a super week.