Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Flowers

Flowers 2013
I’m so happy you stopped by today. My card is somewhat a copy of my friend Pam’s card, I thought it was so darling and it would work perfectly for our challenge at The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays as you know it is always anything goes with a twist and the twist this week is SUMMER5 FLOWERS. For me it is a clean and simple card and I do find it had to make these kind of cards because I never know where to stop and I love adding all those beautiful embellishments. So I do not have any side view this time. The card is a standard 4 1/4” by 5 1/2 card.  All of the stamps are from the Angel company and they are randomly stamped on a 3”by3” piece of card stock.  The black is a strip cut 1 1/8” by 9” and then I cut it to fit the white card stock 1 1/8” by 3 1/8”. Embossed a little over half of the front turquoise card stock and used some sand paper to take off some of the color. The embossing folder is from Lifestyles crafts, Goose Bumps embossing folder called Lattice. The ribbon is from JoAnn’s.
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On the inside, punched out the corners with creative memories corner punch. Added some pearl pen color sunny yellow. Stamped All night media stamp called large sprig on the sides with distress ink color crushed olive. Left open for a stamped sentiment or a written message.
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Sorry my picture did not come out so good. These are the copic marker used to color the flowers. Here is the close up. Added some stickles glitter glue color star dust and cinnamon.
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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Holidays are Magical

Holidays are Magical 2013

Hello to everyone and hope you are having a dry cool week. All my friends in the south please stay dry and away from those rains, my heart goes out to everyone. Hot here today but they say it is going to cool off for the next week and I will be happy to take that. It is time again for Cards For Men challenge #15 and it is all about making a card for a guy or young man that is a Christmas card. Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen and the image I’m using is called ornament mouse and the sentiment holidays are magical. We would love for you to join us. The challenge ends August 4 2013.

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Sentiment and image is punched out with marvy unhida scalloped oval and 3 inch circle. Cut out several sizes of the spellbinders scalloped circle. Embossing folders are stampin up petals a plenty and cuttlebug snowflake. The paper is from paper studio Christmas traditions.

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On the embossing folders I hope you can see, I added metallic rub on to the embossed area gold and green. Ribbon was from the Christmas department at Hobby Lobby.

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I wanted to try this. I seen it on pinterest. This is Maryann Tree die and to make it look snowy they added some of Martha Steward branch punch. I do like it but next time I will add less branches.

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Martha Steward aspen snowflake border for the inside. Left open for a sentiment or a hand written message. These are the copic markers used to color the image.

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Lots of glitter…. Colors forest green, red and gold. Krylon gold leafing pen around the image and a few other places. To the hat added some white liquid applique and some stickles glitter glue star dust. The pom pom cut in half and glued it on.

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Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful week.


Saturday, July 20, 2013


Love 2013

Thanks so much for stopping by we have another challenge for you at Color Me Creative and it has just started. We hope that you can join us. The image used is just so cute. All the papers are from my scraps. The spellbinder is called floral oval die. Sponged around the image with distress dusty concord ink and stamped a branch from great impression with distress ink bundled sage. Then added pearl pen color pearl pink around the frame.

Our sponsor is Alicia’s Little Shop and the image I use is called Alicia and her cat. This challenge #73 is “ANYTHING GOES COLORING”!  The challenge ends August 2, 2013.

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For some reason I feel like I can’t talk today… so please bear with me… These are some of my favorite colors.  The flowers bare from Hobby Lobby from their bridle department. The butterfly is Martha Steward punch. Added some stickles glitter glue the the butterfly color lavender and some ice stickles glitter glue color grape ice.

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Punch a punch large fern and the mega rock fern.

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I did paper piercing around the hearts and the banners. The alphabet stamps are from Studio G alphabet set, capital letters. The ink I used was from distress ink dusty concord.

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The tiny flowers are from Martha Steward hydrangea punch and I only used the tiny ones. The centers used pearl pen color pearl pink. The medium heart is a punch from punch a bunch.

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On the inside is Martha Steward floral lace edger punch.. Let open for a sentiment or a written message.

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These are the copic markers used to color the image. Here is the close up of the image.

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Try and get to the point so you do not have to go on and on… Have a super week everyone. Hope you can stay cool and safe. Summer is going by fast, can not believe they have school stuff already out .


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Beauty of Nature in so many ways

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Was outside all morning working on the yard, pulled all the weeds, cut the grass and got all the bird feeders cleaned and all filled for the beautiful birds. Makes me feel good when everything looks so nice. So now I need to post the Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and for this week it is “ANYTHING GOES WITH THE TWIST OF BINGO”. These stamps on the front are from Inkadinado and the sentiment is from Stampscapes scenic sentiment. Spellbinders label 8 and for the inside labels 3. Embossing folder (sorry) I did not write the name down. Before adding the colors I put the die (frame) on and used removal tape to hold it so it would not move and applied my colors from off the card stock moving across the paper and starting with the lightness color first.


From the chart I did die/punch, stamped image and twine

also die cut/punch, metal and dry embossing. This is an easy chart and we would love for you to join us the week.

Our Sponsor for this month is Digital Delight by Louby Loo.

I think what I’m going to do is just list what I used on the cards, this way you do not have to read it over and over. I know I would not want to do that.

card sizes are 5.50” by  4.25” just standard size

all of the dots are metal but in different colors

on the inside of most of the cards I used All Night Media Large Sprig stamp

All of the card stock is basic grey but in different colors

Martha Steward border punch Deco Schell

Added several different buttons and some ribbons

The inks I used Versafine Onyx Black and Olympia green.

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Little Treasures 2013

Inks on the front of this one are Mementos, spellbinders label 8. Inkadinkado stamp.

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Inks on the front are Brilliance inks, spellbinders labels 5 and labels 3 for the inside. Inkadinkado stamp.

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This one is different I forgot to add the frame to the edges, I left it and wanted to show you how it looked when you do not add the frame to the edges. What way do you like it? I like it with the frame covering the edges so that gives it borders. Embossing folder Argyle. Spellbinders label 5. Inkadinkado stamp.

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Stamp is called flower fancy from Rubber Stampede.

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This stamp is from Stampfastic, embossing folder houndstooth.

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I had to take a picture of the die because I can not fine a name anywhere on it to tell you what it is called.

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These are distress inks, embossing folder perfectly paisley, the flowers I have had forever and added purple gems to the center. Inkadinkado stamp.

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I do hope you understand or maybe just enjoy the cards. If you have any questions just ask. I was having so much fun making these cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Monday, July 8, 2013


Congratulations 2013
I hope everyone summer is going along just fine this year. It has been really hot and humid here even being so close to Lake Michigan it is still so hot down at the lake. The challenge at Cards For Men Challenge #14 has started and the twist for this time is going to be “BINGO”. What I used on my card die cuts, punches, digital image and twine. I do hope you will join us this will be a fun challenge and you have two weeks to enter you card challenge ends on July 21.
Die cut
sentiment Multifolds
Stamped image
digital images
Scrappers floss
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The design team have been busy working with our BINGO board to help give you some ideas.  So if you would like to stop by Cards For Men and check out the cards
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My image was from Charmed images and he was called Star time but they have went out of business, that is too bad… They had some darling images. Papers used are from my scraps. Spellbinders classic squares large used two sizes the large and next to large. For the sentiment stampin up modern label punch. The stars 3 different sizes and punched them out.
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Added two metal dots, some twine and a button for the ribbon.
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For the inside punched the edge with a punch from stampin up but I can’t remember what it is calledSad smile! Added some of the stars that I had extra. Left the inside open for a written or stamped message.
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These are the copic markers used to color the image and the close up of the little boy. Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments mean so much to me.  Hope you have a wonderful week.
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Wanted to remind everyone if your thinking about taking any Copic classes now would be a good time.
Its a great time to stock up and get some classes you've wanted because there won't be another sale until Christmas and nothing as good as this one :)  And if you buy class(es) now you DO NOT have to start them until you are ready.  That means if you buy 2 classes now and don't have time to start them until October or Nov for example that is FINE.  Class doesn't start until you are ready to start it and it moves at your own pace.  Once you sign into a class through the invite your 1 year term does start though.  So just a thought for you!  If you decide to bundle a few classes email me and I can get you one invoice so you are not troubled with multiple transactions!  See all the Copic Classes at

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