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Apr 10, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Bee Kind and NBUS#25

 Welcome! - I finally had some time this week to stamp.  Seems like this month has been a super busy one so it's always nice when I get a chance to make a card.

I'm sharing this for the current Fusion Challenge: Bee Kind
and also for NBUS#25
Here is the card I created for this challenge:
I loved the colors in the Inspiration photo and the big bee.  So I decided to treat myself to a new stamp/die set.  Don't you just love that big bee with the lovely roses on it's back.
The stamp/die set is from Sizzix and can be found HERE - I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby.
Details: Card Stock: Whisper White (I'm going to miss this when my supply runs out) Bermuda Bay and a retired piece of Barely Banana (SU) The designer paper was also purchased at HL.  I loved the splatters and the water color look.
I stamped the Bee with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored the bee with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. - I added a clear glitter (Art Institute) and cut the bee and the roses out with the dies that came with the set.  The roses were mounted on top of the original bee with foam tape.  Then the entire bee was also popped up with the foam tape.

The sentiments were stamped with MTBlack ink on Barely Banana Card Stock and cut with the dies.  
I added a piece of retired SU cream grosgrain ribbon and some gems (unknown source) to complete the card.
I hope you like my interpretation of the sketch and the inspiration photo.

Mar 12, 2021

Paper Players Theme Challenge - Spring

 I'm joining the Paper Players Theme challenge today & just getting it in under the wire. - Long day yesterday trying to find a missing cat so no time to stamp until this morning.

Here is the card that I created for the challenge.

 Thankfully I had this piece of paper in my stash of (project ideas) that I was able to get out and use for this card.
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Green Galore* (*retired SU) and an unknown piece of textured card stock for the border and circle.  I also used Whisper White
 Sentiment is from Amuse Studio
Bird Die is from Momenta.
Also used a few sequins, black bead for the birds eye.  Foam mounting tape and a border punch.
If you have any questions about this card feel free to e-mail me.

Mar 10, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Green

 Hello & Welcome!

Today I'm featuring a card for the current Fusion Challenge - Green You can either be inspired by the Sketch, The Inspiration Photo or both.
I will also be sharing with NBUS #24 since this is the first time I'm using the Stamp Set and the metal dies.

Today I'm just doing with the Inspiration Photo.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.

Details:  Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Crumb Cake.
Designer Paper - Safari Chic (DCWV)
Stamp Set: Heal Your Heart (SU)
and a retired background stamp - Linen.
Ink: Crumb Cake
Other: Leaf Die bought off Amazon HERE 
Circle Nestabilitie die
Foam Mounting Tape.

Mar 4, 2021

Paper Players Sketch #530


Hello & Welcome
Today I'm sharing a card for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #530.
I always seem to be just getting my cards in under the wire for the deadline but at least I've accomplished something.
I started this card twice today but once again a "boo-boo" with the stamp not stamping all the way down made me have to alter my plans just a little for the card.
So here is my take on the sketch:
I actually like the alteration of my original card.
Card Stock: Old Olive, Crumb Cake & Whisper White (SU)
Stamps: Sentiment is from The Craft Lounge - Shamrock Blessings
Hat - Rubberstampede - Leprechaun Hat
Paper - Source Unknown - Purchased at JoAnn's many years ago.  I only had one small piece and ended up having to cover the boo-boo in the corner with the extra piece of olive card stock.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Prisma Color Pencils,
Gamsol, Blending Stump
Glitter - Key Lime (Art Institute)
Quickie Glue Pen, Gold Gel Pen
Die: Hero Arts

Mar 1, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches#474 and NBUS#24

Joining in today for Freshly Made Sketches #474 and NBUS#24 
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:  I made one card first and didn't like how it turned out so I started over and was happy with how this one looked.

So for NBUS - Items are Pineapple Designer Paper, (Paper Studio),
Pineapple Embossing Folder (Park Lane) and the dotted Washi Tape (Heidi Swapp) - I also used the Pineapple Stamp for the first time although it came from a set I used here on this card.
Details:  Card Stock: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo (current SU) and Gable Green (retired SU).
Ink: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green & Memento Tuxedo Black.
Other: Pineapple Embossing folder, Washi Tape, Paper Distressing tool (retired SU), Foam Mounting Tape, Versamark Pad & Iridescent Ice embossing powder (on the pineapple) to make it shimmer and shine.

Feb 22, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Rainbow Dress

Happy Monday! - It's the start of a new week and hooray most of our snow is gone!

So today I'm joining the Fusion Challenge
Rainbow Dress:
Isn't that little dress just adorable as can be.  So here you can choose either the sketch or the photo or even both to be inspired by.
For my card I decided on both and went very CAS (Clean and Simple) with this one.

Card Stock: Lavender Lace, Mint Melody & Pretty in Pink, Whisper White - All retired SU
Designer Paper: American Crafts - Bloom Street
Stamp: Butterfly & Thank you sentiment are from Hero Arts-New Day Butterflies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo

Other: Fishtail Die - MFT, Versa Mark Pad, Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

This card is going out as a Thank You to a kind lady that was so faithful in sending cards to my mom while she was alive.  Since my mom loved butterflies I wanted the card to reflect part of her personality.

Feb 20, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #473

 Hello & Welcome.  - I've been absent for a couple of weeks from stamping because I had a bout of "winter blahs" and just didn't feel inspired to stamp at all.

Today I finally got out of the house and was able to drive around town without fear of ice/snow making it hard for me to drive.  - I was inspired to get out my stamps and create again.  Hooray!


Below is the card I created using this sketch.

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo & Blushing Bride.

Designer Paper: Echo Park - Flamingos (Item#BS182004)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Flirty Flamingo

Stamp Set:  Friendly Flamingo
Flamingo Dies - Both SU products.

Other: Basic Black Marker & White Gel Pen (to color beak)
Foam Mounting Tape
Blender Pen - I colored the accent on the wing with a blender pen & the Flirty Flamingo ink pad.

Come back soon as I have another card to share for a different challenge. - Have a great day & stay safe and warm if you are still in the "deep freeze" zones.