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Jun 8, 2021

Paper Players Theme Challenge - Signs of Summer

It's time to join in with the Paper Players for their - Signs of Summer PP544 theme. 
Here is the card that I created for this challenge. - I hope you all aren't tired of my Flamingo themed cards just yet as once again I've showcased them on my card.
I bought several different patterns of designer paper featuring flamingos so I just had to use one for today's card.
Card Details:
Card Stock - Tangerine Tango, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Whisper White*(retired*) - Designer paper is by,
Cara Bella - Flamingo Fun
Flamingo Die - Stampin'Up!
Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Punch: Optic Dot (Martha Stewart)
White Gel Pen
Foam Mounting Tape
Black Diamond Stickles - Ranger - Used for the eye of the flamingo.

Jun 7, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #488 and NBUS#27

 Happy Monday!

Joining in today for Freshly Made Sketches#488 and NBUS#27
Here is the sketch

I debated about posting my card since it's a little loose of an interpretation of the sketch but then I though why not...so without further ado here it is:

 For this card I used a brand new die set from Momenta that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It also featured an embossing folder which I used as well on this card.
The sentiment is also new: It's from Stampin'Up! (Through it Together) set.
Card Base: Mossy Meadow, Embossed Layer, Old Olive, Sentiment stamped on Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Cheetah was cut out with a piece of ColorCore Cardstock from Core'dinations which I've had for a very long time.  One side had a chocolate color and then the other was a different color.  When you sand it the other color shows through.  I loved how this really made the cheetah die pop.  The die leaves were cut using Mossy Meadow and More Mustard* (retired) card stock.
The DP is from the Safari Chic Matstack (DCWV)
I spritz the card base & embossed layer with Antique Bronze Distress Spray (Tim Holtz)
I had a lot of fun with this card.  

Jun 3, 2021

Fushion Card Challenge - Laugh Decor

 Hello & Welcome.  Before I get started on today's post I'd like to say how excited I was this week to have 2 of my cards chosen as honorable mention cards for the challenges.  

I made the Paper Players #542 - Cut Above for my Flamingo card & 
Freshly Made Sketches #487for my floral trio card.  

Now on to today's card.

I'm joining the Fusion Card Challenge - Laugh Decor

This week I went more towards the inspiration photo and the laughter theme.  

Here is what I created:

For this card I dug out one of my mom's stamps to use as my focal image.  She loved "cute" things and thought these frogs were adorable (so do I).  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with colored pencils (Prisma) and blended with Gamsol.
The sentiment is one from Hero Arts - Anytime messages.
Card Stock: Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White and a retired SU color of blue.   The designer paper is a scrap that I had.
I used Nestabilitie Dies and a Fishtail Die (MFT) and some sequins to finish off the card.

Inside I stamped one of my favorite "saying" stamps: Hero Arts (Celebrate just living).

That's it for today. - Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

May 30, 2021

Color Throwdown #644

Hi, I'm back again today with another card and challenge.  This time I'm joining the current, Color Throwdown #644


 Here is my card using this awesome color combo:


 So for this card I once again used the All Squared Away stamp set & Floral Square Dies from the new Stampin'Up! catalog.  - I just think this is such a fun set of stamps and dies so I had to use them again.

Details:  Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight card stock & Whisper White. SU

Ink: Daffodil Delight SU & Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Lemone' Glitter - Art Institute on the yellow flower. Black Diamond Stickles were used for the centers of the small gray flowers.

Swiss Dot Embossing Folder & Foam mounting tape.

The inside of the card - Note I could not get the camera to focus on this very well.

 That's it for this one. 

May 28, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #487 & NBUS

 Hello,  Hope you all have been having a good week.  I've actually been enjoying creating some cards this week.  

Today I'm joining Freshly Made Sketches #487  and also using this as another NBUS#26 card since I'm using brand new products for this card.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

Stamp Set - All Squared Away - SU
Dies - Floral Square - SU
both of these are brand new to me and available in the current Stampin'Up! catalog.

Card Stock: Poppy Parade & Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight - SU
Whisper White - retired SU
Ink:  Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Gree, Daffodil Delight - SU and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Other - Scallop Border Punch - retired SU
Bakers Twine
Foam Mounting Tape

May 25, 2021

Paper Players Sketch 542 & NBUS#26

 Welcome! - More stamping fun this week.

Joining in on the current Paper Players sketch challenge #542 and NBUS#26

Here is the card I created for this challenge.
The stamp set is new to me and the first time using it.  It's SU, Friendly Flamingo set.  Only available through June since it's in the Mini catalog but not the current catalog.  I also used the Flamingo Dies that go with the set.  - If you want them be sure to purchase before the end of June.
Also I used 2 new Dies from a set of leaf dies I bought off Amazon previous used one other from the set on this card.
The designer paper is also new.  Purchased from Scrapbook.com 
Card Stock: Retired SU - Cameo Coral for card base.
Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and *Whisper White (now retired) 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Calypso Coral.
Other: Stickles for the flamingo's eye and the center of the little flower.
Foam mounting tape.
I'm not sure how close this follows the sketch but this card took on a life of it's own and I think it meets the requirements of the sketch since I used the flamingo/die leaves as my shaped elements.


May 24, 2021

Fusion Challenge - Thank You

 Finally some time to stamp!
Joining in today for the current Fusion Challenge  - Thank You.

 The idea being to either be inspired by the Sketch, the Inspiration Photo or both.
Below is my take on the challenge.

 I liked both the sketch and the inspiration photo.  Two things different for me.  I used a "cat stamp" instead of a dog stamp since I am more of a cat lover and have so few dog stamps.  - Also I went with a different sentiment other then a (Thank You) type sentiment because it seemed to fit my card better.
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Whisper White (SU)
Designer Paper - My Minds Eye
Stamps: Stampendous Grasshopper, featuring Fluffles the cat.
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts
Background: Dots and Daisies (retired SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry
Colored Pencils - Prisma Color and blended with Gamsol.
Dies - Nestabilities 
Foam Mounting Tape.
I had a lot of fun with this one & hope you enjoy it.