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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Teapot House

The sketch I used on this card is by Julee Tillman from the monthly challenge at
Viva la Verve
 
* Papers - All cardstock is from the DCWV "French Country" stack. Love this stack it has very pretty glittery patterns in it. The center square's dots all have gold glitter on them.
* Pink Doily - These are made of 100% polyester (they do feel sort of like felt, but not so heavy)  and come in a four-pack of assorted shades of pinks by Studio 18. The pack is called "Summer - La Ti Da".
* Teapot Image - Is an internet image download. I used Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop dye ink in the color "New Sprout" to color in the background of the image, since I downloaded the image on white cardstock.
* Small Scalloped Circles - These two circles were cut using my Cricut Explore. The cuts are from the  "Gypsy Wonderings" cartridge.
* Strip and Small Circle Embossing - Used my Cuttlebug to emboss with the"Floral Basket" envelope by Darice.
* Heart - Is a heart-shaped button from my Button Jar.
 
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http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/ - Sktetch by Julee Tillman
http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/ - Use the Cricut and/or the Cuttlebug machines

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Feel Better Soon

This card is inspired by the sketch this week at
Feeling Sketchy
I am attending a Craft Show next week-end and I realized I was getting low on Get Well cards. Here is the first I will be making this week-end and coming week in order to replenish my supply.
* Papers - All from my scrap box.
* Embossing - Cuttlebug "Leafy Branches" folder.
* Frame - Is a Spellbinders die cut. I matted the frame to chipboard for depth.
* Flower -Store bought, I layered two and added a pearl center.
* Strip - Border punch from Michael's by "Recollections" brand
* Sentiment - I printed out on my computer and matted to purple cardstock.
 
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Male Encoragement

I created this card for the challenge this week at
The Male Room
 
Ok, I am no water coloring expert, or even beginner for that matter, but I have attempted one water coloring card in 5+ yrs. of card making and with not much success. So, this week at The Male Room we are to create, yep... a water coloring card! I have decided to use water color pencils instead on my card...hope it counts!!
At first, as I was getting ready to use pink for the flowers and ribbon I remembered... OOPS!!...this is for The Male Room challenge. I though to myself...unfortunately males get cancer, too. My husband having gone through treatment for prostrate cancer, I went online and looked up the color ribbon for it. The color ribbon for prostrate cancer is light blue.
Here is the end result:
* Pattern Paper - I matted this blue pattern paper to dark brown cardstock. Punched the corners with an old McGill Creativity corner punch.
* Image - Digi from A Day for Daisies, called "Ribbon Tree". I used Prang water color pencils to color it in. Not noticeable on here , but I used a Gelly Roll pen in silver on the flower centers.
* Frame - Is a metal die Spellbinder. I added silver brads to the ends. 
* Sentiment -  I found it on the internet and printed out on the computer... "Live each day with wings of faith and roots of hope". The sentiment did not have a name to give credit to. 
 
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

My #1 Super Hero

This card was inspired by the sketch at
Saturday Sketch Challenge
* Card Base - Matted with plain blue cardstock. I allowed a quarter-inch border of the base card to show.
* Image - Dearie Doll Digis "Super Hero Play". I matted to a doily by Paper Studios called "Die Cuts".
* Star Strip - From my Scrap Box.
* Circles - Two sizes of Martha Stewart Circles punches.
* Embossing - Darice "Stars" folder.
* Sentiment - Computer -generated.
* Gold Stars - So hard to get metallic to photograph right...any suggestions? My daughter gifted me with two bags of these metallic star die cuts, they come in three sizes each. One bag of silver and one of gold stars. There are so many of them in each bag, they will last me forever! :) 
 
 
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bunch of Dasies

This card was inspired by this weeks' sketch at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge
 
* Base Card -  Color Core cardstock by Core'dinations  "Vintage Collection" stack.
* Pattern Cardstock - From MME "Market" stack. 
* Gunny Sack Pattern Paper - Not sure, but I believe from Michael's single sheet rack. And, also the plain color papers, all from my Scrap Box.
* Embossing - Cuttlebug "Baby's Breath" folder.
* Sentiment - Written on Explore using a Cricut pen in "Mocassin" ink. I used an ink pad in "Sand" by Baby Boy Scrapbook Inks to blot the whole image.
* Image - Is an Internet download which I colored with Prang watercolor pencils. Added tiny white pearls by Recollections from Michael's.
 
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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Butterfly Girl

 This card is inspired by the sketch challenge this week at
Sketch Saturday
I am still having problems with my cards posting fuzzy and darker at the top of the card and appearing lighter at the bottom, sort of any "Ombre", effect all the time. Not sure if it is my camera, printer, or computer???
* Floral Pattern Paper - Is from my favorite DCWV stack of the moment... called "Pocket Blossom". It has the pretties floral design patterns in it...I just love it!
* Embossing -  My new Darice folder called "Floral Basket". First time I use this folder and I love the looks of it.
* Image - From Bugaboo Digi Stamps called "A Kids View Butterflies". I added tiny gemstones to the flower centers and butterfly bodies, hard to see them, though :(
* Flower - Pre-made from Michael's Craft Store. I added a light green gemstone to the center.
* Butterfly Border - Is a Martha Stewart border punch. On this one the light green gem stones are more noticeable.
* Sentiment -  I typed out and printed on the computer using yellow cardstock. It reads "Hope you are up "Out and About" soon!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Whimsy Flower

This card is inspired by this week's challenge at:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
 I started by flipping the two center panels, otherwise I stayed pretty much with the original sketch.
* Floral Pattern - DCWV "Pocket Blossom" stack.
* Corner Design - Fiskar three-way corner punch. Added white pearls
* Scalloped Circle - Cut on Explore using the "Gypsy Wonderings" cartridge. 
* Pink Circle - Cricut Free "Basic Cuts" images.
* Embossing - Crircut Cuttlebug "Baby's Breath" folder.
* Image - Is a stamp called "Whimsy Flower" from Little Blue Button Stamps. I used water color pencils to color it, on the bubbles I used a silver glitter Gellyroll pen. Sorry, the glitter didn't show well in the photo, looks grayish. I matted the image on pink glitter cardstock. 
* Ribbon - I used a sheer pink ribbon with silver threads in it. When I flipped the center panels I used ribbon in place of the rectangular panel.
* Sentiment - I typed it out on the computer using pink ink and used my scalloped scissors to cut the ends. Added tiny pearls.
 
 
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