Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi Friend (Paper Smooches}

It's my last week as guest designer card for Paper Smooches. I had fun creating my projects. Thank you so much Kim.

Today's card features the new Big Friend Word Die which I cut from plain white card stock. I created a quilted background block by punching 1 inch squares from various Doodlebug papers from the Kraft in Color pad and then attaching to a stitched rectangle. I attached the die cut word on it, using a jeweled sequin to dot the "i". I stamped the word hi from the Bold Buzzwords set onto a small tag using Memento Luxe Danube Blue ink and then threaded it with Hemptique cord. A scattering of sequins finished it up.

Products: Paper Smooches stamp and die, Doodlebug dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Lawn Fawn sequins, Hemptique cord, WPlus9 die, Stampin' Up punch, Lil Inker Designs stitched die, Memento Luxe ink

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

C.C. Designs Review - School Supplies

Good morning. The C.C. Designs Team are showcasing the new School Supplies Cutters and the Notebook Paper Stamp Set.

My card features the School Supplies Cutters only. I cut the clipboard, paper and part of the pencil from patterned papers in the Doodlebug Boys Only pad and the rest of the pencil from card stock. After assembling the clipboard I added the sentiment from the School Logos Set. After preparing the background I attached the clipboard piece with dimensional dots, added the pencil die cut as well as a paperclip from the Doodlebug Mini Fall Paperclips set.

Products: C.C. Designs stamp and dies, Doodlebug dp and paper clip, PTI cs, The Paper Studio embossing folder, Memento ink

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Monday, August 25, 2014

You are My Sunshine

Today's tag/card is for the current Tag You're It! Challenge (#4).

I started out my cutting the tag from watercolor paper using the new Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too die set. I lightly color washed it with yellow water color and then added a patterned paper strip at the bottom. I did the inlaid die cut technique on the tag with the word sunshine from the Simon Says Sun & Sunshine die set. I also cut the sawtooth edged piece from the same die set and stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Bring the Sunshine using Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink onto it. After assembling all the pieces of the tag, I tied ribbon through the tag hole and added a trio of pearls on the scallops. I attached the tag to the background piece keeping the layout simple. All the patterned paper came from the Fancy Pants Beloved pad.

Products: Simon Says stamp and dies, Fancy Pants dp, PTI and Stampin' Up card stock, May Arts ribbon, Basic Grey pearls, Reverse Confetti dies, Memento Luxe ink, Loew-Cornell Water Colors

Have a great Sunday.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hello (Life is Good)

I have a fun beachy card today featuring the Lawn Fawn Life is Good set. I created it with both the current Curtain Call Tropical Trip Challenge in mind as well as the Lawnscaping Texture Anyone? Challenge.

I first cut a square from water color paper using Spellbinders Nestabilities and then stamped the sand mound. I water colored the sand and the sky and then cut out the "water" from card stock using the Taylored Expressions Wave Border. I stamped the castle, starfish and crab onto Copics X-Press It, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I assembled the scene within the square, attaching the images with dimensional dots. After wrapping the frayed cord around the bottom, I stamped the seagull images and then attached the piece to the background panel. The background panel was cut from Bazzill Peanut Cluster card stock using the embossed piece from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 set and then inked around the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The sentiment came from the Just My Type set.

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps, Tim Holtz Water Color paper and ink, PTI, Bazzill and Core'dinations cs, My Favorite Things die and ink, Simon Says ink, Loew-Cornell Water Colors, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E30, E33, E81, E84, R22, R24, R27

I wish I was on the beach right now. It is so very hot here the only thing I can do is stay in my house with the air conditioning going full blast. It doesn't make me very happy but I am sure Alabama Power loves it.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Proverbs 31:25

I used the August Viva la Verve Sketch 3 for the general layout of today's card as I am trying to complete all the sketches this month. The Verve Proverbs 31:25 has been in my not yet used box for a while now so I am happy to put it to use. I stamped it onto a plain sheet of paper from the Glitz Design Cashmere Dame pad using Simon Says Black ink. I attached it to the background panel using dimensional dots. White Hemptique cord was wrapped around the panel and then I added the hearts and a few Doodlebug jewels for a feminine design.

Products: Verve stamp, Glitz Design dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug jewels, Hemptique cord, MFT dies, Simon Says ink

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


Today's card features the new Verve Peaceful Medallions stamp set. I stamped the various images using Ranger Archival Ink (Aquamarine), My Favorite Things (Sour Apple) and Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight and then cut them all out with Spellbinders Nestabilities. I used dimensional dots to separate some of the layers and then matted each set with black cardstock. After stamping the sentiment using Simon Says ink, I added a trio of sequins. I am triple-dipping on challenges as I generally followed the current CAS(E) this Sketch (#88) for the layout and it also fits the Show Us Your Verve challenge as well as the August Celebrate Good Times Diva Dare.

Products: Verve stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug sequins, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Simon Says, Ranger, My Favorite Things and Stampin' Up inks

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

C.C. Designs Review - The Best Part of Waking Up

Not a morning person? Then this is the card for you.

I colored Good Morning Sue from the Roberto's Amigas collection with Copic markers, pairing her up with patterned papers from the Fancy Pants Me-ology pad. The sentiment is Rhea's Twisted Side The Best Part Of. The matted pearls represent the continuation of the sentiment on the inside. The gingham ribbon provided the finishing touch.

I used a cup die from the Cocoa and Coffee Cutters set on the inside to complete the sentiment.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps, Fancy Pants dp, Queen & Co. Pearls, Michael's ribbon, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11, R20; Hair-E30, E33, E57; Clothing-W00, E81, R81, R83, R85; Cup-BG0000, BG000, BG10; Ground-W00, W1, W2; Shadows-BG0000, BG000, BG70

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