Colorful Rainbow cards to share today…

Hi everyone!  Two clean and simple cards I made for stamp club last Friday.  Annette had the program and she had rainbow for the theme.  These are the two cards I made…one to swap and one for Annette’s birthday card.

I used the poppystamps paintbrush die, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, a Taylored Expressions brush rubber stamp, You color my world is from a new poppystamps stamp set, inked with Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped with the MISTI.  I stamped the brush stamp with Regular Distress Inks.  I centered the stamp on the lid of the MISTI and moved the card to stamp the different colors.  I did stamp each color two and three times to get the bold color.

Both cards are A2 top folding card bases, almost one layer!

The bike is a new Spellbinders die cut in heavy white card-stock…run it through with the tan mat a second time so it embosses nicely.

The street and the stitched rectangle are from a MFT blueprints die set, the butterflies are an old Marvy punch…sorry I didn’t have time to look for a die but I’ll see if I can find something similar to link to and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by on this fine Tuesday!  I’ll be back soon with more of you know what! lol  Have a creative, colorful week!

Supplies, Stamps and Tools I used to make these cards… (click – STR links to Starlitstudio, SSS links to Simon Says Stamp, SBC links to scrapbook.com and BLIC links to Dick Blick)  Thank you!

Spellbinders – D-Lites Die – Bicycle
[ SBC | SSS ]
My Favorite Things BLUEPRINTS 25…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps die – Devyn Butterfly Trio
[ STR ]
Memory Box WIDE PAINT STROKE POPPY…
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia BRUSH STROKES Clear…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Clear Stamps STUDIO…
[ SSS ]
SugarPea Designs WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti COLOR ME HAPPY Clear…
[ SSS ]
Avery Elle Clear Stamps BRUSHED Set…
[ SSS ]
Your Next Stamp PAINT SWOOSHES AND…
[ SSS ]
Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
[ STR ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp Pad 1×1
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
VersaMark Watermark Ink Refill .5oz
[ STR | SSS ]
Super Fine Detail White Embossing…
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
Ranger Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
[ STR ]
Ranger Distress Mini Cube Inks
[ STR ]
Copic
[ SSS | BLIC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
[ SBC ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA…
[ SSS ]

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Two boy birthday cards…

Hi everyone!  How’s your end of Summer going? I keep getting sidetracked! lol  Trying to make more room here and there and clearing out stuff but really not ending up with that much more room!  Why?!  I think I’m pretty good at it! lol Oh well….I’ll keep trying.

And the other thing…how come if you use one scrap it seems like two more appear! lol

This is Corrin’s birthday card for this year… He turned 8 years old!  and yes, he is a cute blonde…that Summer bleached blonde funky hair cut kind of boy, concerned about the frogs etc. lol

I linked up to this stamp below but it’s discontinued…sorry about that but I have to use my stash too and I have to show you anyway cuz it’s a cute card! lol

I stamped him with Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copic Sketch Markers and cut him out by hand but hey, I got a really good deal on a Scan n Cut 350 machine and I really like it you guys!!!  Shirley has been telling me about it and you know how we influence each other!!!  Thank you Shirley! lol  So next time, I’m cutting these bad boys and anything else I don’t have the dies for, with this new toy!  I cut out some digital images and the granddaughters cut out some hand drawn images with it.  Gena’s clouds were super cute!

Here’s a picture of the digital images I cut out with it…

ok – back to birthday cards…

This is Henry’s birthday card for this year…he turned 11!!!  Doesn’t seem possible!  He loves games! He’s great driving the gator around too, mowing the lawn and loves to read.

Shoot me now! lol  This is another die set that is discontinued and so is the stamp set. boo.  The die set is called Game Controller and the stamp set is called Level Up, both by My Favorite Things…so don’t be mad at me! lol

I saw a card made up when I googled the stamp name,  I loved it so I made it very similar to Elaine’s!  Thank you Elaine for the inspiration!

Both boys liked their cards!  yay!  June and July are both big birthday months for our family…September we have 3 so a few weeks break from birthday cards!

Although, I made a card, copied myself, that a friend requested for her aunt’s 90th birthday.  She started dairy farming when she was 50 yrs old!  Click on over to my Instagram to see a super short video of it. I put the tractor on a wobble this time.  Guaranteed to make you smile!

Thanks so much for stopping by stamping friends!  I appreciate it so much!

I’m trying out the new LinkDeli links today…a trial to see if they will work on a wordpress.com blog….so click away! lol Pretty sure it won’t blow up! lol

ttul,

Supplies and Tools I used to made these cards… STR stands for Starlitstudio, SSS stands for Simon Says Stamp, SBC stands for Scrapbook.com and Blic stands for Dick Blick. Thank you for shopping through my links!

CC Designs – Robertos Rascals…
[ SBC ]
Taylored Expressions BOLD…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento – Tuxedo Black – full sized pad
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
[ STR | SSS ]
Memento Tuxedo Black – reinker
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Martha Stewart SCORING BOARD Score…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board; Scoring
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ STR | BLIC | SSS ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC ]
Fiskars Deluxe Paper Trimmer with…
[ STR | SSS ]
Fiskars – 9 inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
[ SBC ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS ]
DB sprinkles
[ STR ]
tropical matte sprinkles
[ STR ]
washi tape
[ STR ]
Copic Sketch Markers DB
[ BLIC | SSS ]
White Bazzill card-stock
[ STR ]
glossy accents big
[ STR ]
TH Stamp Platform
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
No-Clog tip – for large Glossy Accents
[ STR ]
card-stock
[ STR ]
My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
QuickStik Craft Tool; quikstick;…
[ STR ]
craft tweezers – EK Tools
[ STR ]
3mm white fun foam – 9×12 inch sheet…
[ STR ]
15×18 Non-Stick Melt Art Craft Sheet
[ STR ]

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MFT Warm and Fuzzy Birthday card…

Hi and welcome to a beautiful Summer’s eve campfire! This set is so cute, can’t believe it’s the first time I’ve used it.  The kids have used it but me, I’m the last one!  Now it’s retiring but we know there’s always more cute coming… You can still find it HERE and the dies HERE…hurry if you want them!

This was our grandson Cedryk’s 5th birthday card.  They live in the country and at night they’ll go visit the cows in the gator… the cows love to come talk to Cedryk! lol  Actually Ced talks to them and they listen!  lol

I used Distress Oxide inks for the sky and grass ink blendingwater dripped on and dabbed off for the faint spots in the sky.  Puffy cloud dies, you can find them HERE.

So cute!  Love that little hedgie!  I colored the images with Copic Markers on MFT  Sweet Tooth Card stock.  I have a little trouble with the copics bleeding on it but I like how easy it blends. A basic A2 size card.

Sharing my card on some challenge blogs…

The Paper Players – The Great Outdoors

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – For a Child

Seize the Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and hope these critters made you smile!

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Simon Says Stamp Happy Swimmers Birthday Card…

I love these cute characters from Simon Says Stamp!  This is the Happy Swimmers stamp and die set, out of stock right now though. I linked it anyway. You can always sign up to get notified when it comes back in stock.  The sun die is from Lawn Fawn, the waves from My Favorite Things and the sand from Taylored Expressions but I’m linking you up to the poppystamps Stitched Landscape die set.  The sentiment is from another Simon Says Stamp set called Happy Block Greetings. Don’t shoot me!  It looks like it’s discontinued!  I just got it not that long ago.  Sorry about that. HERE is another cute set though…

Just a fun, cute card for Gena who’s turning 10 this month!  Doesn’t seem possible! She’s still a little girl at heart though and she loves hugs from Grandma, making cards, her chicks and kittens!  Oh and swimming! lol

Linking my card to some challenges…

SSS Flickr Challenge #76  – Anything Goes

Virginia’s Summer Blog Party

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my Summer card making fun!

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MFT Birdie Brown Party Like a Pirate Birthday Card…

I think I know what they mean by the lazy days of Summer…you feelin’ it? hehe

This birthday card was for Jace, Rogan’s big brother, turned 7!  This pirate looks like him too… a ginger that loves baseball! I used the matching die set to cut the pieces.

I love it that Torico had this card in one of the MFT release classes, I just had to make it! There’s a pdf file and photos on the MFT website.

I used different card-stock for coloring this time and kept forgetting that it bleeds…so excuse the bloody mess here and there! lol

I colored the water, land and tree with Distress Oxide inks.  The sky with the MFT cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

oh, the wave cuts in the water are a Lawn Fawn die

Torico’s images are so fun to color!  Four more birthday cards to share and then I’ll get back to some die cutting and yes, CHRISTMAS!

Linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Virginia’s Summer Blog Party – Summer creations


Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope this cute pirate made you smile!

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Avery Elle Birthday Bus…

Hi everyone!  I’ve been making birthday cards for grandkids!  So much FUN!   This one is for Rogan’s 3rd.

I die cut the Avery Elle party bus, die cut it, colored it, created the scene and mounted the bus on the regular size wobble!   He loved it!  Here it is in action  on Instagram…click the arrow (when you roll over the center) to start/stop or click to Instagram via the sidebar.

 

Such happy critters…their van is silver so I colored it in grays…

The grass die is from Lawn Fawn, the Quiet Cabin Landscape and Puffy  Clouds are Memory Box.


I die cut the whole scene new Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles die.

Even with the wobble it still fits nicely in an A2 envelope.

Linking to some challenges…

Addicted To Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp – Work it Wednesday July 2017

Rogan is at such a fun/cute age.  I took a video of him stamping the other day…he’s very teachable and even cleans the stamps before he puts them back away! I added that 40 second video to my blog FB page… link over in the sidebar, click on Expressions…   His favorite stamps right now are those little block stamps from Hero Arts that came in tubs. Always glad to add another stamper to the family! lol He wasn’t sure about the zip line we bought him but after the first time doing it… he was sold! yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back with some more birthday fun!

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Two Simon Says Stamp cards and SALE!!!

Happy Holiday weekend to you!

As many of you know, I’m an affiliate for Simon Says Stamp, Scrapbook.com, Blick Art,  Bluemoon Scrapbooking and Hallmark Scrapbook and link up to the products I use when I can to these stores. (links in the sidebar too)  Being an affiliate means I make a small percentage on your order, at no expense to you, when you click from a link on my blog.

I’m also a big fan of starlitstudio.net and love to support Cindy’s store!  Great prices, fast service and top notch customer service. So I link to her store a lot!

Today I’m using Simon Says Stamp own line of stamps and dies on these two cards. They are on SALE right now 15% off!  Yes that is exciting!  It doesn’t happen very often. lol

OK – I need to make a couple decisions and wouldn’t you know because I feel like you’re my fellow cardmakers and friends I need help!

The linking system that I’ve used for the last few years is changing especially for me and the other gals that use wordpress.com.  It isn’t going to work anymore because wordpress doesn’t allow ‘script’ which is the code the new LinkDeli uses.  So, that means I need to move my blog to wordpress.org and become expressionswithheart.com to use it, which means a yearly domain fee and a monthly fee to have a blog…then they add on a fee of security…it really adds up fast.  Then there is the new monthly fee to use LinkDeli.  LinkDeli is amazing!  Much faster then Inlinkz and I would love to be able to use it because it’s such a time saver.  I was able to beta test it even though it didn’t work when I put it on my blog. ugh. sigh.

So, I need to make money here on this ‘ole blog to pay for all this.

I’m just wondering how you all feel about affiliates and shopping through links on blogs?  I spend a lot of time linking up to stores when writing blog posts, after spending the time to make the cards and take the photos.  It’s a big deal, but I know I appreciate seeing what other ppl use and I think you do too!  I don’t want to be a martyr about it but until you’ve done it, you don’t realize what a time sucker it is.

I know there are a lot of us out there trying to make a little to pay for blogging.  Kinda crazy. hehe

Any thoughts you can leave me here as a comment or email me, would be most helpful.

For this fun little bear card I used SSS Birch Tree Window die, Stitched Rectangles die, Sending die, Sending and Wishing stamp set and the bear from Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set.

I colored him with Copic Sketch markers.  I love these Stitched Rectangles…SSS was the first to come out with the stitching on both sides of the cut!  Clever…now several other companies are doing it too.

 

As part of SSS affiliate program, when they have a new release, they usually send me one thing to use from that release.  This time they sent the new Heart Sprinkle Trail die… very fun… I have some ideas to use it for the holidays too. 😀

I embossed it in my white panel with the Big Shot and tan embossing mat.  (I have videos about embossing under the video tab under my blog title)  Then I die cut it in red card-stock and glued the red pieces onto the embossed panel… gives it a really nice dimension.  It really didn’t take much time either… I just put little dots of glue on top of each place on the embossed panel and used the pick up tool to place the little pieces on the dots of glue.  Nothing new, I’ve done it before.

I stamped the sentiment from the SSS Roses For You stamp set with the MISTI stamping tool.  Someone is asking on a FB group if it is a worthwhile investment… YES!!!  lol

I do love Washi tape…hehe…as you can tell!  I used 3 different ones and then tied on some twine…love all that white space!

ok – here’s the SALE info! ALL Simon Brand products are 15% off!
Use the code SSSFLASH

I hope you have some time to shop, when you’re not outside enjoying this beautiful Summer weather!  There are some awesome new dies and stamps under the SSS brand. Anyway, it’s been unusually nice here for a week! I hope it stays! haha

Holler at me if you have any questions and I do appreciate your friendship and that you follow my blog!  I do!!!  😀

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