Birthday · cards · Color Pencil · Die Piecing · Lawn Fawn · MFT · Spring

Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Meets MFT BB Rain or Shine…

Hi cardmakers and friends!  Starting out Monday right with a blog post! I have a birthday card to share that I made for our granddaughter Anya’s 13th birthday.  She loved it!  Now to get her over here to make one herself!  😀

I colored this cute gal and ducks from MFT’s Rain or Shine stamp set with my new color pencils on Neenah 110# Solar White cardstock…inked on the clouds with an MFT cloud stencil and the mini ink blending tool, oh and a little concrete in inked on the bottom and stamped with a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiment stamp set.

It’s a cloudy day here so far…goes right a long with my card!  Thankful for the rain though, cuz… the trees you know! lol

I used the Speech Bubble Add on this time to make the window for the sentiments to show up in and four sentiments from the Reveal Wheel Sentiments set.

Here’s Lawn Fawn Kelly Marie’s video on making the Reveal Wheel card.  It’s an A2 size card and amazingly easy! yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy coloring, card making this week to you!

Products I use to make cards and supplies for this one…

Caran d’Ache Pablo Colored Pencils…
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Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel – The Foiled Fox
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Reveal…
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Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments -…
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My Favorite Things RAIN OR SHINE…
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My Favorite Things RAIN OR SHINE…
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My Favorite Things MINI CLOUD EDGES…
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Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
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Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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cards · Christmas · Color Pencil · copics · Poppystamps · Printworks · Snowman · Winter

Printworks Collection Snow-people Cards…

Do you need a holiday invitation?  I love this cute couple called ‘It’s a Date‘ and isn’t the sentiment fun?  You can find all the stamps I used HERE.

The inside with room for all the details…

I colored the image with color pencils and used the poppystamps Scribble Snowflake Circle die, cut in white card-stock. Printworks pattern paper.

This guy is so cute!  He’s called ‘Big Howdy‘!  Just made you laugh, didn’t he?! You can find all the stamps I used, HERE

I stamped him and colored with Copic Sketch Markers and then the inside…


And for even more smiles…I bring you ‘Christmas Joe’!  Such happy snow-people!

Stamped and colored with Copic Sketch Markers again…you’ll find the stamps I used HERE. The background is a snowflake stamp, heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Makes you bust out singing, “let it snow”!  The Let It Snow frame is from poppystamps, you’ll find it HERE and the snow border, also from poppystamps is HERE.

Tis true…tis the season for us card-makers!  Pull out your ‘stuff’, get creating and show and tell!  lol

Thanks for stopping by and remember the code for shopping, 5% off at Printworks.  PAM5.  It’s always in the sidebar for future reference too!

Entering some challenges…

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Christmas (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes (Join us for a Frosty Bite card)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Christmas Card Challenges #24 – Anything Goes (Big Howdy card)

Thank you for all your kind and encouraging comments on my Winter Wonderland Bridge card!!!  I can hardly wait to share my next one!  😀

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cards · Color Pencil · Fall · Poppystamps

poppystamps Autumn Fairies and Brilliant Leaf Frame die…

Hi everyone! An Autumn card to share today. Colorbook therapy with stamping and pencils.

I die cut the frame in Kraft card-stock, colored the leaves and inserted them back in the frame from the back and used Scotch mounting tape strips/cut to fit, to hold the leaves in place.

She’s so cute! Yes, I did change her eyes a bit because I was outlining them with black after coloring and didn’t stay on the line, so I had to ‘fix’ them. I did glitter her wings with some glitter pen.

Don’t you love the acorn house? Tiny houses are all the rage! I could never live in one! eek! This set is so fun! I love it!

I inked the edges of everything with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I love how the leaves in the stamp and die sets match the Brilliant Leaf Frame die.  So many possibilities!   The Leaf Frame die is available now and the stamp and die sets are coming soon in the September release…arriving in stores Friday or this weekend!  yay!

The gold splats are Heidi Swapp metallic gold spray… link below.

Hope she made you smile!  Thanks for stopping by!  I love hearing from you and thank you so much for your visits and comments!  I appreciate it!

Supplies I used to make this card… STR links to starlitstudio, SBC is scrapbook.com and SSS is Simon Says Stamp

***Autumn Fairies isn’t in stock yet…they will be Friday or Saturday!

Poppystamps – 1846 Brilliant Leaf…
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Poppystamps – CL459 Autumn Fairies…
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Poppystamps – 1942 Autumn Fairies die…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant…
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Tsukineko Memento RICH COCOA REFILL…
[ SSS ]
Versafine – Onyx Black – full-sized…
[ STR | SSS ]
VersaFine – Onyx Black – mini ink pad
[ STR | SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black – Reinker
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Prismacolor Colored Pencils
[ BLIC ]
20561-1209 – Faber-Castell…
[ BLIC ]
Heidi Swapp GOLD LAME Color Shine 00791
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Zig – Wink of Stella Brush Pen – Clear
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Crafter’s Companion CLEAR OVERLAY…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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cards · CAS · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Paper Smooches · Spring · Summer · Watercolor

Paper Smooches Best Buds Flower card…

Here’s that second card I had the gals make at our stamp club party Friday.  I colored this one at home though with Distress Ink refills.

At the party, I had the gals use Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils and the blue waterbrush filled with water from this set HERE. These waterbrushes are really cheap but they hold up really well.  I buy them for the kids and end up using them myself! lol

The photo below is a close up of the watercolor pencil one. 

Very fun to color…love this sweet image from Paper Smooches Best Buds stamp set  HERE or HERE.  I don’t own the dies so I cut it with the My Favorite Things Inside and Out Rounded Rectangles Stax. If you want the dies to match, they are HERE.

The polka dot border is from the Geo-Graphic stamp set and the thanks sentiment is from the Sentiment Sampler stamp set HERE and HERE.

I stamped with Taylored Expressions Oreo Black ink and used Crafter’s Companion Watercolor paper.

Linking up…

 Paper Smooches GD – Search for July

Craft Stamper Magazine – Anything Goes Stamping Challenge

The Flower Challenge #9 – Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you so much for your comments and help with my question yesterday!  I appreciate your views, comments and clicking so much! Hope you get to make a card today!

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Birthday · cards · Color Pencil · Neat and Tangled · Snowman · Taylored Expressions

Neat and Tangled Merry Bear Birthday Card…

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Look at this adorable little snowman! It’s family birthday time again and our youngest grandson is turning two tomorrow!  Where does the time go?!

I wanted to play in the NBUS challenge with the option of color pencil on kraft.  I love how this almost looks like wood!

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I stamped with the MISTI, colored with pencil, then went back and using the MISTI again, I left the stamps where they were, inked with black pigment embossing ink, stamped them and heat embossed them with black powder.

So many times when you color with pencils you lose the strong black line.  We used to do this years ago when Stampa Rosa had the House Mouse stamps. We would stamp them their stamp positioner, color them with Tombow markers and then come back and emboss them over the top of the marker coloring.  Amazing the difference.

Next time I am going to color the image right in the MISTI without moving the card-stock.  There was enough ‘user error’ this time that I had to stamp the bear a few times and ended up with a thicker black line then the stamp really has. grrr   Still cute though!

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Hopefully we’ll get some snow for his birthday!  haha  It’s been a weird, rainy Winter for Iowa.  Not used to dark and dreary.  It’s usually bright with snow!  I’m sure we’ll get those Winters again.

Linking up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #8 – optional theme ‘use color pencils on kraft’

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon and I’ll have a special announcement soon too!

Products I used…

cards · Color Pencil · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Printworks · Watercolor

Printworks Collection Fall Cards…

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I’m back with two more cards using pieces from that full sheet of leaf watercoloring that I did a couple weeks ago. THIS post tells what I did.

Here I die cut a piece of card-stock with the Memory Box Pinpoint Circle Layers dies, stamped and embossed the new Printworks sentiment, ‘Let our Lives‘ in gold embossing powder and embellished with a poppystamps  Oak Leaf Swirl die cut.

Inside I stamped and heat embossed in gold…the new ‘with warmest thoughts and Best Wishes stamp.

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and a close up photo…

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For this next card, I cut the piece of leaf background down to fit behind this Avery Elle Pierced Rectangle dies frame that I was able to die cut easily because I haven’t clipped the dies apart yet.

Don’t shoot me. ugh. This poppystamps Maple Leaf isn’t showing up in the stores I usually link to!  So sorry about that. I didn’t realize it was a bit older and didn’t check first. Bummer cuz the little leaf border really worked up fun like this I thought. Hopefully you already own it! hehe (or google it)

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On the inside I stamped another new sentiment from Printworks ‘Thankful‘.  I love it, there are places to add a little coloring!

The little 3mm gold pearls I used are HERE.

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Both of these cards are A2 size.

I’m linking up to some challenges with these cards…

Scrapyland Challenge #54 – Give Thanks My first card is a winner!  Thank you so much Scrapyland ladies!

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The Card Concept #62 – Thanksgiving, Clean and Layered

Die Cuttin Divas #292 – Thanksgiving

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Thanks/Thanksgiving – my cards were in the spotlight this week!  Thank you Cathie and Kath! 

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Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies

So fun to share some thanks with you today!  I am thankful and appreciate you stopping by my blog! Talk to you again soon!

cards · Color Pencil · Fall · MFT

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge…

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Hi everyone! What a week!  Beautiful days until Friday. Then BAM blustery Friday arrived! lol  I have a few Fall cards to post so I better get to it! and plenty more Christmas coming too!

I’ve been tempted for some time to get the color pencils out again, so with the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge I finally did!  So fun…coloring is always time consuming but I need to do this more so I get the ‘feel’ for it.  This was kinda an experiment! lol

I got a new pencil sharpener…wow…what a difference it makes for coloring! It’s a Dahle 133…you can google and find it.

I use Bruynzeel Fullcolor Pencils made in Holland but you can’t get them anymore.  Sakura bought out Bruyzeel and changed them I’m sure…one thing I know, my set of 120 is no more.  They are wonderful pencils to color with though and maybe they’d show up on ebay!  I didn’t check. Here’s what mine look like…and look at the lead on the yellow pencil… yes, that sharpener!!!

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The pencils they have now are called Bruynzeel Design.  I’ll link up to them below just in case you want to order a couple to try. I love doing that. I have tried several brands and consequently I want ALL the pencils. HELP! lol

I love this cutie stamp and die set from MFT stamps…I hope he made you smile on this blustery weekend!

Linking up to MFT Sketch Card Challenge 

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I’m going to write another blog post so I’ll have one tomorrow and Monday too…for sure!

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m behind replying to comments because we had our area stamp club Christmas party yesterday! Whew, I went crazy getting ready for it. lol Cards and soup!  A fun time for sure and guess what?!  We drew names for gift exchange and the gal that got my name knew I loved this stamp that she got last year and she gave it to me this year!  It’s an older Memory Box Santa stamp!  I’m so delighted to have it!  Our middle daughter has a collection of older cute Memory Box stamps.  I need to take a picture of them and share it here.  Then you can be jealous of her collection with me! lol

Thanks again – you are the best!  I am so thankful for all my friends that live in my computer and out! You’re the best!  ( ) ( ) ( )  (those are hugs)

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