Stopping to say “HI” CAS card today with Lawn Fawn…

Hi everyone…doesn’t this just make you want to run out and get a watermelon?!  Fortunately Tim already stopped and bought one this week so we’re set!

I used the Lawn Fawn alphabet die set Quinn’s Capital ABC’s.  I die cut it in white Bazzil texture cardstock, removed the letters H and I and inked them with Distress Inks and the ink blending tool.  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries were the pads I used.  I added the seeds with a Ranger Fude Ball Black ink pen.

I adhered the die cut panel to an A2 top folding card base, then I adhered the watermelon HI with mounting tape.  Happy Card!  Well, until I sent my husband a picture of the card and he replied, “why is the w upside down”?  So I might think twice before I send him a picture again! haha  This was my Summer swap card for stamp club yesterday.

Linking my watermelon HI card to some challenges…

Lawn Fawnatics – Summertime Fun

Color Throwdown – photo inspiration and colors

Shopping Our Stash – CAS (clean and simple)

Addicted To CAS – Summer

It was so fun to see everyone and make the card Carolyn prepared for us. July, the month for celebrating!

The tag is a Taylored Expressions Build a Tag die and the background is a Memory Box star texture plate that’s discontinued.

I’ll sign off for now and get busy…thanks for stopping by on your busy Saturday!

Memory Box, Lawn Fawn and Stampin Up cards…

Hi everyone!  I’m back today with 3 cards to share.  This first one features a sky writin’ airplane from the Flying High Stamp set!  So cute…colored it with Copic Sketch markers. The clouds are from the coordinating Flying High die set. I just used the cloud dies from the set without stamping them.

The background is the new Cool Cloud Collage die.  So many ‘cool’ ways to use it!

The banners are the new Birthday Pennant die…I die cut in white card-stock and colored with a few of the T series Copic Sketch markers.

Linking to some challenges…

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge – CAS

Happy Little Stampers Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – I wish I could fly (airplane is stamped and colored)

 

Next up is a scene that I started when these stamps came out…I just ‘unearthed’ it on one of my desks I was cleaning off.  It just needed colored and put together!  yay

I fell in love with this You Make Life Fun stamp set and coordinating die set. The grass is inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the ink blending tool and the sky is inked with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink and the ink blending tool. (I must’ve used another green ink on the grass too because Peeled Paint is a better green than this. lol  Next time I’ll use Mowed Lawn!)

I colored the images with Copic Sketch Markers… so easy and fun… click on the pictures to see it full size.  This card fits in a business size A10 envelope.

I love these cute new cloud dies!  I stamped the sentiment on the front with Lawn Fawn Walnut ink in the MISTI stamping tool.

Linking to some challenges…

Lawn Fawn Fawnatics Challenge – Outstanding Occasions

The next card is one that my friend Jan had us make at stamp club earlier this month.  Pretty sure the stamps and papers are from Stampin Up. She had us paper piece the fun image.

Linking my card to some challenges…

Fusion Card Challenge – sketch

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge – polka dots

We had several visitors at our club meeting this month!  It was so fun!  One of them was one of the gals that comments here on my blog!  We have chatted a time or two and ended up she lives in IA so she drove an hour and 45 minutes to join us!  It was so fun to meet you Louise!!!  I enjoyed stamping and visiting with you so much! (what a crazy day for the AC to not work at the library where we meet!)  Everyone was a good sport about it and fortunately they were able to provide us with two fans!  There always has to be drama you know! lol  Anyway, we’re trying to get Louise to start a blog cuz her cards are beautiful!

Thank you again Jan for the fabulous program!  We appreciated it!

That’s it for today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post! I always smile thinking of you all and wishing we could all meet for a stamp club!  Now that would be awesome! (wild! lol)

I always love hearing from you!

Shopping links to the products I used to make these cards… (SSS, SB.com and Blue Moon are affiliate links) 

Memory Box Purrfect Holidays and MFT Jungle Friends Birthday…

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Hi card makers! I can’t believe a week has gone by without me posting again! Yikes!  I have two cards today though.

Tonight and tomorrow I’ll be at Stamp Joy in Ankeny for Taylored Expressions.  I’ll post the cards I’m teaching there next week or so.

Then the 22nd I’ll be teaching two classes in Cedar Rapids at Scrapmania!  I’d love to see you either place!  Be sure to introduce yourself to me if you are there!

Back to my festive kitties!  This is a super cute set from poppystamps called Purrfect Holidays. Matching dies too!  I love it!  The mittens on the cat! and the hat! Purrfect is right.  So many cute elements to make scenes with.

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Just colored with Copics… the gray the both is the T series.  The blue green is BG11, 70, 75, 78.  The reds are R02, E07,08. Nuvo White Crystal Drops on the Santa hat fur.  Nuvo Winter Blizzard Drops on the tree star, ornament and here and there.

The patterned paper is from an older Lawn Fawn 6×6 pad.

Linking to…

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 

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Christmas Card Challenges – Decorations

Next is a birthday card for one of our 4 year old grandsons, Gilbert.  I hope he loves it! I do! lol

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The gator slides in the groove over to the giraffe and then….

chomp!

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Guess he was hungry! yikes!  Anyway, I had fun making this cute card! Elements are all from the MFT Jungle Friends kit except for the number 4.  It’s from Taylored Expressions.

Linking to ….

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes, Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks for shopping through my links too!  Happy stamping/creating weekend to you!

Shopping links…

Printworks Winston, Peeking Cats and Calories!

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Hi everyone!  I know, I know…I forgot to warn you… get your sunglasses! lol Meet Winston from Printworks Collection, so cute!  I did all the painting here with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens….some distress inks sponged on for the yellow and green.

I also used the new Garden Tulips stamp The Good Earth stamp and Sunshine Flowers stamp.

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Next up…the adorable Peeking Cats stamp and Friends Are the Sunshine stamp.

Watercolored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens…a Memory Box Postage Layers Rectangle die and some washi tape a long the bottom of the card.

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You HAVE to love this sentiment!  Isn’t it the cutest?!  This is a new stamp, Calories Fall Out.  Oh, there’s that washi tape again! lol  I used the Large Cupcake stamp and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Paint Pens and Heart Sprinkles from Doodlebug.

Distress ink background and to get the distressed look to the paper, just pounce a piece of tape around in places and it ages it. A fun pretty much one layer card!

Hope I made you smile!  Thanks so much for stopping by today! ‘preciate it!  TTUL!

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Memory Box …it’s high time we get together!!!

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Welcome Saturday and everyone! Guess I’ll settle for this is how we’ll get together today! haha

Some time ago, I did a couple Balloon cards with inlay die cutting…when I saw a couple challenges this week, I knew, I HAD to play!  So yesterday I made this.  A happy card.

Memory Box dies, a little Doodlebug washi tape and a poppystamps sentiment!  Now this balloon is retiring but Cindy has it in stock still.  I saw there are new balloon dies though, so I’ll link to all of them in the inlinz below.

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Using the mini ink blending tool, I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink on to the Stitched Square die cut… I die cut a few of the clouds in the square first, that’s why they are deeper color around the cloud.  The two clouds going off the square I die cut after I thought I was finished with the square. lol  So I had to do a little inking to get the same deeper inking effect around the clouds.  Just do it before you tape in the clouds.

I had fun making this! yay!

Linking to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – miss you, hello or friendshipPanama-322
Muse Challenge #161 – the square and inlaid die cutting

Happy Little Stampers – CASE the designer (take the design out of the box)

Curtain Call – Simplicity


And before you go… here are the inlaid balloon cards from my past…

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A very happy hello to you card is in this post…

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the sky’s the limit card is in this post…

Hot Air Balloons and clouds can be so much fun with clever sentiments! and good for this time of year when congrats are in order!

Thanks for ‘flying’ by today!  It was so good to see you from high up!

Links to the products I used on this card (links for the other two cards are in their posts)…

Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest Scarecrow…

 

It’s World Card making day so I had to finish this CUTE scarecrow from Lawn Fawn, in honor of our very own holiday!!! YAY!

 

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I fell in love with this set when I saw it… so many fun elements to use with this guy and so much fun to color!

I used Canson watercolor paper 90# and colored with the Zig Brush Paint markers, a paint brush and water.

 

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The background is the corn stamp, inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the mid-Brown Zig Paint Brush marker, inked multiple times and stamped.  Then I inked the lower area with Peeled Paint and the ink blending tool.  Then Squeezed Lemonade on top of that and then a combo of Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky at the top.

The picture wasn’t complete until I added the kraft telephone wires! hahahahaha  Really I wish I’d thought of that sooner and stamped on some telephone wires and little birdies!

 

Linking to some challenges…

Virginia’s View Challenge – All Things Colored

The Daily Marker – 30 day coloring challenge

Simon Says Stamp – Work it Wednesday – stamp!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge – Ombre

 

That’s my fun for today!  Many thanks to you all for stopping by and all your encouraging comments are much appreciated!  I love hearing from you all!

Happy World Card Making Day! ttul!

Dies and Supplies I used on my card…

Birthday Cards…

 

How’d it get to be August already?!  Here’s some of the birthday cards I made in July…

 

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An older Penny Black stamp, watercolored with the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens HERE… love them! (Free shipping coupon code for August w/$80 order – AUG888)

Linking my kitty card to the Seize the Birthday Challenge – topping option embossing.

 

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So much personality in these images!  Next up an older Penny Black Frog stamp…done up the same way.

 

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Just makes you smile! I matted all the cards with the Perfect Layers Tools… link over in the sidebar.

On the inside of both of these cards with balloons, I stamped the Printworks sentiment E2628 E.E. Cummings – it says “and up with joy and up with laughing”.

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So cute!  I would never touch one in real life! lol

 

A Flower card with Paper Smooches Flower stamp, vase die HERE and Printworks sentiments on the front and inside…

 

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You can find this woodgrain cardstock at CutCardstock.com HERE.  They have it in three colors, this dark brown, kraft and white.  Their shipping is FAST!  I just ordered metallic gold and silver on Friday and there is a box on my front porch and I think it’s from them!  YAY!

Stitched Rectangles are cut with the Lawn Fawn sets HERE and HERE.

 

Happy Birthday stamp HERE

 

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and the inside the stamp, Though Everyone HERE.

 

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The next card is the Memory Box happy die from the Open Studio set HERE on a watercolor background I painted with Peerless Watercolors HERE.  The little birthday sentiment is from a poppystamps clear stamp set HERE.  I put water on the watercolor paper first, then painted in the colors. The panel is cut with the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame die set HERE.

 

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Coming this Thursday is the Taylored Expressions August Release Day.  I’ll be back with some cards then! Sneak Peeks from the TE Bakers Dozen are up on the blog starting today.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy birthday celebrating…don’t we celebrate our birthdays all year…every time we buy new stamps and dies?! haha  We try to be good! lol  Take care and ttul!