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Muse Challenge, Memory Box and Paper Smooches…

Pam Sparks April Showers Umbrella

Hi everybody!  yep, it’s raining here and it’s our youngest daughter’s birthday which got me to thinking about cards and the Muse Challenge that I’ve been wanting to jump in on this week!

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I love Michele’s card and was inspired by her element popped up in the corner of the rectangle.  I left my rectangle kinda big cuz I didn’t want to cut off that much of the die but I kinda wish I would’ve now.  Oops, I added a layer and forgot the sentiment was on a banner. I should’ve sent myself the picture and had it up on my phone I guess.  Can’t trust my brain! lol

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I used some dies I haven’t used very much so that was fun.

The Umbrella is from Magnolia Sweden (I don’t see it in stock in any of the US online stores, you can probably order it directly from Magnolia Sweden though)… the scallop stitched rectangle is from My Favorite Things… the rain background and stitched rectangle are Memory Box and the boots are from Paper Smooches. I stamped the boots with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink on the mini MISTI.  I stamped and cut out a mask and inked the inside of the boots with Evergreen Bough and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.

 

The next card I made for stamp club here.  The theme was April Showers Bring May Flowers, so puddles with splashes just seemed like fun!  All the stamps and the die are from Paper Smooches. The stitched rectangle die is Memory Box.  The polka dot paper is My Favorite Things, the Lollipop and Cookie Monster layer and card-base are Taylored Expressions.

 

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and a close up … splish splash…

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It’s interesting to see the difference in the background colors of the photos.  The welcome Spring card pictures were from Friday a.m. when the sun was shining… the umbrella card was late afternoon today with no sun but plenty of light.

Both cards are A-2 size.

Thanks for looking at my Spring cards! I appreciate it!  Have a good week!

Here’s shopping links to what I used…

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cards · Christmas · Hero Arts · Magnolia · Poppystamps · PTI · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Tags

A little more Christmas…

 

Pam Sparks PTI Christmas Wishes

 

I really enjoyed playing with this Spruce and Sprigs set from Papertrey ink after seeing what their design team did with it. I wish I’d had more time to make more!  : )

So festive.  I used Stampin Up’s Real Red ink,  Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  Then I brushed in a little Copic Sketch marker.

 

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So I moved on to making Gift tags…they always make me happy.  I’m trying to use up wrapping paper so I can buy new again, so I ended up with a variety of tags trying to match the wrapping paper.

 

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Hero Arts Elf stamp and die set,  Merry and Bright circle tag set, Dotted Merry is a poppystamps die and Magnolia dies.

 

Pam Sparks HA Elf Tag

 

Sloppy, sketchy Copic coloring…Santa and Sleigh are from Taylored Expressions.

 

Pam Sparks Merry Tag

 

Pretty sure this Holly stamp and die is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks HA Circle tag

 

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

 

Pam Sparks Inkadinkado gears tag

 

Some wood mounted stamps from Inkadinkado and the sentiment inside from MFT.  The tag is from Papertrey Ink.

 

Pam Sparks Brown Paper Pkgs tag

 

Tag from MFT and the sentiment from Stampers Anonymous.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa Merry tag

 

More sloppy, sketchy coloring on this Reverse Confetti Santa and Rudolph.

 

Pam Sparks RC Santa HOHOHO tag

 

Pam Sparks RC deer tag ATC

 

I had fun making and I think the kids all enjoyed their gifts!  I know the adults did!  : )   Lots of smiles and memories.

Thanks for stopping by again!

cards · CAS · Christmas · copics · Magnolia · Paper Smooches · PTI · Tags · Tilda's Town · Winter

Tilda’s Town Magnolia card and some tags…

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Sweet Christmas childhood memories… I’m sure we all had a rocking horse of some kind or other!   This cutie is one of the dies from the Magnolia DooHickeys Club Kit #2, All I Want For Christmas.   It is chock full of cuteness!  Here’s the tag I made with the Santa and border that are also part of  the kit.  Lots of dies for a great price and a little magazine full of ideas too!  OH, almost forgot!  The little lace piece is another die in the kit… see… tons more too!

I die cut the Rocking Horse die from white card-stock and colored it with Copics. The words happy and christmas are from Paper Smooches.

I made this card for Tilda’s Town Challenges this week.  We’d love to have you link up if you’re a Magnolia fan!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

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Last Friday at our area stamp club meeting we swapped Christmas tags.  I made two and let the gal that got my name choose which one she wanted.

I made a bookmark style tag with Paper Smooches dies and the PTI Tinsel and Tags set and then a Snowglobe style tag with PTI Tinsel and Tags set, the Winter die and snowglobe die.


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I could make tags all day! lol  So much fun with all the new stamps and dies out there!   Hope you are having a good time using your stash too or shopping to increase your stash … oh my… so much!  I’m addicted!  lol

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, stamps and dies I used…

CAS · Christmas · copics · Doohickey's Dies · Magnolia · Tags · Tilda's Town · Winter

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town Challenge, Christmas!

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Have you seen the adorable Magnolia Doohickey die club kit #2?   So FUN!  Love it!  I will be making some more tags and using them on cards this Christmas!

The challenge at Tilda’s Town Challenges this week is Christmas, optional add a tag… well, I just made tags and they are Christmas… just a little backwards! haha

Maybe you’re like me and it’s time to do a little coloring again…well… I did color Santa’s face with Copics! hoho

We’d love to have you play in the challenges!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

I’ll link to the All I want for Christmas die club kit and the products I used below.

Joining

Addicted to CAS challenge – Tag

Crazy 4 Challenges – add a mustache

Crafting for all Seasons – tag it

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes

Live and Love Crafts Challenge – favorite Christmas colors

Die Cut Divas – holiday

Challenge Up Your Life – anything goes

ShowCASe Your Style – tic tac toe

Cute As a Button Challenge – Christmas/Winter

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to scroll down to see the video I posted yesterday with the NEW poppy dies from poppystamps!

ttul!

Dies and products I used today…

Birthday · cards · CAS · copics · Distress Ink coloring · Fall · Magnolia · Memory Box · Paper Smooches · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · punches · rubber stamps · Summer

Memory Box 2014 Holiday Stamps Blog Blitz starts today and a Paper Smooches/poppystamps Rainbow…

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Today I’m starting the week off with the NEW Memory Box Bramble Surprise rubber stamp. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it!!  I love the whimsical feel of it!  I decided on some Copic colorbook therapy with some Distress ink blending for the background.

I matted the image and the Distress Dot paper with the Mini Perfect Layers Tools and cutting mat… love them!  Links on the right and below…

 

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After I colored the image, I went around the perimeter of the card with Weathered Wood Distress ink first, then I added in Chipped Sapphire,  then Dusty Concord and on the very edge a bit of Black Soot. Walnut Stain on the bottom.

Then I sprayed water into the palm of my hand and dropped it onto the inked part, staying away from the moon.

I shook up a bottle of White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray real good, opened it and spattered the white dots on by tapping the cap and letting the ink flick off the end of the tube.

I die cut the letters for the word ‘fall’ from the Alphabet Soup die. I put scor tape on the back of Memory Box White card-stock before I cut.  The letters are really easy to adhere to the card when the tape is already on there. The drawback is, the thicknesss causes the holes in the die, (for poking out the waste) to emboss.

I layered Memory Box Violet Distress Dots Card-stock to a top fold A-2 Memory Box Kraft card base that I embossed with the Memory Box Dots Stencil.

Click over to the Memory Box Blog, HERE to comment for a chance to win this stamp!

Linking to the Artistic Expressions Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

 

I’m behind getting my cards posted on my blog but I will catch up soon!  I wanted to share this CAS Summer card that I made for our area stamp club monthly swap.  July’s theme was a Summer scene.

 

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The sentiment is from Magnolia, rainbow is Paper Smooches, cloud border is poppystamps and the sun is an old EK Success medium size punch.

Linking up to Addicted to CAS – Sky
the Cutting Edge Challenge #3 – card inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by!  Catch up with you later!

Links to supplies I used…

cards · Distress Ink coloring · Magnolia · rubber stamps · Spellbinders dies · Spring · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Spring!

 

 

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Time for Tilda’s Town Challenges!  Spring is the challenge this week… a fun change in colors and well…almost anything goes for Spring!

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

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I used this super cute Skateboard Tilda… she’s been playing hard… she must’ve skinned her knee and forgot to pull her jeans back down! lol  Behind her is the Vintage Swedish Background stamp.

I colored with Distress Markers…her hair got a little dark, oops, I used Vintage Photo first but didn’t like it so I went back and used Gathered Twigs over it.  Next time I’m just going to use Gathered Twigs and see what that looks like.

Her face is a light wash of Vintage Photo and then Tattered Rose,  like I did in a video…under the header photo you’ll find the video tab…pull down.

Shirt  and tennis shoes are Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick.  Faded Jeans on the jeans.  Tree trunks are Gathered Twigs.  Grass is Mowed Lawn.  Sidewalk is Pumice Stone.  Skateboard is Shaded Lilac. Sky is Tumbled Glass.

Stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink on Canson Motval 90# watercolor paper.

I cut the scene with some new (to me) Square Spellbinder dies and then floral corners are from Magnolia.  Flower Swirl Corner DooHickeys die.

The finished card is 5 ½ in. square.

*** Linking up to…
Lovely hÄnglar and Sweet Magnolia – Flower Power
Time For Magnolia Challenge – Spring is in the Air
Dutch Magnolia Lovers – Spring is in the Air
CASology – Blush

It was fun to color again.  : )  Happy weekend everyone!  Some grocery shopping to do, nothing real exciting.

Well,  not sure I’ve told you, but, our youngest daughter is expecting and it won’t be long until grandchild number 16 is here!!!  woohoo!  We’re excited.  She’s knitting up a storm… she makes the sweetest things.  I’ll have to post something on my FB page.  I have shared a couple photos of what our middle daughter is up to.  She purchased a loom and is weaving… oh my… so amazing!   Our oldest daughter sews and creates adorable things too!  Like my FB page and I’ll share once in awhile what they’re up to.  Link is over on the right.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love sharing and chatting with you! ttul!

 Supplies I used on my card…

cards · copics · Magnolia · Memory Box · rubber stamps · Spring · Tilda's Town

Magnolia, Tilda’s Town, Anything Goes…

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Everybody’s talkin’ about it!  hmmmm…. I look out the window and we’re covered with snow! hohoho   Well,  a couple days this past week felt like there would soon be a possibility of Spring coming to Iowa! Course we had rain too…pass on rain. ha  Alice, quit laughing at me!  I love umbrellas but I would just as soon use them for snow! haha

Oh,  this is not a weather report, you say?!  Oh, ok, well, here’s Tilda with Flowing Hair!  She’s a doll and showing off for this week’s Anything Goes Challenge over @ Tilda’s Town Challenges!

Click over to Tilda’s Town ChallengesHERE and enjoy the inspiration from the Design Team and enter the weekly challenge!  We’d love to have you!

Each week there is a random winner, chosen by Inlinkz, for a $10 gift certificate to Tilda’s Town.com!

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Tilda’s Town is a most magical shop specializing in Magnolia Stamps. Over 1,100 stamps in stock at all times. Tilda’s Town offers FREE worldwide shipping on every order, every day. You can also save up to an additional 20% on your purchase by using one of the famous coupon codes. Shop at Tilda’s Town.com and live the magic.

I used some of the new dies from Memory Box, very fun!  I LOVE the new Kensington Border, Toulouse Background and Blooming Branch dies.  I did cut the big flower off the Toulouse Background for this card though. I also used the Dancing Butterflies die and Memory Box Spring Greetings rubber stamp.

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My Mind’s Eye Pattern Paper, pearls and Strathmore color card-stock for the frame and card base.

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Challenges I’m linking my card to…
Time For Magnolia – Tilda only
Dutch Magnolia Lovers – Anything Goes
Challenge For Everybody – Anything Goes
A Creative Romance – Sentiment
Stampin for the Weekend – Flower Power
Stamp and Create with Magnolia – Spring
Crafty Hazelnuts Pattern Paper Challenge – Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly – lovely layers
7Kids Challenge – Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  ‘preciate it!

Stamps, dies and supplies I used…