Birthday · cards · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Spring

Memory Box Lighthouse Collage and Simon Says Stamp Mystery SALE!!!

Good evening if you’re reading email this late or good morning if you check in tomorrow! I got this card ready to post this morning but then Robotics started.  Two of our grandsons are big into Robotics and their teams made it to Super Regionals that started yesterday and goes through tomorrow afternoon.  Well, there’s life streaming and I tend to ‘get into it’!   So there went the afternoon! hehe

Then I found out about this sale @ Simon Says Stamp and as soon as I hit publish I’m going shopping! It’s my birthday month after-all!!!  I would love it if you click through my site!  As an affiliate I made a small incentive to keep linking to stores and it doesn’t cost the shopper/you any extra.

So here’s the deal…

I already did a test and one company I have a need list for is in the mystery brands!! YAY!  (Altenew and My Favorite Things)

ok – back to my boring card after hearing about this exciting sale. ha

Here’s a close up…

At first I didn’t like this card.  I’m not really a yellow person but it’s grown on me.  I used Squeezed Lemonade regular Distress ink and probably Salty Ocean for the blue…isn’t it crazy that I’d remember the yellow color! 😀

I’ll link up what I used below…

Thanks for stopping in and hope you have time to shop too!  Enjoy the weekend!  I envision some more live streaming in my day tomorrow or if the weather permits we’ll be driving to watch IRL.  It gets pretty intense!  😀

Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SALTY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers FESTIVE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Markers SQUEEZED…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box – 99964 Lighthouse Collage…
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 2000 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box/Open Studio – CL5197…
[ STR | SSS ]
Ranger Pigment Ink Pad GLACIER WHITE…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
[ SSS | STR | SBC | HLM ]
Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
[ SSS | STR | SBC ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
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 -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS | BLT ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC | BLT ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG | BLT ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC | BLT ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC | BLT ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
9″ x 12″ Master’s Touch Watercolor…
[ HBL ]

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Birthday · cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Grand Stag Oval Frame , Pine Branch Oval Frame, Country Road Oval Birthday Card…

Hi everyone!  I needed a masculine birthday card so I revisited some of the fabulous Memory Box nature dies that combine so well.

I love die cutting the Memory Box white notecards…a beautiful white card…just the right weight and die cuts beautiful.  I linked to the white A2 size notecards below. I used 3 for this card with scraps leftover that I keep and use for other cuts/cards.  Starlitstudio carries most of the colors.

The red plaid for happy birthday is from the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland 6×6 paper pad. (I couldn’t find it to link to)

I inked up the card base with a little Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the mini ink blending tool. I glued the Double Stitched Frame directly to the card. The oval dies were inked with Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs using a mini ink blending tool and raised up with mounting tape.  Happy Birthday was glued directly on the top.

A fun Winter, masculine birthday card that you could glam up to look like clean, sparkly snow.  I suppose, since it’s March, I’m not supposed to use that ‘snow’ word anymore this year. hehe  Really, this card could work for any season with a few changes.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge …anything goes

AAA Cards …Die cuts onlySieze the Birthday…anything goes/birthday

STB Challenge Winner

Addicted To Stamps …anything goes

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Word Art Wednesday …anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  Always fun to hear from you and I appreciate it so much!

Here’s the links I promised!  Have fun shopping and creating!

Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
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Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Pad 1×1 -…
[ STR | SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | HLM | SBC | SSS ]
NC-WHITE – White notecards
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Memory Box – 99493 Grand Stag Oval…
[ STR | SSS ]
pine branch oval
[ STR | SSS ]
Country Road Oval
[ STR | SSS ]
Poppystamps – 1996 Double Stitch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – 99684 Happy Birthday…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
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 -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS | BLT ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM | BLT ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC | BLT ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG | BLT ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC | BLT ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC | BLT ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
[ SSS | JGG | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
[ SSS | SBC | JGG ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM | BLT ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM | BLT ]

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Birthday · cards · CAS · CC Designs · copics · Die Piecing · Masculine · MFT · Summer

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…
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Taylored Expressions BOLD…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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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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Birthday · cards · copics · Family · Masculine · Memory Box · MFT · Summer

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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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Lawn Fawn · Masculine · MFT · Printworks · Shopping · Summer

Addicted To CAS Challenge – One Layer Card…

I’m so excited to be a guest designer over on the Addicted to CAS Challenge blog today! I love CAS, coloring and dies so I really enjoyed this! Thank you for having me ladies!

The challenge this week is One Layer!  I hope you’ll join us!

 

I decided to make a one layer die cut inlay card using My Favorite Things Beach Scene Builder Die-namics set and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies.  All the pieces are cut from an A2 size white card-stock panel, inked with Distress ink and the ink blending tools, fit together like a puzzle, taped together on the back and adhered to an A2 card base.

 

I did go back in with Distress Markers to accent the embossed lines of the Palm Tree die cut.

The sentiment is from Printworks Collection E4730 Escape the Ordinary.  If you love beach images…you have to see what all PW has…lots of fun images and sentiments.  Check out the releases HERE.

The cutie little crab is from Lawn Fawn Palm Trees die set. I die cut two and glued them together at the very tip of it’s claws.  Pretty cute little photo prop! hehe

Linking my card to some other challenges…

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CAS on Friday – Exotic

Crazy 4 Challenges – Summer Fun

Stempelgarten Challenge – Summertime

MFT Color Challenge 74

Virginia’s Summer Blog Party – Share your Summer creations

STAMPlorations – CAS vacation

A little SALE info while I’m linking to some of the products I used.  At…
Shop now and take an EXTRA 8% off the entire store. New products and releases are already pouring in! Plus, many items are already on sale! Your final prices in the shopping cart will be 8% to 78% off! Use coupon code AUG8 at checkout. Hurry, this coupon expires Sunday, August 6th at Midnight PST.

While you’re shopping ’til you drop…keep in eye out over on SLS and her clearance category…. but you know…every category at her store is fabulous and great prices all the time!  Yep, she has the new Distress Oxides, the new TH stamp platform and SO MUCH MORE!  Happy Everything to you!  hehe

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon!

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cards · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Summer

Memory Box Graceful Cattails, Dragonfly Stems and Tall Grassy Stems Corners…

Monday greetings everyone! Back with a masculine birthday card…very Summer-ish!

I had fun playing with the Distress Oxide inks again on Mixed Media card-stock.  I blended the ink on with the ink blending tool and then spritzed it with a mister bottle of water.

At first I didn’t like it so it’s taken me a few weeks to finish this.  I’m glad I persevered! lol  Always nice to have a man card in the stash!

I used the following dies…the Dragonfly Stems Corners are layered on top of the Grassy Stems Corners.

Graceful Cattails

Dragonfly Stems Left Corner

Tall Grassy Stems Left Corner

Dragonfly Stems Right Corner

Tall Grassy Stems Right Corner

Scribble Happy Birthday

I die cut everything from Mixed Media Card-stock and colored them except for the happy birthday sentiment.  I cut it from black 2mm craft foam and black card-stock. I glued the card-stock cuts to the foam and then glued them to the card after I assembled all the scene pieces.

This ended up a little over a 5 ½ inch square card. I get my square envelopes HERE.

Linking up to some challenges…

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge – Butterflies, Bees and Bugs

Word Art Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

*** I bought some new paint brushes at Dick Blick and thought I’d share that it’s free shipping there now on a $35 purchase…a great deal for Copic markers, paint brushes, paints, pencils, Mixed Media card-stock pads, Watercolor paper and so much more!  It’s nice to be able to order sets or just ones when you need to replace a short color pencil or get Copic refills etc.  Appreciate this lower shipping option! Thanks for shopping through my links!  I appreciate it so much! ***

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoying Summer here right now..the humidity isn’t so bad!  yay!

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Birthday · cards · copics · Distress Ink coloring · Masculine · MFT · Summer

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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