3 Memory Box/poppystamps cards to share today…

Hello and happy to welcome you back to my blog! I had fun using some Distress Oxide inks again… all the rage these days!  Don’t you love new stuff?! I sure do! lol

Here I’ve die cut the Grassland Collage die in a white Memory Box notecard panel that I die cut with the largest Rectangle Basics die… I love using that die because I love the rounded over edges!   I kept all the pieces and inked them up with Distress Oxide ink pads… yes you need them.  I don’t have the browns yet but I think I’ll get Vintage Photo at least.  I had to use Cracked Pistachio for the grass but I didn’t think it was grass enough looking so I blended on regular Peeled Paint Distress ink over the top and it worked great! yay

Then added water speckling to the pieces before I pieced them into the card…

I stamped the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment from the So Many Things to Love stamp set.

I die cut the Adelaide Stem die from white card-stock and adhered it just in the centers so the flower heads would bend up a little.

I really like this card… always love it when I’m happy with a card after pictures! lol

Linking my Grassland card up to challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Add a Circle shape

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple


Thank you so much for choosing my card as a TOP ADDICT!  You made my day!

 

Next up…

There’s that pretty Cracked Pistachio and Broken China blend again… hehe  That pop of white against those colors….scream Summer!

Here I die cut the Tall Fern Left and Tall Fern Right Corner dies in white and glued them on over the blended and Sprinkle Dots stenciled background.  I did go in with the white Signo Gel pen and add white dots too.

I die cut the Powell Butterfly die in white card-stock and the Corden Butterfly in vellum. The butterfly body is from another butterfly set.  I’m sure you have as many butterfly body dies as I do! lol  Holler if you need me to look it up.

The sentiment is from the Friends and Flowers stamp set. I need to do some more with this set…really pretty flowers.  That little stitched panel was just laying on my desk!  eek!  Holler if I need to look it up for you!

Next up… a super CAS birthday card.

Here I used the leftover ink from the stencil used on the Tall Fern/Butterfly card above.  Who’d a thunk?!  Weird… sprayed it with water and laid it down on the card-stock and this is what it looked like… I kept it and went with it for this clean and simple card. I like it even though it looks really imperfect.

I die cut the Celebration Balloon Collage die  in a white panel that I die cut with the Cross Stitched Frame Borders die. (this die appears to be discontinued.  I googled and found this site)

After you look at this card, notice the woven piece it’s laying on…our middle daughter is a weaver…she wove that!!!  Her work is amazing.  She is so talented. She used to help me make cards.  I drove her crazy asking her what colors to use together and does this look alright etc.  She left me to make cards on my own years ago (she got married). lol  I’ve managed to survive and keep making cards. lol

OH, back to the card… I used heavy thread for the balloon strings and then that cute little String Ribbon Bow die at the bottom.

The celebrate sentiment is from the Holiday Bunnies stamp set.

I glued on 3 little Pretty Pink Posh 3 mm sequins  just to sparkle it up!

Linking my Celebration Balloon card to challenges…

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

AAA Cards – Birthday card  

Seize the Birthday – anything goes

Thank you ladies @ Seize the Birthday for their ‘I took the cake award’

 

That’s pretty much it…I’m sure I forgot something!  Feel free to ask though.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate it so much!

Shopping links for the products I use and love!

 

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Pure Innocence Spring Friends and Rubiks cube birthday cards…

Family birthday time again…we had our party at the area lake yesterday afternoon for 4 family members.  Two of the cards I’ve already posted so here’s the other two!

I love this sweet Pure Innocence Spring Friend stamp set and die set from MFT stamps. It was perfect for our granddaughter Anya’s 12th birthday!

I used sentiments from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit stamp set, inked with TE Oreo ink pad and the MISTI stamping tool.

She’s colored with Copic Sketch markers and die cut with the coordinating die set also from MFT stamps. I stamped her with the MISTI and Oreo ink too.

I mounted the images on an A2 Top fold card base.

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – A Hint of Pink

Seize the Birthday  Challenge – Anything Goes

Next up is the card I made for our grandson Lane’s 15th birthday. A handsome guy that loves to do Rubiks cube and is very fast at it.  His fastest time is 20 seconds! Amazing!

I used the Memory Box Modern Tile die to get my cubes, die cutting from  black and trimming out the 9 squares to make the cubes. Then I die cut it 5 times with multiple colors.  I just cut squares of card-stock so I only cut the required number of squares.

The sentiment on the front and message (you’re awesome) on the inside are from the Taylored Expressions Bold Brushstrokes stamp set.  A perfect set for teens!  Stamped with the MISTI and TE Oreo stamp pad again…love the bold black image you can get with multiple inking and stamping.  YAY MISTI!

Linking to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s a Frame Up

Seize the Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes

It was a beautiful day for a picnic and fishing. We had a wonderful time making memories!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy card-making to you!

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) 

Printworks Collection and Day 6 Calling All Sentiment Stamps…

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Hi everyone! Day 6 of the Daily Marker Coloring Challenge and Kathy is wanting to see sentiment stamps!  Well… Printworks is all about the message!

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I made a 9×12 piece of watercolor paper with Printworks leaves all over it, embossed in Ranger Queens Gold embossing powder and watercolored with Distress ink refills, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Broken China.  Heidi Swapp Gold spray for the spatters. HERE‘s the stamp images I used…

Linking up to CAS(E) this Sketch… I followed their sketch!

Linking up to The Paper Players Challenge…Count Your blessings/Thankful – my card was the winner! Thank you ladies!

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Linking up to the Double D Challenges…Give Thanks

 

I was hoping to have all 4 finished to post but it’s not looking good cuz the family is wanting to go fishing this afternoon cuz it’s so nice!  Fishing in November in Iowa!  Imagine!  I’m not fishing but I can help, I hope! lol  It’s always fun to watch the kids.

I used some of the new FALL stamps from Printworks on a couple cards last year too… HERE.  Gorgeous sentiments and images for Autumn.

Printworks has a convention in CA next weekend if you’re anywhere close, go! Wish I could be there! hehe  Anyway, here’s a couple sneaks of new images you’ll see there and online soon!

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Once again… ALL about the sentiment!  haha  Don’t you just love this!  I do, makes me happy!  I think these two stamps would make adorable gift tags too!  Memory Box ovals HERE and HERE.

Linking my ‘Cool Yule’ card to the Stamping Sensations Challenge – Christmas Greetings and Christmas Card Challenges – Christmas card

top3winnernewgraphic and The Heart Desires Challenge – Mad For Plaid

Linking up to Muse Christmas Visions Challenge…inspiration card (the deer head)

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This is Bailey!  Isn’t he the cutest ‘dog elf’ ever?!  The sentiment!!!  Isn’t it fabulous!  Printworks has thee funnest elf sentiments ever! and so much more!  Keep watching the site for the release and GO sign up for the newsletter, HERE,  so you’ll get the email with info and specials!  The tree was new last year.  I used it on a card HERE.

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and water-brush pen on watercolor paper.

Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers HERE.

Linking my Bailey card to the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge – watercolor and Addicted To Stamps Challenge – Holiday

Happy coloring/card making everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and holler if you have a question and I love your comments!  I’ll be back soon!

Memory Box and poppystamps shaker cards…

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This turned out so fun!  I used the poppystamps Grand Hour Glass die for this shaker card.  The sentiment is from the poppystamps Hope and Thanks stamp set.  (there is a small hour glass too!)  Oh and I die cut the Banner Sash die right over the top, after I die cut the hour glass.

Here’s a short video to see the action…

 

And HERE‘s a video tutorial on how to make the Hour Glass Shaker card.

Linking up my shaker cards to the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge…

For this Happy 29th birthday shaker I used the Memory Box Grand Voyage Balloon.  I think I’ll stamp AGAIN real big on the inside. hehe

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Here’s a short video showing the shaking sequins in the balloon…

I colored the card with Distress inks and the ink blending tools. Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean.  The sky is Tumbled Glass.

I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiments on both cards.  I used a fine line pen to trace the embossed line in the balloon basket so it’d show up more.  Easy to stay in the line…well, go over it more than once! lol

Have fun!  Hope I inspired you to make something today!  Stamp club here tomorrow and I have to get ready for it next!  yay!

Thanks for stopping by!  ‘preciate it so much!  It’s always encouraging to hear from you!

Here’s the shopping links to what I used today… and if you get to shop at a local store, I’m jealous!  Not really but you are fortunate!

Memory Box and poppystamps 3 cards today!

Pam Sparks Feathertree Frame Thank you

Hello! Distress ink watercoloring again for this thank you card. I just brushed on Distress ink refills.  Dropped a drop on acetate, spritzed with a few shots of water and brushed it on here and there on watercolor paper…very forgiving. yay!

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I die cut the Feathertree Frame in heavy white card-stock, inked it by pouncing it with an embossing pad and pouring on the gold embossing powder.  I used Tsukineko’s gold powder this time.

The sentiment is stamped with the MISTI stamping tool and embossed with the same ink and powder on a strip of vellum.

Linking my Thank you card to some challenges…

Addicted to CAS – Harvest

 

Pam Sparks Forest Tree Frame Owl

Here I did the same thing with the Distress ink refills but just brushed straight across but overlapped the strokes… wilted violet, chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and forest moss, I think…I always think I’ll remember! ugh.

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I die cut the Forest Tree Frame die in heavy white card-stock, die cut the owl in kraft card-stock, inked him with Gathered Twigs Distress ink, colored his eyes with a Copic Sketch black marker and added white to his chest with the Sharpie White pen…links to the products below.

Sentiment stamped with Taylored Expressions new Oreo Hybrid stamp pad and the MISTI stamping tool.

Whew – one more card for today…I’ve had this one done for awhile but just haven’t gotten it worked in but I need to!

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I watercolored the backgrounds and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Brush pens…love them too!  oh you know, these days…what’s not to love about everything in the paper crafting industry!  So much wow out there!

Some of the Sharpie white pen dots again and a sentiment stamped with the MISTI again…YES, if you’ve had any doubt whether this tool is worth the investment, I’m here to tell you YES, you need it and will LOVE it!  I have both sizes and two of each…I share with our grandkids and classes too though..wink, wink.  Our granddaughters all want them for their birthday gifts this year too!  So far two down…two to go! lol

ok – I’ll shut up.  It’s Saturday and the eve of a big get something done vacation weekend!  I’m expecting Tim home any minute to work.  Painting and fixing. yuk. But thankful cuz it needs done!

OH – crazy morning though… did this happen to any of you?  I got woke up a few minutes after 7 this a.m. because the bed was shaking!!!  So strange!  It happened 3 times. Earthquake in Oklahoma and I’m in IA!  This happened one other time some years ago…same thing…still sleeping and woke me up but I’d forgotten and didn’t put two and two together until I checked Facebook and my sister commented that they were out eating breakfast and the pictures were moving on the wall in the restaurant! Yikes that we were feeling something so far away from both of us.  She lives 3 hours away from me!

Did it wake you up?  Hope some mosquitoes lost their lives! Ha!

Thanks for stopping by! ttul!

Shopping links to products I used to make these cards…

All Aboard Card! Taylored Expressions Retired SALE…

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Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price — but hurry, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.

I’m sharing a card today that I made with two retiring stamp sets and one of the retiring dies…

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I had so much fun coloring up this adorable train from the All Aboard stamp set! I colored with Copic Sketch Markers and hand cut all the pieces. TIP: I like to cut the images out before I color so there aren’t any white edges left after coloring. I accented here and there with the Extra Fine Point White Sharpie Pen. 

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For the background I die cut one of the Build a Scene Rolling Clouds in white cardstock and layered it on an A2 white card-base. Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped the words choo choo from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Dye Granny Smith Ink and the words under the track from the Loads of Fun stamp set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink. 

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I added the cloud layer to the card-base with a piece of thin white craft foam, glued the track directly to the card and mounted the train pieces with foam mounting squares.

A super fun and cute birthday card!

My second card for today is very CAS (clean and simple) but I loved it. An encouragement card for sure! This time of year with it being so hot, it could even be a card to encourage a friend to keep drinking water! lol

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I die cut the Train Track Border die in white and colored it to look like wood. The top track pieces are cut in silver metallic cardstock and glued on top. I stamped the sentiments from the All Aboard set with TE Premium Hybrid Oreo ink and the MISTI stamping tool. 

Linking up to…

Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  My cards will be on the TE blog  today too!

Be sure to click over to the SALE!

Links to the products I used in the Taylored Expressions Webstore…