Saturday, October 18, 2014

C2C258 Aw nuts!

I’m back! How about a punny birthday card this time? I used the Party Grumplings stamp set and just a few embellishments to create this card. Super simple look to this one.

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Love this squirrel – think I really nailed the grouchy/sneering look on this guy. To offset his grouchiness I added little butterflies. I picture him thinking “I’m so grouchy I’m sprouting butterflies”. Ha!

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Here is a look at the sketch (I was very liberal with my take on it):

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Make sure to head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog for more fabulous samples!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Merry and Bright Mailbox

Hello, Friday! Hello, weekend!

Had a busy week at work doing some intensive learning so I’m ready for a couple days off. And since I have a long list of crafty projects to work on I need to hunt down my inner crafter and put her to work with stamps and inks. Lol.

My first project for the weekend is this card I finally finished up tonight:

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I used the new You’ve Got Mail – Christmas (TE) stamp to create a merry xmas card. Paper pieced the trees and the bow and colored the rest of the image with Copic markers. Added some White Liquid Applique to the white portions. For the little ornaments on the tree I used a white gel pen to color them and then applied Glossy Accents and a dusting of glitter.

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Kept the rest of the card clean and simple. Just added a sentiment from Many Minis – Holidays (TE) and cut it out using a little frame from Shopping Bag and Labels die set (TE).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

You are moovelous!

Hello, friends.

How about something simple, cute, and punny? I knew you would say yes. The Inspiration Emporium is now carry some of the Mama Elephant line of stamps and dies. I just had to give some lovin’ on the cute critters form the Cosmic Stars set.

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In particular I thought the Taurus image was moovelous (marvelous with a bit of kick-butt cute moo-ness). I didn’t have the perfect sentiment so I built one using the Violet’s ABCs stamp set from Lawn Fawn and some Label Letters stickers. A little background for the cow, some enamel dots, and a bit of washi tape and I was done.

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Hope you have a moovelous day! See you in a few with another project!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ready, set, snow tag

Hello, friends -

I’ve been on a tag making kick lately and I have yet another one to share with you. This time I used a couple of my new illustrations to make a snow globe shaker embellishment for the tag.

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I stamped the Snow Globe image on Sugar Crush cardstock and then cut out using the matching die. I lined the opening with a piece of acetate. I also cut out a backer from Sugar Crush cardstock just using the outside snow globe die. I stamped one of my favorite new images (I cannot resist a cute snowman) from the Ready, Set, Snow stamp set on the backer and colored with Copic markers.

I used foam tape to build a wall around the image and added a variety of sequins before adhering the front to the shaker. At this point I paper pieced the base of the snow globe and adhered to a decorated tag base (ribbon and Liquid Pearls).

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And it is all ready to be attached to a pretty gift package. Although I must admit that I’m not quite ready for snow yet. ;)