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The Beauty of Springtime

>> Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hi all,
What a week it has been, we have had some terrible storms this week one night the power went off at 9:00 and didn't come back on until the next afternoon. Today is beautiful with the sun shinning so I can see all the yard work that needs to be done I think spring is finally here.

My card this week is a Easter card that is very simple.


With this new set of stamps I found myself do this almost one layer stamping. I found that I really liked the look of stamping the Image and the Greeting on the same layer and it was super simple with the use of my Misty. 

For this card I stamped the Brushed Pussy Willow twice across the bottom of the panel and then stamping the new Springtime Easter Greeting in Memento Coco Ink I used Copic to color the image. This was layered onto a Lt. Pink die cut card then onto a cream card. I just loved the simple elegant look.

Have a wonderful day,



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Easter Bunny

>> Saturday, March 25, 2017

Good morning!!
Easter is coming...get ready!

I made this card with our new Release: Happy Easter Everybunny 048D and Sneaky Bunny Flower Pot 035H.
I wanted to add lots of fun Easter colors so I added several rectangles of color (dies by Tonic) I used colors that I colored the image with. Lastly, I added 3 cute "dressed" buttons because as a friend of mine always says, "there's nothing worse than naked buttons", heehee!  I used embroidery floss to dress my buttons.

This second card uses the new release stamps: Springtime Easter Greeting 039G, Easter Egg Hunt Sign 040D and my favorite from a previous release, Cute Bunny With Egg 702D.
The egg dies and clouds are from ODBD. Long oval die is from We are Memory Keepers. The grass is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I fussy cut the bunny and Easter Egg Hunt Sign and sandwiched them in between layers of grass.  I used glitter paper on the layered eggs.
Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

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Super Tired!

>> Friday, March 24, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Ever feel like you're dead on your feet? I know I do! This tired lady (yep, she looks a lot like I feel by the end of most weeks) was stamped onto an already die cut little rectangle & I used some of the cut out parts of the Chevron die & colored them lime, as border elements, then added some die cut flowers across the bottom.
Three little green metal doodads (no idea what they're called..they're not brads but you usually put them on w/ one of those bedazzler thingies) were added on the right.

Here's a look at the inside using the leftover pieces from the front. Below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies:
stamps: DRS Designs – Tired WomanSuper Tired (inside- Over the Hill)
ink: Memento tuxedo black
paper: white, teal
accessories: MFT  4 way Chevron, diagonal stitched rectangles, stitched flowers dies, Misti, Copic markers




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Spring is coming...

>> Thursday, March 23, 2017

Welcome!

It seems like just a few short weeks ago I was asking everyone to cross your fingers for me that we would get a boat load of snow... and you must have, because we did :)  Last week we received another 18 inches of love from mother nature and well, to put it bluntly, I'm done with snow and winter :)  and my card this week reflects it!


This is one of those miracle cards that came together just like I envisioned it.  A bit more work than I thought it would be...but it was worth it in the end :)

I started my card by stamping our Flower Border on some white card stock 4 times, coloring and fussy cutting them.  My light yellow layer measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and I stamped the center with our Spring is Coming Greeting using blue ink and then layered all on a folded blue card that I had run through my cuttlebug.

Now, let's all cross our fingers that spring is here to stay :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Sue

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Dancing All Over the Place

>> Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Ballerina stamp has captured my heart so I made three cards using her.  In this one, I did some surgery on the images.  I cut her legs and made them come out at different angles so it would look like she was jumping high instead of bowing - then I made two more. I cut the Country Window curtains image and drew a long bottom instead of a short.  Lastly, I took the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut it up to frame the little ballerinas. 


On this next card, I focused on the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting and cut out a heart.  I used an inked up embossing folder to get the design on the heart and the background. 


I made this one using the tea bag art from the Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge as my inspiration.  I cut up the Dance your Heart Out Sentiment and added the little ballerina.  I used teabags to stain up the tag and the background and then used the tea bag topper on the tag.  Fun card to make. 


She is just such an easy image to play with! 

Hope your week is going well.

Hugz,

Nancy

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Dance your heart out

>> Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hi Everyone,

As soon as I saw it, I couldn't wait to color up this cute little Ballerina stamp.  She's just precious!

After making a line of dancers on this card here, I decided to feature her on stage, doing a little solo dance.  I began by using the Wood Grain Background stamp to create the floor and I just stamped her right on top.  I colored her using Copic markers and then took a couple of post it notes and masked off the top and side of the card.  Sponging on some yellow ink, I created a little spotlight to highlight her dancing.  I removed the masking and stamped the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting in the spotlight too.

Here is the close up of the glitter I added to her tutu.  I figured the spotlight had to be making something sparkle :)


I finished the card by layering it onto a pink base and rounding the opposite corners for a little extra interest.  I was feeling all good about this card, and I do still like it due to the whole adorable dancer, but leave it up to one of my design teammates to take the stage concept to another level by making curtains on her card!  If you missed it, you can see her amazing creativity here!

Thanks for dropping by today!
Karin

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Spring Birthdays

>> Monday, March 20, 2017

Hi Everyone! Spring is here. And after the winter snow storms last week I'm pretty sure most everyone is ready for spring. I know I am!! My family has several spring birthdays so I've been working on some birthday cards.

I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire that inspired me. She used a bunch of different greetings to stamp a background on her cards. I took just about every DRS Designs Birthday greeting I could find, arranged them on a piece of CS (in my Misti, of course) and then stamped them with VersaMark ink and embossed them with clear and white EP. I made several of these while I had all the greetings arranged in the Misti. Here are a couple of examples with white embossing:


                                       

Once the embossing cooled, I die cut a circle in the card base with Nesties as well as a white frame. Once the frame was glued into place, I added the die cut butterfly. I used a Faber-Castel Pitt Pen to add some white dots to the butterflies.

For a more masculine look, I embossed in clear and added a sail boat.

The sail boat was created with a Darice die and some yellow and blue inks sponged on while still in the die.

These were fun to create and pretty easy with the Misti. And now I have quite a stash of birthday cards for family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by today,
shelia




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