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Friday, August 18, 2017

Senior Cardmaking

I made a CAS card for the adult day care my mother attends. The clients really enjoyed putting these cards together.

 A simple card using a die set, shimmery Washi and SU DP.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DDD-Catch of the Day

It's the 15th of the month, which means the Dueling Darlings (Splitcoaststampers group) are showing us what they created with the monthly card kit. This month, Carol (Diva's) and I (Dazzlers) are the hostesses, and our theme is, "Catch of the Day". 

 .........and here is the inside of my card:


 I used everything in the kit except the hook eyelet and the yarn fiber. I made this a skaker card, but there are no loose elements included. The sequins and the little fish are all glued down. At the bottom of the shaker, there is a swatch of burlap which I trimmed and colored with Wasabi ink, then glued down. It made a good place for the little yellow fish to swim in : )  
 Inside, I added white cardstock bordered with blue- as I spilled tea on my card - eeeekkks!
The kit contents:
Images - Clear Dollar Stamps (no longer in business- they did have an angel policy)
Lure DP- Paper Studio
Blue Water DP- Recollections
eyelets- Paper Outlet
Burlap and rhinestones- $1.50 bin
Dies- oval die- Spellbinders; fish and underwater swirl-Unbranded
Cardstock- Blue- SU Pacific Point
Fish dies- Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine and yellow is a shimmery paint over white.
Yellow cardstock- unknown

I lost my sidebar links when my computer crashed in December, and I STILL have not put them on my sidebar..... .  Here they all are:
Barb ** Blog: Barb's Inkin' into Retirement
Carol ** Blog: Lost in my craft room
Judy ** Blog: Paper Hugs & Kisses
Heather ** Blog: 
Kelly ** Blog: *Sandcastle Stamper*
LJ ** Blog: Bucky Girl
Suzy ** no blog, Gallery SuzyS1104 - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts -
Tami ** : : : : BlueInks Design
Terry S ** her gallery:

Darlene ** The World According to Bijou
Debbie ** The Ink Igloo
Jeanette ** Cre8tive Play: It's Cheaper than TherapyCreative Play-It's Cheaper Than Therapy
Paola ** blog That's Amore! (SAMA  Please check her gallery at SCS HERE
Shelly ** My creative rumblings
Terry A ** For now, here's her gallery: Splitcoaststampers Member Galleries - PurplePansy26 - Handmade Cards & Crafts
Terry L ** It's Totally Terry
Tracie ** Crafty Creations
Debby B ** no blog (Gallery:

Shopping Your Stash- Chillaxin and Relaxin
Tuesday Throwdown- AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society- AG using dies or punches
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays- AG with twist- layers and dimension

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Love and marriage

We were fortunate to share in a beautiful wedding ceremony recently.  This is the card I made for the young couple:

 I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Sweet N Sassy, cut it out with a die from Art-C. (I have a clear stamp, I see the set is now available as a digital image). The background paper is from a DP wedding stack from years ago.....  it was on sale.....full of elegant gold and silver cardstocks.  I added flowers from Prima and smaller roses from my stash to accent them. The swirls are from a shimmery cardstock , the die is Cheery Lynn.  A swirl of pearls finishes off the front of the card.

Here is a close up of the sentiment:

The inside:
And, the happy couple:

Stamping Sensations- AG
Word Art Wednesday

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Saturday, August 12, 2017


I was able to make a few cards for DTGD at SCS, but have a few more started that I could not get back to.  I will finish them though as soon as I can get up into my art room!

 I made this background on glossy white cardstock and used a digi for the panda's.

 For this background, I played with acrylic paints. The giraffe's seemed an appropriate fit- this is a stamp from Technique Junkies.

 I got out the Distress Oxides for this one- they blend on the cardstock so smoothly!  I used a Cheery Lynn die as a stencil for the honeycomb shapes in the background. I could not resist adding a touch of Copic marker over the Oxide ink for a touch more depth of color in the flowers.

 And, this card started with the DP, and I found this little set of Hero Arts stamps I have never opened. I added a spider web over the DP .

Ahhh, it was so nice to get in the craft room!  My husband kept inviting me over and over to bike ride or go for a walk...not today honey : )

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cards for DTGD

I grabbed a few hours of time and made some cards for DTGD challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  I have a number of stamps on my desk I have been waiting to ink up........

 This card uses a Hero Art set that I won from my blogging friend Kelly in an  IG giveaway- her daughter drew my name.  I will be using this set alot- love it!

 I have had this set and the dies for ages and have not inked it up.  I saw a request for B-day cards (100,000 was his goal)  for a young man and this set worked perfectly!

 This card uses a SU flower that is embossed, then diluted reinker added to cardstock and let it run where it may.  Then, the flower is fussy cut out.

I was able to create a few more cards which I will post later in the week.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

COF- Every Good and perfect Gift

It is the 7th of August, which means it's time for the Crafters of Faith (COF). Our theme this month is from Lynn- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

This month let's celebrate life's simple pleasures which bless our days with joy and beauty and meaning.

I was able to use another stamp that has never been inked up!!!  I combined the challenge with a DTGD (Dare to Get Dirty) challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, last year I was able to complete all of the challenges, this year- too busy...

 We planted Milkweed this year to attract Monarch butterflies. We have had caterpillars on the plants, but do not think any have gone to chrysalis yet- possibly a family of wrens???  Anyway, we dug up a plant that has some baby caterpillars on it, and moved it inside into our sun room in a big pot. We are like 10 year olds with a science project : )

To see the COF cards made in the challenge, click HERE
(You may have to log in at Splitcoaststampers to view these cards : )

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Oriental ATC's

I am part of a Yahoo group called About Oriental Art (AOSA). We make an ATC each month, then send them to the winner of a drawing/lottery. I won for a month, and it is a blast to receive ATC's from many talented artists from all over the world!!!

   July 2017- theme is Geisha's
 Geisha's are Art Neko/About Art Accents. I used a Gelli Plate background done in reds and yellows. I pasted on strips of Washi, and the same Washi is the background for the punched 'Good Luck' image.

June 2017 theme-Things With Wings

 The cranes/birds are Art Neko/About Art Accents.

May theme Anything Goes:

This image is by Sparkle and Sprinkle.  I stamped the floral image in Versamark ink & embossed using clear EP.  Then, I dabbed colors onto the craft mat and ran the paper through it.  I dried between layers, and love the way this ink layers- so pretty IRL!  I added a little Asian Kanji in the background. 

April 2017 theme- Chrysanthemum

Image is Art Neko/About Art Accents

March 2017 ATC theme Samurai:

 I am not sure where this unmounted image is from- lots of Copic coloring and some Washi tape for this one. 

Feb ATC- was a recipe- 1) purple, 2) hearts 3) Washi

 This is a die from Frantic Stamper and is cut out using Washi Papers. 

That catches me up to date I think!  January, I was the winner of the ATC lottery, so I did not make one- the theme was lanterns- it was a blast receiving ATC's all month long!!!

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Challenge Your Stash-Christmas in July

Our Hostess for July is Carol, and she challenged us to make a Christmas card OR Project.  OK, well, as I am sorting out my craft room, I pulled out this stamp and it is in the sell box.... I decided to get it out and USE it!

 This ornament is 2 sided.... I had to stamp the image 10 times....I did not stamp the entire image as I got into the smaller areas.  I fussy cut 8 of the layers.... : )  The image is made by Holly Berry House.

I started with the back layer- covered it with Barn Door Distress Ink. On the edges, I outlined the edge and added Poppy Jasper glitter by And, I am very sparkly : )

 I painted Iridescent Medium on the top of the next layer. Next, I added glue and Oyster Art Institute Glitter. The next layer is the one with the hearts- I added glue to the hearts and Poppy glitter. The top layer has Iridescent Medium, and a decorative brad from Spare Parts/Paper Studio.

I repeated this for the other side- and did I mention, there is a layer of dimensionals between each layer. Once both layers are complete, add dimensionals to the center of one of the backs, and a layer of glue all around the outside edges. Place the ribbon down flat after folding down in half and use Sticky glue dots multiple times- where the ribbon meets the paper, in between ribbon layers and on the other side too. Tie a bow and I put a sticky dot to the back of the bow and attach it to the ornament.

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile.......

 Just Us Girls- Use something Old
Crafty Catz- Anything but a Card
Outlawz Festive Friday- 4 themes- I am using Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge-Anything Christmas Goes

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Black and White

  I thought I'd join in another blog hop with the Yahoo Group, "Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps". The challenge for us is to make Black and White cards- no other colors. The Hop is July 29th- and stampers from all over the world are joining in!
   If you are blog hopping, you arrived here from Laura's blog. If not, you may want to hop on over to Hetty's blog for the entire Blog Hop list. And, by the way, don't you love those fun penguins on Laura's blog?


 I decided to try this in reverse:

The images I used (and all other M. S. images) can be found here:

Sadly, the cranes are being discontinued- there are only 2 left in the store. The frame I used is the Cloisonne Nesting Squares set.

Here is another card I made using the nesting squares- I just love this stamp!

  If you leave a comment at Michael Strong's blog you will have a chance to win some 'blog candy stamps'.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

TLC Blog Hop-Life is Better in Summer

 Create with TLC is hostessing a Blog hop with many wonderful vintage images today,  The theme: Life is Better in Summer! Each stop will have a free digital image.  There is also a sentiment that is available at the Create with TLC link on the hop!

 If you did not arrive here from Carol's blog- that means you 'hopped in' at a middle destination- the links are below so you can hop and enjoy some summer inspiration, and grab a few new digital images for your collection. Please do stop at Create with TLC and leave her some love!

  All of the DP and cardstock are from Stampin Up.  The stencil is Sweet Stamps and I used distress ink Barn door and Brushed Corduroy. I cut the sentiment out by fussy cutting and added a layer of  Brushed Corduroy cardstock behind it.
  The starfish dies are unbranded. I used a Sakura Gelly Roll pen to accent and add a little sparkle

  My, Oh My, to be a lady in the old days!!!  Even at the beach!  Here is the sweet image-just click on the image, Rt click and save.

And, the sentiment on my card- check on the TLC blog for it! For a closer view:                                            

The next stop on the hop is Vickie, who has a fab project AND a video!  Her blog is HERE and also below in the hop list.

Lisa D
Lisa Lynn
Shelly   ***You are here***

To jump start my creativity, I used the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2  #117.

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