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June 2016

Wishing You Lots of Happy...

Today's project is a piece that I started during one of Kathy Rac's 30 Day Coloring Challenges.  The flower images are from an older set of cling stamps from Hero Arts Luscious Bold Flowers.  I stamped the flowers in Distress Ink and then smudged each flower a bit with a damp water brush.  I used a Distress Marker to add a little accent color to each flower.  The background is lightly watercolored with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile set. I added a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen. 

Happy 6.27.16


This project will be entered in the Simon Says Add Some Shimmer Challenge

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Essentials By Ellen All Inside

I'm all about stamp sets that have critters - especially bears!  And this bear is special because the die cuts out his arms so he can hold things.  I decided to use the Essentials By Ellen All Inside set to make my husband's Fathers Day Card.  The sentiment "You Are My Sunshine" is great!  This project will also be entered in the Essentials By Ellen June Pin Sights Challenge.  Here is the inspiration picture...


And here is my project...


First, I applied some blue and yellow ink with an mini ink blending tool.  Then I stamped all the images and colored them with copics.  I used the dies to cut the shapes and popped everything up with foam tape.  The "Sunshine" sentiment is stamped directly on the background and the "You are mine" sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock.


You Are My Sunshine 6.22.16


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Graduation Centerpiece

Just thought I would share the graduation centerpieces that my daughter, Katie, and I made for my son's graduation.  It is simply a mason jar with a sand filler.  We used BBQ skewers to as the "sticks" for the different decorations.  Katie wrapped the neck of the jar with some jute twine.  They were fun to make!

Graduation Centerpiece 6.17.16

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