Gift Card Envelope - 12 Giftable Tags Of Christmas 2016 #4

Hello all!  For the newest Simon Says Challenge: Gift It!, I decided to do a some Gift Card Envelopes using the Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Envelope Die.  The envelopes are simply cut from some Stampin' Up double sided Christmas papers.  To the front I adhered a white circle cut from the MFT Stitched Circle Dies with a sentiment and gift images from Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts.  The mat for the circle is cut from a coordinating patterned paper.  The "to and from" on the back is from the newly released Lawn Fawn set Tiny Tag Sayings.  


Gift Card Holder 9.26.16

This project is great to do with the double-sided patterned paper!

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Fall Thanks

I really enjoy participating in Kathyrac's coloring challenges.  I created the front card panel in today's project during the Fall 2015 30 Day Coloring Challenge and here is the final card - finally!  The design is inspired by the Starbucks cup that Kathy colored during that challenge.  This was very fun to do since I love to color with Copics so much!  In fact I have at least one more stamped panel waiting to be colored!  

The images are from an older GinaK set called Sunkissed Autumn and the thanks die cut is from the MFT Many Thanks die cut set.  

Fall Thanks 8.29.16

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12 Giftable Tags of Christmas # 2

Today's project features the Mama Elephant Reindeer Games set and is part of my series of Christmas Tags for 2016.  First, I prepared the tag by cutting one of the tags from the Large Tag die from Simon Say Stamp using navy cardstock.  Then to give it more night sky dimension, I sponged on some Black Soot Distress Ink with an ink blending tool.  Next, I used the SSS Falling Snow Stencil and some white pigment ink to create the look of snow.  The cute reindeer and pine tree from Mama Elephant Reindeer Games are colored with copics and cut with the matching die.  To finish off the tag, I put a snow border under the reindeer using the MFT Snow Drifts Border Dies.  A little Wink of Stella finished off the snow drift.    

Reindeer Games 8.17.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says: Make for the Border Challenge.

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MFT Sketched Blooms

I've had the MFT Sketched Blooms for a while now and am just getting a chance to use it.  The set is very intriguing because it is so versatile.  You can color the line art  images with watercolor or copics or stamp the solid colors and use the line art images to create depth and definition.  So fun!

I just scratched the surface by stamping some of the solid images from MFT Sketched Blooms and using some of the outline images to add the definition.  To make the full shaker card front, I used the WR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.  The happy birthday sentiment is a die-cut from Simon Says Stamp.


HB Shaker 5.17.16edited


This project will be entered in the Simon Says: Flowers Challenge 

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Today's card is fun one made with the new MFT Love Die and MFT Pierced Heart Stax.   The card base is SU Crumb Cake with a few splatters.  The heart die with the gaps was inspired by the most recent OCC Clean and Simple 4.  Kristina demonstrated the "border gap technique" - my version is the heart gap technique!?


Love 2.16.15

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You are loved...

Hello everyone!  Today's project features some of the rub-ons from the Simon Says Stamp February 2015 Card Kit.  This was my first time using rub-ons and they worked great!  

Using thee  MFT Stitched Heart Stax, I masked off the heart shape, then stamped the background the MFT Romantic Script background stamp.  Then I used the rub-ons for the sentiment and a few more touches.  

You are loved 2.11.15


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Shaker Card!

Today's post is my first shaker card!  Shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake!  I found a few shaker card tutorials on the web - one was on Pretty Pink Posh and Laura Bassen has several videos - here is one.  The process is very fun and addictive!  I think my shaker card turned out to be a little too busy - but ... still fun.

Shaker Card 6.2.14

Credits:  SSS Birthday Balloons and Lots of Dots Stamp Set, My Minds Eye Happy Day, various sequins

This card will be entered in Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.  

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OCC Watercolor Day 1

The OCC Watercolor class has been stupendous!  Have loved all the techniques and inspiration!  I just makes your head spin...anyway, Day 1 was about watercolor backgrounds.  Great stuff!

Here is my attempt at a watercolor background.  I used my new Peerless Watercolors to do the wash on the background then cut the circle with the MFT Pierced Circle Die.

Hello Bird 5.15.14

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Die Crazy Challenge.

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