Beautiful Friendship in fall colors

Hi Stampin’ Friends!

Hope you all are doing well. We’ve been good here. Been lazy about stamping lately and I apologize. 😉

So for today’s card I’m entering two challenges.

The first one is from Global Design Project. Here’s the fun challenge they gave us to work with:

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And here’s what I came up with:

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I’m also using the color combo from the challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers:

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And here’s another view:

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I’m loving this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! It’s called Beautiful Friendship. It’s very easy to use and I think it looks wonderful in these colors!

Here’s some close-ups:

 

 

Well, that’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you like my card. Have a blessed week! ❤

 

Purple Unicorn

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is for the challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. This is my last card on the guest design team, I’ve had so much fun!!!!

Here’s the cute color combo they gave us for inspiration:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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The main focus is the little purple unicorn from the cute Stampin’ Up! stamp set. I did a simple color wash for the background on White Shimmer paper, it holds up well to a little water. I flicked ink all over for a splattering look too. I then stamped random stars in the darker blue, as well as the sentiment to tie in the colors.

Here’s some close ups:

 

 

I had a lot of fun with this card. I will admit to using several retired items and stuff from my stash that’s no longer available, sorry. Gotta use up some stuff from time to time. I love it and have it so gotta force myself to not be a crafting hoarder, lol 😉

Here’s another view:

 

 

I stamped the unicorn in purple ink on white shimmer paper as it’s a little thicker, so you can use a little bit of water with it. Then I did a water wash over the unicorn to move the ink around. I then restamped over it after it dried completely in the same purple ink to define the lines again. I fussy cut the unicorn out and popped it up. After everything was put together, I splattered shimmer paint all over it since the dessert option this week is bling.

Trying to take pics of this card wasn’t easy, so that’s why there’s a few more photos than I usually post.

Here’s the last one:

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Well, my time has come to an end as a SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Design Team and I’ve truly loved every minute of it. Such an honor and lots of fun! Win, win!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week ❤

 

Peacock Christmas Tree

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I hope you are doing well. Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the pretty colors they chose to give us for inspiration this week:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I used my Versamark ink pad and silver embossing powder to add to the tips of the die cut tree as well as one of the “snow banks”.

Here’s a close up:

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I kept forgetting to do the dessert option of the challenges for this month, which is a bonus to add to your card. This time I remembered! This month’s dessert option was sparkle, so I used silver glimmer paper.

Here’s another view:

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The sentiment is from the retired Blended Seasons Bundle from last year.  For the entire month of July SplitCoast Stampers has an ongoing challenge for Christmas cards.  I really liked this sentiment going across the tree. Reminded me of a vintage Christmas card.

Next week will be my last card for being a guest designer for the color challenges at SplitCoast stampers. I’ve really have had fun being apart of it!

Thank you so much for the continued prayers for my nephew. He’s continuing to improve daily. Praise God!

Well that’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day<3

 

Christmas Colors but not a Christmas Card

Hiya Stampers!

The title will make sense when you see my card, lol😉

Today’s card is for the Color Challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. The colors are very Christmas-y and I intended to make a Christmas card because they are also doing a monthly challenge to make Christmas cards for the month of July.

Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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It took me a couple of days to make this card because I would get busy getting creative then have to stop to do something else. Then try to get my mojo going again. I had chosen a Christmas sentiment and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, as you can see that’s not the same sentiment I ended up with on this card.

Here’s a close up:

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I lost the original die cut embossed sentiment that I had ready to go. I looked around and never found it among all the mess in my craft room. I honestly didn’t feel like embossing again. I had everything else done for the card, so I just picked a sentiment from the same stamp set. So, hence the title name….it LOOKS like a Christmas card, but it’s NOT a Christmas sentiment! oy-vey!

Here’s another view:

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I still like how it turned out so hopefully the recipient won’t notice the Christmas-y card with no Christmas sentiment, lol! Gotta laugh at yourself from time to time.

Anyways, I’ve been having a lot of fun being on the guest design team for this month, I get to make two more cards for July! I do hope you like my card for this color combo even though I messed up the sentiment and was too lazy to redo it. I’m just gonna go with the flow, it’s not the end of the world afterall.

*UPDATE on my nephew*

My nephew was in a serious car accident and had died on the way to the hospital, he almost lost his leg…..has numerous injuries as well. He has been recovering very well. He is out of ICU and they have moved him to a long term rehab facility. He will not be able to walk on his injured leg for 3 months, but Praise God he is alive! I thank you for your prayers and I ask you to continue to pray for him as he has a long road ahead of him for recovery.  Thank you so much, the power of prayer is real!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening ❤

 

Birthdays are the Best Color Challenge

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you are having a great day! Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I’m honored to be a guest designer for the month of July! Here’s the color combo that they gave us to play with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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The new 2019-2021 Incolors from Stampin’ Up! are kinda muted and remind me of vintage/retro colors. I love the Rococo Rose, so I was happy that was one of the colors!

Here’s a close up:

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The ribbon I chose to use is a retired ribbon from SU! I still thought that it matched quite nicely. It’s a wide ribbon so I decided to let it be the star by tying it in the middle. I love this stamp set and even though it’s mostly covered up by the gorgeous ribbon, it’s still peeking through enough to show off!

Here’s another view:

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I added the tag as an afterthought, it just needed something…..so I punched it out and tied it with the vanilla Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. It’s retired now, but they have the white in the new catalog as it carried over, YAY! Even though it looks white, it is vanilla, lol 😉

The font of this stamp set is really lovely and paired with the brown ink and other colors reminded me of my vintage/shabby chic days of cardmaking! Which is still my favorite style to be honest. I used to sponge everything to give it a vintage feel, but now I have found it’s not necessary to still achieve this kinda look. To me this card still has that shabby chic/vintage feel to it.

Well, that’s all for today! I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening ❤

 

A card for my Bubba

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I have two cards to share today! My baby brother’s birthday is coming up so I made him a card. I got the idea from this card here on Pinterest! Here’s my take on it:

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I really like how it came together. Here’s a close up look:

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I always love doing a sepia style card with monochromatic brown tones for a masculine or even a vintage feel….depends on what kinda card you are doing. I think it really looks good with this particular stamp set!

Here’s another view:

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My little brother came for a visit in our new home for July 4th! It was really good to see him and his sweet little family. His wife is pregnant again, which will make him the father of three! YAY!

While they were visiting, my nephew accidentally left his retainer here. He had been swimming and put it on the patio table wrapped up in a napkin! So, after my brother told me he went through all their stuff and we couldn’t find it anywhere around the pool, we decided it must’ve accidentally got thrown away. So, we dug through the top two trash bags and yelp, we found it, LOL! So, I will be mailing it off tomorrow for him, hence the second card I made is for my nephew! Good lesson to be learned, hopefully, lol 😉

So, here’s the cute little card I made him celebrating the fact that we found it:

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I used the retired So Hoppy Together stamp set from this past Saleabration. I thought it would be fun to add the sequins in a way that made it look like the little froggie was juggling.

Here’s a close up:

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I never did use this cute stamp set at all during Salebration and it’s so cute, so I’m glad it saw some ink! I did actually use several things on the froggie card that are from this past Saleabration and no longer available.

Here’s another view:

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I hope you like my cards……. and please keep praying for my other nephew Aaron. He is healing up great after a horrific car accident where he actually died during careflight and was brought back to life. He’s a walking miracle and we thank the Lord that he is still with us, he has a long road still of lots of recovery and surgeries, so please keep lifting him up. The power of prayer is very strong!

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening ❤

 

SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you all have been doing well. We’ve been doing all the fun things when you move….unpacking and setting up house, lol 😉 I haven’t finished my craft room yet but was prompted to hurry up and make a card for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I was asked to be a guest designer for the month of July, so of course I couldn’t let a little thing like disorganization get in the way!!!!

Here’s the color combo they gave us to work with:

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Here’s my card sample:

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I kept it pretty simple and made a focal image with a white on white panel. Here’s a close up:

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I love all the diecuts along with the lovely flowers in this stamp set, I thought it paired nicely with the embossing folder. Here’s another view:

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SCS is doing a fun challenge this month, “Christmas in July”. So, I used a fun stamp set to easily pull it off. The color combo is bright and happy, which we really needed in my family right now. My nephew was in a horrible car wreck last week. Praise God he survived, but it was life and death for a day or so. He has a miracle testimony, that’s for sure. I just got off the phone with him, what a truly awesome thing!!!!

Anyhoo, I was so honored to be apart of the first card for this month’s design team!!!! Very EXCITNG!!!!!

Please keep my nephew Aaron in yours prayers, he will have a long road ahead of him and he’s scheduled for another surgery tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed night. ❤