Time for Tea

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Hope ya’ll been doin’ good. For today’s card share I’m using a sweet little tea stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I’m using the color challenge over at Sunday Stamps for inspiration! Here’s the pretty colors they gave us to work with:

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Here’s my card:

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I made an easel card. I had forgotten how fun they are 😉

Here’s a close up:

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I made the label fit my sentiment better by shortening with the Framelit.

I used a couple of retired items on this card. The doily cut in half peeking out from behind the teapot and tea cup (you can’t see much of it, but still cute) as well as the Framelits for the main focal image (came from the Blended Seasons Bundle).

Here’s another view:

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I combined this stamp set with some of the other tea suite from the annual catty.

Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day ❤

 

A Challenging Card

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a blessed Christmas!!!! We did 😉

The title to this card is exactly how I feel about it, lol! It was a challenge from start to finish and took three days to complete, don’t let the simpleness of it’s looks fool you, lol! It’s for two challenges. The first challenge is a fun color combo challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the colors they gave us to work with:

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I originally stamped onto WW and embossed the image thinking I would use Blends…..but I decided to use watercoloring instead. That’s one reason it was a challenging card, but it’s my fault for not restamping onto watercolor paper to make the job of coloring a bit easier….here’s what I came up with:

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The next challenge was over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun sketch they gave us for inspiration:

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This stamp set has a matching framelit set that goes with it. After stamping and coloring I went to diecut it…..that’s where the other challenge came into play. I didn’t use washi tape to help make sure it didn’t shift during cutting which I usually do and you guessed it, it shifted! So, I had to fussy cut some areas and chop off some of the leaves cause they had holes in them, lol! Again, my fault…..it’s not like I don’t know these things, ugh!!!!!

Here’s a close up:

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I almost threw this away and started over, I was just so frustrated…..we all have those crafting fails. But in the end, nobody would ever know…..so never give up, you never know how the end result will be 😉

Here’s another view:

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I used white on white, so you might not be able to see the sketch as is that way, so I dry embossed the white panel and added the lattice die cut to help differentiate it from the white base. I also wasn’t for sure if the ribbon would be Okay to replace the strip in the original sketch but after looking at some of the other samples, I decided to give it a go.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a safe and happy new year!!!! ❤

 

Fall Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Today’s card is for two challenges. The first challenge is for Global Design Project CASE the designer. Here’s the pretty card they gave for our inspiration.

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Here’s my take on it:

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As you can see, I kinda followed her sketch somewhat. I used the same stamp set but different images and used the same sentiment she used.

Here’s another view of the cluster:

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The next challenge is over at Sunday Stamps.  Here’s the fun color challenge they gave us to work with:

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Here’s my card again:

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I love this stamp set with this color combo. I did use some retired twine looped throughout the background as well as the base of my card uses retired Naturals White Cardstock.

I’m lovin’ this fall weather, how ’bout you? Fall and Spring are definitely my favorite seasons with Christmas being my favorite holiday 😉

Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day ❤

 

Country Home Challenge

Hiya Stampers,

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun color combo they gave us to use:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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I water colored the image using the colors they asked us to, plus a couple more for the cattails and milk jug. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog!

Here’s a close up:

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This ribbon is amazing, I love, love, love it! I used a retired doily on my project again….gotta use them up since I have a ton, lol 😉

Here’s another view:

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This DSP is so beautiful I almost feel bad about cutting it……but I’m such a paper hoarder as it is that I am going to force myself to use it! I love these die cuts, they are so fun to use on your projects. I used the small cut out for my sentiment and made it a banner flag.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a very blessed day ❤

 

Greeting Card Kids Challenge

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is for two challenges. The first challenge I’m entering is for the theme challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the theme they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:

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Since we homeschool now, I don’t have anything really school related at all……but I never got rid of this wonderful retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Greeting Card Kids. It’s one of my faves and some things I will always keep 😉 My pink bling is just from my stash and thought they matched her dress pretty good.

Here’s a close up:

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These little cuties have always reminded me of my twins when they were little. This stamp set has a vintage feel to it and it’s precious. I simply water colored the image onto water color paper and stamped the greeting onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut the image out with a circle die and added it with dimensionals. I also added dimensionals to pop up the greeting. The buffalo checked Blueberry Bushel piece was from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit Picnic Paradise that I had left over. It has a tissue type texture to it and I thought it fit perfectly.

The next challenge is from Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog. I came across their website recently and remembered them fondly as I used to do their challenges all the time on my old blog!!!!! Love happy accidents like that, don’t you?

Here’s the sketch they gave us to work with:

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Here’s one last look at my sample card:

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Well, I hope you like my card for these two fun challenges. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day ❤

 

Coffee Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Today’s card is for the color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. 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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This was my first time watercoloring using actual coffee! I just made a simple watercolor wash background with it, so fun!!! I did use some retired products……the baker’s twine, embossing folder and DSP is from years ago!

Here’s a close up:

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It was a little hard figuring out how to add the vellum to the front of the coffee cup. I added a thin line of TomBow glue to the line of the top of the cup. It did blur the ink some, but it will have to do, lol!

Here’s another view:

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The whip cream image was stamped off with Crumb Cake and I added Wink of Stella to it, but then covered it with the vellum so now it’s a little hard to see.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day ❤

 

Guest Designer at Global Design Project

Hiya Stampers!

Today is super exciting for me, I am the guest designer for Global Design Project #153!!! 😉  They gave us a really pretty color combo to use:

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Here’s what I created:

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I made a fun shaker card using the amazing limited-time Blended Seasons Bundle. The Framelits that are in this set made it a snap to put together! I used a piece of vellum for the bottom diecut and window sheet for the top. I added some sequins in the middle after using foam strip dimensionals to frame it up.

Here’s a close up:

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I really love this patterned paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP. It’s so very pretty, even though you don’t see much here in my example. I embossed the leaves and water colored them using the new set of watercolored pencils that are also a part of this bundle. I then curled each leaf with my bone folder and popped some of them up onto dimensionals.

Here’s another view:

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I fussy cut the leaves out. It doesn’t take that long if you have some good music to listen to and Elvis kept me company 😉 (yes, I’ve always been a die hard E fan since I was 18 months old). And finally, I used several strips of retired ribbon stacked upon each other to finish off my card.

Well, I hope you like my sample and don’t forget to grab your Blended Seasons Bundle before time runs out…..only 4 more days til’ it’s gone forever!!!!! 😦

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