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Two Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone, I bet once you see the inspiration picture from  Stampin' Royalty  you want to play along too! I heat embossed with WOW gold embossing powder on rainbow paper, using my old wood Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp. Added some gold Washi tape on the side and the sentiment.  Here is that fantastic picture - I really liked the cake: Another view of my card: For my second card I got enticed by Inkspirational to play along in their current challenge - they have a fun inspiration picture - very appealing to me. I also knew right away what I would use to make my card and here it is: I envisioned it differently and I am not really happy with the outcome. It actually was more work than I thought and I don't like the look of it. I think it's mainly that I did not really have the correct matching paper. Oh well. It is what it is. Somebody will get this card, that's for sure. Maybe one of my son's friends.... My supplies

Muse Christmas Vision #46

Hi Everyone, this week we have Stephanie Klauck from Round Here as guest Designer at Muse Christmas Vision and her card got me really excited! It is an amazing CAS card - it has it all - perfect layout and interest! I almost pulled out one of my deer stamps, but then I thought I should try to be a bit more original... So I used this old wood stamp from Paper Source that had been collecting a lot of dust - only used once before..... I stamped it after I sponged the green rectangle - I made myself a mask with a rectangular die - much easier than trying to get a perfect rectangle with post-it notes. I filled in the berries with a white Sharpie. Here is Stephanie's amazing card : To get some red in I added the red bow. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. No is that card exciting you as much as me? I sure hope so! Linking up with: Jingle Belles - banish holiday blues Mod Squad - use it or loose it (ancient wood stamp) Happy Stamping!

Wishing You Brighter Days

Hi Everyone, I am playing along with this weeks CAS Colours and Sketches challenge - I have the graphic below.  A real fun sketch - different, that's what I like about it! The colors I got from the current Color Throwdown , also see below. I first thought about going quite literal with it, but then I decided against that. Used a curved die from SSS to cut my top panel and used my NBUS Uniko stamps to fill in the bottom panel. The sentiment is also by Uniko. The butterfly is a punch by Martha Stewart. Added tiny sequins and some Stickles. Also linking up with: Retro Rubber - flowers (not sure when those stamps came out - not recently, but the punch I used is OLD - years old...) Happy Stamping!

STAMPloration Inspiration #77

Hi Everyone, its inspiration time at  STAMPlorations ! My stamp supplies: Blossom Overture , Bloom Sketches I did some smooshing here after I heat embossed the daisies onto water color paper. Added black splatters, heat embossed the sentiment and mounted it with foam tape. What's new for our Inspiration Project posts? We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate. So look at all those  fabulous cards the Inspiration Girls  made and leave them some love! It may pay off :) Linking up with: Snippets Playground - use a snippet (sentiment strip) Stamp Ink Paper#49 - Flowers WOW embossing powders - white heat embossing Happy Stamping!


Hi Everyone, as soon as I saw the theme from Cupcake Inspirations I knew I had to play! Its "PUNNY" Who can resist? Not me!!! Took this fun set from Skipping Stones Design, and made the card - colored the hare with Copics and added pink and black splatters. Added an enamel arrow. Do you know that Skipping Stones Design has a sale going on right now? You may want to take advantage of it! Happy Stamping!

Dad's Best Friend

Hi Everyone, I got some happy mail a few days ago - my Katzelkraft order from France! I have been eyeing those cute stamps for a while now and my resistance vanished over time.....Had to have them..... I just love that dog - hard not to.... Colored him with Copics , gave him some floor to sit on and added Washi tape. The sentiment is by Michaels  Linking up with: Twofers - animals Cardz4Guyz - Man's best friend  Scrap-Creations - Father's Day Alphabet challenge - F= furry friends Uniko - masculine/Fathers Day   

Joy Clair - Dad's Day Take Two

Hi Everyone, I am back today with some cards I made from the latest Joy Clair release sets, using the cute  Dad's Day  set.  I you want to know how I made those card, head over to the  Joy Clair blog  for the information. Here is the cute set: Hope you liked this! Don't forget to play with us in the  Joy Clair May challenge   - the theme is Someone Special and we have a beautiful inspiration picture to give you some colors to play with! The challenge closes May 30, so there is still some time to play along! Be sure to stop by Joy Clair's social media accounts: Facebook Page: Joy Clair Projects Facebook Group: Color by Faith Facebook Group: Pinterest: Instagram: Twitter:

Unique Eggplants!

Hi Everyone, sharing a quick card I made for the One Layer simplicity challenge this month. The theme is fruit smoothie. That stumped me at first - not a lot of fruit stamps...but then I remembered my ancient wooden eggplant stamp from A Stamp in the Hand - sadly that company does not exist anymore.... Now if you are wondering what an eggplant has to do with a fruit - it IS one! I am quoting Wikipedia here: "Eggplant  ( Solanum melongena ) or  aubergine  is a  species  of  nightshade  grown for its edible fruit." Now I do have an apple stamp from that company and a pear, but I was fixated on eggplant.... So I took my markers and colored the eggplants - they look kind of blue here, but that has to do with my camera being unable to handle the color purple.... And then I needed a usual haphazard way of creating a card - starting and then what??? Finding a suitable sentiment was NOT easy, after all, those are eggplants... Solve


Joy Clair - DieVersions & DL Art Blog Hop We here at Joy Clair have collaborated with two awesome companies: DieVersions and DL.ART to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together. Joy Clai r makes high quality clear stamps; Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies. The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th. Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays! All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yo

Muse Christmas Vision #45

Hi Everyone, I am back to stimulate you to pull out your Christmas supplies and play with us at the Muse Christmas Vision! My card this time is real simple! Did some background stenciling on Kraft with white embossing paste. The rest is all die cuts - sentiment by SSS, the curved border is Paper Smooches and the vellum snowflake is Papertrey. Added some Stickles to it for some glitz. Linking up with: Just us Girls  - vellum CASology   - stencil