Friday, April 16, 2021

Frantic Friday #3

The Frantic Stamper release is out and I hope you have checked it out! You aren't going to want to miss all the fun products and what the design team members have created. I was in awe! Here's another card I created for this release:

 It is really beginning to feel like spring here and these butterflies just had me in the mood for some warmth. I started my card by inking up the edge with some distress inks after I masked it off. Next, I die cut one of the three butterfly dies in this release and added it to the front before stamping on the sentiment and another butterfly. I finished it all off by creating some fluttery magic with my pen dots. Here's a closer look:

 
Thanks so much for checking out my card today. I hope you'll love the Frantic Stamper release as much as I do!
 

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Frantic Stamper Swallowtail Butterfly FRA-DIE-10970
Frantic Stamper Swallowtail Butterfly FRA-DIE-10970
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Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock Pack
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock Pack
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Momento Tuxedo Ink
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon
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Distress Oxide Broken China
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Sizzix Big Shot
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Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
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Therm O Web Masking Magic
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Ink Blending Tool w/ Domed Foam
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The Color Case
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Xacto 12 Inch Laser Paper Trimmer
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Why Haven't I Used That #2

It's Wednesday again and I'm coming at you with another look at a card made with some awesome stuff that I have yet to use. Today's product is the Concord and 9th Sunshine Turnabout. I love the idea of these and I have bought several but haven't used a single one. They scare me, simple as that. I feel completely clueless when it comes to using them so it was time to bite the bullet and go for it!

It's almost graduation time again and I know I'm going to need a bunch of cards in all the different school colors around us. I figured this was the perfect way to add those colors without being too over the top. Here's what I created:

I broke out my Misti for this job and started by getting everything positioned. I was super happy with my first go but quickly got confused because I apparently hadn't cut my paper to the right size...oops! I pressed on and just lined it up each time I flipped my card stock. I think my eyeball did a pretty good job and when I added the die cut "congrats" it covered many mistakes. I'm thinking that I might invest in the positioner thingy or these turnabouts because they really do make cool backgrounds. Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for checking it out and I'd love to check out some of your creations also. Leave a comment below so I can visit your blog too!

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Concord and 9th Sunshine Turnabout
Concord and 9th Sunshine Turnabout
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CZ Design Extra Large Congrats
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CZ Design Grad Party Dies
CZ Design Grad Party Dies
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Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock Pack
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock Pack
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Gina K Red Velvet Cardstock
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Momento Tuxedo Ink
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Catherine Pooler Rouge
Catherine Pooler Rouge
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Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Sizzix Big Shot
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Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
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Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday Funday: Simon Says Stamp

 Happy Monday and I hope you all had an amazing weekend. It was chilly here but I got some spring cleaning done and I'm calling that a success. I also got to have a little fun this week with the Simon Wednesday Challenge. I have played along with challenge a few times here or there but I had no idea they have been going strong for 12 years. That is absolutely amazing! I'm always in need of birthday cards so this theme was right up my alley. Here's what I created:

I have to admit, I sort of floundered around while creating this card. I really had no real direction other than knowing I wanted to use the Healing Hugs stamp set. I bought it awhile ago and I just love the flowers so I embossed them in white on a black card base before coloring them in with colored pencils. I had no idea what color to color the dots so I went with a purplish magenta color and now I'm not so sure if I like that decision since I also used it for the sentiment cut out. I added the die cut with some foam tape and for the life of me, I'm not sure why I didn't pop of the centers of the letters with foam also. Who knows. I finished it all off with a little ha ha sentiment to make sure it reads as a birthday card. Here's a closer look:

Not my favorite card that I have made but I don't hate it either. It's just ho hum but I hope you liked it and come play over at Simon Wednesday Challenge. I'd love to see your creation also

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Simon Says Stamps Healing Hugs
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Simon Says Stamps It's Your Day Die
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Scrapbook.com Brights Cardstock
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Momento Tuxedo Ink
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Inktense Pencils
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Ranger Ink White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Ranger Ink White Super Fine Embossing Powder
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Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Sizzix Big Shot
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Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
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Ranger Anti Static Pouch
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Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
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Sakura White Gel Pen
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