Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wishing You Happiness–SSSC #229

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Hello there—it’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge time! Karen has a fun layout for us today (although I did make it an A2—I couldn’t help myself, LOL!).



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I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then created the large panel by stamping Romantic Script Background on Sweet Tooth card stock with Steel Gray ink and matting it with Steel Gray card stock. I popped up part of a Heart Doily Die-namics on foam after stamping the sentiment, from More Essential Sentiments, then added a strip of Grout Gray card stock with Staggered Heart Border Die-namics cut from Bubblegum card stock. I made a Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics from Sweet Tooth card stock and slipped a couple Leafy Flourish Die-namics, cut from Spearmint card stock, under it.

A sentiment from LJD Together Forever was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink.


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And that’s it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have for you today: 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
More Essential Sentiments, Romantic Script Background, LJD Together Forever (MFT
Ink:
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Spearmint card stock, Bubblegum card stock, Grout Gray card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, Heart Doily Die-namics, Leafy Flourish Die-namics, Staggered Heart Border Die-namics (MFT); foam tape

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello Dear Friend–C4C #246

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Hey, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges! This week Frances has challenged us to made a card with more than one fold. I don’t mind admitting that I’m not a fan of all those crazy folds, but I’d been wanting to try this idea that I saw so I didn’t dread it too much. Let me say right up front that is card is a shameless CASE of THIS card by Jennifer McGuire and I love how it turned out! I might be doing more of these Z-fold cards in the future now ;-) Many thanks to Jennifer for the inspiration and instructions.

My card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and I used LJD Blissful Butterflies and LJD Blissful Butterflies Die-namics for the partial die-cutting images. I won’t bore you with the step by step—just click on the link to Jennifers—I followed her instructions to the letter. For the striped strips on the sides, I stamped up some pretty paper with Plaid Builder Background and Lemon Drop ink, Orange Fizz ink, and Razzle Berry ink. The sentiment is from LJD Blissful Butterflies and was stamped with Steel Gray ink. I finished off with some enamel dots.

Here’s what it looks like opened up:

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And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our July Guest Designer, Kelly Booth!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C246.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Blissful Butterflies, Plaid Builder Background (MFT)
Ink:
Orange Fizz ink, Razzle Berry ink, Lemon Drop ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Blissful Butterflies (MFT); enamel dots


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Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello Friend–Catered Crop Recipe Challenge

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Vellum is making somewhat of a comeback in the last few months, so to take advantage of it’s new-found popularity, Catered Crop is challenging us to use vellum somewhere on our projects this time. As always Linda has a Pinterest board for inspiration here: Vellum.

I decided to make a sweet little vellum pocket to hold some sequins on the front of my card today. I started with a Primitive White card stock and added a strip of Steel Gray card stock down the left side. Next I added a panel of paper I made, also Primitive White card stock onto which I stenciled Sour Apple ink and Berrylicious ink using Diagonal Stripes Stencil and over stamped with Sheet Music Background and Steel Gray ink. Next is a small panel of Berrylicious card stock stamped with Steel Gray ink and Notebook Paper Background and finally Primitive White card stock stamped with Striped Backgrounds and Steel Gray ink. Using LLD Treat Pocket, I cut my vellum element and stamped a sentiment from LJD Snowflake Splendor with Versamark and heat embossed with Zing Charcoal embossing powder. I filled it with sequins, folded the flap down so they wouldn’t fall out, and tied some matching baker’s twine around, along with a Steel Gray button. I finished it off by gluing some sequins on the outside of the vellum pocket.

A sentiment from LJD Blissful Butterflies was stamped on the inside.

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And there you have it—vellum is back and we’re embracing it!Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you playing along with the vellum challenge!



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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Snowflake Splendor, Striped Backgrounds, Sheet Music Background, Notebook Paper Background, LJD Blissful Butterflies (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray ink, Sour Apple refill, Berrylicious refill (MFT)
Paper:
Primitive White card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Berrylicious card stock (MFT); vellum
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, LLD Treat Pocket Die-namics, Steel Gray button (MFT); foam tape, baker’s twine, sequins

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thinking of You–MFTWSC #186

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Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s MFTWSC! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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My card started with a Grout Gray card stock base, onto which I stamped On the Diagonal Background with Grout Gray ink. For the square element, instead of adding bulk with more card stock, I used MPD Scallops Stencil and spread some embossing paste. I love how it adds so much texture and dimension without added bulk. Next I added a Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, cut from Steel Gray card stock and a couple of Fishtail Flags STAX die-namics flags: Striped Backgrounds stamped with Steel Gray ink and Wood Plank Background stamped with Grout Gray ink, both on Sweet Tooth card stock. Next I added some Pretty Posies Die-namics flowers cut from Insulation Pink card stock, Grapesicle card stock, and Pink Lemonade card stock, all with hemp cord tied Sweet Tooth button centers. The leaves were cut from Sour Apple card stock with Layered Leaves Die-namics. I put down some white thread to ground the flowers and finished off with some enamel dots. The sentiment is from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers and was stamped with Steel Gray ink.

Another sentiment from LJD Peaceful Wildflowers was stamped on the inside.


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And that’s pretty much it! Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you playing the challenge this week!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
On the Diagonal Background, LJD Peaceful Wildflowers, Striped Backgrounds, Wood Plank Background (MFT
Ink:
Grout Gray ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Grout Gray card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Insulation Pink card stock, Grapesicle card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock, Sour Apple card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Dizzy Doily Duo Die-namics, Pretty Posies Die-namics, Layered Leaves Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Sweet Tooth button, hemp cord, MPD Scallops stencil (MFT); sewing thread, foam tape, enamel dots, embossing paste


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