Thursday, March 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Lawn Fawn

Happy Birthday Lawn Fawn !!!!!

I had originally planned on doing a shaker card with all of the animals. I had everything laid out and ready to put together. But..... while looking in my Lawn Fawn folder at the dies I have, I came across the Stitched Party Dies.  So my plans changed into making a Happy Birthday banner.  I die cut 13 small banners out of Neenah white card stock and I die cut just the bottom of the Banner out of PTI green parakeet card stock for the grass hills.  The hills were also cut using the stitched hillside border dies. I stamped a lot more animals, balloons, gifts, cakes, and party hats to fill my banner. I fussy cut everything except the balloons (balloons were die cut) and colored everything with Copic Markers. I die cut the letters from designer papers and cut an extra letter out of card stock to make them thicker. Letters and Animals are all popped up with foam tape.

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn, Joy to the Woods, Hats off to You, Beep Boop Birthday, Life is Good, Party Animal, Critters in the Burbs, Holiday Party Animal, Trim the Tree, Fintastic Friends, Into the Woods, So Much to Say, Year Four, Critters on the Savanna, Critters in the Forest, Critters on the Farm, Critters in the Snow, Critters Down Under, Love you S'more

Supplies:   Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners  (each little letter banner is 3 inches wide and 4 inches high), Stitched Hillside Borders, Party Animal, and Year Four Lawn Cuts Dies, Lawn Fawn petite paper pack LF375, My Favorite Things sweet celebration paper pack, Doodlebug Designs kraft in color-kraft, kraft in color-color, and gingham-linen rainbow petite prints paper packs, Papertrey Ink Green Parakeet and Neenah white 110# card stock, foam tape, stickles, Wink of Stella, tombo mono glue, twine, white gel pen, Sizzix Serif alphabet dies,  Memento black ink and Copic Markers.


Lawn Fawnatics!   Challenge #1   Happy Birthday 
Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog    Anything Goes  
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Texas Two

Supplies: Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble,  foam tape, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog  

Simon Says: Use More Than One Die Or Punch


Texas Three

Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog  

Simon Says: Use More Than One Die Or Punch

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Texas Proud One, Two, and Three

 After checking the Simon Says Wed Blog Challenge I went into a different direction than I originally had planned.  In the end I made three different project/cards.  While looking through supplies I came cross the Sugarpea map when an idea popped into my head.  The state of Texas definitely has a distinctive shape so I went with TEXAS.   The card on the right is the sketch from Sugarpea Designs. The other card and the tag were some left over pieces I thought I needed to use and after cutting several more dies I ended up with three finished projects.  All the states of Texas have three layers. The card on the left uses the negative space of the map. The tag has a full backing die cut and a pieced front with the outline diecut of the map.  I played around with a couple of different Headline font shapes and couldn't decide which to use so I used both. I drew the lines on the the Texas diecut and used the colors of the flag. The star was just added with a white gel pen.   Part of me wants to laminate the tag but I'm not sure if it will adhere evenly.  All sentiments are computer generated.

Supplies: SugarPea Cuts-America the Beautiful and Beautiful Bauble, My Favorite Things First Place Ribbon Award Die-namics, foam tape, Copic liner and markers, B26& R27, Uni-ball white gel pen, Printmaster program.

Sugarpea Designs   Mix It Up Challenge #29 ~ Fresh Inspiration 

Simon Says Wed Challenge Blog  Use More Than One Die Or Punch  
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Some-Bunny Egg

I used the Gerda Steiner Bunny digi for my card today and thought it would be cute to use as a spinner image.   I printed my digi and colored him with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. I die cut some YNS mini slider die circles to use as the spinner.  I use two large circles and 4 smaller ones.   I used a Sizzix paddle punch for the circle on the front of my card for the image to spin freely around.    I had to use a 5 inch card base to make sure the bunny had enough room to spin right side up within the popped up grass panel. I added distress ink to my kraft mat, I sprayed it with some water and took a baby wipe and rubbed it in the middle of my Bristol paper to form a circle for the sky. The bunny was placed in the center hole of my card front and adhered to my circle spinners and the grass was popped up over the bottom half. The foam tape was applied only to the sides and the bottom so the bunny could spin freely.

Stamps: Gerda Steiner Bunny in egg Digi
Supplies: Your Next Stamps mini slider die set, Sizzix paddle punch circle #2 38-0828, My Favorite Things grassy edges die, Bristol paper, Neenah white and Stampin Up certainly celery card stock, Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink, baby wipe, water, Copic Markers.

Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   Bit O' Green
Gerda Steiner Share your Design March

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Friendship in Tulips

 The Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoaststampers it to use your own handwriting. Thanks Sabrina. I looked up a poem online and wrote it out in paint using my Surface Pro pen. I changed it into a Jpeg file. I printed the Power Poppy Tulips onto Papertrey Ink card stock then printed my handwritten poem over the vase. I didn't want any issues with my Copics and thought this was my easiest way to avoid mistakes.  I colored the tulips with Copic Markers and Diecut the FRIEND with MFT friend Die-namics.   I also cut 2 extra friends from white card stock so I could layer and pop it up.

Friendship is not about who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you" and proved it.  Unknown author

Stamps: Power Poppy: Tulips In Hobnail Pitcher Digi
Supplies: My Favorite Things Friend Die-namics, Papertrey ink and Neenah white card stock, Copic Markers.

Power Poppy Stamps    Let's Go Green
Splitcoaststampers WT627  ~ Handwriting - Yes, Your Own!! ~
Splitcoaststampers Central Theme  CT0317   Secret Garden
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog    Bit O' Green

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

My Favorite Butterflies

My card today was made using the My Favorite Things Lace Flutter of Butterfly Dies. I die cut three of the butterflies from my card front, removed the insides of the butterflies and then taped the butterflies back into the card front. I cut several pieces of copy paper about an 1/8 inch thick, I used Zig two way glue and adhered the copy paper over the cut lines.  I also added thin strips of foam tape over these area when popping the card front onto the card base. The card base was created by sponging on Distress Inks. I created masks for the butterflies using the MFT Solid Flutter Butterfly dies before watering down two of my colors and flicking dots of color with a paint brush onto my card front. I stamped the Sentiment using my Misti. The butterfly bodies were die cut out of black card stock and adhered in place.

Stamps: Stampin Up: Flight of the Butterfly sentiment
Supplies: foam tape, My Favorite Things Solid and Lace Flutter of the Butterfly Dies, Misti, Black and Neenah white card stock, Tim Holtz: picked raspberry, shaded lilac, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch Distress Inks, Ranger mini spongers, and a paper piercer.

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge 65  

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Lucky Chick

My Lucky Chick card was made with the From the Heart stamp of the month digi.  I cropped the clovers a few times so I could add a field of clovers to my scene.   The chick has 3 layers, the second layer is the horseshoe and the third layer are the wings holding the horseshoe. The different layers were popped up using rolled glue dots. I die cut the rectangle from the scene so I could pop it up to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using my Misti and the score lines were put in for the sketch. The banners were just cut by hand.

Stamps:  From the Heart Stamps: Lucky Lil Birdie digi and Paper Smooches: A Magical Spring sentiment.
Supplies: Taylored Expressions foam tape, glue dots, Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles, Reverse Confetti Edges die (hill), scoreboard, Misti, Memento black ink, Papertrey ink white card stock, Doodlebug Designs gingham-linen rainbow petite prints dp, Copic Markers C0, 1, 2, 3, 5, G03, 05, 07, 12, 14, YG03, 05, 06, 07, 17, 21, 23, Y02, 11, 13, 15, 18, YR04, Printmaster Program.

From the Heart Stamp of the month  March
From the Heart Stamps I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #166

Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   Bit O' Green  
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Daisy Retreat

Thanks for a unique inspiration site today Audrie.  I chose this envelope.  I love having a flower image that looks good in any color...  I also love having a digi to make the flower any size that I want or need.  The first thing I did was bring my Gerbera Daisies Digi into my photo program to create a png file so I could layer different sizes of the daisies to create a solid background.  This I learned of course while watching a youtube video about my photo program. I removed the stems and took off the white area surrounding my daisies. I brought them into my Printmaster program and layered the different sizes until it covered the area I needed.  I printed it out, color it with Copic Markers (using the colors of my inspiration) and cut it at an angle to resemble the angle of the envelope. I stamped my sentiment with my Misti.  I matted the flower piece with SU cardstock and popped up onto my card base.

Stamps: Power Poppy Gerbera Daisies Digital Stamp Set and Avery Elle Oh Happy Day sentiment.
Supplies: Foam tape, Papertrey Ink white and Stampin Up Taken with Teal card stock, Memento black ink, Misti, Copic Markers Y11, 13, 15, 18, YR02, 04, 07, 09, 21, 23, YG03, R30, 32, 35, BG11, 13, 45, 49.

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration challenge:    IC588
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog:  For a Special Lady/Girl
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Birdbrain's Egg-citing Shaker

For my card today I made the sketch into a shaker card using the "From the Heart Stamps" digi called Be Happy Birdbrain.   I printed, colored, and fussy cut him without his legs or the background.  I stamped and colored the Penny Black Egg border (5 EGGS) and fussy cut each egg as well. The back of the shaker was sponged using Tim Holtz distress inks and a cloud template.  I cut several circle layers using two sizes of circles and glued them over the card front.   One layer was cut using a Spellbinders  Lacey Circle die to make it into a flower.   A circle was cut from the card front and the layer of fun foam to make a deeper area for the shaker.  Birdbrain is glued into the scene and everything else can shake around. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps:  From the Heart Stamps:  Be Happy Birdbrain digi and Penny Black Egg Border stamp
Supplies: Spellbinders Lacey Circles Die, MFT Stitched Circle Stax die, fun foam, sequins, beads, balls, Rosie's Roadshow cloud template, Tim Holtz twisted citron and salty ocean Distress Inks, Ranger mini spongers, Copic Markers YR02, 04, 07, RV52, 55, V12, 15, Y02, 04, 06, 15, YG03, 05, BG11, 13, C00, 1, acetate, Neenah white and Papertrey Ink Lovely Lady card stock.

From the Heart:   I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #165

Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog:  For a Special lady/girl

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time to Celebrate

This card was made for the Reverse Confetti sketch challenge this month.  The celebration banners were designed in my Printmaster program and a box was placed in the front of each one to add a checkmark or an X for the card's occasion.  The banners were die cut along with some skinnier banners for placement.    I lined them up with repositionable tape against a straight piece of scrap card stock and used the skinnier banner in between my banners.  It was easier to die cut the circle (shape of the shaker) from this and it was also used to line the banners up in the correct position on the card base using foam tape to pop them up.  The shaker was made by die cutting a circle for the shaker backing, an  acetate circle, a front circle and a circle of fun foam.  The front piece and foam were also die cut with the Reverse Confetti Cuts Clink wineglass die.  I cut apart the Clink! Clink! stamp and stamped them onto the front circle of the shaker using my Misti.  I stamped several wine glasses from the Clink stamp set and trimmed just the glass stem to use inside the shaker.  I was going to use fun foam for this but in the end I just glued several stems together and placed them inside the shaker to keep the Beads in the glass. After the shaker was adhered altogether, I glued it to the card base.

I thought a photo would help with my explanation so I took some left over pieces to help. These pieces were from my first attempt to make my design work. I usually do a practice run to work out all of the bugs in my design.  

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Clink Set
Supplies: Clink Confetti Cuts wineglass die, fun foam, seed beads, Ranger alcohol inks (red pepper and poppyfield) Memento black and gray flannel inks, acetate, fun tape, repositionable tape, Papertrey Ink white and kraft, Misti, My Favorite Things stitched circle and Pierced Fishtail Flag stax, Papertrey Ink white and kraft card stock

Reverse Confetti Sketch #46  

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 I've made a couple of cards today with a matching tag with my BEE STRONG digi from Gerda Steiner.   She works perfectly on the T-Shirt die from MFT.  For the first card I resized the bee image for my needs and printed it out twice.  The first one was die cut with the shirt die and the second is for my card base.  I colored the shirt with Copic markers and pop it up on the card base with foam tape. For the second card, I added a computer generated sentiment to go over the Bee, colored her with Copic makers and added a pink bow.  It is matted with some PTI dp.  The BEE was printed again a bit smaller and was cut with the T-Shirt die as well.  Wink of Stella was added to all of the wings.

Supplies: My Favorite Things Girly Graphic Tee Die, foam tape, Papertrey Ink white and Hibiscus dsp, ribbon (tie for bow), Copic Markers R81, 83, 85, C00, 1. 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, Y02, 04, 06, 18, 1 /8 hole punch, Wink of Stella

Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   For a Special lady/girl

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hello Friend

I was inspired today by this Moleskine Illustrations. Thank you Audrie for yet another awesome site. 
I love using digis because you can size them to your needs.
         Can you spot the hidden message on the front of the card? The letters were cut two more times using the Papertrey ink white card stock and layered underneath.
For the inside of the card I lightened the digi to a light gray and computer generated a sentiment over it and printed it out.
The dies were stuck to a piece of painters tape to make it easier to line them up and die cut the letters from my image after it was colored.

Stamps: Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet digi and Avery Elle Sentimental (My friend) on the tag
Supplies: Sizzix / Tim Holtz  Alphanumeric 1 inch letter dies, Fun foam, ribbon, Paper Smooches stitched tag die, Misti, 1/4 hole punch, scoreboard, Memento black ink, Stampin Up Wild Wasabi card stock, Papertrey Ink white card stock, Copic Markers Y11, 13, 15, 18, YR02, 04, 07, 09, 16, 24, E23, 27, BG11, 45, YG61, 63, 67, C1, 5, 6, 9, Wink of Stella, Score Tape, Tombo Mono Glue.

Splitcoaststampers:   IC587

Power Poppy Stamp  Let's Go Green     I used  a Green base card which I never use.

Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   Tag you're It

Thanks for stopping by, Irene

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Early Bird

I just love this digi from "From the Heart Stamps".   I printed him out on Papertrey ink card stock, colored him with Copic Markers, fussy cut him with scissors and yes, cut off his legs.  I drew the nest and the branch, fussy cut and colored them both with Copics markers as well. For the sketch I used an oval die from Spellbinders, I have the branch sticking out past the oval (flowers) and added enamel dots for the embellishments. I sponged the clouds with a Ranger mini sponge tool and Tim Holtz Distress ink on the inside. The tag was made using a piece of card stock 3 1/2 x 11 inches scored in half and the corners were cut with a kraft knife to form the tag shape..  The tag is adhered together with foam tape to give dimension through the oval window. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps:  From the Heart Stamps Birdbrain needs coffee digi
Supplies: Ranger mini sponge tool and tumbled glass Distress ink, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, foam tape, Spellbinders small oval set die, 1/4 hole punch, kraft knife, ribbon, Papertrey ink card stock, Rosie's Roadshow cloud template, Copic Markers: Bird Y02, 06, 08, 18, R81, 83, 85, B16, E23, 25, 27, 29, 49. The beak was done using a yellow and pink copic to make it look an orange color.


I {heart} Sketches with a tWist #164  Colors and Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge Blog   Tag you're it and Ranger Products  

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