Monthly Archives: May 2014

Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit #7

May SSS Card Kit #7

May SSS Card Kit #7

Love these cool shoes in the stamp from the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit.  I paper pieced them with paper from the kit.  The band behind the shoes is molding paste over the star stencil and distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Simon Says Stamp May Kit – Card 6

May SSS Card #6

May SSS Card #6

Now that the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop is winding down and boy, what a success that was!  – I’m back in my May Simon Says Stamp Card kit.  This card uses a Day For Daisies digital image and a Sweet Sunday Sketch #178.  I’ve entered the card in both challenges as well as Catered Crop Garden Party, Crazy 4 Challenges 237, and Brown Sugar Blog Challenge 95. Sentiment is from Savvy Stamps and gems are from kit.

May Simon Says Stamp – Card 5

Card 5 - SSS May

Card 5 – SSS May

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Today I’m back to playing with my May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I used a Tiddly Inks Digital Image and colored her w/copics.  The design is based on the Fusion Challenge which allows you to use the sketch, the picture inspiration or both, which I did.  The music clouds are stamped with a stamp from Our Daily Bread called “Amazing Grace” and the sentiment also from ODB is called “Ornate Frame Sentiments”.   The cloud background is from a Darice embossing folder. I stamped the dots on the circle with a stamp from Impression Obsession and cut out the clouds with a lawn fawn die from “Into the Woods”. Finally, I used some distress ink in Antique Linen to edge the card.

Thanks for checking out my card!  Happy Sunday.

Operation Write Home – Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014

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I’m so excited to participate in Operation Write Home’s Memorial Day Bloghop for 2014!   I’m normally a participant, but this year I’m able to be a host because I just started my blog this year.  My son is a Marine stationed in Japan and I’m thrilled to be able to make cards for Operation Write Home.

My first card is an Any Hero card using OWH Sketch 12 and the hop’s theme of Red, White and Blue.  The stamp set is Close to My Heart “Freedom”.  The eagle is stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink, then watercolored using Gathered Twigs.  Make sure to let your layers dry in between adding colors or they will mix too much without providing the shading you want.  The paper is Club Scrap, the ink is Hero Arts and Distress Inks, and the sentiment is Papertrey Ink.

Any Hero Card

Any Hero Card

Sketch 12

Sketch 12

My second card uses Operation Write Home Sketch B-1  – My apologies, I couldn’t pull the image off the site – but here is the link to the PDF for all the sketches.  The paper is from Farmhouse Paper Company called Fair Skies.  I paper pieced the balloon, embossed the background with a Darice Embossing Folder, added some faux stitching, and topped it off with some wood veneer stars.  Guess I was in a vintage mood when I created these two cards.  LOL.  I’d love to know which you prefer and why?

Missing You - OWH

Missing You – OWH

Now – on to the fun stuff – BLOG CANDY

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

Hero Arts Painted Poppy and OWH Stamp Set!

For this hop I am offering a little blog candy for a random a commenter.   I’d also love it if you subscribed to my blog because I love sharing my cards and art journal projects!  Happy Memorial Day friends.

 

Here is the link back to Operation Write Home if you get lost.

Watercolor Tulips Impression Obsession

 

Watercolor Tulips

Watercolor Tulips

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This is another watercolor image I colored last week in class and just put the card together.  The sketch is from My Favorite Things as is the sentiment and dies (circle and flag).  The tulip stamp from Impression Obsession is embossed and watercolored. The paper is from Glitz “Hello Darling” 6 x 6 pad.

May Simon Says Stamp – Card 4

You're a Winner

You’re a Winner

Freshly Made Sketches 137

Freshly Made Sketches 137

My fourth card for May’s Simon Says Stamp kit uses a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #137.  I colored the remote with copics, the background with the kit stencil and Versamark ink, and some distress inking. Also entered in Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge.

Watercolor Stamping

 

Watercolor Stamping

Watercolor Stamping

Retro Sketch 115

Retro Sketch 115

Taking a quick break from my All Boy kit to present another watercolor stamping card from Online Card Classes using Sketch from Retro Sketches 115, Glitz “Hello Darling” 6 x 6 pad, and stamped image from Sunday International.

May Simon Says Stamp Kit – Card 3

Hey - SSS May Card 3

Hey – SSS May Card 3

Seize the Sketch #20

Seize the Sketch #20

Here is my 3rd card from the May Simon Says Stamp kit.  I used the stencil with some embossing paste to create the star background, then distressed with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and splattered with water.  Sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow ink in Navy and Field Greens.

May Simon Says Stamp Card #2

May SSS Card #2

May SSS Card #2

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Digital image “What’s up Chick” and sketch #67 are from i {heart} sketches.  I colored image w/Copic Markers and used distress ink around the edges after I clear embossed the stencil from the kit in the background.  Faith who runs the site is very generous and if you enter, she gives you credit to her store!  Sentiment is from Amy R.

May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – All Boy

All Boy - SSS May 2014

All Boy – SSS May 2014

Here is the first of my cards for the May 2014 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit using Operation Write Home Sketch 225 I used Stampendous “Marine Aged” embossing powder for the sentiment (really cool looking IRL) and the gold gems from April’s kit.

OWH Sketch 225

OWH Sketch 225

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