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Lindy Doodle

Happy Sunday!  Today I put together the “milk” challenge at Doodle Pantry and the January Lindy’s Stamp Gang color challenge.  I didn’t have a specific “milk” digi, so I took license and used one with ice cream which is made from milk.  For the inks, I used Lindy’s Magical’s in Cape Code Coral, Sprays in Jazzy’ Jivin’ Purple, Don’t eat Yellow Snow, and Pop Rock Purple.



The Doodle Pantry Challenge also had an option to use brads or buttons so I added a brad from the depths of my stash.  As far as technique, I white heat embossed the “Life of the Party Dots” from Hero Arts/Basic Grey, then wet some 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper with water, diluted the magicals and applied the inks sporadically to the wet paper to mix.  The circle is die cut from the stitched circles at My Favorite Things and embossed with a Darice folder.  The ribbon is a freebie from Ellen Hutson which she sends you with each and every order.  Isn’t that generous?

Doodle Pantry using Lindy's


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Doodle Pantry: Milk Challenge

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: January Color Challenge

Love to Scrap Challenge: Use L,T,S,B,C – Used L – Lindy’s, B-Bow & Brad

Crafty By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG 

Inspiration Destination Challenge

Addicted to Stamps: Make your Mark – Ink

Our Daily Bread: Color Challenge


Stamps by Aurora Wings

I purchased this Aurora Wings digital image during the holidays and just brought it out to color with my Copics for the first time today.  I adore poppies and red is my favorite color.  For the reds I used R05, R24, R29, R56, and highlighted with RV99. I cut out the image with Lawn Fawn’s stitched rectangle and stamped the sentiment using Hand Lettered Hello from WPlus 9.

Spring Lady-wm

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Aurora Wings: FB January

Virginia View: Clean & Simple

Crazy 4 Challenges

Shopping Our Stash: Something New (my stamp)

Simon Says Stamp: Something New

Art By Miran; ATG

A Day For Daisies Freebie

This cute little Fairy Bug is free on The Day For Daisies challenge site.  Come on over, get her, and enter a card for a chance to win.  I colored my card with Copics, cut her out with my Spellbinders hexagon dies, and added a Lawn Fawn stitched border.  The paper is an older My Mind’s Eye paper pack called Quite Contrary Jack & Jill.  Sentiment is My Favorite Things  “I Pick You” and I finished with a few gems.

ADFD Buggy-wmEntered in:

ADFD: Try Something New (I used new color combo YG03 & BG000

LiaStampz: ATG:

Virginia’s Challenge: Clean & Simple

Crazy for Challenges: Clean & Simple

Love to Scrap: (C-Copic, S-Spellbinders, B-Border & Bug)

Crafting By Design: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: Something New (new stamp & new color combo)

Crafty Gals Corner: ATG

ArtByMiran: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenge; Pink & Red


Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit: Card 5

My 5th card uses Deconstructed Sketch 181 starting with the Taffy Bazzill card stock and embossing it with a Sizzix Snowflake folder.  I then sprayed that background with perfect pearl mist and sprayed the mist over the ribbon so they matched.



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Deconstructed Sketches: 181

Pile it On: ATG Winter/Holiday

Crafty Sentiments Designs: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit #1

I got my January Simon Says Stamp card kit in the mail yesterday and wow it’s a purple lovers dream.  It’s got some great sentiments and I needed a few thank you cards for Christmas gifts so I made this card.  I started by making a purple mist from the perfect pearls in the kit and then grabbed a turquoise perfect pearl from my stash to make a second mist.  I sprayed both mists to make the background and stamped the white pigment ink using the kit’s stamp set and embossed with clear.  The frame is from My Favorite Things and the stamps in the left corner are stickers from the kit. I finished off with some Doodlebug sequins from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thanks Mom

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Crafting By Designs: Embossing

Crafty Sentiments Designs; ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Art By Miran; ATG

A Day For Daisies Sketch Challenge

This week at A Day For Daisies there is a sketch to work with – how fun!  There is also a freebie, which I used today for my card.  I colored her with Copic Markers and used My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found collection called “Sunshine”. Sentiment is Dina Wakley.  Circle Dies are My Favorite Things. I embossed the bricks using a Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Folder.



ADFD Loyal Woman

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ADFD: Sketch Challenge

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Use Dies

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

My Favorite Things Snowman & Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday.  I’m finally feeling a little better having had my tooth pulled a few days ago.  Thankfully, I was on vacation this week so really had nothing to do but heal and rest.  I changed up my normal card making and brought out my Prismacolor Pencils after I watched this video from Jennifer McQuire on coloring.  I have never felt that I could get the same vibrancy with pencils as I can with Copics, but I think it’s about practice, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  The My Favorite Things stamp set was from a previous Operation Write Home grab bag. There are still some available so check it out.   The hill is Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders.

Snowman Heart


My second card is using the My Favorite Things Sketch 204.  I used last years Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Kit and a MFT Snowflake and Sentiment.

One of a Kind

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Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

ArtByMiran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use Die Cut


Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit – Warm Your Heart

Here is another card using the Simon Says Stamp November card kit.  I did substitute the card base with a Bazzill Peanut Fudge card stock as I didn’t like any of the colors I had left.  The design is based on Sketch Saturday #336 by Cathy.  This is a very versatile sketch.  I added some Lawn Fawn bling and the focal image is simply from the design paper.


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Sketch Saturday

Artbymiran: ATG

Catered Crop: Say Yes


October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit – Celebrate

Still working on finishing my October Card kit in preparation for Novembers kit soon arriving.  In celebration of my Birthday, I’ve created a Birthday card using a My Favorite Things “Celebrate” die.  I backed it with black card stock so it would stand out in front of the striped paper.  I added some faux stitching and some paper pieced balloons from a dollar stamp set from Michael’s.


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Seize the Birthday: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp October Kit; Card 1

My October Simon Says Stamp card kit came in a few days ago, but I haven’t had a chance to start playing with it because of my other design team commitments.  The colors are very rich and vibrant using Basic Grey’s Grand Bazar collection.  I used a digital image from A Day For Daisies and colored her with Copic Markers.  I then used the Sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges #254 and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s “Happy Every Day” set.  The card base is from the small Lawn Fawn stitched frame sets and I finished the card with some faux stitching and a My Mind’s Eye enamel dot.   Thanks for stopping by, happy MONDAY!


ADFD Happy Every Day


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A Day For Daisies: ATG

Crazy 4 Challenges: Sketch 

Art By Miran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG


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