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Ellen Hutson & Lawn Fawn Pinspiration

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’ve made a birthday card for Ellen Hutson’s new “Mix It Up Challenge” with Lawn Fawn.  I just love this stamp set by Ellen & Julie Ebersole.  I also added in Lawn Fawn’s bird from Critters in the Forest.   The animals are colored with Copic Markers and the Balloons are Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Peacock Feathers. The stars are a combination of Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp.  I inlayed the balloons, but added dimension with foam tape for the entire card panel.

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Ellen’s Mixed Up Challenge with Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn: Dimension Challenge

Marker Pop:  ATG

Pile it On: Die Cuts

Crafty Girls Corner: Humor

Art By Miran: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: Birthday

Inspiration Destination: ATG

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

Sassy Studio’s Snowman – Free Image for Challenge

If you aren’t part of the Sassy Studio’s Facebook group you may want to check it out.  There is a monthly progressive challenge that provides a free image monthly.  This month there was this sweet snowman that I colored with Copics and cut out with My Favorite Things oval dies. The silver “Wonderland” sentiment was cut from American Crafts foil paper with Tim Holtz word die.  The banner sentiment is My Favorite Things.  Paper is Glitz “Hello Darling” 6 x 6 collection. and the gems are combination of Hero Arts and Queen & Co.

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Sassy Studios Facebook Group

Simon Says Stamp: Bling

Pile it on: Christmas

Crafting By Design: Silver & White

Crafting By Design: Christmas


Digital Image on Kraft Paper

I had never considered printing off digital images on kraft paper until I saw the Design Team at A Day For Daisies in their “Kraft & Tag Challenge”.    Their challenge is still active for a few days and this isn’t even a Day For Daisies image, but wanted to show you the great examples and what sparked my idea for this Doodle Pantry image “Winter Critters-Tree”.  I used natural kraft from My Favorite Things and printed the colored digital image.  The rectangle and scallop dies are My Favorite Things, paper is Bazzill’s “Believe” Christmas collection, and sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  I finished it off with a little ribbon from Tim Holtz.

Doodle Pantry Tree

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Doodle Pantry: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

Pile it on: Special Occasion

Watercolor Raven – A Day For Daisies

It’s the weekend and I’m back at my crafting desk.  Why can’t everyday be Saturday?  I’d sure rather create than work.  Today I wanted to watercolor so I grabbed the freebie from A Day For Daisies and printed it on lightweight 90 lb watercolor paper by Canson.  I heat set it with my new Milwaukee heat gun and used distress ink cubes in weathered wood, tumbled glass, vintage photo, pumice stone, black soot, peeled paint, gathered twigs, and scattered straw from Tim Holtz/Ranger with a water brush.  With all watercoloring, make sure you work in sections and allow each to dry.  That way you don’t get mud.  The paper is from Bazzill’s Arsenic and Lace. Sentiment is My Favorite Things.  I also added some glitter on the sentiment for the A Day For Daisies challenge.  I’m happy with how this came out – what do you think?

Raven ADFD - Glitter


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A Day For Daisies: Sugar it up

Simon Says Stamp: Watercolor

Crafting By Design: Boo You Scare Me

Crafty Sentiments: ATG

Love to Scrap: ATG

Pile it on: Autumn Theme


Doodle Pantry Watermelon Ants

Watermelon AntsI’m trying to finish up my August Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I colored this digital image by Doodle Pantry with my Copics.  The sentiment was a die cut from the kit as well.  

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Cupcake Inspiration: Bugs

Pile it On: Primary Colors

Penny’s Challenge: ATG

From the Heart Sketch & Stamp of the Month


Here is the Stamp of the Month sponsored by From the Heart Stamps when you enter in their challenge anytime during August.  I used Sketch 74 from I {heart} card sketches challenge, paper from My Minds Eye and sentiment from the same stamp set.  The digi is colored with Copic markers in my favorite pumpkin colors YR04, YR07, YR09 and R08.  The piggy is colored with E93, E95 and R12, a combination I’ve never used before.  I added a few faux buttons from My Favorite Things and faux stitched scallop die from Lawn Fawn.

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I {heart} Card Sketches: 75

From the Heart Stamp of the Month

Love to Scrap: 35

Marker Pop 49

Pile it On: Real of Faux Stitching

Just Inspirational Challenges: ATG

Crafting by Design: ATG

Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit #5


Here’s another August Card Kit card this time using the other half of the dies I used in my previous card.  I inlayed them into the card this time to make a fairly flat card.  Love that look, don’t you?  The cone is watercolored with distress ink and I embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear powder.

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Pile it on: Embossing

Artbymiran: Anything goes


Birthday Crab


OWH Sketch 234

OWH Sketch 234

This mornings card is based on the Operation Write Home Card Sketch 234.  I am so happy every Sunday when I get a new sketch to work with for my OWH Cards.  I used Bazzill’s “Red Devil” and Echo Park’s “So Happy”.  Twine is Lawn Fawn and dies are My Favorite Things (banner, circle and square).  Image is Doodle Pantry colored with Copic Markers.  I dusted some chalks over a cloud template to create the sunny day.

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Sketch Challenge 234: OWH

Pile it on: #29 Summer Fun

Simon Says Stamp: Spots and Dots

Crafting by Design: Sentiment

Seize the Birthday: Twine

Brown Sugar Challenge: Sea & Sand

Die Cut Diva’s: Beachy

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge:  Anything Goes

Lia Stampz – Anything Goes

Raisin Boat: Summer 

The House that Stamps Built: Summertime




Today’s card is a digital image by The Paper Shelter colored with copics and splattered with watercolor paint.  The paper is from a few different paper packs, Plus-One from Amy Tangerine (yellow), Wonderland from Studio Calico (red pattern) and Happy Days by Echo Park (black diamond).  Additional stamping is from My Favorite Things “Meet Me at the Cafe”.

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The Paper Shelter – Travel the World 164

Pile it On: Outdoor Fun 26

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

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