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Crafting By Design – Guest Designer

Hello all.  I’m honored to have been chosen as a guest designer for Crafting By Design today for their “Summer Holiday” Challenge.  WooHoo!

For my card I chose an image by Faery Ink called, “Gabbie The Mermaid” that is available only to Facebook Group Members as a free image so come on by and check it out!  She is colored with Copic Markers and Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers. The paper is Echo Park’s “Walking on Sunshine” 6 x 6 pad cut out with My Favorite Things dies.  The sentiment and embellishment shells are also from My Favorite Things.  I finished off the image with some distress ink in Antique Linen and called it summer!

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Marker Pop: Summertime

Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #38: Doodle

It’s Saturday friends and that means it’s time for a new Open-Minded Crafting Challenge.  This challenge focuses on Doodling!  How fun is that?  Please use your imagination and doodle away. It’s all about having fun!  Put doodling in your sentiment, on your image, or in your background. Anywhere you want!

As usual our sponsors have some great prizes for our randomly chosen winners.  The Design Team will also choose their favorite entries and those cards will be showcased on the Open-Minded Crafting Blog.  The challenge will remain open until Friday, June 19th, and I can’t wait to see what your doodling looks like.

Now let’s see what those prizes are:

Crafty Sentiments PicPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Gerda Steiner DesignsPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

Sentimental SusanPrize: 7 Images of Winners Choice

Lizzy OddballPrize: 3 Images of Winners Choice

For my card I chose a Gerda Doodles image called, “Dog on Scooter.”  I colored him with Copic Markers and for my doodling, used a Copic Multiliner to jazz up his scooter.  I am no zentangler, but I gave it a go and had fun.  I just love the pure joy this little pup has with the wind on his back and his destiny in front. I thought this My Favorite Things sentiment from “Right on Target” fit perfectly.  The paper is from Echo Park “Getaway” and I used a Simon Says Stamp rectangle stitched die for my background.

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Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes Challenge!

Happy Saturday!  Today Send a Smile 4 Kids begins a new Anything Goes Challenge!  We have some great prizes being offered by our very generous sponsors for our randomly chosen winner.  The design team will also be choosing their favorites and those cards will be featured on the Send a Smile 4 Kids blog.

Our sponsors are:

1)  Doodle Pantry:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

2)  DRS Designs:  Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate to their store

3)  Kitchen Sink Stamps:  Prize  25.00 Gift Certificate to their store

Now, how about a little inspiration to get you going?

My first card uses Doodle Pantry’s Pre-Colored “Lighthouse”.  I love the option with Doodle Pantry that you can either use their coloring or do your own.  I cut the lighthouse and flag out with a My Favorite Things dies.  The rectangle stitched die is Simon Says Stamp and paper collection is Echo Park “Happy Days.” Finally, the sentiment is also My Favorite Things.

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My next card uses the DRS Designs stamp, “Buck Bust.”  I colored him with my Copic markers  making sure to add lots of texture with flicking strokes that weren’t blended in.  The paper is from Carta Bella “Warm & Cozy” collection and the sentiment and die are Simon Says Stamp.

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I sure hope you will join us at Send a Smile 4 Kids this challenge for a chance to win some great prizes in our Anything Goes Challenge!

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Marker Pop: ATG

The Doodle Pantry: ATG

Sketch Saturday Challenge #359

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies who is offering a very generous $12.00 gift certificate to her store for our random winner. Thanks Tammy!  You have until Friday, May 8th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the sweet image from A Day For Daisies called, Bird Swing.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers  and used the new Creative Agenda 6 x 6 paper pack by Echo Park.

To get the sunburst background, I used a sunburst die and alternated the paper to create a unique pattern.  The tree die is from My Favorite Things and accompanied the birds well. The sentiment is also from My Favorite Things “Contempo Cafe.”

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Crazy 4 Challenges: Birds

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge

Well a Happy St. Patty’s Day to all of you!  It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge!  Today, our sketch was contributed by Hillary of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Great Job Hillary!  All entries should be posted by Monday, March 23rd.

Here’s our sketch this week:

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For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to use  the globe, compass, stitched line, and arrow images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, “Wish You Were Here”, which I colored with Copic Markers.  Compass is cut out with a My Favorite Things die and distressed with Antique Linen.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread called, “Ornate Frame Sentiments” and the design paper is Echo Park “Getaway”.  This is perfect for Operation Write Home as missing you cards are always needed.

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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Lawn Fawn: Distressed Challenge

 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #352

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  That means a $25.00 gift certificate to our random winner.  Yippee.  You have until Friday, March 20th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose a previous kit stamp from Simon Says Stamp called, “Cupcake Party”. The design paper is from Echo Park called, “Note To Self” and I created the sentiment with some of the paper using another SSS stamp set “On the Edge”.  The star die is My Favorite Things and I finished off the card with some distress inking around the edge.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge!  Today, our sketch was contributed by Sarah of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Go Sarah!  All entries should be posted by Monday, March 9th. As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.

Here’s our sketch this week:

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For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to take a trip to Paris!  I used the Tim Holtz stamp and die set called, “French Flight”.  I stamped the tower onto paper from Echo Park’s “Getaway” 6 x 6 pack using Hero Arts shadow ink.  I used the Lawn Fawn Journaling die as the center focal to hold my image and fussy cut the map element from the paper pack.  I finished off the card with some gold enamel dots and distressed ink.  Makes me say Oooh La La!

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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Designers Team Showcase

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

House of Cards: Use Enamel Dots

Friday Mash-up: Vintage

Cupcake Inspiration: Sparkle (gold enamel)

 

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #196 – Theme: Peace

Happy Tuesday!  That means it’s time for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch Challenge!  Today we are celebrating the theme of PEACE.  What a wonderful sentiment as we begin the rushed holiday season.  I have been so inspired making this years Christmas cards and I hope you will join us this week using the provided sketch to make one of your holiday cards.  You have until Monday, December 8th to entry.

Ready for some inspiration?

I used a Stampendous stamp and colored this “Jolly Santa” with Copic Markers.  The dies are Lawn Fawn’s stitched frames and Echo Park’s “Holly Jolly” 6 x 6 paper pad.  The peace sentiment from Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson was cut out several times with white paper, then once with black glitter paper.  I adhered them all together to make a raised die cut (learned from the great Jennifer McGuire).  I finished off with some enamel dots and white gel pen highlights.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

Pile it On: Glitter

Marker Pop: Winter/Christmas

 

Birthday Smooches

Earthworm Birthday

 

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Here’s a simple watercolored Paper Smooches image from Birthday Buddies that is heat embossed with clear powder after stamping with black Versafine ink.  The design uses the Sweet Sunday Sketch 232.  Paper pack is Echo Park “Getaway”  I borrowed his stamp neighbor, the earth worm’s hat.  Watercolor is done with distress inks and on 140 lb Strathmore paper.  I cut it up in 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch sheets so I have a card front ready to go.  I used a Paper Studio embossing folder and edged that with white ink.  The button die is Impression Obsession and tied with hemp cord.

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The Sweetest Thing Challenge 232

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Birthday Crab

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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

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