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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As The Feathers Fly

Thanks, to the Splitcoast Sketch challenge,  I have a new card to show you.  I was coloring this image when I saw the sketch and decided to play.  I changed my sketch a little.   The title for my card sounds like a Soap Opera title.  ~smile~ 

The stamps I used are from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.   (Ducktails and Mini Greeting 2)  The paper is scraps from a Crate Paper pad.

Thanks, for stopping in today.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter - Baby Wipe Water Coloring Technique

Happy Spring, Everyone.    This is the first day, but this is what I have been waiting on.   I know we will have some cool days  for a while,  but I like knowing warmer days are on the way. 

I wanted to participate in the Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoast today.  The technique is called Baby Wipe Water Coloring.   I used a piece of designer paper that was off white with a pattern that reminded me of the sun. I used my distress inks that I put on acrylic blocks and then used a baby wipe to apply the inks to the card stock. I had this Eureka Bunny with Flowers image already colored. Yay. I fussy cut it and popped it up on the dp with dimensionals.   I added some sequins for the finishing touch.

If you have not been over to Stamp On It to see their new site, you might want to check it out.  They have such cute images.  They have Artful Stamps, Biblical Impressions, Eureka and QKR Stampede stamps.  They have both rubber stamps and digital stamps.

Thanks, for stopping by today.

Challenge Entered

QKR Stampede - anything goes with a twist (twist is Congratulations but it doesn't have to be used)  I entered just for fun.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Crow on a Wagon Wheel

Here is a card I made with a Blue Knight Stamp called Crow on a Wagon Wheel for the Free 4 All Challenge at Splitcoast.  The theme is Spring.  I love sunflowers and I cannot wait to see them growing along with Mr. Sun shining brightly.  I am tired of dreary days.

We do have sun today so I hope to enjoy it along with a cute little guy and girl that are spending time with me today.

Enjoy your weekend and I hope you have sunshine today.

Challenges Entered:

Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with a die cut
Double D Challenges - Things That Fly

Hurry Up Spring

I made this card for the Friends of Flourishes Blog ribbon challenge today.    I used the Year of the Flowers 2 Stamp Set.  I used Versamark to stamp my image on white card stock and added gold embossing powder over it.   The image was then colored with copics.  I added it to circles of yellow and navy card stock so I could adhere it to my card.   To finish off my card I added a white bow that I tied with a fork.    Those are my favorite bows.

Thanks, for coming by and I hop you will check out my other team mates cards.

  Shirley,(that is me)

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Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with a die

Monday, March 13, 2017

Celebrate with Balloons & Streamers

I made this for the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast yesterday.  BubblestX4 was the FS.  She has a wonderful gallery.  I chose a card she made a month ago because I has sent her a message to tell her I would be casing her card.   Her card used the same Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square die.  She had Celebrate Love and a heart on her card, using black, white and red colors.

I used Navy, (even though it looks black in the pic) pink and green galore card stock.  I used the same Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square die and the other dies are from Our Daily Bread Designs.
This is rare,  I did not use any stamps.

I bet a lot of you are getting snow today.  I have always said that it can snow,  just not on the roadways and sidewalks so finally we got that snow.   We have about 2 inches,  I am guessing.  We have had warm temps for the last couple of weeks so the snow melts off the pavement as soon as it hits.  Yes, this is my kind of snow.

I know a lot of you in the northern states are getting a lot of snow that is sticking.   You all stay in, if possible, and stay safe.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Flourishes ~ Masculine Card

Hi, it is Shirley posting today.  It is my week to host the Friends of Flourishes challenge.   I challenged the team to make a “masculine” card.  I think most of us seem to have a hard time making cards for the males in our lives.  Really they aren’t that hard.  I think most of us believe that a masculine card is not suppose to have flowers on it.  That is not necessarily true.  Men like flowers,  just like we do, although I did not use flowers on my card today.   Men just don’t want all the ribbon and foo foo that we ladies like. 

For my card, I used the Flourishes image from the “My Cup Overflows”  Stamp set.   My sentiment “relax” is from the Flourishes Fuji Mum set.  I thought this would make a perfect birthday card.

Check out the other members of the Friends DT and see what they have to share with you:


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Calling All Foodie's ~ You're One In A Dozen

I am the challenge hostess this week for the Free 4 All challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme is "Calling All Foodies".  I definitely am a foodie.  I am always wanting to try new restaurants and foods.  Even if you do not consider yourself a "Foodie",  you can still play the challenge.  Just make sure you put food or something food related on your card. 

I used a Stampin' Up Stamp Set called Perfect Mix for my card.  I fell in love with the set when I first saw it in the catalog. 

Thank you,  for stopping by my blog today.   I hope you make a card to share with me for this challenge.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Flourishes - Vellum

I made this card for the Friends of Flourishes Blog Vellum challenge today.    I used the Year of the Flowers 2 Stamp Set.  I used Versamark to stamp my image on vellum and added gold embossing powder over it.  After heat setting the embossing powder, I turned the image on the back side and colored it with my Copic markers.  I fussy cut the image and attached it to a white oval which really makes the color pop.   

I hope you enjoyed my card and I hope you will check out the other team members blogs to see how they used vellum on their cards.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Up, Up and Away

I made this for a Splitcoast Color Challenge yesterday.  Splitcoast is having some problems and I have not been able to get it to upload yet.  I like working with the foil paper.  After adding the hearts, I think it looks more like a Valentine card than a get well card.

Thanks, for stopping by.