Monday, June 20, 2022

Masculine Birthday Card

 There's a new card sketch up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today and we are also partnering with The Double Trouble Challenge Blog this week.

 We are using our sketch  #478 along with their challenge #114 which is to make your own YouNique Technique meaning you need to create your own background. I hope you'll come play along with us!

Here's our sketch


Here's my card which is for my brother's birthday. The 55 is really for his age but it could be the speed limit too.


For my YouNique background I started by stenciling the brick wall. I then took an arrow embossing folder and loaded it up with white ink and embossed  a strip of black paper. The motorcycle is from an old stamp and die set from Sizzix. The 55 was cut with my Cricut. After I got it all assembled, I thought it needed something so I splattered some black mist on the bricks only.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Easter

 There's a new challenge up today at Cookin' Up Creations. This month's theme  is our Annual Scrap "Lift" Your Stash. Meaning you can lift one of your old layouts or someone else's layouts but you must use up some of your stash and we all know we've all got a ton of stash just sitting there.

This is my original layout that I used


My new layout


This used up a lot of scraps but barely put a dent in my supply of flowers.

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So Proud

 There's a new sketch up today at Sketches in Thyme. We have a new each week and this week's sketch is by Brenda Ragsdale. Stop by and play along with us!

Here's my example


Here's the sketch


This is a very clean and simple sketch and I pretty much followed it closely. I cut the photos out with a Sizzix stiched die set. The diamonds were cut on my Cricut and everything else was just left over scraps I had laying around. 

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Fall Birthday Shaker Card

 There's a new card sketch up at Atlantic Hearts Sketches today. We have a new one every Monday and on Wednesday we announce the previous week's winners and reveal all the DT members examples. I hope you'll come join us and play along. 


Here's the sketch


As soon as I saw this I immediately thought Shaker Card. It's been a while since I've made one so thought I would give it a go. The hardest part was getting the star in the right place. My star punch is broken and I don't have any star dies that would work so I had to use my Cricut.....it only took about 3 tries to get it right. 

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Let's Roll

 There's a new challenge up today at Cookin' Up Creations. This month's theme  is our Annual Scrap "Lift" Your Stash. Meaning you can lift one of your old layouts or someone else's layouts but you must use up some of your stash and we all know we've all got a ton of stash just sitting there.

This is my original layout that I used


This is my lift


The papers are from an old DCWV Pocket  Blossom stack. The hearts and stars are from Fawnies on Ninth at Etsy...love their acrylic embellies. It's a simple page but I managed to use up the two long strips of paper I had saved and even the photo mats came from my scrap pile.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Blessed

 There's a new card sketch up today at Atlantic Hearts Sketches. We have a new one every Monday. On Wednesdays we announce the top three winners from the previous week and showcase the DT members cards. I hope you'll come play along with us.



Here's the sketch


I started with some white cardstock and embossed it using a background metal die. Then cut it into 3 pieces and used 3 different shades of Distress Oxide Inks to color them. I added the small strip of fall paper and the sentiment along with some die cut acorns. This was a quick and easy card!

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Back to School

There's a new challenge up today at Cookin' Up Creations. This month's theme is all about sketches. The best part of that is all the sketches are by Brenshevia. I've always loved her sketches. I hope you'll stop by and check them out!


Here's the sketch


Isn't this a fun sketch! I got to use up all sorts of scraps from a very old Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad. I followed the sketch exactly except for the title placement. I used my hexagon punch and went to town.

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Showdown

 There's a new sketch up today over at Sketches in Thyme. Our sketch this week is by Shawn Lahr and it's a fun one. Come play along with us.


Here's the sketch


I started with a busy background but it reminded me of the bams and pows from the old cartoons and I thought it would go well with the bumper car pics. The patterned papers are from a very old DCWV paper stack that was one of the first paper pad purchases I ever made and it was on sale so I'm guessing it's about 20 yrs old. I cut the light blue circle with my Cricut and the stitched stars are die cuts from Tutti Designs. Everything else was from my scrap pile and you know how I love to use that up!

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Mother's Day Card

 There's a new card sketch up today at Atlantic Hearts Sketches. We have a new sketch every Monday and on Wednesday we announce the previous week's winners along with showing the DT members examples of the new sketch. I hope you'll come play along with us!


Here's the sketch


I'll be honest and tell you that this sketch really through me for a loop. I just couldn't figure out what to do with it so I started pushing some papers around and found this purple and teal color combination that I really liked. Then I took some Shaded Lilac and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Inks and brayered them on my gel plate. I stamped the MFT Script Stamp in Villainous Potion Distress Ink. The rectangles were cut from some MFT Frame Dies. The flowers and the sentiment are from a Pink Fresh stamp, stencil and die cut set. The inside has a Happy Mother's Day sentiment. 

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Love This Life

There's a new challenge up at Cookin' Up Creations today. This month's theme is all about sketches and we are so happy to say all the sketches are by Brenshevia. I have always liked her sketches so I'm really excited to work with them. 

Here is my take on our first sketch


Here is the sketch


I followed this sketch very closely because I loved it so much. The background paper is an old Invisibles! by Heidi Swapp from 2009. I don't think they make them anymore. They come all white and then you can ink them up to reveal the design. I used the Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide to ink it up and all the papers are from an old collection from Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss.

I hope you'll stop by and play along with us. There will be a new sketch every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and of course there is a prize drawing at the end of the month.

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