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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Roar of a Shadow

This is another Puddle Jumper stamp from Lori Boyd.  Lukas' friend is a little lizard who thinks he is a great big dinosaur, at least the shadow says he is. 

It's amazing what light can do... shed "light" on the subject,
Make the subject appear bigger, or bend minds around corners.

Dinosaur from Create a Critter, Lizard and Lukas Stamps
Fancy Pants papers
Rawr - Create a Critter
Copic markers

You've Got Mail

Is there anything better than getting a letter in the mail.  A card or letter someone has penned to you.  Not a bill, not a form, but a real letter.  That's why I make my cards, to send them to someone and let them have a smile that something was made for them. 

I used the mailbox and letter on the Doodle Charms cartridge
Grass from Easter 2010 
Letters from Lyrical Letters  and Cricut Fonts
The bird from 50 States
Stickles for a little sparkle
LePlume Markers, Spica and Copics

This was a fun forming in my mind, so the colors are fantastical and bright.
I know just the right person for this card.

Spring Challenge - Fantabulous Cricut

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Perfect Summer Day

It's not summer yet, but I'm thinking about it! 
This is Noah Puddle-Jumper and his little dog out for the summer day. 
The Puddle Jumper stamps are made by Lori Boyd. 

\Copic Markers E00 and E50
G00, G12, YG00, B00, B12
Stabilo Markers
Fancy Pants Sticker
Star Buttons
Faux stitching
Cricut and scrap papers
Uniball White Gel Pen

Top Tip Tuesday Tip -When creating faux stitching use a scoring roller like this: 
It creates a beautiful line of stitching holes along the paper.   Add in the white gel pen between holes and anyone would be hard pressed to tell otherwise. Even the feel is there.... without all the time and broken needles. 

Tip Top Tuesday - Use 3 Things (Buttons on lower left)

Eureka Stamps - Buttons and Bows

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Dots and Puddle Jumpers

I got my first (very) small set of Copics this week.  I took the class a month ago, but as most of you probably know, they are not cheap.  I used my discount from the Copic Standard Certification class to get a set of 24.  It is going to need a lot of supplementing just to get me to a place where I can use the minor skills I've learned.

This stamp is from my Puddle Jumpers set by Lori Boyd.  I love these kids!  My stamp sets are mostly full of words and sentiments.  These stamps were the first time I ventured into using stamps to color and create cards.  All that changed as I fell in love with the Cricut and became a major paper layering addict. I'm not as IN LOVE with the Cricut as I used to be and beginning the appreciation for coloring again.

Cricut cuts for the circles and scallops.
Fun use of dots at every layer
Paper Flower
Ribbons and Ties

So combining the best of both worlds, I'm going to learn to color again. 

TIP TOP TUESDAY TIP:  When adding stitching to a card, use a rotary tool, like this one: 

Entering in:

Crafty Cardmakers #137 Dots

Tip Top Tuesday - 3 of Something  - 3 Blk Brads

Monday, April 20, 2015

Crazy Dinosaur

A friend of mine puts silly jokes on her Facebook page every day.  I love them, the sillier the better.  It fits right in with my quirky sense of humor.....

Trees from Serenade and Walk in my Garden
Dinosaur from Create a Critter
Cloud with home-made paper and trimmed in shape of cloud

Crafting from the Heart Challenge - Anything Goes #56

Friday, April 17, 2015

Rock-a-bye Birdie

I've been super busy with church stuff and back pain.  I got shots for the back pain and I could sit at my craft table and actually concentrate, so I got 3 cards done in one sitting.  sometimes I could only get 1/2 a card done in a day.  Getting this much done in one day, plus laundry and dinner, is tremendous.

This card was inspired by a Mary Engelbreit drawing below.

My card barely looks like hers. I'm limited by the cricut cartridges I have etc.  
I love ME art pieces.  I like the movement on my card, the bird swings 
like it is rocking to sleep and I'm re-enjoying 
3 Birds on Parade cartridge. 

My own - Sending you a smile stamp
3 Birds on Parade Cricut Cartridge
Dotted Swiss Embossing folder
Flower punches

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Flower Growth

It's spring and the surprising rate of things blooming in my yard is incredible.  My hydrangeas came back, my rose bushes bloomed today and my chrysanthemums are greening up.  So this is my card for spring growth.

The seed is deep in the ground but doesn't mind the struggle of the rock, it just moves around it. 

Rock is a cloud from Going Places Cartridge
Walk In My Garden Cartridge for flower, rose, snail and butterfly
Dragonfly punch
Life's a beach seaweed for plant underground
Paper trimmings for the grass
Fancy Pants Papers
Torn pieces of paper

.This is the positive note to this card
We don't grow when things are easy,
we grow when we face challenges. 

Entered in:
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Spring Flowers

Path of Positivity -- Growth

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LOVE birds

These are love birds with their own nautical signs. I love this Nautical Paper I got in a little kit from Pick Your Plum.  A site I have become addicted to... and enjoy daily.

Talk about 2 birds who flock together. 

Cricut Cartridges
3 Birds on Parade

Hand Cut Banners
Fancy Pants Nautical Paper
HighLife Paper
twined silver wire
black wire

Entered in:

#136 Wings at Crafty Card Makers

Pile It On #63 - Die cuts and/or Punches

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Cricut Cartridge - Basic Cuts and Shapes
Walk in My Garden
Close to My Heart Markers
Close to My Heart clips
Brads and Eyelets Flowers

The bunny is made with circles, stretched, sized and cut. 
8 circles
8 Ovals for ears
10 ovals for nose, oval punch
Triangles for dress collar
Half Circle for Dress
Walk in my Garden, flowers with Floral Brads
Scrap Ribbon to tie around Bunny's Head
Michaels $1 sale bunny stamp
Sentiment:  Happy Easter
Washi Tape-Lace

I'm Still learning the flicking move.  This time to create fur, shadow and depth. 
She's a happy bunny.  

He is Risen! We are redeemed! 
What's not to be happy about? 

Entered in Fantabulous Cricut - Easter #248

Pile It On #63, Die Cuts and Punches

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment #123

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