Under the Sea….

Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for June is to make a “Shaker Card” and to use our “Gina Marie” Dies.  This was a no brainer for me, as I have plenty of her Beach and Sea oriented dies.

I cut my dies using white paper and colored them using my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Colored Pencils. The plastic Domes are available from here.  The sparkling beads used were a type of “Christmas Ice” bought at Hobby Lobby.  (I’m always picking up things that I think will look cool in a shaker card so I have them when needed.)

The circle background paper was an old scrap, but the wood-pattern paper was from a Glitz 6×6 Paper Pad called “Dapper Dan.”

The Shark Sticker was another dip into sticker notebook that I’ve had for years and years.  I’m determined to make use of as many as I can on my future cards!

I hope you can join us and maybe you’ll be the winner. The challenge runs through the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by.

Save The Date…

For my next Christmas Card I couldn’t resist using this month’s free Kenny-K Santa Stud stamp. It’s for a very good friend of mine and I’m sure she’ll love it. (Who wouldn’t!)

I wanted to make a very simple stamped card but it took me forever! My mind has a hard time doing “simple.” LOL. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and set the sentiment on the computer.  The other words are done with the “Bottle Cap” Letters Die from Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The Scalloped Curved Border is also from MFT.

The Pattern Paper was a scrap and the Twine was from my stash.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:

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Merry Christmas…

Our weather has cooled off and now it’s beginning to feel like winter and the Holiday Season.  I’ll be getting as many Christmas Cards done as I can and I want to use as many different stamps as I can.  I never do things the easy way. LOL.

On this card I used an older Pure Innocence Stamp from My Favorite Things.  I’ve loved these stamps since they first came out and were carried by our local Scrapbook store at the mall.  At the time I didn’t know that the company was local and that within a few years they would open a retail store by me. Now I love all their products, especially their new 6×6 paper line.

I’ve colored this image with my Copic Markers and used a MFT “Merry Christmas” Die-namics Die.  I used the leftover park from the die and placed it over a piece of Pattern Paper that was in my scrap box.

I also followed Sketch #2 in MsWipz’s Monthly Challenge in the Crafting Circle Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to see me.

CHALLENGES ENTERED:
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Tree Trimmer…

I’ve had this set of cute “Draco” images, which are done by Digital Artist Janice Cullen Colliers of Scrapper’s Delight, for several months now and when I saw it was her new “Friday Freebie,” I couldn’t resist using him on my next Christmas card. He’s “Christmas Draco 2” and will available for the entire month of Dec.

I should mention that he started out as a Christmas card, but the finished product turned out quite big so I plan to use him on the front of a gift bag.  Now I just have to find a white one…and I think I’ll also make a small matching gift tag.

This time I have colored the image with my Prisma Pencils.  Since I used a very thin computer paper to print the image on, I opted not to use the Gamsol with the pencils.  I think it’s the first image that I’ve ever colored this way and to be honest, I’m not sure if I like it or not.

The pattern papers are from a stack called “Snow Day” by “The Paper Studio” and is one that I bought last year at Hobby Lobby.  I still love this red and turquoise color combination. I used a Corner Die by Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and the Letter Dies are by ART-C and have matching stamps.

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CHALLENGES ENTERED:
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movingalongwiththetimes

 

Glittering Santa

I’m really getting caught up in the Christmas In July card making.  This cute image is named “Glittering Glass Santa” and is by Marcella Hawley artist and owner of Power Poppy. It is my card for the August “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.”

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The background paper is from a stack by “The Paper Studio” from Hobby Lobby and is called “Snow Day.” The red paper ribbon is from Joanns.

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Challenges I’ve Entered:
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christmasblogchallenge

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