Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Texana Designs Cactus stamps

I have two cards with Texas cactus and some neat sentiments to accompany them.  The first is a get-well card using the Yucca stamp and Feeling Yucca? sentiment.  

The second one I made with a similar design but used the Prickly Pear stamp and Finding Beauty in the Prickly Things of Life sentiment.

Both cards used paper from Authentique and olive green cardstock.  The images are colored with Copic markers.  I added bows for accent.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Iris Fantasy by Pickled Potpourri

This is an elegant digital stamp from Pickled Potpourri called Iris Fantasy.  I thought I should make it fancy by using the Spellbinder Fleur de lis Squares behind it.  This card could be used for birthday, thank you, thinking of you, Mother's Day, or sympathy.  Love the flower!

Iris Fantasy by Pickled Potpourri
Spellbinder Fleur de lis Squares
Spellbinder Scalloped Circles
Wink of Stella Gold pen
Palette Violette ink pad and sponge for edges
Copic XPress it cardstock
Misc. patterned paper
Copic Markers: Y11, Y13, Y35, Y38, YG25, YG63, YG67, V04, V06, V09

Challenges entered:
Come and Get it Challenges - Spring Flowers
The Squirrel and the Fox - Use a diecut or punch
The Craft Place - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensation - dies and/or punches
 Glitter and Sparkle - use some ribbon
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #117 - Postage Due

Here's a postcard I designed for the Red Rubber Inspirational #117 - Postage Due.  I've used the two stamp sets, Fanciful Vintage and Fly Fairy for all the collage elements.  I didn't know I liked this girl with wings stamp so much, but I've used it several times recently.

Fanciful Vintage rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Designs
Fly Fairy rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Designs
Copic markers:  BG11, BG13, BG18, V01, V04, V06, V09
Palette Ink pads -  Prussian Blue, Lavendar Sachet
Color Box Chalk ink pad - Aquamarine
white cardstock 4x6

Challenges entered:
Nutcrackers - Go Girly 
Ruby's Rainbow - Ladies 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Things with Wings
Stampotique Designers - Postcard
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Our Daily Bread Designs Sketch Challenge

I'm entering this card in a sketch contest from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Here is the sketch:

My card above uses a stamp set, Our Daily Bread, from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Other supplies used are listed below:

Bazzill Copper cardstock
Patterned cardstock by Authentique
cream cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Martha Steward Edge punch
Copic markers E34, E37, E19

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Texas Cactus

Today I'm showing you an old favorite of mine from Texana Designs.  The cactus is called Cactus Border and the sentiment is Loves Ya!.  I've had these two stamps a long time.  They are wood-mounted and signed by the artist, Joyce Meyer.  She taught me a lot about watercolor stamping.  Currently these stamps are available in cling mount. The cactus are colored with watercolor crayons using a water brush.  I put clouds in the background with a template, sponge and ink, and added some grass in the foreground with Copic markers YG95 and YG97.  I like all the Texas stamps!

Thanks for visiting my blog to have a look.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tulip by Pickled Potpourri

Spring flowers are so pretty.  This lovely Tulip by Pickled Potpourri makes a nice card for almost any occasion.  I've made a thank you card. 

This special card was given to our director of women's ministry at our church at the end of our Bible study class.  She had provided a fellowship time for the several classes each week.  All the class signed it.

Tulip by Pickled Potpourri
Savy Sayings by Red Rubber Designs
Misc. printed paper
Green cardstock
Copic XPress it cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Spellbinders Labels 8 dies
green ribbon
Copic Markers - YG93, YG95, YG97, RV63, RV66, RV69

Dream Valley - Say it with Words
Stamping Sensation - Dies and/or Punches
The Craft Place - Anything/Easter

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  He is Risen!

Cards from The Stamps of Life (Easter4Him)

"We tell you the good news:  What God promised our fathers He has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus.  Acts 13:32-33

Let's celebrate our Savior's resurrection

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #116 - Back to Nature

This week's Red Rubber Inspirational challenge led by Drea is called Back to Nature.  My card uses Be Fabulous for the featured image and sentiments and For Everything for the background stamp.  I used a Kaledacolor Cappuccino Delight ink pad to stamp the background but then decided to color it in with Copic markers.  The main image is also colored with Copics.

Be Fabulous Rubber Stamp Set
For Everything Rubber Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Kaledacolor Cappuccino Delight ink pad
white cardstock
brown cardstock
Copic markers:  YG17, YG23, YG25, Y35, Y38, YR0000, YR00, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27

Challenges entered:
Fab 'n Funky - Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge - Spring
Scrappers Delights - Blooming Lovely (Flowers)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Pickled Potpourri Stained Glass Cross

As we think toward Easter, we think about the cross and the sacrifice Christ made for us.  This digital image from Pickled Potpourri called Stained Glass Cross makes a colorful Easter greeting.  I've colored the image with Copic markers and die cut it with Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8.  It doesn't show in the photograph, but I added a clear Wink of Stella pen to the cross to make it shiny.

Stained Glass Cross digital image by Pickled Potpourri
Copic X Press-it Blending card
Blue cardstock
white cardstock
Various colors of Copic markers
yellow ribbon
Wink of Stella pen - clear

Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
That Craft Place - Anything Goes/Easter
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Peace

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #115 - Masculine Birthday

Today it is Masculine Birthday cards at the Red Rubber Inspirational challenge blog.  Lynda leads us in this week's challenge.  My first card uses the Eyes to See and Masterpiece rubber stamp sets.  I've stamped some of the images as background on Kraft cardstock. The focal image is stamped on cream cardstock and colored with Copic makers.  Twill ribbon and brads are added for accent.

Eyes to See rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Desigins
Masterpiece rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Designs
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Palette Burnt Umber ink pad
Kraft cardstock
Brown cardstock
Cream cardstock
Copic markers:  E21, E23, E27, YG95, YG97, G46,, BG000, BG11, Y38
Brown Twill ribbon
brown brads 

My second card uses Hey Life and Always Be Fabulous stamp sets.  I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder to impress the white cardstock before cutting a circle for the golf ball.  

Hey Life rubber stamp set by Red Rubber Desgins
Always Be Fabulous ("happy birthday" sentiment) by Red Rubber Designs
Hip Hop cardstock
Blue cardstock
white cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Green mini brads
Blue and Green Scrappers Floss

Flat Friends Challenge - Include a sentiment
Simply Steampunk - Create your own background 
The Crafting Side - One for the Boys 
The Eastwind Challenge - Use a Sentiment 
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (no digi) 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pickled Potpourri Flopsy Bunny

This cute image from Pickled Potpourri called Flopsy Bunny greets you today with a spring thinking of you card.  Using a Sizzix Embossing folder I made a brick wall for the bunny to climb over.  Another folder made the grass and flower border, using a Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix folder.  The sky background was made with a cloud template, sponge and Palette Reflection Blue inkpad.  The image is colored with Copic markers (N0, N1, R56, R59, YR27, YG95, YG97, RV11).  The cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink.

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional sights, smells, sounds of Spring
Dream Valley Challenges - Easter
Red Carpet Studios - Easter inspired project
Robyn's Fetish - Easter
Storyteller - Easter, Spring
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red Rubber Inspirational #114 - Spring

Kendra has chosen Spring for the Red Rubber Inspirational #114 this week.  My card features the stamp set, Singing Praises, from Red Rubber Designs. The pastel colors sing spring to me, and I like the scripture saying on this stamp set.

You can create a Spring card and enter the challenge here.

Singing Praises by Red Rubber Designs
Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Cuttlebug music embossing folder
Cloud template and sponge
Reflection Blue Palette ink pad
Copic markers:  R85, B02, B04, B05, B01, E35, E37, YG95, YG97, Y38

Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and Punches
Creative Moments - Anything with Wings
Handmade Harbor - Spring/Easter

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Grand Botanical by Pickled Potpourri

Today I'm showing a card I made with a digital image from Pickled Potpourri.  It is called Grand Botanical.  Since it is digital, it can be sized however one wishes.  I wanted the flower to be prominent on the card, so I made it large. Be sure to visit the Pickled Potpourri site and see the variety of digital images available.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Grand Botanical by Pickled Potpourri
Elegant Holiday Greetings by Pickled Potpourri
Misc. printed cardstock
Bazzill Buttercup cardstock
cream cardstock
Copic markers - Y32, Y35, Y35, YR14, YR24, YR27, E19, E29, E39, YG93, YG95, YG97

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Add Some Flowers
MarkerPOP Challenge - Spring

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