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Thursday, March 26, 2015


When I saw the CASology challenge, had to play along.  I pulled out this oldie, but a goodie :) This is indeed a quick five-minute card.

Stamped the background stamp in black, added three sequins that are topped with three rhinestones and done!  Doesn't get much easier than that does it?

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Hero Arts
Stamps:  Club Scrap
All the other stuff:  sequins, rhinestones, adhesive

Challenges entered:
CASology 139:



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Dazzling Diva #68 You are Fabulous

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means...time for another Dazzling Diva Challenge! Here's our inspiration for our weekly challenge:


As, I'm making my card, we are under another snowfall warning.  I have my fingers crossed that it will miss us.  So, in an effort to focus on something much more enjoyable...flowers and butterflies it is!


I have some gorgeous new floral paper that had the feel of the florals on the cup, so that's where I started. Next I die cut the butterflies, so I could place my craft metal behind them.  Then I added a little embossed butterfly trail.  The sentiment is a die cut that comes with the paper package.  I finished it off with a few rhinestones.  Yes, I know...rhinestones Lee-Anne???  I can't put sequins on every card I make...can I??? *grin*

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. ivory and Kaisercraft All That Glitters
Ink:  none
Stamps:  none
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Butterflies die set, misc. rhinestones and 

Add a Little Dazzle
Brushed Bronze                                                  Princess Pink
Brushed Bronze Metal SheetPrincess Pink Metal Sheet


Perfect Peacock Metal Sheet

The rest of the Divas and I would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva ChallengeUse of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   If you use AALD craft metal you'll receive an additional $5 in merchandise...BONUS!





Don't forget to check out all the amazing designs by the Divas this week right here.

Challenges entered:
NBUS #4:  the ever so wonderful Darnell has another NBUS challenge up and this card qualifies as I'm using some brand spankin' new paper!

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One Layer Christmas Card Challenge Reminder - Circles

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Just a quick reminder, there is still a week to get your card entered for the One Layer Christmas card challenge.  Here's our current challenge:




Playing with one of my ARTplorations stencils this week.  Such a simple and quick card to make. 



Just used some green ink with my stencil. Once that was dry, I placed the stencil back down again, offsetting it slightly and scribbled some quick circles with my Copic multi liner pen.  Stamped the sentiment, added my usual sequins and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Avery Elle Lemon Grass, Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Say It Out Loud Holiday
All the other stuff:  ARTplorations Christmas Trees Stencil, sponge, Copic multi liner pen, Simon Says Stamp sequins, adhesive

Challenges entered:


Time Out Challenge #27:  clean and simple - black and white with a splash of one color



Would love for you to play along!  Using the optional twist will get you an entry into the monthly random drawing.  Every card that you enter with the twist = 1 entry into the drawing and you can enter as many times as you'd like!

Check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team right here.

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More Homework from Stretch Your Dies

Sunday, March 22, 2015


I'm back with some more homework from the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class.  Dawn Woleslagle from WPlus9 showed us a fabulous die technique and I finally found some time to play with it.

Although, time-consuming, it's a great technique that could work for so many matching stamp and die sets.

You'll see below that there's no teal paper used...that's because I used my Copic marker to color some white card stock to match the color on the bunny collars and flowers.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Neenah Solar White and vellum
Ink:  Ranger Watering Can Archival, Hero Arts Pool Mid-Tone
Stamps:  MFT Somebunny Loves You
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Somebunny BB Die-namics, masking paper, Copic markers, Copic Airbrush system, Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine sequins, Wink of Stella, adhesives

Challenges entered:

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:


MFT Color Challenge 17:



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Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies Day 3

Thursday, March 19, 2015

More homework for the Stretch Your Dies class.  Jennifer showed us how to create wonderful window cards!




Here it is open:




And here's a close-up of these three fabulous women!  I've added some Glossy Accents to their glasses...both eye and drinking :)




This fun image was colored with Copics and Polychromos pencils.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Copic, Neenah Solar White and Teresa Collins Tinsel & Co.
Ink:  Ranger Watering Can Archival
Stamps:  Art Impressions by Hampton Art
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, circle die, Lifestyle crafts banners and arrows dies, Copics, Polychromos pencils, Ranger Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:
Freshly Made Sketches:


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Dazzling Diva #67

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

With the weather finally improving, spring is on my mind!  And this gorgeous inspirational picture for the Dazzling Diva challenge certainly fits the bill!


The first thing that caught my eye was the rusted watering can, then the tulips and then the gorgeous blue eggs.  And that's where the inspiration photo took me:


I have to say, I love working with craft metal!  This time, I die cut it, embossed it and then colored it with my PITT artist big brush pens to give the illusion of a time worn patina.  I've also cut the watering can in a heavy black card stock and adhered it behind the metal watering can to give the illusion of a  shadow.  It was also popped it up on dimensional foam.

Did some "messy" water coloring of the tulips, added more watercolor to the background and then some splashes of the brown tint.  A simple stamped sentiment in black and for my water...sequins.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Ranger Distress Watercolor paper, Gina K. black and Bazzill Marshmallow
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday and Avery Elle
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival and Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Clearly Besotted Garden Fresh die, Ecstasy Crafts embossing folder, PITT artist big brush pens, sequins and adhesives.

Here's a link to the craft metal I used today:

Brushed Copper
Brushed Copper Metal Sheet

There are 16 glorious other colors to choose from!

The rest of the Divas and I would love to have you join our Dazzling Diva Challenge! Use of AALD craft metal sheets is not a requirement to play along, but we'd love to see you use them! There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs.   If you use AALD craft metal you'll receive an additional $5 in merchandise...BONUS!





Don't forget to check out all the amazing designs by the Divas this week right here.

Challenges entered:
SSS Pinterest challenge

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Addicted to Stamps and More #136

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello everyone and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I'm back with my Design Team card for Addicted to Stamps and More.  Our theme this week is "anything goes"

And our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn:



The prize this week is one stamp set and one 6x6 paper pad of the winner's choice

And here's my card:



I've used some Brushos on watercolor paper and then die cut the branches from that.  Next I stamped the sentiment and added a popped up frame.  Then I glued the branches into place and added a smattering of sequins.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous cards right here.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  watercolor paper and Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Verve Poppy Birthday
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Hero Arts Spring Branch die, Brushos, MFT Stitched Rectangle frame die-namics, foam tape, Simon Says Stamp sequins and adhesive

Challenges entered:




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