Just Poppin’ By To Say

Hi!  Sorry for the long absence again.  It seems as soon as I get a streak going, something comes up and throws a kink into it! I do have a few things that I’ve shared on Instagram, but not here.

Today I have a card I made during the Rainbow Maker class.

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I blended some Distress Inks to create some rainbows.  IMG_4170

I then used the MFT Stamps Soda Pop Bottles dienamics to create a fun birthday card.  A pair of sentiments from the coordinating stamp set finished it off — along with a few smudges from messy fingers.  UGH!  I have since learned that Tombow makes an eraser to sand off those smudges!  SHUT the front door!  Do you know how many times I’ve thrown really good projects out because I get a smudge and can’t cover it up with an embellishment?  Well, no more!  It does work — haven’t taken a new photo, but it works!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

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Wishing You a Magical Day

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Hi all!  Did you experience the Solar Eclipse yesterday?  My family and I went to Missouri to view it.  It was truly an awesome experience.

TGF YNS Magical Rainbow Dash Watercolor

I used my Zig Clear Color Brush Markers to create the background and I loved how that turned out.  Then I used an MFT stencil and some glittered embossing powder over the top and that is where the wheels kind of came off.  I wasn’t thrilled with how that turned out and I had a few gaps in the embossing powder.  However, after leaving it sit for a number of days, I finally came up with a plan.  I had colored up a bunch of The Greeting Farm unicorns a few months ago.  My Rainbow Dash inspired pony worked perfectly here. I cut her out with a Stitched Circle STAX die and cut my watercolored background panel with Blueprints 13.  I used a generous amount of dimensionals to pop up Rainbow Dash in the center of that stencil.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp’s Magical Ponies.  I embossed it on Black Licorice cardstock and hand cut it to fit under Rainbow Dash.  Since there is a load of sparkle in the stenciling, there wasn’t really a need to add additional embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions:

Unicorn Challenge — August: Mythical & Magical

 

Happy Birthday – Rainbow Style

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Hi all!  I signed up for the Online Card Class – Rainbow Maker because, well, rainbows!  I had expected to be in my craft room ahead of the class, but as it turns out, I was unpacking when the class started.  I’m still unpacking and organizing, but really needed to get the creativity flowing again.  Rainbows will definitely assist in that!

Rainbow Maker Stenciled Birthday

I used a retired stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Inks to blend my rainbow.  I wanted it to be rather clean and simple, allowing the rainbow to shine.  The sentiment is from Handwritten in Watercolor from MFT.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added in a rainbow of sequins to finish it off.

Hopefully, this will be a good kick start to my creative mojo and I’ll have more to show you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~~Cammy

FTHS #167 Birthday Brew

Hi all!  I have a super CAS, masculine birthday card today.  It follows the latest I {heart} Sketches with a tWist and definitely follows the tWist!

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The tWist is Easy Does It and I definitely did it easy or clean and simple.  I colored my Birthday Brew with a combination of Copics and Zigs.  This was my second attempt at coloring this image — my first attempt ended badly when my silver Wink of Stella vomited all over the image.  HMPH!  So I colored it up again and cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die.  I opted to keep it very CAS to facilitate mailing.

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Hope you’ll join us this week over at From the Heart Stamps.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

~Cammy

FTHS #161 – Bird on a Wire

Hi all!  We are back with a sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.  I’m going to keep this very brief as I’m a bit under the weather.  All details, including a few changes to the challenges, are listed on the From the Heart blog.

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I attempted to get everything in here!  I rotated the diagonal panel and made it straight across.  I attempted to get all of the colors in there {plus a few more to boot in the designer paper} and substituted cupcakes for birthday cake.

Thanks for popping by!

 

Sweet 16 of 2016

Hello!  Yes, it’s been a very long time!  I didn’t intend to take such a long absence, but it just kind of happened.  2016 was a big year for many reasons.  My family was finally able to put a plan to move into action and we moved back to my home state of Wisconsin.  It happened rather quick, even after trying to make it a reality for years.  No matter how you slice it, moving is always stressful, crazy and difficult!  We are renting an apartment so that we can take our time to find the right house in the right neighborhood.  I’ve lost my dedicated crafting space, which is a big reason you haven’t seen a lot from me.  {Four humans and a big dog in a 2 bedroom apartment can be interesting, to say the least!}  I can’t promise there will be an uptick in posts coming in 2017, but there just might be.  🙂

Before I get on to the Sweet 16, if you are looking for me and I’m not blogging, you are likely to find me more often on Instagram or my Facebook page for PRT.

Anyway, I wanted to end the year with my Sweet 16 for 2016.  Here we go, in chronological order:

JANUARY

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I was thrilled with how this BIG burger turned out!  Coloring can be daunting sometimes!

FEBRUARY

 

This is counting as one of the sweet 16!  My kiddos have gerbils and these were little cards from the gerbils to their humans.  Unfortunately, we lost Sandy on Halloween.  Smokey is still with us and my daughter now has Dusty — a gerbil who looks almost the same as Sandy.

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My husband’s birthday card and again, I was thrilled with the coloring.

Sophisticated Script Hello

I absolutely adore the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script alphabet set.  It is a brilliant concept and I used it a lot — I made over 100 name tags for students in the PTA Art Show with this alpha and they turned out really well.  This was such a super CAS & quick card in some of my favorite colors.

MARCH

FTHS Knit Happens

Again, coloring and a Birdbrain.  Love the rich & warm colors.

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This was super fun as well!  Homemade enamel dots!

APRIL

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A pair of watercolor cards for Kennedy Grace Creations.  Love the clean lines of the thoughts and prayers card and love the watercolor background for the Eiffel Tower.

MAY

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This is a card of my daughter’s — she pulled it all together on her own and it’s a great card!

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Purples are not my favorite, but this came out really spot on!

JUNE

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Flossie the Flamingo {I felt the need to name her!}

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Love the monochromatic grays!  I finally gave my husband this card in November!

JULY

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This was part of the staging of our house to sell it.  I put this little tray in our bedroom, pulling in the colors of the room.  It was quite love-ly.

SEPTEMBER

These were tags for teacher thank you gifts and I love how they turned out.  They popped a punch and were quick & simple!

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My niece was married in September and this was my card for the newlyweds.  It was also my entry to the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

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Orange is definitely not a favorite color of mine, but this turned out quite well.  Love the addition of the gold.

So there you have it!  My Sweet 16 of 2016!  I hope 2017 brings you prosperity, health, happiness and lots of crafty time!

HUGS ~~ Cammy

KGC – Just a Rose

Hi all!  Welcome to the August release & blog hop for Kennedy Grace Creations!
For my cards, I used the Just a Rose stamp set.  Believe it or not, I used the same embossing powder on each card.  It’s WOW! Florida Sunset embossing powder and it is so gorgeous!  My mind was blown when I did the black card and had a completely different result! I kept my cards really simple, allowing for the roses to pop.  On the first card, I embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder over VersaFine Onyx ink.  I added in sequins from Hollywood Glam and Moonbeams.

 

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KGC Congratulations Aug Rose
For my second card, I went with a big sophistication factor.  I used a gold card base and allowed the black & gold panel to pop.  The sentiment is from Grace’s Happy Heart.  The sequins are from Mocha Vanilla Latte.

 

 

 

 

To celebrate or August Release we will be giving away to 1- lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to our online store.
All you have to do is :
Leave a comment on this blog post and on all of the stops along the hop.
 Now lets get this party started!!!
First up we have the beautiful and talented –  Cammy {you are here!}
Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope you love our August Release party!!