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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Mermaid Kisses, Starfish Wishes

Hi all!  I’m keeping up with The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge and this time, I am trying to actually make cards with my colored images.  I gave away a lot of my stash of cards, so now I’m hoping to get it built back up.

Today I have a shaker card with minimal bulk.

Mermaid Shaker

I love these little mermaids from Love, Cynthia.  Just Keep Swimming has three mermaids, some sweet sea life friends and sentiments.  This was actually two days worth of coloring for the coloring challenge.  First, I created my background.  I used the Dainty Scallop Cover Up from MFT (retired — a MASSIVE amount of my stash is now retired!) and created a stencil.  I watercolored the scallops with my lone two Distress Oxide Inks — Wilted Violet and Broken China.IMG_4158

The next day, I stamped a pair of mermaids and some sea friends in VersaFine Onyx and embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I used my Distress Oxide Inks to color the mermaids and some Zig Clean Color Markers to color the sea friends.  I fussy cut them out and started on a shaker card.  I knew I wanted to do this with minimal bulk.

I cut my window with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frame die {NOT retired!}.  I selected Stardream Metallic cardstock that I’ve had in my stash since we were planning our wedding in 2004! I believe the color is Kunzite, which is a really soft and pretty purple.  I added a piece of overhead transparency to the back of my frame die cut.  To make everything match up perfectly, I used the frame from Blueprints 13 to cut my watercolored scallop background.  I glued my background to a card base of the same color.

Ages ago, I won a jar of decorative confetti bits at a shoebox swap.  You know how you can get sprinkles for your ice cream in a divided jar?  Well, this is confetti bits — with loads of warnings that it is NOT food printed all over it.  It contains stars, hearts, stars & moons, and bitty flowers.  I’ve used it a few times, but there are enough sprinkles in there for a load of shaker cards!  I poured some of the hearts onto my background.  Then I added scor-tape on the inside of my frame.  Given that all of my shaker bits were in the center, I should have been able to just glue it down, no problem.  NOPE!  Somehow a bunch of those little buggers got onto the adhesive before it was completely flat.  So I just added more scor-tape to those areas and pressed down firmly.

I then added my mermaids and sea friends to the front of the card.  I wasn’t about to stamp on the transparency and didn’t want to add a sentiment strip.  So I stamped Mermaid Kisses and Starfish Wishes on a panel for the inside.  I can say that embossing on the Stardream Metallic is not 100% — things can get a bit dodgy there.

Mermaid Shaker Shaking

There you have it!  A sweet shaker card!

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

~Cammy

 

Challenge Submissions

Die Cuttin’ Divas — #334 3D, Shaker or Shaped card

My Time to Craft — #354 Under the Sea 

 

LOVE – 2 Ways

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Hi all! I’m so happy to be back into a crafty groove in a more frequent basis.  It snuck up on me a bit quick, but the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge started yesterday.  I didn’t get to color yesterday, but today I was able to get some really needed crafty therapy.

Sept 30 Day 2 Blending

Today I opted for some Distress Ink blending.  I finally picked up some Bristol cardstock after watching some Jennifer McGuire videos.  I really love how the inks blend so smoothly on it.  I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon in my blend.

On a trip to Michaels today, I picked up a Recollections die {the word love} that I’d been eyeing for quite a few trips.  Since I had a 50% off coupon, I decided to get it today.  It’s a big die – basically covering a full card and would work really well on scrapbooking pages.   So I cut the love out of my blended piece, planning to make two cards with it.

Blended Love Shaker

First up was a shaker card.  I LOVE this script and the size.  After cutting the word out, the little bits for the l, o and e remained in the die, which was great.  I adhered a piece of overhead transparency to the back right away and brushed it with my embossing powder tool.  I then flipped the piece over and placed the love into the die cut.  Prior to placing the love into the cut, I added just a touch of liquid glue to the little bits.  Using a pick me up tool, I pressed out those little bits and then pulled the die back up with the love still intact.  I then added a bunch of foam tape around the love and edges to create the zone for the sequins.  Once I had the desired amount inside, I placed the card over the panel.  To complete it, I added just a few additional sequins to the front.

Love Shaker

I really LOVE the vibrancy of the blended colors!

Love xs and os

For a second and very quick card, I used the actual die cut to create a very clean and simple card.  I cut a panel of white cardstock with the Blueprints 13 frame.  I stamped a sentiment from the current Xs and Os card kit from MFT in VersaFine Onyx ink with my MISTI.  I embossed that with clear embossing powder — my favorite way to do sentiments.  I added some liquid glue around the back of the love and placed it on that panel.  I popped that entire panel up with a piece of fun foam on a white card base.  Again, I added a handful of sequins to finish it off.

Two rather quick cards and I LOVE how they turned out!

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

~Cammy

 

LOVE Always Wins

Hi all!  It’s been a very long time since I participated in one of the weekly MFT sketch challenges.   Today was as good as any to put together a card for the current challenge.

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I used Distress Inks to blend up a rainbow background on Bristol cardstock.  I cut it out with a Vertical Stitched Strips die {retired} and cut an additional panel with a Horizontal Stitched Strip die {retired}.  The rainbow panel is glued down to a Blueprints 13 frame.  On the Horizontal Stitched Strip panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Xs and Os card kit stamp set in VersaFine Onyx ink.  The sentiment was then embossed with clear embossing powder.   For my rainbow panel, I glued four tic tac toe boards together to get a bit of dimension.  I cut a bunch of hearts from the remainder of the rainbow panel and doubled up the ones within the board.  Finally, I added in a trio outside of the board to finish it off.  All of that is glued down to a Grout Gray card base.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon (and with some regularity!).

~Cammy

KGC Thanks a Bunch

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!  I’m here and on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a project I did back in JUNE!  *GASP!*  These were actually the thank you gifts for my kids’ teachers, the school nurse and my daughter’s aide.  Because we had four gifts to purchase, I had to keep it small and the grocery store florist came through big time.  They had these great little orchids for $5.  I picked out four, made up sweet tags for each gift bag and they were done!KGC Purple Orchid Tag

This was my favorite of the four tags.  I love the richness of the colors and it matched the orchid so well.  I used my MFT die-namics again to create the tags.  I stamped one of the floral images from Grace’s Happy Heart in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder on each tag.  Then I used a variety of Distress Inks and other dye inks to blend each tag.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Grace’s Little Note in VersaFine Onyx and embossed that with clear embossing powder.

Simple, but packing that big punch of WOW!  Here are the other three tags I created.

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KGC Peachy Pink Orchid Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you liked my project!  See you again soon!

~Cammy

 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope 2016 is a very Sweet ’16 for all of you!  I’m getting some crafting time in my room with my daughter today and am playing with some new goodies from MFT.  I have been trying to have a bit more willpower in buying new supplies, but did make a purchase on the last MFT 25% off sale.  I picked up some discontinued inks and some card stock, as well as the Paris and New York Skyline Border dies.  I’ve had them on my wish list since they came out and I’m so happy to have them in my hands!

During the winter months, I can see parts of the NYC skyline {a bit obstructed, mind you} from our house.  The sunrises over the city are frequently quite stunning and that was my inspiration for this card.  I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White cut with Blueprints 13, of course.  I then blended inks from Amuse {Blush, Berry, Bellini and Sky} and Mama Elephant Orangeade.  After letting that dry a bit, I stamped Happy New Year from Jaded Blossom  Happy New Year in Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I added in my skyline, which was cut from Black Licorice card stock.  To complete the front, I added in some small star rhinestones for a bit of twinkle.  Inside is another panel of Solar White cut with Blueprints 13 and I stamped an additional sentiment from the same Jaded Blossom set.

Challenge Submissions
Little Red Wagon — Happy New Year
Scrapy Land Challenges — Holidays {using MFT die-namics)
Crafty Sentiments — Happy New Year

Thanks so much for stopping by today!