Easter

Blessed Easter...

Happy Friday! And welcome to a new As You See It challenge! Today we have another fun sketch for you to try.

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I opted to stamp five brushstroke images in varying colors and then add some bling to them.

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I wanted the word Easter to pop out so I die cut it three times and then glued them together. I also die cut the card front with a stitched rectangle and adhered to the card base.

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It’s your turn – be sure to play along and link up your creations HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off for the weekend and will see you Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crumbcake and pink pirouette. Stamps: PTI brushstrokes. SSS rejoice. Inks: SU! crisp cantaloupe, pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, wisteria wonder, and soft sky. Memento black. Other: SSS Easter die. MFT blueprints 15. PTI linen impression plate. Pearls, sequins and candy dots.


Retro Rubber Challenge #34 part two...

It’s the second week of the Retro Rubber Easter theme challenge so I decided to create something else for the challenge.

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I love this image from Papertrey Ink so I quickly stamped up these daisies and added an Easter sentiment. I layered the card front on crushed curry and then on a base of crumbcake. A few pearls was all it needed to finish it off.

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Funny thing – I had every intention of stamping and coloring a daffodil for this card but for whatever reason, I grabbed the daisies and didn’t realize until I was finished what I did! I may or may not be losing it! LOL!

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Be sure to play along and link up HERE!

I am also playing along with The Paper Players clean and simple challenge.  Their challenge is to celebrate spring.  So this may not seem too springy of a card but I just picked up some lovely yellow daisies at the store yesterday so maybe I am not so far off!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crushed curry and crumbcake. Inks: SU! wild wasabi, crushed curry and sahara sand. Memento black. Stamps: PTI flower favorites. PTI keep it simple Easter. Other: PTI linen impression plate.


A Cork Bunny...

Happy Monday! Today’s card was put together for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by die cutting this cute lil bunny out of cork and then two eggs out of some pattern paper. I opted to go clean and layered by die cutting a couple of stitched rectangles to put the bunny and the eggs on.

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I struggled with where to put the sentiment and finally decided on the side. I am probably a bit free and loose with the sketch but I am OK with that.

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I would like to say a huge Thank you to the Fab Friday crew for picking THIS card as the Fab Fave last week! Talk about excited – I was!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI vintage cream linen. SU! blushing bride. MFT cork. Pattern paper from stash. Dies: RC more than jellybeans. MFT blueprints 13 and 20. Stamps: PTI keep it simple Easter.


Retro Rubber Challenge #34...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! This time we have an Easter theme which can mean bunnies, eggs, candy, flowers, etc – anything Easter!

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I opted to do a simple bouquet of tulips. Instead of using my standard black to stamp the image, I grabbed my sahara sand and was so pleased with the softness of the image. Note to self: use sahara sand more often!

I used the colors from the Fab Friday challenge of blushing bride, mint macaron, and pool party. I originally colored the image with markers but I didn’t care for the result. So I tried a different option – I used a qtip and ran it across the ink pad before coloring the image. By doing that, it created a softer image, similar to what you would get when you use chalk. To add some background, I added a bit of pool party around the image.

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This stamp came out in 2014 and I have used it a couple of times. I added the sentiment (which came out this year) and was done. A lovely single layer card that will be winging its way to my Aunt and Uncle for Easter. Funny thing – I didn’t realize until the card was done that I had used one old stamp and one new. But that is perfectly fine for the Retro Rubber challenge! You need one older stamp to qualify!

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Now it’s your turn – whip up some sort of lovely Easter confection and link it up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white. Stamps: SU! Blessed Easter. PTI keep it simple Easter. Inks: SU! mint macaron, blushing bride, and pool party. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate.


The Friday Mashup #203...

Hello!  Boy, do I have exciting news today!  For the month of April, I will be serving as a guest designer on The Friday Mashup challenge blog!  I am so excited and honored to be a part of this awesome group!  This is a challenge I play along with regularly so I am excited to be a part of the team!

Here is the challenge for this week:

  •  Create a project using "so saffron, pool party and calypso coral". 
  • Create a project with "Easter Critters". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colors above and Easter Critters".  
Isn't this bunny cute?  I want to take him home!
 
For my card I opted to use both the colors and the Easter Critters.  And this is what I came up with.
 
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A basketful of peeps!  Last year I purchased the woven basket die set from MFT but never got around to using it.  I started off by cutting the basket out of kraft and then using some rich cocoa memento ink to “age” the basket a bit.  I added score tape around the edges and curved the basket a bit to fit all the peeps in. 

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I added some Easter grass in the basket and proceeded to stuff as many peeps as possible in there.  I cut the peeps using a die from this woven basket set out of so saffron, pool party and calypso coral.  I found my tall grassy die to add some grass for the basket to sit in.

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The tag is one that I purchased at an office supply store.  The sentiment is from an old whimsie doodle stamp set.  I layered everything up on the new PTI vanilla cream linen cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  It was fun to make and definitely more fun to share with you all!  (I think my favorite part is the little ears that peek out above the basket.  These little guys just weren't tall enough to peek out of the basket *wink*!)

Be sure to play along with The Friday Mashup this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I am off Saturday and Sunday but will be back on Monday.  Happy Easter all!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI vanilla cream linen and kraft.  SU! so saffron, pool party, calypso coral, and garden green.  Dies:  MFT die-namics woven basket and tall grassy edge.  Inks:  black marker and memento rich cocoa.  Stamps:  Whimsie doodles Easter sentiments.  Other:  Easter grass, tag and twine.

 


Easter Daffys...

Hello all!  Can you believe that March is on its way out and Easter is just around the corner?  I can’t!  I haven’t made any Easter cards yet.  What?!?!  I can’t believe it either!  So I am going to try to sneak a couple in this week.  Starting with this one!

I am playing along with Freshly Made Sketches and getting this card in just before the challenge closes.  I was looking for some sketch ideas and found this one.  So I played along.

I used some of the sheer perfection vellum paper.  I find this paper to be full of very strong images that really take center stage.  So I kept this pretty simple and backed the vellum with white CS.  These flowers look like daffodils to me and daffys always reminds me of spring and Easter.  They are one of my favorite flowers. 

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I used this gorgeous Easter die and cut five layers of smokey slate and one layer of a shiny yellow CS that came in my SSS March card kit.  I added the stamped sentiment and ran the smokey slate layer thru the PTI linen impression plate.

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I am very pleased with how clean and simple this turned out to be.

Thanks for stopping by today!  A new Retro Rubber challenge starts tomorrow so be sure to pop by and see what I have cooked up for the RRBC!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! smokey slate and sheer perfection vellum.  PTI white.  SSS March kit.  Dies:  SSS Easter.  PTI linen impression plate.  Other:  SSS rejoice stamps.  Memento black.