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UYS Challenge #257 Spring is in the Air!

Morning all!  I am fresh-ly back from an amazing weekend spent with the uber-talented ladies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine and their 2nd annual Crop & Create Calgary.  What an amazing time and the love and inspiration these ladies share with us is just incredible, not to mention their AMAZING sponsors!

Today for our Spring is in the Air Challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog I want to share a layout that I created over the weekend in Vicki Boutin’s Cluster’s, Bubbles and Layers, Oh My! Class.  In this class, Vicki walked us through some fun techniques for creating little clusters and adding dimension with layers and (your friend) foam dots!  We used an amazing kit of papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection.  This collection is not normally colors that I work with but after creating some amazing layouts I really do love it!

This is the single layout that we created and I thought that those beautiful fussy cut flowers are a perfect indicator of spring.  We used an awesome technique with black paint and dishsoap – blowing bubbles (so much fun!) that you can see on the white cardstock layer.

” more like a snow cone than a volcano”– Vicki Boutin

” Blossom to Awesome” – Vicki Boutin

This layout also used a bunch of rub ons from the collection (I had forgotten how much fun rub ons can be) as well as some of the ephemera pack!

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I hope you like the layout, and I hope you will play along with our challenge.  Be sure to click on the link attached to Vicki’s name above so that you can check out her artist page on FB where she will be highlighting some techniques, tutorials and just fun with her new Vicki Boutin Line with American Crafts! Woohoo! We got to see and play with some of  these at C&C and they are freaking fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Breaking up is hard to do

So I have a fun card today!  I found an old card inspiration book called Get Real Greetings.  I loved this book because it had some sassy sentiments in it.  It’s pretty old (2005) and so the designs are a bit dated, but I totally wanted to use it with some newer stamps and such.

I created a card for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I have a lot of the KKS but never use them enough so I’m going to try and do a few different cards with them!

For today’s card I used Sophia.:)  I colored her with my copics and used some paper from the Stampin Up Print Poetry Designer Paper.  I’ve had it for a bit but I don’t know that I’ve ever used it before now!

I added some rick rack from Michaels and then a few sequins & dots from my stash.  The sentiment is from the book and I just wrote it out on the computer.  I hope you like it!

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Also entered into these challenges:

 

Shopping our Stash: Luck of the Irish (predominately green)

Crafty Cardmaker: For a special woman

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes (and a DT call)

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Sisterhood of Crafters: Celebrating Women

 

 

 

 

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It’s Coffee Time

Ok, so I’m not really a big coffee drinker unless it’s a Tim Horton’s ice cap, but I really love the Tim Holtz coffee embossing folder when paired with the Stampin Up Perfect Blend stamp set.

Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week is dry embossing, so this is perfect! I broke out my Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs distress ink.  I also used my Susan K. Weckesser Colorbox  color pop inks (I used Cocoa) that I won from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine...OMG these things are so juicy! I LOVE THEM! If you haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend them!

I also got the Becky Higgins Project Life Fuse Tool for my birthday and have been having some fun with that. I decided to make a small shaker using real coffee!  It’s almost like a scratch and sniff card 🙂 I hope you like it and will play along with us at UYS this week!

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Entered into these challenges:

Cards in Envy: Keep it Simple

Crafting from the heart: Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft: Anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers: For a Special Woman (this is for my Baker’s Dozen Card Pal on SCS)

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Go Green

Hello all….

Green is my favorite color so I love ST. Patrick’s Day.  However, I don’t have a lot of supplies for the day so I don’t make a lot of cards.

I did give it a shot with some old stuff I had in my holiday box.  The paper is from Reminisce and some Imagination Project from 2005.  I don’t even think they are around anymore.

The image is a freebie that I got from Miss Kate Cuttables called Happy Pot O Gold 🙂  I just did a flatten in my design space. The ribbon is just from Michaels and the stamp is from Stampin Up (Greatest Greetings)

I created this for the Paper Play Sketches challenge this week.

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Mojo Monday #486

Hello All,

Playing along with Mojo Monday’s sketch today!

This sketch is pretty layer heavy which for me is great because I love layers.

I have a big box of loose papers, some that are mine, and some that I got from swaps and such.  I really wanted to start getting this box down, so I used some papers for this challenge.  I don’t know where they are from as I think I got them in a swap.

I made two cards, basically the same but with a slight variation.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along!

DP: Unknown

Cardstock: Recollections

Sequins: stash

Stamps: Stampin’ Up

Twine: Maya Road

Die Cuts: Spellbinders

Embossing Folder: Darice

I’ve entered into these other challenges as wel

Ooh La La Creations: Embossing (Wet or Dry)

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Let’s Play BINGO

Hello all!

I am hosting this week’s challenge at Use Your Stuff and we are playing BINGO!  I’ve created a fun bingo card to use on your project (a great way to get the MOJO going as well if you are stuck!).  Here’s the card , there are lots of fun items to play with.

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Here is the card I created using the horizontal line of red, die cuts/cut aparts, hearts and doily

 

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The DP is from American Crafts XOXO collection. The doily, die cuts and white foam heart are from recollections and the glittered hearts I cut using some Recollections glitter paper and my little $$ store heart punch.  I hope you like it and hop on over to the blog to play along and to see what the rest of the DT has created for you!