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A Little Brown Sugar

Hello Bloggers!!!  So ummm ya, today is my first project with Brown Sugar Designs.  Yep! I am on the design team and am super excited!

Let me tell you about this week’s challenge…our theme this week is DIE CUTS.  You know you have lots of them waiting to be used, so pull them out!  Just pick one and work your card around it, that’s always fun!

The challenge this week is being sponsored by DIGITAL PAPER CRAFT who is so graciously offering 3 digis of the winners choice!

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Today I’m using this adorable digi called Me and Ted.

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How cute is that bear!  I did some coloring with my copics but I also did some paper piecing for her dress.  I used a variety of die cuts on this card.  The little white leaves were given to me in a swap.  The ovals are from CC designs (I got the dies in a swap!) and the Hello is from Stampin Up.  A few little gems from my stash and we are good to go.

I hope that you will play along with us this week.  We are excited to see what you can create!

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Celebrate Everyday….

So just thought you might like to know…today is my first project for the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge!  Yep, I am now on the Design Team…yay!!  I am very excited to be working with these great group of ladies…

Today’s challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS who are giving away 4 digi imagesof the winner’s choice!

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and also another great sponsor DI’S DIGISTAMPS who will be giving the winner a $12 Gift Certificate for the store to do some shopping!

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Here is the card I created using a fun summer image from Bugaboo!

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How fun is this guy!  I paired him up with the Summer Fun collection from Fancy pants that I have been trying to use up, so it worked perfectly!  I colored him with my copics and then cut him out.  It’s really hard to tell from the picture but his cool shades and his floaty both have some glossy accents!

I hope you will come play along with our Anything Goes challenge on the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog.  The other DT members have some more fun projects to inspire you!

DP- Fancy Pants

Punches- EK Success & Martha Stewart

Ink- Susan K. Weckesser, Copics

Sequins- Dollar Store, Stampin up

Sentiment- Hero Arts

Glossy Accents- Ranger

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations: anything goes.

Lemon Shortbread: anything goes

Simply Papercrafts: anything goes.

Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: anythign goes with a critter

Digistamps4joy: anything goes; (optional inspired by a song: Summertime – KennyChesney)

 

 

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UYS Challenge # 259 – Flowers

Our challenge is up at Use Your Stuff this week, a popular theme of flowers.  Good thing I’ve been working with the Moonstruck collection this week from Pink Paislee.  It has tonz of flowers!

Here is my layout for this week! This is all Pink Paislee except for the Thickers which are from American Crafts and match this collection just beautifully! I hope you enjoy it and will play along with us on the blog. We can’t wait to see what you create!

 

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I killed a kit!

When I was at crop & create a couple of weeks ago, I got a kit when I attended Vicki Boutin’s cluster class.  It was just a small kit, made up mostly of the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee.  I finally put that puppy to bed.

Besides the 3 layouts ( 1 Single & 1 double from the class) I managed to get in another single layout and 4 cards.  I probably could have stretched another one or two cards as I have a few die cuts and some of the rub-ons left and one 3.5 x 5 strip of paper! LOL However, I called it a day and figured I got the just of it. 🙂

I will be sharing the projects over the next week, so here is a card that I made, which I put together for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week.

MFT Sketch #327 #mftstamps

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I did add some extra sequins for my card just to bring in some more of that gold from the rub on at the top. The alphas came with the kit as well and they are American Crafts.

I hope you like it!

Entered into these challenges as well:

4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenge: Inspired by a book or a movie (For the Roses by Julie Garwood – one of my faves)

Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

In the Pink Challenge blog: Flower Power (& lots of pink)

Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack- Anything Goes

 

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SCS- A Crazy Christmas

So I am part of a swap in Splitcoast Stampers called the Crazy Christmas Swap.  We basically send and receive the bare bones to make a Christmas card – the image/sentiment and 2 sheets of DP.  The rest is up to us.

Mine came from Kelly. She sent a Cat’s Pajamas sentiment and some Papertrey Ink designer paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to set up the card.  I added in just some card stock, a bit of cord and a few sequins.  I colored the image with my Copics and then went over the igloo and the bear with my Wink of Stella.

Here’s the TMS sketch

And now my card:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Entered into these challenges:

 

Christmas with the Cuties – Red & Green (and I have some blue in there too)

Crafting with an Attitude: anything goes

Creative Knockouts: Outside Fun

 

 

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Eggspecially for you

Hey there!

I’ve got a fun card today for the Mojo Monday challenge.  Here is the sketch they put up for this week!

This is the card that I made!

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I don’t make a lot of Easter cards but I needed this one for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers that I am in.  The chick paper and the glittery pink is from my stash, but the fun bunny paper is from Echo Park’s Spring 6×6 pack!  (I am making a conscious effort to crack open the 50+ 6×6 packs that I have and actually use them!  The sentiment is from craft lounge and the fun chick is a sticker I picked up in the $$ store as are the enamel dots. The ink is from Colorbox.  I really love this card and I hope you do too!

Entered into these challenges:

Craftygals Corner Challenge: 3 or more layers

Cards and More: Easter Cards

Fairytale Challenge Blog: Cards with Animals

Dream Valley: 4 Legged friends (my bunnies have 4 legs 🙂 )

Brown Sugar: Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Must feature a creature

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge: Anything goes as long as you use patterned paper

Crafting from the Heart: Anything goes

Oooh La La Creations: Layers

Penny’s Challenge: Anything goes & DT Call

 

 

 

 

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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!