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No Lion, I love you

Happy Friday…day before Valentine’s Day!  Tammy here with another fun image for you.  I picked this No Lion, I love you from the store because I thought it would make an adorable Valentine’s Day card!  I love the store example which is in pink and red (perfect for Valentine’s) but I needed mine to match my DP so I went with some yellow.

The flowers are from Walmart and the little pearl dots were in my stash.  I colored him with my Copics and the DP is from My Mind’s Eye. I just cut the hearts out using some of the left over paper.  I added just a bit of glossy accents on his heart as well.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out this adorable image in the store here. 

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Double Love

I am late..so late with this post.  As you saw in my previous post, I did a double easel card that I learned while in my Stampin Up class. (I forgot to put up the little easel with the birds on it when I took the picture, but that is where your sentiment goes.)

I have another one to share with you.  This is the actual card that we did in class!

I’m showing you this for our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff….the theme…LOVE of course!  It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day, but whatever love means to you!  The DT has some really awesome projects on the blog for you to check out.

The heart die is from stampin up and the rest of the product especially the DP came from Michaels.   I hope you like it and there are still a few days left to play along in our challenge.

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Double Easel

So I went to my Stampin UP card class on Tuesday and Susan had this great double easel card that we made.  I just love learning new fancy folds and techniques.  Totally fun!  Here is one that I created for the Stuck On U Sketches challenge this month.  It’s all about the key to your heart, so keys, locks and hearts!

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DP: My Mind’s Eye

Die Cut: Provocraft (Sweethearts), Spellbinders

Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye & Dollar Store

Also entered into these challenges:

Allsorts: Love is all Around

Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes

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Scor-pal: More than one Score  + Hearts (the larger square was scored to allow for the pop up, and then the smaller one was scored as well to allow for its pop-up)

Paper Creator’s Crafts: Love is in the Air

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: Love is in the Air

Crafts for Eternity: With Love

Fussy and Fancy: It’s all about Love

Jo’s Scrap Shack: Shaped Cards

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The Happy Couple

Hi Everyone!  Tammy here and I am really excited to be a part of the Sunsational Stamps team and to bring you my first project as a DT member.  I saw the Bluebird of Happiness on the Scrapping with Lisa site and thought it would make such a cute wedding card.  Soon it will be the season for those pretty weddings, and it’s always great to have cards on hand.

The DP is from October Afternoon, and unfortunately I can’t remember the line it is.  I used my Spellbinders dies to cut out the scalloped and regular squares.  The image is colored with my copics and then I went over just a few areas with my Wink of Stella clear marker to give it a bit of sparkle.  (It doesn’t seem to show well in the photo though).  The sentiment is from Stampin Up (Labels of Love) and the little sparkly hearts are just from my stash.  I hope you enjoy this card and don’t forget to stop by the store and see what inspires your next project!

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Beautiful Boy

It’s our first post with our new DT at Use Your Stuff this week!  We are so excited to feature some of our new designers.  I am hosting the challenge this week.  Inspired by a Song.

For my challenge I chose Beautiful Boy by John Lennon.  I am a proud mama.  I love my little guy to death so it’s no wonder that a lot of my layouts feature him.

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This layout I used a new technique that was featured on the Cardmaker blog.  A starburst.  It was super easy to do and I thought it turned out really well on my layout.  The DP is from October Afternoon.   The ribbon and wood veneer as well as the thickers are all from my stash.

I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us!

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Snowflake

Welcome to February!  Already can you believe it?  Soon it will be my birthday :)

We begin a new challenge on the Red Carpet Studio blog this week.  Our theme comes from the movie A Winter’s Tale. I actually won an advanced screening to see this movie.  It was ok but not necessarily one of my favorites.  I did enjoy it though.

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Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. (Official Movie Site)

THE CHALLENGE: Use some snowflakes and white paint.  Gesso or molding/modeling paste will also work just as long as its white.

I have started creating Christmas cards again as I start getting ready for the new craft season towards the end of the year.

Here is the card that I created

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Isn’t he cute?  He’s called snowflake and he is from Sunsational Stamps .  I had some white puffy paint which I used on my bigger snowflake and then some adirondak paint on the littler ones.  The DP is from my stash as is the Merry Christmas peel and stick.  The image is colored with my copics. I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us at Red Carpet Studio this week.  We have a wonderful prize up for grabs!

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ATC’s

I’ve got another couple ATC’s made for a challenge on Swap-bot.com.  The themes are Valentine’s Pink and Thank you.  I decided to create them with the new challenge at Use Your Stuff in mind.  Our challenge is to use Paint.  I don’t actually have a lot of paint but I did manage to find a few.

For the Thank you one, I used paint to color the bird and on the Valentine’s day one, I used some crackle paint on the heart as well as some white paint around the edges of the ATC which is a bit hard to see.  I hope you like them and don’t forget to play along this week on the blog.

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Hello My Friend!

It’s a new challenge at Red Carpet Studios this week.  Our inspiration piece this week is just full of colors, ideas and such.  The Book of Life!  I haven’t seen this movie but my son has and he said it was fabulous!

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In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo (Diego Luna), Maria (Zoë Saldana) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths — Maria was sent to Europe, Joaquin joined the military, and Manolo studied to become a bullfighter — one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquin both want to marry Maria. Little does the trio know that battling husband-and-wife deities have made a high-stakes wager on the love triangle’s outcome.
 The challenge is to use the photo above as your inspiration for your project.  Our DT has created so many fun, diverse projects for you to check out on the blog today.  We also have a wonderful sponsor!
 (Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here is my card.  I loved the colors of this poster as well as the busy background which is what I used for my inspiration.  I hope you like it and hope you will play along with us as well.
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DP: Kaisercraft
Cardstock: my stash
Image: Stampin Up
Markers: copic
Buttons: stash
Twine: Dollar Store
Entered into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Anything goes + a sentiment
Kit and Clowder:Anything Goes
My Time To Craft: 2 or More People
Suzy Bee’s Blooming challenge: anything goes with a twist (Layers)
Papertake Weekly: Get in Shape (use 3 different shapes..I have circles, rectangles and banners (arrows?)
Shopping our Stash: not your normal paper (I’ve had this DP set for a couple of years…I love the colors and all the designs but I don’t want to use it, because it is so fun! )
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Catching up

Hey everyone! Back from a wonderful trip to Cuba! So great to soak up the sun…and I’m nice and tan!  My scrap space is still in the process of being renovated but I’m slowly getting to be able to use more and more of my space, so expect some new projects coming up.

Right now, head over to Red Carpet Studio for our new challenge featuring the movie Frozen!

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The challenge is to use sparkle in your project!  There is also still time to enter our previous challenge featuring the movie The Two Faces of January,

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where the challenge is to use sets of two…two pics, two embellishments, two colors etc.  Both challenges have wonderful sponsors so please play along!

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Cute Happy Birthday

Happy New Year and our new challenge at Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge is to use some floral patterned paper on your project.

I created this fun little birthday card which I hope you will enjoy. Make sure you stop by and play along and don’t forget about our DT call until January 15th.

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DP: October Afternoon~ Woodland Park

Bling: $$ store

Image: stash

Cardstock: Staples

Rub On: stash

Markers: Copic

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