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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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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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Thank you for your Service

It’s the long weekend here in Canada.  Almost my entire house is sick.  Yuk!

Our new challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.

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The theme is to create a Memorial Day (for our US friends) project….perhaps it is something that you do over the long weekend, like picnics & fireworks, camping…is it the theme of brotherhood and family, or do you have a special someone that serves in the armed forces.  We want to see what you create.

 

As well, we have a wonderful sponsor, BUGABOO STAMPS!

 

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As a Canadian,  I am given many rights and privileges that would not be possible without those that serve in our armed forces.  For that I extend my most humblest and sincerest thanks and admiration.  Without you I could not be a free me.  For my project this week, I have chose to honor those who serve.


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Now of course I did it in Red and White ;)  The image is Bugaboo’s Kidlet Army which I think is just adorable.  I used my Taylored Expressions die for the white background.  The red star behind the image is a Spellbinders.  The Stars and sentiment are from Stampin Up.  I hope you enjoy the card and please come by the blog and play along for a chance to win.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

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Thinking of You

Monday Monday……it’s snowing here in Calgary, just in case you were interested.  We’ve had over 200 days of winter.  That just sucks. :(  I’m dying for spring.

 

On a brighter note, it is time for our new challenge at Use Your Stuff.  This is a technique challenge–OMBRE…

ombre: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark {source: Merriam Webster}

I didn’t know what this was at first so I had to look it up.  Then I had to figure out how to do it, because it’s not something that I had tried before.  Then I got to thinking about the paint chips from Home Depot and how they are just like this! So I popped over and picked up a couple.  I made this card using some inspiration from Pinterest and a Stampin Up stamp that I just got!

 

10156133_10152349334125412_6476084808667058886_nI hope you like it and I really do hope you will play along with us this week.

 

 

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Bring on the Heat!

Hello all!  Happy Easter!  We had a big dinner at my house yesterday so today is a scrappy day for me!  Woohooo!

Our challenge at Red Carpet Studios is up this week.  Our theme movie:  The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

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For this challenge, you can interpret heat any way you wish, could be heat embossing, summer fun (when it’s nice and warm), the warm colors of fire,  show us how it speaks to you!

I decided for this challenge to pull out my heat embossing tool.  It seems like awhile since I’ve used it.  I inked a panel with some Tim Holtz distress ink in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  I then used versamark to put on the stamped flower design and heat embossed it.  I then added the ribbon, flowers and sentiment (Stampin Up) to the panel. The leaves I cut out of some scraps of green cardstock using a sizzix die that I have.  The little orange bead Imade by melting down some pony beads in the oven (as I’m just too cheap to pay for the dots full price) I think it turned out rather well with some lovely colors and nice textures.

 

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We can’t wait to see what you come up with so please play along with us!  We also have aother wonderful sponsor this week for our challenge.  An added bonus to be sure!

 

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Bliss

Snow.  We still have it and want it to go away!  We are hopefully **fingers crossed** going to have some better weather here this weekend.

Our challenge at Creative Corner Challenge this week is April Showers bring May Flowers.  We would like to see projects with flowers, water, rain, anything along those lines.

I have been creating a lot of ATC’s lately for some Swap-bot challenges.  So I decided to do one that would work with our challenge this week as well.

 

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To create this ATC I used a book page that was sent to me in a swap.  I inked it with some distress ink and then stamped the flower (Stampin Up) over top.  I added a sticker that I had in my stash and washed it all down with some Modge Podge.  I then added a little bit of twine to finish it off.  I hope you like it.

Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us.

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Wishing for Spring

It’s snowing here.  Again.  Still.  **sigh**

I am so tired of winter and am just praying that spring comes soon.  I had that in mind when I created my card for this week’s challenge at Use Your Stuff.  The challenge is die cuts.  Everyone has them and there are so many ways to use them!

I decided to use my butterfly die from stampin up.  It’s really cute and so versatile.  I’ve had this DP for a long time…not sure who it is by but I just love those flowers.

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I had a little piece of a doily left over from another project that I wanted to add to this as well.  A bit of bling and some colored twine and you have a bit of spring :)  The hello sentiment is also from Stampin Up.

Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the amazing! projects the girls have for you this week.

 

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Happy Easter

Head on over to the Creative Corner Challenges blog for our new challenge this week.  We want to see texture.  I love layers of texture on cards.  I think it just really makes them..lots of touchy feely! :)  The DT has created some gorgeous cards for you to check out.

Mine is from my Stampin Up card class that I just did recently.  We made this adorable Easter card.  I have some dry embossing, as well as some glossy accents on my eggs which are popped up with foam dots,  a few little pearls.  A fun little border punch and some great layers.  All the products are Stampin Up of course.

I hope you like it and come play along with us!

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The Breakfast Club…

has got to be hands down, one of my fave 80′ movies EVA!!! It rocks.  ‘Nuff said.

That is our inspiration for the new challenge at Red Carpet Studio for the next 2 weeks.

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So the idea is to create a project with breakfast in mind…your favorite food perhaps?  A favorite eating place?  Pancakes gone wrong??? You decide.

For me, I was excited to finally use this new stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  LOVE IT!

What is breakfast without COFFEE right? Personally, I don’t know as I don’t drink coffee, but I really wanted to use this stamp set..LOL

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All the items on this card are from Stampin Up.  Totally love this new hexagon punch.  The splatters are (I believe) from the Gorgeous Grunge set (so versatile).  I added some corrugated cardboard and a little button with twine for some texture.   It was also embossed.  (totally can’t remember the embossing folder name, sorry ;( )

So, wipe the sleep from your eyes, brew a cup, and scuttle in your slippers over to the blog to see the other great projects from the DT this week.  We can’t wait to see how you do breakfast!

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