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Hey all!

Welcome to Tuesday and another new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Look how fun this is!

Here’s what I have for you!

I know it seems weird to do a Halloween card in June but I was working with one of my samplers from Scrapbook & Cards Today and it had fall and Halloween in it, so I figured why not!

This card is courtesy of Bella Blvd which is where everything came from…the Sweet & Spooky collection.  I added some glossy accents to the word spooky just for texture.

I hope you will play along with us on the blog!  See you there!

 

Hello

Hi there!  It’s a new week and a new challenge on the Use Your Stuff blog today.  I’m hosting this one, and our challenge is to upcycle/recycle an aspect of your project.

For me, I found a couple of paint chip samples on my desk and chose to use them with some die cuts to create a couple of cards.

For the first one, the I used them to cut out the HELLO sentiment as well as the feathers, both of which are from Stampin Up.  I added some embossing, twine and some Nuvo dots to finish it off.

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My second card, I made some shaker pockets and die cut some stars and balloons from what was left over after the first card.  The DP is just from my stash and the sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

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Please join us on the blog and check out what else we have to inspire you.

 

A scrappy Card

Hey there, just wanted to show you a quick card that I made with some of the scraps from the layout for SCT.  I love using up scraps..I will try to make as many cards as I can with whatever papers I have left over!  Right down to the last scrap! LOL

This one was also fun, because I got to play with some of my embossing folders again…another tool that I’ve not used in awhile!

 

I hope you like it!

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Christmas in July

Happy Wednesday all!  That means we have a new challenge up at Penny’s this week! As always our challenges are anything goes..this week’s sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps! 

The winner is going to get 4 free images of their choice.

The DT got to play with some fun Christmas digis this week…here’s my card for you!dav

I just used some Christmas DP from my stash.  I used a sketch from Mojo Monday (#479).  I just added a few star sequins and star bling.  I hope you enjoy it and please stop by the blog to play along with us!

 

Boys and their Toys

Friday is here again, and I’m posting on the Sunsational Stamps blog today with my inspiration piece.

Today I am using the image from the Scrapping with Lisa designs called Jimmy.  I thought he was a fun masculine image to play with.

 

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Rather than coloring with my copics like I normally do, I decided to go with some watercoloring today, just because I’ve not done it in awhile.  So as you can see, like a watercolor painting, some of the areas are darker and some have varying degrees of lighter color.  It was fun to get back into it.

I went with lots of layers and just a few embellishments with this one today.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the store and shop around!  Remember, tomorrow is our blog hop so pop by and see what I have for you then!

DP: Boy crazy (MME)

Punch : EK success

Sentiment:  Stampin Up

Cardstock: Michaels

Twine: unknown

Watercolor pencils: unknown

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!

RCS #85 New Years Eve

Welcome to the first post of 2015!  I want to wish you and yours a very wonderful New Year!

As we start off the new year, we have a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio, along with some new faces in our Design Team.

Our challenge this week is based on the movie New Years Eve

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Intertwining stories promise love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and more for a number of New Yorkers on the celebrated night. A rock star (Jon Bon Jovi) and his ex-lover (Katherine Heigl) clash at an exclusive party; a singer (Lea Michele) becomes stranded with a killjoy (Ashton Kutcher) on the way to a New Year’s gig; a nurse (Halle Berry) stays with a dying patient (Robert De Niro) as he tries to hang on long enough to see the ball drop in Times Square one last time.

 THE CHALLENGE: USE SOME STARS AND SOMETHING NEW

I created a card for this challenge using some new DP that I picked up (yeah! Like I need more) and a new image that was sent to me in a swap.  I hope that you like it and please play along with us this week.  We’ve got great inspiration and a sponsor for this week’s challenge! You need to play! 🙂

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Your Funny Face!

Ahh Monday!  Back to the grind after a wonderful weekend away at our farm.  Our new DT member Anne has a new challenge for you this week at Use Your Stuff.  So easy, you have to play along.  All you have to do is use some patterned paper!  You can do that right!

Here’s a layout of Riley using some old CTMH paper that I’ve had since I think I started scrappin’ years ago.  I think it is called Superstar.  I love the boy colors!

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I had a few scraps of some sheets from a previous project and they were perfect to highlight as banners on the main page.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog.  We would love to see what you create!

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!

Happy Father’s Day

We are thrilled to bring you a new challenge this week at Use Your Stuff.  Our theme this week is ‘inspired by a song’.  Lots of choices there!

I have chosen Brad Paisley’s Didn’t have to be, to create this Father’s Day card.

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I just used some paper from my Oliver 6×6 pack from Basic Grey.  I used my A Child’s Year cartridge to cut out the boy and his father.  The wooden stars were spritzed with some smooch and then I had a little arrow clip.  I added a bit of twine and a generic Father’s Day stamp I had.  I hope you enjoy it and be sure to play along with us.