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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If you give a Crafter a Cookie #126

Happy Day! School days! Didn't this summer fly by?
I was hanging at our cabin in the mountains and didn't think I had any school related stamps and then I came across this fun stamp from Unity. I chose to just pick up some of the colors and then I added some Unity flowers, too. Simple...easy, peasy!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie 5th Year Anniversary!!!

Good morning and yippee for If you Give a Crafter a Cookie's 5th Year anniversary! How exciting. Pretty cool, eh?

For my creation, I decided to use the inspiration a bit literally. I chose this darling camper stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs. My sentiment is from Unity and it's called Hoppy and Hedgie. I used a combination of watercolor markers and regular markers. The sentiment was stamped in black and then cut up and placed on dimensionals. I used a cute little bird brad for interest and some embroidery thread to finish it off.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

September Anything Goes with Crafting by Designs....4 sponsors for the month!

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I had a lot of fun making this lovely dragonfly. It came pre-colored. I fussy cut it out and I added some liquid pearls to the wings....in yellow/gold. The sentiment is from Unity stamps. A fun piece of dp for the background.

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I used this beautiful set of leaves. I printed them and then inked them up and used a musical embossing folder on them. My sentiment is from Unity. I am on a bit of a wood kick for background paper!

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I chose this darling Santa's pup for my creation. I chose some fun plaid paper and then a black snowflake embossed card stock and finished it off with some embroidery thread.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

If you Give a Crafter A Cookie Challenge #124

Are these not the cutest cookies ever?! I can't believe I didn't own any llama stamps. Well, I do now. I  went on Easy and found this darling llama from Cards and Crafts by Erica Burton...Party Sunglasses llama
I printed my image and heat set it to do a combo of watercoloring and Zig watercolor markers. It worked! I wanted a bit of a shaggy look to my llama. My spiral notebook punch was used for interest down the side of my teal paper. I also used an assortment of buttons and twine to complete the design.
I made my own sentiment in Bradley Hand font.
Have a great day and head over to the If you Give a Crafter a Cookie blog to play along!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Blog Challenge Aug.8 #123

Happy, happy day!
I actually sat and crafted today! I am a week out of back surgery for a herniated disc and can't bend, lift or twist. I do have a grabber and a daughter at home....both helped! 
Initially, I was going to make a collage, but I quickly decided to make a scene instead.
Nothing very fancy or difficult with this. I did mask some and my little bear peeking out is on a dimensional. The sleeping bag is cinched with twine and since this is an easel card, I used my lovely lantern charm as the stop with a little twine bow at the top.

Stamp sets  Gorgeous Grunge (SU), In Tents (MFP 2013), Happy Camper (SU)

Ink: Distressed Walnut, D.O. in following colors....peacock feathers, fossilized amber, salty ocean, spiced marmalade, frayed burlap, peeled paint and SU! soft sky.

Paper:  White card stock

Accessories:  twine, dimensionals, lantern charm

Have a lovely day and be kind!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas in July with Anthony’s Paper Craft

Greetings! Today is my last creation as guest designer for Anthony’s Paper Craft. It has been fun creating with their quality stamps!
Today I am showcasing the set hanging ornaments. This stamp set comes with two ornaments.
I stamped it in red and then put 3 layers of Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) on and then into freezer for a couple minutes. I then bent it to form the cracks which I rubbed brown ink into. This is called cracked glass and is one of my favorite things to do. My sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments 1.
The red layer actually was a card with diecut oval that I cut down to fit the A2 card. My sentiment and the background layer is my own handmade wood background. I take the edge of a stamp pad and drag it down the paper. A few brads to finish it off.
I would like to thank APC for having me. It was fun creating with Anthony’s stamps!


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas in July with Anthony's Paper Craft

Only a few more days for me as guest designer for Anthony's Paper Craft. I have had so much fun creating with his stamps. My first creation, I used pinecones w/branch and Christmas set 1. The sketch was for the sketch challenge yesterday on Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the pine branches around in emerald envy on tan paper. I stamped the image in versa fine black ink, watercolored and fussy cut it out. I used a word from a sentiment in Christmas sentiments 1 and punched out with an oval punch.

For my second card, I used Christmas set 1 again. I colored with Zig watercolor markers. My designer paper...is a scrap. My base is tan cardstock and I used red to layer the dp. My sentiment is from Christmas Sentiments 1.