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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie blog, June 27th #120. Fun, fun summer colors. Unfortunately, mine is not photographing well. Crummy lighting. I am so happy to have joined this team. 
I used Unity's Layers of Life from May 2017~ Beautiful moments. Stamped on the inside it says, "everything Beautiful has its moment." Using the misti, I stamped the image after coloring with garden green, black, peach and watermelon. The edges were sponged with daffodil delight and distressed. Some black twine and a pretty button added and a lovely embossing folder from Darice. 

Head on over and play!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Get ready for Christmas with Beccy's Place at Crafting by Designs

Good day! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Over at Crafting by Designs, our theme this month is Get Ready for Christmas! Our sponsor is Beccy's Place and what a fun store she has! I chose this lovely cardinal from the digital set Christmas Cardinals and the sentiment is from this set as well. I printed the bird out on watercolor paper and watercolored it and then decided to fussy cut out. I lost a couple berries as they were separate. I ended up using orange stickles on the berries and my cardinal has iridescent shimmer paint on it(couldn't get it to photograph).  My designer paper is from Wild Rose Studio and the paper pad is called Birds & Berries. I used cuttlebug's Heather's Lace embossing folder and some chunky lace to finish it off. Head on over to Crafting by Designs and play with us.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Crafting by Designs~Happy Birthday

Isn't it unreal that it is the middle of June already???
Our challenge this week over at Crafting by Designs is Happy Birthday and our sponsor is Oddball Art by Lizzy Love
Our winner will receive a $10 gift certificate

I chose this beautiful Rustic Forest birch trees digital stamp to create with. This is the perfect stamp for guys or girls and I think that is a bonus! I struggle with masculine creations.
I printed the image on watercolor paper and used watercolors to paint it. Out here in Colorado, I call these aspen trees.....either birch or aspen, they're beautiful. I chose green for the background as it an evergreen forest is behind these trees. My sentiment is from Unity's Rectangle Scalloped. To embellish, I used a bit of twine and a metal flower and brad to finish it off.
I hope that you can head over to Crafting by Designs blog to play!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

If you Give a Crafter A Cookie~Cookie Challenge #119

Hi there! I am so happy to announce that I've joined the design team....If you Give a Crafter a Cookie! Our challenge for the next two weeks is for the photo above. Cookie Challenge #119

I went rather literal for this particular challenge and started out by using the Sizzix dot embossing folder which I slathered my marina mist ink pad with before embossing...I went for a distressed look. I decided to use some of my husband's favorite things for his card this year. He loves to camp, fish, hike and we are looking at a Mustang....as my last name is Stang and I am always saying....Stang, like Mustang...when needing to spell my last name. Several stamp sets were used in the making of this card. Mark's Finest papers Get Reel 2012 for the sentiment, All Cylinders by Unity for the car, SU!s Angler and Happy Camper. I used a bit of twine and then added the canteen. The main image was matted with always artichoke and then a white card base. Head on over and load your creation from the inspiration photo!


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Crafting by Designs~Summer fun

Hello and happy summer! Over at Crafting by Designs, we are playing with Summer fun and our design team member Susan is offering a Unity Stamp Set as a prize.
I decided I would create with a Unity set because of that! I chose this gorgeous Layers of Life called Give it up-let it go from January 2018.
What does this have to do with summer you ask? I have a cabin here in Colorado and I am lucky to have Colorado bluebirds in abundance at my cabin. They make me happy.

I used watercolor paper and my mist to stamp the image and I colored the image with pacific point, soft suede and granny apple green. Sponged the edges of the image and sentiment. I didn't tear around the sentiment, but did distress it some. My designer paper is Le Petit Jardin from Couture creations. I didn't have any pacific point card stock so I took a white piece and colored the edges with pacific point. Some twine and a button to finish it off.
I decided that I need to give up everything that weighs me down and enjoy each day as it comes!
Have a great day!