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Penguin card made using SU 3 step owl punch.

Chicks Know How to Party!

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Denami Designs Large chick

Last night I was playing around with my Large Chickie stamp from Denami Designs. I had purchased a birthday stamp that included a party hat from Michael’s for $1 on Saturday night.Unfortunately, it turned out that the hat was too big for the chick’s head. ūüė¶ ¬†But then I remembered that I had some tiny Christmas tree stamps that might work and they fit perfectly! (I did alter the clear Christmas tree stamp by cutting off the trunk of the tree)

After I finished the card I realized that I should have taken some photos of the step by step process to show any newbies the stamp masking process. If I have time tonight I will recreate this card and take photos along the way and then blog about it tomorrow.

The confetti is covered with Glossy Accents and then sprinkled with Fairy Dust glitter for a little sparkle. And I used Glossy Accents for their beaks as well.

I will be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes, challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card to  their online store. Woo hoo!

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Don’t Distress Over Your Birthday

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I created one more card for the CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Bash CFC99 Challenge. This one would be a little more appropriate to send to someone Michelle who is the owner and creative genius over at CAS-ual Friday Stamps.

Michelle it turning 45 and to celebrate she is spreading the love by giving participants a chance to win a $45 gift certificate to her stamp store. I would love to win this time! I already know which sets I would choose if I won…Woot Woot, Rad and WTF!

Anyway here is my card:

Clean and Simple Birthday Card

First I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and then clear embossed it. Then I sponged on two colors of Tim Holtz Distress ink, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marlmalade. Finally I splattered the sentiment paper with water, let it dry and then die cut my shape.

The background of the card is done with a patterned stamp that I clear embossed as well. A little bit of Baker’s Twine and “Bam” it’s your birthday!

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Happy Stamping,

MO

The Purrfect Birthday Card

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I am so excited about the latest card that I made. It features the cat for the Storybook Friends digital stamp from Stampin’ Up. The reason I am so happy with this card is because the little ball of yarn I set out to create worked out just like I hoped it would!

Storybook Friends Cat

 

I wanted something without a lot of visual clutter but, that had something special to draw one’s attention. In some ways too, I guess I really love cards that have a tactile element to them. ¬†My favorite books to buy for babies are the kind that have the different rub and feel pages like fuzzy ducks and scratchy sand and such. So that is why I added the little ball of yarn.

After several failed attempts (the glue was causing the ink of the stamp to run) I realized that the trick was to glue the yarn to a blank paper circle and then adhere that over the stamped version of the yarn ball.

I can’t wait to send this card to my niece Brianna for her birthday this summer. She really is perfect!

birthday bash I am entering this card into the CAS-ual Fridays CFC99: Birthday Bash Challenge.

 

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Oh Snap, It’s Your Birthday!

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My niece Amanda is turning one quarter of a century old on the 12th of April. I can’t believe it has been 25 years since I sat with my sister, Nancy and held her hand while she gave birth to Amanda. My brother-in-law, Geoff had to travel out of the country for a day or two and as Murphy’s Law would have it Amanda was born a week early while her father was abroad.

I was only 17 at the time but, I had attended one Lamaze class with my big sister and I was spending the weekend at her house while Geoff was out of town. So that qualified me to be the one to stay with her in the birthing room.

Nancy and I watched the Oscars on TV during her labor and I think it is the only year that I have ever watched the entire Oscars award ceremony. It was a good way to pass the time and for my sister to forget her labor pains for a while.

My sister didn’t have an epidural and yet ,she was so calm and brave the whole time. She did squeeze my hand very tightly at times and she muttered a curse word or two but, overall she really made the whole birthing process look easy. And when Amanda was born she and I shared tears of joy and relief together.

I made this card for Amanda’s birthday and I want her to know how much I love her. Happy birthday, Amanda!

Birdie Brown Freebie

 

The inside of the card says Happy Birthday. “A Little Birdie Told Me”

I am sharing this card on the CAS-ual Fridays blog Challenge: Chevrons and Flowers

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and I am sharing this card on Birdie Brown’s blog for her April Freebie Challenge. The adorable image featured on this card is the April free digital image from Torico of Birdie Brown. Anyone can download this image and create a project to play along for a chance to win 3 more adorable digis!

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

 

65th Birthday Card Creation

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My mother asked that I make a card for her to give to a friend who is turning 65. Her only stipulation was that I feature¬†the number 65 on the front of the card. This made it easy for me to have fun with the card because, I wasn’t having to stay within a tightly defined theme.

65th birthday card

 

The background paper came from a Tiffany’s jewelry catalog. All I did was run in through my Big Shot in an embossing folder to give it more texture. I stamped the 65 by inking up the stamp with Versamark embossing ink and then orange ink. After I stamped it I covered it with clear embossing powder and then used my heat gun to melt the powder. I paper punched the tag ¬†and then I scored the diagonal lines on my Scoreboard. The flowers ¬†are faux silk and are sold in the stamping aisle at Michaels.

This card will be another submission for me into the Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday Challenge.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Live a Little. It’s Your Birthday!

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The sentiment I used for this card is from a Fiskars clear stamp set called Make a Wish. The quote is credited to Abraham Lincoln but, I don’t know that he really said it. It reminds me of this photo joke that has made the rounds on the internet…

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But either way I do like the jist of the sentiment. Who wants to live to be 100 if you are just sitting around for the last 20 or 30 years of that life? I think we should enjoy the time we have, while we have it. That is why I made a Bucket List. So far all I have checked off on the list is “Make a Bucket List” because, I am too busy living to sit around making a list to check off before I die. ūüôā

Anyhow, I created another birthday card for the Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday Challenge . I have a very large extended family so I make lots of birthday cards each year and this challenge is helping me to get ahead with that task.

Fiskars Make a Wish clear stamp set

 

I created another wood look background paper using my scoreboard and Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Inks. Just score the paper at random widths for random lengths and then sponge on your brown ink.  A quick stamp of the sentiments and flowers on a die cut shape and my card was just about finished. I mounted the sentiment on some dimensional stickers and then added the blue pearls to finish it off.  The whole card only took about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Happy Birthday Simon!

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Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is celebrating its’ 4th year. So they are hosting a birthday celebration and giveaway. To be entered to win one of their awesome prizes (1st prize is a $100 S.S.S. gift card) you must create a birthday or celebration card and link it to their blog.

Here is one of the cards I made for the challenge…

birthday cupcake card

 

I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink color Broken China to create the blue background for my cupcakes and sentiments. I covered each cupcake with a stamp mask before sponging on the blue color. After the ink was dry but, while the masks were still in place I splattered the paper with water. The ink spreads away from the water and creates a distressed look.

Once the paper was completely dry I stamped¬†my sentiment ¬†twice, once with black ink and a second time with Hero Arts Neon Green.Finally I die cut the shape. The white die cut shape is actually hand cut because there was no “in between” size with this die set. That is a pet peeve I have with a lot of the Spellbinders sets. There are too few sizes in each set.

The brown, wood looking base is created by scoring the paper at random lengths and intervals, then sponging on a dark brown ink and then die cutting the shape.

Create a birthday card and join in the fun at Simon Say Stamps Challenge: Happy Birthday

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

Over the Hill is Easy Going

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Over the Hill

My sister Barbara is only 3 years older than I am. ¬†So in suggesting she is “over the hill” I am suggesting that I am too. That is why I chose to put the car on the incline rather than the decline. It proves that we aren’t quite over the hill yet. ūüôā

I wanted the Over the Hill jab, to be light-hearted so I chose bright, happy colors instead of doom and gloom colors.

The little car is Snag Em stamps, Vroom and the sentiment stamp is Fiskars stamps, Make a Wish clear set and the road was created using Simon Says Stamp exclusive, Shoot for the Stars. I punched out the yellow circle for the sun and then ran it through a snowflake embossing folder and the flowers are a Martha Stewart punch.

I am entering this card into the A Blog Named Hero’s: Freestyle challenge #22¬† It is sort of an anything goes challenge and so it is fun and easy for anyone to enter and there are still 7 days left to play along.

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Happy Stamping,

Mo

21st Birthday Card

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I created this card for my niece Kelly’s 21st birthday. Kelly is fun loving, blonde and likes to get all dolled up. So I thought that this image would be perfect.

21st Birthday Card

 

I added the lines on the girl’s legs to create the look of Fishnet stockings and I added some Glossy Accents to the Martini glass to give the image more depth. And finally I added the shadow by using watercolor paints.

I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp: A Bit O’ Green challenge

 

Happy Stamping,

Mo

TPC Studio Rockets and Rayguns

I finished my card that gave you a sneak peek on yesterday. It features a really cute rocket-ship from the ¬†TPC Studio Rockets and Rayguns, stamp set. This set was a steal at Tuesday Morning. I paid $1.50 for the set and I will more than get my money’s worth out of it!

rockets and rayguns card

 

I wound up going back over the light blue background with some Concord Grape Distress Ink to make the sky appear more like space. Once the ink was dry I splattered it with water to create the lighter circles you see in the photo. And finally I stamped the sentiment and then mounted the image onto the card.

It was very hard to capture a photo that showed the true color of purple on this card. The color is brighter and lighter in person.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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