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Easiest Easter Ever

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This is going to be the first Easter in 19 years that I haven’t put out an Easter basket for my children. My son is 20 and my daughter is 17. And both of them now have jobs.  So I just felt like it was a little silly to load up baskets full of candy for two people who can literally drive themselves to a convenience store and buy their own candy. LOL

But Sammi and I still dyed eggs (James gave up dyeing eggs years ago) and of course I made cards for the grand nieces and nephews. My newest little grandniece Gabby, was just born on the 22nd of March so she will have to wait for next year to get an Easter card.

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This is a discontinued digital stamp by Birdie Brown. I used white Inkssentials Mini Glossy Accents to make the wool texture on the sheep. And the the pink stripes are just card stock  cut into thin lines and glued in place.

Birdie Brown Easter Bunny

Another Birdie Brown digi stamp (that is unfortunately no longer available). I  cut his right ear out with scissors and then trimmed the paper to stop short of either side of his ear. That way his ear extended right off the edge of the page and I think it gave the image a whimsical effect. You may also notice that the two images are slightly different in size and shape. One of the cool things about using digital stamps is the users ability to resize them or flip them to create a mirror image.

Birdie Brown

I was on a Birdie Brown kick this Easter and these two cards feature another of her adorable, yet unobtainable digital images. The butterflies have Wink of Stella on them and Glossy Accents on top of that.

I am always fascinated by the way a different card base color can change the way the images pop. Both cards are pleasing to look at but, the one in green just jumps off of the screen.

Adorable easter cards

Most likely you can tell by the look of this bunny who the artist is that created him. And you have probably guessed at the likelihood as to whether or not you could purchased this stamp.

This card features another bunny who’s ear flops right off the page and a shiny red pair of shorts and tie. I decided to try something a little different with the way in which I matted the image. For some reason the diamond shape and the graduated lines makes me think of Art Deco style.

I found this digital image on Pinterest and I just added a quote of my own design by adding a text box under the image in Windows. These two cards are for two 15 year old grandnephews and I thought they might be amused by the sentiment.

 

Happy Easter to you,

Mo

Justice…With a Side of Birthday Cake

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Our 16 year old son James and his good friend Maya recently starting dating. Maya likes gaming, drawing and Batman. This week is Maya’s birthday and I wanted to make her a one of a kind Batman card.

I found a free digital image on Mariah’s website Paper & Pomegranates. Mariah has created a really cute set of Justice League characters that she is offering for free. You can choose to print out the black and white or colored version. I love to color so I chose the B/W version.

Because Batman is part of the Justice League, I decided to heat emboss the word justice on the front of the card. The word justice combined with Batman reminded me of this hilarious video I saw on you tube, The Dark Knight Kills Christmas. (Warning: if you do not like over the top, juvenile humor, you may not find this video funny. However if you liked the movies Nacho Libre, Napoleon Dynamite or Thumb Wars you will like Max’s style.) This video was the inspiration for my sentiment.

Now Max wanted “Justice…with a side order of spaghetti” but, spaghetti just didn’t make sense for my card. So I changed the sentiment to what you see above. But I wanted to pay homage to Max and I thought Maya might get a kick out of the fact that her boyfriend’s mom watches and enjoys goofy Youtube videos too. So I added my favorite line from Max’s video underneath my sentiment.

I hoped you enjoyed my card and that I haven’t either scarred you for life, or radically altered your opinion of me by sharing this crazy Batman video with you.

I am entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge #37: Use Dimension.

P.S. I made actually made two cards and I let James choose which one he wanted to give to Maya. He chose this one. I guess maybe because it was more authentic.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

Color Me a Hero, Card

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I used my Hero Arts Woodland Critters clear stamp set for this card. The challenge was to use the colors from  A Blog Named Hero’s logo. I decided to go all Andy Warhol on this! I am entering this card into Challenge #5 Color Me a Hero at A Blog Named Hero.

I have definitely caught Challenge fever. This is my 3rd or 4th challenge entry this week! After I won the Let’s Celebrate challenge at Digi Darla’s and the Stitched Rose challenge at Birdie Brown, back to back, I kinda lost my mind. I am convinced that I will win every challenge I ever enter!!!! (As you can tell I can get a little over excited at times. I’m like a 5 year old who is all hopped up on Halloween candy right now)

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Give Me a Call Sometime

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I love these great Retro Phone images that Torico shared with her reader’s for June’s freebie image.  You can download them  at Birdie Brown’s Blog and play along for a chance to win a free digital stamp too!
As soon as I saw these phones I knew that I wanted to created a long distance theme. I had purchased a road atlas at Target for $2.50 a few  weeks ago and I thought that a map would make a great background paper for my idea. Nothing makes me happier than when I have an idea in my head and I can translate it onto paper just as I pictured it!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:  Birdie Brown’s June Freebie Challenge , Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes  and also

Lawnscaping Challenge #35: Patterned Paper

Snips and Snails Baby Boy Card

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Here is another card I made using the snail from Birdie Brown’s Spring Bugs set. This card is for a co-worker and his girlfriend who just found out that they were having a baby boy! I love English nursery rhymes and when I think about baby boys I think of this rhyme: What are little boys made of?  Snips and snails and puppy dog’s tails. That’s what little boys are made of.

I paper pieced the snail shells but, I colored his body with my Copic Ciao markers. After I finished gluing, coloring and cutting my snail I ran it through my Big Shot inside my Tiny Bubbles, Cuttlebug folder. For a final touch I covered his body in Glossy Accents for an authentic slick slug look.

Here is a closer look at glossy finish on the snails body. I used the Glossy accents to give a little more pop to my sentiment too.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Teacher Appreciation

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I used a Bugaboo stamps digital image to create this teacher appreciation card for my daughter Sam’s math teacher. The math equation stickers have been in my scrap booking stash for years, so I don’t remember where they are from. I used Copic markers to color the little boy and to add the Y for Yulee Middle to his shirt and I added a little bling to feminize the overall feel of the card. The sentiment is hand written with a white gel pen. Hopefully her teacher doesn’t know that the next verse of this childhood song is “No more tables. No more chairs. Push the teacher down the stairs”!

Ah….the good old days….when my friends and I would chant this song at the start of every summer vacation.

I made another card along the same vein for Sam’s science teacher. You can see that I used different stickers that have more of a science theme. Ms. Nowlin has fish in her classroom and loves Marine Biology so I had to stick the fish tank on there too!

I am entering the top card in Digi Darla’s Challenge DDC #13 “Let’s Celebrate!” & a DT Call and also in Simon Says Stamp’s Anything Goes challenge.

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I just wish it looked a little more like chalk.

Happy Stamping,

MO

Stitched Rose

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Hopefully I can get this card entered into Torico’s Sitched Rose challenge in time. I think Japan is a day ahead of us but, that would make it the 30th and I would still be in time. A few months back I bought some digital images from Torico’s Etsy site and I got all impatient when they weren’t emailed right away. (I am American afterall and I need instant gratification at all times.) So I shot an email over to Torico expressing my worries about my digi order. She emailed me a few hours later and kindly explained to me that I bought my digis at 2am Japanese time and she was sorry about the delay. I felt like a big dope and told her that I would take the time lapse into consideration in the future.

In honor of Memorial Day I went all out with patriotic colors. The stars on the card were embossed with my Cuttlebug folder and my big shot machine. (That I bought with my craft show earnings! Woot, Woot!) I cut the petals out and painted them with watercolors but, I really concentrated the color to make the red and blue stand out against the white. When the paint dried I covered the petals with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. To create the stripes on the leaves I used my copic markers and then I covered the leaves in Smooch Spritz too. The ribbon is a bargain grab that I found at Walmart a few months back and the bronze frame is from Stampin’ Up.

Thanks again to Torico for sharing her gift with all of her reader’s this month.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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