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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

Jamming Animals

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  I love this new stamp set that I got from Recollections. It is called Jamming Animals and it is so cute. I love the expression on the Rhino’s face. He is really into his jam!

I stamped and colored  the images before I ran the card through the Cuttlebug inside the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. As a final touch I used Glossy Accents in a couple of places on the stamps to give the card a little more dimension.

I will be entering these cards in the Lawnscaping Challenge : Stamp a Scene

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Three Clean and Simple Birthday Card Ideas

Although, I have been working on a few more cards this week, I hadn’t had time to post them yet. We have actually been busy at work lately! Which is a relief since the end of 2011 was very slow for the flooring business.

I would say these cards all fall into the cutesie category. And they are all birthday cards too.

  I stamped the giraffe clear stamp images onto plain white cardstock and then colored them with Copic Markers. At first the card seemed kind of “blah” but then, I  put it in an embossing folder, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. The texture made it so much more visually appealing.

As I am posting this picture I am realizing that it is kind of plain looking too! Guess what is going to get the Cuttlebug treatment when I get home from work today. However, I do love how the cake from the Candles on Your Cake set, from Gina K. Designs came out. I don’t remember the name of the stamp set that the monkey clear stamps came from. (It is one of the first stamp sets that I bought back in 2010)

   

Every Friday I check out the Bugaboo Stamps blog to see the Friday Freebie available that week. Then I download the stamp and let it sit idly by for weeks and weeks. It is just a matter of simple math really. 6 days of work per week + 2 kids + 1 husband + a 2100 sqft house to clean = not enough time to stamp!

Yesterday I finally got a chance to mess around with this cow image that I downloaded last October. I digitally cut out the sentiment and lightened it to make it look like I used the, stamp off method, to create a background stamp.  And then I digitally layered the image by bringing the cow image all the way forward. (I do all of this in a Word File because I am to computer illiterate and too software poor to do anything fancier) Some ribbon and a heart button later and…voila a CAS card!

B is for birthday.

My mother-inlaw is named Bonnie so I thought it would be cute to make a card with a big B on the front. The B would represent her initial but would also tie to into my sentiment inside which says “is for birthday!”.  I cut a capital b out with my cricut and used it for the base on which I would place my quilled paper. I also used my cuttlebug to emboss a border on the top and the bottom of the card. The quilled portion took about an hour to complete.

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