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Keep Your Fin Up

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This is the June digital freebie image from The Alley Way Stamps. I thought this sentiment was perfect for someone who was struggling in life at the moment.That is why I featured the big fish swimming upstream. Because I think at times we have all felt that way. Like we were just *ahem* just treading water. The polka dots add the extra touch of whimsy this card needed. I don’t have a polka dot stamp so I hand doodle the dots. (Not too shabby for freehand)

I am entering this card into the The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired #5 Challenge and also into CAS-ual Fridays CFC56 Sweet Spot Challenge.

If you want to play along at TAWS and you don’t own any Alley Way Stamps you can grab one of their freebies and craft away. To play along at CAS-ual Fridays you just have to create a card featuring Polka Dots.

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

One Good Thing Leads to Another

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I won this adorable snail from one of Birdie Brown’s Blog Challenges. He comes as part of a set called Spring Bugs. In a effort to create something fun and whimsical I colored his shell in a rainbow pattern.  The rainbow colors made me think of Peace, Love and Harmony a’la 1970’s hippie tie dye! And that led me to this sentiment from the Pursuit of Happiness collection from Stampin’ Up.

After I pierced the holes around the snail the card still looked a little plain and I was stumped as to what I wanted to add. Then I looked at this week’s Put a Bling on It challenge over at CAS-ual Friday’s and I knew just what to do. I think the rainbow colored jewels are the perfect addition for this card.

I will be entering this card in the following challenge: CAS-ual Friday’s Put a Bling on It CFC55

Here is a closer look at my groovy sentiment.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

Birdie Brown’s Blooms

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Torico shared this great digital image of a Stitched Rose on her blog. She is sponsoring a challenge that features this image. You have a chance to win one of her adorable digital images too!

I used water colors to paint the petals and the leaves. After I printed the image out 4 times I cut out the layers of petals to give it a little more dimension. For the leaves and the card I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and bone folder to create the embossed features. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up set called Pursuit of Happiness. And lastly I used my Smooch Spritz in color vanilla to coat the petals and leaves in a sparkly blanket. However, I can’t get the darn thing to spray well so I squirt some on my plastic table and then paint it on with a brush 🙂

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Making Mamas: Challenge #45- May Flowers

Birdie Brown’s Stitched Rose Freebie Challenge

and Lawnscaping’s Embossing Heat or Dry #34 challenge

Man, I’m getting all competitive this week! It’s good to be in the craft room again after taking a few weeks off due to my Mom’s broken hip. I just didn’t feel very creative for a while there but, my mother is home and doing well in her recovery, so I feel like making cards again.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

 

Ladybug Party Tower Birthday Card

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Recently I purchased a new digital image from Pink Cat Studio called Ladybug Party Tower. I loved the expression on their little Ladybug faces and I thought they would be even cuter with googly eyes. Everything is cuter with googly eyes!

  These guys remind me of the circus bugs from the movie A Bug’s Life.

This is real 3 ring Flea Circus kind of acrobatics here!

I made two versions of this card last night. One for my father -in-law  who is turning 69 this Saturday and one for  my former father-in-law (and children’s grandfather) who is turning 80 on Friday .  I’m not sure that they are really into ladybugs but let’s face it, they’re guys, the barely look at their birthday cards anyway.

I am entering this card at CAS-ual Fridays for their first birthday challenge, at Lawnscaping for their Clean and Simple challenge and at Simon Says Stamp for their 3rd birthday challenge.

https://cardsbymo.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/cleansimple.jpg?w=200Happy Stamping,  Mo

Happy Birthday Simon

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It is Simon Says Stamp’s 3rd birthday. And to celebrate they are offering a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their store or a month of May Card Kit. Either prize would be awesome! You can join the fun and enter a card to win at Simon Says Stamp.

So I have made a card to submit for the challenge. I used a free digital image of three adorable puppies. I am sorry that I can’t remember where I originally got this pups from but, if I remember I will update this post.

I hand stamped the purple paper for the background and I used a upcycled sentiment from an old birthday card I had received last year.

Happy Stamping,

Mo

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