Saturday, January 31, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! Today's Sentiment is the second in a series of birthday sentiments. I will try to post the rest of them on the Saturday before each month begins.


Friday, January 30, 2015

" FABULOUS YOU" WATERCOLOR BIRTHDAY CARD #2


Hello and welcome! I was making some January birthday cards with watercolors and this is the second one I made. As with the first card,  I stamped and embossed the image from the Close to My Heart "Fabulous You" stamp set on some paper from my Canson XL Multi Media pad. Then I colored background with Pearlescent Watercolors and the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and water.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"FABULOUS YOU" WATERCOLOR BIRTHDAY CARD #1

Hello and welcome! I was making some January birthday cards for some fabulous ladies and decided to break out the watercolors and have some fun! I stamped and embossed the image from the Close to My Heart "Fabulous You" stamp set on some paper from my Canson XL Multi Media pad. Then I colored background with Pearlescent Watercolors and the image with Derwent Inktense Pencils and water. (This was my first time using the Inktense Pencils and I have to say I am very pleased with them.)

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Monday, January 26, 2015

MID-WAY REMINDER FOR HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #186 "MAKE IT MASCULINE"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! In keeping with our theme of our "Make It Masculine" Challenge, I've used this adorable image to make a shaker card. 


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Unlike traditional shaker cards, I used a plastic Shake It Pouch from Impression Obsession to make my shaker which allowed me to mount it to the inside of my card and punch a hole through the card front to have it peek through.

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Here's a view from the inside of the card. I really like having the shaker on the inside as the card is less "top heavy" plus you have the added benefit of framing the shaker two ways (which is always a fun thing to do).

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The main cardstock is from Recollections, the gold is from The Paper Temptress, the green is from the SU! Brights collection and the DP is from K & Co. "Sea Glass" paper pack. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and the peel offs and seed beads were from my stash. Now on to the challenge information:

FABULOUS SPONSORS 

We are very proud and super happy to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
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Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD. 

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Also Proudly welcoming back the great, Stampendous!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

STAMPENDOUS!

  STAMPENDOUS! is manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsCheck out their great line of HMD stamps at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com

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Our sweet and generous Teamie and Challenge Hostess, Pauline, is offering this yummy Candy to one lucky player.


WOWEE!! That's three Chances for you to WIN Fab Prizes! 
Be sure to enter by January 31st!  

Come on over to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge to see the beautiful cards from our Design Team and join in the fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,


Saturday, January 24, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ JANUARY BIRTHDAY

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! Today's sentiment is the first in a series of birthday sentiments. This one is a little late for January, but I will try to post the rest or them on the Saturday before that month begins (so February's one will be posted next week).


Monday, January 19, 2015

HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS MONDAY CHALLENGE #186 "MAKE IT MASCULINE"

Hello and welcome to House Mouse Monday! Our very talented Teamie, Pauline, is hosting and has chosen the theme, "Make It Masculine". For my card I decided to ink up these adorable mousey babies and make a Father's Day card. 

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I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits and die cut it with Spellbinders Majestic Elements - Opulent Ovals. Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Gathered Twigs and Chipped Sapphire) and layered it over SU! Print Party Designer Paper. The card stock is Recollections from Michaels, the buttons and ribbon were from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the eyelets were from a package of goodies I won in a challenge a few months ago.

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FABULOUS SPONSORS 
We are very proud and super happy to welcome back the wonderful, the One and ONLY, the Official Mousey Family...
  http://www.house-mouse.com/images/banner120_02.jpg
Offering one Lucky player a $20 Gift Certificate to HMD.

 *** AND ***
Also Proudly welcoming back the great, Stampendous!
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

 STAMPENDOUS!
  STAMPENDOUS! is manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design Stamps! Check out their great line of HMD stamps at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com

*** AND ***
Our sweet and generous Teamie and Challenge Hostess, Pauline, is offering this yummy Candy to one lucky player.
WOWEE!! That's three Chances for you to WIN Fab Prizes!
Be sure to enter by January 31st! 
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http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 Hugs,

I am entering this in:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ CHRISTIAN VALENTINE

Hello and welcome to another Free Sentiment Saturday! This week's digi is the result of a request from Sharon for a Christian Valentine sentiment. I hope you like it!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BEACH CARD ~ ALCOHOL MARBLING TECHNIQUE

Hello and welcome! I hope you are all well. We've had the flu bug here and it has not been fun. That's why you haven't seen many cards so far this year. I didn't want to contaminate any supplies or cards. I'm back in action now and I decided to try the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique from Splitcoast Stampers. You scribble colors on a plastic bag (I used a ziploc), spray the ink with rubbing alcohol, then place glossy cardstock face down in the ink to make a background.

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