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June 16, 2022

Color Hues #43

Hi there, time for another color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #43!


It's not that often that green is one of the colours we can use so I chose to make a bit of a tropical card using fun shapes from the Catherine Pooler Bold Bits & Patterns and the Natural Flourishes stamp sets. You can't go wrong, well my recycle bin may disagree with that--LOL!

I used Catherine Pooler inks for my card, love that even if you think you are not getting a good impression, the ink fills in as it sits!

I stamped one of the large images in the bottom left of my panel using Lime Rickey ink. Then I added a couple of the circular images on top of it using Fiesta Blue. Then I added one of the large leaves from the Natural Flourishes stamp set in Lime Rickey again.

The sentiment is from the Natural Flourishes stamp set.


I finished the card off with a few Studio Katia Ocean Waves crystals.

Can't wait to see what you do!
Head over to the Color Hue blog to see what the rest of my fabulous teammates have made!

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June 9, 2022

Time Out Challenges #215

I have a card that I made using the new MFT Stamps Greetings From the Couch card kit! I love everything about this kit, so many fabulous (tiny) die cuts and a great assortment of sentiments to convey just about any message!


I started with the photo inspiration from Time Out Challenge #215


From the photo I took the furniture, the colours dark blue and gold then I went to work cutting couches and chairs and curtains and keepsakes. 


To create the sky outside the window I cut the Picture Window frame from the kit in white and trimmed down the border. Then I cut a similar sized piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Using Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink I stenciled the My Favorite Things Rolling Clouds over the Bristol Smooth panel.

Then I cut the ink blended piece with the Picture Window die once again keeping track of the pieces. The white Picture Window was added to my scene and then I inlaid the sky pieces into the panes! 


The curtains were hung using papers from the new Finishes & Textiles 6 x 6 paper pad--I am so in love with these patterns!! I added the bookshelf in black accented with a cactus in a pot, a gold statue and some assorted books! To finish off the scene I added a chair decorated with a blanket and accent pillows.


The final addition was to chose a sentiment! I don't know if it just me but sometimes that is what takes the longest. I could almost use every sentiment from the set but I narrowed it down by where I could place it on the card. I know that I only have on chance to stamp it now that rest of the card is put together! Use my MISTI? Maybe but the couple pieces of foam tape I used on the chair make it so that it won't quite close. Previous disasters told me to just place it in my MISTI and stamp with an acrylic block!! How did we manage with those all those years ago! Deep breath...done!


This was such a fun card to make. I love the feeling I had when creating it. Many of you know that I have been struggling with energy for a long time. So when something actually comes together it feels really good!

I am also submitting to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Thank you so much for visiting me today!

June 3, 2022

For the Boys Inspiration Hop

Happy Friday!

I'm happy to be hopping along this month with Scrap N' Stamp Canada on Instagram for the For the Boys Inspiration Hop!

For your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap N' Stamp store please leave a comment over on my Instagram post:

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Also Scrap n' Stamp Canada is having a For the Boys Sale!
Details at the end of the post!

I used the very fun Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer to make a fun Father's Day card for Dad using the newly released Lawn Fawn Dad Jokes plus some other Lawn Fawn favourites! All the products I have used are linked at the bottom of this post.


Pull the tab for the punchline...


...and I finished the inside off with sentiments from Dad Joke's and Reveal Wheel Spring!


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June 1, 2022

Color Hues #42

Hi there, it's time for a new colour duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #42!

This challenge we are using black and yellow and I immediately thought of bumble bees! I stamped and die cut some cute little bees from Studio Katia's Honey Bees stamp set. I love mixing and matching products from different companies and I don't do it often enough--it's so fun! I used products from Studio Katia, Lawn Fawn and Waffle Flower. My supply list is at the bottom of the post!


Most times when I make a card I have a plan and often the plan takes a few twists ad turns along the way. I blended a mini slimline panel using Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink but decided not to use it on my first card. When I was done with card one I decided to make a second card using all my leftover pieces. I sprayed a honeycomb stencil over the panel with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray. It's hard to see in the photo but it adds just a subtle colour change.



I can't wait to see what you do this challenge!.
Thanks for stopping in today!