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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Golden Birthday

Here's my 2nd card tonight for Stamplorations and Curtain Call:
I've had the medallion type stamp for a very long time and as I was pulling out background stamps tonight I decided to use it again.  I inked it up with Pink Pirouette.  It has an oval shape in the middle and it just looked like a really neat place to put a gold balloon.  So I did!  I wanted to keep the card fairly simple with that big medallion.  So I cut a gold balloon, embossed it with a small dot emboss folder.  Then I just layered some black striped vellum behind the stamped panel and cut a small banner from the same vellum.  Then I cut my "happy" and "birthday" dies in black and added some gold sequins.  Easy peasy!

Birthday Blessings x 2!
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In Party Form

Late night tonight.  Hubs is on call for Hospice so I stay up and craft while he charts.  I wanted to play in the Stamplorations 2nd Birthday Linky party, so I made a couple birthday cards.  

This first one I was inspired by the new party dress stamp set at Stamplorations.  I have a couple dress stamps but I decided to use my Stampin' Up dress form die.  I was also inspired by the current Curtain Call challenge to use some gold party favors.

I had some background paper I  made a while back with my Dylusions sprays and so I cut the form from it.  I used a border stamp on the bottom of the dress form and another one for a little necklace around the neck. 

I used a background stamp for my card background, inked it with Peacock Feathers distressed ink, spritzed it then stamped.  After it dried I added some gold stars (Paper Sweeties) and gold strings (Papertrey Ink stamp).  The party hat die (Taylored Expressions) and balloon die (Paper Sweeties), I cute from gold glitter paper.  I cut a black balloon too to add a little "shadow" with the gold ballonn.  The large streamer is also Paper Sweeties and the small one is Taylored Expressions.  I stamped the sentiment stamp, a Michaels $1 Bin stamp in Versafine black.  I adhered it all to a black background cut with a rectangle stitched die from Lil Inker Designs.  I finished the card off with some red candy dots from Stampin' Up and purple enamel dots.

Birthday Blessings!
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Monday, July 6, 2015

A Sheri Gilson CASE - TPE #306

Good Morning Monday!

Today is a special day over at
Challenge #306--
It's Case Your Favorite Sheri Gilson Card!
It's a bittersweet day 
because we've had to say goodbye 
our fabulous Challenge Coordinator and Co-Creator of 
The PiNK Elephant!

We are sooooo going to miss Sheri!  She has been a fabulous leader, friend, inspirer and incredible crafter!

So, to thank her for all of her dedication, hard work, friendship, craftiness, leadership and just being an all around fabulous gal, Ella's girls decided this week to CASE one of their favorite TPE Sheri cards to share!

There were several of Sheri's card I love.  It was hard to pick just one!  I love the soft, neutral tone of this card and her beautiful layout.

Sheri's card:

Here is my card:

I chose the color challenge at The Card Concept to use for my card and I would think that my card or actually Sheri's design, would follow along the lines of Classy & Elegant.

For Following Challenges:

So stop by The PiNK Elephant Challenge and check out the rest of the team's cards cased from Sheri's cards.  Then, check out Sheri's TPE cards and case one yourself and share it with us to thank Sheri for all of her hard work and dedication to Ella and the TPE Challenge!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sheri!  

See you around the crafty blogland and good luck with all your new endeavors and adventures!

Blessings to Sheri!
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Day

It's a quiet pre-4th here.  Hubs has to work in the ER tonight for the holiday.  Crossing my fingers it's an uneventful work night for them.  Holidays can be really crazy for the ER especially at night!  So, I'm chilling out with Riley and Socrates crafting and eating, eating and crafting...isn't that how it's suppose to go?  hahaha
 So, I wanted to play in the challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Haven't played in a while there.  This time the theme is "Splash".   It may not be totally CAS.  It's not my usual forte usually, so I try to work outside my comfort zone sometimes.  I also decided to go stamp free so I will also play along with the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge of No Stamping and Little Tangles Die Cutting challenge.  

Here are my deets:
Paper: White & Turquoise green cardstock.
Dies: Stitched Circle (Lil Inker' Designs); Waves are actually border dies (Spellbinders); Crab (WPlus9); Surfboard (Taylored Expressions); Clouds (Taylored Expressions); Happy (Spellbinders); Day (Serendipity Stamps).
Patterned Paper: Summer Lovin' by Carta Bella.

4 Crafty Chicks #253 - No Stamping

Summer Blessings!
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Playing with some mists and paints again today...

Used some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists for my background.  I used coral and gold.  Some of the gold looks smudgy with the angle I took the picture.  I cut a dummy tag and banner and taped to the card base before misting so when the vellum dies were adhered there wasn't so much paint behind them.  I used the feathers die cuts from Paper Smooches and cut them from gold vellum.  Then cut the tag and banner from vellum.  The sentiment, Stampin' Up is versamarked and embossed with gold.  I added some coral enamel dots to finish it off.

I used the sketch at Less Is More Challenge for some inspiration and the Friday Mashup "use 3 of something".

The Friday Mashup #215 - Sketch/Use 3 of Something/Do Both

Grateful Blessings!
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