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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

IBFS - Summer Fun - Out of the Nestie Box

WOO HOO...summer is almost here!  I love summer (other than forgetting sunscreen and getting sunburned...ouch). 

I made this card to celebrate summer fun.  I am going to enter it into several challenges.

Make My Monday - pink, green & white
Color Me Creative Classroom - pink & green
Sketch & Stash - sketch



Stamp:  KennyK from I Brake For Stamps (bathing beauty), I Brake For Stamps (beach toys) - digi
TJ Technique:  Out of the Nestie Box
Coloring:  Copics

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!


What a beautiful weekend to celebrate the many military personnel and their families.  Thank you for your sacrifice!

This sweet image called Floral Silhouette Bouquet. I used the torn frames and brush wash techniques on this card.



I cut out the flowers with my flower punch and added some punched leaves coated with stickles.  I used my liquid pearls for the pink pearls in the top left.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.


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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cascading Images - Try that technique

I was so excited when Jane Bosi announced Try That Technique was back.  I love that it challenges me to try to new techniques I may or may not have tried.




I loved this little sunflower from my new Gina K Designs stamp package.  I used the cascading images technique from this months TJ Newsletter.  I colored them with copics.  I yellow CS and background paper are also from Gina K Designs called Sunshiny Day.  I used my pearl pen to make the pearls on the left and right. You can't see it on the scan but IRL the sunflowers are shiny because I added my glimmer glaze.

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Black, White and a Dash of Yellow

I decided to make my card for this week's The Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge with an image from I Brake For Stamps image called December Narcissus.  Remember to use my code to save 10% on your order.

Come by and join us for all the fun!



I used an older 2007 TJ Newsletter technique called Veined Marble.  This is a really easy and beautiful technique.  I used Glimmer Mists instead of the color wash spray.

I colored the flowers with my Inktense colored pencils.

I am going to give this to my grandfather for father's day :)

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Brake For Stamps - Elizabeth Bell - Double Gatefold



Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.

I wanted to share a card that I made with this cute image from Elizabeth Bell for SCACD stamp company called Emma.  She is so sweet.  You can get her here at the I Brake For Stamps Store.  Don't forget to use my code and get a 10% discount!!  (SAVE10TRICIA)

I colored her with copics.  The TJ newsletter CD called Fancy Folds & Motion CD has a wonderful card folding called Double Gatefold.  This is such an easy technique with such beautiful and stunning results.  

I added 2 additional techniques as well.  One is out of the nestie box, this is great technique that I use all the time.  The third technique is the stacked nesties technique from the October 2011 newsletter.  This is another favorite of mine, who am I kidding most of them are my favorites ;)

I added a bit of Crystal Effects to her shirt to give it a little more dimension.  I learned how to do the hardwood floors from my Color Me Creative class with Mindy Baxter called Magnolia 3 - This and That.  I have been practicing my backgrounds and scenes along with that class.

Anywho, I just love the way this card came out.  I got some new background papers from Gina K Designs called "Sunshiny Day".  They are 6x6 papers that I got free with my order...yippee!!!  They coordinate perfectly with their Sunshiny Day cardstock which I also used.  I love papers that match.




Here is ashot of the inside.  I used a new stamp set I got free with 3 from Gina K Designs called One in A Million for the sentiment.  They also have a new lace stamp set that is fabulous called Lacy Borders.


 This is an up close of Emma. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

 This was such a fun card to make and I really can't wait to do some more.  So hopefully you enjoyed my card and I really wish all of you a very best Mother's Day!

Happy Crafting!!


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Tag Challenge - The Cheerful Stamp Pad

Here is a card I made for my new design team position over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  The challenge is called "Tags".  Won't you hop over and join us?


Now for the details...




I used the newest TJ Newsletter technique called sponged goosebumps on the background of this card using "Tags".


I used my distress inks in pink and purple for a little baby girl.  The foot stamp is from Recollections and baby hand stamp is from stampabilities.  The tag punch, letter stamps and sentiment are all from Stampin Up!


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Sunday, May 6, 2012

IBFS - Patchwork Frames

Good Morning!

Today I have a card I created for my day on the I Brake For Stamps blog

This cute wishing well, one of my favorites for any occasion, is colored with copics.  I decided to try my hand at one of the new techniques on this months TJ Newsletter called Patchwork Frames.  What a great technique that gives you not 1 but 3 frames.  

I added a pink piece of CS behind the frame.  I used my magnolia doohickey die for the scrolls which I added stickles to for some sparkle.  The bow was made with the bow easy.  Finally, I added liquid pearls to the top right of the card.  


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Saturday, May 5, 2012

House Mouse - Sepia

I stamped this cute little stamp from house mouse that I hadn't inked yet.  

I colored the mice with my prismacolor pencils along with my white craft ink.  I used the sepia technique from the TJ newsletter.  

The ribbon is from Stampin Up! along with the inks used on the background and the cardstock.  I used my liquid pearls on the white pearls on the right.  I used my bow easy to make the bow in the corner.


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